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14 Apr Posted by in Blog | Comments

Check out these AWESOME geological maps of Game of Thrones' mythical world, created by Stanford researchers

Game Of Thrones Westeros Maps

The fourth season of HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones kicked off this past week. 6.6 million people tuned into the premiere, making it the most watched single episode of an HBO show since the series finale of Sopranos. Based on author George R. R. Martin’s fantasy novel series titled A Song of Ice and Fire, the show takes place in a mythical world consisting of four continents, one of which is Westeros. We’ve all seen the models of Westeros in the show’s opening credit sequence, but a group of Stanford researchers have taken things to the next level by creating a series of geological maps that shows us how the landscape of Westeros might have evolved over time.

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12 Apr Posted by in Blog | Comments

Check out these AWESOME geological maps of Game of Thrones' mythical world, created by Stanford researchers

Game Of Thrones Westeros Maps

The fourth season of HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones kicked off this past week. 6.6 million people tuned into the premiere, making it the most watched single episode of an HBO show since the series finale of Sopranos. Based on author George R. R. Martin’s fantasy novel series titled A Song of Ice and Fire, the show takes place in a mythical world consisting of four continents, one of which is Westeros. We’ve all seen the models of Westeros in the show’s opening credit sequence, but a group of Stanford researchers have taken things to the next level by creating a series of geological maps that shows us how the landscape of Westeros might have evolved over time.

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12 Apr Posted by in Blog | Comments

How to safely run Windows XP in the post-XPocalyptic world

How To Use Windows XP After Support Ends

A lot of people are having trouble saying goodbye to Windows XP even after Microsoft has cut off support for the ancient operating system. Earlier this week we gave XP fans some tips for how to keep Windows XP around even if they upgrade to Windows 8, but what about those XP diehards who just flat-out refuse to upgrade to a new OS? For those hardy souls, The Guardian has put together a handy guide for XP stragglers who still can’t let go but who also don’t want to be open to the barrage of malware that will now run completely rampant on their machines without Microsoft’s support.

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12 Apr Posted by in Blog | Comments

Video: Meet LogmeOnce, the single most useful USB stick ever created

LogmeOnce USB Stick Kickstarter

Is the world ready for the Swiss Army knife of USB sticks? LogmeOnce, a new Kickstarter project that’s aiming to raise $50,000 for its multipurpose USB stick, is betting that it is. LogmeOnce is a USB attachment that will not only securely store and encrypt your data but will also act as a secure password vault and a phone charger. 

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12 Apr Posted by in Blog | Comments

Samsung’s smartwatch batteries are delightfully easy to replace

Samsung Gear 2 Gear Fit Teardown

Samsung is taking another stab at the wearable market this week with a slew of new wearables: the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches and the Gear Fit fitness tracker. As expected, the new Gear models are much improved over the original Galaxy Gear, with more comfortable designs and cleaner interfaces, but they also happen to be surprisingly easy to take apart. iFixit tore into the new wearables to find that replacing a battery in the Gear 2 is almost as simple as replacing a battery in a regular watch.

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12 Apr Posted by in Blog | Comments

Galaxy S5 fans line up around (some parts of) the world for Samsung’s next big thing

Samsung Galaxy S5 Launch Lines

Samsung first made a splash when it mocked the “iSheep” who stand in long lines around Apple stores waiting to get the newest version of the iPhone. However, it looks like the launch of the Galaxy S5 has produced some long lines of its own and you can bet that Samsung won’t be making fun of them in future commercials.

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12 Apr Posted by in Blog | Comments

Android’s KitKat is rolling out even more slowly than Jelly Bean did

Android KitKat vs Jelly Bean

Even though Google designed Android 4.4 to work on more devices than any of its predecessors, it looks like KitKat’s adoption rate is lower than Jelly Bean’s was when it first launched. GigaOm citess data from a new Chitika report showing that in the 6 months since Android 4.4 KitKat was launched, only around 10% of Android devices part of the study have been seen running it. Comparatively, Jelly Bean was installed on 14% of devices 6 months after launch, the company revealed in a similar report in early 2013.

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12 Apr Posted by in Blog | Comments

Samsung doubles down on Galaxy S5 region-locking

Galaxy S5 Region Lock

Samsung is marching forward with its region-lock policy for new devices, with the Galaxy S5 representing the latest victim of this feature, SamMobile reports. It all started last year, when Samsung locked the Galaxy Note 3 to the region where it was sold. To unlock it, users would have to use it with a local SIM card before being able to use it in a different region. The same restrictions are true with the newly launched Galaxy S5, and it looks like Samsung has upped the ante.

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12 Apr Posted by in Blog | Comments

Dow Jones: Amazon’s 3D smartphone is real and it will ship by September

Amazon Smartphone Release Date

Every year at around this time, we get word that Amazon will at long last launch a smartphone of its own to go along with its popular Kindle Fire line of tablets. However, CNBC points us to a new Wall Street Journal report that claims Amazon’s smartphone will at long last be announced in June and will have a screen capable of displaying 3D images without having to wear any glasses. The Journal’s sources say that the phone will be able to display 3D images by employing “retina-tracking technology embedded in four front-facing cameras, or sensors, to make some images appear to be 3-D, similar to a hologram.” We heard about Amazon testing out a 3D smartphone last year and now it looks like Amazon is ready to take the wraps off it. The Journal says that the phone will start shipping by the start of September.

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12 Apr Posted by in Blog | Comments

Staples is about to bring 3D printing to the masses

Staples 3D Printer Sales

We’re about to learn whether 3D printing will ever have mainstream appeal because Staples is now offering both an in-store printing service as well as actual 3D printers. The cheapest printer costs $1,300, which is fairly steep, but shipping is free. Shoppers can now also walk into stores and ask for the employees to help them to design and print objects on the spot.

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