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  • Opinion: Little Mr. Roboto Set to Take on Ironman Triathlon

    It's one thing to take on an Ironman competition when you're six feet tall and two-hundred pounds of pure muscle. It's another thing entirely when you're just 20-inches tall like Evolta. The tiny Japanese robot is warming up to swim, bike, and run its way across a 143-mile-long Ironman course in Hawaii on October 24th. Given the size difference Evolta is expected to make the arduous trek in 168 hours, ten times longer than the average "strongman."

  • Opinion: Google+ Social Networking Now Open to Everyone

    Google opened the gates to its social network, Google+, to everyone today and rolled out more than a dozen new features to the service, many of them aimed at mobile phone users.

  • News: UAVs, Modding, and a New Chumby at Maker Faire NY 2011

    Last weekend, New Yorkers were graced with the awesomeness that is Maker Faire. This year there were more than double the people in attendance as compared to last year, a smogasbord of food, tons of booths to puruse, and a whole load of Arduino boards and parts. Here are just a few things that were cool, techy, and a little wacky.

  • Charm-laden HTC Rhyme launches on O2 in the UK

    HTC's latest Google Android smartphone, the HTC Rhyme, will be offered on the O2 network in the UK and will be available in a distinctive plum colour that seems to be pitched at ladies. It has a 3.7in capacitive touchscreen, a 1GHz processor, 4GB of RAM and a Charm accessory to discreetly alert you to incoming calls

  • News: Apple to announce two new iPhones - analyst

    Apple is preparing to launch two new iPhones - an 'iPhone 4-plus' aimed at the Chinese market and an iPhone 5, according to an analyst firm.

  • News: Adobe Systems launches Flash Player 11 and Air 3

    Adobe Systems announced Flash Player 11 and Adobe Air 3 software Wednesday to help developers build more sophisticated applications with dozens of new features across smartphones and tablets as well as desktop computers.

  • News: Pew survey: Half of phone texters prefer voice calls

    Three-quarters of American adults with cellphones send and receive texts, but more than half of them prefer voice calls instead. Although that changes if someone texts a lot.

  • News: Verizon to sell HTC Rhyme for $200 beginning Sept. 29

    Verizon Wireless will begin selling the new HTC Rhyme smartphone for $199.99 starting Sept. 29.

  • News: Patent madness! A timeline of the Android patent wars

    How Android has gotten the entire mobile industry to sue itself.

  • News: IT managers start supporting employee-owned smartphones

    Despite the increasing use of smartphones at work, more than one-third of companies still don't provide any support for personal phones or outright prohibit their use at the office.

  • Opinion: Cyborg Plants Render Humans Even More Obsolete

    The cyborg plant is not a new concept. The robot plant replacement is even less new: You can buy one for a price of $4.19 from ThinkGeek, after all. But a team at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich isn't interested in solar-powered plastic toys or surgically-altered self-lighting plants that hang on a wall (creepy!)--they're giving plants the ability to feed, water, and sun themselves, by augmenting them with iRobot technology and wheels.

  • Sony Reader PRS-T1 comes with Wi-Fi; free Harry Potter book

    The Sony Reader PRS-T1 is a very lightweight [168g] 6in screen e-book reader with Wi-Fi onboard. This adds convenience, since you can browse the Sony Reader Store online and download your chosen books directly to the 8.9mm thick device

  • Opinion: Skype iPhone, iPod Touch App Has Security Hole

    Skype is working to fix a security hole in its iOS app for the iPhone and iPod Touch that allows a hacker to steal a person's entire address book. The vulnerability, located in the app's chat message window, can be exploited with JavaScript code. It was pointed out by security researcher Phil Purviance of AppSec.

  • News: GetGlue adds Leaderboards, improves Conversations

    The entertainment-oriented social-networking site, GetGlue, has been allowing users to check-in and talk about their favorite (or least favorite) movies, TV shows, books, video games, and sports teams since 2009. On Tuesday, an update to the website and iPhone app will allow users to easily filter through the chatter to find the most interesting comments about their favorite shows, as well as compete with their friends to see who has seen the most episodes of Wheel of Fortune.

  • Opinion: Verizon Sells 4G Android Phone for $100

    If expensive handsets were holding you back from jumping on the 4G bandwagon, Verizon has a treat for you. The carrier is introducing the Pantech Breakout Android 2.3 smartphone running on its 4G network, a device that will cost you only $100 with a two-year contract.

  • News: Logitech Harmony Link turns iPad into universal remote

    Wishing you could use your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch as a universal remote control in the living room? On Tuesday Logitech announced the Harmony Link, a $100 device that sits next to your TV, communicates with your iOS device via Wi-Fi, and can control up to eight pieces of hardware--TVs, DVRs, Blu-ray players, AV receivers, media streamers, and so on--using a custom app.

  • How-Tos: Turn Any Photo Into a Pencil Sketch

    I've often wished I could draw. My drawing abilities stopped evolving in kindergarten, so my drawings of people remain the stick figure variety. That's why I like the fact that I can capture portraits with my digital camera--no drawing skills are required. And for those occasions when I want something that looks like a drawing, I can easily take a full-color portrait and turn it into something that looks like a pencil sketch with just a few clicks.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 18: Productivity On the Go

    30 Days WIth Windows Phone 7: Day 18

  • News: No iPhone 5 this year, Chinese supplier says

    There will not be an iPhone 5 launched in 2011, according to a Chinese supplier, though there will be an iPhone 4S.

  • News: iPhone 5 mockup shows wider Home button, larger screen

    A new image supposedly showing the iPhone 5 offers more evidence of a wider Home button, larger screen and a newly-positioned flash for the camera.



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