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  • Opinion: A Baseball Sim for Hard-Core and Casual Gamers Alike

    Com2Us's 9 Innings Pro Baseball 2011 is an excellent title for baseball fans and baseball video game fans. 9 Innings Pro Baseball 2011 features all of the latest players, their stats, team and coach information, and even batting orders and pitching rotations for the 2011 season. On top of that, it offers a simple-yet-fun baseball simulation for people who are less interested in the numbers.

  • Opinion: Photograph Star Trails With Your Digital Camera

    You probably know that Polaris--the North Star--remains stationary in the night sky, and all of the heavens rotate around it. If you could lie under a cloudless sky at night for several hours, you would see the stars spin around the sky like they were tracks on an old vinyl record. Perhaps it has occurred to you that this would also make a great photograph. In the past, I've told you about how to take other sorts of night photos, so this week let's see what it takes to shoot star trails.

  • Opinion: Nook Color 2 Coming This Month?

    Barnes & Noble's Nook Color e-reader has proven to be a favorite among consumers and critics alike. With its 7-inch capacitive touchscreen and Android 2.1 operating system, it blurs the boundaries between e-reader and tablet. In fact, with a few simple hacks, it functions as a capable Android tablet.

  • Opinion: Did Police Impersonators Try to Get iPhone Prototype?

    The case of Apple's second lost iPhone prototype just got even weirder, with one man claiming that police impersonators demanded to search his home for the missing handset.

  • Opinion: DIY LED Ambilight Reduces Eye Strain, Looks Awesome

    Watching your favorite television shows or movies in the dark usually means eye-strain on a level that's not exactly fun the next day. Did you know that adding ambient lights behind your television can not only help combat eye fatigue and strain, but also look pretty awesome when you have friends over?

  • Opinion: 30 Days With Windows Phone 7

    Today starts a new "30 Days" series. This month I am abandoning my iPhone 4 to spend 30 Days With Windows Phone 7. I have an HTC HD7S with Windows Phone 7, and I am all set to see what Microsoft's mobile OS has to offer.

  • Opinion: Did Apple Really Lose Another iPhone?

    The Web was buzzing Wednesday with reports that an Apple employee had lost yet another iPhone prototype in a bar. Whether or not this is indeed the case is now less clear, following some additional reporting and investigation.

  • Opinion: 12c Calculator Turns 30; HP Releases Anniversary Edition

    HP has been in technology news for all the wrong reasons lately, what with the on-again, off-again discontinuation of the TouchPad. But despite all the turmoil within HP, its 12c Financial Calculator is celebrating its 30th birthday. To commemorate this milestone, the company has released a special edition version of the calculator.

  • Opinion: Toshiba's New Glasses-Free 3D HDTV: Only 8000 Euros!

    Toshiba's 55-inch glasses-free 3D TV is graduating from a trade show parlor trick to a genuine product -- but it'll cost a pretty penny.

  • Opinion: Apple Loses Another iPhone Prototype in a Bar

    Remember the iPhone 4 scandal of 2010? Well apparently Apple didn't learn its lesson the first time, and it's misplaced yet another top-secret iPhone prototype. This time, however, it was (supposedly) an iPhone 5.

  • Opinion: New Kindle Feature Lets You Ask Authors Questions

    Why did the beautiful CIA operative seduce the handsome yet ruthless former KGB agent in Chapter Four? And why didn't the mysterious clairvoyant use her psychic powers to pinpoint the serial killer's location?

  • Opinion: New Tech Helps You Work With Multiple Gadgets

    Interacting with Minority Report finger gloves and holographic screens might still be a ways away, but moving files from device to device is something we can do right now. But it's not instant; there are still the archaic download bars on with an Air Sharing app or you have to do the process manually through Drop Box, why can't a file just instantly stream like media through AirPlay.

  • Opinion: 10 Geeky Things to Do on Your First Date

    Here at GeekTech, we're unabashed geeks (as our blog's name suggests). We obsess over gadgetry, we enjoy various nerdy eats, we write about kitteh hacks, and we randomly quote sci-fi movies in casual conversation. And yes, some of us even play Magic: The Gathering. So when Gizmodo's Alyssa Bereznek wrote unfavorably about her experience dating bona fide geek Jon Finkel, well, we were a little taken aback. What's not to love about geeks?

  • Opinion: Cinetics Puts the Motion Back in Your Videography Ocean

    If you're tired of getting sea-sick from watching your home videos, and you're looking for a cheap alternative to a dolly system, you're going to want to keep your eyes on the CineSkates project that has recently received funding on Kickstarter. The CineSkates system is built to attach to a GorillaPod Focus tripod, and gives the tripod system wheels for the first time.

  • Opinion: Break Minecraft Blocks in Real Life (Sorta)

    If you’ve played Minecraft as I have, you’ve probably spent countless hours making a mega mansion, accidentally burning it down, and then building a castle or cowering in fear of The Neather. Now you can do block-breaking-with-a-stick in real-life.

  • Opinion: Performance art

    Performance is a rather intangible concept. When we look at computing technology, it’s seen as a worthy goal – but how do you quantify it?

  • Opinion: App Creates Mobile Cloud for Android, Windows

    Wyse is introducing the concept of a personal cloud--a seamless connection between your mobile device and your PC--with the launch of the latest version of Wyse PocketCloud Pro for Android. The new PocketCloud Pro challenges file syncing and transfer services by providing drag and drop file sharing between Android mobile devices and Windows PCs.

  • Opinion: Android Photo Apps, Backing Up Photos on a Trip

    Have a question about digital photography? Send it to me. I reply to as many as I can--though given the quantity of e-mails that I get, I can't promise a personal reply to each one. I round up the most interesting questions about once a month here in Digital Focus. For more frequently asked questions, read my newsletters from May, June, and July.

  • Opinion: Deckster: Bringing the Tape Player Back Via a Watch

    There are a lot of iPod Nano watch bands on the market, but most of them make it fairly difficult to get the iPod Mano in and out of the case. The Deckster, designed by N-Product Inc., not only solves the problem while maintaining a stylish look, but it also borrows heavily from a popular device from our past--the audio cassette player.

  • Opinion: Running Out of Polaroid Film? Build a Digital Sensor

    It’s official: This 8 by 10-inch color capture back is the world’s largest digital sensor. Christened the Maxback, this massive sensor was commissioned by professional photographer Mitchell Feinberg as a replacement for his quickly dwindling supply of 8 by 10-inch polaroid film.



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