martes, 30 de noviembre de 2010

Hacktivist for Good Claims WikiLeaks Takedown

A computer hacker who calls himself "The Jester" claimed responsibility for the cyber attack which took down the WikiLeaks site Sunday, shortly before it started posting hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. diplomatic cables.

Source:
http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/11/29/wikileaks.hacker/index.html

How To Use AirPrint With Any Printer [w VID]

Apples latest iOS update finally adds AirPrint to iOS devices, bringing wireless printing capabilities to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Thats the good news. The bad news is that in order to use AirPrint, you need a compatible printer.

Source:
http://www.bgr.com/2010/11/29/bgr-breaks-it-down-how-to-use-airprint-with-any-printer/

Persuasion Triggers in Web Design

How do you make decisions? If youre like most people, youll probably answer that you pride yourself on weighing the pros and cons of a situation carefully and then make a decision based on logic.

You know that other people have weak personalities and are easily swayed by their emotions, but this rarely happens to you. How do persuasion architects apply these principles to influence our behaviour on the web?

Source:
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/11/29/persuasion-triggers-in-web-design/

Chevy Volt Rated at 93 MPG

Chevy Volt Rated at 93 MPG

If you would have told us 10 years ago that cars would be capable of 93 miles per gallon within the next decade, we wouldn't have believed it. And if you told us today there's a car that can do exactly that, we still wouldn't believe it.

Yet that's exactly what Chevrolet is claiming. Stated in big, bold letters right there on the sticker, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the Chevy Volt gets 93 MPG. So why don't we believe it? For the simple fact that the rating represents the Volt's battery-only mode when fully charged and for the first 35 miles only. 0_o...

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/chevy-volt-rated-at-93-mpg

Free Speech Privacy Cyberstalkers Help For Those With Personal Cyberstalking Terrorists

Cyberstalkers may hide behind free speech, anonymous comments and their right to privacy, but there are steps to take if you are being cyberstalked or suffering from another form of electronic aggression.

Source:
http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/free-speech-privacy-cyberstalkers-help-those-

Orange UK details iPad 3G rates wont give release date

Orange UK has confirmed its subsidized 3G iPad plans and has started taking registrations for advance interest.

The carrier will sell 16GB, 32GB and 64GB iPads for �199, �249 and �349 respectively when attached to a two-year contract. Plans cost �25 per month for existing users, �27 for new customers, and provide 1GB of data in peak hours as well as 1GB during "quiet time" between midnight and 4PM.......

Source:
http://respectedadmins.com/blog/orange-uk-details-ipad-3g-rates-wont-give-release-date/

As worlds mostsued tech company Apple is forced to lawyer up

Apple, the most-sued technology company in the world since after the iPhone was released, is stocking up on lawyers for patent battles with rivals Nokia, HTC and Motorola.

Source:
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/11/29/as_worlds_most_sued_tech_company_apple_is_forced_to_lawyer_up.html

lunes, 29 de noviembre de 2010

7 Planes Perfectly Designed to Kill The People Flying Them

Building military aircraft is really, really hard.

Sometimes, though, they just sort of slap something together and send the pilot off to die.

Source:
http://www.cracked.com/article_18839_7-planes-perfectly-designed-to-kill-people-flying-them.html

9 LifeChanging Inventions the Experts Said Would Never Work

Lightning strikes at the strangest of times.

Here are 9 examples of breakthroughs, inventions and innovations the experts were completely wrong about.

Source:
http://ecosalon.com/9-life-changing-inventions-the-experts-said-would-never-work/

Satellites Used to Track Black Friday Mall Traffic

Those satellites in space don't just take spy pictures.

On this Black Friday 2010, they are actually taking pictures of you, and your rush to Black Friday deals. The research is being done to see what consumer demand this year means for retail stocks. The trend, so far, has been favorable. The companies involved in this are Remote Sensing...

Source:
http://hothardware.com/News/Satellites-Used-to-Track-Black-Friday-Mall-Traffic/

RED selling limitedrun EpicM camera shoots The Hobbit

RED founder Jim Jannard this weekend revealed that his company would deliver the Epic camera early in the form of a limited pre-production run.

The Epic-M will use the new 5K Mysterium-X sensor in a hand-built chassis with a bomb electronic viewfinder, a five-inch touchscreen, an SSD module, a remote and four 128GB SSD cards. Each bundle will cost $58,000 and, with less than 100 to be made, won't necessarily guarantee that every order is fulfilled.......

Source:
http://respectedadmins.com/blog/red-selling-limited-run-epic-m-camera-shoots-the-hobbit/

Group Develops Turkey Quadricopter to Pummel Pedestrians with Pumpkin Pies

In honor of Thanksgiving, the folks at Utah Aerials decided to take a quadricopter and turn it into a turkey.

The idea was to have the turkey-copter drop pies on unsuspecting passersby. The stunt is documented below, but it brings back memoeies of the WKRP in Cincinnati episode

Source:
http://hothardware.com/News/Group-Develops-Turkey-Quadricopter-to-Pummel-Pedestrians-with-Pumpkin-Pies/

domingo, 28 de noviembre de 2010

Whos Afraid of Apple Google Facebook

Timothy Wu says we should be alarmed by the monopoly powers accumulated by Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Skype, Twitter, Apple, and eBay.

Why he's wrong.

Source:
http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/nov2010/tc20101126_023905.htm

HTC HD7 also getting a BOGO deal on Black Friday

T-Mobile has expanded its Black Friday promotions with a new buy-one-get-one deal for HTC's HD7 handset.

Customers will be able to purchase one of the Windows Phone 7 devices and receive a second HD7 for free.......

Source:
http://respectedadmins.com/blog/htc-hd7-also-getting-a-bogo-deal-on-black-friday/

iPad 2 rumored to bring a Retina Display more docks and a camera

Now that iOS developers are rolling out plenty of iPad optimized versions of their apps, they may soon need to create yet more variants for the next generation iPad.

Reports out of Taiwan are now saying that Apple will utilize a Retina Display, but if they do, resolution will have to increase from the current 1,024 x 768 and 132 pixels per inch to somewhere well north of 2,048 x 1,536.

Source:
http://www.tuaw.com/2010/11/26/ipad-2-rumored-to-bring-a-retina-display-more-docks-and-a-came/

Pirate Bay founders lose appeal jail time reduced fines raised

It's been a while since the four Pirate Bay founders lost their case in a Stockholm district court -- April 2009, to be more precise.

The verdict was of course appealed, but alas, it was not to be.

Source:
http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/26/pirate-bay-founders-lose-appeal-jail-time-reduced-fines-raised/

sábado, 27 de noviembre de 2010

Windows Phone 7 Gets Jailbroken

Windows Phone 7 is "finally" jailbroken! ChevronWP7, the unlocker tool, works with every WP7 phone and allows for the side loading of apps, the use of private APIs, and access to low level functionality.

Basically, it unleashes your WP7 phone.

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5699207/windows-phone-7-gets-jailbroken

Audioengine USA N22 Amplifier

Yep, it'll blow your hair backWe tested the amp with both TBI Audio Systems' Majestic Diamond I speakers and Audioengine USA's own P4 speakers and were particularly pleased with the latter combination.

Peter Gabriel's cover of the Lou Reed ballad The Power of the Heart,� from Gabriel's Scratch My Back album was one of the first tracks we played. We purchased the album, which is encoded in FLAC with 24-bit resolution at a 48kHz sampling rate, from B&W's Society of Sound subscription music service. As we listened to the orchestral swell of one passage, we thought someone walked behind us, swirling the air as they...

Source:
http://respectedadmins.com/blog/audioengine-usa-n22-amplifier/

One less thing Apple bans Steve Jobs doll

Apples sharp-shooting legal swat team has put the frighteners on a firm selling an action figure doll of its CEO Steve Jobs.

Source:
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/112410-one-less-thing-apple-bans.html

Oak Trail Production in Full Swing

Even though still stuck in the grain-of-salt category of news sources, it is no secret that Taiwan's most famous rumor mill Digitimes has a great rapport with perpetually anonymous industry insiders. Well, looks like unnamed industry sources have once again passed on some insider info to the site. According to the website's sources, production of Intel's upcoming Oak Trail System-On-a-Chip is already underway. This really isn't much of a surprise as the SoC is expected to hit the market in early 2011. The intial product will feature an Atom Z670 processor...

Via: http://www.maximumpc.com

Multivariate Testing in Action Five Simple Steps to Increase Conversion Rates

Multivariate Testing in Action: Five Simple Steps to Increase Conversion Rates

Source:
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/11/24/multivariate-testing-in-action-five-simple-steps-to-increase-conversion-rates/

Why the Daily Murdochs tablet newspaper will be DOA

Murdochs tablet thingie will be something else � a throwback to the isolation of pre-Web publications.

Like a paywalled website, this tablet paper� will discourage us from talking about its contents because we cant link to it. In other words, like a paywalled site, it expects us to pay for something that is actually less useful and valuable than the free competition.

Source:
http://www.wordyard.com/2010/11/21/why-the-daily-murdochs-tablet-newspaper-will-be-doa/

During boring classes texting is the new doodling

When his professors drone, Dan Kautz whips out his phone.

Kautz, a senior at Wilkes University, might send a text message to someone across the room � "I can't wait to get out of here" � or make plans with his roommates. He's become so adept at texting during class that he can tap out a message without even looking at the screen, making it appear as if he's paying attention to the instructor when he's really chatting with his girlfriend.
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Source:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101126/ap_on_hi_te/us_classroom_texting

viernes, 26 de noviembre de 2010

Bionic Animals Show Nature Knows Best

In news that gives a novel spin to the term factory farming,� automation company Festo is launching a new concept: a robotic elephant trunk known as the Bionic Handling Assistant.

Source:
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/bionic-animals-built-for-industry.html

Top scientist urges ambitious US exascale supercomputer plan

An international race to build an exascale supercomputer is under way, and one of the people leading it is Peter Beckman.

He spoke to Computerworld about some of the challenges ahead for exascale computing.

Source:
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9197898/Top_scientist_urges_ambitious_U.S._exascale_supercomputer_plan_

SelfDriving Cars Take A Step Closer To Reality

Autonomous or self-driving cars have been around for a while, at least in prototype form.

In fact, just this week we reported on Audis autonomous TTS, which successfully charted the grueling 12.42 mile Pikes Peak run.

Source:
http://www.motorauthority.com/blog/1051865_self-driving-cars-take-a-step-closer-to-reality

Adam Savage TSA saw my junk missed 12 razor blades

Full-body scanners? They may see you naked, but they aren't seeing large, scary razor blades.

Adam Savage of Mythbusters explains.

Source:
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/11/adam-savage-tsa-saw-my-junk-missed-12-razor-blades.ars

GC Giveaway 4Media Video Converter Ultimate for MAC Gadget Cage

A Massive Giveaway of 4Media Video Converter Ultimate for MAC.

Just RT & Join our Facebook Fan page to win the Free License Key!

Source:
http://www.gadgetcage.com/gc-giveaway-4media-video-converter-ultimate-for-mac/10720/

Foursquare Offering Cheeky Baggage Handler Badge

Leave it to Foursquare to capture the Internet zeitgeist and turn it into a check-in badge.

The geo-location social networking service will begin awarding travelers with the Baggage Handler badge to memorialize their encounter with the TSA's new, more invasive security methods. To unlock the badge, all a traveler has to do is check-in from an airport and include at least one key phrase in their post. Some options are "TSA", "grope", and Don't touch my junk, bro!�After successfully unlocking the badge, the user will receive the virtual badge with the message, "Looks like you've had your baggage handled. Happy Holidays and have a safe flight!" As millions of travelers prepare to deal with the TSA's enhanced security measures, this badge might be handed out a lot. Anyone planning to intentionally trigger this badge over the holiday weekend?...

Source:
http://respectedadmins.com/blog/foursquare-offering-cheeky-baggage-handler-badge/

jueves, 25 de noviembre de 2010

BBC News Should Obamas internet kill switch power be curbed

The US Congress is poised to update a 1942 law that gives President Barack Obama almost unlimited power to order computers off the internet in a cyber attack.

Source:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11736545

Tablets You Can Actually Buy for the Holidays

We've rounded up seven tablets that actually, you know, exist.

Source:
http://www.gearlog.com/2010/11/tablets_you_can_actually_buy_f.php

Future Tense The Problem With Prediction

Hugo Gernsback wrote a novel in 1911 called Ralph 124C41+. �In it, he predicted things like night baseball and motorized roller skates and all kinds of other things that we take for granted today. �He established science fiction as a literature of prediction. �For the next three decades, much of science fiction was about the coming age of technology. �Science fiction writers pondered death rays, nuclear war, 3D television, super-computers, and even the preposterous idea that someday men would fly to the moon. �Asimov predicted robots and Clarke predicted communication satellites. �Heinlein predicted cellphones and CAD. �Leinster predicted the internet.

Source:
http://respectedadmins.com/blog/future-tense-the-problem-with-prediction/

Sony intros new PSP3000 and PSP Go bundles for Black Friday

Sony intros new PSP3000 and PSP Go bundles for Black Friday

Sony has introduced new PSP bundles for Black Friday shoppers, with separate packages for the PSP-3000 and PSP Go. The PSP Holiday Pack includes a black PSP-3000 handheld, LittleBigPlanet game disc, Karate Kid movie disc, and a 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo.......

Source:
http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=4091603dea84b3124eef086e934ef47e

Wireless Charging Market To Hit 118 Billion by 2020

New research states that the wireless charging and transmission market will hit nearly $12 billion in the next 10 years.

Is this a pro or con for material reduction in the electronics industry?

Source:
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/11/wireless-charging-market-to-hit-118-billion-by-2020.php

Five Great Web Apps For People Who Run Professional Websites

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

Here we have selected some excellent gems for you. Read each entry in the list and see which tool suits your needs best.

Source:
http://www.smashingapps.com/2010/11/23/five-great-web-apps-for-people-who-run-professional-websites.html

Aviary Debuts HTML5 Photo Editor

Creative web app powerhouse Aviary has just announced its latest product, an HTML5-powered photo editor.

Source:
http://mashable.com/2010/11/23/html5-image-editor-aviary/

miércoles, 24 de noviembre de 2010

Jury orders Seagate to pay 19M to former employee

An engineer hired for a job that never materialized was awarded $1.9 million by a Minnesota jury after his employer, Seagate, uprooted him from a job in Dallas and then laid him off nine months later.

Source:
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9197859/Jury_orders_Seagate_to_pay_1.9M_to_former_employee

Robot Exhibits Bedside Manners And Ethics

Ive never met anyone who wants to end his days in a nursing home.

But for baby boomers as well as the rest of us, the option of aging in place � spending our twilight years at home, in the places we love � will take more help than we can expect from the meager supply of human caregivers who will be available.

Source:
http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2010/11/22/a_robot_exhibits_bedside_manners__and_ethics/

Dear Publishers Digg Is Only Dead If You Suck

As the much-maligned Digg V4 nears its 3-month anniversary, many of the publisher accounts that were excited about being given so much power over their own stories have all but abandoned the site.

Some have turned off their feeds. Others really should turn off their feeds as they're getting zero traction with them. Is Digg really dead?

Source:
http://www.examiner.com/web-2-0-in-los-angeles/dear-publishers-digg-is-only-dead-if-you-suck

Is this the future of CAPTCHA

Forcing you to watch ads to solve CAPTCHAs: Brilliantly devious.

Source:
http://i.imgur.com/t0Nqe.jpg

Spotify Lost 1666 Million in 2009

Users across Europe may love Spotify's free, ad-supported music streaming service, but if their 2009 numbers are any indication, they might not get to love it much longer.

According to Spotify's own disclosure, the company lost �16.66 million in 2009. That comes from �11.32 million in revenue, and �18.82 million in costs. Add a dash of taxes, and you get a pretty hefty operating loss.�Spotify clued us into how their earnings break down as well. They get cash from two sources: ads and subscriptions. In 2009, Spotify pulled in �4.51 million from advertisements, and �6.81 million from subscriptions.

Source:
http://respectedadmins.com/blog/spotify-lost-16-66-million-in-2009/

Verizon runs 4G TV ad commits to December launch

Verizon tonight ran the first TV ad for its promised LTE-based 4G network with a more definitive plan for a December launch window. The 30-second spot shows a teen get a box from Verizon that he uses to make a lightning bolt for the "lightning fast" 4G network. It should be the fastest 4G network in the country, the carrier claimed in the promo.......

Verizon runs 4G TV ad commits to December launch

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/verizon-runs-4g-tv-ad-commits-to-december-lau

Microsoft Pretends They Were Down With Kinect Hacking All Along

Surely youve seen your share of Kinect hacks in the last little while � hell, even last week I posted a couple here on Techi.

Microsoft was originally not down with this, and implied potential legal action against anyone modifying their device.

Source:
http://www.techi.com/2010/11/microsoft-pretends-they-were-down-with-kinect-hacking-all-along/

martes, 23 de noviembre de 2010

The Ongoing Obsession with Tablets

Quite evidently, the latest to rub off on tech realm is the tablet mania.

Following Apples highly anticipated i device, the iPad, we have seen uproar in several markets with manufacturers trying to dish out a tablet version of their own. Features like utmost portability, larger screen and so on, have helped tablets garner accolades.

Apple products have by far been trend setters with a virtual over-hyped aura encircling them, be it with their mus

Source:
http://globalthoughtz.com/2010/11/the-ongoing-obsession-with-tablets/

Impressive Illustrations from a Storyboard and Concept Artist

Dan Milligan is a freelance storyboard and concept artist.

In this post you will see 30 impressive illustrations and concept art from his portfolio.

Source:
http://www.boostinspiration.com/illustrations/30-impressive-illustrations-storyboard-concept-artist/

Facebook Lets You Start a Tab Knows You039re Good for it

Facebook Lets You Start a Tab Knows You039re Good for it

Facebook is testing a new payment option to encourage people to invest in Facebook Credits. The social networking giant is testing �a "pay later" option on some games, Inside Facebook is reporting. Facebook has already negotiated with the top social game designers to make Facebook credits the exclusive form of currency on the site. Apparently, the biggest barrier to users spending money was getting them to enter their payment information on the spot. That's where Pay Later comes in.

Users will be prompted to let Facebook bill them for the unpaid credits later. If they proceed, their account will show a negative credit balance with a link to "repay". An email will also be sent with a link to repay the credits. Users are not required to settle up before buying more content with Pay Later. It is unclear is Facebook will set a limit on Pay Later transactions.

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/925869.html

Best Products of 2010

You're not sure what technology to buy as a gift this year? We're here to help based on months of testing.

It all boils down to this: A list of the very best products from 2010. Everything from digital cameras, to HDTVs, to ebook readers, to media hubs, and more.

Source:
http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow_viewer/0,3253,l%3D257014%26a%3D257096%26po%3D1,00.asp

News Corps iPad paper a joint project with Apple

News Corp's tablet news project may have been jointly developed with Apple, a report this evening claimed.

Using a combination of American media and its own sources, the UK's Guardian asserted that Apple engineers were helping a team of News Corp luminaries develop the project, now referred to as The Daily. Apple chief Steve Jobs and his News Corp parallel Rupert Murdoch would purportedly be confident enough as to unveil the project together, likely sometime in the next week.......

Source:
http://respectedadmins.com/blog/news-corps-ipad-paper-a-joint-project-with-apple/

Facebook Wants To Be Your First Stop Online

Facebook has rolled out a discreet attack on Google, vying for some of its business as a popular homepage default....

Source:
http://www.digitaltrends.com/trash/facebook-wants-to-be-your-first-stop-online/

Google social is only one chapter in future plans

Google's CFO says that social networking is just one chapter of Google's plans, but an important one.

Source:
http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/google-social-is-only-one-chapter-in-future-plans/

lunes, 22 de noviembre de 2010

ITGs Fabled xpPhone on Sale Now

ITGs Fabled xpPhone on Sale Now

It’s been almost two years since ITG first started teasing us with spy shots of the xpPhone, and the landscape its facing today is a drastically different place. Windows 7 has hit on the desktop end, and Windows Phone 7 is finally showing up Apple users everywhere. Despite all the changes however the inner geek in me is very interested by what I’m seeing.

Featuring a full QWERTY keyboard this 4.8 inch device has a spec sheet that reads more like a list of things Steve Jobs would never put on a phone than an official press release. USB, VGA, and GPS all come standard on either the 8 or 16GB editions all powered by an AMD CPU. It’s quite a bit of hardware under the hood, but it comes with a pretty steep price tag as well. �The 8GB version will run you $798, with a DOS only version for the cheapskates priced at $666.

Source:
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/itg’s_fabled_xpphone_sale_now

10 Websites You Shouldnt Visit While Drunk

A new Social Media Sobriety Test stops you from making an ass of yourself online.

Here are other sites you should absolutely avoid when smashed.

Source:
http://www.complex.com/blogs/2010/11/16/10-websites-you-shouldnt-visit-while-drunk/

Palms Enyo framework to allow tablets highend phone apps

HP and Palm's Joe Hayashi at the Palm Developer Day this Saturday provided some of the first details of the developer platform that will support a slew of new webOS devices next year.

The Enyo framework will replace Mojo and is built to support different designs beyond the mix of touchscreen and physical keyboard, such as full-touch phones and tablets like the PalmPad. The JavaScript code underneath should run faster and will be more modular to help fix bugs and add new features sooner than before.......

Source:
http://respectedadmins.com/blog/palms-enyo-framework-to-allow-tablets-high-end-phone-apps/

Happy 25th Birthday to Windows 10 The Bland Bust that Started it All

Happy birthday Windows :)

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5694669/happy-25th-birthday-to-windows-10-the-bland-bust-that-started-it-all

Whoa Google Thats A Pretty Big Security Hole

Facebook would probably just consider this a feature, but the rest of us will definitely consider this a big security hole.

The creator of http://guntada.blogspot.com (don't visit that site just yet) emailed us this morning to explain.

If you're already logged in to any Google account (Gmail, etc.), and visit that site, He's harvested your Google email. And proves it by emailing you immediately.

Source:
http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/20/whoa-google-thats-a-pretty-big-security-hole/

Amazing Steve Jobs Action Figure

The whole world is already familiar with Steve Jobs and his regular outfit, but to have it displayed as an actual figure is like an Apple Geek dream come true.

Source:
http://www.walyou.com/blog/2010/11/21/amazing-steve-jobs-figure-gets-down-to-the-details/

The Autocrats Algorithm Foreign Policy

Is Google News helping to spread government propaganda?

Source:
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/11/19/the_autocrat_s_algorithm?sms_ss=digg&at_xt=4ce7f8a9596c245a,0

domingo, 21 de noviembre de 2010

You Can Now Login to MySpace with Facebook

In a move that has been rumored for nearly a year, MySpace is now set to launch the ability for users to login to its service using Facebook.

In a press

Source:
http://mashable.com/2010/11/18/you-can-now-login-to-myspace-with-facebook/

SaDOS Portal 2 Delayed Again

SaDOS Portal 2 Delayed Again

Valve may be able to control the space half of the space-time continuum, but it looks like the “time” bit is still giving the developer some trouble. Portal 2 – originally slated to short circuit gamers' brains in February – has now been pushed into the far reaches of April, specifically April 20. But hey, it's not all bad. Why? Here's Valve's take:

Ok, we admit that the “doom for humanity” part sounds bad, but here's the thing: If Valve's track record with Half-Life 2: Episode 3 is any indication, the fiery and assuredly painful End won't come during our lifetimes. Hell, even our children's children probably won't have much reason to worry, although they'll probably be too busy dealing with tyrannical squid emperors and Apple's establishment of the iDeathStar to lose any sleep over it.�...

Source:
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/sados_portal_2_delayed_again

Rare earth elements in US not so rare after all

The first-ever nationwide estimate of rare earth elements elements by the U.S.

Geological Survey reveal that approximately 13 million metric tons of rare earth elements exist within known deposits in the United States. These elements include 16 metals with similar properties and structures that are essential in the manufacture of a diverse and expanding array of high-technology applications.

Source:
http://www.rdmag.com/News/2010/11/manufacturing-materials-rare-earth-elements-in-us-not-so-rare/

Food Wine Magazine Serves Up Holiday Treats for the iPad

Food & Wine's holiday issue is packed with gorgeously photographed, edible goods with recipes and how-to videos to match.

Source:
http://mashable.com/2010/11/19/food-wine-ipad/

eMusic drops song credits adds price tiers to fight iTunes

eMusic has this weekend changed its pricing model to get major labels and more directly compete with Apple's iTunes and Amazon MP3.

The deal drops eMusic's distinctive bulk song credits in favor of a variable price, pay per track model that finally adds wider access to major label music, including current music from Sony and Warner as well as year-old music from Universal. Most independent music will still cost the equivalent of the base song credit plan, at 49 cents per song, but will see major label songs sell for 69 to 89 cents.......

Source:
http://respectedadmins.com/blog/emusic-drops-song-credits-adds-price-tiers-to-fight-itunes/

iPhone 5 Will be Released Late June 2011 News Review Article Tec

Rumors about the latest generation of iPhone 5 will be realized, at...

Source:
http://articles008.blogspot.com/2010/11/iphone-5-will-be-released-late-june.html

Secret US Space Plane Eludes Observers May Spook Governments Too

The U.S. says it wants to cooperate with other countries in space.

But a secret craft, launched in April, is getting in the way.

Source:
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/11/secret-spaceplane-eludes-observers-spooks-governments/

sábado, 20 de noviembre de 2010

All We Want For Christmas Hanukah Kwanzaa Is An iPad Surveys Say

Two separate consumer surveys came to the same conclusion: the iPad is on top of everyone's gift wish list. 3D TVs? Not so much.

Fortunately, your chances of getting an iPad are pretty good -- as both of those studies also said that people plan to spend more on gifts this holiday season, mostly on consumer gadgets, compared to 2009. Indeed,...

Source:
http://hothardware.com/News/All-We-Sant-For-Christmas-Hanukah-Kwanzaa-Is-An-iPad-Surveys-Say/

Biologically Inspired Software Digitally Mimics DNA Matching to Catch Cybercrooks

Watch out cybercriminals cause there is a revolutionary new software superhero in town and it's meant to kick your butts right into jail.

It's proven effective in tracking down cyberthugs in mere seconds.

Source:
http://blogs.computerworld.com/17379/biologically_inspired_software_digitally_mimics_dna_matching_to_catch_cybercrooks

Survey Android ties iOS in smartphone ad share

Millennial Media, a global mobile advertising network, has issued a study showing that for the first time, the combined Android share of the market has tied with iOS devices at 37 percent of network requests on Millennial's network.

Research In Motion 's Blackberries had a 20 percent share, leaving all other mobile OSes to divvy up the remaining six percent.......

Source:
http://respectedadmins.com/blog/survey-android-ties-ios-in-smartphone-ad-share/

Another Hackers Laptop Cell Phones Searched at Border

A well-known and respected computer security researcher was detained for several hours by border agents who searched his laptop and cell.

The border search comes on the heels of two similar incidents targeting other white hat hackers.

Source:
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/11/hacker-border-search/

The iPhone I Cant Keep In My Pants

Digital devices like the iPhone have made the impossible possible.

But they have also separated us from some of the most precious moments in our lives as we try to document life around us.

Source:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2010/11/11/131240136/i-can-t-keep-it-in-my-pants

10 Ways Technology Has Ruined Modern Men

Whether you're surgically attached to your smartphone, Tweeting your every thought, or playing your friend, who lives half way across the country, in Madden 2011, all of this, and so much more, is possible thanks to recent advancements in the field of gadgets, gizmos, and websites.

These innovative strides, however, may not always be in a man's favor.

Source:
http://www.brobible.com/story/10-ways-technology-has-ruined-modern-men

viernes, 19 de noviembre de 2010

Is free DNS a good deal for business

It's been almost a year since Google announced its free DNS service known as Google Public DNS, promising a speedier, safer way to surf the Web and sparking concern that Google would become the dominant DNS provider for ISPs and other large network operators.

Source:
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/111710-free-dns.html

HP Plans a Trillion Sensors to Tap Earths Central Nervous System

Hewlett-Packard's CeNSE (Central Nervous System for the Earth) project envisions a trillion next-generation accelerometers, and other sensors, deployed to do everything from conserving energy to tracking food-borne illnesses.

Source:
http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2010/11/17/sensing-future-hp-labs

Dont Look Now but Your Social Relationships Have ChangedAgain Fast Company

You may not have thought about this, but your social relationships are changing on an almost daily basis.

You have simultaneously more and less control over your human interactions, for better or for worse. Your relationships are increasingly determined by devices like phones, iPads, and computers. Just now, Facebook announced a new social inbox, combining text, chat, and email. Last night, it was Path, another photosharing mobile app.

Source:
http://www.fastcompany.com/1702776/dont-look-now-but-your-social-relationships-have-changed-again

Say Thank You CD Projekt Releasing Witcher 2 100 DRMFree

Remember when Namco made those ill-advised -- and, might we add, thankfully never acted upon -- comments about Ubisoft's Dark Lord of All DRM? Remember when The Witcher 2 entered the picture, and suddenly you got a horrible sinking feeling in your stomach as it clicked that, yeah, Namco might be planning to similarly lock the game down and throw away the key? Well, here's developer CD Projekt swooping in to save the day in a very, very big way.

See, CD Projekt also owns digital storefront/blessing Good Old Games, but it's making an exception on that old� bit with The Witcher 2. Yep, the gorgeous-looking dark fantasy RPG will be casting its spell on GOG on day one. And -- better still -- it'll be, in GOG's own words, 100% DRM-free,� just like all other GOG titles.� Oh, and just in case you -- through some Olympic medal-worthy mental gymnastics of entitlement -- were able to read that last bit and say, Huh? That's all?,� a pre-order will also snag you...

Source:
http://respectedadmins.com/blog/say-thank-you-cd-projekt-releasing-witcher-2-100-drm-free/

Bargument Facebook vs LinkedIn Infographic

It's an epic battle of social networks.

Facebook vs. Linked-In. Who ya got?

Source:
http://www.thesmokingjacket.com/entertainment/bargument-facebook-vs-linked-in

IE9 Platform Preview 7 Performance is the Priority

Just three weeks after the release of Platform Preview 6, Microsoft has released a seventh preview of Internet Explorer 9.

The highlight of this new release is not new standards compliance but rather performance.

Source:
http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/11/internet-explorer-9-platform-preview-7-performance-is-the-priority.ars

jueves, 18 de noviembre de 2010

Official Google Blog Offline meet online a marketing experiment with Google Goggles

Google Goggles so that people could more easily explore the world around them with a mobile device.

In this experiment, were applying the same principles, and the same technology, by Goggles-enabling� advertisements and other media, and offering to link people to the mobile sites from these brands.

Source:
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/offline-meet-online-marketing.html

Microsoft unveils Lync its new emailIMvideo conferencing system

Microsoft has unveiled Microsoft Lync, which is its new information management, telephone, video conferencing corporate system that aims to take on Cisco

Source:
http://business2press.com/2010/11/17/microsoft-lync-launch-overview/

The Pirate Bay One Year After The Tracker Shut Down TorrentFreak

Exactly a year ago The Pirate Bay team surprised friends and foes when it announced that the worlds largest BitTorrent tracker was shutting down for good.

The sites torrent index would remain online, but millions of users had to find alternative trackers or rely on trackerless technologies to share their torrents from then on. In addition, The Pirate Bay suggested a move away from .torrent files entirely in the future.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/the-pirate-bay-one-year-after-the-tracker-shut-down-101117/

IE9 Platform Preview 7 Available Now

Microsoft on Wednesday released the seventh platform preview of its upcoming web browser Internet Explorer 9 .

Comparatively less stable than beta builds, platform previews are aimed at acquainting developers with new features and gathering valuable feedback. This release mainly revolves around improvements to the browser's JavaScript engine, codenamed Chakra, which has been heavily fine-tuned for more of the patterns we've found in real world sites.� Apparently, all this optimization gives IE9 an edge over the latest versions of rival browsers when it comes to real sites.

Source:
http://respectedadmins.com/blog/ie9-platform-preview-7-available-now/

Mimo announces iMo eye9 USB touchscreen with builtin webcam

Mimo Monitors isn't exactly short on small USB monitors these days, but that hasn't stopped it from rolling out yet another new model: the 9-inch

Source:
http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/16/mimo-announces-imo-eye9-usb-touchscreen-with-built-in-webcam/

Google Voice App Finally Accepted Into The App Store What Does It Mean

Google announced today that their Google Voice App was finally accepted into the App Store.

It's here, it works, and it's a huge step forward for the App Store.

Source:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/210849/google_voice_app_finally_accepted_into_the_app_store_what_does_it_mean.html

miércoles, 17 de noviembre de 2010

Microsoft supercomputer breaks petaflop barrier but gets no kudos

Microsoft says a Windows-based supercomputer has broken the petaflop speed barrier, but the achievement is not being recognized by the group that tracks the world's fastest supercomputers, because the same machine was able to achieve higher speeds using Linux.

Source:
http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/microsoft-breaks-petaflop-barrier-loses-top-5

How to Request a Refund on any iPhone App

Is it possible to request your money back on any iOS app? It sure is, and here's how.

Source:
http://www.intomobile.com/2010/11/14/how-to-request-refund-iphone-app/

Blue Mics Mikey for iPhone iPod now shipping

Blue Microphone -- a 15-year maker of professional analog and digital retro-styled microphones -- has announced that its long-awaited revamped Mikey iPhone/iPod stereo microphone is now shipping.

The redesigned dock-port-connecting microphone is capable of recording CD-quality sound on almost any model of iPhone or iPod Touch -- along with the second through current generations of the iPod Nano and the Classic and fifth-generation versions of the original iPod . It includes both a 3.5mm stereo i......

Source:
http://respectedadmins.com/blog/blue-mics-mikey-for-iphone-ipod-now-shipping/

20 Top Desktop Blogger Editors To Manage Your Blog Easily

Blogging is a thing that is getting very common on internet now-a-days.

Bloggers do not just write articles. They have to do a lot of things to manage and promote their blogs. These activities range from commenting to finding useful design and software tools that allows more time for the business of writing and keeping readers happy.

Source:
http://smashinghub.com/20-top-desktop-blogger-editors-to-manage-your-blog-easily.htm

Hybrid batteries tease big energy capacity while charging in seconds

Ioxus Inc. is an up and comer in the energy storage industry that has plans this Monday to announce a new hybrid storage device that it hopes will radically alter batteries used in the auto, medical, and consumer electronics industries.

The teased product is said to be roughly the size of a typical C-cell battery and combines the fast charge / discharge benefits of ultracapacitors with the impressive energy-to-weight ratio of a lithium-ion electr

Source:
http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/14/hybrid-batteries-tease-big-energy-capacity-while-charging-in-sec/

The 11 Most Controversial Google Doodles [Pics]

The uproar over its Veterans' Day logo was not the first time the logo has caused controversy

Source:
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/opinions/view/opinion/The-11-Most-Controversial-Google-Doodles-5784

martes, 16 de noviembre de 2010

iTunes November announcement The likely and longshot possibilities

Is it all about iTunes? Big stuff is going down tomorrow, as you know if you've happened upon Apple's front page today.

Our back-channels are all aflutter as we are brainstorming as a group to figure out Apple's big tease. We've been searching the web, scanning HTML source, scanning the iTunes application bundle and more all to try to second-guess what might be happening.

Source:
http://www.tuaw.com/2010/11/15/itunes-announcement-11-15-the-likely-and-long-shot-possibilitie/

BBC News Robot actor makes stage debut in Japan

A life-like robot called Geminoid F has taken to the stage in Japan, but will it take over from the real thing?

Source:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11732995

New Facebook Messaging App Consolidates Email SMS FB

Facebook unveiled its new social messaging system that consolidates e-mail, sms, Facebook messages into one app.

Also unveiled @facebook.com emails

Source:
http://business2press.com/2010/11/15/facebook-unveils-social-messaging-system-facebook-emails/

ATT to Windows Phone 7 Users Don039t Touch That MicroSD Card

ATT to Windows Phone 7 Users Don039t Touch That MicroSD Card

There was a lot of confusion about Windows Phone 7's microSD card support approaching the launch. Most phones do not have a slot, and some of those that do are not accessible. One notable exception is the Samsung Focus on AT&T, which gives users easy access to the card. Now Engadget has gotten word that AT&T is recommending that people not try to swap in a bigger card, or risk degrading performance.

The problem is in the way Windows Phone 7 uses that extra space. It is merged with the internal NAND flash memory to create one data store. So a card that isn't up to snuff could bring things to a messy halt. AT&T says that cards will be available in the future that are "Certified for Windows Phone 7". They have also cautioned that the speed class rating is not the only determining factor.�...

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/915795.html

Why I Ditched My Palm Pre Picked Up the Samsung Epic 4G

After years as a Palm Pre fan, I just couldn't resist the apps, flexibility, and speed of the Samsung Epic 4G running Android.

Source:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372565,00.asp

AMD slide sparks talk of chips in Macs elusiveness

Rumors of AMD hardware in Macs gained fuel late Wednesday after a slide from the semiconductor firm's Financial Analysts' Day drew attention.

The shot implied that Apple was a partner for Fusion chips and showed the iMac and Mac Pro. AMD Senior PR Manager Chris Hook was quick to tell Fudzilla that Apple was just a regular AMD partner for the Radeon graphics in both systems, but he would neither confirm nor deny that Apple would go for AMD's all-in-one CPU and graphics combinations in the future.......

Source:
http://respectedadmins.com/blog/amd-slide-sparks-talk-of-chips-in-macs-elusiveness/

Teardown Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer CIOcom

A new slideshow takes apart Microsoft's boisterous leader Steve Ballmer to see the man behind the "developers, developers, developers" meme.

Source:
http://www.cio.com/article/636414/CIO.com_Teardown_Microsoft_CEO_Steve_Ballmer

lunes, 15 de noviembre de 2010

iPhone 42 What Will iOS 42 Bring to the iPhone

What to expect from iOS 4.2 on iPhone and more iOS 4.2 news

Source:
http://www.ismashphone.com/2010/11/what-new-features-will-ios-42-bring-to-the-iphone.html

12 Uses Of Tech On Thanksgiving

12 Uses Of Tech On Thanksgiving

Source:
http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow_viewer/0,3253,l%3D256837%26a%3D256835%26po%3D0,00.asp?p=n

Build your own road video

Lay four-hundred yards of road a day with "Tiger Stone"

Source:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjV-XF0DVfM&feature=related

Apples First Ever Personal Computer Apple 1 By the Numbers

A mint-condition "Apple-1," assembled in Steve Jobs' garage, is coming up for auction soon.

Despite its puny memory, it won't go for cheap

Source:
http://theweek.com/article/index/209304/apples-first-ever-computer-by-the-numbers

How Facebook Could Beat Google to Win the Net

For years, Googles natural enemies seemed to be Microsoft and Yahoo. but as the search giant trounced those giants in the search space battle, its been slowly losing momentum in what may turn out to be the real war -- for the ad revenues that come from display and for being the king of the Web -- to an unlikely foe: the dorm-room-born Facebook.

Source:
http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/11/google-fears-facebook/

Toshibas Android tablet sales stop in UK after major flaws

Toshiba's entry into Android tablets hit a major setback today as UK retailers have stopped sales of the Folio 100. A set of leaks of company memos from Dixons chain stores Currys and PC World have shown that both are freezing sales after a "high return rate" for multiple issues. Shops have pulled it off their websites and deliberately boosted the price to �999 ($1,613) to deter customers from asking about a sale....


Via: http://www.electronista.com

Ah Crud AMD Cayman HD 6970 Reportedly Delayed

The gang over at VR-Zone believe they have it on good authority that AMD's upcoming Cayman card, otherwise known as the Radeon HD 6970, is being delayed, but not because of yield issues as some have speculated.

Citing an "insider," VR-Zone says the problem has to do with a shortage of a specific piece of hardware from Texas Instruments.Since the same part is used in current 6800 series cards and because the 6800 and 6900 series use the same VRM design, there just aren't enough parts to go around. That's good news for Nvidia, which just stole back the single-GPU performance crown with its GeForce GTX 580 videocard.

Source:
http://respectedadmins.com/blog/ah-crud-amd-cayman-hd-6970-reportedly-delayed/

domingo, 14 de noviembre de 2010

From bomb maker wannabe to ebike revolutionary

E-bikes, hit or miss?

Source:
http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/11/12/electric.bike.hackers/index.html

Inside an alleged iPad killer the Samsung Galaxy Tab

While not quite ready to declare the Galaxy Tab a true Apple iPad killer after looking inside the new 7-inch touchscreen tablet computer, teardown specialists at iFixit confirm that Samsung has delivered some technology to die for.

Source:
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/111210-galaxytab-teardown-ipad-ifixit-tablet-samsung.html

10 Amazingly Awesome Rally Cars We Love

Thanks to the interwebs, it is possible to take a stroll down memory lane and have a look at some of the more impressive rally cars from an era when more than two manufacturers competed for the rally crown, and a time when dominating meant you won a title here or a title there, not seven in a row.

Source:
http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/11/10-amazingly-awesome-rally-cars-we-love/

Judge Orders ConnectU To Pay Its Former Lawyers 13 Million In Facebook Case

A New York state judge has confirmed lawyer firm Quinn Emanuels $13 million payout for representing ConnectU in intellectual property litigation against Facebook, distorting its former client's attempts to stay the award while it challenges the $65 million settlement it struck with Facebook back in 2008.

Ok, that may be a bit of a confusing lede, so let's tackle this one from A to Z.

Trust me, it's quite worth the read.

Source:
http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/11/connectu-facebook-quinn-emanuel/

Jolibook Cloudbased Netbook Confirmed Launching This Month

Cloud-computing specialist Jolicloud, creators of the Ubuntu-based HTML5-powered cloud computing operating system of the same name, have confirmed that they are planning to launch a netbook � and the Jolibook is due by the end of the month.

Source:
http://www.geekwithlaptop.com/jolibook-cloud-based-netbook-confirmed-launching-this-month

MSI CX620 3D Laptop Announced

The choice of 3D notebooks just became wider with the announcement of the 15.6-inch MSI CX620 3D laptop.

It features an Intel Core processor, a 1GB ATi Radeon HD5470 discrete graphics card, up to 8GB of DDR3-1066MHz memory, 320/500/640GB hard drive storage, a DVD writer, a brace of USB 2.0 ports and HDMI / VGA outputs.Some of the other things onboard this 5.5 lb notebook include a couple of stereo speakers, a 1.3MP camera, 802.11 b/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR, Gigabit LAN and a 6-cell battery. You will need circular polarized glasses to enjoy 3D content on the CX620. Price and availability haven't been announced yet.

Source:
http://respectedadmins.com/blog/msi-cx620-3d-laptop-announced/

sábado, 13 de noviembre de 2010

Sony Optiarc Launches Rewritable Bluray Drive with 3D

Sony this week unveiled its next-gen half-height internal Blu-ray rewritable drive available in both retail and OEM configurations.

The new drive includes Blu-ray 3D playback and offers up to 12X writes to single BD-R media and up to 8X speeds on dual-layer BD-R discs.No word yet on price of availability, though Sony did say if you pony up for the retail model you'll also receive CyberLink's Media Suite 8 software.

Source:
http://respectedadmins.com/blog/sony-optiarc-launches-rewritable-blu-ray-drive-with-3d/

Ballmers Worth Billions and hes Cashing in his Stock

Steve Ballmer might look like Joe Everyman on the outside, but under that sweat stained exterior is a billionaire in disguise, and according to Reuters he's cashing out.

The CEO has apparently confirmed reports that he has sold 49.3 million shares of Microsoft stock worth an estimated $1.3 billion, a move that some feel might be motivated by the end of Bush-era tax cuts on capital gains.According to Ballmer investors shouldn't read too heavily into the decision to sell off shares, and it was done purely for personal financial reasons. At current prices Ballmer is sitting on about $10 billion in company stock, so despite the poor optics of a CEO selling off a large pool of shares, we suspect the temptation of all that non-liquid cash simply became too much. �When you consider that his 2009 bonus was a mere $670,000 as a result of poor performance in the mobile and tablet market, it would make sense that he would want to supplement his income somehow.

Source:
http://techmonkeymagic.wordpress.com/2010/11/13/ballmers-worth-billions-and-hes-cashing-in-his-stock/

viernes, 12 de noviembre de 2010

Apple suspends sales of iPhone 4 slider cases fueling Glassgate rumors

News comes up that Apple has suspended sales of slider cases at its retail stores.

Apparently, the cause of the suspension is that dirt and debris are causing scratches and cracks to the glass backing on the iPhone. Case makers and manufacturers have invested a great deal of time and money into making iPhone 4 cases that are certified Made for iPhone 4.� While this does deal a blow to those manufacturers, many of them have pointed out that t

Source:
http://www.intomobile.com/2010/11/09/apple-suspends-sales-of-iphone-4-slider-cases-fueling-glassgate-rumors/

Fusion Garage ends original JooJoo tablet plans native apps

Fusion Garage chief Chandrashekar Rathakrishnan said on Thursday that the existing JooJoo tablet was being phased out.

The one-time iPad rival was marked as "end of life" and would mark an end to the original platform, the CEO told e27. The switch to Android was going to lead to a "completely different" set of hardware....

Source:
http://respectedadmins.com/blog/fusion-garage-ends-original-joojoo-tablet-plans-native-apps/

The Best Antivirus Software for 2011

We've reviewed 20 of the best (and worst) premium and free antivirus applications so that you can pick the right one for your needs�because, make no mistake: you need AV.

Source:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372364,00.asp

Rockmelt Crashes and Burns Nobodys Extinguishing The Flames

We were planning on writing about Rockmelt, a new social browser that is the modern-day Flock of Chromium, here on Techi today, but it appears that the

Source:
http://www.techi.com/2010/11/rockmelt-crashes-and-burns/

jueves, 11 de noviembre de 2010

Askcom to close online web search business

Amid intensifying competition, Ask.com is going to close its online search business, layoff employees, focus on Q&A business

Source:
http://business2press.com/2010/11/10/ask-search-engine-to-close/

Vs Vendetta Video Hacker Hijack WSUs Hard Wired Wakeup Call wVideo

An anonymous hacker called "V" hijacked the projector systems at Washington State University last week.

The hacker asked students to stand up to administrators and invited them to take action on campus. By hacking into the university's media services, V projected the video via the school's distance-learning technology. The video replicated a scene from V for Vendetta calling for students to break out of apathy and the comforts of the everyday rou

Source:
http://blogs.computerworld.com/17331/v_for_vendetta_hacker_broadcasts_video_at_washington_state_university

Mocking Your Boss on Facebook May Become Protected Activity

The National Labor Relations Board takes an employer to court

Source:
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/opinions/view/opinion/Mocking-Your-Boss-on-Facebook-May-Become-Protected-Activity-5717

Student Gets Prison for Hacking Bill OReilly Site

An Ohio college student who pleaded guilty to hacking into conservative commentator Bill O'Reilly's website has been sentenced to 30 months in prison and must pay the site $40,000.

Source:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40097918/ns/technology_and_science-security/

How will we know when the Internet is dead

How will we know if the open Internet has been replaced by something else? Is the FCC's proposed distinction between the 'Net and "specialized services" the tool we need? Steve Wozniak and 32 other engineers, programmers, and developers think so.

Source:
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/11/are-you-on-the-internet-or-something-else.ars

Logitech Revue Google TV Review

Wow, what a great keyboard!Apart from those criticisms, we love the keyboard.

It uses Logitech's excellent Harmony universal remote technology and online code database, so it should be capable of controlling just about anything in your entertainment center. It's thin, lightweight, and offers exactly the right amount of tactile feedback. It has dedicated buttons to power on and off the Revue, your A/V receiver, and your TV; to switch the set-top box between live TV, the program guide, and the DVR; to adjust or mute the volume; and to perform searches. It's also outfitted with a very responsive trackpad for cursor control, a D-pad for scrolling web pages and navigating the menus on DVR, a back button, and transport buttons (play, record, pause, skip forward, and skip back). Finally, it's the perfect size for typing on your lap, and it easily balances on the armrest of your sofa or recliner when you're not using it.

Source:
http://respectedadmins.com/blog/logitech-revue-google-tv-review/

miércoles, 10 de noviembre de 2010

Windows 10 turning 25 First experiences recalled

The creator of MIME and other tech experts remember their first experiences with Microsoft's Windows.

Source:
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/110810-windows-turns-25.html

TactilePlus outs stickon gaming buttons for smartphones

TactilePlus outs stickon gaming buttons for smartphones
Tokimeki Mall, a Japanese online retailer, has begun selling the Tactile+Plus stick-on buttons to enhance touchscreen smartphone gaming. They are designed to mimic the feel of a real game control-pad with small plastic nubbins. While the iPhone is pictured, the addition should work on any smartphone, where gaming pad-style controls could be of benefit....

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/tactile-plus-outs-stick-on-gaming-buttons-for-1

Introducing iPhone 5 Comic

And yes, phone functionality is not included.

Source:
http://www.ismashphone.com/2010/11/the-iphone-5-a-look-at-what-the-future-may-hold.html

Motorola Droid X Exposed

Who is watching the 6th season of popular sit com How I Met Your Mother� ???? Many of you must be following the comedy show but Bob from Cleveland, in the latest episode has observed an interesting thing that is the Motorola Droid X, in the hands of main character Ted Mosby.

Source:
http://everink.tumblr.com/post/1515766300/motorola-droid-x-exposed-by-ted-mosby-in-comedy-show

ARM Comes Out Swinging Trash Talks Atom

Most of the tablet PCs we're likely to see in the coming months will be running on ARM-based CPUs.

In fact, most mobile devices use these chips. The mobile CPUs from companies like Qualcomm and Samsung are often based on ARM designed cores. Intel has been looking to move their Atom low-power chips into phones and tablets, but hasn't had much success yet. According to the Financial Times, ARM is not being sheepish when it comes to talking about the competition.�ARM CEO Warren East said of Intel's Atom chips in mobile devices, "Atom designs are just not good enough in terms of power consumption." Intel might be missing the boat because of this. Gartner is expecting 54 million tablet devices to be sold in 2011.

Source:
http://respectedadmins.com/blog/arm-comes-out-swinging-trash-talks-atom/