Monthly Archives: July 2011

Watch 30 Years of the Space Shuttle In One Single Launch [Video]

The end. Today it’s all over. Three decades of the Space Shuttle, with its many amazing successes and two horrible failures, are gone forever. This video shows those thirty years in one single launch. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/ksYkcQlHEek/watch-30-years-of-the-space-shuttle-in-one-single-launch Qlogic . Progress … Continue reading

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It’s Hard to Believe We Live In This Beautiful Blue Marble [Video]

I’m so used to Hollywood movies that I thought this video was a 3D rendering when I first saw it. But it’s the real Earth, our home planet as seen from NASA’s Messenger spacecraft on its way to Mercury. More » … Continue reading

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Sewell MiniDeck USB Display Adapter Review

The Sewell MiniDeck is a small USB display adapter with drivers for OS X and Windows. You connect one end into USB and the other end into a monitor, and just like that you end up with another display without … Continue reading

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The 13-Inch MBA Burns the Fastest 2010 MacBook Pro [Factoid]

Holy crud. While it’s just a benchmark test and those don’t accurately reflect yadda yadda yadda YOU GUYS. The 1.7GHz Core i5 13-inch MBA just blew the door off of last year’s 2.67GHz Core i7 17-inch MacBook Pro on GeekBench. … Continue reading

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Acer buys iGware, makes a $320 million bet on the cloud

There’s no question that cloud computing has hit the mainstream — even the US federal government, which isn’t typically a front-runner when it comes to tech adoption, has taken the plunge. Now, Taiwanese hardware maker Acer, the world’s second largest … Continue reading

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Lomography Paints the Town (Well, the LC-A+) Red For Russia Day [Cameras]

11 months before the next Russia Day, Lomography’s wrapped the classic Ruski film-camera in red goats’ leather and painted fertility symbols on it. Why they did that, I’m not sure, but I do like the soviet badge on the back. … Continue reading

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Apple Mac OS X Lion available now in the App Store

For ‘developers’ willing to shell out $99 for an annual membership in Apple’s group of Mac OS app creators, Lion is old news already. But the rest of you can finally download Apple’s latest operating system — Mac OS 10.7 … Continue reading

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Saitek flight gear replicates Cessna 172 Skyhawk, lets you simulate lazy Sunday flyovers

Sure, some flight-sim junkies want to imagine themselves dogfighting with an F-16, afterburners screaming as they climb into the sky. But for virtual pilots less interested in white-knuckle air warfare, Mad Catz has unveiled a product line based on that … Continue reading

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Western Digital now shipping 2.5-inch 1TB Scorpio Blue HDD in standard height

Be still, our hearts! Could it be? One thousand twenty-four gigabytes of spinning Scorpio Blue fixed disk finally sized for standard height? If you’ll recall, the line of laptop-oriented HDDs was bumped up to 750GB way back in 2010, and … Continue reading

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T-Mobile unveils flexible new Value plans: unlimited talk, text, and / or data for any device

We’ll give T-Mobile credit, it isn’t afraid to shake things up to try to gain ground on Big Red and Ma Bell in the cellular arms race. Mere months after rolling out new prepaid options for its customers, T-Mo is … Continue reading

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Apple rolls out 27-inch Thunderbolt Display with FaceTime HD camera, built-in speakers

In search of “the ultimate docking station” for your Mac notebook? Look no further than the new Thunderbolt Display, a single 27-inch model packing a 2560 x 1440 res 16:9 IPS display, one of Apple’s fancy new connectors, integrated 2.1 … Continue reading

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Lenovo intros 10.1-inch IdeaPad Tablet P1 with Windows 7, should’ve waited for Windows 8

We know, we know — Windows 8 isn’t splashing down on consumer devices for a good long while, but seriously, how’s a boy to get excited about something that’s already old hat? And moreover, something that has never, ever worked … Continue reading

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Viliv, UMPC and MID proponent, reportedly exiting the ultramobile game

Last we heard from Viliv, one of the OGs of the MID and UMPC world, it was throwing its hat in the tablet arena with a pair of Android slates and a Wintel slab at CES. Now, rumor has it, … Continue reading

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7 Ways Google Labs Changed the Internet Forever [Video]

Google closed the doors on Google Labs today. The ongoing projects aren’t disappearing; they’ll be absorbed into other departments, and many have already “graduated” into full-fledged products. The spirit and mission of the initiative will live on, just in a … Continue reading

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The MacBook drops from Apple’s Store (update: confirmed)

What’s wrong with this picture? Looks like Apple may have dropped one important product from its store during today’s new product rush. It seems as if there may indeed be some meat to those recent rumors that the company is … Continue reading

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OLPC XO-3 cases may sport solar panels, satellite internet, grant three wishes

We’ll give Nicholas Negroponte one thing, he’s nothing if not ambitious. The OLPC founder always has some pie-in-the-sky vision for the XO line of child-centric computers, including dual-screens and hand-cranks. Now that we’ve skipped right past the XO-2 for the … 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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Daily Crunch: Desert Surveillance Edition

At Last You Can Fabricate Your Minecraft Creations The Gem Hsin Topaz Speakers Do Multifunction Right Scientists Create Microscopic, Lens-less Camera This Case Lets You Attach An SLR Lens To Your iPhone The Gem Hsin Topaz Speakers Do Multifunction Right … Continue reading

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NYC Commuters Will Soon Be Getting Microwaved [Traffic]

Getting caught in traffic sucks for everyone. So New York City Mayor Bloomberg and his crack team of engineers are working on a way to both monitor traffic and get you moving, involving more cameras and a lot of microwaves. … Continue reading

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iPad2 Video Review ? Should you buy one?

Source: http://tabletbuzzblog.com/ipad2-video-review-should-you-buy-one/ Verisign Verifone Holdings Veeco Instruments Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates

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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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Monteverde One Touch Stylus Pen Review

Back in the day, all touchscreen devices came with a tiny little stylus that was hard to hold and easy to lose.  Eventually capacitive touchscreens that respond to the touch of your fingers evolved, and most people rejoiced.  Not everybody, … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: Power Supply Edition

Behind The Scenes At The Impossible Project?s Resurrected Polaroid Facility ?The Best Chance To Beat Gasoline:? An Excerpt From Seth Fletcher?s Bottled Lightning The ZEHST Is The 3,000 MPH, Zero Emissions Airplane Of 2050 Japan Takes Top Spot From China: … Continue reading

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A parallel parking job you have to see to believe [Video]

More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/Zfu4KJqbrLQ/a-parallel-parking-job-you-have-to-see-to-believe Progress Software Planar Systems Perot Systems Palm

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Nokia ‘Sea Ray’ WP7 handset revealed on a factory floor? (Video)

Stephen Elop himself spilled the beans about Nokia’s first WP7 handset, codenamed Sea Ray, when he told a large live audience and some whirring video cameras that he wanted the phone to be kept “super confidential.” Now we have a … Continue reading

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Turtle Beach unveils limited edition Modern Warfare 3 headsets, Simon Riley would’ve approved

Listen up, soldier. Engadget HQ was dismayed when lieutenant Simon “Ghost” Riley — along with his skull balaclava and mondo communications headset — saw an arguably unjust demise in Modern Warfare 2. That being said, if he could play the … 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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Sony London Studio chief talks 3D lessons, promises VR headsets

Haven’t settled in to 3D PS3 gaming just yet? Too bad because Sony’s ready to leapfrog that industry buzzword with another once-vaunted, immersive tech of yore — virtual reality. Announced ahead of Sony London Studio chief Mick Hocking’s Develop conference … Continue reading

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tabletbuzzblog :Call of Duty: World at War Re-view

This is my favorite game of all it is one of the most recognized online games of all time is now on iPad. I nevertheless keep in mind the times when I used to play it on my playstaion and … Continue reading

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ITC patent ruling against Apple will stand, Kodak nods approvingly

July is shaping up to be a pretty good month for Kodak. Just a few weeks after granting the camera-maker a second wind in its ongoing patent battle against Apple and RIM, the ITC has issued yet another decision in … Continue reading

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One Year of the New York Times As Told By 12,000 Screenshots [Video]

Phillip Mendonça-Vieira made a mistake, a wonderful mistake. For over a year, he accidentally ran a cron task that captured a screenshot of the NY Times’ front page twice an hour, 24 hours a day. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/wx26-x17seo/one-year-of-the-new-york-times-as-told-by-12000-screenshots First Solar … Continue reading

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One Year of the New York Times As Told By 12,000 Screenshots [Video]

Phillip Mendonça-Vieira made a mistake, a wonderful mistake. For over a year, he accidentally ran a cron task that captured a screenshot of the NY Times’ front page twice an hour, 24 hours a day. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/wx26-x17seo/one-year-of-the-new-york-times-as-told-by-12000-screenshots Qualcomm Quanta … Continue reading

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Windows XP on a 4K Display Makes Eyeballs Bleed [Video]

Although it’s still far, far away from the mainstream, 4K displays do exist! Will they ever take off? It’s too soon to tell, but if so, don’t try to run XP with one—it’s like a UI-crushing black hole. More » Source: … Continue reading

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Speedtest.net overhauled with new look, new features

Speedtest.net is pretty much the go-to site for quickly figuring out how fast (or slow) your connection really is and comparing the numbers your ISP boasts with what it actually delivers. And now it’s got a new coat of paint … Continue reading

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#AntiSec Hackers Spill News of the World Chief Rebekah Brooks’ Email Login to Entire Internet (Updated) [Hackers]

The fruits of today’s Sun UK hack are starting to dangle down: LulzSec (out of retirement?) and Anon are tweeting logins of some serious British media brass. Foremost? Rebekah Brooks, the epicenter of England’s voicemail hacking scandal. Update: phone numbers! … Continue reading

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Chrome 11 beta adds new experimental APIs for proxies, Web navigation

Google Chrome 11 — which just recently made the move to the browser’s beta channel — has received a minor update that gives developers access to two new APIs. The first is a full-featured proxy API, which will, for example, … Continue reading

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Grundig Digta 7 stakes claim as world’s first Bluetooth dictation device, period, line break

Grundig reckons its customers still prefer “dictating with a professional dictation device,” rather than merely “recording” themselves with a smartphone. Say what? Nevertheless, the company’s new Digta 7 Premium BT voice recorder does embrace modernity in its own particular way, … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: Desert Surveillance Edition

At Last You Can Fabricate Your Minecraft Creations The Gem Hsin Topaz Speakers Do Multifunction Right Scientists Create Microscopic, Lens-less Camera This Case Lets You Attach An SLR Lens To Your iPhone The Gem Hsin Topaz Speakers Do Multifunction Right … Continue reading

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Konstruct for iOS creates generative augmented reality art with your voice

If you have an artistic temperament, but you weren’t blessed with steady hands or an eye for color, Konstruct might be the app for you. Not only does the iPhone app let you produce generative art using words, warbles and … Continue reading

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Pentagon Rattles Its Cyber-Saber

The United States Department of Defense unveiled its long-awaited cyberstrategy Friday. Speaking at the National Defense University, Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn outlined the DoD’s Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace. This consists of five strategic approaches and is part … Continue reading

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Libra for Android helps you track your weight using The Hacker’s Diet system

I’m getting fat; that’s what you see on the screenshot to the right — my gradual move from chubby to portly. But never mind the numbers, look at the pretty graph! If you’ve ever read The Hacker’s Diet, this graph … Continue reading

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What Is This? [Photography]

This is more than a moment captured in time. These are several moments, three to four seconds to be precise, and what they depict is a hellish scene that men far braver than I will ever be experienced over France. … Continue reading

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Alienware M14x review roundup: a lovely blend of poise and power

Know what happens when you split the difference between an M18x and an M11x? The M14x, of course! We managed a bit of hands-on time with Alienware’s middleman back in April, and now the web at large has had a … Continue reading

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Sand Trap is a fun and difficult physics maze game

Sand Trap is one of those games that at first seem too hard to bother with, but when you try to stop playing it you discover you’re hooked. The goal is to get as much sand as you possibly can … Continue reading

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GScreen’s dual-screen SpaceBook touts twin 17-inchers, now up for pre-order

Look out, ThinkPad W700ds — there’s a new dual-screen beast in town, and it’s not settling for second best. After first appearing in September of 2009, we hadn’t heard a peek from GScreen save for one brief blip in 2010. … Continue reading

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