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Thinking about building something out of LittleBits' library of interconnecting circuit boards? Until today, your creativity has been artificially limited -- LittleBits uses a proprietary magnetic connector for each of its snap-on components, without any ability to add objects to your project that...

September 16th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Google promised that Android apps would eventually make their way to Chrome OS, and, well, here they are - the search giant announced that the first batch has just gone live in the Chrome Web Store. We knew that Vine and Evernote were on the short list of Android apps to make the leap, but there's...

September 11th 2014 at 1:33pm 0 Comments
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Looking for a good way to alienate potential customers? Well, there's always the tried and true method: lock your device down to a specific carrier. Intel's MICA (My Intelligent Communication Accessory) $1,000 ballpark price tag and snakeskin coverings were bound to limit its customer base, but th...

September 9th 2014 at 4:39pm 0 Comments
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Back in January, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich teased us with Intel Edison -- a tiny computer with a 22nm chip, on-board WiFi and Bluetooth and the footprint of an SD card. It was designed to be a lightweight and low-power development platform to help usher in the Internet of Things and the next genera...

September 9th 2014 at 12:36pm 0 Comments
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If you've been on vacation even once in the last four years, you've seen it: tourists whipping out awkward tablets with subpar cameras to capture what can only be the worst photographs. Tablets aren't known for their stellar imaging capabilities, but Dell and Intel's next joint effort may change t...

September 9th 2014 at 12:25pm 0 Comments
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Apple last week posted a new page on its developer website relaying the most common reasons why applications are rejected from the App Store. The list of reasons provided by Apple isn't terribly surprising, and includes obvious strikes such as clunky user interfaces, bugs, broken links, inaccurat...

September 2nd 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Uber, the on-demand car startup that's apparently twice as valuable as SpaceX, apparently isn't satisfied with just one paltry mobile app. That's why it finally did what many Silicon Valley prognosticators thought it would: it launched a free API (application programming interface, if you were cur...

August 20th 2014 at 10:43am 0 Comments
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Jean-Louis Gassee's suggestion that Apple should abandon its App Store algorithms and rely instead on human curation entirely is well-intentioned, but flawed. It also ignores the tremendous amount of curation that already exists on the App Store today. Gassee writes in part: Instead of using al...

August 12th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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With over 1.2 million applications to choose from, it's hard to dispute that the App Store suffers from a discoverability problem. The degree to which the problem needs urgent addressing from Apple, however, remains an ongoing debate amongst developers and tech observers. Yesterday, former Apple...

August 11th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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With the right tools, Ouya says you can program and publish an Android game in just 20 minutes, and it's offering the online and in-console tutorials to make that happen. Ouya offers a how-to video on the console, accompanying instructions online, and the AIDE app for Ouya, which provides basic And...

August 7th 2014 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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The popular log-in repository 1Password is about to get a lot more useful on iOS devices. AgileBits has revealed an extension for using the add-on in third-party iOS apps -- if the developer chooses to build in support. Thanks to the enhanced security measures taken by Apple's pending mobile OS up...

July 30th 2014 at 5:27pm 0 Comments