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  • Electronista | Gadgets for Geeks
  • Google invites potential users to try Glass hardware at home

    Google invites potential users to try Glass hardware at home
    Google has started a pilot scheme where it sends potential Google Glass customers test units, so they can try the device on from home. E-mails sent to people who had previously let Google know they wanted to buy the device, offering for a free "home try-on kit" to be sent to them, including a variety of Glass units and its Titanium Collection prescription frames....






  • Facebook to roll out Nearby Friends option for iOS, Android apps

    Facebook to roll out Nearby Friends option for iOS, Android apps
    Facebook has announced an upcoming feature for its iOS and Android apps, Nearby Friends. The function will notify users when friends are within a certain radius, giving a chance to meet up. For security purposes the feature will be off by default, only work if both parties have it enabled, and allow restricting notifications to specific groups -- close friends, for example, or a custom list....






  • Google launching test of fiber Internet for business in Kansas City

    Google launching test of fiber Internet for business in Kansas City
    Google is picking select Kansas City companies to test Google Fiber prototype offerings for business. The business rollout in Kansas City is the first of its kind for the Gigabit Internet service with Google saying that it is "in the beginning of figuring out what that product could look like, and that's why we're launching this pilot."...






  • Issues with XP Microsoft Security Essentials causing crashes, slowness

    Issues with XP Microsoft Security Essentials causing crashes, slowness
    Widespread reports are circulation about problems with Microsoft's Security Essentials package for Windows XP. Users are claiming that the latest update is slowing machines down to a crawl, similar to the impact that an active virus would have on the machine....






  • Dropbox buys out Loom photo service, Hackpad collaboration tool

    Dropbox buys out Loom photo service, Hackpad collaboration tool
    Cloud storage service Dropbox has bought out Loom, a photo storage and organization service, according to a notice on the latter company's website. Additionally acquired by the file sharing locker is collaborative document service Hackpad which will continue to support its app, unlike Loom....






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  • How Private is Your Information on Social Media?

    How Private is Your Information on Social Media?
    Is your private information really private if you use social media? Not really, as it turns out. Over the last few months, the media has been flooded with stories about privacy hacks and breaches within the major social media platforms?often by the social media companies themselves! The most recent problem and breach of privacy to […]
  • Yahoo Email Suspicious Activity becoming the Norm

    Yahoo Email Suspicious Activity becoming the Norm
    Have you been notified by Yahoo due to suspicious activity on your email account? I am sure you have and it?s becoming far to frequent in the last year.  I have two accounts and I get notifications at least every other month about usual or suspicious activity on my email account. I have yet to […]
  • Court Notice to Appear Scam

    Court Notice to Appear Scam
    There?s an email purporting to be from a court, claiming that the recipient appear on the date and time indicated in the email. This email has an attachment notification that is harmful to the user?s computer if the file is downloaded and extracted. The zip file is loaded with a Malware executable. The email is […]
  • Product Review ? Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery 6.0

    Product Review ? Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery 6.0
    If you ever experienced lost data from a hard drive crash or other storage device, you know how it feels especially when you never backed up your data. It is impossible to recapture all the data off a Mac, even if you are wise to have configured a Time Machine to take care of backups. […]
  • Deploying Applications on Networked Windows Computers

    Deploying Applications on Networked Windows Computers
    Introduction To install an application on a system, your physical presence is required as you?ll need to go through certain wizard based steps and complete necessary steps before using that application. However, using modern technology and tools, IT administrators and managers can now install as many applications as they want from a remote location over […]
 
 
  • Geekologie - Gadgets, Gizmos, and Awesome
  • No Vroom Vroom?: DARPA Commissions Stealth Dirt Bikes

    No Vroom Vroom?: DARPA Commissions Stealth Dirt Bikes
    stealth-dirt-bikes.jpg The US government's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has commissioned two companies to build a hybrid, all-terrain stealth dirt bike with an engine that makes little to no noise. I must have one. The bears will never hear me coming.
    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has issued a grant to integrate a multiple fuel, hybrid-electric power plant into a dirt bike built by BRD Motorcycles. The hybrid electric engine will be built by Logos Technologies. "Quieted, all-wheel-drive capability at extended range in a lightweight, rugged, single-track vehicle could support the successful operations of U.S. expeditionary and special forces in extreme terrain conditions and contested environments," said Wade Pulliam, manager of advanced concepts at Logos Technologies. "With a growing need to operate small units far from logistical support, the military may increasingly rely on adaptable, efficient technologies like this hybrid-electric motorcycle."
    Why does the US government REALLY need stealth dirt bikes? I'll tell you why -- to spy on me and the rest of my wizard friends when we're out LARPing in the woods on weekends. They want to learn the secrets of our magic. *GW casts force-field of the forest* Haha -- nice try, government! *casts cloak of invisibility, poops in leaf pile* Thanks to Greg L, who is hard at work developing a stealth 4-wheeler with a machine gun turret to take his paintball game to a whole new level.
  • I Did Not Know That Was A Thing: 'Epic Pen Spinning'

    I Did Not Know That Was A Thing: 'Epic Pen Spinning'
    epic-pen-spinning.jpg This is 'Epic Pen Spinning', a video of pen spinners Ian Jenson and PPM spinning the everliving shit out of some pens. It's worth a watch, even if you just skip around. These aren't cheap Bic pens though, these things are PRECISION BALANCED WRITING INSTRUMENTS. Are you thinking what I'm thinking? "Does it involve your ass?" Maybe. "Does it involve what one of these would feel like up there?" I'M TIRED OF SHARPIES. Keep going for the video.
  • Cuddling: Sexy Captain Kirk And Spock Body Pillow

    Cuddling: Sexy Captain Kirk And Spock Body Pillow
    star-trek-body-pillow-1.jpg Because who hasn't ever dreamed of big-spooning a body pillow with a sexy cartoon Captain Kirk on one side and Spock on the other, Etsy seller IdentityProductions is making all of our wildest dreams come true with this $50 pillow cover. And by 'our wildest dreams' I mean 'your wildest dreams', because I am not into dudes. And by 'dudes' I mean 'these dudes', because I could dry-hump a Captain Picard/Geordi La Forge body pillow till all the stuffing came out. Keep going for one more shot.
  • Glow-In-The-Dark Highway Tested In The Netherlands

    Glow-In-The-Dark Highway Tested In The Netherlands
    glow-in-the-dark-highway.jpg This is a picture and video of Highway N329 in Holland. 500-meters of the highway's exterior lines have been painted with glow-in-dark paint, a corroboration between artist Daan Roosegaarde and Dutch civil engineers. Heck yeah, now paint me some glow-in-the-dark lanes to the refrigerator and shitter so I don't have to turn on any lights at night (or pee in the wastebasket by my bed).
    Glowing road markings are just scratching the surface of Roosegaarde's ideas for constructing "smart highways." His team hopes to develop giant road markings, such as snowflakes, that appear on the road when the temperature drops to a certain level. Other conceptual alterations include driving lanes that can charge electric vehicles, and dynamic lane markings that shift from dashed to solid lines based on traffic.
    Admittedly, those sound like great ideas. Of course it would take decades for any of those to ever be implemented in the US because our road and highway systems are a disaster. They won't even fix the potholes in my neighborhood and they're like, deep enough to eat a children's bike. Still, it would be pretty cool to pretend you're in TRON. Make driving like a video game and people will pay more attention, that's my motto. Jk jk, it's, "Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better." I'm lying again, it's, "Get drunk, stay drunk, try to forget." Keep going for a video of a guy driving the highway.
  • When You Step On An Upside-Down iPhone Charger

    When You Step On An Upside-Down iPhone Charger
    step-on-iphone-charger.jpg This is a picture of super cool haired pop/rock singer Ryan Cabrera's foot after stepping on his iPhone charger in the dark. I don't know about you, but I'm never taking my shoes off again. As a matter of fact, I'm going to start wearing a pair of boots OVER my shoes. "What about in the shower?" In the shower I will also add a pair of rain boots. "And in bed?" In the bed I'll be knockin' boots. HIYO! That's slang for having the sex by the way, I'm not actually going to be banging boots together trying to knock mud off the bottoms. Was that slang for anal play? Maybe so! Thanks to A & N, who have allegedly seen Ryan Cabrera in real life before. Was he dreamy?!
  • Coolest Gadgets
  • The Abyss Table Lamp is an otherworldly light source

    The Abyss Table Lamp is an otherworldly light source
    There are everyday objects that we have become accustomed to. We all have a generic shape of a sink, toilet, desk, and other household items in our minds. Sometimes a designer will create these normal objects in a way that seems mind-blowing, but only because it changes the way we look at these commonalities. If you want to surround yourself with the unconventional, then you likely want to challenge the ...
  • The Trinity will charge your gadgets through wind power

    The Trinity will charge your gadgets through wind power
    We all like the idea of getting something for nothing, but there are usually consequences involved with that line of thinking. Having to charge so many different gadgets is going to hike up your energy bill, but not to a point where you’re going to be destitute. What would you do if there was a way for you to charge all your gizmos without having to tack onto a bill? ...
  • NuForce Primo 8 in-ear headphones announced

    NuForce Primo 8 in-ear headphones announced
    NuForce, a name that would be familiar with those who are interested in professional and consumer audio gear, has recently announced the introduction of the NuForce Primo 8, which so happens to be its flagship audiophile-quality in-ear headphones. The NuForce Primo 8 will see the unification of coherence and seamlessness of one-driver earphones alongside the detail and transient speed of balanced armature drivers, resulting in an extraordinarily natural, lifelike sound. ...
  • Heated Lotion Dispenser keeps hands clean and warm

    Heated Lotion Dispenser keeps hands clean and warm
    We humans operate best at an optimal temperature, too cold and it would be inefficient for us to walk around all wrapped up like a puffed up mummy, too hot and the sweltering heat would just about sap one?s energy away before doing anything in the first place. Going to the washroom is something that most of us do every single day, and after we?re done with our business, it ...
  • Flea Killing Pet Comb gets rid of them critters

    Flea Killing Pet Comb gets rid of them critters
    When you happen to have a dog, it is imperative that one be a responsible pet owner and give that dog what it deserves – a number of square meals each day depending on its age, breed and activity level, daily walks and exercise, some play time, as well as the customary visit to the vet for all of its shots, not to mention getting a bath from time to ...