Friday, May 31, 2013

Classic Shell now makes Internet Explorer 9 look like IE8

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If you used Windows XP for a long time (who didn't?), one of the biggest changes when moving to Windows 7 or Vista was the massively-altered Explorer. While the new Explorer introduces some useful new features, it also removed just as many -- which is where Classic Shell comes in!

We've covered Classic Shell before, but here's the crib note: Classic Shell restores almost every Windows XP-era Explorer feature. The best change, in our opinion, is the reemergence of the 'up' arrow, meaning you now navigate without using the Windows Vista/7 'breadcrumbs' address bar. The status bar yet again shows the total size of your selection, and -- praise be! -- the diabolical Windows 7 Copy File 'copy and replace?' dialog has been replaced with a Windows XP lookalike (image after the break).

New to the most recent version of Classic Shell is the ability to make IE9 look like IE8. With Classic Shell the title bar yet again has a caption, so you can see the full title of Web pages. The current security zone and loading progress indicator have been put back into the status bar, too. If you enable 'Show tabs on a separate row,' it's almost like using IE8.

Finally, Classic Shell replaces the omnipotent Windows 7 Start Menu with the age-old 'classic' Windows 2000/XP-style Start Menu. Classic Shell makes the Start Menu skinable, too, if you're into the kind of thing.

As awesome as it sounds, we've only touched on a small section of Classic Shell's feature set. Check the Classic Shell site for a complete list. There's a few more images of Classic Shell in action after the break.

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Chrome 11 beta adds new experimental APIs for proxies, Web navigation

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Google Chrome 11 -- which just recently made the move to the browser's beta channel -- has received a minor update that gives developers access to two new APIs.

The first is a full-featured proxy API, which will, for example, allow users to set different proxy servers for normal browsing and Incognito mode. Proxy auto-config scripts are also supported by the API.

The second -- Web Navigation Extension -- is a bit more expansive. This API will allow devs to build everything from more powerful safe browsing extensions -- like Traffic Light -- to data analysis and reporting extensions.

Both APIs are currently experimental, so you'll need to enable them on the about:flags page to try out any relevant extensions. Apart from a proxy example built by Google and shipped with the Chromium source, we're not aware of any examples just yet, however. We'll let you know when we spot any slick, new extensions which do surface.

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Google Search Gets Smarter

Update to Chrome for Android and desktop computers offers faster speed and better query understanding.

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Google Latitude check-in deals now available across the US

Recently, Google has been busy beefing up Latitude to make it more competitive with other location apps -- and more fun to use. Location history was added recently, iOS users can post check-ins via Latitude, and now Google has begun rolling out location-based deals which are tied to the service.

If you're in the U.S., you can now score local savings at participating merchants by checking in with Latitude. Google will also be offering "status deals," which users can unlock by visiting a particular merchant on a regular basis. Mashable notes three status levels: regular, VIP, and guru -- though partners can apparently customize those titles if they choose.

Right now deals are available from merchants like American Eagle Outfitters, Arby's, Finish Line, Macy's, Quiznos, and RadioShack.

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iOS 7 Undergoing Ive-Led Transformation

Sweeping changes are in store for Apple's smartphone operating system.

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Deal of the Day – 14″ Dell Inspiron 14R Core i5 Touch laptop

Wednesday’s LogicBUY Deal is the configurable 14″ Dell Inspiron 14R Core i5 Ivy Bridge laptop with touchscreen, starting at $599.99.  Features: 1.8GHz 3rd Gen Core i5-3337U  CPU 6GB RAM 750GB hard drive Intel HD 4000 graphics 15-months McAfee SecurityCenter subscription and 90-day premium phone support $938.99 – $289 instant savings – $50 coupon code = $599.99 [...]

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With Over 12M Users, Wish.com Hopes Its AdWords For Shopping Will Stick

Screen Shot 2013-05-31 at 12.29.11 PMHey kids, there's a new personalized shopping platform in town. Since it raised $1.7 million in angel funding, ads recommendation system ContextLogic has put its ads optimization technology to good use in a wishlist-making app called Wish. As its moniker belies, Wish allows you to view a feed of goods specifically tailored to you and add them to various lists on the platform -- like my list about Summer. Every time you add to a list or recommend an item, Wish's natural language processing and machine-learning tech learns that that's the type of thing you're interested in and then shows you more of it. Like what happened to me and blingy iPhone cases (below). Yes, I did add such a silly thing to my Wishlist.

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HTML5 MP3 player lets you listen to your music library inside your browser

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While this slick little HTML5 audio player might not pack all of the features of your favorite desktop media application, it's still a very cool demonstration of what a Web app can do with access to local resources -- like MP3 and OGG files.

Just fire up http://antimatter15.github.com/player/player.html in your HTML5-compatible browser and browse to the topmost folder in your music library. The app will quickly build an index of all your tunes and let you start listening right inside your Web browser. Click on the filter library text, and you can enter a search string -- results load as you type.

There's a volume control, shuffle mode, play/pause control, and you can click and drag to skip forward or rewind during playback. As OMG! Ubuntu points out, you can even save the app to your hard drive and run it offline, which is pretty darn cool.

Not all browsers are equal when it comes to HTML5 implementation, of course. We found that Chrome worked the best, and Firefox was OK. It's also worth noting that this music player comes from the same developer that created one of our favorite restartless Firefox 4 add-ons, drag2up.

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GeekDad Exclusive! | Interview with Actor Jack McBrayer from Wreck-it Ralph

GeekDad Exclusive! | Interview with Actor Jack McBrayer from Wreck-it Ralph
Forget candy for Easter this year - be sure to pick up Sugar Rush for Easter! Sugar Rush of course is the video game world of our favorite brat racer in the movie Wreck-it Ralph. Seriously, what kid (or adult) ...

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Wayback Machine | 30 Classic Games for Simple Outdoor Play

Wayback Machine | 30 Classic Games for Simple Outdoor Play
When I was a kid, we played outside with the other kids in the neighborhood with most of our free time. We also made the most of recess at school. We kept ourselves quite occupied without any of today's modern ...

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Eurotech module adopts 32nm Atom

Eurotech announced a new member of its Catalyst computer-on-module (COM) family, this time based on Intel's 32nm & Cedar Trail& Atom processors. The Catalyst CV supports clock speeds up to 1.6GHz, DDR3 memory up to 4GB, 10/100 Ethernet, eight USB 2.0 ports, and four PCI Express x1 interfaces, according to the company....

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Windows 8 now available to OEMs via Microsoft Connect

windows 8Select Microsoft Connect partners -- major players like HP -- have been given their first taste of Windows 8. According to various sources, the build string currently sits at 7971.0.110324-1900, which is the third milestone build of the successor to Windows 7.

So far, there haven't been many details revealed about Windows 8. An actual System Restore -- which is being referred to as History Vault -- has been reported, and the feature will allow users and administrators to completely roll back a system to a previous state. A factory reset option is also said to be included.

We've also seen Windows Live integration taking shape on the desktop. It's believed that you'll be able to log in to Windows 8 using your Windows Live credentials, not just a traditional offline Windows username and password.

All that's left now is for a leaked Windows 8 build to show up on a torrent site. Feel free to tip us if you see that happen.

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Microsoft offers free Touch or Type covers with Surface RT tablet purchase

For the moment, Microsoft has stopped charging extra for an essential piece of the Surface RT experience.

Customers in the United States and Canada can now get a free Touch Cover or Type Cover with the purchase of a Surface RT tablet. Touch Covers usually cost $120 (or $130 for limited edition versions) and Type Covers usually cost $130. The Surface RT costs $499 with 32GB of storage, or $599 with 32GB.

[Which is best: Touch cover or Type cover?]

Microsoft’s U.S. blog post doesn’t say when the “limited time” offer ends. However, a similar offer for customers in Europe that kicked off a couple weeks ago is scheduled to end on June 30.

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Microsoft files antitrust complaint against Google in Europe, showdown imminent

Bill Gates and Paul AllenMicrosoft, citing Google's tyrannical 95% share of the European search market, has lodged a formal complaint with the European Commission. It's not like Microsoft is breaking any ground here -- the European Commission has been investigating Google's alleged violation of European competition law since November 2010 -- but there's no doubt that the addition of Microsoft's gravitas will affect the proceedings.

Microsoft's complaint reads like a sincere and plaintive cry for help against the Google Overlord. Microsoft lists no less than six damning reasons why Google's behavior is anti-competitive -- from Windows Phone 7's incompatibility with YouTube, to its nefarious handling of Google Books -- and finishes with a wide-eyed plea to the European Commission to please find Google guilty.

For those of you that have been following Microsoft's own antitrust troubles over the last decade, don't worry: MS is quick to point out the irony in the situation. "There of course will be some who will point out the irony in today's filing. Having spent more than a decade wearing the shoe on the other foot with the European Commission, the filing of a formal antitrust complaint is not something we take lightly. This is the first time Microsoft Corporation has ever taken this step. More so than most, we recognize the importance of ensuring that competition laws remain balanced and that technology innovation moves forward."

It sounds like Microsoft, having well and truly gone through the wringer, wants Google to be held similarly accountable. That's fair enough, right?

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All Good Things Must End on The Monitor

Specifically, The Office. Hate if you must, but lasting nine seasons is an astonishing achievement on TV these days -- and we haven’t even factored in the pressure of being the American adaptation of what might be the funniest show of all time.

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Samsung spins another S phone, and Motorola announces unlocked Razr

Samsung announced a 1GHz & Galaxy S Advance& phone running Android 2.3 on a dual-core 1GHz processor and featuring a four-inch Super-AMOLED screen -- slated for Russia in February. Meanwhile, Motorola announced a Europe-targeted, unlockable & Razr Developer Edition& and is preparing a similar Android device for the U.S. & in the coming months.& ...

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TweetDeck to launch as HTML5 Web app, now accepting beta testers

When TweetDeck landed in the Chrome Web Store, it seemed like an indication that it might eventually evolve into a pure HTML5 Web app. Now it looks as though that's exactly what's going to happen, with TweetDeck announcing that a new, not-just-for-Chrome Web client is ready for beta testing.

It's a natural progression for TweetDeck, especially since its originally Adobe Air app is practically all Web code. TweetDeck Web will sport a feature set which is nearly identical to the Chrome app, with the notable exception of Twitter streaming.

Initially, TweetDeck is targeting Firefox 4 and 3.6, Google Chrome, and Safari. Opera and Internet Explorer 9 won't be invited to the dance until a bit later on.

If you'd like to get in on the TweetDeck Web beta, head on over and register -- or sign up using your existing TweetDeck account.

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Google holds back on open-sourcing Honeycomb, heralds massive shift for Android

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Google, in an interesting but not entirely unexpected twist, will not be open-sourcing Android 3.0 Honeycomb for the foreseeable future.

Historically, Android is usually open-sourced via the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) a few days or weeks after the code is finalized. While this departure from the norm won't affect OEMs like HTC and Motorola that have access to internal builds of Android, small-time developers will likely have to wait months before rolling their own distributions.

As to why Google is holding back Honeycomb, its reasons are actually rather rational. Honeycomb, while originally intended to run on all mobile form factors, is only ready for deployment on tablets. "To make our schedule to ship the tablet, we made some design tradeoffs," says Andy Rubin, the head of Google's Android group. "We didn't want to think about what it would take for the same software to run on phones. It would have required a lot of additional resources and extended our schedule beyond what we thought was reasonable. So we took a shortcut."

In other words, Google wants to prevent OEMs and homebrew developers like Cyanogen from rolling their own smartphone versions of Honeycomb -- it doesn't want to see the same bitter-tasting tabletified bastardization that occurred with Android 2.1 and 2.2 last year.

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EU commissioner tells parliamentarians that delivering net neutrality will garner votes

With an eye on next year’s European elections, on Thursday called on the European Parliament to support her longstanding plans to end roaming charges and guarantee net neutrality.

Though contrary to media reports no concrete legislation was presented, Kroes has been pushing for an end to roaming charges for some time and has managed to reduce them substantially in recent years. Her aim to see net neutrality enshrined across all 27 E.U. member states is also well documented, and her speech reiterated her position.

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Kroes has been laying the groundwork for net neutrality for years. When she first appeared in a hearing before the European Parliament as a candidate for digital agenda commissioner in January 2010, she said that ISPs “shouldn’t be allowed to limit the access to service or content out of commercial motivation.” In April 2012 she instructed BEREC (the Body of Regulators on Electronic Communications) to carry out a study on the implications of net neutrality and in July 2012 she launched a public consultation on the subject.

Kroes’ work followed moves made by the European Commission. As far back as 2009, the Commission’s digital agenda department set its commitment to net neutrality.

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Balance is a challenging mouse-based physics game

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Years of computer use have taught us that the mouse cursor is "above" the windows. It doesn't push anything around; at least not without you clicking anything.

Balance takes that ingrained bit of knowledge and cancels it out. Suddenly your cursor (a blue dot) is solid - and if it touches the blue block, it pushes it around.

Your job is to use your cursor to nudge the blue block over to the orange block. You will have to push it, lift it and even flip it on its side, and then balance it. It's a very tricky game - one I wouldn't recommend tackling with a laptop trackpad.

Still, if you have a mouse and a hankering for a little physics gameplay, this is a cute little game. I like how the blue block never stops smiling, it makes me feel better about the world.

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Simulation shows Discovery's final flight -- into D.C. (video)

Next week, the Space Shuttle Discovery will take to the air for the last time, aboard NASA's special 747. But why wait to see the combo soar above Washington when you can watch this video?


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Google Play Music All Access officially launching on iOS

Google's SVP of Android and Chrome, Sundar Pichai, dropped a pretty huge piece of news our way at the D11 conference; Google Play Music All Access is coming to iOS. Currently, there's unofficial apps that will get you into Google's new streaming service, but it's pretty huge news that Google is bringing it to iOS in an official capacity.

Streaming seems to be the big talk of the moment, and with Apple rumored to be launching their own 'iRadio' service at some point Google bringing their service to iOS is pretty big. We've often mused that the best Google phone out there is in fact the iPhone 5, and today's announcement is just another piece of that. All Access will be a $9.99 a month subscription service, though if you're interested, sign up before June 30 for a discount on that to $7.99 You can sign up on the web, and a 30-day trial is also available.

Pichai said that their engineers are currently "working like crazy" to bring All Access to iOS, the biggest question is when exactly we'll see it. Pichai said on stage that it'll launch "in a few weeks," but nothing more concrete than that. Interestingly Pichai also stated that Google sees iOS users who want their services as regular Google users, and that they want to make sure their products and services work for them. An interesting point of view. So, anyone excited for All Access?

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Review: Razr Maxx boasts best Android smartphone battery

Motorola's Droid Razr Maxx is a power-packed follow-up to the company's Droid Razr handset, says this eWEEK review. Now available on Verizon Wireless, the 4.3-inch RazrMaxx zips along with a 1.2GHz, dual-core processor and 4G LTE, and positively astounds with its 3300mAh, all-day battery....

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How Adzerk Made It Big (With Reddit's Help)

Screen Shot 2013-05-30 at 1.46.12 PMWhen James Avery of Adzerk met Alexis Ohanian in New York at an online advertising conference last year, he was ready. He had been angling to work with Reddit, the popular sharing site Ohanian had co-founded, for two years. After a brief exchange, Ohanian introduced Avery to the programming team in a few short months the deal was done.

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Add a Windows 8 user tile to your Windows 7 taskbar

Now that Windows 8 images have begun leaking out, it's only a matter of time until developers start releasing mods for Windows 7 which mimic upcoming features. Over at Into Windows, they've spotted one such mod already.

In the earliest Windows 8 images, we saw Windows Live integration on the taskbar. In the far right corner, there's a user tile displayed. If you'd like to do the same on Windows 7, download Taskbar User Tile from DeviantArt user AngelWZR.

Once installed, your current picture will appear on the taskbar. Click it, and a menu appears which allows you to log off, switch users, and access the control panel. Right now, the mod only works if your taskbar is displayed on the bottom of your Windows desktop.

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HootSuite Fights Social Media Account Takeovers

HootSuite Security Services audits social assets, monitors for unusual Twitter account activity and offers crisis plans in the event of account takeovers.

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Google holds back on open-sourcing Honeycomb, heralds massive shift for Android

Android Honeycomb
Google, in an interesting but not entirely unexpected twist, will not be open-sourcing Android 3.0 Honeycomb for the foreseeable future.

Historically, Android is usually open-sourced via the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) a few days or weeks after the code is finalized. While this departure from the norm won't affect OEMs like HTC and Motorola that have access to internal builds of Android, small-time developers will likely have to wait months before rolling their own distributions.

As to why Google is holding back Honeycomb, its reasons are actually rather rational. Honeycomb, while originally intended to run on all mobile form factors, is only ready for deployment on tablets. "To make our schedule to ship the tablet, we made some design tradeoffs," says Andy Rubin, the head of Google's Android group. "We didn't want to think about what it would take for the same software to run on phones. It would have required a lot of additional resources and extended our schedule beyond what we thought was reasonable. So we took a shortcut."

In other words, Google wants to prevent OEMs and homebrew developers like Cyanogen from rolling their own smartphone versions of Honeycomb -- it doesn't want to see the same bitter-tasting tabletified bastardization that occurred with Android 2.1 and 2.2 last year.

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Ruggedized Atom E600 module ships in EMC-proof enclosure

MEN Micro announced a ruggedized, EMC- computer-on-module (COM) that uses the rugged ESMini form-factor and supports Intel Atom E600 processors at up to 1.6GHz. The MM2 offers up to 2GB of DDR2 RAM, provides expansion options including PCI Express, CAN, and I2C, and supplies I/O including gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, and SATA....

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Spring Camp Day Two—Car Rides, Cabins and Carbohydrates

Spring Camp Day Two—Car Rides, Cabins and Carbohydrates
We're up in the Northern California hills to test a fresh crop of 2013's outdoor gear. Today's task: assemble all of our hard goods for review, eat a huge meal, and rest for a long hike tomorrow.

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Torus is an impressive 3D Tetris game powered by HTML5

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As far as Tetris goes, most variations look quite similar. You're usually looking at a "wall" of bricks directly from the front. Torus takes that notion and throws it away; as you might have guessed from the name (or screenshot), this Tetris clone is played on a ring-like 3D surface.

You rotate the ring itself with the arrow keys, while a Tetris-like piece slowly (excruciatingly slowly, in fact) descends from the top. As soon as you make a solid line, it disappears.

Not all pieces are Tetris-like; some of them wouldn't really work with a regular Tetris game but are a good fit for Torus' 3D format.

Torus is ideal for playing at the office, because it has absolutely no soundtrack. The game is dead-quiet. It's also very very slow (slow enough for me to mention it twice in one post) so you can safely look away for a moment and then keep playing. Also, as soon as the game loses focus, it automatically pauses.

Bottom line: It's an impressive demo of the power of HTML5; if it were a bit faster, it would have some serious addictive potential.

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Growing mobile malware threat swirls (mostly) around Android

Mobile devices are getting hit by a boom in malware similar to the one that hit PCs starting with the rise of the Web, a security software executive said Tuesday.

"Mobile platforms, for a lot of attackers, represent a new target-rich environment," said Chris Doggett, senior vice president, North America, at Kaspersky Lab. He was addressing a panel discussion at the CTIA Wireless trade show in Las Vegas at which officials from government and industry laid out the dangers of mobile malware and steps being taken to fight it.

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This Lightning charging cable also functions as a stand for your iPhone 5

This Lightning cable from iLoveHandles is $19.95, basically the same as Apple’s Lightning cable.  The Trunk doesn’t look like Apple’s cable though, other than the Lightning connector on one end and the USB connector on the other.  The cable itself is short, thick, and bendable, so you can bend it into a charging stand for [...]

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WIRED Spring Camp: Day 2

WIRED Spring Camp: Day 2

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Big Data Changes Storage Needs

Growth of unstructured data forces IT managers to look for new ways to scale storage capabilities, with cloud storage a leading option.

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