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AT&T seems poised to cut its no-commitment return window on purchases to 14 days, down from 30 days previously. Starting tomorrow, October 7th, new AT&T customers will only have two weeks to decide if their new handset is what they're looking for. After your 14 days are up, you're liable... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2012 at Jennell Jensen's blog
A good chunk of Walter Isaacson's new biography of Steve Jobs focuses on Microsoft and Bill Gates.In the book, he characterizes former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates as "a business person" but not someone who necessarily made great products: "He ended up the wealthiest guy around, and if that was his... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2012 at Jennell Jensen'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 Oct 6, 2012 at Jennell Jensen's blog
The October 5 ShopAndroid.com Deal of the Day are the BodyGuardz UltraTough Clear ScreenGuardz for Samsung Galaxy S3. These protectors are made from the same material used to shield the front of vehicles from rock chips and provides your Galaxy S3 with unmatched scratch protection. These invisible protectors are tough,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2012 at Jennell Jensen's blog
This lamp is like something you might stare into while you lie back at the dentist's office if your dentist really cared about design and had a thing for beautiful lighting. More » Infocus Zoran Zions Ban Yahoo Yahoo Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2012 at Jennell Jensen's blog
It's the end of the week, which means it's time for another grab bag of the best apps of the week. Reach inside and you'll find a photo taking tool, a couple of games, and much more. More » Ems Technologies Emc Electronics For Imaging Electronic Data Systems Electronic Arts Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2012 at Jennell Jensen's blog
This is interesting. MacRumors reports that an iOS developer found a new, unknown iPad device showing up in his app analytics. Though that usually means the next version of the iPad, the unknown iPad actually had the same footprint as the current iPad 3—but with the faster processor of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2012 at Jennell Jensen's blog
The indie game world has undergone a metamorphosis over the past few years, transforming from an often overlooked niche into as much a staple of the game industry as once-every-year blockbusters like the Call of Duty series. It's that fast-rising side of gaming that PBS' Off Book has explored in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2012 at Jennell Jensen's blog
Wladimir Palant, developer of the most popular add-on in the world, Adblock Plus, is also an active contributor to the Planet Mozilla blog community. Over the last few days, in response to Mozilla's new name and shame list of slow add-ons, Palant has been investigating whether Mozilla's testing methods are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2012 at Jennell Jensen's blog
It's still a bit odd seeing Microsoft deliver apps for Apple's mobile platform. And it's even stranger still to see one as sexy as the new Bing app for iPad, which brings a slick, immersive search experience to Apple's tablet. Just as a regular search on bing.com will, the Bing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2012 at Jennell Jensen's blog
You know those fridge magnet kits composed of a whole bunch of words? The ones you put all over your fridge door and then try to arrange into all sorts of juvenile and/or amusing sentences. Well, Farragomate is the social, webby version of that very same pastime. You get to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2012 at Jennell Jensen's blog
The traditional approach to video surveillance is to blanket a property with low-res VGA cameras to catch suspicious activities from any angle. But with Avigilon's 29 megapixel JPEG2000 HD Pro, you can slap a wide angle Canon lens on the end and cover an entire parking lot in one fell... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2012 at Jennell Jensen's blog
Windows 8 images continue to leak onto the Internet, despite Microsoft's wallpaper-based pleas to those with access to the early releases. Today's installment courtesy CNBeta shows the upcoming Windows App Store, which will likely feature prominently in Windows 8. We've got our doubts about the authenticity of the image. In... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2012 at Jennell Jensen's blog
Polaroid, that thing that happened before Instagram happened, is one of the fascinating untold tech stories of our time. In the recently released Instant: The Story of Polaroid, Christopher Bonanos recounts the stunning day the inventors of Polaroid first unveiled their new technology. More » Land Software Lam Research L1... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2012 at Jennell Jensen's blog
Moments ago, Mozilla stripped the release candidate moniker from Firefox 4 Mobile and pronounced it fit for public release. If you have a Nokia N900 phone, or a fairly-modern Android 2.0-or-later device, go ahead and install it from the Market, by using scanning the QR code after the break, or... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2012 at Jennell Jensen's blog
It's still a bit odd seeing Microsoft deliver apps for Apple's mobile platform. And it's even stranger still to see one as sexy as the new Bing app for iPad, which brings a slick, immersive search experience to Apple's tablet. Just as a regular search on bing.com will, the Bing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2012 at Jennell Jensen's blog
It sure is nice to see some new developer action over at Flickr. The relatively slow-moving photo-sharing service has just announced a new sharing update, which consists of several new and easy ways to embed or link to your photos: Share from Photo page: There's a new sharing option on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2012 at Jennell Jensen's blog
The October 4 ShopAndroid.com Deal of the Day is the Amzer TPU Case with Stand for Samsung Galaxy S3. This case will give your Galaxy S3 the additional protection against shock, scratches and scrapes. Designed specifically for your Galaxy S3, hugging every curve, it will safeguard your device without adding... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at Jennell Jensen's blog
If the minutiae of people's lives crowd your feeds and drives you to frustration, you really won't be wanting this Samsung patent application to be approved. The USPTO filing outlines a process for creating a "life diary" by collecting all manner of information about your daily routine from your smartphone.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at Jennell Jensen'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 Oct 4, 2012 at Jennell Jensen's blog
It's not really a secret the Microsoft had planned on bringing bits of Windows Phone 7's Metro UI to Windows 8, but we haven't seen a lot of really telling evidence. However, with the Windows 8 milestone 3 build now available to Microsoft Connect partners, it was really just a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at Jennell Jensen's blog
So, you're a ball. A Tarzan Ball, to be precise. You've earned the nickname thanks to your astonishing ability to shoot out a lengthy 'vine' (I hope it's a vine) at objects, and then pull yourself towards those objects. That's a handy ability to have, especially since you've got no... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at Jennell Jensen's blog
Lockitron has recently announced their latest and greatest smart deadbolt access system, complete with remote door unlocking, per-user access control, access via SMS or NFC, and a knock sensor. There's a dedicated Android app to handle everything, while the door unit itself connects over your home's Wi-Fi network. This model... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at Jennell Jensen's blog
Gaming peripheral manufacturer Razer isn't backing down on its "Project Fiona" gaming tablet, despite keeping it locked away for the past nine months. The company is, however, assessing interest in the concept -- first revealed at CES 2012 -- by asking fans to "Like" its Facebook page. If the page... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at Jennell Jensen's blog
Now that Smart's second-gen Fortwo Electric Drive EV has gotten its year of time on the roads, the company is ready to announce its successor. For 2013, the car has received some mild tweaks to its design, but the real news is about what's hiding inside this rear-wheel driven EV.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2012 at Jennell Jensen's blog