Thursday, September 6, 2012

Kobo Unveils $99 Mini And $129 Glo E-Readers

The big September reveal-a-thon is set to continue tomorrow with some new product announcements courtesy of Amazon, but a rival player in the e-book space is trying to capture some thunder of its own prior to Amazon’s big show. Rakuten-owned Kobo has just officially unveiled a slew of new e-readers (plus an Android tablet, naturally) in an attempt to cement its place as a serious competitor despite its persisting status as an underdog.

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Drew Friedman's portrait of Superman creators Siegel and Shuster

How To Access The BIOS On A Windows 8 Computer

Among the many changes coming with Windows 8and new computers designed for it is a change in the way we access our computers’ BIOS. No longer do we press a certain key during the boot process to reveal the BIOS – instead, an option to access the BIOS is located in Windows 8’s boot options menu.

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Photoshop Touch Is Now Retina-Friendly on the iPad

Good news retina iPad-owning creatives—Adobe just released an update to Photoshop Touch, making it compatible with the tablets superior resolution. Version 1.3 supports images up to 12-megapixels each and is available in the App Store for $9.99.

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ĀµTorrent Beta arrives on the Google Play Store

Following up on their previous offering of ĀµTorrent Remote which allowed for you to have direct access to torrents being downloaded on your computer and control them remotely, the folks from BitTorrent have now finally delivered a beta version of their long await full fledged torrent client for Android.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Leaks accurate, this is what the new iPhone will look like

iMore has learned that recent parts leaks and dummy phones are accurate representations of what the new iPhone (iPhone 5,1) will look like when Apple announces it on September 12, 2012. Almost identical in design to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, the major visible differences will include a 4-inch display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, a metallic plate across most the back, and a miniaturized Dock connector and relocated 3.5mm headset jack along the bottom.

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Apple announces iPhone 5 event for September 12

Apple has announced their September 12 special event, expected to see the introduction of the next generation iPhone 5. The information on the invitation is sparse. According to the graphic shared by Jim Dalrymple of The Loop, it shows the number 12 (the date of the event), and the number 5 (make of that what you will), along with the following line: "It's almost here".

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Twenty-nine of history’s most iconic scientists in one photograph – now in color

Of the 29 scientists in attendance (the majority of whom contributed to the fields of physics and chemistry), over half of them were, or would would go to become, Nobel laureates. (It bears mentioning that Marie Curie, the only woman in attendance at the conference, remains the only scientist in history to be awarded Nobel Prizes in two different scientific fields.)

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Leaked Image Shows Packaging For “The New iPhone”

The next iPhone will be called simply “iPhone” if this pic is to be believed. Published by, the image is reportedly of the next, ahem, new iPhone’s packaging fresh off a massive printing press. And within, clear as day, is the new iPhone with five vertical rows of icons and the wording “The New iPhone.” Gone is the numerical designation that’s been with the iPhone for the last four generations. Apple is making it as simple as possible with the next iPhone — and this will likely be confusing to a lot of people.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

iOS 6 preview

Safari has been on the iPhone since the first version launched in 2007, and has been steadily improved, year after year, version after version, ever since. iOS 6 follows the same, steady, evolutionary pattern, addressing long standing user pain-points like image uploads, and providing parity with features from other browsers, like Chrome's tab sync. It also makes Reading List more robust, and provides an interesting way for websites to alert users about, and move them into, apps.

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iPhone 5 preview: Processor, graphics, RAM, and storage

Apple is expected to announce their next generation iPhone on September 12, 2012, and while there have been a lot of leaks about what it may look like, there have only been a few about what will power it. That's not surprising. Apple seldom gives specifics about the processors inside the iPhone, or any of their iOS devices.

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THE WALKING DEAD Season 3 - First TV Spot

Rare Steve Jobs Photos

The back story behind the now iconic photo of Jobs sitting in lotus position with a Mac on his lap featured on the cover of Time Magazine in 2011 — is detailed in a uniquepersonal interview I completed with Norman Seeff back in February for the launch of his Steve Jobs lithograph series.

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Michael Clarke Duncan Has Died at 54

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan died this morning in a Los Angeles hospital, as confirmed via a statement from his fiancee, Apprentice star Omarosa Manigault. Duncan was 54.

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How To Stream Live Video to Your Twitch.TV Channel

Launched in June of last year, the world of online gaming needed a portal to livestream events and Justin.TV’s secondary niche website, Twitch.TV, serves today as just that. A huge portion of major online gaming tournaments and events call Twitch.TV home, and the site receives billions of views every month.

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Monday, September 3, 2012

PAX Prime 2012 and beyond for Mac and iOS gamers

Appletell has been talking to some of the finest OS X and iOS developers at PAX Prime. Over the next few days we’ll be posting information on games you know and games you should know, includingContainment from Bootsnake, Cognition from Phoenix Online Studios, Bust-N-Rush from Techtonic, and more.

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Super Sleek BMW Mouse is a Gamer’s Dream

A futuristic-looking mouse designed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA, called Level 10 M, aims to change the gaming space. The makers write that comparing this gaming mouse to a basic gray mouse is like comparing a high-performance car to a family van.

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Congrats to the winners of the 2012 Hugo Awards

Tonight, the World Science Fiction Society gave out this year's Hugo Awards and the John W. Campbell Award as part of this weekend's Worldcon festivities. Congrats to all of this year's winners, including io9's own Charlie Jane Anders, who took home a silver rocket for her novelette, "Six Months, Three Days.

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Video Cables Explained

When you buy a new computer, it’s important to look at what type of output ports it supports. After all, you want to be able to easily hook it up to your computer monitor, or the projector at work or in school.

The reason most projectors, and even a lot of displays have multiple input ports is because there’s no clearcut standard for video connectors. In fact, there are multiple standards of computer video cables. Three of them are still actively competing for a spot on your laptop’s side. These are VGA, DVI and HDMI.

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Find 6 New Uses For Your Old Wii

The Wii, and every game console, is basically a computer hooked up to your television. By default this doesn’t mean much – you can only use the Wii to do things Nintendo intends – but with a little imagination and (occasionally) a little bit of Non-Nintendo-approved code you can do anything from watch your digital video collection to controlling your PC using VNC.

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