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Nikon confirms 36.3 megapixel D800, we go hands-on

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Thirty six megapixels. That's the native resolution of Nikon's long-awaited FX-format digital SLR. The D800 was designed with all professional photographers in mind, but with 36.3-megapixel captures (yes, that also means 36.3 megapixels in RAW, or 15.4 in DX format), the Japanese camera maker's latest DSLR output is likely...
Nikon confirms 36.3 megapixel D800, we go hands-on

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Micro Four Thirds camera preview (video)

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Olympus has embraced the camera designs of yesteryear for several generations, from its first Micro Four Thirds models to last year's E-P3. But now the Japanese camera maker is stepping up its retro game, announcing a brand new line of Micro Four Thirds cams. Meet the OM-D. A dramatic...
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Micro Four Thirds camera preview (video)

Verbatim's Store 'n' Go V3 thumb drives pack USB 3.0, start at $20 for 8GB

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Portable flash drives specced to USB 3.0 have been around since before Apple's original iPad was introduced, but finding 'em on the cheap can still be quite the task. Enter Verbatim's Store 'n' Go V3 drives, which are set to fit said bill, starting at just $20 bucks for...
Verbatim's Store 'n' Go V3 thumb drives pack USB 3.0, start at $20 for 8GB

Verizon doubles FiOS speeds to 300Mbps, thumb-twiddling waits are officially over

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Verizon's IP network traffic jam apparently wasn't that much of an issue, since it just kicked up the speeds for FiOS service by a notch... or ten. Unless you're a spendthrift sticking to the base 15Mbps plan, download speeds have more than doubled across the board -- including to...
Verizon doubles FiOS speeds to 300Mbps, thumb-twiddling waits are officially over

The iPad Keyboard Has Six Hidden Keys You Don't Know About (AAPL)

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If you're an iPad "power user," you're probably familiar with its useful split keyboard for typing with your thumbs. But did you know that Apple snuck in six hidden virtual keys to ensure that you never stretch your thumbs too far? Here's an image (below) of the six hidden...
The iPad Keyboard Has Six Hidden Keys You Don't Know About (AAPL)
Microsoft reportedly testing curved Windows Phone onscreen keyboard

New Arc soft keyboard may be coming to Windows Phone 8

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More than a year ago we reported on Microsoft designing a “one handed and next gen soft keyboard” for Windows Phone 8. We now have a picture of the keyboard in question, courtesy of a leaked Microsoft Research presentation. The keyboard is designed for one-handed thumb typing without having...
New Arc soft keyboard may be coming to Windows Phone 8

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

Researcher proposes Thumb on Hand gestures, no touchscreen necessary (video)

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Would you be willing to wear an additional device in order to avoid interacting with another? That's the conundrum posed to us by Christian Loclair, a master's student at the Hasso Plattner Institute. His thesis, titled Thumb on Hand Interaction, proposes that users control their mobile equipment with simple...
Researcher proposes Thumb on Hand gestures, no touchscreen necessary (video)

Svpply unveils its elegant new iPad app featuring endless browsing of 80,000 stores

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As one of the web’s most loved social shopping sites, it was only a matter of time before Svpply, which has long brought the window shopping experience online, launched its first iPad application. Today, you can download the new iPad app, sit back on your couch and enjoy its elegant interface and seemingly...
Svpply unveils its elegant new iPad app featuring endless browsing of 80,000 stores

Foursquare's Major Redesign Is Live: Here's Everything That Has Changed

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Foursquare has spent the past six months quietly working on a major redesign. This morning it launched in all its glory with a new look, more interactive tools, and a bunch of new features. The iPhone and Android apps have been updated; a new Blackberry release will roll out in...
Foursquare's Major Redesign Is Live: Here's Everything That Has Changed

More Than 200K Merchants Have Signed Up For PayPal Here

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During eBay’s earnings call today, eBay CEO and President John Donahoe said that over 200,000 merchants have signed up for PayPal Here,  the company’s Square-like mobile payments hardware and software platform for small businesses. We haven’t seen any sign-up numbers for the mobile payments service since PayPal revealed it was...
More Than 200K Merchants Have Signed Up For PayPal Here

RIM demos simple app switching in BlackBerry 10, slide to reveal

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BlackBerry 10 is no joke on the multitasking front. The QNX-based OS may be a long time coming, but it really is offering something for the modern user that needs to switch between several apps. Instead of going the task list route, as webOS and Android have done, RIM's...
RIM demos simple app switching in BlackBerry 10, slide to reveal

Goodbye Photoshop, Hello Cloudinary

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Manipulating images for your website is such a tedious chore. You need to open Photoshop, click your mouse about ten thousand times, then save the file and upload it. Then next month you redesign your site and suddenly need to re-size all your image elements again! Startup Cloudinary has a...
Goodbye Photoshop, Hello Cloudinary

University of Utah Develops a Thumb-Tugging Video Game Controller

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A new experimental controller with thumb tugging nubs can deliver subtle and directional force feedback instead of mere vibration...
University of Utah Develops a Thumb-Tugging Video Game Controller

Thumb-stretching game controller

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University researchers pitch a new type of video games control that can mimic the recoil of a gun and the motion of sea waves....
Thumb-stretching game controller

TC/Gadgets Webcast: Live From Disrupt NYC

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This week we recorded live from the show floor at Disrupt NYC. We sat through 24 hours straight of hot-rod hacking at the Hackathon and now we’re preparing for the main show and, most important, the brand new Hardware Alley where we’ll have loads of great hardware start-ups for...
TC/Gadgets Webcast: Live From Disrupt NYC

Leaked Windows Phone Keyboard: Curved For Your Typing Pleasure

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Microsoft is on a hot streak. The company has never been cooler, pushing out hot new start screens (both desktop and mobile), excluding early-adopters from major upgrades (pulling a Google), and snagging the up-and-coming Yammer enterprise social network for a cool $1.2 billion. But sometimes people can get carried away....
Leaked Windows Phone Keyboard: Curved For Your Typing Pleasure
Ubi-Camera turns your hands into the viewfinder
BlackBerry 10 devices with physical keyboards to get word-prediction technology

Thumb is so hot it’s seeing twice the engagement of Pinterest, steals its own VC

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Just a few months after the mobile Q&A company Opinionaided rebranded itself as Thumb, it’s already seeing significant engagement gains — so much so that its users are twice as addicted as Pinterest’s. Thumb is on such a tear that it has managed to tempt one of its own...
Thumb is so hot it’s seeing twice the engagement of Pinterest, steals its own VC

Mobile Q&A app Thumb gets more social and expressive

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Thumb, the mobile Q&A app formerly known as Opinionaided, caught my eye a little over a year ago because of its ability to generate a lot of addictive engagement on mobile by getting people to give a thumb up or down to questions. That little mechanic has proven incredibly popular...
Mobile Q&A app Thumb gets more social and expressive

Ad networks thumb nose at iPhone privacy settings

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Apple’s tightened iPhone and iPad security meant advertisers had to seek alternative ways of targeting users with in-app ads. In a cat-and-mouse game, advertisers are succeeding....
Ad networks thumb nose at iPhone privacy settings
Microsoft Device Center beta released for Windows 8

Talk to the hand with a phone in a 3D-printed glove

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Designer's wearable mobile communication device has numbers on the fingers, so you dial and chat away by holding up your thumb and little finger in the universal symbol for "call me." [Read more]...
Talk to the hand with a phone in a 3D-printed glove

Phone or tablet? A wrong Galaxy Note question to ask

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note might be suffering an identity crisis as people decide what to call it, but sales certainly aren’t hurting. Last month the company announced it had sold 5 million Galaxy Notes worldwide. AT&T offers an LTE version of the Galaxy Note in the U.S., and a review unit...
Phone or tablet? A wrong Galaxy Note question to ask
Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus with Jelly Bean hands-on
Change your prescription on the fly with Eyejusters glasses

Tekken 3D Prime Edition – review

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3DS; £44.99; cet 16+; NamcoHaving conquered the arcades and consoles – no doubt with a little half-hearted trashtalk in the process – Tekken makes its debut on Nintendo's 3DS.Given the reputation of the title, it won't come as a surprise to hear that, for the most part, it's a seamless...
Tekken 3D Prime Edition – review

This Impressive Kickstarter Project Turns Your TV Into An Android Tablet

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Chances are your TV at home has a free HDMI port or two. Pocket TV is aiming to to change that. Pocket TV is a fully functioning micro-computer, roughly the size of your thumb. It runs the latest version of Android (Ice Cream Sandwich), much like today's latest smartphones, and essentially turns...
This Impressive Kickstarter Project Turns Your TV Into An Android Tablet
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