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Is the Internet Making Us Smarter or Stupider? [Intelligence]

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It’s by no means a new debate, but it remains an important one, and today the Wall Street Journal tackles the issue with a pair of essays on what exactly internet’s doing to our noggins. So, which is it? More

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Get Android 2.2 On Your Motorola Droid [Droid]

by on Jun.05, 2010, under 17, 2, 2.2, 2010, 3, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, Ad, Ads, Ai, Air, and, Android, android 2.2, Android22, ANT, Ants, app, AR, Art, bd, Bp, Brin, Cam, cat, clear, cv, D3, day, Dc, de, Dead, Display, down, download, droid, Droid 2, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Epa, Et, fall, Fb, Feeds, ff, forums, FP, froyo, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Google, hand, Hd, Home Automation, HTML, Id, Im, In, Instruction, Io, Ion, ions, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, Les, mid, Mod, Moto, Motorola, Motorola Droid, Motoroladroid, Ms, My, NK, Of, om, One, order, Pee, phone, PI, Pixel, Play, Port, Pr, Pro, ps, Ps1, Q, quant, Raw, Rc, Repair, rom, Roms, RSS, rum, Rv, S1, sand, serve, smartphone, Smartphones, source, speed, Style, tech, TI, TV, Up, Us, V, Via, Vr, Wi-Fi, world

Lest your Droid fall out of date, into disrepair, and end up on a Jawa Sandcrawler, MyDroidWorld is serving up a new Android 2.2 ROM, along with full instructions, for bringing your phone up to speed. Apparently it’s got everything except for Wi-Fi, so if you’re hankering for that Froyo, it’s well worth a look.

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Forget Noisy Blimps, Say Hello To the Airfish [Airships]

by on Jun.05, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, aerospace, age, Ai, Air, Airfish, Airships, and, ANT, Ants, AR, bd, Blimps, Bp, cat, cc, clear, color, Ctia, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Feeds, ff, fish, flying fish, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Hell, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, IPs, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, Light, mid, Mod, move, Music, nex, next, om, One, order, Os, P3, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, prototype, ps, Q, quant, rainbow, Rc, Republished, Rf, RSS, Rv, scientist, Scientists, serve, ship, Ships, Space, Style, Tag, tech, Techno, Technology, ted, Test, TI, time, TV, Us, V, Vr, X1

The next time you’re at a music festival and see a giant rainbow trout swishing around in the sky, there’s just a chance you might not be intoxicated. It might be scientists testing an airship that moves like a fish. More

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Virtual Furniture Amounting To Thousands Stolen From Habbo Hotel [Crime]

by on Jun.04, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Av, bd, Bp, broken, burglaries, bus, BUST, Case, Cases, cat, cc, clear, color, Cops, Crime, d8, Dc, de, Display, dollars, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Feeds, ff, furniture, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Habbo Hotel, Habbo hotel thefts, Hd, Home Automation, Hotel, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, mid, Mod, Of, om, One, Online crime, order, Os, P3, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, player, players, Police, ps, Q, quant, Rc, Real, Rim, rom, RSS, Rv, sand, serve, Style, Tag, Tea, tech, ted, Theft, thefts, thieves, TI, TV, Up, Us, V, Vest, X1

After 2007’s mega-thousand thievery , more thieves have broken into the virtual Habbo Hotel and done away with thousands of dollars worth of furniture belonging to players. Up to 400 cases are being investigated now by Finnish police, would you believe. More

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Logitech Replaces Harmony Remotes with Free Apps for Google TV [Harmony]

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Logitech’s Harmony remotes are among the most acclaimed, most popular programmable remotes in the industry. But in a forward-looking move, Logitech is turning Harmony into a free iPhone/iPod/Android app to work with their Google TV companion box . More

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A Twitter iPhone App For Hello Kitty Fanatics [IPhone Apps]

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You’d have to be quite the crazed Hello Kitty fan to pay four bucks for a Twitter iPhone app with a nauseatingly cutesy user interface like this, but it’s available on iTunes now anyway. [ iTunes ] More

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Sleep Blaster App Keeps You From Waking Up at the End of the Line [IphoneApps]

by on Jun.04, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 3D, 3g, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, alarm, Alarm Clock, alarmclocks, Alarms, ally, and, ANT, Ants, app, apple, Apps, AR, Arm, Av, Bp, Brin, C5, cat, clear, Clock, Clocks, color, de, Disease, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Eu, Feeds, ff, FP, Fun, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, good, Hd, Health, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, ions, Iphone, iPhone App, iPhone Apps, IphoneApps, Iq, ISO, Isp, kin, La, Labels, late, Loc, Lock, Maps, mid, Mod, Of, om, One, order, Pad, Padd, phone, PI, Pixel, Play, ps, Q, quant, que, Rc, Real, rom, RSS, Rv, sea, seas, serve, Sleep, snooze, Stand, Style, table, Tag, tech, ted, TI, TV, Up, Us, V, X1, xtreme

To stand out in the already-overpopulated field of alarm clock iPhone apps, you have to bring some really unique functionality to the table. Sleep Blaster does just that, with one extremely good alarm clock idea and one extremely bad one… More

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The Bike to Destroy All Bikes [Bicycles]

by on Jun.04, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Bic, Bicycle, Bicycles, Bikes, Bp, car, Cars, cat, clear, Clips, color, Cool, Counters, cycle, d8, de, Display, Ds, E, e1, Ea, EC, eco, Et, F2, Feeds, ff, Ge, Gear, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, HTML, Id, Im, images, In, Isp, La, Labels, Les, mid, Mod, Monster, Monsterbike, Ny, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Port, Ports, ps, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, serve, Shop, Sport, sports, Style, Tag, Tat, tech, ted, TI, TV, unit, V, Vide, Video, X1

It’s a monster! It’s a bike! It’s monsterbike! And it can destroy any bicycles that it encounters. And most cars too. [ LikeCool ] More

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PingChat! Makeover Looks Good [IPhone Apps]

by on Jun.04, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 4N, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, aging, and, ANT, Ants, app, apple, Apple iPhone, Apps, AR, Art, Bp, C5, cat, cc, chat, clear, color, Computing, Dc, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Face, Feeds, ff, Free, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, good, Group chat, hand, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Interface, Iphone, iPhone App, iPhone Apps, IphoneApps, Iq, Isp, kin, La, Labels, Make, MER, mess, Messaging, mid, mobile, Mod, Nes, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, paper, phone, Phones, PI, Ping, Ping chat, Ping chat iphone app, Pixel, Play, ps, Q, quant, Rc, Rf, RSS, Rv, serve, smartphone, Smartphones, Style, Tag, tech, Theme, Themes, TI, TV, Up, Us, User Interface, V, Vide, Video, Videos, Wall, Wallpapers, X1

PingChat! (formerly known as Ping!) has received an overhaul. The iPhone messaging app now has a better looking user interface, allows for group chats, can send images and videos, and is ad-free. Not too shabby. More

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Lawyers Claim Google Wi-Fi Sniffing ‘Is Not an Accident’ [Google]

by on Jun.04, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, Aim, ANT, Ants, app, application, AR, arc, Ati, Av, bd, Bp, car, Cars, cat, cc, clear, color, Companies, data, day, Dc, de, Disco, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Engine, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Google, Google Maps, google street view, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, ims, In, Io, Ion, Isp, La, Labels, Law, Legal, Map, Maps, mid, Mod, Ms, Nes, Net, network, networks, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, Patent, patent application, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, Pro, ps, Q, quant, Ram, Rc, Red, Republished, rom, RSS, Rv, Sd, sea, search, Search engines, serve, sniff, street, street view, StreetView, Style, suing, Tag, tech, Tent, TI, TV, Ui, V, Vide, view, Wi-Fi, work, X1

Lawyers suing Google claimed Thursday they have discovered evidence in a patent application that Google deliberately programmed its Street View cars to collect private data from open Wi-Fi networks, despite claims to the contrary. More

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