Hawkscope is a cross-platform, open-source project that provides alternative navigation through your files for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Still in beta, it's also extensible, so not only can you jump folders in a zippy, context menu-style tree, but you can search Google, check your Gmail, and post to your Twitter account from the Hawkscope interface.
Hawkscope appears as a hawk icon just next to your clock, so that's the system tray for Windows and the menu bar for Macs. For users with dark themes, the icon might be hard to see--look for an empty spot in between other … Read more
Updated at 3:30 p.m. PDT with additional detail and to correct the filing date for TomTom's suit, which was Monday.
TomTom has responded to Microsoft's patent suit by filing a patent claim of its own against the software maker.
The GPS device maker, based in The Netherlands, filed the countersuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Monday. TomTom says Microsoft's Streets and Trips products infringe on four patents it owns related to vehicle navigation software.
In a statement, Microsoft lawyer Horacio Gutierrez said the company is still in … Read more
Having just finished reviewing the 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander, I find my interest piqued by two facts.
This first is that I missed an opportunity to work in a reference to the Outlander film--an epic space-monster-versus-Vikings movie.
Secondly, and most importantly, I'm surprised at how a few poorly executed elements can combine to spoil one's experience with a vehicle.
At first, I was impressed by the Outlander's straight line acceleration and quick shifting automatic transmission. The leather steering wheel and magnesium paddle shifters felt good in my hands. I was even enjoying the firm suspension, and then the … Read more
Honda has finally buckled down and set an MSRP and a release date for its new Insight Hybrid. Since its unveiling and during our testing, we've been merely speculating on the MSRP of Honda's dedicated-hybrid model, but on March 24 buyers will be able to purchase an Insight LX Hybrid starting at $19,800.
At that price, the Insight undercuts the current Prius' base price by $2,200, but that gap could grow or shrink with the release of the 2010 model.
Those with a bit more change in their purses can step up to the Insight EX … Read more
This is a new unit, not a refurb, and that $50 price tag is out-the-door: no rebates; Buy.com picks up the shipping.
As you might expect, this is a strictly no-frills navigation system, offering a 3.5-inch touchscreen, a suction-cup windshield mount, and an impressive 4 million points of interest.
That's fine: Not everybody needs frills. But there are red flags … Read more