Monthly Archives: April 2011

Verizon set to put warning stickers on all phones that may provide location information

Verizon has issued a written response to Massachusetts Congressman Ed Markey?s call for answers on the recent revelations that phones may provide your location data without your knowledge. The letter written by Peter B. Davidson, who is the Senior Vice … Continue reading

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The Pitfall Of Twitter?s ?Promoted Trends? #RoyalWedding

Twitter recently upped its rates on Twitter Promoted Trends from $60K-$70K to between $100K-$120K which means the demand for the unique form of advertising is certainly there. But what are brands getting in return? As we’ve seen before with Skittles, … Continue reading

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Sand Trap is a fun and difficult physics maze game

Sand Trap is one of those games that at first seem too hard to bother with, but when you try to stop playing it you discover you’re hooked. The goal is to get as much sand as you possibly can … Continue reading

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Apple headed to the iCloud for iOS 5?

More rumors have come to light about Apple and the iCloud brand, including DigitalDaily‘s sources confirming the name acquisition and AppleInsider hearing that it’s already being used internally for iOS 5 (and Mac OS X Lion). According to people familiar … Continue reading

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IE9 and Firefox 4 post top marks in Web browser power use comparison

Over on the Internet Explorer Blog, Microsoft has posted results from an extensive comparison of the top five Web browsers. The goal: to determine whether Internet Explorer 9, Firefox 4, Chrome 10, Safari 5, or Opera 11 is able to … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Explorer to feature Ribbon UI, SkyDrive and Mesh integration?

Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott have posted a second look at some of the early changes which have surface in Windows 8 milestone 3. First there was the restyled Welcome Screen, and now it appears that Microsoft is toying with … Continue reading

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The Shape-Shifting Couch [Furniture]

Welcome to the future! It’s an exciting place. We’ve got plexiglass chairs, faucets with chipsets, and this innocent-looking couch from designer Matali Crasset. What’s so futuristic about a piece of furniture, pray tell? More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/NNm0FV3G6j8/the-shape+shifting-couch Yamila Diaz Yvonne Strzechowski … Continue reading

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Farragomate is a social fridge magnet game where you make up sentences

You know those fridge magnet kits composed of a whole bunch of words? The ones you put all over your fridge door and then try to arrange into all sorts of juvenile and/or amusing sentences. Well, Farragomate is the social, … Continue reading

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The Worst Thing Ever on Android [Video]

Holy shit, this is basically the worst thing ever. Any developer who uses this must loathe their users. [YouTube via Daring Fireball] More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/F_oP0wRZaVM/the-worst-thing-ever-on-android Alessandra Ambrosio Alexis Bledel Ali Campoverdi Ali Larter

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eBay?s PayPal Buys Mobile Payments Startup Fig Card

In its second acquisition in two weeks, eBay’s PayPal unit has bought mobile payments startup FigCard. Terms of the acquisition, which was announced on the PayPal blog, were not disclosed. Boston-based Fig Card allows merchants to accept mobile payments in … Continue reading

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