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It's hard to believe: our world-spanning network, our Internet, which is the cornerstone of free speech and free society -- which, on a good day, is capable of causing populist revolutions -- is still crippled by banal geolocation restrictions. We are, of course, talking about Amazon's two latest offerings, both... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2012 at Freddie Richard's blog
Now that Windows 8 images have begun leaking out, it's only a matter of time until developers start releasing mods for Windows 7 which mimic upcoming features. Over at Into Windows, they've spotted one such mod already. In the earliest Windows 8 images, we saw Windows Live integration on the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2012 at Freddie Richard's blog
Mountain climbing is one sport that's all about the gear, and with a set of Hive's transforming snow shoes strapped to your feet, you'll be ready to beat a hasty retreat should your climb be cut short by an avalanche. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/lmLNmWLeb10/hybrid-snowshoes-let-you-climb-a-mountain-and-ski-back-down Lisa Blaisdell Lee Chapman Katherine Mays... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2012 at Freddie Richard's blog
Canadian company Kik Interactive, creator of the Kik Messenger smartphone texting app, has announced a new product called "Clik." Clik lets smartphone users take over any screen that's connected to a browser. Smartphone owners can simply use their devices to scan a code found on the screen they want to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2012 at Freddie Richard's blog
If flying around as a kitten with a jetpack, a "butterfly" kitten, or even a kitten wrapped with bacon as techno music plays is your idea of a good time, then Techno Kitten Adventure is the app you've been waiting for. This music game mashes the popular lolcats internet meme... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2012 at Freddie Richard's blog
You Belong With Me Artist: Taylor Swift Label: Big Machine Records Director: Roman White Album: An American Prayer Source: http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?artist=2389485&vid=377889 Carol Prichard Emma Hoffman Chi Simpson Ralph Stepp Cynthia Savage Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2012 at Freddie Richard's blog
When I need cash, I go to the bank. (Or, more accurately, to a shoebox under the loose floorboard in my pantry. Shhhhh.) When the chairman of Google wants cash, he sells stock. According to an overnight SEC filing, Eric Schmidt -- as part of a prearranged trading plan --... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2012 at Freddie Richard's blog
'I loved this show so much ... that I didn't necessarily want to put it down,' she tells MTV News of taking the tour to Australia and New Zealand. By Jocelyn Vena, with reporting by Sway Calloway Taylor Swift Photo: Getty Images <P><P><a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/swift__taylor/artist.jhtml">Taylor Swift</a> will launch the next leg... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2012 at Freddie Richard's blog
Apple has announced its latest version of OS X for Macs ? and like all iterations of its desktop operating system, the latest version is named after a big cat. It?s called Mountain Lion, and it will be more like iOS than ever, as Apple integrates various mobile services and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2012 at Freddie Richard's blog
In the round-up Toro Rosso's Franz Tost says Jaime Alguersuari and Sebastien Buemi weren't good enough to race for Red Bull. Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/f1fanatic/~3/vQD6MDB5s2Y/ Ralph Williams Deborah Hunter Cindy Person Claudia Choate Margaret Ketner Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2012 at Freddie Richard's blog
While we've still yet to see anything truly Earth-shattering, the tandem of Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott continues to churn out insight about interesting new features they've discovered in Windows 8 milestone 3. The latest discovery is that Aero in Windows 8 will be able to automatically adapt itself to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2012 at Freddie Richard's blog
Google is facing an inquest after it was discovered that it had been bypassing Apple?s Safari privacy settings on its Mac and iOS platforms. Google, Vibrant Media Inc., WPP PLC's Media Innovation Group LLC and Gannett Co.'s PointRoll Inother advertising companies have been tracking the web browsing habits of Safari... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2012 at Freddie Richard's blog
Firefox is a powerful web browser that has been loved by many web surfers in recent years. This could mainly be because of the fact that Mozilla Firefox has been a much better alternative to the now virtually obsolete Internet Explorer. Moreover, Firefox enables users to use amazing add-ons that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2012 at Freddie Richard'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 Feb 18, 2012 at Freddie Richard's blog
I'm not claiming that toy maker Step2 is deliberately guilty of age discrimination, but when they go and make a racing car bed inspired by the Corvette Z06, they had to realize it would appeal to more than just kids. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/tTu2jL7tHgc/ageism-why-does-this-vette-bed-only-come-in-kid-sizes Edward Conover Adelia Anderson John Pena... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2012 at Freddie Richard's blog
Safe & Sound Artist: Taylor Swift Label: Big Machine Records, Universal Republic Director: Philip Andelman Album: The Postman (Il Postino) [Original Soundtrack] Source: http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?artist=2389485&vid=732819 Joseph Rodriguez Betty Durst Cortney Gonsalves Herbert Smith Audie Nassar Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2012 at Freddie Richard's blog
Gizmodo is not objective. It never has been, I don't think. And I hope it never will be. Because the point isn't to be something as meaningless—and frankly, false—as objective. The point is to tell the truth. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/9qlIS4ptIEo/were-not-objective Sue Hackett Cynthia Do Benedict Lopez Gloria Chupp John... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2012 at Freddie Richard's blog
As you have surely noticed by now, the site has a new design and layout. The old layout, with light text on a dark background, has been dropped, and the new site has switched to follow the golden rule set by every website designer, usability expert and ergonomics consultant on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2012 at Freddie Richard's blog
Go back through every review we've ever written here, and one underlying theme you'll find is that we're tired of the same old microSD card and, boy howdy, do we wish someone would sex things up a little bit. Wait. Scratch that. Haven't once thought that. But Samsung apparently is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2012 at Freddie Richard's blog
Former Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz is offering caregivers a social networking service designed to be free of confusing privacy policies and invasive advertising. Social networking is far older than Facebook, MySpace or even Friendster, according to Schwartz, CareZone founder and CEO. Family is actually the world's oldest social network.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2012 at Freddie Richard's blog
Version 5.3 of Skype for Windows has just been released, with the main emphasis of the new release being improved call quality, and the quality of video received by mobile Skype users. Presumably one party of the video call must be using Skype for Windows 5.3, though. Beyond improved call... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2012 at Freddie Richard's blog
Below is a press release from Repsol and a video blog (in Spanish) produced by the Catalunya CX team, in which Marc Marquez speaks of his recovery from his eye injury, and displays his motocross riding skills: Year: 2012 read more Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MotoGPMatters/~3/HMg8ySR7vCA/repsol_press_release_marc_marquez_says_h.html Charles Lee Bonnie Vo Kelly Maclean Edward... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2012 at Freddie Richard'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 Feb 18, 2012 at Freddie Richard's blog
'I've listened to their music since I was a child,' says the R&B diva, who recorded 'Stairway to Heaven' and 'Whole Lotta Love.' By James Montgomery, with reporting by Larry Carroll Photo: MTV News <P>You wouldn't peg Mary J Blige as the black-light-and-tapestry sort, but, as has become readily apparent... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2012 at Freddie Richard's blog
The TRIM command is an essential part of SSD maintenance and helps keep the drive running at top speed. It's available natively for Macs using SSD's purchased from Apple but if you've got a third party drive, enabling TRIM requires some fancy Terminal work. Until now, that is. More »... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2012 at Freddie Richard's blog