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Google Chrome 11 -- which just recently made the move to the browser's beta channel -- has received a minor update that gives developers access to two new APIs. The first is a full-featured proxy API, which will, for example, allow users to set different proxy servers for normal browsing... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2012 at brandygera's blog
After you get over the worry that kids or grandmothers are going to drop your iPad and then accidentally trod on it or stab it with the leg of a walker, other problems quickly arise: For instance, what sort of iMessage or Reminder is going to pop up from your... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2012 at brandygera's blog
Bing's new HTML5-and-CSS3-enhanced search interface, which was first demonstrated back in September 2010 to showcase the power of IE9, has started to roll out. The most notable addition to the new interface is is smooth page transitions -- the fade in and out -- and navigation tabs (maps, images, videos,... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2012 at brandygera's blog
So this professor comes up with a new toilet cleaner that works by "eating" the dirt; or so he thinks. That's how the plot starts for Tasty Planet. You play the role of the toilet cleaner, but you're not really a toilet cleaner after all -- you're a blob of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2012 at brandygera's blog
This Pitch Velocity and Accuracy Umpire pitch-training device from Hammacher Schlemmer measures pitch velocity, calls balls and strikes, and simulates at bats. The built-in sonic radar measures speed from 20-99 mph from 45′ or 60′ 6″ away (the Little League and Major League Baseball pitching distances). It can also be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2012 at brandygera's blog
Logitech's Q4 and full-year report makes for uncomfortable reading. Despite profits increasing by a factor of nine in the last quarter of the year, overall annual profit fell 44 percent from $143 million to $71 million. The company has already parachuted in former Whirlpool exec. Bracken P. Darrel to turn... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2012 at brandygera's blog
For some, the novelty of Instagram might eventually wear off. There are only so many ways to improve your mostly mediocre pictures. But Pick builds on the idea of altering your photos with filters and adds some extra features with an awesome twist. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/a0LPvkDxf0s/pick-meet-the-instagram-of-japan METHODE ELECTRONICS RACKABLE... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2012 at brandygera's blog
We're not gonna act all surprised, or anything -- Sony's been talking up Android 4.0's arrival on its Tablet S for some time now. For those who have been waiting with bated breath for the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade on their oddly-shaped tablet, however, that time is now. Connect your... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2012 at brandygera's blog
While we're probably more accustomed to Google buying assets than selling them 'round here, every now and again the search giant does shed some skin. El Goog's 3D modeling platform, SketchUp, is to be sold to Trimble Navigation for an undisclosed sum reports Reuters. Trimble says it's hoping to use... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2012 at brandygera's blog
A while ago, people opined that the PS Vita - despite horrible battery life and a dearth of compelling game titles - could become a sort of "gamers iPad," a tool that ends up being more than just a console. That dream is coming closer to fruition with the announcement... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2012 at brandygera's blog
It has already been established there are people out there who feel the need to use their phone during sex. And presumably, there's a very narrow subset of people who also enjoy some kinky BDSM action. For those rare individuals, there is Textercuff, which combines handcuffs and a gag ball... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2012 at brandygera's blog
Now that the new iPad (aka iPad 3) is on the market for sale, there’s a big question in most people’s minds: is it worth the cost? After all there’s now a much bigger choice of tablet PCs than when the first generation iPad first appeared. Cost can be a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2012 at brandygera's blog
It's still a bit odd seeing Microsoft deliver apps for Apple's mobile platform. And it's even stranger still to see one as sexy as the new Bing app for iPad, which brings a slick, immersive search experience to Apple's tablet. Just as a regular search on bing.com will, the Bing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2012 at brandygera's blog
Cloud Girlfriend, despite what it sounds like, doesn't really have anything to do with cloud computing. Rather, it uses a cloud of women to pose as your girlfriend on Facebook, or your favorite social network of choice. The service is scheduled to launch 'soon,' and there's no indication of how... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2012 at brandygera's blog
Facebook has announced that its two mobile sites -- m.facebook.com and touch.facebook.com -- have been unified, bringing a simpler mobile experience to Facebook users. And there are a lot of those -- a quarter billion, according to Facebook. Smartphone users won't be losing any functionality because of the consolidation. If... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2012 at brandygera's blog
A leaked early version of RIM's upcoming BlackBerry Messenger 6 has been making the rounds since late February, but images of the new app are just now beginning to appear. Over at CrackBerry, the crew has shared a handful of images of BBM 6 in action. Unfortunately, you won't get... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2012 at brandygera's blog
Before touchscreens and tablets came along, Magna Doodle was the easiest way for a kid to draw without a pencil and paper. Which is why somewhere deep down we have a soft spot for what is otherwise a ridiculous iPhone case. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/yMiJLVXubd4/take-notes-while-saving-your-iphones-battery-with-this-nostalgic-case LAWSON SOFTWARE TRIQUINT SEMICONDUCTOR NVIDIA Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2012 at brandygera's blog
For what seems like an eternity, Download Squad readers have reacted to news of security exploits targeting Adobe Reader with a common sentiment: why doesn't Microsoft build its own secure PDF reader into Windows? Apparently the Windows 8 team agrees, and they're working away at an application called Modern Reader... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2012 at brandygera's blog
This is not a gunshot wound you'd brag about to 50Cent. In fact, this sort of injury isn't really something you'd want to tell anybody about—you do have a reputation to maintain after all. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/ZtOz6t64gFk/weightlifter-shoots-himself-using-a-dumbbellno-really INTERDIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS NII HOLDINGS UNISYS Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2012 at brandygera's blog
When someone tells me about a "platformer", my first thought is that it's probably a simple game that mainly revolves around running and jumping around, with a minimal plot. [Play a Zelda game! -Ed] Elephant Quest is one platformer that managed to prove me completely wrong. Yes, you do run... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2012 at brandygera's blog
Have an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S and want to add a splash of color to it? We're giving away a total of four color swaps courtesy of PXLFIX! Mix and match colors however you'd like to create something that's totally unique. Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheIphoneBlog/~3/hC-_PwbuZmw/story01.htm INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY SES DELL Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2012 at brandygera's blog
Golf is the game of kings. Or is that polo? Whatever, no matter. Golf is also a game about a bag of tools. Wood or iron? What's your favorite number? The more tools in your bag, the better. So this two-in-one golf putter seems pretty smart! More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/1fVdEPvTYlY/two-golf-putters-in-one-club-means-youll-be-half-as-bad-at-golf... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2012 at brandygera's blog
Evernote, the popular multi-platform 'digital memory' app, has done some serious re-tooling of its Web interface. In addition to a more polished UI that more closely mirrors the look of Evernote on the desktop, the update brings features like notebook stacks and snippet view to the Web. Auto-saving is now... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2012 at brandygera's blog
The new iPad 3 brings many of the camera enhancements that have already appeared on the iPhone 4S. Of course the iPhone 4S has already proved to be the fastest selling smartphone ever, and has quickly risen to be the most common camera phone for uploading directly to Flickr. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2012 at brandygera's blog
It's that special time of the week when we examine the what-ifs and whys of the patent system. Research in Motion applied for a patent last year to construct a telephone-dock that'll nestle your BlackBerry when you're sat in the office. Plonk your device in the carved out slot and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2012 at brandygera's blog