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Gigabyte makes 975g X11 official, claims ‘world’s lightest’ 11.6-inch notebook (update: hands-on video)
Posted On 30 May 2012 By Myriam Joire. Under: Uncategorized.
Well hello there again, Gigabyte X11. Hot on the heels of yesterday's leak, Gigabyte's just made its 11.6-inch X11 laptop (or is that an Ultrabook?) official. At 975g (2.15 pounds) it claims the title of "lightest notebook on earth" -- and weighs eve...
Posted On 30 May 2012 By Zachary Lutz. Under: Uncategorized.
Think about it for a moment: do you recall a single instance when you were actually glad that you answered a telephone call from a blocked number? Unless that bill collector turned out to be your future spouse, the answer is likely no. Now, Google Voi...
Posted On 30 May 2012 By Sarah Perez. Under: Uncategorized.
GoCardless, the Y Combinator-backed startup founded in 2010 by Oxford graduates Hiroki Takeuchi, Tom Blomfield and Matt Robinson, is today launching a new product called PayLinks which aims to be something like a Bit.ly for payments. With its dead simple interface, anyone can create a shortened, tweet-friendly link in around 60 seconds, the company claims, allowing you to start collecting money online immediately. These payments can either be one-off requests (throw in on the keg!), regular/subscription-based (subscribe to my blog!), or pre-authorized. The latter, which makes sense for B2B scenarios, lets a company collect a pre-authorized amount over a pre-determined period of time.
If you've got a child who's addicted to the internet, banning them from the computer entirely might be the best idea, as just putting a password on it might have dire consequences. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture galle...
Posted On 30 May 2012 By Donald Melanson. Under: Uncategorized.
Scientists will soon have a new tool at their disposal in their search for black holes and a greater understanding of what NASA describes as "the most energetic and exotic objects in space." The space agency announced today that it has begun preparin...
As Facebook Rumors Swirl, Opera Plays Up Its Social Cred In New Opera Mini 7 Browser For ‘Basic’ Phones
Posted On 30 May 2012 By Ingrid Lunden. Under: Uncategorized.
Talk about coincidence. Just earlier this week, in a post on Facebook and the possibility of buying web browsing company Opera and facial recognition company Face.com, we highlighted how a new version of Opera Mini would feature much stronger social integration -- specifically aimed at the feature phone segment -- both key points for Facebook. Today, Opera came good with a full release of that Opera Mini browser, Opera Mini 7 (but still has no official comment on those acquisition reports). As expected, the new browser is aimed not at Apple and Android-based smartphones but more "basic" devices -- specifically those built on Java ME, Nokia's S60 and BlackBerry (yes, Opera categorizes RIM's smartphone as basic). Opera is using the release to incorporate some new, key social features on a new Smart Page to increase the time spent by users on its own pages and in its browser.
Rumors point to a June 11 announcement for Apple's iPhone 5 at WWDC. The biggest upgrade, its display, will reportedly be "3.999inches, with a resolution of 1136x640, giving the screen the 'Retina'-like feel of the new iPad." Continue reading for...
Posted On 30 May 2012 By Jon Fingas. Under: Uncategorized.
OmniVision has been on a bit of a tear introducing new mobile camera sensors this week, and its newest could well have the biggest impact on smartphones in the next year. The OV12830's 12.7 megapixels don't make it as dense as the 16-megapixel sensors...
Posted On 30 May 2012 By Richard Lawler. Under: Uncategorized.
We already got an early peek at the trailer, but Universal has finally issued a press release that breaks down everything that will be included in the E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial 30th Anniversary Blu-ray. The disc will include only the 1982 theatrica...
MIT, or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is known for its strong emphasis on scientific and technological education as well as research. So, it's no surprise that many of the school's students have created some cool projects over the ye...