Passing through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today is an expanded patent application for the wedge-shaped aesthetic of the MacBook Air. Apple posits that the design contributes both to the user’s impression of the device, its lightness, and to its durability.
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Having the right programs and hardware to keep the information on your display safe from prying eyes is never a bad idea, and new software from Oculis Labs offers a very interesting take on how to do just that. It’s called PrivateEye, and it utilizes facial recognition to automatically pixelate the contents of your display when you look away.
If you step away from your system and someone else decides to sit down and poke around, PrivateEye will present a confusing jumble of garbled text. It’ll even notify you if someone tries to peek over your shoulder — and display a picture of your peeping Tom, throw up an alert, or sound an alarm.
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Here it is, folks, the LG Lucid. It's bringing its 4-inch self to Verizon this Thursday, March 29, for $79 on contract (and after $50 mail-in rebate). And for that you get an Android 2.3 device (with a promise of an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and a 5MP rear-facing camera. A fairly mid-range device on paper. We'll see how it holds up in actual use.
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The Concorde became the premiere transport across the Atlantic in part because it was precluded from flying over populated areas due to the sonic boom it creates. A new two-wing design, however, may hold the secret to silently breaking the sound barrier. Guile does not approve. More »
Need some cloud storage? Feel left out after Box’s iOS free 50GB offer? Box is now offering 50GB of free space to all Android users. Just login to Box from the newly updated Android app before Friday, March 23, 2012 at 11:59pm PSTÂ and the space is yours. Normally a 50GB Box account would cost you [...]
The FBI wants to keep its eye on social media users, according to a job post that invites software developers to submit applications capable of mining through sites such as Twitter and Facebook to identify possible threats. The post can be found on FedBizOpps.gov. The bureau has a detailed list of requirements for the app.
With a traditional baby monitor, you have a camera for the child’s room and a monitor that you carry around with you so you can see what’s happening with the baby.Â You’ll need a power source for the monitor, and that means finding an outlet in the room you’re in or keeping the monitor supplied [...]
At CES last week, in addition to all the gear and gadgets, there was something else on display: women. As with many trade shows—especially ones aimed at a male audience—CES was rife with booth babes. More »
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I love the alternate-reality logo work by svenska designern Viktor Hertz. After his first series, he’s back with a new batch of Honest Logos, even better than the first. My favorites: Nokia, Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts. [Flickr via Bored Panda] More »