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  1. 1. 12 October 2009 Today’s Tabbloid PERSONAL NEWS FOR info@arcagility.com 1 SLATE MAGAZINE Mad Men: Lamest affairs ever. OCT 12, 2009 03:05A.M. I have a dream. A dream that one day, Mad Men will again take place in the offices of Sterling Cooper. Last week we languished in Rome and the Campbell residence. This week Betty took a jaunt to Albany, Don and Connie bonded at the Waldorf Astoria, and teacher Suzanne had a late- night highball in her apartment above the garage. [more ...] Sponsored Topics: - - - - ENGADGET Achtung, T-Mobile: if Project Dark is $50 unlimited, you’re in trouble OCT 12, 2009 03:00A.M. Put yourself in T-Mobile USA’s shoes for a moment: rumor has it that the guys who pay the bills aren’t happy. History, happenstance, and the realities of electromagnetics have left you with an oddball 3G frequency that literally no other carrier in the world uses (at least, not for HSPA). Larger competitors don’t take you as seriously as you’d like, and you don’t have smaller ones — they’re all regionals who don’t play in the same space you do. So what’s your next move? Continue reading Achtung, T-Mobile: if Project Dark is $50 unlimited, you’re in trouble Filed under: Cellphones, Handhelds, Wireless Achtung, T-Mobile: if Project Dark is $50 unlimited, you’re in trouble originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 12 Oct 2009 02:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments ARC ARCADE AGILITY 3 Finder OCT 12, 2009 02:48A.M. Find the order of balls asked in the ring.
  2. 2. Today’s Tabbloid PERSONAL NEWS FOR info@arcagility.com 12 October 2009 2 ARC ARCADE AGILITY 3D Pool OCT 12, 2009 02:48A.M. Sink as many balls as you can before time runs out. ARC ARCADE AGILITY 2 Ball Pool OCT 12, 2009 02:48A.M. Hit the balls as many times as you can in the time allotted ARC ARCADE AGILITY Gold Miner OCT 12, 2009 02:48A.M. Basically you want to use your claw to reel in as much gold and other treasure as possible. Collect the target amount of money by the end of the level or the game is over. ARC ARCADE AGILITY 12 Puzzle OCT 12, 2009 02:48A.M. Fit the puzzle pieces together to solve the puzzle! ARC ARCADE AGILITY 110m Hurdles OCT 12, 2009 02:48A.M. Race against the clock running on the track jumping over hurdles to get into the hall of fame. ARC ARCADE AGILITY Abba The Fox OCT 12, 2009 02:48A.M. A fun hanggliding game where the goal is to collect all the envelopes without getting stung.
  3. 3. Today’s Tabbloid PERSONAL NEWS FOR info@arcagility.com 12 October 2009 3 ARC ARCADE AGILITY Puncho Puncho OCT 12, 2009 02:48A.M. Run up to flowers and punch them to collect the seeds they spit out and bring them to the portal ARC ARCADE AGILITY Plop Plop OCT 12, 2009 02:48A.M. Hit plops to collect power and shoot down opponent s plops to deplete power ARC ARCADE AGILITY Planet Mayhem OCT 12, 2009 02:48A.M. Select your team, humans or aliens, then character and weapon of choice, then launch it across the p... ARC ARCADE AGILITY Power Rangers Rescue OCT 12, 2009 02:48A.M. Power Rangers Rescue ARC ARCADE AGILITY Powerful Heroes OCT 12, 2009 02:48A.M. Powerful Heroes ARC ARCADE AGILITY Run Em Down OCT 12, 2009 02:48A.M. Drive in your car and run over people before the police get you.
  4. 4. Today’s Tabbloid PERSONAL NEWS FOR info@arcagility.com 12 October 2009 4 ARC ARCADE AGILITY Pharoah s Tomb OCT 12, 2009 02:48A.M. Go round the tomb and get all the money and tools! ARC ARCADE AGILITY Red Beard OCT 12, 2009 02:48A.M. Another great adventure game, with moving platforms, collectable coins and more! It has great graphi ARC ARCADE AGILITY Prehistoric Crunch OCT 12, 2009 02:48A.M. Help the prehistoric man get his dinner by swinging him over to the jumping pineapples. ARC ARCADE AGILITY Rock Inside The Clock OCT 12, 2009 02:48A.M. Help the maintenance worker gather all the bolts, jumping from cog to another. You re inside a clock ARC ARCADE AGILITY Power Fox OCT 12, 2009 02:48A.M. Put your skills to the test in this fast-paced action game. Attack Hyperspeed Horse with Power Fox ARC ARCADE AGILITY Roam and Protect OCT 12, 2009 02:48A.M. An excellent action game where you have to destroy all the enemies while protecting your allies.
  5. 5. Today’s Tabbloid PERSONAL NEWS FOR info@arcagility.com 12 October 2009 5 ARC ARCADE AGILITY Joking Apart Video Poker OCT 12, 2009 02:48A.M. A flash video poker game. SLATE MAGAZINE The Baucus bill makes Washington live within its means again. OCT 12, 2009 01:06A.M. The Baucus bill makes Washington live within its means again. [more ...] ENGADGET New Western Digital WD TV Live media player hits Best Buy OCT 12, 2009 01:03A.M. We’d been hearing that Western Digital was about to update its WD TV set-top media player lineup, and it looks like that leaked WD TV-2 has turned into the WD TV Live on the way to Best Buy. Nothing here too out of the ordinary — wide codec support, Dolby Digital and DTS decoders, HDMI out, and an Ethernet jack for DLNA streaming and accessing YouTube, Flickr, and Pandora make this one a solid buy at $119 if you need it, but it’s not going to blow up the world, you know? We’re still saving up for monster Windows 7 / CableCARD Media Center rig. [Thanks, Keith D.] Filed under: Home Entertainment New Western Digital WD TV Live media player hits Best Buy originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 12 Oct 2009 00:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments
  6. 6. Today’s Tabbloid PERSONAL NEWS FOR info@arcagility.com 12 October 2009 6 ENGADGET New Western Digital WD TV Live media player hits Best Buy OCT 12, 2009 01:03A.M. We’d been hearing that Western Digital was about to update its WD TV set-top media player lineup, and it looks like that leaked WD TV-2 has turned into the WD TV Live on the way to Best Buy. Nothing here too out of the ordinary — wide codec support, Dolby Digital and DTS decoders, HDMI out, and an Ethernet jack for DLNA streaming and accessing YouTube, Flickr, and Pandora make this one a solid buy at $119 if you need it, but it’s not going to blow up the world, you know? We’re still saving up for monster Windows 7 / CableCARD Media Center rig. [Thanks, Keith D.] Filed under: Home Entertainment New Western Digital WD TV Live media player hits Best Buy originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 12 Oct 2009 00:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments ENGADGET Windows Phone commercial is confusing for a variety of reasons OCT 11, 2009 11:02P.M. Okay, so we understand Microsoft is trying hard to rebrand Windows Mobile as Windows Phone with the launch of WinMo 6.5, but this commercial — labeled with AT&T logos in the US but also running unlabeled worldwide — doesn’t seem to do a good job of pointing out that Windows Phone is a platform and not a device. In fact, if we didn’t know better, we’d think that the HTC Pure is, in fact, the “Windows Phone” — even though the dude in the spot is holding a totally different generic device. See how that could be weird for people? It’s almost confusing enough to distract from the jubilant anthropomorphic app icons in tights. Video after the break. Continue reading Windows Phone commercial is confusing for a variety of reasons Filed under: Cellphones Windows Phone commercial is confusing for a variety of reasons originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 11 Oct 2009 22:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments
  7. 7. Today’s Tabbloid PERSONAL NEWS FOR info@arcagility.com 12 October 2009 7 ENGADGET BlackBerry Storm 2 accessories roll into Best Buy OCT 11, 2009 09:57P.M. Silicone skins for the Storm 2 are starting to find their way into shipments destined to Best Buy stores around the country, another solid signal that RIM’s second touchscreen effort is hitting retail sooner rather than later. What we found amusing about this first batch is that the packaging seems conflicted about what to call the thing — 9550, Storm II (as opposed to Storm2 or Storm 2, interestingly), and even the phone’s codename Odin all make appearances front and center. We suppose they’re just trying to make it crystal clear what phone the skin’s intended for, and with leaks going back a solid year, you’ve got to cover all your bases. [Thanks, Caffoni] Continue reading BlackBerry Storm 2 accessories roll into Best Buy Filed under: Cellphones, Handhelds BlackBerry Storm 2 accessories roll into Best Buy originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 11 Oct 2009 20:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments ENGADGET Sidekick failure rumors point fingers at outsourcing, lack of backups OCT 11, 2009 08:44P.M. Backing up your personal PC to external media might still be a novel concept for some, but any IT manager fresh out of school can tell you that regularly backing up mission-critical servers — and storing those backups in multiple physical locations — isn’t merely important, it’s practically non-negotiable, and it only becomes that much more critical before undertaking hardware maintenance. Alleged details on the events leading up to Danger’s doomsday scenario are starting to come out of the woodwork, and it all paints a truly embarrassing picture: Microsoft, possibly trying to compensate for lost and / or laid-off Danger employees, outsources an upgrade of its Sidekick SAN to Hitachi, which — for reasons unknown — fails to make a backup before starting. Long story short, the upgrade runs into complications, data is lost, and without a backup to revert to, untold thousands of Sidekick users get shafted in an epic way rarely seen in an age of well-defined, well- understood IT strategies. The coming weeks are going to be trying times for both Microsoft and T- Mobile, a sideline player in this carnage that ultimately still shoulders responsibility for taking users’ cash month after month and keeping tabs on the robustness of its partners’ workflows. We’re betting that heads are going to roll at both of these companies, formal investigations are going to be waged, users are going to be compensated in big ways, lawsuits are going to be filed, and textbooks could very well be modified to make sure that lessons are learned for the next generation of college grads tasked with keeping clouds running. Why there weren’t any backups — even older ones — that could’ve been used as a restore point is totally unclear, so we’re hoping Microsoft has the stones to come clean for the benefit of an entire industry that wants to understand how to make sure this never happens again.
  8. 8. Today’s Tabbloid PERSONAL NEWS FOR info@arcagility.com 12 October 2009 8 Filed under: Cellphones Sidekick failure rumors point fingers at outsourcing, lack of backups originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 11 Oct 2009 19:44:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments ENGADGET Portable NES modded into a cartridge, hearts modded into love OCT 11, 2009 07:03P.M. We’ve seen NES mods that incorporate a screen and controls into a cartridge in the past, but this example from Airz in BenHeck’s forums is just so clean and well-polished that we had to give it some love. Inside Airz says it’s just a generic Chinese media player that can play NES, Gameboy, and Gameboy Color ROMs, along with the relevant controller bits, a 2.8-inch LCD, 4GB of storage, and a rechargeable battery. Oh, and if you’re feeling particularly retro, you can hook it up over TV-out and play on the big screen. Not bad — and it’s for sale if you’re as in love as we are. Video after the break. [Via 8bitfix; thanks, Gusto] Continue reading Portable NES modded into a cartridge, hearts modded into love Filed under: Gaming Portable NES modded into a cartridge, hearts modded into love originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 11 Oct 2009 18:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments LIFEHACKER The DIY Standing Desk [Featured Workspace] OCT 11, 2009 07:00P.M. A standing desk is a great alternative to spending all day hunched in your chair. Today’s featured workspace is a standing desk with ample space and well-managed cables. Lifehacker reader Timothy Bohen built his standing desk out of MDF sheets with some simple pine trim and painted the whole thing black. Once paints and assembled you’d never guess that it wasn’t purchased as is. The cables are all routed through the legs of the desk, the power strip is actually under the floor, attached to one of the rafters directly below the desk—a rather clever solution for banishing cable clutter. Check out the pictures below to see the desk in progress and installed:
  9. 9. Today’s Tabbloid PERSONAL NEWS FOR info@arcagility.com 12 October 2009 9 If you have a workspace of your own to show off, throw the pictures on your Flickr account and add it to the Lifehacker Workspace Show and Tell Pool. Include some details about your setup and why it works for you, and you just might see it featured on the front page of Lifehacker. The DIY Standing Desk [Lifehacker Workspace Show and Tell Pool] LIFEHACKER Goby Helps You Find Fun Things To Do [Entertainment] OCT 11, 2009 06:00P.M. If you have an idea what you want to do and where you’re going to be but you want someone else to figure out the rest, Goby can take care of the
  10. 10. Today’s Tabbloid PERSONAL NEWS FOR info@arcagility.com 12 October 2009 10 searching for you. Skydiving in Las Vegas? Rock climbing in New York City? Sailing in Bar Harbor? Give Goby a rough idea what you want to do and it scours calendars, event listings, directories, and more to bring you relevant information about everything from extreme sports to theater listings. You can sort the results by relevance, distance, date, and even the name of the event or activity. You can also filter the results via categories. If you wanted a dinner theater experience, you can easily drill down through the results for theater to include only dining experiences. Have your own favorite service or tool for finding things to do? Let’s hear about it in the comments. Goby [via Webware] LIFEHACKER Ask the Commenters Roundup [Hive Mind] OCT 11, 2009 05:30P.M. • I have a Mac Mini G4. What should I do with it? • I have use my Gmail account to manage multiple email addresses. How can I keep that functionality while using Thunderbird? • I can’t stop procrastinating and it’s really bringing me down. What can I do? • Recent purchased a telescope, what advice would you give a new amateur atronomer? • I’m an 11th grade student with a time maangement problem. Any time management tips to share? • Any suggestions for a good DIY monitor stand? I have a second monitor I need to raise up. ENGADGET Blackra1n jailbreak now available for iPhone OS 3.1.2, iPod touch 3G OCT 11, 2009 05:01P.M. Wow, judging by our tips jar we’d say you’re all pretty darn excited about Geohot’s Blackra1n jailbreak, which lets you open up iPhone OS 3.1.2 devices including the iPod touch 3G and new iPhone 3GSs — but you can’t unlock yet, so don’t get any big ideas about switching carriers. Windows-only at the moment, but with this level of enthusiasm out there we can’t imagine a Mac version is far behind. [Thanks to everyone who sent this in] Filed under: Cellphones Blackra1n jailbreak now available for iPhone OS 3.1.2, iPod touch 3G originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 11 Oct 2009 16:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments
  11. 11. Today’s Tabbloid PERSONAL NEWS FOR info@arcagility.com 12 October 2009 11 LIFEHACKER Create a Ceiling Fiber-Optic Starscape [DIY] OCT 11, 2009 05:00P.M. Stick-on glow-in-the-dark stars have nothing on the lighting installation in this nursery. Check out the video inside to see how a DIYer dad turned his child’s nursery ceiling into a glowing starscape. This is one of those projects that is mechanically simple but oh so time consuming. He purchased an LED illumination box—the engine that powers the whole affair—and bundles of fiber optic cable. From there it was a matter of mapping out the star pattern he wanted, drilling holes, and stuffing a fiber-optic strand into each one. The end result definitely seems more than worth the labor. We think you’d be hard pressed to find any child—or adult!—who wouldn’t love a ceiling of stars that actually twinkle. Check out the full tutorial at the link below for tips, tricks, and information about where you can get your hands on an LED illuminator for your own project. How-To Create a Fiber Optic Starfield Ceiling [via Hack a Day] LIFEHACKER Fix a Dented Beer Pong Ball [Games] OCT 11, 2009 04:00P.M. Investing too much in replacement beer pong balls? Refurbish your banged-up balls with this easy fix. We could have titled this one “fix a dented ping-pong ball”, but most people can play a round of ping pong without unleashing their Godzilla stomp on the poor ball. Beer pong is a different beast altogether. If, after a night of beer pong and bad steps, you’ve got a cup full of dented ping pong balls, you can bring them back to life with a couple simple tricks. The first trick, pictured above, is to boil a pot of water and place the balls into the boiling water for about 10 seconds to pop the dents out. The other version of the trick involves a lighter. Since, as Wired points out, ping pong balls are made of nitrocellulose which burns easily we’re going to suggest sticking with the boiling version for the sake of safety. [Wired]
  12. 12. Today’s Tabbloid PERSONAL NEWS FOR info@arcagility.com 12 October 2009 12 LIFEHACKER Brew Hard Cider from Scratch [Alcohol] OCT 11, 2009 03:00P.M. It’s a perfect time of year to try your hand at turning some apple cider into hard cider, apple cider’s rabble-rousing older brother. With just a few supplies and a jug of cider, you can brew your own at home. Armed with a jug or two of apple cider and some easily acquired homebrew gear like a vapor lock and a packet of yeast, you’ll be ready to start the brewing process. Your total cash outlay should be under $10 to get started, though you can certainly obtain higher-spec brewing supplies. The Instructables tutorial covers making your own apple brew using both fresh, unpasteurized cider, and using commercially available pasteurized cider like you’d find at your local grocer. If you skip the make-your-own- cider step and buy a jug from the local cider mill, the whole process should take you only a matter of minutes to set up. Let your jugs sit tight in a cool and dark place for a few weeks and you’ll have some home- made hard cider to help you ride out the winter months. Brew Hard Cider From Scratch [Instructables] ENGADGET Sprint HTC Hero now on sale to everyone OCT 11, 2009 02:57P.M. Sure, you’ve been able to get it a little early in one way or another, but the Sprint HTC Hero officially launched today, which means a second US carrier is now selling an Android device. High five. Now, is anyone spending the $179 ($479 off-contract)? And Sprint customers, we have to ask: Hero or Pre? [Thanks to everyone who sent this in] Filed under: Cellphones Sprint HTC Hero now on sale to everyone originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 11 Oct 2009 13:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments ENGADGET Lenovo intros SL410 and SL510 ThinkPads overseas OCT 11, 2009 12:34P.M.
  13. 13. Today’s Tabbloid PERSONAL NEWS FOR info@arcagility.com 12 October 2009 13 Do you love Lenovo laptops, but at a distance? We thought so. That’s why we’re happy to report that a variation of the company’s SL400 and SL500 laptops have been announced for non-US markets. The devices, creatively dubbed the SL410 and SL510, will be offered with a choice of a Core 2 Duo T5870, T6670, P7570 or Celeron 900, T3000, or T3100 CPUs, a 16:9, 14- or 15.6-inch LED display, GMA 4500MH, 4500MHD or AMD M92-S2 XT GPUs, a range of hard drives up to 500GB, 1GB to 4GB of RAM, and both contain multitouch trackpads. The laptops are said to be retailing starting at 5600 Yuan (or around $820) for the SL410 — we haven’t heard a price on the SL510 yet. No word on when these models will be headed stateside, but we’re certainly going to do our best to find out. [Via Cloned In China] Filed under: Laptops Lenovo intros SL410 and SL510 ThinkPads overseas originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 11 Oct 2009 11:34:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments LIFEHACKER Five Best Windows Task Manager Alternatives [Hive Five] OCT 11, 2009 12:00P.M. The Windows Task Manager is a functional but basic tool for keeping an eye onwhat your computer’s up to. If you want to go beyond the built-in tool and get a closer look, check out today’s offerings. Last week we asked you to share your favorite alternative to the Windows Task Manager and now we’re back to share the five most popular nominees. Read over the entries below, and don’t forget to cast your vote for your favorite of the top five in the poll. Note: Clicking on the screenshots below will enlarge the screenshots to their original size. Process Hacker (Windows, Free)
  14. 14. Today’s Tabbloid PERSONAL NEWS FOR info@arcagility.com 12 October 2009 14 Process Hacker is the only open-source offering in today’s Hive. When using Process Hacker you’re not just able to view your applications and services in more detail but to interact with them in a variety of ways—many well beyond the scope of the standard task manager, like hex editing the contents of a process’ virtual memory. Process Hacker allows you to alter process security levels, terminate, suspend, resume, and restart them. For those “What is this?” moments, you can right click to search online for the identity of a given process and what it might be up to. Anvir Task Manager (Windows, Basic: Free, Premium: $39.95) Anvir Task Manger is available in a range of editions ranging in cost from free to $89.95 for a full security suite. The free edition, however, has quite an array of features that make it more than satisfactory as an alternative to the default Windows tool. From within Anvir Task Manger you can manager your startup applications and delay their startup to improve your boot time, and check processes against a virus database. In addition to common features like the ability to alter the priority of a process you can also right click on any process and hide the window it is running in within the system tray. Although you have to install it to unpack it, once installed you can turn Anvir Task Manager into a portable application. Process Explorer (Windows, Free) Process Explorer is the free and portable offering from Microsoft. Process Explorer is like the standard task manager on steroids. You still get a list of processes, you still see charts of your usage, but both give you significantly more information and control over the information. Unlike the default manager, Process Explorer makes it easy to track down which file is being held by which program and get to the bottom of computer mysteries like why a certain DLL or DOC file simply cannot be deleted. It also shows which service is performing which function so you’ll never look at a long and repetitive list of Windows system executables that are indistinguishable from each other—every one will be associated with its function. Extended Task Manager (Windows, Free) If you want more than the default task manager can offer but you’re not sure if you need some of the advanced featured offered by other nominees in this week’s Hive Five, Extended Task Manager is a great compromise. Extended Task Manger can display locked files and which process is locking them, help you terminate specific processes to free files, provides a summary overview of your resource usage, and allows you to pause and resume processes. Note: we ended up having to test Extended Task Manager on one of our Windows XP machines after it failed to launch in Windows 7 64-bit. Whether this is a result of being launched in Windows 7 or in a 64-bit environment is unknown.
  15. 15. Today’s Tabbloid PERSONAL NEWS FOR info@arcagility.com 12 October 2009 15 System Explorer (Windows, Free) System Explorer lived up to its name by not only allowing you to explore system processes but which applications autorun on startup, system add- ons, drivers, services, and more. It doesn’t have the most elegant interface we’ve seen so far, but it does pack in an enormous amount of information and functionality. You can manipulate processes, search for additional information online, check them against virus databases, and hunt down which process is locking which file or causing system instability. Now that you’ve had a chance to read over the nominees for best alternative to Windows Task Manager, it’s time to cast your vote: Can’t believe your favorite didn’t make it? Shocked you’ve been using the default task manager for so long? Sound off in the comments below. LIFEHACKER SnagFilms Catalogs Documentaries for Your Viewing Pleasure [Movies] OCT 11, 2009 11:00A.M. If you’re looking for something a bit meatier than YouTube fare for weekend watching, check out SnagFilms and enjoy documentaries on a wide range of topics. You’ll find all sorts of content on SnagFilms, ranging from well-known documentaries like Super Size Me to lesser- known but interesting works like The Times of Harvey Milk, about the assassination of San Fransisco’s first openly gay mayor, and Hell on Wheels, about the origins of modern women-only roller derbies. The films are almost all full length and of a high quality—no grainy webcam political rants here. Watching the videos is free and requires no login, though there are brief 10-15 second ads sprinkled throughout the videos—one appeared during out test run of Super Size Me every 15 minutes or so. If you have a favorite place for finding interesting and informative videos or audio, let’s hear about it in the comments. [via MakeUseOf]
  16. 16. Today’s Tabbloid PERSONAL NEWS FOR info@arcagility.com 12 October 2009 16 ENGADGET David Hockney paints with his iPhone, results not typical OCT 11, 2009 10:36A.M. Artist David Hockney isn’t afraid of picking up new media — over the years, he’s used Polaroids, photocollages, and even fax machines to create his art — in addition to regular, old-fashioned painting. Now, he’s taken to using his iPhone to create new works of art. The resultant “paintings” have been exhibited at the Tate Gallery and Royal Academy in London, as well as galleries in Los Angeles and Germany. Like artist Jorge Colombo (whose iPhone fingerpainting was featured on the cover of The New Yorker), Hockney uses the iPhone app Brushes to create his works. In an interview with the New York Review of Books, Hockney notes that he prefers and still uses the original version of the app, not the more recent updates. Hmm... maybe the reason our own Brushes paintings stink is because we’re using the update! [Via All Things D] Filed under: Cellphones David Hockney paints with his iPhone, results not typical originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 11 Oct 2009 09:36:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments ENGADGET Cheap netbook sales bringing down laptop revenues, no brainers require no brains OCT 11, 2009 08:21A.M. Hey, this is probably surprising to no one, but here we go. A new market research report from DisplaySearch says that the overall mobile PC market is down about 5 percent over last year. The main reason cited for this decline? The increasing popularity of netbooks, which average around $300, and are much, much cheaper than traditional laptops. Netbook revenue is up 264 percent from last year, and have contributed to an overall lowering of the average PC cost by 19 percent. While this is certainly bad news for the PC industry itself, hooray for all of us, right?! Filed under: Laptops Cheap netbook sales bringing down laptop revenues, no brainers require no brains originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 11 Oct 2009 07:21:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments
  17. 17. Today’s Tabbloid PERSONAL NEWS FOR info@arcagility.com 12 October 2009 17 ENGADGET HTC’s HD2 gets sized up to the competition OCT 11, 2009 05:43A.M. We’ve already seen (and written) plenty on the HD2, and we’ve enjoyed our initial experiences with the device — but now someone has finally sized up the massive, Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone with its touchscreen contemporaries... and the differences are downright shocking. Just take a look at this beast next to Apple’s iPod touch (above) or the company’s own Hero — the displays on the older devices seem dwarfed by the HD2’s 4.3-inch, 800 x 480 WVGA screen. There are lots of other revealing pictures in the writeup, but it’s the side-by-side shots that seem most telling to us — this is certainly the direction we’re headed in for mobile devices. Hit the read link and take a full look for yourself. [Via SlashGear] Filed under: Cellphones HTC’s HD2 gets sized up to the competition originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 11 Oct 2009 04:43:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments ENGADGET Ultra-limited edition Nokia N97 mini RAOUL launched for Nokia Singapore OCT 11, 2009 03:31A.M. Nokia’s teamed up with fashion house RAOUL for a special, limited edition N97 mini. The leather-heavy pack will contain a stripe- emblazoned N97 mini with a custom designed Fashion Asia widget and a calf-skin leather case. The whole shebang will come in a leather bound RAOUL box. The production will be limited to just 1000 units (sort of good news for the calves, we suppose), so if you live in Singapore and want to get one, we’d suggest getting a move on: they’re up for pre-order right now for 400 euro — about $589. [Via GSM Arena] Filed under: Cellphones Ultra-limited edition Nokia N97 mini RAOUL launched for Nokia Singapore originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 11 Oct 2009 02:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments
  18. 18. Today’s Tabbloid PERSONAL NEWS FOR info@arcagility.com 12 October 2009 18 ENGADGET Physicist wants to test Hyperdrive Propulsion in Large Hadron Collider OCT 11, 2009 01:14A.M. How come news can never come out of the Large Hadron Collider that doesn’t remind us of our planet’s impending SciFi Techno- Apocalypse(tm)? When not busy being called a doomsday machine, being bedeviled by hackers and Chuck Norris (yuck!), or just plain failing, the facility could be used to test “hyperdrive” spacecraft propulsion. Seriously! And you know what that means — someone is planning on escaping the planet, and fast. A physicist named Franklin Felber has been musing over a little known German paper from the 1920s (“The Foundations of Physics” by David Hilbert) which states, in part, that under certain conditions a stationary mass should repel a relativistic particle. If this is true, Felber, concludes, then shouldn’t a relativistic particle repel a stationary mass? According to MIT’s Technology Review, the LHC would be the perfect place to test this idea: Felber could “set up a test mass next to the beam line and measure the forces on it as the particles whiz past.” The experiment could be run in tandem with the collider’s other work — and who knows? Mankind may soon be on its way to the starts at near-light speeds. Let’s just hope we figure this out before the robots take over. [Via Technology Review] Filed under: Science Physicist wants to test Hyperdrive Propulsion in Large Hadron Collider originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 11 Oct 2009 00:14:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments

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