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iBeacon briefing: What is it, and what can we expect from it?

With Apple’s iBeacon technology starting to see some real-world applications, we thought this would be a good time to take a brief look at what it is and what we might expect from it in future …<p>The one-sentence summary is that you can think of iBeacon as like GPS for indoor locations, your phone …

WD ships new NAS-specific Red internal hard drives

WD's Red internal hard drives are designed specifically for network attached storage (NAS) servers.<p>WD has some great news for people with a network attached storage (NAS) server, such as the<p>Synology DS1513+or theQNAP TS-469 Pro: new Red internal hard drives.<p>These SATA hard drives are specifically …

Sony’s Smartshot QX ‘smart lens’ will have a white and champagne color option, just in case

We’ve previously covered the recent rumors of the 20 Megapixel Sony Wifi ‘smart lens’ which will attach to Android and iOS smartphones and connect to the phone via Wifi. Theoretically, you’ll be able to take much better pictures with the bigger CMOS sensor and Zeiss glass.<p>But is that black lens …

What’s Asseta, A Marketplace For Used Manufacturing Equipment, Doing In Y Combinator? Um, Making Money

Thank you, Y Combinator, for not just investing in a million photo-sharing apps. While you might not be personally excited about an online marketplace where you can buy and sell used manufacturing equipment – and, at launch, primarily semiconductor equipment – a new startup called Asseta …

Super Mario Zips Through A Loophole In Apple's App Restrictions

<i>Update, July 17: Apple has partly closed the loophole that made it possible to play Nintendo games on iGadgets.</i><p>Lots of gamers have long wanted to play classics like Pokémon and Super Mario on the iPhone. Unfortunately, publishers like Nintendo have no desire to undermine their own handheld …

AddThis Launches Smart Layers, Giving Websites Social And Personalization Tools That Adapt To Mobile

AddThis has released a new platform called Smart Layers, which it says can improve traffic and engagement by just adding a single line of code.<p>President and CEO Ramsey McGrory told me that Smart Layers both improves on the publisher tools that AddThis was already offering and introduces some new …

Video: OS X Mavericks’s enhanced multi-monitor mode demonstrated

One of OS X Mavericks’ premier features is the ability to use different full-screen apps on different displays in a multi-monitor setup. The enhancement over previous versions of OS X also allows the Mac Dock, Mission Control, and Menu Bar functions to be accessed on each individual monitor…<p>YouTube …

Apple’s Tim Cook: The Full D11 Interview

There was a lot to talk about as Apple CEO Tim Cook made his second appearance on the <b>D: All Things Digital</b> stage.<p>Cook declined many, <i>many</i> …

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Sky's Twitter account compromised by Syrian Electronic Army, apps removed from Google Play

Adding to a spate of recent infiltrations of major media outlets, the Syrian Electronic Army appears to have compromised the Twitter account for the British Sky Broadcasting Group, spreading fears that the broadcaster's apps had been compromised in a hack. Sky denies that its Android apps — …

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How Xbox One opens the door for the next Apple TV

The new TV-gadget landscape is just getting started. The Xbox One is just the beginning...and Apple is far from out of the game.<p>Imagine this.<p>It's 2014. Apple has gathered everyone together for a special event. As Tim Cook presents, he says, "Today we're introducing three revolutionary new products. …

Facebook aims to knock Cisco down a peg with open network hardware | Ars Technica

Facebook's Open Compute Project to give the world an "open" top-of-rack switch.<p>Two years ago, Facebook set out to change the server and storage …

These Laser-Cut MacBook Lids Will Take Your Mac Décor To An All New Level

Putting a sweet decal on your MacBook’s lid is cool and all, but if you’re looking to take things to another level with your MacBook decorating skills, maybe you you should try cutting some artwork into it with a laser.<p>The process of laser cutting artwork into your MacBook’s lid isn’t easy, but the …

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