Archive for December, 2011

HTC To Unlock All Phone Launched After September 2011, Earns Brilliant Name

HTC To Unlock All Phone Launched After September 2011, Earns Brilliant Name

| December 29, 2011 | Reply

A few months back many of us were excited to see HTC come on Facebook and announce they would allow unlocking of certain phones via a website run by HTC. It was followed up with a statement on how it would only unlock phones that carriers would allow. Most of us in the US quickly […]

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Should Apple Stop Android Lawsuits And Make $10 Per Device Sold?

Should Apple Stop Android Lawsuits And Make $10 Per Device Sold?

| December 29, 2011 | 1 Reply

Every week we hear about a new lawsuit or catfight between Apple and some manufacturer of Android devices. As of now, Apple hasn’t really gained much despite spending hundreds of millions in legal fees to fight off Android. Steve Jobs was quoted as saying he would go “thermonuclear” in his fight because he believed Android […]

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Raspberry Pi $25 Computer Set To Launch Soon, Gets A Bit Larger With More Options

Raspberry Pi $25 Computer Set To Launch Soon, Gets A Bit Larger With More Options

| December 28, 2011 | Reply

Back in May we introduced you to the Raspberry Pi computer. Back then it was the size of a flash drive and didn’t have as many output options as it does now. The size is just about he same as a credit card and will still sport some HDMI to connect right to your tv […]

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Missing Out On A White Christmas? Make Your Own Snow With This DIY Snow Machine [video]

Missing Out On A White Christmas? Make Your Own Snow With This DIY Snow Machine [video]

| December 23, 2011 | Reply

Here in the Midwest it’s been an interesting late fall/winter. We have had almost no snow and mild temps compared to what it is usually like in December. A lot of people come in my office and make some comment about “No white Christmas this year eh?”. Well, I have an answer for them. For […]

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Learn How To Open A Padlock With An Aluminum Can [hacks]

Learn How To Open A Padlock With An Aluminum Can [hacks]

| December 23, 2011 | Reply

I don’t want to tell you why I might use this, nor do I want to know why you might want this information. It is pretty interesting either way. Using an aluminum can you can cut and mold pieces into what turn out to be thin metal shims which can slide the tooth holding the […]

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Freaky Friday: A Labratory Uses Baby Foreskins To Make Venous Ulcer Living Wound Treatment [video]

Freaky Friday: A Labratory Uses Baby Foreskins To Make Venous Ulcer Living Wound Treatment [video]

| December 23, 2011 | Reply

I really don’t know what else to put about this as it creeps me out to think that people are walking around with lab grown skin substitutes made from baby foreskin on their feet. The company says it will ne infection free and should treat any foot or leg venous ulcer. What they do is […]

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Painless And Better Fillings Are On The Way Thanks To A Plasma Toothbrush

Painless And Better Fillings Are On The Way Thanks To A Plasma Toothbrush

| December 23, 2011 | Reply

That iconic drilling noise and smell at the dentist when you get a filling will soon be a thing of the past. Scientists at the University of Missouri now have a way to make fillings stronger painless and cheaper. The process uses a a new plasma brush that disinfects and cleans out cavities, killing bacterias […]

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Disable button backlights for the HTC Thunderbolt and ReZound

Disable button backlights for the HTC Thunderbolt and ReZound

| December 22, 2011 | Reply

Since the button backlight on the HTC Thunderbolt causes what I consider excessive light bleed, here’s a way to disable the LEDs. Just slap something like that into one of your init scripts. Suppose tasker could handle it too. Much nicer looking now, IMO. This is slightly different on the rezound: I put this in …

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A Lawyer In The US Sends thepiratebay A Letter About Shrek 2, Their Respone Will Make You Laugh

A Lawyer In The US Sends thepiratebay A Letter About Shrek 2, Their Respone Will Make You Laugh

| December 22, 2011 | Reply

As you maybe aware(see what I did there?) thepiratebay.org is about the largest torrent site on the internet. They have gone through some battles about what the do and do not host and have for the most part come out clean. When a cocky lawyer with an esq. added to the end of his name […]

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Archos Launches A 7 Inch $200 Honeycomb Tablet

Archos Launches A 7 Inch $200 Honeycomb Tablet

| December 20, 2011 | Reply

CES is coming up and there has been no shortage of emails coming our way to let us know what will be on display. One of the main technologies that will gain attention is tablets of course. Archos let one of their cats out of the bag by dropping the 70b. The tablet will pack […]

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