Facebook Blocks Google+ Friend Exporter

Facebook already seems to be digging in its heals to try and stop a migration of its users to the new Google+ social service launched by Google last week. By blocking a neat Chrome extension that allowed Facebook users to export their friends from Facebook to Google.

The “Facebook Friend Exporter” Chrome browser extension created by Mohamed Mansour allowed Facebook you to extract emails of those people you are linked to within Facebook. The creator of the extension spotted that Facebook had begun to remove friends’ email addresses from users’ profiles in an attempt to stop any export and transfer to another social network.

Facebook Friend Exporter

Continue Reading…

Toshiba Qosmio F750 3D Laptop Announced

Toshiba has added another laptop to their range with the launch of the Toshiba Qosmio F750 3D laptop, which features a new glasses free 3D HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Processing is provided by an Intel Core i7 processor and there is also NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics with up to 2GB of RAM, a 640GB hdd and up to 6GB of DDR3 RAM.

Toshiba Qosmio F750 3DContinue Reading…

Advertisement

Foursquare Releases New Windows Phone 7 App

After issues with Foursquare’s first attempt at launching a Windows Phone 7 application, which ended in the application being pulled from the Microsoft Market. The companies developers have now partnered with Microsoft to create a new version which Foursquare have just re-released to Windows Phone 7 users.

The new Foursquare 2.0 WP7 application features an all-new design and includes many of the new features that have been rolled out by Foursquare over the past months. Taking full advantage of the panoramic user interface included on Windows Phone 7 devices.

Foursquare Windows Phone 7 App

Continue Reading…

The Pacific Ocean Is Full Of Minerals!

After conducting tests and collecting samples from the (Pacific) ocean floor, researchers from the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth and Sciences have published their findings and its pretty exciting. According to them, the mud of the Pacific Ocean revealed sizable deposits of rare earth minerals. If their estimates are credible, the Pacific Ocean is indeed full of rare earth goodness and its total deposits would be tonnage in the hundreds of billions. Perhaps more.

Ocean

Continue Reading…

Advertisement

Apple Lion OS X Will Come With License-Free Virtualisation To Run Multiple Copies On The Same Machine

When Apple’s new Lion OS X releases later this month a new feature within the OS X client version will now allow multiple virtual copies to run on the same machine. A feature that was only previously enabled on the Mac OS X Server software edition.

The new EULA for Lion OS X 10.7 will now enable users to be able to run one or two virtual Mac instances on each physical Mac using already existing Virtualisation software such as VirtualBox, Parallels and Fusion.

Mac OS X Lion

Continue Reading…

Iriver P8 Personal Media Player Unveiled

A new IRIVER personal media player (PMP) has been spotted on their Russian website this week, in the form of the new iriver P8 PMP. According to the details on the site the new PMP comes in either 8 or 16GB and is equipped with a 5″ WVGA touchscreen 800 x 480 resolution, 16.7 million colours.

Its also equipped with an internal 3440 mAh battery capable of providing up to 9 hours of continuous video playback and has 1080p via a HDMI out port, and a massive 40 hours of continuous playback for audio.

iriver p8

Continue Reading…

Darth Hairdryer Dries Hair With The Dark Side Of The Force

Now why didn’t anyone think of this before? Seen below is a real clever concept for a Darth Vader-inspired hairdryer. Word is if you displease it, the hairdryer will do a choke hold. Okay, we made that up. It’s actually unclear if the Imperial March blasts out of the fan as you dry your hair, but at least you can imagine it playing. If you happen to have a pet dog with the hair of a wookie, this dryer would be a perfect match to emphasize your devotedness to anything touched y the genius of Lucas.

Darth Hairdryer

 

Continue Reading…

Advertisement

Apple Orders 15 Million iPhone 5′s According To Supplier

We have been hearing more and more rumors that the iPhone 5 will launch in September at the same time as iOS 5, and now according to a recent report from DigiTimes, Apple has ordered 15 million iPhone 5′s from Pegatron technology.

Pegatron has declined to comment on whether they will be supplying the iPhone 5, although there are reports that a number of companies have already started shipping parts for the iPhone 5 to Pegatron.

iPhone 5 Concept DesignContinue Reading…

VFD Round Clock Looks Like It Came From The Future

That’s VFD as in Vacuum Fluorescent Display. What does the VFD have better than your average clock face? Not much, except it looks like the clock itself was made from the body parts of a dead cyborg. That seems to be the theme for the VFD Round Clock, a straightforward timepiece powered by a small circuit board and encased in acrylic. Despite the cool factor-and the bragging rights that it was made from cyborg parts–the VFD has little else going for it except, well, it’s an alarm clock too. And no, it’s not made up of cyborg parts.

VFD Round Clock

Continue Reading…

AutoWed Wedding Machine Seals The Deal Real Quick

In most countries, the law usually allows several representatives to conduct wedding services when a priest is not available. Sea captains, commanding officers, and pilots can solemnly declare a husband and wife bound for life (hey that rhymed!) in sickness and in health, richer or poorer, blahblahblah. Unfortunately, if you want to marry the robot housekeeper from Japan and Las Vegas is too far away, there’s the AutoWed to seal the deal.

Autowed machine

Continue Reading…