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A Sign Of Hope? RIM Stock On The Rise After BlackBerry Jam Keynote Address

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RIM is no stranger to rough seas — the past few days alone have seen a service outage in the EMEA regions, news of a dwindling user base, and a new 52-week low for the company’s stock price. Naturally, one of the big themes of CEO Thorsten Heins’ keynote address...
A Sign Of Hope? RIM Stock On The Rise After BlackBerry Jam Keynote Address
SwiftKey Flow keyboard to add swipe-based predictive typing to challenge Swype
SRI spinout Desti builds a Siri-like personal travel assistant

Samsung Pumps Up The Galaxy S 4′s Keyboard With Some Of SwiftKey's Text Input Tech

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Continuing the litany of neat things in the Galaxy S 4 that Samsung didn’t talk about during its grand (some would say overproduced) unveiling last night, the smartphone’s keyboard has gotten a boost thanks to some prominent text input buffs. According to Swiftkey co-founder Dr. Ben Medlock, the U.K. startup’s...
Samsung Pumps Up The Galaxy S 4′s Keyboard With Some Of SwiftKey's Text Input Tech

Apple patent application describes a flexible screen with a slap bracelet for, you know, your wrist

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Apples and oranges watches. Today's bumper pack of patent applications from Cupertino included this nugget, outlining a small flexible screen that's paired with a "bi-stable spring." In normal lexicon, we're talking about one of those slap bracelets that go from completely straight to wrap-around in an instant. Interestingly enough,...
Apple patent application describes a flexible screen with a slap bracelet for, you know, your wrist

Swype adds keyboard features, but no word of iPhone app

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Swype is adding new features to its keyboard app for mobile phones, including a personalized dictionary that syncs between devices; additional language support and a number of new keyboard designs. The dictionary even includes updates of new buzzwords, such as “Gangnam Style.” But don’t try to install the new app on...
Swype adds keyboard features, but no word of iPhone app

4 strategies advertisers are using for Facebook's search ads

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Facebook’s search-based ads, Sponsored Results, became available through the Ads API and Power Editor tool last week, allowing a range of advertisers to test the new offering. Here we’ll look at the four main strategies we’ve seen companies take: Steal traffic from competitors Show up when users search for related pages or apps Get impressions...
4 strategies advertisers are using for Facebook's search ads
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean: faster, smoother, more delightful

Civil Fucking Conversations, Finally

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It's hard to say what I hate worse: the disjointed nature of trying to have a conversation on Twitter, or blog comments. Actually, no it's not. It's clearly blog comments. They are quite possibly the worst and most useless thing on the internet. But both of the aforementioned things...
Civil Fucking Conversations, Finally

Readdle’s new Remarks app is an incredibly quick PDF markup marvel

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The excellent document handling apps of Readdle have launched a new addition to their family with the new Remarks for iPad. It’s an app specifically designed for marking up PDF documents or images and sending them along in a nicely packaged format for others to review. We’re fans of the...
Readdle’s new Remarks app is an incredibly quick PDF markup marvel

Microsoft launches Xbox SmartGlass app for iOS

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So much for having to wait until 2013 to get Xbox SmartGlass on Android and iOS. A week after Microsoft (MSFT) released its Xbox 360 companion app on Windows 8 devices and Android, the company pushed out SmartGlass for iOS. Users who already have the My Xbox Live app on iOS will see...
Microsoft launches Xbox SmartGlass app for iOS

Google launches new text input tool to let you type in Russian, Chinese and Hindi within Google Docs

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If you’re multi-lingual, like I’m not, then you know that writing and editing documents with current services can be tricky. Other languages require special characters which aren’t available on US keyboard configurations. Today, Google has announced a new text input tool that lets you type in Russian, Chinese and Hindi...
Google launches new text input tool to let you type in Russian, Chinese and Hindi within Google Docs
A Month In With The Nexus 4: Google Strengths Emerge
Driving app Waze builds its own Siri for hands-free voice control

Google reportedly developing Android-powered smart glasses

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Much like flying cars and jet packs, wearable computing is one of those aspirational fields of technology where the current state of the art doesn't deliver the sort of experience that people have imagined for decades. An experimental project that is reportedly under development in Google's labs could raise...
Google reportedly developing Android-powered smart glasses

Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards: Vote for Deal of the Year

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From IPOs to M&A deals to big venture capital financing rounds, today’s featured category in the Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards is Deal of the Year. There certainly were some whoppers in the Seattle area, and this group of companies certainly symbolizes some of the best and brightest in the Seattle...
Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards: Vote for Deal of the Year

Facebook Messenger for Android: now with free stickers

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Emojis not giving that missive the right oomph? A Facebook Messenger for Android update has brought stickers into that mix with characters like cats and aliens, lending your chat head conversation just the right dose of nuance. It popped up yesterday as a hidden feature, but now you can...
Facebook Messenger for Android: now with free stickers

Notey, A Super Simple Way To Share Sensitive Notes

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Go here and use the password techcrunch. Notey is that simple. Just put your super secret message in the text input box, create a password, then share the URL and password. Done. Adam Sewell of MyGeek Computer Services created the little app to more easily share sensitive data. With Notey...
Notey, A Super Simple Way To Share Sensitive Notes

Pomera DM100 from Japan and iPhone make an odd couple

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Already have an iPhone? Pick up the tiny Pomera DM100 for text input and drop that expensive, bulky MacBook....
Pomera DM100 from Japan and iPhone make an odd couple
The most annoying things iOS 6 and the iPhone 5 won't fix

Google grabs glove-based input patent, could spell out gesture control

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Google might have already patented some nifty eye-tracking controls, but that doesn't mean it isn't considering other sensory input. A recently granted patent hints at a potential glove-based controller, with references to a pair of detectors that record "images" of an environment, and then determine gestures based on the...
Google grabs glove-based input patent, could spell out gesture control

Street test measures Siri comprehension at 83%, accuracy at 62%

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While the convenience of Apple's Siri comes with searching by voice, a new test has found that Apple's personal assistant is not yet a reliable enough search engine to entirely replace text input with Google....
Street test measures Siri comprehension at 83%, accuracy at 62%
First BlackBerry 10 device won't have a hardware keyboard

Nuance updates Swype with a crowdsourced dictionary and brings voice recognition to ZTE Android devices

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Slide-type mobile keyboard app Swype has just become even more powerful due to the introduction of Swype Living Language, which uses a crowdsourcing model to analyse new words and automatically update its internal dictionary. The new feature means that users can now opt-in to share and receive both words and...
Nuance updates Swype with a crowdsourced dictionary and brings voice recognition to ZTE Android devices

Take a spin with the new Swype: An Android keypad that learns from you

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Swype is getting a facelift, just eight months after the Seattle upstart was gobbled up for $102 million by Nuance. The popular mobile text-input technology for Android devices now includes both voice and touch into one easy-to-use system, as well as support for dozens of languages. But the key new...
Take a spin with the new Swype: An Android keypad that learns from you

Swype’s new “living keyboard” doesn’t just predict, it learns

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Swype, the text input interface now common on Android phones, just got a whole lot smarter. New owner Nuance Communications is updating Swype with the same sophisticated contextual language technologies it uses in its speech recognition products. The result is what Nuance is calling a “living keyboard” – one that...
Swype’s new “living keyboard” doesn’t just predict, it learns

Verizon starts delivering Ice Cream Sandwich update to Motorola Xoom 4G owners

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Boom. Just as we'd heard a few days ago, and after weeks of being whispered, Verizon's finally started the process of rolling out the long-awaited Ice Cream Sandwich update to the Xoom 4G LTE crowd. Inside the near 108MB file are a slew of new features that are likely...
Verizon starts delivering Ice Cream Sandwich update to Motorola Xoom 4G owners

Online Shoppers Want Clothes That Match Their Lifestyle, Not A Set Of Parameters

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The average conversion rate on retailer websites sits in the low- to mid-single digits. In comparison, the average conversion rate in off-line stores is over 60%. Closing this gap could represent one of the largest sources of growth opportunity for retailers today, and yet our work with retailers suggests they...
Online Shoppers Want Clothes That Match Their Lifestyle, Not A Set Of Parameters

Swÿp vs. Swype: This could get really confusing

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Swype gained international attention — not to mention a Guinness Book World record holder — for its super-fast and intuitive mobile text input system. That’s one of the reasons that Nuance Communications gobbled up the company last year for just over $100 million. But there’s now a new Swype making...
Swÿp vs. Swype: This could get really confusing

Google Mobile Search Adds Handwriting for Easy Text Input

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Google now supports handwriting on touchscreens to input text in search queries on smartphones and tablets....
Google Mobile Search Adds Handwriting for Easy Text Input
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