Monthly Archives: June 2011

HTML5 MP3 player lets you listen to your music library inside your browser

While this slick little HTML5 audio player might not pack all of the features of your favorite desktop media application, it’s still a very cool demonstration of what a Web app can do with access to local resources — like … Continue reading

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Happy Hot Dog Man Mutates Your Hot Dog into a Little Human Weiner [Video]

You, my friend, are eating a sad hot dog. Why? Cause if you’re not using the Happy Hot Dog Man to make the perfect cuts and slices to turns your dog into a little human character, you’re doing it wrong. … Continue reading

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Firefox 4 Friday: 25 million downloads, anti-aliasing, and how to make it look like Firefox 3

If you’ve had your head under a rock for the last few days, here’s this week’s Firefox news in brief: Firefox 4 was finally released. Yes, 13 months after the initial release of Firefox 3.7 alpha 1 and four more … Continue reading

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Extend Your Network With the Netgear WN3000RP Universal WiFi Range Extender

Not all of us are lucky enough to have a home that’s wired for Ethernet, and for many of us who have to depend on wireless for network access within the home, there are places where our wireless signal just … Continue reading

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Airbus’ plane of the future will harvest energy from passengers, earn Agent Smith’s approval (video)

Airbus has been consulting its crystal ball recently and its findings have now been shared with the world in the shape of a new concept plane. Looking entirely detached from the economic and physical realities we know today, this futuristic … Continue reading

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Artist Paints Tiny Pictures on Chewing Gum Spit Out on the Sidewalk [Art]

Ben Wilson, a British artist, paints tiny little paintings on the chewing gum that mar the sidewalk of London. He transforms those black and grey blobs into delightful, colorful and meaningful works of art. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/7S2Z3X9OFeA/artist-paints-tiny-pictures-on-chewing-gum-spit-out-on-the-sidewalk Kyle Thomas Busch … Continue reading

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Greatly Expensive New Bowers & Wilkins Speakers Probably Sound Great [Speakers]

B&W’s known for a kind of antique-meets-future design approach—think AirPlay Zeppelin. But the new PM1 mini-monitors look squarely from the pre-War past. Each helmet-shaped unit sports a panoply of materials (kevlar, carbon fiber, resin) for a pretty face. More » Source: … Continue reading

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CrunchGear Week In Review: Nook Dome Edition

Here are some highlights of the past week on CrunchGear: Review: L.A. Noire (And Giveaway) DIY Geodesic Dome On Kickstarter Review: The Barnes & Noble Nook Post-Apple Palate Cleanser: More Swiss Army Axes! Player 1 Start: The Wii U Vs. … Continue reading

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New Firefox Nightly and Aurora logos unearthed, and how to enable channel switching

Later today, Firefox will undergo its biggest developmental upheaval ever. Mozilla-central, the source of nightly builds, will be renumbered to version 5 — and at long last, after years of wallowing around version 1, Mozilla’s rendering and layout engine, Gecko, … Continue reading

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Moneta Onyx phase-change memory prototype can write some data 7x faster than traditional SSDs

As file sizes for many data types continue to grow, smaller chunks are also becoming more ubiquitous, particularly on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, and search tools like Google. These high-volume, small-size blocks of data may soon be … Continue reading

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