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Apple: iPhone 5 Rumors Hurt Sales [Apple]

Apple’s earnings call began with new CEO Tim Cook offering homage to Steve Jobs. He went on to note it set new records, sold a fuckton of phones, tablets, and computers, and made a huge pile of money. More » Source: … Continue reading

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Ice Cream Sandwich: ?Native Resolution? Is 720p

While introducing the new Galaxy Nexus today in Hong Kong, Samsung’s senior VP for product innovation, Kevin Packingham, said something that surprised me a little. He said that Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, is “specifically designed” to work with 720p … Continue reading

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Pastebin updated to V3, releases Windows app

Pastebin is a very popular website aimed at coders and other nerdy types, which allows them (or should I say, us) to paste and share snippets of code with lovely syntax highlighting. It has recently undergone a major overhaul which … Continue reading

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Kids Swiping and Leaping Around Nature with National Geographic on Kinect Looks Awesome [Kinect]

Much like Sesame Street, National Geographic’s giving kiddos a chance to learn (this time about the outdoors) while getting a little exercise. Want to learn about rock-digging bears? Dig through virtual rocks with a virtual bear suit on. More » Source: … Continue reading

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Ice Cream Sandwich Widget Leaks Look Delicious [Android]

Screenshots of Ice Cream Sandwich widgets have leaked. Come on everyone, let’s stare at the subtle differences between the Android builds. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/QYoAExpAm58/ice-cream-sandwich-widget-leaks-look-delicious Mobile Telesystems Nanya Technology Nii Holdings Nikon

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Windows 8 welcome screen revealed, looks very Metro

It’s not really a secret the Microsoft had planned on bringing bits of Windows Phone 7′s Metro UI to Windows 8, but we haven’t seen a lot of really telling evidence. However, with the Windows 8 milestone 3 build now … Continue reading

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Motorola Droid RAZR unveiled: LTE, 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display, available November for $299

As far as secrets go, this one was not well kept. After a series of leaks that treated us to early images of the device, Motorola finally spilled the LTE beans with a teaser page reveal just yesterday. Now, we … Continue reading

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Firefox 4 Friday: 25 million downloads, anti-aliasing, and how to make it look like Firefox 3

If you’ve had your head under a rock for the last few days, here’s this week’s Firefox news in brief: Firefox 4 was finally released. Yes, 13 months after the initial release of Firefox 3.7 alpha 1 and four more … Continue reading

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Apple orders iCab iOS browser to cripple JavaScript modules

The developer of iCab Mobile, a feature-rich alternative to the Safari Web browser on iPad and iPhone, has been ordered by Apple to remove its ability to download and install JavaScript modules. Presumably it’s not the fact that iCab can … Continue reading

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Microsoft releases sexy Bing app for iPad

It’s still a bit odd seeing Microsoft deliver apps for Apple’s mobile platform. And it’s even stranger still to see one as sexy as the new Bing app for iPad, which brings a slick, immersive search experience to Apple’s tablet. … Continue reading

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Apple Guts, Robot Mallrats, and Other Stories We Didn’t Post [Video]

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Hello Expense is a simple, reliable expense tracker for Android

A good mobile application is a fine balance between simplicity and functionality. You’re using it on the go, so you don’t have a lot of time to sit there and fumble with the phone to figure it all out. But … Continue reading

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Earloomz Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Earloomz has a line of quality Bluetooth headsets that give you great features with a sense of fun.  Their  headsets have all the features you’d expect: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, rechargeable lithium polymer battery, noise reduction, headset and handsfree profiles, … Continue reading

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Amazon Cloud Player review: functional, not mind blowing, and still US-only

It’s hard to believe: our world-spanning network, our Internet, which is the cornerstone of free speech and free society — which, on a good day, is capable of causing populist revolutions – is still crippled by banal geolocation restrictions. We … Continue reading

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LG DoublePlay makes its official intro on T-Mobile, offers dual-screens and split keyboard

Where have all the split-keyboard phones gone? It’s been roughly six years since the days of the Nokia E70, a messaging device with an innovative form factor, but handsets with a similar mold have become extreme rarities in the market … Continue reading

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Farragomate is a social fridge magnet game where you make up sentences

You know those fridge magnet kits composed of a whole bunch of words? The ones you put all over your fridge door and then try to arrange into all sorts of juvenile and/or amusing sentences. Well, Farragomate is the social, … Continue reading

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A Terrifying Look at the Scariest Haunted House Ever [Video]

Modern haunted houses don’t feature rubber bats and bowls full of peeled grapes masquerading as eyeballs, they screw with your phobias and recreate nightmares. I thought that going through with a thermal cam would be less unnerving. Wrongo. More » Source: … Continue reading

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Microsoft reveals Data Explorer tool, gets into the sorbet business (video)

Redmond houses quite a few little teams beavering away on quirky projects and one of those has just gone public with its latest creation. It’s codenamed “Data Explorer”, which perhaps isn’t an ideal codename since it describes exactly what the … Continue reading

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Kleiner-Backed Erly Focuses Shared Visual Collections On Capturing Memories From Events

We’ve covered Erly, a Kleiner Perkins-backed startup in the social ‘experience’ space that counts founding Hulu CTO and former Kleiner partner Eric Feng as a co-founder. Erly launched a month ago as a way to build and share social content … Continue reading

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Your Dreams Should Be Displayed on Your Bed Like This [Photography]

Photographer Jan von Holleben came up with a clever way to re-create his famous “Dreams of Flying” series by photographing a girl sleeping on her bed and having the girl’s dreams fully displayed around her. I love it. More » Source: … Continue reading

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Transformers Blu-ray 3D release coming to Japan in January, still no release date for US

The United States got a quickie Blu-ray release of Transformers: Dark of the Moon a couple of weeks ago sans-extras and 3D, with only a promise they would be delivered “in the coming months” but that is not the case … Continue reading

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Virgin Media’s TiVos get updated with Spotify, iOS app support and more

Over in the UK, Virgin Media has given a lucky few (3,500 or so) access to a pilot update for their TiVo DVRs that adds many of the features we’d heard were on the way, plus some extras. Word out … Continue reading

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Deal of the Day ? Planar PX2710MW 27? 1080p LCD Monitor

Today?s LogicBUY Deal is the 27? Planar PX2710MW LCD monitor for $219.99.  Features: 2ms response time, 1080p, thin black bezel, HDMI, 1200:1 contrast ratio, built-in stereo speakers, more. $469.99 ? $250 coupon code  = $219.99 with free shipping.  This is … Continue reading

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The 15 Types of People You’ll See at Comic Con [Humor]

Comic Con NY is wrapping up this weekend and it’s mostly a nerdfest shit show with the occasional girl dressed in cosplay, creeps who don’t know they’re being creepy creeping and the same people over and over again. Here’s 15 … Continue reading

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Sprint says the iPhone 4S, 4 add up to its best ‘device family’ launch ever (Update: AT&T too)

After ignoring and teasing the iPhone, Sprint has its own Apple handsets to sell and apparently its customers have responded to the iPhone 4 and 4S. A press release just went out calling this Sprint’s “best ever day of sales … Continue reading

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Windows 8 welcome screen revealed, looks very Metro

It’s not really a secret the Microsoft had planned on bringing bits of Windows Phone 7′s Metro UI to Windows 8, but we haven’t seen a lot of really telling evidence. However, with the Windows 8 milestone 3 build now … Continue reading

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CTIA Enterprise & Applications 2011 wrap-up: Springboard, Atrix and CUE

And that’s all she wrote, folks — warm and sunny San Diego was a wonderful host for this year’s CTIA Enterprise & Applications, but now it’s time to head on home. The show was tremendously affected by the news of … Continue reading

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In The Ring: Problems, Problems Everywhere

When you decide you?re going to start, or run, a startup, you?re signing up for problems. Lots of problems. They?re everywhere. New competitors. A key employee leaving. You didn?t hit your numbers. A market shift rendering your service useless in … Continue reading

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The New Tintin Movie Needs to Use This Sweet Animation Video [Video]

James Curran, an animator and fan of the Tintins, cleverly created a title sequence that incorporates all 24 Tintin books somehow. It’s fresh and engaging and cute and funny and reminds me of childhood. Can you make out the references? … Continue reading

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Hex Icon Watch Band for iPod nano 6th and 7th Generation

We’ve reviewed silicone watch bands from Hex that convert your iPod nano into a watch, and now we’re going to tell you about their newest style for the 6th and 7th generation nano.  The new Icon Watch Band has a polycarbonate … Continue reading

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These Giant Robot Arms Are the Future of Fight Club [Video]

The battling bots in Hugh Jackman’s Real Steel look far too CG to get me excited over the idea of programmed pugilists battling to the death. But this real life set of giant, tele-operated robotic arms are without doubt the … Continue reading

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Minimum advertised price for the HTC Rezound and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus sneaks out

It is always nice to see the minimum advertised price leak out for a device so we know about where we could expect it to be on contract pricing. The folks at Engadget received a tip about MAP pricing on … Continue reading

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Save your tabs and Panorama tab groups in Firefox 4

When Firefox 4′s tab grouping tool, Panorama, had its keyboard shortcut changed to the finger-breaking combo of Ctrl+Shift+E, we thought Panorama would get dropped before FF4′s final release — but, thankfully, it made the cut! If you’ve used Firefox 4 … Continue reading

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Interlocked is a three-dimensional brain teaser

Back when I was a kid, I used to love crafting ornate puzzle boxes out of Lego. There would be just one way to open the box, by carefully shifting and rotating a bunch of pieces. Well, either that, or … Continue reading

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There’s No Such Thing as Too Many Handles on a Suitcase [Travel]

Unless you travel with just the clothes on your back, you’re going to be spending part of your vacation awkwardly wrangling a heavy suitcase through airports and in and out of taxis. Cursing American Tourist for their single handle designs … Continue reading

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Google Voice pulled from App Store following iOS 5 crash

What once was there now is gone. Earlier today, Google Voice was just two clicks away in the iOS App Store. Now, all that remains is a page cache (at the source link below) and versions of the app that … Continue reading

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iPhone 4S data speeds tested on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint

iDB conducted a few speed tests on the new iPhone 4S comparing data performance across AT&T, Verizon and the newcomer, Sprint. It looks like AT&T and Verizon are just about neck and neck despite the iPhone 4S supporting AT&T’s HSPA+ … Continue reading

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Google Cloud Print comes to HP ePrint printers

HP has become the first major OEM to deliver support for Google Cloud Print in retail-boxed printers. In an official release, HP announced that its ePrint-enabled printers are now fully Cloud Print compatible. Just sign in to your Google account, … Continue reading

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Watch Two Siris Confuse the Hell Out of Each Other [Video]

We’re finding Siri—smart as she/he/it is—has some trouble understanding us mere mortals. But what about two formidable AIs matched against one another? They converse like two mental patients. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/OJ4rBAIjv7o/watch-two-siris-confuse-the-hell-out-of-each-other Triquint Semiconductor Trimble Navigation Limited Trident Microsystems Transaction Systems … Continue reading

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CrunchGear Week In Review: Nook Dome Edition

Here are some highlights of the past week on CrunchGear: Review: L.A. Noire (And Giveaway) DIY Geodesic Dome On Kickstarter Review: The Barnes & Noble Nook Post-Apple Palate Cleanser: More Swiss Army Axes! Player 1 Start: The Wii U Vs. … Continue reading

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iPhone 4S, will it blend?

Love them or hate them, Blendtec has just released its latest “Will It Blend” video and you guessed it, it features the iPhone 4S. Tom has adapted the new Siri technology from the new iPhone 4S into his Blendtec Total … Continue reading

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The World’s Brightest Pico Projector Still Isn’t Bright Enough [Pico]

We love the idea of carrying a compact device that turns any bare wall into a movie theater. Like the makers of pico projectors have been promising us for years. But even with an impressive 80 lumens of brightness, the … Continue reading

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