The Tablo records and streams free over-the-air HDTV to nearly any device

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Nuvyyo, a Canadian startup based in Ottawa, has officially launched the Tablo to the U.S. market, a set-top box with DVR capabilities that can record and stream free over-the-air (OTA) TV channels to the iPad, Android tablets, PCs, Macs, and other set-top boxes like the Roku and Apple TV. With…

Posted on: April 11, 2014 5:00 pm

iPad Air & iPad Mini Retina 2014 Updates: 5 Possible Features

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The iPad Air and iPad mini Retina may see a small update in 2014 that adds a fingerprint unlock feature, new processor and a camera upgrade. The new iPad Air release date for 2014 may also come earlier than the 2013 release, but not likely in time to make the Apple introduced the…

Posted on: April 11, 2014 5:00 pm

Google Releases First Developer Resources For Project Ara, Its Modular …

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Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group has released a Module Developers Kit (MDK) for Project Ara, its forthcoming modular smartphone, providing reference implementations for various design features. The ATAP describes Ara as follows: The Ara platform consists of an on-device packet-switched data network based on the MIPI UniPro protocol…

Posted on: April 11, 2014 5:00 pm

“Robotics changed my life”: A troubled teen finds her calling in tech

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As captain of the robotics team at Lower East Side Preparatory High School in New York City, Freya Wilhelm spent the first weekend of April commandeering a robot around a fluorescent green turf field at the NYC FIRST Robotics Regional Championship. She listened as teammates described technical issues and thoughtfully…

Posted on: April 11, 2014 12:00 pm

Facebook Is Forcing All Users To Download Messenger By Ripping Chat Out Of …

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Facebook is taking its standalone app strategy to a new extreme today. It’s starting to notify users they’ll no longer have the option to send and receive messages in Facebook for iOS and Android, and will instead have to download Facebook Messenger to chat on mobile. Facebook’s main apps have…

Posted on: April 11, 2014 12:00 pm

BlackBerry CEO: I’ll kill off BlackBerry phones if they don’t start making money

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BlackBerry yanked its phones from T-Mobile stores after a T-Mobile ad campaign suggested customers should trade in their BlackBerry for an iPhone, but on Thursday, new BlackBerry CEO John Chen said he’s not averse to snuffing out the iconic handsets completely if BlackBerry phones don’t start making money once again….

Posted on: April 11, 2014 12:00 pm

Prototype charger can power up smartphone in 30 seconds

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Let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutPrototype charger can power up smartphone in 30 seconds Smartphone makers are clever enough to make devices with larger screens and fancy fingerprint sensors. Yet, so far, very few have figured out how to create a smartphone battery that lasts…

Posted on: April 11, 2014 12:00 pm

Facebook Tweaks News Feed Algorithm to Combat ‘Spammy’ Posts

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Facebook is tweaking its news feed algorithm again, this time to combat posts that contains “like-baiting,” duplicate content and “spammy links.” Facebook says the algorithm change is in response to user feedback, and hopes to minimize the visibility of content the company considers “spammy.” Included as spammy are posts that…

Posted on: April 11, 2014 7:00 am

The Brilliant Hack That Brought Foursquare Back From the Dead

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Crowley is the founder of Foursquare, the seminal social networking service that broadcasts your location across the net and serves you tips and deals based on where you are. This past February, the New-York-based startup boasted 40 million registered users, but it was facing competition from countless others including the Crowley…

Posted on: April 11, 2014 7:00 am

Dropbox Launches Mailbox For Android With Auto-Swipe, Previews Mailbox For …

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A year after acquiring mobile-first email management iOS app Mailbox, today Dropbox launched Mailbox for Android, and previewed a beta version for desktop. It also showed off a new “Auto-swipe” feature that lets you not only archive an unwanted email, but automatically archive similar emails you receive in the future….

Posted on: April 10, 2014 5:00 pm