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Photographer Documents The Death Of Real-Life Conversation By Clip Syndicate As our smartphones make it easier to connect with people across the globe, they often can make it harder to connect face-to-face. London-based photographer Babycakes Romero doesn't own a smartphone. Instead, he treks along in his beloved city, camera in hand, capturing whatever catches his eye. "As a person dedicated to observation, I just feel I would be missing too much of the world around me if I was staring into the palm of my hand the whole time," he says. In his photo series, Death of a Conversation, Romero captures people connection with their digital devices rather than with each other — a phenomenon he believes is only creating more pain and social awkwardness to the world.

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Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement gets computer game makeover By Clip Syndicate Unleashing the wrath of Chinese deity Guan Yu is just one of many ways players of a new smartphone game inspired by Hong Kong's democracy rallies can defend protester barricades. Duration: 01:26 ...Read More »
Amazon’s Kindle Scout Crowdsourced Publishing Platform Goes Live By Clip Syndicate Amazon wants to take some of the mystery out of predicting what books will sell with its new Kindle Scout publishing program , which lets readers vote on their favourite excerpts from unreleased books to determine what does--and what doesn’t--get published. In exchange for their participation in the program, Kindle Scout users will get free book credits, based on their ability to successfully pick winners.

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Seagate Revenue Up 8.5 Percent On Demand For PC, Cloud Products By Clip Syndicate Hard-disk drive maker Seagate Technology reported an 8.5 pct rise in quarterly revenue, helped by higher demand for its personal computer and cloud storage products. Net income attributable to Seagate fell to $381 million, or $1.13 per share for the first quarter ended Oct. 3, from $427 million, or $1.16 per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $3.79 billion from $3.49 billion.

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New IPhones Selling Faster Than Galaxy Note 4 In Korea By Clip Syndicate In an interesting turn of events, the WSJ is reporting that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are outselling the Galaxy Note 4 in Korea, a bit of news that should give Samsung pause. Pre-orders for the new phones hit 100,000 on the first day of pre-orders compared to 30,000 units for the Galaxy Note 4. Analyst Lee Seung-woo, an analyst with IBK Securities said, that he expected the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to outsell the Galaxy S5 and Note 4 by a factor of five. Sadly it was plagued by a minor manufacturing issue in Korea that could have turned off the average consumer.

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Apple Retina 5K IMac Has A Screen That Can Stop Traffic By Clip Syndicate There is a lot to like about Apple's 27-inch iMac With Retina 5K Display. In addition to having the fastest processor that Apple's ever put in an iMac as well as a super-slim frame, the Retina 5K iMac has a stunning display that seems to defy reality with its clarity and picture depth. Retina , Apple's branding term for HiDPI, or high dots per inch, is central to the new iMac. Retina devices first appeared in 2010 with the iPhone 4.

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Find Your Polling Place with a New App By Clip Syndicate With the mid-term elections just a week and a half away, the Idaho Secretary of State announces a new smartphone app that will help registered voters find their polling places. ...Read More »
No Switching For You! AT&T Locks The Apple SIM To Its Network By Clip Syndicate If you use your LTE iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 with AT&T , you'd better be prepared to stay with the network. AT&T will lock the Apple SIM card in the device, even though the card is intended to allow users to switch networks at will. Users began reporting the SIM lockdown as the iPads went on sale Friday. When a user first activates the iPad on AT&T, a message will appear warning them that once they connect to the network they won't be able to switch to another.

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Don't Try Bending The IPad Air 2 At Home By Clip Syndicate 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. Miraculously, there's a twist: Even after the damage, the iPad Air 2 still works.

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Was The Amazon Fire Phone A Gross Miscalculation? By Clip Syndicate The Amazon Fire Phone is teetering on the edge of oblivion, and there are signs everywhere. Amazon has millions of dollars in unsold inventory. Even AT&T, which Amazon partnered with, seems less than enthused about the phone. A look at the carrier's website tells you a little about the current smartphone pecking order. ...Read More »

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