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The White House Is Full of iPad Users [Apple]

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Gadget-savvy Barack Obama has surrounded himself with iPad owners, it appears. Joe Biden’s got one . Communications/press members Dan Pfeiffer , Ben Finkenbinder and Bill Burton smear fingerprints on theirs

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Synaptics: PC Trackpads Getting Four-Finger Gestures [Computex]

by on Jun.01, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A9, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, ash, Av, book, Bp, Brin, Button, cat, clear, Clickeq, ClickPad, color, Computex, dash, day, de, design, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, ff, Finger, Four-finger gesture, Ge, gesture, gestures, Gizmo, gizmodo, good, Hard, Hardware, Hd, Home Automation, Hp, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, Les, Mac, MacBook, mid, Mod, multitouch, om, One, order, Ouch, Pad, Padd, Parts, PC, PCs, PI, Pixel, Platform, Play, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, serve, Style, Synaptics, Tag, tech, TI, Touch, Touchpad-is, touchpads, trackpad, Trackpads, TV, V, War, Who, Wind, windows, X1

PC trackpads have tended to lag behind their MacBook counterparts, but the gap’s narrowing today. Synaptics—the same folks who introduced the buttonless, clickable PC trackpad last year, are adding four-finger gestures and more goodies with their TouchPad-IS platform.

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I’ve Got the World On a String [Astronomy]

by on May.24, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A4, A8, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, ANT, Ants, AR, ash, Astronomy, Bp, cassini, cat, clear, color, dash, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Epimetheus, Et, Eu, ff, Finger, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Guitar, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Isp, ITA, La, Labels, life, Love, mid, Mod, Music, My, om, One, order, Padd, PC, PI, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, rainbow, Rc, Rhea, RSS, Rv, S1, Saturn, serve, Style, Tag, tar, tech, TI, Tron, TV, Ui, Us, V, what, world, X1

I’ve got the world on a string/ I’m sitting on a rainbow/ Got the string around my finger/ What a world, what a life—I’m in love! More

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Google Sued Over Street View Wi-Fi Issue [Google]

by on May.20, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, ally, ANT, Ants, AR, arc, Bp, car, Cars, cat, cc, clear, color, Companies, de, dental, Display, Ds, E, e1, Ea, Engine, Et, etail, ff, Finger, fingers, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Google, google street view, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Ion, ions, Isp, ISS, La, Labels, Law, Laws, Lawsuit, Lawsuits, Lions, mid, Mod, Nes, Net, network, Of, om, One, order, Oregon, Os, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Pot, Pr, Pro, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, sea, search, Search engines, serve, street, street view, Street view wi-fi, StreetView, Style, Sue, suing, Suit, Tag, tech, ted, Tent, TI, TV, Ui, V, view, Wi-Fi, Wi-fi data collection, work, X1, XP

As expected, the quiet brouhaha over Google accidentally collecting personal Wi-Fi network details when cruising in the Street View cars has turned into a lawsuit, with two Oregon citizens suing them for potentially millions. More

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A Lego Keyboard That Won’t Make Your Fingers Ache [Lego]

by on May.15, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, app, apple, Apple Macbook, AR, ash, Ati, Av, book, Bp, C6, cat, clear, color, dash, de, decal, Decals, Decor, Digg, Display, Ds, E, E3, Ea, eco, Et, Etsy, ff, Finger, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Happy, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Ion, Isp, keyboard, Keyboards, La, Labels, Lego, Mac, MacBook, Make, mid, Mod, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, Pain, PI, Ping, Play, Pr, pre, ps, Q, quant, Rc, Rf, RSS, Rv, serve, Shop, shopping, Style, Tag, tech, TI, Tip, tips, Toy, Toys, TV, Us, X1

It’d be pretty painful to type on a Lego keyboard— just imagine all those nubs digging into your fingertips. The solution? $15 worth of decals. Your keyboard will look like Lego heaven and your fingers will remain happy.

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Home Depot Ordered To Pay $25 Million For Stealing Inventor’s Safety Gizmo [Lawsuits]

by on May.14, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A9, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, ANT, Ants, AR, Bp, cat, cc, clear, color, Custom, de, dev, Display, diy, Ds, E, Ea, emp, Employees, Et, Fb, ff, Finger, fingers, flo, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home, Home Automation, HomeDepot, Id, Im, images, In, Inventions, Inventors, Ion, Isp, itc, La, Labels, Law, Laws, Lawsuit, Lawsuits, MER, Mic, Michaelpowell, Mod, om, One, order, Padd, PI, Play, Pot, Q, quant, Rc, Red, retail, RSS, Rv, safety, Saws, serve, Style, Suit, Suits, Tag, Tea, tech, TI, TV, Ui, Us, Wood, work, Workers, X1

Years ago, Floridian inventor Michael Powell pitched Home Depot a device that would keep its employees’ fingers safe when cutting wood for customers. It worked so well that they stole his idea. Now Powell’s getting sweet, $25 million justice. More

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Forget Using A Stylus, Now There’s A Knob For Your iPhone [Concept]

by on May.13, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Accessories, Accessory, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Bp, cat, change, clear, color, Concept, controls, de, design, dev, Display, Displays, Ds, E, E3, Ea, Et, Finger, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Iphone, Isp, ISS, knob, Knob accessory, Labels, Mod, nex, next, om, One, order, Ouch, Ovi, Padd, phone, PI, Play, Pr, Pro, Q, quant, Rc, Real, RSS, Rv, school, serve, Style, Tag, tech, TI, Touch, TV, Uk, Us, Vide, Video, X1

Do you miss old-school physical controls when using your fingers and toes to change settings on a multi-touch device? Well, you’re in luck! Because some clever folks decided to provide us with real knobs to use on our multi-touch displays. More

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Be Gizmodo’s Fan, Friend, or Follower [Announcements]

by on Apr.27, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A9, Ad, Ads, age, and, Announcement, Announcements, AR, Bes, book, C5, cc, clear, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Ebook, Emotions, Et, F2, Face, facebook, Fan, Fans, Fb, Finger, Follow, Friendship, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, In, Isp, Letter, Men, Mod, News, newsletter, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, Play, Pr, Pro, Q, Rc, SocialNetworking, Stories, Style, Tag, TI, twitter, X1

Did you know that Gizmodo has a Facebook page, a Twitter account, and a new and improved newsletter? That means you can keep track of all our best stories without lifting a finger. Or with lifting fewer fingers, anyway

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Least Common Complaints About the New iPad, By the The New Yorker [Ipad]

by on Apr.21, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 5, 7, 7d, A9, Ad, Ads, age, Ai, apple ipad, AR, Ati, Ball, Bic, clear, Coat, dash, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, F1, Finger, Fingerprints, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, In, Ion, ipa, ipad, Ipad complints, Iphone, iPod, Isp, Les, Make, media, Mod, Ms, New York, newyork, om, One, order, Padd, Play, Porn, Pr, Print, ps, Q, Rc, Rim, rom, Style, Tag, ted, The New Yorker, TI, Top, Up, Ups, Us, X1, XP

“Insufficient media coverage…Upscaling makes porn unexpectedly upsetting…When used as murder weapon, oleophobic coating does not completely eliminate incriminating fingerprints.” Read additional less common—but completely valid—iPad complaints from The New Yorker here: [ The New Yorker ] More

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Thief Steals Man’s iPad and Pinky Finger [Ipad]

by on Apr.20, 2010, under 2, 2010, 5, 7, 7d, Ad, Ads, age, and, apple, Apple Store, AR, Bag, C5, clear, Crime, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, F2, Fb, Finger, Ge, Gizmo, Gross, Hard, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, In, Ink, ipa, ipad, Isp, Light, Mod, News, NK, Of, om, One, order, Os, oss, Padd, PI, Ping, Pink, Play, Q, que, Rc, Robbery, shopping, Stolen ipad, Style, Tag, Tea, Theft, TI, X1

Bill Jordan’s recent iPad purchase turned nightmarish, in one of those delightfully grotesque ways that local news affiliates thrive on: a thief grabbed his shopping bag, tugging so hard that he took most of Jordan’s little finger with him. Gross. More

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