Barista's edition for Sun 14 September 2014

Acer's Selfie Hat Takes Wearables to Scary Place

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Hats off to Acer. They just brought ridiculous selfie tech to a new level. Last Monday, we were blessed with the Selfie Brush, and today the selfie gods have delivered once more with the Selfie Hat. This latest weird development in selfie tech is basically a giant sombrero and holds an Iconia A-1 840 tablet held by the hat's fold-down flap.

full article at Mashable →

GIF Keyboard for iOS 8 Is the App You've Been Waiting For

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Get ready Internet, animated GIF keyboards are coming to iOS. When iOS 8 was first revealed earlier this year, the game-changing feature that had many developers immediately drooling was iOS 8 Extensions. This meant for the first time developers would be able to bring third-party keyboard apps to the iPhone, a feature users have been clamoring for since the launch of iOS.

full article at Mashable →

These are the latest cars (and trucks) that drive themselves

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Tags: Featured Stories Apple CEO Tim Cook talks to Charlie Rose about TV and why he bought Beats Moto 360 review: It's the best Android Wear watch, but that isn't saying much Innerexile's iPhone 6 case can heal from light scratches Virgin Media's TiVo UI is getting a welcome makeover California will fine companies that try to silence disgruntled customers Moto X review (2014): from also-ran to amazing in one year Taking Apple Pay for a spin: Hands-on with Apple's mobile payment service 10yearsin, autonomous vehicles, SelfDrivingCar

full article at Engadget →

9 Stunning Images of the Aurora Borealis Over the U.S.

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Thanks to the occurrence of two solar flare-induced geomagnetic storms this week, New England's sky was lit up with the Aurora Borealis. Usually the dazzling colors are only visible in regions like Iceland, Norway and Finland, but America got a small dose of the kaleidoscope of colors on Friday.

full article at Mashable →

Drone-based businesses soar in Canada, as FAA grounds US entrepreneurs

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When the producers of The Amazing Race decided to make a Canadian version of the reality TV show, they were delighted to discover that they could use unmanned aircraft to film teams of contestants scrambling from place to place. In the U.S. that quite literally would not fly.

full article at Gigaom →

The Gold Apple Watch Could Cost As Much As $1,200

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A jewelry contact familiar with the matter told TechCrunch that the gold, 18-karat version of the Apple Watch could cost around $1,200 retail when it launches in January. This has been corroborated, based on size and weight, by jewelers familiar with the material Apple is using to make its Apple Watch Edition pieces.

full article at TechCrunch →

Report: Microsoft Will Purchase the Makers of Minecraft on Monday

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This week we brought you the news that Microsoft is reportedly looking to purchase Mojang, the Swedish developer behind the wildly successful game Minecraft. Now, Reuters says Microsoft will announce the $2.5 billion deal on Monday.

full article at Gizmodo →

Black cheese? Burger King Japan unveils burger dark as night - CNET

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Burger King Japan takes a trip to the Dark Side by offering an unusual burger stacked with startlingly black cheese. But don't worry, it's all edible. Fast-food burgers so rarely look like their marketing pictures. They always appear plump, juicy and fresh, but the actual burger at the restaurant looks like it got run over by a Segway.

full article at Cnet →

Microsoft reportedly announcing 'Minecraft' acquisiton on Monday

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Reports of Microsoft's plans to acquire Mojang, creator of the Minecraft video game franchise, surfaced earlier this week, shortly after Apple's iPhone 6 event. Reuters now reports that the surprise deal is said to be worth $2.5 billion, and Microsoft will announce the acquisition on Monday.

full article at Theverge →

How to convert your Android Wear to an Apple Watch

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It's been at least a couple of days since Apple revealed the Apple Watch, right? You want to experience the warmth, the depth - the perfection of Apple's user interface - but you don't have an Apple Watch yet. What are your options? Here's what you do.

full article at Slashgear →

The Apple Watch Is Most Interesting At The High-End

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While we got to see a number of features and a ton of variations of the Apple Watch at this week's event in Cupertino, there was also quite a bit of info Apple chose not to divulge despite the presence of hundreds of interested techies.

full article at TechCrunch →