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Want to check out WikiLeaks on one of its thousands of mirrors hosted around the globe? You might have to click around quite a bit to find one that's available and fully up-to-date. Opinion site Antiwar.com has now launched a tool that automagically directs visitors of the site wikileaks.antiwar.com to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2010 at reidkallin's blog
The Antikythera Mechanism is what you call truly old school technology. Argued to be the world's oldest known computer, this ancient Greek invention was used some time circa 100BC to calculate and "predict celestial events and eclipses with unprecedented accuracy." Skipping past the two millennia in which it lay lost... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2010 at reidkallin's blog
Designer Darren Gilford hoped the Light Cycle in Tron: Legacy would be the "sexiest, coolest vehicle you could possibly imagine." Some of us definitely think he got his wish, but how did the gorgeous machine go from idea to reality? More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/3sLYm_vWwr4/how-tron-legacy-light-cycle-designers-made-the-sexiest-coolest-vehicle-ever MOTOROLA MOODYS MISCROSOFT OFFICE MICROSOFT MICROSEMI Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2010 at reidkallin's blog
What makes this slug so ninja-like? Because these slimy fellers shoot chalky "love darts" at potential mates which pierce and inject the proper hormones to make them hot and horny. Hmm..maybe it should be called the Roofie Slug, instead? More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/0Djim4zW2mA/this-weird-ninja-slug-shoots-love-darts-at-potential-mates FEI COMPANY FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR INTERNATIONAL FAIR ISAAC... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2010 at reidkallin's blog
Speaking frankly and quite technically, Pavel Studený of the Opera Mobile team has posted some info about its Android development experience. The post itself is pretty thin on details, except for two gems: both Flash and HTML5 video are coming to Opera Mobile. The interesting thing is, Pavel doesn't say... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2010 at reidkallin's blog
Google Cloud Print just launched, and we're glad to announce... it works! At least from the Chrome test page. Google are expected to launch cloud print-enabled Android apps later today, which will mean you can print from your phone direct to your printer -- or indeed any printer that's connected... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2010 at reidkallin's blog
Microsoft (and just about every other big computing company) is bullish on the cloud, and the Redmond company announced a massive migration win yesterday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture will be moving around 120,000 users to Microsoft Online Services. It's a nice feather in the cap of Microsoft, which only... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2010 at reidkallin's blog
Admit it, we're pretty demanding of our movie theaters: IMAX screens, seat shaking sound and glorious AC are the bare minimum. Sol Cinema offers a different experience. It's a glorified trailer that fits 8 people and is completely solar powered. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/ZjQFpcUBZVQ/the-worlds-smallest-solar+powered-movie-theater MILLICOM INTL CELLULAR MOBILE TELESYSTEMS NANYA... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2010 at reidkallin's blog
A very, very brief power outage at a Toshiba factory forced the company to completely halt operations at the critical plant. This could mean as much as a 20% drop in chip shipments which could lead to product shortages everywhere. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/9HaeS0e5DNI/a-brief-007+second-power-outage-completely-halts-production-at-a-factory SYNTAXBRILLIAN SYNOPSYS SYNNEX SYMANTEC SYKES ENTERPRISES... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2010 at reidkallin's blog
Hear that? That's the sound of thousands of authors' hearts stopping mid-keystroke as they open up their Bookscan numbers and keel over dead of disappointment. Amazon just added Nielsen Bookscan numbers to their Author Central pages, the pages authors use to add content to the Kindle/Amazon book store and, more... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2010 at reidkallin's blog
Lenovo's just announced two new laptops and a desktop, the IdeaPad Y460p, Y560p, and the IdeaCentre K330. First up, the Idea Pad Y460p and Y560p are 14- and 15.6-inches with 16:9 widescreen displays, and come with a range of processors up to the Intel Core i7, an up to 750... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2010 at reidkallin's blog
The LogicBUY deal for today is a great discount on a bundle with a Samsung PN58C680 58? 1080p 3D HDTV with a built-in 3D processor that can upconvert normal video to 3D. The screen is 1920 X 1080 (1080p), with 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and 600Hz subfield motion technology. The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2010 at reidkallin's blog
The Chrome Cr-48 netbook might just be a reference design—as in, most folks won't ever be able to use it—but it is what Google thinks a Chrome laptop should be. And it has some pretty nice touches. Updated. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/PJKYladfWXg/an-hour-with-the-google-cr+48-chrome-netbook SHAW COMMUNICATIONS SIEMENS CDW CHINA MOBILE CISCO SYSTEMS Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2010 at reidkallin's blog
Google's Chrome to Phone tandem is a great way to share Web links from your desktop to your Android device, and it's just gotten a bit better. Today's update brings a more useful start screen to the Android app, which now displays your previously sent links grouped by when you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2010 at reidkallin's blog
Sometimes you may want to send someone a whole list of websites to look at. Maybe you even want them to look at the sites in a given sequence, like when you're sharing the results of a search for a new car or a vacation spot. BridgeURL is a fairly... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2010 at reidkallin's blog
The Web is all about being social these days. When you take this "social" buzzword and reduce it down to brass tacks, you often end up with a bunch of widgets, buttons and other annoyances crowded around the content you're actually interested in reading. WidgetBlock is a Chrome add-on that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2010 at reidkallin's blog
Not to be outdone by a mad scientist and his secret cache of cloned sheep, other mad scientists successfully birthed a mouse from carrying DNA DNA from two male specimens, no females added! (Well, except for that whole birthing part.) More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/r0WCetm_tQE/in-the-case-of-this-genetically-engineered-mouse-you-are-both-the-father IXYS ITRON IRON MOUNTAIN INORATED IOMEGA... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2010 at reidkallin's blog
Go Away, Snoopers: Internet Explorer 9 To Add Anti-Tracking Feature The Kisai Satellite: More Crazy Tokyoflash Watches WhiteyBoards Introduces the Next Generation In Dry Erase Technology: The WhiteyNotes and WhiteyPads Outfitting Your Family?s Traveler For Stellar Photography Rolex Owner Gets A Christmas Surprise: Posted His Watch On eBay For $9.95,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2010 at reidkallin's blog
The Web is all about being social these days. When you take this "social" buzzword and reduce it down to brass tacks, you often end up with a bunch of widgets, buttons and other annoyances crowded around the content you're actually interested in reading. WidgetBlock is a Chrome add-on that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2010 at reidkallin's blog
This electronic butterfly will flutter around its jar forever to add some cheer to your desk as long as you feed it some AAA batteries occasionally. Basically, unlike a real captive butterfly, it'll never let you down or desert you. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/pzbIW7IwYY8/feed-this-butterfly-a-few-aaa-batteries-and-itll-live-forever IDT IBASIS HYPERCOM HEWLETT PACKARD CO... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2010 at reidkallin's blog
Bing has just announced mall maps, taking maps to the hyper-local department store level. Not only are mall maps "US-only," but nearly all of the current offerings are located in Microsoft's home state of Washington. There are actually a couple of New York malls in the list -- as well... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2010 at reidkallin's blog
Google blew the lid off of Chrome OS yesterday in a big way, and one of its key features is now ready to roll. Cloud Print was unveiled back in April, a method to enable Google mobile devices to print via nebulous networking, and it's now here -- with some... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2010 at reidkallin's blog
GE?s 17-Year LED Bulb Now For Sale TDK?s Retro-Futuristic Boomboxes Look Sweet The ONA Union Street Messenger Bag Looks Waxily Amazing Obscure Gifts For The Hipster In Your Life, You Probably Haven?t Heard Of Them 1 Million Galaxy Tabs Sold: W2G Samsung! Source: http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/12/04/daily-crunch-hip-idea-edition/ SONIC AUTOMOTIVE SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS SILICON LABORATORIES... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2010 at reidkallin's blog
The idea of using an iPhone or iPod touch as a universal remote has been tossed around for years, but it's always required either a finicky external dongle or an extravagantly expensive home automation rig. Instead, we've been treated to a host of single-device remote apps for everything from FiOS,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2010 at reidkallin's blog
To achieve balance in all things, a new startup called Prima Cinema apparently figures while the proletariat are rejoicing over Netflix all you can eat $7.99 streaming and Redbox $1 rentals, there's room at the high end and will offer a $20,000 digital delivery system to bring home first-run movies... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2010 at reidkallin's blog