Microsoft has unveiled details of Windows POhone 8.1 OS as well as their new “digital Assistant” – enter Cortana – honestly, I have to say that I’m really not hot on the name and I’m even less excited about actually saying the name Cortana! Regardless, Microsoft has rolled out their latest effort to hype the Lumia lineup of devices with hopes that some of these slick smartphons may even start showing up in the hands of consumers…  see more on the WP blog

Personally, I think the enhanced Skype app and calling features to be the most exciting here and data (and wifi) sense (think data warning and wifi data management) is a nice touch also!

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So, you may have heard about Google’s foray into the smartphone market and Project Tango. What is Tango exactly?? From Google… Our current prototype is a 5″ phone containing customized hardware and software designed to track the full 3D motion of the device, while simultaneously creating a map of the environment. These sensors allow the phone to make over a quarter million 3D measurements every second, updating its position and orientation in real-time, combining that data into a single 3D model of the space around you. It runs Android and includes development APIs to provide position, orientation, and depth data to standard Android applications written in Java, C/C++, as well as the Unity Game Engine. These early prototypes, algorithms, and APIs are still in active development. So, these experimental devices are intended only for the adventurous and are not a final shipping product.
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Apple is one of the biggest companies in the world thanks to its mobile devices. The iPhone and iPad have proven to be big sellers quarter after quarter, but the gravy train can’t last forever. Apple has to be constantly looking for the next big thing, and it may have found it.
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Remember the Consumer Electronics Show? It always feels like a blur while you're there, and then after. Now, just a bit later, I've had enough of a chance to step back and try to figure out what mattered, especially for brands, but also for technologists and consumers. 
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Recall that yours truly has been using the amazing HP All-in-one workstation for a couple of months and enjoying it to maintain all of our websites and perform my daily tasks as well as GIS/mapping duties – see the detailed review HERE. Well, today at CES in Las Vegas, HP has unveiled the First 27-inch Diagonal All-in-one Workstation with Touch Capability. The news… HP today announced the second generation of the world’s first and only all-in-one workstation with a 27-inch diagonal display, the HP Z1, which is now available with Windows® 8 Touch and Intel® Thunderbolt 2capabilities—making it HP’s most powerful, innovative and fully featured all-in-one workstation.
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3D printers are starting to pop up all over the place, but not everybody has access to their own just yet. 3D Hubs seeks to rectify that by creating a place where 3D printer owners can list their own printers, and invite those who do not own one to use theirs. It’s quite elegant really, and it gives us a pretty good look at which 3D printers are popular as an added bonus.
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Hot on the heels of its stock market debut, Twitter launched a new feature yesterday that lets you create timelines of tweets and share that curated content across the social web.
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Yahoo announced on Monday that well-known tech columnist, author and TV host David Pogue is joining the company to lead the expansion of its consumer tech coverage.
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YouTube has launched "Top Fans" tools to help the YouTube creators in identifying, understanding, and interacting with their most influential and engaged viewers.
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IT Industry analysts Gartner announced its 2013 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies on August 19, with an assessment of the tech landscape that visualises its market analysis, concentrating on the evolving relationship between humans and machines.
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