Monthly Archives: June 2013

Noted: Snapchat Without the Chat

J. Emilio Flores for The New York Times Snapchat, an app that can automatically delete snapshots, has introduced a version geared toward younger users that prohibits sending or receiving pictures. Snapchat’s founders, Evan Spiegel, right, and Bobby Murphy. It’s like …

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Intel’s new CEO focused on mobile chips, cautious on TV – Reuters

1 of 2. Intel then Chief Operating Officer Brian Krzanich is seen during an interview with Reuters at Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California March 13, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Robert Galbraith By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO | Fri Jun 28, 2013 …

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Rolocule turns your iPhone and Apple TV into a Wii-style gaming system (video)

If you’ve ever wanted to hurl your iPhone through your TV while enthusiastically playing tennis, now’s your chance. This week, Rolocule Games launched an iOS app — Motion Tennis — that turns your Apple TV into a Wii-esque gaming console. …

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Adobe’s VP of Experience Design Michael Gough on Paper dependency and the omniscient gadget

Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire. In this week’s edition of our regular answer sessions, Adobe’s VP of Experience Design Michael Gough discusses digital …

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Reeder for iPhone goes free for now, gets Google Reader alternatives soon

Silvio Rizzi made the iPad and Mac versions of Reeder free to use in the wake of Google’s plans to shut down Google Reader, but he left the iPhone app at its usual $ 3 price — and its fate …

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CNET Road Trip 2013: Geek culture in America’s heartland

Ride with CNET’s Daniel Terdiman as he explores some of the best geek-oriented spots throughout Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Nebraska. The world-famous Gateway Arch, in St. Louis, is one of the featured Road Trip 2013 stops. (Credit: …

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Google Is Developing Android Game Console – Wall Street Journal

Google Inc. is developing a videogame console and digital wrist watch powered by its Android operating system, according to people familiar with the matter, as the Internet company seeks to spread the software’s domination beyond smartphones and tablets and cement …

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Apple tests motion detection for iPhone

Apple’s Craig Federighi introduces iOS 7 in June in San Francisco. A new feature being tested in iOS 7 lets you control the iPhone interface with head movements The feature, reported by 9to5 Mac, is an accessibility option that can …

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Is this the world’s weirdest instrument?

The Artiphon Instrument 1 was invented by Mike Butera in Nashville. The multi-instrument is powered by an iPhone and can be played as a guitar, violin, bass or keyboard. The AlphaSphere is an instrument consisting of 48 elastic pads which …

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Japan’s Fad-Loving Consumer Threatens to Derail Sony’s Phone Ambitions

TOKYO — Sony’s Xperia Z smartphone, which went on sale in February, has already sold almost a million units by some estimates. But NTT DoCoMo, Japan’s largest mobile carrier, will soon stop selling it. Yoshikazu Tsuno/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images …

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