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Jive Talk: Social Networking for Old People

Like many of you, I fall victim to my Grandmother’s constant request for tech support for her 10-year-old computer. There are times where I cry, pull my hair out and I curse the person who told her to buy a computer. But, I digress, there is hope and it comes in the form of Jive. Jive is a computer/social-networking concept ...

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Control Electricity With Twitter And Your Cellphone

[vimeo 1025711[/embed] The social networking site Twitter has more function than meets the eye. Hacknmod.com has shown that with Twitter, connecting your laptop to electrical devices will have you turning them on and off by simply sending a text message to your Twitter account. No need for “clap on, clap off” anymore. Just curtail the text message so you can ...

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5 Easily Obtainable Gadgets Will Make You A Superhero

Wired.com has compiled a list of easily obtainable gadgets that’ll have you wearing tights quicker than Billy Elliot. If you’ve got cash like Tony Stark, chances are you were born to be a super hero. Super-natural powers are overrated. Batman kicks the piss out of everyone, so all you need are the right gadgets. A grappling hook, jet pack, X-ray ...

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DIY: Arduino XPort Shield Build

If you’ve got soldering skills and you dabble in the Arduino programming language, this add-on will allow Internet access to your Arduino via Ethernet. This will allow you to check your email, your Tumblr and lots of other stuff the government won’t allow me to tell you. DailyDIY provides step-by-step instructions for this simple build for the novice solderer. Remember, ...

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FLASH: DICK GAYWOOD BANNED FROM XBL

Problem: Richard Gaywood has an Xbox Live Account with the username “RichardGaywood.” This is a legitimate use of a gamertag. Microsoft gets a complaint about Dick Gaywood’s name and his handle is removed. Solution: Your name is Dick Gaywood, dude. I really suggest getting your name changed. Link

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The 5-mile WiFi Bridge That Costs Pennies

Did I say pennies? What I meant was twenties. Yeah. Sorry about that. But all humor aside, I am a bit ticked off about something here. I hail originally from Philadelphia and it will always be my home to an extent. About 3 years ago, I had a photo taken of me by an AP reporter. He explained that it ...

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Future Tennis Without Life Threatening Hazards On The Court

Combine the urban security suit with the augmented reality mask and you get the future outfit of pro-tennis. A recent Lacoste ad, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the brand, shows a player dressed in a ridiculous garment, playing tennis in a fictional, digitally-enhanced room. The racket has robotic features and assembles itself right out of the bag. The walls measure the speed of your slice ...

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ESPN’s Ultimate Universal Remote is King

Nothing beats seeing the New York Giants take a huge shit on every team in the NFL and then watching Dan Marino freak out on ESPN. It’s just a wonderful thing. ESPN keeps a lot of us glued to the TV and now we have yet another reason not to buy our wives anniversary gifts: The Wi-Fi-enabled ESPN Ultimate Remote. ...

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Borg Cube Let’s You Know You’ve Got Mail

Resisting your e-mail is futile. When Jamie Matthews gets an e-mail, he just has to be notified. Receiving a glowing cube from Linden Labs at a job fair, Matthews just couldn’t resist turning it into something a little more worthwhile. A simple python script runs on his computer, periodically screen-scraping his Gmail inbox looking for new mail. It then outputs ...

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US-based WiMAX Network Ready To Launch

Sprint and Samsung today announced that its joint-venture wireless infrastructure, better known as WiMAX, is ready for service. This comes after years of scrutiny against Sprint for basically fucking everything up along the way. Still, mistakes aside, WiMAX looks to bring a new generation of high-bandwidth web surfing to our laptops. Have you missed out on WiMAX news in the ...

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