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Cosmonaut: My stylus is bigger than your stylus

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You're secure in your geekhood, so why not use a Cosmonaut stylus? The wide-grip stylus for touch screens is more substantial than the competition. [Read more]...
Cosmonaut: My stylus is bigger than your stylus
Don’t Laugh, the Stylus Is Coming Back

Tablet shipments suggest a crossing point with PCs might not be far off

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Just as smartphones roared past PCs by the end of 2010, the tablet market is powering ahead even while shipments of PCs have begun to waver - which could prove a problem for MicrosoftHere's a graph to worry Microsoft - and hearten Apple and Google. It shows smartphone, PC and...
Tablet shipments suggest a crossing point with PCs might not be far off

Microsoft's "Magic Wall" Tech on Windows 8 Laptops & Tablets by Next Year

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Microsoft announced its acquisition of Perceptive Pixel just as it was preparing to launch Windows 8, Office 13 and the Surface tablet. The timing wasn't by chance: The maker of huge multi-touch screens - check out CNN's eight-foot "magic wall" - is an integral part of software giant's bet-the-company leap...
Microsoft's "Magic Wall" Tech on Windows 8 Laptops & Tablets by Next Year

Leaked roadmap raises questions about Office 15, Windows 8 launch

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Earlier in the week Microsoft partner Maarten Visser published some pictures of a Microsoft roadmap document after he didn't realize that the unprotected document on a public Web server was intended to be covered under a non-disclosure agreement. Though the roadmap leaves many questions unanswered, it did pin down...
Leaked roadmap raises questions about Office 15, Windows 8 launch

CoPilot developer sticks it to TomTom, says its Android navigation apps now work on 250+ devices

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In what appears to be nothing more than a blatant thumb of the nose to Dutch navigation specialists TomTom, ALK Technologies — maker of the popular CoPilot mobile apps — today announced that its mobile titles are now compatible with over 250 Android smartphones and tablets. Last week, TomTom finally...
CoPilot developer sticks it to TomTom, says its Android navigation apps now work on 250+ devices

Highlights Of The Pirate Bay's 'Physibles' Section: The 3D-Printable Chris Dodd

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The other day it occurred to me to have a look at the Pirate Bay's 'Physibles' category for 3D printer plans, to see what's been added since it launched with a 3D pirate ship model earlier this year. Among the odds and ends (both useful and just-for-fun) like a whistle,...
Highlights Of The Pirate Bay's 'Physibles' Section: The 3D-Printable Chris Dodd

Should I Get a Mac or PC?

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Should I Get a Mac or PC? is a post from Chris Pirillo Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS FeedI had to chuckle when this particular caller tried to start the old war… Mac vs PC! *sigh* Do you know how often I...
Should I Get a Mac or PC?

Google Maps Adds Kinetic Scrolling

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Google Maps has been updated and it now uses kinetic scrolling, a feature inspired by operating systems designed for touch screens. Click on the map, quickly move your mouse and then release it. You'll notice that the map continues to move with the momentum created after you released the mouse.Now...
Google Maps Adds Kinetic Scrolling

Microsoft talks touch hardware in Windows 8

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Touch screens are not all the same. Even screens that use the same technology (capacitive, resistive, or optical) will show different behavior depending on the controllers used and other details. Windows 8 will have to cope with a wide range of touch implementations, and the Building Windows 8 blog...
Microsoft talks touch hardware in Windows 8

Stylus lets you 'touch' normal screens, except when it won't

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Is the pen as mighty as the touch? The Touch8 Smart Pen being shown here at CES 2013 is a stylus that works on non-touch screens, but it's not a pen without problems. [Read more]...
Stylus lets you 'touch' normal screens, except when it won't

YC Demo Day Session 3: Crowdtilt, Flypad, Carsabi, Anyperk, TiKL, Dealupa, Priceonomics

techcrunch.com
Crowdfunding, gaming, finding deals, and decorating your office  – these are some of the ideas powering the startups in Y Combinator’s Winter 2012 Demo Day session three. We’re here at Mountain View’s Computer History Museum covering the flurry of launches, and investors are salivating. You can read our coverage of...
YC Demo Day Session 3: Crowdtilt, Flypad, Carsabi, Anyperk, TiKL, Dealupa, Priceonomics
Anyone Who Believes In "Mobile First" Needs To Look At This Photo

How supersensitive screens get touch-y (Smartphones Unlocked)

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Keeping your gloves on while using your smartphone is a new capability this year. Here's how extra-tuned-in touch screens work. [Read more]...
How supersensitive screens get touch-y (Smartphones Unlocked)
Swipe iPhone case features built-in screen cleaning system, tripod mount

NYC continues pushing for tech, plans 47-inch touch screens for subways

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Following the rollout of iPads and brand new Square devices into select NYC taxis, the MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) is getting serious about integrating touch screens into the transit system. According to NY Daily News, massive 47-inch interactive screens, dubbed “On the Go!,” will be installed into all 468 stations...
NYC continues pushing for tech, plans 47-inch touch screens for subways

DOD lays groundwork to install over 160k Android and iOS devices, capacity could hit 8 million

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In December we heard reports that the Pentagon had officially certified an Android device and Android 2.2 for use on Defense Department networks. According to a report from The Washington Post citing a recent document posted by the Defense Department, the Pentagon is hiring contractors to securely manage a combination of...
DOD lays groundwork to install over 160k Android and iOS devices, capacity could hit 8 million

BlackBerry Reinvents Itself to Compete with All-Touch Smartphones

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[ See post to watch video ] There is a new smartphone coming to market, running on a new operating system. It’s an all-touch device—with no physical navigation controls and no physical keyboard—and serves as a platform for third-party apps. It’s meant to compete in a world defined by Apple’s...
BlackBerry Reinvents Itself to Compete with All-Touch Smartphones

Apple Granted 48 Patents Today Covering Technologies such as a Synchronized Interactive Augmented Reality Display, Tactile Feedback System for iDevices, Virtual Keyboards & More

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It's a big day for Apple patents as the US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 48 of their newly granted patents. Our report covers four Apple design patents along with 44 utility patents that cover such technologies as a synchronized interactive augmented reality display for iDevices,...
Apple Granted 48 Patents Today Covering Technologies such as a Synchronized Interactive Augmented Reality Display, Tactile Feedback System for iDevices, Virtual Keyboards & More

Freshly-funded Cmune brings its cross-platform FPS UberStrike to the iPad and Android tablets

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Fresh off a new round of funding, game developer Cmune has released iPad and Android tablet versions of its cross-platform first-person shooter UberStrike. A paid beta version of the iPad release had been in the App Store for a while, but the company has now made the app a free download,...
Freshly-funded Cmune brings its cross-platform FPS UberStrike to the iPad and Android tablets

New Intel chips to boost battery life

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The fourth generation of Intel processors mean longer-lasting laptops, Windows 8.1 can secure folders with fingerprints, and Halo arrives to Windows touch screens. [Read more]...
New Intel chips to boost battery life

Minuum Turns To Indiegogo To Fund A New Mobile Software Keyboard For Smartphones And Beyond

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Toronto-based startup Whirlscape believes that taking a keyboard originally designed for a typewriter, turning it digital and calling it a day is the wrong way to go about making the best possible smartphone text entry experience. That’s why the young company from a team of University of Toronto faculty...
Minuum Turns To Indiegogo To Fund A New Mobile Software Keyboard For Smartphones And Beyond

Sharp shows off IGZO LCD and OLEDs including a 13.5-inch QFHD screen

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Sharp announced earlier this year that it was starting to crank out LCD panels based on new indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) technology and now it's ready to show some off at the Society for Information Display show in Boston. Currently sized for phones and tablets, the first prototypes...
Sharp shows off IGZO LCD and OLEDs including a 13.5-inch QFHD screen

The Worst Case Scenario For Windows 8

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Last week, Microsoft released the first public test version of Windows 8, its next operating system. It's got a very tough job. It has to beat back three threats at once: the iPad, the Mac, and potential indifference among businesses. But even in the worst case scenario, Windows 8...
The Worst Case Scenario For Windows 8

Here's Everything You Wanted To Know About Microsoft's Upcoming iPad Killers (MSFT)

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Microsoft's Windows chief Steven Sinofsky just put up 8,000+ word blog post on Microsoft's plans for Windows 8 on the low-powered ARM processors that today run the iPad and most other tablets. This is the most critical part of Windows 8. Like every version of Windows, Windows 8 will...
Here's Everything You Wanted To Know About Microsoft's Upcoming iPad Killers (MSFT)
Poisoned iPhone factory workers beg for reform in open letter
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Samsung shows off Ultra Touch and Ultra Convertible ultrabooks

Daily iPad App: Paper Monsters

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I've found that iOS isn't the best platform (so to speak) for platformers. I love games like Mario and Sonic, where you drive a little character around, jumping between platforms and collecting goodies. The lack of physical buttons on Apple's touch screens (and let's face it: cheaper production values)...
Daily iPad App: Paper Monsters

Scroll down: The future of online media is in the cards

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If HTML5 “cards” were listed on the share market, you would have seen a sharp increase in their price yesterday. While Google was exciting us at I/O with talk of enhanced photo features, interface-free search, and a new Hangouts app, it also gave a huge boost to cards, a relatively...
Scroll down: The future of online media is in the cards
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