Monthly Archives: October 2011

iPad Live 80: Wonder Vader, dammit

Our podcast feed: Audio | Video Download directly: Audio | Video Subscribe via iTunes: Audio | Video It’s Halloween, so join Wonder Georgia, Seth Vader, and Rene, dammit to talk iPad vs. Kindle vs. Nook, Newsstand blues, 3D mapping, making … Continue reading

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Apple to enable self-service checkout at retail via Apple Store app?

MacRumors and Heylookitsseric are both claiming Apple will be updating their Apple Store app to allow customers self-service checkout for off-the-shelf items like iPhone and iPad cases at Apple Retail. Apple is also updating its own Apple store app on … Continue reading

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Who Really Is the World’s 7 Billionth Person? [Population]

The world’s 7 billionth person was a tiny little girl named Danica May Camacho who is born today in Manila, the Philipines, and weighed just 5.5 pounds (she was one month premature). More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/M1zGva6f8iM/who-really-is-the-worlds-7-billionth-person Shaw Communications Siemens Zoran Zions … Continue reading

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webOS 3.0 beta now available to developers

With the webOS 3.0 SDK available for almost two months, HP has now given developers access to a beta download of webOS 3.0 — which powers the upcoming TouchPad and will likely ride along on HP desktops and laptops in … Continue reading

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Royal Society opens its archives to the web, is less elitist than the name suggests

Get ready science nerds, you’re about to get a lifetime’s worth of reading material for free. The venerable Royal Society, the over 350-year-old British scientific organization, has just opened up its archives to the web-dwelling public. That’s over 60,000 scientific … Continue reading

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Polaroid’s Dua Flash Embraces Videographers and Photographers [Photography]

Like skiers and snowboarders sharing the same powder, I envision some kind of uneasy truce between those using their DSLRs for still photography, and those using them for videography. I have no basis for the dirty looks and stink eye … Continue reading

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Opera 11.10 includes improved power saving features

Just recently, the Opera 11.10 release candidate was made available for download. It brought a handful of important feature additions — like HTML5 File API support and IMAP enhancements — and loads of bugfixes. Nestled in amongst the other details … Continue reading

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Internet Explorer 9 nears 4% share on Windows 7, IE6 extinction countdown picks up steam

Microsoft has shared some news about the state of its most and least loved Web browsers — Internet Explorer 9 and 6, respectively. Even with IE9 only recently exiting beta, Microsoft reports that 3.6% of Windows 7 users are now … Continue reading

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Nintendo’s eShop plans: premium DLC, game demos, smartphone shopping, relevancy

Nintendo’s latest earnings report may be a litany of woe, but at least the outfit’s semi-annual financial results briefing bore good news: the 3DS eShop is about to get a kick in the pants. Today’s 3DS store gets the job … Continue reading

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Facebook testing ‘Trusted Friends’ feature, the password unlock we hope you never have to use

Here’s a situation: you create a Facebook account. You fall in love with said account. You’re on it all day, every single day. And then, your computer explodes. You go to login on a new machine, and you realize that … Continue reading

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