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New Quattro Could Be Shape of Digital Photography to Come
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Sigma is known mostly as a maker of lenses for other companies’ cameras, but a few years ago it latched on to a new kind of sensor technology and produced an innovative byte snapper that caused a stir in photography circles. Now it’s introducing a new generation of its Foveon cameras with a redesigned sensor […]

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India Raises Concerns On Bitcoin’s Credibility, But Doesn’t Call It Illegal Yet
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Bitcoin traders are having a roller coaster ride everywhere and India is no exception. After initial momentum that saw several Bitcoin exchanges emerge in India, the Reserve Bank of India issued a warning that sent many traders into a tizzy last year. Now, Raghuram Rajan, the RBI’s new governor has reiterated the central bank’s concerns about […]

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AppScotch Exits Stealth To Make Mobile Ads Playable
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Founded 6 months ago but running in stealth mode until now, ad tech startup AppScotch is pulling back the curtain today. Based in California, with an R&D office in Russia, the company has developed technology to enable advertisers to offer a new kind of interactive ad unit that turns the humble banner ad into something […]

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Your next refrigerator may run on magnets
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Refrigerators with compressors could become obsolete within a decade as engineers improve on magnetic refrigeration technology. Originally posted at Crave

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XOLO Unveils Snapdragon 400 Powered Q1100 Smartphone
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After unveiling the Q1010 with a humongous battery, XOLO has surprised us by putting up another handset on its website — the Q1100. Priced at Rs. 15,000, the handset sports a 5 inch (1280×720 pixel) IPS display, fuelled by a 1.4 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of RAM. The processor is definitely a […]

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Apple Could Put Quantum Dots Before Your Eyes
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Not quite content with pushing the boundaries on the level of screen clarity with the vaunted Retina display, Apple apparently is investigating new ways of advancing screen technology. The USPTO on Thursday published three patent applications that detail Apple’s interest in improving the Retina display through the use of quantum dots. The technology would enhance […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Says iPhone Expansion Plans Include 50 More Carriers This Quarter
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In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Apple CEO Tim Cook explained his views on topics ranging from smartphones to cash return to shareholders. To understand how Apple will make decisions in the future, it’s important to parse his words and thoughts. Briefly below we’ll look at the financial and the strategic comments made by […]

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You’d Be Surprised By What Really Motivates Users
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Editor’s note: This article is adapted from Hooked: A Guide to Building Habit-Forming Products, a new book by Nir Eyal and Ryan Hoover. Earlier this month, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone unveiled his mysterious startup Jelly. The question-and-answer app was met with a mix of criticism and head scratching. Tech-watchers asked if the world really needed another Q&A […]

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MissionBit’s Volunteer Hackers Close The Computer Science Education Gap In SF’s Schools
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A couple days a week, 25-year-old Brian Clark (pictured above to the left) takes the Muni’s T line in from Bayview, where he lives in a house full of other founders through the NewMe Accelerator program. Yes, he’s a pretty recent computer science graduate from University of Michigan. Yes, he’s new to San Francisco and […]

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