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First Broken iPhone 4 Shows New Glass Isn’t That Resistant [Rant]

by on Jun.10, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 4G, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, ally, and, ANT, Ants, app, apple, AR, Art, bd, Bp, broken, bus, business, cat, clear, color, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Emi, Et, Feeds, ff, first, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Glass, hand, Hard, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Iphone, Iphone 4, Iphone hd apple, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, Mic, mid, mino, Mod, Nes, Of, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, phone, Phones, PI, Pixel, Plastic, Play, Q, quant, Rant, Rc, Red, resist, RSS, Rv, Scratch, serve, Show, Shows, smartphone, Smartphones, Style, Tag, tech, TI, time, Top, TV, Us, V, Viv, X1

The iPhone is made of aluminosilicate glass. Apple says it’s “chemically strengthened to be 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic” and it’s “ultradurable and more scratch resistant than ever.” Well, not enough to survive a 3.5-foot drop. More

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The iPhone App Store Scams [Rant]

by on Jun.04, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, ANT, Ants, app, app store, apple, application, applications, Apps, AR, Arm, Art, ash, Ati, Ban, Bp, Cam, cams, car, cat, CBS, cc, Censor, Censorship, Cf, change, clear, Clothing, color, Content, de, Display, Ds, E, e1, E3, Ea, EC, Editorial, Et, fashion, Feeds, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, heck, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, ions, Iphone, iPhone App, iPhone Apps, Iq, Isp, Job, Jobs, La, Labels, late, Led, Les, Less cigarette, Letter, Loc, Lock, locks, magazine, Men, mid, Mod, Ms, nin, Obvious, Of, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, phone, PI, Ping, Pixel, Play, Pr, Prize, Pro, Q, quant, Rant, Rc, rom, RSS, Rv, Scams, serve, ship, Shop, shopping, Show, Shows, steve, store, Stores, Style, Tag, tech, Tent, Test, TI, time, Top, TV, Up, Us, V, Women, X1

Banning a Pulitzer-winning cartoonist’s app? OK. Force the change of editorial content of a fashion magazine because it shows some lingerie?

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A Match Made Over Dinner: Yelp and OpenTable [Food]

by on Jun.04, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Ati, Bp, C5, C6, cat, Ces, clear, color, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, ff, Food, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, guide, Guides, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, ions, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, Make, mid, Mod, nin, nomnomnom, Ny, Nyt, Of, om, One, OpenTable, order, Os, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Rant, Rants, Rc, Restaurant, restaurants, Review, Reviews, Rf, rom, RSS, Rv, serve, Style, table, Tag, Tat, tech, ted, TI, time, TV, Ui, unit, V, view, web, X1, yelp

Yelp has plenty of restaurant reviews and OpenTable lets you make reservations at many of those restaurants. Well, now you can make those OpenTable reservations directly from the Yelp website. A perfectly logical union. [ NYT ] More

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BabyBerry: The Family Friendly Phone for the Soulless Workaholic [Humor]

by on May.28, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A9, Ac, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, ally, and, ANT, Ants, app, AR, Ati, Baby, Babyberry, bbc, BlackBerry, Bp, C6, Calls, cat, Cellphones, clear, Clips, color, Comedy, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Email, Emails, Eris, Et, family, Fan, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Hell, Home Automation, Humor, i5, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Isp, itc, Job, La, Labels, late, Les, magazine, Magazines, Mail, mid, Mit, Mod, Nes, om, One, order, Os, Padd, phone, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, Pro, ps, Q, quant, Rant, Rc, RSS, Rv, serve, Smartphones, Stinkphones, Style, Tag, tech, ted, TI, time, TV, Uk, Us, V, web, Webb, work, X1

“BabyBerry, the baby-shaped phone that lets you frantically answer your calls and emails while appearing to spend quality time with a cherished infant.” A hilarious but practical proposal by Mitchell & Webb. [ BBC ] More

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High-Tech NYC Restaurant Takes Orders On iPads [Restaurants]

by on May.27, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 4Food, 4Food restaurant, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, apple, AR, ash, Bluetooth, Bp, Burgers, bus, business, C5, Cafe, cat, Cf, clear, color, Dc, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, eco, Et, ff, flash, Foursquare, Ge, German, Germany, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, heck, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, ipa, ipad, Ipads, Isp, itc, japan, kitchen, La, Labels, Les, london, Mac, machine, machines, Men, mid, Mod, My, Nes, New York, News, Ny, nyc, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Port, Q, quant, Radar, Ram, Ramen, Rant, Rants, Rc, Restaurant, restaurants, RSS, Rv, s5, screen, serve, Square, Style, Tag, tech, Test, TI, tie, Toot, tub, TV, tweet, twitter, unit, Us, V, Vending Machines, Wai, wait, Watch, world, X1, YouTube

London has the Flash-based, Bluetooth-ordering Inamo restaurant . Germany, the waiter-less kitchen . Japan has ramen vending machines , and soon, New York’s midtown will play host to a restaurant with a 240-square-foot screen, displaying tweets and Foursquare check-ins.

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I’m Still Waiting for a Great iPad Magazine [IPad Apps]

by on May.26, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, Air, ally, and, ANT, Ants, app, apple, apple.com, Apps, AR, Bes, Bp, cat, clear, color, Conde Nast, cost, D3, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Gq, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, ipa, ipad, Ipad app, iPad Apps, Ipad magazines, Ipadapps, Ir, Isp, iTunes, kin, La, Labels, magazine, Magazines, mid, Mod, My, Nas, Nes, om, One, order, Os, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, ps, Q, quant, Rant, Rc, Red, RSS, Rv, serve, ski, Style, Tag, tech, TI, Top, TV, Ui, Us, V, Vanity Fair, Wai, wait, Waiting, wired, Wired app, Wired Magazine, X1

movielab.tv .

With the new Wired app , Conde Nast has built, unequivocally, the best magazine for the iPad. Defensive Driving Texas . And yet I find myself asking, is this it? And will it cost this much? More

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It’s Like An Apple Store…WITH GUNS [Shooting Range]

by on May.25, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 30D, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, app, apple, Apple Store, AR, Arm, ash, Ati, Av, Bed, Bp, cat, clear, color, Comment, de, Display, Ds, E, e1, Ea, EC, Et, ff, fire, future, Ge, German, Germany, Gizmo, gizmodo, Gun, Guns, Hd, Home Automation, Hunting, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, Make, Men, mid, Mod, Müller Schiess Zentrum, om, One, order, Os, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, ps, Q, quant, Rant, Rc, RSS, rum, Rv, serve, Shooting, shooting range, Shop, Sim, Simulator, star, store, Style, Tag, tar, tech, TI, tie, TV, Ulm, Us, V, Vide, Video, view, Wall, Watch, white, X1

So described one viewer after watching the video below, which was shot at the futuristic Müller Schiess Zentrum facility in Germany. It has 3D hunting simulators! A restaurant! Shops! And enough white-washed walls and stark interiors to make Apple jealous. Alabama foundation repair companies . More

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Internet Commenters Save Two Russian Girls From Possible Sex Slavery [Commenters]

by on May.21, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A9, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, ally, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Ati, Av, Bp, cat, cc, CERN, clear, color, Comment, commenters, Comments, Cool, D3, Danger, Dc, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Fb, ff, friends, Ge, girl, Girls, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Help, heroism, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Intern, internet, Io, Ion, Ir, Isp, kin, La, Labels, lte, Men, Meta, Mod, My, Net, Of, om, One, Opera, operation, order, Os, oss, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Pot, Pr, Pro, Q, quant, raf, Rant, Rants, Rc, rom, RSS, Russia, russian, Rv, serve, sex, Signs, Style, Tag, tech, Tent, Theinternet, TI, Traffic, TV, Us, V, work, X1

Way to go, internet. A Metafilter user was concerned that his friends, two Russian immigrants promised work as lounge hostesses, were potentially walking into a dangerous situation. Other commenters saw the signs of a human trafficking operation and intervened.

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I Liked Celebrities More Before Twitter [Rant]

by on May.20, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 300, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Ati, Birthday, Bp, cat, Cia, clear, color, day, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Et, F1, ff, frontera grill, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Ion, Ir, Isp, kin, La, Labels, Led, Lg, mid, Mod, Net, network, networking, om, One, Online, order, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Rant, Rc, Rick Bayless, RSS, Rv, serve, soc, social, Style, Tag, tech, TI, Top, Topolobampo, TV, tweet, twitter, unit, V, War, work, X1

For well over a month, I’ve been looking forward to an opulent birthday dinner reservation. Denver Wedding Caterer . But the day before the celebration, I canceled it over a single tweet. More

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Which Cheap Bottle-Top Wine Gadgets Will Provide You With The Tastiest Drink? [Wine]

by on May.19, 2010, under 2, 2010, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Accessories, Ad, Add, Ads, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, artic, Ati, Av, Bp, C6, cat, cc, Ces, Cf, clear, cook, cooking, de, Display, drink, Ds, E, Ea, Et, Fda, ff, Food, friends, Gadget, Gadgets, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hard, Hd, Home Automation, household, Id, Ie, Im, In, Ink, Ion, Ir, ISO, Isp, kin, kitchen, Kitchen Gadgets, La, Labels, mid, Mod, NK, noah, Nyt, Of, om, One, order, Ovi, PI, Ping, Pixel, Play, Pr, Pro, Q, quant, Rant, Rc, Review, RNA, RSS, Rv, sea, serve, Shop, shopping, Style, Tag, Tea, tech, TI, time, Tools, Top, TV, Up, Us, V, Vide, view, Wine, Wine Decanting

Our very own Wilson Rothman teamed up with his friends “Addison Richards, a certified sommelier and the wine director of the Wild Ginger restaurant in Seattle, and Noah Musler, an avid wine collector” to review some bottle-top wine accessories for the NYT’s Diner’s Journal . The article is well worth a read even if you’re not ready to hop into #drunkmodo just yet. [ NYT ] More

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