There's no doubt that online streaming is TV's future, and lots of programming is available all over the Web, including not only live streaming but also on demand and archived. We've tried several programs that attempt to bring as many of these scattered resources together in a single, user-friendly interface, including anyTV, a free program offering thousands of links to Internet TV and radio sites. AnyTV Pro is a shareware version of anyTV that offers some 3,000 additional channels, a full-screen view, automatic updates, and some other upgrades. While it definitely works better and offers more … Read more
Aloaha PDF Suite is a versatile PDF creation tool that is available in several versions, including a freeware edition that nevertheless has nearly all the features of the full version. It can create high-quality vector-based PDFs from inside any Windows program. The PDFs it creates are fully compatible with other PDF programs. Aloaha PDF Suite installs a special printer driver that lets you create, save, print, and e-mail PDFs whenever you select Print inside any program that runs in Windows and offers a print command, including Word and other Office apps, Web browsers like IE and Chrome, and Windows itself.… Read more
As machines that let first responders look at dangerous objects become increasingly common, Novatiq has started producing a throwable recon robot with the relatively low price tag of roughly $11,300.
The military-grade Scorp was announced last year with slightly different specs. At 13 inches long and 7.7 pounds, it's compact and light enough for backpack portability.
It's also tough enough to be thrown into buildings and dangerous areas, just like the lighter 110 FirstLook from iRobot.
Both machines are remote-operated, roll on treads, and have flippers that enable them to climb stairs, train tracks, and other … Read more
LookDisk is the sort of search tool we like: fast, no-nonsense text, file, and duplicate searches, including wildcard and file attribute searches, of any disk or directory you specify, including networks. It uses few system resources. And you can save your searches and return to them later. It also displays disk and system information.
LookDisk opened with an optional tool tip with an advisory about duplicate files. This feature can find duplicates by content or name, but it can't verify that any two files are actual duplicates. The program recommends backing up any files before you delete them, and … Read more
Apple's Quick Look feature in OS X is a convenient way to preview a document without needing to launch any applications to do so.
Just select a document and press the spacebar, and if the system has a plug-in for handling the document type then the Quick Look server will generate and display the document preview.
Quick Look is intended to be a lightweight option, so the document preview may not be accurately formatted, but it should be enough to show you what the document contains. However, there may be times when this does not work correctly: you might … Read more
I got my Japanese Vita a few days ago, but my order was incomplete.
I received a Wi-Fi Vita with three games, but the 4GB Vita memory card I ordered is taking a bit longer to ship. Little did I know that without a Vita memory card, my new handheld would be rendered mostly useless.
You read correctly: a sizable number of PlayStation Vita games will not even boot up unless a Vita memory card is installed in the unit (including the ones I bought: Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Ridge Racer, and Everybody's Golf 6). There are also a number of Vita apps that require a card to run, all of which I cover in my First Look video. It's not that I'm upset that the Vita requires a memory card to play games, it's the fact that Sony has chosen not to include one in the box. CNET has already confirmed with Sony that none of the U.S. Vita SKUs will ship with a card either, save for the $350 First Edition Bundle.… Read more
Max Payne 3 has made our "most anticipated games of the year" list two consecutive years in a row. The highly anticipated title now has a release date of March 2012, and today we're getting a look at some of the action.
The Max Payne series was extraordinarily successful in the PC gaming scene when it debuted in 2001 and followed similar success when it was transplanted to consoles the following year. Known for its unique stylized graphic-novel storytelling aesthetic, many credit the Max Payne series from for bringing "bullet-time" into mainstream gaming. The franchise even spawned a 2008 film adaptation of the same name starring Mark Wahlberg.
Now, Rockstar Games is finally bringing the long-awaited follow-up to Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC next year. Having left New York City, Payne has spiraled even lower than ever before, finding himself working in private security in Brazil.
We'll have much more on Max Payne 3 in the months leading up to its release.… Read more
Making their debut in the 2012 version of Bitdefender's security suites are interesting new security features, a simpler, easier-to-use interface, and a mythical half-dragon, half-wolf. (They're not saying which half is which.) Check out what Bitdefender's premium suite Total Security 2012 provides in this First Look video.
The latest version of Thunderbird jumps from version 3 to version 5, matching its sibling Firefox as it joins Mozilla's rapid-release program. Thunderbird 5, available to download for Windows, Mac, and Linux, is mostly a bug-fixing release that improves stability. It also shortens and improves the workflow for adding new e-mail accounts.
Watch what the program's got, and what it lacks, in this new First Look video.
AT&T will release three new BlackBerry phones running the new BlackBerry OS 7, AOL launches it own daily iPad-only magazine called Editions, and McAfee in a report in Vanity Fair reveals a new major hacking attack called "Operation: Shady RAT" that has been targeting government and private industry.
Links from Wednesday's episode of Loaded:Operation: Shady RAT AT&T releases 3 new BlackBerrys Android users see rise in malware AOL releases 'Editions' iPad app Skype for iPad Twitter for iPad gets HTML5 Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (HD) | RSS (MP3) |&… Read more