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Workers at This Startup Will Soon Swap Their PC Monitors for Augmented Reality Glasses - MIT Technology Review

Most startups with $73 million in funding would spend some of it on making sure their workers have all the usual trappings of a well-resourced …

Freshdesk becomes first Indian startup to get Google Capital backing with $31M series D funding

Helpdesk software company Freshdesk – an Indian startup that quickly scaled up to rub shoulders with the global leaders in its domain – has raised …

Be Careful What You Google

The search engine creates a feedback loop that influences the way people see the world, a new study finds.<p>Google is a modern oracle, and a miraculous one at that. It can lead you to the <i>Perfect Strangers</i> theme song lyrics, or to a satellite image of your childhood neighborhood, or to a blueprint for …

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Profile Animation

Some other update of my never-ending Chat app project. It is a profile screen with pull down to close interaction. I'm also looking for some skilled …

Create better 3D models by waving your smartphone around

Sure your smartphone makes for a passable 3D scanner, but it still can't determine the size of an item. Fortunately, Carnegie Mellon researchers are able to discover the scale of an object using a smartphone's camera and its IMU (inertial measurement unit). They just have to make sure to move the …

You Can Now Use Your Cellphone As A 3D Modeling Tool

Researchers have created a new technology that uses the camera and accelerometers in an average cellphone to measure real objects in 3D space. Created at Carnegie Mellon University, you can use the system to build “3D models of the world” just by waving your phone around an object or scene.<p>The …

Facebook now offers notifications for events near you hosted by bands, businesses and other pages

You’re on Facebook for the brands, right? A new button allows you to get notifications whenever your favorite brand/musician/page is hosting an event near you, so that you don’t miss out.<p>A new section shown in the events dashboard allows you to subscribe to pages to receive notifications when …

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Facebook seems to be breaking the App Store rules, but Apple probably can’t stop it

Over the past few weeks, Facebook has announced quite a few changes coming to its platform. Some of the biggest changes are occurring within its Messenger application. Facebook Messenger will immediately begin allowing users to download a slew of third-party apps and tools from partners like Pic …

Adobe Wants To Kill Your Desktop

This year, Adobe will launch multitasking tools on mobile that might enable you to work faster than you would on a desktop.<p>If you use Photoshop or Illustrator for a living, you probably live at your desk, tethered to your standard-issue computer. But Scott Belsky, known best for founding the …

Fitbit Acquired Fitstar For $17.8 Million (Updated)

<i>This story has updated significantly to reflect that Fitbit did not raise a new round of venture capital, according to a Fitbit spokeswoman. The SEC filing documents the acquisition of Fitstar from several weeks ago, said the spokeswoman.</i><p>Fitbit, the maker of fitness tracking wearable devices and …

Affinity Designer for Mac Review: The modern graphic design app

Affinity Designer for Mac is not just a regular vector drawing app, the developers of the application have set themselves on a journey to redefine …

The one important thing everybody needs to understand about Google

It's not.<p>Google Search is the most important product of a very wealthy and successful for-profit company. And Google will use this product to further its own commercial ends.<p>This became clearer than ever this week when the Wall Street Journal uncovered an internal FTC report saying that Google was …

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UX Myths

UX Myths collects the most frequent user experience misconceptions and explains why they don't hold true. And you don't have to take our word for it, …

Android Wear can now help you find your lost phone

At least if it's entombed in your couch<p>Running around the house trying to find your phone is basically a thing of the past, at least if you have some battery life left. The same tools from Apple, Google, and Microsoft designed to curb theft can also make your phone ring, even if it's silenced. The …

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