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The Kendama: Can A Wooden Toy Be A Viral Sensation?

At a time when young people of all ages are focused on electronics and apps, the popularity of the kendama — a traditional Japanese toy made out of wood — seems like an anomaly. It hasn't caught on all over the U.S. yet, but it's a big craze on the West Coast and sales are growing. Kendama sellers …

Supposed 5th-Gen iPad Front Glass Suggests iPad mini-like Design?

Leaks of iPad parts have slowed down a bit recently in regards to Apple’s next-gen devices, although this should liven things up. NowhereElse reports …

This Facebook Phone Sure Is Addictive

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Despite all the negativity around the Facebook phone, the early reviewers can all agree on one …

Apple could unveil 'killer app' this summer, says analyst

Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty contends that the app may be a true mobile wallet, which Apple might unveil as part of iOS 7 in June at its Worldwide Developers Conference.<p>Apple may shake up the next version of iOS with the introduction of a true mobile wallet, forecasts Morgan Stanley analyst Katy …

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Twitter is developing a Google Glass experience

As Google Glass approaches commercial release, the head mounted computer seems to be garnering more and more attention from some of the biggest names in the technology world. There has been a lot of debate around the social networking potential of the device, so it’s only natural that Twitter is …

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More Efficient LED Backlighting May Lead to Thinner, Lighter iPad 5

Improvements to the iPad's LED backlighting will allow Apple to create a thinner iPad 5, NPD DisplaySearch's Paul Semenza told <i>CNET</i>.<p>"It's likely that part of the thinner/lighter design will be reducing the size of the LED backlight, partly by making the display more efficient and partly by using …

First Alleged Part Leaks Surface for Apple’s ‘Budget’ iPhone

While supposed leaked parts have already surfaced for Apple’s next-gen iPhone 5S, and even the claimed “redesigned” 5th-gen iPad, Apple’s budget …

Future iPhone Displays Could Use Sapphire Crystal Instead of Glass

While Apple’s designs always get high marks for pure aesthetic value, the company has often been criticized over the durability of their devices – …

Delays Now Expected, Should You Wait For The iPhone 5S?

First there were rumors that the next iPhone(s) would start shipping in July, but MacRumors reported yesterday that production issues could delay shipments until September—or possibly as long as November—and at lower quantities than were originally forecast. If you are one of the people who hasn’t …

Don’t Go Back to School: A Handbook for Learning Anything

Kio Stark has authored <i>Don’t Go Back to School: A Handbook for Learning Anything</i>, a guidebook about alternative learning that “provides concrete …

Analyst: Apple HDTV coming this year with ‘iRing’ motion controller & ‘mini iTV’ second screen experience

We’ve seen predictions for an Apple HDTV and a revamped Apple TV experience come and go over the last couple of years. Analysts have predicted several times since as far back as 2011 that we’d see Apple introduce its own full-fledged TV set by the end of the year, and the most vocal analyst, Piper …

Google Glass Early Adopters Want To Build Learning, Healthcare, Accessibility & Safety Apps

Wondering who has won a Google Glass? Stanford PhD student Andrej Karpathy has used Twitter’s API to compile a partial list of the so far close to 4,000 winners of Google’s Glass Explorers first adopter competition who applied to buy the high tech specs via Twitter. Google still hasn’t confirmed …

Following its new iPhone campaign, Apple shares ‘Why you’ll love an iPad’

Following up on its recently launched “Why you’ll love an iPhone” campaign,” Apple has begun a similar strategy for its iPad and iPad mini tablets. Alongside a redesigned iPad website, Apple’s new “Why you’ll love an iPad” page lists some of the awards and reasons for why customers use the iPad and …

Corning Says Devices With Flexible 'Willow Glass' Displays Unlikely to Appear for at Least Three Years

While <i>The New York Times</i> reported earlier this month that Apple is working on a curved glass smart watch that could potentially make use of Corning's recently-announced bendable Willow Glass, <i>Bloomberg</i> now reports that Corning sees a wait of at least three years before devices using Willow Glass …

What Apple's and Google's Headquarters Plans Reveal About Their Cultures

The very different designs for Apple's and Google's planned headquarters buildings are a reflection of their corporate personalities, argues a professor of architecture at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.<p>In an interview with Professor Brian Schermer by digital news site <i>Quartz</i> (via <i>Business</i> …

Apple's 'iWatch' Said to Run Full iOS, but Battery Life an Issue in Prototypes

Piggybacking on <i>Bloomberg</i>'s latest report about Apple's "iWatch" plans, <i>The Verge</i> has weighed in with its own claims about the project. Most notably, the report's sources claim that Apple is planning for the watch to run a "full" version of iOS rather a simpler operating system such as that seen on …

Apple Exploring Wireless Charging for iPhone as Early as 2013?

Digitimes is reporting that both Apple and Samsung are expected to introduce wireless charging solutions for their "flagship models" of smartphones in 2013.<p>While their "industry sources" pinpoint Qi inductive charging as the technology to be used by Samsung, Apple appears to be working on their own …

Early 2005 iPhone Prototype Looked More Like a Thick iPad Mini

<i>Ars Technica</i> shares several photos of an early functional prototype of the iPhone from 2005, revealing a device closer in size to a thick iPad mini than an iPhone.<p>The photos were sent to <i>Ars</i> by an anonymous former Apple employee who worked on the project in the early 2000s. The prototype is 5x7 …

Apple Applies for Patent on Wireless iPad Charging via Smart Cover

Apple has applied for a patent for an interesting take on wireless charging, allowing a Smart Cover with embedded battery to recharge the iPad (discovered by <i>AppleInsider</i>).<p>At first blush, Apple's invention, aptly titled "Integrated inductive charging in protective cover," appears to simply be a …

Apple Launches New 'Why You'll Love an iPhone' Web Campaign

Apple today rolled out a new advertising theme for the iPhone on its website, highlighting a number of reasons why people love their iPhones. The campaign comes with all-new graphics, a new "Why iPhone" page, and an email promotion.<p><b>There's iPhone.<br>Then there's everything else.</b>What makes an iPhone …

Ex-Apple CEO John Sculley Believes 'Innovation Lull' Will End, Smart Watch Likely Key Product Focus

John Sculley, Apple's CEO from 1983 to 1993 and the man famously responsible for Steve Jobs leaving the company in 1985 to form NeXT, has said that although he considers Apple to be experiencing a "lull in innovation", he thinks this is an industry-wide issue and that Apple will be the first to …

BlackBerry CEO Says Despite a 'Fantastic Job' With iOS Design, Apple Now Lacks Innovation

In an interview in <i>The Australian Financial Review</i> (via <i>AllThingsD</i>), Blackberry CEO Thorsten Heins describes iOS as an outdated user interface, claiming that the iPhone is at risk of being replaced in the popularity stakes due to a lack of innovation.<p>"Apple did a fantastic job in bringing touch …

Samsung Confirms Work on Smart Watch Project

<i>Bloomberg</i> reports that Samsung has confirmed last month's rumors that it is working on a smart watch. With rumors of Apple working on its own "iWatch" project for launch as soon as later this year, it appears that the two rivals will be be going head-to-head yet again as the battle over mobile …

Apple Researching iPhone Designs With Flexible Wraparound Displays

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today published an Apple patent application (via <i>AppleInsider</i>) offering an interesting glimpse at the possibility of an iPhone or other mobile device using a flexible display contained within a transparent body body such as a glass tube or other shape. The …

Apple Launches New 'Why You'll Love an iPad' Web Campaign

Apple today rolled out a new advertising theme for the iPad on its website, highlighting a number of reasons why people love their iPads. The campaign follows on a similar one for the iPhone that launched a couple of weeks ago.<p>The 'Why iPad' pages mention positive J.D. Power rankings for the …

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