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Twelve months ago, Polar announced the V800, a supremely powerful GPS running watch that came with built-in activity tracking. The standout feature, however, would be that the device would offer-up Pebble-esque smartwatch notifications. Unfortunately, the company didn't have the development resour...

January 7th 2015 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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If Windows 10 is going to unify your experiences on devices ranging from smartphones to PCs, it only makes sense that key mobile features would reach the desktop, right? Microsoft certainly thinks so. The team in Redmond has released an updated version of the Windows 10 Technical Preview that br...

October 21st 2014 at 10:33pm 0 Comments
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Google Glass Explorers will soon be able to see all their phone's notifications (not just the ones from compatible apps) right on the eyewear's screen. It's the same feature that comes with Android Wear, which allows the platform to forward each and every notification to smartwatches, so users won...

October 15th 2014 at 2:55am 0 Comments
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It's been almost four months since EVE Online switched from publishing two major expansions per year to releasing ten smaller updates, and so far it looks like the new schedule has been a huge success. Rather than forcing the industry overhaul out the door in Kronos before it was ready, CCP was abl...

September 28th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Check out this funny Vine from Manfred Hanberg that shows him harassing an innocent game player with some serious notification trolling. Though amusing, the best part of this Vine video isn't the prank itself, but the notification impressions, which are spot on. The talented iPhone impressionist s...

August 29th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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It's been a week full of announcements from Twitter: first the social network debuted a new (arguably Facebook-like) profile design, and today it's officially introducing real-time notifications on the web. We first saw the pop-up alerts in late January, but it appeared to be an experiment visible...

April 10th 2014 at 4:27pm 0 Comments
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Notifications in iOS have undeniably come a long ways from the days when they only took the form of intrusive blue modal alerts. Nonetheless, there's always room for improvement as highlighted in a great post from Hacking UI which provides a bevy of design alternatives to Apple's current implementa...

March 25th 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Facebook makes it a habit to test new features before release, and one of them is a permanent notification bar that popped up for some Android users last year. Now, that feature's back, and it even comes with an upgrade: it shows your profile picture right next to Facebook's familiar icons. Just l...

March 20th 2014 at 5:22am 0 Comments