Amazon upgrades Kindle Paperwhite with a sharper screen and a new font

June 17, 2015 Mashable

When Amazon released its $199 Kindle Voyage e-reader last year, it set the bar for the high-end of the company's e-ink reading experience Now, Amazon is bringing that high-end image quality down to its popular and more affordable $119 Paperwhite reader. See also: Amazon Paperwhite Is the Best Digita...

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LinkedIn brings new smarts to Pulse in major redesign

June 17, 2015 Mashable

LinkedIn's news app, Pulse, is getting a major face lift. The company just launched a redesigned version of Pulse's iOS and Android app. The new app takes a much more curated approach to surfacing news stories — a major departure from the app's previous approach to news delivery. See also:&hel...

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These augmented-reality glasses could help the legally blind navigate

June 17, 2015 Mashable

Though it looks like a pop-art installation you might find in a Brooklyn gallery, the cartoonish, high-contrast black-and-white world you see when looking through a pair of Stephen Hicks's augmented-reality glasses is actually part of a plan to help the legally blind see better. Hicks, a neuroscienc...

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Line brings bacon, avocado and thousands of other emoji to iPhone with new keyboard app

June 17, 2015 Mashable

Line, the company behind the massively popular messaging app of the same name, is breaking its signature stickers and emoji outside of its main app. The company released a new keyboard app Wednesday called Emoji Line that makes thousands of its emoji and animated stickers available directly in the i...

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Stretchy batteries – made with origami technique – could power wearable electronics

June 17, 2015 Mashable

Stretchy batteries inspired by origami could power smartwatches and other wearable electronics, researchers say. Increasingly, scientists worldwide are developing flexible electronics, such as video displays and solar panels, that could one day make their way into clothing and even human bodies. But...

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Massive security flaw may threaten millions of Samsung Galaxy phones

June 17, 2015 Mashable

Have a Samsung Galaxy device? Chances are it has a security flaw that lets attackers install malware on it or eavesdrop on your calls, and there's nothing you can do about it Chicago-based security firm NowSecure has published a report claiming that a bug in the Swift keyboard software, preinstalled...

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TexMoji lets you express your inner Texan, love of Tex-Mex

June 17, 2015 Mashable

We already know things are bigger in Texas. Now, that includes the emoji. TexMoji is a $2 keyboard app with Texas-themed emoji, meaning you can rep the Longhorns and show your love for cowboy boots in digital form. The emoji are a bit bigger than what people are used to,… Please click the ...

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These wireless gloves let you pew pew pew things in VR with your fingers

June 17, 2015 Mashable

LOS ANGELES — What's the best virtual reality input? Some say traditional game controllers are the way to go and Oculus is working on its futuristic Oculus Touch, but the startup Manus thinks wireless gloves are the way to go. The company showed off a prototype of its wireless VR… Pl...

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From Wednesday, order your Apple Watch online and pick up in store

June 17, 2015 Mashable

Apple fans can finally reserve their Apple Watch online and pick it up in store. Because of the beauty of the international date line, this new feature is launching first in Australia but will roll out globally on Wednesday, June 17. Before the Apple Watch's April 24 launch day in… Please ...

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From zombies to the Somme: 5 VR apps to try on Google Cardboard

June 17, 2015 Mashable

So, you've put together your Google Cardboard headset. What's next? Google Cardboard, first introduced at Google's I/O developers conference in 2014 and now released widely, is a simple box structure that uses lenses and magnets to deliver a virtual reality (VR) experience from A$10 online. And you ...

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