Every year, thousands of new gadgets emerge out of busy factories dotted along the eastern edge of the world: shrink-wrapped, matte or glossy, plastic armies marching to line the shelves of Best Buy and the warehouse floors of Amazon. More »
It is a known fact that when most of the people encounter problems with their everyday use of the ipad, they resolve to upgrading or downgrading their firmware as a way to eliminate and solve their problems. There are many problems however that cannot be solved or fixed by upgrading or downgrading ipad firm ware. Though the two tasks appear to be similar, they differ from one another, and this is not in reference to upgrade or downgrade. The legality [...]
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Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott have posted a second look at some of the early changes which have surface in Windows 8 milestone 3. First there was the restyled Welcome Screen, and now it appears that Microsoft is toying with bringing the Ribbon UI to Explorer.
The Ribbon, like in Microsoft Word and Excel, is context-aware, adding tabs for specific tasks which apply to the folder you’re viewing — such as library or picture management. You can also make out two new buttons in the status bar, which allow you to change the current folder’s view style.
It’s clear from all the placeholder images and repeated elements that this is very much a work in progress, but featuring the Ribbon more prominently in Windows 8 would certainly be a logical progression for Microsoft. It’s slowly become more ubiquitous, moving beyond Office and into Wordpad, Paint, and several of the Windows Live Essentials applications.
There’s more to the screenshots than the Ribbon UI, however. Our friend Long Zheng has noted two interesting elements in the images: Web sharing and sync (image after the break). That would likely mean users will be able to quickly upload files to SkyDrive and synchronize using Live Mesh right from Explorer in Windows 8. That’s not a total surprise considering many of the earliest leaked images of Windows 8 showed Windows Live integration on the desktop.
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If you have a smartphone, you probably have or have seen additional photo apps to alter the state of your pictures. Â With Lomo and vintage-style photos being such a craze, HolgaDirect has put out the SLFT-IP4 case and filter mount compatible with the iPhone 4 and 4S that will aid the amateur hipster photographer without [...]
If you have a bunch of old SNES (Super Nintendo) game carts lying around, it’s a safe bet that you have a soft spot for 2D Mario and Zelda games, and of course the all-conquering, all-awesome Super Mario Kart. So, instead of dropping $160-plus on a new Nintendo 3DS, you should instead consider the $80 [...]
HP has become the first major OEM to deliver support for Google Cloud Print in retail-boxed printers. In an official release, HP announced that its ePrint-enabled printers are now fully Cloud Print compatible. Just sign in to your Google account, pick your HP ePrint device, and you’re ready to fire off a print job from anywhere you’ve got Internet access. Well, as long as your app supports Cloud Print as well — like Gmail and Google Docs, for example.
We’re curious, though — how many of you are still printing? Like our pals at Engadget, our printers have been mostly gathering dust for the last few years.
Every third Thursday, the team at California based Signal Snowboards like to spice things up some and make something a little more outside the box. This time around the team decided on creating a fitting tribute to Steve Jobs — a custom ride complete with built-in iPad — and thus the iShred was born. By no means a cut-and-shut affair, the team take inspiration from the simple, yet creative, design principles that led to ideas like the iPad Smart Cover. A layer of ABS with a cut out for the screen sits atop an all aluminum base, sandwiching an Apple-esque illuminated Signal logo — presumably so you know when your WiFi is on while heading off-piste. Power is cleverly supplied only when contact is provided by the presence of a rider. If you think this is all just for show, think again, as they final product gets taken out on the slopes and put through its paces, complete with a bit of après-ski Facetime.
Jason Freeny’s incredible sculptures are extremely creepy. This one, named the “Lego Man Anatomical Sculpt,” looks like Gunther von Hagens got loose inside a toybox.
The Anatomical Sculpt is a real oversized Lego flashlight toy, cut open and stuffed with organs sculpted from Milliput modeling clay and Apoxie Sculpt clay (an epoxy clay with a longer [...]
The words “Epic” and “Sprint” are typically involved in sentences that also include “delayed” and “update,” but if you’ve been holding out for Gingerbread on your Epic 4G, today’s the day. Sprint has just confirmed that Android 2.3 is rolling out to those handsets, bringing an upgrade of the Google OS, audible Sprint Airave notifications when answering a call, Bluetooth headset sound improvements and “fully visible date on device lock screen.” The software version should show as S:D700.0.5S.EI22, and it’ll be pushed out in stages throughout the next ten days. Let us know how the update’s going for you if you’re one of the lucky ones.