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Apple Uses OpenStreetMap In iPhoto For iPad Apple Uses OpenStreetMap In iPhoto For iPad

As part of yesterday’s iPad event Apple unveiled iPhoto for iOS. The new software, currently available in the iOS App Store, is a powerful photo editing tool for both iPad and iPhone users (provided they’re running iOS 5.1, also released …

SXSW 2012 Agenda For Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Electronic Frontier Foundation team will be at SXSW 2012, of course. They have announced the panels their members will be appearing on at the Austin festival this weekend. From the EFF blog: EFF Intellectual Property Director Corynne McSherry will …

iOS 5.1 Jailbreak Already Available For Non-A5 Devices iOS 5.1 Jailbreak Already Available For Non-A5 Devices
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That didn’t take long. In between brushing their teeth and washing their face last night, the iPhone Dev Team briefly paused their pre-bedtime ritual to jailbreak the just-released iOS 5.1. According to Cult of Mac, the team released a new …

Social Discovery is BIG (and Creepy?) at SXSW Social Discovery is BIG (and Creepy?) at SXSW
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There’s a new trend in social media and application development, and it’s called “social discovery”. If you haven’t already heard the term a lot, you will soon. SXSW is famously an event where a lot of startups get to make …

Google Play Store May Get Audiobooks Google Play Store May Get Audiobooks
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The help page for Google Play has recently included empty sections for “Audio Books” and “Magazines and Journals,” which leads to speculation that these items might be added to the Google Play Store soon. Google Play basically combines the present …

Interview: uberlife Launches to Turn Online Connections into Real World Friends Interview: uberlife Launches to Turn Online Connections into Real World Friends

With SXSW starting tomorrow, many startups are launching in hopes of becoming the next Twitter or Foursquare. One of the startups that shares this dream is UK-based uberlife. The company launched in the UK in January and launched its U.S. version earlier this week.

J-Lo, Darren Aronofsky Team Up For Non-Bizarre Kohl’s Ad J-Lo, Darren Aronofsky Team Up For Non-Bizarre Kohl’s Ad
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In 2010, Darren Aronofsky directed one of the best films of the year – Black Swan. It won Natalie Portman an Oscar and was itself nominated for best picture. And it was deserving of all its acclaim in book, even …

Amazon Plans To Launch Two Tablets In 2012 Amazon Plans To Launch Two Tablets In 2012

It’s still early in the year and already things are looking up for people interested in a new tablet before the end of 2012. Amazon has plans for the second half of the year to launch two new tablets. The …

Popcornflix Lauches Free Movie Apps for iPad and iPhone

Popcornflix, a digital movie platform that allows people to watch movies for free at all times, just announced the launch of its iPad and iPhone apps. The apps can be downloaded for free at the iTunes App store. The digital …

GDC 2012: Ubisoft Creates Engine Room, Blog For Developers By Developers GDC 2012: Ubisoft Creates Engine Room, Blog For Developers By Developers

GDC is a great place for developers to share insights and ideas with each other for one week a year. Ubisoft wants to create the GDC experience year round with a new blog directed at developers. The new blog is …

ACLU Sues School Over Facebook ACLU Sues School Over Facebook
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The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Minnewaska, MN Area Schools and various Pope County officials Tuesday, citing that they violated a middle school student’s constitutional rights regarding two Facebook wall posts. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. …

iPad Sales Once Again Threatened By Proview iPad Sales Once Again Threatened By Proview

Yesterday many of us enjoyed coverage of Apple’s unveiling of the new iPad. But as we we gawked in amazement over the new device, officials at Chinese-based Proview devised yet another ploy to halt local iPad sales. The latest action …

Solar Storm 2012 Not So Bad: No Power Outages Yet Reported
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We warned you yesterday of a coming solar storm, one of the largest to hit Earth in several years. Some forecasters predicted that the storm–about 10 times more powerful than the solar winds that usually reach us–could cause power outages …

Kindle Fire Getting A Ten Inch Model Later This Year [RUMOR] Kindle Fire Getting A Ten Inch Model Later This Year [RUMOR]
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Amazon may be planning to launch a new, larger version of their popular Kindle Fire tablet later this year. The new 10.1-inch Kindle Fire would launch alongside the second generation 7-inch Kindle Fire sometime in the second half of the …

Angelina: The AI That Builds Video Games (Almost) By Itself Angelina: The AI That Builds Video Games (Almost) By Itself
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Recall those experiments behavioral psychologists like to conduct on rats where the rat is placed inside of a labyrinth and must then make its way through the maze in order to locate the block of cheese at the end. We …

GDC 2012: Mega Man Creator Talks Japanese Games Industry

At GDC this week, we’ve already seen one indie developer tell a crowded room that Japanese games suck. One of the most famous Japanese developers agrees wholeheartedly. Mega Man creator and former Capcom global head of production Keiji Inafune talked …

International Women’s Day Celebrated With Google Doodle International Women’s Day Celebrated With Google Doodle
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Today’s Google Doodle swaps out the blue for the purple and replaces the big “G” with the symbol for woman. That’s because March 8th is International Women’s Day. Evolving over the course of many years, today, International Women’s Day celebrates …

PureVolume House SXSW: Masque Sexual Flavors

Masque Sexual Flavors is heading to Austin, Texas to take part in SXSW, the city’s annual music, film, and interactive conference and festival. The company, which produces the first orally dissolvable gel strip scientifically engineered to mask the flavors associated …

PayPal Agrees to Ban Books with Obscene Content PayPal Agrees to Ban Books with Obscene Content

PayPal is sparking some tension in the publishing world by requesting that e-book contributors ban books that contain ÔÇťobscene themes including rape, bestiality or incest.” PayPal notified Mark Coker, founder of e-book publisher and distributor of Smashwords, that it would …

New iPad May Be Getting 1GB Of RAM New iPad May Be Getting 1GB Of RAM

At yesterday’s media event Apple showed off quite a few of the new iPad‘s biggest and best features: the long-awaited retina display, 4G connectivity, the dual-core A5X processor with quad-core graphics, and more. Even more of the new tablet’s specs …

Toshiba Updates Satellite Laptops Toshiba Updates Satellite Laptops
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Toshiba has announced that it will be updating its Satellite P and L series in the coming months, as a part of a general revamping of its laptops, TV’s and peripherals. The company has yet to post pricing for the …

Buddy Media Welcomes New President Buddy Media Welcomes New President

Buddy Media, the social enterprise software solution provider of choice for many of the top global advertisers is welcoming a new edition to their staff today. Susan St. Ledger will be taking on the role of president at Buddy. She …

GDC Gives Special Awards to Gaming Pioneers

The 12th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) awarded two Special Awards to living legends in the gaming industry at their ceremony last night. The Pioneer Award was handed out to Dave Thuerer, designer of classic games from the 80′s …

Ask.com Unveils Pollroll App for iPhone Ask.com Unveils Pollroll App for iPhone

Today, Ask.com revealed its new mobile app, Pollroll, combining the instant gratification of a poll with the answer depth and social context of a Q&A service. The app, which allows users to send polls to friends and those nearby, is …