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A look at Motorola’s new phones and smartwatch

- October 7th, 2014

Last week, I was given the opportunity to get a brief look at some of the new products coming from Motorola this fall – namely the updates to both the Moto X and Moto G and the new smartwatch, the Moto 360.

Moto X

Motorola, much like HTC has done with its One smartphone, has made the irritating decision for its flagship smartphone to not affix any numerals or symbols at the end of its name. So the new product has exactly the same as the last one, Moto X.

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Seriously… Windows 10?!

- October 1st, 2014

When Terry Myerson, head of operating systems for Microsoft, unveiled the latest version of Windows at an event in San Francisco on Tuesday, he said the choice of skipping over Windows 9 in the naming scheme because the new product “represents the first step for a whole new generation of Windows.”

“Windows 10 will run on the broadest type of devices ever, from the smallest Internet of Things to enterprise data centres worldwide,” he said. “Some of these devices have four-inch screens, some of these devices have 80-inch screens and some don’t have any screen at all.”

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A man needs a robot maid

- September 30th, 2014

“I was thinking that maybe I’d get a maid
Find a place nearby for her to stay.
Just someone to keep my house clean,
Fix my meals and go away.” – Neil Young

I hate to clean. It’s draining and I never get a sense of accomplishment at the end as everything gets dirty again. It’s like Sisyphus vacuuming up a hill.  So I share the sentiment in the Neil Young song A Man Needs a Maid.

While I don’t generally need someone to make my meals as I often eat out or order in,  I do occasionally get someone in to clean. But it gets expensive to do this on a regular basis. But iRobot has some products can cut down on the monotony of housework.

While they’re not exactly Rosie from The Jetsons, iRobot offers a line of robotic cleaners to help keep your home sparkling. You’ve likely heard of its line of Roomba vacuum cleaners before, if not from personal experience, at least from the series of YouTube videos of pets riding them.

But iRobot also offers products to help with other household chores. So in addition to getting to check out the latest top-of-the-line Roomba 880, I also got to test the Scooba 450, iRobot’s new floor-scrubbing robot.

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Get a chicken drumstick iPhone case from KFC

- September 23rd, 2014

Looking for an original-looking case for your iPhone? Well, KFC Japan may be able to help you out.

The company recently announced in a contest for KFC Colonel’s Day, where fans of the restaurant could win chicken-shaped computer accessories or earrings.

Now, KFC Japan has added a couple of extra prizes – an iPhone case and a desk pillow you can wear as  a helmet, both in the shape of a fried chicken drumstick, UPI.com reports.

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New search engine lets you search for porn … wait … what?

- September 16th, 2014

If you find the amount of Google’s porn results lacking, then Boodigo might be for you.

Boodigo bills itself as an “adult-oriented search engine.” On the surface, it looks like a regular search engine, aside from the pop-up message that warns you must be at least 18 years old to access it.

Incidentally, if you choose to leave instead of entering the site, you are redirected to Amazon.com because I guess that’s more wholesome. Jeez, you could have at least sent me to Amazon.ca. I am in Canada, Boodigo!

Boodigo

Boodigo. (Website Screenshot)

And the search filtering is a little different. While Google, for example, lets user search by images, news, video, maps and so on, Boodigo lets you do a regular web search or target it exclusively to Tumblr sites – as that photo blog platform is often used for pornographic content.

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