Monthly Archives: December 2010

TiPb asks: What Apple announcement are you most looking forward to in 2011?

What Apple announcement are you most looking forward to in 2011?customer surveys What Apple announcements are you most looking forward to in 2011? A whole new cycle begins tomorrow, and that means a new iPad 2 in April, a new … Continue reading

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Shooting on Film Is One of the Most Frustrating Experiences, Yet I Won’t Stop [Rants]

I got three rolls of film processed today, and have been sobbing ever since. Why? Because only 17% of the shots came out. You might say it’s my own fault for using film in a digital world, but you’re wrong. … Continue reading

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Does Anyone Know Where Kimberly, Wisconsin’s Time Capsule Is? [Whoops]

In 1985, officials in Kimberly, Wisconsin buried a time capsule. They were supposed to open it this year to commemorate the village’s 100th anniversary, but they’ve run into something of a snag: no one knows where the damn thing is. … Continue reading

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Pirated Apps Smuggle Trojans Onto Android Phones

A new Trojan that can create botnets has emerged in China, according to Lookout Mobile Security. This Trojan, dubbed “Geinimi,” is the most sophisticated Android malware so far, the company said. Once it’s installed on a user’s phone, Geinimi can … Continue reading

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Watch the YouTube Video That Ebert Deemed Oscar-Worthy [Video]

It’s a deceptively simple concept: man takes camera and tripod out into the NYC blizzard and shoots what he sees. But there’s enough beauty and craftsmanship in this three-and-a-half minutes that Roger Ebert thinks it should win an Oscar. More » … Continue reading

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White Jigsaw is a very minimalistic puzzle — Time Waster

I used to think the whole point of putting together a jigsaw puzzle was the satisfaction of seeing the image at the end. You know, they always sell those huge puzzles that take up half a wall once you’re done … Continue reading

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Bill Murray’s Great Big Anti-Tech Rant [Video]

My-oh-my! Bill Murray has quite a few issues with technology, trends, and innovation. Just listen to him go on and on in this little rant from a TV promo filmed in the 1980s! [BoingBoing] More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/boeBmIuxH5M/bill-murrays-great-big-anti+tech-rant Ems Technologies Emc … Continue reading

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Android Central Podcast is live tonight at 9 p.m. EST / 6 p.m. PST

One last podcast before the end of the year? Oh, why not. We’ll take a look back at the year that was, and a look ahead at next week at the craziness that is CES. And it all happens tonight, live, … Continue reading

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Video Review: About.me lets you easily create a personal landing page

About.me is a direct competitor of Flavors.me; both services try to help you create a personal landing page, hooked up to your “social media presence” on other sites (Facebook, Flickr, et al). About.me left public beta a few days ago, … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: Wipeout Edition

Go Away, Snoopers: Internet Explorer 9 To Add Anti-Tracking Feature The Kisai Satellite: More Crazy Tokyoflash Watches WhiteyBoards Introduces the Next Generation In Dry Erase Technology: The WhiteyNotes and WhiteyPads Outfitting Your Family?s Traveler For Stellar Photography Rolex Owner Gets … Continue reading

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FlickSquare automatically sends your Foursquare check-in photos to Flickr

Last week Foursquare rolled out an incredibly important and contemporary new feature: check-in photos. Foursquare is a far cry from being a primary photo-sharing site, however, which is why a quick-thinking developer has made a Web app that automatically forwards … Continue reading

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Hostel Microsoft: Where Sandals Must Be Worn In Showers Due to the Rampant Viruses [Image Cache]

Just near “Badarad Britcolony” in India, Hostel Microsoft is opening up this weekend. Expect bars of soap carved in the shape of Windows logos, and nothing but clouds to byte at the included breakfast. [DeveloperPanda via TechCrunch] More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/fvygAwUJBGc/hostel-microsoft-where-sandals-must-be-worn-in-showers-due-to-the-rampant-viruses … Continue reading

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Engadget’s biggest stories of 2010

What a year it’s been! It makes us dizzy just thinking about it, so we did what we do best: we made a list. It was a year of significant upheaval for the industry, with new categories blossoming and rampant … Continue reading

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Hostel Microsoft: Where Sandals Must Be Worn In Showers Due to the Rampant Viruses [Image Cache]

Just near “Badarad Britcolony” in India, Hostel Microsoft is opening up this weekend. Expect bars of soap carved in the shape of Windows logos, and nothing but clouds to byte at the included breakfast. [DeveloperPanda via TechCrunch] More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/fvygAwUJBGc/hostel-microsoft-where-sandals-must-be-worn-in-showers-due-to-the-rampant-viruses … Continue reading

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LucidLogix virtualization tech enables AMD and NVIDIA GPUs to play together with Sandy Bridge

It’s baaack. We’ve gone well over half a year without hearing a peep from black magic makers LucidLogix, but here on the doorstep of CES 2011, the company has resurfaced just in time to ride on the coattails of Intel’s … Continue reading

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Firefox 4 beta 8 now available for download

While the main download link hasn’t updated yet at getfirefox.com/beta, the latest beta release of Firefox 4 is ready for download from Mozilla’s FTP servers. With Beta 7 already being feature complete, Beta 8 is all about squashing bugs and … Continue reading

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General FAIL: The Military?s Worst Tweeters [Twitter]

Generals and admirals are powerful people. Their decisions determine the course of thousands of lives, with aftereffects that can affect millions more. Their words are parsed for clues about the future of American warfare. And they absolutely cannot tweet. More » … Continue reading

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Angry Birds ‘level skip’ Mighty Eagle in-app purchase now available — costs $1!

Those cheeky, purse-squeezing capitalists over at Rovio have released yet another Angry Birds update. Not only does the latest version include some new levels (“Ham ‘em High”), but you can now buy the Mighty Eagle. It’s an in-app purchase, and … Continue reading

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Motorola XOOM, How good will LTE be? Samsung Nexus S issues reporting [from the forums]

I both love and hate this time of year. As CES is just around the bend companies feel compelled to only just give us tidbits of information to hold us over. Sometimes that’s good, other times you just want to … Continue reading

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LinkedIn shows technical savvy, deactivates Gawker-compromised accounts

It looks like at least one security team has their finger on the pulse: LinkedIn, after hearing about the Gawker Media hack, obtained the database of email addresses and cross-checked it against every member of LinkedIn. If a match was … Continue reading

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Ford launches SYNC Destinations, the free app for people who go places in cars

Smartphone user? Regardless of platform you have no shortage of navigation options, and now Ford has added another way to get where you’re going — if you’re also an owner of a SYNC TDI-compatible car, anyway. Using the new SYNC … Continue reading

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More HTC Evo Shift 4G accessories turn up at Best Buy

Waiting on an HTC Evo Shift 4G? If so, you should know from our post last week that Best Buy has been stocking accessories for this thing for quite some time now. Of course, this all just adds even more … Continue reading

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iPad Soon To Go On Sale In 9 More Countries

Most people around the globe have heard of the iPad by now, even in areas where it’s not yet being sold. The iPad no longer needs an introduction but it will become available in 9 more countries this Friday. Apple’s … Continue reading

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Intel’s 310 Series SSDs Are an Eighth the Size of Their Predecessors [Ssds]

SSDs are great, and they’re getting smaller all the time. A lot smaller. Intel’s teeny new 310 Series SSDs deliver the same performance as the x25s that came before them, but they’re just an eighth the size. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/XiC_3FLK01E/intels-310-series-ssds-are-an-eighth-the-size-of-their-predecessors … Continue reading

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Teach Parents Tech by Google helps you educate your folks

Teach Parents Tech is a new website by Google, that lets you send your mom, dad, or other older relatives short videos showing basic computer skills. The site itself is very friendly-looking; not just the part your mom and dad … Continue reading

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Why It’s Okay to Return that Christmas Gadget You Don’t Need [Etiquette]

I love Blu-ray. I’m anticipating Star Wars release greater than my first child. But, like all gadgets, sometimes Blu-ray is pointless. Maybe you or someone dear to you got a pointless tech gift. And you can (should!) return it, guilt-free. … Continue reading

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VirtualBox 4 available for download, adds extension support, disk resizing

VirtualBox 4 has finally exited beta, and it comes bearing tons of updates, improvements, and new features. Among them are truly welcome additions like the ability to re-size both VHD and VDI virtual hard disks, a smoother and more thorough … Continue reading

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Deal of the Day ?Dell Vostro 230 Mini Tower with 20? LED LCD Monitor

The LogicBUY deal for Monday comes from the Dell Small & Medium Business store.  You?ll save on the Dell Vostro 230 3.06GHz Intel dual-core mini tower bundled with the Dell E2011H (20?) LCD monitor with LED-backlighting.  It?s equipped with 2GB … Continue reading

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Another Sony Ericsson Android leaked in China, successor to the X10 Mini Pro?

Once again, here’s proof that China is the place to be for piping-hot gadget leaks. The latest delivery is yet another mysterious Sony Ericsson slider, which is allegedly the Android 2.3 successor to the much loved X10 Mini Pro. Despite … Continue reading

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Teach Parents Tech by Google helps you educate your folks

Teach Parents Tech is a new website by Google, that lets you send your mom, dad, or other older relatives short videos showing basic computer skills. The site itself is very friendly-looking; not just the part your mom and dad … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: Baby?s Lunch Edition

LVX: Your Lights Are Talking To You(r Computer) Indiana Jones Would Rock This Canvas Lunch Bag How A Programmer Rocks The Wee Ones Kindle 3 Beats Harry Potter Book As Bestselling Product In Amazon?s History Apple Patent Reveals ?Pseudo-Holographic? Display … Continue reading

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App store milestones: Windows Phone 7 hits 5,000 as Android passes 200,000 available apps

Apps, apps, apps! Everywhere you look, more apps. Both Android and Windows Phone 7 have reportedly crossed a couple of round number milestones recently, giving us a decent idea of the maturity gap between the two. Microsoft’s brand new OS … Continue reading

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Nissan Has Turned Real-Life Driving Into an Environmentally-Friendly Game [Cars]

If you weren’t impressed with the Nissan Leaf‘s all-electric engine, maybe you’ll at least raise an eyebrow at this Xbox-esque achievement system Nissan worked into the Leaf’s software, which ranks your energy efficiency against other owners. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/MG4CRdz7HHI/nissan-has-turned-real+life-driving-into-an-environmentally+friendly-game Directv … Continue reading

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QWERTY Slider Case for iPhone Is Fat But Functional

Boxwave’s keyboard case for the iPhone 4 looks to be just about perfect for the person who loves their iPhone, but still pines for the hard keys of their BlackBerry. They’ll also need big pockets – not because the case … Continue reading

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CCTV cameras help solve ‘six crimes a day’ in London, says Metropolitan Police

Been questioning the value of having omnipresent surveillance cameras tracking your every move? Well, if you’re an outlaw, you still won’t like them, but for the rest of us law-abiding types, London’s Metropolitan Police has a comforting stat to share: … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: Lost at the Expo Edition

A Massive iPhone Comprised Of 56 iPads Hits London, Advertises Ms. Croft?s Latest Adventure Toshiba?s Green Copier Produces Erasable Documents Dutch Art Project Helps Prepare For Zombie Attack The Nightmare Of Anti-Net Neutrality: Carriers Mull Charging Fees Per Service Thanko?s … Continue reading

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Asus Eee Pad shows off for the camera

  Back in August, we reported that Asus would be releasing an Android-based Eee Tablet in 2011. Folks, if you haven’t been drinking the tablet Kool-Aid, you might want to start. What you’re looking at here is that exact tablet … Continue reading

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AT&T launches WiFi initiative with new zones in Times Square, Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick’s Cathedral

AT&T has promised to launch several new WiFi spots in the coming months, and it’s starting off with new zones of connectivity in New York’s Times Square, Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick’s Cathedral — all major tourist traps. Times Square … Continue reading

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Footage Of Android?s Revamped Music Player Leaks

Earlier this week, some folks over on the XDA developers forum got their hands on a leaked test build of a revamped Android music player. This evening the footage was spotted by Engadget, and now the word is spreading like … Continue reading

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Inhabitat’s Week in Green: rocket fuel, recycled jeans, and the electric eel powered Christmas tree

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week’s most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us — it’s the Week in Green. Eco transportation took off this week as researchers in Sweden discovered a new molecule that … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: A Series of Sneaks Edition

Review: Onaroo Personal Baby Assistant Help Identify A Guy Who Stole Game Consoles From A Children?s Cancer Ward Physical Avatars For MP3s May Be The Vinyl Of The Future Video: Constructing A Working NES Coffee Table Latest Kinect Hack Takes … Continue reading

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kate spade Canvas Kindle Cover

For those who say they like the look and feel of “real” books, here’s a Kindle cover from Amazon.com that makes your latest 6″ Kindle look like a book.  The pictured  “The Great Gatsby” cover is made of coated canvas … Continue reading

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