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BlackBerry 10 L-Series images leaked, SDK Toolkit Gold now available

BlackBerry 10 L-Series images leaked, SDK Toolkit Gold now available

A series of impressively clear and well taken images have surfaced showcasing the BlackBerry L-Series smartphone. The photos appeared on the Vietnamese website Tihn Te, a forum for technology enthusiasts. The phone is expected to be announced alongside some other offerings during the launch of BlackBerry 10, although nothing official has been stated.

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Microsoft launches Windows Phone 8 SDK

Microsoft launches Windows Phone 8 SDK

Ever since the announcement of Windows Phone 8, eager app developers have been keeping an eye on the release of Microsoft's SDK for Windows Phone 8. Of course, they were waiting a while because Microsoft just launched it today -- the day after the mobile operating system officially released.

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Windows Phone 8 SDK leaks out

Windows Phone 8 SDK leaks out

Windows Phone 8 isn’t due to launch until the Fall, but it looks like the full SDK has leaked out of China. The 1.35GB download was served up on Chinese forums WPXAP, and includes a whole host of files that will enable developers to get up to speed with the latest version of Windows Phone. Users are still scrambling to download the SDK, although the file is also reportedly available on Microsoft’s own servers, provided you have the necessary login details to get at it.

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Facebook preps developers for iOS 6 release with SDK

Facebook preps developers for iOS 6 release with SDK

This week Facebook has released the beta version of their SDK version 3.0 for developers wishing to get in on the software as early as possible before the iPhone 5 is released this Autumn. This software development kit allowed users to work with session management, Objective-C language features support, native user interface views, and native Facebook login bits across the entirety of iOS 6. Facebook's APIs support has also been boosted for this release, and the download is prepped for use today.

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AT&T releases Watson-powered speech API

AT&T releases Watson-powered speech API

Back in April, AT&T announced that it would be opening up its Watson voice recognition service to developers. The plan was for app developers to make use of the service in several different areas, such as SMS, voicemail to text, and general voice dictation. AT&T has now officially released the API to developers for free, so the various Watson SDKs can now be used in both native and HTML5 apps.

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Samsung Smart TV SDK 3.5 exposes voice and gesture recognition

Samsung Smart TV SDK 3.5 exposes voice and gesture recognition

Samsung looks to be doing everything in its power to make sure Smart TVs are a success. Today the company has announced SDK 3.5 for its Smart TV platform, which will allow developers to tap into features like voice and gesture recognition and add the functionality into their own apps. Samsung has made some more minor changes that should help the development process too.

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Recon Instruments MOD HUD Hands-on

Recon Instruments MOD HUD Hands-on

Earlier today we mentioned a little bit about Recon Instruments and their new MOD Heads-up Display technology. They offer something similar to Google's Project Glass, only it is available today for just $399. These will be your ultimate companion while going skiing or snowboarding, and much more is planned for the future.

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Can’t wait for Google Glass? Recon’s MOD Live has you covered today

Can’t wait for Google Glass? Recon’s MOD Live has you covered today

Google Glass may be grabbing the headlines at IO this week, but with Explorer Edition developer devices not shipping until 2013, it might be worth looking elsewhere for your head-up display fix. Recon Instruments has just the thing, with a new Android SDK for the MOD Live eyepiece that will allow developers to create their own applications that float in the user's eyeline.

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Google releases Drive SDK 2.0

Google releases Drive SDK 2.0

Google looks to be getting serious in its quest for online storage, announcing some new features at the Day 2 I/O keynote that will take on competitors like Dropbox and Evernote. One of those is in the introduction of Google Drive SDK 2.0, which will allow app developers for Android and iOS to implement Drive functionality straight into their mobile apps.

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Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon SDK for Android

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon SDK for Android

We’ve seen SoC exclusive app stores and games in the past thanks to NVIDIA’s Tegra Zone, but now Qualcomm is hoping to to leverage its own hardware with a new SDK. The Snapdragon SDK for Android allows developers to tap into various features available on the hardware platform that were previously unavailable thanks to new APIs. The first release is only available for the Snapdragon S4 8960 processor, but Qualcomm say more will be added over time.

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Apple TV SDK for third-party apps tipped for WWDC 2012

Apple TV SDK for third-party apps tipped for WWDC 2012

An Apple TV SDK allowing third-party developers to create official software for the set-top box is tipped to be on the agenda for WWDC 2012 next week, putting apps on your big-screen TV. The new developer toolkit, reported by BGR's source, would presumably open the door to the App Store on the Apple TV, something long requested by owners.

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Microsoft releases Kinect for Windows 1.5

Microsoft releases Kinect for Windows 1.5

Kinect might be a great way to experience motion gaming on your Xbox 360, but the sensor accessory has a use on desktop PCs too, with a full blown SDK being offered by Microsoft to take advantage of the hardware. Now the company has updated the SDK to version 1.5, bringing with it some new features to let developers further utilize the motion tracking hardware in their applications.

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