Y Combinator-Backed FanHero Helps YouTubers Sell Branded Merch To Their Fans

19 Июл

Microsoft Finally Reveals That No One Wanted The Surface RT

19 Июл

Would a Small, High-End Android Phone Sell? Phone Makers Don’t Want to Find Out

19 Июл

Tech

It’s been a dream of gadget aficionados for years: a high-end Android phone that isn’t so friggin’ big. Every so often, someone writes an article bemoaning the fact that such a phone doesn’t exist, only to have their prayers ignored as Android phones get bigger and bigger.

The HTC One Mini could have been that little powerhouse. In rumors, it had a lot of things you’d want in a premium phone—aluminum chassis, speedy processor, high pixel-density display—but with a 4.3-inch display instead of the One’s 4.7-inch screen.

Now that the phone has been officially announced, we can see just how close the One Mini came to being that smaller, premium phone, while still falling victim to the idea that a small screen necessitates an inferior phone.

Though I haven’t used the One Mini myself, I expect that its dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor should be speedy enough for most tasks…

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Apple releases software update for new MacBook Air to fix Wi-Fi, audio & Photoshop bugs

19 Июл

Eric Whitacre conducts a virtual choir of nearly 6,000

16 Июл

TED Blog

There are thousands of faces in the skyscraper windows in this anime-inspired 3D music video. Each face is a webcam capture of a singer — 5,905 of them to be exact, from 101 countries across the globe. Their voices have been blended together into a virtual choir by composer Eric Whitacre for his latest composition, “Fly to Paradise.“

[ted_talkteaser id=1110]In 2010, Whitacre merged 185 singers from 12 countries singing via webcam, so that they sounded like they were performing together in one room. At TED2011, he unveiled a new work with a remote choir of 2,000 — and, at TED2013, he conducted a live and virtual choir, singing together in real time. The video above is his latest experiment in musical collaboration, and as Whitacre writes us: «We have taken the style in a bit of a different direction this time, experimenting and stretching our wings.» Fun fact: The…

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‘AT&T Next’: Buy new smartphone/tablet yearly, pay over 12 months ($0 down)

16 Июл

Report: Apple mulling $280M purchase of PrimeSense, the Israeli 3D body sensor firm behind Microsoft Kinect

16 Июл