Monthly Archives: April 2011

Worldwide Mobile Phone Market Grew 20% In Q1 2011, Fueled By Smartphone Boom

According to research firm IDC, the global mobile phone market ballooned in the first quarter of this year, growing 19.8 percent year-over-year, mostly due to the meteoric rise of smartphone shipments, especially in emerging markets. According to the firm’s Worldwide … Continue reading

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Chrome OS machines leaked in bug reports: Acer netbook and touch-friendly Seaboard

Plowing through bug reports is a reliable way to dig up juicy morsels of info, and thanks to that timeless tactic we’ve got some specs on a pair of unannounced Chrome OS devices. First up is a netbook from Acer … Continue reading

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Nikon Image Authentication Software validates Photoshop phonies

It’s hard to believe that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Apple man Steve Jobs would get all giggly over a Granny Smith, and that’s for good reason: that apple’s about as phony as this tiny iPhone. According to a Russian … Continue reading

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Security firm RSA attacked using Excel-Flash one-two sucker punch

It has emerged that the underlying cause of RSA’s SecurID gaffe was the recently-reported zero-day vulnerability found in Adobe’s Flash Player. The exploit, which used specially-crafted Flash embedding in Excel spreadsheets, was first reported on March 15 and has since … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: Sorted Edition

Frame Wars Weekend Giveaway: A Blackberry Playbook Video: The Evolution Of Mobile, As Told Through A Fancy 3D Projection Setup LEGO Mindstorms Project Sorts And Cleans Up Your Legos Man Buys Samsung 500GB Drive, Gets Screwed (Or Bolted, Rather) Technicolor … Continue reading

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Bing begins roll out of HTML5-enhanced search interface

Bing’s new HTML5-and-CSS3-enhanced search interface, which was first demonstrated back in September 2010 to showcase the power of IE9, has started to roll out. The most notable addition to the new interface is is smooth page transitions — the fade … Continue reading

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The Football League No One Cares About Will Hold Their Draft Over Twitter [Wtf]

The NFL draft is tonight! And hoping to piggyback off that NFL buzz, the UFL—yes, it’s another professional football league—just announced that they”ll be holding their own draft over Twitter. I’m not kidding, the head coaches will all tweet their … Continue reading

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Ask DLS: Cross-platform multiplayer games that work on Android and iOS

Here’s one for our knowledgeable commenters: I recently bought my girlfriend an iPad. I, on the other hand, own an Android device. And now we’re looking for games we can play using both devices. There’s no dearth of multiplayer games … Continue reading

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Let it Slide is an engaging, difficult puzzle game

I have a thing for physics games, and I’ve been known to post the occasional platformer or action game here and there. But Let it Slide is one of the brainiest games I’ve posted to date. The idea is very … Continue reading

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iSites overhauled, now lets you publish cloud-based HTML5 iPhone apps in minutes

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 … Continue reading

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