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Matsunichi’s MarquisPad MP977 tablet tempts us with $249, dual-core Android 4.0

You might remember Le Pan’s tablets from CES this year, of which only one was truly ready at the time. The company is now ready to hit the US in earnest, but you’ll have to forget the company name along … Continue reading

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Google holds back on open-sourcing Honeycomb, heralds massive shift for Android

Google, in an interesting but not entirely unexpected twist, will not be open-sourcing Android 3.0 Honeycomb for the foreseeable future. Historically, Android is usually open-sourced via the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) a few days or weeks after the code … Continue reading

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Loving Kittens Playing In Super-Slow Motion Obviously Is a Cute Overload [Video]

Is there anything cuter than puppies and kittens playing? Yes, yes there is: puppies and kittens playing in slow motion thanks to the wonders of a Phantom camera. That seems to be one of the main premises of Too Cute: … Continue reading

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Begun, The Retina Wars Have

As we approach the E3, the electronic gaming show in early June, I suspect that the value of “retina” high-resolution displays will soon become apparent. While the prospect of retina Macbooks is all but inevitable, we have reached a plateau … Continue reading

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Clip These Adorable LED Cubes Anywhere the Sun Don’t Shine [Lighting]

There’s no shortage of compact stick-on, clip-on, magnetic LED lights out there. And if you want your product to stand out, you better focus on features or design. So Osram has concentrated on the latter with its lovely Cuby light … Continue reading

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Virgin Media UK to stock the Samsung Galaxy S III ‘this summer’

Just when you thought it was safe to step outside, another UK carrier comes forward with plans to stock the Samsung Galaxy S III. We already know the plans of the major carriers, and some of the unlocked SIM-free prices. … Continue reading

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Add a Windows 8 user tile to your Windows 7 taskbar

Now that Windows 8 images have begun leaking out, it’s only a matter of time until developers start releasing mods for Windows 7 which mimic upcoming features. Over at Into Windows, they’ve spotted one such mod already. In the earliest … Continue reading

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HP teases new Envy all-in-one printer, glass and metal dotted all over (video)

We all love teasers, so it’s rather swell that HP decided to tease its next Envy-branded all-in-one printer at the Global Influencer Summit in Shanghai — almost two years after introducing the Envy 100. As you can see in the … Continue reading

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Holy Shit This Is Real Fucking Corn [Food]

This is corn. No, it’s not photoshopped. Yes, it’s real. It’s a corn variety called Glass Gem Corn and though it may look like jelly beans or beads, it’s real, actual, edible corn. What in the world? More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/dHgxz4dIexA/you-wont-believe-this-colorful-glass-gem-corn-is-real-corn … Continue reading

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Tokyoflash Japan Announces the Kisai Uzumaki Watch

Tokyoflash Japan has announced another entry in their line of limited edition watches.  The Kisai Uzumaki is made of stainless steel and is available with a black or natural finish.  The face has a swirling vortex design, covered with an … Continue reading

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EpicVape EV-2 Lightning Review: A Desktop Vaporizer You Don’t Have to Hide When Company Comes [Lightning Review]

It never fails: The second you sit down for a session, the doorbell rings. Rather than scrambling to hide your piece (that four-footer isn’t exactly discrete), you could turn to the EV-2. It’s hidden in plain sight. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/3kvBvVT_RjM/epicvape-ev+2-lightning-review-a-desktop-vaporizer-you-dont-have-to-hide-when-company-comes … Continue reading

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iSites overhauled, now lets you publish cloud-based HTML5 iPhone apps in minutes

iSites — a zero-code cloud-based ‘app creator’ — can now generate HTML5 apps that work on iOS devices. With this new feature, dubbed ‘InstantApp’, you can now design a single app in your browser and publish it natively on Android … Continue reading

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Insert Coin: Neva smart ski poles keep you connected while shredding powder

In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you’d like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with “Insert Coin” as the subject line. Hitting the … Continue reading

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Genachowski Promises Spectrum Solutions

Returning to New Orleans for the first time since the Big Easy was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the International CTIA Wireless 2012 trade show kicked off with a unified call for more spectrum. “Like New Orleans, we are … Continue reading

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Nintendo to pull the plug on 3D TV service in Japan

If you were still holding out for those 3D-erific videos of cute dogs and sumo wrestlers for your American 3DS via Nintendo’s “Itsu no Ma ni Terebi” service, bad news just got badder. In short, it’s not coming. Ever. In … Continue reading

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Firefox 4 rockets to 5% global usage share, IE9 wallows at 1.5%

Using some early numbers from both StatCounter and Net Applications, Mozilla’s noisiest hominid, Asa Dotzler, has illustrated Firefox 4′s meteoric rise to around 5% of Web browser global usage share. Internet Explorer 9, which launched two weeks ago, seems to … Continue reading

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Photographing Birds of Prey is Really Friggin’ Hard [Video]

Taking pictures of wildlife in its natural environment is one thing, but trying to capture the perfect frame of a wild raptor in the confines of a photo studio is an exercise in precision. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/iNj3RUwpgGs/photographing-birds-of-prey-is-really-friggin-hard Amazon.Com America Movil … Continue reading

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Nintendo to pull the plug on 3D TV service in Japan

If you were still holding out for those 3D-erific videos of cute dogs and sumo wrestlers for your American 3DS via Nintendo’s “Itsu no Ma ni Terebi” service, bad news just got badder. In short, it’s not coming. Ever. In … Continue reading

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Line Grapefruit is a tricky Flash “path” game

Okay, see that snaking line coming in from the right on the screenshot? That’s you. And see those large round circles? Those are supposedly grapefruits, only they won’t sit still – they keep moving up and down and cutting across … Continue reading

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Leica teases our wallets with $50,000 Edition Hermès M9-P, $1,000 scarf sold separately

If you’ve ever wondered if designer names alone can send a product’s price tag through the roof, this should suffice as confirmation. Hermès, the Parisian fashion giant best known for its prohibitively expensive wearable accessories, has teamed up with Leica … Continue reading

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Toyota pulls Cydia theme and ads to appease Apple

In news that will no doubt shake the very bedrock of your belief system, Apple has asked Toyota to remove its Scion theme and its advertising from ModMyi, a Cydia repository. The Scion theme has been available for weeks, but … Continue reading

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Interlocked is a three-dimensional brain teaser

Back when I was a kid, I used to love crafting ornate puzzle boxes out of Lego. There would be just one way to open the box, by carefully shifting and rotating a bunch of pieces. Well, either that, or … Continue reading

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Live from President Bill Clinton’s CTIA keynote

It’s the final day of CTIA Wireless 2012, and time for the week’s big event. Will it be a new super phone? An epic new high-speed 4G network? The resurrection of webOS? Nope. The big get of the week is … Continue reading

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New iPad 3 Retina Display

The new iPad 3‘s retina display has caused a real stir amongst those anxiously awaiting the new tablet PC. The Retina display features the best display ever available on a mobile device. Many consider the upgraded display the single biggest … Continue reading

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Scosche Announces Four New Multi USB-Port Home Chargers

Charging a bunch of gadgets, each with their own wall wart, uses up a lot of outlets.  Scosche has four new USB chargers that can charge multiple gadgets with one wall wart.  The reVIVE h4 (top, left) and reVIVE h4 … Continue reading

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This Suitcase’s Shock-Absorbing Wheels Can Traverse the Roughest Terrain [Travel]

Whether you’re dragging your suitcase through the corridors at Heathrow, or across Alaska’s frozen tundra, this custom-built carry-on can tackle any terrain with specially designed flexible shock-absorbing wheels. And that machined aluminum exo-skeleton frame looks pretty bad-ass too. More » Source: … Continue reading

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iPad trademark battle in China blocked from getting into California

Apple and Proview are duking it out in China over the iPad trademark, but stateside, a California judge recently tossed out the case. Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheIphoneBlog/~3/m55g-HQB8s8/story01.htm Microsoft Microsemi Micros Systems Micron Technology

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RC Robot Could Be Your Robotic Pal

The RC Toy Robot is a concept toy from designer Jaehong Eric Han.  The robot can be controlled from smart devices or across the internet, and multiple robots will be able to interact with each other. Amongst other capabilities are … Continue reading

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This Inflatable Boot Camp Would Make the Draft Obsolete [Inflatable]

We’re not saying the U.S. needs to enter another war anytime soon, but should the nation’s armed forces find themselves in a situation where new recruits are few and far between, this inflatable boot camp obstacle course will easily bolster … 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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UK Officials Ponder Online Porn Plan

Today in international tech news: Online pornography is a hot topic in Europe, as the United Kingdom and European Commission each propose measures to block children from accessing adult content. Elsewhere, a new report forecasts how many Internet users China … Continue reading

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Rebecca Black’s 2,000th Tweet Is Very Bad [Video]

Have you been waiting for this moment as long as we have? Rebecca Black, tween advocate and former Internet Thing, just hit her 2,000th tweet! Wait, only 2,000? Well, whatever—at least it was remarkably lame. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/YOlZ5tj4HSA/rebecca-blacks-2000th-tweet-is-very-bad Cypress Semiconductor … Continue reading

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HP Declares New ‘Sleekbooks’ Notebook Category

The laptop world is reeling under the threat of tablets, and various vendors are attempting to shore it up with different their various takes on the Ultrabook concept. On Tuesday, HP added a new item to the mix with the … Continue reading

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You Shouldn’t Put Water on Your Cereal, Says Science [Food]

Researchers from Pontificia University Católica in Santiago, Chile, have determined with cold hard science that milk is definitively superior to water, as far as cereal liquids go. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/qZkz65cjiso/you-shouldnt-put-water-on-your-cereal-says-science Trimble Navigation Limited Trident Microsystems Transaction Systems Architects Total System … Continue reading

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Microsoft joins Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium to develop new DRAM standard

Intel unveiled its Hybrid Memory Cube at IDF late last year, and there’s already an alliance dedicated to standardizing and implementing the technology. Now Microsoft wants in on the action: the outfit just announced that it will lend its clout … Continue reading

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Google Latitude check-in deals now available across the US

Recently, Google has been busy beefing up Latitude to make it more competitive with other location apps — and more fun to use. Location history was added recently, iOS users can post check-ins via Latitude, and now Google has begun … Continue reading

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HP’s most popular laptop screen sizes: 15-inch in the US, 14-inch in China

Here’s another interesting tidbit from today’s HP event in Shanghai: according to Kevin Frost, Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Notebooks Business Unit, 15-inch is currently the most popular laptop screen size in the US, while the folks in … Continue reading

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Is there a future for jailbreak?

There was a time when power users simply had to jailbreak their iPhone as a matter of necessity. If you wanted to get any serious work done with iOS, you had to jailbreak. If you wanted apps, if you wanted … Continue reading

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Wahoo Armband Review

As a follow on to Andy’s review of the Wahoo Run/Gym Pack, I decided to order (and review) the Armband for iPhone  to get the most out of my Wahoo running pack.  I 100% agreed with Andy’s assessment that a … Continue reading

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New iPhone, new new iPad, iPad mini, and other rumors recycled

The new iPhone hitting in September, a “10-inch” new new iPad hitting in Q4, and, of course, a 7-inch iPad mini coming in August got recycled and reposted on the interwebs today. Time was we could count on a red … Continue reading

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Download Flipboard for Android Right Now [Android Apps]

The Android iteration of the social reading app Flipboard was supposed to be a Samsung Galaxy S III exclusive. As it turns out, not so much. The app has popped up for download on the XDA-Developers forum, and appears to … Continue reading

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The Kisai Uzumaki Marks the Flow of Time with Swirling Vortex Hands [Video]

Japanese watchmaker Kisai has just released its newest user-designed timepiece. It may not be as famous (yet) as a certain other Uzumaki but it’s certainly just as awesome. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/0-WoUnNC2to/ Epicor Software Emulex Ems Technologies Emc

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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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O’Reilly helps Japan, offers entire e-book catalog for 50% off, today only

O’reilly make some of the best computer books in the world. They also sell them as DRM-free e-books in a bunch of formats, including PDFs and Mobi for Kindle. They usually offer one “Deal of the Day”, which is a … Continue reading

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HP refreshes its ProBook laptops for small businesses

HP’s already outed a bunch of business laptops today, but so far they’ve all been at the enterprise level, the sort of thing an IT manager would deploy on the order of thousands. But while it was at it the … Continue reading

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