lördag 4 december 2010

Feds Finally Closing the Net on America?s Most Wanted Barbie (since Klaus)

Remember a few months back when I warned John Biggs that spycam Barbie was child abuse waiting to happen? Well guess what, America? I freaking CALLED IT. The FBI - avid TechCrunch TV readers to a man -�just made the plastic doll�the subject of an official FBI memo, with agents warned that she might be implicated in sex crimes. Like a plastic Julian Assange. Says the Huffington Post...
'Beware of Barbie. That seems to be the message from the FBI after an internal memo reportedly leaked from the agency's Sacramento field office this week. The memo (PDF) warns that Barbie Video Girl, a doll with a built-in video camera capable of recording for about 30 minutes, is a "possible child pornography production method... The FBI memo, dated November 30, seems to be a few months behind TechCrunch, where reviewer Paul Carr called the product "child abuse waiting to happen" during a review at the time of the product's release. He described it as "creepy," then read from a press release from the PR firm that sent Tech Crunch the toy: "Unsuspecting subjects won't know that Barbie is watching their every move."

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Chrome to Windows Phone 7 now available

Approved and waiting for your download, Chrome to Windows Phone 7 is now available in the mobile OS' operating system. True to its name, once you download both this app and the applicable Chrome extension, a quick click on the Windows logo in your otherwise Google browser will send links or selected text to your Microsoft mobile. Join your Android friends in embracing the Continuous Client lifestyle.

Update: Looks like Site to Phone can handle just about any smartphone. Thanks, Ed!

Chrome to Windows Phone 7 now available originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 04 Dec 2010 09:48:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Gateway ID49C13u: Smooth Looks From Space

Gateway's ID49C13u, a thin and sedately handsome all-purpose laptop , is a giant step forward for a company whose recent notebook PCs seemed stuck in the doldrums. Gateway has even included a glowing touchpad that pulses in hypnotic rhythms while you boot up.


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Cisco Hires Former IPhone Engineer Papermaster

Former chief iPhone engineer Mark Papermaster has joined Cisco Systems as the head of its switching chip division.

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Daily Crunch: Hip Idea Edition

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Mercedes-Benz BIOME concept car grows in a nursery, on sale now in Zion

Okay, so there's no actual way to phone up Sad Keanu Reeves and confirm that the Mercedes-Benz BIOME is indeed on sale in the "real world," but it should be. Revealed in The Matrix's own LA Auto Show, this here vehicle has a theoretical weight of just 875.5 pounds, but it's likely far too wide to cruise on this planet's existing roadway system. The vehicle was imagined by designers from the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studios in Carlsbad, California, and it's said to be "fully integrated into the ecosystem, from the moment of its creation right through to the end of its service life." How so? It's grown "in a completely organic environment from seeds sown in a nursery," and just being totally frank here, we've no idea what that means. But hey, if M-B can figure out how to grow cars in Morpheus' backyard, who are we to question the reality of it?

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Mercedes-Benz BIOME concept car grows in a nursery, on sale now in Zion originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 03 Dec 2010 13:12:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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fredag 3 december 2010

World?s Widest Digital Pinhole Adapter for Micro 4/3?s Cameras

I fancy myself a pretty decent photographer. At least as far as macro photography for the product shots in my reviews are concerned. I’m not sure that I’m all that great with general photography though. I have a goal to work on that in this coming year and have even considered purchasing a Micro 4/3′s [...]

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The Macalope Weekly: Apple Stories Gone Wild!

Editors’ Note: Each week the Macalope skewers the worst of the week’s coverage of Apple and other technology companies. In addition to being a mythical beast...

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Andy?s Christmas Ideas and Wish List

I am the hardest person on earth to buy things for.� I don’t really NEED anything because if there’s something I want, I either already have one that does the same thing, or it’s too ridiculous… unless someone has a coupon for a 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition. Andy’s Great Gift Ideas: 1.� Droid X [...]

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AT&T iPhone App Targets 'Backup And Go'

SMBs using the remote backup service can access their files, view, print and fax directly, instead of going through the website.







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Chrome 8 released: web app support and built-in PDF viewer are a go

There are no apps just yet, but Google's Chrome browser is now reportedly updated to support the impending Web Store launch. Version 8.0.552.215 -- just call it '8,' for short -- also provides a built-in PDF viewer and over 800 claimed bug fixes. Download's a no-brainer if you're rocking the current stable release. And if you look at the code close enough, you might spot a Chrome OS release date. Okay, no, not really.

Chrome 8 released: web app support and built-in PDF viewer are a go originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 02 Dec 2010 20:31:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Windows Phone 7 Update To Be "Massive" - Maybe

Even before Windows Phone 7 was released, Microsoft was already working on its first update. According to one well known developer for Windows Phone and other Microsoft technologies, the update "is going to be MASSIVE!"



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Lab Report: MacBook Air Benchmark Results

New MacBook Air models are faster than their predecessors, in part because of their use of solid state drives.

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