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Facebook iOS app bugged the hell out of me to download their Messenger app. I finally caved, and now they're bugging the hell out of me to invite my friends.
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I have two twitter apps installed on my iPhone. Neither are capable of consistently giving me push notifications. And it drives me crazy.
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I have the opposite problem. Two of my Twitter accounts give me badge notifications even though I believe I have them off (that's what the UI seems to indicate). Since those accounts are busy novelty ones, it means I always have a 20 badge... makes it hard to find the mentions I care about.
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There couldn't be a nicer day to be on the farm. #throughglass
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Looking for someone with Glass dev knowledge and a jailbroken iPhone!

The creator of 'PostOffice' the jailbroken app that let's you forward iOS notifications to Glass, has finally updated the app for iOS 7 and the iPhone 5S. However, it now requires users to provide their own Client ID / Client Secret. I'm not a developer and I'm having a hard time getting this set up right. Can anyone assist?
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Ben it require a jailbreak no way you release it to github as I have a dev account :)?
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Why are mobile OS upgrades free but desktop OS upgrades cost money?
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With the big news breaking today that Facebook bought Oculus VR for $2 billion dollars, the Road to VR team assembled quickly to discuss this astonishing news. Cymatic Bruce, Brian Hart, and Ben Lang join me in this episode to share our thoughts and feelings about the Oculus. Each of us share our initial reactions… Read the full article …
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GameFace Labs Has the First VR Headset on the Block with a 2.5K Display—And It’s Mobile

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GameFace Labs may very well be the furthest along in the quest to create a mobile VR headset. Based on Android, GameFace Labs has been working hard to iterate on their prototypes, their latest is the first VR headset (mobile or tethered) to include a 2.5K display, with 78% more pixels than 1080p based VR headsets like the Oculus Rift DK2. And they’ve got even more surprises up their sleeve.
GameFace Labs is creating a mobile VR headset based on Android and recently upgraded their prototype to feature a 2.5K (1440p) display and soon, Nvidia K1.
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There couldn't be a nicer day to be on the farm. #throughglass
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It's a vignette through Google Glass. 
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I just realized that Facebook removed polls from their post types. Disappointing. As a page manager, it was one of the more engaging and useful tools to hear from your audience.
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That's the problem with having so many users. If you get rid of a service that 99.99% of users never use, you still piss off 120,000 people. :)
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Some of my thoughts Facebook's Oculus acquisition.

If people are interested in a lengthier discussion, the Road to VR team recorded a podcast on the topic here: 

http://www.roadtovr.com/rev-vr-podcast-episode-54-road-vr-team-discusses-facebook-acquisition-oculus-vr/
Analysts and tech experts share their opinions on what Facebook's purchase of Oculus really means to the future of VR and crowdfunding.
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Executive Editor at UltrabookNews.com, Founder & Executive Editor at RoadtoVR.com. Into mobile tech, virtual reality, and gaming, among other things.
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I've been blogging about mobile technology for several years across different websites. Currently engaged in the world of Ultrabooks as Executive Editor at UltrabookNews.com. Also tracking virtual reality and augmented reality news at RoadtoVR.com. Some things that interest me: mobile computing, design, gaming, and astronomy.

Previous Work: Executive Editor at Carrypad.com, Editor at UMPCPortal.com, and Editor/Moderator of the MicroPCTalk.com forum.
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Endless Fantasy
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Shop Google Play on the web. Purchase and enjoy instantly on your Android phone or tablet without the hassle of syncing.

The Humble Indie Bundle #3 (pay what you want for five awesome indie games)
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Pay what you want for some awesome games and help support two charities. All of the games are DRM-free and support Mac, Windows, and Linux.

End Piracy, Not Liberty – Google
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Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.. Two bills bef

Minecraft Data Values
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Minecraft data values lookup tables with filtering and other neat features.

Impossible Figure: 2011-08-29 | A. Aronsson's WeBOLLog
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This one is a bit simpler than the last one, much because I was short on time after having moved and become a student again, now reading mob

xkcd: Virus Venn Diagram
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< Prev · Random; Next >; >|. Permanent link to this comic: http://xkcd.com/1180/ Image URL (for hotlinking/embedding): http://imgs.xkcd.com/

A Critical Look at the Interface and Ergonomic Issues of Android | Carrypad
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A Critical Look at the Interface and Ergonomic Issues of Android. Posted on 12 August 2011 By Ben. In this article, it is my intention to ta

Ultrabook Comparison « Ultrabook News and the Ultrabook Database
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At last year's Google I/O, a great new program was announced — Google was working with a group of equipment manufacturers to create a so

Asus Eee Pad Slider Review | Carrypad
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Introduction. The Android Honeycomb market has been heating up in earnest in recent months, with major PC manufacturers releasing their own

With Medfield and Android, Intel Prove They’re Ready to Play - Carrypad ...
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Tweet. Image courtesy Apple Inc. No doubt you've already heard of Siri, the voice control software that Apple is launching with the iPho

How to: Make an iPad Booksafe Case | Carrypad
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IMG_4226 IMG_4225 By now you've likely seen my 'iBook' project. As I mentioned, I documented the process and now I'm here to

A Short But Surprisingly Touching Story About the Possibilities of Virtu...
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I have to say that this brief story, just 205 words long, might be on of the most concise emotional stories I’ve ever read. In so few words,

Black Mesa Source now available
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You don't have to wait for Steam to publish Greenlight winner Black Mesa Source, the Half Life 2-based recreation of Half Life. The team has

Augmented Reality Sandbox is One of the Coolest Uses of AR I’ve Seen Thu...
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Just a few weeks ago I wrote that augmented reality (AR) had yet to prove itself. It’s a neat idea, and we’ve seen so many concepts that loo

Toshiba Satellite Z830 Review « Ultrabook News and the Ultrabook Database
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 If you’ve been looking at getting the best specifications into your Ultrabook choice you are likely to have the Toshiba Z830 at the top of