Monthly Archives: June 2011

Windows 8 wallpaper available to download, Jupiter and Twin UI spotted

With Windows 8 milestone 3 now up for grabs for select Microsoft Connect partners, it’s inevitable that leaked bits and pieces will start popping up around the Web. In fact, the first “official” wallpaper image from the still-brewing OS is … Continue reading

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Firefox 4 Mobile officially released for Android and Maemo devices

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, … Continue reading

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Top Stories: Monday, June 13, 2011 [Total Recap]

Cleaners vs Chemicals | How do home brew cleaning concoctions stack up against name brand chemicals? More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/9Ya5OKeCv0U/top-stories-monday-june-13-2011 Blu Cantrell Bonnie Jill Laflin Bridget Moynahan Britney Spears

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Is Microsoft Azure Powering Apple’s iCloud? [Rumors]

This is curious: InfiniteApple is saying they’ve confirmed that iCloud is powered by Microsoft’s Azure, at least for the moment. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/jfYwX_ztt7s/is-microsoft-azure-powering-apples-icloud Sara Spraker Sarah Gellman Sarah Michelle Gellar Sarah Mutch

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Lifeplayer, a Wind-Up MP3 Player For Developing Countries

This big, ugly gadget is the LifePlayer, and it can change people’s lives. It’s a solar-powered five-band radio and MP3 player designed to be used as a teaching aid in the developing world. Currently, the units are being tested in … Continue reading

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Metamaterial printing method inches us closer to invisibility cloaks

In theory, metamaterials are all kinds of awesome — they can boost antenna strength, focus lasers, and create invisibility cloaks. But, they’ve been limited to day dreams lab experiments because producing the light-interfering materials in any practical quantity has been … Continue reading

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The Weiner Flowchart Will Help You Decide When To Tweet Your Dick Pic [Flowchart]

Atten-shun, Senators and Congresspeeps and everyone else with a bundle of loving meat hanging between their legs: Here’s an extremely useful flowchart that will help you decide if it’s ok to tweet a your dick pic or not. More » Source: … Continue reading

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Words With Friends for Android updated, promises “smoother game experience”

As several of you noted in the comments to our post asking for cross-platform iOS/Android games, Words With Friends for Android does not provide the smoothest gaming experience… and that’s being rather charitable. You might be happy to hear that … Continue reading

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Batcopter UAV observes anti-collision bat behavior, crashes into ground (video)

If you wander out into a gaggle of fellow humans in total darkness, chances are you’re going to bump into one or two. Such is not the case for bats, which do much of their hunting after the sun sets. … Continue reading

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The Softer Side of Apple

The WWDC keynote has come and gone, but strangely enough, Apple gave us no new toys to go out and buy. There were no new iObjects gracing the stage this time around at the opening of its developer conference — … Continue reading

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