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Someone Had to Do It: The Star Trek iPADD. [IPad Apps]

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A tipster says, "The first thing that came to mind when I gazed onto the 'magical' iPad was how much it reminded me of the Star Trek PADD." Thing is, said tipster also develops apps. And so this happened.This one's called Captain's Log, and it's actually just a clever skin...
Someone Had to Do It: The Star Trek iPADD. [IPad Apps]

Tulisa's Twitter appeal has whiff of disaster | Media Monkey

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The X Factor judge Tulisa may have thought she was harnessing the power of social media when she asked her 3 million Twitter followers to suggest names for her new perfume. "So my new perfume is comming [sic] out very soon and im stuck for a name," she tweeted. "You...
Tulisa's Twitter appeal has whiff of disaster | Media Monkey

Engadget Mobile Podcast 162 - 12.21.2012

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How many tech bloggers does it take to change an eco-system? Well, if this week's mobile podcast is anything to go by, the answer might be three. There's a definite whiff of revolution in the air, and no corner of the mobiverse is safe. Raise the flag, adorn your...
Engadget Mobile Podcast 162 - 12.21.2012

This week's new games

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Fable: The Journey, Xbox 360 (Kinect)Starting with an admonishment to, "Sit up straight up - and don't cross your legs", you might think you'd stumbled into a Swiss finishing school.But this is merely the latest game to shoehorn Microsoft's Kinect peripheral into its interactions. Part of the Fable franchise, it...
This week's new games

Wild Berry Report: Chinese iPhones Smell Of Pineapple, Mango, And Apple

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Go plug in your iPhone, wait a few minutes and then take a big whiff over the headphone jack. Smell anything? Well, there are widespread reports in China that their phones smell like fruit. Seriously. Owners are stating that their Apple iPhones actually smell like apples. As M.I.C. Gadget...
Wild Berry Report: Chinese iPhones Smell Of Pineapple, Mango, And Apple

Are books and the internet about to merge?

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The difference between ebooks and the internet, is minimal, and we should be glad the two are growing closer and closerIt's easy to forget that the world wide web as we know it today evolved from an early attempt to put books on the internet. When Tim Berners-Lee envisaged what...
Are books and the internet about to merge?

Nexus Q review: Google's mysterious little social streamer

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When setting up a gadget for review, delicately unboxing and smelling the carcinogenic whiff of freshly molded plastics, we typically feel some amount of excitement and anticipation to see how it stacks up against the competition. It's either that or a resigned sense of duty as we run yet...
Nexus Q review: Google's mysterious little social streamer

Facebook: $7 To Promote My Status Update???

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Combing through today's headlines, I noticed something alarming: Syria and Turkey appear to be poised on the brink of war. Horrified by the prospect, I did what any privileged idiot American would do: I posted my thoughts on Facebook. Then a strange thing happened: Facebook asked if I would like...
Facebook: $7 To Promote My Status Update???

EU deepens Microsoft investigation amidst claims Windows RT tablets block rival browser install

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Where there's smoke, there's fire and now that the EU's caught a whiff of alleged misconduct on Microsoft's part, it's dragging Windows 8 under the hot lights. Though MS moved swiftly earlier this week to acknowledge and remedy the technical glitch that prevented users from selecting alternate browsers on...
EU deepens Microsoft investigation amidst claims Windows RT tablets block rival browser install

Japanese scientists create 'Smell-O-Vision' screen

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Take a big whiff! You may some day be smelling, as well as seeing, all the action on your TV set thanks to a smelling screen developed by Japanese researchers. [Read more]...
Japanese scientists create 'Smell-O-Vision' screen

Fake meat: is science fiction on the verge of becoming fact?

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The race to make fake meat just got interesting. Two scientists on opposite sides of the world both claim to be on the verge of serving up the first lab-grown hamburger – and saving the planet in the process. The new reality is so close, you can almost taste itAs...
Fake meat: is science fiction on the verge of becoming fact?

Digital-only publishing: an everyday tale of print, pride and prejudice

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The refusal to take digital-only publishing seriously imposes limits on reader and author alikeJeff Noon's first novel, Vurt, won the Arthur C Clarke award in 1994. Subsequent books include the critically acclaimed novels Pollen and Falling Out of Cars, as well as more experimental works. Noon has a strong following...
Digital-only publishing: an everyday tale of print, pride and prejudice

Google Nexus tablet reportedly shows its pre-rendered face, packing Android 4.1 and a $199 price

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There's been a longstanding rumor that Google liked ASUS' Eee Pad MeMO ME370T well enough to bestow it with an official Nexus badge and take it underground until it was ready to show its Jelly Bean face. If we're to believe a render and a raft of claimed training...
Google Nexus tablet reportedly shows its pre-rendered face, packing Android 4.1 and a $199 price

Kred Rewards: Learning from the mistakes of Klout Perks

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You probably heard: Kred just launched Kred Rewards. An interesting topic – “online influencer rewards and perks”. Klout had muddied the water by managing to irk many key influencers and brands with its Perks program.  For every cool well-publicized Perk — like entry to Cathay Pacific’s lounge or a weekend...
Kred Rewards: Learning from the mistakes of Klout Perks

Don't Want To Alarm You, But Analysts Think Apple Is Having A Truly Terrible Quarter (AAPL)

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They say it's darkest before dawn. That seems to be the attitude of BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk. This morning he upgraded Apple to a "buy," after being one of the first people to predict its troubles last year. In his buy note he does warn that Apple isn't safe yet....
Don't Want To Alarm You, But Analysts Think Apple Is Having A Truly Terrible Quarter (AAPL)

Daily Deals ‘Wallet’ CityPockets Shuts Down to Make Room for New Couponing Social Network

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Ms. Yeoh (linkedin.com) When the daily deals trend collapses, the third-party client apps that streamline daily deals will be the first to go. We're getting a whiff of that today with the announcement that CityPockets, a New York-based e-coupon organizer that aggregates all of your deals, is shutting down. In...
Daily Deals ‘Wallet’ CityPockets Shuts Down to Make Room for New Couponing Social Network

Google responds to Facebook Home with hugs and kisses

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale So what does Google think of Facebook Home? While the social network’s new Android skin shows just how flexible the OS can be, it also demonstrates how easily Google’s competitors can co-opt its own platform for their benefit....
Google responds to Facebook Home with hugs and kisses
Zaarly Shutters Its Reverse Craigslist Marketplace, Goes All In On Virtual Storefronts As Co-Founder Exits

The New York Times Is Collapsing 20% Today -- And The Fiscal Cliff Has Something To Do With It

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The New York Times is down over 20% at the moment following a huge whiff on earnings related to weak advertising. One part of the conference call really stands out. Here's CFO James Follo: Meanwhile, the advertising landscape has been categorized by a challenging economic environment, which has been compounded...
The New York Times Is Collapsing 20% Today -- And The Fiscal Cliff Has Something To Do With It

Pirate Party Wins Again In Germany

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It really appears that The Pirate Party is no fluke in Germany. After winning 9% of the vote in the Berlin parliament elections, and then 7.4% in Saarland, the party has now received 8.2% of the vote in Schleswig-Holstein. These are each local "state" elections, and there's another big one...
Pirate Party Wins Again In Germany
Silicon Valley Apparently Fancies Itself Too Good for Ostentatious Weddings

This Isn't How You Win The Marketing War For The One, HTC, All James Van Der Beek Aside

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HTC promised it would be spending more on marketing efforts to ditch the “quietly brilliant” tagline and come up with something with more pop, but it couldn’t have gone much worse than the video above. Kudos to signing on Dawson’s Creek and Internet meme star James Van Der Beek,...
This Isn't How You Win The Marketing War For The One, HTC, All James Van Der Beek Aside
Inside Oculus: a tour of virtual reality's would-be savior
Facebook Tanks After Google Shocker

How a teenager beat everyone to the iPhone 4G scoop by TWO months

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You’ve probably read enough about the iPhone 4G today to last a life time so let me get straight to the heart of this short story.This amusing little tale is how an average American teenager posted a photo of the iPhone 4G on twitpic on February 22nd of this year...
How a teenager beat everyone to the iPhone 4G scoop by TWO months

BILL GATES ON APPLE'S STOCK COLLAPSE: There Will Always Be Doomsayers (AAPL, MSFT)

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Bill Gates was asked about Apple's falling share price, and the recent comparisons of Apple to Microsoft, this morning on CNBC. He dodged saying anything about Apple specifically, but he did toss out a general thought about tech companies getting beat up in the press. "Well, with tech companies the...
BILL GATES ON APPLE'S STOCK COLLAPSE: There Will Always Be Doomsayers (AAPL, MSFT)
These boots were made for talkin': O2 teams up with artist for 'walkie talkie' footwear

Richard Branson Intends to Colonize Mars Whether You Like It or Not

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(Photo: Chatter-fest) Though commercial space initiatives have a whiff of sadness about them (RIP lots of NASA funding, RIP the space craze of the ’50s), space geeks like your Betabeat reporters are excited by the prospect of making our way into outerspace however we can. And by the looks of...
Richard Branson Intends to Colonize Mars Whether You Like It or Not

Apple Is Undergoing Massive Changes And Having A Very Strange Quarter (AAPL)

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Apple's earnings report is two weeks away and it's going to be one of the most interesting in a very long time for Apple. After demolishing analyst expectations quarter after quarter, Apple has now whiffed on three of its last five earnings reports. (Quick recap of the earnings: Revenue and...
Apple Is Undergoing Massive Changes And Having A Very Strange Quarter (AAPL)
IBM's new 5 in 5 techs bring computers to our senses
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