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Zookal will deliver textbooks using drones in Australia next year

Australian textbook rental startup Zookal will begin utilizing drones to make its deliveries in Australia next year, with ambitions of bringing the unique, unmanned delivery method to US customers by 2015. The company says this marks the first commercial use of fully automated drones worldwide. It …

Insta-named app rebrands to avoid Facebook fallout

The name Instagrille is no more. The most popular Instagram application for Windows desktops is being rebranded on Tuesday as Pixsta and upgraded with video support.<p>The changes come after the Insta-named version amassed more than 10 million downloads, but attracted the attention of Instagram parent …

Twitter Solves The Follow-Back Tango, Enables Direct Messages From All Your Followers

Twitter has pushed out a feature update that is extremely useful for journalists like myself, and anyone else who hopes to use Twitter to communicate both publicly and privately. The social network now lets you receive Direct Messages from any of your followers, regardless of whether you follow …

Microsoft updates Kinect for Windows SDK for better 3D scanning, green screen

The Microsoft (s msft) Kinect started out as a gaming peripheral, but has grown into a low-cost way to help hackers, developers and researchers …

Distill Raises $1.3M To Make Technical Recruiting, Hiring Dead Simple

With recruiters viciously competing for the best talent in the Valley, startups end up with plenty of paperwork and files to contend with.<p>A San Francisco-based startup called Distill is looking to make recruiting dead simple and just picked up $1.3 million in funding in a round with Felicis …

The Nexus 4 is sold out. Nexus 5 on the way?

Bye bye, Nexus 4. The 16GB model of the phone sold out on the Google(s goog) Play online store on Monday. Last week it sold out of the 8GB model …

iPhone 5s to be constrained at launch as Apple preps app to check availability

While supply for Apple’s iPhone 5c has been strong enough to deter complete sell-outs from carrier stores and Apple’s own online store, sources say that supplies of the higher-end iPhone 5s will be constrained at launch (as we expected). According to sources at several large Apple Stores across the …

BlackBerry Suitors Reportedly Considering Breaking Up Company

It’s unknown whether anyone will purchase struggling BlackBerry, but one thing is for sure: it won’t be the same. Reuters reports that some potential bidders are looking at breaking the Canada-based smartphone manufacturer apart and keeping only the operating system and the patents around its …

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear marks official start to smartwatch war

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch will come in a variety of color band options.<p>At a press event Wednesday in Berlin, Samsung revealed three products — the new Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy Note 10.1 and the anticipated Galaxy Gear smartwatch. There are many smartwatches out there, including the Pebble …

Selling Nokia Was Hard Emotionally, but Right Thing to Do, Says Interim CEO

Nokia’s interim CEO said Tuesday that selling the company’s phone business was hard emotionally, but clearly the right move for Nokia.<p>“Selling …

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