Monthly Archives: January 2012

Fujitsu slashes profit target by 42 percent, blames Thai floods

NEC revealed its financial woes to the world yesterday and now Fujitsu is doing the same. The Japanese computer giant originally expected to make ¥60 billion ($790 million) in the fiscal year ending March 31st, but its latest estimate suggests … Continue reading

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The Latest Final Cut Pro X Update Brings the Features Pro Editors Have Been Demanding [Apple]

Final Cut Pro X received a shiny new update today, outfitted with support for multicam editing and support for external broadcast monitors. But most importantly is support for a new third-party plugin which lets editors import their sessions from legacy … Continue reading

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The Two-Ton Robot That Can Leap Over Asteroids [Video]

Michael Jordan? Muhammad Ali? Joe Montana? Sit down. The world’s most amazing athlete works for NASA. Meet the gigantic, six-legged, tool-wielding robot that can hop around an asteroid. Tiger Woods ain’t got nothin’. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/NFtaQBAA_gg/the-two+ton-robot-that-can-leap-over-asteroids America Movil Amkor Technology … Continue reading

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BOXX electric bike: two wheels, four corners, all-electric transport for one

Has bicycle design reached its pinnacle? Or are electric bike manufacturers just not trying hard enough? The YikeBike begs to differ, and here joining it is BOXX Corporation’s diminutive BOXX. Coming in at just under a meter (or 36-inch inches) … Continue reading

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RIM: It’s okay, we have superheroes

It’s a common human trait that, when faced with a series of calamities, the brain will retreat into a fantasy world in which everything is the exact opposite of reality. Could this be the inspiration for RIM’s four new cartoon … Continue reading

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Bugdroid gets busy at Gasparilla [AC After Dark]

OK, OK. Maybe first thing in the morning was a wee bit early for that "smartphones in the bathroom" survey. Mea culpa. And we're not sure any time of day makes this one any better. So we're not even going … Continue reading

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Totally blow out the big game! Super Bowl XLVI

With Super Bowl XLVI finally upon us all the pretenders have been shaken loose, leaving only the New England Patriots and New York Giants to compete for the NFL championship this weekend. While we’re sure Indianapolis is lovely in February, … 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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T-Mobile UK launches ‘truly unlimited’ Full Monty contract, wants to give you everything

While beans were vaguely spilled ahead of its official launch, T-Mobile UK today unveiled its latest attempt to differentiate itself from the competitive world of British carriers with a new no-holds-barred tariff. From the network that previously nixed its fair … Continue reading

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Jerkface Guy Sexts a Naked Picture of a Teenage Girl to Teach Her a Lesson [Crime]

Eugene Foster, a 31-year-old man, found a nude picture of his girlfriend’s daughter on her phone and decided to teach her a lesson by sending that naked picture of her to everyone on her contact list. Uhh… yeah, that’s pretty … Continue reading

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Official Formspring for Android application available now

If you're one of the more than 28 million users of Formspring, you'll notice that there has been a lack of an official application from the social network. That all changes now as the official Formspring for Android application is … Continue reading

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Protect Your iPhone’s Glass Display With… More Glass? [Video]

Most screen protectors are just a thin layer of flexible plastic that do an adequate job at shrugging off scratches. But they’re no where near as tough as Spigen’s new GLAS.t which adds another layer of glass for maximum protection. … Continue reading

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AT&T Galaxy Note available Feb. 19 for $299, preorders start Feb. 5

The AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note will be available Feb. 19 for $299 on contract, Samsung announced this morning. It'll be available in carbon blue and ceramic white, and preorders will begin Feb. 5 and will be delivered by Feb. 17. … Continue reading

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Samsung Galaxy S Advance announced in full mid-range glory

Samsung announced the Galaxy S Advance today, due for Russia in February, and heading to just about everywhere but North America after that. The form factor sure looks familiar, and the specs are decidedly mid-range. It's powered by a dual-core … Continue reading

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The Dead Simplest Way to Root Your Nook Tablet [Nook]

We’ve seen the Nook Tablet rooted before, but this has to be the easiest process out there. All you need is a 2GB SD card, a computer that runs Windows, and a Nook Tablet with tablet software version 1.4.1 or … Continue reading

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iOS and OS X: Time for Some Real Convergence

Lately I’ve found myself more frequently irritated and dissatisfied with my Mac than ever before. This is a weird feeling, made all the more powerful by the fact that Mac OS X Lion is the most useful operating system ever. … Continue reading

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Magnus iPad Stand Marries Minimalism With Magnets

It’s hard to see why anyone would spend $50 on this small sliver of aluminum, but design-wise, it has to be one of the best-looking iPad stands around. It comes from Ten One design, purveyor of minimal iAccessories to the … Continue reading

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1Weather for Android from OneLouder [Android Quick App]

  When it comes to weather applications on Android there is no shortage of options, and quite honestly that is a good thing. 1Weather by OneLouder is one of the latest weather applications to enter the Android market and it … Continue reading

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Engadget Mobile Podcast 123 – 01.29.2012

If a BlackBerry falls from the bush in the forest, but there are no bloggers to blog about it, does it make a sound? The Engadget Mobile Podcasters answer this question at length with the help of the one and … Continue reading

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US Government Nixes Three of Rambus’ Most Prized Patents [Lawsuits]

Three patents pertaining to memory chip design that were used to successfully sue HP and Nvidia—dubbed the Barth Patents—are among Rambus’ most valuable IP. Excuse me, they were among Rambus’ most valuable until the US patent office invalidated them. More » … Continue reading

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Boomshine is a soothing-yet-frustrating time waster

One click; just one single well-aimed click. That’s all you get in Boomshine. That single click triggers a chain reaction; circles start exploding, and other circles colliding with the shockwaves explode as well, creating their own shockwaves, which then catch … Continue reading

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First White House Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra, steps down

He was appointed with a fair bit of fanfare as the United States’ first Chief Technology Officer back in May of 2009, but it looks like Aneesh Chopra has decided that it’s now time to make room for the nation’s … Continue reading

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HTC Titan II works its charm on the FCC with AT&T LTE included

What’s that? An HTC PI86100 Windows Phone with AT&T-specific LTE (bands 4 and 17) showing up in the hallowed halls of the FCC? Why, this must be the Titan II, announced a tad over a fortnight ago. Docs show that … Continue reading

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Refresh Roundup: week of January 23, 2012

Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging to get updated. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around … Continue reading

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1Weather for Android from OneLouder [Android Quick App]

  When it comes to weather applications on Android there is no shortage of options, and quite honestly that is a good thing. 1Weather by OneLouder is one of the latest weather applications to enter the Android market and it … Continue reading

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Macworld Is Weird Now [Video]

I love Macworld Expo. I’ve gone more years than I haven’t out of the last dozen. But for most of those years, Apple was presenting. That’s changed. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/eAcktiFCUig/macworld-is-weird-now Western Digital Volt Information Sciences Vishay Intertechnology Virgin Media

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Stream Videos on the Cheap, Flip a Ship, and Resurrect Chopin [Video]

It’s time to move away for the usual Rock Band/Guitar Hero single-band spinoffs. Let’s start looking to the masters. Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin. We’ve already got the Chopin game ready to go. While rocking to the true classics, you can … Continue reading

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With new privacy controls onboard, Google+ opens up to teens

The world’s teenage population can pontificate from a new digital platform, now that Google+ has decided to open its doors to high schoolers. Google+ VP Bradley Horowitz made the announcement yesterday, confirming that anyone old enough to own a Google … 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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Skype 5.3 for Windows released, improves mobile video call quality

Version 5.3 of Skype for Windows has just been released, with the main emphasis of the new release being improved call quality, and the quality of video received by mobile Skype users. Presumably one party of the video call must … Continue reading

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Penultimate talks iPad stylus

Rene and I are at Macworld 2012 and had the pleasure of talking to Penultimate developer Ben Zotto. You, the iMore nation, asked us to ask Ben his thoughts on styli for the iPad, so we did! Check out the … Continue reading

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Google upgrades Earth with better rendering, teaches it to sing in perfect harmony

Google’s bringing a number of changes to its Earth service courtesy of version 6.2, including Google+ integration and improvements to search. Most notable here, however, is a new method of rendering that stitches aerial photos together in a manner less … Continue reading

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The Best Time to Change All Your Passwords [User Manual]

February 1 is change your password day. But don’t make it a one-time thing. Password changing should be a routine you practice regularly. Like hand-washing, or trolling Facebook. Especially ones you’ve shared. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/JZ4EjQOLCrI/the-best-time-to-change-your-all-your-passwords Cisco Systems Cognizant Tech. Solutions … Continue reading

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Google demands veto on OEM Android changes, stretches definition of ‘open source’

Google, according to reports from “a dozen executives working at key companies in the Android ecosystem” is finally locking down the open source and easily-fragmented Android operating system. As it currently stands, Google hands over the ‘final’ code for each … Continue reading

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British royal family announces iOS and Android wedding app

To celebrate the imminent marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Royal Collection will release an Android an iOS app that chronicles the last seven royal marriages, including Queen Victoria’s marriage to Prince Albert in 1840. Ironically, the app … 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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Twitter to begin ‘reactively’ censoring tweets in specific countries, still no love for China

It’s no secret that certain countries have different views over freedom of expression on the internet, but this hasn’t stopped Twitter’s attempt to keep its service running in as many places as possible. In its latest blog post, the microblogging … Continue reading

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USS Enterprise Coffee Table Is Furniture’s Final Frontier [Star Trek]

When I was a in middle school, I built the bridge of the Enterprise in my parents’ basement out of old computer parts. It wasn’t this cool, but I was pretty proud of my level of Trek fandom. Now, Inhabitat … Continue reading

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PocketCPR app by the British Heart Foundation hits the App Store

The British Heart Foundation has released an app that provides detailed instruction on how to give CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) should the need ever arise. Performing CPR could save the life of a friend or relative and is a practice everyone … Continue reading

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OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express SATA 3.0 SSDs doubles your (MacBook) Airspeed velocity

It’s MacWorld, which means those providers of Apple gear are busting out wares for aftermarket insertion into your objects of desire. Other World Computing’s latest offering is a slender solid-state drive ready to be crow-barred into last year’s MacBook Airs. … Continue reading

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HTC Titan II works its charm on the FCC with AT&T LTE included

What’s that? An HTC PI86100 Windows Phone with AT&T-specific LTE (bands 4 and 17) showing up in the hallowed halls of the FCC? Why, this must be the Titan II, announced a tad over a fortnight ago. Docs show that … 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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What is open source? [Android A to Z]

What is open source? Open-source software is software that makes the source code freely available, for anyone to see and use. There are different open-source licenses that have different use conditions, from the GPL (GNU General Public License) — which allows … Continue reading

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New Sam & Max iOS game pit dog and bunny P.I.s against Santa Claus

Sam and Max, the quintessential dog and bunny duo, are coming back to iPhone to start the next season of their episodic game series. Episode one of “Beyond Time and Space” is called “Ice Station Santa”. Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheIphoneBlog/~3/vDUECUCVNJc/story01.htm Land Software … Continue reading

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Of Course the World’s Most Expensive Private Yacht Has Its Own Laser Shield [Video]

What does one do with an extra $590 million burning a hole in his pocket? Well, if one is Chelsea boss and multi-kagillionaire Roman Abramovich, one commissions the construction of a floating pleasure island replete with early-warning missile detection. The … Continue reading

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