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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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Future Solar Cells Will Be Made From Fly Eyes To Maximize Efficiency

Future Solar Cells Will Be Made From Fly Eyes To Maximize Efficiency

Scientists believe that fly eyes are perfectly shaped for manufacturing efficient cells. Specifically, copying the eye of the Blowfly would allow cells to “collect sunlight from a larger area than just light that falls directly on a flat surface.”

Blowflies are(…)

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Quantum computers could overturn Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle

Quantum computers could overturn Heisenberg's uncertainty principle

The uncertainty principle is at the foundation of mechanics: You can measure a particle’s position or its velocity, but not both. Now it seems that computer memory could let us violate this rule.

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Strained Graphene Creates Pseudo-Magnetic Fields Stronger Than Any Before Seen

Strained Graphene Creates Pseudo-Magnetic Fields Stronger Than Any Before Seen

Putting the right kind of strain on a patch of graphene can make super-strong pseudo-magnetic fields, a new study says. The finding sheds new light on the properties of electromagnetism, not to mention the odd properties of graphene.

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Clothing Grown From Bacteria

Clothing Grown From Bacteria

No, this top isn’t woven from human skin but something potentially even more gross: Bacteria.

Using a bathtub mixture of yeast, bacteria and sweetened green tea, designer Suzanne Lee produces extremely thin sheets of bacterial cellulose. When wet, they’re pliable, and can be(…)

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Bulletproof Custard: Liquid Armor That Can Stop Bullets

Bulletproof Custard: Liquid Armor That Can Stop Bullets

When it comes to bulletproof material, I think of strong, dense objects like concrete and really thick glass. I’ve never thought of liquids. But British scientists have, and they say liquid armor is better than ordinary Kevlar.

They’re calling it “bulletproof custard” because(…)

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