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An unnamed air traffic controller at Knoxville's McGhee Tyson airport fell asleep for five hours during his night shift on Feb. 19, leaving seven aircraft to land without their primary officer. And he did it intentionally. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/QHlZKBcmm30/another-air-traffic-controller-falls-asleep-this-time-on-purpose SYKES ENTERPRISES INORATED SYBASE SUN MICROSYSTEMS STANDARD MICROSYSTEMS Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2011 at Celebrity Talk
Microsoft is a big fan of 'strategic partnerships' these days. Their latest is with Toyota, who will use Microsoft's cloud-based Windows Azure platform to power their in-car telematics system. What are telematics, exactly? More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/Y1RUe2s3jGc/microsoft-and-toyota-are-partnering-on-an-onstar+esque--system DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES DIODES INORATED DIEBOLD DELL Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2011 at Celebrity Talk
Okay, see that snaking line coming in from the right on the screenshot? That's you. And see those large round circles? Those are supposedly grapefruits, only they won't sit still - they keep moving up and down and cutting across your path. And if you touch one, you die! That's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at Celebrity Talk
Groupon has acquired yet another local group buying clone to expand its network of daily deal sites across the globe. The company has snapped up Indonesia's Disdus, a portfolio company of venture capital firm East Ventures, reports say. Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/EBA4e6f7-y4/ QIMONDA QUALCOMM QUANTA COMPUTER RESEARCH IN MOTION Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at Celebrity Talk
We've been looking at some pretty cool Kinect and Windows interactions for a while now, but we were hoping that the release of an official SDK would lead to even more coolness. Evoluce has stepped up, and is now offering Win&I -- a full-featured gesture control system for Windows 7.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at Celebrity Talk
Over the last few days, a mass SQL injection attack has been quickly gathering speed. Just three days ago only 28,000 URLs were affected, but at the time of writing, there could be up to 3.8 million infected URLs. Websense has a complete write up the attack, dubbed 'LizaMoon,' but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2011 at Celebrity Talk
If you dig the stylish look on the Linksys E4200 802.11n router but prefer something more wallet-friendly, then Cisco's latest range of home routers and switches will likely suit your taste. Gone are the curved grooves and blinking LEDs on the top, but these routers -- ranging from $59.99 to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2011 at Celebrity Talk
Substrata just announced they are releasing six new cases to fit the new iPad 2. They are offering a tabletop case which will also act as a stand, an open case that covers the back and sides and leaves the screen open, and the Artisan case that incorporates a hinged... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2011 at Celebrity Talk
If you're a Jeff Bridges fan, Tron: Legacy was a double dose of awesomesauce. But how on earth did they turn back the clock on the Dude to get a young Clu running the show? While I wish there were a fountain of youth—or some sort of Mission Impossible-style mask?—the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2011 at Celebrity Talk
Cloud computing is a priority for enterprises seeking greater agility, operational efficiency and overall cost reduction, but security concerns continue to inhibit its use. Half of all companies not adopting cloud computing cite security as the reason, according to a Forrester Research October 2010 study, "Security and the Cloud." Source:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2011 at Celebrity Talk
The lads here, mostly Devin and Matt, were talking about Everyday Carry, a website dedicated to the things we carry in our bags, pockets, and purses. Most of the EDC gear looks pretty heavy-duty - many EDCs include guns and long stickin' knives for, you know, those times when you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2011 at Celebrity Talk
Microsoft's Kinect, the fastest-selling gadget ever, has now been hacked to work with the PlayStation 3. The Kinect isn't directly plugged into a PS3, though (that would be too awesome). Instead, it's plugged into a conventional PC laptop, where PrimeSense's first-party drivers are used to interface with Kinect. The data... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2011 at Celebrity Talk
"We call it a very nice phone and you can get it on a 12 month contract." Oh, really, Tesco? Nifty! So, how much is that bag of day-old doughnuts... with and without a contract? Don: "Knowing my luck, if I buy this now they'll have an iPhone 4 with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2011 at Celebrity Talk
Got a bunch of Wii games? Want to exercise? Go outside and run around. But if you're interested in ponying up cash for a peripheral... More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/BC8Lv6lUx4o/the-wii-controller-thats-powered-by-sweat HEWLETT PACKARD CO HEARTLAND PAYMENT SYSTEMS GOOGLE GOOGLE Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2011 at Celebrity Talk
I saw in the recent email from Office Depot that they are taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. The PlayBook has a 1GB processor, 7″ touchscreen, built-in WiFi, and dual cameras for HD video conferencing. The PlayBook supports Adobe Flash and offers seamless BlackBerry integration. It’s available in 16GB... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2011 at Celebrity Talk
What do you get when you combine robot toys and a solar cell? You get the fun and educational 6-in-1 Solar Robot Kit from MiniInTheBox.com. Let’s take a look. This do-it-yourself kit includes everything you need to build 6 different “robots” that are powered by a solar cell. Just be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2011 at Celebrity Talk
Kia's really been cranking out the cute little concepts lately, and they unveiled another one today at the Seoul Motor Show. Dubbed the Naimo, this four suicide-door EV is trimmed to the nines with tech, including an "air wiper" -- a powerful air jet at the base of the windshield... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2011 at Celebrity Talk
Hela is a "throwing disc," that looks a lot like other "throwing discs" you've probably encountered. But the devil (and the delights!) are in the details. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/ay0HpbFliV8/hela-throwing-disc-frustratingly-fun-flinging ELECTRONICS FOR IMAGING ELECTRONIC DATA SYSTEMS ELECTRONIC ARTS ECLIPSYS Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2011 at Celebrity Talk
Do you think Apple employees are getting a bit cocky about the iPad 2 release? Well, Conan O’Brien seems to believe so and proves it with one of his latest videos. Nothing like some iPad 2 humor to kickoff your Friday. Enjoy the video! Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ipadbuzzblog/~3/Qf3kzLn5xMQ/ ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS ALLTEL... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2011 at Celebrity Talk
Every now and then, there's screen capture or image you stumble across that you just have to share. Climsy is a nice, simple Windows program which makes the process dead simple. It works the way FluffyApp does: take a screenshot or right-click and copy an image to your clipboard in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2011 at Celebrity Talk
Today?s LogicBUY deal offers savings on the newly released HTC Arrive Windows 7 smartphone. The Arrive has a 3.6? (480X800) touchscreen, QWERTY keyboard, and a 5MP phone. Inside is a 1GHz processor, 16GB built-in memory, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, and more. Sprint offers this phone at $199.99. WireFly... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2011 at Celebrity Talk
Nir Sofer (of NirSoft) makes loads of useful little Windows utilities. One of our favorites, Volumouse, has a new beta available and it offers some nice improvements over its predecessor. To start, Volumouse beta 2 adds support for Windows Vista and Windows 7 per-application volume settings. There's also a new... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2011 at Celebrity Talk
A conclusion for Captain Obvious to draw, this is not. As with most mega-corp job postings, the wording in Microsoft's latest is just obfuscated enough to keep us guessing, but a few key phrases have us (as well as ZDNet's Mary-Jo Foley) on edge waiting for the next big thing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2011 at Celebrity Talk
Still waffling over that bank-shattering $4.99 iMovie purchase? We get it. Thankfully, you've held out long enough for the free market to come and rescue you (again) -- Vimeo has just launched a legitimate alternative into the App Store today with a far, far more luscious price tag: $0.00. The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2011 at Celebrity Talk
We'd say this was getting silly but that would imply that it wasn't already. Microsoft and Apple are still at each other's throat over the latter's trademark application for the term "App Store," with Microsoft now bringing in a Dr. Ronald Butters, Professor Emeritus at Duke University and a man... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2011 at Celebrity Talk