Monthly Archives: April 2012

Google Latitude check-in deals now available across the US

Recently, Google has been busy beefing up Latitude to make it more competitive with other location apps — and more fun to use. Location history was added recently, iOS users can post check-ins via Latitude, and now Google has begun … Continue reading

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Incredibowl i420 Lightning Review: The Robocop of Toking Implements [Lightning Review]

If you’ve held onto a piece for more than two years, consider yourself lucky—glassware is designed to look pretty, not to be rugged. Until now, that is. The Incredibowl i420 smokes like a chimney no matter how hard you beat … Continue reading

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Keep Baby Safe with Carkoon

Is this the ultimate high tech baby capsule?  The Carkoon is a child restraint seat made of Kevlar to protect from side impact.  In the case of an accident, a Kevlar airbag deploys to protect the child from any flying debris.  … 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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Get free MLB.tv access during April with MLB.com At Bat app

If you’re a baseball fanatic, the MLB At Bat app is a must-have. It’s packed with live updates, scores, stats, news, and videos — and right now there’s another great reason to pick up At Bat. Pony up for At … Continue reading

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Hardest working man on the internet passes one million Wikipedia edits

Justin Knapp is probably the hardest working man on the internet after becoming the first person to pass the million-edit-mark on Wikipedia. Since 2005, he’s made around 385 amendments per day, each one taking him around four minutes [Citation Needed]. … Continue reading

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Can the Olympics Muzzle Social Media?

The 2012 Olympics in London — which have been dubbed the “first social media Olympics” — will be subjected to a dizzying number of social media restrictions, according to a Tuesday Mashable report. According to the article: “Athletes will not … Continue reading

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Boeing CST-100 capsule could shuttle astronauts to ISS, shows off its innards in Colorado Springs

With the Space Shuttle now officially grounded, NASA has been researching alternatives for ferrying astronauts from Earth to the International Space Station, orbiting some 230 miles above the planet. One such vehicle has made its way from Boeing’s HQ to … Continue reading

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Proenza Schouler PS1 iPad Case

This Italian-made iPad case costs more than most versions of the iPad.  The leather Proenza Schouler PS1 iPad Case measures 8.5″ X 11″ X 1.5″ inches.  It has a large zippered compartment for the iPad and a large front pocket … Continue reading

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Emily Rothschild USB Medical Locket

My daughter should wear a medical ID, but she hates the chunky, ugly look of those bracelets and necklaces.  This pretty necklace from Emily Rothschild makes wearing your medical information a bit prettier.  The small gold-plated Medical Locket has a … Continue reading

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iSites overhauled, now lets you publish cloud-based HTML5 iPhone apps in minutes

iSites — a zero-code cloud-based ‘app creator’ — can now generate HTML5 apps that work on iOS devices. With this new feature, dubbed ‘InstantApp’, you can now design a single app in your browser and publish it natively on Android … Continue reading

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How to Rule a Weed Empire Through Violence [Crime]

Empires are not ruled by kind-hearted men. Cornbread Mafia by James Higdon explores what it takes to maintain order within the “largest domestic marijuana syndicate in American history.” More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/Xgv7Xh_fenU/how-to-rule-a-weed-empire-through-fear-and-violence Emulex Ems Technologies Emc Electronics For Imaging

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OWC’s Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD is Mac bootable, strictly neutral

If you’ve ever tried to jam a regular SSD into your Mac, then you’ll know that many off-the-shelf drives feel like they’re tailored and tested for, ahem, someone else. Not so with OWC’s Mercury Accelsior, which claims to be the … Continue reading

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The Viper Strike Glide Bomb Floats Like a Butterfly, Stings Like a Kilo of High Explosive [Video]

As war moves off the battlefield and into urban areas, carpet bombing becomes decidedly less effective. The Viper Strike glide bomb was built for just such an occasion. It locks on with lasers to take out targets without nixing the … Continue reading

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AT&T Translator app hands-on: smashing the language barrier (video)

Translation apps aren’t exactly the newest or sexiest thing in the world of technology, but we’ve got to hand it to AT&T for whipping up a rather impressive demo. The company showed off a next-gen version of its AT&T Translator … Continue reading

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iPad 3: All the latest rumors in one place

The long-awaited iPad 3 is set to be unveiled this Wednesday, March 7th. Here is TabletBuzzBlog’s round-up of all the current rumors about this hotly-anticipated tablet. Rumor: MacRumors claims that they’ve got hold of the iPad 3 screen spec, and … Continue reading

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Intel’s first smartphone coming soon: Xolo X900 gets April 24 release date

Intel’s first Atom smartphone is now available, and it’s Lava’s Xolo X900. It has managed to outpace both Lenovo’s K800 and Orange’s Santa Clara, arriving on the Indian carrier next Monday. When we handled the Xolo X900 in Barcelona a … Continue reading

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Collecting Water from Thin Air in the Desert, and More from TreeHugger [EcoModo]

This week on TreeHugger, an awesome arcade built in an auto parts shop, learn how to make your own self-balancing scooter, a great electricity-free iPad speaker design, and more! More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/jalMe7L9uxI/collecting-water-from-thin-air-in-the-desert-and-more-from-treehugger Imation . Ikon Office Solutions Idt Ibasis

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Samsung brings another eight patents to the Apple knife-fight

The Mamas and the Papas used to dream about it, but California’s been turned from sunny idyll into blood-spattered battleground as the global conflict ‘twixt Samsung and Apple continues. Samsung’s pulled out a further eight patents to rebuke Apple’s Northern … Continue reading

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Opera 11.10 gets HTML5 File API support, IMAP improvements

The crew in Oslo keeps plugging away at Opera 11.10, and the latest snapshot build includes a number of improvements to Opera’s built-in email client — as well as HTML5-related additions. On the IMAP front, Opera now supports special folders … Continue reading

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Ask DLS: What’s your primary Web browser?

Competition is a good thing, and the browser arena has been a fierce arena for years now. There are at least four “major” browsers each vying for your attention, along with lots of smaller spin-offs (SRWare Iron or Flock, anyone?). … Continue reading

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Cybram 001 simulator helps doctors practice brain surgery without risking lives (video)

Sometimes it’s awesome to be a guinea pig; take for example, getting down and dirty with the Consumer Preview of Windows 8. When it comes to brain surgery, however, there are no happy little accidents — and let’s face it, … Continue reading

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Low-Tech GPS Device Keeps Track of Your Little Ones [Toys]

The Chalktrail is an inexpensive bike add-on that allows artsy boys and girls to draw pretty patterns while they ride. It also doubles (perhaps unintentionally) as a low-tech GPS device to keep track of your child’s. every. move. More » Source: … Continue reading

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O’Reilly helps Japan, offers entire e-book catalog for 50% off, today only

O’reilly make some of the best computer books in the world. They also sell them as DRM-free e-books in a bunch of formats, including PDFs and Mobi for Kindle. They usually offer one “Deal of the Day”, which is a … Continue reading

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Personal Activity Monitor tracks time you spend using desktop apps

Up until a couple of years ago, I used to turn to RescueTime to figure out how I spend my time online. Then it got too complex, and I stopped using it. Personal Activity Monitor is like a vastly dumbed-down … Continue reading

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Verizon announces Global Data Plan, 100MB for $25 a month starting April 23rd

Need to take that Verizon smartphone with you on an upcoming overseas excursion? Well, now you no longer have to wonder just how harsh the roaming data rates will be on the ol’ wallet. The carrier has announced its Global … Continue reading

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Mitoza is a fun, freaky Web toy with an artistic look

While not a game per se, I found Mitoza intriguing enough to spend quite some time with it. You start off with a seed, and are then presented with two choices: you can either click a flower pot, or click … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Aftermath: Eyeless Shrimp, Clawless Crabs and Fish with Oozing Sores [Video]

Al Jazeera just published an astonishing report on the after-effects of the BP oil disaster, and it’s not pretty. There are an alarming number of deformities in sea creatures: mutated shrimp, fish with sores and lesions, eyeless crabs and more. … Continue reading

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Microsoft files antitrust complaint against Google in Europe, showdown imminent

Microsoft, citing Google’s tyrannical 95% share of the European search market, has lodged a formal complaint with the European Commission. It’s not like Microsoft is breaking any ground here — the European Commission has been investigating Google’s alleged violation of … Continue reading

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Flashback Mac Trojan Sputters and Stalls

A week after the Flashback Trojan began running rampant on Macintosh computers, the malware appears to be in remission. The number of infections from the Trojan have plummeted to around 270,000, from a high of more than 600,000, according to … Continue reading

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More than 8,000 have installed the Android Central Forums app

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Stream Content to Your TV with the D-Link MovieNite

With the MovieNite box from D-Link, you’ll be able to stream Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, and Pandora Radio content to your home TV setup.  Looking very much like a Roku and an Apple TV had a child, the MovieNite can deliver … Continue reading

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The Slingshot Shoots Video, Not Rocks

Smartphone cameras are becoming better and better, and more people are using them to take photos and video.  The smaller physical format of smartphones isn’t overly conducive as a camera however, and a new Kickstarter project attempts to address this. … Continue reading

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What Is This? [What Is This]

The British artist David Marsh has devised a clever way to combine his two favorite things—Adobe design software Pantone color swatches and album cover art—with a nod to Pointillism. Each finished piece uses 1,369 Pantone swatches to recreate a pixelated … Continue reading

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From the Android Forums: Using a UK HTC Sensation in New York

SteveDisco asks in the Android Central Forums, I would like to know if it is possible to access 3G on my UK HTC Sensation when I go to New York next month on a U.S. SIM card? My limited understanding is … Continue reading

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iPhone 4S six months later: Community report card

You’ve read our original iPhone 4S review and our iPhone six months later round table, but as always the take that matters most is our community’s. We asked the iMore Nation how the iPhone 4S was holding up for you … Continue reading

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2 Countries, 2 Companies, 1 Big Headache

This one is a little muddy: A judge in Seattle has ruled that Motorola Mobility Holdings can’t seek to ban Microsoft’s Xbox or Windows products in Germany. BusinessWeek unpacks some of the details: “Motorola Mobility, which owns patents related to … Continue reading

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Microsoft releases sexy Bing app for iPad

It’s still a bit odd seeing Microsoft deliver apps for Apple’s mobile platform. And it’s even stranger still to see one as sexy as the new Bing app for iPad, which brings a slick, immersive search experience to Apple’s tablet. … Continue reading

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European Carriers: Lumia Can’t Compete With iPhone and Android [Nokia]

We like Nokia’s Lumia range. We even like Windows Phone, even if we do wish it would get its shit together. Unlike Europe, which seems to think that Nokia’s latest Windows-based offerings suck ass. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/20TtHTVIkWA/european-carriers-lumia-cant-compte-with-iphone-and-android Varian Semiconductor Equipment … Continue reading

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China Now Tops US in Space Launches [Military]

For the first time ever, China has launched more rockets into orbit in a year than the U.S. In 2011, the Chinese sent 19 rockets into space. The U.S. sent just 18. Russia, the Walmart of space launches, fired off … Continue reading

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Korean Antitrusters Put US Tech Heavies Under the Microscope

The Fair Trade Commission, a Korean antitrust agency, has launched an investigation into the Korean units of HP, Oracle and IBM. The commission’s investigation stems from alleged unfair business practices. From The Korea Times: “Investigators of the Fair Trade Commission … Continue reading

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WD’s 1TB VelociRaptor HDD gets reviewed: substantial gains, moderate price

Western Digital has expanded its line of desktop-grade VelociRaptors to include a 1TB model that’s available now for $320, but those kidding themselves with that whole “250GB is enough” thing can get in for as little as $160. Top-level specs … Continue reading

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Windows 8 to feature adaptive Aero colorization, get it now on Windows 7

While we’ve still yet to see anything truly Earth-shattering, the tandem of Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott continues to churn out insight about interesting new features they’ve discovered in Windows 8 milestone 3. The latest discovery is that Aero in … Continue reading

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Carrying This Luminescent Messenger Bag Is Like Having a Firefly’s Butt [Video]

Fireflies think they’re soooo cool with their glowing butts. Well screw them. You too can finally have a bright behind with Rickshaw Bagworks’ latest creation—the Zero Messenger that’s wrapped entirely in “Ultra-Glo” reflective material. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/lnJEqBqJHZ0/carrying-this-luminescent-messenger-bag-is-like-having-a-fireflys-butt Microchip Technology Methode … 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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