I recently bought a Droid Incredible and have been very selective when it comes to downloading applications.
But after reading this story in USA Today, I've found another major reason to be selective.
I recently bought a Droid Incredible and have been very selective when it comes to downloading applications.
But after reading this story in USA Today, I've found another major reason to be selective.
A high-contrast screen, improved battery life and even lighter weight make the new, lower-priced Kindles a bargain for book lovers.
Announcing a crucial breakthrough in the effort to create machines that accurately simulate human behavior, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University said Monday they had built the first robot with the capacity to suppress its emotions.
Apple's got a new product, again, but this time it's not a computer, digital music device, or tablet, it's... a battery charger.
When Trevor Blackwell, CEO of a company called Anybots, wants to know what his employees are up to, he sends a robot to their cubicles.
The cover of the newest issue of MacWorld not only has a gorgeous picture of an iPhone 4, it was taken with one � and all the editing was done in-phone too.
Radio frequency ID tags embedded in U.S. passports can be read hundreds of feet away, potentially making it inexpensive and easy to pick American tourists out of crowds for illicit purposes, a demonstration at Black Hat 2010 showed.
When you get tired of modding computers, game consoles, cell phones, and other boring electronics, there's always the option of building a functional flamethrower with whatever you have laying around.
If you think Apple and its iPad have killed the Kindle, think again.
It turns out that a recent price cut to Amazons entry-level e-reader has been met with tremendous success. Sales were so strong that Amazon completely sold out of its $189 model!
Hankai house, which is located at Akashi City at Hyogo, is a spectacular architecture marvel in Japan.
It is well known because of the Japanese architects remade the 300-years house inside a modern home. How they do it? Check this out...
Microsoft has long been a software company: it builds the software, and lets third parties build the hardware.
It's a model that has served the company well. But if it wants to be a serious player in the phone market, that needs to change.
The suit alleges that the iPad "does not live up to the reasonable consumers expectations created by Apple," because it "overheats so quickly under common weather conditions." Under direct sunlight, the suit suggests, an iPad may shut off in as little as a few minutes.
The Pentagon regards Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning as a possible suspect in leaking a classified six-year history of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan that Wikileaks published over the weekend.
In chats with ex-hacker Adrian Lamo, Manning claimed he leaked a variety of classified documents, databases and videos to Wikileaks.
Owners of the iPhone will be able to legally unlock their devices so they can run software applications that haven't been approved by Apple Inc., according to new government rules announced Monday.
Owners of the iPhone will be able to break electronic locks on their devices in order to download applications that have not been approved by Apple.
The government is making that legal under new rules announced Monday.
Choosing an e-reader isn't easy.
Here is how to get the best out of the wealth
of options available.
This is a ginormous 30-inch display built around a sexy S-IPS panel.
S-IPS, or Super In-Plane Switching, is the Rolls Royce of display panels and almost always offers significantly better color reproduction and far wider viewing angles than the much more common (and cheaper to produce) Twisted Nematic (TN) panels.
Color is a major part of any brand's identity.
Here we're taking a look at some of the most recognizable color identities in the world
Manage Multiple WordPress Blog Accounts Together with ManageWP, which provides a central dashboard to manage few Wordpress sites in one place
Apple launched the iPhone 4 Case Program app in the App Store a few days ago, and is expected to invest somewhere in the neighborhood of $175 million on the free bumper program aimed at reluctantly addressing reception issues with the iPhone 4.
There is something that doesn't add up, though, about the timing
I plead the blood of Jesus Christ over this keyboard and claim it in the name of the Holy Ghost! Amen and A-men again!
We'd heard Panasonic was planning a more affordable stereoscopic 3D camcorder, but it looks like we won't have to wait until a mysterious July 28th Tokyo unveiling to find out for sure.
It's called the HDC-SDT750, and Panny's advertising it as the "World's first 3D Shooting Camcorder."
Two master hackers have created a freeware phishing kit with an indestructible infrastructure that does not expire as it resides in the cloud.
Those who use the kit become part of the master hackers army�, meaning all the data they acquire goes back to the creators, who didn't have to put in the hours implementing the attack.
We've collected up 40 website design layout tutorials (for Photoshop) that yield professional results and will teach you a variety of valuable techniques.
GM plans to offer a mobile application for smartphones that will let OnStar users access vehicle status and maintenance information and actually control their vehicle directly from their handsets.
The iPad is about to have its academic chops put to the test this fall in a number of programs around the country.
Colleges and universities are looking to adopt the iPad as a collaborative tool, a standardized mobile device to integrate into curriculums, and, in some cases, even a cost-saving device.
See how Internet Explorer 8 recreated notorious online scams in empty Manhattan storefronts and got street-smart New Yorkers to gladly hand over their most embarrassingly personal information.
This Flickr user has created some amazing stripped-down versions of classic album covers.
India has unveiled a $35 computer prototype as part of its program to provide connectivity to its students and teachers at affordable prices.
Police agencies from around Puget Sound got a pitch Wednesday on a new weapon that can blind a suspect short term with a giant laser beam.
The promoters claim the lasers are effective day or night, and are designed to be effective anywhere from 3 feet to a mile-and-a-half away from a suspect - without causing eye damage.
Billions of anonymous transactions take place between total strangers on Craigslist every day, and only a small fraction of these turn criminal.
Many cultures throughout history designed and created gargoyles to stand guard and to scare off evil spirits.
Myth has it that gargoyles come alive at night, protecting people as they sleep. These architectural nightmares in the sky are watching you even when you don't see them. Here are 77 fantastically fierce, fanciful, or freakish gargoyles.
The company's new Z series mainframe is to be introduced on Thursday and aims to revive corporate spending on large computers.
This is the way NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 480 can really flex its muscle. For a single GPU graphics card, this could very well be the most bad-ass setup around. It runs 20 - 40C cooler under load and overclocks like a bat out of hell.
What words come to mind when asked to describe Microsoft today? Cool, stylish, revolutionary, and innovative are probably out of the question.
However, those words could easily be used to describe Apple.
Built-in cameras, Flash support and an SD slot make our list of must-have upgrades for the second-generation Apple iPad.
I've been thinking a lot lately about the advent of the tablet.
Sure, much has already been written about the subject, so I'd like to stay away from the normal conversation. I would, of course, like to reference some articles before I delve deeper he
We were quite surprised (to say the least!) to see the original Windows 7 HP Slate 500 appear yesterday on the company's site, and HP...
A dependable SMTP server that enables you to send emails from anywhere in the world - perfect for tourists and business pros.
The SMTP server works from motels, internet cafes, airports, home or the office.
Uh oh, looks like they're still in the game!
HP has listed the one model of the HP Slate 500 on its website.
The device includes an 8.9-inch touchscreen and runs on Windows 7 Premium. The device also has two cameras -- one video and one still -- for users to do "web conferencing," according to the listing.
The Windows Tablet, done right, could be a win.
But done wrong, it would only confirm the opinions of those that think that Microsoft needs executive changes in order to survive.
Fortunately, in most non-enterprise cases (if you work at IBM, this guide probably won't work), networks are set up by technicians that don't know their RJ45 from their RJ14, their patch cable from their patch server, their silicon from their silicone -- in short, most corporate and educational networks are easy to break out of.
There have been reports, literally thousands upon thousands of reports from customer regarding their iPhone 4 signal issues.
HP's been extremely direct in saying that it plans to release webOS tablets and other devices in the future...
Enough with the talk and quick, fleeting glimpses.
Microsoft's finally ready to let us and 1,200 developers play with the next Windows mobile platform.
Here comes the configurator into the game with which the customer can assemble QMG6 itself.
Of processors Arrandale all models are available because the tetranuclear support from Intel, for lack of onboard graphics, no Optimus. The maximum configuration is, therefore, the Intel Core i7-620M (2.66 GHz). The display of the unit measures 15.6 inches a
Apple is the second name of innovation in our world.
From the iMac, Macbook Pro, Mac mini to the iPhone and iPod Touch, all what we have seen is a pure marvel of genius and creativity.
Sit back and let this 30+ Website Navigation Menus inspire you and let the ideas get you
For every VHS, it seems there's also a Betamax -- a gadgets or standard that just didn't live up to the expectations of the mass market at the time.
Despite being loved by niche audiences, these folks just didn't have what it took to make it to the big time.
"These gorgeous, black-and-white websites are proof that sometimes, less is more.
Although short on color, they're chock full of imagination, interactivity, playfulness, and hidden surprises: scrolling over a word makes it morph into a string of terms, clicking lets you create a one-person band, and mousing over characters makes them come ..."
"The Air Force today said its managers hiring civilian federal employees for certain cybersecurity openings can use a streamlined method to rapidly fill more than 680 positions.
Known as Schedule A, it lets Department of Defense jobseekers with disabilities to be considered for jobs without using the traditional competitive procedures. The ..."
Apple chairman and CEO Steve Jobs is going around offering free cases to all iPhone4 users to make amends for perhaps the biggest engineering flaw in Apples history to date about the design of the smartphone antenna which loses signal strength and drops more calls when held in a certain way without a case.
Antenna expert Spencer Webb published a blog post on the iPhone antenna issue and found overnight, if fleeting, celebrity.
He talks with Network World via his brand-spanking-new iPhone 4 (with bumper) about antenna mysteries.
Are you looking for one hub which charge your iPhone, iPod, iPad, Kindle or any Ol gadgets which connected through USB cable than, take a look to new iHome iB969
Apple's Holding a Conference For the iPhone Tomorrow.. (PIC)
Despite record sales and worshipful initial reviews, recent media coverage has focused on the phone's so-called "death grip".
Consumer Reports fueled talk of a recall when it announced that it "can't recommend" the device. Now Microsoft CTO Kevin Turner is saying that the iPhone 4 "might be [Apple's] Vista."
If you want your children to success in todays world of extreme competition, then it is best to have them learn computer usage from an early age.
Of course you will need a safe way to do this because children might delete your important files and because the internet is not exactly a child-friendly zone. Here is a solution for you.
In response to ongoing media attention about iPhone 4 reception problems, Apple CEO Steve Jobs today announced that the company is going to give out free cases to customers.
The offer applies to anyone buying an iPhone through September 30th, and anyone who has bought one of the official Apple Bumper cases is eligible for a refund.
Jobss gesture did nothing to satisfy the most vocal Apple bashers, but most reasonable people will agree that this is a decent good-faith gesture on Apples part.
A Democratic senator from New York, Charles Schumer, has taken the unusual step of writing an open letter to Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
Sometimes I want to buy something like a blender or a car or a washing machine.
And sometimes my wonderful and loving mother (her birthday is coming up) finds out because I accidentally tell her, or my dad does, or she uses that mom ESP thing that she used to find out I was hiding beer in my closet in high school.Anyway, she finds out.
Apple Inc. said it will hold a press conference on Friday to discuss the latest iPhone model, which has been beset by complaints about its antenna.
The iPhone 4 antenna problem is real.
Apple needs to step up and make things right for the customers affected by it, and that may be what the company plans
So the Android platform is all about freedom and the ability to do whatever you want with your device once youve bought it? Think again! Motorolas Droid X contains a feature that bricks the handset if you try to modify the bootloader.
Theres no doubt that Apples new iPhone 4-only FaceTime feature is great, but whether youre stuck on an older iPhone or you dont have any iPhone 4-toting friends to video chat with, there are thankfully some Free App Store alternatives to FaceTime--if you know where to look.
The phone is no larger than the standard battery in modern smartphones and gets its name from the modular jackets� it can slip into.
Apple said it would hold a news conference Friday to discuss its iPhone 4 amid mounting criticism of the smartphone's reception problems.
Touch Screen phones and gadgets are popular now a days.
Here are some innovative user interface alternatives for touch screen technology.
Cooperative Grasping and Transport using Quadcopters is demonstrated in a clear video, lifting 2x4's and working in various sized teams.
Have you ever wondered how snowboard would look like if it was designed by Jules Verne? The following steampunk snowboard design looks exactly like it has jumped out of some of Verne's numerous sci-fi novels...
Gelling with the same trends of social networking rush, is our tech giant Microsoft who in its series of making outlook a social hub makes another iteration with integration of Facebook and Windows Live Messenger into Outlook.
The popular Twitter client Tweetdeck celebrates its second birthday this week, having grown from a small application with one employee, to a multi-platform international success story.
Recently it was reported that Barclays analysts have concluded that the tablet will be a device that replaces gadgets like netbooks and low tier laptops.
This can be attributed to the fact that the pricing for these types of products are similar, plu
HTC 1 Smartphone Touchscreen Phone is a Concept by Andrew Kim that opens up new horizons in the world of mobile phones.
You may sometimes need to send large files to other people on the Internet.
Email is the obvious choice for many, mainly because everyone has an email. Using email does have one disadvantage though--a size limit which makes it impossible to send very large files. As an alternative, you may want to consider a file hosting service.
A highway-worthy airplane moves one step closer to production with a recent weight exemption approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Apple has begun airing four new TV ads for the iPhone 4.
The commercials are unusual in style for the company, for instance going without any musical soundtrack whatsoever. More importantly however they jettison the company's usual app focus, and instead concentrate on FaceTime, the iPhone 4's Wi-Fi-based video calling feature.
It takes quite a lot to get Apple (or any of the other big timers) to swallow its pride and admit a faulty product, but...
Sure, Windows 7 is much faster than slowpoke Vista, but there's still room for improvement.
Here are a dozen tricks that can make Windows 7 faster.
Col. Christopher Faurot, an F-22A pilot, "said the six-hour flight required seven air refuelings with lots of 'straight and level flying' and reduced speed so the fighters would not outpace refueling tankers." Lt. Col. Harvey Newton, also a Raptor pilot, "likened the F-22 to driving a Lamborghini while other nations tool around in clunkers."
Apple's App Store police are barring yet another app, but this time the developers are taking their cause to the public. "It doesn't use Flash, and it's not porn, so why the ban?" asks Scott Piro, a spokesman for Tawkon, the Israeli developer of the eponymous app.
"The emails begin with a message to Raviv from his friends mother's email account.
The phisher had managed to gain access to her account and decided to send Raviv an email impersonating her requesting money... urgently"
This week at the World Expo in Shanghai, Canon -- a name synonymous with high-quality photography -- offered a vision of a device that not only supersedes the digital still camera, but will likely eliminate photography as we know it.
Looking for an open parking spot? There's an Android app for that.
No, there's no iPhone app, only an Android one; sorry, for once Android has a leg up on the iPhone. Indeed, it's called Open Spot, and it could prove useful to folks in parking limited locales. It's a Google Labs app though, which means it's experimental, so keep that in mind.
An ex-Microsoft European executive highlights the reality of Microsofts consumer business and calls out The Consumer Electronics Show 2011 for having Steve Ballmer keynote. This post reveals what insiders have known for years; Microsofts focus this past decade has been enterprise software and not consumer electronics.
Bolstered by the success of Windows 7, Microsoft is looking forward to the next Windows.
Early signs are that it might be a business-focused release, much like Windows 2000.
At Microsoft's Eighth Annual Imagine Cup finals this week, 400 students from the around the world presented software that, among other things, improves health care delivery, aids rescue workers and tackles traffic jams
In this article, well discuss three approaches taken by many Web designers and developers.
While a creative individual usually falls into more than one of the three categories, each of us is still likely more heavily weighted towards one.
64-bit editions of Windows have been available to OEMs and consumers for five years, and they have finally have begun to exhibit command over the Windows market.
More than a billion mobile phone connections have been added in 18 months, surpassing five billion, according to Wireless Intelligence.
Some seriously cutting-edge tech is cresting the horizon, ready to take your Apple devices and other gear to the next level of awesome.
Weve searched out the breakthroughs on the verge of becoming reality to discover how Macs, iDevices, and other tech are about to become even more impressive.
This declassified Lockheed Martin video shows the first flight of the A-12, the super-secret spy plane precursor of the SR-71 Blackbird.
Only 15 were made under the CIA's OXCART program. The story of this technological wonder is fascinating.
It may be a daunting task to keep all your files when switching from Mac to PC or PC to Mac, but these simple steps will ensure you keep your iTunes library intact.
Opera has updated the mobile version of its browser, claiming that Opera Mini is now compatible with 3,000 handsets and delivers the "best internet experience possible".
Though it may not get the attention that, say, the pyramids of Egypt or the Empire State Building get, the Hoover Dam is one of the unheralded wonders of the modern world, a massive edifice of over 3.25 million cubic yards of concrete and 582 miles of cooling pipes that provides the West with 4.2 billion kilowatts of energy a year.
Quite simply, the Asus ARES is the fastest graphics card we have ever tested. The ARES' combination of dual-Radeon HD 5870 GPUs and 4GB (2GB per GPU) of fast GDDR5 frame buffer memory resulted in killer PC gaming performance across the board. It's freakin' fast with a capital F...
Apple might be cooking up a do-over with its TV set-top box using a key ingredient: the iOS platform powering the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
It might just work.
Created by repair firm Techrestore and composed of over 1,700 still photos, this is a highly entertaining stop-motion disassembly of Apple's latest gadget.
Mouseless is an invisible working computer mouse built by MIT PhD student, Pranav Mistry.
The mouse, or lack thereof, is controlled by using your hand with no hardware to control the pointer on your screen
Prosecutors in a New Jersey ticket scalping case��are pushing the envelope on the federal computer hacking law, setting a precedent that could make it a felony to violate a websites terms-of-service and fool a CAPTCHA, according to electronic civil rights groups intervening in the case.
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Given a tumultuous past few months for the company, which has seen a leadership shake-up at its very highest levels, and what insiders have described as an "exodus" of key employees, version four is more than just a redesign--it's effectively a reboot of the Digg brand.
Open source icon Miguel de Icaza says Microsoft's plan to build an App Store for Windows won't solve a larger problem faced by Microsoft:
Sometimes a post needs a bit more -- something visual to catch the eye or tie it all together.
When that's the case we turn to our favorite image editors and get to chopping, slicing and dicing corporate logos, adding a little spin, and maybe throwing Russell Crowe in for good measure.
Moving on to the latest and greatest device doesn't mean that your old iPod or player needs to stay on the shelf.
In fact, it's easy to give yesteryear's old model a new lease and life, and teach it some tricks long after you've moved on.
Navigation has come a long way since Mapquest first hit the scene.
Few of us are bumbling around our nation's highways with print-out directions anymore thanks to the wide availability of manufacturer and aftermarket nav systems.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Google Android 3.0 aka Gingerbread, will appear around mid-October with the first headsets shipping in November/December time frame, according to Mobile-review.com's Eldar Murtazin.
This information was obtained from Russian blogger Stasys Bielinis in a June 30th podcast that was conducted ...
Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, two titans of tech, have been friends, competitors, and colleagues.
They've even gone on double-dates.
The FLIPOUT with MOTOBLUR smartphone by Motorola, runs on Android 2.1 and has seven customizable home screens, live and interactive wallpapers.
It has a five-row QWERTY keypad with a separate row for numeric keys.
A recent report found the Core i7 couldn't match the parallel processing performance of an Nvidia GPU, but Intel says rival took the findings out of context
Two iPhone App developers have spotted what appears to be a hacking of the App store rankings by a rogue developer.
Whats more concerning is that it seems individuals iTunes accounts have been hacked to make mass purchases of that one developers apps.
It was buggy and far from perfect, but the Kin represented a major effort by Microsoft to expand its mobile base.
So why did they pull the plug after just 5 weeks?
Apple said the signal-strength display of the iPhone is faulty. "We were totally wrong".
18 ways to do things Apple doesn't want you to do Add more functionality to your Mac, iPod and Apple TV
I just found this out (IMG)
The day when youll be able to hold up your phone & I.D. a stranger through a viewfinder is getting closer.
In a world where technology chips away at our ability to remain anonymous, how does one reclaim some semblance of control? It turns out theres a pretty simple way around facial recognition technology - Just wear makeup like Lady Gaga.
With just a$200 budget, and a limited reach, Martin and his friend Steve Failows (aka Flakjakt) needed to find a way that they could draw a bit of attention to their project without sacrificing the quality.
With the hype surrounding the iPhone, plus the 720p video camera, an idea was born.
There are simply millions of hobbies you can spend your time on in the world like comics, movies, video games, oh yeah, and building your own Delorean Time Machine.
That is right, I said it, you can build your own Delorean Time Machine.
Twitter is a popular social networking utility which has gained enormous popularity as a micro-blogging tool, With millions using the service across the globe.To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available for linux, we have compiled a list of 8 Twitter clients which make micro-blogging easier.
After waiting for 13.5 hours in line at the Louisville, KY Apple store, I was finally able to purchased an iPhone 4--only to bring it back to the office an begin cracking it open.
Apple's new iPhone 4 features 720p HD recording, a built-in LED spotlight and the ability to edit videos on the spot through a dedicated iPhone version of iMovie.
All of those features should make Cisco pretty nervous as they make the company's Flip camcorder look outdated.
What is surprising, though, is the fact that Apple incorporates its iconic design into all of its retail Apple Stores and this makes for very awe-inspiring buildings.
The retro style of art from the modern perspective is a rich mixture of styles.
These retro photoshop tutorials show explicitly that the past is a part of present, the retro and vintage are quite modern and they form the concept of future art.
Did Apple just solve its antenna issue, or did it simply kill the bad press and lawsuits bubbling around it?
The creation of prominent New York artist David Kassan, 33, each painting of life models is drawn directly onto the iPad screen using his fingers.
The DNA of the average smart device is changing and the physical keyboard is being replaced by a virtual on screen one.
Residing completely within the realm of the touch screen and its coding, the new on screen keyboard seeks to replace its physical counterpart and never look back. While there are plenty of us that believe this will never happen...
The uproar over the new iPhone's reception problems is much ado about nothing, an antenna expert said today.
"If you're an attractive person, who's incredibly smart, and is also seductive charming, you have a lot of power to get people to do what you want," said Patrick O'Donnell, a military historian and espionage expert, who has written several books on the world of spies.