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Someone in your life still uses a crappy, ancient, point-and-shoot digital camera. Maybe it's you. Maybe it's your mom. And at some point, on some vacation, or some holiday dinner, you're going to get shot with it—the digital equivalent of a FunSaver. More » Qualcomm Quanta Computer Research In Motion... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2012 at brucenovitsky's blog
Microsoft sparked a tech-world furor Dec. 21 with the announcement that, starting in 2013, it will decline to provide a keynote speech or booth at the Consumer Electronics Show."We have decided that this coming January will be our last keynote presentation and booth at CES," Frank Shaw, Microsoft's corporate vice... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2012 at brucenovitsky's blog
If you play Scrabble (or a scrabble-like game) from time to time, you may want to check out Scrabble Helper. This simple website is a godsend when you're at a loss for words. Simply enter whatever letters you have, and the word you'd like to connect with. Scrabble helper comes... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2012 at brucenovitsky's blog
On the first anniversary of his passing, Apple has converted the front page usually monopolized by the latest shiny gadgets to a tribute to its late co-founder and CEO. "Remembering Steve" cycles through some iconic images and moments in the tech pioneer's life, including the memorable launches of the iMac... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2012 at brucenovitsky's blog
Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. Normally we try to encourage you to join us around the warm alt-week campfire by teasing you about what diverse and exotic internet nuggets we have for you inside. Sadly, this week... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2012 at brucenovitsky's blog
This mockumentary exposes the truth behind Apple Maps: it was a massive art project made to put disturbing semi-realistic imagery into every iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch on the planet. Just check out this 'found footage' where Jean-Marc Rosseau, the man behind the artsy mess, talks about his work and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2012 at brucenovitsky's blog
Rejoice! No longer will you have to fork over $700 for a Photoshop CS5 license! Adobe has unveiled a new subscription scheme where you can rent the entire Creative Suite, or individual packages, by the month, or for an entire year. Adobe Photoshop can be yours for $35 per month... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2012 at brucenovitsky's blog
We've been looking at some pretty cool Kinect and Windows interactions for a while now, but we were hoping that the release of an official SDK would lead to even more coolness. Evoluce has stepped up, and is now offering Win&I -- a full-featured gesture control system for Windows 7.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2012 at brucenovitsky's blog
When I was a kid I dreamed of being a jet fighter pilot. Too much Battle of Britain, Tora! Tora! Tora! and Star Wars. My doubt always was: do I want to be a pilot for the Air Force or the Navy? It's a good old rivalry and there are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2012 at brucenovitsky's blog
Once upon a time, there used to be a DOS game with a caveman and a human powered helicopter. The caveman would shuttle around the screen, madly trying to get customers to where they wanted to go. Jetbus is not that game, but it's obviously inspired by it. You're driving... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2012 at brucenovitsky's blog
Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott have posted a second look at some of the early changes which have surface in Windows 8 milestone 3. First there was the restyled Welcome Screen, and now it appears that Microsoft is toying with bringing the Ribbon UI to Explorer. The Ribbon, like in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2012 at brucenovitsky's blog
The group is working toward a single architecture spec for chips that run in heterogeneous environments, which leverage both compute and graphics. Radisys Rackable Systems Quest Software Quantum Qlogic Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2012 at brucenovitsky's blog
Microsoft has updated its Bing for Mobile app for iPhone and Android, adding some new features and bringing the experience more in line with the experience offered on Windows Phone."Today's update uses HTML5 to blend the mobile browse experience with the app experience so you get a consistent and fast... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2012 at brucenovitsky's blog
Australia's Shire of Murchison is quickly becoming a hotbed for radio telescopes. As of of Friday, the territory is operating the world's fastest radio telescope in the form of the Australia Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP). The 36-antenna grid's eventual use of six phased array feeds, each with 188 receivers,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2012 at brucenovitsky's blog
A good chunk of Walter Isaacson's new biography of Steve Jobs focuses on Microsoft and Bill Gates.In the book, he characterizes former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates as "a business person" but not someone who necessarily made great products: "He ended up the wealthiest guy around, and if that was his... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2012 at brucenovitsky's blog
Samsung's Galaxy Express got a bit of a short shrift last month, revealed alongside a slew of other Samsung AT&T 4G LTE phones and not getting its own day in the sun. Here we are at AT&T's New York City event, providing that sun (albeit on a rainy evening). The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2012 at brucenovitsky's blog
While this slick little HTML5 audio player might not pack all of the features of your favorite desktop media application, it's still a very cool demonstration of what a Web app can do with access to local resources -- like MP3 and OGG files. Just fire up http://antimatter15.github.com/player/player.html in your... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2012 at brucenovitsky's blog
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 Oct 5, 2012 at brucenovitsky's blog
In most games, dying is a bad thing. You have to start all over again, or at least revert to the last save point and lose some progress. Not so in Survival Lab: in this pixelated gem you play as a lone individual pitted against ruthless weapons in a sealed... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at brucenovitsky's blog
New York seems to be the first stop for the US-bound Galaxy Note 2—we caught the first stateside glimpse last month at Pepcom’s Holiday Spectacular, and tonight we’re meeting AT&T version of the hotly anticipated device. Aside from AT&T’s logo and LTE connectivity, we’re dealing with the same exact device... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at brucenovitsky's blog
Just in case you missed out on some of the Android news today, now is the time to go ahead and get yourself fully caught up. Here on the blogs and in the Android Central Forums there is plenty to talk about. Have some questions? Need some help or just... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at brucenovitsky's blog
Just in case you missed out on some of the Android news today, now is the time to go ahead and get yourself fully caught up. Here on the blogs and in the Android Central Forums there is plenty to talk about. Have some questions? Need some help or just... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at brucenovitsky's blog
This slide show looks at the many things Jobs probably would have done differently if he was still leading Apple over the past year. Diebold Dell Cypress Semiconductor Accenture Acer Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at brucenovitsky's blog
This one is for you business owners out there. If you fancy keeping a close eye on cash flow all from within your smartphone the new Xero app may well be the perfect solution. Already a big success on iOS the app is designed to track your finances whether they... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at brucenovitsky's blog
To Mini or not to Mini? A report in The Wall Street Journal says Apple is moving into full production of the iPad Mini after months of rumors and speculation. Jds Uniphase Jda Software Group Jack Henry And Associates Ixys Itron Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at brucenovitsky's blog