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Create 3D maps of your surroundings in minutes with Matterport

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

3D technology is certainly all the rage nowadays. Depicted in the video above is a new product from a company called Matterport, and depicts a handheld scanner that’s capable of creating 3D models of objects or rooms in just a few minutes. All of you avid first-person-shooter fans who love creating realistic maps for your [...]

Nine Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts everyone should know

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

There’s nothing wrong with a mouse cursor, but for many tasks keyboard shortcuts are far more efficient than picking your hands up off the keyboard and pointing then clicking. Most users can name at least a few combinations off the top of their heads, and almost everyone knows the infamous Ctrl+Alt+Delete, but many of the [...]

Qualcomm’s move from silent power to household name begins now

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

Intel is a name that everyone knows. Some people may not be aware that they know it, or why they know it, but Intel is very much a household name. When people go into stores to buy computers, the Intel logo is often a comfort that they are buying a quality product. They may not [...]

32nm iPad 2 improves battery life by up to 29 percent

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

Ask most people planning to buy an Apple tablet and chances are they only want the new (3rd generation) iPad with that gorgeous high resolution Retina Display. However, Apple has continued to offer the iPad 2 at a discounted price of $399. The iPad 2 is a last-gen piece of kit, but as Anandtech discovered [...]

DVD playback removed from Windows 8? Not exactly

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

Members of Steven Sinfosky’s team took to the Building Windows 8 blog late yesterday to talk about changes to Windows Media Center and Windows 8 itself. In the course of his post, Sinofsky offered up a bit of information that has managed to generate a fair amount of confusion — and even anger — around [...]

Untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4 iOS 5.1 achieved

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

The wait continues for the iPhone 4S and new iPad to be jailbroken, but for anyone using an iPhone 4 or iPad 2 there’s good news. An untethered jailbreak for those devices running iOS 5.1 has finally been achieved by one determined iPhone hacker. The announcement was made by the iOS security researcher known as [...]

Are consumers cooling on the Kindle Fire?

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

The Amazon Kindle Fire was touted as the first real iPad competitor due in large part to its low price and Amazon’s massive marketing muscle. While initial shipments were substantial, a new report from IDC suggests that the sales of the Fire have dropped off precipitously. IDC estimates the last quarter of 2011 saw 4.8 [...]

Geek deals: $19.99 for a year of Webroot AV protection

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

With the abundance of different antivirus protection software out there, it’s hard to know which to choose. Do you pay for monthly versions or go for the full year? Or do you hop between free trial versions of different products?  Would you feel more secure buying the full Norton AV Suite and chucking it all [...]

Luke Tipple lives Dr. Evil dream, attaches laser to shark

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

Dr. Evil’s super villain dream to weaponized a shark with — you got it — lasers has finally come true. Luke Tipple, a marine biologist who has made appearances on the Discovery Channel during shark week, is the man responsible for this nerdy stunt. The lasers were supplied by Wicked Lasers, a Hong Kong-based company [...]

What you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S3?s smart features

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

Samsung’s UK unveil event of the Galaxy S3 was filled with lots of imagery, but was a little light on explaining how things actually worked. The phone stares back at you when you stare into it, the phone knows when you want to make a call, and knows when your boss is trying to call [...]

The Elder Scrolls Online confirmed for 2013

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

As rumored in March, Bethesda has waited until May to reveal that The Elder Scrolls won’t remain a single-player focused series for much longer. Come next year we will all be playing The Elder Scrolls Online MMO. Full details of the game will require you pick up the June edition of Game Informer magazine whose [...]

Live coverage of Samsung’s Galaxy S3 announcement event

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

The highly-awaited Samsung Mobile Unpacked event is today, which means we are probably just minutes away from the announcement of the Galaxy S3. The phone stands to be the most popular handset from Samsung’s incredibly successful Galaxy line. There are a huge amount of GS3 rumors floating around the internet that are about to be [...]

Fujitsu shrinks its vein sensor to just 5mm thick

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

Security in relation to the data stored on a hard drives has become a major issue since we all started picking up mobile devices that come with a lot of storage as standard. Drive encryption and password protection are always the first lines of defense, but adding another layer of unique, hardware security is always [...]

Kinect and a DSLR team up to add depth to your videos (literally)

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

HD video recording is now firmly entrenched in the consumer space with affordable digital cameras shooting 1080p video. Likewise, many households have solid motion capture hardware in the form of Microsoft’s Kinect Xbox peripheral. What happens when you combine the two? Magic, that’s what happens. RGBDToolkit is a system for taking the HD video that [...]

Logitech’s solar-powered Folio keyboard for iPad doubles as a case

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

Back in 2010 Logitech surprised us by launching a wireless keyboard that required no batteries. Ever. Instead, Logitech had managed to integrate enough solar cells to render a more traditional power source unnecessary. And after owning such a keyboard for over a year now, I can attest it really does work and always has enough [...]

Mozilla pushes unified interface for all versions of Firefox

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

When you ship a piece of cross-platform software, it make sense to try and keep the experience a unified one. Your users probably own multiple devices, after all, and you don’t need to be confusing matters by placing UI elements in different spots and re-arranging menus. At Mozilla’s recent fxworkweek in Toronto, the Foundation’s UX [...]

Is Andy Rubin trying to reboot the G1?

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

The first Android phone was the HTC G1 on T-Mobile. It was not a pretty phone. The battery was removable, and someone at Google and HTC thought that a hardware keyboard was still a necessary thing. The screen slid away to reveal one of my favorite phone keyboards ever. The five row keyboard on the [...]

The Pirate Bay sees traffic spike as blocking begins in the UK

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

The UK High Court last week ruled that the nation’s largest ISPs would have to block subscribers from accessing the notorious BitTorrent tracker The Pirate Bay. This is part of an effort to reduce usage of the site to obtain copyrighted materials. But those pesky pirates, they never seem to do what you want them [...]

EA bows to pressure, iPhone Rock Band to remain playable

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

EA has seen sense, or maybe they became worried about the growing anger aimed in their direction from the gaming masses yesterday. Either way, Rock Band on iPhone will no longer become unplayable at the end of the month if the message above is to be believed. Yesterday there was uproar when iPhone gamers started [...]

Leaked Samsung Galaxy S3 specs confirm dual-core Snapdragon chip on Verizon

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

With the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S3 less than a day away, a leaked user agent profile seems to confirm at least some of the rumored specs. The device in question appears to be Verizon’s version of the Galaxy S3, the SCH-i535. Of most interest is the system-on-a-chip (SoC) in Big Red’s version of [...]

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