Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Iranians Furious After Finding Jewish Symbol Hidden In Plain View [Google Maps]

Ahmadinejad and his antisemitic cronies are fuming with anger after discovering the Star of David on the roof of Iran Air headquarters at Tehran's airport. The building was originally built by Israeli engineers prior to the the Islamic Revolution. More »

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Reeder For Mac Beta Goes Live. Reeder For iPhone Gains Facebook Support

A couple weeks ago, we did a preview of Reeder for Mac, a new RSS desktop client. In my mind, Reeder for iPhone/iPad is easily the best RSS reading app out there, and Reeder for Mac continues that tradition. But now you can find out for yourself. Developer Silvio Rizzi has released the first public beta today right here. Rizzi is careful to note that this is just "Draft 1" of the software, but I've been using the alpha builds for weeks, and it's pretty polished. Some key features, such as feed management, are missing. But because Reeder is built on top of Google Reader, you can manage it all from there. Rizzi notes that both feed management and more importantly, search, are coming soon.

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3D-Printed Fonts Spell Out Whatever You'd Like Them To [3D Printing]

All you need to do is type in the chosen text at Freedom of Creation's website, and they'll use a 3D printer to create your very own custom font—for your desk, front door, or even above the bed. More »

Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/BE9bCGNT2AM/the-worlds-first-3d+printed-font-can-spell-out-whatever-youd-like


Ugly Duckling Lamp Uses Crappy Materials to Look Great [Design]

PVC piping and cut up soda bottles don't exactly connote beauty and grace. But in the hands of a smart designer, they're turned into striking table lamps—the Ugly Duckling lamp project. Each even has a swanlike form. Clever! More »

Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/U-llcJrDguM/ugly-duckling-lamp-uses-crappy-materials-to-look-great


HTC job listing hints at an E Ink / 3D-filled future, new North Carolina facility

Months back, word on the street had it that HTC was looking to grab up emptied space in North Carolina's Research Triangle Park post-recession; huge outfits like Nortel bit the bullet in 2009, while Sony Ericsson shuttered its operations there and relocated to Atlanta. Naturally, the consolidation paved the way for other technology firms to slide in without overpaying for real estate. HTC has remained mum on the prospect of expansion, but it's fairly obvious what's in mind given the multiple job listings that have just emerged for a heretofore unannounced facility in RTP. Of particular importance is a plea for a Display and Camera Design Engineer -- HTC is asking that whoever applies for the role have some level of "familiarity with 3D display and imaging technologies," not to mention "familiarity with multiple display technologies (TFT-LCD, PMOLED, AMOLED, E-ink, etc.)." Of course, we've seen quite a few bullet points in our years that end up meaning nothing at all, but it definitely gets our gears turning. Could HTC be working on a reader / tablet that would at least partially rely on e-paper? Are we destined to see a 3D Android device from the outfit at Mobile World Congress 2011? Imaginations, here's the part where you run wild.

HTC job listing hints at an E Ink / 3D-filled future, new North Carolina facility originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 30 Nov 2010 01:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The top Windows Phone 7 app -- YouTube -- is just a website shortcut

Sitting at the top of the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace is the most anticlimactic app of all time: YouTube.

After installing and eagerly clicking the icon I was greeted with... m.youtube.com. Yes, the YouTube app is a shortcut to the built-in Web browser. No more, no less... just a shortcut.

I suppose you could say that this is the first smartphone Web app -- but really, it's just laziness. Incidentally, did you know that Windows Phone 7 also lacks a Windows Live Messenger app? Maybe there's a Web-based client that I can use instead..

[via @ryan, and others]

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The top Windows Phone 7 app -- YouTube -- is just a website shortcut originally appeared on Download Squad on Sat, 13 Nov 2010 20:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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US Supreme Court agrees to hear Microsoft appeal in Word patent case

It's been quite a few months since we've seen any major developments in Microsoft's patent battle with Toronto-based i4i Inc over Microsoft Word, but it looks like things are now about to change in a big way. As The Wall Street Journal reports, the US Supreme Court has today agreed to hear Mircosoft's appeal in the case that dealt it $290 million in damages and prevented it from selling versions of Word that contained the allegedly infringing technology. That could not only have some pretty big ramifications for Microsoft in this particular case, but for patent law in general, as it gets to the very heart of the legal standard for determining the validity of a patent. Needless to say, we'll be watching this one very closely -- the court is expected to hear the case sometime next year.

US Supreme Court agrees to hear Microsoft appeal in Word patent case originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 29 Nov 2010 14:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Contest Winners - Free Evo 4G case, Powermat Evo 4G Charger and full size pad!


Now that the holiday weekend is over and we're all tired of turkey, we figured we'd better get back to business around here. First thing on our to do list? Take care of our contest winners of course. If you're a registered member here at Android Central then you know our forums always have a contest happening and if you're not registered well -- now is as good a time as any. This weeks winners are as posted after the break. Stay tuned for more upcoming contests folks. Congrats to this weeks winners!

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DIY: How to replace the back casing on an iPhone 4

DIY: How to replace the back casing on an iPhone 4 YouTube Link Replacing the back casing of an iPhone 4 is by far the easiest hardware modification for do-it-yourself types. Even the most casual user shouldn’t have a problem performing this one. If having not only a glass front, but a glass back makes you nervous, or you just want to switch it up [...]

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