Monthly Archives: August 2012

Walmart testing 'Scan & Go' iPhone self-checkout app, cashiers becoming endangered species

Reuters was tipped off to a survey that reveals Walmart, the world's largest retailer, is testing a new system that would allow customers to scan items with their iPhone then quickly pay at a self-checkout counter. The "Scan & Go" …

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iPhone-Controlled Bike Trainer Gives You Real-World Workouts in Place

The KICKR Power Trainer lets you dynamically control bike resistance with your iPhone. Images: Wahoo Fitness Add “controlling your bike” to the list of things the iPhone does now. The computerized KICKR Power Trainer, announced this week, connects to an …

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How Apple’s story is like ‘Breaking Bad’

“Breaking Bad’s” Walter White innovates to survive and leave a legacy but then goes on to create an empire. Apple’s dramatic history is like watching the show “Breaking Bad” Steve Jobs, like character Walter White, fought cancer while working to …

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From smart to genius: will design define future gadgets?

By Jeremy Wagstaff, chief Asia technology correspondent Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:07am EDT (Reuters) – In a pre-iPhone age, mobile phones came in all shapes and sizes. Remember the clamshell, candy bar, swivel, backflip, slider, dual-slider, lipstick, and, of course, …

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Creative D5 Air Airplay speaker hits IFA, readies itself for a late-September release

There’s nothing quite like a behind closed doors briefing at a busy tradeshow like IFA. Creative wasn’t quite ready to take its new D5 Air out onto the showroom floor just yet, but the company did let us take a …

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Elgato outs smaller EyeTV Mobile for iPhones and iPads, EyeTV Micro for Android

IFA 2012: Elgato presents mobile TV solutions for iPad, iPhone and Android Munich, August 30, 2012 – Elgato today unveiled the new EyeTV Mobile, a redesigned, even smaller model of its highly acclaimed DVB-T TV Tuner designed to fit the …

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Wahoo KICKR Power Trainer lets iPhone cyclists feel the simulated burn (video)

World’s First iPhone Powered Bike Trainer, the Wahoo Fitness KICKR Power Trainer Uncovered at EUROBIKE 2012 iPhone connected bike trainer modernizes stationary training by allowing full control of resistance and power threshold via your favorite iPhone cycling Apps Atlanta, Ga. …

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Apple rejects app for tracking U.S. drone strikes

Drone+, which tracks media reports of casualties and maps locations of drone strikes, was rejected by the App Store for “objectionable” content. August 30, 2012 6:30 PM PDT The Drone+ app. (Credit: Screenshot by Steven Musil/CNET) Apple has rejected an …

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How many pixels can Apple pack into a 4-inch screen?

The iPhone’s screen is expected to finally grow beyond the confines of its seemingly permanent 3.5-inch screen. What does that mean for pixel density and resolution? August 30, 2012 8:22 PM PDT ‘So that is the Retina Display. Awesome text, …

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IK Multimedia announces iRig KEYS portable keyboard for iOS devices, ships this fall for $94

IK Multimedia announces iRig KEYSThe universal portable keyboard controller for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac/PC August 30th, 2012 – IK Multimedia – the leader in mobile music creation accessories for iOS – is proud to announce iRig™ KEYS, the …

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