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TLTR; Redux

Redux is a tiny Javascript library that manages the state of your application in a more consistent and practical way.<p>Think <i>state</i> as a repository in …

Apple Acquires Rapid-Fire Camera App Developer SnappyLabs [Update: Confirmed]

Apple has acquired the one-man photo technology startup SnappyLabs, maker of SnappyCam, sources tell me. [Update 1/5/2014 9:15am PST: Apple confirms the acquisition.] The startup was founded and run solely by John Papandriopoulos, an electrical engineering PhD from the University Of Melbourne who …

PromiseUP Launches To Gamify Your Promises So That You’ll Keep Them

PromiseUp, a new iOS app that sees its full launch today, has a simple but rather lofty mission: To make people keep their promises, and ultimately, make the world a better place. It hopes to achieve this with a mixture of social and gamification in which users earn (or lose) virtual currency …

New Bitcoin Mining Device Ships

April has been a wild month for Bitcoin. For those who follow this new virtual currency, you may have noticed how the value has been doing wild …

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O Alarm : iPhone Speaker Docking Station by Sehee Lim

If you just can’t stop checking your iPhone at night, just slide it inside <b>O Alarm</b>. It’s a concept speaker docking station that doubles as an …

One Per Cent: Why your Twitter friends are more interesting than you

<i>Jacob Aron, reporter</i><p><i>(Image: William Andrew/Getty)</i><p>Ever felt you can't quite match up to the people you follow on Twitter? While you're tweeting about …

Logitech unveils two new do-it-all Harmony remotes ahead of division sale

Despite announcing that it would be looking to sell its Harmony remote division early this year, Logitech has announced two new universal remote controls, the Harmony Ultimate and the Harmony Smart Control. Both remotes connect to Logitech's new Harmony Hub which is capable of controlling your home …

Windows 8.1 will include boot to desktop option to bypass 'Metro' interface

Microsoft is planning to change the way its Start Screen operates with the release of Windows 8.1. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that the company is currently testing builds of Windows 8.1, known as codename Windows Blue, that include an option to boot directly …

More Apple patents detail completely flexible devices that change as they bend

<i>Update: The patent was granted on 6th January 2015 (via Apple Toolbox)</i><p>These are certainly not the first flexible display related patent applications that we’ve seen from Apple. A few different Apple patent applications have received attention in recent months, including one for a slap wrist-style …

Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Hack Ed-Tech for Good

“Hack” is not always a four-letter word.<p>It’s Facebook’s unofficial slogan, pasted all over the company’s campus walls. And, for a day at least, …

AppMesh, a Mobile-First Customer-Tracking App, Launches

Unless you’re a salesperson who spends a lot of time on the road, you probably don’t give much thought to the software used to track customer leads. …

Review: Panic’s Status Board — the ultimate information dashboard for your iPad

The guys over at Panic Inc. have been teasing their new iPad app on their blog and Twitter all week, and today the app known as Status Board hits the App Store.<p>Panic was kind enough to allow us a preview of its app, and needless to say, we liked what we found.<p>The Oregon-based software company is …

Adobe Goes Primetime With Comcast, NBC Sports To Jumpstart TV Everywhere

TV Everywhere, the television industry’s attempt to respond to viewer demand for more TV content on other screens such as tablets and computers so they don’t cut the cable cord, has been seen even by industry insiders as disappointing, even embarrassing.<p>That’s starting to change as more cable …

Nomad Espresso Machine Delivers Hot Brew Anywhere, No Electricity Required

Espresso lovers, you'll have to agree, there's nothing quite like a steaming cup of that seriously strong coffee in the morning. But sometimes it's …

Hands-on with the Pebble watch: A handy device with a lot of potential | Ars Technica

Watch faces are cool, and more apps are on the way.<p>After several months of patient waiting, I finally received my Pebble in the mail a few weeks ago. …

Solar Panels Now Make More Electricity Than They Use

And by 2020, the solar industry will have completely "paid back" the energy it took to produce the world's panels.<p>Solar panels make energy, but they take energy to make, too. And, until about 2010 or so, the solar panel industry used more electricity than it produced, according to a new analysis. …

Disney Shuts Down LucasArts

Disney has shuttered LucasArts, the games publishing and development division of Lucasfilm, which Disney acquired in October. However, the company …