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Apple seeks patent for mood-sensing technology
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Cupertino trying to satisfy all of the people, all of the time (especially advertisers) Apple is seeking a patent on something it calls “Inferring user mood based on user and group characteristic data” that its application says would figure out how you are feeling and “… then deliver content that is selected, at least in […]

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Apple Reportedly Testing Inductive, Solar and Motion Charging For Its Smartwatch
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An anonymous reader writes in with the latest from the rumor mill about a possible Apple smartwatch. “We’ve heard that when Apple reveals its first smartwatch product, there’s going to be a heavy focus on health and fitness, but There might also be a way to charge the wearable without plugging it in, according to […]

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Self-powered cyborg cockroaches are coming
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Soon you might start wishing there were more cockroaches in your neighborhood. Osaka University and the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology have co-developed a fuel cell that could be used to create a wireless sensor network comprised of a …

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Perfecting The Enterprise End User Experience
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Editor’s note: Todd McKinnon is CEO of identity management firm Okta. Follow him on Twitter @toddmckinnon. Everyone talks about user experience. It’s often referred to in terms of how “sticky” an app is: how easy it is to use, how engaging it is, how relevant it is to what users are doing, etc. All are elements […]

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Toshiba will honor warranties for high-end OCZ SSDs, not much else
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Thinking of buying an OCZ power supply? Maybe think again. Newegg When Toshiba bought the bankrupted OCZ for $35 million, it picked up most of OCZ’s assets, including all of its SSD-related technology and the personnel that developed it. There was still some question as to how Toshiba would handle support for existing OCZ customers, […]

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Daily Roundup: Super Bowl XLVIII survival guide, iWatch rumors and more!
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You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours — all …

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The Faster a New Technology Takes Off, the Harder It Falls
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The familiar bell curve model for technology adoption, moving from early adopters to mainstream users, is dead. Today, everyone knows right away when some new offering gets it right or wrong. This new kind of disruption has its own unique …     

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Boffins demo re-usable paper and waterjet printers
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Most of what you print gets tossed so why not use the paper again? Most of what gets spat out of office printers is read once and consigned to the recycling, so why do prints have to be permanent? One answer to that question is that they don’t – and a water-jet printing technology published […]

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Olympus Launches Three Cameras In India
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Olympus imaging India has launched three cameras, Olympus OM-D E-M10, SP-100 and TG-580. The OM-D E-M10 is an entry-level mirrorless camera from the OM-D series with lightweight body. The E-M10 inherits the 16 megapixel Live MOS sensor and TruPic VII image processor. This model features an ultra-slim design with high-resolution electronic viewfinder for authentic shooting […]

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