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Apple Updates MacBook Line With Faster Chips, Better Graphics 22nd Oct 2011

Apple Updates MacBook Line With Faster Chips, Better Graphics

Apple has quietly (and quite gently) updated the MacBook Pro lineup. The improvements are solely in the processors and graphics chips, bumping speed slightly, and the smaller models get an increase in storage . Everything else — from screen resolution to memory — remains the same.

To see the differences at a glance, take a look at the screenshot of the old models below and compare to those above (I picked the WayBack Machine’s page as Google’s cache has already been updated.

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Kickstand Desk Lets You Ride Your Bike at Work 18th Oct 2011

Kickstand Desk Lets You Ride Your Bike at Work

It might not offer the simple good looks of the Pit-In, the drive-in desk for bikes we saw back in March, but the Kickstand desk is both more practical (it has a bigger top) and more available (you can actually buy one).

The Kickstand desk caters to those obsessive multi-taskers who want to exercise and work at the same time.

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Pee-ew! MacBook Air Factory Stench Could Cause Shipment Delays 15th Oct 2011

Pee-ew! MacBook Air Factory Stench Could Cause Shipment Delays

Shipments of MacBook Airs could be slowed a bit due to a factory closure in eastern China. That in itself isn’t all that newsworthy. It’s the reason for the closure: The factory is really, really smelly.

Local residents complained to local authorities of a “strange odor” coming from Catcher Technology’s factory, so it was partially closed, Wall Street Journal reports.

The factory is a supplier for the aluminum casing of Apple’s MacBook Air, as well as casings for iPods and iPod shuffles, and some HTC smartphones.

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Motorola Doubles Down With the Atrix 2 Android Phone 12th Oct 2011

Motorola Doubles Down With the Atrix 2 Android Phone

SAN DIEGO — Motorola’s first iteration of its Atrix smartphone promised a lot. You could stick the phone into a keyboard dock to turn it into an ersatz notebook, and a powerful processor and multimedia output connectivity imbued the device with media hub aspirations. The Atrix’s successor follows that well-worn path, but offers improved specs and a kinder price.

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Creepy Photo-Realistic 3-D Face Masks 9th Oct 2011

Creepy Photo-Realistic 3-D Face Masks

If you happen to be Patrick Bateman, I have discovered the perfect gift for you to buy your narcissistic self. A photo-realistic mask of your own face. Pop this onto the poor serial-killer victim of your choice and enjoy making out with “yourself.”

If you’re not the main character of Brett Easton Ellis’ terrifying book, then you will more likely be creeped out than turned on by these Japanese-made masks.

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Remembering Steve Jobs Across the Web 5th Oct 2011

Remembering Steve Jobs Across the Web

People of all types came out to celebrate, mourn and honor Steve Jobs after learning of his death yesterday. Some converged on local Apple Stores or flocked to Apple’s Cupertino campus, while others paid their respects online.

Several dozen Apple and Jobs fans stopped at the San Francisco Apple Store over the course of an hour Wednesday.

“We just wanted to honor Steve,” said Richard Rucci, a writer who works for a tablet magazine that will be launching on the iPad soon.

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‘Text-Only,’ a Text-Only Browser for Android 3rd Oct 2011

‘Text-Only,’ a Text-Only Browser for Android

Back in the swirling mists of the last century, men were men, browsers were text-based and pictures were ASCII. Now you can relive those wild, Deadwood years of the Internet with Text-Only, a — you guessed it — text-only browser.

The free app is built for Android, but there’s a web-based version so you can access it from any browser. And because the web today isn’t really accessible by a text-only browser, it pulls some tricks.

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What to Expect From Apple’s 2011 iPhone Event 28th Sep 2011

What to Expect From Apple’s 2011 iPhone Event

Steve Jobs may not be presiding over this year’s long-awaited iPhone announcement, but that’s not putting a damper on any of the excitement. Rumors of the coveted new mystery product (or products) have been swirling for months, but Apple will finally pull back the curtain at its Oct. 4 event.

Hard and fast details are few and far between, but we’ve got a pretty good track record in predicting new iPhone and MacBook announcements in the past.

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‘Social Bomb’ Covertly Cuts Off Twitter, Facebook 25th Sep 2011

‘Social Bomb’ Covertly Cuts Off Twitter, Facebook

The very best thing about a concept design is that you don’t have to explain how it works. It’s like being a kid again, where a pair of toilet paper tubes become a telescope, or an upturned traffic cone becomes the biggest — and therefore best — ice-cream container ever.

So we won’t attempt to peek inside the black box that is Hugo Eccles and Afshin Mehin’s Social Bomb, a “covert device, intended to disable technologies invisibly and without consent.” The idea is that you twist a timer on its top and it will somehow disable any social networking in a 30m (90 foot) radius.

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Report: Apple Board Member Al Gore Says iPhones (Plural) Coming in October 19th Sep 2011

Report: Apple Board Member Al Gore Says iPhones (Plural) Coming in October

Key insight on the timing of Apple’s next iPhone release appeared today, and this time it’s no rumor. The news came straight from the mouth of an Apple insider.

Former United States Vice President and sitting Apple boardmember Al Gore made specific reference to the release of one or more new iPhone products in October while speaking at a conference on Wednesday, according to an attendant of the conference.

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