Archive for Apr 26, 2011

Sony pulled PlayStation Network over rampant piracy?

Sony pulled PlayStation Network over rampant piracy?

A new explanation for the ongoing Sony PlayStation Network downtime has been suggested, with claims that Sony has taken the service offline so as to close a loophole that had been responsible for "extreme piracy of PSN content." PSX-Scene's "Chesh" took to Reddit to outline how a new PlayStation 3 custom firmware called Rebug was used by hackers to gain access to the PSN's developer networks. From there, it was possible to input fake credit card information and buy content without ever paying for it.

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iPhone app totals groceries and hints at self-service future

iPhone app totals groceries and hints at self-service future

I know that one of the things that everyone can relate too is the dread that standing in line waiting to pay for your groceries brings. I always stand there worrying that my ice cream and frozen stuff will melt before the cashier gets everything in the carts ahead of me totaled up and the person gets done paying. I have long wished that RFID tags would come along and make checking out as easy as walking up the register and swiping your card.

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YouTube movie on demand service to launch soon

YouTube movie on demand service to launch soon

We already know that Google has been eyeing a movie streaming on-demand service for YouTube for a while now. This is all a part of the plan for YouTube to get profitable with the huge amount of traffic the video sharing site has. YouTube has long wanted more quality content that would lure in new advertisers and get them to spend money to run ads along with the video content. Many advertisers are weary of placing ads on user-generated content that is of low quality and may have content that the advertiser doesn't want to be associated with.

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Design concept combines Leica camera with iPhone

Design concept combines Leica camera with iPhone

We have seen all manner of Leica cameras over the years and they all have a few things in common. These things include great photo quality, cool retro style, and a massive price tag. A new design concept that combines the cool Leica camera design with the high-tech iPhone smartphone has been unveiled. I will admit that the design is a bit weird. I'm not sure why you would want to combine an iPhone with the little digital camera myself.

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Purdue Solar Racing team’s entry gets 2,200mpg

Purdue Solar Racing team’s entry gets 2,200mpg

Solar power is an awesome thing. If we can harness all the free energy that comes from the sun efficiently, we will have an unlimited supply of free energy that can be used for all sorts of things from powering our gadgets to running the AC system in our homes. Even Google is getting into the solar power business. One of the more interesting things that solar power is being used for is to power experimental cars. The Purdue Solar Racing team has unveiled its special racing car and the thing is very impressive.

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Evercool unveils Dr. Cool router cooler

Evercool unveils Dr. Cool router cooler

I have talked about the cooling company called Evercool before. The last product that I mentioned from the company was the Battle Hero cooler for your gaming notebook. There are lots of notebook coolers on the market today so that product wasn't particularly new or exciting. The company is back with another new cooling solution and this one is unique. The new device is called the Dr. Cool and it claims to the be the world's first patented router cooler.

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LG licenses ARM processor technology for home and mobile market push

LG licenses ARM processor technology for home and mobile market push

When it comes to the mobile market for tablets and smartphones, ARM is the biggest name on the block for mobile processors and GPUs. ARM has some competition from NVIDIA with the Tegra line, but ARM is certainly the more popular of the two. Intel has no significant presence in the Tablet and smartphone market thanks to the fact that its line of processors tend to consume too much power for lightweight portable devices.

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New TweetDeck for iPhone app lands

New TweetDeck for iPhone app lands

Twitter is one of the most widely used means to communicate with friends and other followers online today. With the raging popularity of the service it's no surprise that there are all sorts of third party clients that are used by hoards of Twitter fanatics every day rather than using Twitter directly. In fact, the use of third party Twitter clients is so widespread that Twitter decided to try and stop the proliferation of them not too long ago and claimed that the majority of users used the official Twitter app even with evidence to the contrary.

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Eee Pad Transformer launches and short supply is almost gone already

Eee Pad Transformer launches and short supply is almost gone already

Asus created a lot of buzz with its cool Android tablet called the Eee Pad Transformer when the tablet was unveiled a few months back. Asus had previously warned that the tablet would have low supply at launch and that it would be prioritizing the UK for the launch. The launch day was reported to be April 26 a few days ago and that day is here. Asus has the official launch page up on its website with links to all of the sellers that are carrying the Transformer at launch.

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Facebook Deals is a Groupon rival

Facebook Deals is a Groupon rival

It seems that in the tech world once a company has a good idea their is a rush of other companies that try to cash in on the same idea with a small twist. Groupon is a deals service that sends out coupons and other deals to users that they can use to save some money on the things they like to purchase. Once Groupon started getting headlines other competing services started to launch with some of them being from huge firms like Google's Google Offers service.

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