Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Apple Shows Off iPhone 5's Features in Two New Ads

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Apple Shows Off iPhone 5's Features in Two New Ads
2:28:33 AMAnita Li
Apple unveiled two new television ads Monday that flaunt the iPhone 5's new features. One 30-second spot, called "Brilliant," demonstrates how users can pay for Starbucks items using Passbook, an iOS app that stores all types of tickets (e.g. boarding passes, hotel confirmations, film stubs, vouchers, loyalty cars) without having to print them. Passbook support for Starbucks became available in early October.

This Time-Saving Plugin Distils Webpages Into Concise Summaries
1:30:10 AMAnita Li
On any given day, you'll likely scroll through dozens of webpages, and experience information overload. In the Internet age, it's a term that most people are all too familiar with, as daily emails, articles and websites bombard our screens. One desktop plugin aims to distil all the online chaos into concise, digestible synopses.

Virtual Library Brings Books to NYC Subway
12:30:39 AMDiscovery News
The New York City subway might be the last place you’d expect to check out a library book, but that could soon change if some students from Miami Ad School have their way. SEE ALSO: Tweet This Paintball Gun, Pull Its Trigger Max Pilwat, Keri Tan and Ferdi Rodriguez have an idea to that would turn NYC’s metro cars into virtual libraries as a way of encouraging the public to visit the physical branches of the New York Public Library.

Samsung Gives Sneak Peek at Galaxy S IV
Monday, March 11, 2013 11:13 PMAnita Li
Samsung gave a sneak peek at its upcoming flagship phone, the Galaxy S IV, on Monday. The Korean electronics giant tweeted a photo that shows a front view of the Android smartphone, although it is mostly obscured by a shadowy foreground. While Samsung doesn't identify the S IV by name, it mentions the device's launch date. The company is set to formally unveil its next-generation Galaxy phone on March 14 in New York City.

Video Imagines Shopping With Google Glass
Monday, March 11, 2013 10:03 PMLauren Indvik
What would it be like to shop with Google Glass? Omaha-based ConAgra Foods, which owns popular frozen food brands like Healthy Choice and Marie Callender's, worked with Google's newly created shopper marketing division to develop the above video, illustrating how consumers might use technologies like Google's to shop for groceries.

Avert Disaster With This Self-Powered Emergency Smartphone Charger
Monday, March 11, 2013 8:33 PMVignesh Ramachandran
You could have all the apps in the world to prepare you for survival when disaster strikes — flashlight, emergency contacts, GPS and first aid tips — but they'll be entirely useless when you run out of battery juice on your phone. If you're camping in the boondocks or preparing a disaster survival kit, you might want to consider a low-tech emergency smartphone charger.

Sorry, Techies: No Google Glass Allowed in This Bar
Monday, March 11, 2013 7:55 PMEric Larson
A Seattle bar announced last week it won't be allowing Google Glass users in its doors.

Boxer Hunts Down Cowardly Twitter Troll for Digital TKO
Monday, March 11, 2013 7:47 PMSam Laird
Boxer gets trolled after loss. Boxer finds out where troll lives. Boxer live-tweets drive over. Troll backs down. Game over; boxer wins.

Sprint's Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Gets Jelly Bean Update
Monday, March 11, 2013 6:17 PMSamantha Murphy
Sprint users with a second-generation Samsung Galaxy Tab will be getting an update for Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 software.

Pope's Job Listed on LinkedIn
Monday, March 11, 2013 5:49 PMNeha Prakash
So here you are, unsatisfied with that current position as regional assistant to the director of blah blah and ready for a career change. And while career counselors may discourage you from changing job trajectories this late in life, finding this LinkedIn listing is like a sign from God.

Report: LinkedIn Will Buy Pulse App for $50 to $100 Million
Monday, March 11, 2013 5:31 PMSeth Fiegerman
LinkedIn is close to acquiring Pulse, a popular news reading app, for as much as $100 million, according to a new report. Citing unnamed sources, AllThingsD reported that Pulse had been in acquisition talks with several big companies, including Yahoo and Microsoft, but that LinkedIn won out.

Tweet This Paintball Gun to Pull Its Trigger
Monday, March 11, 2013 4:35 PMDiscovery News
If you feel like your Twitter rage falls on deaf ears, why not punctuate your next tweet by virtually squeezing the trigger of a paintball gun? SEE ALSO: News Anchor Avatar Hosts Your Internet Feed Just include the hashtag #ISLPaint on your next tweet and IStrategyLabs’ PaintBot will rip off a shot in your honor.

Mother Tried to Sell Her Kids on Facebook for $4,000
Monday, March 11, 2013 3:39 PMChris Taylor
Here's a quick parenting tip: It's not OK to offer to sell your children on Facebook, even if you really need the money. Misty VanHorn, a mother of two in Oklahoma, found that out the hard way over the weekend. VanHorn, 22, was arrested Saturday for alleged trafficking of minors on Facebook — offering her 10-month old and her 2 year-old for $4,000.

College Student Creates Gel to Stop Bleeding Instantly
Monday, March 11, 2013 3:01 PMCamille Bautista
In alternate realities like Mass Effect's video game galaxy or Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games, all-purpose medicinal salves serve as a rapid cure-all for any ailment or injury. Joe Landolina, a student at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, is one step closer to bringing this medical cure to market. Landolina created Veti-Gel, a substance that closes up wounds to major arteries or organs to immediately stop bleeding.

10 Instagram Companion Apps for Power Users
Monday, March 11, 2013 2:32 PMVignesh Ramachandran
You've captured hundreds of square snaps, followed all your friends and tried every stock filter on Instagram. Now what? For iOS and Android users, there are dozens of quality, supplemental apps out there — many free — that take your use of Instagram to the next level as a power user. The growing social network, which was acquired by Facebook last year, now has 100 million monthly active users.

This Augmented Reality App Could Change the Way We Shop Online
Monday, March 11, 2013 2:14 PMLauren Drell
AUSTIN — Have you ever been shopping for something like a couch or TV and just refused to bite the bullet

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