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Google's Project Ara could reinvent the way we buy and upgrade our smartphones. Source: http://feeds.wired.com/c/35185/f/661457/s/396c3b26/sc/5/l/0L0Swired0N0C20A140C0A40Cgoogle0Eproject0Eara0C/story01.htm LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS LAWSON SOFTWARE LAND SOFTWARE LAM RESEARCH Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2014 at camillegupta's blog
AT&T has a new way to take on TV-threatening internet video services like Netflix: it's going to offer a few services of its own. The telecom is teaming up with the Chernin Group -- previously a bidder in the Hulu sweepstakes -- to start a venture... Source: http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/22/att-internet-video-venture/?ncid=rss_truncated VARIAN SEMICONDUCTOR... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2014 at camillegupta's blog
When TweetDeck landed in the Chrome Web Store, it seemed like an indication that it might eventually evolve into a pure HTML5 Web app. Now it looks as though that's exactly what's going to happen, with TweetDeck announcing that a new, not-just-for-Chrome Web client is ready for beta testing. It's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2014 at camillegupta'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 22, 2014 at camillegupta's blog
This simple ballpoint pen from Levenger adds a stylus tip, to make it even more functional. The Chroma Lustra Stylus Ballpoint Pen is available in a few colors, but the blue and green colors seen here are currently on sale for only $19.95. The pen has a solid brass body,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2014 at camillegupta's blog
If you walk/run, ride a bike, or do other outdoor activities at night, you need to make sure you’re visible to motorists. There’s a lot of reflective clothing on the market, but they may not suit you for one reason or another. With the PowerSpurz from 4id, you can add... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2014 at camillegupta's blog
We've all heard it before; you need to select a lengthy password, one that's hard to guess. Not a dictionary word. And it has to have some capital letters in it too, and some digits, and a symbol or two won't hurt either. That's a handy set of rules to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2014 at camillegupta's blog
What burrowing owls have to do with San Francisco's housing protests, a luxury apartment for horses in Manhattan, and Boston looks back on the transformation of its civic identity, one year later. Plus, a recap of Gizmodo's Utopia Week. Climb aboard this week's Urban Reads. Read more... Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/qZ-wGqvIPvU/what-burrowing-owls-have-to-do-with-san-franciscos-hous-1563289117 QUANTUM... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2014 at camillegupta's blog
The crew in Oslo keeps plugging away at Opera 11.10, and the latest snapshot build includes a number of improvements to Opera's built-in email client -- as well as HTML5-related additions. On the IMAP front, Opera now supports special folders like sent items, spam, and trash. It also better handles... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2014 at camillegupta's blog
Anki Drive, the artificial intelligence-assistanted toy car game that debuted last fall, is back with new cars, new tracks, and new ways to play. Source: http://feeds.wired.com/c/35185/f/661457/s/396f4e0d/sc/21/l/0L0Swired0N0C20A140C0A40Canki0Enew0Ecars0Etracks0C/story01.htm INFORMATICA INFOCUS ZORAN ZIONS BAN Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2014 at camillegupta's blog
The battle between modern chat services like LINE and WhatsApp is fierce, but it has nothing on the war between Microsoft and AOL (Engadget's parent company) at the turn of the century. Former Microsoft developer David Auerbach has revealed that his... Source: http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/21/microsoft-chat-retrospective/?ncid=rss_truncated COMCAST COMMSCOPE COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS COMPAL ELECTRONICS Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2014 at camillegupta's blog
Mozilla, continuing its year-long crusade to speed up Firefox startup and shutdown times, has published a name and shame list of the Firefox's slowest add-ons. The list is just one part of Mozilla's new efforts to highlight slow add-ons, and to help developers make their add-ons more efficient. Over the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2014 at camillegupta's blog
There's a new version of Google Hangouts on the way, and it's going to bring some substantial improvements. Version 2.1 of Hangouts for Android's biggest change is going to be in the way that it handles conversations with the same person over multiple channels. Currently if, say, I'm conversing with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2014 at camillegupta's blog
If you've had your head under a rock for the last few days, here's this week's Firefox news in brief: Firefox 4 was finally released. Yes, 13 months after the initial release of Firefox 3.7 alpha 1 and four more alpha builds, a renumbering to 4.0 and 12 beta releases,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2014 at camillegupta's blog
Not content with limiting its dominance in streaming uploaded videos, YouTube is now ready to take on competitors like Justin.TV and Ustream. The new YouTube Live service is being rolled out to select YouTube partners and will enable real-time broadcasting. In its official announcement, Google states that "The goal is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2014 at camillegupta's blog
This simple ballpoint pen from Levenger adds a stylus tip, to make it even more functional. The Chroma Lustra Stylus Ballpoint Pen is available in a few colors, but the blue and green colors seen here are currently on sale for only $19.95. The pen has a solid brass body,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2014 at camillegupta's blog
Here are some of yesterday’s stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: Nintendo Shareholders Still Clamoring For Mario On The iPhone Mad Catz Intros The Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Albino Gaming Mouse For The Style-Obsessed Gamer SteelSeries Sensei Mouse Is Familiar But Enhanced Have No Fear, The 7-inch HP TouchPad Go Is Almost Here!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2014 at camillegupta's blog
New details about architect Norman Foster's design for Apple's Cupertino HQ have been slow to leak, but a new video from Unofficially Apple gives us the most detailed look so far. This building is going to have everything: Native trees! Solar panels! Crazy circular desk spaces! Read more... Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/Ozuwpt0GZEM/apple-shows-off-stunning-design-details-of-its-new-hq-1565655368... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2014 at camillegupta's blog
Just a little under two months after its release candidate went live, Windows Home Server (WHS) 2011 has been finalized and released into the wild. The new version of Microsoft's slick, do-it-all server OS is a big step forward from its predecessor. Built on the Windows Server 2008 R2 base,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2014 at camillegupta'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 21, 2014 at camillegupta's blog
AdRoll, a pioneer of online advertising retargeting (the technology that pushes you ads for products that you have viewed online previously), is today announcing a major round of funding: $70 million, which AdRoll plans to use to capitalise on the current surge of interest in ad tech as a way... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2014 at camillegupta's blog
Tablets and other touchscreens will keep your kids quiet. But will they also melt their brains? Source: http://feeds.wired.com/c/35185/f/661457/s/396128cf/sc/15/l/0L0Swired0N0C20A140C0A40Cchildren0Eand0Etouch0Escreens0C/story01.htm VOLT INFORMATION SCIENCES VISHAY INTERTECHNOLOGY VIRGIN MEDIA VIEWSONIC Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2014 at camillegupta's blog
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. When I first came across Kogan at last year's CES, it was... Source: http://feeds.engadget.com/~r/weblogsinc/engadget/~3/K3OY9uzFq0w/ MICRON TECHNOLOGY... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2014 at camillegupta's blog
If you've never contacted your congress person then you might not realize how difficult our politicians have made it to get a hold of them. There are 535 members of the House and Senate all whom have some arcane contact form on their websites that... Source: http://feeds.engadget.com/~r/weblogsinc/engadget/~3/UzPU6b2eCrk/ ALLTEL AMAZONCOM AMERICA... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2014 at camillegupta's blog
Zynga is once again plowing the furrow of its greatest success with the launch of FarmVille 2: Country Escape. The latest title from the casual gaming studio is a mobile-focused effort. Zynga has launched the game globally on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. FarmVille 2: Country Escape was crafted from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2014 at camillegupta's blog