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It’s not news that the Chrome support for high DPI (hiDPI) has been a work in progress for some time, and within the past year or so, the proliferation of high DPI displays on laptops has made the need for good high dpi support even more important. I have messed with a few beta features before, and some of them ended up making Chrome completely unusable. I mostly tolerated the lack of high DPI on 13.3” laptop screens, but now that I work with a 32” 4K desktop display, I can no longer use Chrome without true high DPI support. Unfortunately, the old tricks won’t work anymore, but fret not there is a solution that does. Read full post →Chrome High DPI: How To Enable It In Windows 8, 8.1 (v34+)

Amnesty Generator puts iGoogle gadgets on your Windows 7 desktop You may have read about Amnesty Generator before on Download Squad - it's a free application that converts thousands of web gadgets and widgets - from dozens of sources - for use right on your Windows desktop. While it was designed for Vista, it's not too surprising to find that it also works well on Windows 7. Apart from iGoogle, other major widget providers like The New York Times, SpringWidgets, Widgetbox, and a slew of others are supported. The conversion process is extremely fast and requires only a few simple steps: copy and paste the HTML embed code, enter a title (or use the one Amnesty automatically grabs), select an image, and click generate. There are a couple minor issues to note.

Engadget Podcast 141 - 04.10.2009 That's right everyone -- it's the Engadget Podcast. If you're down with gadgets, chatting, and just kicking it ill, you're in the right place. Hear your friends Josh, Paul, and Nilay discuss the week in technology, and expound on their belief that the P.U.M.A. is a dangerous rickshaw, Acer has stepped up to the netbook plate in a big way, and Microsoft might not be totally on the level with its new ads. Ready to get the blood boiling? 7 Green Tips for the Paperless Professional Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of Green Tips posts, a collaboration between WebWorkerDaily and our sister site, Earth2Tech. Going paperless is now a realistic option to making your work life more friendly on the planet and more efficient in general. From web-based faxing, to replacing all mail with email, to toting around your own coffee mug, the benefits of eliminating paper can both preserve natural resources and save you money. Ditching excess paper can also streamline many business practices, eliminating clutter and adding searchablity, data protection and ubiquitous access. Here are seven tips to get you started on your green paperless office. 1.

Download sexy all-glass gadgets for your Vista or Windows 7 desktop Looking for some fun, useful gadgets for your Windows 7 or Vista desktop? Sebastian compiled a list for the Windows 7 launch, and the crew at Into Windows have now shared a slick set of 14 which are dressed up (or is that undressed?) in transparent Aero Glass sexiness! The pack includes replacements for many of the common non-transparent gadgets like the Calendar, clock, CPU and bandwidth meters, recycle bin and mail status, radio, weather, notes, and system controls. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Recovery Act Spending by Category Chart includes Entitlement and 1512 data Through the end of March 2011, Maine State Government agencies have expended $1,229,874,217 in Recovery Act funding. Of this funding, roughly 40% is subject to quarterly reporting requirements included in the Recovery Act. Analyst: Apple iPads outselling Macs, nearing iPhone 3GS sales If you’re still unsure that the iPad will be as successful as Apple’s other trendy gadgets, it may be time to rethink your assumptions. Apple is now selling more than 200,000 iPads every week, which means its outselling Apple’s Mac computers and nearing sales of the iPhone 3GS, according to analyst Mike Abramsky from RBC Capital Markets (via Digital Daily). Abramsky wrote the following in a note to clients this morning: Checks indicate that US iPad sales remain strong post-launch, driven by rising consumer visibility to iPad’s user experience, sustained PR/word-of-mouth marketing, 3G iPad launch, and broadening iPad apps/content. We believe Apple is now selling >200k iPads/week, greater than US Macs (est. 110k Macs/week) and just below US iPhone 3GS first quart (246k/week). It’s also worth noting that the 110,000 Macs include both Apple’s desktop and laptop computers.

Gadget Teardowns Massachusetts, The people of Massachusetts have always stood up for their right to repair. In 2012, voters passed a law that ensured residents' right to repair their car wherever they wanted. Now, it's time to do the same for electronics. With the Digital Right to Repair Bill, H.3383, we have a chance to guarantee our right to repair electronics — like smartphones, computers, and even farm equipment. We have a chance to help the environment and stand up for local repair jobs—the corner mom-and-pop repair shops that keep getting squeezed out by manufacturers. AT&T Data Plans’ Biggest Losers: Femtocell Users Smartphone user outrage over AT&T’s new capped data plans may be dying down, but another set of consumers could soon get fired up: femtocell owners. According to the AT&T femtocell product service agreement, “Normal charges apply for mobility data plans and features when using the AT&T 3G MicroCell.” Those terms haven’t changed, but the new data plans, which are now limited to 200 MB or 2 GB a month, stand to add significant overage charges to the bills of heavy femtocell users. On paper, there’s much to like about femtocells.

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