Archive for Apr 28, 2010

iPhone HD saga continues: lawyers retained & shield laws doubted

iPhone HD saga continues: lawyers retained & shield laws doubted

The stolen/lost/misplaced iPhone HD saga continues, with news that - in the aftermath of Gizmodo editor Jason Chen coming home and discovering police had raided his house in the hunt for incriminating evidence of the $5k deal - Chen has hired a criminal lawyer to represent him while Gawker retained a First Amendment specialist to advise them on their case.  The company maintains that Chen - and the other staff involved - are protected by California's journalism shield laws; however at least one legal expert has suggested that such a defence has been incompletely tested by the courts.

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M55 EVO-001 electric bike is hand built and too expensive for you

M55 EVO-001 electric bike is hand built and too expensive for you

There are some things that I would spend big money on, assuming I actually had big money. I would spend lots of loot on a cool car and a big house packed with tech for everything. I wouldn’t spend big money on a bicycle though.

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Scientists take images of atomic spin for the first time

Scientists take images of atomic spin for the first time

Computer processors today are so much faster than the processors of only a few years ago that it is amazing when you stop and think about it. In the future computers will need to use different technology to be able to continue to advance at the rate we see today.

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FREETALK Everyman HD webcam for Skype users launches

FREETALK Everyman HD webcam for Skype users launches

Skype users can make voice and video calls if they want to and have the hardware needed. Those who like video calling with Skype, but want better image quality can now get a new Skype compatible webcam directly from the Skype Shop called the FREETALK Everyman HD webcam.

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8-bit Guitar is the love child of a six string and arcade game

8-bit Guitar is the love child of a six string and arcade game

Geeks tend to make all sorts of gear for no other reason than because they can. Such is the case with this cool 8-bit guitar that is made from hacked up parts from an arcade game and some ingenuity. The thing was built by Mike Davenport as a senior project.

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Apple WWDC 2010 confirmed for June 7th

Apple WWDC 2010 confirmed for June 7th

Apple have announced the dates for their Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2010), which will kick off on June 7th 2010 and offer coders the first ever iPad development sessions together with working labs for iPhone OS 4.  Registration for the five day event is now open, with sessions including "Using HTML5 Local Data Storage" and "Integrating Ads with iAd".

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NVIDIA denies low Fermi yields

NVIDIA denies low Fermi yields

Rumors and reports have been running rampant that the yields on Fermi GPUs from NVIDIA are bad. Some analysts have gone so far as to claim that the poor yields will cost NVIDIA market share. So far NVIDIA has been mum on the reports.

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Sprint report $865m loss in Q1 2010: peg hopes on HTC EVO 4G

Sprint report $865m loss in Q1 2010: peg hopes on HTC EVO 4G

Sprint's first quarter 2010 financial results are out, and they don't make for happy reading if you're a shareholder of the carrier.  The company has reported net operating revenues of $8.1 billion, working out to a net loss of $865 million, while it's still haemorrhaging subscribers too: 75,000 net jumped ship in the three month period.  Still, Sprint are managing to make lemonade out of the numbers: that 75k loss, for instance, is a whopping 670,000 fewer than their disastrous Q1 2009 results, net revenues were up and they've still got $4.4bn in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments.

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CoolIT ECO ALC liquid cooling system supports AMD Phenom II X6

CoolIT ECO ALC liquid cooling system supports AMD Phenom II X6

When it comes to cooling the CPU inside your computer, most machines use an old-fashioned fan and a heat sink. There are some enthusiasts that use large liquid cooling systems with huge copper water blocks and massive radiators with several fans but those systems are expensive and bulky.

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IRIS lets you make eye contact online

IRIS lets you make eye contact online

It's very rare to find a webcam today that is on eye level with the person using it. That means when you make video calls or have video chat session you end up looking up to the person or down on them depending on where the webcam is located.

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Sagem Puma phone clears FCC

Sagem Puma phone clears FCC

Sagem's Puma phone has cleared the FCC this week, but don't get too excited; an official debut in the US is still some ways off.  The 2.8-inch touchscreen handset - which is heavily skinned with Puma-themed content and apps - currently lacks US 3G support, unsurprising given Sagem themselves told us earlier this month that an official US launch wasn't expected until the first half of 2011.

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iSkin offers a new line of laptop carriers for the fashionable girly geek

iSkin offers a new line of laptop carriers for the fashionable girly geek

My wife can't be away from Farmville more than half an hour at most without going into fits to harvest her crops. She actually didn’t want to go buy a new car because it would mean we would be gone when harvest time came around. She has a small netbook that she carries to friends houses so they can harvest together.

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