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GNOME Shell 3.14 Beta 1 Is an Exciting Release, Features Multiple Improvementsview story

http://news.softpedia.com – GNOME Shell, a user interface that provides functions for the GNOME desktop environment, has reached the Beta stage for the 3.14 development branch. The developers have been working hard to improve GNOME Shell since the 3.12 release and users will definitely notice some changes when they start the new Shell version for the first time. (IT news)

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The Garmin Fenix 2 Brings The Running Watch Into A Dystopian Futureview story

http://techcrunch.com –  You’re in a desert, walking along in the sand, when all of a sudden you look down and see a tortoise. It’s crawling toward you… how do you train yourself to outrun it? I like to think you’d probably want a Fenix 2 from Garmin. I’ve used Garmin running watches since their first, bulbous balls of GPS electronics were launched in the early 2000s. (IT news)

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Asus Teases Its Smartwatch Launch For September 3view story

http://techcrunch.com –  Earlier this year at Google I/O, we reported that Asus was working on its own Android Wear smartwatch, to be launched in September with a lower price point than existing options. Today, Asus posted a teaser on Twitter revealing that it will indeed be introducing something new at IFA in Berlin on Sept. 3, and the graphic suggests it will indeed be a smartwatch. (IT news)

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Colour Blending 3D Printer Wants To Make Your Print-Outs Less Monotoneview story

http://techcrunch.com –  The 3D4C is aiming to be the first four-colour blending 3D printer, which will let you print objects that aren’t monotone or two-tone but rather blend quad-colours to create multicoloured plastic print-outs. Read More (IT news)

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Microsoft Azure’s Cloud Services And Virtual Machines Experience “Service Interruption”view story

http://techcrunch.com –  Update 2: Here’s the latest from Azure, relating to its downtime: Starting at 18 Aug 2014 17:49 UTC, a small subset of customers are experiencing connectivity issues to some Azure Services which may include Cloud Services, Virtual Machines, Websites, Automation, Service Bus, Backup, Site Recovery, HDInsight, Mobile Services, StorSimple and possible other Azure Services in multiple re (IT news)

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Craft Coffee’s Coffee DNA Project Is Designed To Find You The Perfect Cup Of Joeview story

http://techcrunch.com –  It’s not easy finding the perfect cup of coffee. There are literally thousands of independent coffee roasters around the United States, and it’s nearly impossible to find one that you’ll love. Even if you do, not many are set up to take online orders. (IT news)

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Prominent KDE Developer Says Convergence Will Not Happenview story

http://news.softpedia.com – The idea of convergence has been floating around for quite some time and companies like Microsoft, Apple, and Canonical are already working towards this goal. On the other hand, there are some voices that say it will never happen. KDE developer Aaron Seigo is one of those voices. (IT news)

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Virgin America crew members now equipped with Nexus 7sview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – If you’re planning on flying Virgin America anytime soon you may notice some shiny new tablets in the hands of the crew. For a while now passengers have been able to order meals using a dedicated “food” button and an in-flight entertainment system. Once the order is placed it is relayed to the staff’s tablets. (IT news)

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The Guy Who Kickstarted Potato Salad Wasn’t Just Trolling Us Allview story

http://techcrunch.com –  It’s come to our attention that PotatoStock is a go. Zack “Danger” Brown, a Columbus, Ohio native, previously confirmed that he will put the proceeds raised from his potato salad Kickstarter to good use, namely founding PotatoStock, a philanthropic music festival featuring “gallons” of potato salad. (IT news)

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Now that they broke the seal, how much metal is in Samsung’s future?view story

http://www.talkandroid.com – With the launch of the Galaxy Alpha, Samsung has shown they are willing to implement metal on their smartphones, and based on solid reports, we are also expecting the Galaxy Note 4 to also sport a little metal. What about an “all metal design” though? Reports from Samsung’s supply chain indicate that Samsung will in fact offer an all metal Galaxy S 6. (IT news)

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Samsung purchases smart home company SmartThings for $200view story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Home automation and connected appliances are both markets that big companies are trying to break into, including Google (which scooped up Nest not too long ago), LG, and Apple. To stay competitive, Samsung has announced that they have bought SmartThings, a relatively new company founded on KickStarter, for $200 million. (IT news)

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With Prayas Analytics, Retailers Can Use In-Store Footage To Become More Efficientview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Startup Prayas Analytics says it’s giving brick-and-mortar retailers a new way to reduce customer wait times and otherwise make their stores more efficient. The company was founded by Yash Kothari and Pranshu Maheshwari, who are both entering their final year as undergraduates at Wharton and the University of Pennsylvania. (IT news)