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Droid Charge made official by Verizon and Samsung

04/21/2011, It’s even better than the leak from Costo suggested it: Verizon and Samsung have finally announced the Droid Charge today (vs. next week)! It’s an 4G LTE Android phone with a large 4.3″ display, dual cameras (8MP + 1.3MP ). There are two...

Amazon servers usher in a dark cloud

04/21/2011, Web 2.0 suffered plenty of downtime today, as an outage at one of Amazon’s EC2 datacenters actually managed to down some Web 2.0 darlings including Quora and Reddit. The service’s status site pointed out that things started to go awry more...

Easy Cellphone Hacking, For Cops Only

04/20/2011, Called UFED for Universal Forensic Extraction Device, this device lets police officers and other law-enforcement personnel  snoop into a cellphone to very quickly (in minutes) extract key information like messages, contacts, photos, call history...

Nokia Indoor Navigation: Next Level of Location-Based Apps

04/20/2011, Nokia Research has been working on an indoor navigation concept that takes GPS-style navigation to the next level. For one, it works indoors, where GPS receivers lose the signals from satellites around the Earth. Secondly, it is accurate to 30cm (1 feet),...

Kindle Does Library Book Lending

04/20/2011, Kindle users will soon be able to lend/borrow eBooks from 11,000 libraries in the USA. Interestingly, Amazon had recently blocked Lendle (a startup) from doing this exact same thing… The new feature will be available to *all* Kindle hardware, but...

Your Apple device knows where you’ve been, and keeps a log

04/20/2011, In a recent article, Alasdair Allan is discussing the finding that Apple devices powered by iOS 4+ (iPhones, iPads) are recording a log of your location (including a time stamp). This would come as a surprised to most users. It is conceivable that a small...

PhillieBot ready for big league debut

04/19/2011, Baseball pitching is a form of art – after all, plenty of psychology comes into play here, not to mention requiring to have the mad skills in order to fool the batter in front of you. What happens when you translate pitching skills over to a robot?...

When Google’s Panda Rewards Content Theft

04/19/2011, If you’re a webmaster who cares about Search Engines, you have heard about the Google “Panda” Update. Here’s what the update was about, in Google’s own terms: “Google depends on the high-quality content created by...

iOS Outreaches Android by 59% says Comscore

04/19/2011, Comscore, a company that sells analytics to pretty much every marketing departments, has revealed that in its own analysis, iOS far “outreaches” Android (the word outreach is important here). It means that iOS users are more visible to...

Sonos Android App Released. iOS Version gets Airplay

04/19/2011, The time where iPhone users could brag about being the only ones to have the Sonos Controller is over. The Android version of the Sonos Controller is out, and it works beautifully. We have played with the Sonos System Software 3.4 which adds support for...

LifeSize Passport Plugged Into Skype [Video Conferencing]

04/19/2011, LifeSize has just announced that its professional Passport HD video conferencing system is now compatible with Skype video calls. LifeSize Passport is typically used in meeting rooms and other business environments for HD video teleconferencing. This is...

OLED microdisplay-based eyetracking Head Mounted Device

04/19/2011, Fraunhofer IPMS is first off the blocks yet again with their latest thingamajic – the first OLED microdisplay-based eyetracking Head Mounted Device (HMD) in the world over at SID 2011. The Fraunhofer IPMS has been working on integrating both sensors...

Hitachi Touro: USB 3.0 Personal Backup Cloud Solution

04/18/2011, Cloud technology (computing on remote servers) is getting trendy nowadays and it is reaching the consumer market with brands like Iomega, which paved the way at CES 2011 with the launch of its Personal Cloud Solution. Hitachi is catching up today with the...

DAlH2Orean remote-controlled car goes green

04/18/2011, One of the more noticeable contributors to our landfills would be toys for your kids – how many toys were actually played around with for a couple of weeks or so, before they get discarded due to kids’ super short attention spans? Of course,...