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Ask DLS: What’s your favorite mobile app at the moment?

The mobile app marketplace is exploding; there are now hundreds of thousands of apps on the iOS, Android and BlackBerry app markets. Heck, even Windows Phone 7 just crossed the 10,000 mark! But alas, not all apps are created equal; some are way, way better than others. Which leads me to today’s Ask DLS question: [...]

Quora Will Answer All Your Questions with Its New iPhone App [IPhone Apps]

Quora, the excellent Q&A site, just released an iPhone app that makes it dead easy to get your questions answered and learn new things. If you ever used Quora, you know how smart their community can get. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/eYmGL9-Cshk/quora-will-answer-all-your-questions-with-its-new-iphone-app AMKOR TECHNOLOGY AMPHENOL ANIXTER INTERNATIONAL APPLE COMPUTER APPLIED MATERIALS

Add a Windows 8 user tile to your Windows 7 taskbar

Now that Windows 8 images have begun leaking out, it’s only a matter of time until developers start releasing mods for Windows 7 which mimic upcoming features. Over at Into Windows, they’ve spotted one such mod already. In the earliest Windows 8 images, we saw Windows Live integration on the taskbar. In the far right [...]

Amazon Cloud Player review: functional, not mind blowing, and still US-only

It’s hard to believe: our world-spanning network, our Internet, which is the cornerstone of free speech and free society — which, on a good day, is capable of causing populist revolutions – is still crippled by banal geolocation restrictions. We are, of course, talking about Amazon’s two latest offerings, both of which are only available [...]

Lacie LaPlug Will Turn Your Hard Drive into a NAS [LaCie]

Lacie’s LaPlug is identical to the Pogoplug in concept: plug in any USB HDD and it magically transforms into a Time Machine-compatible NAS drive that’s accessible from outside your home network. This is a product trend I like. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/xFT1qqxAt6w/lacie-laplug-will-turn-your-hdd-into-a-nas FINISAR FEI COMPANY FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR INTERNATIONAL FAIR ISAAC FACTSET RESEARCH SYSTEMS

Daily Crunch: Time Spent

Here are some of yesterday’s stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: A Cheerful Memento Mori Clock For Your Home Or Office Lego Tries Augmented Reality With ?Life Of George? Game Sony To Stop Comping 3D Glasses For Theaters ? Because Movie Tickets Aren?t Expensive Enough Already Sync By 50 Headphones Leak Early, Appear To Be Appropriately Street [...]

C-Shaped Sponge Hugs Faucets, Drips Dry

I use a scouring sponge to wash the dishes and frankly it’s disgusting. After use, it sits on the countertop looking innocent as its damp innards fester with multiplying bacteria until the next time I use it and it contaminates every dish, spoon and cup it touches. So my poor, soon-to-be-poisoned dinner guests have reason [...]

Pastebin updated to V3, releases Windows app

Pastebin is a very popular website aimed at coders and other nerdy types, which allows them (or should I say, us) to paste and share snippets of code with lovely syntax highlighting. It has recently undergone a major overhaul which includes the release of a brand new Windows client. The new client lets you create [...]

O’Reilly helps Japan, offers entire e-book catalog for 50% off, today only

O’reilly make some of the best computer books in the world. They also sell them as DRM-free e-books in a bunch of formats, including PDFs and Mobi for Kindle. They usually offer one “Deal of the Day”, which is a 50% discount code for a book chosen for that one day. But just for for [...]

On August 16, 1977, We Lost Elvis Presley

http://www.zoomers.ca/video/old-friend-elvis-tribute Bill Medleys Tribute To Elvis, Taken From The 1980s TV Special Graceland, And was hosted by Priscilla Presley. Remembering Elvis on this tragic day in history, gone much too soon, gone but never forgotten…. “And God shall wipe away … Continue reading → On August 16, 1977, We Lost Elvis Presley is a post [...]

Ulysses Jones Jr. dies in Memphis

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HTC Explorer now official, we go hands-on (updated)

This little soldier carries the big responsibility of extending HTC’s dominance to the budget end of the Android spectrum, and it must achieve this mission with only a bare minimum of weaponry: a 3.2-inch HVGA (480 x 320) capacitive display, 600MHz processor, 3MP camera and 512MB of expandable memory. You’ll just have to believe us [...]

One Laptop Bag to Charge Them All

Voltaic makes a line of gear and laptop bags with built-in solar panels, like this Generator Solar Laptop Charger. The bag is made of 600-denier fabric made from recycled soda bottles; the fabric is waterproof, lightweight, and UV resistant. Inside is a padded laptop sleeve that fits up to a 17″ MacBook Pro. Wire channels [...]

A Review From The Past

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Long live the Samsung Taylor: prototype device to receive Mango?

Keep looking at Microsoft’s “where’s my Windows Phone update” page, concerned that Mango may never make it to your WP7 device? You may be comforted to hear that even the Samsung Taylor — the beta device awarded to devs last summer that got left in the dark when NoDo came around — is reportedly receiving [...]

Dodge is a space-shooter in which you have no weapons

Space-shooters are usually a fairly fiery affair, with many types of guns, weapon upgrades, power-ups and more. Dodge does away with all of that, while keeping the very essence of a space shooter: Dark background, fast action, and stuff blowing up all over the place. Your vector-looking spacecraft is the fastest thing on the screen, [...]

ASUS TOUGH 7-inch Honeycomb tablet lands in Japan ready for some corporate abuse

Not content with offering up merely modular Android tablets, ASUS has revealed a new seven-inch tablet that’s water and dust resistant — perfect for a spot of bath-time browsing or… desert rallying. The ASUS TOUGH-ETBW11AA has a rubberized bezel and strips across the back, contributing to the substantial 22.2mm profile, but that hefty frame can [...]

UPDATE: Aaron…Spelling, Part II

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Amazon Cloud Player review: functional, not mind blowing, and still US-only

It’s hard to believe: our world-spanning network, our Internet, which is the cornerstone of free speech and free society — which, on a good day, is capable of causing populist revolutions – is still crippled by banal geolocation restrictions. We are, of course, talking about Amazon’s two latest offerings, both of which are only available [...]

Amazon Announces the $199 Kindle Fire Tablet and Three Kindle E-Readers

As expected, Amazon.com Inc.?s CEO Jeff Bezos announced the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet and a trio of new Kindle e-readers two carrying the name and capability, ?Touch?. The Fire will have a 7-inch screen and run on a heavily modified version of Google, Inc.?s Android operating system. Included with the Fire will be a one-month [...]

Daily Deal: Body Glove Fringe Snap-On Case for AT&T iPhone 4 only $6.95

For today only, the TiPb Store has the Body Glove Fringe Snap-On Case for AT&T iPhone 4 is non-slip scratch protection for only $6.95 ? Get it before it?s gone! Shop Body Glove Fringe Snap-On Case for AT&T iPhone 4 now! Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheIphoneBlog/~3/U0G9WNvlITk/ IMATION IKON OFFICE SOLUTIONS IDT IBASIS

Amazon Silk browser spins a faster mobile web, courtesy of cloud servers (video)

Part of Amazon’s new Kindle Fire pitch is its promise of Amazon Silk — a “split browser” exclusive to the tablet that gets the heavy lifting done on its EC2 cloud servers and promises faster access as a result. Dubbed Silk to represent an “invisible, yet incredibly strong connection”, it takes advantage of Amazon’s existing [...]

The History of Amazon’s Kindle So Far [Kindle]

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Wi-Fi Signals May Be Used To Track Your Movement Inside Your House [Science]

Neal Patwari of the University of Utah discovered that breathing affects Wi-Fi signal strength. Chest expansion during a breath bends the wireless signals and they lose some power. This slight drop can be measured and used to calculate your breathing rate. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/tl0RjUH4hPw/wi+fi-signals-may-be-used-to-track-your-movement-inside-your-house MOBILE TELESYSTEMS NANYA TECHNOLOGY NII HOLDINGS NIKON NINTENDO

His dignity

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Mango Makes Windows Phone a Contender

Microsoft on Tuesday released the latest version of its smartphone operating system, a version that could make handsets using the OS more competitive with market leaders Android and iOS. The new release — Windows Phone 7.5, a.k.a. “Mango” — has more than 500 new features, according to Microsoft, most of which are aimed at improving [...]

Bose’s CineMate 1 SR and Lifestyle 135 soundbar systems are slim, sleek, not particularly cheap

Bose is offering up two new soundbar systems for folks with a few extra bucks in their bank accounts. The Lifestyle 135 is a single speaker system with a soundbar that can either be laid on a flat surface or mounted on a wall. The system also features a control console with six HMDI inputs, [...]

Today

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Windows Phone 7.5 Mango review

Let’s face it: Windows Phone, as we know it, has an enormous amount of potential, but it’s a first-generation operating system. For the first eleven months of its existence, it’s lacked many of the common features we’ve come to enjoy (and take for granted) on Android and iOS, but then again, even those platforms have [...]

September 23

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Terry Mike Jeffrey – Raised On Elvis Vol.2.

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Elvis Presley-My way

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HTC announces its next party, Beats Audio and ‘surprise headliner’ in attendance

HTC’s Facebook page is inviting fans to a gathering on October 6th at the rock ‘n roll Roundhouse in London, ostensibly to celebrate the Beats Audio technology we’ve been listening to with the Sensation XE. Call us over-excited, but the manufacturer’s last party bore plenty of exotic fruit so we reckon those Dre-approved headphones in [...]

Sharp’s biggest LCD HDTVs get even bigger with a new 80-inch model

When is big not big enough? Apparently when it’s Sharp’s “spectacularge” 70-inch AQUOS LCD HDTVs that were introduced earlier this year, and have now been surpassed by a new 80-inch model the company showed off today. The LC-80LE632U isn’t an Elite branded model, but it brings all the features of its smaller brethren including full [...]

Sand Trap is a fun and difficult physics maze game

Sand Trap is one of those games that at first seem too hard to bother with, but when you try to stop playing it you discover you’re hooked. The goal is to get as much sand as you possibly can out of the maze and into the bucket at the bottom of the screen. You [...]

Hands-on with HTC’s Amaze 4G for T-Mobile (video)

So how does HTC’s Amaze 4G stack up to its European counterpart, the Sensation XE? Pretty well actually. The 4.3-inch qHD smartphone also features Qualcomm’s 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU, but bumps the RAM from 768MB to 1GB. It’s also HTC’s first NFC toting device and joins T-Mobile’s Galaxy S II as the other 42Mbps HSPA+ [...]

Robot Birds and Octoroaches On The Loose at UC Berkeley [Video]

No matter how fancy and complicated we make robots, nature always has us beat. Is there anything more capable, more efficient, and more utterly indestructible than a cockroach? Of course not. Not yet, anyway. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/H32It_fk474/robot-birds-and-octoroaches-on-the-loose-at-uc-berkeley ANIXTER INTERNATIONAL APPLE COMPUTER APPLIED MATERIALS ARIAN SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT ARROW ELECTRONICS

Sony’s New Playstation 3 Video Unlimited Interface Looks Pretty But Clumsy [Sony]

A few weeks ago we got a look at Microsoft’s updated Xbox Live interface. Now Sony’s got a public preview of its new interface for browsing video on the Playstation Network on the Playstation 3, called Video Unlimited. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/I1mH4wi3VXE/ NETGEAR NCR NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS MOTOROLA