Author Archives: Ammon Carpenter


Next Generation MacBook Air with Sandy Bridge Processor to Begin Production This Month

Next Generation MacBook Air with Sandy Bridge Processor to Begin Production This Month

Anyone who recently purchased a MacBook Air may soon be kicking themselves as the next generation of Macbook Airs with Sandy Bridge processors could launch as early as July. A note obtained by AppleInsider from Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo indicated that Apple has placed an order for about 400,000 of these next generation MacBook Airs. They are also expected to include Apple’s relatively new Thunderbolt data transfer ports.

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LED Rave Gloves from EmazingLights

LED Rave Gloves from EmazingLights

EmazingLights introduces its new Rave gloves. Apparently there is a new art form called “Gloving” that is evolving around these devices. They look like ordinary cotton gloves with LEDs attached to them. Dancers can perform new moves and colorful effects with them like tutting, digits, rolls, liquid and many others. The LED implanted gloves in the picture below are named “Skittles.”

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Epic Games Website and Forums Hacked

Epic Games Website and Forums Hacked

Epic games, the developer of Gears of War, recently notified its forum members that its website and official forums had been hacked. With all the news about security breaches, it might be simpler to start announcing who has NOT been hacked. Not as serious as the attacks on Sony and Codemasters, the attackers were only able to obtain users email addresses and encrypted passwords. Fortunately no credit card numbers are stored on their sites, so none were obtained during the breach.

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Soundcast Releases OutCast 3.4 Multi Room Wireless Speaker System

Soundcast Releases OutCast 3.4 Multi Room Wireless Speaker System

Soundcast Systems introduces the OutCast 3.4 multi-room multi-source sound system, the first wireless system that can access music from up to three sources and be heard throughout 4 separate areas of your home. It has a wireless broadcast range of up to 350 feet; this even includes traveling through walls, doors, ceilings, and floors. The Outcast 3.4 is intended to allow users to enjoy music indoors or out. The four omni-directional speakers are designed to deliver a rich even sound in all directions.

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LulzSec Takes Down Terrorist site Aljahad.com

LulzSec Takes Down Terrorist site Aljahad.com

LulzSec has taken its sights off Sony for a moment and directed its efforts at aljahad.com, a purported terrorist site. We don’t know the official definition of what constitutes a terrorist site, but after checking out aljahad.com it could certainly fit the bill. The Lulz Boat took credit for nuking the site, and added the taunt “ujelly.” Even though aljahad.com was only temporarily brought down, Props to the Lulz team. It isn’t often we see hackers spun positively in the news.

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BlackBerry PlayBook being Released in 16 Markets over the next 30 Days

BlackBerry PlayBook being Released in 16 Markets over the next 30 Days

In a press release this morning, RIM (Research In Motion) announced it will be releasing the PlayBook to 16 new markets. Some of those markets include the UK, Columbia, Italy, and Spain. The full list of countries can be seen on the press release. Up until now, the PlayBook has been limited to sales in North America, and after getting roasted by reviewers we are a little surprised to see the international release so soon.

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Calibur11 Makes Case Mods a Snap

Calibur11 Makes Case Mods a Snap

Ever since the creation of consoles, gamers have been modifying their systems for multiple reasons. Some were seeking more performance, others were unlocking game secrets, or some just wanted to make their console look cool. Calibur11 delivers on the latter. They have some killer designs that can totally change the look of your Xbox, and there are some mods for Wii and PS3 in the works.

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Third Party Twitter Apps can Access Private Messages Without Your Authorization

Third Party Twitter Apps can Access Private Messages Without Your Authorization

Many third party apps ask your permission to access your Twitter account. If they are using OAuth, you might want to think twice. Most apps clearly state that they will not be able to access your private messages, when the truth is they actually can. With Wiener type stories in the news, this revelation is even more disconcerting. This privacy issue was outed by developer Simon Colijn who created a test application to prove that it exists.

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Pivot Power Strip by Quirky Makes Charging Easier

Pivot Power Strip by Quirky Makes Charging Easier

We have all been there, 30 outlets, but only able to use 6. Nothing is more frustrating than buying a monster power strip with 30 or more outlets only to find most of them are un-useable. Not because there is something wrong with the outlets, but the shape of the power adapter you are plugging in ends up covering 2 or 3 additional outlets. Then there are those fat power adapters that can only be plugged in from one angle and naturally that angle makes almost half the power strip useless. Pivot Power, from Quirky has a solution. Pivot Power is a flexible power strip that can help reduce some of that frustration.

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