jueves, 30 de septiembre de 2010

Twitter Surpasses MySpace in Traffic

Twitter has surpassed MySpace in traffic, and taken a place in the top three busiest social networking sites.

Twitter's 96 million unique visitors last month (up 75% from last year!) topped MySpace's 95 million (down 17%).
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Take Two Tablets Or Three

If it's a day ending in "y," some company has probably announced that its producing a tablet computer.

The latest tablet computing entry was the PlayBook from Research in Motion. The device is aimed squarely at business users, which makes sense since so many businesses insist on tethering their employees to BlackBerrys. What doesn't make sense is thinking someone would be excited about an even bigger BlackBerry.


CWG An honor or a horror

The Commonwealth Games 2010 or the CWG 2010 as they are more popularly known now are always in the headlines .

Sometimes for good reasons and sometimes for not so good reasons . India has got this opportunity to host a major sporting event . Many would consider this as an honor for the nation to play hosts to an event of such a large magnitude and involving so many nations .But the execution and the run up to this major event has been ridden with


Lenovo ThinkPad X100e

A netbook that thinks it's an ultraportable.

Or is it an ultraportable that thinks it's a netbook?The X100e fared almost 18-percent better than the zero-point config on our MainConcept test. Although waiting 213 minutes (that's more than three and a half hours) for the task to complete was rather painful. The 1215N zipped through that test in only� two hours. The 1215N's dual-core processor definitely gave it the edge against the X100e's single-core processor. In our Photoshop CS3 test things were a bit closer, with the X100e falling behind the 1215N by only about 20 percent; at least the X100e was still 20-percent faster than the zero-point netbook.


Kindle owners rich iPad owners young and male

Kindle owners tend to be wealthier and more educated than Apple iPad and iPhone owners, while iPads are attracting a largely young, male following.


Exclusive Review and Video of the Apple TV

Check out PCMag's exclusive full review and hands-on footage of the new Apple TV�including the new Remote app.


miércoles, 29 de septiembre de 2010

Secrets of a gadget sourcerer SkyMall

Meet the woman who sources gear for the world's wackiest gadget catalog

BD: We don’t have anything written in stone, but we all pretty much know what products will work. We look for unique items that you can’t find in mass-market merchants like Kmart and Target. Remember, we’re a retailer with a unique position. Our customers are strapped in an airplane seat, so the product copy can be more exacting, specific, detail-oriented. Customers aren’t standing with our catalog above the recycling bin. They pick it up on the plane, and look long and hard.
Secrets of a gadget sourcerer SkyMall


RIM unveils BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to challenge iPad

RIM today unveiled the PlayBook, its first shot at the tablet space.

The PlayBook has a seven-inch, multi-touch display and is just 9.7mm thick. It's designed as a high-powered browsing device with both a WebKit browser as well as Flash 10.1 and AIR support. The slate is billed as a media-heavy device with full 1080p video output over HDMI -- including entirely different content on each screen -- and has both three- and five-megapixel cameras on


Dell reached an agreement in the Court of Justice for alleged faulty capacitors cover

Mass hysteria over an alleged Dell cover up has been an ongoing thorn in the companies side for months now, but despite attempts to repair the damage using the media, it now appears as though they are simply going to pay whatever it takes to make the problem go away.An undisclosed settlement amount will be paid to lawsuit plaintiff Advanced Internet Technologies which Dell hopes will finally put an end to the media firestorm surrounding the Optiplex brand of business desktops.

Dell's only comment was to say that Settling the matter is better and more cost effective for the company than taking the case to trial�.


iPhone 4 Display Quality Beats Samsung Galaxy S

DisplayMate testing concluded that Samsung's Super AMOLED screens offer significant improvement over traditional AMOLED, but crowned the Apple iPhone's LCD the best.


Is Amazon working on an Android tablet to complement its App store

Earlier, a rumor out of TechCrunch suggested Amazon was launching its own App store for the Android platform.

Hot on heels of this exciting information is a second rumor that suggests Amazon is also working on an Android tablet to complement this supposed app store.


Verizon Wireless Now Offers Lost Phone Tracking Remote Kill

Worried that you'll lose your phone? Worried that you have no way to trace it or wipe it if it were to vanish before your very eyes? Apple has a solution for that called


Hacker Dojo An Innovative Way To Nurture Young Innovators

Here in Silicon Valley, where flux seems like the status quo, one hot trend is innovation devoted to the cause of innovation itself.

Consider Hacker Dojo, a do-it-yourself tech incubator that last week staged its first startup showcase at its Mountain View quarters -- a rather low-rent rendezvous in contrast to DEMO, a glitzy three-day exhibit at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara earlier this month where startups paid $18,500 to strut their stuff


martes, 28 de septiembre de 2010

7 Dead ISPs A Field Guide

Its amazing how easily a person can tell stories about the early days of the Internet and make it sound like they went to school in a barn using a horse-drawn carriage to get there.


Massively Multiplayer Moonwalker Michael Jackson MMO in Development

Barring a real-life version of Thriller's music video, the King of Pop will probably never moonwalk among us again.

However, his memories live on in the minds of his fans, his music, and... a massively multiplayer online PC game? Seriously, World, why not just make a calendar where every day of the year is April 1 and just be done with it? At its core, Planet Michael is a massive social gaming experience that will allow everyone, from the hardcore fan to the novice, to connect and engage in collaborative in-game activities with people worldwide. Entire continents will be created that will celebrate Michael's unique genius in a way that underscores his place as the greatest artist of all time.�


Tempts Nokia application developers with 10 million

Even though Nokia still has the global smartphone lead, the trend for the Finnish company is moving in the wrong direction. One of the main reasons for this slide is the relative lack of native apps on the Symbian platform. So now Nokia is upping the stakes by offering $10 million in various prizes for their "Calling All Innovators" contest.�

The contest will feature 17 different categories: 6 game, and 11 general apps. Nokia will choose 170 finalists , then a panel of AT&T and Nokia judges will dole out the prizes. Winners of individual categories will win $150,000 in cash. Two apps, and two games will win their developers the additional grand prize of $100,000 cash and $1.9 million in marketing.�
Tempts Nokia application developers with  10 million


Best Free Mac Software 2010

Free software isn't just for Windows.

The Mac OS supports a broad selection of no-cost programs. Here are 73 of the best apps.


The Ongoing Myth That Web Content Must Always Be Short

Recently blogger Rob Birgfeld over at Smart Brief wrote a post on the importance of keeping content short.

Unfortunately, it is an ongoing myth that web content must be short. There are no rules with length of successful content.


Chuck Norris Solves iPhone 4 Signal Issues Video

If youre having weak signal issues with your iPhone 4, and your brand new bumper case just isnt cutting it, Ive got some great news for you tonight.

Turns out, tough man and living legend Chuck Norris is all you need to cure your somewhat common problem.


Man shouldnt have won in Google defamation case

French man has been awarded damages against Google for search results that imply he is a rapist


lunes, 27 de septiembre de 2010

Look at the fastest shutter legislators pirate sites

A group �of Senators in the US are apparently tired of all these dirty, rotten pirate sites flaunting their copyright infringing ways.

The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act would, if passed, allow the Justice Department to close down sites found to be sharing illegal content more quickly, regardless of whether the owner is located inside or outside the US.�The RIAA and MPAA have been working hard to get ISPs to cut off customers accused of pirating content, but this bill could make that effort moot. Could the new legislation mean ISPs would have to block infringing websites? How would a site's status be determined? It is also unclear if US-based site owners would have a chance to dispute their designation. So many questions; hopefully we'll get some solid answers before things move forward. How does this proposed legislation strike you?


Top 3 reasons why people choose iPhone over other phones New Gadget

Apple iPhone has been one of the best selling mobile phones all over the world, but have you ever thought about the reasons why people give first preference to iPhone? Most of you must be knowing about the iPhone 4 antenna flaw, but people are still buying it.

I am sure that none of you would have figured out the reason behind the same.


Most Useful Web Design Cheat Sheets Designers Digest

In this post we have collected the most useful web design cheat sheets for designers which you can download completely free.


Third of potential Android tablet purchasers in the US want a physical keyboard

A study on Android-powered tablet computers and has found that American public is generally interested in such devices.

Heres what theyve found...


Review Looxcie wearable camcorder

Review Looxcie wearable camcorder

The “lifecasting” craze never really took off -- and thank heavens for that! -- but that hasn’t kept the good folks at Looxcie from attempting to jump on the bandwagon.

Using the device without your phone is a little trickier: There are four buttons on the Looxcie itself, and none are exactly intuitive. Various toggles on the headset are used for power, volume, turning video recording on/off, and activating a “quick clip” button, which automatically saves the last 30 seconds of video as a standalone clip -- perfect for when you happen to catch a natural disaster or epic fail, but didn’t have your camera at the ready. Assuming the Looxcie is on and recording at the time (a periodic audio chime lets you know you’re live), you’ll never miss the shot.


Windows Phone 7 Doesnt Support Tethering

If youre thinking of buying a Windows Phone 7 device and using it to connect your laptop to the Internet, think again.

The companys new smartphones will not support tethering at all.Thats another item on the list of features (including copy and paste) tech geeks love that wont be present in the new phones. To be fair, though, the iPhone didnt officially do tethering either until very recently, but the feature is well-supported by many Android pho


Mac OS X Leopard installed on HTC Shift just a WiFi shy of awesomeness Engadget

It's been well over three years since we saw OS X hacked onto Sony's VAIO UX, meaning that it's just about time for yet another


domingo, 26 de septiembre de 2010

Diggs Decline by the Numbers Plummeting Traffic Waning Power [STATS]

When it comes to releasing a new product, users and pundits' opinions only count for so much, but numbers -- including revenue and traffic-- don't lie.



Man Gets 10 Years for Theft of 10 million minutes of VoIP

A 27-year-old Venezuelan convicted of pillaging and subsequently reselling more than 10 million VoIP minutes has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Edwin Pena's VoIP bootlegging operation depended on good old brute force attacks for its success, of which he and his accomplices had plenty, managing to force their way through more than 15 networks belonging to various telecom and VoIP companies. Pena used compromised networks to reroute VoIP calls he sold to businesses at heavily discounted prices. His unsuspecting clients took his operation for a legitimate business. Before he became the first man to be indicted by U.S. authorities for VoIP hacking, he had robbed his victims of more than $1.4 million.


Android Sees Tons of Maintenance Update ROMs This Week

The biggest Android ROM update of the week was obviously the Motorola Droid X with its Froyo update, but there have been a significant number of smaller ROM releases this week.

The devices included were: AT&T's Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S Variant) The update takes the phone to version I897UCJH7 (from I897UCJF6). Details, via AT&T,...


CEO of Activision demanding repayment of video game cut scenes

You know, Activison CEO Bobby Kotick, maybe we were wrong about you.

You've said some pretty ridiculous things in the past, but now you've gone and mentioned a StarCraft movie. Perhaps its time we learn to forgive and forge... wait. What did you just say? Sorry, what?! "If we were to take that hour, or hour and a half [of StarCraft II cut-scenes], take it out of the game, and we were to go to our audiences for whom we have their credit card information as well as a direct relationship and ask, 'Would you like to have the StarCraft movie?', my guess is that ... you'd have the biggest opening weekend of any film ever," he said during Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference (via Gamasutra).


The Best Advertisement Apple Could Have For The iPad

Apple, no doubt, has a history of creating commercials that resonate with consumers.

And with the recent Facetime ads, Apple has taken it one step further, appealing to the human emotion. But honestly, sometimes the best commercials are not produced by a big-name agency or a famous director. TechCrunch reader Paul Sanduleac sent us this video of his four-year-old brother using an iPad. It's nothing short of impressive.

Not only is the little boy


Digg traffic down but not out

A month ago, popular news aggregator Digg underwent a redesign that many describe as disastrous.

Now, despite bad press, site bugs, and a traffic collapse, the company is trying to put a good face on its current state.


Cell Phone Markets Japan vs the US Carriers Are The Same Breed

The US Mobile industry may be as competitive as any other, but one wouldn't know it based on the monthly bill.


sábado, 25 de septiembre de 2010

Apples destructive powerApple clobbers the competition

Apple Inc. is a Death Star.

It pulls in most of what comes into its orbit and either overtakes or assimilates it.


Microsoft takes PC vs Mac trolling to Facebook

Microsoft has launched a PC versus Mac campaign on Facebook, via its Windows Australia account.

The page is under its own "PC or MAC" tab, where users can try to pick who the PC user is based on uploaded pictures, and then share their results with their Facebook friends.

There's even an option to upload your own photo and fill out a "PC or Mac personality survey" for others to guess "where your allegiances lie." In addition to the usual


Old School Monday Preview of pure energy

Want to know how accurate boot magazine was with its yearly tech previews? It was often called booterdamus by those in the know in the industry.

NO, we made that up but someone should have said that. Afterall, the magazine correctly predicted such things as: a Pentium II on a 100MHz front side bus for 1998, 19-inch CRTs reaching the low� price of $850, and 15-flat panels going for $3,000. Of course, that was nothing compared to the prediction of the Voodoo2 being the Hotel Sierra videocard for the coming year. All this and more in a look in this weeks edition of Old School Monday. - Gordon Mah Ung�


Hands on with R2 home automation on Samsungs upcoming Galaxy Tab

Turn down the lights, turn on the TV, and crank up the A/C, all with the R2 app.


Depressed Technology Will Make You Happier Researchers Find

British researchers say that access to technology, particularly devices that serve up the Internet, significantly improve a person's sense of well being.

And if you are a woman, that goes double for you. Researchers drew their conclusions by analyzing data from 35,000 responses across 39 countries as part the World Values Survey (WVS). They...


Data in the Cloud Still Governed by Obsolete Privacy Laws

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) was enacted in 1986 to protect user data from government oversight and significant portions haven't been updated since.

That's a problem, advocates say, because the law is now completely outdated.

The law currently gives more protection to data you store locally and less to data kept in the cloud - an obvious problem in the age of Gmail, Facebook and Amazon Web Services.

Cloud computing


viernes, 24 de septiembre de 2010

Boxee Box Has Intel Inside even for preorder

The release of the Boxee Box finally seems at hand.

Boxee and manufacturer D-Link announced today that the hardware has been finalized and should ship in early November. Of note, the box will no longer be running on Nvidia's Tegra 2 chipset. Instead, users will get a Boxee Box powered by the Intel CE4100 Atom chip.The product was supposed to go on sale in June, but the date came and went with no firm plans. It looks like some of the delays may have been related to the effort to make the Tegra 2 work. In the end, Boxee's VP of Marketing, Andrew Kippen claims that video format support just wasn't good enough with Nvidia's solution.�


Verizon CEO comments cast doubt on iPhone

Verizon's CEO's comments to a Goldman Sachs investor conference seem to hold out little hope for the iPhone coming to...


Eventbrite Makes Events More Social By Meshing Deeper With Facebook

Online ticketing startup Eventbrite is amping up the social features of its service by creating deeper hooks with Facebook. When you purchase a ticket through Eventbrite you can already share that purchase with your Facebook friends. But now Eventbrite will be adding a deeper layer of integration with Facebook to power social event discovery.

Later today, when you log into Eventbrite with your Facebook ID, you will start to see all the Eventbr


Kodak Launched EasyShare M580 Camera

Kodak Launched EasyShare M580 Camera


The Canon Powershot S95 Review

Complex recently took Canon's new pocket camera for a test drive.

It is awesome. Definitely one of the top cameras to drop this year.


BlackBerry Storm 3 spy photo leak

No one's heard a peep from RIM about the possibility of a third iteration of the BlackBerry Storm line of touch screen smartphones. But here we have a fairly convincing shot of what is apparently just that. The new handset will apparently have a slightly larger 3.7-inch display, 8GB of built-in storage, and possible a mobile hotspot feature.�

The phone will most likely be a Verizon release and could hit stores by the end of the year. This would fit with the previous release schedule, and would give RIM time to get the new BB6 operating system on the phone. This possible Storm 3 has an optical trackpad, which is different from previous Storm models. RIM did not include the click screen SurePress technology in the recently released Torch, but it is unclear if the Storm line will continue to use it. Does this handset interest you at all?

Via: http://www.maximumpc.com

Nokia considering Windows Phone 7 handsets

Take this one with a grain of salt, but a new rumor is circulating which says Nokia may consider making Windows Phone 7 devices.


jueves, 23 de septiembre de 2010

Sadouken Super Street Fighter IV PC due to piracy dodge

Sadouken Super Street Fighter IV PC due to piracy dodge

Street Fighter IV's great and all, but the cool kids (by which we mean the ones that Tiger Uppercutted you so hard that your Internet connection dropped) have moved on to Super Street Fighter IV. As with previous “Super” editions of Street Fighter games, SSFIV packs a slightly larger wallop in the form of new fighters, stages, modes, and a number of balancing tweaks.

Speaking with 4Gamer.net (translation via Gamasutra), producer Yoshinori Ono said that while Street Fighter IV's PC version actually sold fairly well, it was also "number one in piracy." Unless he's able to find an extremely powerful anti-piracy solution, he explained, SSFIV's staying locked up tight on consoles.


Half US iPhone Owners could dump ATT for Verizon

A survey of U.S. iPhone owners found nearly half would be "very interested" in switching to Verizon Wireless from AT&T.


Question What Happens if You Cross the LHC Stream with Your Hand

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the biggest, baddest, and highest-energy particle accelerator anywhere on the planet.

One question that comes to everyone's mind is...what would happen if you stuck your hand in front of the beam?


Spy Bubble

Track EVERY Move Your Partner, Employee or Child is Making Using Our POWERFUL Cell-Phone Monitoring Technology ... SpyBubble is a Mobile Spy Application which is...
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On Apples Successful Campaign Towards H264

On Apples Successful� Campaign Towards H.264


Skyhook sues Google for the Location Technology

The lawsuits sure have been flying Google's way as of late.

Most recently, location tracking service Skyhook has gotten into the fray. Skyhook is claiming that Google's location mapping business is competing unfairly with that of Skyhook, and that Google is infringing Skyhook's patents.�The first suit relates to the search giant's supposed anti-competitive behavior. According to legal documents, Google used their market position to encourage handset makers to stop using Skyhook services. This caused contracts to be cancelled and cost Skyhook millions. The second suit claims that Google's attempts to map Wi-Fi access points is using Skyhook technology.


7 Changes That Twitter Should Have

The New Twitter is coming! Shout it from the rooftops! Sing it in the valleys!


Online penny auctions lose their luster

On websites like Swoopo, BigDeal.com and Beezid, flat-screen televisions, laptops, Apple iPads and other products sell for a fraction of their retail price.

There's a catch: Bidders pay a few pennies each time they bid, and each bid delays the ending time of an auction by a few seconds. Now traffic on penny auction sites is declining.


miércoles, 22 de septiembre de 2010

Blizzard StarCraft II cheaters will be banned from single player and multiplayer

You've probably heard the little devil on your shoulder whispering in your ear on at least a couple occasions: It's easy.

You'll finally get to taste victory against those jerks with no lives who make your life miserable. And besides, you don't even know them. Who cares if they're not having fun?� Now though, there's one pretty major argument against all those tiny temptations: If you get caught cheating in StarCraft II, Blizzard's gonna huff, puff, and blow your StarCraft II account down. So basically, Blizzard has your hard-earned cash hostage, dangling over a pit of flames. You cheat, and snap! That thin cord holding it aloft tears in two, and you lose every last dime you spent on your copy of StarCraft II.


How to Prank Digg for 995 ZUG

How to Prank Digg for $9.95 | ZUG | The #1 site for pranks, stunts, and comedy experiments


AiRScouter spitting images directly onto the retina

Japan's Brother Industries recently showcased a head-mounted transparent display, called� AiRScouter, which projects images directly onto the retina, conjuring up a rather mysterious effect� -- that of watching a display hanging in air about one meter in front of the eyes.

The head-mounted display, based on the company's propriety Retinal Imaging Display (RID), made its maiden public appearance in 2008. However, it wasn't going to have a proper name until an year later when Brother unveiled a more advanced prototype."Firstly, we expect this display will be used in industrial applications. Using the AirScouter, it's possible to look at a manual or the like while working on site. The advantage of this is, it reduces the time lost in moving around. Also, a camera can be attached, so pictures of the work site can be sent to head office.


Apple acquisition hints facial recognition could come to iPhone

pple acquired facial recognition software maker Polar Rose, could bring face recognition to iPhone, iPad.


Reddit buzz wins the site Microsoft ad bucks

Reddit, the headline aggregator and discussion site features plenty of talked-about stories.

But only recently has it seen news that bodes well for the sites own business.

Rival Diggs botched attempt at a redesign and the announcement of a Reddit-inspired rally in Washington D.C. by TV personalities Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart have bumped up the sites numbers.


Chickens Teach Yahoo a Lesson in Data Center Management

Yahoo's latest data center brings the decidedly low-tech ideas of chicken farming to the server farm, and showcases the big green potential of small ideas.


What Your Office Photocopier Knows About You

Copy machines do save images of each photocopy or fax made...unless security settings are enabled.

This can become a risk. Also get green copying tips.


martes, 21 de septiembre de 2010

Build your workstation Throw in your requests and suggestions

The LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62: most likely will be seen in at least one Workstation.Which is why I'm inviting to leave comments for the next two days (Until Sunday night) and make requests and/or suggestions of things that you'd like to see in the new Workstation builds.


RIM Steps Its Game Up BlackBerry Torch Is Solid

The Torch is RIM's first BlackBerry to ship with a touchscreen as well as a hardware keyboard.

It's also the first in the BlackBerry line to feature the new BlackBerry 6 OS. RIM's first two touchscreen devices (the Storm and the Storm 2) were met with lukewarm response. With the BlackBerry Torch, RIM is offering a much more user-friendly design than either Storm offered.


Why infographics work 5 blogs with infographics to follow

Data visualization and infographics (related) are powerful ways to communicate data, stats or information that most communications pros never even consider.

And yet in a world increasingly saturated with data and information, they are a potent way to tell your story, break through the clutter and even persuade people to action.


ATT unveils payasyougo data new 3G portables

AT&T's mobile data plans expanded today with its first options for prepaid data.

The DataConnect Pass gives those with a 3G modem or built-in 3G in a notebook the option of paying for just a short stint of data without having to commit to a contract.


Maximum Interview 50Gb s silicon photonics within reach

Check out this video of Gordon interviewing an Intel Lab Scientist about the company's upcoming silicon photonics technology which fuses silicon and photons to move date at a spectacular speed.� Not be confused with Intel's Lightpeak, Intel's silicon photonics is more intended as a way to move data at far higher speeds and further distances than Lightpeak, which will initially move data at 10Gb/s using optical cables and eventually scale to 100Gb/s.� Silicon Photonics is intended to initially hit 50Gb/s and scale to 1Tb/s and could be used for everything from a chip-to-chip interface to a communication link between servers.�

Check out this video to hear some more stunning numbers, straight out of IDF!
Maximum Interview 50Gb  s silicon photonics within reach


Musthave free security app for Android owners

You wouldn't leave your PC unprotected, so why should it be any different for your phone? And Lookout is such an easy-to-use, low maintenance app, you'll hardly know it's there - until you need it.


Girl scores 33000 after suing her school for searching her mobile phone

A 17 year old girl, who is going by the name N.N.� to protect her privacy, has just been awarded $33,000 after suing her High School in northeast Pennsylvania.


lunes, 20 de septiembre de 2010

Amazon Kindle Best Buy designation and baseball cleats

Amazon keeps the exact number of Kindle’s sold under wraps, but since we know it been the bestselling item on the website for two years running, it’s not hard to imagine that it leads the pack in the e-reader market. The Nook was slowly nibbling away at its market share prior to the price cut, but the only real advantage competitors had left was a presence at brick and mortar stores, something Amazon is finally going to change.

Best Buy & Staples will be getting all three Kindle variants heading into the fall giving consumers a chance to test Amazon’s best against the Nook, Sony Reader, and several other lower end e-book devices. This isn’t the first time the Kindle has hit retail stores, but it is a first for this generation of device. Placing the Kindle in the retail channel is understandably a difficult decision for a company that has built its entire business model around selling via the web, but one that ultimately can only help move more devices.
Amazon Kindle Best Buy designation and baseball cleats


Motive Industries Reveals Design For HEMPBodied Kestrel

Sit back, relax, and take in the official design and specifications for the Kestrel, the hemp-bodied EV engineered by Canadian firm Motive Industries.

We looked at the benefits of the environmentally friendly hemp construction last month, an avenue Lotus have also explored with their 2008 Eco Elise...


HTC Desire HD benchmarks beat Froyo N1 ROM ported to HD2

The HTC Desire HD has been benchmarked and it's much faster than a Nexus One running Android 2.2 Froyo.

And, the ROM has been ported to the HTC HD2!


Apple and RIM Android overcome become the major mobile operating system again this year

A new report from Gartner Research claims that Google's Android operating system will grow rapidly in the remaining months of 2010, passing both Apple and RIM.

If you don't follow the smartphone world closely, you could be forgiven for forgetting Nokia is still number one worldwide. While their phones are rarely offered by US carriers, the market in other nations often encourages users to buy unlocked phones. Those are often Nokia handsets.In late 2009, Android had only 3.9% of the market - Apple had three times more. Google is expected to hit about 17.7%, which will clobber Apple's iOS, and just edge out Blackberry. While iOS is still growing, Blackberry has been falling.


Whitespace broadband trials begin FCC prepares for September 23rd vote

The rules governing whitespace broadband will be decided by the Federal Communications Commission on September 23rd.

While the FCC makes this decision, the big players in the technology world are tripping over themselves as they begin large-scale trials of this new form of wireless broadband.


Twitter creators quest Bring order to the chaos

During the late 1980s, an introverted young teenager named Jack Dorsey sat for countless hours at his father's desk, in a small city outside of St.

Louis, teaching himself to program on an early IBM personal computer. The boy who would one day invent Twitter was attempting to build a living map of New York.


Can Digg Find Its Way in the Crowd

A redesign is part of the Web sites plan to regain momentum as it has lost ground in a crowded field that includes Facebook and Twitter.


domingo, 19 de septiembre de 2010

10 Amazing Facebook Applications That Make Fun on Your Friends Profile

Facebook is one of the most visiting social networking in internet.

Facebook is not only use for chatting with your friends. It is a platform for making promotion, campaigning, online ad, services, development and sharing ideas. Developers Collaboration with Facebook network and make a very useful application for Facebook users.


Tech 21 companies that changed the world Before he died

The tech industry is a finicky business.

Many brilliant companies have failed just because they launched a product too advanced for its time or lacked adequate marketing power. Even successful products can be left behind in the wake of new technological advancements. But a� failed company can still affect the flow of technology. Here's our list of 21 failed companies who paved the way for the technologies of the 21st century.WebTV was a failure almost before it started, barely mustering up enough investors to launch its first product: a set top box that gave you internet on your TV. The concept never really caught on, and Microsoft bought out the company before it even had a chance to grow.


10 Coolest Mac OS X Apps You Might Not Know About

There are many Mac OS X apps out there, but getting by free and good ones is not that easy.

That is why I am sharing The10 Coolest Mac OS X Apps You Might Not Know About (But Should). Read each entry in the list and see which tool suits your needs best.


TMobile USA to grow old iPhone model

Wired editor Chris Anderson issued a strange bit of information via a tweet last night.

Apparently, he was told by a T-Mobile manager in no uncertain terms that the nation's number four carrier would be getting the Apple iPhone 3GS later this year. The new iPhone 4 is apparently left out of the deal. This is still strictly rumor material, but it seems to jive with previous rumors.There have been rumors that the iPhone could come to T-Mobile. The transition to T-Mobile would be simpler for Apple than moving to Verizon. T-Mobile also uses the GSM standard like AT&T does.


The 8 Best Places to Live For Fast Internet

The average Internet connection speed in the world is just 2 mbps, a speed that may sound good until you find out that other internet users are connecting at thirty times that speed and paying only pennies for the privilege.


Facebook Places goes live in the UK

Facebook Places have gone live in the UK and it enables users to share their locations with their friends.


Nokia C301 Touch Type smokes the qwerty

The C3-01 Touch & Type is certainly not lacking when it comes to top end technology, it has standard Wi-Fi, a 3.5mm headphone jack, FM radio,


sábado, 18 de septiembre de 2010

Android Will be Number 2 Platform Before 2011 Challenge Symbian by 2014

A recent study from Gartner is forecasting mobile platform market share up to 2014, and echoes the results of earlier studies regarding Androids current momentum.


You do not have the software you bought

A ruling from a federal appeals court Friday may have wide ranging on your ability to do as you please with legitimately purchased software.

The court ruled that software makes are permitted to prohibit the resale of their products by consumers with special language in the sales agreement. This is in opposition to the first-sale doctrine which holds that re-sale by those that legally purchased the software is acceptable.The case revolves around an eBay seller who was selling a legal copy of Autodesk AutoCAD. The licensing agreement forbade resale. The terms of the software license in the case are not very different from the terms of most software licensing. So I think it's safe to say that most people don't own their software,� said the defense attorney in the case.


ACLU sues US Over Border Laptop Suppliers

The ACLU, along with other groups, has filed a lawsuit challenging the authority of customs officials to search electronic devices at US borders.

The practice of searching these items comes from a 2008 policy change that allows border agents to search a traveler's electronic devices without reason. The lawsuit seeks to have the practice ended, unless a warrant is obtained, or if there is probable cause.�Since the policy was established, some travelers have had their hard drives copied by border agents, and still others have seen their devices confiscated entirely. The ACLU has obtained documents through the Freedom of Information Act that show 6600 travelers have had their electronic devices searched by border agents between October 2008 and June 2010.�


Symantec Employee Caught Astroturfing GAS

A little earlier today, I posted about Symantec's brilliant new ad campaign, asking if any of you guys had any experience with their new Norton home security.

The next thing I know, an anonymous user leaves this glowing review that I started to get a little suspicious. I grabbed the persons IP (216.10.193.X), and did an IP lookup on it.


Making Future Magic Animators Create StopMotion Film With iPads and Light

I repeatedly harp on the iPad for its lack of ability for truly professional content creation.

Well, I take it all back. This is one of the most ingenious things Ive seen in days.


TV Specs And Settings Are They For Real

A recent Maximum PC article suggested that Monitor and HDTV companies are cooking the specifications for their products.

Digital Trends separates fact from fiction on what really matters on your TV and monitor.


HP exec says multiple Palm WebOS products coming this year

HP CTO says new and multiple Palm WebOS powered devices, probably including tablets, are going to launch this year.


viernes, 17 de septiembre de 2010

What Digg Must Do to Survive

Digg has had a rough couple of years made worse by the rocky launch of its 4th iteration.

Serious changes are in order if it hopes to stay relevant.


Speeding cameras are oneeyed bandits

Officials in cities that enlist these cameras to catch scofflaws (but not generate revenue) count on good citizens lining up behind them in the name of public safety.

But where do we draw the line? Is that making the world safe for democracy? Or is it granting technology a power we'd never cede to a fellow human being?


Alternative Hits Diaspora Facebook Developer version

A few months back, when the Facebook privacy meltdown was on in full force, a few plucky young college students told us they wanted to do something better.

The Diaspora project was put on Kickstarter in hopes of gaining a few thousand dollars in funding. In the end, the project received over $200,000 in pledges. Now the first developer release of the code for this distributed social network is available for download.Diaspora is an open source project and the developers are inviting anyone with the skills to contribute. It's good to see that the founders have made it to this important milestone. Apparently all that Kickstarter cash went to good use.


Jailbreak iOS 42 on iPhone 3GS [How to Guide]

PwnageTool Bundle for iOS 4.2 Beta on iPhone 3GS (old bootrom) has been released.

You can use this bundle to jailbreak your iPhone 3GS on iOS 4.2 while preserving your older baseband so that you can unlock it later� (more on this below) using Ultrasn0w. The best thing about this bundle is that it supports hacktivation, but unfortunately, Cydia is currently not compatible with iOS 4.2.


Hits Verizon Samsung fascinated September 9 with some unwanted changes

Verizon announced today that the Samsung Fascinate Android phone will be available on September 9 for $199 on contract, after rebate.

Good news if you're in the market for an Android device on Big Red, but it looks like this device is a victim of carrier modification making it much less desirable. Early reviews have noted a number of strange decisions in the phone's software.Verizon's Galaxy S phone has Bing as the default search provider. That means the home screen widget and the front search button will search Bing, not Google. No problem, you can change that, right? Well, no actually. You're stuck with Bing.


Its official HDCP master key is legitimate Bluray is cracked

The leaked HDCP master key protecting millions of Blu-ray discs and devices that was posted to the Web this week has been confirmed as legitimate, Intel representatives said late Thursday.


What Digg REALLY Needs First to Survive

This is too easy.


jueves, 16 de septiembre de 2010

WTF Is The Semantic Web Infographic

the intent of the semantic web is to enhance the usability and usefulness of the internet and its interconnected resources.


The Most Powerful Colors in the World Graphic

When we released our report on the colors of the social web, based on data analyzed by our Twitter theme tool, we were surprised that blue was such a dominant color in people's profile designs.

Was Twitter's default color influencing their design decisions? Or is blue really THE most popular and dominant color online? ...We decided to look at the colors in the brands from the top 100 sites in the world to see if we could paint a more colorful pic


Dell Advances DUO Notebook convertible Tablet

Dell has chosen the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco to give us the first glimpse of their upcoming DUO 10-inch convertible tablet computer.

The device itself is expected to be packing a dual core Intel Atom N550. It will at least have Windows 7 Home Premium. The real is the way the screen "converts" into a tablet.The DUO is expected to launch later this year. In the demo, the touchscreen did not look particularly responsive, but this is still a prototype. The DUO's screen does appear to support multitouch input, though.


Why Robots With Vaginas Are a Bad Idea

The robotics industry is slowly moving towards one common goal - robots we can bump uglies with.

On paper, it sounds like a great idea, but it really isn't.


A7 peed Tablet appears in presale 370 Price Tag Take

We're inching ever closer to the promised bombardment of iPad alternatives, otherwise simply known as tablets.

Amazon, for example, is now taking preorders for eLocity's A7 tablet built on Google's Android 2.2 (Froyo) platform.For 370 bones, the A7 brings a 7-inch touchscreen to the table, Nvidia's Tegra 2 architecture, 4GB of Flash memory (storage), 512MB of DDR2 memory, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 1.3MP webcam, micro SD card slot, USB 2.0 port, 3-axis accelerometer, and the ability to pipe 1080p content through its HDMI port.


FORAtv DEMO Opening Remarks with Matt Marshall WATCH FREE

DEMO is the launchpad for emerging technologies.

For 19 years, DEMO has established a reputation for identifying and presenting to an elite audience the products most likely to have a significant impact on the marketplace and market trends in the years to come.This event is where the world-wide press, decision-making investors and market-defining visionaries come together. And in this fusion is the pure power to soar. Consider the numbers:In just


Digg Front Page 5 years later [Pic]

Digg is down really down...


miércoles, 15 de septiembre de 2010

Google Engineer Caught Stalking Teens and Spying on Chats

We entrust Google with our most private communications because we assume the company takes every precaution to safeguard our data.

It doesn't. A Google engineer spied on four underage teens for months before the company was notified of the abuses.


Fast updates of the 400 500 600 700 850 1000 and 1250 for PC Games

The Powercolor Radeon HD 4850 V3, the new video card featured in the $400 Gaming Build.I'm particularly happy with the upgrades to the $600 Gaming PC, which makes it the Gaming PC with the best value (performance vs price) right now in my opinion.

The major price cut on the $1000 Gaming PC is very nice too!


Just What We Needed Google Instant Search Is Saving the World 11 Hours Every Second

If you use the Internet, youve probably been wowed by the wonders of Google Instant.

But you may not know the exact source of that wow factor. According to Google, a typical searcher takes nine seconds to enter a query, and another 15 seconds searching for answers. Googles new Instant Search aims to shave two to five seconds off each search, using predictive text and instant results.


7 Excellent Websites To Get Design Feedback Visually Instead Of Emailing Back And Forth

The best way to improve the design is to take positive criticism and constructive advice from others.

But emailing back and forth is very time consuming that makes the whole process very uncomfortable. From last few years, there are so many tools arriving in the market that make designers job easier than ever to get the design feedback from others. To cover this topic, we are listing down seven excellent design feedback online tools that are free


Is Steve Jobs a Ninja

A Japanese magazine, SPA!, claims that Steve Jobs was stopped by airport security last year, even though he was boarding his own plane.

According to the report, they objected to a set of ninja stars.

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Nintendos 3DS Will Launch Nov 20thPerhaps

A product designer for Keysfactory has let fly with a tweet which may or may not have inadvertently leaked the release date of Nintendos 3DS: November 20th.


martes, 14 de septiembre de 2010

How Apple Created The New iPod Nano

It was just that easy.

Step 3: Profit.


Facebook Google passes in time spent on the Sites

Google might be looking at Facebook as a bit more of a threat today with the news that new comScore numbers put Facebook ahead of the search giant in time spent on the sites.

Facebook just inched past Google in August 2010, while Yahoo continued to fall below the others. These numbers include all the sites run by the respective companies.It's not completely surprising this has happened as Facebook is a notorious time vortex. Many of Google's sites, like the search pages, are used to find information and lead the user to other sites. Facebook is all about bringing information into one place to keep users there. Yahoo's fall is interesting considering the huge number of sites they run.


22 Unique Inspiring Product Packaging Designs

Product sells increased if concepts are cleared in packaging and would win the hearts of customers.

It is more important companies maintain cost of product, packaging within its cost. Mostly people judge the quality of product with its unique packaging.


Garmin Takes out mobile market

Apple and Google seem to get all the press in the mobile industry, but it's easy to forget that Garmin has had a smartphone in the game now for over a year.

GPS junkies aside, these handsets never seem to have reached the market share levels the company was expecting and CFO Kevin Raukman has suggested that they might finally be pulling the plug on their handset division. In an�interview with Reuters he said they would need to make a decision on how to proceed within the next couple of quarters�.Raukman's decision will boil down to either continuing forward with what appears to be a failing platform, or pull back�. Garmin has had a tough time gaining a foothold in the mobile industry, but it would be rather unfortunate to see them give up all together. I think most smartphone enthusiasts would agree that the days of a dedicated single purpose GPS are numbered, which means Garmin could face a tough road ahead if they give up on mobile.


Why The BlackBerry Torch Doesnt Deserve The Burn

The general consensus following the release of the BlackBerry Torch in the tech journalism sphere was that RIM had failed to put out a competitor to the iPhone and Android smartphones, and had therefore failed.

Since were never really about swimming with the other salmon here on Techi, I decided to hold a very unscientific poll of a few friends and colleagues who were already BlackBerry users to see if they agreed with the pundits.


FCC Planning To Open White Spaces For Super WiFi

The FCC plans to vote on rules to govern use of "white spaces" in spectrum between TV stations to enable high-bandwidth wireless broadband.


Ready to Trash a Sony Product Theres a Contest for That

Calling all wannabe designers with a bright green idea: Sony has today officially launched its Open Planet Ideas initiative and is inviting proposals for how the company's products could be repurposed to tackle environmental problems.


lunes, 13 de septiembre de 2010

The Verizon iPhone Versus The iPhone On Verizons Network

If you think back to 2005, you'll remember that the Motorola RAZR phone was all the rage.

Not entirely unlike the iPhone today, it was the sleek phone that everyone wanted. But if you happened to be on the largest carrier in the U.S., Verizon, you couldn't get one. Again, sound familiar?

It wasn't until just about a year later that a version (the V3c) finally came to Verizon. It was a long wait, but I was excited to finally have access to the de