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Atomic Wristwatch, Curved Screen Displays for Smartphones, iPhone 5C Price Cut and More

Top technology news for October 7

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Atomic Wristwatch, Curved Screen Displays for Smartphones, iPhone 5C Price Cut and More

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Atomic Wristwatch, Curved Screen Displays for Smartphones, iPhone 5C Price Cut and More

One the strangest wristwatches I've ever seen surfaced today called the Cesium 133. The bulky wristwatch has all the components inside to make it a real atomic clock.

Images of a smart watch from Nokia leaked today. The leaked images really don't show much and no specifications or pricing details came along with the leaked photographs.

Rumors continue to circulate that Apple will be launching a smart watch called the iWatch this year. An analyst firm called Piper Jaffray recently conducted a survey and estimates that Apple could sell 5,000,000 to 10,000,000 iWatches the first year the device is available.

Esquire magazine has dubbed Scarlet Johansson the sexiest woman alive for 2013. This marks the second time in seven years she has received the distinction of sexiest woman alive.

LG Display announced that it has started mass production of the world's first curved display specifically for smartphones. The screen is set to launch in November and uses OLED technology.

Walmart and RadioShack and stepped up and discounted the brand-new iPhone 5C down to $45. This $45 price comes on the heels Best Buy offering the device for $50 previously.

Valve recently offered up the hardware specifications for its Steam Machine prototype. The prototype machine uses PC hardware including Intel Core processors and Nvidia graphics.

CBS has launched a new full episode streaming app for Android and Windows 8 devices. Interestingly CBS will be rolling out a BlackBerry 10 app later this year offering full episode streaming.


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The Standeazy Review

Source: Cool Smart Phone

Has it really been two years since we took a look at the original Standeazy ? Apparently it has. Luckily some things haven’t changed. The new version is still the size of a credit card and I’m still dashingly handsome, which is good. The older version of the Standeazy was made from relatively thin plastic. It worked well, but needed a bit of “oomph” as there was a tendency to bend when larger handsets were put into the sta ...
Source: Cool Smart Phone   Full article at: Cool Smart Phone 15 minutes ago


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Hungry For The Power: Lorde To Rule Teen Franchise's Movie Music

Source: Clash Music

She's supervising the next Hunger Games soundtrack...Former Clash cover star and all-round good egg of pop Lorde has been charged with overseeing all the music for the next movie instalment of The Hunger Games, Mockingjay – Part 1, reports The Guardian.  Working beside director Francis Lawrence, the New Zealander – still 17, lest we forget what she’s achieved so young – will both record the f ...
Source: Clash Music   Full article at: Clash Music 19 minutes ago

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Thornaby dad jailed after late night bag snatch that injured woman's shoulder and hand

Source: Gazette Live

Richard Fielding, 28, admitted snatching the bag containing a white iPhone and a swarovski bracelet from a woma ...
Source: Gazette Live   Full article at: Gazette Live 1 hour ago

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Samsung will ditch plastic for 'new materials' on a 2014 phone

Source: Tech Radar

Samsung will break the mold this year and release a non-plastic phone, bucking a trend it's established over several years of cheap-feeling Galaxy devices.Not that Samsung's phones have actually been cheap, or of poor quality, but their plastic chassis have sometimes made them feel that way.No doubt that hasn't helped the Korean firm in its battles with competitors like HTC, which has taken to using metal on flagships like the HTC One (M8).B ...
Source: Tech Radar  Full article at: Tech Radar 11 hours ago, 3:37pm CDT

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Philly Game Studio FishPotato Games Reveals Disco Dogs: Coming in August

Source: MacMegasite

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – FishPotato Games, a Philadelphia based independent game developer, is pleased to announce the upcoming release of “Disco Dogs.” This is a matching puzzle adventure game that follows four unlikely heroes – Max, Cece, S.P. and Johnny – as they try to light up the dance floor and become the ultimate disco champions. Along the way, they will encounter fun puzzles, timed challenges, ...
Source: MacMegasite   Full article at: MacMegasite 12 hours ago, 2:40pm CDT

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Facebook’s now required Messenger gets full screen videos and images

Source: 9to5Mac

Facebook released version 9.0 of its Messenger app for iOS today bringing an improvement to how photos and videos are viewed. Previously trapped to a smaller section when shared, photos and videos in messages can now be viewed full screen like you would expect. It’s a small improvement to Facebook Messenger, but now that the social network is stripping messaging functionality out of its primary Facebook for iPhone app, you can expect to see even more focus in ...
Source: 9to5Mac   Full article at: 9to5Mac 13 hours ago, 2:04pm CDT

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Microsoft's Office for iPad Apps Gain New Picture Tools, Fonts, and Ability to Send Files as PDFs

Source: Mac Rumors

Microsoft's Office for iPad apps, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint received a major update today that adds several new user-requested features to each app. All three apps have gained the ability to export files as PDFs, and each one has also gained new Picture Tools that let users crop to focus on the right part of an image. Third-party fonts have also been added to each app. Excel now includes improved external keyboard s ...
Source: Mac Rumors  Full article at: Mac Rumors 14 hours ago, 12:31pm CDT

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Meet Timeful, the intelligent ‘Time Assistant’ that knows how to squeeze all your to-do chores in your busy calendar

Source: BGR

Timeful is a new free iPhone application that wants to help users better manage their calendars and to-do lists at the same time. Timeful is an intelligent “Time Assistant” that relies on machine learning and behavioral science to automatically insert tasks in busy calendars, thus helping users get more things done without having to worry about schedulin ...
Source: BGR   Full article at: BGR 14 hours ago, 12:30pm CDT

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Microsoft releases Office for iPad update with PDF exporting, presenter view, third party fonts, more

Source: 9to5Mac

Image: Earlier this week Microsoft introduced an updated version of its OneNote app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac, and today new versions of its Office for iPad suite have been released. Version 1.1 of Office for iPad introduces a list of new features in the first major update to the tablet productivity apps. Included in the update is the ability to send files from Word and Excel as a PDF file, a new Presenter View for PowerPoint, and a list of several more features. Check ...
Source: 9to5Mac   Full article at: 9to5Mac 14 hours ago, 12:20pm CDT

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Philip Selway - Coming Up For Air

Source: Clash Music

From his second solo album 'Weatherhouse'...The drummer in Radiohead, Philip Selway's soft, patient, unassuming manner makes him an unlikely solo star. Yet debut album 'Familial' was a delight. Sparking a handful of warm, inviting live shows, Selway proved that sometimes the slow, patient route is the most effective. Returning to the studio, the songwriter began sketching out a follow up last year. Due to be released via Bella Union, new albu ...
Source: Clash Music   Full article at: Clash Music 16 hours ago, 11:08am CDT

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