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Review: The Chord App – A Simple Guitar Reference for iPad

Rating: 4/5<p>Several years ago, I started learning to play the guitar. I had played various instruments through my young life (trumpet, piano, …

Why Google Will Win the Messaging Wars

Messaging standards are great! Maybe that’s why we have so many of them.<p>Don’t look now, but people communicate via the Internet. Whichever company can get the majority of users on their system wins. To quote Newman, the Seinfeld mailman: “When you control the mail, you control… information!”<p>The …

Apps

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse - world record top speed | evo DIARIES

The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is now the world's fastest convertible, thanks to its 254 mph top speed. Are you impressed? http://oak.ctx.ly/r/3vk9

That's about 1,100 horsepower right there. Mercedes SL63 AMG or Nissan GT-R: what's your pick?

The best looking four-door is British. But is it this or the Jag XJ? What four-door do you think is best-looking?

Microsoft reportedly preparing to jump on the smartwatch bandwagon. Think they should? - http://tcrn.ch/12aMQ4B

From CatPaint LIVE to Fitbit Extreme, We Want These Google Glass Apps

Hey developers, there's boatloads of VC money you can get your hands on by developing apps for Google Glass. And we've thought of 10 brilliant ideas …

What we’ve spied here has a lot of dummy panels, and even a dummy roof. Can you figure out what’s under all that plastic? http://cardrive.co/6033XG6t

Now That We Have All These Devices, It’s Time For Them To Truly Work Together

Cross-platform is the buzzword of all the big tech companies now. During every Google earnings call, like clockwork, CEO Larry Page dedicates considerable time discussing the company’s focus on making sure users have a seamless experience and equal access to services as they switch between devices. …

Construction of world's largest optical telescope approved

The massive Thirty Meter Telescope will be able to image objects 13 billion light years away, near the beginning of time.<p>If you love eye-popping images of space, here's welcome news: the Hawaiian Board of Land and Natural Resources has backed building what's to be the world's largest, most powerful …

How do I turn off in-app purchases for iPhone, iPad and Android? - Pocket-lint

The UK's Office of Fair Trading is currently investigating whether free-to-play (aka freemium) games are unlawful, in consideration of the recent …

Apps

Assassin's Creed vs. PlayStation Vita

In a continuing series exploring the power of the PlayStation Vita, Digital Foundry talks to Ubisoft Sofia - developers of Assassin's Creed 3: …

Computer Science

Why The Sudden Rush To Bring Google Glass To Market?

Only a couple of months back, Google co-founder and augmented reality promoter, Sergey Brin, voiced skepticism about Google Glass, claiming at an impromptu TED talk in February that it was far from the finished article, implying there were doubts it would make the trip to market.<p>Last week, however, …

Guinness Upholds Bugatti Veyron SS Speed Record

The Guinness Book of World Records has become established as the authoritative arbiter of records of largest, fastest, smallest, etc. Naturally, companies with especially capable or outstanding products would like to be included in the annals of history of the superlative. One of the most …

The start of the 2013 #ChineseGP. #Hamilton, #Alonso, #Raikkonen in P1-3. The sound was insane. #formula1 #f1 #mercedesF1 #mercedesGP #scuderiaferrari #lotusf1 #ferrarif1 #f1shanghai #startinggrid

Facebook Home and the promise of Android - http://tcrn.ch/ZZFvXA

QUBE Getting Wii U Version, Potentially Vita

QUBE, the puzzle game that saw the light of day as the first ever Indie Fund project is now coming to the Wii U. Developer Toxic Games has tweeted a …

Gaming

Microsoft Looking to Join the Smart Watch Race

With rumors of an Apple smart watch ramping up over the past few months, a number of other companies have also reportedly been working on their own projects involving watches and other wearable devices. Last month, both Samsung and Google were reported to be working on their own projects, and now</i> …

Hawaii clears land use for the Thirty Meter Telescope, construction to start in 2014

The Thirty Meter Telescope has been under development for more than a decade, but the sheer amount of land needed on Hawaii's Mauna Kea for its namesake main mirror has proved problematic: locals have formally challenged the multi-university effort over concerns that it might damage both the …

Facebook Home now (unofficially) available for almost any Android device

Despite an early leak on Monday, once again the internet lit-up with chatter about the release of Facebook Home in the Google Play store. All good and well if you find yourself in the right place with the right phone, but what about everyone else? Unsurprisingly, the digital door staff (read, …

Detune's Korg M01D for Nintendo 3DS sparks nostalgia, lands in May (video)

This isn't the first time a Korg synth has been re-imagined in software form, it's not even the first (or second) time on Nintendo's DS. But, when Detune releases its M01D for the handheld console, it'll spark more than a little nostalgia for synth enthusiasts. Why? Because it's heavily inspired by …