Gadgets

Search an Android Phone With the Flick of Your Wrist

Google’s “Gesture Search” has been available for Android smartphones for a while now, but the company just updated the app to include a feature that allows users to “double flip” the actual handset in order to initiate a search.

You simply flip the phone’s face away from you and then bring it back to initiate Gesture Search, at …

X-Wing Targeting Computer GPS App for Android

Christopher Caleb and I seem to share a disgustingly over the top love of Star Wars but he is far more dedicated than I.

Chris built a GPS version of the targeting computer used in Luke’s X-Wing, you know, for the Trench Run with Adobe Air for Android. Just watch the video. This is another fine example of why Android kicks …

Surfer Catches 2 Shark Encounters On Camera

A day after two separate shark encounters while out SUP (stand up paddleboard) surfing, big wave surfer Chuck Patterson decided to go back in the water the next day. Crazy, right? This time he armed himself with a GoPro HD to capture everything on film. And that he did. According to Chuck, the second shark, a ~7-foot Great White aka …

Sprint Announces Pricing, Availability For Samsung Epic 4G

Samsung’s third Galaxy S Android device in the U.S. will launch August 31. The redubbed Epic 4G for Sprint will cost a whopping $249.99 after a $100 MIR. Sheesh.

Starting tomorrow, Sprint customers can reserve the Epic 4G, “while supplies last.” If you happen to reserve one, you must complete the transaction no later than …

Facebook Bug Reveals Full Names and Photos to Anyone

UPDATE: Looks like the issue has been fixed now.

Oh, lovely. Check this out before Facebook patches this up—hopefully they’ll get it fixed quickly. Go to Facebook and try to log in with someone else’s e-mail address. Don’t worry about the password, it doesn’t matter. If this person has a Facebook account, you’ll see their full name, …

Dealmap: Localized Deals Aggregrator App

With deal sites like Groupon and BlackboardEats popping up in rapid succession, the mother of all deals sites has released a mobile app for iOS users. Over 350,000 local deals from the U.S. and U.K. are aggregated into the Dealmap app.

The free app offers the localized deals in list form or displayed on a map within a given radius of …

Google Tweaks Gmail Design, Improves Contacts Interface

In case you hadn’t noticed, your Gmail looks a little different today. Google has tidied up the overall interface and added prominent Mail, Contacts, and Tasks links in the upper left corner along with a big "Compose mail" or "New contact" button depending upon which feature you’re using.

And speaking of contacts, Google has overhauled

Adidas Sneaker Phone is Pretty Much Just How it Sounds

Do you like Adidas shoes? Do you use a cell phone? Do you like Adidas shoes enough to get a cell phone that looks just like an Adidas shoe?

You’ll have to get it from China and it’s not entirely clear whether the "Adidass808" has Adidas’ legal blessing or not, but the ~$80 handset sure looks cool if you’re into shoe-inspired flip

App of the Week: AT&T U-Verse

This week’s app is admittedly limited in scope but for those of you living in one of 22 states where AT&T offers U-verse TV service, the U-verse app is perfect for any TV junkie with an iPhone or BlackBerry Torch.

The free app allows you to peruse your U-verse TV programming guide, as well as scheduling and managing your DVR. So …

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