Monthly Archives: June 2011

Dropbox Breach: Fewer Than 100 Accounts Affected, But One Person Actively Exploited Security Hole

It’s been an incredibly rough week for Dropbox. On Monday, news broke that a bug in the service’s authentication software effectively made passwords optional for around four hours over the weekend ?┬ámeaning that you could log into anyone’s account simply … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: Dome Edition

E3 2011 Is A Wrap! The Beercan Bot: Frighten Your Drunk Friends DIY Geodesic Dome On Kickstarter Weekend Giveaway: A B&N Nook Japanese Robo-Drone Will Interrogate Your Leia Will iCloud Fly Or Die? (TCTV) Source: http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/06/11/daily-crunch-dome-edition/ Cypress Semiconductor Accenture Acer … Continue reading

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Survival Lab is a fun pixelated game where dying doesn’t matter

In most games, dying is a bad thing. You have to start all over again, or at least revert to the last save point and lose some progress. Not so in Survival Lab: in this pixelated gem you play as … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: Moon Phase Edition

The Legend Of Zelda: A Generation?s Awakening Sega Toys? R2-D2 Homestar Planetarium Shows The Death Star Surveillant Society ?Rotary Mechanical? Cell Phone Concept Isn?t Practical, But It Looks Great 11 Great Last Minute Geeky Father?s Day Gifts Weekend Giveaway: Man … Continue reading

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Droid 3 headed to Best Buy on July 14th?

Red-eye alert, all ye Droid faithful! A leaked screenshot over at Droid Attic shows Motorola’s worst kept secret — the Droid 3 — supposedly hitting Best Buy’s shelves on July 14th. With all the unofficial leaks we’ve seen in the … Continue reading

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UK students’ 1,980 MPG car scores first place in marathon race, by a 1,000 MPG margin

A car that looks like the one above and gets the “equivalent” of 1,980 miles to the gallon (and one gallon only) is certainly impressive enough on its own, but it’s all the more so when you consider that it’s … Continue reading

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Branch Holder Turns Dead Sticks Into Awesome Swords

Opinion on Naama Agassi’s Branch Holder could go one of two ways. You could dismiss it, clucking like an exasperated aunt, calling it useless. Who needs a gadget to hold a branch after all? Or you might take one look … Continue reading

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Volkswagen Temporary Auto Pilot brings hands-free driving to the highway

Would you feel comfortable driving down the highway with a Temporary Auto Pilot (TAP) behind the wheel of your next Volkswagen? A new technology proposed by the German automaker won’t take you from A to B automatically, but it will … Continue reading

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AutoWed vending machine concept offers marriage of convenience, nuptials at $1 a pop

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to introduce to you perhaps the most outlandish concept we’ve seen all year. Looking something akin to a Moroccan Barbie accessory, and sporting a small portrait of Jesus Christ, the AutoWed Wedding machine … Continue reading

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HTC Sensation 4G: Does Android Really Need Custom Skins Anymore? (No.) [Lightning Review]

It’s powerful. It’s fast. It’s responsive. It has 4G-ish internet powers. It feels more solid than Google’s Nexus. The HTC Sensation 4G is probably T-Mobile’s best Android phone. But there’s one pesky thing preventing it from Android superiority: HTC Sense. … Continue reading

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Google Tells FTC: Not Our Fault that ‘Our Milkshake Brings All the Boys to the Yard’ [Blip]

As the FTC prepares to launch a major investigation into Google’s “core search advertising business,” the search giant has issued a preliminary statement on its official blog today, restating the company’s core values. They also took pains in stressing the … Continue reading

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Turn your iPad into Big iPhone with this ?iPhoneIt-iPad? Cydia Jailbreak App [Video]

If you have an iPad 3G and looking to buy an iPhone or another smartphone to make calls, then you don?t need to buy one because now iPad 3G can do this job for you. Wait over for the voice … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: Brick Is Red Edition

Kinect Fun Labs: Try Out Crazy Kinect Experiments Android Malware Rears Its Ugly Head? Yet Again Post-Apple Palate Cleanser: More Swiss Army Axes! Nintendo Admits Hack, But Says No Personal Data Stolen Everything You Need To Know About iOS 5 … Continue reading

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Bizarre iPad-Carrying Jogger Mugged in Central Park [Wtf]

This is terrible—any mugging is. Having your stuff taken from you by force is a shame, and wrong, and everything, yeah—but why the hell was this guy jogging and holding an iPad at the same time? More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/RcEAAB5kLhY/bizarre-ipad+carrying-jogger-mugged-in-central-park Saic … Continue reading

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Three UK to carry Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray

Three is the first UK network to announce that it’ll be carrying Sony Ericsson’s new Xperia Ray when it’s released sometime during the third quarter. The Xperia Ray takes the tried-and-true internals of the Xperia Arc and Xperia Neo and … Continue reading

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LulzSec Leaks Hundreds of Classified Arizona Police Documents in Attack Against Border Patrol (Updated) [Hackers]

Lashing out against the “racial profiling anti-immigrant police state that is Arizona,” LulzSec has released their newest data dump: “hundreds of private intelligence bulletins, training manuals, personal email correspondence, names, phone numbers, addresses and passwords belonging to Arizona law enforcement.” … Continue reading

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Chinese UNISROBO KIRFbot is a not-so-cheap knockoff of NEC’s PaPeRo

The KIRFs we normally see are of the cellphone and PMP variety, with the occasional laptop scattered here and there. In fact, this might be the first time we’ve seen a clone of a serious robot, and not just some … Continue reading

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Store Your Grenade in a Sewing Machine for Safekeeping [Grenades]

If you’re a shell-shocked World War I veteran with a few spare grenades lying around, you may start to hide them in some crazy places like a sewing machine. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/je7qMwGkHjY/store-your-grenade-in-a-sewing-machine-for-safekeeping Transaction Systems Architects Total System Services Tns Tibco … Continue reading

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Final Cut Pro X Or Really iMovie Pro?

Apple introduced Final Cut Pro X earlier this week with the tag line “Everything just changed in post.” I guess it depends on what you mean by the word ‘changed’. Apple said they showed the pre-release version to professional editors … 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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Classic Shell now makes Internet Explorer 9 look like IE8

If you used Windows XP for a long time (who didn’t?), one of the biggest changes when moving to Windows 7 or Vista was the massively-altered Explorer. While the new Explorer introduces some useful new features, it also removed just … Continue reading

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Shooting Challenge: From Above [Photography]

We’re shorter than most things in our world, natural or manmade. So while it’s pretty common to look up, rarely are we looking down. For this week’s Shooting Challenge, you’re looking down—straight down. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/WtMw97xVNqE/shooting-challenge-from-above Heartland Payment Systems Google … Continue reading

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How to Make a Clock Run for 10,000 Years

High on a rocky ridge in the desert, nestled among the brush, is the topmost part of a clock that has been ticking for thousands of years. It looks out over the ruins of a spaceport, built by a rich … Continue reading

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Meet Paul, the Clumsy Robo-Artist [Video]

Sure, the newest generation of facial-recognition software and ultra-precise servos allow robots to perform uncanny drafting feats. But where’s the artistry in that? Where’s the soul? Non. Existent. Check this out: an imprecise robot arm that draws with personal flair. … Continue reading

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Google’s Getting Subpoenaed by the FTC in Antitrust Probe [Google]

The FTC is getting ready to serve Google with a subpoena in an emerging antitrust case against the search giant. There had been rumblings about a probe for the past few months, and the committee is now moving ahead with … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: Start Again Edition

Windows 8 Brings Entirely New Look And Feel, Unifies Touch And PC Interfaces Thanko Sells HD Video Camera Sunglasses Hands-On With The New Nook: Watch Out, Amazon Angry Birds Games And Videos Coming To A Roku Near You Contest: Win … Continue reading

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HTC ChaCha rumored to hit AT&T as the ‘Status’

According to unnamed sources, the HTC ChaCha may land on AT&T as the "Status." You know, like your Facebook status, seeing as how this is a "Facebook phone." Here’s how we see that playing out: Operator: "Thank you for calling AT&T. How may … Continue reading

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Speedtest.net overhauled with new look, new features

Speedtest.net is pretty much the go-to site for quickly figuring out how fast (or slow) your connection really is and comparing the numbers your ISP boasts with what it actually delivers. And now it’s got a new coat of paint … Continue reading

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Merel Mtouch multitouch table hands-on (video)

Multitouch tables haven’t exactly hit the mainstream, but price is likely to be a major factor. Merel’s Mtouch table brings that familiar Microsoft Surface-like multitouch functionality for a fraction of the price, retailing for $3,995, or about half as much … Continue reading

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Windows Home Server 2011 released to manufacturers

Just a little under two months after its release candidate went live, Windows Home Server (WHS) 2011 has been finalized and released into the wild. The new version of Microsoft’s slick, do-it-all server OS is a big step forward from … Continue reading

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Hulu reportedly retains investment bankers and renews Fox deal, will go on sale soon

Following yesterday’s rumor that Hulu had received an a buyout offer from Yahoo, the usual “people familiar with the matter” have informed the LA Times and a reporter for CNBC that the sale process could begin within two weeks. As … Continue reading

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Editorial: Dear Nokia, you cannot be serious!

At first blush, the Nokia N9 is everything I’d ever wanted from the company: a smartphone with a competitive spec sheet, exquisite industrial design, and a touch-centric UI that looks to push things forward with the introduction of its own … 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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AirStream’s Latest Caravan Is $85,000 Worth of Retro-Futurism [Transport]

It’ll be a while before you see the Series 2 International 684 pitching up in the caravan park, but I’m sure jaws will drop once it does. With the outside remaining the same, inside it’s a whole new look. More » … Continue reading

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Sony Ericsson Unveils 1 Phone for Adventurers, 1 for Couch Potatoes

Sony Ericsson announced two new Android smartphones Wednesday: the Xperia Ray and the Xperia Active. Both run Android 2.3, aka “Gingerbread,” and use the Mobile Bravia Engine. They will both be available in select markets worldwide in the third quarter, … Continue reading

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Cueboy Quest is an adorable 8-bit style physics game

Yes, that’s right, I said adorable. Because Cueboy Quest really is! You play an 8-bit cowboy whose goal on each level is to get to the door (and thus to the next level), but the door is often locked. To … Continue reading

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Samsung Series 5 lands in Europe June 24th, starting at 399 euros

The US has already tasted its first piece of the Chromebook pie, and now Samsung’s serving up a slice to our friends across the pond. That’s right, the Samsung Series 5 will grace European soil starting this Friday, and will … Continue reading

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Amazon tablet with TI processor shipping as early as August?

For months now, DigiTimes has been fueling rumors of Amazon’s first foray into the LCD tablet market. Today it ratchets up the specificity with sometimes contradictory claims that Quanta Computer will be responsible for assembling the tablet with a supposed … Continue reading

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A Play Place for Kids and Adults Alike [Design]

Forget kindergarten. If I had unlimited money and land, this is how I would build my dream house. Open, spacious rooms with a giant slide out back, what more could you want? More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/Ew0N3g7oCIo/ Inventec Kddi Kla-Tencor Koninklijke Kpn

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Lenovo Ideapad Tablet K1 priced at $500 by OfficeMax, inches closer to release

The Ideapad Tablet K1 is about as well known an unannounced product as there is right now, having been pictured and listed by a couple of online retailers and passed the requisite tests over at the FCC. What we weren’t … Continue reading

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Is the rise of wearable electronics finally here? [Futurism]

For decades I’ve wanted interesting, beautiful, and (sometimes) functional electronics on the most personal geographies of all, myself. When I think of “living in the future,” it’s what springs to mind: subtle LEDs, lots of polished metal. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/GMs-LlASev8/is-the-rise-of-wearable-electronics-finally-here … Continue reading

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Could Hulu Selling Itself Actually Be Good for Content? [Unconfirmed]

Both CNBC and Wall Street journal reporters have sources telling them Hulu received an offer to be bought out, and now they’re considering it. The main consequence of such a sale would would revolve around network and cable television content … Continue reading

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