Archive for July, 2012

If You Pre-Ordered A Nexus Q You Won’t Be Getting It Soon. As An Apology You Also Won’t Have To Pay For It.

If You Pre-Ordered A Nexus Q You Won’t Be Getting It Soon. As An Apology You Also Won’t Have To Pay For It.

| July 31, 2012 | Reply

Google is sending out emails to let customers who pre-ordered the Nexus Q know that there has been a delay. Google said in the email they heard initial feedback from users that they want Nexus Q to do even more than it does today. In response, we have decided to postpone the consumer launch of […]

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One Minute On The Internet [infographic]

One Minute On The Internet [infographic]

| July 31, 2012 | Reply

Every minute on the internet a lot of things can happen. In this infographic you can see some facts about major pieces of the web. WordPress only publishes 347 new blog posts every minute. This will be one of them this minute. According to this graph it means that more websites are created every minute […]

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The FCC Rules Verizon Can No Longer Block Free Tethering Apps

The FCC Rules Verizon Can No Longer Block Free Tethering Apps

| July 31, 2012 | Reply

If you’ve been with Verizon for very long, you remember when big red and other carriers started blocking apps, like PDANet, that would allow free tethering. The FCC started an investigation and has now ruled that in doing this, Verizon violated rules governing the C Block of LTE spectrum by preventing consumers from using any […]

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Meet Your Maker: Power Wheels Racing Series

Meet Your Maker: Power Wheels Racing Series

| July 30, 2012 | Reply

What happens when you take children’s power wheels, hackers and a lot of added power? You get high speed and highly competitive racing on machines that are a blast to watch. At Maker Faire Detroit I took in the different competitions from this series and had a lot of fun doing so. More or less […]

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Meet Your Maker: Mind Flame

Meet Your Maker: Mind Flame

| July 30, 2012 | Reply

At Maker Detroit there are tons of things to see and do. One of the more interesting/techy type things is the Mind Flame. Here’s how it works: Two people put some EEG headsets on which will read electronic impulses from their brains. From there when your concentration reaches a certain point, the flamethrower will fire. […]

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Maker Faire Detroit: Fun Things To Make For Kids

Maker Faire Detroit: Fun Things To Make For Kids

| July 28, 2012 | Reply

Maker Faire is very kid friendly. There are tons of things for kids to do, and I am just going to show off a couple real quick. First, you can make your own high bouncy balls! You pick the colors and such and then some helpful people will heat up the pieces you chose and […]

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Maker Faire Detroit: The Great American Horn Machine

Maker Faire Detroit: The Great American Horn Machine

| July 28, 2012 | Reply

Here at Make: Detroit, we are taking in all of the sights and a few of the sounds as well. First, I would like to tell you about the Great American Horn Machine. This beast has been gaining some publicity lately among the gadget and maker community, and I have now been able to witness […]

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Motorola Photon Q Will Have Unlockable Bootloader. Upcoming Devices Will As Well

Motorola Photon Q Will Have Unlockable Bootloader. Upcoming Devices Will As Well

| July 26, 2012 | Reply

This comes as a small bit of a surprise to me. Motorola said about a year ago they would start to look into unlocking bootloaders on their wireless devices. Since then, plenty of flagship phones have been announced and released with no sign of an open bootloader in sight. On Twitter and Facebook today, Moto […]

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Google Announces 1000Mbps Fiber For Kansas City: Now With TV And A Free Nexus 7

Google Announces 1000Mbps Fiber For Kansas City: Now With TV And A Free Nexus 7

| July 26, 2012 | Reply

Google’s Fiber is live now in Kansas City. While most people knew this was coming, we didn’t see some of the added benefits. For starters, everyone who signs up gets a free Nexus 7 tablet, and all users also get a 1tb online account to store files on. Fiber will also include TV. There is […]

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Not Even A Fail Whale: Twitter Goes Completely Down UPDATE: Back!

Not Even A Fail Whale: Twitter Goes Completely Down UPDATE: Back!

| July 26, 2012 | Reply

What an odd day. First, Gtalk goes down globally, and appears that issue is fixed. Now Twitter is down, and not just a little bit. The site won’t even connect. No cute little whale to tell us it is down, it’s just dead. I am sure the outage won’t last long. Don’t worry – Lady […]

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