Monthly Archives: September 2011

Celebrate National Piano Month with a Korg microPIANO

The Korg microPIANO is a miniature grand piano that even has a lid that opens. It’s about 31 inches long and 12 inches deep, with 61 velocity sensitive keys. It has 60 built-in sounds, 25 one-touch musical phrases and 40 … Continue reading

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Volunteer scientists discover two possible planets, tell NASA it missed a spot

Proving it’s not all about edu-mah-cation, a group of casual star-gazers has stumbled upon what might well be a pair of new planets. Following on from gamers’ success with complicated medical puzzles, an army of 40,000 online volunteer astronomy nerds … Continue reading

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4G variant of HTC’s Radar spotted in the wild, flying a magenta flag

The Radar’s arrival in this world was overshadowed by the massive Titan released on the same day. But if a batch of spy shots sent to TmoNews is to be believed, then this mid-specced 3.8-inch Windows Phone could be about … Continue reading

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Install Windows 8 onto your HTC Shift today, give it a reason to wake up in the morning (video)

If you’ve got an HTC Shift sitting around that’s collecting dust and not doing much else, it could find a new lease on life with the revelation of its (very unofficial) support for Windows 8. Like they did for Mac … Continue reading

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Windows 8 wallpaper available to download, Jupiter and Twin UI spotted

With Windows 8 milestone 3 now up for grabs for select Microsoft Connect partners, it’s inevitable that leaked bits and pieces will start popping up around the Web. In fact, the first “official” wallpaper image from the still-brewing OS is … Continue reading

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Keen On? Yossi Vardi: Why the Next Major Paradigm Shift is Social TV

So, I asked the legendary Israeli investor Yossi Vardi, is the boom in social finished? ?Social didn?t run out of steam since the birth of civilization,? Yossi shot back. We were, appropriately enough, in the very cradle of civilization, in … Continue reading

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Google+ Invites the World Into Its Social Circles

Google has unleashed Google+ on the world, now completely unfettered by its earlier requirement to join via invitation. For its debut, Google has added a slew of enhancements as well. Chief among them is the addition of a search box, … Continue reading

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Adobe Aims to Keep Flash Shiny With New Version

Adobe on Wednesday announced its Flash Player 11 and Air 3 packages. These have a heavy focus on games and online video across multiple devices and platforms. Those platforms include Android, Apple iOS, BlackBerry Tablet OS, Mac OS X, Windows … Continue reading

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HoodieBuddie ? Keeps you warm and lets you listen to your tunes

The HoodieBuddie is a regular hoodie jacket with a bit of geek magic thrown in. They feature patented HB3 Technology? through a 3.5 mm headphone jack in the front pocket that plugs into any audio device such as an iphone, … Continue reading

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Sprint changing hotspot plans; 5GB data cap starts Oct. 2

In the latest Sprint Playbook we're seeing another plan change, this time to the mobile hotspot feature.  Starting Oct. 2, current and future customers will have a 5GB limit when using the mobile hotspot add-on to their plan.  Data used … Continue reading

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Amazon Cloud Player review: functional, not mind blowing, and still US-only

It’s hard to believe: our world-spanning network, our Internet, which is the cornerstone of free speech and free society — which, on a good day, is capable of causing populist revolutions – is still crippled by banal geolocation restrictions. We … Continue reading

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OnStar Amends Its Terms Of Service To Allow For Tracking Without Consent

Vehicle assistance service OnStar has always struck me as slightly creepy, but I can appreciate its utility unfamiliar locations and emergency situations. And the notion of a company tracking your location constantly is apparently as reassuring to some as it … Continue reading

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DNA Proves Your Fancy Suit Isn’t a Fake [Science]

Wool from Yorkshire in Northern England is so fabulous that bad guys want to counterfeit it. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/3SV61xK8KRA/dna-proves-your-fancy-suit-isnt-a-fake Saic Rockwell Automation Rf Micro Devices Red Hat

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Apple offers Final Cut Pro X update and free 30 day trial, hopes we can all still be friends

Plenty of folks were less than thrilled by the release of Apple’s rebuilt Final Cut Pro — in fact, words like “disgruntled” come to mind when describing the response to the new version of the video editing software. Take heart, … Continue reading

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Apple orders iCab iOS browser to cripple JavaScript modules

The developer of iCab Mobile, a feature-rich alternative to the Safari Web browser on iPad and iPhone, has been ordered by Apple to remove its ability to download and install JavaScript modules. Presumably it’s not the fact that iCab can … 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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RIM?s Stock Price Tumbles To A New Five Year Low

RIM’s stock took a bit of a tumble after the release of their underwhelming Q2 earnings report last week, and it looks as though it won’t stop dropping anytime soon. Before the market closed for the day, RIM share prices … Continue reading

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Kazaa music streaming app now available in the App Store

When I hear the word Kazaa it conjures up images from the past of peer-peer file sharing. ┬áNow the company behind Kazaa, Atrinsic, Inc has released a totally legal iPhone music streaming app to challenge Spotify etc. With Kazaa you … Continue reading

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Wrapping Personal Devices and Critical Data in Stale Policies

It’s a myth that ostriches bury their heads when they spot danger. It sounds plausible, but in reality, they’re just like us: In the face of imminent danger, they either run or attack. This makes sense when you stop to … 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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AVG launches LiveKive cloud sync and backup tool

A while back, we told you about AVG’s new LiveKive service, a new cloud synchronization and backup tool which appears to have been named after a vat in which mash is made during the brewing process. But enough about AVG’s … Continue reading

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Samsung Epic 4G Touch gets torn down, confirms its epic crendentials

The Samsung Epic 4G Touch is a triumph of engineering, jamming oh-so-very-much into an oh-so-little frame. What better way to celebrate its wonderous design, than to tear it all down to its constituent parts, and then reassemble it? Thank the … Continue reading

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Google Chrome now uses SPDY HTTP replacement, halves page load time

We’re not entirely sure of the time line here, but it looks like Google has now rolled out the SPDY HTTP replacement to its full bevy of Web services, including Gmail, Docs, and YouTube. If you’re currently using Google’s Chrome … Continue reading

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Hulu Plus for Android gets more plusses, adds compatibility to nine devices

Do we want to live in a world where the Vizio Tablet actually has Hulu Plus before our beloved Motorola Droid Bionic or Droid 3? No matter your answer, the fortunate news is that we no longer have to, because … Continue reading

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Hulu Plus for Android gets more plusses, adds compatibility to nine devices

Do we want to live in a world where the Vizio Tablet actually has Hulu Plus before our beloved Motorola Droid Bionic or Droid 3? No matter your answer, the fortunate news is that we no longer have to, because … Continue reading

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Survival Lab is a fun pixelated game where dying doesn’t matter

In most games, dying is a bad thing. You have to start all over again, or at least revert to the last save point and lose some progress. Not so in Survival Lab: in this pixelated gem you play as … Continue reading

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App developers must play nice with Ice Cream Sandwich if they want a bite

Google’s Android developer blog is warning creators of Honeycomb apps to rework their code for Ice Cream Sandwich or suffer unsightly consequences. The ‘problem’ with ICS is that it gets rid of the tablet/smartphone divide, such that HC apps designed … Continue reading

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Google+ Hits Beta With 9 New Features Including Search, Mobile Hangouts, And Open Signups

In the roughly 90 days that Google+ has been available, Google says that they’ve made 91 different improvements to the service. Today brings nine more ? a few of which are big. First and foremost, Google+ finally has search. Yes, … Continue reading

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Flickr adds to sharing options, now easier to share photos across the Web

It sure is nice to see some new developer action over at Flickr. The relatively slow-moving photo-sharing service has just announced a new sharing update, which consists of several new and easy ways to embed or link to your photos: … Continue reading

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Logitech’s Harmony Link transforms your iOS device or Android phone into a universal remote (video)

Logitech isn’t exactly a stranger to universal remotes, and if you’ve been yearning for an Android or iOS aimed solution from the Swiss company, its new $100 Harmony Link should have you covered. The Link is a WiFi-enabled infrared puck … Continue reading

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Tasty Planet is a fun flash game where you eat everything in sight

So this professor comes up with a new toilet cleaner that works by “eating” the dirt; or so he thinks. That’s how the plot starts for Tasty Planet. You play the role of the toilet cleaner, but you’re not really … Continue reading

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Amazon Cloud Player review: functional, not mind blowing, and still US-only

It’s hard to believe: our world-spanning network, our Internet, which is the cornerstone of free speech and free society — which, on a good day, is capable of causing populist revolutions – is still crippled by banal geolocation restrictions. We … 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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I Must Get This Boat Motor Blender for My Kitchen [Video]

How much power does a man need to make summer cocktails? How many Hawaiian short-sleeve shirts? How much badassery? NOT ENOUGH, I SAY! Which is why I need this blender, made with an old-school 1958 Johnson outboard motor: More » Source: … Continue reading

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Samsung seeking to block sales of upcoming iPhone in Korea

What the world needs now is more litigation to stifle technology innovation, and Samsung looks determined to follow Apple's lead and try to make it happen.  In an interview with the Korea Times, and unnamed senior executive from Samsung Electronics … Continue reading

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Touchstone mod blesses Samsung Epic 4G Touch with inductive charging powers

The Touchstone’s future is just as unclear as any other webOS product at the moment, but it’s sure getting a fair share of love from the mod community. Not only did we witness the inductive-charging unit work on a modded … Continue reading

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Windows 8 welcome screen revealed, looks very Metro

It’s not really a secret the Microsoft had planned on bringing bits of Windows Phone 7′s Metro UI to Windows 8, but we haven’t seen a lot of really telling evidence. However, with the Windows 8 milestone 3 build now … Continue reading

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Stevie Wonder High Fives Steve Jobs Creating Awesome Wonder-Magic Warp [Video]

Stevie Wonder, the music genius and Motown icon who created jewels like Talking Book and Sounds In the Key of Life, had some words of appreciation for Steve Jobs during the last Wonder-full LA party: More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/kp-ivPFIXOc/stevie-wonder-high-fives-steve-jobs-creating-awesome-wonder+magic-warp Electronic Arts … Continue reading

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Mac OS X Lion Passwords Are Super-Easy to Hack (and Change) by Any Local User [Security]

You’re constantly hearing about how you need to make sure to use a secure password, but what are you supposed to do if a hacker can just change your password without even cracking it? That’s what users with physical access … 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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Sick Bastard Busted for Streaming Cartoon Porn in a McDonald’s PlayPlace [Crime]

53-year old Ronnie Hobbs was arrested when police spotted him watching cartoon porn, on his laptop, in plain sight, while sitting inside a McDonald’s PlayPlace. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/ctHvTTk29ZU/sick-bastard-busted-for-streaming-cartoon-porn-in-a-mcdonalds-playplace Skyworks Solutions Silicon Laboratories Si International Seagate Technology

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Expect This Year?s f8 To Be Huge ? The Biggest Since Facebook Platform Launched

Last week at our TechCrunch Disrupt conference, I had the opportunity to interview Facebook’s VP of Engineering Mike Schroepfer. It was a great talk: I asked him about his favorite features on Google+ (he said something about loving competition), and … Continue reading

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Play Wii games on your Android tablet via network streaming (video)

In case you haven’t met him already, Obiwan222222 represents the minimalist alternative to hardcore modding. He’s already shown us Wii games running on the PSP and iPod Touch, and now he’s pulled off the same trick on his Asus Transformer. … Continue reading

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BlackBerry Messenger 6.0 screenshots leak

A leaked early version of RIM’s upcoming BlackBerry Messenger 6 has been making the rounds since late February, but images of the new app are just now beginning to appear. Over at CrackBerry, the crew has shared a handful of … Continue reading

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Fenix TK70 Flashlight Review

I have reviewed many fancy flashlights on The Gadgeteer, most of them relatively small, compact and for their size, pretty bright. Well, this time I am reviewing the Fenix TK70 courtesy of Fenix Outfitters. The TK70 is neither small nor … Continue reading

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