Monthly Archives: November 2010

Diaspora alpha invite giveaway

The Download Squad, being the antisocial types that we are, don’t have any friends to invite to Diaspora — so we’re inviting you instead! Erez, who reviewed Disapora earlier, thinks it stands a good chance against Facebook, especially as Facebook … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Google Apps accounts finally get full range of Google services

As a long-time Google Apps user, I was overjoyed when I could finally start using Google Reader with my Apps account a few months ago. And now, Google has announced that all Google services are to become available for Google … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Incase Field Bag for iPad

If you like to travel light with just your iPad and maybe a cable or two – you don’t need no stinking keyboards! – give the Field Bag from Incase a look.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Below Sea Wine Cellar Matures Wine As Fast As You Can Drink It [Wine]

Well, *almost* as fast. 600 bottles of the $139 Poseidon sparkling wine were stored 30m deep, quickening the maturing period to just six months. I’ve no idea how Slovenian wine tastes, but I’m willing to play guineapig. [SMH via BornRich] … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Intricate Choreography of Flight [Video]

5,000 airplanes are in the United States skies alone every hour. 63 such planes were filmed for this time-lapse video showing the intricate and beautiful choreography of take-offs and landings. Watch it. It’s worth two minutes. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/d0fn9TLEmug/the-intricate-choreography-of-flight Paradise … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Motorola Backflip, Cliq get multitouch support

Must be rooted: One of the coolest things about Android is the development community it fosters.  These developers bring features and software upgrade to devices long after carriers and manufacturers write them off as out dated.  One of the newest … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Maybe FBI Surveillance Vans Should Have Invisible Wi-Fi Networks [Image Cache]

I don’t know if this is a real FBI surveillance van or a prank by some smartypants neighbor, but I’m renaming my Wi-Fi network right now. [Thanks Karl!] More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/MGUbwnMkXkA/maybe-fbi-surveillance-vans-should-have-invisible-wi+fi-networks Wild In The Country Blue Hawaii Follow That Dream … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Scraper for Chrome lets you easily create spreadsheets from Web data

Scraping is a technique whereby a website or tool extracts select information from another website. For example, when you type a difficult word into Google and instantly see a definition for that word from some Web dictionary, that’s because Google … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

2011: The Year of the Tablet Wars

This has been an interesting month when it comes to tablets. Apple has pretty much owned the segment, but Samsung reports it shipped 600,000 of its Galaxy Tablets in the first month, which may mean it’s a player. HP almost … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Humans Can Only Walk In Circles and We Don’t Know Why [Video]

Humans can’t walk in straight lines. If there’s no fixed point of reference, we just walk in circles and inevitably get lost. Nobody knows why, but researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics have confirmed it in several … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment