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Category: Software

App Buys Random Items from Amazon: or Just Get Wasted, then Place an Order

App Buys Random Items from Amazon: or Just Get Wasted, then Place an Order
A programmer named Darius Kazemi made Random Shopper, a software ‘bot that buys random items from Amazon. Why? Kazemi wanted to replicate the feeling of receiving an item that you already forgot you bought. It’s like a surprise gift from yourself to you!

Amazon Instant Video App Hits Nintendo Wii U

Amazon Instant Video App Hits Nintendo Wii U
Nintendo has bee working from early on to position the new Nintendo Wii U game console as more than just for gamers. To emphasize this point, the console has launched with a number of entertainment applications for streaming video.

Android 4.2 Flaw Deletes December… You’re a Mean One, Mister Grinch.

Android 4.2 Flaw Deletes December… You’re a Mean One, Mister Grinch.
If you happen to have a birthday to remember during the month of December, Android has done you a favor and deleted the month for you. Apparently, there is a bug in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean that affects the People app preventing you from selecting the month of December.

Pinch Interface Links Mobile Device Screens Together: Hold on to that iPad 1

Pinch Interface Links Mobile Device Screens Together: Hold on to that iPad 1
There are times when our mobile devices reduce our face-to-face interaction with people. A new mobile interface called ‘Pinch’ could change that. It lets multiple mobile devices link their screens together to form a larger display.

Microsoft Outlook.com: Hands-On Test Drive

Microsoft Outlook.com: Hands-On Test Drive
I’ve been taking some time away from my Gmail box recently to test drive the newly launched Microsoft Outlook.com, and now that I’ve had the chance to really use it, I have to say that I’m tempted to switch.For

Hate Politics? Then You’ll Love Unpolitic.me on Your Browser

Hate Politics? Then You’ll Love Unpolitic.me on Your Browser
With the elections nearing, it should come as no surprise that most of the people in your network are talking about politics and holding impromptu debates on Facebook. That is, if you live in the United States.

Google Enables Sending & Receiving Gmail via SMS in Some African Countries

Google Enables Sending & Receiving Gmail via SMS in Some African Countries
If you’re reading this blog, there’s a good chance that you can connect to the Internet on a fairly regular basis. But even with the advent of Wi-Fi and mobile data connections, there are still many places where you won’t have access to the Internet.

Check The Weather iPhone App Claims “Hyper-Accurate” Weather Predictions

Check The Weather iPhone App Claims “Hyper-Accurate” Weather Predictions
I do like weather apps, but the strange thing is that when I open the ones that I have on my smartphone, they all end up saying something slightly different. While this could be problematic, it would probably all be solved by one weather app with better predictions.

Top Picks for Creative Computing on the Go

Top Picks for Creative Computing on the Go
This post sponsored by Lenovo® IdeaPad U Series Ultrabook™ laptops With the advent of the IdeaPad Ultrabook™, portable computing has gotten faster, lighter weight and more stylish than ever before. These portable powerhouses have enabled a whole new level of creativity for users that was once reserved for the desktop and heavy laptops.

Hacked Pacemaker Transmitters Could Turn Pacemakers to Literal Heartstoppers

Hacked Pacemaker Transmitters Could Turn Pacemakers to Literal Heartstoppers
Pacemakers save millions of lives, but a security researcher has shown that they can be used to kill on a massive scale as well. Speaking at the Breakpoint security conference, Barnaby Jack of IO Active reverse engineered a pacemaker transmitter – a device like this one used to monitor installed pacemakers – eventually enabling him to wirelessly deliver 830v shocks to a pacemaker using his laptop.

DigitalDudz Turn T-shirts into Awesome Halloween Costumes on the Cheap

DigitalDudz Turn T-shirts into Awesome Halloween Costumes on the Cheap
Last year, NASA engineer Mark Rober shared his cool see-through iPad costume with us, but while it was one of the more clever geeky costumes I’d seen in a while, it wasn’t exactly cheap to pull off – you needed a pair of iPads to do it.

Girl Likes Photoshop a Little Too Much, Gets It Tattooed on Her Arm

Girl Likes Photoshop a Little Too Much, Gets It Tattooed on Her Arm
Apparently some people really are into their computers. And when I say really, I mean really. Take, for instance, this one girl who decided to have the Adobe Photoshop toolbar tattooed onto her arm.

LibeTech Uses QR Codes as Door Keys: Convenient or Dangerous?

LibeTech Uses QR Codes as Door Keys: Convenient or Dangerous?
Mobile phones are making a lot of things obsolete – payphones, maps, privacy – because of cheap and easy to use apps. A new open source technology might add keys – and keychains, and locksmiths – to the cellphone hit list.

Google Plays Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, Solves Everything. Showoff.

Google Plays Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, Solves Everything. Showoff.
Think you’re good at Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon? Google dares you to challenge its search engine. All you have to do is type an actor’s name and then “bacon number” (without the quotes) and the all-knowing box spits out the answer.

CupChair: 360-Degree Panormic Product Shots Made Easy

CupChair: 360-Degree Panormic Product Shots Made Easy
Have you got a cup? And an iPhone? Then all you need to take decent product panoramas is the CupChair app. It’s definitely an interesting combination of cleverness and usefulness.

Inbox Pause Keeps Emails Out of Your Inbox

Inbox Pause Keeps Emails Out of Your Inbox
Before I used the Inbox Zero process, I was often interrupted by the vast quantity of emails that anyone in tech receives. That being said, attaining Inbox Zero actually isn’t that easy and if it doesn’t work for you, you should check out Inbox Pause, a handy little browser extension that will push the pause button on your emails.

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