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For Microsoft, Google's RoboHornet Benchmark Isn't Real-World Enough, Launches Its Own Version

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Yesterday, Google launched the alpha version of RoboHornet, a new open source browser benchmark that, as Google engineer and project lead Alex Komoroske put it, is “a living, dynamic benchmark that aims to use the collective efforts of the web development community and ultimately get browser vendors to fix real-world...
For Microsoft, Google's RoboHornet Benchmark Isn't Real-World Enough, Launches Its Own Version

New Voxeet Mobile Apps Offer Stereo HD Sound For Conference Calls With No Audio Bridge

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Voxeet has new apps for the iPhone and the Android that provide stereo HD sound for conference calls without any audio bridge. I had a demo last week and I was definitely impressed. My Android HTC Sensation has awful sound quality. My wife can never hear what I say. “Please...
New Voxeet Mobile Apps Offer Stereo HD Sound For Conference Calls With No Audio Bridge
The Infinite Jukebox makes your favorite song last forever
The Subtle Genius Of Google+ For iPad: Popular Posts Appear Bigger
Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon pictured in leaked image

Facebook's new widescreen Photo Viewer going live for more users

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Facebook began testing a rather — ahem — inspired new design for its Photo Viewer earlier this month, taking significant visual cues from Google+. If you'd like to get a look at it for yourself, you may be in luck: the new viewer appears to be rolling out to...
Facebook's new widescreen Photo Viewer going live for more users
Basecamp gets a UI redesign, plenty of new features
Revisiting Futuro, the sci-fi house from 1968's future

Microsoft Is Planning A Major Update To Windows 8 That Improves All Its Previous Shortcomings (MSFT)

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A leaked version of an update to Microsoft's Windows 8, code-named "Windows Blue," has surfaced.  The Verge first alerted us to the update.  Microsoft is working to improve Windows 8's shortcomings. The update includes smaller tile arrangements, a larger Start Screen desktop tile, and more room for personalization. Besides improving visual...
Microsoft Is Planning A Major Update To Windows 8 That Improves All Its Previous Shortcomings (MSFT)

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation - review

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PC, PS3, Xbox 360; Nordic Games; £18-£21Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewYour mission to harvest souls for Death is accompanied by silly-looking weapons, endless crates of ammunition and a background of relentless heavy metal. It's the sort of thing that used to pass for fun in gaming's formative...
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation - review
Mind-reading rats connect across continents via "brain-net"

Touchscreen vs. Keyboard, the Sequel

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Last week, I wrote about how touchscreens are forcing the reinvention of keyboards, looking into how touchscreen keypads are easily updateable, yet can be cumbersome to type on. The post also highlighted a few solutions that tech companies are working on in this area. The piece elicited a variety of...
Touchscreen vs. Keyboard, the Sequel

The Top 10 Reasons To Pick Android Over iPhone (GOOG, AAPL)

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The smartphone race is pretty much a two-man battle right now. There's Google's Android operating system and Apple's iOS for iPhone. Both are good.  But when it comes to certain features, Android may be a better option for you than iPhone. We picked out the stuff Android phones (and in...
The Top 10 Reasons To Pick Android Over iPhone (GOOG, AAPL)
Here's the Real Reason Why Virtual Reality Doesn't Work Yet
Motorola XT760 and MT680 appear courtesy of Chinese regulator TENAA
Review: Mark of the Ninja brings 2D stealth with style
Kinect-powered LightGuide prototype trains your muscle movements with projected light
This startup hacks the brain to help make you a better athlete
Microsoft Surface Diary: How do you control this thing?

What makes or breaks a Web design is often hidden in the details

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When first starting out on a project, major aspects of a site like color, form, shape and whitespace get all the attention. Of course, these traits are extremely important, but it’s imperative to see that larger elements of your site aren’t the only things that deserve your attention. Experienced designers know...
What makes or breaks a Web design is often hidden in the details

Games for the weekend: Karateka

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Games for the Weekend is a weekly feature aimed at helping you avoid doing something constructive with your downtime. Each Friday we’ll be recommending a game for Mac, iPhone or iPad that we think is awesome. Here is one cool enough to keep you busy during this weekend. Karateka ($0.99...
Games for the weekend: Karateka

A ‘real user’ tries Windows 8: ‘They trying to drive me to Mac?’

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Chris Pirillo, of LockerGnome fame, was trying to make a point when he sat his dad down in front of a Windows 8 machine for the first time, and had him try to navigate back to the new Start screen from the traditional Windows desktop. After roughly four minutes,...
A ‘real user’ tries Windows 8: ‘They trying to drive me to Mac?’
Philips updates 'Hue' app with geofencing, recurring schedules & visual cues for weather, email, social media, more

'A newspaper for people with learning disabilities was a lightbulb moment' | Kaliya Franklin

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Easy News is a project I am proud of because accessible news is vital to full participation in society, says Kaliya FranklinAs I became more involved in campaigning I realised how difficult it can be to ensure information is accessible to all. Some disabilities were relatively easy to provide accessible information for,...
'A newspaper for people with learning disabilities was a lightbulb moment' | Kaliya Franklin
5 ways to stand out from the crowd at a tech conference (without wearing a wedding dress)

Seeing is believing: 6 reasons why video makes for a better online meeting

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This post is Sponsored by Citrix Online GoToMeeting ™. Attend your meeting from anywhere. Try GoToMeeting ™ today for Free! Is there actually any reason these days to travel for business? Well yes, there is actually. The digital revolution may be making the world a smaller place by connecting...
Seeing is believing: 6 reasons why video makes for a better online meeting

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Reviews Windows 8: Elegant, Innovative And Puzzling

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A few days ago, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen quietly published an extensive review of Windows 8. In it, Allen – who resigned from the Microsoft board in 2000 but still consults for the company – calls Windows 8 “a significant evolutionary milestone in Windows development,” but his praise mostly focuses...
Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Reviews Windows 8: Elegant, Innovative And Puzzling

ClassDojo launches its first mobile app to help teachers bring order to their classrooms

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ClassDojo, the behavior management platform for the education sector, has launched its first native mobile app (iOS) to help teachers bring order to their classrooms. Just to recap, ClassDojo rolled out of beta last month as it announced a chunky $1.6m seed funding round. The funds came from some pretty...
ClassDojo launches its first mobile app to help teachers bring order to their classrooms

Babbel brings 11 language learning apps to Windows Phone 8, for free

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Yours truly has had some pretty positive experiences with Babbel's existing product line, with the latest being a subscription-based alternative for iPad that makes it a lot more affordable to learn the basics of 11 different tongues. After launching last October on Windows 8, the outfit is showing Microsoft's...
Babbel brings 11 language learning apps to Windows Phone 8, for free

Pedestrian Map App, Lumatic, Raises $800K From Joi Ito And 500 Startups

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All the major map apps like Google Maps, Bing Maps, and Mapquest have walking directions as a standard feature, but the folks at Lumatic don’t think they are good enough. It is creating mobile maps designed for pedestrians, cyclists, and people who use public transit. Originally a TechStars company called...
Pedestrian Map App, Lumatic, Raises $800K From Joi Ito And 500 Startups
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