This is Willetta Knoblove's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Willetta Knoblove's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Willetta Knoblove
Recent Activity
Sometimes it's the simplest questions that lead to the most important innovation -- other times it's more that they're just plain fun to answer. Take the one asked by Grand Rapids, MI-artist, Sam Blanchard: what would the Wachowski Brothers' bullet-time effect look like, were it shot on, say 20 Polaroids,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2011 at Willetta Knoblove's blog
If you play Scrabble (or a scrabble-like game) from time to time, you may want to check out Scrabble Helper. This simple website is a godsend when you're at a loss for words. Simply enter whatever letters you have, and the word you'd like to connect with. Scrabble helper comes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2011 at Willetta Knoblove'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 Sep 18, 2011 at Willetta Knoblove'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 Sep 18, 2011 at Willetta Knoblove's blog
Sand Trap is one of those games that at first seem too hard to bother with, but when you try to stop playing it you discover you're hooked. The goal is to get as much sand as you possibly can out of the maze and into the bucket at the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2011 at Willetta Knoblove's blog
Back in 2008, Ozmo Devices paired up with Intel to get its WiFi PAN (WiFi Personal Area Network) tech into low-power devices. Fast-forward to a few years later, tack on a new partnership with Targus and get ready for the first of those Bluetooth-less peripherals to hit the market. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2011 at Willetta Knoblove's blog
Manufacturer’s Description Redefining the tablet by providing more ways to have fun, connect with friends and stay productive on the go, the Motorola XOOM boasts a dual core processor with each core running at 1 GHz, 10.1-inch widescreen HD display, and ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking. Winner of the Best of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2011 at Willetta Knoblove's blog
While Nintendo has officially disavowed the notion of making smartphone games, their long-time software associate Square-Enix seems to have no compunction in churning them out. They've pumped out over 30 iOS apps to date, but Square-Enix is now looking to revive a few of their classic titles on an Android... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2011 at Willetta Knoblove's blog
Today?s LogicBUY Deal is the new Lenovo Enhanced Multimedia Remote (N5902) with backlit keyboard for $39.99. This is an update to the previous N5901 model. It?s compatible with Xbox 360 and PS3. Features rubberized keys and optical trackball (like the new Blackberry). Uses a USB nano dongle (which stores in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2011 at Willetta Knoblove's blog
I have a thing for physics games, and I've been known to post the occasional platformer or action game here and there. But Let it Slide is one of the brainiest games I've posted to date. The idea is very simple, and far from original: You get a board with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2011 at Willetta Knoblove's blog
Good news for secure data fans who aren't fond of moving parts: Kingston's shipping a new line of security-focused solid state drives for all your info-hiding needs. Despite being touted as an enterprise product, the new line will happily sit in any SATA-capable machine you wish, smoothly chugging along thanks... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2011 at Willetta Knoblove's blog
Speedtest.net is pretty much the go-to site for quickly figuring out how fast (or slow) your connection really is and comparing the numbers your ISP boasts with what it actually delivers. And now it's got a new coat of paint and a couple of neat features. In brief: New UI:... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2011 at Willetta Knoblove's blog
When the first shots of the HTC Vigor started making the rounds, I offhandedly mentioned that the funky backplate and red trim made it look like a new entry in Verizon's Incredible series. As it turns out, that hunch may have just been confirmed, as a recently leaked release indicates... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2011 at Willetta Knoblove's blog
What better way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Halo than the release of a new way to first-person shoot people on the Xbox 360? Splitfish today announced that its FragFX Shark mouse / analog stick hybrid controller device thingie is finally hitting the Microsoft console. The peripheral offers in-controller... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2011 at Willetta Knoblove's blog
In most games, dying is a bad thing. You have to start all over again, or at least revert to the last save point and lose some progress. Not so in Survival Lab: in this pixelated gem you play as a lone individual pitted against ruthless weapons in a sealed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2011 at Willetta Knoblove's blog
There's a new concept for social networking services taking root, and it's not about re-creating your offline social graph on the Web, like Facebook does today. It's about discovering the people who are nearby you now - the ones you probably would like to meet. This type of discovery mechanism... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2011 at Willetta Knoblove's blog
In what may possibly be the fastest turnaround for kernel source code releases from Samsung, the still fresh out of the box Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch kernel source is now available for download via the Samsung Open Source Release Center. This is a good way to start... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2011 at Willetta Knoblove's blog
At rest, the Levitatr looks like a shiny, expensive glass rectangle in an aluminum chassis. Press the activation key, and up springs a backlit full-size 77 key Bluetooth keyboard. Designer James Stumpf came up with the concept after becoming frustrated with typing on the virtual keyboard on his iPad. He... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2011 at Willetta Knoblove's blog
Dropbox offers a lovely client for Android, but it's lacking true "sync" functionality. You can merely browse your Dropbox, pull files into the device, and manually upload specific files. DropSpace is a little Android app that makes Dropbox on Android work like Dropbox - that is, you get real folder... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2011 at Willetta Knoblove's blog
You can now take Turntable.fm on the go with their newly released iPhone app. The app provides all the features you've come to know and love -- listening room joining and creation, virtual DJing, chatting and social media integration -- but in a pint-sized capacitive touchscreen form. Source: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/09/hands-on-turntablefm-iphone/ ELECTRONIC... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2011 at Willetta Knoblove's blog
These iharmonix Qi-wear glasses from Qmadix offer stereo Bluetooth connectivity and eye protection in one package. They have on-frame controls and an internal rechargeable lithium-polymer battery that provides 7+ days of standby. The glasses use 2.1 + EDR Bluetooth to connect with any Bluetooth-enabled device; dual microphones cancel ambient noise... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2011 at Willetta Knoblove's blog
Researchers at the University of Michigan have figured out a way to drastically increase your cellphone's battery life, at least while using WiFi. By using what they're calling E-MiLi, or Energy-Minimizing Idle Listening, professor Kang Shin (right) and student Xinyu Zhang have developed a proof of concept that could extend... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2011 at Willetta Knoblove's blog
Select Microsoft Connect partners -- major players like HP -- have been given their first taste of Windows 8. According to various sources, the build string currently sits at 7971.0.110324-1900, which is the third milestone build of the successor to Windows 7. So far, there haven't been many details revealed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2011 at Willetta Knoblove's blog
If there's one thing better than a new Ben Heck mod, it's seeing something his army of apprentices has cooked up. This time, Turkish modder c_mon has produced a striking wooden Sega Saturn laptop. It's got a 5-inch LCD screen pulled from a Sony PSOne in the lid, built-in speakers... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2011 at Willetta Knoblove'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 Sep 16, 2011 at Willetta Knoblove's blog