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Thorsten Heins says RIM needs to shape up, seemingly turns to Steve Jobs for inspiration

Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview available to download

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Alongside its live Windows 8 Consumer Preview at MWC, Microsoft has now released the latest OS for download. While the software is a work in progress and Microsoft warns users will see some hiccups, it's a chance to perfect it before its final release through user feedback. There won't be...
Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview available to download
The condom of the future? Planned Parenthood offers high-tech rubber with QR code
Early Look: BlackBerry 10′s New Take On Touchscreen Typing

Dribbble: Twitter for Designers

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Part image library, part discussion forum and part game, Dribbble is a site by and for designers. Users upload bite-sized work samples and do a show-and-tell on their latest creations or works in progress.The site was in private beta until this past weekend, and Co-founder Dan Cederholm said the...
Dribbble: Twitter for Designers

Details emerge on Google Glass interface

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While the Google Glass wearable computing project is still in development, Google has begun showing off some of the interface that will drive the Glass experience. The Wall Street Journal got some hands-on time with Google's face-mounted computer, and its reporter came away with a finer understanding of the way...
Details emerge on Google Glass interface

Microsoft's New Xbox One Could Replace Your Cable Company's DVR One Day (MSFT)

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Microsoft's new Xbox One video game console can plug directly into your cable box to pipe in live TV. However, even though the console has a really big hard drive, it won't replace the DVR your cable company gives you yet. But that functionality could be added in the future,...
Microsoft's New Xbox One Could Replace Your Cable Company's DVR One Day (MSFT)
BitTorrent Sharpens Enterprise Focus, Launches SoShare To Send Large Files, Offering First Terabyte Free

Join Dribbble’s Team of Job-Winning Designers

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Dribbble is a strange site. It’s not just that it calls itself “Twitter for designers” and restricts posts to screenshots of no more than 400 x 300 pixels. It’s not even that the site then manages to arbitrarily impose basketball vocabulary onto its activities, so that posts are called “shots,”...
Join Dribbble’s Team of Job-Winning Designers
Chrome OS gets virtual keyboard in latest developer builds for Chromebook Pixel

Betaworks Kicks Off Its 'Openbeta' Initiative To Turn Early Product Testers Into Design Partners

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There’s something very thrilling about getting to play with something before everyone else does (that’s at least partially why I fell in love with tech journalism), but opportunities for that sort of early access can be hard to come by unless you’ve got an in. The folks at New York-based...
Betaworks Kicks Off Its 'Openbeta' Initiative To Turn Early Product Testers Into Design Partners
First big Google Glass update adds more notifications and a slew of bug fixes
Pinterest Debuts New Copyright Attribution with Flickr, Behance, and Others

Navegas is a classy, super-simple music player in your browser

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There’s no shortage of ways to listen to music online these days, and Navegas is throwing its hat into the ring as a browser-based portal for accessing tunes from a variety of sources. As it’s made in Berlin, there’s little surprise that this is a good-looking site, oozing the Berlin...
Navegas is a classy, super-simple music player in your browser

The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 4PM ET!

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In the words of Frank Miller's 300, "This is where we fight. This is where they die!" Not that those words are particularly relevant to this episode of the Engadget Podcast, but this is our 300th edition and we're feeling pretty Spartan. Maybe we'll amend it to, "this is...
The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 4PM ET!

Social Media Fitness Report: How Does Your Company Measure Up?

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How companies like IBM, Fusion-IO, Xerox, Discovery Communications, and more are mapping out and measuring the success of their social strategies. Achieving genuine fitness, whether physical or in social media, is not something you can do in a few minutes a day or without exertion. It takes tremendous discipline and...
Social Media Fitness Report: How Does Your Company Measure Up?

Google launching new Chromebooks

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The company’s fledgling hardware initiative is getting a second boost. FORTUNE — About a year after announcing its first Chromebooks, Google is launching updated versions of the barebones computer — a new laptop and desktop, both made by Samsung. The question is, will customers want to buy the devices, even...
Google launching new Chromebooks

More finger pointing over the quality of Apple Maps

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The blame game over Apple’s new Maps continues. Apple’s been lambasted for some of its Maps app’s deficiencies, with some pinpointing the source of its mapping data as one of the main problems. On Friday, TomTom, which licensed its map data to Apple, spoke up to defend itself. A TomTom...
More finger pointing over the quality of Apple Maps

For Google, hardware is the new black

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Just because Google thinks hardware is the new black doesn’t mean it can wear it well. The great Google hardware experiment is a work in progress....
For Google, hardware is the new black

Apple's Ex-iAd Chief Andy Miller Tells Us About His New Company

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Andy Miller, the former head of Apple's iAd department, is taking over as the president and COO of Leap Motion, a San Francisco startup that makes 3D motion controls. Miller joined Apple when it bought his mobile advertising company Quattro Wireless and he left a year and a half later...
Apple's Ex-iAd Chief Andy Miller Tells Us About His New Company
Effective technology is the complex disguised as the simple

Pulse Is Getting Ready To Make Money, Is Hiring Its First Sales Executive

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Pulse, the popular free mobile news reader for iPhone, iPad and Android, could soon get ads. Until now, Pulse, which launched its first app in May 2010, was ad free and the company focused more on user acquisition than monetizing its service. A new job posting on Pulse’s site, however,...
Pulse Is Getting Ready To Make Money, Is Hiring Its First Sales Executive

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

Visualized: a tour of Ben Heck's lab (video)

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We've been following Ben Heck since the days of the Atari 800 laptop, so we jumped at the chance to take a look at the modder extraordinaire's shop in Madison, WI. As expected, the place is jam-packed with industrial tools, 3D printers and half-finished pinball machines. Check out where...
Visualized: a tour of Ben Heck's lab (video)

OS X TextMate user? free time tracker: matewatch

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So we rolled our own. matewatch simply checks what TextMate documents you’re editing and records the intervals of time that those documents are frontmost in TextMate. (Link: OS X TextMate user? free time tracker: matewatch)...
OS X TextMate user? free time tracker: matewatch

Polyglot Path: Mobile Sharing App Adds 7 New Languages Including Traditional Chinese, UK English

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In response to Facebook’s ever-expanding social universe and the success of mobile-focused networks like Instagram, Dave Morin and company have turned Path into a more personal, mobile-centric social network. Most of the life-sharing that happens on Path takes place at home — among friends and close friends. And while some...
Polyglot Path: Mobile Sharing App Adds 7 New Languages Including Traditional Chinese, UK English

We’re All Friends Here, Just Not on Google+

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Even after identifying himself as a Google+ fanboy and having literally written the book on the social network, Guy Kawasaki had no choice but to ask the tough questions in his SXSW keynote interview with Google’s Vic Gundotra. The not-at-all-packed room was about as populated as Google+ is, but that’s...
We’re All Friends Here, Just Not on Google+

Skype for Windows Phone update 'temporarily' kills People Hub integration

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Earlier this week Microsoft updated its Skype for Windows Phone application. Making good on its plans to retire Messenger, users can now IM their buddy list from within the app. In addition, the new software push adds the ability to receive calls and messages while Skype is closed, but...
Skype for Windows Phone update 'temporarily' kills People Hub integration

Welcome to Wikidata! Now what?

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How is Wikidata different to other tools claiming to be a "free knowledge base"? That may well remain to be seenWikidata, the latest initiative of Wikimedia, operator of Wikipedia, Wiktionary and the Wikiversity, (not to be confused with Wikileaks or WikiMapia which are not affiliated) was officially launched this week....
Welcome to Wikidata! Now what?
Amazon launches free movie storyboarding tool, with a catch
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?