While it's not hard to find a free chat app that lets you IM and call friends on multiple networks, getting one to elegantly inform you of incoming chats and let you easily switch among open conversations is slimmer pickings. It may not be the most visually exciting app we've seen, but Nimbuzz IM does a fine job delivering features and alerting you to chats when you talk with friends on Skype, Facebook, Windows Live Messenger (MSN), Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk, AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), MySpace, ICQ, or Gadu-Gadu.
The app will buzz by default when a new … Read more
Red Bull Racing pulls off another spectacular feat by driving a Formula 1 car on the sand at Juanillo Beach Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic.
In this Web video, team manager Tony Burrows explains the modifications that were made to the RB5 to run it on the sand.
No strangers to extremes, Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Sebastien Buemi, in January, drove a Red Bull Racing showcar on the frozen waters of northern Quebec.
With a Francophile name, mobile Twitter app Touiteur may come across as a stylistic ploy. But it's one of the good guys in the tweetosphere, with its stylish design, convenient slide-away bars for posting status updates and responding to tweets. It handles retweeting, file uploading, search, lists, and trends. Plus, it handily pops up @username options when you type.
The premium version ($2.41) is a more complete option overall, opening the door to multiple Twitter accounts, home screen widgets, URL shortening, an internal browser, and the Twitlonger service. There are other free Twitter apps that provide link shortening … Read more
The official Facebook for Android app is undoubtedly the best way to view Facebook on your Android, but that's hardly saying much. The free app is limited, but simple to operate. You can update your status from the app and read your newsfeed; take and upload a photo; and comment and like a status message.
A long press on a status message gets you quick links to view a contact's wall message and see user info, but you're unable to do much more--like see pictures and access invites and birthday reminders--without going to Facebook's mobile Web … Read more
Dolphin Browser was quite the find when it first broke the surface, pretty much pioneering alternative browsers on the Android platform. Since then, alt-browsers have become plentiful and sophisticated, and the Dolphin team has responded with a "high def," redesigned version of its app, meant for version 2.0 and higher of the Android operating system.
Dolphin's feature set is definitely its strength. In addition to tabbed browsing, bookmarking (that syncs to Google bookmarks), and multitouch zooming, it can also flag sites to read later as well as a tie-in to Delicious. You can search content within … Read more
Wapedia isn't the only free Android app to access Wikipedia, but its extras make it a favorite. If you're patient, Wapedia will search for article matches as you type, which saves you some effort. Along with pulling in Wikipedia content, it also imports your article's photos and a collapsed table of contents that saves on space and helps you navigate around.
In addition to sharing articles with friends, you can read articles in a language other than your default, customize preferences, and read in full-screen mode. We appreciate the bookmark button that keeps tabs on articles for … Read more
The Panasonic TH-152UX1 is probably the next best thing to watching a 3D movie in a theater. At 152 inches, this 11 foot by 6 foot giant dwarfs just about every existing 3D TV on the market. This flat screen's 4,096x2,160 resolution also means it can deliver four times the clarity of a regular full-HD panel coupled with a superb 5 million:1 native contrast for rich inky blacks.
Shipments will start in the Japanese and American markets in autumn this year. The only problem we foresee is that this Panasonic is an industrial plasma display meant … Read more