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Leap Motion Controller Delayed Until July for Longer Beta Test

The public release of the Leap Motion controller has been delayed until July because the company feels it needs a longer beta test, reports <i>TechCrunch</i>. Best Buy has sent notifications to customers who preordered the device, and Leap today said the device will ship July 22th.<p>Leap Motion's controller …

Samsung faces potential US import ban on its Galaxy/Nexus devices

In the everlasting patent war between Samsung and Apple, the US-based manufacturer seems to have recently obtained a very important victory.<p>Judge Thomas Pender from the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that Samsung devices infringe on a text selection patent owned by …

Here Are Some Changes Apple Should Make To The iPhone's Software

Apple is preparing the next version of iOS, the software use on iPhones and iPads.<p>A lot of people believe Apple needs to change the look and feel of iOS as well as the way iOS works. Someone posted a video to YouTube with a concept video for iOS, addressing the latter problem.<p>One of the biggest …

If online students aren’t engaged, blame their teacher

<i>Todd Tauber’s piece last week on the need for online learning to innovate and meet the changing needs of students drew many responses. Here’s one from an educator:</i><p>A very wise old online professor, Bill Pelz, once told me that the lecture is the most efficient way to pass important concepts and …

12 Useful 'Easter Eggs' Hidden In Your iPhone

After 8 years, YouTube is finally shutting down

No, not really. In celebration of April Fool’s Day, YouTube went all out with their (highly unbelievable) prank. Now some of you may be saying, …

Why Apple Doesn't Own the iPad Mini Trademark

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Apple is usually very protective of their intellectual property, so they're probably pretty pissed …

SoundHound Android app updated, optimized for tablets

The SoundHound Android app has received a major update, and those using it on their tablets probably have the biggest number of reasons to be happy about it.<p>The update is for the Google Nexus 7 and 10, as well as the Amazon Kindle and Kindle Fire, as the press release below says (an update for …

Meet Kickstarter's Most Successful Project

With $8.5 million from 63,416 backers, the Ouya may not be the most funded Kickstarter project out there, but it comes close. And throughout the life …

Print your own Google Glass and look the part

Han Solo, Honest Abe, and even Aristotle are just a few of the people who look absolutely fantastic wearing their Google Glass computers. But unless you're a deep-pocketed developer from the US, chances are nil of getting anywhere near the audacious $1,500 spectacles. So why not do the next best …

Microsoft Lync 2013 for Android now available for download

When Microsoft Lync for Android was first released back in 2011, it was still stuck in the 2010 era of user-interface design. As you can imagine, it looks severely outdated now when compared with Microsoft’s other mobile applications. Fortunately, a much needed updated has finally been released by …

Ouya Launches June 4th: Can The $99 Video Game Console Capture The Casuals?

“As much as we appreciate the console’s clean interface and developer friendly environment,” writes Game Informer’s Matt Bertz, “if Ouya expects gamers to migrate to its platform, it needs to offer experiences we can’t get anywhere else. ”<p>That’s one of a number of problems the soon-to-launch …

Why Samsung holds the lion's share of the smartphone market

Img Source: Flickr:iam_photo<p>Have you ever wondered how Samsung got to where it is today? A few years ago, it barely had any presence at all in the worldwide smartphone market. In fact, its very first smartphone was a huge flop. But it slowly rose to become not only one of the biggest names in the …

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Verizon HTC One to replace apparently retired four-month old HTC Droid DNA?

There has been much talk about Verizon carrying the HTC One later this year, with some reports saying the mobile operator would launch the One as a Droid DNA Plus version, and with HTC saying at one time on Twitter than Big Red wasn’t going to get the HTC One.<p>But now it looks like Verizon is ready …

Phone unlocking soon legal, but lawmakers have different ideas how

A few months back, we featured a string of articles about mobile unlocking and the fight to make it legal. The premise is this: starting this January, it has been illegal to network-unlock your mobile phone because the Librarian of Congress says it’s a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright …

China’s Lenovo is doing innovative things—But its plans to topple Apple seem farfetched

Chinese tech companies have a tendency to copy instead of innovate. Lenovo is one company that appears to break this mold.<p>Here, the UK’s Daily Telegraph details how Lenovo brought PC usage to the Chinese masses by coming out with hardware that translated English script into Chinese characters.<p>And …

Apple denied iPad Mini US trademark

<b>Apple has been denied a trademark for the popular iPad Mini by the US Patent and Trademark Office.</b><p>The trademark application for the tablet was turned down because the name was "merely descriptive" and did not create a unique meaning, it said.<p>But Apple still has until July to persuade the Patent …

How The iPad Mini Became A Stealth Success

When the iPad Mini was released in November of last year, there were few opening-bell lines at Apple stores, few foaming-at-the-mouth fanboys crossing out the days on their calendars, and few folks who viewed the device as much more than Apple getting in the seven-inch tablet game because, well, …

Dell Outlines The Death Of The PC

The era where the PC is dominant in IT is rapidly coming to a close as we move towards a future dominated by post-PC devices such as smartphones and tablets, and if your business is reliant on the PC to keep the dollars flowing in then you’d better start working on “Plan B.”<p>The message that the era …

Google's Secrets Of Innovation: Empowering Its Employees

March was a good month for Google. Its market capitalization breached a record high $260 billion. Since its IPO in 2004, its shares have soared over 900%. The company’s success stems from its continuous innovation and it extraordinary management practices. Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President of …

Google's 'If I Had Glass' winners list dominated by celebrities, popular Twitter accounts

Google's "If I Had Glass" competition has always been a public affair: applications were submitted using a hashtag on Twitter and Google+, and winners offered the opportunity to be among the first to purchase Glass started receiving notifications in the form of public replies earlier this week. …

When will Apple kill the iPod?

Physical music formats were so 20th century, so we put our music on computers. But even that was too much of a burden, so music is going up, up, and away, into the cloud and streaming. The iPod Classic is firmly rooted to the ground, and I like it that way.<p>I can live without Siri, iCloud, a camera, …

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Chinese animation studio sues Apple over iTunes Store sales

A Chinese animation film studio has sued Apple for allegedly selling its movies in its iTunes store without permission.<p>According to the Hollywood Reporter, citing a report from the South China Morning Post, Shanghai Animation Film Studio, which is backed by the Chinese government, has sued Apple …

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Apple designs iPhone with wraparound 3D display

Apple has patented a new iPhone design featuring a wraparound display and no buttons.<p>The display would cover the entire surface of the devices and could include two AMOLED screens one on top of the other, according to a patent filing published this week, allowing it to give "an illusion of depth …

Password denied: when will Apple get serious about security?

Last Friday, <i>The Verge</i> revealed the existence of a dead-simple URL-based hack that allowed anyone to reset your Apple ID password with just your email address and date of birth. Apple quickly shut down the site and closed the security hole before bringing it back online.<p>The conventional wisdom is …

Google’s New Chat Application To Be Named ‘Babel’ [Rumor]

Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot of speculation suggesting that Google is in the process of releasing a unified chat application called <i>Babel</i>. Babel is rumored to have merged services such as Voice, Talk, and Google + Messenger. The new service is also rumored to be a cross-platform …

iPhone 5S to launch June 20, go on sale July, claims report

Apple will unveil its next iPhone on June 20 and kick off sales in July. At least, that's the claim from Japanese Mac enthusiast site MacFan.<p>Marking its 20th anniversary as a Mac-oriented Web site, MacFan suggests that the next-generation iPhone will take the stage at a Apple event on Thursday, …

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