Saturday, March 31, 2012

Google Drive screenshot hints at 5 GB of cloud storage for Android smartphones and tablets

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Following up on rumors that Google would be offering a cloud service to access files and multimedia no matter what screen you're looking at, some pictures with details of Google Drive have emerged. Apparently Google Drive will be giving away 5 GB for free with the option to upgrade for more, and the source of this shot claims that it will be launching on April 16.

Google Drive (or something like it) has been rumored for a long time; if this service is actually nearing a launch, it's taken its sweet time. Obviously Google already has a ton of cloud services already synced up with Android, but the only real file locker they've pumped out for Android is Google Music. Being able to wirelessly sync individual files between mobile devices and computers is bound to garner lots of interest, not because it hasn't been done before, but because Google will be able to feed it deeply into the Android OS and make it make it completely seamless.

So, any of you already hooked up with sync services like DropBox - would you be willing to switch to Google Drive for the sake of something a little more native? 

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DropSpace adds real Dropbox sync to Android

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Dropbox offers a lovely client for Android, but it's lacking true "sync" functionality. You can merely browse your Dropbox, pull files into the device, and manually upload specific files.

DropSpace is a little Android app that makes Dropbox on Android work like Dropbox - that is, you get real folder synchronization in the background.

When you run the app you're prompted for your Dropbox credentials. After logging in to Dropbox, you get to select which device folders you'd like to sync to the cloud. It's a straightforward mapping process: You select a folder on the device, and then specify where in Dropbox it should go.

The interface is rather clunky, at least for now. The biggest annoyance is that you can't edit your "sync list": if you add a folder and then wish to remove it, you must delete the entire list of folders and start over.

In terms of functionality, it works quite well. I tested it with the camera folder, and it was nice to be able to take my photos using the lean default Camera app and have them sync up to the cloud instantly.

DropSpace adds real Dropbox sync to Android originally appeared on Download Squad on Fri, 04 Mar 2011 12:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Shaken or Stirred: Which Gets You Drunker? A Scientific Exploration [Happy Hour]

Some bartenders have a chip on their shoulders when it comes cocktails. Shaking waters it down, they say. Stirring is better. James Bond is a pussy. More »


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Google reCAPTCHAs now featuring Street View addresses, 221b Baker St. to get even more famous

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If you've enjoyed decrypting the often frustratingly skewed (and occasionally humorously juxtaposed) reCAPTCHAs, you might be a bit sad to learn that Google is mixing things up with some rather more boring numerals. The combinations of two words are typically used as part of a registration form to ensure the registrant is, indeed, human. Google is now replacing one of the words in some of its reCAPTCHA forms with photos gleaned from Street View service. Google says it uses these numbers internally to improve the accuracy of Street View and that pulling them into reCAPTCHAs is part of an "experiment" to "determine if using imagery might also be an effective way to further refine our tools for fighting machine and bot-related abuse online."

In other words, Google's bots are already capable of decoding these numbers, which makes this all sound like a bit of a challenge to the rest of the OCR-loving coders in the world. Any takers?

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Google reCAPTCHAs now featuring Street View addresses, 221b Baker St. to get even more famous originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 30 Mar 2012 08:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Check Out Cutting-Edge TMNT Robotics Circa 1992 [Video]

1992 was a simpler time. Bill Clinton was elected, The Bodyguard came out, Windows 3.1 was released. It was also a time when puppetry and animatronics still had a place in fantasy films. More »


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Clean Bottle Runner – Store Your Phone and Keys in Your Water Bottle

Well, you don’t exactly store them in the water bottle – more with the Clean Bottle.  A while ago, Julie told us about the Clean Bottle, a 22-ounce plastic water bottle with a leak-proof screw-off bottom for easy cleaning.  The Clean Bottle Runner includes a jacket that has a clear, play-though plastic pocket for your [...]

Source: http://the-gadgeteer.com/2012/03/30/clean-bottle-runner-store-your-phone-and-keys-in-your-water-bottle/

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In Brazil Soda Fountains Dispense Free Mobile Internet Access [Advertising]

Finding free internet access in the US just means hunting down the nearest Wi-Fi hotspot. But in Brazil those are few and far between. So Coca-Cola's ad agency, Ogilvy & Mather, created these Coke-branded machines that dispense free mobile data instead of sugar water. More »


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Rickshaw Moleskine Folio Fans – 50% off all Folios, Today Only!

Last month, Andy reviewed Rickshaw’s Classic Moleskine Folio. Now you can get a great deal on one of your own with this special 24 hour deal. Rickshaw is discounting their Folios by 50% today only. This deal includes the Smartphone and Classic Rickshaw Folios. You can even custom the design of your folio with colors from [...]

Source: http://the-gadgeteer.com/2012/03/28/rickshaw-moleskine-folio-fans-50-off-all-folios-today-only/

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Google holds back on open-sourcing Honeycomb, heralds massive shift for Android

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Google, in an interesting but not entirely unexpected twist, will not be open-sourcing Android 3.0 Honeycomb for the foreseeable future.

Historically, Android is usually open-sourced via the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) a few days or weeks after the code is finalized. While this departure from the norm won't affect OEMs like HTC and Motorola that have access to internal builds of Android, small-time developers will likely have to wait months before rolling their own distributions.

As to why Google is holding back Honeycomb, its reasons are actually rather rational. Honeycomb, while originally intended to run on all mobile form factors, is only ready for deployment on tablets. "To make our schedule to ship the tablet, we made some design tradeoffs," says Andy Rubin, the head of Google's Android group. "We didn't want to think about what it would take for the same software to run on phones. It would have required a lot of additional resources and extended our schedule beyond what we thought was reasonable. So we took a shortcut."

In other words, Google wants to prevent OEMs and homebrew developers like Cyanogen from rolling their own smartphone versions of Honeycomb -- it doesn't want to see the same bitter-tasting tabletified bastardization that occurred with Android 2.1 and 2.2 last year.

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Bumpy Photo Turns Your Favorite SnapShot Into a 3D Sculpture

We’ve featured many creative ways that you can share your favorite pictures with friends and family, through photo books, printed canvases, etc. Bumpy Photo offers a unique service that will take your digital pictures and turn them into 3D relief sculptures that you can actually touch. When you upload your digital image, special software creates a color [...]

Source: http://the-gadgeteer.com/2012/03/28/bumpy-photo-turns-your-favorite-snapshot-into-a-3d-sculpture/

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EasyTag EasyTagger GPS Unit for Nikon Cameras Review

I have a couple of Nikon DSLR cameras that I use for personal and Gadgeteer photography.  Nikon cameras aren’t cheap, but hey – not every camera is mentioned in song, either.  Accessories, especially the Nikon-branded ones, aren’t cheap, either.  I’ve been slowly collecting studio lights, flashes for the hot shoe, filters – you get the [...]

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Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5PM ET!

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Time to podcast up! Who's with us? For starters, we're going to have Myriam, Brad, Joseph and -- making his mobcast debut -- our very own Andrew Munchbach! So join us at the normal time, chat it up in our Ustream chat below, and we'll have a grand 'ol time talking all about phones and stuff.

March 30, 2012 5:00 PM EDT

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Friday, March 30, 2012

Altaro Hyper-V Backup beta launched, only 250 places available

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This one's for the sysadmins in the audience: Altaro, makers of our favorite "time machine for Windows" back solution, OopsBackup, have just announced a new product entering beta called Hyper-V Backup.

It's a backup solution for virtual machines running on Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization solution. If that sentence just seemed like a bunch of buzzwords crammed together, Hyper-V backup is not for you. But, if you actually use Hyper-V and are hankering for a good backup solution, Altaro might be worth checking out.

The beta run is limited - Altaro are looking for just 250 testers. All participants will get a free license key to the final, production version. So if you're interested in helping test Hyper-V Backup, get yourself over to Altaro now and join the beta.

Altaro Hyper-V Backup beta launched, only 250 places available originally appeared on Download Squad on Wed, 02 Mar 2011 05:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Microsoft trumpets Windows Phone 7 numbers on first birthday

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Happy first birthday, Windows Phone 7! One year on, and the fledgling mobile operating system has 36,000 active developers in its AppHub community, 1.5 million downloads of its Developer Tools, and 11,500 apps in its Marketplace.

Microsoft is quick to take a couple shots at competitors' app stores, beating its chest about not re-counting tanslations of an app or "lite" apps, "increasing tonnage" by supporting apps from other mobile platforms, and not listing wallpapers as a category.

That's all fine and dandy, but we spend a lot of time sifting through WP7 app feeds -- and we're still not seeing a lot of awesome apps on the platform. We think a few marquee apps would've made a pretty nice first birthday present -- along with a much smoother update process for WP7 users.

Microsoft trumpets Windows Phone 7 numbers on first birthday originally appeared on Download Squad on Fri, 01 Apr 2011 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Microsoft trumpets Windows Phone 7 numbers on first birthday

windows phone 7
Happy first birthday, Windows Phone 7! One year on, and the fledgling mobile operating system has 36,000 active developers in its AppHub community, 1.5 million downloads of its Developer Tools, and 11,500 apps in its Marketplace.

Microsoft is quick to take a couple shots at competitors' app stores, beating its chest about not re-counting tanslations of an app or "lite" apps, "increasing tonnage" by supporting apps from other mobile platforms, and not listing wallpapers as a category.

That's all fine and dandy, but we spend a lot of time sifting through WP7 app feeds -- and we're still not seeing a lot of awesome apps on the platform. We think a few marquee apps would've made a pretty nice first birthday present -- along with a much smoother update process for WP7 users.

Microsoft trumpets Windows Phone 7 numbers on first birthday originally appeared on Download Squad on Fri, 01 Apr 2011 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Where Your Coffee Comes From [Video]

Do you know where your coffee comes from, and how it gets to you? Sure, you may know your roaster, but do you know where it was grown, or how it was processed at origin? More »


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