HP’s ElitePad Is the Awesome-Looking Tablet HP Should Sell to the Masses (But Won’t) [Tablets]

September 30th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

Over the past few months, HP quietly teased a tablet in ads and marketing materials. It had the appearance of something sleek and premium. As it turns out, that tablet was the ElitePad: a 10-inch, aluminum-cased Windows 8 tablet that has all the makings of something desirable. More »







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Kindle Paperwhite Review: Forget Everything Else, This Is the E-Reader You Want [Review]

September 30th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

The Kindle Paperwhite is a pivotal step forward for the technology of ereaders. It makes previous generations feel like a pulpy paperback held up next to an ornately illustrated tome. In short: this is the best ereader you can buy. More »







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Aloe Blacc: I Need a Dollar [Video]

September 30th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

I fell in love with Aloe Blacc’s “I Need a Dollar” ever since I heard it in the background of a random episode of This American Life a while back, so when this live version of it poked its head out on Reddit today, it was both a great reminder of the original, and also a fresh new take. More »







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This Perforated Bill Would Make It Super Easy To Literally Split the Check [Wish You Were Here]

September 30th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

You may be at a point in your life where splitting the bill comes off as tacky, but everybody’s been in that position where it’s totally necessary. For those times, like college, the Go Dutch Bill would come in super handy, if it actually existed. More »







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This Gargantuan Slingshot Crossbow Is Taller Than You Are [Video]

September 30th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

Slingshots aren’t just child’s play, especially when they have a draw-distance greater than the height of several small children. Joerg Sprave is no stranger to crazy slingshot cannons, but he’s really outdone himself this time with one that’s longer than he is tall. More »







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LightSquared Wants To Share Weather-Balloon Frequencies for LTE

September 30th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

IDG News Service reports (as carried by PC World) that LightSquared, having lost some of the spectrum they’d hoped to use for a nationwide LTE network because of worries it would interfere with GPS service, has a new plan: to use some of the spectrum currently reserved by the federal government for uses like weather-balloon communications. From the article: “The new plan would give the carrier 30MHz of frequencies on which to operate the LTE network. That’s 10MHz less than it had wanted but still comparable to the amount of spectrum Verizon Wireless and AT&T are using for their LTE systems, which in most areas use just 20MHz. Wireless network speeds are determined partly by how much spectrum the network uses, so LightSquared might be able to deliver a competitive service for its planned coverage area of 260 million U.S. residents.”

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The Head of Homeland Security Stays Secure by Not Using Email, At All [Cybersecurity]

September 30th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

If you’re super concerned about cybersecurity and keeping your information and personal rendezvous private, there are plenty of measures you can take. If you’re super hardcore, you can do the same thing Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano does: just don’t use email. More »







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Apple seeks patents for camera gesture techniques

September 30th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

Recent applications also point to dramatically improved techniques for preventing and removing red eye in images.


Giveaway: <em>Mars Attacks</em> Book Spills Vintage Alien Gore

September 30th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

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This Is How Graphene Will Grow the Flexible Semiconductors of the Future [Video]

September 30th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

As you should already know, graphene is the super thin, super strong, transparent, conductive, self-repairing material that’s poised to revolutionize the future by not only by super-charging batteries but also by giving us flexible semiconductors. This is how they get made. More »







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