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Japanese inventors have come up with a gizmo called the SpeechJammer. It silences people. You can imagine a lot of situations where it would be handy to pack a SpeechJammer–construction sites, NASCAR races, assembly lines, war zones, droning airplanes, and droning politicians, to name the obvious. And it could be a protest control tool that every dictator must have dreamed of. …
In CES’s keynote address this week Qualcomm CEO Dr. Paul E. Jacobs mentioned that last year consumers bought $1.3 trillion worth of mobile devices. That’s 1.3 trillion with a T, and only mobile devices. So what does that mean? When people start talking about trillions of dollars, my mind starts to fog over. Trillion is [...]
We’ll admit it from the git-go. The real reason groovyPost is running this story is so that we can show a video of a giant mechanical snake encountering a giant mechanical spider. Some things are their own justification, you know. But because sometime in a future existence we may be called up on to justify [...]
Top of the news, for me, anyway, was Minecraft. It’s now available from the Android Market. To find it, search “minecraft pocket” or just click this link. Minecraft Pocket sports the groovy little 3D grass square we all know and love, made by original Minecraft developer Mojang.Surprisingly, the app is nice and compact at just [...]
Ubisoft hasn’t said a word about its once widely expected I Am Alive plans for a good year or more now. Despite amazing trailers it showed for the game in 2009, the game’s been in development for way too long. Most gamers figured Ubisoft killed it. But no! Today, maker UbiSoft announced plans to roll [...]
This past week we’ve seen a lot of buzz around the social network that just popped up on the grid: Path. After seeing that they had acquired path.com, a domain name which was without a doubt very much taken before they got to it, I had to take a look for myself. After all, anything [...]
Want to use Google Voice on your iPhone? Finally, there is an official app for that. Earlier today Apple and Google finally worked through their differences and brought the real Google Voice to the iPhone. The app works as expected, much like what many Android users have been enjoying for some time now.
On Thursday the Google Chrome team rolled out a new feature for Chrome 8 Beta, a PDF viewer. Say goodbye to adobe reader and other PDF plugins, Chrome is taking over. If you’re running the latest beta version of Chrome you can already test it out and view PDF files without any extra plugins.
Starting this November, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is offering a few of its most popular services for web application hosting, including 5 GB of Amazon S3 storage, one Amazon E2 Micro Instance, 30 GB of AWS data transfer and others bundled into a free package for new customers. They’re calling it the AWS Free Usage [...]
Last Friday was an eventful day for drop.io founder Sam Lessin, he sold his company and was recruited into a major internet company. For the rest of the internet however, this day was a defeat in the battle between good vs. Evil. Drop.io was acquired by the internet giant, Facebook, on October 29th. For drop.io [...]
This week, Google announced the roll out a new feature that allows you to quickly find businesses, landmarks and other places of interest in the geographic area where you are searching. “But wait,” you say. “Google Maps has always shown me results from Google Places!” And you’re right. But the big change is that now, [...]
As of yesterday (or a few weeks back if you had a Corporate Volume License Agreement), you can pick up Office 2011 for Mac from most of your favorite tech-savvy retailers. From what we’ve seen so far, it is a lot like Office 2010 for PC but they’ve added in a few bonus features that [...]
Today one of my favorite airlines, Virgin America, has gone Google. It was bound to happen. After all, Google and the airline have been teaming up since 2008 when they did the first ever live YouTube stream at 35,000 feet in the air. It really gives a literal sense of “cloud computing.” The YouTube stream [...]