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Parking Space Woes? There's an Android App for That

160 votes | submitted 2010-07-11 06:41:55 by HotHardware | 37 comments

Looking for an open parking spot? There's an Android app for that. No, there's no iPhone app, only an Android one; sorry, for once Android has a leg up on the iPhone. Indeed, it's called Open Spot, and it could prove useful to folks in parking limited locales. It's a Google Labs app though, which means it's experimental, so keep that in mind.

Photography is dead, long live photos

325 votes | submitted 2010-07-11 04:17:19 by mklopez | 60 comments

This week at the World Expo in Shanghai, Canon -- a name synonymous with high-quality photography -- offered a vision of a device that not only supersedes the digital still camera, but will likely eliminate photography as we know it.

10 Free Android Apps for Staying in the Know

528 votes | submitted 2010-07-09 20:28:31 by lucas123 | 21 comments

Owning a smartphone means never having to say 'I don't know.' These free applications for Android phones will keep you knowledgeable wherever you go.

The Secret Film of the CIA Supersonic Spy Plane's 1st Flight

460 votes | submitted 2010-07-08 10:04:13 by mklopez | 72 comments

This declassified Lockheed Martin video shows the first flight of the A-12, the super-secret spy plane precursor of the SR-71 Blackbird. Only 15 were made under the CIA's OXCART program. The story of this technological wonder is fascinating.

Mouseless: The Invisible Computer Mouse (w/ vid)

423 votes | submitted 2010-07-07 19:04:59 by rufioho | 57 comments

Mouseless is an invisible working computer mouse built by MIT PhD student, Pranav Mistry. The mouse, or lack thereof, is controlled by using your hand with no hardware to control the pointer on your screen

Lightsaber Laser Can Blind People, Cause Fires

547 votes | submitted 2010-07-07 15:35:12 by luzo33 | 144 comments

WickedLasers has released a new laser that can blind instantly, cause cancer if it touches skin, and could possibly set things on fire.

Android 2.2 Review: A Deep, Delicious Dive Into Froyo

774 votes | submitted 2010-07-07 05:57:38 by HotHardware | 140 comments

Originally announced at Google I/O back in May, Android 2.2 was Google's answer to iPhone OS 4, now known as iOS 4. Along with expected tweaks and updates, it also delivers a slew of cutting-edge new features that no other mobile OS has ever delivered users. Here's a detailed look at what makes Froyo tick...

Neighborhood says Jesus & Cell Coverage Doesn't Mix

314 votes | submitted 2010-07-07 03:28:03 by laurenelder | 70 comments

T-Mobile and an Orlando-area church are hoping to erect a 130-foot cross that will double as a cell-phone tower. But they've had bad reception from neighbors, who are protesting the idea.

57% of Android apps are free -- iPhone apps: only 27%

891 votes | submitted 2010-07-07 00:34:19 by baddbrainz | 299 comments

In a report published last week it became painfully apparent just how different the iOS and Android ecosystems are. Not only does Android have significantly more free apps than either the iPhone or iPad, but paid apps also cost less on Android.

Hottest Gadgets of the 1980's [graphic]

1167 votes | submitted 2010-07-06 15:37:27 by moredown | 187 comments

Despite Amazon's Attempts, The Kindle is On Its Way Down

347 votes | submitted 2010-07-05 19:06:56 by mikek814 | 60 comments

Just a short while ago, we all assumed the Kindle was to be for books what the iPod was to music: the thing that ‘changed everything’ about how the medium was used in modern times. Oh, how times have changed.

Supercharge Your PC with SSDs

504 votes | submitted 2010-07-04 21:17:14 by adeelarshad82 | 60 comments

SSDs can offer big speed improvements over hard drives, assuming you know what to do with them. Here's how to get the most bang for your storage buck.

5 Ways iPhone Users Get Ripped Off

340 votes | submitted 2010-07-04 06:17:15 by lucas123 | 114 comments

Using an iPhone is like taking a holiday to some corrupt country: It may be beautiful and offer simple pleasures, but you're going to pay bribes to people who shamelessly charge you for what's free elsewhere.

The Day I Lost Control... (PIC)

2726 votes | submitted 2010-07-04 05:50:57 by brukhar | 175 comments

From 2-Way to 4G: The Complete History of Cell Phones

384 votes | submitted 2010-07-02 19:56:55 by boragora38 | 42 comments

From Walkie-Talkies to 4G, the earliest mobile calls can be traced as far back as the early 1900s.

Top 4 Cell Phones Compared To See Which Has The Best LCD

394 votes | submitted 2010-07-01 21:17:00 by davincih | 87 comments

iPhone 4, Motorola Droid X, Droid Incredible and HTC EVO were put to test to see which has the best LCD. The result was based on contrast, color dept, color accuracy and brightness.

Happy 31st Birthday Walkman!

611 votes | submitted 2010-07-01 13:09:28 by macbookforme | 72 comments

31 years ago in July, Sony released its iconic portable audio cassette player. The Walkman\r\nchanged music culture, allowing people to record, listen and transport music like never before.

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