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Doing it for Dad

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Taking charge of my father's life now that he has dementiaWhen my husband and I arrive at the care home, Dad is sitting, holding the hand of a carer I've never met, a fake Stetson casually strung around his throat. I had been nervous, worried that he might not recognise...
Doing it for Dad

Sonic Jump, Sonic's first mobile-only game, hits the App Store

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Sonic Jump is a new mobile game from Sega. It’s available now for $1.99 on iOS devices, with an Android version set to follow in November. Sonic Jump is the first Sonic the Hedgehog game that has been specifically designed for mobile devices rather than being a port of a console...
Sonic Jump, Sonic's first mobile-only game, hits the App Store

HP unveils first NFC-enabled mouse, various other PC accessories

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In addition to unveiling all those laptops, HP just announced a boatload of peripherals. Of the bunch, the most compelling might be the NFC-enabled Touch to Pair Mouse, which, as the name suggests, can be paired with another device simply through tapping. (Good thing lots of computers currently have...
HP unveils first NFC-enabled mouse, various other PC accessories

Kinect for Windows SDK gets accelerometer and infrared input, reaches China and Windows 8 desktops

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Microsoft had hinted that there were big things in store for its update to the Kinect for Windows SDK on October 8th. It wasn't bluffing; developers can now tap a much wider range of input than the usual frantic arm-waving. Gadgets that move the Kinect itself can use the...
Kinect for Windows SDK gets accelerometer and infrared input, reaches China and Windows 8 desktops
Play this: 'Reprisal' revives the spirit of 'Populous'
Drive to survive in Gears & Guts

Magic Bullet PhotoLooks Plugin – Mini Review

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Copyright Scott Bourne 2004 - All Rights Reserved There are lots of Photoshop/photography-related plugins. I’ve probably tried or tested every major plugin ever made that relates to photography. So when I heard about Magic Bullet PhotoLooks my first thought was, “Oh, another photo plugin – MEH.” I’m glad to report...
Magic Bullet PhotoLooks Plugin – Mini Review
Play 'Angry Birds' with a USB slingshot controller
Wacom intros $999 Cintiq 13HD 1080p tablet with Pro Pen (Video)

Dell XPS 18 review: Huge tablet or ultra-thin desktop computer?

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Dell calls its XPS 18 a “portable, all-in-one desktop” machine. You’ll probably call it the biggest tablet that you’ve ever used, but for the first time ever, that’s perhaps not a bad thing. I’ve gotten to spend the past week or so with the XPS 18 and I have to...
Dell XPS 18 review: Huge tablet or ultra-thin desktop computer?

BlueStacks brings official, Surface Pro-optimized Android App Player to Windows 8 (video)

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It's been a year and change since BlueStacks announced a Windows 8 version of its App Player, which let you run most of your Android apps on the then-beta OS. Now the company has announced the official version, tweaked to play nicely with Redmond's own Surface Pro and sporting...
BlueStacks brings official, Surface Pro-optimized Android App Player to Windows 8 (video)
Marissa Mayer's New Flickr Is Beautiful And Deep With Functionality Far Surpassing Instagram (YHOO)
Toshiba's U925t is a sliding convertible laptop running Windows 8
Sneak and roll with Fat Cat Bandit
Your mobile website demystified: ClickTale Mobile tracks every swipe, pinch and more

Three Cameras That Came Into Focus at CES

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Over the past few years, digital camera companies have tried to make their mark amid simplified smartphone cameras by packing bigger sensors, powerful lenses and even mobile operating systems into point-and-shoots. It’s unclear whether this approach is actually working with consumers, but each year at CES there are a handful...
Three Cameras That Came Into Focus at CES

Rumored FTC probe could delay Facebook / Instagram deal, Toaster filter will have to wait

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If you were hoping that Facebook's buyout of Instagram would wrap up quickly and let you directly integrate your heavily filtered photos into Timeline, you might be disappointed. Citing the ever-present "people familiar with the matter," the FT believes the Federal Trade Commission is orchestrating a competition probe. These...
Rumored FTC probe could delay Facebook / Instagram deal, Toaster filter will have to wait

Start soaring with the Robocopter GST Special Edition [VB Store]

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Remote-controlled toys have never really gone out of style, and with technological advances it is likely that you’re already carrying around a remote for one in your pocket – your iPhone – so all you need now is the toy to control. That’s where the latest VentureBeat offer comes...
Start soaring with the Robocopter GST Special Edition [VB Store]
The Galileo: Your iPhone’s Robotic Best Friend

Mozilla Launches Firefox 11 Beta with Add-on Sync, SPDY Support and a 3D Page Inspector

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Just a few days after the official launch of Firefox 10, Mozilla today also announced the latest Firefox beta for version 11 of the groups' popular browser. Most of the new features in this beta are geared toward developers, including a 3D debugging tool and a new style editor. For...
Mozilla Launches Firefox 11 Beta with Add-on Sync, SPDY Support and a 3D Page Inspector

Texas Instruments brings sci-fi tech to life with DLP (hands-on video)

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We've come across a number of DLP-based pico projectors over the years and while these products are getting smaller, brighter and higher resolution, it's the integration with other devices that's really captured our imagination. Samsung's Galaxy Beam, which we reviewed last year, merges a 15-lumen nHD (640x360) DLP-based pico...
Texas Instruments brings sci-fi tech to life with DLP (hands-on video)

Google donates just 90 seconds' profit to charity policing child abuse

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Internet giant pledged only £20,000 to Internet Watch Foundation last year, despite multibillion-dollar turnoverGoogle donated little more than £20,000 last year to the charity responsible for policing child abuse images online - the equivalent of 90 seconds' profit for the internet firm.The search giant was one of a number of...
Google donates just 90 seconds' profit to charity policing child abuse

20 best iPhone and iPad apps this week

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Drawnimal, Ninja Jamm, Dungeon Hunter 4, Documents by Readdle, Zeds - Play Your Dreams, LookAway Player, Homestyler and moreIt's time for our weekly roundup of brand new and notable apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.It covers apps and games, with the prices referring to the initial download: so (Free)...
20 best iPhone and iPad apps this week

D-Link boosts IP surveillance camera line with four new models

www.electronista.com
D-Link today expanded its line of myDlink-enabled Cloud Cameras with the introduction of the Pan & Tilt Day/Night Network Camera (DCS-5020L); the Outdoor HD Wireless Day/Night Network Camera (DCS-2332L); the Day/Night Cloud Camera 1150 (DCS-933L); and the Cloud Camera 1050 (DCS-931L). Each model is designed for around-the-clock surveillance and monitoring....    ...
D-Link boosts IP surveillance camera line with four new models

Get your superzoom on with Nikon's Coolpix P520 and L820

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Oh, the superzoom camera -- it's not a compact and the lens doesn't twist off, but for one reason or another, this confused category has survived against the odds. So, if superzooms happen to be your shooter of choice, we've got some good news: Nikon's got a new pair...
Get your superzoom on with Nikon's Coolpix P520 and L820
Play this: 'Cool Pizza'

Google Maps 'Cube' game rolls out, back, up, back again

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Cast your mind back to January if you will. Head full of steamy CES action? Of course, but you may also remember Google teased us about a new tilt-and-roll Maps game. Well, it looks like the creators may have missed the original February deadline, having finally snuck it out...
Google Maps 'Cube' game rolls out, back, up, back again

ET deals: 10% off Dell UltraSharp U2713HM WQHD 27-inch Monitor

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Monitors are easily one of the most overlooked aspects of our PCs today. While gamers and graphic designers may be picky about what display sits on their desk or comes in their laptop, most people just grab what seems reasonable while keeping cost to a minimum.This is your wake up...
ET deals: 10% off Dell UltraSharp U2713HM WQHD 27-inch Monitor
Sega arcade classic returns in Zaxxon Escape for iOS

Condition One immerses iPads and iPhones in 180-degree video, shakes up dreary apps (video)

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Video in tablet magazines and similar apps sometimes -- okay, often -- comes across as a grafted-on extra. Condition One, a startup by war photographer Danfung Dennis, wants to make video an intrinsic part of the experience by taking advantage of the motion sensors in smartphones and tablets. Video...
Condition One immerses iPads and iPhones in 180-degree video, shakes up dreary apps (video)
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