Monthly Archives: October 2010

CrystalRoc Galaxy Tab: 5,700 Swarovski crystals, zero shame

We can only assume that Stuart Hughes will eventually one-up it with a gold-plated, diamond-encrusted model of its own but, for the time being, it looks like this new CrystalRoc Galaxy Tab is the most “exclusive” Android tablet around. While … Continue reading

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T-Mobile’s Galaxy Tab available for preorder at Amazon, costs $699 unsubidized

We played devil’s advocate with Verizon’s $599 Galaxy Tab, but it looks like the T-Mobile version of Samsung’s Android 2.2 tablet is going to cost a Benjamin more — it’s ringing up at $699.99 right now at Amazon unsubsidized. If … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: Caught Edition

Rumor: Barnes & Noble To Show Color Nook Next Week Review: Fantasma Web Runner Remote Control Spider Video: Super-Cute Dancing Hello Kitty Speaker Hands-On With The HP Slate 500, A Windows 7 Business Tablet Ask CG: Do You Need A … Continue reading

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The Prize Portrait From Our Halloween Illustration Contest [Promotion]

Yesterday we chose our Halloween Illustration Contest winner and locked Gizmodo’s contributing artist Sam Spratt in a creepy basement with instructions to draw a freaky portrait. Here’s the result. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/1lVsxfshvME/the-prize-portrait-from-our-halloween-illustration-contest Unisys Triquint Semiconductor Trimble Navigation Limited Trident Microsystems

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DeskMetrics Wants To Be A Google Analytics For Desktop Software

There’s a lot of talk about how web apps and the cloud are heralding a new age of computing, but for the forseeable future many people are still going to be relying heavily on desktop software ? especially as operating … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs: "We Don’t See USB 3 Taking Off At This Time" [Unconfirmed]

A curious Apple fan decided to email Steve Jobs a note asking about whether there’ll be USB 3.0 support in Macs soon. This was the reply: More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/6jQhrbrIPjg/steve-jobs-we-dont-see-usb-3-taking-off-at-this-time Teradata Teletech Holdings Technitrol Take-Two Interactive Software

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iRadar Device and iPhone App Provide Easy 360 Degree Laser and Radar Detection [Video]

The iRadar smart detection system integrates with its free app to provide visual alerts and notifications for speed and redlight cameras, dangerous intersections, and known speed traps. It detects all radar and laser guns, so no nasty surprises on your … Continue reading

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Dutch police manipulate botnet to warn infected users

Filed under: Security The battle against malware sure has changed over the past couple of years. It’s no longer you and I in our chairs at home armed only with knowledge and an antivirus app. No, today’s fight against trojans, … Continue reading

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Get Ready to Kiss IPv4 Goodbye: Q&A With ICSA Labs’ Guy Snyder, Part 2

The drive to IPv6, the newer Internet communications protocol, appears to be driven by major networking vendors. Their contention is that we’re running out of IPv4 network addresses. They’ve got the Obama administration behind them, and the White House is … Continue reading

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Why Is There a USB Drive Sticking Out of This Wall? [Art]

Across New York, there are USB drives embedded in walls, buildings and curbs. The idea is to create an anonymous, offline file-sharing network in public space. The drives are completely public and anyone can plug in to drop and download … Continue reading

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Android 2.1 starts rolling out to Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 line this weekend

Doesn’t get much more “late October” than this, does it? Sony Ericsson has announced that it’ll begin delivering Android 2.1 upgrades to its X10 line of phones at long last this coming Sunday, October 31st — but odds are pretty … Continue reading

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Create a Pumpkin Carving Stencil in Photoshop [DIY]

So you’ve read our guides to carving, preserving, and illuminating the perfect pumpkin, but you still need an idea of what to carve. Our friends at the How-To Geek show us how to make a stencil out of any picture … Continue reading

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iRadar Device and iPhone App Provide Easy 360 Degree Laser and Radar Detection [Video]

The iRadar smart detection system integrates with its free app to provide visual alerts and notifications for speed and redlight cameras, dangerous intersections, and known speed traps. It detects all radar and laser guns, so no nasty surprises on your … Continue reading

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Google Chrome Web Store delayed, may not launch until December

Filed under: Google, Browsers Back in mid-October, I mused that the Chrome Web Store might be getting ready to open its doors, but according to MediaMemo’s Peter Kafka the launch isn’t going to happen any time soon. Based on his … Continue reading

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Will Resolution Independent Interfaces Ever Come to the Mac?

Resolution independence, or the lack of it, is one of those nagging problems most users don’t even realize have a name. But the concept is simple: user-interface elements like icons, buttons and window borders on the same OS should be … Continue reading

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AOL launches homepage redesign

Filed under: AOL AOL — our benevolent overlord — has finally taken the wraps off its new homepage design. The new page, which was initially slated for launch on Monday, emphasizes AOL content from our sites like Engadget, Switched and … Continue reading

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Verizon rebate form shows Motorola Droid 2 Global, Citrus, Samsung Continuum (Updated)

Verizon’s upcoming rebate form has surfaced, bringing with it lots of exciting (if expected) Android wares. What you see above is just a partial shot of what Engadget received. We clearly see the Droid 2 Global, which has a pair … Continue reading

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The Day E-Mail Was Invented [Anniversaries]

Forty-one years ago today, a pair of computer scientists tried to send the world’s first computer-to-computer message via the internet. The message was to be the word “log.” Their connection crashed before they got to “g.” [BoingBoing, CR4, image via] … Continue reading

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Driverless electric van cruises 8,000 miles from Italy to China without stopping for directions

They made it. The team from Visilab, which left way back in July, has arrived in China and will now take its place among the various other random things going on at the Shanghai World Expo. As you may or … Continue reading

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Yahoo Embedding Groupon Code In Global Distribution Deal

Groupon is accelerating pretty fast. It’s signed a partnership deal with eBay recently and there continue to be rumours of a Yahoo acquisition. However, just as Mike Arrington confirmed in the above analysis piece, we’ve heard today that Yahoo is … Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin begins laboratory testing of HULC robotic exoskeleton

We already knew that it was ready for testing, and Lockheed Martin has now announced that it has finally begun laboratory tests of its HULC robotic exoskeleton. The testing follows a number of improvements made to the exoskeleton that increased … Continue reading

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What Is This? [What Is This]

Squashed remains of a dinosaur? Flat-packed A flat-packed IKEA dining table? Epic Japanese origami shape folded from steel? You’re getting close… More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/AK1aIK4hCWg/what-is-this Epicor Software Emulex Ems Technologies Emc

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IDC: Apple passes RIM to become fourth largest mobile phone vendor globally as Nokia, LG, and Sony Ericsson struggle

Can you remember the day when Apple’s audacious plan to sell 10 million iPhones in its first year was greeted with extreme skepticism within the cellphone industry. Now the computer company is shipping 14.1 million handsets every three months according … Continue reading

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HTC HD7 is hitting T-Mobile November 8th for $200… but it’s hitting Amazon for $30 less

Yes, true: T-Mobile announced last week by way of Twitter that it would be retailing the HD7 on November 8th — the same day as AT&T’s Samsung Focus and HTC Surround — for $199.99 on contract. Thing is, it turns … Continue reading

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How to visually bookmark color palettes using Delicious

Filed under: Design, web 2.0 Here’s one thing that I had no idea you could do with Delicious: bookmark color palettes! This hidden little gem was apparently introduced one April Fool’s day, but it was useful enough to stay (if … Continue reading

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Android 2.1 starts rolling out to Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 line this weekend

Doesn’t get much more “late October” than this, does it? Sony Ericsson has announced that it’ll begin delivering Android 2.1 upgrades to its X10 line of phones at long last this coming Sunday, October 31st — but odds are pretty … Continue reading

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IDC: Apple passes RIM to become fourth largest mobile phone vendor globally as Nokia, LG, and Sony Ericsson struggle

Can you remember the day when Apple’s audacious plan to sell 10 million iPhones in its first year was greeted with extreme skepticism within the cellphone industry. Now the computer company is shipping 14.1 million handsets every three months according … Continue reading

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Attempts to play Kinect early can result in headaches, nausea, and an acute lack of Xbox Live

Our friends at Joystiq are reporting that receiving an early Kinect unit or a Kinect title is cause for caution and adult supervision, not celebration. Turns out if you attempt to play the game, the Xbox will offer you an … Continue reading

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Sony posts $852m profit: PS3, PC sales up

Sony got itself back in black with a $293m profit last quarter courtesy of improved PS3 and Bravia sales, and the good times continue: the company just posted a second-quarter profit of ¥68.7b ($852m). The Networked Products and Services division … Continue reading

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Google Instant (sorta) comes to Firefox courtesy of an extension

Filed under: Mozilla, Browsers File this one under “a screenshot doesn’t do it justice,” but if you’ve been wanting Google Chrome’s Instant integration in Firefox, a new extension may be exactly what you’re looking for. It’s called InstantFirefox, and it … Continue reading

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Motorola’s mobile unit posts first operating profit in a long, long time

As a whole, Motorola is no stranger to profit… thing is, Moto won’t be “whole” for much longer, and when the split happens, we’re sure it’d like all of its divisions to be profitable. The mobile unit, of course, has … Continue reading

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Google Maps updated to Version 4.6 with search improvements

Google Maps just got itself a little update in ye olde Android Market. And as you can see above, the changes are as follows: You can filter your search results by what’s currently open, but neighborhood or by related searches. Also, … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Router Battle [Reviews]

You’ve been getting by with the cheapie router you bought two years ago, so why should you upgrade now? Performance. And features. We asked seven manufacturers to send us the best consumer routers in their stables regardless of price tags. … Continue reading

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Kindle Will Join the Windows Phone 7 App Stable [Kindle]

Continuing its neverending march to platform ubiquity, Kindle will officially be available on Windows Phone 7—though maybe not in time for launch. So far Amazon’s just saying that the app will be available “later this year,” and that it’ll come … Continue reading

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Kindle Will Join the Windows Phone 7 App Stable [Kindle]

Continuing its neverending march to platform ubiquity, Kindle will officially be available on Windows Phone 7—though maybe not in time for launch. So far Amazon’s just saying that the app will be available “later this year,” and that it’ll come … Continue reading

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Tivoli Audio fails to deviate with Model 10 clock radio, still celebrates Tin anniversary

So, what’s a company to do when turning the big one-oh? The same thing that it always has, of course! Tivoli Audio’s classic styling has somehow found its way back around again on the 10th anniversary Model 10 AM/FM clock … Continue reading

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Johnny Cash Graphic Novel Goes HD For iPad App [IPad Apps]

Already available for iPhones, the Johnny Cash graphic novel biography I See A Darkness has arrived on the iPad for $5. If you already own his music, it will be used at relevant points in the story. [iTunes via Recombu] … Continue reading

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Get Ready to Kiss IPv4 Goodbye: Q&A With ICSA Labs’ Guy Snyder, Part 1

The Obama administration has recently turned up the heat on moving to IPv6, the next version of the Internet protocol after the one currently in use, IPv4. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra issued a memo Sept. 28 instructing CIOs of executive … Continue reading

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Kindle App For Windows Phone 7 Is On The Way

Amazon keeps rolling out software applications for nearly every device it doesn’t make itself. Next up is the new player in the smartphone market, Windows Phone 7. The forthcoming WP7 Kindle app has virtually the same function as other mobile … Continue reading

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App Deals of the Day [Dealzmodo]

I scream, you scream, we all scream for free apps? Either way, check out the awesome free and reduced price apps we have today. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/y5jfokUwWDI/app-deals-of-the-day Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates United Online Unisys Triquint Semiconductor

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Office Mobile 15 job posting heralds “next wave of innovation”

Filed under: Microsoft With Windows Phone 7 and Office Mobile 2010 only just now making their big debut, it’s time for Microsoft to focus on what’s next. And based on this job posting over at LinkedIn, that’s precisely what they’re … Continue reading

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FTC accepts Google’s privacy apology, lets Street View off the hook

When Google admitted its Street View cars had collected sensitive data after all, it sparked a new formal inquiry in the UK, but the very same apology was just what the Federal Trade Commission needed to drop an investigation in … Continue reading

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