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Why every Android user needs this green app

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 21:47
Android cell phones are notoriously bad at battery drain. But recently I discovered the single app that has smartly and simply solved many of these battery life problems for me: the PowerMax Android app made by Volt-Up.

Facebook's New Green HQ Designed to Attract Employees

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 18:16
In the competive Silicon Valley culture, Facebook is working very hard to make sure it has the first pick of the best talent. Part of that strategy is a new green HQ, energy-efficient and very comfortable for occupants.

Privacy Groups Protest Massive DHS Database of Secret Watchlists

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 17:03
Homeland Security plans to operate a massive new database of names, photos, birthdays and biometrics called Watchlist Service, duplicated from the FBI's Terrorist Screening Database which has proven not to be accurate many times in the past. DHS wants to exempt the Watchlist Service from Privacy Act provisions, meaning you will never know if you are wrongfully listed. Privacy groups worried about inaccurate info and mission creep have filed a protest, arguing the Privacy Act says DHS must notify subject of government surveillance.

Bit.ly Buys Social Media Publishing Tool Twitterfeed

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 16:47
The web's dominant URL shortener has acquired social publishing tool Twitterfeed.

THE DVD IS DEAD: Here's How To Carry Around Your Entire Movie Collection In Your Pocket

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 16:18
The best pocket-sized Wi-Fi hard drives for bringing all your media with you.

VIDEO: Chrome OS For Tablets Caught On Film

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 15:32
Google’s Chrome OS was originally designed as a lightweight operating system for devices such as netbooks, which have a constant internet connection. The search giant already has Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) and will soon offer Android Ice Cream Sandwich for tablets but apparently that hasn’t stopped Google from optimizing a version of Chrome OS for use on slates.

Today, Aug. 9, 1995: When the Future Looked Bright for Netscape..But now?

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 15:20
1995: Netscape Communications stages a successful initial public offering, making it one of the first companies to capitalize on the growing World Wide...But what happened after is history...

Apple’s iPad is Eating Notebooks for Lunch

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 15:10
The influence of Apple’s iPad on mobile computing is made fairly obvious by the huge numbers of competitor products that we’ve seen from just about every mobile and computer company under the sun, but a new report from Deutsche Bank makes it even more apparent.

Building A Mini AMD Fusion PC

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 13:51
AMD's new Fusion APU technology makes it easy to construct a small home PC that pack big media-processing power, but require only a minuscule amount of your green. Here's how you can build one.

Digg Launches Real-Time “Newswire” Service:Innovative Method of Social News Curation

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 09:13
In what looks like an effort to advance the social discovery characteristic of Digg, the service has launched a new feature called the Newswire. “Newswire”, is a real time Top News section on Digg that enables users to be editors and help to opt the Top News instead of just reading it.

IPad rivals have better chance in Europe: Forrester

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 07:18
Read 'IPad rivals have better chance in Europe: Forrester' on Yahoo! News. LONDON (Reuters) - Would-be rivals to Apple's iPad have more of a chance in Europe than they do in the United States, but they need to cut prices fast to grasp the opportunity, IT research firm Forrester said on Tuesday.

Digg's New Newswire is a Radical Experiment in Social News

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 22:55
... added a highly customizable, real time Newswire. Want to see the freshest videos about technology that have been validated enough to get 10 or more Diggs but aren't so popular that they've been dugg more than 50 times? Text posts about business with more than 50 Diggs? Those kinds of views are now available.

Watch LulzSec Strike Back At The Empire [Video]

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 21:11
Rebellious groups Anonymous and LulzSec have formed a hacktivist Voltron to strike back against international police efforts to arrest their members; they've hacked the police. It's a war, now. And we've developed a war-room style video of Lulzsec's history.

DIY hacker drone: Home-made surveillance craft can launch airborne cyber attacks

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 20:37
The Wireless Aerial Surveillance Platform - or Wasp - was constructed from a former U.S. Army target drone by two computer security experts.

This Sexy Coffee Gadget Probably Won’t Ever Exist

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 20:30
What is it? A laser cutter? A mod photo enlarger? A microscope? A tattoo remover? Nope, it’s a coffee maker, but an extremely svelte coffee maker. In fact, I imagine this little Nespresso-friendly caffeine inducer would look pretty sweet in your typical “ice hotel” or ad agency lobby.

Amazon’s New(ish) Social Network — Now Lifting Even More Info From Facebook, Twitter

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 20:08
Amazon’s “Public Notes” feature for Kindle has been available for months. So why did my following and follower counts rocket up overnight to five times what they had been?

A Month With Google+ Shows Why This Social Network Has Legs

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 20:05
If you’re a stranger who follows me on Google+, you might think I rarely use the service. That’s because the majority of my posts have been limited to the seven circles I created for friends, acquaintances, family, Ars staffers, and other people I like to expose to various aspects of my personality. You had no idea? That’s exactly the point.

Jailbroken Apple TV plays HTML5 Blackjack, iOS gambling rings can't be far behind

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 20:02
It was all the way back in October of 2010 that a few ingenious devs jailbroke the second gen Apple TV. Since then, we've seen a weather app, web browser, and finally a port of XBMC, but there hasn't been much progress getting apps up and running. Well, today's news doesn't bring us any closer to playing Cut the Rope on Apple's "hobby" but it does show that HTML5 is a viable option for getting games on the tiny media streamer. The fairly bare-bones Blackjack game isn't going to wow anyone with its graphical prowess or stun with a deep level of interactivity, but it's certainly a worthwhile proof of concept. While you wait for internet poker and online gambling to come to the little black box, check out the video after the break.

Digg Launches ‘Newswire’ Showing User Buries for First Time

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 19:41
Digg users have already started to notice a new Beta feature called 'Newswire' that Digg announced on its blog this morning. 'Newswire', a real time Top News

China may block access to Windows Phone Marketplace

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 18:45
The Chinese government might be blocking access to the Windows Phone Marketplace from smartphones, according to anecdotes.