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Watering starts at Cheltenham ahead of Festival meeting in three weeks

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• Dry conditions force the course to turn on the taps• Track has had half of expected rainfall in last yearCheltenham has received no more than half the rainfall that had been expected so far this year and will start to water its track on Wednesday ahead of the Festival...
Watering starts at Cheltenham ahead of Festival meeting in three weeks

What It's Like Using Hailo, The Instant Taxi-Hailing App That Just Raised $30 Million

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This past week I visited London and got to know the startup scene there. One of the most promising new tech companies to come out of Europe is Hailo, an iPhone app that lets you hail a nearby cab in real time. The best part: you can pay with a...
What It's Like Using Hailo, The Instant Taxi-Hailing App That Just Raised $30 Million

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)

TNW Pick of the Day: Timeless is a beautifully simple timer app for iPhone

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A quick perusal of the App Store reveals no shortage of timer apps. Some are a little more complex and intricate, such as Timer, others focus more on being beautiful and simple…like Timer. Yet another iOS timer app has hit our radar, however, going by the name of Timeless. And...
TNW Pick of the Day: Timeless is a beautifully simple timer app for iPhone

Swype competitor SwiftKey Flow beta coming soon

www.electronista.com
SwiftKey is teasing its latest upcoming Android virtual keyboard extension with the SwiftKey Flow, which will soon be released as a beta to those who sign up. The embedded video demo below certainly impresses with the speed of the real-time prediction algorithms. Both regular taps and flowing gestures are supported...
Swype competitor SwiftKey Flow beta coming soon

Apps and updates: Gmail goes iPhone 5, IM+ Pro promo codes, dJay for iPad price drop, and more

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Click to view slideshow. Many apps updated, went on sale, or made announcements recently, and 9to5Mac gathered the most noteworthy ones in our regular round up below. Today’s crop includes giveaways by developer Shape.ag, a maps alternative featuring Google data, and updates and price drops for popular iOS apps. Per...
Apps and updates: Gmail goes iPhone 5, IM+ Pro promo codes, dJay for iPad price drop, and more

Here We Go Again: FBI Wants Backdoors To Snoop On Nearly All Internet Communications

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On Friday, Declan McCullagh over at News.com had the latest reports of the FBI trying to get new laws in place that would require all kinds of internet communication services to include wiretapping back doors, so that law enforcement could tap into them. This isn't a new idea. The FBI...
Here We Go Again: FBI Wants Backdoors To Snoop On Nearly All Internet Communications

iAd gets Media Ratings Council aaccreditation

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The Media Ratings Council has awarded full accreditation to Apple's iAd, the first mobile ad platform to achieve that status, says Advertising Age. The accreditation reflects iAd's compliance with standards set by the Interactive Advertising Bureau and the Mobile Marketing Association. That includes accurate reporting of data such as taps,...
iAd gets Media Ratings Council aaccreditation

Snaptee Gets $600K In Seed Funding To Turn Smartphone Users Into T-Shirt Designers

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With just a few taps on the screen of your iOS device, Snaptee lets you turn your photos into stylish graphic t-shirts and sell them. Ten thousand designs have already been created by the app’s users since it went live in July and now the Hong Kong-based company’s founders have...
Snaptee Gets $600K In Seed Funding To Turn Smartphone Users Into T-Shirt Designers
Battle of the b(r)ands: which music service earns your monthly allowance?
AppHero Raises $1.8 Million For App Recommendation Service Which Learns Your Interests From Facebook
WordPress for Android v2.1 officially released, after spending time in public beta

ReachFast is a slick contacts app for iPhone

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If you’re one who prefers not to be shoehorned into using Apple’s stock iOS applications, chances are you’ve dabbled a little in a number of third-party address book apps. Smartr is a particularly good one, while Cobook recently received an update to let users swap business cards. Another one has...
ReachFast is a slick contacts app for iPhone

Samsung Galaxy S 4 drops original TecTile support, requires new TecTile 2

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Don't get too attached to that collection of TecTiles if you're upgrading to a Galaxy S 4. AnandTech has discovered that Samsung's newer phone includes an NFC chipset that can't read the older TecTiles, which rely on a less common tag type to register our taps instead of the...
Samsung Galaxy S 4 drops original TecTile support, requires new TecTile 2
Dyson Airblade Tap puts 420mph hand-drying technology right inside the faucet
Expect Labs Taps Nuance's Voice Recognition Tech In A Bid For Better Conversation Analysis

Here's A Perfect Illustration Of Why Amazon Will Beat Traditional Retailers

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Amazon presents a threat to every major retailer. The website peddles everything from electronics to food, and consumers can't get enough.  New York City writer Mark Hurst wrote about his experience buying a skillet in New York on his website, creativegood.com.  Hurst went to a Williams-Sonoma store to buy a...
Here's A Perfect Illustration Of Why Amazon Will Beat Traditional Retailers

Koss intros Striva headphone systems, lets you stream music over WiFi straight to your ears

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Koss may be known for its budget-minded offerings in the headphone space, but today it's announced something to shake things up a bit. Falling under the Striva moniker, Koss has created what it claims to be the first lineup of headphones to use "WiFi technology that receives music directly...
Koss intros Striva headphone systems, lets you stream music over WiFi straight to your ears
Xero brings its smart & slick accounting software to Android
HotelTonight releases an iPad app for same-day hotel bookings

No More Buttons: Clear Demonstrates the Power of a Purely Gesture-Based Interface

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At Goldman Sach's technology and Internet conference today, Apple's CEO Tim Cook gave a rare live interview that provided a sweeping overview of the current state of Apple and some glimpses into its future. One moment that stuck with me was Cook noting how he things that at least some...
No More Buttons: Clear Demonstrates the Power of a Purely Gesture-Based Interface

THE TRUTH ABOUT JAILBREAKING YOUR IPHONE: It's Completely Worth It (AAPL)

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I've been an iPhone user for roughly a year, and when the Absinthe jailbreak came out a few weeks ago, I grabbed it and jailbroke my phone. I've been using my phone outside of Apple's reach ever since, and I think I'll keep it that way. Click here to see...
THE TRUTH ABOUT JAILBREAKING YOUR IPHONE: It's Completely Worth It (AAPL)

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
How Hashtagging Your Instagram Photos Makes Them More Popular

SwiftKey Flow enters beta, bringing its Swype-style 'gliding' gesture keyboard to Android

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Back in October we reported on SwiftKey‘s upcoming Flow feature, designed to bring ‘gliding’ gesture input to its Android keyboard app. And today, well, it’s launching in beta to SwiftKey’s 75,000 community of VIP users. Just to recap, SwiftKey offers up a smart replacement keyboard to the one that comes...
SwiftKey Flow enters beta, bringing its Swype-style 'gliding' gesture keyboard to Android
Heyzap launches a 'play with friends' feature for multiplayer mobile games

SloPro - 60fps Slow Motion Video

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With its rugged-looking interface and sample videos depicting slowed-down mountain biking and ski jump shots, SloPro seems to cater to a particular set of X Games surf/snowboard/skater enthusiasts. But even if you don't generally shoot fast action sports videos, SloPro is fun to use. With a few taps, you can...
SloPro - 60fps Slow Motion Video
iPhone App Contains Secret Game Boy Advance Emulator, Get It Before It's Gone [Update: It's Gone]

Accenture taps into Windows Azure with public cloud service

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Accenture has lined itself to be the first global technology service provider to offer end-to-end public cloud solutions for Microsoft’s Windows Azure open cloud platform.Under the deal, Accenture will expand its infrastructure outsourcing options to include Platform-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions as they become available from Windows Azure.The significance here is...
Accenture taps into Windows Azure with public cloud service

Viliv S10 Blade — Unusual Resistive Multitouch Display

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It is raining 10-inch notebooks at Mobile Tech Manor today as the UPS guy just dropped off the Viliv S10 Blade. The S10 is a notebook from Korea that has some features not found in most netbooks. The convertible screen swings around to convert from notebook to slate tablet, and is...
Viliv S10 Blade — Unusual Resistive Multitouch Display
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