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How does an unknown dating site—with the absurd intention of destroying Facebook—launch with 250,000 member profiles on its first day? Simple: It copies data directly from Facebook. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/AQ-Eh8UeJfs/dating-site-copied-250000-facebook-profiles-without-permission SAIC SATYAM COMPUTER SERVICES Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2011 at madissonpaterson's blog
About a week ago, we had heard that the travel startup Hipmunk was in the process of raising a new round of funding. Sure enough, an SEC document appeared, confirming the raise, and noting that they had secured $4.6 of a proposed $6 million round so far. When we reached... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2011 at madissonpaterson's blog
Next time you're out a-shopping for wireless headphones and you spot some Xbox 360-branded ones, they'll most likely be made by Mad Catz's Tritton brand. On sale late-2011, Microsoft will help design them apparently. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/yVQYDxDqudU/mad-catz-now-has-the-power-to-sell-xbox-360+branded-headphones NETWORK APPLIANCE NETGEAR NCR NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at madissonpaterson's blog
The catty slapping between Google and Microsoft has reached a crescendo today, with Google's Amit Singhal taking to the official Google blog to expand more on yesterday's shocking revelation that Bing is stealing their search results. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/CavDjL8TJx4/google-on-bing-stealing-search-results-wed-like-for-this-practice-to-stop APPLE COMPUTER APPLIED MATERIALS ARIAN SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT ARROW ELECTRONICS ASML... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at madissonpaterson's blog
After being removed from the Android Market for breaking the rules, the Kongregate Arcade app is back! Yet again can you enjoy easy access to the best source of Flash games on the Web. Kongregate Arcade was originally pulled because it itself acted as a marketplace for apps -- or... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at madissonpaterson's blog
Keeping the computers on your home network can be a messy business, but Kaspersky has a solution which can make things a bit easier to manage. Their re-tooled Pure Total Security suite offers full-spectrum network protection from malware defense to backups to parental controls. Pure packs a ton of functionality,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at madissonpaterson's blog
Here are some stories from the past week on CrunchGear: Minimalist Turntable Plays Your Records Minimally Pure Black Knife Set Is Evil-Looking, Tasteful Concept USB Drive/Battery Is At Least Clever Video: Kinect-Controlled Mini Humanoid Build Your Own Heli-Rocket For $5 Source: http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/01/24/week-in-review-space-escape/ COGNIZANT TECH SOLUTIONS COMCAST COMMSCOPE COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS COMPAL... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at madissonpaterson's blog
20-something firmware magician GeoHot (George Hotz) has already been sued by Sony for jailbreaking the PlayStation 3, and caused a major stir in the iPhone dev community when he released limera1n. So what next for the ambitious young hacker? How about taking a stab at Windows Phone 7? The invitation... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at madissonpaterson's blog
Mozilla just released a new beta for Firefox for Android, aimed at improving the browsers speed and performance. The list of changes are as follows: Now faster than stock Android browser Nearly three times faster on Kraken JavaScript benchmark tests Twice as fast on SunSpider JavaScript benchmark tests Reduced installation... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at madissonpaterson's blog
Technology becomes obsolete, but nothing goes away. That’s what WIRED magazine’s founding editor Kevin Kelly argues in his new book What Technology Wants. He claims that inventions never go extinct once created, and he hasn’t found a single gadget that has completely vanished off the face of the Earth. “I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at madissonpaterson's blog
How The Glif Got Made: From Design To Sales In Five Months Fujifilm?s Anti-Counterfeiting Watermarks Are Just Cool-Looking Kinect + Minecraft = Full-Motion 3D Statues ICZ-R50: Sony Shows New Radio Recorder Further Leaks Show Off Potential Interface, Specs For HP?s webOS Tablet Source: http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/01/25/daily-crunch-pinpoint-edition/ MANTECH INTERNATIONAL MANHATTAN ASSOCIATES LSI LINEAR... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at madissonpaterson's blog
Google on Monday disclosed more details about Android 3.0, nicknamed "Honeycomb," prior to the operating system's official unveiling, scheduled for Wednesday. Honeycomb is designed from the ground up for tablets and has a new holographic user interface. It includes a so-called Action Bar to let users control their apps, offers... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at madissonpaterson's blog
Google's announced on its official blog a small project they've quickly cobbled together to help Egyptians (who --in the midst of protests -- are having serious connectivity issues) communicate via Twitter. With almost no connection to the internet through normal channels, Google has made it possible for anyone to send... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at madissonpaterson's blog
Circling this modern Dutch house in a nine mile radius are the abandoned building sites architects spotted using Google Earth, and then salvaged materials from. Nothing was spared—not even umbrella spokes which were used for the lighting. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/amLU1jpCFYU/architects-salvaged-this-houses-building-materials-using-google-earth FINISAR FEI COMPANY FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR INTERNATIONAL FAIR ISAAC FACTSET... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at madissonpaterson's blog
I mean, really, this Nintendo DS bluetooth keyboard accessory sort of undermines the entire concept of a portable console. Who's gonna lug this thing around with them? Like Kotaku says, just put the damn game out on the Wii. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/IZWBc5s0lLM/if-a-nintendo-ds-game-needs-a-keyboard-shouldnt-it-just-be-on-the-wii ITRON IRON MOUNTAIN INORATED IOMEGA INTUIT INTERSECTIONS Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at madissonpaterson's blog
Why, Ms. Allison, why? If you want single people living alone to cook at home, at least promote gas, not a bloody microwave. Using a microwave for cooking will condemn them to be forever alone. [Thanks Karl!] More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/M61KhuLF3D4/this-is-the-saddest-book-i-can-imagine POWERCHIP SEMICONDUCTOR PRICELINECOM QIMONDA QUALCOMM QUANTA COMPUTER Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at madissonpaterson's blog
The media streamer waters are awfully crowded, but Cirago's paying no mind to that. The company has this month introduced its new CMC3200 media player, hailed as the only 1080p system to offer 2TB of built-in storage, a WiFi adapter and a full year of PlayOn goodness. It's priced at... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2011 at madissonpaterson's blog
What do you do with that once state of the art Power Mac? Well, you could always empty the case and add a "cheap clock mechanism," in the words of our friend Justin -- who emailed us some pictures of his latest creation this morning. But don't forget the Mighty... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2011 at madissonpaterson's blog
Sure, you can wade through Internet Explorer 8's security settings and flip a number of radio buttons to change ActiveX permissions in its many zones, but it's kind of a pain in the butt. It's also not also flexible a system as it could be -- but Microsoft appears ready... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2011 at madissonpaterson's blog
The Verizon iPhone will — for now — have an unlimited $30 data plan option according to what Verizon COO Lowell McAdam told the Wall Street Journal: ?I?m not going to shoot myself in the foot,? he said. Not offering an unlimited plan would put up a barrier for customers... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2011 at madissonpaterson's blog
Ah, NVIDIA, how far you've come. This time last year we were all wondering if your first Fermi GPUs would operate successfully without a nuclear reactor in our backyards, yet today you're introducing a successor to one of the best value-for-money GPUs the PC gaming world has seen in ages.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2011 at madissonpaterson's blog
The FCC's been looking to establish a nationwide public safety network since the early days of the infamous 700MHz spectrum auction, and while it never quite accomplished that task, the commission has made a small but important step -- it's unanimously decided that Long Term Evolution (LTE) will be the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2011 at madissonpaterson's blog
The next iPad and iPhone will contain a Near-Field Communication (NFC) chip that will let you use them to make purchases, according to Bloomberg. This technology is widespread in other countries ? Japan, for example ? but has never taken off in the US. Putting a chip into the iPhone... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2011 at madissonpaterson's blog
Staying true to its Galaxy S forefather, the Nexus S has shown up with a new white shell, which, just as with the Galaxy S, only extends to its rear portions, leaving the front end a familiar shade of noir. Just what's keeping manufacturers from blanching their phones' visage, we... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2011 at madissonpaterson's blog
The most popular home screen and 'app drawer' replacement app for Android is LauncherPro -- but I'm not sure why. I mean, sure, it gives you a scrolling dock, and up to seven home screens -- big whoop. Maybe I'm just a bit jaded. I have recently reviewed two very... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2011 at madissonpaterson's blog