Monthly Archives: October 2010

Flickriver is a fun way to browse through Flickr photos

Filed under: Design, Photo Flickriver was briefly mentioned on Download Squad back in 2007, but it really deserves its own post. It’s a very simple interface for browsing Flickr photos which displays a bunch of photos on the page, and … Continue reading

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Remote Control Your Car With OnStar’s Mobile Apps [IphoneApps]

If you don’t feel like you’re giving off enough of a James Bond vibe—and happen to own a 2011 Cadillac or Chevy—OnStar’s new MyLink apps might help. And they’re useful! Unlock doors, check gas levels—even start the ignition. More » Source: … Continue reading

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All 900GB of GeoCities Will Soon be Downloadable [Websites]

After killing off GeoCities last year, diehard Homesteaders will release a massive (and slightly unnecessary) 900GB torrent containing every single webpage ever hosted by the Yahoo-owned company. Just think of all those Gif-laden treats… [Archive Time via TechRadar] More » Source: … Continue reading

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A Typography Geek’s Dream Bookshelf [Shelf]

The Aakkoset bookshelf from Kayiwa might not be the most efficient way to store your things, but the alphabet shelf sure would get a typographer excited. Look at how useful a well constructed ‘W’ can be! More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/Aq_QP1eJ_uY/a-typography-geeks-dream-bookshelf Salesforce … Continue reading

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Facebook Phone Being Announced on Wednesday? [Unconfirmed]

Looks like Facebook is throwing a very special mobile event on Wednesday and while there are barely any details about it, we’re secretly hoping that it’s going to end with an announcement of the Facebook Phone. [TechCrunch] More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/yk_EnUpy5Cw/facebook-phone-being-announced-on-wednesday … Continue reading

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White iPhone 4 humor ? Saturday fun video

John from the Los Angeles-based sketch group that created this white iPhone 4 response video sent it in, hoping the humor would help ease the sting of non-release. Let us know if laughter really is the best medicine, after the … Continue reading

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Entourage Pocket Edge reveals itself on the Home Shopping Network

We’re still trying to understand why Entourage has chosen the Home Shopping Network of all places to reveal its new Pocket Edge, but at least we now know that the previously spied dualscreen tablet / e-reader lives! Although the 1.35-pound … Continue reading

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HTC Trophy review

Why yes, yes it is another Windows Phone 7 device review. Not that we’re complaining. It’s not everyday that a new mobile operating system this polished arrives at our doorstep. Having already gone in depth with Microsoft’s entirely new OS … Continue reading

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The Best Video Games Right Now [Games]

Fall is here and the weather is slowly getting colder. What does that mean? It’s time to stay inside, get warm and play some video games. Here are the best video games available right now. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/rEJIciJTlWY/the-best-video-games-right-now Hewlett-Packard High … Continue reading

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Jawbone Introduces New Designs for the ICON Bluetooth Headset

Jawbone, makers of the popular ICON Bluetooth headset have just announced their new EarWear Collection, which adds four new designs and expanded features. The new designs are Cashmere, Denim, Mesh, and Suede. If fashionable Bluetooth headsets don’t pique your interest, … Continue reading

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A Giant Lego Map of Europe [Imagecache]

You could go to Barcelona and Paris, make out with foreign strangers, and post lots of Facebook photo albums about it. Or, you could check out this enormous, 157 square foot Lego map of the continent. It’s at least cheaper. … Continue reading

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Smith Electric?s CEO On Delivering Zero Emission Trucks, Avoiding The G-Word

Bryan Hansel, chief executive of Smith Electric Vehicles U.S., spoke with TechCrunch this week about how he is convincing American corporations to try electric trucks, and some of the challenges the company faces as it scales to meet the demand … Continue reading

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Facebook ‘Friendship’ Tool May Cause Some Squirming

Facebook has introduced another new product to keep its 500 million user base engaged — Friendship Pages, a new element to a Facebook page that displays content and connections shared between two friends. The page may contain photos in which … Continue reading

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Wake up the Box 2 is a cute physics Time-Waster

Filed under: Fun, Games, Time-Wasters In Wake up the Box 2, the object of the game is to … wake up the box! Yup, there’s a box, and it’s asleep. And as soon as something jars it hard enough, it … Continue reading

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Hey, We?re Social Too! YouTube Passes One Billion Follows, Er, Subscriptions

Google gets a bad rap for missing the boat on social. You know, all that stuff Facebook and Twitter do with friends, followers, and activity streams. But many of its products have had social features for a long time. YouTube … Continue reading

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Facebook ‘Friendship’ Tool May Cause Some Squirming

Facebook has introduced another new product to keep its 500 million user base engaged — Friendship Pages, a new element to a Facebook page that displays content and connections shared between two friends. The page may contain photos in which … Continue reading

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Android 2.1 starts rolling out to Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 line this weekend

Doesn’t get much more “late October” than this, does it? Sony Ericsson has announced that it’ll begin delivering Android 2.1 upgrades to its X10 line of phones at long last this coming Sunday, October 31st — but odds are pretty … Continue reading

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Samsung notches record profits, aims to sell ten million Galaxy S phones this year

My, how a year changes things. Q3 2009 was a nightmare for mega-corps in terms of earnings, but things have definitely been on the up and up just 12 months later. After Sony pushed out a glowing quarterly report this … Continue reading

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Quirky Contort, An Ingenious USB-Hub and Cable Manager

Contort is another crazy-useful looking gadget from the seemingly bottomless idea-pit at Quirky. Like all Quirky gear, it combines simplicity with a re-think of existing solutions. This particular widget is a four-port USB-hub and cable-manager. At Quirky, they actually are … Continue reading

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Prey for Android is an open-source anti-theft service

Filed under: Security, Utilities, Android There are two ways of looking at geolocation and other tracking technologies. There are those that decry the Information Dynasty, that abhor the idea of sharing your location with the godless monstrosities of Facebook and … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: TV Move Edition

The SmartShopper: Because Writing Down Grocery Lists Is So 20th Century New Zwitterionic Material Could Improve Refresh Rates In LCDs The Five Remaining Google TV Questions Ultrasone Edition 10: Zebrano Wood Ear Cups For The Oligarch Audiophile Kinect Manual Scans … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: The Rat Edition

Meta Mouse: A Rat-controlled Car CEATEC 2010: ?Augmented Reality Walker? From Olympus (Video) Logitech Revue First Hands-On! Cisco Announces ?mi HD Home Video Calling System For $599, $25 Per Month Chevy Volt 240V Home Charging Kit: $490 (That?s Without Installation … Continue reading

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All 900GB of GeoCities Will Soon be Downloadable [Websites]

After killing off GeoCities last year, diehard Homesteaders will release a massive (and slightly unnecessary) 900GB torrent containing every single webpage ever hosted by the Yahoo-owned company. Just think of all those Gif-laden treats… [Archive Time via TechRadar] More » Source: … Continue reading

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12-yo Girl Prevents Kidnapping By Pretending iPod Touch Is a Phone [Creeps]

This week in Stanton, Delaware, a 12-yo girl was confronted by a man driving a white van. He told her to get in. She held up her iPod Touch and said she’d dialed 911. That may have saved her life. … Continue reading

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Lost AIM access in Gmail chat? Check your language settings

Filed under: Troubleshooting Did you know that you can chat with your AIM buddies using Gmail’s built-in chat? It’s actually been a feature since 2007, but at some stage it seems like Google hid it away. For some reason, if … Continue reading

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This Action-Filled, Pam Anderson and Dev Patel-Starring Short Film Was Shot On a Nokia N8 [Video]

On a hair-raising morning commute, Slumdog Millionaire‘s Dev Patel encounters a gun-toting traffic cop, ninja bankers, and… Chuck Bass. It’s eight minutes of slick, silly fun, and it was shot entirely on a smartphone. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/SSXX9Kn16sM/this-action+filled-star+packed-short-film-was-shot-on-a-nokia-n8 Informatica Infocus Ims … Continue reading

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Android Central Editors’ app picks for Oct. 28, 2010

With the Android market breaking 100,000 applications, it is no wonder why finding the perfect application can be a difficult task. Many hours are spend, many batteries killed, all in the hunt of finding a great application. Check out some … Continue reading

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Scientist Says a Dream TiVo Is Possible [Whoa]

Caltech researcher Moran Cerf says he “would like to read people’s dreams.” Well, wouldn’t we all! Except that Dr. Cerf thinks it might be possible, based on his new research. Especially if your dream is about Bill and Hillary Clinton. … Continue reading

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Hands on the Nexus Two by Samsung [Exclusive]

The Nexus Two is real. It’s made by Samsung, and a friend of ours got to play with it. It’s not going rock your face like the Nexus One did. But it will record it with a front-facing camera. More » … Continue reading

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Theta Music Trainer helps you develop musical hearing

Filed under: Audio, Games, Education I’ve always wanted to do something musical. But having received no musical education and not coming from a musically-inclined family, I find myself dreading the subject and feeling that it’s all a bit too much … Continue reading

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VLC for iPhone Falls Short of the Desktop Media Marvel

iPhones and iPods are notoriously picky eaters when it comes to feeding them video files. They’ll chow down on movies and TV shows downloaded directly from iTunes, of course. But if you want to use the iPod app to view … Continue reading

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Liquavista displays get flexible, ‘unbreakable,’ still rather theoretical (video)

The next generation of display technology is still that, next, but despite being a future away it continues to get better. Liquavista keeps wowing us with various demonstrations of its electrowetting technology offering full color, high refresh rates, visibility in … Continue reading

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No Criminal Can Escape…Lil’ RoboCop [Awwwwww]

The year is 2010. Detroit is a crime-ridden carcass of the gleaming metropolis it once was. The city only has one hope. And he’s 2 years old. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/qbWqlaBB_AQ/no-criminal-can-escapelil-robocop Mentor Graphics Mcafee Maximus Mantech International

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Rumor: Nexus Two Will Be Announced November 8th, Same Day as WP7 Launch [Rumor]

Citing unnamed sources, Android and Me is reporting that the Nexus Two will be announced by Samsung at a November 8th (the first day of Windows Phone 7 sales) press conference. Google meets Galaxy S? Sounds like a potent combo. … Continue reading

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Tivoli Audio fails to deviate with Model 10 clock radio, still celebrates Tin anniversary

So, what’s a company to do when turning the big one-oh? The same thing that it always has, of course! Tivoli Audio’s classic styling has somehow found its way back around again on the 10th anniversary Model 10 AM/FM clock … Continue reading

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Scientist Says a Dream TiVo Is Possible [Whoa]

Caltech researcher Moran Cerf says he “would like to read people’s dreams.” Well, wouldn’t we all! Except that Dr. Cerf thinks it might be possible, based on his new research. Especially if your dream is about Bill and Hillary Clinton. … Continue reading

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Zune annual subscriptions now available, cheaper than Spotify

Filed under: Audio, Microsoft I installed Zune for the first time today (wow, it’s pretty!) — but that’s not the news! Here’s the news: you can now grab a 12-month subscription to Zune for the price of 10 months. It’s … Continue reading

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BitDefender safego protects you from Facebook dangers

Filed under: Security Facebook’s immense popularity has made it a prime target for cybercriminals. Malicious (or ‘poisoned’) links, spam, and malvertising are all too common — and it’s far too easy for an unsuspecting Facebook user to be taken in. … Continue reading

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Liquavista displays get flexible, ‘unbreakable,’ still rather theoretical (video)

The next generation of display technology is still that, next, but despite being a future away it continues to get better. Liquavista keeps wowing us with various demonstrations of its electrowetting technology offering full color, high refresh rates, visibility in … Continue reading

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This C-3PO and R2-D2 Megastore TV Commercial Is Better Than the Prequels [Video]

I’m surprised that a UK electronics megastore chain got the OK to make this TV ad featuring R2-D2 and C-3PO. But then again, we’re talking about George “Show Me The Money” Lucas here. The results, however, are rather good. More » … Continue reading

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This Could Be The First Human To Be Photographed [Image Cache]

Take a close look at this photo. It was supposedly taken by Louis Daguerre, the inventor of the daguerreotype, on the streets of Paris in 1838. And it might just be the earliest photo to include a human subject. More » … Continue reading

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Blast Boxers Make Crotch Explosions Less Risky [Undies]

Worried that your naughty bits will get damaged in an explosion? Then you need to go ahead and spend $95 on a pair of these brightly colored undies. They’re lined with enough Aramid fabric and kevlar to keep things safe. … Continue reading

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Sennheiser’s New Gaming Headsets Will Make Your PC Games Sing [Headsets]

Sennheiser’s expanding its gaming headset lineup with four new sets o’ cans—the flagship Sennheiser PC 360, the surround sound PC 333D and PC 163D, and the PC 330 G4ME. Hey, if they’re good enough for your music… More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/ikC-IC41m8w/sennheisers-new-gaming-headsets-will-make-your-pc-games-sing … Continue reading

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Director of Firefox fires opening salvo at Apple’s tyrannical Mac App Store

Filed under: Apple, Mozilla Mike Beltzner, Mozilla big-wig and Director of Firefox, has just tweeted his rather damning appraisal of the new Mac App Store. In the tweet he points to the Mac App Store Review Guidelines — and boy … Continue reading

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HoodieBuddie Keeps Your Earbuds Constantly at the Ready

With the HoodieBuddie, you’ll never have to untangle your earbuds again.  These jackets use HB3 technology to embed audio functions with the garment.  They have a 3.5mm plug in one of the front pockets where you connect your MP3 player, iPod, … Continue reading

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