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I’m always looking for ways to cut down on my monthly expenses, and one of the areas I’ve been having a problem controlling is electricity consumption. The issue is that we don’t really know what’s keeping our bill so high, making it difficult to affect changes. There are energy monitoring... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2013 at Daveyhale8's blog
When it comes to pasta, you better know your rotini from your rotelle, cuz if you just go around calling everything "spaghetti" until you're like 21, people are going to make fun of you. Believe me; I know. Fortunately this perfect pasta poster can pump up your proficiency. Read more...... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2013 at Daveyhale8's blog
Just recently, the Opera 11.10 release candidate was made available for download. It brought a handful of important feature additions -- like HTML5 File API support and IMAP enhancements -- and loads of bugfixes. Nestled in amongst the other details in the Opera team's announcement is one more interesting tidbit:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2013 at Daveyhale8's blog
Here are some of yesterday’s stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: Video: ?Eyeborg? Replaces Eye With Functioning Wireless Video Camera IBM Assembles Record 120-Petabyte Storage Array Japanese Company Develops World?s Smallest And Lightest Chargers For Electric Vehicles Hey, Ladies, Would You Like To Look At My VR-Controlled RC Car? Kickstarter: Kammok, A... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2013 at Daveyhale8's blog
"The future is already here, it's just not very evenly distributed", William Gibson famously said. But, with 20 billion connected devices existing by 2020, Gibson's optimism might be misplaced. Indeed, according to Ericsson CTO, Ulf Ewaldsson, the future - at least, our connected, mobile future - might not happen at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2013 at Daveyhale8's blog
Paper jams are the most basic weapon in copier vs. human warfare, but a few models of Xerox copiers are stepping up their game. They've been very stealthily going rogue and secretly changing a few key details of the docs they've been working on. Read more... Source: http://gizmodo.com/some-xerox-copiers-are-going-rogue-and-changing-numbers-1041034684 Zsolt Baumgartner... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2013 at Daveyhale8's blog
The Obama administration overruled an import ban on older iPhone and iPad models issued by the International Trade Commission at Samsung's request, allowing Apple to continue imports of AT&T models of the iPhone 4, iPad 3G, and iPad 2 3G. Source: http://feeds.wired.com/c/35185/f/661457/s/2f855047/sc/21/l/0L0Swired0N0Cgadgetlab0C20A130C0A80Cobama0Eadministration0Esides0Ewith0Eapple0Eon0Eimport0Eban0Eruling0C/story01.htm Chuck Arnold Rene Arnoux Peter Arundell Alberto Ascari... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2013 at Daveyhale8's blog
The massive summer music festivals are upon us, and if you're going, you need to be prepared. Get your smartphone ready for the crowded, lonely grasslands. Source: http://feeds.wired.com/c/35185/f/661457/s/2f612e3b/sc/4/l/0L0Swired0N0Cgadgetlab0C20A130C0A70Cfestival0Econcert0Eapps0C/story01.htm John Barber Skip Barber Paolo Barilla Rubens Barrichello Michael Bartels Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2013 at Daveyhale8's blog
Over the next week, Spotify will roll out a few new features to its web and mobile interfaces that'll make getting to the music you want faster. The coolest of the bunch is that Spotify it will be threading its music sharing features so that it'll look more like a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2013 at Daveyhale8's blog
Back in June, as part of the never-ending Samsung vs Apple patent war, Samsung won a skirmish that could have ultimately lead to a ITC sales ban on certain Apple products including the iPhone 4 and 3G iPad 2 in the US. Well the victory was short lived; the WSJ... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2013 at Daveyhale8'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 4, 2013 at Daveyhale8's blog
This is one of those posts that could probably be condensed into a tweet: Apple has released the second Preview of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. If you're running Preview 1, it looks like you'll first receive a small update via Software Update, and then you can download Preview 2... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2013 at Daveyhale8's blog
Google Voice Search has just introduced localizations for Latin America, Indonesia and Malaysia, enabling native language search for hundreds of millions of users. Google's official blog post offers some interesting insights into the process of collecting and analyzing the speech data needed to expand support. Thousands of hours were spent... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2013 at Daveyhale8's blog
Facebook announced today that it?s rolling out embedded posts. That means you?ll be able to click on a link in whatever you publish, get a code, and embed that content elsewhere on the Web?just like you can already do with ... Source: http://feeds.wired.com/c/35185/f/661457/s/2f660230/sc/21/l/0L0Swired0N0Cgadgetlab0C20A130C0A70Cembeds0Efacebooks0Ereal0Epublic0Eoffering0C/story01.htm Stefan Bellof Paul Belmondo Tom Belso JeanPierre... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2013 at Daveyhale8's blog
The long-running trial of Wikileaks whistle-blower Pfc. Bradley Manning came to a key (if preliminary) conclusion this week, with Judge Denise Lind announcing a verdict that contained both good and bad news for Manning: He has been found innocent of the very serious charge of "aiding the enemy," but guilty... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2013 at Daveyhale8's blog
We've been eagerly waiting for Nokia to make the Lumia 1020 since the PureView camera made its debut. And luckily, it doesn't fall short of expectations. Source: http://feeds.wired.com/c/35185/f/661457/s/2f521b0c/sc/15/l/0L0Swired0N0Cgadgetlab0C20A130C0A70Creview0Enokia0Elumia0E10A20A0C/story01.htm Kurt Ahrens Jr Christijan Albers Michele Alboreto Jean Alesi Jaime Alguersuari Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2013 at Daveyhale8's blog
I’ve seen a lot of waterproof pouches for smartphones and tablets, and they all seem to be a variation of a Ziploc baggie on steroids. They will protect your electronics against water damage, but that’s it. The new Waterproof Portfolio for Tablets from Travelon adds a stand function to the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2013 at Daveyhale8's blog
If you have an unfortunate habit of leaving your keys, purse, wallet, phone, or other personal items behind, you’ve probably wished you had some magic way to find whatever you’ve lost before someone else does. With the inSite Anti-Loss Bluetooth Smart Proximity Alarm and free iOS app, you’ll save time... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2013 at Daveyhale8's blog
Here are some stories from the past week on TechCrunch Gadgets: Create A Twisted Dreamscape Of Screaming Skulls With These DIY Animatronics Steve Jobs: The End Of An Era Jetty The Duct-Cleaning Robot Will Hunt You Down, Wash You With Dry Ice CineSkates: Roller Skates For Your Camera Video: ?Eyeborg?... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2013 at Daveyhale8's blog
We're not entirely sure of the time line here, but it looks like Google has now rolled out the SPDY HTTP replacement to its full bevy of Web services, including Gmail, Docs, and YouTube. If you're currently using Google's Chrome browser you're probably already using SPDY. We originally reported on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2013 at Daveyhale8's blog
Here are some of yesterday’s stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: TC Tests The GeoMate Jr., A Geocaching GPS Unit For The Wee Ones A Woman, A Cupcake, A Bank And A Square: Why Credit Card Companies Are Scared Of Change New Research Weaves Omnidirectional Antennas Into Clothing Jetty The Duct-Cleaning Robot... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2013 at Daveyhale8's blog
Mozy is one of the most popular cloud backup services around, with more than one million users storing around 70 petabytes of data. Its popularity apparently put it on the acquisition radar of VMware -- which has now made Mozy part of its virtualization empire. VMware's official blog post makes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2013 at Daveyhale8's blog
Hello again, tech company voyeurs, and welcome to a new episode of Cribs, the TechCrunch TV series that takes you inside the walls of the industry's coolest companies to see what it's really like for the smart whippersnappers who work there. For this latest episode we headed straight to the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2013 at Daveyhale8's blog
Some of our greatest inventors have looked to nature for inspiration. So it's no coincidence that the earliest known designs for what would eventually become the modern airplane were all based on birds. Or why we may one day have nearly indestructible armor inspired by seahorses. This type of design,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2013 at Daveyhale8's blog
Rejoice! No longer will you have to fork over $700 for a Photoshop CS5 license! Adobe has unveiled a new subscription scheme where you can rent the entire Creative Suite, or individual packages, by the month, or for an entire year. Adobe Photoshop can be yours for $35 per month... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2013 at Daveyhale8's blog