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Giz Explains: Why Using Your Phone In Another Country Costs So Damn Much [Giz Explains]

by on May.17, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, Ati, Bp, cat, Cdma, Cellphones, clear, color, cost, de, Display, Ds, E, e1, Ea, Et, Feature, ff, Free, Freedom, Ge, Giz Explains, Gizmo, gizmodo, Gsm, Hd, Home, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Intern, international, International calling, International roaming, Ion, Isp, La, Labels, Ming, Mod, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, phone, Phones, PI, Play, ps, Q, quant, Rc, RNA, RSS, Rv, serve, Style, Tag, tech, TI, Top, Travel, TV, Up, Us, V, why, X1, XP

The worst part of any vacation is coming home. Not just because your fleeting glimpse of freedom is finished, but because you’ve got to pay the absurd phone bill you racked up while you were gone. Ugh

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Giz Explains: Why Streaming Video Over 3G Sucks [Giz Explains]

by on May.10, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 3g, 3G video, 3gpp, 5, 7, 7d, A8, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, AR, At&t, Cellphones, Cf, clear, D3, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Et, F1, f16, Feature, g1, Ge, Giz Explains, Gizmo, gizmodo, H.264, Hard, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, Ion, ions, Ir, Isp, Les, Lions, MediaFLO, Ming, Mod, Nes, Net, Of, om, One, order, Padd, phone, Phones, Play, Q, Qualcomm, Rc, SSL, Streaming, Streaming Video, Style, Tag, TI, Top, Verizon, Vide, Video, why, wireless, X1, XP

The thing about wirelessly streaming video to millions and millions of phones is that it’s, like, hard . More

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Giz Explains: How Multitasking Works on a Phone [Giz Explains]

by on Apr.29, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, Android, app, apple, Apps, AR, Art, Body, clear, de, Display, Ds, E, E3, Ea, Et, Feature, Ge, Giz Explains, Gizmo, gizmodo, Google, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, Iphone, iPhone 4.0, iphone os 4, Isp, ITA, kin, microsoft, Mod, Ms, Multitasking, Nes, om, One, order, Padd, Palm, Palm pre, phone, Phones, pixi, Platform, Play, pre, ps, Q, Rc, ski, smartphone, Style, Tag, TI, Tip, Top, trick, Us, WebOS, Windows phone, Windows phone 7, X1, XP

Multitasking! On phones! Everybody does it now. But each smartphone platform does it differently. Here are the various tricky ways that the major platforms try to juggle multiple apps. More

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The Future of Storage [Memory Forever]

by on Mar.19, 2010, under 2D, 7, 7d, Ad, Ads, age, and, AR, Ben, Blu-Ray, clear, data, de, Ds, dvd, E, e1, Ea, emory, Feature, flash, flash storage, Forever, Future of storage, Ge, Giz Explains, Gizmo, graphic, guts, Hard Drives, Hd, hdds, Home Automation, Memory, Memory forever, Memoryforever, Mod, One, Os, oss, Perpendicular revolution, player, Pr, pre, Rc, Seagate, spread, ssds, storage, Style, Tag, TI, Top, Up, X1

If you take the guts of a Blu-ray or DVD player, blow it up, and spread it across a work bench, it looks like this. So you might be surprised to know that you’re looking at the future of storage .

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Reminder: The iPad Will Read DRM-Free Ebooks From Your Nook or Sony Reader [Ipad]

by on Mar.12, 2010, under 3D, 7d, A4, Ad, Ads, Ai, and, app, apple, AR, book, Books, C6, Case, clear, dash, de, Display, drm, Ds, E, e1, Ea, Ebook, Ebooks, Emi, Epub, Eu, Feature, Features, Free, Ge, Giz Explains, Gizmo, hand, Hd, Home Automation, iBook, iBooks, ipad, Isp, ISS, Kindle, mind, Mod, nook, One, Rc, Reader, Rf, Sony, Sony Reader, Style, Support, TI, Ui, Up, XP

In case you missed Giz Explains the other day—which lays out the entire ebook format and DRM landscape—the iPad will support DRM-free ePub books, in case you’ve got some on your Sony Reader or B&N Nook. If you’ve got a Kindle on the other hand, you’re SOL, since it uses its very own ebook format. [ Apple ] More

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The Barnes & Noble eReader iPad App Is On the Way (But Will Apple Maim It?) [Apple]

by on Mar.11, 2010, under 7d, A8, Ad, Ads, age, Ai, app, apple, AR, B&N, Barnes, Barnes & Noble, book, Books, clear, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Ebook, Ebooks, ereader, Eu, Ge, Giz Explains, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Interest, Ion, ipad, Ipad app, iPad Apps, iPhone Apps, Isp, late, Mod, Nes, Noble, nook, One, Os, Rc, Reader, Real, Rf, store, Style, Tag, ted, TI, Tower, Ui, vers, X1, XP

As specumalated in yesterday’s Giz Explains , Barnes & Noble is reportedly coming out with an iPad version of their ebook app, which will, interestingly, include B&N’s bookstore. Really ?

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Giz Explains: How You’re Gonna Get Screwed By Ebook Formats [Giz Explains]

by on Mar.10, 2010, under 7d, Ads, age, Ai, amazon, and, apple, AR, B&N, Barnes & Noble, book, Books, Bt, clear, de, Display, drm, Ds, E, Ea, Ebook, Ebooks, Eu, Feature, Ge, Giz Explains, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, iBooks, ipad, Isp, Jobs, Kindle, Mod, nook, Nyt, One, Os, Rc, Reader, reader daily edition, Rf, Sony, Sound, sounds, steve, Steve Jobs, Style, Tag, TI, Top, Tower, Ui, WoW, X1, Xm, XP

“We use the epub format: It is the most popular open book format in the world.” That’s how Steve Jobs announced the iPad. And wow, that sounds like all the ebooks you own will just work on anything. Um, no. More

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Naysayers Begin to Poo-Poo On Bloom Box’s Lofty Claims [Bloom Box]

by on Feb.28, 2010, under 7d, Ads, age, Ai, Analysts, AR, Art, Blockquote, Bloom, bloom box, bloom energy, BloomBox, ceramic, Cia, clear, Community, dash, dev, Display, Ds, Ea, Emi, energy, Eu, Fuel, Fuel Cell, Fuel Cells, FuelCells, Ge, Giz Explains, Gizmo, Green, Hd, Home Automation, Ion, Isp, itc, Led, Lock, Make, Men, Mic, Mod, News, One, Os, oss, photo, power, Pr, pre, price, Pro, Ram, Raw, Rc, Real, Rf, Rim, Sim, star, start-up, Style, Technology, TI, time, Top, Ui, Up, Via, Wood

Well, that didn’t take long. Already analysts are crawling out of the woodwork to put the seemingly miraculous Bloom Box fuel cell in its place as yet another energy saving technology that won’t perform as advertised. This week it was IDC Energy Insights analyst Sam Jaffe, who said that while the fuel cell developed by Bloom Energy CEO K.R Sridhar and his team was definitely “not bogus,” it just doesn’t differentiate itself well enough from already available fuel cell technologies—especially as it pertains to price. And the device’s supposedly unique “fuel-switching” ability

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Myth Bustin’ Box [Image Cache]

by on Feb.21, 2010, under 3D, ADAM, adam savage, Ads, Ai, Brain, BUST, clear, Display, Ds, Eu, Giz Explains, Hack, Hd, Home Automation, Image cache, Ion, Isp, Ms, MythBusters, Os, Rc, Real, Rf, store, Style, TI, Toolbox, Tools, Ui, web

If you’re MythBusters’ (and Giz Explains’ ) Adam Savage , you don’t store your tools in just any toolbox. No, sir.

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