Friday, September 30, 2011

Daily Crunch: VR Drone Edition

Giant VR Helmet Is Very 90s, Yet Way Cooler Europe Launching Gigapixel Probe To Map Milky Way Effectology: Paranormal Spooooky Sounds Do A Barrel Roll: AR.Drone Challenges You To Become A Great Drone Pilot Kid-Tested, Grant Imahara Approved: Hexbrite Open Source Flashlight

Source: http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/07/07/daily-crunch-vr-drone-edition/

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Auslogics Disk Defrag 3.2 gets smarter, faster

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Auslogics Disk Defrag has been part of my system maintenance toolkit for quite some time. With the release of version 3.2, it's now even better at tidying up and optimizing your system's hard disk drives. In addition to a cleaner, easier-to-use interface, Disk Defrag 3.2 offers improved single file and folder defragging, better processing of multiple disks, a simplified scheduling screen, and more informative tool tips. Auslogics has also fine-tuned the program's defragmentation and file consolidation algorithms.

For laptop users, there's a new option to lock the program if your system is running on battery power -- so scheduled operations don't kick in and drain your power source at an inopportune moment. If you happen to have an SSD installed in your PC, you can head to the Disk Defrag options and exclude it from scanning (many think that defragmenting an SSD is a very bad idea).

Auslogics Disk Defrag is a free download and works with most versions of Windows.

Auslogics Disk Defrag 3.2 gets smarter, faster originally appeared on Download Squad on Mon, 11 Apr 2011 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Staying in the Loop with iPad?s Top Social Apps

In this day and age, where access to Internet connectivity is basically at your disposal, juggling your personal, corporate and social life is hardly an issue. The Apple iPad, probably the most sought-after Internet-enabled device in the market today, combined with these social networking apps could help you find just that work-play balance for you. Keeping up with the world has never been easy.   With the vast array of social networking apps available, ranging from fun to practical, you [...]

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AndyPad Pro review

Picture the scene: you're checking your emails on a shiny new device (worth two months pay) and from nowhere, a greasy-fingered infant is screaming at you to play. Reluctantly, you pass it over, watching your own hands cup the air beneath any potential drop zone, wondering how best to explain the jam-smeared calamity to your insurance company. Then you wonder if there isn't a useful, hard-wearing and cheap device you could let them play on without fear of bankruptcy. That's what prompted Norwich-based bedding magnate Andrew Kerry to conceive the AndyPad, an inexpensive, 7-inch Android tablet he could fling at kids. It wasn't long before jealous adults were demanding their own version, so a tooled-up edition of the device called the AndyPad Pro was born.

The tablet is currently UK-only and it retails for a lot less than the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 (£280; $345 on Amazon) and Acer Iconia Tab A100 (£273 for the 8GB version; $328 on Amazon), and HTC Flyer (£330; $499 on Amazon). What's more, Verticool, an outfit founded by a man more famous for his Mattressman chain than any interest in technology, believes it can match the competition in a fair fight. Do the electronics giants have something to fear from the bargain-basement tablet or does it promise much and deliver little? Read on to find out.

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AndyPad Pro review originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 30 Sep 2011 08:22:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Exiting HP CEO To Get $10 Million Severance [Hp]

Former CEO Leo Apotheker is leaving his HP with a very generous severance package that includes a $7.2 million payment and a $2.4 million annual bonus. The company is also paying to move Apotheker back to France or Belgium. More »


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The Original Kindle Was So Fugly Because of the BlackBerry [Amazon]

Looking back at the Kindle's history, that original Kindle was pretty rip your eyes out ugly, huh? An odd shape with quirky buttons and even stranger scroll wheel...God who thought of that? Apparently, RIM. Jeff Bezos loved his Blackberry so much he based the Kindle's design off of his favorite gadget. More »


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Sand Trap is a fun and difficult physics maze game

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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 out of the maze and into the bucket at the bottom of the screen. You need to rotate your maze every which way to get the sand rolling around it. You then try to direct the sand to one of the exits of the maze, and hopefully into the bucket. It took me several tries to actually get sand into the bucket, but that might be due to the fact that I didn't even realize the bucket was there at first. Things improved significantly after that.

As you level up, the mazes get more complicated, with moving parts and other things making your life more difficult. Once you manage to get through all these obstacles and get enough sand into your bucket, you can move on.

As I mentioned, this is not an easy game, but it's highly addictive. The graphics remind me of some long lost game from the 80s, but this just proves that you don't need super graphics and crazy sound to make a game work. There's a soothing guitar track playing in the background and that's it, as far as I could hear, and you can enjoy it just as much with no sound at all.

If you like a fun physics challenge, don't miss out on this one!

Sand Trap is a fun and difficult physics maze game originally appeared on Download Squad on Mon, 04 Apr 2011 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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One Laptop Bag to Charge Them All

Voltaic makes a line of gear and laptop bags with built-in solar panels, like this Generator Solar Laptop Charger. The bag is made of 600-denier fabric made from recycled soda bottles; the fabric is waterproof, lightweight, and UV resistant. Inside is a padded laptop sleeve that fits up to a 17″ MacBook Pro. Wire channels [...]

Source: http://the-gadgeteer.com/2011/09/27/one-laptop-bag-to-charge-them-all/

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Daily Crunch: Mystery Driver Edition

Softstep Keyworx Lets You Assign Macros To Your Feet Day 1: My Week In The Nissan Leaf ?Magi-Cam? Uses Mirrors As Camouflage To Spy On Vigilant Animals Hit Video Game Professor Layton To Go Social On Mobage This Year Ejacket: Bandai?s E-Money Case Plays Kamen Rider Sounds Every Time You Make a Purchase (Video)

Source: http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/06/22/daily-crunch-mystery-driver/

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The new Amazon Kindles are exciting, but is the Silk browser the bigger news?

Today Amazon announced 4 new devices and I was so excited, that I ordered / pre-ordered 3 of them (Kindle, Touch 3G and Fire). New hardware might be fun, but I think we should all be more excited about the Kindle Fire’s new Silk web browser. It’s not been that long ago that the only [...]

Source: http://the-gadgeteer.com/2011/09/28/the-new-amazon-kindles-are-exciting-but-is-the-silk-browser-the-bigger-news/

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Quora Will Answer All Your Questions with Its New iPhone App [IPhone Apps]

Quora, the excellent Q&A site, just released an iPhone app that makes it dead easy to get your questions answered and learn new things. If you ever used Quora, you know how smart their community can get. More »


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LG seeks ban on South Korean BMW and Audi sales, sticks out its LED lit tongue at Osram

Wouldn't it be nice if we lived in a world where we all just got along, people worked for the thrill of it, and knowledge was free? Yeah, fat chance dreamers. 'Sue', our new millennium's most oft-used verb, is getting some heavy play at the hands of the tech industry. The latest court room combatants? Why, that'd be LG Group and Osram. You see, once upon a time LG was late to the LED patent game, and was content to fork over the cash to Osram for use of its tech. Skip to now, and the electronics giant's claiming it can get its lighting goods elsewhere, picking from a plethora of relevant IP-holding companies and combining that with its own patents. Despite having already countersued Osram in July to prevent the import of that company's allegedly infringing products into South Korea, LG's gathered its legal arsenal once again to block the sale of Audis and BMWs throughout the entire country -- cars that include Osram's LED tech. It's hard to imagine the courts would grant such a wide-sweeping ban on major auto players' bread-and-butter. And all grandstanding aside, it's more likely the two fisticuffing parties will come to some sort of revised financial agreement.

LG seeks ban on South Korean BMW and Audi sales, sticks out its LED lit tongue at Osram originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 29 Sep 2011 22:08:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/29/lg-seeks-ban-on-south-korean-bmw-and-audi-sales-sticks-out-its/

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