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Tune In To The Alleged First Video Of LG’s WebOS TV Interface

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Yes, this is about webOS, the little operating system that couldn’t. The mobile world has moved on, but that hasn’t completely shelved the OS. LG first announced the intention of putting webOS on smart TVs almost exactly a year ago. While LG would go on to acquire webOS, there’s been little movement beyond that initial […]

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Does Android KitKat Show That The Dessert Name Needs To Be Given A Break?

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Every version of Android has been named for a type of candy. That much is understand, and it’s a cute way to go about creating memorable version names. Each version has also been in alphabetical order: Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, and the current release, Jelly Bean. Version 4.4 was expected […]

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State Department Tries To Muzzle 3D Printed Firearms

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Remember all the hubbub about 3D printed guns? No? Not even when the U.S. government gave a firearms licence to Defense Distributed, the biggest name in renderable firearms? This past week was another huge one for DD, as it printed and tested the new Liberator gun, an all plastic gun that only needs the addition of a nail to serve […]

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SXSW 2013: The Highlights

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South by Southwest lasts 10 days during the month of March. The festival takes place in Austin, TX. SXSW is broken up into three sections: Interactive, Film, and Music. Throughout the festival, many innovations come to light and old ideas are reinvented. Most days’ events begin with panels at 9:30 or 11 AM and end […]

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Google Soon To Expand Google Now To More Platforms

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There are a depressing number of non-Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) handsets in the wild, so it could be that many are unfamiliar with Google’s impressive virtual assistant, Google Now. While other virtual assistants require that you talk to them, Google Now passively collects data on you and learns a surprising amount. For example, opening Google Now on my recently […]

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SXSW: 3D Gun Printing And Practical Anarchy

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File sharing has long been a part of the internet discussion. The sharing of music, movies, books, and other forms of media are common place, although legally murky. Attracting a lot of attention recently is Cody Wilson, Director of Defense Distributed (DD), an organization committed to sharing weapons designs to be fabricated through 3D printers. […]

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