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Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid hands-on: Android/desktop dual-wielding

Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid hands-on: Android/desktop dual-wielding

With the Wacom Ciniq Companion Hybrid you've got one of two new drawing tablets made by the company to take the art to a new level. While the non-Hybrid version runs full Windows 8, this iteration utilizes Android for mobile greatness and full Mac OS and PC compatibility for all the stylus illustration work you could ever want. This tablet takes on a form quite similar to the Cintiq 13HD, coming here instead with a software experience that's entirely unique.

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Mac Pro 2013 3D printed for early side-by-side photographs

Mac Pro 2013 3D printed for early side-by-side photographs

While the 2013 edition of the Mac Pro wont be delivered as a final market-ready consumable until later this year, the folks at Japan-based Mac People magazine have decided they couldn't wait any longer. They've taken what specifications they could gather of the Mac Pro 2013 and have taken to the 3D printing machines they had on-hand, creating what's not exactly the Mac Pro as such, but just about as close as we're going to get until Apple releases the real deal.

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Black Betty 2K camera houses Mac Mini for all-in-one studio setup

Black Betty 2K camera houses Mac Mini for all-in-one studio setup

While the creators of this "Black Betty" device maintain that it's not a camera at all, you'll find shooting, editing, and uploading video on it to be included, all in the same amalgamation of plastic, metal, and glass. This is the first Black Betty custom camera housing, and it works with an Apple Mac Mini inside and a Silicon Imaging SI-2K Mini Camera Head to create a single beast capable of creating high-quality video ready to upload to the web. And it does it all with just two physical buttons.

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Metro: Last Light OS X and Linux editions aim to prove 4A Engine flexibility

Metro: Last Light OS X and Linux editions aim to prove 4A Engine flexibility

The team responsible for creating the newest game in the Metro series, 4A Games, have made public their plans to release the title to both Mac OS X and the Linux software environments through Deep Silver in the near future. Suggesting that these releases will prove further the flexibility and power of the studio's home-made 4A Engine on which the game is based, 4A Games chief technology officer Oles Shishkovstov said that both new iterations of Metro: Last Light will be released by the end of the year.

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MacBook Pro Haswell refresh tipped for September

MacBook Pro Haswell refresh tipped for September

After the WWDC 2013 boost given to the MacBook Air range with Intel's 4th generation Core processor technology, it would appear that the end of Summer is appearing as the most likely landing spot for this team-up with the MacBook Pro. What better time to bring this Haswell action in a FULL reboot than the push for both Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems in the second half of this year? It may well be the (still unofficial) September 10th event where this all goes down.

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Tim Cook to dine with Carl Icahn to speak on Share Buyback

Tim Cook to dine with Carl Icahn to speak on Share Buyback

Apple's current state of affairs in the public realm is one of massiveness - the company is worth billions of dollars, and here in the summer of 2013, one of its biggest investors is meeting with Tim Cook over lunch. This meeting will be centered on the possibility of buying back shares. According to Icahn, it wont be a discussion of if, but to what degree a buyback will be executed.

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Apple fused glass patent application aims at iPhones, iPads, TVs, displays

Apple fused glass patent application aims at iPhones, iPads, TVs, displays

This week a patent application has been discovered to have been filed by Apple one week ago, this patent application seeking rights to a method for fusing glass. This glass fusion process is described by Apple to be working with several different kinds of products, this ranging from iPhones to iPad, iPods to televisions, and displays in general. While it's unlikely that this process would affect launches in the coming months, it's certainly feasible that Apple would have fused glass bits within the next year.

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Nokia Photo Transfer for Mac makes media transfer a 1-click affair

Nokia Photo Transfer for Mac makes media transfer a 1-click affair

If you bought a Nokia Lumia device in the past 6 months and were wondering if there were an easier way to transfer photos to your OS X machine than the already in-play Windows Phone app, lucky you: today there is. What you're looking at here is Nokia Photo Transfer for Mac, an extremely simple affair that's able to import any of the several odd media types a Nokia Lumia device is capable of capturing.

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MYO Armbands bringing muscle-reading gesture control in early 2014

MYO Armbands bringing muscle-reading gesture control in early 2014

With the wearable device known as MYO, there's no need for the computer to see you to understand your commands. Instead, this armband connects to your device - Mac and Windows for now, Android and iOS soon - with Bluetooth and reads gestures you make with your hand and arm through muscle fluctuations. This armband is already out in the wild - the full "second wave" for the public comes in early 2014.

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