Archive for March, 2012

Sh*tter turns your twitter feed into TP

Sh*tter turns your twitter feed into TP

If ever company deserved millions in startup funding, this is it. The company is called Sh*tter. That name alone would wrangle venture capital out of my wallet. Sure, the company may not make it, but at least if someone asks how investments are going I can say straight down the sh*tter and truly mean it. I particularly like the company tagline, "social media has never been so disposable."

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Metro UI theme for Galaxy Tab 10.1 surfaces

Metro UI theme for Galaxy Tab 10.1 surfaces

When we ran across this new Metro UI theme for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet, we couldn't decide if Android users would be excited or outraged. I suspect there'll be a bit of both. If you're one of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 users who happens to appreciate the style of Microsoft's Metro UI theme, you can now install the theme to your Android tablet.

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AT&T teases Nokia Lumia 900 launch as biggest ever

AT&T teases Nokia Lumia 900 launch as biggest ever

After losing the iPhone chokehold, AT&T is looking for another device that will have customers lining up at the doors. Oddly, AT&T appears to be eyeing the Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone as the device to bring customers back in. With the sagging popularity of Windows Phone and the Nokia brand, it's only natural to have doubts about the device.

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Dell kills US smartphone sales

Dell kills US smartphone sales

The news that Dell is pulling out of the US smartphone market will fall on mostly deaf ears. Dell has been very far from a player in the smartphone industry in the United States and the devices are not popular. That means Dell's recent announcement that it is pulling out of the US smartphone business will affect very few people. If you happen to be a fan of Dells Venue or Venue Pro smartphones, this may be bad news to you.

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GAME administration bail-out tipped as banks wade in

GAME administration bail-out tipped as banks wade in

Beleaguered gaming retailer GAME will face a speedy exit from administration, it's reported, with leaks tipping an RBS-led deal that could yank the ailing chain from the financial precipice as early as March 30. A Royal Bank of Scotland consortium is wading in, MCV's sources tell them, with the bank already being one of GAME's main lenders and currently owed around £45m ($72m) by the retailer.

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Raspberry Pi talks CE compliance

Raspberry Pi talks CE compliance

I know many geeks out there were excited over the thought of having the cheap and tiny Raspberry Pi device to play with. The first batch of those little boards sold out quickly and then a production delay prevented other deliveries to people wanting to get hands on one. The company has announced that its first 2000 boards arrived in the UK this past Monday. However, the company was hit with a bit of a setback last week after two suppliers decided not to distribute the board.

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Ubi-Camera makes your fingers the frame

Ubi-Camera makes your fingers the frame

Making a frame of your fingers, peering through it and telling pretty people "yeah baby, yeah, work it for the camera" may one day actually result in photographs rather than odd looks, if researchers at Japan's Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences get their way. Their Ubi-Camera concept puts the lens onto a finger and uses the wearer's distance from the finger-frame to control zoom, DigInfo reports, doing away with viewfinders and displays that add a layer of disconnect between you and the subject.

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