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Star Wars R2-D2 Ladies’ Yoga Pants

Geek Alerts - 19 hours 51 min ago

Turn your Yoga session into a celebration of all things Star Wars with these awesome Star Wars R2-D2 Ladies’ Yoga Pants. Let R2 be your co-pilot as you get in shape and pose. These pants feature R2′s dome front and center with R2 details down one leg. They also have a stretchy, fold-over waist and […]

Instagram’s Snapchat Rival, Bolt, Just Launched in Three Countries

Gizmodo UK - 20 hours 6 min ago
Instagram's new messaging app Bolt has launched in Singapore, New Zealand, and South Africa.
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Amazon Pleads With Hachette to Cut eBook Prices

Gizmodo UK - 20 hours 20 min ago
In a blog post published yesterday, the Amazon Books Team explained that Hachette's demands are currently "unjustifiably high for an eBook."
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Sky TV’s Now TV is Available on Xbox One Right Now

Gizmodo UK - 20 hours 35 min ago
The announcement comes less than a week after the Now TV service hit Sony's rival console.
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Driverless Cars Will Hit UK Public Roads by January 2015

Gizmodo UK - 20 hours 51 min ago
So, Johnny Cabs for 2016 then?
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Eastern Europe Gets A New Venture Fund In Fiedler Capital

Tech Crunch - 21 hours 1 min ago
Central and Eastern Europe has got a new venture fund in Fiedler Capital. Headed up by managing partners Robert Hegedüs and Jordan Bocskov, the new seed and early-stage venture capital firm is looking to invest up to €250,000 in startups from Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltics. It’s headquartered in Vienna, Austria, but also has operations in Budapest, Hungary. They are looking… Read More
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New Version of Windows Phone 8.1 Brings Cortana to the UK and Adds Folders

Gizmodo UK - 21 hours 6 min ago
Users will get the ability to stack live-tiles on the homescreen to make a folder much like the ones you'll find in other operating systems.
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Amazon To Invest $2B In Its India Marketplace As Competition With Flipkart Intensifies

Tech Crunch - 21 hours 16 min ago
 Just one day after Flipkart disclosed that it had raised as massive $1 billion round, Amazon has upped the ante by announcing that it will invest $2 billion in its Indian marketplace, which it launched about a year ago. In a statement, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said “At current scale and growth rates, India is on track to be our fastest country ever to a billion dollars in gross… Read More
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EA Announces Netflix-Like Subscription Plan on Xbox One

Gizmodo UK - 21 hours 20 min ago
The beta will give subscribers access to Fifa 14, Madden 25, Peggle 2, and Battlefield 4.
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UK To Put Driverless Cars On Public Roads By January

Tech Crunch - 21 hours 36 min ago
 The UK is planning to allow driverless cars to use public roads by next year. At the moment autonomous vehicles are only allowed on private roads. It’s expected that the first vehicles will be seen on some British streets by January next year. Previously, the Department for Transport had said it would allow self-driving cars to be trialled on public roads by the end of 2013. Last… Read More
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Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, Which Will Greatly Expand Cortana’s Footprint

Mobile Crunch - 21 hours 50 min ago
 Fresh on the heels of the announcement and partial release of Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft has a new dose of code for users of its smartphone platform: Update 1. Akin to Update 1 for Windows 8.1, Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1 contains a welcome mix of quality of life and feature upgrades. I haven’t had any hands-on time with the code, so consider this post a preliminary look at what… Read More
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Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, Which Will Greatly Expand Cortana’s Footprint

Tech Crunch - 21 hours 50 min ago
 Fresh on the heels of the announcement and partial release of Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft has a new dose of code for users of its smartphone platform: Update 1. Akin to Update 1 for Windows 8.1, Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1 contains a welcome mix of quality of life and feature upgrades. I haven’t had any hands-on time with the code, so consider this post a preliminary look at what… Read More
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Pricey Data Is A Barrier To Internet Access In Developing Countries

Tech Crunch - 22 hours 21 min ago
 Tech companies, including Microsoft, Facebook, and Nokia, are counting on the “next billion,” or users in developing countries who are just getting access to the Internet, to fuel their future growth. Despite increasing access to technology, including the rapidly growing penetration of inexpensive mobile devices, there are still several major obstacles to Internet access,… Read More
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Seven Real Cakes That Look Like Fast Food

Gizmodo UK - 22 hours 21 min ago
Mmmmm... Obesity...
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Martin Scorsese Drew This Storyboard for a Roman Epic Film at Age 11

Gizmodo UK - Wed, 2014-07-30 06:00
Martin Scorsese already wanted to become a movie director at the age of 11. He even planned to do an epic roman film called The Eternal City starring Marlon Brando, Virginia Mayo, Alec Guinness and Richard Burton. This is the storyboard he did for the movie.
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Twitter Acquires Image Search Startup Madbits

Tech Crunch - Wed, 2014-07-30 05:22
 Twitter has acquired image search startup Madbits for an undisclosed amount. The purchase makes sense because the social networking site has been focused on building out its image features. Read More
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Adaptive Material Could Cut the Cost of Solar in Half

Technolgy Review - Wed, 2014-07-30 04:00

A new material, combined with a cheap tracking system, could unleash the promise of concentrated solar power.

A material with optical properties that change to help it capture more incoming sunlight could cut the cost of solar power in half, according to Glint Photonics, a startup recently funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E).

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A Batteryless Sensor Chip for the Internet of Things

Technolgy Review - Wed, 2014-07-30 04:00

A prototype sensor saves power by using transistors that never fully turn “on.”

The promise of the Internet of things is, in a sense, passivity. Our homes and offices will monitor us, and respond to our needs without instruction. But for tiny wireless sensors all over us and our things to really be feasible, we’ll have to replace today’s power-needy devices with more self-sufficient alternatives.

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Taptalk’s Official Response To Its Clone ‘Instagram Bolt’

Tech Crunch - Wed, 2014-07-30 03:11
 “F*ck Retakes”. That was Taptalk founder Onno Faber’s reply when I asked for his reaction to Bolt, Instagram’s new standalone app. Bolt lets you send photos and videos with one-touch by tapping a friend’s face…just like Taptalk. And those faces are lined up on the bottom half of the camera screen…just like Taptalk. But that doesn’t seem to… Read More
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Netflix And AT&T Sign Peering Agreement

Tech Crunch - Wed, 2014-07-30 02:40
 Netflix has signed a peering agreement with AT&T that will see the video streaming service pay the ISP for direct connection to its network. Previously, Netflix signed similar agreements with Comcast and Verizon. Interconnection agreements do not deal with how content moves across the network of an ISP, but instead focus on how it gets onto the network. In short, Netflix customers… Read More
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