Monthly Archives: April 2011

AT&T Thought Future Cooking Would Look Like This Circa 1993 [Video]

More dispatches from At&T’s eerily prescient vision of the future, all the way from the 90s. Here, the simple problem of needing an ingredient for a meal is solved with some cool retrofuturistic tech, replete with cheesy bleeps and boops. … Continue reading

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Backup and restore of your data when switching ROMs – a primer [from the forums]

If you’ve rooted your Android phone, you probably have flashed a ROM or two.  Or 20.  If you haven’t, you will.  That’s how it works; you get sucked in and its too much fun to quit.  While Nandroid backups from … Continue reading

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How to Sew a Spacesuit [Space]

The Apollo Spacesuit is one of the most intricate garments ever assembled, way harder to make than your last cos-play project and nearly too difficult for even NASA. In his new book, Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo, Nicholas de Monchaux shows how … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: Space Trip Edition

NASA Will Start Flying Coach With ?Commercial Crews? Limited Edition Camera From Japan: TOWER RECORDS×PENTAX RAINBOW K-r Review: Antec Rockus 2.1 Speakers Fujitsu Develops World?s Smallest And Thinnest Palm Vein Sensor Video: GameTrailers Reviews Portal 2 Source: http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/04/20/daily-crunch-space-trip/ Rackable Systems … Continue reading

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Mitoza is a fun, freaky Web toy with an artistic look

While not a game per se, I found Mitoza intriguing enough to spend quite some time with it. You start off with a seed, and are then presented with two choices: you can either click a flower pot, or click … Continue reading

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ING Customers Can Now Pay Each Other By Bumping iPhones [Blip]

Paying your friends with cash or talking them into PayPal is, like, ancient technology. Now you’ll be able to pay them from the source (if you’re both ING customers) just by bumping iPhones. IMG tapped into Bump’s API so now … Continue reading

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Panasonic, Yahoo, more admit defeat, sign deal with Klausner

It’s easy to mock the little guy when he takes a handful of giant corporations to court. Such litigious overzealousness usually gets tangled up or tossed out altogether — Klausner Technologies, however, is laughing all the way to the bank, … Continue reading

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DropSpace adds real Dropbox sync to Android

Dropbox offers a lovely client for Android, but it’s lacking true “sync” functionality. You can merely browse your Dropbox, pull files into the device, and manually upload specific files. DropSpace is a little Android app that makes Dropbox on Android … Continue reading

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Sprint reports Q1 2011 results, adds 1.1 million subscribers

It’s financials time and the word hasn’t always been rosy for Sprint of late, but this time the company has some good news to share. In this, the first quarter of 2011, Sprint added 1.1 million total subscribers, 846,000 of … Continue reading

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This Alarm Won’t Scare You out of Bed in the Morning [Video]

When it comes to alarm clocks, there’s definitely no shortage. But one commonality amongst almost all alarms is that they are annoying. The Acoustic Alarm, however, takes a new approach to the wake-up call. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/t1le7kj9lbo/this-alarm-wont-scare-you-out-of-bed-in-the-morning Yahoo! Yahoo Xilinx … Continue reading

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Chrome 11 beta adds new experimental APIs for proxies, Web navigation

Google Chrome 11 — which just recently made the move to the browser’s beta channel — has received a minor update that gives developers access to two new APIs. The first is a full-featured proxy API, which will, for example, … Continue reading

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Create Digital Photo Albums On Your iPad with New Album App

Creating custom digital photo albums on your iPad just got a lot easier with the new Album app by Dreamix Studio. Keep your pictures organized in digital albums for quick and easy access. This newly released iPad app comes bundled … Continue reading

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Ask DLS: What’s your primary Web browser?

Competition is a good thing, and the browser arena has been a fierce arena for years now. There are at least four “major” browsers each vying for your attention, along with lots of smaller spin-offs (SRWare Iron or Flock, anyone?). … Continue reading

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Verizon says it will put location warning labels on all phones sold

See that rather ominous warning label above? That’s a new sticker that will soon be placed directly on the screen of every new device Verizon Wireless sells. Contrary to what you might suspect, however, that’s not being done in response … Continue reading

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Get free MLB.tv access during April with MLB.com At Bat app

If you’re a baseball fanatic, the MLB At Bat app is a must-have. It’s packed with live updates, scores, stats, news, and videos — and right now there’s another great reason to pick up At Bat. Pony up for At … Continue reading

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Ask DLS: What’s your favorite mobile app at the moment?

The mobile app marketplace is exploding; there are now hundreds of thousands of apps on the iOS, Android and BlackBerry app markets. Heck, even Windows Phone 7 just crossed the 10,000 mark! But alas, not all apps are created equal; … Continue reading

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Burrito Bison is a simple game for gummy bear lovers

Burrito Bison is a pretty simple game, but if you’re into gummy bears you might find it addictive. As you may have guessed from the name, you’re a bison (not a burrito, though). In the course of your day-to-day grocery … Continue reading

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WiFi HTC Flyer visits the FCC, leaves behind a line-drawn calling card

That, dear readers, is where you’ll be able to find the FCC label on your brand new HTC Flyer — well, assuming you decide to get in on the company’s 7-inch dose of Android, and also assuming that HTC ever … Continue reading

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The Glorious, Creative, Towering, Ridiculous, Fancy, Royal Wedding Hats [Republished]

What’s the coolest thing about a royal wedding? It’s the hats, stupid! [Jezebel] More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/sYja8OnnX6U/the-glorious-creative-towering-ridiculous-fancy-royal-wedding-hats Asml Holding Asustek Computer At&T Autodesk

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Chrome OS machines leaked in bug reports: Acer netbook and touch-friendly Seaboard

Plowing through bug reports is a reliable way to dig up juicy morsels of info, and thanks to that timeless tactic we’ve got some specs on a pair of unannounced Chrome OS devices. First up is a netbook from Acer … Continue reading

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Tweet_Fit tweets while you sweat to the oldies (video)

The Shake Weight it is not, but as 21st century workout solutions go, Tweet_Fit certainly has the potential to get people talking — or, at the very least, tweeting. Developed by a UK design student, the connected gym accessory attaches … Continue reading

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Hands-on with the Casio G’zOne Commando

Read our Casio G’zOne Commando initial review Youtube link for mobile viewing So we’ve talked a little bit about the new Verizon Casio G’zOne Commando — the rugged phone with the silly name. But how’s it actually feel in the hand? And … Continue reading

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The Complete Guide To Watching And Tracking The Royal Wedding Online

For any of you caught up in the frenzy over the royal wedding between England’s Prince William and Kate Middleton, we’ve collected a comprehensive list of where to watch the festivities online, where to find photos, dedicated mobile apps, Twitter … Continue reading

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Chrome 11 beta adds new experimental APIs for proxies, Web navigation

Google Chrome 11 — which just recently made the move to the browser’s beta channel — has received a minor update that gives developers access to two new APIs. The first is a full-featured proxy API, which will, for example, … Continue reading

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Biological Viruses Might Actually Give Us Better Solar Power [Science]

No, not computer viruses—I’m talking bacteria and viruses. Boffins at MIT have discovered that a genetically modified version of the M13 virus can actually increase the efficiency of solar cells, to as much as a third greater efficiency. This means … Continue reading

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Biological Viruses Might Actually Give Us Better Solar Power [Science]

No, not computer viruses—I’m talking bacteria and viruses. Boffins at MIT have discovered that a genetically modified version of the M13 virus can actually increase the efficiency of solar cells, to as much as a third greater efficiency. This means … Continue reading

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USB-Powered Electro Amp Jacket Trades a Little Dignity for Warmth [Lightning Review]

There are plenty of ways to stay warm. Luxurious scarves. Furry hats. Festive sweaters. And, now, USB-powered jackets that keep you toasty(er) with electricity. Columbia Sportswear’s Omni-Heat line of outdoor gear is hinging on this novelty. Worth it? Mostly. More » … Continue reading

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How the iPad Has Helped Create More Jobs

Last week Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. made a comment about the iPad being a “job killer” which really got me thinking. My first reaction was how could someone possibly make such a statement? I have to say I totally disagree … Continue reading

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Yankees Accidentally Leak Personal Info Of 20,000 Season Ticket Holders [Oops]

The New York Yankees accidentally distributed a file containing information on more than 20,000 season ticket accounts. The spreadsheet contains account numbers, names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses, and was mistakenly sent to thousands of current clients. Read the … Continue reading

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Chrome 11 beta adds new experimental APIs for proxies, Web navigation

Google Chrome 11 — which just recently made the move to the browser’s beta channel — has received a minor update that gives developers access to two new APIs. The first is a full-featured proxy API, which will, for example, … Continue reading

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Zoho Docs 2.0 adds iPad support

Zoho has offered an iOS app for a while now — at least for the iPhone and iPod touch. Those of you who have been wanting to use the Zoho app on your iPad were out of luck, but that’s … Continue reading

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Windows 8 getting a built-in PDF reader, Metro-style

For what seems like an eternity, Download Squad readers have reacted to news of security exploits targeting Adobe Reader with a common sentiment: why doesn’t Microsoft build its own secure PDF reader into Windows? Apparently the Windows 8 team agrees, … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: Jump Man Edition

Ooots ooots ooots: Ziggybox Senses Your Ennui, Creates Dance Beats Mesmerizing Phone Ad Does Not Change The Fact That The Phone Is Called Touchwood Video: A Truly Functional DIY Iron Man Mark V Briefcase Suit Comprehend This, If You Can: … 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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The Intermediate Guide to Living Entirely Inside Chrome [Browsers]

Chrome OS is still in the works, and even when it launches, you might not need one of the specialty netbooks that run it. Make the Chrome browser you already have productive enough to do whatever you need instead—and hit … Continue reading

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HTC Merge may launch April 29 on US Cellular after all?

The HTC Merge is once again rumored to launch on US Cellular come April 29.  We sort-of-kind-of already saw this when we posted some leaked internal US Cellular documents that gave us that date, but that was promptly denied by … Continue reading

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DropSpace adds real Dropbox sync to Android

Dropbox offers a lovely client for Android, but it’s lacking true “sync” functionality. You can merely browse your Dropbox, pull files into the device, and manually upload specific files. DropSpace is a little Android app that makes Dropbox on Android … 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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Steve Jobs Trapped in Carbonite iPhone Case: Ice Cold [Genius]

Okay, novelty iPhone case manufacturers, you’ve had a cute little run of it. But the medium has reached weird mash-up nirvana with this bad boy: Steve Jobs trapped in Han Solo’s carbonite tomb, forever, on the back of your iPhone … Continue reading

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Transparent iPhone 4 Rear Panel Shows the Beauty/Battery Within [IPhone]

So much of what you’re paying for when you buy your iPhone 4 is what’s inside: that A4 processor, the gigundo lithium ion battery. So why hide it? More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/qhC9cV4lQ6g/transparent-iphone-4-rear-panel-shows-the-beautybattery-within D-Link Digital China Holdings Directv Group Elpida Memory

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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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How the Police Get Your Phone Records [Giz Explains]

Every time I receive a call, my cell carrier takes note of the incoming telephone number, the time, date and duration of the conversation, and—because the call is sent through a network of cell towers—my location. As it turns out, … Continue reading

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