Archive | May, 2010

Will the Next Apple TV Cost $99 Bucks?

Engadget is reporting a rumor about the next version of Apple TV this morning, and it’s a big one. The gadget site has received a tip that’s been “confirmed by a source very close to Apple” about the next version of Apple TV. The next version of the device will be a complete reinvention, but [...more]

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May 28 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss

Flash Friday: Red Storm 2

Mechs? Check. Guns? Check. Lasers? Check. Afternoon lost to a Flash game? Check. I like working and doing productive things as much as the next person — that’s why I’ve been playing Red Storm 2: Survival all day. It’s nothing complicated: you walk around with the WASD keys and blast stuff with the mouse. It [...more]

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May 28 2010
By Nick Upton

Inside Android

Even if you’re not an Android phone user, I’m sure you can appreciate this look inside the platform’s robotic mascot. Look, he’s got a little heart! Artist Garry Booth has made his design “Exploded Andy” available on both a poster and t-shirt, either of which you can buy here. [...more]

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May 27 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss

Calculate Home Energy Savings with Microsoft Hohm

Want some information on your home’s energy efficiency and how you can save money? Microsoft’s web app Hohm will calculate the energy usage of your specific house. It doesn’t take much to set up, either – just enter your address and Hohm will set you up with the basic information. The more info you provide, [...more]

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May 26 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss

America Loves Android Phones

Okay, so America doesn’t love Android phones more than it loves other phones like the iPhone or Blackberry (although the number of Android users is growing quickly. But America loves Android phone more than any other country. A new survey by advertising server AdMob has found that 75% of Android owners live in the United [...more]

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May 26 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss

Microsoft Loses Two Key Executives

You might not know the names Robbie Bach and J Allard, but you’ve definitely heard of some of the projects that they helped create. Both were integral to major projects like the Xbox and the Zune, and this quote from Bach spells out some of the other things he’s worked on during his 22 years [...more]

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May 25 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss

New Reseach Makes DVDs 1,000 Bigger Than Blu-ray

There’s some potential good news to those of you who haven’t upgraded to Blu-ray: new research by Japanese scientists may increase the storage capacity of DVDs so much that the discs could hold much, much more data than a Blu-ray disc. The new technology would eliminate any need to upgrade to the new movie format, [...more]

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May 25 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss

Happy Geek Pride Day!

Just because you read about technology doesn’t mean you’re a geek, but it does definitely increase the odds. If you are a geek, you shouldn’t be ashamed, especially today. Today is Geek Pride Day (which falls on the anniversary of the release of Star Wars, naturally), and as such you should be proud of your [...more]

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May 25 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss

Android 2.2 Coming to Droid “Soon”

Anyone with a passing interest in smart phones has heard a lot about Android 2.2 lately (or “Froyo,” as its known). If you’ve got a slightly older Android phone, you may be wondering if the improved version of the operating system is coming your way. The short answer is yes, it is – at least [...more]

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May 24 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss

Play Songs From “Lost” in Rock Band

What did you think of the Lost finale? Love it? Hate it? Didn’t watch it? The show is over, but that doesn’t mean that Lost doesn’t live on. Two tracks from the series are about to be added to Rock Band 2, courtesy of the Rock Band Network: Driveshaft’s “You All Everybody” and Geronimo Jackon’s [...more]

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May 24 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss