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Have you ever wondered what the Web was like before the Mosaic Web browser? If you were born in the last 20-odd years, or you only discovered your inner geek recently, did you miss out on monochrome monitors and the dial-up BBS era? Well, here's your chance to get a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2011 at woodenvagrant99's blog
Road Trip 2011: At Ramstein Air Base in Germany, crews work tirelessly to take care of even the most badly injured. INFOCUS ZORAN ZIONS BAN Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at woodenvagrant99's blog
Today?s LogicBUY deal is a new 2011 Samsung UN55D8000 55? 3D 1080p LED 240Hz HDTV with Samsung 3D Blu-ray player, Megamind Starter Kit with 2 pairs of 3D glasses plus 2 more 3D glasses for $2397. Features: edge-lit LED backlighting with Micro-precision Dimming Plus, 2 pairs of 3D glasses, 3D-ready,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at woodenvagrant99's blog
1975: Sony introduces the Betamax video recorder. Revolutionary for its day, the Betamax format was on its way to becoming the industry standard until the appearance of JVC’s VHS a year later. Betamax was probably a bit sharper and crisper, but VHS offered longer-playing ability, which made it possible to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at woodenvagrant99's blog
Because they're brutish and sweaty, most men don't have a problem with their phone's naturally metallic musk, but "20 to 40 year-old women with a well-developed sense of fashion" apparently do. That's why Fujitsu has announced the F-022 -- a glittery flip phone designed for females who demand slightly more... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at woodenvagrant99's blog
Threats against Google's mobile platform have increased 400% in the last year, but common sense will protect users against many of the attacks. FINISAR FEI COMPANY FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR INTERNATIONAL Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at woodenvagrant99's blog
IBM turns 100 today, but since Willard Scott hasn't paid tribute yet we'll do our part to wish America's most innovative company the happiest of birthdays. And for every Watson and ThinkPad you've already heard of, there are hundreds—thousands—of life-altering inventions for which we can thank Big Blue. More »... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at woodenvagrant99's blog
When I wrote last Sunday's column about the dispute between Fox and Cablevision over what the New York cable-TV service should pay the network to carry its channels, I worried that the piece would be overtaken by a Saturday-morning settlement. CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR ACCENTURE ACER Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at woodenvagrant99's blog
FunMobility, the makers of FunMail, a picture-messaging app that organically pairs your texts with appropriate (and fun) images, FunTones, a large collection of funny ringtones, and FunMe, a suite of tools for consumers to create, share, and post their own user-generated content, is clearly striving for a particular brand message.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at woodenvagrant99's blog
The Air Guitar Move is a neat little Wii-inspired Kickstarter project that combines a free iPhone app and a motion-sensing guitar pick. The two work together to create an experience similar to Guitar Hero or Rock Band. More » QUEST SOFTWARE QUANTUM QLOGIC Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at woodenvagrant99's blog
Columbia is working a new line of Omni-Freeze Ice clothing that will cool you to the core even on the hottest of days. More » ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS ALLTEL AMAZONCOM Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at woodenvagrant99's blog
iSites -- a zero-code cloud-based 'app creator' -- can now generate HTML5 apps that work on iOS devices. With this new feature, dubbed 'InstantApp', you can now design a single app in your browser and publish it natively on Android and iOS, and as an HTML5 iPhone app. We haven't... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at woodenvagrant99'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 Jun 16, 2011 at woodenvagrant99's blog
Lulzsec, that merry band of hackers responsible for raids on Bethesda Softworks, the US Senate, Sony, terrorists, and rival hackers, has bagged maybe its biggest fish yet: the CIA. [Updated] More » ORACLE POWERCHIP SEMICONDUCTOR PRICELINECOM Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2011 at woodenvagrant99's blog
It's a mobile computing smorgasbord! Listen in as we discuss Apple's latest announcements, Samsung's new tablet, the first Chrome OS notebooks, and more. ITRON IRON MOUNTAIN INORATED IOMEGA Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2011 at woodenvagrant99's blog
iSites -- a zero-code cloud-based 'app creator' -- can now generate HTML5 apps that work on iOS devices. With this new feature, dubbed 'InstantApp', you can now design a single app in your browser and publish it natively on Android and iOS, and as an HTML5 iPhone app. We haven't... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2011 at woodenvagrant99'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 Jun 15, 2011 at woodenvagrant99's blog
Chinese IP addresses have been implicated in numerous, recent distributed denial of service attacks, which top State Department officials see as a human rights issue. QIMONDA QUALCOMM QUANTA COMPUTER Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2011 at woodenvagrant99's blog
Once upon a time, there used to be a DOS game with a caveman and a human powered helicopter. The caveman would shuttle around the screen, madly trying to get customers to where they wanted to go. Jetbus is not that game, but it's obviously inspired by it. You're driving... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2011 at woodenvagrant99's blog
Slowly, but surely, we're starting to piece together what's going on inside that mysterious white box known as the Wii U. IBM was a little coy about the multi-core CPU it was providing, but did tantalize us by mentioning the name "Watson" in describing some of its underlying tech. Now... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2011 at woodenvagrant99's blog
Droid 2 Global users, your moment in the Gingerbread sun has arrived. Verizon's put up a page with download instructions for a 103MB update, taking your QWERTY slider from version 2.4.330 to 4.5.600. Updating isn't the most taxing of activities, you just look for a system update in the About... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2011 at woodenvagrant99's blog
For every gem you find on YouTube, there are at least a dozen crappy videos recorded in standard definition. It's not YouTube's fault -- the Google owned video sharing site came into existence before affordable hand-held camcorders capable of shooting HD videos emerged. But as long as companies like Toshiba... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2011 at woodenvagrant99's blog
Most stoves produce heat that far exceeds the temperature necessary to boil water, but TES NewEnergy has found a way to convert that excess energy into power, which can subsequently be used to charge your USB gadgets. Released yesterday in Japan, the Hitochaja HC-5 USB power pot can generate up... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2011 at woodenvagrant99's blog
several important 'platform provider' milestones loom in 2008... IRON MOUNTAIN INORATED IOMEGA INTUIT Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2011 at woodenvagrant99's blog
Weekend Giveaway: A REAL FREAKING THOR HAMMER Video: Space Invaders in Real Life Superplayers Take Arcade Gaming To New Heights Current Honeycomb Builds Include A Secret Gingerbread Interface The iPad Flexible Arm Lets You ?Comfortably? Use Tablets In Bed SYBASE SUN MICROSYSTEMS STANDARD MICROSYSTEMS Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2011 at woodenvagrant99's blog