Entertainment

LOL, OMG, EPIC, CUTE, WTF and FAIL Buttons Appear on YouTube

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YouTube, more commonly known as an 800-pound gorilla of online video space just started to test a new feature that will allow users to click on six new buttons (LOL, OMG, EPIC, CUTE, WTF, FAIL) under the video and share their reaction. As you can imagine, this feature is more oriented towards the fun video section of the site, even though you can’t exactly exclude serious broadcast-grade videos having a "fail" moment. We expect to see a whole lot of "fail", "epic" and "wtf" on popular commercial videos such as Apple or Budweiser commercials. And don’t get us started on popular teen stars just such as the Beave…

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Software Programs

Trillian for Android Goes Free!

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Cerulean Studios just announced that the Android version of their best-selling universal IM client, Trillian for Android is becoming free, i.e. ad-supported. To download the application simply go to Android Market. At the time of writing, the website version of the Android Market hasn’t been updated yet – but you should be able to download the free client directly from your phone. Trillian for Android is now Free – Here seen on Motorola Droid smartphone The latest version of Trillian For Android squashes some bugs, adds a basic chat history viewer, and feature major improvements to the networking engine. Users should also notice less disconnects

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Software Programs, Technology Security

HTC Desire HD Goes Gingerbread

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HTC Support page announced that from today, owners of HTC Desire HD and Incredible S smartphones are (finally) getting an update to Android 2.3, codenamed Gingerbread. HTC Desire HD following the OTA update to Gingerbread Update will be avaliable online and over the air through Wi-Fi. You can check if the update is avaliabe : MENU > Settings > About Phone> Software Information > Software number. New Buid number after the upgrade shoud be 2.36.405.5/ Android 2.3 Gingerbread. If you have some important data on the phone it would be best to do the backup before the upgrade. Note that the first change you’ll see is

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Entertainment

Top 10 YouTube Videos in 2010

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Even though the year hasn’t ended yet, YouTube released the list of its most watched videos during 2010 and surprisingly or not, teen star Justin Bieber dominated. His music video "Baby feat. Ludacris" was most viewed this year with over 406 million views.  In just few days the numbers have grown. Without further adue, this is the Top 10 videos in 2010:   1. Justin Bieber feat. Ludacris, "Baby", 409 million   2. Shakira, "Waka Waka", 254 million   3. Eminem feat. Rihanna, "Love the Way You Lie", 234 million   4. Eminem, "Not Afraid", 166 million   5. Justin Bieber, "Never Say Never", 120

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Hardware, Reviews

REVIEW: OtterBox Commuter Case for HTC Legend

When HTC released the Legend in February 2010, we were impressed with its sleek unibody aluminum design. As the time passes, however, the need to protect the aluminum body becomes more and more evident. Sadly, HTC didn’t exactly worked hard on establishing an eco system with a large number of accessories, meaning that finding a good protective case for a custom-shape phone as the Legend is a daunting task.  Thus, when premium case maker OtterBox kindly asked us to evaluate the Legend version of their popular Commuter series of smartphone cases, we took the plunge and evaluated their approach to protecting the Legend. For those

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Cloud Computing, Software Programs

"The blog without a blog," Tinywrite says Hello World!

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Tinywrite is something really new, something different. It is place were you can write and publish stuff you want to share with the world. The idea actually came from three friends from Croatia. They wanted to have the place where they can publish watever they want and share with others.  As they say "the Facebook is good but only the friends can see what they share, and Twitter is limited with 140 characters," while Tinywrite is "for users with few posts that don’t want to open a blog." The idea was born and here is the result, Tinywrite were you can write and share what

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Software Programs

ÜberTwitter for Blackberry released, download it now

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After months of being in beta ÜberTwitter, the mobile twitter client for BlackBerry, is finally out. Even in beta, ÜberTwitter had the potential to become one of the most popular Twitter clients for BlackBerry in both free and premium versions. So after almost 18 months and many beta versions, version 1.0 has finally arrived and is now available for public consumption. Some of the new things in this version include the following treats: Rich Facebook Posting: Optionally post your tweets directly to Facebook from your device Bit.ly Pro: Provide your Bit.ly Pro credentials to be able to track your own shortened links and use the

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Apple, Audio/Video, Business, Companies

iPhone Users have More Sex. Seriously!?

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//Listen to Pink: Boring While Reading//Enter Rant What happens when your favorite gadget is being grilled by the media and friends? Time for taking a trip to the nice "sex, lies and statistics" section and spin the story in a way that will gather the attention of just about everybody. Note this quote: "The fact that iPhone users have more sex than others." Now, where is the big news there, as everyone is eagerly talking about it as if it was found a cure for cancer or something that will permanently stop the spreading of oil from a certain place in the ocean. Really, something

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Cloud Computing, Software Programs

Jolicloud Launches – Free Cloud Computing-based OS for Netbooks

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Jolicloud 1.0 just became available as a free download. This is the very first free cloud computing-based OS. As expected, Jolicloud is based on Linux and features an HTML user interface. Given that creators focused on social networks and the Internet itself, Jolicloud comes with pre-installed applications such as Gmail, Skype, Twitter, Firefox, etc. If that doesn’t satisfy your needs, you can also find more than 700 free applications in the App Center. Jolicloud 1.0 gives the possibility to be installed either stand alone or as a dual-boot on the computer running Windows as a primary OS. I must admit that I’m pretty excited to

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Cloud Computing, Entertainment

Google Buzz: Feel the buzz, be the buzz

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Google just introduced the newest addition to Gmail, bringing the elements of social networks to e-mail service – Google Buzz. The status updates reminds us of Twitter, photos and videos like on Facebook, location possibilities like on Go Wall, just everything in one place for around 140 million Gmail users. Unlike some other projects made by Google, the Buzz service received positive comments on its Twitter hashtag channel [#buzz] and who knows, maybe Google Buzz is something that will push the Google into right direction. Unfortunately for the company, Google Wave did not fare as well as Google hoped, unlike stellar successes such as Gmail, Google

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Business, Entertainment, Software Programs

Happy 10th Birthday Sims!

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Incredible how it may sound, but besides Facebook, there was a social game that captured the hearts and minds of millions of people worldwide. On February 4th, 2000 – EA launched The Sims. A whole decade has passed and The Sims are still with us. There isn’t much new that we can say about The Sims. This is one of the most popular games of all time, giving players a chance to lead and live virtual lives through their Sims characters. The game eventually turned into a franchise resulting in several sequels [The Sims, The Sims 2, The Sims 3] with numerous spin-offs and mission

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Entertainment

Happy 6th birthday Facebook!

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If we would judge Facebook by the number of users, it would be the fourth biggest country in the world. Facebook was launched on February 4th, 2004 and in only nine months following the launch, this social network managed to gather 100 million active users. Six years later, over 350 million users have their accounts on this service. Facebook was originally created by the group of American computer science students from Harvard University. However, only one person worked on the project while the others were busy enjoying the student life. Ultimately, Mark Zuckerberg developed an alternative network that became Facebook and Mark is today’s Facebook

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Software Programs, Technology Security

IE8 becomes the most used web-browser in the World

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Research Development firm Net Applications released their browser market share report for January 2010. This report showed that Internet Explorer 8 became the most popular browser on Windows platform with 27.9% usage share and has 25.6% of market share across all operating systems. With this 25.6%, IE8 has become the most popular browser on the world. There are many reasons people choose which browser to use. According to researchers, vast majority of users just want to know and trust the company behind their browser and are looking for a browser that protects them and their privacy online. According to the report, Internet Explorer 8 performed

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Business, Enterprise, Software Programs

Denmark waves Good Bye to Microsoft formats

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Denmark Parliament recently made a surprising decision. On a session held on this Wednesday, the Parliament decided that starting with April 2011 onwards, Denmark government offices will save all of their documents in ODF format [Open Document Format]. This means the end of the road for proprietary formats the government used so far [XLS, DOC, PPT and so on]. As you might have guessed, this comes after almost four years of hard debate. The government will use Open Document Format in all communications between official government institutions. If Microsoft wants to keep doing business with the Government of Denmark, the company will have to support

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Entertainment, Software Programs

Battlefield Bad Company 2 beta giveaway from i3d.net = epic fail

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So everyone is interested in trying the new Battlefield Bad Company beta game. And to play the game you need a beta key. And to get a hold of the key you need to enter some of the giveaways. Well most of the time that is not that big of a problem because those giveaways are giving just a few keys. So today on www.i3d.net web page it was another giveaway and it said that they are giving thousands of keys[you can imagine how many people will come to this page, maybe 10 thousand or more]: Thousands of more keys will be available,Saturday 15:00 CET. In

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Hardware

Nokia E71 survives our testing thanks to Otterbox

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Otterbox recently launched a case for Nokia E71, which got us interested. After the CES 2010 ended, we received the "Otterbox Defender case for Nokia E71". Defender comes packed in a transparent plastic shield showing what is in the box. Otterbox recently re-did their packaging and made it more retail friendly, yet it didn’t ventured into the complicated seals It is quite easy to open, as Otterbox didn’t pulled any ridiculous transport protection such as the now usual plastic welding on the product packaging itself. We don’t like plastic welding since you can easily cut yourself on very sharp residue. After we opened the box,

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Apple, Companies, Entertainment, Hardware

Here comes the Apple bride: Meet the iPad

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So we watched the live coverage of Apple Tablet event in San Francisco on Gizmodo and social networks where Steve Jobs showed a new product. After all the speculation about the names, the company kept it simple and went against the registered "iSlate" brand. At the end of the day, the official name is as simple as it gets – meet the iPad. Apple iPad looks thick at the first sight, but it is actually thinner than what would you expect. From the photos we must say it looks like a hybrid between big iPod touch/iPhone and a digital frame. IPad comes with an 9.7” LCD

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Software Programs, Technology Security

Firefox 3.6 is finally out!

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After several months of testing, Mozilla finally finished Firefox 3.6, the last version of this massively popular browser. The newest version of Firefox brings several new features as well as the increase in speed. Firefox 3.6 uses Gecko 1.9.2 web-rendering engine, which should improve load times, startup speed, and stability. After playing with HTML5 support in various engine versions, Gecko 1.9.2 finally brings full HTML5 support – no place for complacency. According to Mozilla, FireFox 3.6 supposedly should load 20% faster than much criticized Firefox 3.5. JavaScript execution is much faster and smoother as well, thus we should not experience random crashes on various Facebook

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Entertainment, Hardware

Most affordable noise-canceling headphones from Audio-Technica

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On CES 2010 in Las Vegas, Audio-Technica announced the new ATH-ANC25 QuietPoint active noise-canceling on-ear headphones. The key aspect of this product is naturally its price?. The first $99 priced active noise cancelation headphones certainly sparked interest among several hundred journalists. These are the first-ever Audio-Technica’s on-ear headphones that block up to 80% of environmental noise, offer excellent sound quality, comfort, portability and provide clear, dynamic sound. First active noise cancellation, full-sized headphones for under $100? ANC25 by Audio-Technica Audio-Technica is company that is known for its broad range of consumer and professional audio products, including high-performance headphones, microphones, wireless systems, turntables and photo cartridges.

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Hardware

ASUS feat. Karim Rashid – Making Waves

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Highlight of Johnny Shih keynote was the unveiling of a product designed by Karim Rashid. Karim is a world-famous designer with over three thousand designs in 35 countries, such as Philadelphia’s Morimoto restaurant, Semiramis hotel in Athens, etc. His vision for a netbook was that technology has to be more sensual, more human, and ultimately more hip. Karim?s influence is present in every detail of the new EEE ultra slim and light netbooks, from the fluid waves of the exterior design to the advanced soft-to-the-touch materials that will redefine how people perceive netbooks. The EEE PC Karim Rashid Collection netbooks come in stylish Hot Pink

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