Monthly Archives: March 2011

How to edit your comments on Facebook

Facebook recently rolled out an update to its commenting system. Now, instead of pressing Comment, you simply press the Enter key to save a comment. More excitingly, however, Facebook silently rolled out another new feature at the same time: you … Continue reading

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HTC invites us to ‘see what’s next’ on April 12th

Would you look at what dropped in our inbox this morning? Good old HTC is cooking up a little somethin’ somethin’ for an April 12th launch in London town, for an event kicking off at 1.30PM BST or 8.30AM EST. … Continue reading

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Acer CEO and President Gianfranco Lanci resigns amid disagreement about company’s future direction

Acer’s board and CEO don’t seem to have been getting along too brilliantly lately and now the situation’s come to a point with the resignation of one Mr. Gianfranco Lanci from the company’s helm. In a press release just distributed, … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: Augmented Reality Edition

Cute Pixelated Camera Decals For Your Wallz Your Daily Well-Designed Ceramic Stove Internet Explorer 9 Officially Released (Just Not For XP Users) Yeah, I Could Rock That: AMD?s 5×1 Eyefinity Setup Looks Sick Tech Companies Come Out In Force For … Continue reading

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QR Codes: Goodbye and Good Riddance [Rip]

With the great NFC race looming, Google is axing support for QR Codes in their Places service. QR codes made a noble play for the hearts and minds of nerds, but honestly, I hope this is the first step towards … Continue reading

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These Pictures of Afghanistan Were Shot in Secret [Photography]

The Atlantic’s In Focus has a really great set of pictures taken in Afghanistan. Because of recent targeted attacks against journalists there, using a snazzy camera out in the open can get a little dangerous. So in order to take … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: Ambivalent Landscape X Edition

Want: FirstLook Spy Robot (Video) Solarball Cleans 3 Liters Of Water A Day To Beat The Heat, Qatar Invents Artificial Clouds For World Cup 2022 Video: 360-Degree Observable Fog Display AT&T Broadband Metering Is Shoddy And They Know It Source: … Continue reading

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Bing mobile search gets HTML5 enhancements for iOS and Android

The Bing team has just delivered a major update to its mobile search. m.bing.com now utilizes HTML5 tech to deliver better image and iOS app search, as well as realtime directions and transit info to Android and iOS users. It … Continue reading

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Altaro Hyper-V Backup beta launched, only 250 places available

This one’s for the sysadmins in the audience: Altaro, makers of our favorite “time machine for Windows” back solution, OopsBackup, have just announced a new product entering beta called Hyper-V Backup. It’s a backup solution for virtual machines running on … Continue reading

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ECOmove QBEAK EV unveiled, grows a roof but no actual beak (video)

You might expect a car with the word “beak” in its nose to have something of a pronounced proboscis. Not so. It’s the ECOmove QBEAK, a little, orange, all-electric car that’s now been shown in the actual flesh in both … Continue reading

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Conan O?Brien Funny iPad 2 Video

Do you think Apple employees are getting a bit cocky about the iPad 2 release? Well, Conan O’Brien seems to believe so and proves it with one of his latest videos. Nothing like some iPad 2 humor to kickoff your … Continue reading

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Star Wars Blu-ray release date set for September 16, 2011

Now you can reserve that Storm Trooper uniform. While the Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Star Wars: Original Trilogy and Star Wars: Prequel Trilogy Blu-ray sets were originally announced with a release date of September and later popped up in … Continue reading

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EcoModo – The Best of TreeHugger [Roundups]

This week on TreeHugger, $3 solar radios made from Altoids tins, crazy mechanical bird mimics seagulls, hack your iPad 2 smartcover to work with the iPad 1, see-through solar powered cell phones and more! More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/d9rAMsToLW4/ecomodo-+-the-best-of-treehugger Electronics For Imaging … Continue reading

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Adobe patches latest Flash and Reader vulnerabilities

Just recently, new critical vulnerabilities were reported in Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Reader. While Google and Adobe managed to deliver an update to secure Chrome users, it took a few more days to put together the necessary bits for … Continue reading

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Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Felt Betrayed By Bill Gates [Microsoft]

Starting a business with your friend? Not always a good idea. Just look at Paul Allen who co-founded Microsoft with childhood friend Bill Gates. Allen is now a billionaire beyond belief, owning sports teams and super yachts, but his new … Continue reading

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This Is the First Image Ever Obtained from Mercury Orbit [Astronomy]

You are witnessing an historial moment: This is the first image ever obtained from Mercury’s orbit. It was taken by NASA’s Messenger, the first human-made spaceship to orbit this battered scorching hell. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/SG7Foxr_tUs/this-is-the-first-image-ever-obtained-from-mercury-orbit Fiserv First Solar Finisar Fei … Continue reading

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DST Sets Up New Fund, Joins Huge Rounds For Spotify And China?s 360buy: Reports

According to Russian business newspaper Vedomosti (via Quintura), star investor Digital Sky Technologies has set up a new fund dubbed DST Global – 2. The fund has already made investments in Groupon (January 2011) and is close to investing $50 … Continue reading

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Corel VideoStudio X4 giveaway

This morning, Corel released VideoStudio X4. We’ve already published a quick overview and hands-on of the application, and now is the moment you’ve all been waiting for: We’re giving away ten full licenses of this new version, each worth $99.99! … Continue reading

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A day with deadmau5: LEDs, Super Mario, and techno

Deadmau5 (also known as Joel Zimmerman) is one of the largest names in the electronic and house music scene — and he also happens to be a major tech head. Recently, the Canadian producer added some impressive new gear to … Continue reading

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Demand For iPad 2 Units Exceed Availability

Last Friday, March 25 Apple’s iPad 2 went on sale in 25 additional countries and it’s being claimed that most outlets were sold out before the weekend ended. Can you say Déjà Vu? It comes as no surprise that several … Continue reading

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Fujifilm resumes production on X100 cameras, new-age vintage is rolling again

Fujifilm has a hit on its hands with the retrotastic X100 camera, selling for a whopping $1,200 but still flying off shelves. That popularity resulted in some shortages, and a stoppage of production due to the disaster in Japan made … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Apple in talks to open an Apple store in Jerusalem (Israel)

Apple is known for its Apple stores, both for the location and the architecture of the stores. In 2008, Apple opened the first store in Israel. Apple is considering a second store and the leading location is Jerusalem. The location … Continue reading

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Rhapsody app for Windows Phone 7 now available in Zune Marketplace

Rhapsody continues strengthening its position as a go-to music streaming service in the U.S. In the wake of offering an extended 60-day trial of its services, Rhapsody has now launched a Windows Phone 7 app. It’s very similar to the … Continue reading

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A wavelength of light that could fix heart problems – and deafness [Medical Breakthrough]

We can hear the light and feel it in our hearts. It’s not just terrible poetry – it might be fact. Scientists have shown that infrared light can stimulate the muscles in your heart and inner ear. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/33-_rKKL1-k/a-wavelength-of-light-that-could-fix-heart-problems-+-and-deafness … Continue reading

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Kinect hacked to work with PlayStation 3, plays Killzone 3 badly

Microsoft’s Kinect, the fastest-selling gadget ever, has now been hacked to work with the PlayStation 3. The Kinect isn’t directly plugged into a PS3, though (that would be too awesome). Instead, it’s plugged into a conventional PC laptop, where PrimeSense’s … Continue reading

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Let it Slide is an engaging, difficult puzzle game

I have a thing for physics games, and I’ve been known to post the occasional platformer or action game here and there. But Let it Slide is one of the brainiest games I’ve posted to date. The idea is very … Continue reading

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These Robot Quadrocopter Jugglers Perform For Your Amusement? For Now

If you’ve watched some of our previous robotic quadrocopter coverage you’ll have seen these little choppers fly through hoops and interact with humans in fairly mundane ways. Now I’d like you to watch this video of two quadrocopters sharing a … Continue reading

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Kindle NY Times Subscribers Get NYTimes.com For Free [Blip]

If you subscribe to the NY Times on your Kindle for $20/month, first of all stop that! Must be a terribly frustrating experience. But also good news: your e-ink subscription has granted you entry past the homepage paywall, and you … Continue reading

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Amazon Appstore accessible by hidden URL, Android app pricing and exclusive titles revealed

A cunning fellow over on Androidnews.de decided to add /apps to amazon.com and was rewarded with a list of 48 Android apps and their pricing! You need to be logged out for the Android apps to emerge, otherwise your personalized … Continue reading

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iPad Live 49: Tablet round table

Our podcast feed Download Directly Subscribe via iTunes Georgia and Rene are joined by CrackBerry.com’s Kevin and AndroidCentral.com’s Phil for a tablet round table featuring PlayBook, Android, and iPad 2. Also, iOS 4.3.1 goes live, will iOS 5 be delayed, … Continue reading

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Former RIAA Lobbyist Now Handles File Sharing Cases as a Federal Judge [Piracy]

While many judges around the country are throwing out file sharing lawsuits on account of questionable or faulty arguments, DC federal judge Beryl Howell just recently allowed three cases filed by copyright holders to proceed. What makes it intriguing is … Continue reading

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Microsoft buys 666,624 IPv4 addresses from Nortel for $7.5 million

In times of a shortage, people tend to stockpile certain things. And with the looming exhaustion of IPv4 addresses, it’s really no surprise that Microsoft jumped all over Nortel’s stash of nearly 700,000 addresses when they became available for purchase. … Continue reading

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Final Fantasy III Is The Best And Most Expensive Final Fantasy On The iPhone [Kotaku]

Final Fantasy III was released in 1990 in Japan for the Famicom, not to be confused with North America’s Final Fantasy III, which was actually Final Fantasy VI in Japan. Final Fantasy III introduced many new features to the franchise… … Continue reading

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Power Plant: One Small Leaf Could Electrify an Entire Home

A team of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed what it describes as the first practical artificial leaf. The device, made from silicon, electronics and catalysts, is the same size and shape as a playing card, but … Continue reading

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Firefox 4 now available to download, official release tomorrow

It isn’t available from the official Firefox website yet, but Firefox 4 is now available to download from the Mozilla releases FTP server. Update: you can hit a random FTP mirror by using these links: Windows / Mac OS X … Continue reading

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Google accuses China of interfering with Gmail

It’s act three of Google vs. China. We’ve seen the two duke it out over accusations of cyberwarfare and search engine censorship, and now Google is throwing down the gauntlet over interference with Gmail. According to The Guardian, the number … Continue reading

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LinkedIn Uses Food Trucks And Free Coffee To Advertise Social News Platform

LinkedIn is using the food truck phenomenon to publicize the launch of its new social news product, LinkedIn Today. In San Francisco and New York, LinkedIn has hired food trucks to give away coffee at locations around both cities. The … Continue reading

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Moki.tv is a killer companion to online video services

With all the streaming, on-demand video sites available to choose from nowadays, a site like freshly-launched Moki.tv can be a very handy resource to file in your bookmarks. Moki bills itself as the ultimate guide to online entertainment, and it’s … Continue reading

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Apple May’ve Won the Legal Battle Against Nokia, But is Yet to Win the War [Apple]

The legal fight between Nokia and Apple that began at the end of 2009 has almost been wrapped up, with the judge ruling on Apple’s side. That means Apple most likely didn’t violate five of Nokia’s patents with the iPhone; … Continue reading

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Samsung’s 11.6-inch 9 Series laptop official at $1,199, still comes with 64GB SSD

An Italian demonstrator gave us hope, but now we’re empty inside — the exceptionally thin 11.6-inch version of Samsung’s 9 Series laptop will indeed come with a puny 64GB solid state drive. Well, perhaps empty is a bit of an … Continue reading

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Android Market in-app billing now testing, goes live next week

The Android Market is still missing a few key pieces of functionality. Among them is in-app payments — which Google has now announced will begin rolling out next week. The company is encouraging developers to upload apps that include in-app … Continue reading

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Here’s A Wireless iPhone Battery Pack That You Can Program [Video]

Most battery-life extending pack tend to be brain dead, they automatically charge when they’re the needed. The Wi.U is a bit different. You can set the date, time and percentage you want the charger to activate. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/VSS7KKRPhY4/heres-a-wireless-iphone-battery-pack-that-you-can-program Microsoft … Continue reading

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