Archive for October, 2014

Hands On With Microsoft’s New Fitness Wearable, The Band

mbandthumb Dropping out of left field like a foul fly ball from the Kansas City Royals this week, the Microsoft Band was a surprise. Part fitness band, part computer, part mobile Twitter and stock-checking smartgadget, the Band is a mix of things. And it pretty much works. It’s still a bit clunky, as you might expect from first-generation hardware, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the Band. Read More

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Alex Wilhelm

October 31st

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Flying this close to the ground like these paragliders is crazy wild

Flying this close to the ground like these paragliders is crazy wild

Anything fun or worth doing usually requires a bit of crazy. But this, this is basically all crazy, which must mean it's a ridiculous amount of fun. Valentin Delluc flies his paraglider so close to the ground and rips off spins and twirls so fast that it's hard to believe. Hell, just watching him zip by makes me nervous for him.

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Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

October 31st

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Jealous you can’t get iOS 8’s awesome Handoff feature on your Android phone? Give this new app a try

Best Android Apps PPLNotify

One of this year's coolest new iOS 8 additions is Handoff, a new feature that lets you quickly move information and data between iOS devices and your Mac. While Android users can't get this feature on their devices, they can get some of its functionalities by downloading the PPLNotify Notifications on PC & Mac app onto their Android phone.

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Brad Reed

October 31st

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Oingo Boingo: Dead Man’s Party

Oingo Boingo: Dead Man's Party

It's October 31st. You're stranded on a ~haunted~ desert island. The evil powers that be have stipulated that you must listen—and sing along!—to one Halloweenie song for the entire 24 hours, and then a helicopter full of pizza and beer and candy will come rescue you. What tune do you choose??

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jordan kushins

October 31st

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For just $0.99, this iPhone app that will tell you when you’re going to die

Deadline iOS 8 Health App

If for some reason you really need to know when you’ll die, then the App Store’s got you covered, as Business Insider found a new $0.99 iPhone app that will guesstimate your death day for you. The Deadline app integrates with Apple’s iOS 8 Health app, to give you the answer to this rather morbid action, which means that in theory you could live longer if you better watch your health.

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Chris Smith

October 31st

Apple

Fish Look Crazy With X-Ray Vision

Fish Look Crazy With X-Ray Vision

In a perfect world, anyone who sent in a buck for those novelty x-ray specs advertised in the back of comic books would be gifted with the actual ability to see through solid stuff. In reality, we have to rely on the kindness of folks with real tech for a peek. So: Thanks, Smithsonian!

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jordan kushins

October 31st

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Let us celebrate the world’s first web page

First Web Page Ever Created

One of the biggest inventions of our time was made at a mind-numbingly boring Swiss headquarters of European Organization of Nuclear Research. 25 years ago, Tim Berners Lee's idea about "a wide-area hypermedia information retrieval initiative aiming to give universal access to a large universe of documents" led to the birth of the very first web page. It is spectacularly ugly and mind-blowingly meaningful and stated curtly that "everything there is online about W3 is linked directly or indirectly to this document." The World Wide Web was born.

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Tero Kuittinen

October 31st

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9to5Toys Last Call: JLab headphones up to 83% off, iPhone 6/Plus cases from $7, MacBook Air 11″ (refurb) $500, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

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Amazon Gold Box: up to 83% off JLab In-Ear wired/wireless headphones, starting at $10 Prime shipped

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iPhone 6/6 Plus cases in multiple colors/styles from $7 shipped (Reg. $17)

macbook-air-2010-MC505LL-A2010 Apple Macbook Air 11.6-inch 1.4GHz/2GB/64GB (refurbished) $500 shipped

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Trilogy Dock positions your iPhone 6 vertically or horizontally and boosts its sound

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Apple iPad Air 2 16GB WiFi (Gold, Silver, Space Gray) $460 shipped (Reg. $499)

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Apple 27-inch iMac w/ Retina 5K display 3.5GHz/8GB/1TB $2,349 shipped (Reg. $2,499)

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Small States: Former Nike designer brings together form and function with the Spool Dock, multiple giveaways

Other new deals:

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More deals still:

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Black Friday 2014:

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New products/ongoing promos:

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Filed under: Tips and Tricks Tagged: 9to5Toys, Amazon Gold Box, app deals, Black Friday, Black Friday 2014, coupon codes, Daily Deals, Deals, free apps, JLab, price drops

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Dan DeSilva

October 31st

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Boston Just Got a Spooky Edgar Allan Poe Statue

Boston Just Got a Spooky Edgar Allan Poe Statue

Nevermore will Boston's Edgar Allan Poe Square be without an Edgar Allen Poe statue. Artist Stefanie Rocknack's life-sized bronze tribute to Poe is now standing two blocks from the writer's birthplace.

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Kate Knibbs

October 31st

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Google’s upcoming Copresence feature lets iOS & Android users share via AirDrop-like functionality

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In June a report detailed a feature in development by Google that would reportedly allow Android devices to alert “people, places, and things” to the presence of nearby users. At the time, reports referred to the feature as “Nearby” and described it as a location-based feature for Android devices in close proximity to one another. Today, AndroidPolice is back with more info pointing to evidence that the feature will be cross-platform and allow Android and iOS devices to share content and communicate when nearby.

To authenticate with one another, the two devices would apparently be able to use location information or Bluetooth, perhaps along with a functionality similar to “whisper,” the ultrasonic authentication method Google has used for the Chromecast to allow devices to connect from different networks. Actual information would be transferred using Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi direct… Android and iOS devices communicate with one another in a variety of ways, exchanging files, photos, directions, messages, or other content…

The report says the feature is being referred to as Copresence internally and shared the images (above and below) that were discovered by a tipster in the latest Google Play Services APK. The images depict both iOS and Android devices sharing files, photos, audio, and text between one another using what is reportedly the under development Copresence feature.

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More evidence, as the report points out, comes from recent developer documentation for a Copresence Chrome API, patents, and internal issue reports for the API that reference the service. AndroidPolice claims the service could arrive in “the coming weeks.”


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Jordan Kahn

October 31st

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