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Veedeo for iPhone allows you to create and share custom video clips with animated text, music, and effects

A new app called Veedeo launched on the iOS App Store today that allows you to create video clips with custom text and a blur effect similar to what you see throughout iOS 7’s new design. The short video clips are designed to be shared via social networks like Twitter and Instagram.<p>The app doesn’t …

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What is a hybrid car and is it right for you?<p>Frederick Blichert15 hours ago<p>Time to kick the tires on your eco-friendly car options.<p>How to get Google …

ASUS's 4.3-inch PadFone Mini to debut in Taiwan next week

ASUS's PadFone hybrid Android tablet/phone series, weird as it is, seems to have found itself a niche. As such, the Taiwanese outfit looks ready to launch a new model, the PadFone Mini, according to a listing in the <i>Global Certification Forum</i> (GSF). That jibes with CEO Jerry Shen's earlier comments …

Fantastical 2 for iPhone Launches With iOS 7 And Better Calendar Support

Flexibits released an upgraded version of its popular calendar app called Fantastical 2 for the iPhone. This new iteration was created specifically for iOS 7. Among its bragging rights comes a redesigned interface, the addition of reminders, an improved parser, background app refreshing, landscape …

The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …

Meal replacement Soylent raises $1.5 million and will start shipping in December

Keen on giving up food for the rest of your life? Soylent, which claims to be a complete meal replacement, has received $1.5 million in seed funding …

Apple Upgrades MacBook Pro with New CPUs, 700-Series Graphics

New models priced at $1,299 and $1,999, respectively.<p>On Tuesday, Apple announced its long anticipated updates to the MacBook Pro with Retina Display. …

Sony Explains Why Its PlayStation 4 Costs $1,845 In Brazil

Sony's new PlayStation 4 won't be on store shelves until next month, but the gaming console has already raised eyebrows in Brazil, after reports that it would cost 3,999 Brazilian real — or about $1,845 at today's exchange rate.<p>The company says the steep cost isn't a case of price gouging, but …

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

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Intel Bay Trail benchmarks show big boost for Windows 8.1 and Android tablets

Things are changing at Intel. In the desktop world, the company is used to staggering its efforts with a "tick-tock" product cycle. First it manufactures an existing chip design at a smaller size of transistor ("tick") and then, usually a year later, it improves the architecture while sticking to …

How MongoDB raised $150M in warp speed to challenge IBM, Oracle, and SAP

MongoDB, the company that offers a database technology developers can use to easily enter and retrieve data for applications, raised its $150 million round of funding in just three weeks, according to its CEO, Max Schireson.<p>Most fundraising takes months. However, Schireson, in an interview with …

Spin for iOS puts a new twist on video chatting

If you're looking to make a video call on your mobile device, there are no shortage of options available today. Google's Hangouts, Microsoft's Skype, and Apple's FaceTime all offer usable video calling experiences. Despite this, Spin, a new app for iOS launching today, is giving users yet another …

Samsung Galaxy Gear review

If you’ve ever seen a cycling race, you’ll know that leading from the front isn’t always a great idea. The front runner has to cut a path through the wind and expend much more energy than the savvy followers behind him. The same is true for tech companies looking to establish new product categories …

GoPro debuts smaller, more wearable cameras with improved optics

GoPro has refreshed its line of wearable, mountable cameras, making them smaller, lighter, and generally improving their specs across the board. The new Hero3+ series consists of a trio of cameras, all three of which are smaller than the outgoing Hero3 cameras. The Hero3+ Black Edition is the …

Review: Ultimate Ears (UE) Boom and Mini Boom Portable Bluetooth speakers turn the volume up to 11…twice

<i>Update: Since this post was originally written, Ultimate Ears has released the Boom 2 and replaced the Mini with the Roll</i><p>Last year, we took the best Bluetooth speakers we could find and put them head to head in one big ‘mega review‘. When all was said and done, the overall best in the field was the …

The Secret Power Of Introverts

If you had to guess, what would you say investor Warren Buffett and civil rights activist Rosa Parks had in common? How about Charles Darwin, Al Gore, J.K. Rowling, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi and Google’s Larry Page? They are icons. They are leaders. And they are introverts.<p>Despite the …

Galaxy S5 metal casing rumoured, flex-screen Note 3 too

Samsung's next smart phone could arrive sporting a swanky metal jacket, if fresh rumours are to be believed.<p>The South Korean tech giant is …

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Five tips for the new Camera app on iOS 7

There isn't a single app or screen left unchanged in iOS 7, and the Camera app is no exception. From the way you navigate through the app, to the new option to use live filters when framing a shot -- the entire app has been redone. We've rounded up five new features in the Camera app to help you …

Apple's A7 chip makes a run at Intel

Is Apple simply engaging in PR puffery when it talks about its "desktop" A7 chip? Not so fast.<p>Apple's claims for the first 64-bit "desktop class architecture" in a smartphone does sound like hype at first. A 64-bit design doesn't make any difference to most people, so it's marketing tripe -- so …