Sunday, 31 January 2010

Robots evolve to learn hunting cooperation

A Swiss team has applied Darwinian selection to robot development, producing robots that can walk, cooperate and even hunt each other.

"Just a few hundred generations of selection are sufficient to allow robots to evolve collision-free movement, homing, sophisticated predator versus prey strategies, coadaptation of brains and bodies...


How unique and trackable is your web browser

Is your browser configuration rare or unique ? If so, web sites may be able to track you, even if you limit or disable cookies.

Panopticlick tests your browser to see how unique it is based on the information it will share with sites it visits.


Why Flash is Doomed Warnock is Afraid to Call Jobs

So I started to think: What would it take to get Flash on the iPad? Seeing that its a political situation the clear answer is that the CEO of Adobe needs to make nice with Steve.

And then it hit me: Who the hell is the CEO of Adobe? Back in the day THE guy at Adobe was Warnock but that was eons ago � so who is running Adobe today?


Saturday, 30 January 2010

Apple Makes 208 On Each 499 iPad

The new $499 iPad tablet actually runs Apple about $270 in materials and manufacturing costs, a Wall Street analyst said today.


Cell Phone Bans Dont Decrease Accidents Study Says

Policymakers who have become increasingly concerned about drivers using cell phones now have a new worry: According to a study of four jurisdictions that have banned the use of hand-held devices while driving, the laws have not reduced accident rates.


Confirmed iPhone OS 32 has support for video calling SMS

The iPad may not have a camera in its current incarnation, but Apple's at least laying the foundation for one: we just confirmed with extremely trusted sources that iPhone OS 3.2 contains rudimentary support for video calling, which could explain that mysterious space at the top of the device in our leaked pics.


Peewee Herman Gets An iPad

Pee-wee Herman shows his new Apple iPad to the Playhouse Gang!


Its Been 10 Years Why Wont People Pay for Privacy

January 28, 2010, is officially "Data Privacy Day." and while the idea is to promote individual control over personally identifiable information, the fact is that selling privacy for profit has failed, and companies accused of invading privacy have prospered.


Friday, 29 January 2010

Why the iPad is a joke

Men had the nintendo wii and its motion controller and now women have the iPad...


AntiPiracy Scheme A Scam Legal Blackmail Say UK Lords

Several UK Lords have criticized the practices of law firms that send out warning letters to alleged copyright infringers demanding big payments.

The law firms facilitating this copyright abuse have been labeled a scam, and accused of harassment, bullying and intrusion� and legal blackmail� in the House of Lords.


Mystery app plagues Facebook users Yahoo News UK

Security experts have warned of a new scam which appears to be threatening Facebook users.

Facebook users are passing around a message, warning each other about the application, called the 'Unnamed app', and unwittingly creating an opportunity for hackers.


Asus Confirms NVIDIA Tegra 2Based Eee Pad Tablet Details

Asus' Corporate Vice President, recently confirmed to members of the press that it's planning to release an Eee Pad in the future.

He stated that an affordable touchscreen, 3G-equipped device in the form of a tablet would be unveiled later this year, and it will be equipped with NVIDIA's Tegra 2.


Microsoft profit beats on strong Windows 7 sale

Microsoft Corp posted a bigger-than-expected 60 percent jump in quarterly profit, helped by strong sales of Windows 7, and said it expected business technology spending to recover this year.


Thursday, 28 January 2010

WalMart Posts Fake Nexus One Page

In a spectacular mistake (at least to phone geeks), put up an erroneous page today claiming to be selling a Google Nexus One phone which supports AT&T's, Sprint's and/or Verizon's 3G networks.


The 6 Best and Worst Fake Apple Tablet Ads Videos

Steve Jobs is rehearsing his pitch in the mirror.

Bloggers are already at their keyboards. Today, after years of speculation, Apple will unveil its new tablet device, unofficially nicknamed the iPad. Here are the 6 best � and worst � of the fake iPad ads.


Apple iPad first handson

Engadget gets the first hands-on with the iPad!


OracleSun Acquisition Completed

Oracle announced Wednesday it completed its acquisition of Sun Microsystems in a deal valued at more than $7 billion, a move that transforms the database and business-software giant into a hardware company as well.


Netflix Reports Record Breaking Sales

Netflix added 1.1 million customers to its ranks in the fourth quarter, a record for the 11-year-old company, and posted a 36% surge in profit, the company said Wednesday.


Wednesday, 27 January 2010

ATT Will Improve Network for IPhone Apple Says

AT&T Inc., the exclusive U.S. wireless carrier for the iPhone, plans to improve the performance of its network to reverse declining customer satisfaction with the service, an Apple Inc. executive said.


10 Tech Companies Worth Your Investment in 2010

If you are looking to invest in technology, these companies are a good start.


How US mobsters Russian gangsters have rampaged on Internet

"Fatal System Error" is a true-life tale of how U.S. mobsters and Russian gangsters have exploited the Internet and the Web over the past decade to rake in the money.

Author Joseph Menn of the Financial Times shows how cybercrime, techies, gamblers and law enforcement get tangled up from Florida to Costa Rica to Moscow


Ubuntu is switching the default search from Google to Yahoo

The default search provider for new installations of Ubuntu Lucid (10.04) and upgrades will be Yahoo! and not Google.

Canonical have struck a revenue sharing deal with Yahoo! which generates income for the company.


Bill Gates defends Chinas limited censorship

But doesn't mention Google by name


Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Superfast Bullet Trains Are Finally Coming to the US

Thanks to smart tech, ambitious planners, and boatloads of cash, superfast bullet trains are finally coming to the US.

Article contains a brief history, 5 potential areas, challenges, and technology review


EFF How To Thrive as a Musician Without Suing Your Fans

Mike Masnick writes that the mainstream entertainment industry's formula for contending with the Internet � desperately trying to invent "new copyright laws or new licensing schemes or new DRM or new lawsuits or new ways to shut down file sharing" � is counterproductive.


Apple earnings jump 50 percent

With its profit up 50 percent and revenue up 32 percent from the same period a year ago, Apple handily beats expectations while adopting new accounting principles.


In the Next Industrial Revolution Atoms Are the New Bits

In an age of open source, custom-fabricated, DIY product design, all you nee to conquer the world is a brilliant idea.


12 Best Rainmeter Skins to Deck Out Your Desktop

From Google Desktop to the Windows Sidebar in Vista, there have been several attempts to integrate our online life onto our desktop.

But none of them come close to Rainmeter, a totally customizable platform for decking out your desktop with a variety of useful applets that can stand prominently in the foreground or blend into the background.


Monday, 25 January 2010

UbuntuOne Cloud Storage App Coming To Windows

The UbuntuOne cloud stoage application is coming to Windows! Finally!


This Business Card Shoots Pennies [Video]

The Penny Shooter Business Card allows you to load up to ten US pennies and fire them off in rapid succession


Google Nexus One Fastest Android Yet [Review]

Fastest Android phone yet, beautiful hardware and a super-bright screen.


Sunday, 24 January 2010

15 Curious Computer Accessories Pics

From the Computer Rearview Mirror to the George Foreman USB iGrill, each of these products put the fun in functional.


Saturday, 23 January 2010

Pirates Are The Music Industrys Most Valuable Customer

Once again the music industry has come out with disappointing results for physical music sales, which they blame entirely on file-sharing.

What they failed to mention though, is that their findings show that music pirates are buying more digital music than the average music consumer.


BREAKING Twitter Launches LocationBased Trending Topics

Twitter has begun rolling out location-based trending topics.

These pictures, courtesy of @lisabarone, show the new feature. More will be added to this story as it develops. Is it ironic that a story about Twitter has such a short description? No. It's an outcome you'd expect.


China condemns US call for unrestricted internet

China rejects US criticisms of its internet controls, saying it could harm relations between the two countries.


Digg to Undergo Drastic Overhaul

In the next version of Digg youll see stories being presented to you in a more real-time nature, especially stories that your friends have touched.

It will not be just about, but also embracing all the content that your friends touch on other websites. Its about being that place where people say, Im going to take a look at Digg bec

Source: Mashable (Mashable)&utm_content=Twitter

10 Tech Advances we Should have had but Dont [wvideo]

Sure, we have iPhones, but where are the no-water instant-clean showers, and the laser pistols, and the zipping around the galaxy in a space-Mustang? Here's our top 10 list of technologies that we ought to have.


Friday, 22 January 2010

The Apple Tablet Interface Must Be Like This

Some people want the Apple Tablet to run Mac OS X's user interface.

Others think its UI will be something exotic. Both camps are wrong: The iPhone started a UI revolution, and the tablet is just step two. Here's why.


Microsoft Confirms 17YearOld Windows Bug

Microsoft warns that a bug in the kernel of a 32-bit windows versions could allow hackers to hijack PCs.

The company said the bug is 17-years old.


Android App Catches Moronic Phone Thief [PICS]

The thief must not have known the rightful owner had installed an Android Application called Lookout because soon after he he stole the phone he began taking pictures of himself with one of the Droid cameras.


Amazon Opens Door to Kindle Apps

Just days before the Apple Tablet announcement, Amazon is getting in the app game with a new app platform for Kindle.


ALF is on Twitter And Hes Only Following Cats

If you were alive in the mid-to-late 80s and watched television, youre probably quite familiar with Gordon Shumway, aka, Alf.

Well, it looks like our cat-eating, bouillabaisseball-playing, furry friend from planet Melmac has joined the Twitter ranks.


Thursday, 21 January 2010

Location Based Technology 2000 BC Today

As far back as 2000 BC, humans have been busy inventing a variety of tools to help steer us in the right direction.

This timeline is an informative look at just how far we've come when it comes to location based technology.


Potato Chip Grabber Keeps Fingers Keyboards Clean

Chomping chips at the comp again? Crumbs are the least of your worries; the oily residue that coats the keys can cause you to, er, slip up while typing up your work.

Not any more! Japan's Takara Tomy has introduced "Potechi Hand", an ergonomic and bionic arm that grips greasy chips & brings them to your lips.


Rebtel Buying a Part of Talkster

Rebtel, the Stockholm, Sweden-based VoIP service provider, is buying Free World Dialing, a division of Toronto-based VoIP service provider, Talkster for an undisclosed amount.

As part of the agreement, Rebtel will carry all of Talksters international traffic over its network. Late last year, Rebtel acquired Gorilla Mobile


CONFIRMED Photo Of Apples Tablet Computer



EFF Takedown Hall Of Shame Grows

Today, were inducting four more would-be censors into the pantheon of speech bullies.


Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Yahoo Knew of Google Attacks Kept Quiet

Yahoo Inc knew it had been a target to sophisticated Chinese cyber attacks on U.S. corporations before Google alerted the company to them but chose to remain silent after its bigger rival went public.


Twitters Growth Slows Dramatically

After news about the landing of US Airways 1549 in the Hudson first broke on Twitter in January 2009, the microblogging service quickly captured the imagination of a new group of potential users.

Throughout the first months of 2009, Twitter grew at a rapid pace, peaking at a growth rate of 13% in March 2009.


Internet filter protesters set to black out websites

AUSTRALIA Day won't just be celebrated with the usual barbecues and pool parties on January 26.

A throng of Australian websites will mark the event by fading to black as part of a week-long, national protest against the Federal Government's proposed internet filter.


Bill Gates Joins Twitter Uses The Web Interface

Bill Gates has joined Twitter and is tweeting away using the web interface.

Twitter employee @caroline has confirmed this. He doesn't have that many followers yet, but that will change quickly.


New Digg Extensions for Firefox and Chrome

install them now!


Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Apple showing off its latest creation on January 27

Yes folks -- the rumors are true.

Apple is holding an event on January 27th to show off something the company is calling their "latest creation." Read more at Engadget!


Fractal Art Inspiration with Equations

Different fractal artwork inspirations and introduction to the inspired fractal artists Jock Cooper.


15 Modern Clock Designs

15 Modern Clock Designs


Apple responsible for 994 of mobile app sales in 2009

Apple still owns the mobile app market, which it redefined with the iPhone App Store.

Gartner predicts that market to explode in the next couple years, and Apple stands to make a nice sum in the process.


A Sonic Blaster So Loud It Could Be Deadly

All kinds of of devices have been dubbed sonic blasters but a new device merits the sonic blaster� label more than most: the Thunder Generator really is a blaster, producing a series of ear-splitting explosions.

Some are so loud, they could be deadly.


Monday, 18 January 2010

Build a Router Using Lego Blocks DIY Video

Clever DIYer Luke Anderson got an urge to do some building, and realized that his not-so-attractive router would fit nicely and might look rather sleek inside some Lego blocks, so he got building (which you can see in the time-lapse video above).

His step-by-step guide contains Creative Commons licensed design documents and assembly images.


Butter Sculptures by Jim Victor

Whether its paint, photography, or any art form, the medium an artist chooses has always been a central part to executing their vision.

Jim Victor has made his choice and an interesting one at that: Butter...


ATM Skimmers Can You Spot them in the Wild pics

Pictured is whats known as a skimmer, or a device made to be affixed to the mouth of an ATM machine and secretly swipe credit and debit card information when bank customers slip their cards into the machines to pull out money. (This is BB's source link.)


Now You Can See Through Buildings Like Batman Kinda [VID]

Taking a hint from how the F-35 demon helmet maps multiple video feeds into a 3D space, a Carnegie Mellon University team has created an augmented reality car system to see through any massive obstacle.

The objective: Avoid car collisions.


Sunday, 17 January 2010

The best Linux file system of all

According to Google, it's Ext4, and that's why they're moving their servers to it.


Verizon lowering barrier to 3G data entry with higher prices

Verizon is making no secret of its attempt to raise revenues and get more "lower-end customers" hooked on data.

That's why the company has revamped its device lineup and data offerings, which secretly means raising prices.


Microsoft Admits IE Flaw Caused Google Hack

Microsoft has admitted that a flaw in its Internet Explorer web browser enabled hackers to gain access to Googles system, an event that resulted in Google threatening to pull its operations in China.

In a post on its Microsoft Security Response Center, director Mike Reavey said that a bug within Internet Explorer could allow hackers to remotely


Saturday, 16 January 2010

TwitPic Worth More Than 10 Million

We've seen a host of deals recently in the Twitter app space, but heres one that we now know didnt happen: TwitPic selling out for north of $10 million.


FBI airs electronic billboard wanted posters in Times Square

New York Citys Times Square, often referred to as the Crossroads of the World,� is famous for its eye-popping display of electronic billboards.

Starting today, one of them will be featuring fugitives wanted by the FBI.


Call for Questions Digg is LIVE at the Golden Globes

Digg has been abuzz with excitement about the upcoming 2010 Golden Globe Awards, and we've loved being a part of the official coverage of the Golden Globes.

But the fun doesn't stop there...we've got an All Access Pass to Sunday's ceremony, and want to know who you think we should talk to. Submit your questions & comments below!


Showcase of Vintage Apple Ads [PICS]

Its amazing how much the Apple product line and technology in general has evolved in such a relatively short period of time.


Parties Lobby FCC on Net Neutrality

The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) was inundated with filings related to net neutrality as the deadline for public comment passed earlier this week.

Opinions on both sides of the net neutrality debate are passionate, and many are in direct conflict with one another.


Friday, 15 January 2010

Microsoft Urges Windows XP Users to Sitch Old Flash Version

Microsoft is urging Windows XP users to upgrade away from Adobe Flash Player 6.0, which was originally bundled with the operating system, because of multiple vulnerabilities.


Comcasts BitTorrent Settlement Excludes Pirates

A few weeks ago Comcast decided to settle one of the class action lawsuits brought against the ISP in response to its BitTorrent throttling actions.

Affected users can now claim their part of the $16 million fund that was setup, but only if they state under penalty of perjury that BitTorrent was never used to download copyrighted content.


Reports iPhone 4G Rumors Heat Up

It's been less than a year since the iPhone 3GS launched, and the rumor mill is already churning out speculation about an upcoming iPhone 4G, expected as early as May.


When Computing Power Becomes Infinite COMIC

At least they stopped short of creating Skynet.


Apple Stock Significantly Undervalued says Schwarz

I don't know accounting well enough to determine how credible this is, but the author argues that Apple's new accounting rules are widely misunderstood and will lower its P/E to 13, sending the stock up 30% or more by year's end. Will be quite impressed if this is true.


Thursday, 14 January 2010

Why a Bluray Player Might Become Your Only SetTop Box

Now any worthwhile player is a home-entertainment hub, replacing cable box and Apple TV alike.

How soon till they handle everything?

Source: ray-player-might-become-your-only-set top-box

Googles Nexus One phone sells a mere 20000 in first week

The Google Nexus One sold an estimated 20,000 units in its first week, according to market analytics firm Flurry.


20 RealWorld Uses for Google Wave

As soon as Google Wave was announced, the initial beta users jumped at the opportunity to invite their friends into the world of the "Wave." However, they soon discovered that they had no idea how to utilize Google's latest concoction, and abandoned the online collaboration client as soon as they jumped into it.


Review Firefox 36 RC Gives New Life To An Old Browser

The release candidate of Firefox 3.6 is out, and it's faster, more efficient, and uses less memory than its predecessor.


That was fastjust 3 minutes later PIC

Lighten up, Mac owners! (prepares for flame war)


Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Facebook Dismisses Rumours of Charging Plans

Facebook has denied claims that it has plans to charge people to use the site,
despite the increasing popularity of two groups which believe the opposite.


Old computers rejuvenated with SSD upgrades

Runcore's CES booth contained a demo showing old computers spruced up with fast SSDs.

Ars explores the reasons that the small-SSD strategy may be the first to reach the mainstream laptop.


A Tribute To The Laser 50 Years On NPR

All Tech Considered marks 2010 with a tribute -- from musician and writer David Was -- to the laser, which turns 50 years old this year. Was checks out new laser gadgets at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.


WSJcom and CBSNews launch new Digg integrations

check them out!


Google learning that users want real support for Nexus One

Google is off to a bumpy start with the sale of the Nexus One.

Users are complaining of 3G issues and, more importantly, support problems. Google knows that there are issues, but insists that they will get better as more kinks get hammered out with its new distribution model.


Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Should you be worried about new Cellphone hacks

How concerned should business users be about wireless security now that another group claims to have cracked the security scheme used by 80 percent of the world's cellular telephones?


12 Hour Battery Life In A HighEnd Laptop Asus Says Yes

High-end laptops usually have low battery life, but ASUS showed a new laptop at CES packing a high-end GeForce GPU and a low-power Intel IGP...and choosing on its own which one to use at any given moment.

The claimed results are dramatic.


Reporter breaks unbreakable phone

Reporter Dan Simmons managed to break a mobile phone marketed as "unbreakable", during a demonstration at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.


Social Engineering The Basics

What is social engineering? What are the most common and most current tactics? And how can you prevent these scams? A guide on how to stop social engineering.


Full Summary of All the GoodBad Stuff at CES [Video]

I don't think I need to write any more in the description because the title says it best.


Monday, 11 January 2010

Song Parodies Google Wars and Crunchpad Debacle [Video]

In further proof that Techcrunch founder Mike Arrington has a sense of humor, we present The Richter Scales' "In the Valley" a ballad to the tune of "At the Copacabana" making light of the perpetual back-stabbing, intrigues and general decadence of Silicon Valley culture.


Facebooks Zuckerberg I know that people dont want privacy

In an interview in front of a live audience, the Facebook founder says if he were starting all over again, he'd make everyone's information public.

Because that is the "social norm."


Dear Apple What we want to see for iPhone 40

A week ago we asked readers to help us tell Apple what you want in the next iPhone: the OS, the apps, the hardware.

Within two hours, I had over two hundred emails in my inbox. Within four days, the email total topped 1,100. As I was shifting and sorting through all your suggestions, one thing became clear: you love the iPhone.


USB 30 Finally Arrives

Adoption is faster than with previous versions -- but we want more, now.

Heres why


HandsOn With the Boxee SetTop Box and Remote

A host of video services on the web enable you to watch your favorite TV programs and movies anytime you wish, and Boxee is an open platform striving to weave them all into one neat interface.

To get the Boxee experience onto a TV, D-Link has launched a set-top box dedicated to the open video platform, along with a special remote.


Sunday, 10 January 2010

Projector That Turns Any Surface Into A Touchscreen PICS

Fed up of lugging a heavy laptop around? Soon you could be typing and browsing the web in thin air with the aid of a pioneering pocket-sized projector.


iPhone GPU successor announced by Imagination Technologion

Imagination Technologies, the graphics chip maker of which Apple is a part owner, announced Friday its new PowerVR SGX545 mobile GPU.

The new mobile GPU adds full support for OpenGL 3.2 and OpenCL 1.0. The real-world performance is said to deliver 40 million polygons per second at 200MHz.


China Blocks Wiredcom The Great Firewall Strikes Again

Add to the list of blacklisted sites in China - along with the current alumni - YouTube, Facebook, the BBC, Wikipedia, Google and most recently, IMDB.


WTF China Blocks Access To IMDB unavailable since Wednesday, cause unknown


Facebook Just Got Its Own VitaminWater Flavor Seriously

Heres a first.

VitaminWater has just announced that its newest flavor will be called Connect�, complete with a Facebook logo and a full paragraph description loaded with references to untagging, friend requests, and photo stalking.


Saturday, 9 January 2010

Google faces deluge of Nexus One complaints

Google support forums are awash with people looking for help for problems with their Nexus One phones -- and unable to find it.


Panasonic unveils the worlds largest Full HD 3D TV

While the 3D TVs shown at CES in 2009 were very much in the prototype stages, this year should see the arrival of 3D TVs we can actually buy.

Panasonic is keen to be at the forefront of the 3D revival and it's stand at this year's CES is dominated by the technology.


Tablet PCs have been bitter pills for Microsoft

Microsoft's demonstration Wednesday of "Slate PCs" made by HP, Pegatron, and Archos was by no means its first involvement in such a form factor.

In fact, the Tablet PC has long been an unrequited love for Bill Gates, who showed the first Tablet PC prototype in 2000 at Comdex in Las Vegas. Here's a look back at other tablet tries through the years.


Greenpeace ranks Apple as greenest electronic maker

Apple is leading and HP is playing catch up, but the lack of action from other companies is ensuring that customers and the environment are still losing out


Web 10 vs Web 20 Pic

People had high hopes back when it was called the Information Superhighway, but not in their wildest dreams did anyone envision what an awesomely efficient delivery system for pornography had been created.


Friday, 8 January 2010

Apple Pixels as Touch Sensors for Brighter Thinner Screens

How can you make a touchscreen thinner and brighter at the same time? Use the pixels as touch sensors, says Apple.

Touchscreens and multitouch technology make up a significant majority of Apple's research into future user interface improvements, and the iPhone introduced some of those UI paradigm shifts into our increasingly mobile computing...


Samsung Unveils eReader Partnering with Google

South Korean electronics giant Samsung jumped into the increasingly crowded electronic book reader market Wednesday, unveiling its first devices and a partnership with Google Books.


Breaking Google On2 Technologies Revise Merger Agreement

In August 2009, Google announced that it had agreed to acquire On2 Technologies for - then - roughly $106 million.

At the end ...


The 8 Best InEar Headphones

These high-quality pairs compete in a battle for the rights to your ear canals.


3D TV Is the World Really Ready to Upgrade

3D Televisions are everywhere in 2010, but we doubt the TV viewing worlds willingness to quickly take the plunge.


Thursday, 7 January 2010

Ubuntu Manual Will Be Available with Ubuntu 1004

Everyone was waiting for this, so... we are proud to announce that the upcoming release of the popular Ubuntu operating system, due for launch in late April this year, will come with a comprehensive manual! The manual is created as we speak and it will be ready to accompany the final release of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.


ATT Will Carry Dell Android Smartphone

Dell and AT&T announced the first Android-based smartphone for AT&T and the first U.S. smartphone for Dell.


Current Crop of Smartphones INFOGRAPHIC

A Cost and Feature Comparison.


Amazon to customer 3 billion charge may stand as record

The software engineer was just being mischievous when he ordered an old CD-ROM on Amazon that carried a clearly erroneous price tag of $2,904,980,000.

Yet his order was accepted and frivolity ensued before it eventually was cancelled. Yesterday he got a call from Amazon telling him that changes are afoot � and that he may end up holding a record.


Flash Player 101 on Googles Nexus One

Adobe posted a video showing the latest Flash Player happily working on the Nexus One.

It can be used to browse Flash-heavy sites and play online games, but it can also be used to deliver Flash-based ads. From what we can see in the video, Nexus Ones powerful Snapdragon CPU handles Flash with ease. Check out the video below.


Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Nexus One review Engadget

The Nexus One.

In the modern climate of hyped (and over-hyped) smartphone launches, Google's official entry into the phone-sales game has excelled in a department where many find difficulty: generating legitimate excitement.


Textbook publishers dream of the tablet

One of the things Apple should do to achieve runaway success with the tablet is incorporate textbooks.

The folks at Coursesmart, a joint venture of five publishers that sells college textbooks as ebooks, have produced a video demonstrating how it could work.


ASUS Eee PC 1008P Seashell Hot Pink or Coffee Brown Nice

"Make no mistake, we've seen an Eee PC 1008 before -- but this whole "P" thing is just getting official today at CES."


20 Things You Didnt Know About Computer Hacking

What's the connection between Steve Wozniak, the Pope, and Henry Kissinger? That's right, it's hacking.


Google Chrome vs Apple Safari Who will win the browser war

Search giant's web browser is now the third most popular, behind Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.


Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Semiconductor MegaTrends In 2010

Entertainment and communications, energy and health care will be key growth areas for the chip sector.

The global financial crisis stopped the chip industry in its tracks in September 2008. Unlike previous semiconductor recessions, this collapse impacted all market sectors, all end-use applications, all regions and all customers simultaneously...


A look at Apples love for DRM and consumer lockins

Apple makes great products�you'll get no argument from us.

But Apple also likes keeping tight control over those products, and if anyone outside of Apple's blessed circle attempts to get in, the company is more than willing to try to use (or abuse) the law to its advantage.


A wrapup of 2009 Logo Design Trends

With 2009 coming to an end, I bring you a wrap-up of logo design trends.

Do you think designers should follow logo design trends while creating a logo design?


Major Apple Product Announcement Set for Wednesday Jan 27

So, that rumored Apple event everyone has been jawing about these past few weeks? Its on and its going to be a big deal.


One year in 90 seconds

Watch this amazing video showing the whole of 2009 in 90 seconds.


Monday, 4 January 2010

Guy Makes His Own Iron Man 2 War Suit Its Amazing

There's Cosplay and then there's Cosplay. This is beyond Cosplay


The Evolution of the Computer [PIC]

The Evolution of the Computer [PIC]


This is why Apple denied Google Latitude from the App Store

Another Apple patent today looks remarkably similar to the functionality of Google Latitude which Apple relegated to WebApp status earlier this year.


6 Ways FileSharers Will Neutralize 3 Strikes TorrentFreak

This year will see some of the most aggressive anti-piracy action against citizens which, if ministers are to be believed, will dramatically reduce online piracy.

This might be possible, if the measures werent so easily circumvented.


Birthday of Sir Isaac Newton

Birthday of Sir Isaac Newton


Sunday, 3 January 2010

Engadget Exclusive Google Nexus One handson video

That's right, humans -- Engadget has its very own Nexus One.

You've seen leaked pics and videos from all over, but no one has you covered like this.


Google and HTC Working On a Chrome OS Tablet

Everyone is clamoring about tablets these days, so it's not too surprising that Google and HTC are set to join the fray.

They are reportedly working together on a Chrome OS Google Tablet.


BROWSER WARS Google Chrome Overtakes Apples Safari

If youve been paying attention to Mashable, you got an early heads-up on this in mid-December: Googles Chrome browser overtook Apples Safari in the final month of 2009 to become the 3rd place browser behind Internet Explorer and Firefox.


Saturday, 2 January 2010

Intels Upcoming 32nm Clarkdale Overclocked to 692GHz

Thanks to the overclocker NickShih at Xtremesystems forum, Intels 32nm Clarkdale processors have presented their impressive overclocking capabilities before the official launch next week.

Additionally, NichShih broke the world record in SuperPi by completing the SuperPi 1M benchmarks in 6.344 seconds at 6.76GHz.


Trying Out Single Window Mode on GIMP 27

The open source image editor known as GIMP doesn't need an introduction.

Neither does its multi-window interface. Here is a simple way to try out the single window mode in the upcoming GIMP 2.7.


Chrome edges out Safari iPhone OS continues growth in Dec

Apple ends the year with solid iPhone OS growth, a slowing - but stable Mac OS X market share, and its Safari web browser being edged out by Google's Chrome.


New Sony Vaio Laptops Feature 17 Hours of Battery Life

The previously phased out 11.1-inch Sony Vaio T has shown back up over at Sony Style Japan.

The good news is that this time, it's a Windows 7 CULV on the inside, even if it looks the same on the outside. The laptop's life is rated at about 11 hours when equipped with the standard battery, or 17 with the large capacity


Friday, 1 January 2010

6 hottest skills for 2010

For IT professionals who are either looking to get back into the workforce or mulling moves to greener pastures, here are the six types of skills most in demand in 2010.


ATT in 2009 A Communication Co That Couldnt Communicate

2009 was a hell of a year for AT&T.

Literally. The networks notoriety incited widespread complaints, an ad war with its biggest rival and a consumer protest. Even Saturday Night Live mocked the big A.


ATT landline phone service must die only question is when

AT&T tells the FCC that, with consumers embracing VoIP and wireless, it's time for the agency to schedule a sunset date for landline telephony.

But the move could force the Commission to resolve many long-delayed questions about unbundling and the Universal Service Fund.


The Dalai Lama is expunged from Chinese App Store

It's being reported that Apple has begun censoring iPhone applications that contain any reference to the Dalai Lama in the Chinese App Store.

At least five applications that contain references to the Dalai Lama have been banned.


The Best and Worst Cell Phone Commercials of 2009

A look back at the best and worst commercials in 2009 from wireless companies.

Whether it's the Naughty Mrs. Claus, the Verizon and AT&T battles, or the iDon't Droid Commercials...they keep on coming...some making you wince others will crack you up.