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I'm getting fat; that's what you see on the screenshot to the right -- my gradual move from chubby to portly. But never mind the numbers, look at the pretty graph! If you've ever read The Hacker's Diet, this graph should be instantly recognizable. Each point shows the weight for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2014 at christopher's blog
Social networking has become one of the hottest online activities with 73 percent of adults using a social networking site of some kind, according to data compiled by Pew Internet. Around 4 out of 10 online adults get their social groove going with multiple sites, but which are the most... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2014 at christopher's blog
Though Sony's crazy QX10 and QX100 lens cameras can attach to most smartphones, the company naturally favored its own Xperia Z and Z1 handsets by creating custom cases for those devices. Now it's doing the same for its crazy-large 6.4-inch Xperia Z ... Source: http://feeds.engadget.com/~r/weblogsinc/engadget/~3/6RAHRxNMZio/ Fidelity National Information Svcs. Fiserv... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2014 at christopher's blog
The Obama administration has been stoking the fires of fear about a cyberattack on America's infrastructure for well over a year now, but a little-discussed physical attack on a power plant earlier this year suggests we shouldn't ignore more traditional threats. Read more... Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/m7cWTMYpibA/is-the-internet-more-vulnerable-to-physical-attacks-tha-1492204429 Scientific Games Sandisk Salesforce Com... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at christopher'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 Dec 31, 2013 at christopher's blog
Homegrown sensor technology, like the kind found in the Myo armband, could give wearable entrepreneurs a leg up. Source: http://feeds.wired.com/c/35185/f/661457/s/34ffda13/sc/5/l/0L0Swired0N0Cgadgetlab0C20A130C120Cmyo0Earmband0C/story01.htm Linear Technology . Lexmark International Level 3 Communications Lawson Software Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at christopher's blog
StreetPass data swaps are handy for 3DS owners who want to expand their games with other players' content, but they limit the number of new people you can accept at any one time. Ever wonder why that is? As it turns out, Nintendo has been ... Source: http://feeds.engadget.com/~r/weblogsinc/engadget/~3/0MCyln_a5nI/ Technitrol Take-Two... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at christopher's blog
The story of Dell is business legend: How a kid starting in his dorm room, hiding computer parts in the bathroom when his parents visited, managed to build a computing giant that employs over 100,000 people. The Dell saga added a new chapter this year, when its founder and Silver... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at christopher's blog
When International CES opens in Las Vegas in early January, a flood of wearable computing devices, including smartwatches, will be on display. The fledgling smartwatch market is tiny compared to that for smartphones, or even wearable devices like Google Glass or smart bands that cater to fitness and health-monitoring needs.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at christopher's blog
Touchscreen publishing company Onswipe has good news for Samsung. As Onswipe's Chief Marketing Officer Jason Baptiste put it in an email, "Samsung clearly won Christmas when it comes to tablets." Specifically, the company looked at visitors to Onswipe-optimized sites for the period of Dec. 26 to Dec. 29 in comparison... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at christopher's blog
On May 8, @eWEEKnews will host its fifth Tweetchat event. The topic will be "Defining, Deploying and Defending Software-Defined Networks." Source: http://feeds.ziffdavisenterprise.com/~r/RSS/eweek_voip/~3/JUdA8VtBOQA/ Hypercom Hewlett Packard Co Heartland Payment Systems Google Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at christopher's blog
Google now gives users the option to post a link to a Google profile at the bottom of name-query search pages, meaning that anyone searching for a user online can view information that the user wants the world to see. This potentially allows Google to use its search engine to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at christopher's blog
Nintendo's Wii U hasn't exactly been the smash hit that the company had surely hoped, and a year after the console's debut Nintendo is reportedly exploring a future that could include mobile apps. With Angry Birds, Temple Run and other casual games dominating tablets and mobile phones, Nintendo faces increased... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at christopher's blog
The newest update in the highly disconcerting series of devastating failures that is the Fukushima cleanup effort is troubling to say the least. Tepco has confirmed that (unexplained) plumes of steam have been rising from the mangled remains of Reactor Building 3. In other words, there's a chance Fukushima could... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at christopher'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 Dec 31, 2013 at christopher's blog
Fun fact: Engadget reviewed 176 products in 2013, and that's not even counting the umpteen times we got hands-on with stuff at tradeshows and press events. In general, we try to review just the top-tier gadgets, but even then, some of it ends up ... Source: http://www.engadget.com/2013/12/31/2013-engadget-reviews/?ncid=rss_truncated Maximus Mantech International... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at christopher's blog
You don't need to completely rewire your home to make it future-friendly. This holiday season, you can buy plenty of plug-and-play devices that will automate and app-control your house, and most of them cost $300 or less. Source: http://feeds.wired.com/c/35185/f/661457/s/350aa600/sc/28/l/0L0Swired0N0Cgadgetlab0C20A130C120Chome0Eof0Ethe0Efuture0Egift0Eguide0C/story01.htm Earthlink Dst Systems Discover Financial Services Diodes Inorated Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at christopher's blog
When I was a kid, we played outside with the other kids in the neighborhood with most of our free time. We also made the most of recess at school. We kept ourselves quite occupied without any of today's modern ... Source: http://feeds.wired.com/c/35185/f/661459/s/2d202534/l/0L0Swired0N0Cgeekdad0C20A130C0A30C30A0Eclassic0Egames0Efor0Esimple0Eoutdoor0Eplay0C/story01.htm Quest Software Quantum Qlogic . Progress Software Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at christopher's blog
It is time to look back on 2013 and consider what we've learned about technology and human nature. Both Apple and Dell were massively changed, and Google went from a company that wanted our private information to one that wanted our jobs. The U.S. government decided, through the NSA, that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at christopher's blog
When I wrote last Sunday's column about the dispute between Fox and Cablevision over what the New York cable-TV service should pay the network to carry its channels, I worried that the piece would be overtaken by a Saturday-morning settlement. Source: http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/click.phdo?i=2e7211083e53d042f45dcc779b5c0bbb Iron Mountain Inorated Iomega Intuit Intersections Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at christopher's blog
It's not supposed to be that hard to figure out if something is liquid or if something is solid. If it flows like water, it's liquid. If it stays relatively still, it's solid. But what if it's a substance that breaks the laws of normal behavior and is both liquid... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at christopher's blog
To the surprise of virtually everyone in France, the government has just passed a law requiring car services like Uber to wait 15 minutes before picking up passengers. The bill is designed to help regular taxi drivers, who feel threatened by recently ... Source: http://feeds.engadget.com/~r/weblogsinc/engadget/~3/Cg0xWn3bhNk/ Mantech International Manhattan Associates Lsi... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at christopher's blog
Apple iPhone and BlackBerry owners can breathe easier: Skype plans to announce an application for the smartphones at the CTIA Wireless convention on Tuesday.... Source: http://feeds.ziffdavisenterprise.com/~r/RSS/pdfmobile/~3/izaBUNN7clY/ Western Digital Volt Information Sciences Vishay Intertechnology Virgin Media Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at christopher's blog
Apple iPhone and BlackBerry owners can breathe easier: Skype plans to announce an application for the smartphones at the CTIA Wireless convention on Tuesday.... Source: http://feeds.ziffdavisenterprise.com/~r/RSS/pdfmobile/~3/izaBUNN7clY/ At&T Autodesk Automatic Data Processing Avnet Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at christopher's blog
Forget candy for Easter this year - be sure to pick up Sugar Rush for Easter! Sugar Rush of course is the video game world of our favorite brat racer in the movie Wreck-it Ralph. Seriously, what kid (or adult) ... Source: http://feeds.wired.com/c/35185/f/661459/s/2d202541/l/0L0Swired0N0Cgeekdad0C20A130C0A30Cinterview0Ejack0Emcbrayer0Efrom0Ewreck0Eit0Eralph0C/story01.htm Scientific Games Sandisk Salesforce Com Saic Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at christopher's blog