Monthly Archives: August 2011

Daily Crunch: VR Drone Edition

Giant VR Helmet Is Very 90s, Yet Way Cooler Europe Launching Gigapixel Probe To Map Milky Way Effectology: Paranormal Spooooky Sounds Do A Barrel Roll: AR.Drone Challenges You To Become A Great Drone Pilot Kid-Tested, Grant Imahara Approved: Hexbrite Open … Continue reading

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Vizio Tablet gets Hulu Plus, lets you watch your ’30 Rock’ on the go

Picked up one of those $300 Vizio tablets? Good news: your entertainment options just expanded a bit with the addition of Hulu Plus support. The eight-inch tablet now handles the TV / movie streaming Android app — so long as … Continue reading

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Deal of the Day ? HP ENVY 14 ?Sandy Bridge? Core i5 or i7 Laptop with 6GB RAM and Radeon HD 6630M Graphics

Today?s LogicBUY Deal is a $150 coupon code on a 14.5? HP ENVY 14 laptop as low as $849.  Features:  Core i5-2410M or Core i7-2630QM or i7-2820QM, 1.16? thick and 5.69 pounds, 1GB DDR3 Radeon HD 6630 switchable graphics, HDMI, … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs resigns as CEO of Apple

A major development out of Cupertino: Apple CEO Steve Jobs has stepped down, the board naming Tim Cook as his replacement. The company said “Steve’s extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world’s … 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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Daily Crunch: Animal TV Edition

Video: Super-efficient Chicken Breast Deboning Robot Colorfly?s ?Audiophile-Quality? Audio Player Is Made Of Wood Video: A Scary Realistic Iron Man Mark I Suit The 4:20 Watch From Cadence Panda Itazura Bank: Super-Cute Piggy Bank (Video) This Wooden iPad Frame Does … Continue reading

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LG announces LSM-100 Scanner Mouse, saves valuable desk space

You may recall, back at CES, we got our hands on LG’s LSM-100 mouse scanner and were able to try it out for ourselves. Well it appears that you may have that same opportunity soon. The company has announced that … Continue reading

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The Gizmodo Media Lab For Kids Who Can’t Tech Good [Charity]

We all take things for granted. Like having a school. Or a computer. That’s why Gizmodo and some friendly gadget companies are teaming up with Surf For Life, a non-profit that lets people help local causes while on vacation. More » … Continue reading

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Sony debuts the Handycam NEX-VG20

Add another model to the gadget deluge that was last night’s Sony camera announcements. The electronics giant debuted the NEX-VG20, the followup to the admittedly snazzy NEX-VG10. The new interchangeable lens camcorder does full HD video and can capture 16 … Continue reading

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1GB Black Box PIN Secure USB Drive is the Paranoid Deal of the Day [Dealzmodo]

That “home video” you recorded on vacation, that “home video” you recorded while bored on a rainy day, that “home video” you recorded in college. Yeah, you don’t want those landing in the wrong hands. But your digital hoarding, glory … Continue reading

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Dodge is a space-shooter in which you have no weapons

Space-shooters are usually a fairly fiery affair, with many types of guns, weapon upgrades, power-ups and more. Dodge does away with all of that, while keeping the very essence of a space shooter: Dark background, fast action, and stuff blowing … Continue reading

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White HTC EVO 3D gets exclusive RadioShack bow on September 9th

If Wall-E’s lady friend, Eve, and Spielberg’s E.T. were to come together in engineering matrimony, we’re pretty sure this white EVO 3D would be the resulting offspring. This “rare and beautiful” unicorn from HTC’s beastly, dual-core Android herd hails from … Continue reading

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Why Celebrating With Gunfire Is Really Stupid [Libya]

Libyan rebels are rejoicing in Tripoli by firing their guns in the air. Little do they know, this is one of the dumbest ways they could celebrate. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/dxout0dyb0c/why-celebrating-with-gunfire-is-really-stupid Koninklijke Kpn Lam Research Liberty Global Lm Ericsson

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South Korea brings the big guns to the mobile OS knife fight

Publicly, Samsung and LG tersely supported Google’s union with Motorola (which we’ve taken to calling Moogle) — privately it appears the South Korean giants aren’t as thrilled to be at the mercy of Mountain View’s whim. Imagine their predicament if … Continue reading

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Canon launches PIXMA MG6220 and MG8220 photo printers, trees fear for lives

Canon’s not done insulting your Photoshop skillz, as it announces the PIXMA MG8220 and MG6220 Wireless Photo All-In-Ones. These 9600 x 2400 dpi color printer / copier / scanners promise wireless printing of pictures and more boring items like Google … Continue reading

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Your dream Android device, Gingerbread leaks continue [From the Forums]

Some device updates, some leaked info and more proof that way may actually see a Droid Bionic arrive at some point. That made for a bust day here at Android Central — if you missed anything, be sure to jump … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: Graffito Edition

For iPhone 4: Super-Cute Hello Kitty Cases From Japan Warn Friends And Foes With These Nine Aperture Science Test Chamber Labels ?Light Scythe? Is A Monster LED Strip For Long Exposure Art Mouse Up And Roll Out With This Transformers-Themed … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: Scope Edition

Nikon Displays Mysterious Prototypes At French Exhibition Sweet-Looking Bike Tool Roll Made From My Favorite Material, Waxed Canvas Dodocase Puts Out Some J. Crew Exclusive iPad 2 Cases SocialBicycles Bike Sharing Is Now A Kickstarter Project Thanko Starts Selling The … Continue reading

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First Firefox 6 build next week, Firefox 7 by May, and aurora channel introduced

Mozilla’s Engineering Project Manager, Christian Legnitto, has detailed the release schedule for Firefox 5, 6 and 7. If all goes to plan, Firefox 6.0a1 will be released next week, April 12, and Firefox 7.0a1 in the middle of May. The … Continue reading

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iPad Hacks ? Getting the Most out of Your iPad

If you are an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad user, you surely have heard of the term jailbreaking. No, it does not involve breaking someone out of jail. Jailbreak, or iPad Hacks, is the process of utilizing apps, music and … 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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How Buildings Stay Up When the Earth Shakes [Video]

Nothing can make a building “earthquake-proof,” but these five seismic construction devices mitigate an earthquake’s effects getting the structure to move with the ground’s swells. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/bD6Mwvfyu_E/how-buildings-stay-up-when-the-earth-shakes High Tech Computer Hon Hai Precision Ind. Hynix Semiconductor Infosys Technologies

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A TV That Knows When The Gun You’re Waving Around Is Causing a Panic [Surveillance]

The London Riots caused so much havoc that they continue to spook British officials. So much so that they’re thinking of implementing so-called “Smart CCTV” that can track potential subjects and their behavior. Cue the requisite 1984/V for Vendetta comparisons. … Continue reading

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Fossil’s Meta Watch delayed once again, clearly has trouble keeping time

If you were planning on outfitting your arm with a new Meta Watch this month, you’re out of luck, because Fossil has just announced that the wristpieces won’t start shipping until September. The watches, which use Texas Instruments’ CC2560 Bluetooth … Continue reading

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Scrabble Helper helps you improve your Words With Friends gameplay

If you play Scrabble (or a scrabble-like game) from time to time, you may want to check out Scrabble Helper. This simple website is a godsend when you’re at a loss for words. Simply enter whatever letters you have, and … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Explorer to feature Ribbon UI, SkyDrive and Mesh integration?

Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott have posted a second look at some of the early changes which have surface in Windows 8 milestone 3. First there was the restyled Welcome Screen, and now it appears that Microsoft is toying with … Continue reading

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RFID Implants Won’t Rescue the People Kidnapped in Mexico [RFID]

Kidnappings in Mexico have worsened in the last 5 years, sky-rocketing by 371%. So too have the demand for those RFID implants that were said to allow authorities find the victims. Except for one thing: they don’t work. More » Source: … Continue reading

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A 15-Year-Old Girl’s Bionic Hand Lets Her Live a Normal Life [Video]

Chloe Holmes, now 15, heartbreakingly lost most of her fingers when she was a mere toddler after suffering from septicaemia due to chickenpox. She’s been without a usable hand since then. Thankfully though, she’s been outfitted with a bionic hand … Continue reading

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Scrabble Helper helps you improve your Words With Friends gameplay

If you play Scrabble (or a scrabble-like game) from time to time, you may want to check out Scrabble Helper. This simple website is a godsend when you’re at a loss for words. Simply enter whatever letters you have, and … Continue reading

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This iPad Book Is Meant to Be Read on Shuffle [Video]

Marc Saporta’s novel Composition No. 1 is a non-linear work, meaning it was written with the intent of being read in any order. But the novel’s iPad iteration takes the concept to a whole new level with its shuffle feature. … Continue reading

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Google TV add-on preview for Android SDK now available

Back in May at Google I/O 2011, we learned that Honeycomb would be coming to Google TV, and that we would be seeing an SDK add-on for developers to begin work on apps for the big screen.  Since then, we’ve seen … Continue reading

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Placecast Brings Location-Based Shopping Alerts To Retailer Smartphone Apps

Placecast’s ShopAlerts service, which delivers retailer and merchant offers and discounts to consumers via their mobile phones, is announcing new functionality today?integration with mobile smartphone apps. As we’ve written in the past, ShopAlerts is a white-label geofencing platform for businesses … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: Animal TV Edition

Video: Super-efficient Chicken Breast Deboning Robot Colorfly?s ?Audiophile-Quality? Audio Player Is Made Of Wood Video: A Scary Realistic Iron Man Mark I Suit The 4:20 Watch From Cadence Panda Itazura Bank: Super-Cute Piggy Bank (Video) This Wooden iPad Frame Does … Continue reading

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10 Things You Can Do with a $100 TouchPad [WebOS]

The TouchPad may not be the perfect tablet, but it is selling for $100 right now, but it’s going fast. Actually, it’s pretty much gone. But if you did manage to snag one, here are ten good uses for it. … Continue reading

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Windows 8 App Store images leaked?

Windows 8 images continue to leak onto the Internet, despite Microsoft’s wallpaper-based pleas to those with access to the early releases. Today’s installment courtesy CNBeta shows the upcoming Windows App Store, which will likely feature prominently in Windows 8. We’ve … Continue reading

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TweetDeck to launch as HTML5 Web app, now accepting beta testers

When TweetDeck landed in the Chrome Web Store, it seemed like an indication that it might eventually evolve into a pure HTML5 Web app. Now it looks as though that’s exactly what’s going to happen, with TweetDeck announcing that a … Continue reading

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Game Review: Avadon the Black Fortress for iPad

Avadon: The Black Fortress is one of the most eagerly-anticipated RPG games for iPad. Made by Spiderweb Software, creators of the celebrated Geneforge and Avernum series for PC and Mac, Avadon is also available on desktop as well as being … Continue reading

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Mozilla Messaging reintegrates with Labs, unifies focus on Web-based communication

Mozilla Messaging, citing Mozilla’s increased focus on Web-borne communications, will be reintegrating with Mozilla Labs. The Messaging subsidiary was formed in 2008 to focus on Thunderbird, but given Mozilla Labs’ current focus on identity and contact management, it now makes … Continue reading

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Headphone Cord Clutter Meets Its Beautifully Elegant Match [Headphones]

Arriving in Walnut, Wenge, Odom or Japanese oak, these Tumoni headphone cord organizers will be most appreciated by the import market lovers amongst us, but for me and the rest they’re wonderfully elegant eye candy. [Book of Joe] More » Source: … Continue reading

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Quantum entanglement could mean completely secure data transfer

By tapping into Albert Einstein’s idea of “spooky action at a distance,” researchers at the University of Copenhagen’s Niels Bohr Institute have discovered what might be the key to completely secure data transfer — keeping particles “entangled” for up to … Continue reading

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AntiSec Carves Another Notch in Its Keyboard With Defense Contractor Hack

AntiSec, the hacker movement that emerged as LulzSec closed shop in June, apparently hacked into the servers of yet another defense contractor Thursday. This time, the victim is Vanguard Defense Industries. AntiSec hackers on Friday released 1GB of private emails … Continue reading

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Windows Home Server 2011 released to manufacturers

Just a little under two months after its release candidate went live, Windows Home Server (WHS) 2011 has been finalized and released into the wild. The new version of Microsoft’s slick, do-it-all server OS is a big step forward from … Continue reading

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Fusion Garage Tries, Tries Again With Grid-10 Tablet

Fusion Garage threw a new tablet into the mix Tuesday when it announced the debut of the Grid-10, a tablet computer that features a new twist on the Android operating system, a dramatic gesture-based interface and predictive intelligence. It’s not … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: Bike Path Edition

Quick Bike Hack: Put A Seatbelt Inside Your Tires To Resist Punctures Hands-On With The Creative ZEN Style M300 The Bracketron All-Weather Soft Case Bike Protects Your Smartphone During Your Ride The anaPad Is A White Board And Wooden iPad … Continue reading

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Adidas Wearable Coach prototype promises to help you find the perfect pitch

A gadget that helps with your running or cycling is one thing, but can a device also make you a better pitcher? Designer Sebastiaan Pijnappel thought so, and the Adidas Wearable Coach prototype is his solution — which, as of … Continue reading

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