Archive | June, 2010

Flying Cars Are Here!

It’s a big day today in the realm of awesomeness: the first flying car is going into production. And not one or two prototypes for a future Stephen Sommers flick, but an actual car that flies or a light plane you can use as a car (pick your favorite order). The car is called Terrafugia [...more]

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Jun 30 2010
By markracz

Kindle Price Cut?

As most of you know by now (and some probably pushed the appropriate “buy” button), Amazon cut the price of the Kindle e-reader from 259 to 189 dollars last week. Some say it’s a response to the Barnes&Nobles move, which also dropped the price of the Nook e-reader, from 199 to 139 dollars. And, of [...more]

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Jun 29 2010
By markracz

Robot Name:Muon. Function: Looking Great

Quick! What do you know about Germany? No, not that! And no, it’s not cool to talk about THAT short dude over and over again! Well, the thing you should know about Germany is that they are developing humanoid robots. Yes, humanoid robots, the awesome add on for our everyday lives ten or fifteen years [...more]

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Jun 22 2010
By markracz

Drive, Don’t Tweet!

According to a study made by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, adults are as prone to text while driving as teens are. The test was conducted in May and states that 27% of the adult respondents said that they text while they drive, while ONLY 26% of the teens driving a car (that’s [...more]

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Jun 22 2010
By markracz

New Trojan Virus Disguised as Worm Game

Giddy up for yet another type of trojan! A Microsoft representative said that this new trojan can nuke the boot process of Windows. Instead of loading the operating system, all you get is a ASCII line in the middle of your monitor (is not even ASCII art, which can be cool). “A recently discovered backdoor [...more]

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Jun 22 2010
By markracz

Shoot Em’ Up and Relax

A group of scientists from the American Psychological Association recently announced that violent video games don’t cause violent behavior. We already knew that, but it’s always better when people with college degrees back us up. They gathered up a group of 118 teenagers ( I guess there were some precious Justin Bieber karaoke moments too) [...more]

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Jun 17 2010
By markracz

3D Gaming Rules! But is it Worth the Price?

Earlier this year, a PS3 firmware update opened the way for 3D gaming using the Sony console. The problem is that you also need a 3D TV set to go with it, preferably one from the Sony Bravia Line. Be my guest if you want to be an early adopter and buy such a TV [...more]

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Jun 17 2010
By markracz

U-Socket is Genius

I never thought I’d see the day when I’d get really excited about a wall outlet. Then again, I never thought I’d see a logical update to the classic three-prong plug-in. U-Socket adds two USB ports to your wall outlets, giving you extra slots to charge up your gadgets when all the USB ports are [...more]

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Jun 02 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss

Watch Google’s “Froyo” Presentation

If you’re at all interested in mobile phones or Google, you’ve heard about Froyo. That’s the code name for Android 2.2, the latest version of Google’s mobile phone operating system. You’ve probably heard its main selling points as well – a massive speed increase, Flash support, better Gmail and phone-to-laptop “tethering.” But if you’re a [...more]

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Jun 02 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss

Intel Netbooks Get Sleek and Stylish

Today’s Netbooks aren’t exactly as flashy or fashionable as some of the other computers on the market, but that may be about to change. Intel today unveiled their plans for its next Netbook, based on its “Canoe Lake innovation platform.” The new model won’t necessarily be any more powerful than it current machines, but will [...more]

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Jun 01 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss