Archive for January, 2013

Square Mobile Payments hit Verizon: iOS and Android card readers ahoy

Square Mobile Payments hit Verizon: iOS and Android card readers ahoy

This week the folks at Verizon have revealed their new collaborative efforts with Square and the Square Card Reader - mobile payments made utterly easy! This little device plugs in to the headphone jack on your iOS or Android device and allows you to take payments via credit card or Square Gift Card - easy as pie. The actual device costs less than the credit you get on your Square account (good as cash, essentially) at $9.97 (with $10 Square credit on your account when you start it up) - sound alright to you?

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BlackBerry 10 = BleakFuture

BlackBerry 10 = BleakFuture

This week there's no hiding the fact that the public remains uncertain that they've been convinced by BlackBerry 10 after its first launch event. The company known until this week as RIM has re-branded itself as BlackBerry as they should have done long ago, this also creating an unacceptable amount of confusion for the consumer at large. Now we've got a "new" operating system on a couple of "new" smartphones created by a company with a "new" name - investors certainly must be praying for some additional tricks to be pulled out of the company's sleeve quickly.

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Samsung buys 5% stake in Wacom for $58.9 million

Samsung buys 5% stake in Wacom for $58.9 million

In a move that only proves that Samsung is committed to the stylus, the Korean-based company bought a 5% stake in stylus and design tablet maker Wacom for $58.9 million. Wacom is infamous for their digital drawing tablets, and they're pretty much the industry standard when it comes to that. Plus, the company's technology is used in both the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note II, as well as a couple of their tablets.

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Evernote’s Penultimate 4 goes free: Adds cloud sync & handwriting search

Evernote’s Penultimate 4 goes free: Adds cloud sync & handwriting search

Evernote-acquired iPad digital handwriting app Penultimate has been updated, with v4 adding smoother inking while stripping away the price tag: what once was a $0.99 download is now free. Finally getting Evernote integration and sync fully baked in, Penultimate 4 now benefits from Evernote's handwriting search feature, using server-side crunching to hunt down any digital ink notes based on regular text search queries.

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Turns out Earth isn’t so habitable after all

Turns out Earth isn’t so habitable after all

Scientists have been rethinking the so-called Goldilocks zone commonly used to roughly estimated if a planet is habitable. The Goldilocks zone is the area around the solar system where the temperature would be just right for liquid water on the planet's surface. The problem is a refreshing of the Goldilocks zone definition has pushed some planets previously believed to be in the habitable zone outside that range.

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