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Kinect makes pact with head-mounted display, virtual reality Skyrim ensues

Yeah, streaming Skyrim on a Tegra 3-powered Ice Cream Sandwich tablet is nice and all, but what about folks who want a more immersive experience with their beloved time sink? One tech-savvy gamer took matters into his own hands — conjuring a bit of electronics alchemy by throwing together Sony’s HMZ-T1 head-mounted display with a [...]

Mountain Lion Developer Preview 2 hits Apple’s Developer website, brings more roar to your Friday

Exactly one month ago, Apple pulled back the kimono revealing its next Mac OS release would be called Mountain Lion upon its debut this summer. It also let eager developers registered in the Mac Developer Program partake in the fun a little early. For the latter camp, Cupertino’s back with a second helping today, aptly [...]

Our Latest Issue

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How to record, trim, and edit videos on your new iPad

The new iPad is equipped with a new camera that takes does a surprisingly good job at recording 1080p video. It also has a built-in Camera app that not only lets you shoot 5 megapixel photos, but 1080p video as well. What’s more the built-in Photos app lets you trim your videos right on the [...]

Love Songs

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Our Latest Issue

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Roku 4.3 update tweaks Netflix, device discovery issues

Second gen Roku media streamers should be seeing a software update the next time they’re powered up, as a company blog post mentions v4.3 is rolling out right now, following the last update that hit back in December. The Roku 2 and Roku LT should experience a variety of improvements to Netflix streaming that include [...]

Car Bomb Jello Shots Blow Up Your Liver for St. Patrick’s Day [Video]

For some reason, we humans love to make solid foods liquid, and liquid foods solid. Key Lime Pie Martini? White Russian Ice Cream? I rest my case. Today, in honor of St. Paddy’s Day, we’re taking three Irish liquids, and making them into one awesome solid. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/D05SDehDSsw/car-bomb-jello-shots-blow-up-your-liver-for-st-patricks-day GOOGLE FORMFACTOR FISERV FIRST SOLAR FINISAR

These Giant Radio Telescopes Tune in to the Stars [Space]

The visible light comprises a minuscule fraction of the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Radio telescopes allow us to observe what cannot be seen, like microwave background radiation—the echo of the Big Bang. Our friends at Oobject have assembled 18 of the most expansive intergalactic listening stations. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/hvLTyWx-UjI/ AUTODESK AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING AVNET BHARTI AIRTEL

Tim ?The Freak? Lincecum Co-founds Stealth Startup 12Society, More Celebs To Come

Back in October 2010, billionaire tech investor Mark Cuban jumped into the daily deals game with a $1.5 million seed investment in gift online shopping deals startup JungleCents. Because the startup took a somewhat alternative approach to daily deals, using a lead generation model to give publishers supplemental revenue streams, today, JungleCents has seen some [...]

Hackers Jailbreak New iPad Just a Few Hours After Release [Ipad]

Yes! The hackers from the Chronic Dev Team—with a special intervention by German developer Stefan Esser—have liberated the shiny new iPad from the tyranny of the app store already using a modification of the Absinthe jailbreaking tool. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/BRlWzZHRD2E/hackers-jailbreak-new-ipad-just-a-few-hours-after-release SYMANTEC SYKES ENTERPRISES INORATED SYBASE SUN MICROSYSTEMS STANDARD MICROSYSTEMS

Heads up: We’re giving away a THIRD ASUS Transformer Prime and dock

So we're already giving away two ASUS Transformer Prime's with their keyboard docks — one via Google+, the other in our forums. Only, as some of you have noticed, the Google+ link is mostly dead. Pesky rules or something. No matter. Here's what we're going to do: We're going to give away a third Transformer [...]

Elvis Presley Jambalaya (live in 1975)

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Huge parts of Mike Daisey?s report on Foxconn factory conditions completely made up

Mike Daisey had straight-out lied to This American Life fact-checkers about many encounters with Chinese factory workers, according to Rob Schmitz, a writer for Marketplace who investigated his claims on the radio program. Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheIphoneBlog/~3/6aiCVG6k1dk/story01.htm ORACLE OPENWAVE SYSTEMS ON SEMICONDUCTOR NVIDIA NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS

Libra for Android helps you track your weight using The Hacker’s Diet system

I’m getting fat; that’s what you see on the screenshot to the right — my gradual move from chubby to portly. But never mind the numbers, look at the pretty graph! If you’ve ever read The Hacker’s Diet, this graph should be instantly recognizable. Each point shows the weight for a given day, while the [...]

Pinto Bean Mountain Kills Colorado Man [WTFriday]

Don’t underestimate a hill of beans. They may not amount to much on their own but in sufficiently large mounds, they can crush a man—to death. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/i8hHIsEmYR8/pinto-bean-mountain-kills-colorado-man INTERDIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS INTEL INSIGHT ENTERPRISES INGRAM MICRO INFORMATICA

How Apple Is Bringing Textbooks on iPad

Apple has been reinventing the way people use technology to their advantage. They have drastically changed the way people play, interact with each other and entertain themselves. Now, they are focusing on education. Recently, Apple released its newest application called iBooks 2. This application allows the user to read textbooks on iPad. They claim that [...]

Unedited: The New iPad Seems Like a Pass [Ipad]

We’re all playing with iPads today: new iPads and old iPads, iPad 1s, iPad 2s, and iPad News. As we write, we’re reflecting out loud. A lot. Here’s a look at our thoughts, unedited, straight from our Campfire group chat. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/abcw46jq6M4/unedited-the-new-ipad-seems-like-a-pass MILLICOM INTL CELLULAR MOBILE TELESYSTEMS NANYA TECHNOLOGY NII HOLDINGS NIKON

Wanna take a trip into space and back on a solid rocket booster? (video)

Ever reminisce about NASA’s space shuttle launches by watching them on its Ascent iOS movie app? The footage was shot by cameras attached to the solid rocket boosters that pushed the craft heavenward and provides one of the best ways of experiencing what all that rocket thrust feels like. We’re stilling getting over the intestine-tugging [...]

Super Bowl Weekend Special — Elvis and Football

As we approach the Super Bowl, the attention of most Americans turns to football. So, it?s an appropriate time to take a look at some photos of Elvis playing football over the years. Source: http://www.elvisblog.net/blog/_archives/2012/2/3/4991044.html FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR INTERNATIONAL FAIR ISAAC FACTSET RESEARCH SYSTEMS F5 NETWORKS EPICOR SOFTWARE

HIS LOVE

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Firefox 4 rockets to 5% global usage share, IE9 wallows at 1.5%

Using some early numbers from both StatCounter and Net Applications, Mozilla’s noisiest hominid, Asa Dotzler, has illustrated Firefox 4′s meteoric rise to around 5% of Web browser global usage share. Internet Explorer 9, which launched two weeks ago, seems to be enjoying a much more casual stroll in the park with just 1.5% of the [...]

I Wish These Deer Power Line Towers Were Real [Design]

Obviously this is a crazy artsy project that uses way more metal than it should, but I don’t care. I would rather look at these towers—or any other artsy-fartsy tower—than any of the current abstract monsters while I’m on a road trip. [Thanks Oscar!] More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/JZWgztaZDMw/i-wish-these-deer-power-line-towers-were-real RF MICRO DEVICES RED HAT RADISYS RACKABLE SYSTEMS [...]

A Valentine Gift For You

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Today

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Thinking of his journey…

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Byword for iPhone and iPad review

Hot on the heals of the release of iA Writer for iPhone and iPad comes a mighty fine competor, Byword for iPhone and iPad. Byword is a text and Markdown editor that focuses on being simple, distraction free, and beautiful. Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheIphoneBlog/~3/e3rAEseFx78/story01.htm SRA INTERNATIONAL SPSS SPANSION SONUS NETWORKS SONIC AUTOMOTIVE

The Wonderful World of Christmas

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Interlocked is a three-dimensional brain teaser

Back when I was a kid, I used to love crafting ornate puzzle boxes out of Lego. There would be just one way to open the box, by carefully shifting and rotating a bunch of pieces. Well, either that, or breaking the box in frustration. Interlocked takes that spirit and turns it into a beautiful [...]

Google Talk Guru answers questions via your IM app

Bots — like the kind which automate IRC rooms and Google Wave — are a good thing to know about. There are plenty of useful bots worth knowing about, too, including the Google Talk Guru. Just add guru@googlelabs.com to your GTalk buddies, and you can start firing off questions. Lifehacker suggests that the same types [...]

Apple?s New Retina Display: Do All Those Pixels Matter?

How does the screen of the new iPad compare to the display inside the iPhone 4 and 4S? Raymond Soneira, a leading display expert, breaks down Apple’s claims, and explains the precise image-quality improvements the new tablet delivers. Source: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/03/ipad-retina-display-comparison/ NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS MOTOROLA MOODYS MISCROSOFT OFFICE

New iPad Retina displays rumored to be coming from LG and Samsung

Sharp was supposed to be supplying screens for the new iPad, but they were apparently unable to meet Apple’s exacting standards, and instead Samsung and LG will be making the Retina displays. iSuppli has suggested that it’s only Samsung providing the panels, but other sources have said that LG is a part of the supply [...]

Elephant Quest is an addictive, deep platformer

When someone tells me about a “platformer”, my first thought is that it’s probably a simple game that mainly revolves around running and jumping around, with a minimal plot. [Play a Zelda game! -Ed] Elephant Quest is one platformer that managed to prove me completely wrong. Yes, you do run and jump around, and you [...]

Visualized: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell bares all

Mercedes’ electric AMG SLS E-Cell is the teutonic powerhouse’s futuristic new gull-wing coupe. An electric motor stationed upon each wheel helps it develop 525 horsepower and go from 0-60 in four seconds (three tenths of a second slower than promised). Now its whipped that neon yellow body from the chassis to take us all on [...]

Elvis Presley – I’ve Lost You (Take 1)

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Virgin Media wins London Underground WiFi contract, provides conduit for tube station tweets

Remember the ten dozen WiFi hotspots London’s underground said it was prepping ahead of the 2012 Olympic games? Virgin Media says they’ll be free — at least to start. By the time July rolls around, 80 stations will be rocking that sweet, sweet internet, and an additional 40 tube stops will go live by the [...]

BBC Confirms Video Download Store Plans [TV]

Last week rumors circulated that the BBC was planning to launch a video download store that could give iTunes a run for its money. Now the director of the BBC has confirmed that he plans to roll the service out. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/XpIX9hgQio4/bbc-confirms-video-download-store-plans APPLIED MATERIALS ARIAN SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT ARROW ELECTRONICS ASML HOLDING ASUSTEK COMPUTER