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Apple Working on Annoying iMessage Bug That Blocks Texts after Migration

Apple Working on Annoying iMessage Bug That Blocks Texts after Migration
If you ever used an iPhone with your phone number and then ported your number to another brand of device, you may know about a flaw with iMessage that prevents you from getting some of your…
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Smart Glasses Translate Japanese Text to Other Languages: for Manga & JRPG Fans

Smart Glasses Translate Japanese Text to Other Languages: for Manga & JRPG Fans
We’ve seen an iOS app that can translate text from one language to another in real-time. The engineers at Japanese telecommunications company NTT DoCoMo thought it would be easier for users if the translator was integrated…
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Text-Based Multiplayer Shooter: Zork of Duty

Text-Based Multiplayer Shooter: Zork of Duty
Halo 4 just came out, and there’s never any shortage of multiplayer shooters available, but if you’ve already topped the leaderboard, fragged everyone, topped the fragleader or boarded everyone – my expertise regarding the current state…
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Dropbox Turns on 2-Step Verification for All Accounts: You Should Too

Dropbox Turns on 2-Step Verification for All Accounts: You Should Too
Losing the totality of your digital life can be a mind-boggling experience, which is one of the reasons that I immediately turned on 2-step verification when Google made it available for Google/Gmail accounts. Dropbox finally followed…
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Dog Caller: Your Dog Can Now Text You

Dog Caller: Your Dog Can Now Text You
Texting and messaging has evolved quite a bit ever since it was launched on the mobile phone scene, but this smart collar is the first time I’ve seen a way for your dog to send you…
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Swiss Researchers Invent System to Text Shepherds When Sheep Are under Attack

Swiss Researchers Invent System to Text Shepherds When Sheep Are under Attack
Apparently, sheep herding is big business in some parts of Switzerland and elsewhere in the world. The problem for Swiss shepherds is that wolves are making return to the area after being gone for about 100…
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Text-Enabled Espresso Machine Prints Your Number on Foam

Text-Enabled Espresso Machine Prints Your Number on Foam
This definitely isn’t your average texting setup, because it allows you to send a text message to remotely tell a coffee machine to start making your coffee. This espresso machine also prints the last three digits…
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Descriptive Camera Only Prints Text, Proves Pictures Are Not Really Worth a Thousand Words

Descriptive Camera Only Prints Text, Proves Pictures Are Not Really Worth a Thousand Words
A few years ago we featured PhotoSketch (now called Sketch2Photo), a program that can turn sketches with labels into a picture. Here’s something nearly opposite of that: a camera that outputs a text description of the…
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Sony SmartWatch: Look Ma, No Hands on My Smartphone

Sony SmartWatch: Look Ma, No Hands on My Smartphone
For a moment, I thought that this might be another concept design, but it isn’t. The Sony SmartWatch is a real product – an Android-powered watch that will allow you to use your smartphone even when…
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Scosche cellCONTROL Blocks Dangerous Cell Phone Use While Driving

Scosche cellCONTROL Blocks Dangerous Cell Phone Use While Driving
This is one of the stranger tech products I have seen in a long time. It comes from Scosche and is called cellCONTROL. The idea is that you plug the dongle into the OBD-II port under…
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DrawBraille Phone Concept: Texting for the Blind?

DrawBraille Phone Concept: Texting for the Blind?
This interesting concept is called the DrawBraille phone, created by Shikun Sun while he was studying industrial design. It’s basically a haptic phone that uses a braille board as a display. Braille boards mechanically raise dots…
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Tokyoflash Kisai Kaidoku: Telling Time with Text

Tokyoflash Kisai Kaidoku: Telling Time with Text
This unique watch from Tokyoflash tells time with words instead of numbers or hands. The always-on LCD watch was originally submitted by a 15-year old Canadian and Tokyoflash made it into reality. Tynan Mayhew submitted this…
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OMG! 7 Trillion SMS Messages to be Sent in 2011

OMG! 7 Trillion SMS Messages to be Sent in 2011
ABI Research has unveiled their estimated number of SMS messages that will be sent in 2011. According to the research firm, there will be 7 trillion SMS messages sent during the new year. That is a…
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Word Lens Automagically Translates and Displays Translations

Word Lens Automagically Translates and Displays Translations
Otavio Good and John DeWeese worked for two and a half years to produce a program that, to paraphrase Arthur C. Clarke’s famous line, is indistinguishable from magic. Good and DeWeese’s app Word Lens is a…
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Tokyoflash Instant Trend Watch Sends Tweets to Your Wrist

Tokyoflash Instant Trend Watch Sends Tweets to Your Wrist
The guys over at watchmaker Tokyoflash never cease to amaze me with their creative digital watch designs. Their latest concept is the Instant Trend, a timepiece that not only looks cool, but can display text notifications…
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Speed Reader: Camera Scans 200-Page Book in One Minute

Speed Reader: Camera Scans 200-Page Book in One Minute
As Wired‘s Charlie Sorrel said, books contain much of human knowledge, but they are quite hard to preserve or archive compared to other media. A setup invented by professor Masatoshi Ishikawa and his team at the…
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