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Google Goggles is one of the most fascinating products to come out of Google's labs for quite some time and the company continues to improve the product regularly. Today, Google is introducing a major update Goggles which features improved barcode scanning and the ability to take pictures of ads in magazines and get search results about the product and...

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So far, the iPad hasn't done much to safe the newspaper industry from itself, but according to the latest reports, News Corp.'s Rupert Murdoch plans to launch its iPad-only paper The Daily on January 19.

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With SYNC, Ford was one of the first car manufacturers to connect its cars to the Internet and brought relatively high-end technologies like voice recognition and in-car WiFi to the mass market. Now, the Michigan-based company is taking this a step further with the introduction of the MyFord Mobile app for the battery-powered plug-in Focus Electric. Ford didn't specify its...

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Skype just launched the next update of its client software for windows and while there is little new in this version, the company did move the group video calling feature it introduced just a few months ago behind the premium firewall. Users who want to host video conferences with multiple users will need to get a subscription to Skype Premium ($8.99/month) or get a day pass ($4.99/day).

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This morning, with the launch of the Mac App Store, Twitter also launched its new desktop app for the Mac. While the app is pretty, it's missing too many essential features that serious Twitter users have become accustomed to. It also doesn't keep up with the high standards that the official Twitter for iPhone and iPad apps have set...

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Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer is giving the official opening keynote address of this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The event is scheduled to start at 6:30pm PT/9:30pm ET today. Microsoft already announced its plans to bring the next version of Windows to ARM and similar system on a chip (SoC) architectures earlier today, but we expect Ballmer to...

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Google mistakenly posted a promotional video for the tablet-optimized Android 3.0 Honeycomb interface on YouTube earlier today. While the company quickly caught its mistake, intrepid YouTube user DataBitsTV managed to download it and it's now once again freely available on YouTube. Here it is for your viewing pleasure: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiG7AgyCS6U&fs=1&hl=en_US]

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Spotify, the popular European music startup that gives you free access to millions of songs, may never launch in the U.S. after all, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph. Apparently, the record labels are asking for "very large minimum guarantees," which is something that, according to this report, is making Spotify rather nervous as its European operation...

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Online shoppers in the U.S. spent $32.6 billion during the 2010 holiday season - a 12% increase when compared to last year and, according to online analytics company comScore, an "all-time record for the season." Interestingly, while the power of Cyber Monday has often been downplayed recently as online shoppers don't have to go to work to get online...

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The Internet is slowly making its way into our living rooms. Even if your TV itself isn't directly connected to the Net, chances are there is a game console, Blu-ray player, Apple TV or Roku box attached to it that can bring streaming video from services like Netflix, Hulu Vudu or iTunes directly to your TV. Indeed, according to research firm SNL Kagan (as reported by USA Today), 14% of TVs are now connected to the Internet in some form or another. SNL Kagan expects this number to climb up to 38% in 2014.

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If you run a WordPress site, chances are you are using some kind of plugin to reformat your design for mobile devices. One of the most popular plugins for doing so is WPtouch from BraveNewCode. The tool is available in a somewhat limited free version and a paid pro version ($39). Until now, though, WPtouch only supported mobile phones...

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Just about a year ago, there was virtually no market for tablet PCs. There were rumors that Apple could launch a tablet, but a lot of pundits still dismissed the idea that consumers would want to buy such a device. Apple, of course, launched the iPad to much hype in April 2010 and sold over 3 million within the first three month of sales alone. There is clearly a market for these devices out there, but for now, Apple is really the only player in this business. According to Forrester analyst Sarah Rotman Epps, this situation won't change much in the next two year.

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When Digg v.4 imploded earlier this year, a lot of disgruntled Digg users moved over to Reddit, the smaller and brainier Conde Nast-owned cousin of Kevin Rose's brainchild and put the site squarely on the map. With only four engineers on its staff, Reddit managed to turn 2010 into a breakout year for the site. According to the site's own...

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Two and a half years and 1,500 post ago, I started as a news writer for ReadWriteWeb. Since then, I had the opportunity to see little startups grow into large businesses, witness the launch of hundreds of cool new products and met and interviewed many of the tech luminaries that I had previously only read about. All good things have to come to an end, though, and last week I emailed the executive team at ReadWriteWeb and let them know that I had made the decision to leave the company.

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Opera, the Norwegian browser developer, just announced a touch-optimized version of its browser. This new browser, which is optimized for tablets and netbooks with touchscreens. In its demo, Opera is showing off a first demo of the software on an Android device.