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A new version of Google's personal computer operating system, Chrome OS, was released for developers Tuesday. It adds design elements of more conventional offerings like Windows and OS X. The new Aura interface includes a home screen with a task bar, or shelf, from which you can launch applications. Source:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2012 at lacyhenle's blog
Trish Vickers is a woman who went blind seven years ago because of diabetes. Instead of complaining, she's been writing—yes, literally writing—a book. Recently, however, she lost 26 pages of her novel because she didn't realize the pen she was using had run out of ink. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/NiMYkNJC2tI/the-police-saved-a-blind-womans-invisible-writing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at lacyhenle's blog
Even though you think gas costs a fortune—because it does—gas stations make little, if any, profit of fuel sales. Their cash cow? The cheap, pink sunglasses. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/8M2cw3ThUl0/gas-stations-dont-really-make-money-on-gas IMATION IKON OFFICE SOLUTIONS IDT IBASIS HYPERCOM Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at lacyhenle's blog
Last week Nokia launched their new, Lumia 900 Windows Phone marketing campaign, pretty much calling the iPhone a problem-plagued beta test of a smartphone. Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheIphoneBlog/~3/SR4n-QAsNEw/story01.htm AVNET BHARTI AIRTEL BT GROUP CANON MEMC ELECTRONIC MATERIALS Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at lacyhenle'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 Apr 12, 2012 at lacyhenle's blog
A battle rages on warm evenings around the world. It kicks off as soon as the ground begins to thaw and before the last snows melt away. The heavily sooted workhorses of summer are rolled out on squeaky plastic wheels to their place in the sun, ready to stand guard... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at lacyhenle's blog
In a departure from its last introduction as dramatic as the C300's Hollywood launch itself, Canon has quietly announced two additional cameras to sit alongside the company's former lone flagship. You may have caught a glimpse of the EOS-1D C at the C300 launch, but what six months ago was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at lacyhenle's blog
While this slick little HTML5 audio player might not pack all of the features of your favorite desktop media application, it's still a very cool demonstration of what a Web app can do with access to local resources -- like MP3 and OGG files. Just fire up http://antimatter15.github.com/player/player.html in your... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at lacyhenle'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 Apr 12, 2012 at lacyhenle's blog
Video: Super-efficient Chicken Breast Deboning Robot Colorfly?s ?Audiophile-Quality? Audio Player Is Made Of Wood Video: A Scary Realistic Iron Man Mark I Suit The 4:20 Watch From Cadence Panda Itazura Bank: Super-Cute Piggy Bank (Video) This Wooden iPad Frame Does Retro Right Source: http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/06/16/daily-crunch-animal-tv-edition/ LIBERTY GLOBAL LM ERICSSON LOGITECH INTERNATIONAL... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at lacyhenle's blog
I have a thing for full-screen text editing. I use WriteMonkey for my creative writing needs, and VIM in a full-screen PuTTY session for my Web development work. That being the case, I'm all over the monospace, dark-background, focused editing scene. OmmWriter attempts to take that aesthetic and make it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at lacyhenle's blog
The new iPad 3 brings many of the camera enhancements that have already appeared on the iPhone 4S. Of course the iPhone 4S has already proved to be the fastest selling smartphone ever, and has quickly risen to be the most common camera phone for uploading directly to Flickr. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at lacyhenle's blog
AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint have agreed to create a shared database of stolen cellphones in order to lock them down and reduce resale value. Once a phone is identified as stolen, carriers would be able to block it from getting service from any of the service providers. Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheIphoneBlog/~3/S0x26zcRQpY/story01.htm... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at lacyhenle's blog
If you have been looking to get your hands on an Android tablet running Ice Cream Sandwich, but aren't fond of the price tags you'd been seeing, 1SaleADay has a good one in store for you. For today only you can grab a 32GB Wifi Motorola XOOM for only $329,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at lacyhenle's blog
We've laid our eyes (and hands) on the Ascend G 300 a pair of times, first while it was sneaking past the FCC, then shortly after that when we took it for a quick spin at MWC in Barcelona. Now, Huawei's Gingerbread handset is prepping to land in the UK... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at lacyhenle's blog
For today's ShopAndroid.com Daily Giveaway we'll be featuring the Seidio ACTIVE Case for Galaxy Nexus, Case-Mate Barely There Case for Samsung Stratosphere, Body Glove Flex Snap-On Case for Samsung Nexus S 4G, and the Seidio SURFACE Case for HTC Sensation. Take a moment to check out our brief hands-on videos... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at lacyhenle's blog
Google Currents (subscribe to AC on Google Currents!) has received a sizeable update that increases the speed of the app as well offers the app worldwide, which also widens the language support. Here is the full change-log: Sync speed - Dramatic (7X) performance boost Instant online sync - No need... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at lacyhenle's blog
Here are nine useful apps that will find you cheap gas, help you beat traffic, make sure your car is in shape, and maintain your behind-the-wheel sanity. Source: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/04/9-must-download-apps-for-drivers-commuters-and-buyers-of-high-priced-gas/ KEY JDS UNIPHASE JDA SOFTWARE GROUP JACK HENRY and ASSOCIATES IXYS Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at lacyhenle's blog
iSites -- a zero-code cloud-based 'app creator' -- can now generate HTML5 apps that work on iOS devices. With this new feature, dubbed 'InstantApp', you can now design a single app in your browser and publish it natively on Android and iOS, and as an HTML5 iPhone app. We haven't... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at lacyhenle's blog
Spaceport.io, an HTML5, mobile game creation platform, has raised a strategic round of funding from a number of investors including BBC Worldwide and YouWeb, a previous investor. While financial terms of the funding were not not disclosed, we hear the round was in the millions. Spaceport allows game developers to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at lacyhenle's blog
Space X CEO, Tesla CEO, and Paypal founder Elon Musk made an appearance on The Daily Show last night, where he discussed the bold ambition of developing sustained life on another planet. Jon Stewart was like an excited child, asking Musk if he is indeed one of the X-Men. More... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at lacyhenle's blog
Here are some stories from the past week on CrunchGear: ?Rotary Mechanical? Cell Phone Concept Isn?t Practical, But It Looks Great Lomo?s New La Sardina Camera Is Cheap And Sardine-Can-Like Panda Itazura Bank: Super-Cute Piggy Bank (Video) Meet The Robostir, A Robotic Soup Stirrer SugarSync Adds Mobile Device Management To... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at lacyhenle's blog
In the process of reviewing the HTC One X, CNET UK flagged up a potential build quality issue. On four different review units, they reported that pushing down on the edges of the screen caused it to flex and produce a series of discoloured pixels on the display. Going back... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at lacyhenle's blog
A South African man (whose name has not been released) got a lucky break on Sunday, when his kidnappers stuffed him into the trunk of his car with his cell phone, which he used to send a text to his girlfriend, Lynn Peters. What Peters did next ended up saving... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at lacyhenle's blog
Some of you who own Windows Phone 7 devices are still waiting for your pre-NoDo preparation update -- never mind NoDo itself. A few workarounds have been posted, but unfortunately they didn't work unless your carrier had completed testing and was ready to schedule the update. Now, however, the Chevron... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at lacyhenle's blog