While feverishly revamping Flash with the all-new Next version — to keep HTML5 from killing it — Adobe is still plugging the current incarnation with smaller updates. To that end, Flash 11.3 just popped out of beta, which sees the company add a few notable goodies for the beleaguered plugin. On top of filling seven critical security holes, Adobe added a background updating feature for Mac OS X and signed the code in preparation for compatibility with Mountain Lion. That way it’ll align it with the upcoming Gatekeeper feature in the next OS X release, though you’ll have to dial its max security down one notch to get it. Lastly, sandboxing — already in Chrome — has been tacked on to Firefox as well, slowing hackers by isolating the plugin from critical system processes. All that fresh duct tape and polyfill should keep Flash rattling along — until Adobe can pull the gleaming Next platform out of the hangar. Meanwhile, click the source for the download links.
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Though already available through Amazon and SkyMall, the Vinci Tab II — who we met in a previous life — has found its way to WalMart.com and is moseying to other e-tailers such as ToysRUs.com, Diapers.com and YoYo.com next month. The Vinci carries a 7-inch (800×480) display, a 3-megapixel camera, 1.2GHz Cortex A8 processor, 8GB of intenral storage, a microSD card slot, runs Android (flavor unspecified) and is touted as the only tablet certified for child safety. The tab also supports three levels of premium educational apps and includes a few samples, interactive storybooks and animated music videos for your rug rats to work their noggins.While the slab’s first incarnation lacked WiFi to minimize radiation exposure to little tykes, the latest iteration can pack WiFi for those who’d rather not update apps via microUSB. Interested in keeping your young’un busy? You’ll be set back $ 249 for a WiFi model or $ 199 if you forgo wireless connectivity — a hefty drop from its predecessor’s $ 389 starting point.
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Apple iPad 2 16GB, Wi-Fi + 3G (Verizon), 9.7in - Black (MC755LL/A) MUST HAVE $219.00 (31 Bids)End Date: Saturday May-18-2013 13:14:23 PDTBid now | Add to watch list Apple iPad 16GB WiFi Black 1st Gen-MB292LL/A-Good Condition $197.99End Date: Sunday Jun-9-2013 12:18:17 PDTBuy It Now for only: $197.99Buy It Now | Add to watch list Apple iPad 1st Generation 16GB, Wi-Fi + 3G, 9.7in - Black (MC349LL/A) (1A) $219.95End Date: Friday May-24-2013 14:01:00 PDTBuy It Now for only: $219.95Buy It Now | Add to watch listRelated Posts:
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Samsung’s sub-$ 200 Galaxy Player offers up PMP-stylings inside a smartphone shell. When our reviewer put it through its paces, we couldn’t find much to commend it — with poor sound quality and battery life that wouldn’t manage a long-haul flight. The expandable storage and removable battery made it more desirable than the equivalent iPod touch, but given that it was retailing for $ 20 more (at the time), we’d have said go for a GoGear or D3 instead. But we suspect that despite our advice, some of you bought one, so tell us how you’ve found it on a daily basis and what should the company do when it comes time for a refresh?
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When we first caught word of the gTar, it was a bit of a mystery, with an online presence amounting to little more than a low-res press shot, an enigmatic YouTube teaser and assorted specs coming out of South By Southwest and various investor sites. This week, however, brings TechCrunch Disrupt to town — and Incident Technologies has braved some unseasonable New York City storms to come along for the ride. We managed to snag some time with the iPhone-docking instrument ahead of its debut on stage this afternoon.
Details are still a little scarce — but here’s what we know: the company is looking for a summer release for the educational instrument. In the meantime, Incident has thrown up a Kickstarter page, so you can get in on the action. A limited number of investors can get their hands on a unit for the low, low donation price of $ 350, once it goes into production. That’s $ 100 off the estimated $ 450 retail price point — not cheap, sure, but there are a couple of things to note here. First, we played with the gTar for a bit and we can say, definitively, that this isn’t just some cheap, plasticky toy — this feels like a real, amateur-level electric guitar. Also, for whatever it’s worth, that price also includes a backpack carrying case — so that’s something, right?
Follow along after the break to get some fingers-on impressions.
Gallery: gTar hands-on
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Microsoft Xbox 360 S (Latest Model)- Kinect Star Wars Limited Edition 320 GB... $334.00 (46 Bids)End Date: Saturday May-18-2013 13:38:57 PDTBid now | Add to watch list New Genuine OEM Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect Sensor Bar Only $75.99End Date: Monday May-20-2013 11:30:01 PDTBuy It Now for only: $75.99Buy It Now | Add to watch list Microsoft Kinect Sensor for Xbox 360 Game System $59.99End Date: Wednesday Jun-5-2013 8:52:08 PDTBuy It Now for only: $59.99Buy It Now | Add to watch listRelated Posts:
This is a video of an old man opening a beer bottle with a chainsaw. I swear I’ve seen a video of this trick before, but whatever, this guy revs his chainsaw way more earning him +5 showmanship. You know what else chainsaws are great at opening? Legs. Haha, there’s a bone in there!
Hit the jump for the Mother Nature unfriendliest way to open a beer you’ll see all day.