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Simple 'Color' Hack Lets You Snag Anyone's Photos, Regardless of Location

The new social photo-sharing app 'Color,' which shares photos with and from everyone within a 150-foot radius, landed last week, and immediately garnered some raised eyebrows from those concerned with silly things like privacy. But sharing your photos with anyone and everyone who might walk down the same block as you seems like a trivial complaint, now that security researcher and Veracode chief t...

'Color' App Takes Your Photos Public, Shows Users in 150-Foot Radius

Lala founder Bill Nguyen's new 'Color' app is keeping the app hype machine rolling by raising $41 million... before launch. The Lala founder's app arrived today at Color.com (the domain having been purchased for a cool $350,000) with commentators claiming that it will "transform the way people communicate with each other." Nguyen has been given huge media exposure by everyone from the New York Tim...

'Color Identifier' iPhone App Helps Blind to 'See' Colors

In a post on his blog, Austin Seraphin describes how recently purchasing an iPhone and the 'Color Identifier' app allowed him to "see" a whole new world of colors. Seraphin, who is legally blind, sees objects in blurs, and doesn't recognize colors -- just sources of light. He was skeptical of the praise for the iPhone until another visually impaired friend bought one and confirmed what Seraphin h...

The Web Loves Primary Colors, as Red and Blue Reign Online

Red and blue are the most dominant colors on the Web, according to an analysis by COLOURLovers. While we've been seeing more green, thanks to the eco-friendly trend, blue and red still make up the majority of corporate logos and online interfaces. Is it maybe because those two colors also represent ever-strong AMERICA? But Chile and France are red/blue, too... Maybe everyone's colorblind?...

Games on the Go: All the Colors of the 'Bow

Color is all around us, but it's something we can easily take for granted. The games we play are, almost without exception, in color, and it's something that rarely interferes with our gaming experience. Some games, however, choose to make color a focal point. When it comes to design, that can mean lush and vibrant worlds. When it comes to gameplay, it can mean a challenge as mind-warping as the ...

Flickr Colors Get Visualized, ChatRoulette Posers Come Out To Play

There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. Oooh, pretty colors! Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg at the IBM Visual Communication Lab in Cambridge developed an algorithm that analyzed and plotted a...

Fujitsu Shows Off FLEPia, the First Color e-book

After years of teasing -- FLEPia was first announced in April of 2007, and first proven in 2006 -- Fujitsu has at last released its color e-book (or e-paper mobile terminal, as they'd like you to call it) to the masses. Featuring an 8-inch XGA screen capable of displaying 260,000 colors, along with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and up to 4GB of storage via SD card, and measuring less than half an inch thick,...

'Tis the Season With Microsoft's Wireless Red Xbox 360 Controller

Here's an interesting one. That red / black Xbox 360 controller that was showcased back in July is now available to any ole consumer in the US, Canada, Latin America New Zealand and Asia, and it comes bundled with a Play & Charge Kit and red rechargeable battery for $64.99. For whatever reason, Microsoft's totally missing a golden opportunity to cash in on the holiday shopping season by rese...

Softbank Colors in 20 New Phones

It seems Japanese phone maker Softbank is chasing leprechauns, hoping to score a pot of gold with its rainbow line of new phones. The phones are available in an unheard of choice of 20 Pantone colors. Pantone, for those who don't know, is a color scheme heavily used in print publishing and graphic design. The phones feature Bluetooth, a two-megapixel cam and dual screens. But U.S. women hoping t...

BlackBerry Pearl to Get Colors (and More)?

Oh no they di-int! The BlackBerry Pearl -- which we here at Switched.com give the thumbs up -- is apparently going all fruit-flavored on us. According to the Boy Genius Report, the Pearl may soon be dubbed the BlackBerry 8120, and graced with a 2-megapixel camera, GPS, and Wi-Fi. As you can see, more color choices are also in the offing, including black, red, titanium, blue, and gold (along w...