In an effort to reclaim control over the single-serve coffee market, Keurig parent company Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' new generation of "Keurig 2.0" brewers will include interactive readers programmed to work only with Keurig-licensed K-Cups. The company confirmed the news in a recent earnings call, as reported by Techdirt. The new brewers are due out in stores later this year.
The move comes at a time when Keurig's grip on the booming single-serve coffee market might be slipping. The company's original K-Cup patent expired at the end of 2012, and not surprisingly, bargain-priced competitor cups … Read more
Password Memory lets you enter in all of your log-in information for various sites, as well as the site URLs, to use as a reference later. In this app, your username and password for each site, as well as the name of the site and the URL are displayed together, so you don't have to worry about remembering any of them, yourself. And all of this information is protected by your master password or pin.
The first time you open Password Memory, you'll have to enter the default pin (1-2-3-4) to get in. Once you've logged in, … Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- Intel is upping the ante for crunching big data, promising to double the performance over the previous generation with the new Xeon E7 v2 chipset.
The Xeon processor E7 8800/4800/2800 v2 product family is designed to support up to 32-socket servers with configurations of up to 15 processing cores and up to 1.5 terabytes of memory per socket.
Unveiled at the Exploratorium museum during a media presentation on Tuesday, the chipset falls within Intel's game plan for tackling the Internet of Things movement, which the processor maker projected will grow to consist of … Read more
OneTuner Radio Player give you access to hundreds of radio stations from dozens of countries and in multiple languages. You can search by country, by language, or by genre to find the stations you like, and you can link to your Facebook and Twitter account to share your opinion about the stations and programs you listen to. You can create your own personal news channel through Facebook and Twitter, as well.
When you first open OneTuner, you'll see a short tutorial explaining the features of the app, which is good because the interface can take some time to get … Read more
Mouse Trapper is a handy utility that helps you keep track of your mouse, especially when you're working on multiple screens at once. With this tool, you can limit your mouse to one screen and control when it's permitted to cross over onto other screens. This can save you plenty of time and frustration, especially if you work with a multiple screen display on a regular basis.
The interface of Mouse Trapper is innovative and effective, as it consists of a cartoon mouse holding a sign listing your options for using the app. There is also a Help … Read more
On-Screen Keyboard Portable brings up the Windows virtual keyboard and lets you take the same keyboard from one device to another. Since the settings you create for your keyboard are stored on portableapps.com, you won't have to configure your keyboard from scratch again when you switch machines.
When you run On-Screen Keyboard Portable, it automatically opens the default Windows on-screen virtual keyboard. This keyboard stays on top of all of your active windows, so you can use it no matter what you're working on, and you won't lose it under a pile of other windows. While … Read more
Animated Desktop Wallpaper Starfield creates the feeling that you're flying through space with its stars streaking past on a colorful background. From black to purple to blue to white, all of the colors you associate with space are visible in the backdrop to this wallpaper, which is attractive by itself. But the addition of the tiny, white moving stars makes the illusion that you are in space even more intense.
When you open this program, it's accessible from the taskbar in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. Right-clicking on the app's icon there will allow you … Read more
Yoovi lets you create albums from the photos in your library to share with specific friends and family using nothing but a phone number. With this app, you can reach people who don't have social media accounts and keep them in the loop with all of your latest adventures. And you can share specific photos with only the people you choose without having to make them public for everyone to see.
Yoovi walks you through setting up your account and creating albums the first time you open it. The only information you need to enter is your name and … Read more
Days - Photo and GIF Diary by Wander is a fun way to keep track of daily events in your life by creating a photo journal to share with friends. This app imports photos directly from your library, or you can take pictures from the app, itself. These can be individual shots, or you can take several in rapid succession and the program will group them together and animate them for you.
When you set up your Days account, you'll have to select a username, but entering other personal information like your full name and location is optional. Next … Read more