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Microsoft’s IllumiRoom Turns Your Room Into the Game

🕔23:37, 2.May 2013

Microsoft is closer to bringing gamers a more immersive experience through Illumiroom, according to documents released online this week. Microsoft’s IllumiRoom uses a Xbox Kinect and a projector to extend

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Smartphones out-shipped feature phones for the first time ever worldwide

🕔19:38, 30.Apr 2013

Q1 2013 marks the first time that smartphones made up the majority of cellphones shipped across the world, according to numbers from industry analyst IDC. 216 million handsets with computer-like

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NASA launches three Nexus Ones into orbit

🕔04:32, 25.Apr 2013

NASA has launched three HTC Nexus One smartphones into orbit around the Earth as low-cost satellites. As part of a new project to lower the cost of satellites, on Sunday,

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Android Was Supposed To Be a Camera OS

🕔02:40, 23.Apr 2013

Andy Rubin, the now-departed former boss of Google’s Android division, has revealed that the OS was initially developed to power digital cameras, before the slump in snapper sales encouraged his

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Turn a Printed Page Into a Touchscreen With This Brilliant Concept

🕔22:03, 15.Apr 2013

Realizing that the oft-promised ‘paperless office’ may never actually come to fruition, researchers at Fujitsu are working on a backup plan that gives printed documents similar tablet-like touchscreen functionality. Using

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Malware On Mobile Grew 163% In 2012, Report Says

🕔21:58, 15.Apr 2013

Mobile service provider NQ Mobile today released a study of malware covering 2012, using data gathered from the company’s Security Labs. It found that malware threats in general on mobile

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Equalize Your Sound Levels Down, Not Up, for Better Quality

🕔13:43, 9.Apr 2013

There are several ways to equalize sound levels. You can do it with the sound player application, through the sound card utility software and also with built-in operating system tools.

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The First Webcam Was Invented to Check Coffee Levels

🕔02:28, 8.Apr 2013

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but laziness is definitely its father. Case in point, here’s an interesting tidbit of imaging history: the first webcam ever was actually invented

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What Happens in 1 Minute on the Internet

🕔02:19, 3.Apr 2013

According to Intel, the number of networked devices now matches the world’s population, which means the Internet is a frenetic, crowded place.   Whether logging on via laptop or a

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Apple Acquires Indoor Location Company WifiSLAM

🕔00:52, 27.Mar 2013

Watch out, Google Maps for Android, it looks like Apple’s iOS Maps may soon be entering the building — when it comes to indoor GPS tracking anyway. The Wall Street

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