SwiftKey launches SDK, phones and tablets get more predictable

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SwiftKey is responsible for as many saved typing hours, as it is crushing affirmations of just how predictable we really are. A fact that can now be drilled home by infinitely more devices, thanks to a new SDK for OEMs. Developers for a variety of platforms and programming languages (including C++, iOS and JVM) can access SwiftKey’s core language-engine technology for their own UI or on screen keyboard, and with support for over 40 languages, we can expect many more tablets, phones and even white goods to worryingly know what we were going to say.

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SwiftKey launches SDK, phones and tablets get more predictable originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 29 Feb 2012 16:43:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Paint3D app promises to let you sketch and print 3D models straight from Android

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3D printing may still have quite a ways to go before it becomes as ubiquitous as traditional printing, but there’s plenty of developers out there working to make that happen. One such example comes out of the House 4 Hack group in Johannesburg, who have been working on an Android app called Paint3D that promises to let folks create 3D models and then print them out straight from their mobile device — imagine saying that even just five years ago. Unfortunately, that’s not available to the general public just yet, but you can get a closer look at the app and the results its able to produce at the source link below, and get an overview from one of the developers in the video after the break.

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Paint3D app promises to let you sketch and print 3D models straight from Android originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 29 Feb 2012 16:16:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Lumia 900 gets splayed into itty-bitty Finnish pieces by the FCC (update: photos)

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Sure, the FCC didn’t get to tear apart the delectable white Lumia 900 we’re oh-so-smitten with, but given the cadaver activities undertaken upon a smartphone that hasn’t yet gone on sale, beggars can’t be choosers. Inside the filing you’ll find a full manual and a bevy of internal shots revealing what makes Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone tick. Also of note, is a snap revealing the exact locations of its various antennae, which we’ve conveniently culled for you after the break. Honestly, there isn’t much else to it, so have a peep at our gallery or hop on over to the source link to get all personal with Espoo’s baby.

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‘Connect Pritect to Protect Kinect:’ for all your tinfoil helmet needs

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Have you considered that if a secretive governmental cabal seized control of your Kinect, it would be able to spy on you as you lurched awkwardly to Just Dance? Such is the price we pay for abrogating our right to privacy, or at least it was until Catalyst Components came up with a solution. Connect Pritect to Protect Kinect is a high-gloss plastic shield that clips over your device to block the sensor bar’s cameras from prying eyes. The only chink in the armor is a tiny hole for the Xbox logo — the efficacy of which is shown after the break. Freedom from surveillance will cost you a meager $15 from Target, Microcenter, Best Buy and Amazon.

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Best Buy boosts return window from 14 days to 30

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That adage of “less is more” definitely doesn’t apply to retailer return policies, so we have no complaints here. Best Buy is reportedly going to offer a more lenient 30-day window for device returns, up from the company’s current 14-day policy. Naturally, this also covers price matches, and applies to all products, including those from Apple, where two weeks is the norm. You’ll find the full details over at our sister site TUAW, when you hit up the source link just below.

Best Buy boosts return window from 14 days to 30 originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 29 Feb 2012 13:29:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nikon D4 hands-on with sample images, video

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Remember when we were in a tizzy about the Nikon D4, way back in January? We got to play with this tank of a DSLR a bit, but sadly weren’t permitted to actually publish any of the photos or video that we shot with the thing. Sure, we’ve seen some samples of it in action, but it’s not quite the same. Thankfully, the company made our late-February that much better, allowing us to take the D4 on a jaunt around the city, a couple of weeks ahead of its mid-March launch. We strolled around Washington Square Park and 6th avenue, with the beast of a camera in-hand, shooting tourists and scenery, before popping by a subway station to have a go with the camera’s purported excellent low-light capabilities that we’ve been hearing so much about. Click on through to take a look at some sample video.

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Nikon D4 hands-on with sample images, video originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 29 Feb 2012 13:09:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Atari’s Pong Indie Developer Challenge is a real coin opportunity

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Atari’s legendary Pong has captured plenty of hearts and minds over the years. Now, to celebrate its fortieth birthday, the gaming stalwart is offering up $100,000 for you to re-invent it for iOS as part of its Indie Developer Challenge. To be in with a chance of winning the cash, developers are being asked to recreate the time-honored classic in a new and original way. Then, simply submit your idea, or playable demo and keep your paddles crossed. Those creations that make it to the final will get published under the Atari brand as an official release, and you get eternal bragging rights (and the cash). The competition is open now, and you’ve got until March 31st to be in the game. Feel like a winner? Then bat your eyes down to that source link for the full deets.

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