Monthly Archives: February 2011

What are the first applications you install on a new computer?

Setting up a brand-new computer is a mixed blessing: On one hand it’s a bit of a hassle, but on the other hand it often feels great to start off with a blank slate. It’s a great opportunity to fix … Continue reading

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Determined Bank Robber Proves That "Bulletproof" Doesn’t Mean "Axe-Proof" [Video]

Let’s say you really, really need to rob a bank, like in under four minutes. But there’s all this pesky bulletproof glass between you and the terrified tellers! If you can relate, take a tip from this industrious Chinese bank … Continue reading

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Five privacy protection Firefox add-ons for Data Privacy Day

Happy Data Privacy Day! While Lee already published one roundup showing a multitude of various tools, this post is all about Firefox! If you’re reading Download Squad, you already know all of these classics. Kudos to you! Now go ahead … Continue reading

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Rolleiflex Mini Digi AF Camera

This little digital camera is a replica of the famous Rolleiflex 2.8F twin lens reflex camera.

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This Week’s Top Web Comedy Video: Mike Tyson Gives Oscar Picks [Video]

Click to viewNotable film critic Leonard Maltin and notable unstable former boxer Mike Tyson take a few minutes to hash out Iron Mike’s Oscar favorites. It’s even more ridiculous than you’d think. I mean, there’s pigeon-whispering. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/7LDIybQxBBo/this-weeks-top-web-comedy-video-mike-tyson-gives-oscar-picks Nigel … Continue reading

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How Thunderbolt Could Hook Up Notebooks With Powerful Peripherals

Intel’s new high-speed port technology is called Thunderbolt. But what is it, exactly? Think of Thunderbolt (formerly code named “Light Peak”) as two cables in one. One is a fast PCI Express cable for transferring data, and the other is … Continue reading

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Humans Are The Routers

On January 7, 2010 I was ushered into a small private dinner with Secretary Hillary Clinton at the State Department along with the inventor of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google and a few others. We were there … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe Prof Arrested and Tortured for Watching Viral Videos [Wtf]

Munyaradzi Gwisai, a lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe’s law school, was showing internet videos about the tumult sweeping across North Africa to students and activists last Saturday, when state security agents burst into his office. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/k8-8sPB5os8/zimbabwe-prof-arrested-and-tortured-for-watching-viral-videos Matthew … Continue reading

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The Original Monopoly Board Was a Circle [Monopoly]

Filed in things I never knew: early Monopoly boards were circular! Filed in things I should have known: Monopoly street names all hail from Atlantic City. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/4N_2VwOS6Kw/the-original-monopoly-board-was-a-circle Jeffrey Tyler Burton Richard Allen Craven Kerry Dale Earnhardt Ralph Dale … Continue reading

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Legit Sites Could Get Caught in Google’s Content Farm Crosshairs

Google on Thursday began using a new algorithm to rid its top search results of what it described as low-quality websites. This will reduce the rankings for sites that are low value-add for users, ones that copy content from other … Continue reading

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