Tag Archive: Real


Cookie Monster gets real behind the scenes of Siri ad

We loved that recent Siri ad starring the lovable Muppet, Cookie Monster. And a new video gives us more with some mock behind-the-scenes footage. In the original spot, Cookie Monster used Siri’s hands-free functionality to set a timer while his delicious cookies baked. And he even asked the digital assistant to play some tunes on […]

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Use a virtual private network for real peace of mind [Deals]

Getting online can be scary business, with data thieves, hackers, even the government’s snooping eye always looming. One of the best ways to stay secure and anonymous while browsing is via a virtual private network, or VPN, which creates a secured digital tunnel between you and your web activity. And right now you can get […]

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Massive Snapchat revamp brings real voice and video calling

The Snapchat revamp you’ve been reading so much about in recent months has landed. Dubbed “Chat 2.0,” and available today on Android and iOS, it finally brings voice and video calling, improved Snapchat Stories, and 200 brand new stickers. With voice and video calling, Snapchat is more than just a funky messaging app. You can […]

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Pokémon GO lets you catch ’em all in real life

If, like me, you sank countless hours into Pokémon games during your misspent youth, there’s some great news: Pokémon GO, an augmented reality game for smartphones is one step closer to rolling out. And it looks great! The first big original mobile Pokémon game, GO sends players on a scavenger hunt in which they must […]

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Get really good at building apps with Ruby, by building real apps [Deals]

Ruby on Rails is the language that powers most of the web apps you use every day. If you’re looking to get involved in web development, learning Ruby is a wise and lucrative move. BaseRail’s in-depth training teaches you to build working, deployable apps, offering critical hands-on experience that normally goes for thousands of dollars, […]

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Facebook is finally fixing its ‘real name’ problem

After some controversies and embarrassing missteps, social-media giant Facebook is trying to introduce tools to let its users go by the names they most identify with. The tools it’s rolling out today will change up both how account owners can both report on and respond to real-name challenges. “We’re firmly committed to [our real-name] policy, […]

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iPad math app comes with real human tutor

The fifth-grader who just last year was at least one grade behind in math is now a year ahead and helping his classmates. Sebastian Johnson’s grasp and meteoric understanding of math did not happen because of the tutor he met with twice each week. It was, his father Fred said, because of an iPad app […]

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Real prints come to life with this app and printer

The newspaper that covers the wizarding world of Harry Potter publishes photos that move on the page. For us Muggles, there’s LifePrint, a pocket-sized printer that brings a similar magical to our still photos. The LifePrint device lets you embed a video inside a printed photograph, using augmented reality and requiring the viewer to point […]

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This pocket-size Bluetooth speaker is a real kick in the pants [Deals]

We fit all the music in the world in our pocket; if only we could also carry around a great way to listen to it. Enter the Soundfreaq Pocket Kick Bluetooth Speaker, a pocket-size brick that brings the beat and fits anywhere you can keep your wallet. And you won’t have to empty your wallet […]

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Animated game AZZL will bust your brain out of the real world

This post is brought to you by Jutiful, maker of AZZL and other smart games. Much as candy makers know what taste buds they’re appealing to, game makers have learned what makes people respond. Similarly, the “animation puzzles†in AZZL make it feel like a game that’s also a confection: sweet and a little addicting. […]

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