Monthly Archives: April 2011

CrunchGear Week In Review: Drones Edition

AR Drone And Kinect, Enough Said Technicolor Teams Up With Canon For New Digital Cinema Tools Solus Spinal Fusion Device Looks Evil Video: Talking Parakeet Toy Repeats What You Say, Randomly Blurts Out Phrases The DIY Bullet Bill Rocket Is … Continue reading

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FCC opens floor for public comment on AT&T / T-Mobile deal

Since the world’s engineers haven’t yet come up with a way to read minds over the internet (or at all, last we checked), we’re not sure what you think about the proposed marriage of T-Mobile to AT&T. We’re pretty sure … Continue reading

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Katy Perry Covers Rebecca Black’s Friday [Video]

Watch a really popular singer cover a song that nobody supposedly likes. AND YET EVERYBODY KNOWS THE WORDS. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/RAOvyvr43-w/katy-perry-covers-rebecca-blacks-friday Rackable Systems Quest Software Quantum Qlogic .

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How To Measure a Shark (Safely) [Monster Machines]

Measuring a shark. You could do it by catching one and holding up a tape measure from its fin to its head. Or you could use a camera and keep some distance between yourself and jaws. That’s what Dr Mark … Continue reading

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GNOME 3 released, ushers in an interesting amalgam of iOS and OS X

GNOME 3, after more than two years of development, has been released into the wild. GNOME 3 is not merely the logical successor of GNOME 2: it is an entirely new project, started from scratch, to create a “completely new, … Continue reading

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South Koreans Use Balloons to Float Propaganda DVDs to North Korea [Politics]

For years, South Korean activists have been sending pro-democracy propaganda to the politically and informationally isolated citizens of North Korea via balloon, in an attempt to share information about Kim Jong Il and his regime. Generally, it’s information that is … Continue reading

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Panasonic Viera AR Setup Simulator app augments the reality of your TV dream (video)

A cardboard cut-out, really? You pasted a 50-inch rectangle of stiffened paper to the wall in order to preview the flatscreen of your dreams within your new Vitsoe shelving system? For shame. A true nerd, nay, a real man would … Continue reading

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ING Customers Can Now Pay Each Other By Bumping iPhones [Blip]

Paying your friends with cash or talking them into PayPal is, like, ancient technology. Now you’ll be able to pay them from the source (if you’re both ING customers) just by bumping iPhones. IMG tapped into Bump’s API so now … 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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Xcom Global’s international MiFi rentals getting cheaper, Eurotrips making a comeback

No sense in beating around the proverbial bush — we’re huge fans of Xcom Global’s business model, and frankly, we’re saddened that every single nation in the world isn’t yet included in its list of supported countries. For those hearing … Continue reading

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Farragomate is a social fridge magnet game where you make up sentences

You know those fridge magnet kits composed of a whole bunch of words? The ones you put all over your fridge door and then try to arrange into all sorts of juvenile and/or amusing sentences. Well, Farragomate is the social, … Continue reading

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There Are Some Pretty Badass Parts of a Fancy Royal Wedding [Image Cache]

The Will and Kate orgy of regality isn’t just about giant fancy hats and jewels and horses—there’s some hard labor to be done! As much as Twitter has been abuzz with gushing hashtags, old tech still matters. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/AWH2yPALdys/there-are-some-pretty-badass-parts-of-a-fancy-royal-wedding … Continue reading

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"Mudflap Girl" was my mom [Feature]

If you’ve driven anywhere in 30-odd years, you’ve likely seen the chromed silhouette of a large-bosomed reclining woman affixed to the mudflaps of big rigs. She’s known as Mudflap Girl, but Ed Allen has another name for her: Mom. More » … Continue reading

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Formula 1 cars set to go all electric in the pit lane from 2013 onwards, racing purists outraged already

Formula 1, the pinnacle of gas-powered racing, is more often at odds with the eco-conscious electric car movement than in tune with it, but here’s an exception to that rule. The FIA, the sport’s governing body, announced back in December … Continue reading

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Sidekick 4G review

It’s been nearly two years since we last reviewed a T-Mobile Sidekick, and it would be a vast understatement to say things have changed. Then, they were designed by Danger and manufactured by Sharp, and were the messaging phone de … 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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TiGr Bike Lock: Thin, Strong, Stylish

TiGr is a newly invented bike lock which uses a titanium band instead of a chain, shackle or cable. The lightweight “bow” is secured by a titanium-encased Abloy Protec steel lock, and is long enough to thread through both wheels … 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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HomeBank: A Fine Financial App Once You Clear the Setup Hurdle

Keeping track of personal and business finances is one of the most essential tasks I do daily on my computer besides researching and writing about the Linux platform. Lately I am assigning much more of that task to HomeBank to … Continue reading

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If Obama Really Has an iPad, Why Won’t He Just Show Us the RECEIPT? [Obama]

Is that Obama’s iPad?! Look, he’s made a few vague references about possibly owning an iPad (he’s the president, man). And since we’re making him prove the authenticity of everything right now, I WANT TO SEE A RECEIPT, DAMMIT. More » … Continue reading

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How the iPad Has Helped Create More Jobs

Last week Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. made a comment about the iPad being a “job killer” which really got me thinking. My first reaction was how could someone possibly make such a statement? I have to say I totally disagree … Continue reading

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If Obama Really Has an iPad, Why Won’t He Just Show Us the RECEIPT? [Obama]

Is that Obama’s iPad?! Look, he’s made a few vague references about possibly owning an iPad (he’s the president, man). And since we’re making him prove the authenticity of everything right now, I WANT TO SEE A RECEIPT, DAMMIT. More » … Continue reading

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Deal of the Day ? 50% Off HP Officejet 6500A Plus Wireless E-All-in-One Printer Plus a Free $50 HP Gift Card

Today?s LogicBUY deal is 50% savings on the HP Officejet 6500A Plus E-All-in-One printer (E710n) for $99.99.  Features: print and copy speeds up to 32 ppm, color resolutions up to 4800 X 1200 dpi, up to 7000 pages monthly. Best … Continue reading

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Facebook launches unified mobile site, announces 250 million mobile users

Facebook has announced that its two mobile sites — m.facebook.com and touch.facebook.com — have been unified, bringing a simpler mobile experience to Facebook users. And there are a lot of those — a quarter billion, according to Facebook. Smartphone users … Continue reading

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Pinwide: Wide-Angle Pinhole Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras

The Pinwide is a plastic pinhole for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The little injection-molded cap bayonets onto the camera like any other lens, only instead of focusing the image using glass, it has a precision-etched, circular pinhole at its center. … Continue reading

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BattlePaint is an addictive geometric shooter game

In BattlePaint, you play a cube. In fact, you’re not even a cube — just a square. But boy, are you fast! And you can shoot in all directions. That’s important, because there are baddies coming in from all over … Continue reading

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Nokia’s Working on a Tablet With a "Uniquely Nokia Prospective" [Tablets]

Sure, Nokia’s making a tablet. But what’s it going to run? Windows Phone 7? Windows 7? Meego? Symbian? Android? Bueller? Whatever they choose, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop wants to take their sweet time getting it right: “We could take advantage … Continue reading

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Hulu Plus on Xbox 360 This Friday—And the First Week’s Free [Hulu]

Hulu Plus for the Xbox 360 is aaaaalmost here. It launches tomorrow, with the main Xbox perk being integrated Kinect controls. It’s gonna be free for the first week for all Xbox Live members, but then the usual Hulu Plus … Continue reading

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Watch This Robot Surgeon Play Operation (The Game) as Easily as It Can Sew Up Your Colon [Video]

This robot is wonderful. I’d let it sew me up, anytime. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/6C21P2zOVXs/watch-this-robot-surgeon-play-operation-the-game-as-easily-as-it-could-sew-up-your-colon Powerchip Semiconductor Priceline.Com Qimonda Qualcomm

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Google Docs gets an Android app, we go hands-on with tiny spreadsheets (video)

Staring at spreadsheets crushed down to unreadable sizes on a 4-inch phone screen is far from pleasurable but, clearly there is a demand. In fact, we’ve been clamoring for a proper Google Docs app for ages, even though sometimes we’re … Continue reading

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Teleprompter Inventor Hub Schlafly Scrolls Up to that Big Newscast In the Sky [Memorium]

In the late 1940s, a young television engineer was called upon to figure out a way for actors to better remember their lines. Hubert “Hub” Schlafly wasted no time with the assignment, devising a motorized scroll in a half-suitcase that … Continue reading

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Tarzan Ball is a tricky hook-and-pull physics game

So, you’re a ball. A Tarzan Ball, to be precise. You’ve earned the nickname thanks to your astonishing ability to shoot out a lengthy ‘vine’ (I hope it’s a vine) at objects, and then pull yourself towards those objects. That’s … Continue reading

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Crucial’s New SSDs for Laptops [Storage]

I let most component news hit the floor but I can’t seem to get enough of new SSD news because of how much I want my laptop to stop ticking and clicking and whirring. Crucial’s new M4 line of 2.5-inch … Continue reading

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Android Quick App: Slayer

If you’re a fan of Slayer and have an Android phone, you’re in luck. Sony Music has released the Slayer app for Android, and it’s really good. And loud. And evil. You’ll find everything you ever wanted to know about … Continue reading

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Google Docs gets an Android app, lets you capture text with your phone’s camera

Google’s had a mobile-friendly version of Google Docs available for some time now, but it’s now finally gone the extra step and released a dedicated Android app. That will of course let you access and edit your documents on your … Continue reading

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Just in Time for Spring: Glove Radar

This looks kind of cool for us sedentary office nerds whose only social interaction is on a company-sponsored softball team that is run by the jocks of the company and only allow nerds to play catcher or left field or … Continue reading

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T-Mobile G2x lacks quadband HSPA+, shatters dreams

Ever since we first saw it at CTIA, T-Mobile’s been advertising its lovely G2x superphone as a quadband HSPA+ capable device. Based on the published specs in press releases and even on T-Mobile’s own website, there wasn’t any reason to … Continue reading

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Windows 8 getting a built-in PDF reader, Metro-style

For what seems like an eternity, Download Squad readers have reacted to news of security exploits targeting Adobe Reader with a common sentiment: why doesn’t Microsoft build its own secure PDF reader into Windows? Apparently the Windows 8 team agrees, … Continue reading

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DARPA’s new Space Surveillance Telescope will keep our satellites safe from interstellar debris

What’s that in the sky? A bird? A plane? Oh, it’s just some junk floating around in space, posing major threats to our military’s spy satellites. To help keep an eye on it, engineers at DARPA, MIT and the Air … Continue reading

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Google Voice Search learns Latin American Spanish, Indonesian, and Malaysian

Google Voice Search has just introduced localizations for Latin America, Indonesia and Malaysia, enabling native language search for hundreds of millions of users. Google’s official blog post offers some interesting insights into the process of collecting and analyzing the speech … Continue reading

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Win one of 20 tickets to lookout’s ‘Party your apps off’ party ahead of Google IO

If you’re going to be in the Bay Area come May 9 (there’s a little thing called Google I/O going on) listen up!  Lookout is having a big party for a few close friends, and you could win a chance … Continue reading

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You can now rent Adobe Photoshop for $35 per month, CS 5.5 available soon

Rejoice! No longer will you have to fork over $700 for a Photoshop CS5 license! Adobe has unveiled a new subscription scheme where you can rent the entire Creative Suite, or individual packages, by the month, or for an entire … Continue reading

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Leaked Android Music app images and hands-on review

This morning, an updated version of the stock Android Music app was leaked along with a new version of Android Market. The new Music app, which is labeled ‘version 3′, is similar to the leaked build from December, but it … Continue reading

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A Reminder Why You Shouldn’t Touch Your Friend’s Disgusting Smartphone [Factoid]

According to a survey Google commissioned about smartphone use, at least 39 percent of people admit to using their smartphone in the bathroom. There’s a time and a place for Words With Friends, people. [TechCrunch] More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/Bp9W9K1ssPk/a-reminder-why-you-shouldnt-touch-your-friends-smartphone On Semiconductor … Continue reading

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The Machine Behind the Touchscreens [Monster Machines]

You don’t need me to tell you how ubiquitous touch screens are. Some things even have two of them. Apple might’ve even bought 60 percent of the world’s touchscreen supply this year. That’s a lot of touchscreens. And something’s gotta … Continue reading

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