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Remember Dimenco? A four-man splinter group of former Philips employees, the company has been hard at work refining its glasses-free 3D display tech and today some of the earliest fruit of its labor is going on sale. Nissho Electronics in Japan is beginning sales of a 52-inch LCD panel that... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2011 at Aboardlunatic55's blog
If you used Windows XP for a long time (who didn't?), one of the biggest changes when moving to Windows 7 or Vista was the massively-altered Explorer. While the new Explorer introduces some useful new features, it also removed just as many -- which is where Classic Shell comes in!... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2011 at Aboardlunatic55's blog
Former DoubleClick CEO, Kevin Ryan led the company through a period of explosive growth in the late '90's. He took the ad-targeting company from a handful of employees to more than 2,000 in just 4 years before selling to Google for $3 billion. However, as Ryan discusses in this episode... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2011 at Aboardlunatic55's blog
If you're a baseball fanatic, the MLB At Bat app is a must-have. It's packed with live updates, scores, stats, news, and videos -- and right now there's another great reason to pick up At Bat. Pony up for At Bat and you'll get to enjoy MLB.tv free for the... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2011 at Aboardlunatic55's blog
There are SSDs and then there are SSDs -- the Texas Memory Systems (TMS) RamSan-70 is definitely the latter, packing 900GB of high-speed SLC NAND flash onto a single half-length PCIe card. Boasting an incredible 2GB-per-second sustained external throughput, this near-terabyte solid state drive is clearly overkill for most of... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2011 at Aboardlunatic55's blog
Bots -- like the kind which automate IRC rooms and Google Wave -- are a good thing to know about. There are plenty of useful bots worth knowing about, too, including the Google Talk Guru. Just add guru@googlelabs.com to your GTalk buddies, and you can start firing off questions. Lifehacker... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2011 at Aboardlunatic55'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 May 22, 2011 at Aboardlunatic55's blog
Pastebin is a very popular website aimed at coders and other nerdy types, which allows them (or should I say, us) to paste and share snippets of code with lovely syntax highlighting. It has recently undergone a major overhaul which includes the release of a brand new Windows client. The... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2011 at Aboardlunatic55's blog
Florida-based company Arcturus has managed to create a tiny drone small enough for small military units to command. If this passes the military testing stage, this, along with other small-scale armed drones, could see the expansion of drone warfare. More » Iron Mountain Inorated Iomega Intuit Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2011 at Aboardlunatic55's blog
In case you need still more distraction from using your Nook Color to, you know, read, now you can have Hulu's extensive video library at your fingertips, thanks to a simple 19-step process. Replacing the standard Adobe Flash Player with a modified version seems to work for the Nook and... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2011 at Aboardlunatic55's blog
While the privacy debates will continue, Firefox is taking the concerns of users into its own hands introducing the "Do Not Track" feature in their latest Android build of Firefox. Users will now be able to opt out of behavioral tracking when using Firefox as shown in the image above.... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2011 at Aboardlunatic55's blog
Bitcoin. Oh, man, where to begin. Its Hype-O-Meter got cranked to 11 this week, and breathless histrionics are everywhere. Death and Taxes called this new currency "a seismic event"; Adam Cohen says it's nothing but a giant scam; Jason Calacanis calls it "the most dangerous project we've ever seen"; and... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2011 at Aboardlunatic55's blog
Color, the $41-million-in-funding location-oriented photo sharing startup, is susceptible to simple GPS spoofing. With nothing more than a jailbroken iPad or iPhone, you can use FakeLocation to trick Color into thinking you're somewhere else. Within seconds you can be browsing photos that were snapped thousands of miles away. With a... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2011 at Aboardlunatic55's blog
Your windshield is good for more than just keeping bugs out of your mouth. It's also a big blank canvas waiting to display helpful info like directions, traffic notifications, and safety information. A number big name manufacturers like GM and Pioneer have offered up heads-up display concepts over the past... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2011 at Aboardlunatic55's blog
Today?s LogicBUY deal is a 14″ Dell Inspiron 14R Core i3-380M 2.53GHz Laptop w/4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Blu-ray, Wireless Printer & MS Office Home & Student 2010 for $649.98. Standard features: Core i3-380M 2.53GHz cpu, 3GB DDR3 memory, 320GB hard drive, 8X DVD+/-RW, 802.11n, 1.3MP webcam, HD Audio 2.0 with... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2011 at Aboardlunatic55's blog
We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is coming to us from Chuck, who seems to be having an unusual level of difficulty getting his phone through an entire day... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2011 at Aboardlunatic55's blog
I think the only other gadget out there that rivals the Nintendo Wii with the amount of 3rd party accessories has to be the iPad/iPhone. A company out of Australia has developed Pix & Stix –a special set of drum sticks and a guitar pick for more realistic instrument play... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2011 at Aboardlunatic55's blog
You're approached by a man with a knife. He demands money. Do you: A) Consent, safely handing over your wallet. B) Make a run for it. C) Beat the guy with a can of beer you're holding? More » Syntel Syntaxbrillian Synopsys Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2011 at Aboardlunatic55's blog
The Third Rail case is much less dangerous than it sounds. Instead of being a huge metal beam that carries a gazillion volts with the dual purpose of powering underground trains and terrifying children, the Third Rail is an accessory battery pack for your iPhone. It’s not just another chunky... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2011 at Aboardlunatic55's blog
Today?s LogicBUY deal is the HP Pavilion Elite h8xt Desktop with the Intel 2011 Sandy Bridge Core i7 CPU for $849.99. You?ll get a free 1.5TB hard drive upgrade, free 15-month subscription to Norton Internet Security, 35% off a 21.5? widescreen monitor ($70 savings), and free shipping. Cheapest base configuration... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2011 at Aboardlunatic55's blog
Apple has just announced the looming release of the iPad, a touch screen device that could revolutionize the electronics industry. Apple says the Touch was meant mainly to present typical iPad features, not to replicate the iPhone, and it included the Web browser only so users could get onto Wi-Fi... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2011 at Aboardlunatic55's blog
XtremeMac’s InCharge Home BT is a little box that will turn any stereo into a Bluetooth receiver. Thus you can stream music via AirPlay from your iPhone (or any other Bluetooth music source) to the box, whereupon the radio waves will be converted back into a signal that is then... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2011 at Aboardlunatic55's blog
We knew Intel and Apple had a close working relationship when it came to developing Thunderbolt, but now an exec from Santa Clara has taken the declarations of mutual admiration to the next level. Tom Kilroy, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intel's Sales and Marketing Group, told a... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2011 at Aboardlunatic55's blog
We saw some fancy panels and flashy lights on the show floor at SID this week, but Sony decided to keep its latest display offerings tucked away in an academic meeting. We're getting word today from Tech-On! that the outfit unveiled a 13.3-inch sheet of flexible color e-paper as well... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2011 at Aboardlunatic55's blog
Version 5.3 of Skype for Windows has just been released, with the main emphasis of the new release being improved call quality, and the quality of video received by mobile Skype users. Presumably one party of the video call must be using Skype for Windows 5.3, though. Beyond improved call... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2011 at Aboardlunatic55's blog