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

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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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You Need a USB Port Cleaner as Much as You Need a Colonoscopy [Accessories]

by on May.24, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 360, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Accessories, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Av, Bp, Brando, cat, cc, Ces, Cf, clear, color, D3, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Epa, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, HTML, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Isp, kids, La, Labels, Mod, My, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, PC, PCs, PI, Pixel, Play, Port, Ports, Q, quant, Rc, rom, RSS, Rv, school, serve, Style, Tag, Tea, tech, TI, TV, Up, upc, Us, usb, USB Port Cleaner, V, Vr, why, X1

Only $17 and some plugin-plugout action separate you from shiny USB ports. Why do you need that? No idea. But as one of my teachers used to say in high school: “Remember kids, always keep all your ports clean.” [ Brando ] More

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You Need a USB Port Cleaner as Much as You Need a Colonics Session [Accessories]

by on May.24, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 360, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Accessories, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Bp, Brando, cat, cc, Ces, Cf, clear, color, D3, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Epa, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, HTML, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Isp, kids, La, Labels, Mod, My, Of, om, One, order, Padd, PC, PCs, PI, Pixel, Play, Port, Ports, Q, quant, Rc, rom, RSS, Rv, school, serve, Style, Tag, Tea, tech, TI, TV, Up, upc, Us, usb, USB Port Cleaner, V, why, X1

Only $17 and some plugin-plugout action separate you from shiny USB ports. Why do you need that? No idea. But as one of my teachers used to say in high school: “Remember kids, always keep all your ports clean.” [ Brando ] More

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Relive the Entire "Get a Mac" Saga In 3 Minutes [Ads]

by on May.22, 2010, under Ads, apple, GetAMac, Home Automation, JustinLong, Macs, Nostalgia, PCs, Recap, Video

As Justin Long foretold , Apple has officially concluded their “Get a Mac” campaign, ending a particularly irritating chapter of tech advertising history. The window for nostalgia here is impossibly small, so watch this comprehensive recap while you still care. More

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Netflix Finally Streaming Video in HD to PCs and Macs, Hurray [NetFlix]

by on May.12, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, A9, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, aila, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Av, Cam, cat, clear, Content, day, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Et, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, good, Google, Hack, Hacking, hal, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Isp, kin, Labels, Mac, Macs, Ming, Mod, movie, movies, Net, netflix, Netflix watch instantly, om, One, order, Os, Ovi, Padd, PC, PCs, PI, Play, Q, quant, Rc, Reader, RSS, Rv, serve, source, Streaming, Streaming Video, Style, Tag, Tat, tech, Tent, TI, TV, twitter, Us, Via, Vide, Video, Videos, VoD, X1

It’s a good day to sit around: Netflix is now streaming over half its HD videos to PCs and Macs in HD. If a vid’ll stream in HD to PCs, it’ll say “HD Available,” like this. [ Netflix via Dave Zatz ] More

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Digital Storm BlackOPS Assassin: A Cool Ride In a Fast Machine [PCs]

by on May.12, 2010, under 17, 1d, 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, AR, Art, Ces, clear, de, Death, death star, digital, digital storm, digital storm black ops, Display, Ds, Dust, E, e1, E3, Ea, earth, Et, gaming pc, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Ir, Isp, ITA, Led, Liquid Cooling, Mac, machine, mid, Mod, Ms, Oled, om, One, order, Os, Padd, PC, PCs, Play, power, Pr, Pro, ps, Q, Rc, Red, Science, star, storm, Style, Tag, tar, TI, tmo, Up, Us, vertical cooling, X1

Digital Storm ‘s superpowered BlackOPS PC line added an Assassin this week. It’s “the industry’s most vastly superior vertically cooled” rig around, and it still looks like it could power the Death Star . More

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A Level-Headed Response to the iPad Media Frenzy [Culture]

by on May.11, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, app, apple, apple ipad, AR, Art, artic, ash, book, Books, car, clear, Comment, Comments, Computer, Culture, cv, dash, de, desk, desktop, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Et, Fan, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, ipa, ipad, Ipads, Isp, Laptops, Launch, Make, media, Men, Ming, Mod, Multitasking, Net, Netbook, netbooks, Notebooks, om, One, order, Padd, PC, PCs, PI, Play, Pr, pre, Q, Rc, Red, Rf, rom, Stand, Style, Tag, TI, Top, Up, Us, world, X1

I’m a pretty ardent iPad fan—ever since launch, I’ve been shocked at how much I use the thing—but even I completely understand where this cartoon is coming from. [ reddit and Computerworld ] More

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NZXT Vulcan Micro ATX: Portable Viciousness [PCs]

by on May.11, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 360, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, AR, Art, ash, atx, Av, Avro, Bomb, bus, business, Case, clear, Computer, dash, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Et, Gaming, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, Isp, ITA, Mic, micro, mid, Military, Mod, Nes, Nzxt, NZXT Vulcan Micro ATX, om, One, order, Os, Padd, party, PC, Pc Gaming, PCs, PI, Play, Port, Portable, Pr, Q, Rc, Snes, Stand, Stands, Style, table, Tag, tar, TI, Tower, TV, Us, Video Games, Vr, vulcan, X1

It’s tough to tell in this grandiose lead shot, but the new NZXT Vulcan Micro ATX case is LAN-party-portable, as it stands just 16 inches tall and 16 inches deep—40% smaller than a typical tower. More

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Vibration Is Killing Hard Drive Speeds [PCs]

by on May.10, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, AR, ash, Ati, bus, business, clear, Computers, dash, data, de, Display, Drives, Ds, E, Ea, Et, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hard, Hard Drive, Hard drive performance, Hard Drives, Harddrive, HardDrives, Hardware, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, Ion, ions, Isp, Laptops, Meta, mid, Mids, Mod, Mounts, Nes, om, One, order, Os, Padd, PC, PCs, Pee, Play, Q, Rc, Red, speed, ssds, storage, Study, Style, Tag, ted, TI, Us, vibrations, War, what, X1

I can’t be the only one who’s wondered—even stabilized by several screws in metal mounts—how can hard drives sift through so much minuscule data amidst minuscule vibrations? A new study suggests what we’ve long suspected: They can’t.

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Streaming Audiobooks Incoming For Macs, PCs and Phones [Ebooks]

by on May.10, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, AR, Art, Aspiro music, Aspiro music audiobooks, audio, Audiobooks, book, Books, Cappelen damm, cc, Cdc, clear, Computer, Dc, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Ebook, Ebooks, Et, F2, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, Ion, Isp, Mac, Macs, mid, Ming, Mod, Nes, om, One, order, Padd, PC, PCs, phone, Phones, PI, Ping, Play, Pr, Q, Rc, Rim, Shop, shopping, star, Streaming, Streaming audiobooks, Style, Tag, tech, Technic, TI, time, Us, X1

Enjoying an audiobook may traditionally be a sign that you’re past your prime, but if you’ve got enough technical nous to stream audiobooks on a PC, Mac or phone then it’s not time to start buying incontinence pads just yet. More

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