Monthly Archives: October 2011

Artificial Blood From Bone Marrow Stem Cells Still Makes Me Genuinely Queasy [Blood]

I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m not the best person to call if you happen to be bleeding and need help. I tend to succumb to gravity pretty quickly, which has also prevented me from being a generous donor. … Continue reading

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GNOME 3 released, ushers in an interesting amalgam of iOS and OS X

GNOME 3, after more than two years of development, has been released into the wild. GNOME 3 is not merely the logical successor of GNOME 2: it is an entirely new project, started from scratch, to create a “completely new, … Continue reading

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GameStop testing the waters of being an Android tablet retailer

Not to long ago a rumor popped up that video game retailer, GameStop — would be developing their own Android tablet to sell in their retail locations. Seems a portion of the rumors were true at this point as GameStop … Continue reading

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The touch, the feel of cotton, the fabric of our… transistors

Transistors of all shapes and sizes form the foundation of just about every electronic gadget under the sun, and similarly, cotton clothing is a key component of a well-rounded wardrobe. It was only a matter of time before these two … Continue reading

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Adblock Plus developer pokes holes in Mozilla’s new add-on performance tests

Wladimir Palant, developer of the most popular add-on in the world, Adblock Plus, is also an active contributor to the Planet Mozilla blog community. Over the last few days, in response to Mozilla’s new name and shame list of slow … Continue reading

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Windows 8 welcome screen revealed, looks very Metro

It’s not really a secret the Microsoft had planned on bringing bits of Windows Phone 7′s Metro UI to Windows 8, but we haven’t seen a lot of really telling evidence. However, with the Windows 8 milestone 3 build now … Continue reading

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FAA Enlists the Web For Reporting Laser Shenanigans [Lasers]

Every year laser pointers get brighter and cheaper, and every year the number of incidents involving some bozo shining one at an aircraft increases. In 2005 there were just 283 reports, but that number has increased every year, hitting an … Continue reading

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Sony PRS-T1 Reader Wi-Fi Cover with Light Review

I just posted a review of the new PRS-T1 Reader Wi-Fi ebook reader from Sony, and I mentioned that you have to have a light to read in dim or dark rooms.  That’s the nature of eInk screens – they … Continue reading

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Xbox Companion app for WP7 shown off at Nokia World, leaks Vudu integration (video)

Even if you’re not planning on picking up one of Espoo’s latest handsets, Microsoft is also on the scene at Nokia World 2011 giving live demos of the upcoming Xbox Companion remote app for Windows Phone 7. It allows for … Continue reading

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Ubuntu and Dell rekindle their love, in China

In 2007 Dell started a highly publicized experiment with loading Ubuntu on some of its machines. Suffice to say, it wasn’t a resounding success — despite Michael Dell’s ringing endorsement. Though their relationship seems to have petered out (US customers … Continue reading

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