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First Look At 3D Camera App 3DAround

Dacuda 3DAround Gif Small What if you could shoot those cool 360-degree, swivel-around photos you see on ecommerce sites or in The Matrix with just your smartphone? Then you’d be using the 3DAround camera app that launches next month from Dacuda, which gave TechCrunch an early peek. Simply hit record, revolve your camera phone or tablet around an object, and 3DAround stitches together all the photos into a 3D… Read More

Nest’s Smart Thermostat and Smoke Detector Just Got Smarter

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Nest Labs, which Google recently acquired for $3.2 billion, opened its smart Nest thermostat and smoke detector to developers in June to make more products work together in the home, from washing machines and garage doors to lights and cars.

Now, more than 4,000 developers are a part of its Works With Nest platform, which connects smart products with Nest’s offerings, the company said on Friday. The integration growth is a part of a greater effort by Nest (and ultimately Google) to kickstart the home automation revolution

The news also comes as Apple readies its HomeKit platform for developers, which will act as a software hub for web-connected products to work together in the home in similar ways. Read more…

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The Groups App I Wish Facebook Would Build

facebook-groups2 About once a week, if not more, I find myself typing these words or something similar on Facebook: “I just PM’d you, check your ‘Other’ inbox.” Or, “sorry, I’m on mobile, I can’t get to the ‘Other’ inbox right now.” Or sometimes, just “bump.” If any of these phrases sound familiar, you’re probably also a member… Read More

Amazon Quietly Launches A Functional App Store Within Its Main Android Application

amazon-angled Until recently, if you wanted to install an application from Amazon’s own Appstore onto your Android device, you would have to install the Amazon Appstore app separately. And this is a bit of a hassle, since you can’t exactly just download the app from Google Play. But last month, Amazon quietly rolled out a new feature within its main Amazon application on Android which now includes… Read More

Don’t Try Bending the iPad Air 2 at Home

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Bendgate continues with the iPad Air 2, and it’s far worse than we’ve ever imagined.

In a new YouTube video that will surely make any tablet owner’s knuckles whiten and teeth clench, the latest iPad Air 2 undergoes a bend test to see how much pressure it can endure.

YouTube user Martin Macht starts bending his new iPad Air 2 with his bare hands, but the bend turns into a break. Tiny pieces start to fall off and the screen shatters, leaving your jaw on the ground.

Miraculously, there’s a twist: Even after the damage, the iPad Air 2 still works. (Well, sort of.) Read more…

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Don’t Try Bending the iPad Air 2 at Home

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Bendgate continues with the iPad Air 2, and it’s far worse than we’ve ever imagined.

In a new YouTube video that will surely make any tablet owner’s knuckles whiten and teeth clench, the latest iPad Air 2 undergoes a bend test to see how much pressure it can endure.

YouTube user Martin Macht starts bending his new iPad Air 2 with his bare hands, but the bend turns into a break. Tiny pieces start to fall off and the screen shatters, leaving your jaw on the ground.

Miraculously, there’s a twist: Even after the damage, the iPad Air 2 still works. (Well, sort of.) Read more…

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Looksery Launches A Video Chatting App That Makes You Look More Attractive

iphone-2 Want to look more attractive on video? Or just different? Earlier this year, a company called Looksery popped up on Kickstarter to raise crowdfunding for a new kind of mobile video chat application that allows users to look more attractive on video using special effects that can remove blemishes, let you change your eye color, slim your face, and more. The app, which is live as of today on… Read More

Deezer Buys Stitcher, Adds 35K Talk Radio Shows And Podcasts To Its Music Platform

Deezer Stitcher Logos Deezer, the Paris-based music streaming service that competes against the likes of Spotify and Rdio, is switching up its game in the battle for more differentiation, more users and a higher profile in the U.S. It has acquired Stitcher, the San Francisco-based aggregator of podcasts and talk radio programming. Stitcher has amassed a catalog of 35,000 radio shows and podcasts, including eight… Read More

College Messaging App DormChat Takes On Yik Yak With Backing From ff Venture Capital

dormchat promo DormChat aims to give people a new way to message each other that’s location-based and anonymity-optional — and it’s starting with college students. The iOS app was released earlier this year and is already available on more than 200 college campuses, including founder Adam Michalski’s alma mater Penn State. Michalski said that following that initial rollout, DormChat… Read More

LG’s Next Smartphone Is Powered by an In-House Chip

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LG announced an octa-core NUCLUN chip on Thursday, a mobile application processor built for “high performance and low energy consumption,” and next-gen LTE networks.

The chip will debut in the company’s new G3 Screen, a 5.9-inch phone resembling the company’s popular LG G3 device. The only catch: its G3 Screen is developed specifically for the Korean market, according to LG.

When the chip makes it to LG’s other smartphone offerings, it will pack a nice punch. LG says it uses four 1.5GHz cores and four 1.2GHz cores — the number of performing cores dynamically adjusts for performance and battery life Read more…

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