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Say goodbye to clunky cash management. Hello Square Up.

Tired of clunky cash registers like everyone else? The customer transacation process has long suffered from a lack of innovation. Enter the Square Stand - an elegant square stand with a credit card swiper that has the ability to integrate with other printers and scanners. Now there’s something we can all respect. 

Interested customers can pre-order the stand online for $299; it will be available for purchase in Best Buy stores and other select retailers starting the week of July 8. Square Stand currently works only with an iPad 2 or 3, but a version for tablets with Lightning connectors will be available later this year. Beginning May 15, a handful of local merchants around the country will run their business using the Square Stand. 

#video #iPad #apple #tablet #technology

Is Ubuntu the Next Big Thing?

Ubuntu Touch beat Firefox OS to become the best of the Mobile World Congress. Find out what’s great about it - is it really better than Android?

#video #mobile phones #tablet #android #smartphones
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Part Robot. Part Ball. All Fun.

Sphero is like nothing you’ve seen before. It’s the first robotic ball gaming device that you control with a tilt, touch, or swing from your smartphone or tablet. You can even use Sphero as a controller for on-screen gameplay.

#technology #innovation #gaming #mobile #tablet #smartphones #video
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#google #instagram #tablet #hacking #china
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The revolution is mobile. Mobile digital gadgets are overshadowing the personal computer, says Martin Giles. Their impact will be far-reaching.

 (via Beyond the PC | The Economist)

(via emergentfutures)

#mobile #mobile phones #tablet #tablets #technology #tech
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Amazon Kindle Fire (Amazon Tablet)

The long rumored Amazon tablet was announced today at an event in New York.  You can see the ad above.  The 7 inch tablet will run for ONLY 199 DOLLARS(!), likely putting it on or close to the top of everyones holiday list.  It’s running a heavily skinned version of Android (and gives you has access to Amazon’s Android App Store) that makes it seem more like a Netflix instant cue for all your media than an OS.  But that’s what Amazon wants.

This tablet is not for work. It’s for play. It’s for games, video and reading. We don’t even know if it will have an email app.

It will go on sale on November 15th and you can preorder it now.

[This is my next]

(Source: nerdology)

#Tablet #Kindle #technology #tech
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