Monthly Archives: March 2011

Altaro Hyper-V Backup beta launched, only 250 places available

This one’s for the sysadmins in the audience: Altaro, makers of our favorite “time machine for Windows” back solution, OopsBackup, have just announced a new product entering beta called Hyper-V Backup. It’s a backup solution for virtual machines running on … Continue reading

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Tesla Death Ray is an addictive tower defense game

Last week I wrote about Xeno Defense and this week I found Tesla Death Ray, which is almost as addictive, but is clad in a somewhat different costume. It’s a tower defense game in which you have to zap your … Continue reading

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HTML5 MP3 player lets you listen to your music library inside your browser

While this slick little HTML5 audio player might not pack all of the features of your favorite desktop media application, it’s still a very cool demonstration of what a Web app can do with access to local resources — like … Continue reading

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The GoPano: A Panoramic Lens System For The iPhone

There are quite a few panoramic apps for the iPhone but they all require a steady hand, lots of patience and, most important, you can only take still photos. The GoPano aims to solve that by adding a panoramic mirror … Continue reading

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Carbon nanotubes used to more easily detect cancer cells, HIV

Cancer’s not slowing its march to ruining as many lives as it possibly can, so it’s always pleasing to hear of any new developments that act as hurdles. The latest in the world of disease-prevention comes from Harvard University, where … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: Unplugged Edition

The Loog Three-Stringed Guitar: You Know, For Kids Power Pod, A Practical, Pellet-Shaped Power Strip Yamaha Creates Voice Masking System To Quiet Discrete Conversations Blackbird?s Travel French Press For Good Coffee In The Woods Has HP Lost Its Soul? Source: … Continue reading

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Fox Wants Its Channels Removed From Time Warner’s iPad App [Iptv]

In the latest turn of this IPTV drama, Fox has issued a cease-and-desist Time Warner remove any Fox-owned channels from its streaming iPad app, which pushes live TV to customers. In return, Time Warner has taken a populist approach, imploring … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s ‘updated Xbox 360 disc format’ to add an extra gigabyte?

As you’ll recall from yesterday, there was one small detail that stood out in Microsoft’s announcement of a new preview program for the Xbox 360 — namely, word that the latest system update would bring with it an “updated Xbox … Continue reading

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Firefox 4 manages 7 million downloads in first 24 hours, still going strong

In its first 24 hours of public availability, Firefox 4 was downloaded around 7 million times, beating out 3.5′s tally of 5 million, but falling short of Firefox 3′s monumental 8 million. Mozilla’s new browser has maintained more than 4000 … Continue reading

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This Is Going To Be Epic: Too Human Creators Gear Up For Legal War With Shooter Giant [Exclusive]

Gears of War’s success was built on broken promises and the neglected developers who helped fund the creation of that game, a 2007 suit from the developer of the disappointing Too Human alleges. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/RXNkZsDzens/this-is-going-to-be-epic-too-human-creators-gear-up-for-legal-war-with-shooter-giant Cdw China Mobile Cisco … Continue reading

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The Crossbow Machete: The Most Badass Way To Accidentally Kill a Family Member [Video]

If you happen across a giant bald man of some vague Eastern European provenance wearing a blue ESPRIT t-shirt, do not provoke him. Because chances are he is carrying on his person the most ridiculous weapon of the modern age: … Continue reading

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Shot Shot Pirate is a fun, simple physics game

Shot Shot Pirate is very satisfying, because each level is short and to the point. You know what you have to do and you just do it. As you may have gathered from the name, you’re cast in the role … Continue reading

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Adobe Flash 10.2 for Android available today, improves performance, adds hardware acceleration for Honeycomb

Adobe Flash Player 10.2 will land in the Android Market today, bringing with it modest performance improvements for Android 2.2 and 2.3, and hardware acceleration for 3.0. Flash 10.2 is also the first version of Flash to work on the … Continue reading

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Sony’s NC-13 buds cancel noise, RF865 cans transmit across a football field

Given the one-size-fits-few nature of most audio products, it’s good to have choices, and Sony happens to have two new pairs of headphones designed for very particular segments of your life. If, say, you’re a traveling music lover who doesn’t … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Might Get a Time Machine of Its Own [Rumor]

According to WinRumors, Windows 8 will introduce a feature similar to OS X’s Time Machine called History Vault. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/3VxhhgjJdIw/windows-8-might-get-a-time-machine-of-its-own First Solar Finisar Fei Company Fairchild Semiconductor International

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ToddyGear Microfiber Cleaning Cloths with AEGIS Microbe Shield® Technology

The ToddyGear Smart Cloths have a plush microfiber side to clean and buff and a patterned silky microfiber side to polish.  They are very effective for cleaning phones, computer and tablet screens, even your eyeglasses without using any liquid.  The … Continue reading

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Tesla Death Ray is an addictive tower defense game

Last week I wrote about Xeno Defense and this week I found Tesla Death Ray, which is almost as addictive, but is clad in a somewhat different costume. It’s a tower defense game in which you have to zap your … Continue reading

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Personal Activity Monitor tracks time you spend using desktop apps

Up until a couple of years ago, I used to turn to RescueTime to figure out how I spend my time online. Then it got too complex, and I stopped using it. Personal Activity Monitor is like a vastly dumbed-down … Continue reading

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How To Track Down an iPad 2 Near You [Apple]

Sure, you could camp outside your local Apple Store with cheese snacks and a few good magazines, but there’s a better way to track down any iPad 2 action in your zip code. And you don’t have to leave your … Continue reading

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The Best Deal of the Day [Dealzmodo]

Remember that movie with James Franco? The one where he’s trapped under the boulder or something, and he has to saw his own arm off? I think it won an Oscar? I forget, I never saw it. I did, however, … Continue reading

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Future Navy lasers will ‘burn incoming missiles,’ blast through ominous vessels

The United States Navy has been working on next-gen weaponry ever since the last-gen was present-gen, and if the next next-gen ever actually arrives, well… we don’t stand a chance at lasting very long. According to Wired, the Navy’s Office … Continue reading

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Ev Williams States The Obvious: He?s No Longer Fully Committed To Twitter; Thinking About What?s Next

As we confirmed yesterday, Evan WIlliams is taking a step back from his day to day duties at Twitter. Williams just published a post, titled ‘An Obvious Next Step’ on his personal blog explaining the reasoning behind his decision. From … Continue reading

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World Premiere: MC Frontalot’s post-apocalyptic video for "Zero Day" [Video]

We’ve got the exclusive web premiere of MC Frontalot’s data apocalypse music video “Zero Day.” The machine uprising may have left Frontalot with an eye patch and a hook hand, but he still has the best nerdcore lyrics around. More » … Continue reading

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Windows Phone 7 getting NFC payments in next update?

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 is still catching up to the competition in terms of apps and basic features, but when it comes to mobile payments it might not be left in the dust — Bloomberg has two anonymous sources who … Continue reading

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Are you concerned about your headphone jack?

Yeah, me neither… But I’m sure that some of you out there are worried about dust, dirt or liquids invading the headphone jack of your phone or other device. The iCatchi is $6.95 accessory that plugs into the jack when … Continue reading

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Why Are Spectres and Warthogs Attacking Gaddafi’s Forces Now? [Video]

In case you had any doubts about where the war in Libya is going, the Pentagon has admitted today that two new weapons are now part of the coalition forces: The A-10 Warthog and the AC-130 Spectre. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/CdUstiszEko/why-are-spectres-and-warthogs-attacking-gaddafis-forces-now … Continue reading

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Lenovo gets serious with cubicle-approved ThinkStation E30 and ThinkCentre M81 desktops

They’re a far cry from being beautiful, but they’re also tremendously more powerful than that joke-of-a-machine you’re using now. In an effort to help those who live and breathe within Excel experience a life filled with fewer frustrations, Lenovo is … Continue reading

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Quadrocopters juggle balls cooperatively, mesmerize with their lethal accuracy (video)

You’ve seen one quadrocopter juggle a ball autonomously while gliding through the air, but how’s about a pair of them working cooperatively? Yeah, we’ve got your attention now. The Zurich-based lab that brought us the piano-playing and ball-bouncing quadrocopter is … Continue reading

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Google Voice comes to Sprint customers, no app or porting required

Google has made a pair of announcements concerning a tighter partnership with Sprint in the U.S. First, the Nexus S has arrived on Sprint’s 4G network. Second, the two companies have worked together to deliver a seamless, app-free Google Voice … Continue reading

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AutomateIt is a light-weight and free Tasker clone for Android

AutomateIt, as the name so handily implies, is an automation app for Android. The basic premise is that you have events, such as receiving an SMS or a certain time of day, which are triggers. These triggers then fire off … Continue reading

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Climsy shares images on your clipboard via Dropbox and Imageshack

Every now and then, there’s screen capture or image you stumble across that you just have to share. Climsy is a nice, simple Windows program which makes the process dead simple. It works the way FluffyApp does: take a screenshot … Continue reading

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Facebook Lets Users Put Questions in a Bottle

What is the temperature of the sun? What is free will? Who’s in charge here, anyway? These questions and more — any question one could possibly imagine, really — are what Facebook’s Questions feature is for. The social network updated … Continue reading

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The Tale of the Very First Wiki [Internet]

The wiki is a multi-faceted beast. It’s used to power online encyclopedias and portals that reveal secret government documents. But you know what the very first wiki was used for? A software development hub, birthed 16 years ago today. More » … Continue reading

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Jailbreak iOS 4.3.1 on OS X or Windows with PwnageTool or Sn0wbreeze

A jailbreak of iOS 4.3.1 is now possible with both PwnageTool on Mac, and Sn0wbreeze on Windows. RedmondPie — who else? — has some handy guides that you can follow for all iOS 4.3.1 devices on Windows, for iPhone 4 … Continue reading

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Ubuntu Software Center to offer install-free application test drives

Sure, installing and removing applications in Ubuntu is a breeze — tools like Synaptic, apt-get, and the Ubuntu Software Center are all very easy to use. Canonical thinks there’s room for improvement, however, and it’s delivering an interesting new feature … Continue reading

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Shocker! Sprint officially opposes AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile

Yes, you read that right. Sprint is actually going out on a limb and officially opposing AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA. Apparently, it thinks that the transaction would “reduce competition and harm consumers” if it’s allowed to go through, … Continue reading

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March 31 is World Backup Day 2011

Those benevolent armchair philanthropist Redditors are at it again! Four days ago a ‘self’ post extolling the potential virtues of a Backup Day exploded with 2500 upvotes and 1000 comments — and now World Backup Day 2011 is actually happening. … Continue reading

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March 31 is World Backup Day 2011

Those benevolent armchair philanthropist Redditors are at it again! Four days ago a ‘self’ post extolling the potential virtues of a Backup Day exploded with 2500 upvotes and 1000 comments — and now World Backup Day 2011 is actually happening. … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Apple in talks to open an Apple store in Jerusalem (Israel)

Apple is known for its Apple stores, both for the location and the architecture of the stores. In 2008, Apple opened the first store in Israel. Apple is considering a second store and the leading location is Jerusalem. The location … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: Hats Edition

Fez: Check Out The Indie Game Everyone Will Be Talking About This Year Kinect Hack: Head-Mounted Kinect Makes For Rudimentary Artificial Vision Geek Run Shows New And Interesting Way To Use The Kinect Study: Emerging Economies Turn To Piracy Because … Continue reading

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iRig Mic review

There’s no shortage of ways to get sound into your iOS device, but one thing has been missing from the field up to this point: a handheld accessory to help you hone your Sammy Hagar (or Anderson Cooper) impression while … Continue reading

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iRig Mic review

There’s no shortage of ways to get sound into your iOS device, but one thing has been missing from the field up to this point: a handheld accessory to help you hone your Sammy Hagar (or Anderson Cooper) impression while … Continue reading

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Canon Rebel T3 DSLR reviewed: a safe bet for first-time shooters

Are you a true contrarian looking for a camera that befits your nonconformist lifestyle? Well, Canon’s latest entry-level DSLR may not be the most unruly camera out, but at least it sports a moniker that fits the bill. The Canon … Continue reading

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Atomos Ninja and Samurai HD video recorder / monitors bring compression jutsu to pro filmmaking

We all drool over the hi-res video shot by cameras like the RED EPIC, but for indie-film types, processing the massive files produced takes a lot of time (and therefore money) and not everyone has an ARRI ALEXA to do … Continue reading

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Free iPad a Day Giveaway From Zagg

Everyone loves a great contest, especially when it’s free to enter and involves giveaways! How would you like the opportunity to win a free iPad? For all of February Zagg will be giving away a free iPad to one lucky … Continue reading

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