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Google is making over the interface on its Gmail email service as part of a larger overhaul of the look and feel of all its offerings. The renovation project will be ongoing over the next several months, according to Chris Wiggins, creative director of digital at Google. Google's emphasis in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2011 at wilbmcco's blog
Forget fireworks, celebrate this 4th of July with a towering inferno of science. Practical Pyromaniac William Gurstelle explains the physics of the phenomenon and shows us how to build our own. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/ojOh0YLF0qk/make-a-tornado-of-fire-out-of-household-items ROGERS COMMUNICATIONS SAIC SATYAM COMPUTER SERVICES SES SHAW COMMUNICATIONS MCAFEE Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2011 at wilbmcco's blog
Got mind control on the mind? Check out this new concept bike from Deeplocal -- a Pittsburgh-based design house that's adding a neurological twist to the art of cycling. As part of Toyota Prius Project No. 11, the company outfitted the seat post of a Parlee PXP aero road bike... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2011 at wilbmcco's blog
It seems like only yesterday that they had about 14 apps—where does time go?! *sniffles* Like Android app downloads, the rate at which apps are being developed is churning faster and faster—good work, devs. [WindowsPhoneAppList via WinRumors via Gadgetsteria via Engadget] More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/S3E2KnMNiQ0/woah-how-did-windows-phone-7-jump-to-25000-apps AMPHENOL ANIXTER INTERNATIONAL APPLE COMPUTER... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2011 at wilbmcco's blog
GNOME 3, after more than two years of development, has been released into the wild. GNOME 3 is not merely the logical successor of GNOME 2: it is an entirely new project, started from scratch, to create a "completely new, modern desktop designed for today's users and technologies." The best... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2011 at wilbmcco's blog
Being both a gadget geek and a dad, I am very familiar with LeapFrog’s collection of gear. Their latest gadget is the LeapPad Explorer. It is a tablet designed for the 4-9 year-old set. My 4-year old loved playing with the Xoom while I had it, so I wondered what... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2011 at wilbmcco's blog
It has emerged that the underlying cause of RSA's SecurID gaffe was the recently-reported zero-day vulnerability found in Adobe's Flash Player. The exploit, which used specially-crafted Flash embedding in Excel spreadsheets, was first reported on March 15 and has since been fixed. RSA was hacked sometime in the first half... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2011 at wilbmcco's blog
Google, according to reports from "a dozen executives working at key companies in the Android ecosystem" is finally locking down the open source and easily-fragmented Android operating system. As it currently stands, Google hands over the 'final' code for each version of Android, and OEMs and developers then spend some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2011 at wilbmcco's blog
A lot of companies would like to get on the flash games bandwagon but have no core competency to do it. Out of Israel is a new white label solution called Tictacti. The startup has also now raised a $500,000 round led by Kima Ventures and other undisclosed investors. To... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2011 at wilbmcco's blog
Tweetbot for iPhone has been updated to 1.3 and brings new features and improvements such as the ability to view local trends and translate direct messages. Improved multiple account switching Local trends (can be set in the account settings) Improved recipient selector when creating a new direct message Ability to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2011 at wilbmcco's blog
Parodying the "priceless" Mastercard ad would've been funny enough, but once you remember Mastercard was one of the companies that refused to honor donations to Wikileaks, it makes Julian Assange's video all the more effective. [Wikileaks] More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/rEiX6E1Q9p4/wikileaks-spoofs-mastercard-ad-in-video-plea-for-donations FACTSET RESEARCH SYSTEMS F5 NETWORKS EPICOR SOFTWARE EMULEX EMS TECHNOLOGIES... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2011 at wilbmcco's blog
This morning, an updated version of the stock Android Music app was leaked along with a new version of Android Market. The new Music app, which is labeled 'version 3', is similar to the leaked build from December, but it has received a ton of polish -- and indeed, it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2011 at wilbmcco's blog
Delorme’s InReach GPS Communicator lets you send text messages, even when you are in the wilderness and far away from cellphone coverage. As befits a GPS device, it’s all done with satellites. Delorme has teamed up with Iridium, the satellite phone people, to offer a $10-per-month messaging package. It works... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2011 at wilbmcco's blog
Many of us are perfectly content viewing only 2D content on our mobile devices, but if you've been dying to add a bit more depth to your smartphone's display, Global Wave may have just what you're looking for. At the 3D and Virtual Reality Expo in Tokyo, the Japanese company... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2011 at wilbmcco's blog
Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you! Rhythm Guitar: Play guitar with your iPad!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2011 at wilbmcco's blog
No, she's not in a state of shock, nor is she hunting for plankton -- she's simply waiting for the dentist to polish her pearly whites, just like any other conscientious robot. Known as the Showa Hanako 2, this humanoid was originally developed last year as a tool for dentists... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2011 at wilbmcco's blog
Shot Shot Pirate is very satisfying, because each level is short and to the point. You know what you have to do and you just do it. As you may have gathered from the name, you're cast in the role of a pirate. Your goal is to shoot at a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2011 at wilbmcco's blog
The online music race is now an all-out sprint: Amazon, Google, and Apple are now all offering (or preparing to launch) services that let you upload your music collection to the cloud, letting you listen to the music you own wherever you are. But they aren't just competing with each... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2011 at wilbmcco's blog
DigiTech has announced a new programmable pedalboard and iPad application that together allow a guitarist to replace a floor full of effects pedals. The iPB-10 Programmable Pedalboard “combines the simplicity of a pedalboard with the flexibility of a multi-effect system.” The Audio DNA2 inside the iPB-10 provides no-latency, high-definition signal... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2011 at wilbmcco's blog
Auslogics Disk Defrag has been part of my system maintenance toolkit for quite some time. With the release of version 3.2, it's now even better at tidying up and optimizing your system's hard disk drives. In addition to a cleaner, easier-to-use interface, Disk Defrag 3.2 offers improved single file and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2011 at wilbmcco's blog
Delkin's new 64GB SD card may well be the "fastest SDXC card in the world" and with respective read/write speeds of 95 MBps and 45 MBps, it's not hard to believe. But at $540, who's it for? More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/5tsTT8IUw2Y/the-worlds-fastest-sdxc-card-still-cant-compete-with-compact-flash-yet SYNTAXBRILLIAN SYNOPSYS SYNNEX SYMANTEC SYKES ENTERPRISES INORATED SYBASE Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2011 at wilbmcco's blog
While not specifically called out as part of Apple’s iOS 5 “cutting the (iTunes) cord” initiative, the ability to finally create and manage photo albums directly on-device for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch helps achieve just that. No longer are you stuck with what you sync over via USB. Now... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2011 at wilbmcco's blog
You've got to hand it to IBM's engineers. They drag themselves into work after their company's 100th birthday party, pop a few Alka-Seltzers and then promptly announce yet another seismic invention. This time it's a new kind of phase change memory (PCM) that reads and writes 100 times faster than... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2011 at wilbmcco's blog
Due to a sales tax measure recently passed in CA state legislature and on its way to be signed by Governor Jerry Brown, Amazon has sent all participants in its California Amazon Associates program the below email, warning of the termination of the program. Amazon's Associates program allows site owners... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2011 at wilbmcco's blog
What amazes me about Safe House—a Polish home designed by Kwl Promes Architects—is that it manages to be a beautiful family residence while offering a security level probably comparable to the White House's situation room. It borders paranoia. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/9KloHd4BfK4/ VIRGIN MEDIA VIEWSONIC VERISIGN VERIFONE HOLDINGS VEECO INSTRUMENTS... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2011 at wilbmcco's blog