OS X Mountain Lion vs. real mountain lion

OS X Mountain Lion vs. real mountain lion

By on February 17, 2012 at 12:00 PM.

Apple unveiled the next major release of its OS X desktop operating system on Thursday, giving the world a rare early look at what the company has in store for Mac computer users this summer. A revamped Messages app with iMessage integration, the Notification Center and enhanced iCloud integration are among the exciting new features users can look forward to in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Apple loves naming versions of its desktop platform after jungle cats, of course, so Apple deal-hunter DealMac decided to line up the technology giant’s new OS against its namesake. This tale of the tape is definitely good for a few laughs, and a link to the full comparison follows after the break. More →

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Dirty electricity from your iPad is harming you; this permed snake oil salesman can save your life

Dirty electricity from your iPad is harming you; this permed snake oil salesman can save your life

By on August 17, 2011 at 11:01 AM.

YouTube exists, and this is why. You see, if it wasn’t for YouTube, there’s no way this guy would have been able to put together this video and share his life-saving insights with the world. From an iPad, to a Kindle, to just sitting in a room full of electronics, dirty electricity is all around us. And it’s dangerous. If you aren’t properly grounded, you’re exposing yourself to harmful radiation. The only way to save yourself? Go buy David Wolfe’s grounding mats, grounding sandals and grounding sleeping bags, hunker down, watch the video, and you too can be free from dirty electricity. Hit the break for a heaping dose of snake oil. More →

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New website answers the question on all our minds: Has Sony been hacked this week?

New website answers the question on all our minds: Has Sony been hacked this week?

By on June 13, 2011 at 11:45 AM.

BGR has provided extensive coverage of an ongoing saga that has seen numerous digital properties belonging to Sony fall under attack. To date, personal information belonging to well over 100 million Sony customers has been compromised, and nearly 13 million credit card numbers have been stolen. For IT professionals or other tech enthusiasts with weak stomachs, we can understand if reading one story after another about Sony’s security woes might make you a bit queasy. As such, a new site launched recently that has you covered. Hassonybeenhackedthisweek.com answers a single question for those who simply want to cut to the chase: Has Sony been hacked this week? The answer right now, by the way, is “yes.” More →

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Apple Store planking: Idiots work for Apple, too

Apple Store planking: Idiots work for Apple, too

By on May 25, 2011 at 1:30 PM.

For those wondering just how loosely Apple uses the term “Genius,” it looks like we now have our answer. A new Tumblr blog titled simply Apple Store Planking showcases photos of Apple Store employees planking on the job. Planking, for those who were lucky enough to be unaware of the phenomenon until now, is a meme that involves people posting photographs of themselves lying face down with their arms at their sides. The practice has become increasingly popular among Darwin Award hopefuls, and now Apple Store employee planking is a meme of its own. Hit the break for a few more photos of Apple Store Planking. More →

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University scientists brings Gmail gag to life [video]

University scientists brings Gmail gag to life [video]

By on April 5, 2011 at 3:33 AM.

There is quite a bit of Internet showmanship that takes place every year on April 1st. Tech companies and blogs — present company excluded — try and swindle users and readers into believing, if only for a moment, that a new, slightly outlandish product or feature is on the way. Google is a frequent offender on April Fool’s Day, and last week the company’s homepage was waxing poetic about its Google Motion service. The faux feature was said to allow users to control Gmail using their computer’s built-in camera and body movements. One week later, University of Southern California scientists, aided by a Microsoft Kinect, have turned the prank into a reality. Leveraging movement tracking software already in the works, the school’s Institute for Creative Technologies demonstrates in a video exactly how Google Motion could work. It’s humorous, interesting, and funny, all at the same time. The video is awaiting your scrutiny after the break. More →

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Apple iPad 2 video review emerges (not really)

Apple iPad 2 video review emerges (not really)

By on February 22, 2011 at 5:30 AM.

As we can plainly see in this iPad 2 video review, Apple’s second-generation iPad tablet truly is magical. Though previous rumors suggested the iPad 2 would be roughly the same size as Apple’s first iPad, we now see that Apple has opted for a slightly larger form factor. The new 27-inch iPad 2 is still extremely portable, however, and it’s sure to be just as popular as its predecessor. We’re particularly excited about the iPad 2′s new voice-powered photo editing capabilities and the new video editor, which appears to be even more advanced than top-tier professional editing suites. Hit the break for the full video review and prepare to be wowed. More →

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RIM looks to attract new talent with ‘rim.jobs’

RIM looks to attract new talent with ‘rim.jobs’

By on January 13, 2011 at 3:29 PM.

Short, creative domains are great and all, but companies need to be careful about the domains they choose lest they send the wrong message. Take, for example, this domain that leads to Research In Motion’s careers page: http://rim.jobs. Unfortunately, someone didn’t think this one all the way through and, well, we hope RIM will pull the plug on this URL pretty soon. If it doesn’t, we have a feeling RIM’s domain might not attract the type of applicants the company is looking for. In the meantime, however, those looking for a career that leads them down the hallowed halls of RIM HQ may find what they’re looking for using http://rim.jobs. More →

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CIA task force created to look into WikiLeaks; needs a better acronym

CIA task force created to look into WikiLeaks; needs a better acronym

By on December 23, 2010 at 2:46 AM.

The United States’ clandestine security group — the Central Intelligence Agency — has created a task force to, as the Washington Post reports, “assess the impact of the exposure of thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables and military files by WikiLeaks.” The article goes on to note that the WikiLeaks Task Force is better known around the Agency by its acronym: WTF. We would like to take this opportunity to snicker at the task force’s acronym choice. Oh the double-entendre, what a fickle mistress you are. More →

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T-Mobile Galaxy Tab: Microsoft Windows 7, 10-inch screen, 1.66GHz CPU?

T-Mobile Galaxy Tab: Microsoft Windows 7, 10-inch screen, 1.66GHz CPU?

By on October 29, 2010 at 6:35 PM.

And here we thought all Galaxy Tabs were created equal… While Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Sprint customers will be fiddling with wimpy 7-inch Android-powered tablets from Samsung, T-Mobile subscribers apparently have a beast of a slate to look forward to next month. Here are some notable specs according to T-Mobile’s website:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Starter Edition
  • 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
  • 10.1-inch 1024 x 600-pixel glossy WSVGA display
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM
  • 160GB 5400RPM hard drive
  • Microsoft Works 9, McAfee Security Center, Adobe Acrobat Reader 9

Now that, people, is how you build a tablet! Hit the jump for the full specs according to T-Mobile’s little oopsie.

UPDATE: T-Mobile pulled the page.

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New video promo reveals the truth about the white iPhone 4 delays

New video promo reveals the truth about the white iPhone 4 delays

By on October 29, 2010 at 12:29 PM.

Allow us, if you will, to inject a little humor into your Friday afternoon. The comedy troop over at JLE have uploaded a “Banned White iPhone 4 Promo” spoof to video-sharing site YouTube. The video has some amazing one liners and lets you know that “if you’ve waited for the white iPhone, you’re an idiot” as you’ve “waited for 5-months for a phone that is a different color that you’re just going to put a cover on anyways.” The three minute spot is after the break, enjoy! More →

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Gold dispensing ATMs coming to U.S.?

Gold dispensing ATMs coming to U.S.?

By on September 28, 2010 at 10:35 AM.

If we told you an ATM was coming to the United States that dispensed its payload in 1 gram, 5 gram, 10 gram, and 1 ounce quantities, what would you think it was? Before you get too excited and fire up that Bob Marley EP, it’s gold. A German firm plans on deploying ATMs that dispense pure Au in the U.S. beginning this year. Company Gold to Go is looking to “take advantage of demand” for gold bullion that arises in times of economic turmoil. The machine’s creator, Thomas Geissler, said, “This year we will issue around 35 machines, and for next year we are looking for bigger numbers.” Unsurprisingly, the company’s first gold-dispensing ATM was deployed in Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace Hotel last May. Currently, gold is trading at right around $1,300 an ounce. More →

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The multi-purpose pizza box

The multi-purpose pizza box

By on September 27, 2010 at 11:02 AM.

You can file this one under low-tech high-tech. Company Environmentally Conscious Organization, Inc. has patented a pizza box that goes above and beyond the call of duty. The box is designed to look like your run-of-the-mill pizza packaging, however, added perforations allow the box to break into four serving “plates” and a smaller box to store left-overs. If we had only had this magical cardboard implement in college. We have a video after the break displaying just how ingenius this thing actually is. Take a look.

[Via Reddit] More →

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