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Google, in an interesting but not entirely unexpected twist, will not be open-sourcing Android 3.0 Honeycomb for the foreseeable future. Historically, Android is usually open-sourced via the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) a few days or weeks after the code is finalized. While this departure from the norm won't affect... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Rosie Chen's blog
Running for extended periods of time is difficult if you don't have water, but water is difficult to carry, never mind your phone and keys. The Runner combines all your essentials in one package that straps firmly onto your hand for easy carrying. But it's not so good for running.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Rosie Chen's blog
Walking iPads aside, usable telepresence remains one of geekdom's purest goals. Being able to attend meetings, without the minor irritation of actually being there, has been a motivator for professionals and hobbyists alike. Double Robotics, on the other hand, feel that they've spotted an opportunity. By leveraging the computing power... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Rosie Chen's blog
Sony's kicked off its Gamescom event in Germany by revealing a new deal for games playable on both the PS3 and its handheld relative, the PS Vita. The incoming PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault will be two of the first titles to arrive on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Rosie Chen's blog
Adobe has been broadcasting as much as possible that Flash on Android is going away, although it's been offering a grace period for those addicted to the plugin. It's now time to wean yourself off. As Adobe warned earlier in the year, new installations from Google Play won't be an... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Rosie Chen's blog
Have you ever wondered what the Web was like before the Mosaic Web browser? If you were born in the last 20-odd years, or you only discovered your inner geek recently, did you miss out on monochrome monitors and the dial-up BBS era? Well, here's your chance to get a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Rosie Chen's blog
Do you know why people hate movie studios? Why, increasingly, they're driven to download content illegally, even though they're perfectly willing to pay for it? Because of crap like this: More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/uMI9l_OZ94g/this-is-why-people-pirate Manhattan Associates Lsi Linear Technology Lexmark International Level 3 Communications Lawson Software Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Rosie Chen'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 Aug 14, 2012 at Rosie Chen's blog
Sony's decided to spill the beans on PlayStation Mobile, its upcoming cross-platform gaming service. It will connect to your own PSN ID, linking into its software store, which aims to offer up a "wide range of portable experiences." We're still looking at PlayStation-certified devices here, but Sony's also announced that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Rosie Chen's blog
RealNetworks has decided to roll out that old internet chestnut, RealPlayer, to a fresh-faced generation of smartphones that are screaming out for one more media player. This one reckons it can handle your music, video and photo content al in the same blueish hue and while the player has a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Rosie Chen's blog
Oh my god is that an old Mac? How are you carrying that? No, jack for brains, it's an iPad case. And it's awesome. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/XnSWX7rt3bk/double-take-an-ipad-case-thats-a-1984-mac Google Google Formfactor Fiserv First Solar Finisar Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Rosie Chen's blog
Google Chrome already sports a number of security-minded features, from Incognito mode to a software sandbox which makes exploiting the browser a Herculean task. Now, Google has announced additional protection for Chromium and Chrome users. Built upon the Safe Browsing API, the new feature introduces protection against malicious downloads. If... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Rosie Chen's blog
Apple rested its side of the case in its main lawsuit against Samsung on Monday, and with the switch of focus came a small sacrifice. While Samsung failed in a Hail Mary bid to have the suit dismissed, it successfully argued that a few devices should escape the clutches of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Rosie Chen's blog
For years the projector and camera have served us well, performing their respective tasks. Now, researchers at Japan's Advanced Industrial Science and Technology institute are using them together to measure 3D objects. By projecting a special pattern onto the subject and then using the camera to "read" the amount of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Rosie Chen's blog
Space-shooters are usually a fairly fiery affair, with many types of guns, weapon upgrades, power-ups and more. Dodge does away with all of that, while keeping the very essence of a space shooter: Dark background, fast action, and stuff blowing up all over the place. Your vector-looking spacecraft is the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Rosie Chen's blog
The latest Apple operating system, iOS 5.1, to hit devices is pre-supplied with the new iPad. the new Os has been designed to fix a few bugs that were previously identified with iPads and iPhones, and also beings better battery life and WiFi connectivity. There are also a host of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Rosie Chen's blog
If you've had your head under a rock for the last few days, here's this week's Firefox news in brief: Firefox 4 was finally released. Yes, 13 months after the initial release of Firefox 3.7 alpha 1 and four more alpha builds, a renumbering to 4.0 and 12 beta releases,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Rosie Chen's blog
Bing's new HTML5-and-CSS3-enhanced search interface, which was first demonstrated back in September 2010 to showcase the power of IE9, has started to roll out. The most notable addition to the new interface is is smooth page transitions -- the fade in and out -- and navigation tabs (maps, images, videos,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Rosie Chen's blog
In BattlePaint, you play a cube. In fact, you're not even a cube -- just a square. But boy, are you fast! And you can shoot in all directions. That's important, because there are baddies coming in from all over the place. The "baddies" are swarms of other squares, in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Rosie Chen's blog
HP has become the first major OEM to deliver support for Google Cloud Print in retail-boxed printers. In an official release, HP announced that its ePrint-enabled printers are now fully Cloud Print compatible. Just sign in to your Google account, pick your HP ePrint device, and you're ready to fire... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Rosie Chen's blog
This is what happens when a US Navy guided-missile destroyer collides with a Japanese oil tanker. Or gets attacked by Godzilla. It can happen either way. The steel hull just turns into crumpled paper. The Navy hasn't released any explanation of the accident yet. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/i84dqlNEhb4/japanese-tanker-goes-godzilla-on-us-destroyer Ems Technologies... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Rosie Chen's blog
Imo has no doubt gotten a bit of boost in the last couple of months, when Meebo finally shuttered its Messenger offering ahead of its social-boosting Google integration, and now the service is getting a bit more robust for iOS users. The instant messaging aggregator (AIM, Google Talk, Facebook chat,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Rosie Chen's blog
Imo has no doubt gotten a bit of boost in the last couple of months, when Meebo finally shuttered its Messenger offering ahead of its social-boosting Google integration, and now the service is getting a bit more robust for iOS users. The instant messaging aggregator (AIM, Google Talk, Facebook chat,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Rosie Chen's blog
Zen Coding made quite a splash when we first covered it almost a year ago. For those who aren't familiar, Zen is a fantastic form of shorthand for quickly hand-coding HTML. And today, a new version is out! Here are some of the goodies version 0.7 brings to the party:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Rosie Chen's blog
Ever buy something only to see it on sale just a day or two later? You can stop kicking yourself and start cashing in on those price reductions with Eyeona, an app that monitors your purchases even after you've taken the tags off. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/WyxKkwnQcCI/eyeona-cash-in-on-a-sale-even-after-youve-cashed-out Asml Holding Asustek... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at Rosie Chen's blog