updates

  • Makerbot Updates Their Design Software And Firmware To Make 3D Printing Easier

    Makerbot Updates Their Design Software And Firmware To Make 3D Printing Easier

    Makerbot, besides making a darn nice printer, offers some amazing software for laying out and printing objects. Their product, Makerware, is free to download and use and supports some other 3D printers including the FlashForge. The new software adds some interesting features to the package including improved support structures and rafts. Read More

  • Microsoft Reportedly Planning OS X-Style Cheap, Annual Windows Updates

    Microsoft Reportedly Planning OS X-Style Cheap, Annual Windows Updates

    Microsoft might be figuring out that the best way to get users to use its product isn't by charging an arm and a leg for updates and releasing them only once every few years. Redmond is reportedly switching to an approach like that taken by rival Apple, delivering inexpensive, annual updates that are less dramatic but which are designed to get all users on board a unified platform. Read More

  • Nintendo Launching Wireless eShop For 3DS At E3

    Nintendo Launching Wireless eShop For 3DS At E3

    Not only can we potentially maybe expect a Wii 2 at E3 this year but Nintendo 3DS owners might just have access to the wireless eShop, a system for downloading and buying games right from your console. June 7 will bring us an update that enables the eShop in the US. A Japanese update should be adding a 3D Movie player and Virtual Console updates to those devices. via Eng via andriasang Read More

  • Dell adds Core i5 to their Vostro line

    Dell adds Core i5 to their Vostro line

    Dell just added a new model to their rather stodgy looking Vostro line, the excitingly named "Vostro 430". This isn't particularly newsworthy, however what IS newsworthy is that their new computers will protect you. From the future!!!11! Read More

  • Mac OSX 10.5.7 Combo Update Available

    Mac OSX 10.5.7 Combo Update Available

    The latest update for OSX is now available. The update includes general security fixes and performance upgrades for iCal and Mail. After the update your mac will be more secure, video playback will be less bumpy. Unit Converter, Stocks, Weather, Movies widgets will be smarter. You should get it right away. Read More

  • So, how about those Apple Mac Mini updates?

    So, how about those Apple Mac Mini updates?

    Giz makes a good point about the Mac Mini update: the 1GB and 200GB upgrade on the "base" $599 Mac Mini costs a mean $200, a bit of overkill for what amounts to a meager boost in storage and memory. Heck, 4GB of Kingston Mac Mini memory costs $44. It might not work on these newer models, but who cares? Memory and hard drive space are cheap. Read More

  • Rumor: Mac Mini getting a makeover next week

    Rumor: Mac Mini getting a makeover next week

    Time to throw away your old Mac Minis, friends, because new ones are coming next week. TUAW has on good authority (read "some guy told them") that the new minis will have SATA optical drives that can be replaced with hard drives and that they will look more like the MacBooks with sexier styling and black and aluminum accents. Read More

  • Quick look at the 2.2 iPhone firmware

    Quick look at the 2.2 iPhone firmware

    I took some shots of 2.2 in action. The walking directions would have been great for the past two weeks – I’ve had so much trouble using car-based GPS in walking/biking cities. Streetview is also great for cities like New York but it’s very limited right now – there was no information for Paris, for example. The podcast download is also really nice to have. An impressively… Read More

  • Apple TV 2.3 firmware now available

    Apple TV 2.3 firmware now available

    Remember your Apple TV? That thing next to the TiVo? It’s ready for its upgrade. The improvements are very minor but it now supports third-party remote control learning and AirTunes streaming to other audio outputs including Airport Express speakers as well as other Apple TVs. You should be able to download the new firmware in Settings. Read More

  • Google sends out Android update RC30 – blocks ‘jailbreak’

    Google sends out Android update RC30 – blocks ‘jailbreak’

    While a significant chunk of G1 owners still await the RC29 update that started rolling out a few days ago, Google has already queued up another one. While people generally welcome updates with open arms, this ones got a few folks upset. Last week, an eagle-eyed tinkerer realized that you could gain root access to the G1 by using telnetd, essentially “jailbreaking” it. Now, this… Read More

 
  • Google Maps for Mobile gets Street View, walking directions

    Google Maps for Mobile gets Street View, walking directions

    The Google Maps for Mobile team pushed a new version of their application today, with two hugely awesome features packed inside. They’ve added support for Street View, which allows you to get a pedestrian’s-eye view of any street Google has cruised down with their panoramic-shootin’ super car. It’s a feature that has been around for quite some time on the desktop version… Read More

  • Rock Band update hitting Xbox 360 today, PS3 soon

    Rock Band update hitting Xbox 360 today, PS3 soon

    Looks like an update for Rock Band will be available for Xbox 360 owners today. The PS3 update “will follow and we’ll let you know when we have an idea when it will drop,” according to Harmonix. The patch fixes some scoring wonkinesss and, perhaps more importantly, will allow you to export your Rock Band songs to Rock Band 2. It was unclear which songs would NOT be able to be… Read More

  • iPhone 2.0.1 firmware now out

    iPhone 2.0.1 firmware now out

    No massive changes reported but it appears that the 249.2MB 2.0.1 firmware is live and ready to install. The release coincides with an iTunes update and some are reporting some improvements in speed and performance. I’m updating now and will keep you apprised. The update is pretty meh. It improves backup speed and I believe it gives worms to ex-girlfriends. UPDATE – It appears to speed… Read More

  • Apple readying Mac OS X 10.5.5 update for developers

    Apple readying Mac OS X 10.5.5 update for developers

    You hear that rumbling noise, folks? That’s the OS X 10.5.5 train, and it’s a comin’. That’s right – and it’s packed with features. What kind of features, you ask? Hell if we know. To be honest, it’s quite possibly just a bunch of bug fixes and security updates. AppleInsider predicts that it’ll include support for the rumored new Mac notebooks. As… Read More

  • Is this the PSP-3000?

    Is this the PSP-3000?

    This appears to be the PSP-3000, an updated PSP with built-in mic and a thinner metal ring. While I don’t mind the PSP, I think these constant updates make Sony look a little desperate. While the DS and the DS Lite were quite different and the 1st generation hardware was clearly sub par, they pretty much nailed it on the PSP… not that that helped them sell games. Read More

  • Sony to release fixed PS3 firmware this week

    Sony to release fixed PS3 firmware this week

    Last week’s PS3 firmware update left some angry gamers in its wake as reports of jacked up consoles made their way around the internet shortly after Sony made version 2.40 of its PS3 software available for download last Wednesday. The company quickly pulled the problematic update and has now said that version 2.41 will be available “midweek,” according to CVG. While most PS3… Read More

  • First Dash Wi-Fi update hits devices

    One of the most compelling features of the Dash – Wi-Fi updates – is finally here. Dash users have to simply connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi and the Dash GPS unit will download and install the update automatically. Try doing that with your TomTom. After the update the devices will have MyRoute, a system that maintains a list of your popular routes and adds your personal preferences… Read More

  • Helio's Ocean gets update for YouTube client, and it's good

    Helio's Ocean gets update for YouTube client, and it's good

    Helio today updated the YouTube client for its popular flagship phone, the Ocean. The update uses the same general interface, which is pretty good, and is rumored to be based on the new overall interface. The new client is faster, noticeably so, and it’s not just the interface; loading and buffering times are zippy indeed. It’s a free download for all Ocean users, and it the bandwidth… Read More

  • Leopard getting an update very soon?

    Leopard getting an update very soon?

    We got a tip from a young man today claiming that OSX was due for a fairly minor but important upgrade sometime before the end of April, bringing it up to 10.5.3. The update is fairly technical in nature but fixes many minor and some major bugs in the OS. Will your nitpick be resolved? Hit the jump for a full list of what the update does. Read More

  • SP3 for XP Pro goes to manufacturers today

    SP3 for XP Pro goes to manufacturers today

    Those of you clinging onto Windows XP who’ve been waiting for SP3 to bolster your OS are in luck, as according to Zdnet Microsoft has released the update to manufacturers today. This means that it’s done and ready to go to the system updater, which we hear will be around the 29th, or a week from tomorrow. This service pack update will work on any version of XP Pro. The service pack… Read More