Archive for June, 2011

Gender’s Role in Facebook and Google+

Gender’s Role in Facebook and Google+

I’m going to tell you absolutely nothing about myself that should matter to you. I am a male human. I was born with XY chromosomes, and my body parts hew to the genetic norms of a human male. I am heterosexual. My ex-wife was a female human, and I will seek out new partners who are also female humans (‘how romantic,’ I know). I prefer female humans to male humans when it comes to love and its various accoutrements. I am mostly masculine, though I do have some decidedly feminine qualities about me. In the traditional ideas of masculinity, I fit into some norms, though I also like some traditionally feminine colors and design aesthetics, I participate in many activities that are considered more feminine than masculine, and I reject certain masculine traits as unappealing.

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Happy 4th Birthday To The iPhone

Happy 4th Birthday To The iPhone

Today is a special day for the iPhone. The "original" iPhone first went on sale June 29, 2007 making today its fourth birthday. And guess who camped out for 5 days back in 2007 to become one of the very first owners of that iPhone? It's SlashGear's Vincent Nguyen, who had his victory photo seen around the world. His iPhone gripping fist thrust proudly into the air a la Rocky Balboa style embodied the triumph and "revolution" that was to be Apple's first phone and the world's first truly smart and easy to use smartphone.

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Samsung Gravity Smart Hands-On and Unboxing

Samsung Gravity Smart Hands-On and Unboxing

I'm back today with my lucky hands on another mid-rage device from Samsung that will be on T-Mobile. We have the "cute" Samsung Gravity Smart Android Slider for you all to check out today. While the Gravity Smart wont replace the Sidekick it is a nice little phone for those that love to text, or just love hardware keyboards on their phone. It is a sleek design with nicely rounded edges, the build quality is decent but the back cover leaves something to be desired. It's no Galaxy S 4G but then again this device is not the most expensive on T-Mobile either.

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Delkin Reveals Elite633 64GB SDXC Card, Fastest on Earth

Delkin Reveals Elite633 64GB SDXC Card, Fastest on Earth

Or so they say. While we've written about our fair share of SD cards in the past, it's the SDXC cards we've got our eyes on now. Last card we reported on with the kind of size and speed this Delkin card is reporting on was the Lexar set, one of them at 128GB and the other at 64GB. Why in the world would I want this newer Delkin ELITE633 card with less than the most storage in the world on it? Because it's the fastest! This card is able to record at speeds up to 45 megabytes per second and read at speeds up to 95 megabytes per second.

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TiVo Premiere Getting Multi-Room Streaming

TiVo Premiere Getting Multi-Room Streaming

TiVo is one of the most popular DVR options for consumers, and it's about to make its viewing experience even more convenient. The TiVo Premiere DVR set-top box connects directly to your cable service, replacing your cable box. And not only can it record TV shows to its HDD for viewing later, it also adds on-demand video and other web entertainment to your TV. But one feature it lacked was a more streamlined way of transferring recorded content to other TiVos in your house.

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Cisco Cius Android Tablet Priced, Enterprise Apps

Cisco Cius Android Tablet Priced, Enterprise Apps

Cisco is getting ready to release their very first Android tablet. But instead of attempting suicide by going head to head with the juggernaut that is the Apple iPad, Cisco has decided to stick to the enterprise crowd. The Cisco Cius tablet will take on a form factor optimized for voice and video collaboration and will get access to custom enterprise apps.

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Google+ Mobile App Review and Hands-On [BETA]

Google+ Mobile App Review and Hands-On [BETA]

We've been given the opportunity to take a look at the newest and greatest effort by Google to access the social landscape. Not that they weren't there before, but now we're fully dunked, if you know what I mean, in the ability to share directly with friends our photos, thoughts, and eventually our video and literally our faces talking back and forth. For now, though, we've got Google+ the mobile app and the app version of Huddle, a project that's also set inside the Google+ app if you prefer. What the following consists of is the mobile embodiment of Google+, the web-based application of the project we'll be talking about next. For now though, mobile!

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MySpace Sold For $35 Million To Specific Media

MySpace Sold For $35 Million To Specific Media

It's official. According to an exclusive through AllThingsDigital, the once popular but now ailing social network, MySpace, has been sold. Yesterday, news came that News Corp. was looking to close a deal before the end of this week with low bids coming in between $20 to $30 million. It seems they managed to up the final sale price to $35 million with Specific Media being the "lucky" winner.

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Google Launches Free Mobile Website Building Tool

Google Launches Free Mobile Website Building Tool

Google's been unleashing a lot of goodies lately. Just yesterday, the search giant released a new attempt at a social network with the Google+ project and then later offered through Google Labs an experimental Flash to HTML 5 converter called Swiffy. And now they've released a new mobile website building tool through Google Sites that targets small to medium sized businesses and is, as usual, completely free.

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Apple Officially Responds To Final Cut Pro X Complaints

Apple Officially Responds To Final Cut Pro X Complaints

Apple has been taking a lot of heat for its recently released video editing software update, Final Cut Pro X. What was initially excitement for the update quickly turned to anger and frustration as loyal users discovered a lack of backwards compatibility as well as many missing pro features. Today, Apple gives an official response to all the criticism with a new FAQ page and a rough timeline for upcoming fixes.

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