Archive for December, 2011

Facebook is the most searched term and most visited site of 2011

Facebook is the most searched term and most visited site of 2011

The most searched term and the most visited website of 2011 were, drum roll, Facebook. Garnering almost half of the top ten search terms (specifically four, those being 'facebook', 'facebook login', 'facebook.com', and 'www.facebook.com'), this is the third year in a row that the world's largest social network has been the most searched term overall, accounting for 3.1 percent of all searches online, an impressive 46 percent increase from 2010. A certain Mark Zuckerberg out there must be quite pleased with himself right now.

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Google to pay Mozilla almost $300 million per year in search deal to outdo Microsoft and Yahoo

Google to pay Mozilla almost $300 million per year in search deal to outdo Microsoft and Yahoo

AllThingsD has reported that Google will be on track to pay an impressive $300 million per year to Mozilla, for when Google and Mozilla renewed their search royalty deal, earlier this week. This exorbitant amount of money will allow Google to be the default search engine in Mozilla's Firefox web browser. The deal has apparently climbed to this figure, from previous deals, due to Yahoo and Microsoft's Bing search engine, which have provided ample competition, until now.

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Optrix HD Sport iPhone mount allows fearless death drops

Optrix HD Sport iPhone mount allows fearless death drops

The near infinite amount of iPhone cases and mounts in the market today for the iPhone 4 / 4S model family can only be cut through with the most unique of designs - thusly a concept like the Optrix HD Sport Mount must be fantastic to get coverage, yes? Not necessarily, but one thing does stand out on this combination helmet mount and safety case: it says it can protect your iPhone in addition to letting you film yourself doing a backflip on your bike as filmed from your forehead. There's a video of the product in high action, too!

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Founder of Xerox PARC Jacob Goldman dies at 90

Founder of Xerox PARC Jacob Goldman dies at 90

Founder and chief scientist of Xerox's renowned Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) Jacob "Jack" Goldman has died at age 90. Goldman has been credited with spearheading many of the technological breakthroughs that are at the core of modern computing and that have been a huge influence on the success of Apple and Microsoft in personal computing.

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Samsung CES 2012 teaser video promises Smart TV future

Samsung CES 2012 teaser video promises Smart TV future

It's less than a month now before we're diving deep into the loving arms of the biggest gadget show of the year, the Consumer Electronics Show 2012, and Samsung has revealed their first dip into the teaser game, complete with a history lesson on the basics of television. This is not the first time we've seen Samsung work with smart televisions, it being one of the most visible names in the game over this past year without a doubt with such gems as the Samsung UN55D8000 55-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D LED Smart TV. What we're seeing here is a teaser showing not a whole lot of new information, but a teaser leading us to believe Samsung is dipping into the Smart TV game again soon.

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LogMeIn iOS app now free for remote desktop access

LogMeIn iOS app now free for remote desktop access

The LogMeIn app for remotely accessing your Mac or Windows desktop via your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch is now free. The app originally cost $29.99 and was called LogMeIn Ignition. This new version carries over much of the same functionality allowing you to remotely control your desktop computer from the convenience of your iOS device while on the road or simply lounging on the couch.

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Roland R-26 Portable Recorder officially shipped

Roland R-26 Portable Recorder officially shipped

This week we're jumping out of our seats at the news that legendary music machine makers Roland have shipped their newest sound recorder: the Roland R-26 with six-channel audio recording and two types of onboard stereo mics. This is no low-end recorder, ladies and gentlemen, and what it lacks in aesthetic appeal for all you thin and cute loving electronics owners out there it more than makes up for in sound recording power. This device records directly to your SD/SDHC card and has XLR/TRS combo inputs for ultimate ease in integration with the equipment you've already got.

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Street Fighter coming to Android in 2012

Street Fighter coming to Android in 2012

It's finally time for one of the most epic fighting games ever to grace the halls of the console era to make its way to the mobile platform - Street Fighter IV HD will be appearing on Android devices inside 2012 courtesy of a special introduction contest held by Capcom and LG. What this introduction will consist of is a Global Championship for ultimate fighting supremacy played on the same in question and on the Google mobile operating system in the form of the AT&T carried LG Nitro HD inside the USA and the LG Optimus LTE in Japan and Korea. Will you enter the fight and see yourself murdering the competition for fame and fortune come January?

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Apple exploring fuel-cell-powered MacBooks

Apple exploring fuel-cell-powered MacBooks

Two of Apple's patent applications surfaced this week at the US Patent and Trademark Office revealing that the Cupertino company is exploring ways to use fuel cell technology to power its future MacBooks and other computing devices. The use of fuel cells will allow for even smaller and lighter designs than the current battery-powered devices.

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