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From 8 Bits To 300 Million Downloads: Meet The Wonder Twins Behind "Cut The Rope: Time Travel"

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Twin Russian brothers Semyon and Efim Voinov just activated the sequel to their mobile gaming monster hit. It stars a voracious creature named Om Nom. The twins Semyon and Efim Voinov were Russian gradeschoolers when they got their first computer, a ZX Spectrum. The 8-bit device had a chip...
From 8 Bits To 300 Million Downloads: Meet The Wonder Twins Behind "Cut The Rope: Time Travel"

Can Seamless become a Yelp competitor?

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Seamless, a favorite resource for connecting restaurants and delivery-dependent diners, built its business helping companies order meals for its workers. But the company is now trying to become a much more consumer-focused business, and it’s now looking to the mounds of data it gathers to try to accelerate the transformation. I...
Can Seamless become a Yelp competitor?
Mailbox email app for iPhone updates with improved swipes, smarter snoozes

American Express Swipes Neal Sample From eBay for Digital Payments Push

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American Express has lured Neal Sample away from eBay to become SVP of technologies of its digital payments initiative. Serve is competing head-on with eBay’s own PayPal as American Express attempts to expand its audience beyond briefcase-toting corporate users. At eBay, Sample was the CTO of X.commerce, the open commerce platform...
American Express Swipes Neal Sample From eBay for Digital Payments Push

Hands-on with Jolla's Sailfish OS (video)

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We recently had the chance to spend time with David Greaves and Vesa-Matti Hartikainen of Jolla and take Sailfish OS for a spin. As you might recall, this open source mobile OS builds upon Mer (a fork of MeeGo that includes Qt) and uses the Nemo framework with a...
Hands-on with Jolla's Sailfish OS (video)
Google files a patent for backside controls on future Android devices

Distro Issue 70 arrives with a look at wearable computing and the history behind Google Glass

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The first wearable "augmentations" span from the 11th and 12th centuries all the way up to Google's side project that has built a ton of momentum this year. In the cover story of this week's issue of our e-magazine, we take a look at Google Glass and the timeline...
Distro Issue 70 arrives with a look at wearable computing and the history behind Google Glass

Microsoft cuts touchscreen lag to 1ms, makes other panels look silly (video)

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Have you ever noticed that there is a serious amount of lag between when you move your finger on a touchscreen and when it actually registers that input? Perhaps you haven't, but most panels and controllers out there suffer from about a 100ms delay. For taps and slow swipes...
Microsoft cuts touchscreen lag to 1ms, makes other panels look silly (video)

DARPA's 'Plan X' looks to make an app for cyberwarfare

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DARPA has tapped some of the biggest names in tech, design, and gaming in an aim to make taking down botnets as simple as a few swipes and taps, according to Wired. [Read more]...
DARPA's 'Plan X' looks to make an app for cyberwarfare

Amazon swipes Dora from Netflix with new Viacom streaming deal

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Dora has found a new casa at Amazon. Amazon this morning announced a streaming deal with Viacom Networks that brings a broad selection of exclusive children’s programming to the Amazon Prime Instant Video service, following the expiration of Netflix’s deal with Viacom. Shows included in the deal include popular kids...
Amazon swipes Dora from Netflix with new Viacom streaming deal

Barnes & Noble swipes at Amazon.com, raises objections to DOJ e-book settlement

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Barnes & Noble today jumped into the complex legal battle over the future of electronic book publishing, raising objections to a proposed settlement set forth by the Department of Justice related to alleged price fixing by Apple and several major book publishers. Barnes & Noble — taking a similar stance to...
Barnes & Noble swipes at Amazon.com, raises objections to DOJ e-book settlement

If This Rumor Is True, Then PayPal Is About To Take Aim At Square (EBAY)

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The rumors indicate that PayPal will launch a mobile payments solution for small businesses at an event this Thursday, reports GigaOm. Who should be concerned? Companies like Intuit, Verifone, and mobile payment wunderkind Square. According to the rumors, PayPal's solution will operate in a nearly identical fashion to square...
If This Rumor Is True, Then PayPal Is About To Take Aim At Square (EBAY)
BlackBerry CEO Comes Out Swinging At BlackBerry Live

Dragon's Lair landing on XBLA with Kinect support, lets you act out your princess-saving fantasies

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The 1983 laserdisc classic Dragon's Lair is coming to Xbox LIVE Arcade. That much we knew. What has us excited is that it'll come with a new control scheme, one that relies not on well-timed button mashing, but well-timed body flailing. That's right, whenever it does make its way...
Dragon's Lair landing on XBLA with Kinect support, lets you act out your princess-saving fantasies

Facebook introduces Home, a launcher for Android devices that puts people ahead of apps

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Facebook has unveiled a brand new product today it calls “Home” and it’s available on Android devices.At an anticipated event at its Menlo Park headquarters, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the phone was arriving it would be used to help users can turn their Android phone to a great social...
Facebook introduces Home, a launcher for Android devices that puts people ahead of apps

10 PC peripherals that push the limits of science and tech

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Physical keys are so out. Pretty, light-emitting panes of curved glass are now where it's at. The TransluSense uses cameras and infrared light to read the input and swipes from your hands. Instead of using a mouse, you use the keyboard's surface as a trackpad. You can also place...
10 PC peripherals that push the limits of science and tech

s there any app that deserved to exist more than Pizza Compass?

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We’ve all been in that situation. It’s late, you’re in the middle of nowhere and all you want – above all else – is a glorious, delicious slice of pizza. Now, you could download an app like Foursquare or Yelp to take a look at all of the businesses around...
s there any app that deserved to exist more than Pizza Compass?
Bloomberg: Jony Ive's new software design role could lead to delays for iOS 7

BlackBerry World hits 120,000 apps, as Skype launches on the Z10 along with 10.1 firmware update

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BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has revealed that there are now over 120,000 apps in the BlackBerry World storefront. To coincide with the milestone, Skype will be launching its cross-platform messaging service on the BlackBerry Z10 alongside the BlackBerry 10.1 firmware update, which will be rolling out to all users later...
BlackBerry World hits 120,000 apps, as Skype launches on the Z10 along with 10.1 firmware update

Razer Naga MMO mouse gets some work done, fresh for 2012

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It's fair to say we admire the Razer Naga MMO 'round these parts -- as much for its thumb-thrashing controls, as for its democratic diplomacy. Now the original is back, and updated for 2012. What's new? Well, there's a redesigned anti-slip, fingerprint-fighting finish, three interchangeable side panels and a...
Razer Naga MMO mouse gets some work done, fresh for 2012

NPR Music iPad app puts Tiny Desk Concerts a few swipes away

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Feel like peeping a live performance from The Decemberists during your coffee shop work session? You can do just that via the new NPR Music app for your iPad. Once you download the free software onto your Apple slate, you're a few screen taps away from live performances, advance...
NPR Music iPad app puts Tiny Desk Concerts a few swipes away

Larry Page ignored Steve Jobs's deathbed advice, and Google is doing great

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Shortly after Larry Page re-took the reigns as CEO of Google in April 2011, many looked upon his re-organization of the company and sun-setting of fringe products as proof that he was heeding Steve Job’s death-bed advice to bring more focus to the company. As Page comes closer to his...
Larry Page ignored Steve Jobs's deathbed advice, and Google is doing great

The 12 most beautiful iOS apps of 2012

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With the end of 2012 comes the end to thousands of app releases this year. And out of everything we’ve seen over the past twelve months, we’ve narrowed our list of favorites down to present to you the most beautiful iOS apps of 2012. This list not only profiles apps...
The 12 most beautiful iOS apps of 2012

Many Competing Paths on the Road to the Phone Wallet

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As merchants upgrade payment terminals, technology companies are maneuvering to become the standard in paying with taps and swipes. Read more »...
Many Competing Paths on the Road to the Phone Wallet
Muggers Increasingly Stealing Samsung Phones Instead Of iPhones (AAPL)

Distro Issue 88: TechShop makes its mark on American manufacturing

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There's a hackerspace in San Francisco that is equipping hardware startups with the tools they need to get up and running for a mere $125 per month. A brand new issue of our weekly visits TechShop to take a gander at the industrial revolution that includes the likes of...
Distro Issue 88: TechShop makes its mark on American manufacturing

Can I use a mouse with Windows 8?

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Cindy wants to replace her slow Windows XP machine with an all-in-one, but can only find Windows 8 machines in the shopsI have an old XP PC which is very slow and driving me mad. At the moment, I have a Sky package that drives my phone/TV/broadband, so I can...
Can I use a mouse with Windows 8?

Urban Futbol: Red Bull's 'Balcony Shot' reimagined as an addictive, Angry Birds-esque football app

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Red Bull is best known for giving you wings, through its range of carbonated, caffeinated and sickly sweet beverages. But it also sponsors a heck of a lot of events, not to mention an entire football (soccer) team in New York. With one eye on the sporting realm, Red Bull...
Urban Futbol: Red Bull's 'Balcony Shot' reimagined as an addictive, Angry Birds-esque football app

Movie Genius Pro for iPhone

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For all of our advances in technology, getting a recommendation on what movie to watch still largely hinges on a sweater-clad film critic and the position of his thumb. Surely in this age of miracles--when a powerful computer controlled entirely by taps and swipes can fit comfortably inside a pocket--there...
Movie Genius Pro for iPhone

iPhone app Clear sells 350k downloads in nine days on the App Store

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Buttonless To-Do lists app will be heading to iPad and Mac next says publisher Realmac SoftwareiPhone productivity app Clear has sold more than 350,000 copies since its launch on 14 February, according to its UK-based publisher Realmac Software.The app focuses on To-Do lists, and has won widespread praise for its...
iPhone app Clear sells 350k downloads in nine days on the App Store
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