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Epson’s augmented reality smart glasses show off gesture control at Google I/O May 17th 2013, 20:11
APX Labs showed off its enhanced Moverio BT-100 smart glasses from Epson that can navigate a virtual wall of YouTube videos with a just tilt of your head. The $700 smart glasses feature a pair of transparent lenses so you can see 3D augmented reality content.Media files:
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The Last of Us gallery May 17th 2013, 19:37
Check out this newly released batch screenshots and concept art for Naughty Dog’s upcoming game The Last of Us.Media files:
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Recapping the latest Nintendo Direct reveals and release dates May 17th 2013, 19:24
The latest Nintendo Direct video stream offers up release date details on The Wonderful 101 and other Wii U games as well as reveals of Sonic: Lost World and Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.Media files:
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Worried about your dirty Snapchats being found? This app promises to clean ‘em up May 17th 2013, 19:02
Worried about accidentally saving Snapchat data? New research says it’s possible to recover snaps – but an update to Android app Clean Master is able to wipe this all off your phone.Media files:
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Tumblr will make Yahoo as cool as that Hot Topic shirt made you in 6th grade May 17th 2013, 18:53
Yahoo is considering purchasing Tumblr for $1 billion. That’s a lot of money, but it will also ruin Tumblr. Seriously, you just cannot buy cool.Media files:
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Samsung releases TecTiles2, new generation of programmable NFC tiles May 17th 2013, 18:48
Samsung announced the release of TecTiles 2, the next generation of programming NFC smart tiles. The tags are compatible with all NFC-enabled Samsung devices, including the Galaxy S4.Media files:
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2014 BMW 6 Series M Sport Edition has plenty of tech, but not much sport May 17th 2013, 18:15
Is this upgraded Bimmer meant to bridge the gap between the 6 Series and the fire-breathing M6, or just give buyers a little something extra?Media files:
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TiVo will use your iPad to help you figure out what to watch May 17th 2013, 18:15
Once a DVR force all its own, TiVo is adding a new feature called “What to Watch Now” to its iPad app to help users find what’s worth watching on live TV as an alternative to the standard program guide.Media files:
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Next Ferrari 458 Italia could ditch its V8 for a turbocharged V6 May 17th 2013, 17:15
A smaller engine would make Ferrari’s next supercar greener, while preserved its connection to Formula One racing.Media files:
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VIDEO: 2014 Subaru Forester tops national safety honors for small SUVs in new crash test May 17th 2013, 16:15
The new Subaru Forester crash test earned top safety honors from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) and aced a new challenging small overlap front crash test, which accounted for nearly a quarter of the frontal crashes involving serious or fatal injury to front seat occupants. The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport also earned top IIHS safety honors.Media files:
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Integra unveils its first AV receiver with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi May 17th 2013, 15:58
Integra has begun shipping its first AV receiver, the DTR-30.5, with built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, plus support for pass-through and up-scaling for 4K Ultra HD TVs.Media files:
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‘The Last of Us’ preview: Survival of the fastest May 17th 2013, 15:32
With just under a month to go before ‘The Last of Us’ is released on the PlayStation 3, Sony gives us a closer look to show off the combat system. Your best bet: run for your life.Media files:
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2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Latest photos and new fully-heated details May 17th 2013, 15:15
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class defends its title of ultimate luxury car with a barrage of tech and luxury options.Media files:
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The world loves the Galaxy S4, as Samsung prepares to break 10 million sales this week May 17th 2013, 14:41
Most of us guessed the Galaxy S4 would sell well, and sure enough, Samsung expects the phone to break its sales records next week, by selling more than 10 million in less than a month.Media files:
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Ford says good-bye to Best Buy and pegs AeroVironment as new plug-in EV charger dealer May 17th 2013, 14:15
Geek Squad steps down and Ford signs an agreement with a proven charging station installer, AeroVironment, a company that has so far installed more than 11,000 units across the country.Media files:
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I finally figured out why I don’t like Google+: It wasn’t built for me May 17th 2013, 13:45
For all the beautiful, innovative updates Google+ keeps pushing, it can’t get me to use the service. After nearly two years, we’re just now starting to figure out why the social network (or layer) or sorts isn’t able to compel the user.Media files:
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No Wii U games ‘in development’ at any EA studios May 17th 2013, 13:30
An EA spokesperson confirms that the publisher has nothing currently has nothing in development for Nintendo’s Wii U console. This comes as a surprise given former EA CEO John Riccitiello’s positive statements about the new hardware at its 2012 reveal.Media files:
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Congress questions Google over Glass privacy concerns, demands answers by June 14 May 17th 2013, 12:15
As Google I/O continues, and the spotlight on Google Glass is at its brightest, members of a Congressional privacy group have sent a letter to Google CEO Larry Page, voicing their concerns over Glass’s potential for infringing on privacy.Media files:
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Archos announces the quad-core, 3G, 80 Xenon Android tablet, out in June for $200 May 17th 2013, 11:06
Archos has added another budget Android tablet to its range. The 80 Xenon has an 8-inch screen and a decent quad-core processor, plus it has a SIM card slot for data-on-the-go, and a very reasonable price tag.Media files:
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PackBot military robots to help with security at 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil May 17th 2013, 10:45
A Massachusetts-based firm specialising in advanced robotic systems has scored a lucrative contract with the Brazilian government to supply a number of its PackBot military robots for next year’s FIFA World Cup to assist with security at the event.Media files:
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What’s it like when 1,000 Google Glass owners converge? Strange, but no nightmare May 17th 2013, 10:15
During Google I/O this year, we got our first glimpse at a world where Google Glass owners represented almost a third of the entire population. What does everyone think about Glass now that they actually have it, and how did the show go? Find out here.Media files:
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Ex-Groupon boss to release album of ‘motivational business music’ before launching new company May 17th 2013, 09:45
Former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason said this week that since being fired from the daily deals company, he’s been busy recording an album of ‘motivational business music’ designed to teach some basic business skills to those newly entering the workforce.Media files:
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Tim Cook says US-built Mac will be refresh of existing product with ‘many’ components made in US May 17th 2013, 09:15
Tim Cook said in an interview this week that Apple’s forthcoming US-built Mac computer will comprise “many” components manufactured in the US, meaning it should be more of a ‘Made in USA’ product than one merely ‘assembled’ in the country.Media files:
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White Nexus 4 spotted at Google I/O, rumored for June 10 launch with Android 4.3 installed May 17th 2013, 08:51
The mysterious white Nexus 4 has been spotted at Google I/O, and is now rumored to be released through the Google Play store in mid-June, with a new version of the Android OS installed.Media files:
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iPad Smart Cover may be able to switch off pacemakers May 17th 2013, 07:24
A study, conducted by a 14-year-old student, found that the magnets in an iPad Smart Cover can turn off a pacemaker if left sitting on the patient’s chest. Those with the device implanted are warned to keep their iPads at least six inches away.Media files:
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Lenovo K900 smartphone hits China’s markets, but will it come to the United States? May 17th 2013, 07:18
Lenovo’s new K900 smartphone, the first to run on Intel’s newest processor, launched in China, but will it eventually be released in the U.S.? Not likely, since all of the company’s 2013 marketing seems to focus on Southeast Asia.Media files:
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Samsung patents show tablet designs with built-in kickstands and flexible screen May 17th 2013, 07:10
Samsung was recently granted patents for two different tablets, both with built-in kickstands, one with a flexible display.Media files:
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Hacking Google Glass, a way for developers to “play around and go crazy” May 17th 2013, 07:04
Today Google held a workshop to show would-be developers how to hack Glass and begin to develop applications for the wearable device. Google may not be encouraging the activity, but it seems to be very open-minded about the idea.Media files:
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Google discusses the future of Android in its annual fireside chat May 17th 2013, 04:06
The leads of every part of the Android development team sat down to talk with developers in a question and answer session. Some plans for the future and lots of vagueness was provided. The team is well aware of some of the OS’s issues and it may or may not be working on them.Media files:
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