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  • How to Balloon Map Your Neighborhood, Google Maps Style

    How to Balloon Map Your Neighborhood, Google Maps Style

    Ever felt like Google Maps doesn't provide enough detail of the aerial view of your neighborhood? Ever wanted to make your own maps or participate in a little homegrown science? Balloon mapping is a cheap way to take aerial pictures for all sorts of purposes?even events like weddings, graduations, or parties?and it's dead simple to do it yourself. Here's how it works.

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  • The Best App Launcher for Mac

    The Best App Launcher for Mac

    The Best App Launcher for Mac

    Over the years, Macs have had a ton of options for excellent app launchers. Alfred is our pick because it manages to balance features with usability. Anyone can pick it up and start using it, but if you want to dig deeper into automation there's plenty of room for expansion.

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  • Five Best Android Keyboards

    Five Best Android Keyboards

    Five Best Android Keyboards

    Finding the perfect Android keyboard is no easy task?there are so many to choose from, and most of them are great, depending on the type of typist you are. This week, we're looking at five of the best, based on your nominations and votes.

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  • The Best Things to Buy in June

    The Best Things to Buy in June

    The Best Things to Buy in June

    Feeling the summer heat yet? With wedding season and Father's Day coming up, June is a great month for deals. Here are the best things to buy this month.

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  • Become the Memorial Day Grill Master

    Become the Memorial Day Grill Master

    Become the Memorial Day Grill Master

    Memorial Day marks the start of the serious grilling season, and there's no better weekend to bolster your grill-master game. Luckily, honing your outdoor culinary skills is a lot more simple than it seems, given the right tools, a little preparation, and a few tips on technique.

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  • Geeky Gadgets
  • Apple Launches OS X Yosemite Public Preview

    Apple Launches OS X Yosemite Public Preview
    Apple showcased the next-generation OS X Yosemite at the Worldwide Developers Conference, and was available for the developers as a preview afterwards. The company also announced that the preview will also be available for public as well before it officially launches this fall. Yesterday, a rumor hinted that Apple will release the OS X Yosemite […]

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  • HTC Denies That Smartwatch in Promotional Video is Real

    HTC Denies That Smartwatch in Promotional Video is Real
    HTC is one of the hardware partners for the Android Wear powered smartwatches, and is rumored to launch a device in the coming months. We’ve seen an alleged press render of the device before, and it even made an appearance in a promotional video. HTC has denied all the reports circulating all over the internet, […]

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  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Launches on Verizon for $359.99 On-contract

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Launches on Verizon for $359.99 On-contract
    Verizon has announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, which will be available for sale online as well as in-stores. The tablet comes with a $359.99 price tag but it’s tied to a two-year contract with the carrier. Customers who don’t want to enter a contract can get the tablet for $459.99 outright, or through […]

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  • Google Chromecast Is One Year Old

    Google Chromecast Is One Year Old
    A year ago today Google launched their new streaming device, the Google Chromecast, the device has been extremely popular for the company, and Google has shared some details on how popular it has become. According to Google people have used the cast button more than 400 million times since the device launched a year ago, […]

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  • Motorola Drops The Moto X To $299 Again

    Motorola Drops The Moto X To $299 Again
    Motorola recently dropped the price of the Moto X last week, the promotion only lasted a few days, and now Motorola has dropped the price of the Moto X again. The latest price drop comes as part of a Motorola Back to School promotion, and the lower price is only available in the U.S., the […]

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  • Electronista | Gadgets for Geeks
  • Proposed French law may require Uber drivers to go home between fares

    Proposed French law may require Uber drivers to go home between fares
    French legislators are continuing to work against app-based driver services, by proposing a new law changing the way they operate. The proposal from the French Senate would require drivers for car-service companies to return to their headquarters, or in the case of a driver using Uber or a similar service, a parking garage or their home, between clients....






  • Review: Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS

    Review: Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS
    Every computer with a microphone or headphone port has one -- a digital to analog converter (DAC). There are nearly as many chipsets and DAC models as there are models of laptop, and as many opinions on the efficacy of various implementations. of Cambridge Audio has a USB one to supplement its line -- the DacMagic XS. Does the little device do as it promises and actually boost the listening quality of digitally encoded music? Read our review and see....






  • Google Play Music All Access pass offered to US Chromecast owners

    Google Play Music All Access pass offered to US Chromecast owners
    Google is providing owners of the Chromecast streaming dongle in the United States free access to Google Play Music All Access for 90 days. An extension of an offer which has already been made available in other Chromecast countries for some time, it is being made available to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Chromecast's launch....






  • OS X Yosemite public beta now available

    OS X Yosemite public beta now available
    As promised earlier this week, Apple has begun seeding the first public beta of OS X Yosemite. Access is limited to the first million people entered into the OS X Beta Program. That requires having both an Apple ID and a Mac running OS X Mavericks....






  • Briefly: Oyster for web, mobile web browsers, IFTTT's Square channel

    Briefly: Oyster for web, mobile web browsers, IFTTT's Square channel
    Oyster, an e-book subscription service, has announced its launch of new web and mobile web readers. The expansion marks its second new platform in the past month (with the first launch specifically for Android users in June). Pages in the web reader will scroll smoothly from top to bottom, with five reader themes to select from. Oyster is partnered with over 1600 publishers, and offers access to a diverse library for $10 per month....






  • TechJaws.com
  • How to Keep Your Data Safe from Hackers

    How to Keep Your Data Safe from Hackers
    Data breaches have become a real problem in the past few years. Giant corporations such as Michael’s, Target and even Bank of America have all had their issues with hackers stealing data from systems that were thought to be secure. With more and more of the world getting (and staying) online, these sorts of data […]
  • Microsoft Lync ? Inexpensive Way To Stay In Touch

    Microsoft Lync ? Inexpensive Way To Stay In Touch
    Microsoft Lync is a smart way to integrate and unify communication between businesses. Basically, it connects your existing messaging program, file sharing system, phone system, and video conferencing capabilities, and it adds intuitive, useful features to help you facilitate conversations and get more out of every feature presented. Developed as a means to manage disconnected […]
  • The Impact of Technology in Developing Nations

    The Impact of Technology in Developing Nations
    What do we even mean by ‘developing nation’? There was a time when we called them third-world countries. Political correctness put the kibosh on that. There is an assortment of definitions floating about from reputable sources. Some define them as politically unaligned countries. Others define them according to income per capita. Some definitions talk about […]
  • Facebook Fake Friend Request Scam

    Facebook Fake Friend Request Scam
    Hackers could be re-purposing your information including photos and bio information and creating bogus accounts using your name structured a little different. The hackers than start sending friend requests to your friends because they know at first glance your friends will accept the friend request. Hackers are getting smarter and more strategic in stealing your […]
  • New Malware Found in Android

    New Malware Found in Android
    Android is the dominant mobile operating system in the world. This also makes it a preferred target for hackers and people who want to steal your information. Over the years Android has taken certain steps to make sure that its core functionality remains secure and that the user data on the phone is protected. However, […]
 
 
  • Geekologie - Gadgets, Gizmos, and Awesome
  • Samurai Darth Vader And Storm Trooper Costumes

    Samurai Darth Vader And Storm Trooper Costumes
    samurai-darth-vader-and-stormtrooper.jpg These are the Samurai Darth Vader and Storm Trooper costumes available for pre-order from Costume Craze ($188 HERE and HERE). That's a little expensive for what I usually spend on my Halloween costume. "What do you usually spend on your Halloween costume?" One trip to the dollar store. "So just a couple dollars?" Not even, I just take all the empty cardboard boxes from their loading dock out back. I've been a cardboard robot the last three years in a row. "That must be hard for you." I want to kill myself all night. This year I'm not even going to cut eye holes and just let traffic do its thing. Thanks to King Of All Geeks, who scoffs at your peasant geekdom and demands you harvest Bitcoins for his excellency.
  • Wonderful, Just Wonderful: Terrifying New World's Largest Flying Aquatic Insect Found In China

    Wonderful, Just Wonderful: Terrifying New World's Largest Flying Aquatic Insect Found In China
    giant-dobsonfly-1.jpg This is the giant dobsonfly, the current record holder for largest flying aquatic insect. They can measure almost 8.5-inches across. For reference, that is 8-inches entirely too large for my liking.
    Large enough to cover the face of a human adult, this scary-looking insect is also known among entomologists as an indicator of water quality, says the museum. The giant dobsonfly makes its home in bodies of clean water and is highly sensitive to any changes in the water's pH as well as the presence of trace elements of pollutants. If the water is slightly contaminated, the giant dobsonfly will move on to seek cleaner waters.
    Did you read that? They only like the very freshest water and will leave if they detect even the slightest pollution. You know what that means, don't you? "You're going to go take a dump upriver?" Haha, I am going to go take ALL the dumps upriver. Keep going for a couple more shots including a closeup in case you're into nightmares.
  • Old Pinball Machine Repurposed As A Desk

    Old Pinball Machine Repurposed As A Desk
    pinball-machine-desk.jpg This is the old Charlie's Angels pinball machine that was upcycled into a desk by Connecticut artist Tim Sway. Not a bad idea. Have I ever told you I used to own a Twilight Zone pinball machine? I used to own a Twilight Zone pinball machine. That was many moons ago though. Sadly, I don't have enough room in my current apartment for a pinball machine or desk. Which is why I work from the couch. Is there a such thing as adult-onset scoliosis? Because I feel like I'm getting it. *stands up* See? "That's not scoliosis, that's a hunchback." DON'T LOOK AT ME, I'M HIDEOUS. Just lock me away in a bell-tower and nobody will ever have to lay eyes on me again. Keep going for a time-lapse of the build.
  • Congratulations?: Man Sets Record For Most Tattoos Of A Single Cartoon Character With 41 Homers

    Congratulations?: Man Sets Record For Most Tattoos Of A Single Cartoon Character With 41 Homers
    homer-tattoos.jpg Meet 27-year old New Zealander Lee Weir. Lee was just confirmed to hold the Guinness World Record for 'most tattoos of the same cartoon character tattooed on the body'. He has 41 Homer tattoos, all in a single arm sleeve. Think how many he could have with dual sleeves! Plus a whole back piece. I bet he's got lots of leg-space too! Now, not to brag or anything, but I could easily beat Lee's record-- "Let me guess, on your penis alone." Ahahahhahahaha, YES. *wiping tear* I've sorry for getting emotional, I'm just so proud of how well your conditioning is coming along. Thanks to Lynn, who wants to set the world record for most tattoos of that wolf whose eyes pop out of his head whenever he sees a pretty girl.
  • I'm Gonna Die!: Amusement Park Ride Drops Untethered Thrill-Seekers 100-Feet Into A Net

    I'm Gonna Die!: Amusement Park Ride Drops Untethered Thrill-Seekers 100-Feet Into A Net
    freefall-ride-into-net.gif *kick, kick -- byeeeee!* These are a couple videos of people riding the the Sky Tower at Tivoli Friheden in Denmark. You basically just freefall 100-feet into a net below, reaching speeds up to 55MPH in the process. It's like throwing yourself off a building, but without the dying at the end. Would you ride? I would not, but I would get a friend drunk enough to pass out and not wake until he's about to be dropped. Could you imagine the look on his face? Not to mention the spraying feces! It will ruin our friendship, but I will not care. Keep going for a video of a bunch of people doing it, and another one of the hook-up process and a single drop at the end (skip to 2:20 if you just want to see the action).
  • Coolest Gadgets
  • Zepp Labs intends to help softball players improve with new sensor

    Zepp Labs intends to help softball players improve with new sensor
    Zepp Labs alongside Premier Girls Fastpitch (PGF) have come together to settle on an agreement that will see a multi-year partnership formed, as Zepp is now the designated Official and Exclusive Swing Analysis and Technology Platform of PGF. Using Zepp?s advanced 3D technology, it will be able to assist softball players regardless of their age and skill levels, as part of an effort to improve their game. The sensor is ...
  • MSI GT72 Dominator Pro offers desktop-like performance in a notebook

    MSI GT72 Dominator Pro offers desktop-like performance in a notebook
    MSI Computer Corp. has just revealed their latest gaming notebook (after rolling out a fair number of them in the past, with the likes of MSI GS70 Stealth Pro among others) that comes in the form of the MSI GT72 Dominator Pro, touting it to be the latest icon when it comes to mobile gaming notebooks. Specially designed for the mobile gamer who intends to enjoy gaming prowess as well ...
  • R2-D9 USB Car Charger juices up your gadgets en route

    R2-D9 USB Car Charger juices up your gadgets en route
    We have seen the R2-D2 USB Car Charger listed right at the top in our list of 12 of the coolest Star Wars gadgets, so where does that leave the $39.99 R2-D9 USB Car Charger? Well, this is a unique release considering how it happens to be a 2014 ThinkGeek Con exclusive, and it will only go on sale whenever ThinkGeek happens to be at a convention, making it all ...
  • Boogio will tell you more about your feet than you?ve ever wanted to know

    Boogio will tell you more about your feet than you?ve ever wanted to know
    The rise of activity trackers has brought on an age of learning about our bodies in a whole new way. We have concrete numbers to help us to know more about ourselves, and what we need to improve our lives. This can be useful for pinpointing medical problems, keeping trim, and a variety of other scenarios. However, that’s only the very beginning in information about ourselves we can acquire. If you’re ...
  • Cordless Ultrasonic Rodent Repeller ushers Mickey out of the picture

    Cordless Ultrasonic Rodent Repeller ushers Mickey out of the picture
    Rodents can be quite a nuisance regardless of where it resides, not to mention them being disease carriers. However, getting rid of them can be extremely challenging, as they have more or less honed the skills of survival over so many years in existence. Mouse traps are not exactly the best way to get rid of them, too, except for the dumber ones out there which results in the rest ...