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rogergidcumb
in the motherboard
pc mad
Interests: hardware and liberty
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Sony has a January 27th meeting in Tokyo to discuss "business [overview] and strategy." That much is true (and confirmed by Joystiq to Sony). What we don't know is whether MCV and VG247's sources are worth their weight in Lucida Grande. Both sites claim to have heard this meeting will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at rogergidcumb's blog
Google has just acquired eBook Technologies, according to a notice that is currently appearing on the company's homepage. Google confirmed the acquisition, with a spokesperson giving us this statement: ?We are happy to welcome eBook Technologies' team to Google. Together, we hope to deliver richer reading experiences on tablets, electronic... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at rogergidcumb's blog
Tech Lighting Railtones Wireless Sound System: I love this product. Now for a little more clarification. Ok. I REALLY love this product. To start with, I was never a big fan of amped up sound systems. I don’t get it even though my husband claims it would make our HDtv... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at rogergidcumb's blog
You're going to spend the next two minutes watching paint float through the air in extraordinarily slow motion. You're going to watch it speckle and collide and drape and dance. And you're going to be oh-so-happy that you did. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/1I1KHZCLjwY/paint-this-beautiful-doesnt-need-a-canvas MICROSOFT MICROSEMI MICROS SYSTEMS MICRON TECHNOLOGY Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at rogergidcumb's blog
When Google made the decision to introduce an in-tab bookmark manager for Chrome, it only made sense that other personal pages -- like your settings -- would move to tabs as well. A tabbed options page for Chrome began taking shape in July 2010, when we shared a video of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at rogergidcumb's blog
If any instrument deserves to be geeked over, it is the pipe organ. Over the course of its almost 2,000 years of development, it has evolved from the rudimentary Greek water organ to the extremely complex device featured in cathedrals and concert halls all over the world. And this is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at rogergidcumb's blog
We might have had full specs and a price for the Marshall Minors for a good couple of months already, but in true rock star form, they're only now arriving in stock. As of today, your order for a pair of these premium buds will be met with no delay,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at rogergidcumb's blog
If you've been waiting for an easier way to tether your webOS phone and share its mobile data connection, the webOS Internals team has some good news for you. FreeTether has gone into beta, and that's exactly what the app is designed to do. Once installed, you simply fire up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at rogergidcumb's blog
It's been less than a week since Intel announced their 2nd Generation Core processors, and the little guys are already hard at work. Deep in the heart of another convention -- the National Retail Federation Convention, to be exact -- Intel unveiled the Connected Store concept: a futuristic storefront for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at rogergidcumb's blog
Tonight was the big CES 2011 keynote by Microsoft head honcho Steve Ballmer, and Windows on ARM took center stage. Those of you hoping to see some in-depth ARM action -- well, you'll have to wait until Microsoft and its partners have had a bit more time to flesh things... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at rogergidcumb's blog
Google Chrome's right-click context menu is a very handy place to have access to add-on functionality. From element blocking in AdBlock to creating short URLs for the pages you browse, there are tons of extensions which offer two-click access this way. One handy new context menu extension is Apps list,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at rogergidcumb's blog
newPCgadgets is introducing the newest item in their line of “Surprisingly Unique Products.” Their new Tablet Coasters are similar to their Smartphone Coasters we told you about last fall. These stainless steel Tablet Coasters are designed to raise your tablet to a 35 degree angle. They are 5 1/2″w x... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at rogergidcumb's blog
The leaks suggested that the Verizon iPhone would have have slightly relocated buttons, and it's true -- as you can see in the photo above, the newly revised CDMA antenna notch has pushed the volume and mute controls down a hair from GSM version. That means a lot of cases... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at rogergidcumb's blog
Last April, ThinkGeek listed a few joke items that were part of their April Fools’ Day prank. One of these items was the iCade, posted about on The Gadgeteer. Apparently, enough people seeing the joke item thought the iCade was a product worth purchasing, so ThinkGeek teamed up with ION... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at rogergidcumb's blog
EXOvault artists hand-build fine iPhone cases (3G/3GS or iPhone 4) of metal and wood. Each case is machined from solid metal stock, and some have rosewood accents. Some cases are plain, and some are engraved. You can choose a style that screws together, or a style with hinges for easier... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at rogergidcumb's blog
Motorola announced several new devices at one of the most interesting press events at the Consumer Electronics show (CES) 2011. One of the devices Motorola announced is the Motorola Atrix. Motorola claims that this is the most powerful smartphone in the market, thanks to the two cores of Cortex A9... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at rogergidcumb's blog
Got iTunes? Got a Windows Phone 7 device? Then you'll probably want to check out the new Remote app in the Marketplace. It promises to make the two sing in perfect harmony by making them talk over a WiFi connection. There's a basic set of iTunes controls at your WP7... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at rogergidcumb's blog
Planning on getting arrested in California any time soon? You'd better make sure your text archives are free from any incriminating information as the state's Supreme Court has now ruled it legal for police to check your missives folder without the need for a warrant. The justification for this privacy... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at rogergidcumb's blog
Automattic has officially brought WordPress to Windows Phone 7 for blogging on the go. The WordPress app stays faithful to the general Windows Phone 7 aesthetic of huge typography that goes beyond the current view, and horizontally scrolling screens. But the app isn't really meant for writing epic posts (although... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at rogergidcumb's blog
XBMC is a fantastic media center application, and while it works well for dedicated HTPCs, it also plays nice on desktop computers, alongside your other software. But now XBMC has hit the version 10.0 milestone with a plethora of changes and improvements. Here's a small sample of the goodies you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at rogergidcumb's blog
To say Motorola's Xoom had a coming-out party at CES would be understating things greatly. It was easily one of the highlights of the show, and the potential that was shown was obviously just part of the story. According to Moto's developer page, there's actually a barometer included, right alongside... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at rogergidcumb's blog
Ah, the connected home... the ultimate Jetsonian fantasy that refuses to come true. LG's doing its best to change that with its Thinq lineup of connected appliances announced and demonstrated for the first time here in Las Vegas. The details of connectivity and interoperability are scarce but we do know... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at rogergidcumb's blog
A spectre is haunting Mountain View. No, not bed bugs: bit rot. Google is in serious decline. I don't see how they can deny it. They have famously always been a data-driven organization, and the data is compelling. Business Insider's list of the 15 biggest tech flops of 2010 cited... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at rogergidcumb's blog
Acer has made something very clear here at CES -- it's going to enter the tablet market much like it entered the netbook one, with lots of options. In addition to the Android tablets (it's got 4.8-, 7-, and 10-inch versions) and the dual-screen Iconia, the company will be bringing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at rogergidcumb's blog
Ice Blue Line is a Danish design firm that is offering some unique iPad and iPhone holders made of acrylic and steel. There are four different iPad wall mounted holders. Three of them are arcylic and one is steel. There is also one iPhone holder for your desk, that is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2011 at rogergidcumb's blog