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If you missed our triumphant return to the regular podcast rotation, you missed a lot. We took on the Google Play rebranding, more on privacy in the mobile space, where HTC is going with the HTC One line, plus more of your e-mails and voicemails! The Android Central Podcast is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at ConsciousDentist's blog
Imangi Studios' Keith Shepherd and Natalia Luckyanova have been making solid games on iOS for years now, from their original hit Harbor Master and their charming dual-stick shooter Max Adventure. But it wasn't until Temple Run this past year (which I first saw in an off-the-record prototype form at GDC... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at ConsciousDentist's blog
Follow the latest updates from Sadler's Wells in London as TEDxObserver kicks off for a second year 9.03am: A very good morning to you from Sadler's Wells in London, where excitement is mounting ahead of the second TEDx Observer day of inspirational talks, performances and films. Last year, among others,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at ConsciousDentist's blog
The Peel app is unveiling the next step for social TV this week with the debut of a second-screen engagement platform for the upcoming episodes… SONUS NETWORKS SONIC AUTOMOTIVE SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at ConsciousDentist's blog
The WristQue may look like one of those cloth bracelets worn by old soul Sophomores who spent a semester in Prague and came back with dredlocks and an absinthe fetish, but it's not. It's actually a personal climate control system. Let me explain. The bracelet identifies you to the building... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at ConsciousDentist's blog
Blood sweat and tears go into many projects, and in this case almost literally -- although technically it's blood, milk and mucus. Yep, researchers at Tel Aviv University have created biodegradable transistors from proteins found in the aforementioned organic substances. When the proteins are mixed with base materials in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at ConsciousDentist's blog
Oh joy! It's Apple announcement time again. We know you've got a lot of live blog options, but we hope you'll join us on our super meta iPad HD Liveblog with your hosts, Brian Barrett and Mat Honan. We're expecting Apple's Retina Display to show up in the new iPad,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2012 at ConsciousDentist's blog
Dear Aunt TUAW, I own an iPad 2. It suits my needs just fine. I don't use the camera and the apps I use are not that processor intensive. I'm looking at the 3rd Gen iPad and can't seem to make myself pull the trigger on upgrading. What do you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2012 at ConsciousDentist's blog
SXSW Interactive has evolved in recent years to a maelstrom of sound and fury. This year, a million apps will launch, a million companies will make big announcements, a million hearts will be broken. So, how best to filter out … MOODYS MISCROSOFT OFFICE MICROSOFT Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2012 at ConsciousDentist's blog
Motorola has announced that the Atrix 2 Android smartphone (read our full review) is now available on Telecom in New Zealand. You can snag it for $299 on a two-year, $100-a-month plan, or $799 outright. It's got 10 EA games available for download, including: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, Need... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2012 at ConsciousDentist's blog
Richard Garriott, age 50, was the 483rd person to leave planet Earth — and he’d like you to be one of the first thousand. Garriott… PRICELINECOM QIMONDA QUALCOMM Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2012 at ConsciousDentist's blog
Wow. I never dreamed that I'd have a legitimate excuse to write a TechCrunch post about Joseph Kony, the crazed Ugandan warlord whose Lord's Resistance Army has been a pet obsession of mine for some years now. The first draft of my thriller set mostly in Uganda and the Congo... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2012 at ConsciousDentist's blog
Quick, what's the second most traded commodity in the world, after oil? Sorry, no: it's not coffee. In fact, while hard data is scant, it may well be -- of all things -- carbon. No, really. According to the World Bank (PDF) , the global carbon market was worth a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2012 at ConsciousDentist's blog
In a poetic turn of virology, the scientist who discovered hepatitis C in 1989 has now also discovered a vaccine that will hopefully treat and prevent the disease. Not only is it poetic, it's an accomplishment that many thought was impossible. Because hepatitis C is more virulent than HIV, no... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2012 at ConsciousDentist's blog
The Windows 8 consumer preview is utterly delightful. But I have a huge suspicion that by the time it ships, it could completely suck. And that's because the people who make the machines on which it is installed will fuck it right up with a bunch of crap. When you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2012 at ConsciousDentist's blog
Dimensions: 4.65 x 2.46 x .047 inches Weight: 4.94 oz 3.5-inch IPS capactive display (480 x 320) 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 processor 512MB RAM 4GB built-in storage 1500mAh battery 5MP (rear) camera with LED flash Wifi enabled 802.11 b/g Mobile Hotspot capable Bluetooth 2.1 w/ EDR MicroSD card slot (supports up... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2012 at ConsciousDentist's blog
Digital couponing startup SavingStar has been on a roll. The company launched officially in April of last year, backed by a $7 million Series B round from its existing investors, before adding Buddy Media Founder and CEO Michael Lazerow to its Board of Directors in June. In December, the startup... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2012 at ConsciousDentist's blog
Regional carrier C Spire (formerly Cellular South) today announced a $60 million rollout of LTE services in September, to cover 20 markets in Mississippi. The locations are: Jackson metropolitan area Mississippi Gulf Coast In South Mississippi: the cities of Brookhaven, Columbia, Natchez, Petal, Hattiesburg, McComb and Lucedale; In North Mississippi:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2012 at ConsciousDentist's blog
Android users finally have a way to show up their iPhone-toting, Siri-using counterparts. With Sonalight Text by Voice, a new Y Combinator-backed startup, you can perform entirely hands-free texting. And by hands-free, I mean you don't have to push a button, tap the screen, or perform any other actions that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2012 at ConsciousDentist's blog
A weekend hack called Friendsheet went from 60k uniques a month to 150K in 24 hours when Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg Liked it yesterday. Friendsheet employs Facebook Connect to turn the photos from your news feed into a Pinterest-style browsing experience. Thankfully it's hosted on Amazon S3, Friendsheet's creator Zach... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2012 at ConsciousDentist's blog
Chances are a good many of you out there aren't even old enough to remember the HTC Dream. (By the way, get off our lawn.) And chances are even slimmer that there are many still being used today. But if so, know that HTC has added the Dream to its... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2012 at ConsciousDentist's blog
If you've ever worked in a professional kitchen, you've probably heard the term "mise en place" (meez•on•ploss). I don't speak French, but I'm told the phrase means "put in place." Makes sense, because that's the whole idea with these bowls. They're made by Pyrex, and they're officially known as 10-oz... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2012 at ConsciousDentist's blog
A weekend hack called Friendsheet went from 60k uniques a month to 150K in 24 hours when Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg Liked it yesterday. Friendsheet employs Facebook Connect to turn the photos from your news feed into a Pinterest-style browsing experience. Thankfully it's hosted on Amazon S3, Friendsheet's creator Zach... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2012 at ConsciousDentist's blog
With the 25 billionth app sold the evening of March 3rd to Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China, Apple has now taken the time to tally up the top all-time paid and free apps for iPhone and iPad. The last time Apple updated the list was when a paltry 10 billion... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2012 at ConsciousDentist's blog
Studio Neat, best known for the Glif, which enables you to mount an iPhone to a tripod, has released its first iOS app. Frames is a time-lapse/stop-motion movie app that enables you to create these sorts of films on the iPhone. You can capture and export video at 720p, adjust... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2012 at ConsciousDentist's blog