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MotionSavvy: a tablet app that reads sign language

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So there are plenty of applications for your tablet that are used to kill time and entertain you. Not to say that this pursuit isn’t worthwhile, but then there are apps that can make significant improvements to the way we, on a collective social level, can use to improve our lives.

MotionSavvy looks like it’s one of those apps: as it is designed to read your sign language motions. Read more »

Apple celebrates its developers with a video

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Apple’s developer’s conference today had some big announcements, namely the introduction of iOS 8 and its features.

However, the company did take the time to create a video shout-out extolling the exploits of its developers. Read more »

LG G3 torn apart, found to be easily repairable

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This was bound to happen at some point in time, but what’s surprising is it has happened even before the actual market launch. The guys at UBreakIfix have got their hands on the Korean G3 and have given it a teardown treatment.

The teardown reveals that the LG G3 can be easy taken apart and according to the folks who ripped the G3, there are only 14 screws that hold LG’s flagship smartphone together. Read more »

Windows Phone finally gets an official file manager

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We knew that Microsoft was working on a native file manager for its Windows Phone eco-system and the app is now officially available from the Windows Phone Store. The Redmond giant had recently enabled the APIs for file picker and file access for third party developers, and it was about time the company built its own app.

The app is dubbed ‘Files’ and can be used to access all the data stores on your phone and SD card. Read more »

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer buys the LA Clippers

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Looks like Apple isn’t the only one that has made a billion dollar purchase recently.

Former CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, up and bought the NBA’s LA Clippers for $2 Billion. Read more »

Apple’s smart home will be limited at first

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When the news of Apple’s Smart Home dropped, you may have had grand dreams of controlling every aspect of your house with your iPhone.

You may just want to hold off on those plans, as new reports indicate that the abilities of Apple’s Smart Home, at launch, will be limited. Read more »

Apple officially confirms the acquisition of Beats for $3 billion

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Apple officially announced that it will acquire Beats Music and Beats Electronics. The Cupertino giant will pay $3 billion for the purchase ($2.6 billion in cash and $400 million in stock), not the initially circulated $3.2 billion.

Under the terms of the deal, the co-founders of Beats Audio Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre will join Apple’s executive ranks. Read more »

NFL Now coming to Kindle Tablets and Roku

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Internet streaming services have been steadily changing the way people watch movies and TV shows. But what about Sports? If you want to catch the game, at least, in the US, you’ll have to resort to a television provider.

Well the NFL announced that they would be launching their own online viewing service, NFL now. The service won’t offer live game streams from the get go, but it will offer replays and other personalized fan experiences for users. The service will be available on Kindle tablets and Roku devices from the first day it is launched. Read more »

New chip lets your phone use any wireless charging station

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One of the biggest issues with wireless charging and why it hasn’t really caught on is that there are a few different mediums out there. So not all phones play nice with all technologies.

But Broadcom has put an end to that with their BCM59350 chip, which will let your smartphone work with any pre-existing wireless charging standard. Read more »

Telescope accessory for iPhone 5/5s costs slightly less than a trip to the moon

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Thanko, known for gadget curiosities like USB staplers and USB-powered allergy masks, has another interesting product in store – a telescope designed for the Apple iPhone. It can be used with naked eyes but put on an iPhone 5 or 5s and you get 100x magnification so you can play astronomer.

The iPhone 5 Astronomical Telescope kit includes a telescope with 700mm focal length, a tripod, ocular lens, iPhone 5 case to hold the phone and a number of other accessories. Read more »

Google reveals its self-driving car

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Google first announced its plans in 2010 to make a self-driving car that, well, drives itself around and the passengers just have to sit and enjoy the ride without worrying about driving the vehicle. After years in development, Google has revealed an early version of its prototype vehicle.

The car, other than its self-driving ability is not much. It’s a cute little hatchback with just two seats inside and a screen to show the route. It doesn’t have any creature comforts on the inside and that is on purpose as this one is more for testing and demonstration purposes. Read more »

See what people think of the iPhone 6′s purported design

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There have been lots of rumors about the iPhone 6: the most notable being the smartphone’s 4.7”, sapphire-coated screen, and an all new body that’s more akin to the current generation iPod touch.

Someone decided to take these supposed design changes to the street (with a dummy unit) and see what the everyday person thinks about them. Read more »

Apple, Google, and others sign $324 million settlement for colluding not to hire employees

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Several major Silicon Valley companies have reached a settlement with some 64,000 workers for allegedly colluding not to hire each other’s employees.

Apple, after adamantly denying that former CEO Steve Jobs made an agreement with Intel, Google, and Adobe brass not to poach employees, has agreed to settle out of court. Read more »

Meet the mobile version of the Google Play Store

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Google has a launched the long-awaited mobile-tailored version of its Play Store. Google’s app store is now a lot easier to navigate through a mobile browser and the internet giant has managed to retain most of the features from its app. So, browsing through the Play Store app or through the browser, you will have easy access to the same content.

Google’s updated mobile-friendly web store is complete with a very nice design. The full featured mobile web version has the ability to send the apps directly to your Android smartphones. Read more »

LG G3 wireless charger and Quick Circle case pictured

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LG’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the G3 has been leaked numerous times and has left nothing to our imagination. Just when we started to think that the flood of leaked information with respect to LG G3 is about to stop (since we already know everything about the smartphone), we come across the official accessories of the device.

The wireless charger and the quick circle case for the LG G3 have been pictured. The leaked images reveal that the G3′s wireless charging dock will feature a design that is significantly different from the normal wireless docks. Read more »