Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ipad Headrest Mount ? The Best For Moving Around

When driving, moving around, traveling, or simply riding in a car, things can get hectic, and distractions abound. If you?re driving you don?t want to take your eyes off the road in order to move forward with typing or utilizing your ipad in anyway. In some states doing so could result in a hefty fine and ticket, which is bad news no matter how you slice it. Getting moving forward with a way to make sure that you can use [...]

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Two Cute: Den Camera Shows Baby Bears' Birth

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Engadget HD Podcast 284 - 01.31.2012

It's earnings season, which adds a businessy angle to this week's Engadget HD podcast but that's not dimming our spirits when we've got new Harmony remotes from Logitech on the (distant) horizon. Verizon, Netflix and Apple also have numbers to talk about, but if spreadsheets aren't your thing we've also got our impressions of the Boxee Box Live TV dongle and advice ahead of Super Bowl XLVI this weekend.

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Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh (@bjdraw), Richard Lawler (@rjcc)

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00:02:10 - Logitech's Q3 2012 report confirms Revue is sold out, Harmony remote refresh 'in the coming months'
00:05:43 - Verizon releases Q4 results, sees jump in revenue, broadband subscribers, net loss

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Engadget HD Podcast 284 - 01.31.2012 originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 31 Jan 2012 20:58:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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LG Optimus L3 appears in Sweden, packs entry-level style

LG Optimus L3 appears in Sweden, packs entry-level style
It's not every day that we come across an entry-level Android smartphone from LG, especially one that packs this much style. The LG Optimus L3 (aka E400) recently popped up on Swedish retailer CDON's website and appears to be slotted right below the Optimus Hub (successor to the highly popular Optimus One). Specs include Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with LG's Optimus UI, a 3.2-inch QVGA (that's 320x240 pixels, ouch) capacitive touchscreen, a three megapixel camera, dual-band (2100 / 900MHz) HSDPA 3.6Mbps and quadband EDGE connectivity, WiFi / Bluetooth / GPS / FM radios and a microSD card slot. While there's no word yet on what kind of processor powers the handset, we're guessing it's likely the same 800MHz CPU found in the Optimus Hub. Availability remains a mystery, but the Optimus L3 lists for 1290SEK (about $192) contract-free. See, style doesn't always have to cost a fortune.

LG Optimus L3 appears in Sweden, packs entry-level style originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 31 Jan 2012 07:34:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Daily App Deals: Get USB Disk for iOS for Free in Today's App Deals [Deals]

The Daily App Deals post is a round-up of the best app discounts of the day, as well as some notable mentions for ones that are on sale. More »

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Why You Should Choose Refurbished If You're Buying Apple Products [Buying Guide]

Buying refurbished electronics can save you some dough, but it can also feel like a game of Russian roulette. In the case of Apple products, Lifehacker alum Rick Broida writes on CNET that it makes sense to choose refurbished every time. More »

Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/lifehacker/full/~3/cRbf6Td75gU/why-you-should-choose-refurbished-if-youre-buying-apple-products


Avoid Working Long Hours of Overtime to Reduce Your Risk of Depression [Health]

For those of us who have toiled away long-hours after everyone else in the office has left for the day, working really long hours only to go home knowing you'll have to be up and back at the office before you know it can be a depressing thought. Now a new study by a team of international researchers has proven what many of us already know: regardless of your income or socioeconomic status, working long hours can increase your risk of depression and other related mental illness. More »

Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/lifehacker/full/~3/Wpa5tsM_nko/avoid-working-long-hours-of-overtime-to-reduce-your-risk-of-depression


8 Killer iOS Apps That Shined at Macworld 2012

At this year's Macworld | iWorld event, iOS apps took center stage -- which wasn't hard for a trade show of ever-diminishing relevance. We checked out the action, and here are our picks for the apps you need to know about most.

Source: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/01/8-top-macworld-apps/


Retail Chains To Strike Back Against Online Vendors

Hugh Pickens writes "Marissa Taylor says the retail chains' worst nightmare are consumers who come in to take a look at merchandise in-store, but use smartphone apps to shop for cheaper prices online. But now stores like low-end retail chain Target plan to fight 'showrooming' by scaling up their business models and asking vendors to create Target-exclusive products that can't be found online. 'The bottom line is that the more commoditized the product is, the more people are going to look for the cheapest price,' says Morningstar analyst Michael Keara. 'If there's a significant price difference [among retailers] and you're using it on a regular basis, you're going to go to Amazon.' Target recently sent an 'urgent' letter to vendors, asking them to 'create special products that would set it apart from competitors.' Target's letter insisted that it would not 'let online-only retailers use our brick-and-mortar stores as a showroom for their products and undercut our prices without making investments, as we do, to proudly display your brands.' Target also announced that it had teamed up with a handful of unique specialty shops that will offer limited edition merchandise on a rotating basis within Target stores in hopes of creating an evolving shopping experience for customers. Target is 'exercising leverage over its vendors to achieve the same pricing that smaller, online-only retailers receive,' says Weinswig. 'This strategy would help Target compete with retailers like Amazon on like-for-like products.'"

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Source: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/jF48WXFxsLM/retail-chains-to-strike-back-against-online-vendors


Skype 5.3 for Windows released, improves mobile video call quality

Version 5.3 of Skype for Windows has just been released, with the main emphasis of the new release being improved call quality, and the quality of video received by mobile Skype users. Presumably one party of the video call must be using Skype for Windows 5.3, though.

Beyond improved call quality, not much has changed. You can now see your friends' presence icons when contact cards are collapsed, and the topic editing button is now always visible on the conversation header. For a complete list of changes, hit up the Skype Garage blog.

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Skype 5.3 for Windows released, improves mobile video call quality originally appeared on Download Squad on Thu, 07 Apr 2011 12:17:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Report: Orion test flight pushed back to 2014, manned flight until 2021

Report: Orion test flight pushed back to 2014
Even something as exhaustively planned as the test-flight of the Orion spacecraft isn't immune to a slipping timeline. It's reportedly been pushed back from next year to 2014 -- when we're expecting to see the capsule launch from Cape Canaveral, loop around the planet twice at 3,700 miles (the furthest any spacecraft has journeyed since the '70s) before splashing down in the Pacific. This unmanned test was designed to see if the vehicle's heat-shield, flight-software and parachutes all work before lives are risked on board. It's also signified a pushing back of the first launch from 2016 until 2021. This means there's nine more years before someone calls us up as a crew replacement -- at least that's how our dream goes.

Report: Orion test flight pushed back to 2014, manned flight until 2021 originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 30 Jan 2012 15:42:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Will Listening to Mozart Really Make You Smarter? [Science]

Yes, but no more than listening to Justin Bieber. The misconception that there's something unique about Mozart's ability to increase brainpower began in 1993, with a paper in Nature. Neurobiologists Gordon Shaw, Frances Rauscher and Katherine Ky of the University of California at Irvine found that students who listened to 10 minutes of a Mozart sonata demonstrated a temporary increase in spatial-temporal reasoning, as measured by an IQ test. The public seized on the romantic idea that listening to Mozart would make them smarter, and Don Campbell, a teacher and music educator from Texas, capitalized on the notion with an international bestseller, The Mozart Effect. More »

Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/wBG9DZOF-js/will-listening-to-mozart-really-make-you-smarter