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Technology Round-Up (05/29/10)

Posted by - 11:30 PM on 05/29/10
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11:30 PM on 05/29/10
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Thanks to Chad, Melissa and Frank for putting this together.

Technology Round-Up Apple

Yankee fans are banned from bringing iPads into Yankee Stadium.

A man who witnessed the theft of multiple iPhones chased after the theives and shot at their car.

iPhone 4G commercials show off its video chatting capabilities. The device will reportedly have a 960x640 resolution display. For anyone interested in the current line of iPhones, the 16GB iPhone 3GS is now available at Wal-Mart for only $97.

iPhone users will soon be able to access their their Firefox bookmarks, tabs, and history on the go.

Rumor has it that the new Apple TV device will cost $99 and stream 1080p content.

iTunes now sells 28% of all music in the United States. As a result of Apple's digital music dominance, the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Apple for anticompetitive actions.

Despite Android's recent sales victory, Google's AdMob estimates that twice as many people own iPhones versus Android phones.

With Apple firmly drawing the line in the sand over Flash, Time Warner and NBC have chosen Flash for the time beingand consequently will not have supported videos on the iPad.

Internet

Facebook has finally revamped its privacy settings. If you don't like the new settings arrangement, check out this guide.

Ever wonder what the top 1,000 most popular websites are? Well now you know. Facebook is number 1.

Opera parodies Google Chrome by speed testing its browser against a potato.

Torrent finder isoHunt considers its search engine to be "just like Google."

Be wary of this new type of phishing attack called tabnabbing, which changes browser tabs without the user's knowledge to grab private data.

Tired of Justin Bieber's internet presence? Get this Firefox add-on, that will black out all mentions of the teen sensation on the internet.

Document collaboration tool Sync.In offers real-time syncing and editing between users.

Trick.ly lets you share URLs with a bit of privacy; users have to answer a question in order to view the page.

Search engine DuckDuckGo is exactly what keyboard shortcut savvy users will love.

Google

Google has officially acquired AdMob.

Germany is upset with Google for not turning over data it accidentally collected over WiFi.

Happy birthday to Google Wave which turned one this week.

Google Maps' latitude history dashboard remembers how many miles you've traveled and to where you've gone... seems a little creepy, no?

How safe are you when using Google services? Read this article to learn just how much Google knows about you, and what you can do to increase your anonymity. The first step is to opt out of Google analytics .

A WebOS designer leaves Palm to work for Google.

Google is currently building voice recognition support for not just Chrome, but all browsers to set an industry standard.

Google's PowermMeter measures how much energy your home is using, and will analyze the data when the device is connected to a computer.

Electronics

Rock Band 3 will have a keytar.

Japan is planning on building a base on the moon to be run by a 660-lb robot.

V-Moda makes its first pair of over-ear headphones.

Sony is taking over Microsoft's e-reader project, Courier. The coolest part about the two-page reader? It will be solar powered.

Soon you'll be able to print your prescriptions from home.

An artist has created a hoverboard that actually hovers!

Acer announces its first e-reader that will run on Barnes and Noble e-books.

Kodak's PlaySport Zx3 waterproof HD camera doesn't improve video quality but works underwater.

Mobile

The Samsung Galaxy will be available in Asia in June.

Microsoft Bing may replace Google as the default search engine on the iPhone.

A large UK child pornography ring was discovered after a man left his Sony Ericsson W350i on a bus.

Android 2.2 Froyo has been reviewed.

Facebook can now be integrated into Android apps.

Tired of people wanting to play with your Android phone? This fake battery app can help.

Motorola will release two Android smartphones on Verizon in July.

Android 2.2 has already been hacked onto the HTC Dream and Magic.

In response to the lack of Android phones on AT&T, Samsung will release the Samsung i897.

The Nokia N8 will be released in the UK on August 25.

Nokia has only sold 100,000 N900s.

Check out this preview of the SlingPlayer Mobile Android app.

Check out the Sprint Evo, the first 4G Android phone.

The Nokia N8 will be available on Vodafone UK, its first official carrier.

The Samsung Behold will not receive its promised Android 2.0 upgrade. Disgruntled users may take legal actions.

The Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus are now available on O2 UK.

Windows Phone 7 has appeared on a Samsung prototype phone.

The Droid Incredible suffers from AMOLED shortage.

The T-Mobile Garminfone will be released June 9th.

Computer

Responding to even more suicides at Foxconn, Foxconn will give employees 20% raises. Think that will fix the problem?

The "One Laptop Per Child" program will switch from laptops to tablets.

A new computer algorithm can correctly detect sarcasm 75% of the time.

Check out reviews of Intel's new unlocked Core i7-875K and i6-655K processors.

Dell has announced an iPad competitor called Streak.

Check out some of the fancy features of Firefox 4.0. Mozilla has quietly released a 64-bit build of Firefox 3.7 alpha.

Google has released Chrome 5 (stable, non-beta).

Fedora 13 has been released.

Nvidia has released a new beta of its unified drivers that supports 3D Blu-Ray.

Tips/Tricks

IObit Uninstaller can help get rid of annoying browser toolbars.

Chrome users can now have their extensions pop up desktop notifications.

Cog is anew open source media playerfor Mac only. It aims to replace iTunes with a much simpler interface.

Gmail users can nowmove message type icons to the left side.

Add caller ID to Android phones withPhoneTell.


Adobe has released afree PDF viewer for Android.

Miscellaneous

A man has infected himself with a computer virus

There are 7 different types of designers. Which are you?

Lifehacker explains how to unlock your garage door from the outside, just in case you locked yourself out.

Threadless released a glow-in-the-dark Tron hoodie, which is generating lots of buzz for the new Tron Legacy movie.

The Rubix Cube has celebrated its 30th anniversary.

A Texas woman has appealed a $27,750 file-sharing judgment to the Supreme Court.

You can now tidy up with Game Boy soap.

Spam botnets are on the rise in Africa.

Symantec has discovered a server with with 44 million stolen online game accounts.


An artist has created a "Back to the Future" hoverboard that floats using electromagnets.

Japanese watch company Seahope have created a Transformers clock.



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12:44 AM on 05/30/10
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Yahoo is the 2nd most visited website!? What the fuck do people still use it for?
01:28 AM on 05/30/10
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Yahoo is the 2nd most visited website!? What the fuck do people still use it for?
It's my homepage, so I guess I help to add on visits. Eh..I use it for homepage news and mail.
01:38 AM on 05/30/10
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still no word on synthetic life? i thought that would have been bigger.
03:01 AM on 05/30/10
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Yahoo is the 2nd most visited website!? What the fuck do people still use it for?
Stocks too
03:25 AM on 05/30/10
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A man has infected himself with a computer virus


Creepy.
03:50 AM on 05/30/10
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Technology Round-Up Tired of Justin Bieber's internet presence? Get this Firefox add-on, that will black out all mentions of the teen sensation on the internet.

priceless .
07:18 AM on 05/30/10
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Yahoo is the 2nd most visited website!? What the fuck do people still use it for?
fantasy sports
08:39 AM on 05/30/10
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Did that list of most visited websites forget Google existed?
09:01 AM on 05/30/10
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Did that list of most visited websites forget Google existed?
it was made by google, so i guess they didnt include themselves or something... that was the first thing i thought as well
09:05 AM on 05/30/10
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it was made by google, so i guess they didnt include themselves or something... that was the first thing i thought as well
I think you're right. It's their advertising research. I checked every page and there's no reference to Google. They're definitely in the top 1000 sites visited!
09:26 AM on 05/30/10
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i'm pretty sure that is the best firefox extension EVER. someone needs to make it for chrome, just because it's awesome.
10:09 AM on 05/30/10
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Tired of Justin Bieber's internet presence? Get this Firefox add-on, that will black out all mentions of the teen sensation on the internet.
ahahahah, awesome.
10:15 AM on 05/30/10
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Great round up

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