Monthly Archives: October 2011

BlackBerry Bold 9790 Caught On Film Ahead Of Dubai Debut?

RIM may be pinning their hopes on BBX, but that doesn’t mean they’re done churning out classic BlackBerrys. Case in point: the revamped Bold 9790 has been revealed in a new set of photos that doesn’t look like someone took … Continue reading

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Man Calls the Police Complaining About a Flashing Light in the Sky Only to Find Out It’s the Moon [Video]

A UK man noticed an unidentified ‘flying’ object in the night sky and said it flashing a bright white light into his home. He called the police trying to explain his situation. The police dutifully logged it down until… the … Continue reading

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Gladinet maps Amazon Cloud Drive to your Windows desktop

Amazon’s recently-introduced Cloud Drive is a great place to store your files online. It offers 5 gigs of totally free space, and U.S. users also get access to the handy Cloud Player app (for Web and Android!) which streams music … Continue reading

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Knowing What You Like ? Cognitive Match Teams Up On Real-time Targeted Ads

Onsite targeting solutions provider Cognitive Match has teamed up with independent advertising technology company Adnetik to increase the effectiveness of online campaigns. The partnership builds on Adnetik’s Audience Investment Management (AIM) system for display advertising and enhances its capabilities through … Continue reading

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Wahoo Fitness Pack Turns iPhone Into Personal Trainer

Fitness apps for the iPhone aren’t exactly thin on the ground. Hit up the App Store and you’ll see a confusion of GPS-enabled trackers for running, biking and probably even skipping. What is slightly less common is hardware that lets … Continue reading

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Unraveling the MobileMess of the MobileMe to iCloud Migration [Apple]

Apple is known for its ability to create products that are easy to use and even easier to understand. Too bad that ease of use doesn’t translate to their latest cloud features. Instead, they’ve seemed to have mastered the art … Continue reading

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Freescale joins ARM A5 and M4 cores at the hip for performance and power savings

You may have noticed a trend recently — pairing slightly less powerful cores that sip power, with more robust ones that can chug through demanding applications. NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 will be packing an underclocked fifth core, while ARM’s big.LITTLE initiative … Continue reading

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Japan’s Incredible Flying Sphere Hovers Its Way Into My Heart [Video]

We’ve seen Japan’s magic flying ball before, but this is the demo where the fumbly bumbly spheroid finally won my heart. The device could be used for reconnaissance, search and rescue, or as the world’s greatest piñata. Also: it’s adorable. … Continue reading

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Firefox 4 Mobile officially released for Android and Maemo devices

Moments ago, Mozilla stripped the release candidate moniker from Firefox 4 Mobile and pronounced it fit for public release. If you have a Nokia N900 phone, or a fairly-modern Android 2.0-or-later device, go ahead and install it from the Market, … Continue reading

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The iPhone 4S: Just How Different Is It to the iPhone 4?

It’s been a long time coming, but after much speculation, rumors and impatience, Apple finally announced the latest update to their best-selling iPhone, with the iPhone 4S running the new iOS5. Was it all worth waiting for? Does it really … Continue reading

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Japan’s Incredible Flying Sphere Hovers Its Way Into My Heart [Video]

We’ve seen Japan’s magic flying ball before, but this is the demo where the fumbly bumbly spheroid finally won my heart. The device could be used for reconnaissance, search and rescue, or as the world’s greatest piñata. Also: it’s adorable. … Continue reading

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Nintendo 3DS SlidePad coming to the US under the name Circle Pad Pro?

Last month, Nintendo quietly unveiled the SlidePad — a battery-powered “extended slide pad” for the 3DS, slated to hit the Japanese market on December 10th. At the time, there was no indication that the add-on would be coming to North … Continue reading

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The iPhone 4S: Just How Different Is It to the iPhone 4?

It’s been a long time coming, but after much speculation, rumors and impatience, Apple finally announced the latest update to their best-selling iPhone, with the iPhone 4S running the new iOS5. Was it all worth waiting for? Does it really … Continue reading

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Wikileaks Muzzled by Donations Blockade

A number of major U.S.-based financial institutions have blockaded payments to Wikileaks, forcing the site to temporarily cease publication. Wikileaks is asking supporters to immediately start donating money through other entities in order to keep the site running. The blockade … Continue reading

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U-Verse Wireless Receiver Frees Your TV to Move About the House [Video]

While TVs have entrenched themselves in living rooms across the country, sometimes you want to enjoy your favorite shows on the deck, in the garage, or even on the roof. (We’re not here to judge.) And come the end of … Continue reading

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Amazon’s Kindle Fire Will Become To the Video Industry What the iPod Was To the Music Industry [Kindle Fire]

Founding online video startups of his own and working as a principal analyst for Frost and Sullivan, Dan Rayburn is familiar with the inner working of tech companies. And he’s put this knowledge to good use on his blog StreamingMedia.com. … Continue reading

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A Virtual 150? Movie Screen ? Sony Personal 3D Viewer Head Mounted Display HMZT1

First seen at CES 2011, Sony Websites around the world are now showing the HMZT1 Personal 3D View Head Mounted Display for preorder.  Using dual OLED HD screens , virtual 5.1 Surround Sound and TruBlack displays, the headset’s designed to immerse you into … Continue reading

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Westone’s 4 R-Series quad-driver IEMs pack Acoustic Symmetry, cost $500

Remember those impressive Westone 4 in-ear monitors that came out late last year, priced at a whopping $450? Well, the company’s ready to best itself again — and have audiophiles open their wallets a bit wider — with its new … Continue reading

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Google Buzz settlement approved by FTC, yearly privacy audits incoming

Mountain View’s lawyers can collectively breathe a sigh of relief, as the FTC has accepted an earlier proposal relating to Buzz’s numerous privacy violations. The service — which already settled one suit and is scheduled for rendezvous with the grim … Continue reading

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The Hackathon: Your Ticket To Disrupt Beijing, Great Prizes, And More

Hackers, are you ready? The Disrupt Beijing Hackathon is almost here. Not only is this our fifth time hosting the Hackathon at TechCrunch Disrupt, but it is our very first time hosting it overseas. The Hackathon has become an incredibly … Continue reading

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Solar Ship takes to the skies powered by good deeds and sunshine (video)

The Solar Ship is a little bit airplane, a little bit blimp and all good intentions. The hybrid dirigible combines the cockpit and landing gear of a plane with the top of a blimp, the latter of which is lined … Continue reading

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CrunchGear Week In Review: Indoor Games Edition

Here are some stories from the past week on CrunchGear: Strange Video: Happinet Lets You Play Table Tennis Against Invisible Opponents Sweet DIY Book Light The Infinite Loop Tablet Holder: Actually A Cool Idea Day 1: My Week In The … Continue reading

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Nokia shows off how it makes the N9, Americans watch with envy

We’re not ashamed to say it, we love Nokia’s MeeGo-running N9. We love its stillborn (but still awesome) OS, its liquid-looking display and gorgeous machined polycarbonate shell. Now, we can see how that glorious bit of Finnish hardware gets put … Continue reading

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Technology in America’s Most Notorious Prison [Video]

Do prison inmates surf the Internet? Do they have gadgets? Do they make gadgets? Do they make weapons? Where do they get their porn and booze? More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/KOQ89aBRN2Q/technology-in-americas-most-notorious-prison Trident Microsystems Transaction Systems Architects Total System Services Tns

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Microsoft signs Compal deal, now takes money from half of all Android ODMs

Despite Steve Ballmer’s apparent disdain for the Googly OS, he must love it really. He’s now making money from ten separate Android and Chrome licensing deals, having just inked yet another agreement with Compal — a large Taiwanese original design … Continue reading

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Jets for iPhone: Find Out Where the Best Seat on the Plane Is [IPhone Apps]

I don’t know when flying turned annoying for me but I absolutely hate it now. Going through security, dealing with checked bag fees and then getting stuck with an annoyingly terrible seat? Gah. Kill me. Jets doesn’t solve most of … Continue reading

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Verizon Dulls Razr

Verizon Wireless has disabled the bootloader unlock feature in the software on the Droid Razr, the Android smartphone that Motorola unveiled last week. Motorola had shipped the Droid Razr with a bootloader that can be unlocked and relocked, company spokesperson … Continue reading

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4WD Imperial Crawler Hack Makes the AT-AT Even More "Off-Roadier" [Star Wars]

Called the Imperial Crawler by designer Christopher Aleria, this interesting take on the AT-AT would have surely been immune to Luke’s harpoon technique. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/4EwLQlP31P0/4wd-hack-imperial-crawler-makes-at+at-model-even-more-off+roadier Kla-Tencor Koninklijke Kpn Lam Research Liberty Global

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The World’s Largest Pumpkin Carving Is Also the Most Impressive [Art]

When you carve your Jack-o’-lantern this Halloween, try and keep it simple. Because no matter how good you are at carving, shaving and hollowing, you won’t be able to match this epically designed pumpkin carving. Demons, ghouls, zombies, guts—all artistically … Continue reading

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Amazon’s new e-book format brings HTML5 support to your Kindle library

“Great looking books.” That’s what Amazon is promising to deliver with Kindle Format 8 (KF8) — a new, HTML5-based file format for Kindle books. According to the company, KF8 will allow publishers to produce picture books, comics and graphic novels … Continue reading

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Libyan Rebels Channeled the A-Team With This Anti Sniper Dozer [Video]

The Libyan rebels that helped overthrow Qadaffi’s regime may not have had the most advanced weaponry at their disposal. But they were resourceful and used what they had available, including converting a bulldozer into a rolling, bulletproof battleship. More » Source: … Continue reading

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The Rotundus GroundBot Wheels Out 3D Video Surveillance on the Go [Video]

The Rotundus GroundBot is a dual-camera security bot that returns 3D video feeds to a security team located nearby. I think I’ll call him Wheelie from now on. Wheels? You tell me. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/R5HDby0C3vA/ Diodes Inorated Diebold Dell Cypress … Continue reading

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The look of ICS today, WiFi time outs [From the Forums]

We've managed to pull off a stellar week and even found time for a podcast but now the weekend is finally here! We were jam packed for news and discussions so a big shout out to you all who who … Continue reading

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Research in Motion Denies BBX Infringement Claims, Doesn’t Know What All the Fuss Is About [Lawsuits]

After numerous public gaffes, RIM is banking on BBX, its newest platform, to help drag the company back into respectability. Unfortunately, the “BBX” name itself could be infringing on a New Mexican software maker’s trademarks. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/YlhoQsi677g/research-in-motion-denies-bbx-infringement-claims-doesnt-know-what-all-the-fuss-is-about Emc Fidelity … Continue reading

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Verizon Nexapoclypse continues: Galaxy Nexus and Rezound on Nov 10 still looking good

Is anyone tired of seeing the words "Galaxy Nexus on Verizon" yet?  I didn't think so.  We said it was coming.  We now know it's coming.  And here's even more reason to believe that it's coming November 10, just like … Continue reading

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Android Ice Cream Sandwich includes native stylus support

Styli and Android haven’t exactly been strangers as of late — with devices like the HTC Flyer and Samsung Galaxy Note offering pen-based input — but it looks like that option will soon be even easier to implement with Ice … Continue reading

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ASUS Zenbook UX31 review

It was just last week that we got to take home the Acer Aspire S3, the first Ultrabook to go on sale here in the States. Unfortunately, it doesn’t live up to the pillars laid out by Intel: its performance … Continue reading

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus available Nov. 13 for $399; preorders start Oct. 23

Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus — its 7-inch Honeycomb tablet — will be available Nov. 13 for $399. It'll be available at Best Buy, Amazon, Tiger Direct, Fry's and other retailers. Preorders start Oct. 23. In … Continue reading

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ASUS Eee Pad Slider mini-review

ASUS hit a bit of a home run earlier this year with the Eee Pad Transformer, a relatively typical Android Honeycomb tablet with an excellent detachable keyboard dock. But what if you take the keyboard and attach it to the … Continue reading

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Asus Revs Up a Lean, Mean Transformer 2 Tablet

Asus offered the world a sneak peek at the company’s upcoming Transformer 2 tablet at the AsiaD conference in Hong Kong earlier this week, laying to rest speculation that the device’s launch might be delayed. The Transformer 2 is an … Continue reading

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus WiFi hitting the US November 13th for $400, available in 16GB for now

Nearly a month after its initial announcement, Samsung’s ready to deliver the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus to the good ol’ US of A just in time for the winter gift-giving season. The WiFi-only device, which packs a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU … 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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Will my tablet get Ice Cream Sandwich? Our predictions

Android is more than smartphones.  With the release of the original 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab, Android has moved into the big screen arena, and it's slowly picking up steam.  There are some very nice bits of hardware out there running … Continue reading

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Galaxy Nexus, HTC Rezound (still) bound for Verizon on November 10th, Droid RAZR bumped to October?

Three’s the magic number, and the third time is the charm so, this triple confirmation of release date gossip’s got us thinking an Android avalanche is on its Big Red way. We’ve seen November 10th bandied about as the day … Continue reading

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Asus Revs Up a Lean, Mean Transformer 2 Tablet

Asus offered the world a sneak peek at the company’s upcoming Transformer 2 tablet at the AsiaD conference in Hong Kong earlier this week, laying to rest speculation that the device’s launch might be delayed. The Transformer 2 is an … Continue reading

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