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How To Pick the Right Android Keyboard For YOU

How To Pick the Right Android Keyboard For YOU

There are tons of ways to tap text into your Android (y'know, when you're not just talking to it). CareAce looked at the stock 2.1 keyboard, Better, Swype Beta, TouchPal, SwiftKey Beta, and ThickButtons and sorted out what's what. Their helpful guide will point out, for example, that Swype is wel

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Google Voice Review

Google Voice Review

Get used to hearing the words “Google Voice” an awful lot because after using it for the past week I would describe it with three words: awesome, awesome, awesome. I’m going to take some time using text, pictures and videos to: Overview what you can do with Google Voice Walk you through

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Intel 80GB Solid-State Drives Get Official (and High) Price Tag, Are Blazing Fast [Ssds]

Intel 80GB Solid-State Drives Get Official (and High) Price Tag, Are Blazing Fast [Ssds]

Intel's slightly delayed leap into the SSD game is now official, with the company announcing a $595 pricetag for an 80GB SSD, which comes in 1.8-inch (X18-M) or 2.5-inch (X25-M) sizes for the same price, with 160GB versions coming later this year. While that's a considerably higher price-per-gi

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Signs of Armageddon: We’re worrying about CO2 emissions of a Google search

Take some interesting science statistics. Mix in a well-known company such as Google. Stir well. And you have a bunch of malarkey about how searching the Web is killing the planet. I suppose there’s nothing else to worry about on the weekend (Techmeme). First up, the Times of London “reveals t

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Top 5 features in Android 1.5 (Cupcake)

Top 5 features in Android 1.5 (Cupcake)

Google has released a preview SDK for the long awaited next version of Android: version 1.5, a.k.a “Cupcake”. I’m happy to report that this time it’s for real, and not just another rumor. Android 1.5 is expected to be featured on the new HTC Magic that is coming out in Europe next month f

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Windows 7 Build 7022 goodness: Screenshot Gallery

Windows 7 Build 7022 goodness: Screenshot Gallery

You may have heard by now that build 7022 of Windows 7 has recently hit the net. If you haven't had the pleasure of using the build yourself yet, you can always count on a nice screenshot gallery to satisfy your inner geek enthusiast. Keep on reading to see just what 7022 has to offer.

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Windows XP Mode No Longer Requires Virtualization Hardware

Windows XP Mode No Longer Requires Virtualization Hardware

Windows XP Mode is a pre-configured solution for Windows 7 users needing support for older software, and, until recently, it required AMD-V or VT processor hardware. An update released today should make XP Mode far more accessible to more Windows 7 users. If you're a 7 user who's been trappe

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Opera 9.6 Faster, Stronger, Available Now

Opera 9.6 Faster, Stronger, Available Now

Opera just popped out the latest version of their desktop browser, 9.6. Besides being just plain faster, it adds feature improvements all around, like a new low-bandwidth mode in the built-in email client, expanded syncing (speed dial, search engines and notes), and RSS feed previews, so you c

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Scientists ID Gene That Allows the Growth of a New Head

Scientists ID Gene That Allows the Growth of  a New Head

British scientists have identified the “smed-prop” genes that allow Planarian flatworms to regenerate any part of their body, including heads and brains, after an injury. Next step: regrowing human heads.

The genes are contained in stem cells that all of the worms, even adults, have. And by figuring out how they’re able to regenerate body parts, they hope to parlay that into figuring out how to make the same sort of thing happen in humans.

The doc suggests that it may be possible in future to simply grow new organs and limbs for injuried or sick humans – even, perhaps, to repair their damaged brain in situ. This would be preferable to removing a duff brain and growing a new one, as happens when a planarian worm’s head is cut off.

“If we know what is happening when tissues are regenerated under normal circumstances, we can begin to formulate how to replace damaged and diseased organs, tissues and cells in an organised and safe way following an injury caused by trauma or disease. This would be desirable for treating Alzheimer’s disease, for example,” says Aboobaker.

All I know is that I’ll feel a lot better about the future if I know I’ll be able to regrow my brain if I mess it up somehow. So keep at it, scientists! And I’ll keep killing my brain with booze and drugs knowing that you’ve got my back. [The Register via Slashdot]

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