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Bill Gates and Friends Urge US Government To Triple Energy Research Spend [Energy]

by on Jun.10, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, arc, Av, Barack Obama, Bill, Bill Gates, BillGates, Bp, cat, clear, Cloud, Clouds, color, corporate, D3, de, Disaster, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, electric, energy, environment, Et, Feeds, ff, friends, gates, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Government, hal, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ir, Isp, ISS, jeffrey immelt, La, Labels, Lg, Men, Mic, micro, microsoft, mid, Mod, obama, Of, Oil, oil spill, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, PI, pill, Pixel, Play, Plea, Q, quant, Rc, Research, rip, RSS, Rv, sea, search, serve, spill, Style, Sue, Tag, tech, Techno, Technology, TI, TV, Us, US Government, V, X1

BP’s oil spill disaster isn’t even the half of it. Bill Gates ; the CEO of General Electric Jeffrey Immelt , and various other senior-level corporate-types have issued a plea to the US government to triple spending on energy research to $16bn/year. More

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What Verizon Does To Gym Employees Who Find Unreleased Phones [Verizon]

by on May.27, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, ally, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, Ati, Bp, C6, cat, Cf, clear, color, communication, communications, corporate, day, de, dev, Display, droid, droid shadow, Ds, E, E3, Ea, EC, Email, emp, Employees, Et, Event, Fb, ff, fire, g2, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, hand, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, ions, Ir, Isp, KX, La, Labels, late, Led, Lg, Mail, mid, Mod, Moto, Motorola, Motorola Droid, Motorola droid shadow, Nes, om, One, order, Padd, phone, Phones, photo, PI, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Rc, Red, release, RSS, Rv, serve, Shadow, smartphone, Specs, Style, Tag, tech, TI, TV, Up, Us, V, Verizon, what, Who, X1

Yesterday an employee at a corporate Verizon gym found an unreleased Motorola Droid Shadow . The device’s owner eventually returned to pick it up, but a photo and specs were still emailed to us. Hours later the gym employee was fired. More

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Motorola Droid Shadow Found In Gym [Android]

by on May.25, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A9, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, Android, android 2.2, android froyo, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, ash, Bp, cat, cc, Cellphones, clear, color, corporate, de, Display, droid, Ds, E, E3, Ea, EC, Et, ff, froyo, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, hal, hand, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Iha, Im, images, In, Ir, Isp, J3, La, Labels, Leak, Leaks, Loc, Lock, locked, mess, mid, Ming, Mod, Moto, Motorola, Motorola Droid, Motorola droid shadow, Motorola shadow, om, One, order, Padd, phone, Phones, PI, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Rc, release, remote, RSS, Rumor, Rumors, Rv, sage, serve, Shadow, smartphone, Smartphones, Speculation, Style, Tag, tech, TI, TV, V, Verizon, Verizon Wireless, what, why, X1

The story goes that this phone was left in a corporate Verizon gym in Washington, but before it was remotely locked the finder saw a text message confirming it was “unreleased”. What is it? Why, the Motorola Droid Shadow

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How Apple Enabled Google’s $750 Million AdMob Purchase [Mobile]

by on May.21, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Act, Ad, Add, admob, Ads, age, ANT, Ants, app, apple, AR, Bp, C5, cat, clear, color, corporate, day, Dc, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, eco, Et, F1, ff, Frog, Ftc, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Google, Google admob, Hd, Home Automation, IAD, Id, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, ions, Isp, kin, La, Labels, Led, Les, Mac, mobile, Mod, Nab, Ogg, om, One, order, Os, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, power, Pr, pre, Pur, Q, quant, Quattro, Rc, Rf, RSS, Rv, serve, Style, T1, Tag, tech, TI, true, TV, Uk, Up, Us, V, vers, world, X1

Apple versus Google. That’s the major thread these days, two corporate monoliths duking it out for tech supremacy.

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The Secrets of Eccentric, Mad-Scientist RadioShacks [DIY]

by on May.10, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, AR, Art, Ati, Av, bd, Cable, Cables, cat, cc, clear, corporate, de, Display, diy, Ds, E, Ea, Et, Gadget, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, guts, Hack, Hacks, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, In, Ink, Ion, ions, Ir, Isp, Les, Lg, live, Loc, location, magazine, Mod, Nes, NK, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, Parts, Play, ps, Q, Radio, radio-shack, Radios, RadioShack, Rc, Red, Secrets, Shop, store, Stores, Style, Tag, The Shack, TI, Vr, wired, X1

They’re described as “eccentric, mad-scientist RadioShacks” and they’re full of gadget guts, cables, and parts you won’t find in the average, corporate-owned locations. Run by “RadioShack nostalgics” who want to keep hobby shops alive, these stores are shrines to tinkering. More

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Shanghai’s Dream Cube Is Even More Awesome Than Anticipated [Architecture]

by on Apr.29, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, ANT, AR, arc, architecture, Av, Case, Cases, clear, corporate, Cube, de, design, Display, Dream cube, Dream pavilion, Ds, E, Ea, Et, first, flickr, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, impress, In, Ion, ipa, Ir, Isp, Led, LEDs, Mod, N8, nin, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, photo, photos, Play, Pr, pre, Pro, Projects, Q, Rc, rom, shanghai, Shanghai world expo 2010, Style, Tag, ted, TI, Ui, Up, Us, Wes, X1

Often, overzealous renders get our hopes up for architectural projects that never quite stun the same way in person. But Basil Childers’ first photos of Shanghai’s Dream Pavilion are even more impressive than the initial renders promised. More

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Crafty Tongs Hide Built-In Thermometer [Kitchen]

by on Apr.23, 2010, under 2, 2010, 5, 7, 7d, Ad, Ads, age, and, AR, C6, clear, corporate, de, digital, Display, Ds, E, Ea, F1, Ge, Gizmo, Grill, Grill thermometer, Grilling, hand, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, Isp, ITA, itc, kitchen, mhd, Mod, om, One, order, Padd, Play, Pr, Pro, Probe, Q, raf, Rc, Style, summer, Tag, Thermometer, Thermometer tongs, TI, Tip, tongs, Tools, Ui, X1

When you’re grilling, nothing’s more handy than a digital thermometer…except maybe these: Tongs that incorporate a very fine temperature probe so you don’t need to fiddle with multiple tools. More

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Netflix Coming to the iPhone Soon [IPhone Apps]

by on Apr.03, 2010, under 2, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, Ad, Ads, age, app, Apps, AR, Ati, bbc, cat, Cia, clear, communication, corporate, dash, de, Ds, E, Ea, F1, future, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Im, Ion, ipa, ipad, Iphone, iPhone App, iPhone Apps, IphoneApps, Mod, Net, netflix, Netflix iphone app, One, order, Os, phone, ps, Rc, Sd, steve, Streaming, Style, Tag, TI, Tip, X1

Steve Swasey, Netflix’s VP of Corporate Communications, was asked if there’s an iPhone app in the future—after all, we are getting one for the iPad . His response? Netflix is working on it. More

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Kindle iPad App Officially Available in iTunes [IPad Apps]

by on Apr.03, 2010, under 2, 5, 7, 7d, A8, Ad, Ads, age, Ai, amazon, Amazon Kindle iPad App, and, app, apple, Apps, AR, Art, Av, book, Books, C5, Cia, clear, competition, corporate, D3, de, Ds, E, E3, Ea, Ebook, Ebooks, F2, future, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, iBook, iBooks, Im, Ion, ipa, ipad, Ipad app, iPad Apps, Ipadapps, iTunes, Kindle, Kindle ipad app, Light, Mod, Ms, Nes, Net, News, One, option, order, Os, Oses, Pee, Pet, PI, ps, Rc, Red, Sd, store, Style, Tag, TI, Us, Via, X1

We wondered about the Kindle iPad app and whether we’d get to purchase ebooks with it despite the competition it poses for Apple’s iBooks app and store, but here we are. It’s official, purchase options and all. [ iTunes via Amazon ] More

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3D Ebooks Could Be Reality In Several Years’ Time [Ebooks]

by on Mar.29, 2010, under 2D, 3D, 3D ebooks, 5D, 7, 7d, A9, Ad, Ads, age, AR, book, Books, clear, corporate, D3, dash, de, Ds, E, Ea, Ebook, ebook readers, Ebooks, F2, Ge, Gizmo, Glasses, Hd, Home Automation, Ie, Kindle, Korea, lte, Mod, next, One, Os, PC, Rc, Real, rom, Scientists, Sd, South Korea, South korea 3d ebooks, Ssd, Stories, Style, Tag, ted, TI, time, Up, Us, X1

Like pop-up books from our childhood, South Korean scientists are working on 3D ebooks that animate the stories when tilted— though 3D glasses are a must, so far. It won’t be incorporated into the next Kindle though. More

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