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How to Download and Play With Steam for Mac Right Now [Steam]

by on May.12, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 738, 7d, Ac, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, apple, AR, Art, ash, Ati, clear, dash, de, Display, down, download, Ds, E, Ea, eee, Et, g2, Games, Gaming, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home, Home Automation, How To, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Ink, Ion, Isp, Light, Link, live, Mac, media, mid, Mod, NK, om, One, order, Os, Os X, Padd, Play, power, Q, Rc, Red, star, Steam, steam for mac, store, Style, Tag, tar, Tea, TI, torch, Tron, tweet, Up, Update, X1

You wouldn’t know it by going to the Steam home page, but you can in fact download Steam for Mac now —the secret link is live. Click here . roof leaks . MonaVie video . Update : AND, here’s how to start playing immediately : More

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Flash Coming to iPhone…but not THAT kind of Flash [Rumor]

by on Apr.08, 2010, under 2, 5, 7, 7d, Ad, Ads, and, app, apple, AR, Art, artic, Av, C5, Cam, Camera, cc, Cellphones, clear, de, dev, Ds, E, Ea, flash, Fun, functions, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Im, Interest, Ion, Iphone, Iphone 4g, Iphone flash, iPhone OS, iphone os 4, IphoneOs, Led, Les, MER, Mod, next, One, order, Os, oss, phone, PI, Ping, Pot, Q, Rc, Red, rum, Rumor, Rumors, Smartphones, Software, Spot, Style, Tag, ted, TI, torch, War

Snooping around the new iPhone OS 4 software, some have already spotted something interesting: Three new functions called AVCaptureDevice.hasFlash, AVCaptureDevice.flashMode, and AVCaptureDevice.hasTorch. Do these functions mean the next iPhone will have a flash? Possibly

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That’s Not A Flashlight, This 500 LED One Is A Flashlight [DIY]

by on Mar.30, 2010, under 2D, 500 Led flashlight, 500 Leds, 7, 7d, A9, Ad, Ads, age, AR, Av, clear, de, diy, Ds, E, Ea, flash, Flashlight, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Led, LEDs, Light, Mod, One, Rc, Style, Tag, TI, torch, Uk, white, X1

MonaVie . Custom Jewelry .

500 five millimeter white LEDs have been affixed to a flashlight, turning it into a 50-watt behemoth that’ll ensure you’re seen in Timbuktu. More

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Nokia N900 Hack Turns the Phone Into a Remote Trigger Flash For the Nikon D40 SLR [Nokia]

by on Mar.01, 2010, under 7d, Ads, age, Ai, Air, ANT, AR, Ati, Bes, clear, dash, Display, Ds, e1, Ea, Eu, flash, Ge, Gizmo, Hack, Hd, Home Automation, Ion, Isp, Led, Light, Mit, Mod, Nikon, Nokia, One, Open Source, Os, phone, photo, Pr, pre, Rc, Red, remote, remote shutter release, Remotes, Rf, Style, ted, TI, torch, TV, Ui, Up, Via, Video

It’s subconsciously getting drummed into us from all sides, but just in case you haven’t heard it yet: the Nokia N900 is the most hackable phone around. It may not be the best phone, but it sure is open source. A blogger at DoItDifferent created a widget for the N900 using Shutter—which uses LIRC to control the Nikon remotely—and Flashlight, which turns the N900’s flash into a torch. Then, using the IR transmitter in the phone, it paired up with the Nikon D40’s IR receiver for the remote shutter release

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UK Bill Would Outlaw Open Public Wifi Hotspots [WiFi]

by on Feb.28, 2010, under 7d, Ads, age, Ai, AR, Art, Ati, Bans, clear, Coffee, Comment, Comments, communication, D3, dash, Display, Ds, e1, Ea, Eu, Face, Free, Fun, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Hot Spots, Ion, Isp, itc, Laws, Led, Light, Love, Make, Men, Mit, Mod, News, One, Os, OTS, Ovi, Pot, Pr, Pro, Rc, Real, Rf, school, Schools, Sound, sounds, Spot, Style, ted, TI, torch, Ui, Uk, wifi, wifi hotspots

If passed, something called the Digital Economy Bill over in the U.K. could do the unthinkable in this, the digital age: Ban open wifi spots. The ban comes as part of a bill that seeks to limit copyright infringement, or something. In summary, schools, small businesses and even libraries would have to effectively become their own ISP and manage the wifi hotspot—or face hefty fines.

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The New WebKit BlackBerry Browser: Yes, It’s Actually Good [BlackBerry]

by on Feb.16, 2010, under Ads, Ati, BlackBerry, browser, Browsers, Browsing, Cellphones, core, Display, Hd, Home Automation, Isp, Java, mobile, News, Rc, Red, Rf, Rim, rip, Rock, Smartphones, Software, Style, Test, TI, torch, torch mobile, Ui, Up, Video, web, webkit

This is swanky . RIM’s showing off BlackBerry’s new WebKit-based browser , and yes, it’s fast! JavaScript actually loads! It even scored a perfect 100 in the Acid3 rendering test. Still months away, but we’ll take it. [ BlackBerryRocks ]

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Now Available [Now Available]

by on Feb.12, 2010, under 360, Ads, Belkin, Camera, dash, Dell, design, Display, E3, gf1, Gorillapod, Hd, Home Automation, Home Base, iPod, Ipod Touch, Isp, japan, Led, Light, Mac, Mic, Monster, Nas, Nec, now Available, NowAvailable, Os, Panasonic, Peripherals, Pink, Pr, pre, price, Pro, Rant, Rc, Real, Red, remote, Resolution, Review, Rf, rip, screen, Sd, sharp, Sonic, Stand, third, time, torch, Touch, Trash, Ui, Up, usb, what

Beauty, love, ingenuity, forgiveness, and duct tape. This week’s Now Available showcases some colorful cameras, a brilliant and simple home networking solution, a redeemed 27″ display, and a tripod that turns your iPod Touch into bizarro Spiderman. Panasonic GF1 (Colors!) In the micro-four-thirds class of cameras this sucker is hard to beat . While these new colors definitely take away from the subtle Leica charm of the black model they’re still solidly built and reliable devices. Coupled with a nice list of compatible lenses and you have a pretty competitive system. For the time being these guys are your best bet in the nascent digital four-thirds camera genre. Oh, and look forward to more color options stateside since Japan just got these offerings . Check em’ out here . Joby Gorillapod for iPod Touch This malleable tripod comes from a purebred pedigree of handy and easy to use ultra-mobile camera accessories. Granted, those are designed for taking steady photos in awkward areas, while this guy is mainly used to provide convenient screen viewing on whatever you can perch it on. We’re big fans of Gorillapods here at Gizmodo, so the introduction of a model specific to the iPod touch is a nice addition to the product line—though not a must have day-to-day accessory. If you’ve been getting by rigging up a kickstand out of duct tape and your retainer it’s probably best not to mess with what works. For non-MacGuyver’s you can snare it here . Belkin Home Base With your ever growing list of tech peripherals it’s great to see a device that can help manage some of the chaos. The Belkin Home Base is rather remarkable in that it can adapt to whatever you wish to plug into one of its four USB ports. Your clunky printer under the desk can finally be moved and accessed remotely, freeing up some much needed foot room. That pile of external hard drives can be somewhat less of a pile if you take the largest and bulkiest and tether them into the Home Base. Really, at around $65 this thing should be a welcomed addition to clutter management. Save yourself here . Dell 27″ UltraSharp U2711 Yes. This is the same monitor involved in our ongoing iMac saga. But as we’ve pointed out Dell’s version uses a conventional CCFL backlight as opposed to the iMac’s LEDs. Since the LEDs are the likely culprits in jaundiced iMacs it’s safe to go ahead and embrace these beautiful monsters. The $1099 price tag seems a tad high considering you can get a base 27″ iMac for $1700, but if a matte finish and beautiful 2560 x 1440 resolutions are your thing then grab it, here .

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5.11 Tactical LED Flashlight Now Available: Recharges in 90 Seconds Without a Battery [Flashlight]

by on Jun.17, 2009, under Ads, Art, Display, Hd, Home Automation, Led, Light, News, power, price, Pro, Rc, storage, Test, time, torch, Via, Wikipedia

Last year we introduced you to the 5.11 Tactical Series UC3.400 flashlight claiming that it “might be the last torch you will ever need.” Well, it’s time to put that to the test. The 5.11 shines at 90 lumens for 90 minutes per charge—and the manufacturers claim that it is rated for 50,000 recharges (or once per day for the next 135 years). In other words, the flashlight is rugged and produces a bright light for a practical amount of time.

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