Monthly Archives: March 2011

HTC Flyer parades its many unique qualities in latest video from the company

Android tablets, everyone‘s got one, but none are quite like HTC’s 7-inch Flyer. Built out of a single piece of aluminum and a great many chunks of silicon, it struts along at a 1.5GHz pace, carries a handy dandy capacitive … Continue reading

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Google Voice Search learns Latin American Spanish, Indonesian, and Malaysian

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 … Continue reading

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Amazon Appstore for Android Test Drive hands on: surprisingly cool, but still US-only

When Amazon Appstore for Android launched last week, one of its primary features — Test Drive — was disabled just a few minutes after it opened. With no try-before-you-buy, no refund process, and 1-Click purchasing ready to strike at any … Continue reading

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Power Plant: One Small Leaf Could Electrify an Entire Home

A team of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed what it describes as the first practical artificial leaf. The device, made from silicon, electronics and catalysts, is the same size and shape as a playing card, but … Continue reading

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How to: download and change themes for SBSettings [jailbreak]

SBSettings is a wonderful little jailbreak app that adds tons of quick toggles to your iOS springboard. The one thing I don’t care for in SBSettings is the default theme. It’s just downright ugly. I get tons of questions on … Continue reading

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Vimeo’s gratis iOS video editing app punks iMovie in its own house, available now

Still waffling over that bank-shattering $4.99 iMovie purchase? We get it. Thankfully, you’ve held out long enough for the free market to come and rescue you (again) — Vimeo has just launched a legitimate alternative into the App Store today … Continue reading

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Microsoft Accuses Google of Anti-Competition [Microsoft]

How’s this for the pot calling the kettle black? Microsoft has made an official complaint to the European Commission, claiming that Google is behaving in an anti-competitive way when it comes to search. Namely, their acquisition of YouTube back in … Continue reading

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Google adding a +1 button to search results, hopes you Like it

Looks like not even mighty Google itself is able to resist the charms of a bit of widespread internet shorthand. +1, whether used to uprank an Engadget comment or in freehand writing to signify one’s support / approval of something, … Continue reading

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SciSpy App for iOS Lets You Practice Being a Real Ecologist [Apps]

Do you believe, deep down, that it is your hidden calling to become a masterful ecologist? SciSpy, the Science Channel’s new app, lets you dabble in this field by allowing you to document the natural world around you—even if you … Continue reading

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Pastebin updated to V3, releases Windows app

Pastebin is a very popular website aimed at coders and other nerdy types, which allows them (or should I say, us) to paste and share snippets of code with lovely syntax highlighting. It has recently undergone a major overhaul which … Continue reading

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