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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Games

Google's URL shortener deeps links directly to iOS and Android apps

25 minutes ago - Joystiq
You know those goo.gl shortcuts you regularly come across on Twitter or Facebook and other places online? They now open the exact pages they link to either on the website's official app or on your browsers. For instance, if you click on a shortcut th by Mariella Moon

Apple Store app offers same-day delivery in select locations

1 hour 27 minutes ago - Joystiq
The Apple Store app now offers same-day delivery service through Postmates, the same company bringing Big Macs to New York City homes and Starbucks coffee to households and offices in several US cities. To be clear, the two companies have been workin by Mariella Moon

Microsoft is adding a headset port to Xbox One controllers

1 hour 12 minutes ago - Joystiq
Even though the Xbox One controller has earned many plaudits, one thing universally hated is the lack of a headphone port. So far the best solution has been to buy the $24.99 Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter, but even that's not without its problems. by Aaron Souppouris

Lenovo's 'Magic View' smartwatch concept hides a private display

2 hours 9 minutes ago - Joystiq
Smartwatches, you know the drill: a touchscreen display, and it feeds you notifications and stuff. Pretty boring, right? Lenovo agrees, so has cooked up a pretty mad "Magic View" concept device to show things don't need to be this way. The problem Ma by James Trew

Microsoft's new Windows Store policy will combat junk apps

2 hours 48 minutes ago - Joystiq
It's no secret that Windows Store has serious issues not just with scammy apps, but also with spammy ones. Now, Microsoft is finally addressing that problem by introducing a stricter certification policy for new and existing apps that could clean its by Mariella Moon

Canada's response to Netflix is available nationwide this summer

3 hours 38 minutes ago - Joystiq
Canadian cable firms Rogers and Shaw have hogged the Shomi video service all to themselves during its testing phase, but they're loosening up now that they're nearly ready for prime time. The two have revealed that their answer to Netflix will be ava by Jon Fingas

Lenovo's projector phone beams a touchscreen onto any surface

4 hours 24 minutes ago - Joystiq
Smartphones with built-in projectors -- well, just the two from Samsung, really -- haven't exactly been a huge hit so far, but Lenovo thinks it's finally got the right use case for this combination: beaming a touchscreen or virtual keyboard onto your by Richard Lai

This telescope is really just 10 Canon lenses strapped together

4 hours 37 minutes ago - Joystiq
Hunting for extremely dim galaxies is especially difficult with single-lens telescopes. That's because, no matter how technologically advanced, the device's design cannot fully eliminate detail-obscuring scattered light from the resulting images. The by Andrew Tarantola

'Nano-paper' chips end up in compost heaps, not landfills

Yesterday - Joystiq
Today's cast-off gadgets are far more likely to end up in a landfill than they are being responsibly disposed of. In fact, 41.8 million tons of e-waste were scrapped last year alone. To combat this, a team from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has by Andrew Tarantola

Pixelmator's photo-editing app is coming to the iPhone

Yesterday - Joystiq
After testing the waters on Mac and iPad successfully, Pixelmator is now bringing its highly rated image editor to Apple's iPhone. Finally. Most notably, the application will feature new editing elements to assist while you're on the go, including a by Edgar Alvarez

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