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BGR has been right in the past. This rumor may have some legs after all. 
After years of development, Amazon is finally close to unveiling the first of several own-brand smartphones. At a distance, Amazon's upcoming flagship phone looks much like any other touchscreen ph...
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+Srinivas Kilaru Is it dead? 3D in movie theaters seems to be moving along. iOS 7 and 7.1 has a 3D effect where the background moves independently based on movement of the device. The Nintendo 3DS is a fairly successful game device that features glasses free 3D. What's dead is the poor attempts at putting 3D on TV using passive glasses (dark, lower resolution) or active glasses (expensive, syncing issues, battery issues).

It remains to be seen how Amazon will implement and use 3D in their phone, but maybe it will work and they'll have good reason for it. Four infrared cameras around the screen tells me that this is eye tracking technology that should work without any glasses and should work no matter the screen orientation.
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Another auto awesome, but G+ assembled it in reverse. This goes from deep mid eclipse to just before totality. Still looks amazing IMNSHO.
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Auto awesome photo series from last nights eclipse. This is a series from about 20 minutes to about 5 minutes before totality. 
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If you want the Blackberry Playbook, Blackberry's attempt at making a tablet, it's only $60 on eBay today. Considering it was originally $500, that's quite a deal if you don't mind the dead end platform.
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Looks like the Heartbleed bug is being found in more than just servers. 
Read our Heartbleed defense primer? Good, but the fight for your privacy isn't over just yet: you might have to replace your router, too. Cisco Systems
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+Tom Silk  Those Are Commercial Routers , Not Home Routers !! Still Bad Though !!!
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My shots of last nights total lunar eclipse, as seen from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I had nice viewing conditions last night. While it was cold, there was very little wind. All taken with my Panasonic FZ-70.
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My shots of last nights total lunar eclipse, as seen from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I had nice viewing conditions last night. While it was cold, there was very little wind. 
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Thanks! I was just pleased the weather cooperated. So often this time of year we have clouds and storms. I was thinking that I'd have to wait until October to see a Lunar eclipse this year. 
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Auto awesome of last night's eclipse. I had excellent viewing conditions in my neighborhood. This is made from shots covering about 20 minutes before to 5 minutes before totality. 
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Interesting Auto Awesome from the eclipse last night. Only problem is that G+ assembled the images in reverse order. So it goes from deep total eclipse to just before total eclipse. Still looks cool IMNSHO
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I can't help but wonder how successful Samsung would be at this. People want an active developer base on their phones. Look at the lack of success Microsoft has had at getting people to develop for their Windows Phone platform and the resulting lack of sales despite very capable hardware.

 I'm sure Samsung would have local support as the "Home Team" in South Korea, but the rest of the world might suffer from a lack of native language software to customize their phone experience. Apple got away with coming up with their own new platform because of their established iPod and Macintosh fan base, and the lead they took in the new revolution in smart phones hardware after the age of Palm and Blackberry. (Remember when you had to use a stylus on your touch screen?)

Tizen will have to have something pretty special in the hardware and software departments that cannot merely be copied by Apple and Android to lure buyers away from those established platforms. 
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Wow. I wonder if he'll keep his persona from The Colbert Report or play it straight. 
Stephen Colbert will take over CBS's Late Show when David Letterman retires next year after more than two decades. "Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my...
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Wow. I see him playing it straight with a Colbert Report segment. 
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