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Google Maps for iPhone Made Bettah

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 | 0 comments

Google Maps for iPhone Made Bettah

Google’s  rich, reliable Maps app is back on the iPhone, and that means iPhone users can stop relying on the flawed, fledgling Apple maps app that replaced it as a built-in feature in September. Apple’s version is still bolted into the phone, and the new, free Google app must be downloaded from Apple’s app store. Google says the app was downloaded 10 million times in just its...

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Better Battery Life for Your ‘Droid

Posted by on Dec 14, 2012 | 0 comments

Better Battery Life for Your ‘Droid

Brain drain, I mean Android battery drain gotcha down? Android smartphones run the gamut in terms of battery quality, from the incredible longevity of Motorola’s Droid RAZR MAXX to the quick-draining mediocrity of certain other handsets that will remain nameless. So if you’ve got an Android that could use some extra battery juice — or if you frequently find your smartphone in...

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Facebook: Your Opinion Mattered Not

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 | 0 comments

Facebook: Your Opinion Mattered Not

Facebook has made it official: Its users will no longer get a vote in how the giant social network handles their personal information. And the votes that they did cast over the past week rejecting Facebook’s proposed changes to privacy policies will not count. Facebook said Tuesday it has already adopted the policy changes. An external auditor reviewed and confirmed the final results,...

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English to Klingon, Perhaps

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012 | 0 comments

English to Klingon, Perhaps

Microsoft may boldly go where no one has gone before. At a demonstration in China on Oct. 25, Microsoft’s chief research officer Rick Rashid revealed a new technology seemingly straight out of Star Trek. In the classic sci-fi television show, a gadget known as the “universal translator” (seen here) was used to decipher languages in the 22nd century. And now, Microsoft has...

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A History of GIF

Posted by on Oct 25, 2012 | 1 comment

A History of GIF

Go ahead, laugh at me. I didn’t know what GIF stood for until recently. But I AM a fast learner and catch on really quick. Which means that someone else with a somewhat above average level of intelligence probably didn’t know what it means, either. Lucky for you smart people, Mashable has given us all the information you ever wanted to know, and then some, about GIFs. “GIF” stands...

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CHARLI-2 Can Dance Gangnam

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 | 0 comments

CHARLI-2 Can Dance Gangnam

Meet CHARLI-2, Virginia Tech’s skinny, five-foot tall humanoid robot. His balance is enviable: Jostle him, and he’ll right himself — which is one of the reasons the Navy is using him for research on its firefighting robot of the future. Oh, and he also dances Gangnam Style. This week, CHARLI-2 will formally meet his flesh-and-blood shipmates at an expo in Virginia thrown by the futurists at the...

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