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Hack uses front-facing camera adds 3D display to iPad 2

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Handhelds, Mods / Hacks

No, it's not an iPad 3 rumor. Rather, some innovative people from the Engineering Human-Computer Interaction Research Group have rigged the 2D display of the Apple iPad 2 for a glasses-free 3D perspective.

Using a feed from the front-facing camera coupled with some clever software hacks, the group was able to create what it calls the Head-Coupled Perspective (HCP).

"It is based on [an] efficient head-tracker that uses the …

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HTC Sensation 4G: 1.2 GHz dual-core SnapDragon, qHD display

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds

HTC Sensation 4G

This morning HTC announced the Sensation 4G smartphone. This one sports a 4.3-inch Super LCD display, dual-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon processor, and ships with Android 2.3 Gingerbread with the HTC Sense 3.0 UI. It's very similar to the HTC EVO 3D, but usurps it with an 8 megapixel rear camera, dual LED flash, and records video at 1080p at 30 frames per …

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Amazon is stealing Android from Google

Android Appstore Amazon

I have been watching Amazon's recent moves involving Android with great fascination. Two weeks ago, it launched the Amazon Appstore that focuses on Android apps, and last week it announced a cloud-based music service with a special version just for Android. Although Google has its own Android Marketplace, Amazon is bringing a more structured store to Android with room for users comments …

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iSteve, official Steve Jobs biography coming in 2012

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple

iSteve Steve Jobs biographyThere are many unauthorized biographies of Steve Jobs and even a TV movie (below), but the Apple chief has agreed to team up with Walter Isaacson for an authorized biography that will hit bookstores (and presumably, iBooks) next year.

Simon & Schuster will publish the book, humbly titled "iSteve: The Book of Jobs," in …

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Mozilla Firefox switched to 18-week dev cycle; Firefox 5 coming June 21

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Corporate News, Internet, Software

Firefox 5No, you aren't crazy, Firefox 4 did just launch a week ago.

Mozilla is borrowing a page from Google Chrome and speeding up the development cycle for Firefox releases, setting new iterations of the browser for fixed time periods and bulldozing over features that just aren't ready to make it into a new browser release.

And if Mozilla sticks …

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CheckingFinder finds high-interest free checking - we’re giving away one $150 account!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Features, Internet

CheckingFinder

With checking fees and interest rates being below 1%, we know that it feels like your bank makes more money from you than you do from them in the current economic climate.   We can all use a little more money, and CheckingFinder aims to help by finding free checking accounts that pay interest rates like it's 1992 – I'm …

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Apple working on hybrid E-Ink LCD display?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Displays, Rumors

Apple e-ink hybrid lcd

One of the features Amazon champions on its Kindle e-reader is the black-and-white E Ink screen, which puts less stress on the eye than the iPad or iPhone's LCD screen. A recent patent application, however, suggests that Apple is looking to produce a device with a hybrid E Ink-LCD screen.

Not only that, Apple's hybrid screen might have the ability …

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US House bars limitating lithium-ion battery shipments on planes

Lithium-ion batteries planeThe U.S. House of Representatives has passed a law that would bar the Obama administration from limiting shipments of lithium-ion batteries by air.

The proposed rule by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and the FAA would have eliminated exceptions for small lithium batteries, classifying them as "Class 9" hazardous cargo, and requiring a …

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