Archive for Jul 26, 2011

Twilio Client adds VoIP to any website or app

Twilio Client adds VoIP to any website or app

I am sure there are bunches of websites or apps that you use that could benefit from the ability to place VoIP calls using the contacts you have. It would be cool for instance if you could have an icon beside the people on your favorite forum where you could press and call them to talk. VoIP can now be added easily without the devs having to build a VoIP infrastructure.

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If Goldmember were a gamer…

If Goldmember were a gamer…

Anyone that was around in the 80's will remember the Atari. This was the console to have back in the day. It never ceases to impress me that the graphics on my smartphone are infinitely better than the graphics on the best console of the early 80's. The console you see here is what Goldmember would play.

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Power Up puts electric motor on paper airplanes

Power Up puts electric motor on paper airplanes

I used to build paper airplanes a lot as a kid. I once tried to graft one of the rubber band propellers from those little balsa wood planes you could get at the store onto the paper planes with no success. I was never able to get the balance right and the planes always crashed. A cool new gadget called Power Up has broken cover that will give you an electric engine for your paper airplanes.

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Idiot gets stuck in manhole trying to retrieve mobile phone

Idiot gets stuck in manhole trying to retrieve mobile phone

How do I even start this? If stupid was an Olympic sport this dude would be the Michael Phelps of idiots. You have to watch the whole video below see the dude's injuries for yourself and then decide how legit his story is. I'm calling BS. To the dude stuck in a storm drain, think up a better lie to avoid embarrassment next time or better yet, just stay off the news.

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Clearwire Clear Spot 4G Apollo debuts

Clearwire Clear Spot 4G Apollo debuts

Clearwire is talking about its new 4G wireless hotspot for the WiMax network in some areas called the Apollo. The Apollo is the hotspot we saw hit the FCC a while back with the LCD on the front. That LCD shows the user all sorts of details on the device like signal strength, battery life, and more.

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Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24-inch IPS display sells for $399

Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24-inch IPS display sells for $399

Dell is mostly known for its laptop computers and it has a bunch of accessories for laptops and desktops too. Dell has a new display for computer users that is packed with tech called the UltraSharp U2412M. The screen is large with a panel measuring in at 24-inches. The panel has a 16:10 aspect ratio and uses IPS tech along with an LED backlight.

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Scientists confirm a single photon can’t travel faster than the speed of light

Scientists confirm a single photon can’t travel faster than the speed of light

A group of physicists in Hong Kong have crushed the dreams of time travel for geeks everywhere with cold hard scientific fact. The physicists set out to prove that a single photon could not travel faster than the speed of light. The processor of proving that the photon can’t travel faster than the speed of light proves that time travel is impossible according to the team.

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Ripple Korea unveils new Ripple Look AMD Brazos SFF computer

Ripple Korea unveils new Ripple Look AMD Brazos SFF computer

There are plenty of tiny little computers on the market today that make for very nice SFF computers and HTPC rigs for the living room. The smaller a machine the more likely it is to find space in the crowded entertainment center or on a crowded desk. Ripple Korea has a new and cool computer that is very small and compact called the Ripple Look.

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Asus and Acer Ultrabooks will cost over $1000

Asus and Acer Ultrabooks will cost over $1000

If you liked the idea of the Intel Ultrabook platform with its good performance and very thin and ultraportable form factor at price of under $1000 I am sure you weren't alone. The idea of a notebook with these features was very intriguing. We had heard that Intel was subsidizing the machines heavily and they would be on the market soon at that magic under $1000 price point. Apparently, the price isn't going to be delivered in the sub-$1000 range we had hoped for.

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Griffin Technology StompBox for iOS devices now available

Griffin Technology StompBox for iOS devices now available

If you are a guitar playing geek that has an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch lying around you can use that iOS device to jam with the Griffin Technology StompBox. The StompBox is a cool multi-function foot controller that will work on the stage or in your room for practicing. The pedal is programmable and will work with any instrument that has a 1/4-inch jack including guitars, bass, electric violin, and a keyboard.

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SanDisk ships new Ultra SSD for notebooks and desktops

SanDisk ships new Ultra SSD for notebooks and desktops

SanDisk has announced that it has started shipping a new SSD to retailers that is aimed at the consumer notebook and desktop market. The SSD will be a nice version for those that need more performance from their machines and are looking to make an upgrade. The SSD is called the Ultra, comes in several capacities, and offers nice performance as well.

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