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Watch as a DIY 8-bit computer comes together, learn something in the process

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Watch as a DIY 8-bit computer comes together, learn something in the process

We’ve actually already seen one completely home-built 8-bit computer but, while Jake Eisenmann wasn’t afraid to show off his creation, Kyle Hovey is actually inviting us along for the ride. The project started up last week when Hovey gathered his first batch of parts and a pair of books and started designing a simple 8-bit computer based on the SAP-1 architecture (SAP stands for Simple as Possible). The transistor-transistor logic (TTL) design is slowly coming together and every step of the process is being documented by Hovey on his blog so that others may follow along and learn from his experience (and, most likely, his mistakes as well). For more details on this rather impressive project, and to monitor its progress, check out the source.

Watch as a DIY 8-bit computer comes together, learn something in the process originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 30 Apr 2012 23:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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What It’s Like to Live in a Sub-Machine Gun [Architecture]

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Architizer is a blog dedicated to the past, present and future of architectural design. They scour the internet finding the best/coolest/weirdest structures people crawl around in. Today they look at floorplans which have been fashioned in the likeness of classic guns. More »


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Google+ Share button gives you another option aside from plain ‘ol +1s

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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Although Google’s had its +1 button all over the web for some time now, helping folks show their allegiance to things they like, it’s lacked a dedicated button just for sharing content. That’s now changed, as the Google+ development team recently let loose the Share button. The button is similar in appearance to its +1 sibling, but rather than just being a shortcut for quickly slapping content with a virtual high-five, it gives you a way to easily share pages on your Google+ profile. (Yes, you could share through the +1 button, too, but consider this one a bit more focused). Best of all, the Google+ Share button is ready to roll, so move your cursor to the source link below if you’d like to put it on your site or find out more. Happy Liking sharing!

Google+ Share button gives you another option aside from plain ‘ol +1s originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 25 Apr 2012 16:21:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Gmail Meter brings detailed analytics to your inbox

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Gmail Meter brings detailed analytics to your inbox

Just in case a constantly increasing unread messages counter is providing enough details about the flow of messages to your inbox, the Official Gmail Blog points the Gmail Meter tool for detailed monthly activity breakdowns. A Google Apps script developed by Romain Vialard, it can show you stats on volume, daily traffic, traffic pattern, email categories, time before first response, word count and thread lengths, providing an even deeper dive than Google’s own Account Activity dashboard. Setting this up on ones account requires setting up a Google docs spreadsheet and then installing the script on it and requesting a report, there’s a YouTube video embedded after the break and a tutorial linked below to help you along. On the plus side, now when someone asks “why haven’t you responded to my email yet?”, you can show them they’re still well within the average time before first response window.

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Gmail Meter brings detailed analytics to your inbox originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Verizon’s upcoming Incredible 4G revealed in leaked images

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

The first images of Verizon and HTC’s upcoming Incredible 4G were leaked on Wednesday. The images were published by Android Police, and they reveal a handful of previously unknown information. The Incredible 4G will reportedly feature a 4-inch qHD display, a dual-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera with zero shutter lag, a microSD slot and run Sense 4.0 atop Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The handset is also reportedly equipped with an NFC chip, LTE connectivity and Beats Audio. HTC’s upcoming device is said to be “very light” and it seems to resemble a cross between the HTC Rezound and HTC’s One series of smartphones. The blog’s sources suggested a price tag between $99.99 and $149.99 with a two-year agreement, though details regarding a possible launch date were revealed. Read on for two additional images.


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New iPad already accounts for 10% of all iPad traffic

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Apple released its third-generation iPad just over three weeks ago, and the company managed to sell more than 3 million units in less than four days of availability. The sleek slate has since launched in a number of additional markets and according to ad network Chitika’s real-time iPad tracker, it took Apple’s new iPad just three weeks to account for 10% of all iPad traffic across its network. The new iPad’s share of iPad traffic peaked at 16.2% on the morning of April 8th, and the full-day average for the new iPad’s traffic share reached 10% for the first time that day. “The 10% threshold is much more than an indicator of adoption; symbolic meaning cannot be dismissed,” Chitika’s Gabe Donnini wrote in a post on the company’s blog. ”Simply put, The new iPad stands as a prime example of what any company could hope for. IDC reports that Apple holds the place of the most dominant tablet manufacturer in the world, and with consumers on the verge of viewing the idea of a tablet as synonymous with an iPad, the odds are looking pretty good. This optimism is also mirrored in Apple’s stock price, which has risen over 100% in the last twelve months.”

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YouTube lets you watch 1080p 2D videos in ’3D’ with your anaglyph specs

Thursday, April 5th, 2012
Another day, another bit of news out of Mountain View. Stereoscopic 3D videos have been on on YouTube nearly three years, and since last year, the site has given viewers the option to transform “short-form” 2D content to 3D — with a single click on the settings bar, that is. Today, the beta feature comes to 1080p videos, meaning you’ll now be able to watch your favorite Phillip DeFranco and Shay Carl vlogs with extra chromatic impact in full HD. YouTube notes that it’s “constantly improving the underlying conversion technology,” which figures out how to simulate the effect based on characteristics of the video itself and true 3D videos uploaded to the site. We’d say there’s still something slightly amiss about using folding blue and red glasses to watch two-dimensional HD video in faux anaglyph 3D, but you can make the call for yourself by reading up about the magic at the source link below.

YouTube lets you watch 1080p 2D videos in ’3D’ with your anaglyph specs originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 05 Apr 2012 14:59:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Legendary Music Blogger Sean Adams on ‘Slow Death of MP3 Blogging’ [Music]

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Google’s Nexus Tablet possibly revealed in leaked images

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

It is widely believed that Google will enter the tablet market in 2012 with a self-branded 7-inch Android tablet. Earlier rumors indicated that the Internet giant had teamed up with ASUS and a Google-branded tablet is reportedly a “done deal.” Pocketnow on Tuesday published what it believes to be a press image of Google’s Nexus tablet, although the blog received no other details. The image reveals a very familiar design with a full-sized SD slot, a microUSB connector and a micro HDMI port. The icons on the display reveal that the render was clearly done before Google’s massive Play rebranding, so things may have changed slightly since the images were made. It should also be noted that the company’s previous “Nexus” devices offered no expandable storage. Google’s tablet is expected to enter production this month and ship around June. The slate could be unveiled at Google’s annual I/O conference on June 27th if earlier rumors pan out.

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Tapose resurrects Courier concept for the iPad, rubs salt in your wounds (video)

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
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Did you, like most of us, mourn the death of Microsoft’s Courier like it was a relative that you never got to know as well as you would have liked. Well, as long you’re willing to settle for just a single screen and are comfortable with Apple products, you might be able to fill that void in your life. Taposé delivers many of the same features as the Redmond concept, but within the confines of the iPad’s 9.7-inch display. The $2.99 app, which has been in the works for some time, hit the app store yesterday, delivering the ability to copy and paste content from the web, mark it up with text and doodles then sync your notes online. You get 400MB for free with the purchase of the app, but unlimited cloud storage will set you back $30 a year. The information collecting doesn’t end with snapshots of websites either, you can add audio, video and maps and do it in a dual pane layout that mimics the two-panel Courier. Hit up the source link to download it now and see it in action after the break.

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Tapose resurrects Courier concept for the iPad, rubs salt in your wounds (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 28 Mar 2012 13:26:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Google may launch third-party comment platform to rival Facebook

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Google may be preparing to launch its own blog commenting system to compete with Facebook and Disqus. The rumor originated on the Saudi Arabian website Tech-WD and was later reportedly confirmed by TheNextWeb’s unnamed sources. Google’s comment system will reportedly incorporate the company’s search product, Google+ and other web services. The introduction of a comment system could help the Mountain View-based company bolster interest in its Google+ social networking service, which has reportedly seen a relatively slow adoption rate. According to Tech-WD, the upcoming comment system was originally discussed during Google’s G-Saudi Arabia conference, along with numerous other unannounced services.

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Google Street View takes you to the Amazon, without all the pesky piranhas

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
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So, before a company of the same name started making your e-readers, the Amazon was a river. And now, thanks to Google, you can take a boat ride down that body of water, without having to deal with all of those scary river monsters. In celebration of World Forest Day, Google has added a tour of the Amazon to the Street View functionality of Maps. Interested parties can travel down the river and hike along trails with 360 degree panoramic views, courtesy of some 50,000 photos nabbed with help from the Street View trike.

Google Street View takes you to the Amazon, without all the pesky piranhas originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 22 Mar 2012 06:27:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The Pirate Bay plans to host part of its site on GPS controlled drones

Monday, March 19th, 2012

In an effort to bypass censorship as well as heat from authorities and copyright owners, The Pirate Bay on Sunday unveiled new plans to “experiment with sending out some small drones that will float some kilometers up in the air.” The GPS controlled drones will hover over international waters and host parts of the website. “Everyone knows WHAT TPB is. Now they’re going to have to think about WHERE TPB is,” The Pirate Bay team told TorrentFreak. “We’re already the most resilient and the most down to earth. That’s why we need to lift off, being this connected to the ground doesn’t feel appropriate to us anymore.” The Pirate Bay has been the subject of a number of raids and investigations stemming from numerous claims of copyright infringement. In order to stay afloat, the service seemingly must find new and innovative ways to reach the masses. ”We’re just starting so we haven’t figured everything out yet. But we can’t limit ourselves to hosting things just on land anymore,” the team stated on its blog. “These Low Orbit Server Stations (LOSS) are just the first attempt. With modern radio transmitters we can get over 100Mbps per node up to 50km away. For the proxy system we’re building, that’s more than enough.”

[Via TorrentFreak]

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Is this the Nokia Lumia 719c?

Monday, March 19th, 2012

China is getting even closer to its first taste of Nokia Windows Phone and it might include a new phone entirely. While we’re still two weeks away from Mr. Elop’s proposed March 28th launch, the leaked shot above is purported to be the Lumia 719c — a previously unseen Windows Phone that could arrive in time for Nokia’s latest smartphone push. It has that familiar curved shape and plastic build, but there’s some slight design riffs to set it apart from both the Lumia 710 and 610 — one of which it’ll likely replace in Chinese stores. We only have Mr. Blurrycam’s one-shot portrait to go on so far, but expect to see some price-constrained specs like those seen on Nokia’s other entry-level smartphone when (or if) it gets an official reveal.

Is this the Nokia Lumia 719c? originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 19 Mar 2012 06:10:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mozilla outlines plans for Firefox in 2012: less emphasis on version numbers, more focus on user experience

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

We’ve already seen Firefox move to a more rapid release schedule, and it looks like we’ll soon also see far less emphasis placed on those rapidly increasing version numbers (much like Google has already done with Chrome). That’s one detail revealed by Mozilla in a blog post today, which recaps its activity in 2011 and outlines some of its goals for 2012. That includes silent updates in the background to counter what Mozilla calls “update fatigue,” as well as a number of efforts to make web apps more integrated into Firefox (and complement the Mozilla Marketplace). More on that and some additional technical details can be found at the source link below.

Mozilla outlines plans for Firefox in 2012: less emphasis on version numbers, more focus on user experience originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 14 Mar 2012 22:51:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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MSDN Windows Help blog plays on our love of keyboard shortcuts, tells how to navigate Windows 8 like a pro

Sunday, March 11th, 2012
MSDN Windows Help blog plays on our love of keyboard shortcuts, tells how to navigate Windows 8 like a pro

If you didn’t get the gist of our Windows 8 Consumer Preview run-down, it’s a bit clumsy on the desktop front. Fortunately for power-users, the budding operation system is introducing a suite of keyboard shortcuts to help them manage its classic and metro interfaces. We mentioned a few in our early impressions of the consumer build, but Rob Margel’s MSDN Windows help blog has a full list of 30 shortcuts for you to master before Windows 8 makes its final debut. Craving a shortcut to cycle through your toast notifications? Need to switch to the classic Windows desktop while simultaneously pulling up the Run box? Hit the source link below and let Morgel drop some hotkey knowledge on you.

MSDN Windows Help blog plays on our love of keyboard shortcuts, tells how to navigate Windows 8 like a pro originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 11 Mar 2012 20:51:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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