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This finely crafted case would be a great place for a new phone or tablet to sit This seemingly well-built Google branded display case was spotted by a reader in a Houston, Texas area Best Buy store. We received no other information, and really can't say what it might be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at christo861's blog
EE, the UK's largest 4G LTE provider, has today announced a range of new tiered data plans, along with the country's first pay as you go 4G LTE offering. The new plans are designed to offer the benefits of super-fast mobile data, yet become more affordable than ever before, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at christo861's blog
It's not really a secret the Microsoft had planned on bringing bits of Windows Phone 7's Metro UI to Windows 8, but we haven't seen a lot of really telling evidence. However, with the Windows 8 milestone 3 build now available to Microsoft Connect partners, it was really just a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at christo861's blog
Keeping things lively this week with your best pictures of animals We're ready to jump into another weekly photo contest, and give away some great prizes to the best photographers that enter. This week we're going away from abstract topic prompts to go a little narrower – this week our... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at christo861's blog
Here are some recent posts on TechCrunch Gadgets: Pico Dolly: A Diminutive Dolly System For Smaller Cameras Review: The Syma S107 R/C Helicopter Is The Coolest Thing $20 Can Buy Pogoplug Debuts New Hardware For Streaming To Mobile Devices NINOKUNI: Sony Japan Announces Limited Edition (And Pretty) PS3 i3board: Sharp... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at christo861's blog
Got an adventurous spirit? A love of video? If either of those apply to you, then you're likely well-familiar with GoPro. Heck, if you nodded "yes" to both, then there's a chance you actually even own one. Every iteration of the camera has promised to bring your chosen activity to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at christo861's blog
The ITU has recently published figures noting 2.7 billion internet connections globally, and today Akamai has released some numbers pointing to how fast those connections actually are. The company, a specialist in traffic optimization, says that we have now reached a tipping point of sorts: half of all connections made... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at christo861's blog
In retrospect, lower Manhattan probably wasn't the safest place to try the Smart Wheel for the first time. Thankfully, the prototype wasn't operating at top speed when I hopped on, for that very reason. The sensation's a bit weird for those unaccustomed to riding with a pedal assist, kicking in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at christo861's blog
Right from the start the iPad was marketed as one of the best unique devices to be launched on the market. It’s screen size and ability to render amazing images as well as it’s great video playback lives up to this claim. However, there is more to the iPad than... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at christo861's blog
IBM's Watson supercomputer may be boning up on its medical bona fides, but the concept of Dr. Watson is nothing new. We've been waiting on our super-smart computer doctors of tomorrow for over 30 years. Read more... Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/wC49ZViFHSg/@barrett TRIMBLE NAVIGATION LIMITED TRIDENT MICROSYSTEMS TRANSACTION SYSTEMS ARCHITECTS TOTAL SYSTEM SERVICES Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at christo861's blog
The Android gaming market is becoming increasingly crowded, but on Thursday Sunflex announced a fresh contender: the Unu, a combination console, tablet and home entertainment device that will arrive at retail next month. The Unu offers the promise of bringing virtually any game from Google Play to the living room... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at christo861's blog
The minds of man and machine suffer from a glaring disconnect: The inability to interface directly with one another. We have to use our hands, keyboards, and mice to issue commands to our robotic minions and they can only respond via physical sensory mediums. But we can do better. We... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at christo861's blog
Studies tell us that texting while driving is equally dangerous as driving while impaired, yet a surprisingly large percentage of adults – and even more teens – admit to texting while driving. There are apps designed to prevent hand-held usage of phones while driving, but people often find a way... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at christo861's blog
Microsoft has shared some news about the state of its most and least loved Web browsers -- Internet Explorer 9 and 6, respectively. Even with IE9 only recently exiting beta, Microsoft reports that 3.6% of Windows 7 users are now running the new browser (no mention of Vista... what's with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at christo861's blog
Competition is a good thing, and the browser arena has been a fierce arena for years now. There are at least four "major" browsers each vying for your attention, along with lots of smaller spin-offs (SRWare Iron or Flock, anyone?). While the browser usage charts we share from time to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at christo861's blog
It never fails when I am on a trip or out shooting pictures or videos, I run into a need for a screw driver. But not just any size screwdriver, I always need one to fit small screws. I do carry a few loose mini type screwdrivers in my camera... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at christo861's blog
Here's how to cut down on the noise in your Twitter feed without unfollowing interesting people. Source: http://feeds.wired.com/c/35185/f/661457/s/324a72fc/sc/38/l/0L0Swired0N0Cgadgetlab0C20A130C10A0Cturn0Eoff0Eretweets0C/story01.htm INGRAM MICRO INFORMATICA INFOCUS ZORAN Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at christo861's blog
Loom is a new service that lets you store any photos or videos in order to free up precious storage space on your iPhone or iPad. The best part is that you've then got one unified library that's accessible across all your devices. Loom is available for both iOS and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at christo861's blog
If you used Windows XP for a long time (who didn't?), one of the biggest changes when moving to Windows 7 or Vista was the massively-altered Explorer. While the new Explorer introduces some useful new features, it also removed just as many -- which is where Classic Shell comes in!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at christo861's blog
In a move that's about as useful as rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, BlackBerry has issued an open letter to customers and partners designed to quell their fears. Despite a recent spate of well-publicized ill fortune, the company claims that its loyal customers "can continue to count on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at christo861's blog
This tiny Bluetooth puck works as a trusted device and works with Touchless Control I "rediscovered" a little gadget the other day that works great with my Moto X. Like a lot of tech enthusiasts — as in a whole freaking lot — I hit sites like Woot.com every night... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at christo861's blog
O'reilly make some of the best computer books in the world. They also sell them as DRM-free e-books in a bunch of formats, including PDFs and Mobi for Kindle. They usually offer one "Deal of the Day", which is a 50% discount code for a book chosen for that one... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at christo861's blog
Okay, I know what you're thinking: chocolate on Download Squad? That's right! That's because Chocomize is one of the nerdiest ways to get chocolate online: it's a website where you customize your own bar using a multi-step process. We've covered Chocomize before in our holiday gift guide, so when they... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at christo861's blog
When Apple’s iPad was launched, there were queues of people waiting to get their hands on one. The revolutionary tablet iPad was going to offer people a new device that was going to change their lives. However, a lot of people shrugged at the idea with clear indifference. Many people... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at christo861's blog
This one's for the sysadmins in the audience: Altaro, makers of our favorite "time machine for Windows" back solution, OopsBackup, have just announced a new product entering beta called Hyper-V Backup. It's a backup solution for virtual machines running on Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization solution. If that sentence just seemed like... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at christo861's blog