lunes, 31 de enero de 2011

12 Amazing PC Case Designs Pics

Many hardware enthusiasts love to design and create unique cases for their computers.

This post showcases the most creative and original case mods.

Source:
http://www.toxel.com/tech/2011/01/27/12-amazing-pc-case-designs/

PS3 356 already cracked not yet ready for bootleg firmware

Sony's 3.56 update for the PS3 has already been jailbroken on a basic level.

In an update, Youness Alaoui said he had successfully unpacked the new firmware, making it possible to modify the code and get at its signing keys. Sony attempted to take down a public posting of the code with a DMCA request but has since been thwarted with a follow-up posting; the company is unlikely to fully stop access.......

Source:
http://respectedadmins.com/blog/ps3-3-56-already-cracked-not-yet-ready-for-bootleg-firmware/

More People Looking to Buy Windows Phone than BlackBerry

BlackBerry and Windows Phone are neck-and-neck for people's planned next handset, says a ChangeWave study. iPhone and Android still rule the roost, obviously.

Source:
http://www.intomobile.com/2011/01/29/windows-phone-customer-satisfaction/

Sony NGP official 5inch OLED and 3G rival the iPod

Sony NGP official 5inch OLED and 3G rival the iPod

Sony at its special event on Thursday lept back into mobile gaming with the Next Generation Portable. The soon-to-come PSP2 promises a PS3-level experience with a much faster, quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor and a multi-core PowerVR SGX543MP4 graphics chip four times faster than seen before. It centers on a massive five-inch, 960x544 OLED screen that promises a much larger experience than on a smartphone.......

Source:
http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=f9407b4a4881b26bb467d57d64bdcb57

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg meets the actor who plays him during Saturday Night Live opener

The man who played Mark Zuckerberg in 'The Social Network' is confronted by the man who plays Mark Zuckerberg on SNL...and Mark Zuckerberg.

Source:
http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live//video/Jesse-Eisenberg-Monologue/1279517

Google holding Android Honeycomb event this week

If the video and the SDK preview arent enough to satiate your hunger for all things Android 3.0 Honeycomb related, youre in luck, Google will be holding an event at their Mountain View campus next week � on deck is the tablet-optimized version of their mobile operating system, Honeycomb.

Source:
http://www.intomobile.com/2011/01/28/google-android-honeycomb-event/

domingo, 30 de enero de 2011

Turn your iPhone into a Star Trek Communicator

CBS has just posted a new app to the Apple App Store that turns your iPhone into a Star Trek communicator.

You can flip the communicator open by flipping the phone and it includes all sorts of Original Series sound effects. Even cooler there is a phone app included, which can access your contacts, so you can make calls right from the communicator.

Source:
http://furiousfanboys.com/2010/07/turn-your-iphone-into-a-star-trek-communicator/

Mobile Warming Hot Trends in mcommerce

While only 8.8% of retailers currently have a mobile commerce site, 75.9% expect to launch one in the near future.

And, of those in the latter segment, 52.6% expect to have the site up and running in under one year! Without a question, online shopping is migrating from our computer screens onto our mobile devices. Below, we look at mobile shopping trends and statistics from around the world, and, more specifically, the United States.

Source:
http://milo.com/blog/mobile-warming-hot-trends-in-mcommerce/

Nook Color gets rough Android 30 hack

A hacker going by the username of @deeper-blue has posted photos and video of Android 3.0 Honeycomb running on a Nook Color. Appearing on an xda-developers forum thread dedicated to the hack, @deeper-blue has been able to boot the OS on the Nook over the space of just a few days. Initially, Android booted, but no control was available.......

Nook Color gets rough Android 30 hack

Source:
http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=d73a729c44487f5c9df73cb9ac0a919f

Microsoft Phone 7 Is Dead in the Water Opinions by PC Magazine

Windows Phone 7 is failing, and now's the time for Microsoft to embrace Linux and Android.

Source:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2376835,00.asp

Will Apples iBank Make Credit Cards a Thing of the Past

Apples iTunes Store already has 160 million credit-card numbers on file.

People use iTunes to buy music, movies, books, and apps. Why not extend that to other purchases as well�like groceries or movie tickets?

Source:
http://www.newsweek.com/2011/01/28/apple-plans-to-link-smart-phones-to-credit-cards.html

Flush the Gurus Why You Shouldnt Follow Everyone Who Follows You on Twitter

The debate has raged since Twitter hit a tipping point in 2008.

Should you follow everyone who follows your Twitter account?�

Source:
http://www.flowtown.com/blog/flush-the-gurus-why-you-shouldnt-follow-everyone-who-follows-you-on-twitter

sábado, 29 de enero de 2011

The Real Reason No One Reads Privacy Policies [INFOGRAPHIC]

Why dont more privacy-craving consumers read the privacy policies of the apps they use? The overwhelming answer is theyre just too long.

Source:
http://mashable.com/2011/01/27/the-real-reason-no-one-reads-privacy-policies-infographic/

Egypt Leaves the Internet

in an action unprecedented in Internet history, the Egyptian government appears to have ordered service providers to shut down all international connections to the Internet.

Source:
http://www.renesys.com/blog/2011/01/egypt-leaves-the-internet.shtml

BMW teaches evasive driving techniques video

It's not without reason that BMWs are among the top choices for high-security personnel transport.

BMW Security vehicles � armor-reinforced versions of the standard roadcars we see on the road every day � are known to be both secure and responsive to quick, often life-saving maneuvers.

Source:
http://www.autoblog.com/2011/01/27/video-bmw-teaches-evasive-driving-techniques-at-a-cold-war-air/

Facebooks Instant Personalization Goes into Effect

If you use Facebook, and we know a lot of you do, here's a quick PSA about a change to their Privacy Settings that goes into effect this week.

Source:
http://furiousfanboys.com/2011/01/facebooks-instant-personalization-goes-into-effect/

Network Printers Now Targets of Hackers

Paper jams used to the biggest problem with printers.

But now, high-tech home and office printers have become alluring targets for cybercriminals.

Source:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41302075/ns/technology_and_science-security/

viernes, 28 de enero de 2011

Maingear produce the worlds fastest gaming laptop

You will find that there is a lot of boasting around in the laptop market, especially when it comes to laptops designed for the gaming market, gamers can be very fussy when it comes to their computers it must be the competitive instinct kicking in! Well it seems that Maingear is claiming that its latest laptop the eX-L 15 is the worlds most powerful 15.6 inch gaming laptop, which is some claim.

Source:
http://www.geekwithlaptop.com/maingear-produce-the-world’s-fastest-gaming-laptop

WikiLeaks alternative OpenLeaks goes live

OpenLeaks, the alternative whistleblower site created by WikiLeaks defectors, has officially gone live, though it's not yet fully operational.

The organization confirmed that it doesn't plan to publish information itself, but rather help third parties (such as nonprofits and news orgs) get access to leaked documents in order to convey them to the public.

The launch of OpenLeaks was spoiled somewhat by, ironically, a leaked PDF of its site

Source:
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/01/openleaks-launches-website-and-mission-but-platform-still-in-progress.ars

Police Arrest 5 Men Over Anonymous DDoS Attacks

British police have arrested five people for their alleged participation in some of the highly-publicized DDoS attacks last month. The five individuals - all males, between the ages of 15 and 26 - were arrested after a series of raids in the West Midlands, Northamptonshire, Herfordshire, Surrey and London.

The five are being held on suspicion of being involved in Anonymous, the loose affiliation of "hacktivists" who have targeted a number of we

Source:
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/police_arrest_5_men_over_anonymous_ddos_attacks.php

Infographic How 3D Works

Itll blow your brains out!

Source:
http://infographr.tumblr.com/post/2955462856/how-3d-works-infographic

Realtime Sonys PSP2 event

Sony is holding a PlayStation Meeting 2011 event at 1AM Eastern that is expected to have details of the PSP2.

It should represent a leap in performance and bring in touchscreen and possibly 3G technology that could have it challenge the iPod touch for mobile gaming. Please visit our live coverage page where we'll provide updates from the Tokyo-based event as they become available.......

Source:
http://respectedadmins.com/blog/real-time-sonys-psp2-event/

Are LocationBased Services Ready to Turn the Corner

Despite reports that location-based services are far from mainstream, new research by Microsoft suggests the technology is gaining adoption and may be poised to follow in the footsteps of the ATM, which took some time to dispel safety concerns on its way to being universally used.

In an online survey of 1,500 people around the world last month, 51 percent report having used a location-based service including 50 percent in the U.S.

Source:
http://gigaom.com/2011/01/26/are-location-based-services-ready-to-turn-the-corner/

Old School Monday Meet the Pentium 2

Old School Monday Meet the Pentium 2

Would you believe it if you could go to the store today and buy either an AMD Phenom II X6 or Core i7 and use it in the same motherboard? Cats sleeping with dogs? Believe it or not, that world used to exist in the Socket 7 days when you could run an AMD, Cyrix, Winchip or Intel CPU in the same board. That ended with the creation of the Pentium II. While people used to get into benchmark debates on whose FPU was faster or whose chip could run a faster Landmark, the Pentium II and its sequels settled

�...

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1025418.html

jueves, 27 de enero de 2011

Now Watch This These Robots Are Like Construction Workers Except They Fly

Last May, Josh fretted over the ability of flying quadrotor robots to slip through small openings like your bedroom window.

Now those same robots, built at UPenns GRASP Lab, have demonstrated the ability to build simple cubic structures. Its just the beginning, reports the Creators blog.

Source:
http://motherboard.tv/2011/1/21/now-watch-this-these-robots-are-like-construction-workers-except-they-fly

The Word Robot is 90 Years Old Today

On January 25, 1921, the word "robot" was introduced to the world in Karel Capek's play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots).

The play premiered in Prague in the Czech language, but it later came to New York in 1922 in English, and the term robot took off.

Source:
http://www.gearlog.com/2011/01/the_word_robot_is_90_years_old.php

Google Voice Rolls Out Number Porting for All Users

Google Voice recently started offering number porting, but in a limited test.

Source:
http://lifehacker.com/5742988/google-voice-officially-adds-number-porting-for-all-users

Google Cloud Print Coming to a Mobile Device Near You

The nest time you need to print from a mobile device, you don't need to curse the heavens for making it so hard.

Google is rolling out their Cloud Print service to all mobile devices, according to a posting on the Gmail Blog. Cloud Print allows users to send a Google Doc or Gmail message to any prints the service has been set up on.�Connecting a printer to the Cloud Print service is a little tricky, and is only available on Windows right now. But Mac and Linux support is coming soon. When you're all set up locally, just go to Gmail or Docs on the device of your choice and in the menu drop down, Print should be an option. Some attachments like PDFs and DOCs can also be printed directly.�...

Source:
http://respectedadmins.com/blog/google-cloud-print-coming-to-a-mobile-device-near-you/

Kevin Rose Yahoo Contacted Digg To See If We Wanted To Take Over Delicious

It looks like Yahoo has been looking for a home for Delicious for some time now.

On his Diggnation web show this week, Digg founder Kevin Rose said that Yahoo contacted Digg to see if the company would be interested in taking over Delicious prior to when an internal slide leaked indicating Yahoo wanted to get rid if it and before the December layoffs (which would put the time period at early December/late November). In the video, Rose addresses t

Source:
http://techcrunch.com/2011/01/26/kevin-rose-yahoo-contacted-digg-to-see-if-we-wanted-to-take-over-delicious/

Google Admit they are Unhappy with Android App Sales

Google have admitted they are far from happy with the amount of apps they are selling.

Source:
http://www.geekwithlaptop.com/google-admit-they-are-unhappy-with-android-app-sales

miércoles, 26 de enero de 2011

Microsoft bashes iPad to keep corporate customers

Apples iPad has been a phenomenal success, and is starting to get interest from corporations and other enterprise customers � one of Microsofts most profitable markets.

Source:
http://www.geekwithlaptop.com/microsoft-bashes-ipad-to-keep-corporate-customers

Google Offers to Take On Groupon

A month after group buying site Groupon turned down a $6 billion takeover offer from internet giant Google, the latter confirmed plans of invading the online deals space in a statement sent to Mashable, which published a confidential fact sheet about a new service called Google Offers on late Thursday.� This is what the company said: Google is communicating with small businesses to enlist their support and participation in a test of a pre-paid offers/vouchers program.

This initiative is part of an ongoing effort at Google to make new products, such as the recent Offer Ads beta, that connect businesses with customers in new ways. We do not have more details to share at this time, but will keep you posted.�...

Source:
http://respectedadmins.com/blog/google-offers-to-take-on-groupon/

Almost An Apple PIC

Almost An Apple (PIC)

Source:
http://www.break.com/photo-of-the-day/almost-an-apple-1-21-2011

Neverware039s Juicebox Offers Respite from Frequent PC Upgrades

A New York-based startup, Neverware, hopes to breathe new life into old computers with its Juicebox a100 virtual desktop appliance, which can deliver Windows 7 virtual desktops to one hundred terminals as long as they all meet its lenient hardware requirements: a 500MHz processor, 128MB RAM and an Ethernet port. In case you are wondering, it requires absolutely no hard drive storage on the client side. Having put the technology through its paces in a couple of schools, Neverware's 25-year-old founder Jonathan Hefter is now working on a beta.

It is more than likely that you have heard of something similar in the past, but to Hefter's credit he managed to come up with this impressive technology from the garage of his parents' house sans any formal computer education. Described as “quite a mensch” by his mother in an interview with the New York Observer, Hefter has always been driven by a strong desire to bring about change. He wants schools, city governments and non-profits to free themselves from the need to upgrade every four or five years at a huge environmental and economic cost. However, there is no...
Neverware039s Juicebox Offers Respite from Frequent PC Upgrades

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1022961.html

This Must Be the Craziest Computer Den In America [PIC]

OK, Mr.

Redneck. Even if our computer rig contest is long over, you win. You got the biggest computer desktop of them all. And even if that weren't the case, that giant anti-aircraft gun says you win anyway.

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5741712/this-must-be-the-craziest-computer-den-in-america

Bluetooths Beam Terror Propaganda to Your Eardrums

Now it can be proven that Bluetooth use is a sign of anti-social behavior.

Terrorists are using the flickering wireless earpieces to distribute their propaganda.

Source:
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/01/bluetooths-beam-terror-propaganda-to-your-eardrums/

martes, 25 de enero de 2011

The Evolution of Computer Displays

We've come a long way since the days of blinking lights and teletypes.

Ars surveys the history of computer displays from the very early days.

Source:
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2011/01/the-evolution-of-computer-displaysthe-evolution-of-computer-displays.ars

Artist paints Sega Dreamcasts with wild custom art

French artist oskunk93 has painted two Sega Dreamcast consoles with wild custom art. The photos have been posted on his Flickr photostream and will interest fans of console modding as well as those of Sega�s sadly ill-fated Dreamcast console. In particular, fans of Dreamcast classic gaming titles Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio will appreciate oskunk93�s treatments which inject new life into Sega�s defunct gaming icon.......

Artist paints Sega Dreamcasts with wild custom art

Source:
http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=5d155fa6e3111b807475cadedf97f04b

Toshiba Tablet Site Pokes Fun at iPad039s Lack of Flash

Remember how� the iPad was submerged under tons of ridicule for a variety of reasons even before its release? Of course, you remember it all.

The fact is a lot of people simply can't miss an opportunity to poke fun at the Cupertino-based iEverything vendor. As for its competitors, they just love it even more.� Now, Toshiba is mocking those visiting its tablet site from iOS-based devices by reminding them just how big a handicap the lack of Flash can be. This is the message that greets iDevice users: Such a shame. Add this to the list of interesting places on the Internet you can't see on your device. Of course, if you had a Toshiba Tablet, you would enjoy the entire Internet.

Source:
http://respectedadmins.com/blog/toshiba-tablet-site-pokes-fun-at-ipads-lack-of-flash/

Social networking sites are a modern form of madness

The way in which people frantically communicate online via social networking
sites such as Twitter and Facebook can be seen as a modern form of madness,
according to a leading American sociologist.

Source:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/twitter/8276948/Social-networking-sites-are-a-modern-form-of-madness.html

Think Before You Buy 4G

If there is any single truth about modern life, it is the fact that our smart devices just keep getting more powerful.

As the devices get more powerful, they develop a hunger for more bandwidth and bigger chunks of data. Of course, the good news is that our devices do more for us than ever before, and they serve us in ways that seem to increase daily. But we have to pay the price.

Source:
http://www.testfreaks.com/blog/information/buy-4g/

Apples Greatest Hits Under Steve Jobs Pics

With Steve Jobs now out on another medical leave, we offer the 12 most notable hits Apple has produced under his first tenure (1977-85), to his successful return from 1997 to today.

Source:
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/print/9205658/Visual_tour_Apple_s_greatest_hits_under_Steve_Jobs?taxonomyName=Macintosh&taxonomyId=163

Five Interesting HTML5 based Apps For Chrome Lovers

HTML5 is the latest boom in the long and successful on-going advancements in the HTML that combines the characteristics of HTML and XHTML into one single platform.

Source:
http://smashinghub.com/five-interesting-html5-based-apps-for-chrome-lovers.htm

lunes, 24 de enero de 2011

Google to Get Tougher on SpammersContent Farms in 2011

When you're searching on Google you've surely noticed how many content farms/affiliate sites are returned in the results that don't have good content, right? Google admits spam is up, and they've made it clear that they'll be making changes to reduce spam by penalizing content farms, spammers, hacked websites, but is that enough? shouldn't they start with some human editorial intervention or just let the bots (which don't seem to be doing a good

Source:
http://business2press.com/2011/01/22/google-gets-serious-on-spammers-content-farms/

Toshiba to iPad Youre flashy but youre lame

Warming customers up to its new Honeycomb-equipped tablet, Toshiba decides to attack the iPad on its Web site.

Source:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20029268-71.html

Google Suggest is Brutal to Social Media Pics

There are some pretty insightful and amusing revelations in these Google Suggests, like Facebook is for losers," Twitter is for old people� and MySpace is ghetto."

Source:
http://www.jboitnott.com/2011/01/google-suggest-on-social-media/

Verizon Files Net Neutrality Appeal

Verizon has filed an appeal with the US Court of Appeals in Washington today contesting the FCC's new Net Neutrality policy. Verizon says it is "deeply concerned" with the new regulations the FCC intends to peruse. The press release is short on details, but their objection almost certainly lies in the rules placed on wireless networks. Specifically that service cannot be blocked outright, which is one of the few restrictions the FCC committed to.

The policy was laid out just last month, and Verizon expressed discomfort at the time, so this action is not a complete surprise. In fact, we're surprised other carriers haven't yet joined them in filing appeals. Verizon proclaims its support of an "Open Internet" several times in the press release, so expect some spin no matter how this goes. Now all we have to do is wait for the courts to decide the issue. We'll let you know when that happens.
Verizon Files Net Neutrality Appeal

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/verizon-files-net-neutrality-appeal

Android Source Code Java Copyright Infringement Whats Going On

So it's been a fun day of armchair code forensics and legal analysis on the web after Florian Mueller published a piece yesterday alleging Google directly copied somewhere between 37 and 44 Java source files in Android.

That's of course a major accusation, seeing as Oracle is currently suing Google for patent and copyright infringement related to Java.

Source:
http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/21/android-source-code-java-and-copyright-infringement-whats-go/?c

Shocker Verizon Appeals FCCs Net Neutrality Order But Is It In Your Best Interest

Verizon isn't a fan of the order, and they're hoping to do everything in their power to change what they don't like about it.

On one hand, it's good to tell ISPs that they can't throttle users or dictate how their pipes are used. But on the other, consumers don't need ISPs jacking up rates or creating new tiers in order to compensate for added regulation.

Source:
http://hothardware.com/News/Verizon-Appeals-FCCs-Net-Neutrality-Order/

Art Lebedev preps Optimus mini six key companion

Art Lebedev followed a long silence on new hardware with word on Saturaday night that it was working on a new companion keyboard for this year.

The Optimus mini six would, as implied, be a keyboard-side companion like the mini three but with twice as many keys. Few other details are ready, but it will use the same more efficient in-key screens of the Optimus Popularis.......

Source:
http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=5369b6fd5268bc735f79ea3b0586ec04

domingo, 23 de enero de 2011

Cheezburger Network Can Haz 30 Million in Funding

Like most, we're big fans of the Cheezburger Network, which is best known for its weblog of lolcats and other animals, as well as its Fail Blog spinoff and other amusing memes.

There's always that fear that something awesome will up and vanish one day, like what almost happened with the Xmarks project, but it's safe to say that's not going to happen here."I have been a rabid fan of Ben and the Cheezburger team for years. It's incredible what they've built with a small, dedicated team," said Greg Gottesman, managing director of Madrona Venture Group. "As an investor, this one is as fun as it gets. We're working with a great team, helping them grow an already massive audience, and testing new and exciting ways to monetize the funniest collection of sites on the Internet."...

Source:
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/[primary-term]/cheezburger_network_can_haz_30_million_funding

Apple App Store hits magical 10 billion app download milestone to award 10K prize

The Apple App Store hit the 10 billion app download mark overnight on Friday, marking a milestone involving an awful lot of Doodle Jump, Tap Tap Revenge and Angry Birds playing, not to mention Facebook and Pandora usage.

Source:
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/012211-apple-10billionth-app.html

Seagate profit plummets amid weak demand for consumer PCs

Seagate profit plummets amid weak demand for consumer PCs

Seagate has reported a significant drop in profits, which slid by 72 percent in the recent quarter. The lackluster performance was blamed on weaker-than-expected demand in the consumer computer segment. The rising popularity of flash-based storage is also said to be a minor factor contributing to the slump in HDD sales.......

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/seagate-profit-plummets-amid-weak-demand-for

Schmidts CEO Exit Marks The End of an Era

Perhaps it's a sign of what a good chief executive Eric Schmidt was at Google that I thought he'd spent just five years in the role.

Source:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2376084,00.asp

Is retaliation the answer to cyber attacks

Should revenge assaults be just another security tool large IT shops use to counter cyber attacks?

Source:
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/012011-retaliation-answer-cyber-attacks.html

FBI warns of Trojantainted resumes other fear phishing scams

New phishing scams have become so alarming, they've sparked warnings from the FBI and FDIC.

The scams involve claims of Patriot Act violations, WikiLeaks threats, and faked resumes.

Source:
http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/fbi-warns-trojan-tainted-resumes-other-phishi

Google ready for action against content farms

Your search complaints have been heard: Google plans to take further action against "content farms," although it's not ready to detail specific methods.

Source:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30684_3-20029140-265.html

sábado, 22 de enero de 2011

Google Replaces Reader Link With Photos In Gmail Users In A Tizzy

More proof that RSS is on its way out, and the apocalypse is nigh: Google has seemingly replaced the top link to its RSS reader product, Google Reader, with a link to Photos (Picasa) at the top of the Gmail web interface.

Source:
http://techcrunch.com/2011/01/21/google-replaces-reader-link-with-photos-in-gmail-users-in-a-tizzy/

WTF Youtube Surely this is easy to fix [Pic]

WTF Youtube? Surely this is easy to fix? [Pic]

Source:
http://coolimagez.tumblr.com/post/2855821758/wtf-youtube-surely-this-is-easy-to-fix

New Metallic Glass Stronger Than Steel

In fact, this new type of damage-tolerant glass has actually demonstrated a durability greater than any known material.

Source:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41192768/ns/technology_and_science-innovation/

LSI WarpDrive Shatters SSD Benchmark Records

The LSI WarpDrive is a PCI Express-based SSD (Solid State Drive) that features LSI's proprietary SAS RAID controller couple with speedy Micron NAND Flash and SandForce SSD controllers for blistering performance in workstation and datacenter applications. We put this pricey new PCI Express SSD through it's paces in this full performance review.

Source:
http://hothardware.com/Reviews/LSI-WarpDrive-300GB-PCI-Express-SSD-Review/?page=1

webOS 21 arriving on Rogers Pre 2 handsets

HP has already begun distributing webOS 2.1 updates to Pre 2 handsets on the Canadian carrier Rogers. Version 2.1 is said to include Exhibition in the app drawer, providing an additional interface to view content such as calendar updates, images, and a clock. Users can also access the Voice Dial feature from the app drawer.......

webOS 21 arriving on Rogers Pre 2 handsets

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/webos-21-arriving-on-rogers-pre-2-handsets

The FlickrFacebook Login ZuckerBorg Will Assimilate Them Soon

From Mark Zucker-borg to Flickr: You will be assimilated.

Your biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own.

Source:
http://soshable.com/flickr-facebook-zucker-borg/

Pc Speed Doctor Reviewed

Speed Up your PC Instantly. Turn your Slow, Unreliable Computer into a Super Charged Monster. This is one of the highest ratings of all the......
Speed Up your PC Instantly. Turn your Slow, Unreliable Computer into a Super Charged Monster.
Read more right here:http://respectedadmins.com/reviews/pc-speed-doctor-review/

viernes, 21 de enero de 2011

Steve Jobs Takes Another Medical Leave of Absence from Apple

While we don't cover all things Apple , the news out of Cupertino today has affected everyone in the tech community. Apple CEO Steve Jobs sent an email to all Apple staffers to announce that the board has granted his request for a leave of absence to focus on his health. Of course, the internet is full of assertions that Mr. Jobs may be gone for good this time.

It may be no small coincidence that the announcement came on Martin Luther King day in the US. Markets are closed, so any overreaction to the news was muted. In Frankfurt, markets reacted negatively, with Apple stock losing 8%. The very business-like timing of the release makes us think this was not a last-minute emergency decision.
Steve Jobs Takes Another Medical Leave of Absence from Apple

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

ATT Text Message Plan Changes

AT&T is simplifying text message plans and bundles for users.

Source:
http://www.intomobile.com/2011/01/19/att-rumored-to-be-preparing-new-text-messaging-plans/

I know what you did online last summer

A few decades ago, there weren't many mechanisms for gathering updates on a person.

Source:
http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/social.media/01/19/netiquette.reveal/index.html

Verizon Offers 200 Incentive to Upgrade to iPhone 4

Uh oh big fella, did you jump the gun on a smartphone this past holiday shopping season thinking that the Verizon iPhone 4 rumors would never come true? If you did, and assuming you were interested in the iPhone 4 to begin with, then you're probably left with a serious case of buyer's remorse.

Bummer. Don't despair. If you really, REALLY must...

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http://hothardware.com/News/Verizon-Offers-200-Incentive-to-Upgrade-to-iPhone-4/

The Best BitTorrent Clients For 2011

BitTorrent gets a bad rap--at least from the likes of the MPAA and RIAA.

The peer-to-peer technology speeds the file transfer process by letting users with a downloaded torrent (a small file that contains BitTorrent metadata) draw data from multiple sources rather than a single user. This way, even if each individual seeder (uploading source) only offers a trickle of bandwidth, you can acquire large files in a remarkably short time.

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http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2375936,00.asp?V=d0120-2

Warner Music looking to sell itself off still buy EMI

Warner Music is consulting with Goldman Sachs to at once sell itself off and looking into a buyout of its rival EMI.

Sources said on Thursday night that it had reacted to multiple buyers, including professional acquirer Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, making offers by having Goldman start a formal look into the process where it would sell all or just of the company, such as its Warner/Chappell publishing wing. The New York Times' contacts didn't say how close Warner might be to a deal.......

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http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=210d147fe958f9f3b1ae40654d1e1ce6

EVGA GTX 580 FTW Hydro Copper 2 Fastest GeForce Graphics Yet

The EVGA GTX 580 FTW Hydro Copper 2 is made for a specific type of enthusiast.

It comes with a custom, pre-installed water block that eliminates two of the biggest concerns associated with high end graphics cards: heat and noise.

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http://hothardware.com/Reviews/EVGA-GTX-580-FTW-Hydro-Copper-2-Review/

jueves, 20 de enero de 2011

New Chinese Fighter Jet May Erase US Air Invincibility

In future wars America's nearly radar-invisible Boeing F-22 Raptor was supposed to allow U.S. pilots to shoot down an enemy jet from 50 miles away, before the opposing pilot could see even a speck on his screen.

But that dream of the easy score was dashed this month, after China introduced its own stealth fighter jet, the J-20.

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http://www.newsweek.com/2011/01/18/an-end-to-america-s-air-invincibility.html

The Weirdest Plane Ever Created By NASA

Your eyes are not deceiving you: The wing of this plane is oblique, turned 60-degrees across its fuselage.

It's the AD-1 Oblique Wing Aircraft and it's the weirdest plane ever created by NASA. But why did they make it this way?

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http://gizmodo.com/5737721/the-weirdest-plane-ever-created-by-nasa

Breaking Down The Infamous Apple Email Style

Apple is good at many things revolving around technology, but many would say that the key to their tremendous success is the way they do their marketing.

They have created a brand that exudes pride amongst its users, a subculture that is both coveted and reviled by the different sections of the masses. Just look at how they do their emails � love it or hate it, they work.

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http://www.techi.com/2011/01/breaking-down-the-infamous-apple-email-style/

Microsoft Opening New Store in California

Microsoft has announced today that it will be opening its third California retail store in South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA.

The software giant did not give an exact date for the store's opening, but did say it would be this spring. This move continues a trend of opening stores on the west coast, closer to Microsoft's home base.�There are also a fair number of Microsoft retail stores in other areas, including the Midwest, but none on the east coast. Rumors indicate that Microsoft may be looking to change that with a store in New York sometime this year. The stores are used as locations for consumers to get their hands on the latest Microsoft devices and software. Windows Phone 7 is a big part of the initiative, but pre-configured computers from Microsoft partners are also present.

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http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/microsoft_opening_new_store_california

Security fail When Trusted IT People Go Bad

What if your most valuable employee suddenly became the enemy within? Here's how three companies coped with IT's worst nightmare -- a seemingly good worker gone bad.

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http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9204581/Security_fail_When_trusted_IT_people_go_bad

Review Boxee Box

Digital media hubs have almost invariably fallen into two camps: the polished, commercial but limited universe of a device like the Apple TV or else the free-wheeling and flexible, but often bootleg-focused, hubs such as the Popcorn Hour. Boxee in its big push into the living room is aiming for both: it wants to give access to legitimate content while still having the leeway to play every format someone might encounter. But how well does it bridge that gap? We'll discover that in our Boxee Box review....


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Via: http://www.electronista.com

Microsoft Loses a Top Kinect Researcher to Google

Microsoft Research's Johnny Chung Lee, a core contributor to Microsoft's Kinect, the highly successful gaming sensor, has joined Google to work on a special project.

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http://emoney.allthingsd.com/20110118/microsoft-loses-a-top-kinect-researcher-to-google/

miércoles, 19 de enero de 2011

Pegatron may ship 15m CDMA iPhones just by itself in 2011

Pegatron may ship 15m CDMA iPhones just by itself in 2011

One of Apple's key partners for making the CDMA iPhone has already had to increase its production estimates for anticipated demand, part suppliers said Monday night. Pegatron would pass its original estimates of 10 million iPhones to make between 12 million and 15 million for 2011. Apple's demand "continues to stay strong" and forced Pegatron to step up its efforts, Digitimes understood.......

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http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=cedc6d91cd4ff18e057b92538df9112e

Turns out that music really is intoxicating after all

An "outburst of the soul," the composer Frederick Delius called music.

The sounds associated with the form produce "a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without," observed Confucius. It is the art "which is most nigh to tears and memory," noted the writer Oscar Wilde.
It turns out that these guys were more on target than we thought. Our experience of the music we love stimulates the pleasure chemical dopamine in our brain, conc

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http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/01/turns-out-that-music-really-is-intoxicating-after-all.ars

Happy 100th Birthday To The Aircraft Carrier

It was only a few years after the Wright Brothers that inventors contemplated whether airplanes could be launched from a ship.

Today, on the 100th anniversary, here's the story of the man who did it first.

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http://jalopnik.com/5736887/happy-100th-birthday-to-the-aircraft-carrier

Free Convert your Blog and Website to Mobile

As our MobileAppAmerica site shows, one of the great services we can offer you is the conversion of your existing website to a mobile compatible version.

If you've browsed the web from a smartphone, you will more than likely understand why this is important but, if you haven't, read on to discover the benefits. For a limited time, we are offering a free trial at WebtoSmartphone.com so there is now even more reason to try it out! With cancellation

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http://mobileappamerica.com/blog/2011/free-convert-your-blog-and-website-to-mobile-today/

Bold Feats of Eyewear Engineering

Ultimate peeper protection---for outside and inThe Split Jackets are Oakley-sturdy, with reassuring levels of flex.

The optics themselves offer superb clarity, but we found the transition lenses in our test glasses to be too wimpy for harsh sunlight . Impact protection meets ANSI Z87-1 but not military standards. The model you see here is skinned in Oakley's Silver Ghost motif, which, along with the special transition lenses, explains the ungodly $260 price tag. Less-showy Split Jacket variations ring in at $200. We say go for the core technology, and forget the high-gloss bling.

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http://respectedadmins.com/blog/bold-feats-of-eyewear-engineering/

NVIDIA Begins Accepting Defective GPU Claims

It's begun.

NVIDIA has finally begun accepting claims in the class-action settlement from late last year regarding defective laptop GPUs. The issue affected a number of Dell, HP, and Apple laptops, and spread across what can only be called a huge number of different models. The statement NVIDIA made on July 2nd, 2008 admitted the issue, and...

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http://hothardware.com/News/NVIDIA-Begins-Accepting-Defective-GPU-Claims/

martes, 18 de enero de 2011

Hot Wheels cars get an upgrade with stunt track camera

Witnessing all of the unexpected crashes from a Hot Wheels car flying down a loop-the-loop track is extremely exhilarating.

Soon, every five-year-old boy will be able to see the crazy action, not from above, but from the perspective within the little toy cars

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http://dvice.com/archives/2011/01/hot-wheels-cars.php

Goldman Stops Facebook Share Sale To US Clients

Citing "intense media attention," Goldman Sachs has decided not to offer shares in Facebook to its U.S. clients, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The WSJ obtained a statement from the bank which indicated Goldman "concluded the level of media attention might not be consistent with the proper completion of a U.S. private placement under U.S. law."

The deal will reportedly still be offered to the bank's offshore clients, and the WSJ indicated tha

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/17/goldman-sachs-stops-faceb_n_809948.html

Feature Why you should always encrypt your smartphone

Last week, California's Supreme Court reached a controversial 5-2 decision in People v.

Diaz (PDF), holding that police officers may lawfully search mobile phones found on arrested individuals' persons without first obtaining a search warrant. The court reasoned that mobile phones, like cigarette packs and wallets, fall under the search incident to arrest exception to the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution.

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http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/guides/2011/01/why-you-should-always-encrypt-your-smartphone.ars

Plastic Logic secures 150m funding for Russian facilities

Plastic Logic has reportedly secured an additional $150 million in equity financing, in a new investment agreement with the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies .

Combined with $50 million in equity investment from Oak Investment Partners, the funding will help Plastic Logic establish its second factory in Zelenograd, Russia.......

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http://respectedadmins.com/blog/plastic-logic-secures-150m-funding-for-russian-facilities/

Texas Instruments Reportedly Shipping DualCore OMAP 4440 Chip in 2H01

Texas Instruments Reportedly Shipping DualCore OMAP 4440 Chip in 2H01

There's nothing sexy about single-core computing anymore, even if developers have yet to really fully embrace multi-core processors. We're already up to six-core processors on the consumer desktop, so why are we still stuck at single-core chips in the mainstream mobile market?

All indications point towards this being a powerful chip, at least compared to the current crop of mobile processors, including those 1GHz Snapdragon and Hummingbird parts. And of course TI isn't the only one working on dual-core chips. As the year goes on, look for both tablets and high-end smartphones to sport multi-core processors.

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http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/texas_instruments_reportedly_shipping_dual-core_omap_4440_chip_2h01

Toyota developing alternative electric motor

Toyota Motor Corp., maker of the popular Prius hybrid car, is developing a new type of electric motor to cut its dependence on rare earth metals and lower costs, a company spokesman said Monday.

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http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-toyota-alternative-electric-motor.html

Go Ahead Call Yourself a Cyborg Now

The argument that Amber Case makes at TEDxWomen (video above) may be more about semantics than about technology.

Yes, we know we're augmented; arguably we've been so since the invention of the plow. The difference with digital is that we can exist in multiple worlds simultaneously, and we don't even have to be sitting at a desk to do it. Does that make us cyborgs? Something tells me that people like Kevin Warwick, who have gone to the trouble of

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http://motherboard.tv/2011/1/14/go-ahead-call-yourself-a-cyborg-now--2

lunes, 17 de enero de 2011

Look Out Your Data Center Is About to Change Again

The server market has experienced four phases of massive change over the last 25 years.

Each time, the incumbent technology was replaced by lesser� technology that offered to get the job done reasonably well but for a fraction of the price. Now it's ARM's turn.

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http://gigaom.com/cloud/look-out-your-data-center-is-about-to-change-again/

Nudity Is Chatroulettes New Business Plan

Chatroulette may have lost some of its initial buzz in recent months, but that doesn't worry founder Andrey Ternovskiy as much as the accompanying loss of traffic.

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http://techland.time.com/2011/01/14/nudity-is-chatroulettes-new-business-plan/

New carbon nanotube aerogel is now the worlds lightest material

Frozen smoke (read: aerogel) -- not to be confused with the stuff your Grandma uses to flavor her turkey -- is the world's lightest material, and it just keeps getting lighter.

Researchers at the University of Florida have created a new form of the super material, known as multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) aerogel, that has a density of just four milligrams per cubic centimeter and can be used in sensors to detect pollutants and toxic substanc

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http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/16/carbon-nanotube-aerogel-now-the-worlds-lightest-material/

Man discovers glassesfree 3D tech in the blink of an eye video

Who's got two thumbs and needs glasses to see 3D? Not this guy! Francois Vogel's figured out a way to remove those pesky spectacles from the equation, and he's ready to revolutionize the stereoscopic industry forever.

Sure, you'll need a monitor with a 120Hz refresh rate, but that's a prerequisite these days anyhow, and the rest is sweet, sticky gravy dished directly to your eyeballs. Get a sneak peek at the game-changing tech in the video above.

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http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/15/man-discovers-glasses-free-3d-tech-in-the-blink-of-an-eye-video/

Stuxnet Worm Used Against Iran Was Tested in Israel

Operations at Israels Dimona complex are among the strongest clues that the Stuxnet computer worm was an American-Israeli project to sabotage the Iranian nuclear program.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/16/world/middleeast/16stuxnet.html

Leak iPad 2 going CDMAGSM dual mode iPhone 5 dualcore

Apple's iOS device plans may have slipped out in large fashion through a detailed rumor Friday night. The company is now believed to be using dual-mode chipsets for all its cellular devices, including the iPad 2 and iPhone 5. Both are reportedly dropping Infineon entirely for their basebands and would instead use hybrid CDMA and GSM chipsets from Qualcomm; Engadget didn't know which, but the chip designer already has dual-mode parts with EVDO and HSPA+ support that would give it 3G on both CDMA and GSM carriers....


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Via: http://www.electronista.com

Virgin Secretly Caps Unlimited MiFi Data Plans

A few months ago Virgin Mobile attempted to shake up the wireless industry with an all new truly Unlimited� MiFi data plan.

Today however we regret to inform you that the cake is a lie. Subscribers to the $40 per month Unlimited Broadband2Go plan who exceed the industry standard 5GB cap will receive notice that their bandwidth will be significantly diminished for the remainder of the billing period.We find the move somewhat disingenuous since they made such a big deal about being the only truly unlimited� game in town, and then discontinued the program without even grandfathering it out for existing subscribers. If we had to take a guess as to why it played out this way, one could only assume they attracted one too many bandwidth hogs, and the network simply couldn't take the load.

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http://respectedadmins.com/blog/virgin-secretly-caps-unlimited-mifi-data-plans/

domingo, 16 de enero de 2011

Google Talks Smack About Celebrities 9 PICS

Jay Leno eats babies? Brad Pitt has Herpes? WTF are you talking about, Google?

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http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/google-talks-smack-about-celebrities/

Verizon iPhone Rocks NonDeath Grip Antenna

Considering the media firestorm we saw last year during the Antennagate fiasco, it was only a matter of time before someone got around to testing the new Verizon iPhone for a similar death grip flaw.

According to SlashGear, which got some extended hands on time with the device, there is no antenna problem to speak of. While holding the phone in the GSM death grip fashion, they were unable to kill the signal, or even significantly degrade it. Other antenna points were covered with a similar lack of effect. The verdict? The antenna is fixed.Almost immediately after the original iPhone 4 was launched, consumers started to realize that touching the gap on the side of the phone where the external antenna pieces came together caused signal to dramatically drop off. The flaw was confirmed by various publications, including Consume Reports, which still refuses to recommend the device.

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http://respectedadmins.com/blog/verizon-iphone-rocks-non-death-grip-antenna/

Boxee may go to subsidized deals to compete with Apple TV

Boxee may go to subsidized deals to compete with Apple TV

Boxee may turn to subsidies to help get the price down and better compete in the market, company founder Avner Ronen said in an episode of the This Week in Startups show recorded on Friday. He mentioned that the $200 street price for a Boxee Box was "way too expensive" to get mass market adoption and floated the idea as one option for future models. Nothing was definite in the talk and might not necessarily come about with a future deal.......

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http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=45be171bbcd314ffb5fee03f6af342fa

Coffee shop offers free iPads instead of newspapers

A Croatian coffee shop has ditched newspapers for their customers, instead offering free use of iPads.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/8259153/Coffee-shop-offers-free-iPads-instead-of-newspapers.html

Insane 360 Video Taken From a Helicopter INTERACTIVE

Interactive 360 Video of Nimmo Bay and a 150 mile track of the Beautiful British Columbia coastal mainland.

Now you know what makes hovering and racing in a helicopter over pristine waterfalls, rivers, oceans, 10 000 year old glaciers, old growth forests, and fishing holes where almost no one has ever been to is all about!

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http://www.nimmobay.com/media/360-video/360-video-nimmo-bay-helicopter-resort

10 devious new ways that computer hackers can control your machines or fix them

In late December I attended Berlin's Chaos Communication Congress, an annual hacker conference where speakers reveal the latest in high-tech deviousness.

Straight from CCC, here are ten ways hackers will subvert your computer, phone, bank card, and life in 2011.

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http://io9.com/5731328/10-devious-new-ways-that-computer-hackers-can-control-your-machines-or-fix-them

China on track to have 10 million EV parking spots by 2020

Chinas efforts to clean up its roads � and its air � have become increasingly serious over the last few months and now an executive at one of the countrys largest automakers has revealed that the country plans to have 10 million EV-ready parking spaces in just over eight years.

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http://www.leftlanenews.com/china-on-track-to-have-10-million-ev-parking-spots-by-2020.html

sábado, 15 de enero de 2011

Google Chrome Dropping H264 Support for Open Codecs

Google Chrome Dropping H264 Support for Open Codecs

Many feel that codec standardization is necessary if the HTML5 video tag is to be a force to be reckoned with in the world of online video. But right now it seems fairly optimistic to even imagine the introduction of a standard format to the HTML5 spec. The battle lines are, in fact, now more pronounced than ever, with Google today announcing that the H.264 codec will no longer be supported in its Chrome web browser. Instead, Chrome’s HTML5 support will be restricted to only open source codecs. However, its own WebM

“Though H.264 plays an important role in video, as our goal is to enable open innovation, support for the codec will be removed and our resources directed towards completely open codec technologies,” announced Mike Jazayeri, a Google product manager, on the Chromium blog. “These changes will occur in the next couple months but we are announcing them now to give content publishers and developers using HTML an opportunity to make any necessary changes to their sites.”...

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http://techtime.posterous.com/google-chrome-dropping-h264-support-for-open

New Leak Indicates BlackBerry Storm 3

If you though RIM was done with the mediocre Storm line of all touch phones, you'd be wrong.

BGR has a new leak that purportedly shows the upcoming BlackBerry Storm 3. The leak includes both images, and a spec sheet. The device design is not a radical departure from what you may remember from the previous Storm devices. The touch screen has been bumped up to 3.7-inches and 800x480 resolution. It is listed in the docs as being capacitive only.

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http://respectedadmins.com/blog/new-leak-indicates-blackberry-storm-3/

Would you take 1 to run the biggest tech company in the world

For the third year in a row, the chief executive of Apple turned down any kind of significant salary or stock options as compensation for running one of the largest tech companies in the world.

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http://venturebeat.com/2011/01/13/apple-2010-compensation/

AntiPiracy Outfit Unplugs Warez Topsite Swan

Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN managed to pull one of the largest warez scene topsites offline yesterday.

The servers of Swan, formerly known as ATS, were unplugged by their hosting provider WorldStream. The provider acted based on evidence provided by BREIN, and also handed over the servers to this private outfit. The police were not involved in the takedown, but instead it was the result of information allegedly provided to BREIN by a rogue mem

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http://torrentfreak.com/swan-topsite-down-110114/

iPad 2 Launch Rumored for April 2nd or 9th

Rumors have it that Apple's new iPad is expected to debut in the US sometime in April -- April 2nd or April 9th.

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http://www.devicemag.com/2011/01/14/apple-ipad-2-us-release-date-on-april-2nd-or-9th-video-sneaked-out-of-ces/

HP admits webOS tablet is coming at February 9 event

If anyone still had any remaining doubts that HP is planning to announce a new webOS powered tablet next month, an executive dispelled them during an interview on CNBC.

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http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2011/01/hp-to-introduce-webos-tablet-at-february-9-event.ars

viernes, 14 de enero de 2011

Top 5 Digg Dialoggers

Digg Dialogg has become a popular experiment, because it gives average users the opportunity to pose questions in an online rostrum to preselected

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http://www.sexysocialmedia.com/top-5-digg-dialoggers/

Artist gives Louvre Appleesque touch

The Louvre has been rendered to include Apple UI elements from iTunes, iOS and Mac OSX by French artist Leo Caillard.

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http://www.intomobile.com/2011/01/12/artist-gives-louvre-apple-esque-touch/

4 Things We Know About The iPhone Mobile Hotspot Feature

There is very little information on the personal hotspots coming to the iPhone, but here's what we do know.

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http://www.ismashphone.com/2011/01/things-we-know-about-the-iphone-mobile-hotspot-feature.html

Jonathan Coulton Still Alive Contributing New Song to Portal 2

Remember that song you'll never be able to forget thanks to the Internet's insistence on brutally hammering it into your skull? Well, it all started with Jonathan Coulton, and he's returning to overwrite more precious childhood memories with another insidious tune.

Portal 2's set to forever singe the color white into your retinas on April 20. In other words, you'll only be able to hear one song and see one color. And when you're old and gray, you'll look back on a life full of entirely avoidable hardships and mumble: Worth it.�...

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http://respectedadmins.com/blog/jonathan-coulton-still-alive-contributing-new-song-to-portal-2/

Net Neutrality Explained In Animation

Trying to explain the net neutrality debate to those that are not already familiar can be a frustrating experience.

Thankfully, we now have YouTube videos that can spell these things out for us.

The newest addition to software engineer Shamus Young's

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http://motherboard.tv/2011/1/12/net-neutrality-explained-in-animation-video--2

jueves, 13 de enero de 2011

12 Technologies On The Verge of Extinction

Twelve teetering technologies: will they survive or die?�MaximumPC rounds up its Dirty Dozen techs that they expect to die out by 2020�or at least come close.

Here's who's on the chopping block.

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http://gizmodo.com/5731594/12-technologies-on-the-verge-of-extinction

Toyota Prius PlugIn Can it measure up to Chevrolet Ford and Nissans offerings

Ford and GM have staged comebacks that hinged in part on the carmakers embracing of the new era of electronics, launching greener cars with smartphone apps and wireless and voice-command capabilities.

Toyota's joining the crowd by offering all of the above.

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http://venturebeat.com/2011/01/11/toyota-prius-plug-in-electric-2012/

It took a team of physicists all this time to figure out how DVDs work

Though DVDs have been consumer-grade tech for years, it wasn't until yesterday that scientists announced they were certain why they worked.

Now we know that burning a DVD is really more like freezing it.

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http://io9.com/5729882/it-took-a-team-of-physicists-all-this-time-to-figure-out-how-dvds-work

ComcastNBC deal may face net neutrality terms for 7 years

ComcastNBC deal may face net neutrality terms for 7 years

A merged Comcast and NBC would have to live under net neutrality conditions for at least seven years, according to escaped details from the FCC's proposed terms. Regardless of what would happen with neutrality rules, it would be banned from blocking or throttling rival content as well as from prioritizing its own services, such as Hulu. It further couldn't use set-top boxes or other hardware to steer customers towards its own content at others' expense, Bloomberg heard from FCC tipsters.......

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http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=678ba86b37ead8a48a1787aa3a46ffa9

Samsung intros new Bluray player Google TV addon

Samsung has announced that it will release a new Blu-ray player that can connect with a separate accessory that enables Google TV functionality.

The 'companion box' will be sold as a package with a QWERTY keyboard, a necessary component to take advantage of the Internet-based features of Google's software.......

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http://respectedadmins.com/blog/samsung-intros-new-blu-ray-player-google-tv-add-on/

STDs Theres An App For That

A Houston rabbi has created what might be the only app with a Space Invaders-style game where you zap the clap. (You also use a syringe, pill or ointment to do away with chlamydia, AIDS and the herp.

But you're on your own when it comes to locusts, boils and the slaying of the firstborn.)

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http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2011/01/rabbis_std_app.php

How Physical Media Can Still Have a Future

It has become common wisdom that retail stores that carry physical media - CDs, books, movies in particular - are, to use the scientific term, toast.

And

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http://www.techi.com/2011/01/how-physical-media-can-still-have-a-future/

miércoles, 12 de enero de 2011

Yale Joins the ZWave Party

Yale showed us a new deadbolt lock with an integrated capacitive touch-screen keypad at CES.

The device is compatible with both the Z-Wave and ZigBee wireless standards and works with home-control gateways such as Mi Casa Verde Vera we recently reviewed. When the correct code is input, the lock opens, sends an alert to your smartphone, and can trigger your lights, thermostat, and other controlled devices. The touch-screen is superior to mechanical keys, according to Yale, because it's impervious to dust and moisture. ...

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http://respectedadmins.com/blog/yale-joins-the-z-wave-party/