Archive for July, 2009

FCC inquires on AT&Ts part in Google Voice iPhone app rejection

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Yeah, were pretty much all peeved by Apple suddenly ejecting all traces of Google Voice from the app store, but now it looks to have drawn the ire of the Federal Communications Commission, as well. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, the agency has sent out three letters, one each to Apple, [...]

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FCC now inquiring about AT&Ts involvement in Google Voices iPhone rejection

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Yeah, were pretty much all peeved by Apple suddenly ejecting all traces of Google Voice from the app store, but now it looks to have drawn the ire of the Federal Communications Commission, as well. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, the agency has sent out three letters, one each to Apple, [...]

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Rick Maybury on FireWire and USB connections

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Our troubleshooter cautions using really cheap USBtype adaptors.

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LEDSAUR Tyrannosaurus Rex desk lamp makes chewing through paperwork less monotonous

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Well be straight with you: it was pretty much love at first sight for us and dinosaur bones, and while weve always harbored a secret desire to someday acquire a real T-Rex fossil for our private collection, the LEDSAUR is probably our best shot at anything even close to that. Besides taking on that [...]

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Apple fixes iPhone flaw that offered hackers remote control

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Apple has released an update for the iPhone which it says protects it from the vulnerability, revealed yesterday, that could let hackers take complete control of the phone, including reading its contacts and calendar details.
Apple has released an update for the iPhone which it says protects it from the vulnerability, revealed yesterday, that could let [...]

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PS3 manufacturing costs down 70 percent? Strange, it doesnt feel that way

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We understand that Sony has a long way to go in making up the losses its incurred by selling the PS3 at a loss even if it was commanding the highest price in the industry the whole while but if this latest word on manufacturing costs is correct, wed say Sony has some [...]

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Video: Arduino-based insecure, egotistical robot band

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One part gadget, one part art project, and 100% awesome, the Cybraphon is a MacBook powered, Arduino-based mechanical band housed in an antique wardrobe. Including an organ, cymbals, a motor-driven Indian Shruti box (played with 13 robotic servos, no less), and a gramophone, it relies on infrared motion detectors to sense when it has an [...]

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Movie Gadget Friday: Strange Days

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Ariel Waldman contributes Movie Gadget Friday, where she highlights the lovable and lame gadgets from the world of cinema.
On our last episode of Movie Gadget Friday, we rode around the robotics-dependent world of Runaway. Traversing from robots-gone-wrong to wire-tripping-technology-junkies, this week jacks-in to the cyberpunk streets of LA in Strange Days. While lacking in [...]

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Reminder: vote for your favorite Kindle design by Monday!

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Our Kindle contest that were running in cooperation with our good friends at Adafruit Industries and Amazon has drawn to an epic conclusion, and theres simply no other way to put it were blown away. We received literally dozens upon dozens of incredible, art gallery-worthy entries and it was all but impossible to narrow [...]

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Microsoft announces pricing for Windows 7 family pack, upgrading

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Micosofts announced some Windows 7 pricing today, starting with a family pack option, which will allow users to upgrade three PCs to the Home Premium edition of the operating system for $149. The upgrade from XP or Vista to Home Premium for individual users, as previously announced, is $119. The companys also announced the Microsoft [...]

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