Boycott SOPA Android app gaining momentum

thumbFor those who aren’t aware, there is a bill in the US Congress called the “Stop Online Piracy Act” (SOPA), and if passed will drastically change the landscape of the Internet, and in the grand scope of things, not for the good.

A couple of college students created this little app that allows you to scan the barcode of a particular product and identify if that manufacturer supports SOPA or not.

For more information about the app and what SOPA means to you, you can visit the application website or the Android Market.

SoundHound’s Top 10 Most ID’d Songs in 2011

shAs we welcome 2012 and all the fantastic new music it will bring, the guys at SoundHound thought they’d take a moment to reflect on the musical highlights of 2011—by compiling a list of the top 10 songs that you, their users, most frequently identified using SoundHound’s blazing fast music recognition. SoundHound users ID’d well over 1 billion songs in 2011! The most ID’d song was—drum roll, please—“Pumped Up Kicks,” by indie pop band Foster the People. This track alone was ID’d 1.25 million times in 2011.

TiVo Releases Hotly Anticipated Android App

tivothumbAlong with a software update to the TiVo Premiere DVR, Margret Schmidt VP of TiVo User Experience tweeted the release of their first Android app.
This comes as great news to TiVo owners as it allows them to control their DVRs from the comfort of their Android 2.1+ phone or 7-inch tablet (the app description makes particular reference to "7inch tablet").

The app looks to be a great first try with most of the features a TiVo user would want, including:

  • Browse the channel guide and record shows without exiting the currently running programme

Brisk Iced Tea brings Brisksaber app to Android, gives geeks a Yoda vs. Darth Maul showdown


Hey, all you Star Wars geeks! (I'm raising my own hand here, don't be ashamed) In today's awesome nerd news, Brisk Iced Tea is bringing Android users a new game to commemorate the 3D theatrical release of Star Wars: Episode One - The Phantom Menace. The app is called Brisksaber, and, according to the press release:

Android Market Cracks The 400,000 Application Barrier, Becomes The Largest Store In The World For Free Apps

marketThe Android Market hit a milestone over the holiday weekend - it now contains over 400,000 apps, putting it only 100,000 apps behind Apple's App Store in terms of sheer quantity. What's even more impressive, though, is that the Market is now the largest store in the world for free apps, with a whopping 68 percent of its collection available sans price tag.


Audials - a Free App for unlimited Music Entertainment


Audialst is an Android application that enables you to listen to and record music from over 50.000 radio stations from all around the world. Some of its features include: mass recording (5 or more radio stations at the same time), searching for radio stations according to location or music genre and even look for an artist and find all the radio stations that are currently playing that particular artist.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II coming to Android devices in new year

sonicSega announced that another chapter in the popular Sonic series is set to arrive on Android devices in 2012. Without providing a specific date or time frame, Sega indicates that Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II will make its way into the Android Market with optimization for Tegra 2 devices. What's more, the press release tells us that Sega and NVIDIA are working together to bring an even more optimized experience to Tegra 3 products! And you thought all quad-core games had to be about first-person shooters...

[Video] This Is What Happens When You Mess With An African Bullfrog While It's Playing A Game Of Ant Crusher

Sure, we've already seen a Bearded Dragon playing Ant Crusher, but if that wasn't good enough for you, how about an African Bullfrog trying its tongue at it?
This frog is dead-set on getting the high score, and nothing is going to get in its way. Not even its owner's thumb...

[Video] Swype Updated With Dragon Dictation And Improved Language Modeling

swypeNuance, the company behind Dragon Dictation, bought out Swype almost three months ago, but the results of the deal haven't really been exposed since. No longer -- Swype has just been updated with a "Dragon Flame" key that, when pressed, initiates a voice-to-text system provided by none other than Dragon Dictation. In its current form, it features support for French, Italian, German, and English, with Swype representatives claiming more languages are on the way in 2012.

D-Link releases Tablet friendly MyDLink+


Great news on the wire today for owners of a D-Link home monitering system, as you can now use your tablet device to monitor up to 4 cameras at a time in your home. D-Link announced the availability of MyDLink+, the premium, tablet-optimized big brother to the already popular MyDLink lite app in the Android Market. The latter, which is for Android phones, is free and monitors one camera at a time. The former, which has been reduced in the spirit of the season from $4.99 to just $.99, also allows you to monitor from WiFi or 3G. So no matter where you are, you're connected.

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