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  • That’s what you get when you click random links: Facebook scam promises nude photos of Paramore’s Hayley Williams

    That’s what you get when you click random links: Facebook scam promises nude photos of Paramore’s Hayley Williams

    Matt invited us to a Facebook party last week, something along the lines of "CLICK HERE FOR A FREE IPAD~!" Now, I knew this was malware-related because I know Matt knows I wouldn't want an iPad—free or otherwise. Clearly something smelled fishy here. The point is, even so-called techies can be the victim of malware. There's a new scam going around Facebook right now that, while not malicious right now, could well mutate into something not very nice with the flick of a switch.

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  • AirSwing: Toshiba’s gesture-based UI system in action (video)

    AirSwing: Toshiba’s gesture-based UI system in action (video)

    Natural user interfaces using gestures aren't really new, but AirSwing, a technology developed by Toshiba, offers something unique: it neither requires expensive hardware nor substantial CPU resources to work. After installing AirSwing (which is in prototype stage) on your computer, all you need is just a conventional web cam as the input device to start.

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  • Hollywood should take notes from this fan-made Alien vs Predator flick: AVP Redemption

    Hollywood should take notes from this fan-made Alien vs Predator flick: AVP Redemption

    Apparently one dude spent 2 years and only $500 to make this 22 minute AVP video. The graphics aren't anything special, but what's important is that the story is solid and a lot more true to the saga than Hollywood's interpretations. Give it a go after the break. It's good.

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  • Review: Palm Mobile HotSpot For Pre Plus and Pixi Plus

    Review: Palm Mobile HotSpot For Pre Plus and Pixi Plus

    By the time Palm announced the Pixi Plus and Pre Plus at CES earlier this month, there wasn't a whole lot left to reveal. From the names, to the specs, all the way down to the carrier the handsets would launch on -- just about everything had made it into the realm of public knowledge by way of the rumor mill. However, there was at least one feature that Palm managed to keep hidden up their sleeve: Mobile HotSpot. With the flick of a switch, the Mobile Hotspot application turns the Pre Plus or Pixi Plus into a WiFi router for up to 5 users simultaneously, fueled by Verizon's 3G network. We've spent the last few hours tinkering with a pre-release copy of Mobile HotSpot - read on for our impressions.

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  • Hands On With Palm’s Mobile HotSpot For Pre Plus and Pixi Plus

    Hands On With Palm’s Mobile HotSpot For Pre Plus and Pixi Plus

    By the time Palm announced the Pixi Plus and Pre Plus at CES earlier this month, there wasn't a whole lot left to reveal. From the names, to the specs, all the way down to the carrier the handsets would launch on -- just about everything had made it into the realm of public knowledge by way of the rumor mill. However, there was at least one feature that Palm managed to keep hidden up their sleeve: Mobile HotSpot. With the flick of a switch, the Mobile Hotspot application turns the Pre Plus or Pixi Plus into a WiFi router for up to 5 users simultaneously, fueled by Verizon's 3G network. We've spent the last few hours tinkering with a pre-release copy of Mobile HotSpot - read on for our impressions.

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  • Nokia sprouting a second SIM slot in 2010

    Nokia sprouting a second SIM slot in 2010

    Russia and China have both made it very clear that they like their dual-SIM phones -- in most of Europe and the Americas, they're little more than a novelty, but in the Far East they've become a unique market need driven by the way local carriers work and the average buyer's usage model. LG, Samsung, and Moto have all succumbed to the trend, so why not Nokia? Sure enough, we're hearing from none other than industry heavyweight Eldar Murtazin who confirmed with a local Nokia exec that dual-SIM is in the cards come Q2 2010 in the "mid tier" segment. In other words, don't expect an N900 with a second SIM slot conveniently under the battery, but more likely a high-function Series 40 type of device. And hey, look, we know it wouldn't go over too well with carriers here, but we can think of plenty of times where we'd have loved to be able to flick from AT&T to T-Mobile or vice versa -- so go ahead, Nokia, sell these in your flagship stor... ah, wait.

    Nokia sprouting a second SIM slot in 2010 originally appeared on Engadget Mobile on Mon, 21 Dec 2009 02:56:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • MIT creates technology that lets you use the Force

    MIT creates technology that lets you use the Force

    This might be the display you are looking for. The MIT media lab just announced the creation of a new display technology that will read your hand gestures in order to manipulate images on the screen. While it's not *technically* the Force, it's still pretty cool.

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  • Skyfire 1.5 Brings A New Interface And A Bunch Of Polish

    Skyfire 1.5 Brings A New Interface And A Bunch Of Polish

    Skyfire has come a long way in the past few months. Since shedding the Beta tag back in May, it has grown into what is easily one of the best mobile browsers around. If nothing else, it's still the only cross-platform mobile browser able to churn through Flash 10, Silverlight, and a ton of other media formats generally reserved for the PC. Today, Skyfire is launching version 1.5 of their browser for Windows Mobile. In addition to the standard performance enhancements you might expect, v1.5 also brings a number of enhancements aimed at touchscreen users.

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  • Review: Samsung Behold II

    Review: Samsung Behold II

    Short Version: T-Mobile's 4th Android device has a lot going for it. 5.0 megapixel camera, all the smartphone basics, WiFi, 3G, GPS, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. But it feels kinda cheap, runs Android 1.5, and for $229.99? No thank you.

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  • Review: Magic Mouse

    Review: Magic Mouse

    Short version: The Magic Mouse is everything that anti-Macists hate about Apple: It’s twee, too smart for its own good, and initially unusable to the uninitiated. Sadly, even Mac fanbois will feel the same way. Not so Magic I gave the Magic Mouse a fair shake. Heck, I even gave the Mighty Mouse a fair shake. And, [...]

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  • Original BlackBerry Storm to get flick scrolling, better browsing through firmware update?

    Original BlackBerry Storm to get flick scrolling, better browsing through firmware update?

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    Despite Verizon's best efforts to ignore the obvious, RIM's BlackBerry Storm2 is not only official, it's (un)officially destined for Big Red's airwaves. If you're one of those slightly disgruntled Storm 9530 owners, however, you could be looking at a rather nice firmware update coming your way in the near future. According to phoneArena, the Storm and Storm2 will eventually be "practically identical" in terms of software, with a forthcoming update to add flick scrolling, tabbed browsing and threaded texting to the original. Of course, we should probably wait for VZW to confirm the existence of the Storm2 before expecting any formal word on this, but feel free to go about your day with cautious optimism.

    Original BlackBerry Storm to get flick scrolling, better browsing through firmware update? originally appeared on Engadget Mobile on Mon, 19 Oct 2009 10:19:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Acer reveals 15.6-inch touchscreen notebook

    Acer reveals 15.6-inch touchscreen notebook

    Acer’s going the touchscreen route with the 15.6-inch Aspire AS5738PG notebook. It’ll launch alongside Windows 7 on October 22nd with a starting price of $800. The machine will run Windows 7 Home Premium and pack a multi-touch screen for some good old fashioned pinching and zooming.

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  • Nokia N97’s upcoming firmware update demoed on video

    Nokia N97’s upcoming firmware update demoed on video

    Our review of the Nokia N97 wasn't exactly the most positive one we've ever written, but just about every fault we could find with it had to do with the software side of things. Fortunately, software can be fixed a whole lot easier than hardware can.

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  • Apple censors iPhone dictionary app

    Apple censors iPhone dictionary app

    In another fascinating move by the App Store acceptance team (Motto: Lunch is tasty! Is that a butterfly? We like cake.) the Ninjawords pocket dictionary, a $2 app, has been given an 17+ rating after being censored by Apple. This ensures that tittering schoolboys won’t scroll through the app and discover bad words like “tits,” [...]

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  • IR multi-touch surfaces for about $2,000: Very cool

    IR multi-touch surfaces for about $2,000: Very cool

    Have a burning need to install a large, multi-touch screen in your home or office? Well you’re in luck. DemandEvolution has created a multi-touch screen for artistic, office, and personal use that requires a projector and can then scan that screen for motion and react accordingly. Take a look at these wacky videos for a [...]

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