Gadgets

Flipboard iPad App Makes a Magazine from Twitter, Facebook

A new iPad app called Flipboard is attempting to bridge the gap between the straightforward, simplified layout of a magazine and the endless amounts of disorganized information available on Facebook and Twitter.

The app is free to download and positions itself as “a social magazine that brings to life the stories, photos, news and …

YouTube Radio: YouTube Piano’s Interactive Sequel

From the brain trust behind 2009′s interactive musical play toy YouTube Piano comes YouTube Radio, a medley of YouTube-themed ditties.

Eight stations cover the music spectrum and aside from my inability to translate cat, each spits out YouTube centric lyrics in different musical styles. Hate jazz? Just change the station by clicking …

App Of The Week: MapHook

Editor’s Note: Today, we’re rolling out the first of our App Of The Week series, where we’ll take a look at a new app (iPhone, Android, iPad or otherwise) and bring you comprehensive reviews on the latest and greatest in the app world. If you’ve got a suggestion, please feel free to email us at tips@techland.com.

I can never …

USB Hub Gets a Solar Panel for Nerdgasmic Beach Fun

Just when you thought USB hubs couldn’t get any more exciting, they go and add a solar panel to one of them. Head? Explode.

Now how much would you expect to pay for a miracle of modern technology such as this? A million skillion dollars? A bajillion?

Keep in mind that it’s a 4-port USB hub while you’re at your desk but once it’s …

ASUS Tablet Drops Windows Embedded for Android

Back in early June, we got a glimpse of some of the iPad competitors that’ll be hitting shelves later this year. One of the main contenders is Asus, with the company showing off 10- and 12-inch versions of its impending EeePad line due in early 2011.

The company’s 12-inch tablet will reportedly run a full blown version of Windows 7

MOG Goes Mobile, Includes All-You-Can-Eat Downloads

On-demand music service MOG announced the availability of its iPhone and Android apps this morning. We’ve been testing various builds of the iPhone app over the last few weeks and it blows Pandora and all others out of the water. Music junkies, this is the app for you.

With artist only stations, MOG gives subscribers exactly what …

iPhone 4 Reception Ouchie? Try Antennaids.

To correct its iPhone 4 antenna issue (or lack thereof, according to Apple), the company is doling out free bumpers to every customer who buys an iphone 4 before September 30. But for a quick, oh-so cute fix, try Antennaids. For $5, these Band-Aid like stickers will buffer that nasty reception death grip with just a hint of hip …

Reboot: Windows Phone 7 Preview

What would it take to make Microsoft relevant in a world filled with iOS 4, Android and webOS? Consider, for a moment, that the aforementioned platforms are the Blue Screen of Death for Microsoft. The last generation Windows Mobile platform was old, busted and rusted. And like any overpaid IT guy will ask you, “Have you tried …

Netflix Comes To Canada, Eh?

The Netflix instant streaming service is coming to Canada, the company announced Monday.

This fall, Netflix is expected to make its first international expansion as it offers its Watch Instantly package to Canadians. Though initially, the service will be available in English only, the company has made its intent to open up the service …

Paycheck Friday: Purchasing Suggestions For Your Perusal

It’s Friday! Maybe you just got paid. You could use that money for boring stuff like bills, rent, and food, or you could act like a wonderfully impulsive consumer and spend it on any number of products. Here are some ideas to get you started based on your taxable income bracket.

10% ($0 to $8,375)

At your current salary level, you

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