Narcissist’s Dream: Selfie-Friendly Phone

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Posted on: February 6, 2014 7:00 am

Apple’s 5-inch iPhone challenge

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There’s been a lot of chatter all of it rumor mongering, with nothing official coming out of Cupertino that Apple has an iPhone in the developmental pipeline which features a 5-inch display. But could Apple, from a technical standpoint, hit the iPhone with an expanding ray and take the screen…

Posted on: February 6, 2014 7:00 am

BlackBerry Wants BBM Users To Have More Friends

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It’s hard to turn that D into an R if you ain’t got friends. It’s with that thought that BlackBerry just released a tool to find friends on BBM. The tool will scour your phone’s contact list for users currently on BBM, allowing the user to quickly send a PIN…

Posted on: February 5, 2014 5:00 pm

New Android homescreen app says context is everything

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Contextual apps and services are considered by many to be the next big frontier in mobile devices. Google has been pushing the benefits of contextual data with Google Now in Android and iOS, while Apple has integrated similar services to a limited extent in iOS 7. Startups such as Cover EverythingMe,…

Posted on: February 5, 2014 5:00 pm

Windows 8.1 Update 1 leaked build suggests Microsoft is moving in the right …

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A few days ago a Windows 8.1 Update 1 internal build leaked onto the web, and given the fact that I’m really curious as to the direction in which Microsoft is planning to take Windows in, I decided to take a look. I’ve made no bones about the fact that IMPORTANT: Everything…

Posted on: February 5, 2014 5:00 pm

Facebook Creates Personalized User Videos In Honor Of 10th Anniversary

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Courtesy of Facebook You get a video! And you get a video! Everybody gets a video! In honor of Facebook’s 10th anniversary, the team created an algorithm that makes personalized videos for the site’s 1 billion users and counting. Throwback Thursday came early this week when Facebook decided to take us…

Posted on: February 5, 2014 5:00 pm

Potential Buyers Wait For BlackBerry’s Patents

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Potential buyers are waiting on the sidelines to see if BlackBerry will part with its patents, according to two sector bankers. One banker speculated that if by 2015, Blackberry’s turnaround proves slow, and the company’s in need of capital, it could sell patents to bolster cash reserves. A price of "BlackBerry…

Posted on: February 5, 2014 12:00 pm

Light painting robot could even help teach your children to code

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Robot contains LED and other sensorsCan be programmed using simple to learn language ByMark Prigg PUBLISHED: 18:12 EST, 4 February 2014 | UPDATED: 18:48 EST, 4 February 2014 It may look small and unassuming, but the $100 robot is capable of producing some jaw-droppingly beautiful images.

Posted on: February 5, 2014 7:00 am

AllCast, The Android App Offering An AirPlay-Like Experience, Now Works With …

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AllCast, the Android application that provides users with something of an AirPlay-like experience for streaming music, videos, and photos to your TV via a variety of devices like Roku, Apple TV and Xbox, now works with Chromecast again, thanks to yesterday’s public release of the Chromecast SDK. Shortly after Google’s…

Posted on: February 4, 2014 5:00 pm

iOS 7.1 Beta 5 Fixes Additional Exploits Used by Evasi0n Jailbreak

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Today’s iOS 7.1 beta 5 release has patched additional exploits (via @iH8sn0w) used for the evasi0n iOS 7 jailbreak after the primary kernel exploit was patched in iOS 7.1 beta 4. Because the main exploits for the jailbreak have been patched, it will not be possible to jailbreak iOS 7.1 using the It’s…

Posted on: February 4, 2014 5:00 pm