Monthly Archives: February 2012

Yahoo! Messenger now censors the links you share

We’ve all thought it, but never dared think it could be true: what if Microsoft, Yahoo, and AOL actively monitor our instant messenger chats? What if mentions of ‘bomb’ and ‘underage’ are tracked and sent to law enforcement agencies? What … 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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Mozilla Labs Apps set to allow developer submissions for Mozilla Marketplace at MWC

Been keeping up with Mozilla Labs’ Apps project? Today the company’s focused on developers, with pleasing news if you’ve been looking to get your app’s feet wet in it. In the coming weeks at Mobile World Congress, the Firefox maker … Continue reading

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Apple: developers now have until June 1 to sandbox apps for the Mac App Store

Back in the fall, Apple gave developers an ultimatum: sandbox your applications, or see yourself out of the Mac App Store and sell your apps elsewhere. Originally, devs had until March 1st to make the change, which limits the resources … Continue reading

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Galaxy Note LTE rumored for NTT Docomo in Japan

Japan may be the among the next countries to get the LTE verison of Samsung's Galaxy Note, according to the latest rumors from Japanese tech blog Gpad. The site's notes that a device carrying the model number "SC-05D" recently received … Continue reading

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This Mini Portable USB Turntable Is Your Preservationist Deal of the Day [Dealzmodo]

Oh man check out this totally awesome and rare 45 I got off eBay. Everyone thought the song was lost forever. But now I have the only known copy of it. It only cost me $1500 and the blood of … Continue reading

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Pivothead video glasses offer impressive quality, we go hands-on (sample video)

There’s a new adventure video capture company in town, and both Zeyez and GoPro would have good reason to be afraid. You may not have heard of Pivothead — the company has had a remarkably quiet push to market over … Continue reading

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Asus Transformer Bootloader Unlock Available for Download [Android]

When the Asus Transformer Prime launched, there was outcry from developers over the fact that its bootloader was locked. Asus eventually crumbled, and announced that they would remove the restrictions. Now, almost two months later, you can download the fix. … Continue reading

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How One Man Made a Double-Lens Camera Out of LEGO and Old Binoculars [Lego]

With the breakneck speed at which new DSLRs are released, photography seems to have traded a bit of its soul for the pursuit of ever more megapixels. So, Carl-Frederic Salicath of Norway has taken a step back from the digital … Continue reading

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These "Earthworms" Are Actually an Entirely New Family of Amphibian [Video]

It may have taken five years at nearly 250 sites but a research team’s persistent digging throughout northeastern India have paid off. Say hello to science’s newest family of caecilians—legless amphibians—the Chikilidae. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/5MPMP5IliFY/ Syntel Syntax-Brillian Synopsys Synnex

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Let it Slide is an engaging, difficult puzzle game

I have a thing for physics games, and I’ve been known to post the occasional platformer or action game here and there. But Let it Slide is one of the brainiest games I’ve posted to date. The idea is very … Continue reading

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Google’s Mystery HUD Glasses Could Be on Sale By the Holidays [Rumors]

Google Goggles could soon become a set of physical goggles if murmurings from within the company are true. Could this be the death knell for smart phones? More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/LUBRDtS4NlM/googles-mystery-hud-glasses-could-be-on-sale-by-the-holidays Imation . Ikon Office Solutions Idt Ibasis

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Samsung / Blockbuster reportedly sign streaming deal in Oz, US and Europe next?

We know Samsung’s been ramping up its home entertainment arsenal. Now, recent intel acquired by the folks at SmartHouse suggests that the Korean outfit’s about to dive into deeper waters, after reportedly striking a deal in Australia. The pact, that’s … Continue reading

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Samsung / Blockbuster reportedly sign streaming deal in Oz, US and Europe next?

We know Samsung’s been ramping up its home entertainment arsenal. Now, recent intel acquired by the folks at SmartHouse suggests that the Korean outfit’s about to dive into deeper waters, after reportedly striking a deal in Australia. The pact, that’s … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office for iOS gets blurrycam treatment in weird party-room

What you see before you is a single image purporting to be Microsoft’s new Office app for iOS. We can certainly believe such an app exists, and according to The Daily, the UI is similar to OneNote with an added … 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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Learn how to salsa dance with Pocket Salsa for iPhone and iPad

We’re over halfway through Mobile Nations Fitness Month, so it’s time to spice up your fitness routine with some salsa dancing. Pocket Salsa is an iPhone and iPad app that will have you workin’ your moves, burning calories, and having … Continue reading

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Shot Shot Pirate is a fun, simple physics game

Shot Shot Pirate is very satisfying, because each level is short and to the point. You know what you have to do and you just do it. As you may have gathered from the name, you’re cast in the role … Continue reading

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Is Windows 8 a Linux Copycat?

Here in the world of technology, there’s no denying that developers of even the most creative new products and ideas “stand on the shoulders of giants,” just as innovators in most other realms do too. New ideas inspire more new … Continue reading

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The Grossest Corporate Tweet of the Week Goes to… Waffle House! [Twitter]

Have you been following the Whitney Houston news for the past week? Did you catch her funeral today? Does that make you hungry for waffles? #wafflehouse! Ugh. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/Q2y9d0-k5tg/the-grossest-corporate-tweet-of-the-week-goes-to-waffle-house Fidelity National Information Svcs. Fiserv Google Grupo Iusacell

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Col. Littleton No. 47 & No. 49 Phone Holsters Review

I have reviewed a half dozen or so cases for my iPhone 4, and thus far, prefer using my smartphone with only Crimson screen protectors applied to protect it. With that, I do not like my iPhone rattling around in … Continue reading

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The New 8GB Nook Tablet Is Official and Will Cost $199 [Nook]

Rumors circulated yesterday that a cheaper Nook Tablet was on its way, and now it’s official. Barnes & Noble is launching an 8GB version of its tablet, to go on sale for $199. Yes, that does make it a direct … 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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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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Gargantuan SQL injection infects 3.8 million URLs, installs rogue antivirus

Over the last few days, a mass SQL injection attack has been quickly gathering speed. Just three days ago only 28,000 URLs were affected, but at the time of writing, there could be up to 3.8 million infected URLs. Websense … Continue reading

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Samsung spinning off LCD business

When the Korea Exchange asked Sammy about rumors of an impending spin-off of its LCD business, the firm said it was a move it was considering. Well, consider it done — today Samsung announced it would be launching Samsung Display … Continue reading

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Apple Plant Conditions Better Than Others, Auditor Says

The Fair Labor Association commented on Apple manufacturing partners’ labor practices on Thursday, recognizing their standards as “way above average of the norm.” “The facilities are first-class,” FLA president Auret van Heerden told Reuters after visiting partner manufacturer Foxconn in … Continue reading

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The Boy Meets World Complete Series Is Your Plays-With-Squirrels Deal of the Day [Dealzmodo]

In its early years, Boy Meets World was a wonderful show about an awkward and obnoxious, but ultimately endearing boy who vowed to make his teacher’s life hell. Somewhere along the way, that awkward and obnoxious boy turned into an … Continue reading

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Google quietly launches Latitude Leaderboards, threatens Foursquare under its breath

Google didn’t exactly offer much fanfare for this new feature — as far as we can tell, it still hasn’t been officially announced. With the latest update to the Maps app, Mountain View delivered an extra level of functionality to … Continue reading

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DARPA’s ‘Avatar project’ aims to give soldiers surrogate robots, make James Cameron proud

In a fevered mash up of blockbuster films directed by James Cameron, DARPA is looking to put soldier controlled bi-pedal robots on the battlefield. Think Terminator meets Avatar. The agency has set aside $7 million of it’s $2.8 billion 2012 … Continue reading

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Refresh Roundup: week of February 13th, 2012

Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. 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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Georgia Tech researchers turn an iPhone into a Braille writer with BrailleTouch app

It wasn’t all that long ago that we saw a student turn a tablet into a Braille writer, and now some researchers from Georgia Tech have done the same thing for smaller touchscreens, too. The Yellow Jackets produced a prototype … Continue reading

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LG Optimus Vu officially revealed ahead of MWC with stylus, 1.5GHz CPU (Updated)

Similar to its pre-CES reveals, LG just couldn’t wait for Mobile World Congress to get underway on the 27th before showing off its new Optimus Vu handset. These new pics offer a much clearer look at its 4×3 aspect ratio, … Continue reading

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Let it Slide is an engaging, difficult puzzle game

I have a thing for physics games, and I’ve been known to post the occasional platformer or action game here and there. But Let it Slide is one of the brainiest games I’ve posted to date. The idea is very … Continue reading

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Google Caught With Hand In Safari’s Cookie Jar

Google is one of four online advertising companies that have sneaked around the privacy settings in Apple’s Safari Web browser to track user activity, according to research from Stanford University graduate student Jonathan Mayer. All four surreptitiously submitted a Web … 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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Help Bob make money in Sticks, a fun physics game

Sticks is another one of those rare games where the intro is actually worth watching. It introduces you to office worker Bob, who is basically a wage slave fantasizing about a better existence. Then, on his way back home from … Continue reading

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Toys Made From Their Own Packaging Leave Little To Discard [Toys]

Capitalizing on the old stereotype that kids would rather play with the box an expensive toy came in, these Tube Toys ship in cardboard tubes that also become the vehicles’ bodies, leaving just an outer paper sleeve to recycle. More » … Continue reading

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Reboot Your Drinking Habits with the Ctrl-Alt-Delete Cups

Reboot yourself each time you have a coffee break with these cups from ThinkGeek!  The Ctrl-Alt-Delete Cup Set consists of three 8-ounce plastic mugs that look like giant computer keys.  They can be used for hot or cold drinks, they’re … Continue reading

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Add playback hotkeys to Amazon Cloud Player with a Chrome extension

Sure, Amazon’s Cloud Player works — as long as you’re in the U.S. or willing to do some tinkering — but it’s fairly simplistic at the moment. There are plenty of features missing which we’d like to see added — … Continue reading

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Late-night poll: Is your Android phone rooted?

Since we started doing our polls each weeknight, the most popular requested subject from you guys was about root.  People want to know who is rooting their phones, and why they're doing it.  It's a choice everyone should consider before … Continue reading

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This Week’s Top Web Comedy Video: Student Loan STDs [Video]

Before you engage in risky grad school enrollment, remember that you run a high risk of contracting a student loan. And once you’ve come down with one of those, it’s almost impossible to clean up. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/eEN1ty1xMk8/this-weeks-top-web-comedy-video-student-loan-stds Google Grupo … Continue reading

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The 3D Is Probably Not the Reason People Are Staring At Your Dress [Clothing]

Oh sure, people might claim they’re staring at the 3D skeletal print you’re wearing, but I’m fairly certain most of the eyes you’ll attract while in this skintight dress won’t be from people wearing blue and red glasses. More » Source: … Continue reading

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Pastebin updated to V3, releases Windows app

Pastebin is a very popular website aimed at coders and other nerdy types, which allows them (or should I say, us) to paste and share snippets of code with lovely syntax highlighting. It has recently undergone a major overhaul which … Continue reading

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The Angry Ginger: A Cocktail Tribute to Matt Buchanan [Happy Hour]

Creating your first craft cocktail takes a lot of trial and error, a bit of science, and a dose of creativity. Today, you’re going to meet The Angry Ginger, Gizmodo’s first (but certainly not our last) attempt and creating an … Continue reading

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