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You Can Install the Improved Android 4.3 Camera App on Most Android Phones

Here’s some good news for the smartphone photographers out there who are sick of all the iPhone-only news that seems to flow down the pipeline daily. …

Photolucida: Brad Carlile: Tempus Incognitus

Brad Carlile works in a conceptual way, using light and time to animate rooms that are normally without much personality. His project, <i>Tempus</i> …

3DS update brings new Streetpass games, soft-selling rabbit

Ever dance with a rabbit who shilled new StreetPass diversions in the bright sunlight? No? Well, the latest 3DS update will fix that. Within the system's StreetPass Plaza dwells a white lagomorph with a penchant for salesmanship. After the anthropomorphic bunny describes each title and shows it off …

For Nokia, 41MP Hype Of Lumia 1020 Is Both Blessing And A Curse

Yesterday, at a press event stocked with an international audience of tech journalists and industry analysts, Nokia launched the second iteration of its most ambitious smartphone to date, the Lumia 1020. The much anticipated (and leaked) Lumia 1020 is the Finnish company’s flagship cameraphone. It …

Pebble has sold 275,000 units, with 1 million apps downloaded so far

Pebble has finally released some of its sales figures, having just gone on sale at local retailer Best Buy, and things are looking pretty good for the little Kickstarter company.<p>So far, Pebble has sold a total of 275,000 smart watches, 85,000 of which came from initial Kickstarter backers, with the …

Jeff Bezos to open Center for Innovation this fall, aims to inspire young would-be entrepreneurs

What's an e-commerce tycoon to do after funding everything from nuclear fusion startups to commercial spaceflight ventures? Why, help develop a museum exhibit to inspire young folks and teach them about innovation, of course. After more than two years of development and $10 million from Jeff Bezos' …

Microsoft details new Windows Phone 8 update, but real fixes won't come until 2014

Microsoft published details of its upcoming Windows Phone 8 update on Thursday, revealing the minor changes that are due to roll out shortly. Known as General Distribution Release 2 (GDR2), the update includes fixes to Xbox Music to provide accurate metadata, the restoration of the FM radio …

Debate sparked about benchmark for Intel, ARM chips

Nothing like a debate about processor benchmarks to get enthusiasts blood up.<p>EE Times posted a story titled Has Intel really beaten ARM? on Wednesday that calls into question the use of the widely-used AnTuTu Benchmark.<p>"There has been a considerable amount of press around recent AnTuTu benchmark …

Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages

Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users' communications to be intercepted, including helping the National …

The coating that makes iPhones touch sensitive is running out

No, iPhone screens are not magic. They are coated in a transparent material called indium tin oxide that senses when a finger makes contact.<p>ITO comes …

Eric Schmidt has a Moto X and he's using it right now

Being Google's executive chairman has its perks<p>Google chairman Eric Schmidt took part in the annual Allen & Co. business conference yesterday — and took the time to show off Motorola's latest hardware. Italian site Corriere.it has posted photos showing Schmidt placing a call and generally playing …

Can You Figure Out What’s Strange About These Family Portraits?

Pay a visit to photographer Jamie Diamond‘s website, and you’ll find that one of her projects is a series of family portraits. The images look like …

The 870-megapixel camera for space imaging

<b>If there was any excuse to start up the megapixel race once again, this 870-megapixel monster would be the camera to beat.</b><p>Called the Hyper …

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Sony, Disney Are Testing Streaming Films Online While They're Still In Theaters

"Coming soon to a theater (and home streaming device) near you."<p>Hollywood behemoths Sony and Disney have begun testing an unorthodox business model in South Korea: Releasing major films for on-demand home viewing shortly after their theater release, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. …

iOS 7 Disables Screenshot Interruptions, Allows Users to Secretly Take Snapchat Screenshots

While we detailed a number of new features of iOS 7 beta 2 earlier today, a <i>MacRumors</i> reader sent us a tip on a small change that has gone unnoticed since the first beta was released on June 10.<p>In iOS 7, screenshot behavior has been altered, and as the release notes state, "Active touches are no …

Windows 8.1 includes options to shut down from Start button and disable hot corners

Microsoft is just days away from releasing its Windows 8.1 preview, complete with the return of the Start button. The software maker has started to distribute final preview copies of Windows Server 2012 R2, which includes the same Start button return as the Windows 8.1 preview. While Microsoft has …

Boot up: Google Mine, mobile app truths, seeking ET, and more

A burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>Style v substance in mobile software >> Mobile Opportunity<p>Michael Mace has …

Sony Music Unlimited for iOS gains offline mode, 320 Kbps streams

Sony Music Unlimited is still a relative newbie on the iOS scene, but users will soon find a new revision that brings high-quality streaming and offline playback to the fold. According to Sony, version 1.3 of Music Unlimited for iOS is just around the bend, which will bring the ability to download …

Snapchat’s First Monetization Move Will Be In-App Purchases

Fresh on the heels of the announcement that Snapchat received $60 million in funding led by International Ventures Partners, co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel has told TechCrunch that the first phase of the monetization strategy will involve in-app transactions.<p>According to Spiegel, the company is …

Apple reportedly reaches deal with TSMC for next-gen chips

Apple and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company have reportedly reached a deal on next-gen Apple chips, extending all the way to silicon called the A9.<p>TSMC and its chip-design partner have secured a 3-year deal for Apple's A series chips, according to report on Monday at Digitimes.<p>"A deal …

Apple Reveals Images of What iOS 7 Will Look Like on iPad and iPad mini

- Jun 14, 2013<p>Apple’s developer preview of iOS 7 has been out for a few days now – but so far we have not seen the software demoed on an iPad, or …

Microsoft says games for the Xbox One will still cost $59.99

Microsoft has confirmed that the games it releases for the Xbox One will sell for $59.99, just like those for the Xbox 360, and Sony has previously suggested that it will also be sticking to the old price point. A spokesperson told <i>Polygon</i> that Microsoft Studios games will have a standard price of …

Google Secretive X Lab Launches Internet-Beaming Balloons

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Wrinkled and skinny at first, the translucent, jellyfish-shaped balloons that Google released this week from a frozen field in the heart of New Zealand's South Island hardened into shiny pumpkins as they rose into the blue winter skies above Lake Tekapo, passing the …

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California man uses iPhone GPS to track down thieves

Smartphone thieves beware. If you steal an iPhone, the owner can track you. That's what a California man did when robbed of his laptop, iPhone and iPad, according to a recent court case.<p>Three men accosted Enner Mendoza, a resident of Anaheim, Calif., last year. They pressed a hard object to the …

Google Fiber Could Reach 8 Million Homes By 2022

How much would it cost Google to become a significant broadband provider and how quickly could that happen?<p>Google’s steps to expand its superfast 1-gigabit-per-second Internet service to Austin, TX and Provo, Utah have prompted financial analysts to fire up their spreadsheets in search of an answer.<p>…

Woz talks iOS 7 and PRISM in an off the cuff airport interview

Steve Wozniak, a technology icon for his work at Apple, is an elder statesman in the industry; he’s a person whose opinion carries measurable weight. Recently, in an airport, the fine folks of FayerWayer caught up with Woz to talk over iOS 7’s new features, and the NSA’s PRISM program.<p>Whatever the …

Microsoft's Windows Azure Used by Over 50% of Fortune 500 Companies

Microsoft today announced a notable Windows Azure milestone: more than 50 percent of the Fortune 500 are now using the service. That’s impressive if you remember that Windows Azure was released just over three years ago on February 1, 2010.<p>The company also noted that in just a year, Windows Azure’s …

Samsung might launch its anti-theft feature for smartphones as soon as July

Samsung, along with other tech industry giants, met with New York Attorney General Erich Schneiderman recently to discuss the implementation of the smartphone kill switch that we’ve talked about before in order to reduce the number of device thefts that keep occurring in the U.S. Now, it looks like …

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