Kinect This: Leap Motion’s $70 Sensor Is Cheaper, More Accurate

Microsoft’s Kinect motion sensor has revolutionary potential, but it’s pricey at $250 for the Windows version. Enter Leap, which plans to sell a more accurate motion-sensing device called the Leap Motion for just $70. According to the company, the Leap Motion can track movement to 1/100th of a millimeter, which is 200 times more accurate than anything else on the […]

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Facebook IPO Pops Early, Then Drops in Disappointing Debut

Facebook’s public debut — the largest tech IPO in history — performed below expectations Friday, jumping 13% to hit $43 just minutes after trading began, only to retreat quickly to the initial offering price of $38. At that point, the IPO underwriters, including the largest banks on Wall Street, stepped in and waged a buying-battle to support the price, according […]

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Coding and Red Bull: Facebook to hold all-night hacking session

At some companies, the night before a multibillion-dollar stock offering might come with lavish parties and champagne. At Facebook, it will be work and Red Bull. According to a rundown from Facebook about the day leading up to Friday’s initial stock offering, staffers will be all-hands-on-deck for the company’s 31st “hackathon” — one of its all-night coding sessions that have […]

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iPhone Larger Screen

From its inception to version 4S, Apple’s iPhone has had the same screen size: 3.5 inches. This might change with the next generation of the device, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the WSJ says Apple has ordered screens from its Asian suppliers measuring “at least 4 inches diagonally.” No […]

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The Mobile Web: Dead or On Hiatus?

Remember the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)? Before smartphones, it seemed as though everyone was building mobile versions of their websites in WAP form. This even happened again for a short while with smartphones until app stores arrived. Now it seems more attention is being paid to making apps than making versions of websites optimized for smartphones screens. Given the app […]

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Apple, L.L. Bean—and Especially, Amazon—Score Big in Online Shopping Satisfaction

In an annual study tracking customer satisfaction ratings with the top 100 online retailers, perhaps the biggest takeaway is that Amazon is the world’s biggest e-retailer for a reason: It just plain makes customers happier than the competition. In this year’s ForeSee E-Retail Satisfaction Index, awards for top satisfaction were named in various shopping categories, including apparel (L.L. Bean), computers […]

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