Many people moan about Britain's lack of car industry -- they do so without realising we have a pretty impressive one. We build all manner of cars for manufacturers from all over the world. The naysayers' problem is the lack of "British" brands, such as Range Rover and the like. There are a few left, though. One such example is Morgan.
At its small (for a car company) factory in Malvern, Morgan creates some truly stunning cars. Using traditional techniques and materials fused with modern technology, Morgan's motors may look stately, but by God they pack … Read more
Billed as "the ultimate paperless solution," Docudesk's deskPDF Studio X is aimed squarely at Adobe Acrobat. Studio X can create PDFs from any application, edit the text and images in any PDF, and convert PDFs to Word, Excel, HTML, and other document types. It can sign, stamp, and add freehand and freetext markup as well as letterheads, watermarks, and other custom touches to your documents. Features like PDFzen integration allows one-click Cloud storage and easy publishing and sharing of documents online via social media, e-mail, and fax, while 256-bit encryption, digital IDs, and other strong security measures … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Tech terms coined in the '90s: Where are they now?
- Man turns his phone number into a premium number, makes money off of telemarketers calling him.
- Locket app lets users make money by swiping through ads on their smartphones.
Weather Plus 2013 will give you the right temperature, but it won't give you any other information. There are no widgets, no status bar updates, and no options to track multiple locations or get a long-term forecast.
This app isn't available on the Google Play store, so you'll have to sideload it to get it. During the install process, the app asks you to give it control over a ton of permissions. Once you see the app, you'll wonder why it needs your location, calls, messages and even accounts, since it won't track your location … Read more
Samsung is kicking off its Ativ Book 9 Plus laptop at a price tag of $1,399.
Popping up for pre-order in the U.S. on August 18, the Ativ Book 9 Plus offers a 13.3-inch screen with a hefty resolution of 3,200x1,800 pixels, prompting CNET to dub it "possibly the highest-resolution 13-inch laptop around."
Outfitted with Gorilla Glass, the display is 2.8 times sharper than a full HD screen, according to Samsung. The screen's SuperBright technology is rated at 350 nits, which means it's designed to hold its brightness even under … Read more
It may well be that the NSA is recording every breath you take, every move you make.
But it's going to take them quite some time to review whether your breaths and moves are, in some way, significant or even troubling.
So along comes an Android app that can help you by forewarning the NSA with "Look! It wasn't me!"
Being an Android app, this sprightly invention relies on utter openness. For it takes random shots of your cell phone and sends them … Read more
Having just begun to test its luck with online gambling sites, Zynga is now said to be hedging its bets with real-money gambling apps.
The social gaming company is said to be launching ZyngaPlusPoker and ZyngaPlusCasino apps that will be available on Facebook in the U.K., according to VentureBeat. These apps will supposedly be accessible on desktop computers first and then will come to mobile.
"This is just business as usual for them," a Facebook spokesperson told CNET. "What you're likely hearing about are additional games Zynga is adding to their existing real money gaming … Read more
Although New York is right by the sea, you're unlikely to go for a dip in the local waterways unless you're swimming with the fishes. But what if you could cool off in a floating swimming pool with real river water?
That's the idea behind Plus Pool, a large, cross-shaped pool that you could practice your backstroke in from just above the waves of the East River.
Two years ago, the notion branded as "+ POOL" raised more than $40,000 on Kickstarter, and now it's about to wrap up a second, bigger campaign that could add $250,000 to the dream of river swimming in the Big Apple. … Read more