Even if it pains us to say it, we are growing tired of those cosplay cats and dressed up dogs. It’s time for a new animal to don a fetching get-up for our amusement. And Sugar Bush may just be that needed breath of fresh air
The squirrel, from Boca Raton, Fl., has been garnering attention for years in the animal kingdom, known mainly for her elaborate costumes. The human world, though, has just been introduced to this nutty creature with a pension for playing dress up
It turns out Sugar…
Even though the cloud has only just recently hit its stride and began to expand the field for data mining and collecting, the concept of computing via a universal database is decades old.
In the 1950s, “time-sharing” — what is now considered the underlying concept of cloud computing — was used in academia and large corporations. Several clients needed to access information on separate terminals, but the mainframe technology was costly. To save money, they needed to find a way for…
It looks like Amazon is quietly discontinuing the Kindle DX, the large-format version of its classic Kindle eInk e-reader.
Amazon lowered the price of the Kindle DX from $379 to $299 last week, apparently to help clear out existing stock. Now, Amazon is no longer selling the device on its website, and there’s no notice that it will be restocked soon. It is only available for purchase from third-party sellers.
The eBook Reader Blog also noted that the DX has been removed from Amazon’s…
Now you can opt out of those ads on new Amazon Kindle Fire tablets for a one-time payment of $15. This is a reversal from a policy the company revealed the day after the new tablets were introduced.
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Norton appears to be branching out from standard security into reputation management. The company has introduced a new tool called Norton Top Search that lets you control the top search result for your name, for free.
To change your top search result, all you need to do is pick a URL that you would like to pop up first when people search your name. The form to do so, found here looks like this:
After inputting your desired URL, Norton then shows you how the search result will eventually…
Do you think your life is nothing to sing about? Well, you’re wrong. It turns out anyone’s life can be rendered in musical form.
All you need is a few minutes and a Facebook account. Then you can let Intel’s “Me: The Musical” do the heavy lifting. What you’ll see, of course, is a music video template that is peppered with details of your own life, as represented on Facebook.
The catchy tune starts with your birthday, then works its way through succeeding decades. Along the way, some…
Did you ever long for the romantic old days where the act of writing evoked the sound of clacking typewriters punctuated by the chime of a bell?
Then the Noisy Typer 1.0 is for you. Theo Watson, an inventor, introduced the free app earlier this month. It may be the perfect thing for the nostalgic and/or pretentious writer in your life, especially if she happens to be a Mac user. Unfortunately, no Windows version exists yet.
Watson isn’t the first to attempt to bring the joys of…
Full Portal Set
Look familiar? The Portal gang’s all here!
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We can’t think of a geekier marriage then LEGO building blocks and the Portal hit series of video games. Good news for fans of both: LEGO Portal products might be available for purchase in the near future.
The idea was pitched to LEGO via its CUUSOO platform, a petition-style site where LEGO fans can submit ideas for products they’d like to see the…