Stories by Chris Brandrick

  • Amazon's New Silk Browser Explained

    Among the features in <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/240743/amazon_announces_199_kindle_fire_tablet_clutch_of_new_kindle_ereaders.html">Amazon's just-announced Kindle Fire tablet</a> is a new browser called Amazon Silk. Silk is what Amazon calls a cloud-accelerated web browser, which splits the task of loading webpages between the Fire and Amazon's servers. One half of the Web processing magic is handled up in the cloud, with the other half carried out directly on the Kindle Fire itself, with the goal of reducing how long it takes to load pages.

  • Apple's iOS 5 beta 6 jailbroken

    It shouldn't come as a shock that iOS 5 beta 6 has succumbed to jailbreaking. But unlike the usual speedy jailbreak action we're used to seeing (i.e. jailbreaks discovered within 24 hours), this one took nearly three days to figure out, which is a pretty slow turnaround for the hacking community. Either way, the tools required to unlock iOS 5 beta 6 are now here.

  • Robot hand picks up gooey mess with scary accuracy

    A patent-pending robot hand, originally revealed back in October, seems to be capable of picking up liquids, messy mayonnaise and other sauces without altering or changing its gooey shape. Say hello to the SWITL. You'll want to check this out.

  • Mozilla site shows Firefox 4 downloads in real-time

    Mozilla Firefox 4 was officially released on Tuesday, and within just a few short hours the browser had been downloaded more than a million times. To celebrate the browser's launch, Mozilla has opened the digital doors on a new download statistic Website, offering visitors a neat visual way to see Firefox 4 downloads in real-time.

  • Firefox 4 release date revealed, coming March 22nd

    Just a few short days after delivering the first Release Candidate build of Firefox 4, Mozilla's Senior Director of Engineering Damon Sicore has confirmed that the final build of the browser will be ready to launch before the month is out.

  • iPad 2: What's new with Apple's A5 processor

    Steve Jobs and friends took to the stage this Wednesday to reveal Apple's second generation iPad. The new tablet device, which is due to ship later this month, will also see the introduction of Apple's latest mobile processor, known as the A5.

  • Photoshop turns 21: We take a look back

    Adobe's Photoshop celebrates its 21st birthday this month, and with 12 major releases under its belt GeekTech decided to take a brief look back at the graphics editor that could -- hilarious cat picture included!

  • Kinect, Wii used to play Call of Duty in gadget mashup hack

    So, you want to play some Call Of Duty on your PC? You could do that the old fashioned way, or you could spice things up a little by hooking your PC up to Microsoft's Kinect and Nintendo's Wii Remote for some added FPS awesomeness, One avid gamer has done just that, sharing the impressive results on YouTube for all to see.