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Droid Incredible gets One-Click Root

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on July 17th, 2010

Rooting your device to get full access can be quite a process, you have to break down those walls like breaking into a fortress, but it’s getting easier thanks to the folks who do such things. After the HTC Droid Incredible was rooted, the folks behind Unrevoked decided that it was time for a one-click root method to be available to the masses.

The process should be as easy as clicking once. If you weren’t planning to root your HTC Droid Incredible, maybe this method will make it more attractive to you.

Dell Froot concept computer with no Keyboard and Monitor

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on January 17th, 2010

The Dell Froot concept while oddly named aims to be environmentally friendly and save the planet with two projectors. One for a virtual keyboard, and another for the monitor. Pretty great idea and a great space saver to boot.

It was designed by Pauline Carlos as part of a sustainability contest from Dell. The colorful case is constructed from biodegradable starch-based polymer and looks like fruit/froot. The technology is nearly there. Not quite, but nearly.

E3 goes Back to its Roots (Sort Of)

Posted in Games by Shane McGlaun on October 27th, 2008

E3 LogoVideo games are a big business with top-tier video game sales often outdoing the hottest films box office take. When the video game industry started getting large back in 1995 the inaugural E3 or Electronic Entertainment Expo was launched.

For most of its life E3 was associated with massive booths, tons of games, game geeks everywhere and hoards of booth babes. Then in 2007, E3 changed for the worse. Only journalists could get in and even then journalists had to be invited by a game firm showing at the show.

Dyson Root 6 Handheld Vacuum

Posted in Dyson,Vacuum by Darrin Olson on October 22nd, 2006

Dyson Root 6The new Dyson Root 6 puts the same lasting suction and quality of the Dyson upright vacuum’s into the palm of your hand. Dyson has introduced a hand-held, battery powered version of it’s big-brother vacuum’s in which Dyson boasts that it too will never clog and will never lose suction with it’s patented Root Cyclone technology.

Along with the impressive no-clog action included in this Dyson Root 6 hand-held vacuum, it has a nice feature with the battery to maintain the suction power consistently. Dyson states that the problem with battery powered vacuums is …

Google fixes infected Android phones

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on March 6th, 2011

Google on Saturday said that it was taking extra action to patch up a large-scale Android malware infection that highlighted the risks of the platform. They have pulled the apps and are now pushing an automatic update to compromised phones that will remove the privacy hacks.

If you are affected, you will get an e-mail first to let you know of the problem and a second after it gets patched, according to security head Rich Cannings. The company is also adding a “number of measures” in the Market to prevent more hostile apps like those in question and is working with phone makers and other partners to cure the root causes.

Cool Gamer Calculator

Posted in Calculators by Conner Flynn on February 25th, 2011

Math geeks who are also game geeks will love this calculator. It won’t help you with your Killzone game, but maybe you can figure your kill/death ratio with it. It is called the Cool Gamer Calculator, and yes it is a calculator in a shell that’s shaped like a video game controller.

It gives you all of the basics like add, subtract, divide, multiply, memory, percentage and square root. The Cool Gamer Calculator is available for $13.99. It’s the best of both worlds in one cool gadget.

Nook Color pulled from shelves temporarily

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on February 3rd, 2011

The Nook Color has apparently been pulled from store shelves, but only temporarily. The ereader is backordered at Best Buy, and the Barnes & Noble site says that the device is not shipping for two weeks. They gave no reason, but several outlets are reporting that Barnes & Noble wants to make the Nook Color hack proof.

You might remember that the Nook Color was rooted and new unofficial Android OS firmware was available to turn it into a full blown Android tablet. It’s possible that Barnes & Noble feels that custom firmware allows users to download competing e-reading apps like Kindle. But who is going to want it after they “fix” it?

Read Kindle books on your hacked NOOKcolor

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on December 29th, 2010

Rooting a device will allow you to install any app you want on it. It’s a pretty useful trick if you have the know-how. And now the Barnes & Noble NOOKcolor has fallen victim to this. The result is a NOOKcolor that allows you to read Kindle books. How do you like that irony?

Obviously Barnes & Noble is not happy about this. It doesn’t just stop at Amazon’s Kindle app, though. The rooting process in this case also added Gmail, YouTube and some other Android tricks to the NOOKcolor.

Dyson DC23 Animal Canister Vac climbs steps

Posted in Dyson by Conner Flynn on October 20th, 2010

The latest addition to the Dyson family is the Dyson DC23 Animal Canister Vacuum. This one features level 3 root technology. The DC23 Animal will suck up all of your pet hair and clean your couches and carpeting, while coming with a bunch of handy accessories.

You get a stair tool, a brush tool, a crevice tool, and a hard floor tool. And as a bonus, the DC23 can climb steps, making it easier to clean stairs compared to more traditional vacuums. It will cost you $399 for that privilege however.

Carnegie Mellon’s robot snake now climbs trees

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on September 6th, 2010


The way we see it, humans have just two deeply rooted fears. Both are completely justified. Robots and snakes. Well,now Carnegie Mellon has combined both effectively and taught its robotic snake how to climb trees. “Uncle Sam” is a modular snake robot and the latest in a line of snakes from Carnegie Mellon’s Biorobotics Lab. Uncle Sam can roll, wiggle and side-wind with the best of them.

Now that it can wrap itself around a pole and climb vertically, it can therefore climb trees. Maybe even pluck an apple and offer it up to an Eve-bot. We were scared of robot snakes before, but now it might truly be time to whimper and hide somewhere and wait out the coming robotpocalypse.

BeerBot shirt from ThinkGeek is a frat boy’s best friend

Posted in clothing by Shane McGlaun on July 14th, 2010

ThinkGeek has all sorts of epic geeky clothing and gadgets. The company often combines the geeky clothing with some sort of useful feature like a shirt that has a guitar you can really play.

The latest shirt from ThinkGeek is the BeerBot Bottle Opening Shirt. The thing is offered for about $20 and is in small to XXL. The front of the shirt has a screen-printed robot that is in the shape of a beer bottle, but reminds me a lot of Bender.

Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two announced

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on April 12th, 2010

Remember Microsoft Pink? It’s just been unveiled as a pair of handsets from Sharp called the Kin One and Kin Two. The devices are mostly based on Windows Phone 7, but they offer a totally different experience.

The entire user interface is custom to Kin and has a heavier social media slant, a custom browser and what’s this?, no support for third-party apps. The displays support multitouch with no support for in-browser Flash or Silverlight.

AT&T’s latest Verizon attack ad

Posted in AT&T by Conner Flynn on December 6th, 2009


If you’re like us, you probably think that these constant ad battles between AT&T and Verizon are getting really old. Who can keep track anymore. Lawsuit is countered by lawsuit, then there’s a lull, then more ads slinging mud at each other.

Here’s AT&T’s latest. Another ad featuring Luke Wilson. The ad is all about the speed of AT&T’s network compared to Verizon. Why can’t they use this ad money and put it toward making their networks better? What’s next? The other half of the annoying Wilson brother duo rooting for the opposing team?

Panasonic’s EVOLTA robot goes for new endurance record

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on July 22nd, 2009

Panasonic’s EVOLTA robot goes for new endurance recordPanasonic’s cute battery-lovin’ mascot is at it again. Last time, he was showing off his abilities by scaling a Grand Canyon cliff. Now EVOLTA is back and he’s still all about breaking records and the hearts of fan-girls everywhere. This time he will be riding a mini tricycle in order to set a world record for distance traveled by a robot.

We’re rooting for the little guy, but we aren’t so sure he is gonna make it. I mean EVOLTA isn’t exactly fast is he? The bot does have some upgrades from his previous version however. He can ride a bike and follow an infrared path set up by his human handlers.

Palm Pre’s iTunes support is questionable

Posted in Palm by Conner Flynn on June 4th, 2009

Palm Pre's iTunes support is questionableBy now everyone knows that the Palm Pre has iTunes support. But Pre’s identity to its host system when connected via USB has confirmed what was already suspected. The method that it uses to hook into iTunes is…questionable.

The Pre identifies itself as an iPod in Media Sync mode, but only on the system’s mass storage interface. The root USB node still comes through as a Palm Pre. Apple could, if they wanted to, easily block it. Would Apple do that? It would certainly help grow their user base to let it be.



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