Open Source IDE GAMBAS Reaches 3.0

December 31st, 2011 No Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

Kevin Fishburne writes “After years of work, creator Benoît Minisini and friends are just in time for New Year’s celebrations with the first stable release of GAMBAS 3. Per their web site, ‘Gambas is a free development environment based on a Basic interpreter with object extensions, a bit like Visual Basic (but it is NOT a clone !).’ GAMBAS is component-based, so check out the list for an idea of what you can do with it.”

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Genius Scale Only Shows You How Much You’ve Gained Or Lost [Genius]

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When you’re battling the bulge, your bathroom scale can either be your best friend or your worst enemy. So instead of displaying your actual weight, which can be discouraging, this scale only tells you how much you’ve lost or gained. More »







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How To Keep Track of All Your Friends Tonight [How To]

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“Hey, let’s all meet at Bill’s party around 8pm.” And that conversation was the last time you saw half of your friends. Tonight is going to be insanity. You’ll be lucky you even make it to midnight, let alone keep your group together. But you know what, let’s try it anyways. More »







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It’s Now Sir Jonathan Ive [Apple]

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I hope you’re ready for a day of iKnight jokes, because Apple’s Senior Vice President of Industrial Design, Jonathan Ive, has officially been made a Knight Commander of the British Empire. More »







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A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Dec. 31

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Freaky—This Simple Trick Lets You See the Blood Vessels In Your Eye [Video]

December 30th, 2011 No Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

Sensory adaptation, the same phenomenon that causes you to stop hearing a continually ticking clock, also prevents you from seeing the branching network of blood vessels inside your eye. Except when you use the simple trick demonstrated in this video. More »







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The Channel Islands Wood Biscuit Is the Ride of My Dreams [Desired]

December 30th, 2011 No Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

When awesome technologies intersect the sum can be even greater than the parts. Such is the case with the Channel Islands Wood Biscuit, a cutting edge board design crossed with old-school materials. It’s beautiful, it’s functional, and I need it. More »







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Gigantic Car-Dispensing Claw Game Is a Hotel-Sized Projection [Video]

December 30th, 2011 No Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

I’m sorry Santa Claw. While you entertained guests at the Gizmodo Gallery, I’m afraid the official title of biggest claw game in the world now belongs to GM with this giant playable projection they created to hock the Chevy Sonic. More »







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12 Tanks Made from Things That Probably Shouldn’t Be Used to Make Tanks [War]

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Guns? Who needs guns when you’ve got the buisness end of a Mig jet engine mounted on your tank’s turret? That’ll show those land mines who’s boss. Our friends at Oobject have assembled 12 of the oddest armored vehicles to ever grace the battlefield. More »







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HP Wanted $1.2B For WebOS and Palm

December 30th, 2011 No Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

PolygamousRanchKid passes along this quote:
“As baffling as it may seem, HP was trying to rid itself of Palm without taking a loss on its purchase, a source with knowledge of the negotiations told [VentureBeat]. The company seemingly ignored that Palm’s value had fallen significantly since HP purchased the smartphone pioneer in April 2010, thanks to the spectacular failure of the HP Touchpad tablet. And the fact that HP didn’t make any progress with its new webOS phones, the Pre 3 and Veer, didn’t help either. … The $1.2 billion asking price shines some light on a story we heard from another source: At one point, HP’s team tried to pitch the sale to Facebook but was practically laughed out of the room. And yes, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was present at the meeting, although he apparently didn’t say much (I’m sure whatever he was thinking at the time would have been gold).”

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