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Using Leap Motion And Oculus Rift, This Game Tries To Correct Lazy Eye

Diplopia has raised more than $20,000 on Indiegogo.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5tVBfBJr-s<p>James Blaha had spent years dreaming up ways to fix his strabismus, a condition more commonly known as crossed eyes. He had contemplated using two projectors with polarized filters and lenses to send …

Meltdown: The men who crashed the world | UK

In the first episode of <i>Meltdown</i>, we hear about four men who brought down the global economy: a billionaire mortgage-seller who fooled millions; a high-rolling banker with a fatal weakness; a ferocious Wall Street predator; and the power behind the throne.<p>The crash of September 2008 brought the …

Who's Paying For Your Free Airport Wi-Fi?

With banks of blinking slot machines situated just past the security check, McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas will never be a “normal” airport. But the tourism and convention money that comes from serving as the gateway to the Strip means that McCarran can also afford to be an early …

TeamLab, A Canvas-Based Document Editor, Wants To Send Microsoft Office 365 Back To The Drawing Board

Online document editors such as Google Docs, and Zoho Docs, have long-promised a browser-based alternative that will finally let you eradicate Microsoft Office from your desktop. But for more complex document editing and complete compatibility with Microsoft’s incumbent file formats, it’s fair to …

Sunrise's beautiful calendar goes big on iPad, adds background updates

Popular social calendar app Sunrise is now available for iPads as part of a free update that went out today. Now a universal app, Sunrise has a new week view, along with background updates to keep whatever's on your schedule up to date. The new week view is actually just three days on the similarly …

Agent Smart Personal Assistant Goes Free

Launched back in November, Agent for Android has proven to be a <i>very</i> popular service for automating actions in your day-to-day life. Indeed, Agent proclaims to be five apps in one.<p>The handiwork of Kulveer Taggar, a Y Combinator graduate who sold his first company for $5m back in 2008, Agent serves …

December's Best Android Apps

With December 2013 now consigned to the history books, we thought we’d take a retrospective look at some of the more notable apps to hit our radar over the past month. So without further ado, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best Android apps to hit Google Play in recent weeks.<p>VSCO<p>VSCO Cam is …

Peruse Your 2013 Gmail Habits with This Year in Review Report

For those of you who’ve wondered exactly how many emails you receive and send every year, ToutApp’s Year in Review report for Gmail can give you a quick snapshot. You can also crunch the numbers on your Salesforce performance this year if you’re interested.<p>It’ll take a few minutes to generate, but …

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Deck, A Cloud-Based Presentation App From India, Raises $600K From Qualcomm, Hotmail Co-Founder

Deck, a mobile-first app that lets users create presentations on the go, has raised a $600,000 seed round from Qualcomm Ventures and angel investors led by Sabeer Bhatia, the Hotmail co-founder. The Bangalore-based startup of the same name says it will be using the funds to hire people — it’s …

Tydlig: A Beauiful Calculator App for iOS

Okay okay, the prospect of a new calculator app might not set your saliva glands into overdrive, but when it’s as nicely designed as Tydlig it’s certainly worth your while checking out.<p>The app has actually been live in the App Store for a few weeks already, but with the latest update it’s now …

Daric, A New Peer To Peer Lending Platform, Will Go Live Next Week

Daric, a new peer to peer lending platform, will launch next week as a place for individuals and small businesses to obtain loans, and a place for lenders to see up to 9-10% returns on their investments. Individuals will be able to apply for a loan up to $35,000 and small businesses can apply for a …

8 off-contract smartphones compete without breaking the bank

This holiday season is shaping up to be the year that getting a solid new Android smartphone doesn't also mean signing up for 24 months of ever-increasing monthly fees at the same time.<p>The trend away from flagship phones that required such big commitments in order to lock down a quality device for …

You can be 007 as Ready SIM launches data-only plan to access the mobile Internet anonymously

If you value your privacy on mobile devices, Roam Mobility has a product called Ready SIM for you. The Vancouver, Canada-based company has launched a new data-only plan that enables people to use the mobile Internet via a 4G data network without revealing their identity.<p>Ready SIM has built a system …

Former Googlers' Would-Be WebEx Killer Highfive Gets $13.5M Before Even Launching

Shan Sinha co-founded the Microsoft Office collaboration startup DocVerse in 2008. It was bought by Google in 2010 for about $25 million, and helped …

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Google Goes After Reporters With New “Google Media Tools” Site

Google has become the latest tech company to introduce a centralized resource containing tools aimed at courting journalists, with the launch of a new hub called Google Media Tools. The idea is to offer a one-stop shop where reporters can access and learn to use a number of Google services, from …

PeeqPeeq, The App That Lets You “Shop Your Email” Expands, As Company’s Next Take On Reimagining The Inbox Starts Testing

PeeqPeeq, a mobile and tablet application that lets users “shop their email,” is launching its first major update today, after initially debuting its email-based catalog on iTunes just last month. The update expands the app’s reach beyond Gmail, to now include all of the Microsoft email domains, …

Ustwo Spends To Keep Whale Trail Flying: From Mobile Game To E-Book To Kids’ TV Show

London-based app developer/digital UI studio, ustwo, has turned out a raft of interesting work over the years — for itself and for paying clients. On the former front its antisocial photo-sharing app, Rando, is a particular highlight for me. But ustwo’s psychedelic Whale Trail mobile game has …

Level Wants to be Like Fitbit for Personal Finance

There’s no shortage of personal finance-management apps out there, with the likes of Simple serving up real-time data about all your incomings and outgoings, linked directly to your bank accounts. But alas, it’s US-only. Then there’s Dollarbird, a smart calendar app for tracking your income and …

Circa’s new app aims to revolutionize how you get breaking news

It’s one thing to make the assessment that the delivery system of how people get their news is broken. It’s quite another when you actually build something that addresses the broken elements, and offers a better solution.<p>Circa, a mobile news app available on iOS (and now) Android is such a …

Football App Releases New Social Version After Hitting 10M Downloads

Back in May Berlin-based The Football App – a popular mobile football app amongst European fans – raised its first institutional funding — a €10 million Series A from a syndicate led by Earlybird Venture Capital also in Berlin. It now claims to be experiencing rapid growth, hitting 10 million …

Listia, A Used Goods Marketplace, Raises $9M To Attack Mobile

Listia, the marketplace for used and free goods, has closed a $9 million Series A led by General Catalyst, with partner Neil Sequeira joining the startup’s board. As mobile growth takes off for the startup, the team will be using that financing to build out their iPhone and Android apps. It’s also …

Flea Market App Stuffle Raises Seven-Figure Cash And “Media For Equity” Funding

Flea market-style mobile apps are both a dime a dozen and refreshingly straightforward. Upload a photo of the item for sale, write a description, set a price, and wait for nearby interested buyers to make a purchase. That level of simplicity and transparency, however, isn’t to be found in Stuffle‘s …

Libratone introduces wireless, wall-mountable Loop speaker

There are plenty of wireless speakers out there, but few are as versatile as the new Libratone Loop. It connects wirelessly to virtually any device …

New browser extensions let you hit the NSA where it hurts: in the data

Jeff Lyon<p>Flagger.io does just one thing: It adds a random selection of keywords, like “terrorist,” “pressure cooker,” “Al Qaeda,” etc. to the address of every website you visit. The idea is that, because the US National Security Agency (NSA) is gathering essentially all the internet traffic that …

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Google Makes Quickoffice for Android and iOS Free for All

Google today announced it is making Quickoffice free for everyone. That means Android and iOS users can edit Microsoft Office documents, spreadsheets, and presentations on the go without paying a dime.<p>You can download the free versions now directly from Google Play and Apple’s App Store. The only …

SARAH Lets You Request Information From 21 Government Agencies At The Same Time

The federal government collects gobs and gobs of data on people, and thanks to a little something called the Freedom of Information Act, people can make requests to liberate some of it. It sounds simple enough, but navigating the labyrinthine process and drafting the request is no easy thing.<p>That’s …

Who’s your new mobile carrier? How ’bout Wi-Fi?

Almost two years ago Republic Wireless launched with a crazy plan to offer phones that would use Wi-Fi as their default network, sending any requests …

Coinchat Is A Chatroom Where Talking Sense Earns You Bitcoin

Coinchat is a Bitcoin-incentivised browser-based chatroom where you can shoot the breeze with strangers online and earn Bitcoin in the process. Where’s the catch? Well, there isn’t really one. The Bitcoin you’re earning through chatting with other users comes from the site’s own revenue generation …