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Camera patent granted to Apple reflects Steve Jobs’ promise to “reinvent iPhone photography”

A patent granted to Apple today for a Light Field camera – a camera with zero shutter delay and where the focus point can be changed <i>after</i> taking the photo – covers the precise technology Steve Jobs told biographer Walter Isaacson he wanted to use to “reinvent photography.”<p>He had three things that …

Google Confirms Its Android Camera App Is About to Get Way Better

Earlier this month, a batch of comments in Android source code hinted that the camera app was about to get a shot in the arm. Now, Google has …

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OneNote for Windows 8.1 overhauled with camera text-scanning

Microsoft is updating its OneNote for Windows 8.1 app today with some significant changes. Visually the app remains very similar to the previous version, with some tweaks here and there, and the multiple Snap Views in Windows 8.1 are now fully enabled. OneNote now also supports the Share Charm in …

Learn Over 60 Google Now Commands with This Infographic

There are a ton of cool things you can do with Google Now, but with Google constantly adding more voice commands (and integrating Google Now even …

Android News

Google Chromecast’s Biggest Fan? Netflix Founder Reed Hastings

Guess which Google product will be sitting under Reed Hastings’ Christmas tree.<p>The Netflix CEO is especially bullish on Google’s Chromecast — touting …

Streaming is Coming: HBO Go App Gets Chromecast Support - Technabob

If you are a fan of the Google Chromecast streaming appliance, you will love the news that has turned up this week. The HBO Go app has now been …

Kano Computer Kit Lets Anyone Build a PC From Scratch

If you grew up tinkering with building kits like Erector sets or Lego Mindstorms, you can probably appreciate how important such tools can be to a …

BBM Channels launches today for BlackBerry smartphones

BlackBerry's tentative step into the world of feed-based social networking, BBM Channels, is at last leaving beta. As of 3PM Eastern, those with BlackBerry 10 and classic BlackBerry OS devices can use the Tumblr-like service for themselves, subscribing to content feeds from both major providers and …

Motorola Wants You To Print Your Phone

Partnership with 3D Systems aims to bring Lego-style customization to phone components made for Motorola's Project Ara.<p>8 Phablets To Watch<p>(click …

Xbox One: Voice Control

While I've never been overly impressed with the utility of Kinect's gesture capabilities, I've often noted that the device's voice command …

PS4 'First to Greatness' trailer wants to see your gaming triumphs

A new trailer from Sony outlines its "First to Greatness" challenge in which users are encouraged to share their PlayStation 4 victories with the console's share functionality and show them off to the world.<p>The challenge is outlined in a post on PlayStation Blog; PS4 owners can browse the list of …

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Apple reportedly purchases PrimeSense, the Israeli 3D body sensor firm behind Microsoft Kinect for $345M

According to Israeli publication Calcalist.co.il, Apple has purchased PrimeSense, the company behind the original Microsoft Kinect’s technology somewhere near a valuation in the $345M range. According to the report, a delegation of PrimeSense senior executives visited Apple’s engineering offices in …

Apple releases iOS 7.1 beta to developers w/ UI tweaks and new Yahoo! logo, speed improvements, more

Apple has released the first seed of iOS 7.1 beta (build number 11D5099e) to registered developers today. Check below for a comprehensive overview of changes and iOS 7.1 Release Notes below:<p>iOS 7.1 beta 1 includes a number of bug fixes and (seriously needed) performance enhancements. iPad includes …

Samsung pauses Android 4.3 update for Galaxy S III following reports of glitches

Samsung was apparently too hasty in rolling out its Android 4.3 update for the Galaxy S III. The phone maker says that it has paused the upgrade following reports of audio hiccups, excessive battery drain and freezes. There's no word on when the upgrade will resume, although we suspect that Samsung …