Monthly Archives: February 2011

Motorola subsidiary 3LM to offer enterprise-class device management for Android; HTC, Sony Ericsson, others on board

Apple’s been working hard to chip away at RIM’s lead in the enterprise over the last couple years by beefing up iOS’ IT policy management chops in ways that traditionally only BlackBerry (and the now-marginalized Windows Phone 6.5 / Windows … Continue reading

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Radeon HD 6990 pictured, GeForce GTX 590 rumored for PAX East 2011 reveal

Multiple cores are old hat, particularly in the GPU world where you can have hundreds of simultaneous processing units working in concert, but multiple GPUs on the same PCB, that’s still exciting territory (not least because of the crazy thermal … Continue reading

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The iPhone Apps Everyone Should Have February 2011 [Apps]

The end of the month is here, and that means it’s time to do a little housekeeping on our list of the absolute best iPhone apps. Who will be inducted? Who will unceremoniously get the boot? More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/Dnh-Ke9jV30/the-iphone-apps-everyone-should-have-updated Arian … Continue reading

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Dude, Where’s My Gmail? [Failure]

Have you checked your Gmail lately? Better go check if you haven’t in a while, because there’s been some kind of “reset” at Google that’s resulted in missing emails, labels, folders and themes. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/xI7NSMekdck/dude-wheres-my-gmail Openwave Systems On Semiconductor … Continue reading

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Dude, Where’s My Gmail? [Failure]

Have you checked your Gmail lately? Better go check if you haven’t in a while, because there’s been some kind of “reset” at Google that’s resulted in missing emails, labels, folders and themes. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/xI7NSMekdck/dude-wheres-my-gmail Progress Software Planar Systems … Continue reading

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Oscar.com offers ‘all access’ pass to the Academy Awards, for a cost

Sure, you could just watch the Oscars for free along with a bowl of popcorn and your favorite Twitter commentary, but the folks behind the Academy Awards are hoping you’ll try something even more “interactive” this time around. Those that … Continue reading

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Mac OS X Lion has TRIM support for SSDs, HiDPI resolutions for improved pixel density?

As you’d expect, developers have wasted no time in tearing apart the Mac OS X Lion preview, and in so doing they’ve allegedly discovered some intriguing things — namely, support for the SSD-wiping TRIM command, and a series of high-DPI … Continue reading

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Apple’s March Madness: In Like a Lion

If you nauseate easily at the prospect of non-stop Apple announcements, right now might be a good time to take a long hike in the woods, weather permitting. Apple’s given developers a brand-new preview of OS X Lion; next week … Continue reading

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What Do I Need to Consider Before Buying a Projector for My Home Theater? [Video]

Dear Lifehacker, We’re about to replace our old HDTV. We’re considering a projector for our home theater system. What do we need to consider, and what kind of issues will we run into setting up a projector in our home? … Continue reading

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This 5-ton Megatron Tank Was Hand Built By a Man [Tanks]

A Chinese man decided to build Megatron in tank form (from Transformers). So he did it. And it is ridiculously detailed and just brain meltingly awesome. The whole sculpture (that’s what he called it) weighs just about 5 tons. [Zcool … Continue reading

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Opera 11.10 Barracuda incoming

With nothing more than the most tantalizing of teasers, the Opera team has just announced that an early build of Opera 11.10, codenamed Barracuda, will emerge “in the near future.” As far as Barracuda’s feature set is concerned, all we … Continue reading

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Can Watson Answer Jeopardy Questions Like This? [Video]

Until Watson can pull out answers as good as Teen Jeopardy contestants, I want no part of this new robotic trivia movement. [Gawker TV] More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/F5GokxybV9U/can-watson-answer-jeopardy-questions-like-this Standard Microsystems Sra International Spss Spansion

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Sony indicates all future Alpha models will include translucent mirrors

That satisfying clunk of the mirror swinging up and away, the rapid-fire clatter of DSLRs going into burst mode, could be on its last legs. Well, for Sony Alphas at least. The company has confirmed that its translucent mirror tech, … Continue reading

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First Windows Phone 7 update results in bricked Samsung phones

We didn’t expect Microsoft’s first global update for Windows Phone 7 go off without a snag, but several owners of Samsung WP7 devices are really regretting pushing the update button yesterday. The update has reportedly had trouble with the Omnia … Continue reading

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Sony indicates all future Alpha models will include translucent mirrors

That satisfying clunk of the mirror swinging up and away, the rapid-fire clatter of DSLRs going into burst mode, could be on its last legs. Well, for Sony Alphas at least. The company has confirmed that its translucent mirror tech, … Continue reading

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Motorola dragged into court for Xoom trademark infringement

To Xoom or not to Xoom, that is the question — and Xoom Corporation says Motorola needs to ditch the name of its new Honeycomb-laden slate. That’s right, Xoom has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit asking for monetary damages, a … Continue reading

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The Original Monopoly Board Was a Circle [Monopoly]

Filed in things I never knew: early Monopoly boards were circular! Filed in things I should have known: Monopoly street names all hail from Atlantic City. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/4N_2VwOS6Kw/the-original-monopoly-board-was-a-circle Fiserv Google Grupo Iusacell Harris

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What Do I Need to Consider Before Buying a Projector for My Home Theater? [Video]

Dear Lifehacker, We’re about to replace our old HDTV. We’re considering a projector for our home theater system. What do we need to consider, and what kind of issues will we run into setting up a projector in our home? … Continue reading

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FIFA 11 updated, now includes multiplayer!

FIFA 11 has received a major update and now offers multiplayer gaming over Bluetooth and WiFi. FIFA 11 is a highly successful football (soccer) console game, spanning many years and the release for iOS devices was a fantastic port but … Continue reading

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Sony PSP dips down to $130, wants to be your cheap thrill until the NGP gets here

Sony is treating its portable gaming fans well these days by giving them the one-two punch of having both a world-beating device to look forward to in the future and an affordable one to pass the time with until then. … Continue reading

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RIM, Bank of America partnering up for Mobile Wallet NFC trial

We’ve known for some time that RIM is going all-in on NFC (isn’t everyone?), but we didn’t realize they were going retroactive, too. A NFC payment trial coming up involving RIM and Bank of America will allow selected testers to … Continue reading

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Get LTE on your Motorola Xoom in one week, and a dozen or so easy steps

We’ve known since its unveiling in January that you’re going to have to take the Motorola Xoom somewhere to be upgraded to LTE date. The question was where, and how. The answer(s)? Back to Motorola, via FedEx. Verizon’s posted up instructions on … Continue reading

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Watch a Kite-Powered Car Cruise Down the Australian Landscape [Video]

In case you ever wondered what driving a kite-powered electric car across Australia must be like, it definitely looks sublime. The trip cost only around $13 in electricity and took 18 days to complete, earning the German extreme sportsmen Dirk … Continue reading

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Fruit Roll-Ups Make for Great Camera Flash Gels [Photography]

Photographer John Crane was out ice climbing and stumbled upon a beautiful ice cave that he wanted to shoot perfectly. The problem was that it was hard to capture all the little details without a flash gel. Crane says: More » … Continue reading

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ChaCha sues HTC for Facebook phone trademark infringement

Facebook phone rumors were swirling for quite awhile, then HTC answered a question that seemingly nobody asked by delivering unto the world a phone with a dedicated Facebook button… the ChaCha. In what can only be considered a stroke of … Continue reading

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People Upgrade Cellphones Every 18 Months On Average [Datapoint]

An interesting consumer spending stat: People upgrade their phones once every 18 months now, up from 16. That’s a curious number, possibly averaging out people who upgrade yearly with people who only upgrade when their cellphone contract runs out. Otherwise, … Continue reading

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AOC Aire Black LED-backlit monitors, more of the same, now in black

If this super slim monitor looks familiar, it’s for a good reason — AOC’s new Aire Black LED monitors are nearly identical to their white counterparts, save a couple exceptions. As the name suggests, the new monitors are an all … Continue reading

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SendGenie offers simple drag and drop file sharing for Windows and Mac

SendGenie is a slick new app (currently in open beta testing) which makes sharing files and photos as easy as dragging and dropping. Once installed, SendGenie adds a dropzone widget to your desktop which you can hide and unhide via … Continue reading

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Motorola dragged into court for Xoom trademark infringement

To Xoom or not to Xoom, that is the question — and Xoom Corporation says Motorola needs to ditch the name of its new Honeycomb-laden slate. That’s right, Xoom has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit asking for monetary damages, a … Continue reading

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Effing Meteors is a cataclysmic world-destroying physics Time Waster

Remember Effing Hail? Well, Effing Meteors belongs to the same genre, but with a couple of interesting twists. You’re looking at a side-view of a planet, complete with its layers of atmosphere. Above the planet, in space, there are meteors. … Continue reading

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Sprint HTC Arrive with Windows Phone 7 copy and paste first hands-on! (video)

HTC also brought along a Sprint-branded Arrive to our San Francisco reader meetup, and while we’re already familiar with this Windows Phone 7 slider from our time with the HTC 7 Pro it’s still nice to see a CDMA WP7 … Continue reading

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Watch live NBA and NHL games on YouTube? Google’s working on it.

According to a report from Bloomberg, Google is in active discussions to bring two marquee professional sports leagues to YouTube: the NBA and NHL. Google has already successfully shown IPL cricket matches, and is now moving on to European soccer … Continue reading

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Firefox 4 for Mobile beta 5 released, try it on your Windows or Mac PC!

Not only is Firefox 4 for Mobile beta 5 ready to test on your Android or Maemo phone, but you can also download and run the browser on your Windows, Mac or Linux PC. The new beta brings a slew … Continue reading

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AVG LiveKive to launch as Dropbox alternative

When you think of AVG, you probably think antivirus — probably because it has sat near the top of Download.com’s list of most downloaded apps for years. AVG has been tapped by tens of millions of users for malware protection, … Continue reading

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Apple Updates MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt I/O Technology

thunderbolt Today Apple updated the MacBook Pro family with next generation processors and graphics, a new FaceTime HD camera and high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology. The Thunderbolt I/O technology (previously known as LightPeak) is a revolutionary I/O technology that supports high-resolution displays and … Continue reading

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Why the Hell is Inception Being Converted to 3D? [Movies]

Christopher Nolan, you made a great movie and all, but converting it to 3D post-production is not a good idea. Sure, it’ll squeeze a few more dollars out of everyone, but as we know, 3D conversion does not make for … Continue reading

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Windows Phone 7 coming to Verizon in March, starting with HTC 7 Trophy?

With Sprint starting up its Windows Phone 7 adventure on March 20th with the HTC Arrive, Verizon is now said to be matching its CDMA competitor with its own offering, the HTC 7 Trophy. We already knew this particular handset … Continue reading

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The Kids Are All Right. Formspring Pageviews Are Up 65 Percent Since September

Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen a blooming of new Q&A sites which are both social and informative. While Quora gets a lot of our attention here at TechCrunch because of the quality of the answers it generates, … Continue reading

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Firefox 4 beta 5 for mobile released, available on Android, N900, your computer

Tired of using the default browser on your smart phone to browse Engadget? Got a thing for Firefox? Great, ’cause Mozilla just pushed out the fifth beta of Firefox 4 for mobile. You might be familiar with the on-the-go version … Continue reading

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New Google navigation bar rolling out, social features on the way?

Google has begun rolling out a new version of its cross-site navigation bar. Google’s search tools still get top billing, with Gmail sliding in just before the more menu — which is where you’ll have to go to find your … Continue reading

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Tools of Tradecraft: The CIA?s Historic Spy Kit [Republished]

Whenever James Bond needed a nifty device to snap a surreptitious surveillance picture or escape the gilded clutches of Auric Goldfinger, he could count on the ingenious minds in the Secret Service’s Q Division to devise a solution. Real-world Bonds … Continue reading

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CorelDraw video tutorial: Pulling in photos and clip art from the Web

This is the fourth (and final) of our CorelDRAW video tutorials. You can watch the others by browsing the CorelDRAW tag. When creating a vector image or a composition, you don’t always have to re-invent the wheel. After all, it … Continue reading

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Readability pulled from App Store, calls out Apple for its greed

Apple’s new in-app extortion subscription fee model hasn’t made the company many fans since it was announced last week. Apple has further vilified itself by pulling Readability — a longtime geek favorite — from the App Store for violating the … Continue reading

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LOPES rehab robot gets bodies moving — no relation to JLo (video)

That’s LOPES (Lower-extremity Powered ExoSkeleton) — not Lopez — and while this rehab robot can get otherwise disinclined parties to move their butts, it doesn’t resort to monotonous dance beats to do so. Researchers at the Netherlands’ University of Twente … Continue reading

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You Can’t Beat an Old Man Lightsaber Fight [Video]

Two elderly French gentlemen engage in an argument over wine or baguettes or mandatory five week vacations or what have you, when OH MAN LIGHTSABERS. Thank you, internet. I take back everything I ever said, etc. [Reddit] More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/8lmn8Ti9QvM/you-cant-beat-an-old-man-lightsaber-fight … Continue reading

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