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All the Windows 8 Phone Rumors Fit to Print [Windows 8 Phone]

All the Windows Phone 8 Rumors Fit to PrintUnwilling to give up the spotlight just yet, Microsoft has planned another Big Announcement for tomorrow, June 20. The Redmond, Washington-based company is flying out to San Francisco, for what will be a two-day developers summit full of surprises.

One such surprise, which is generating a lot of eleventh-hour excitement, is the anticipated Windows Phone 8. Here is what we know, and what rumors have suggested, so far…

Codename: Apollo (or Windows Phone 8)

Upgrade: Multi-core processors (a step up from the single core units used in handsets like the Lumia)

Update: Windows NT core OS (rather than the outmoded Windows CE platform used in the Windows Phone 7)

We’ll continue to update with additional info as it comes and look forward to the Big Announcement tomorrow at 12PM EST. Stay tuned… [CNET, Engadget, AppleInsider, AllThingsD]

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Nomiku’s immersion circulator makes sous vide cooking available to the masses, we go hands-on

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If you’ve ever spent time watching Iron Chef or other cooking shows, odds are you’ve heard of the term sous vide and know the wonders of cooking with immersion circulators. For those not in the know, an immersion circulator cooks food in a water bath at a precise (to the degree) temperature to ensure perfect doneness of dishes. Nomiku’s an immersion circulator that clips onto any pot of water, giving home cooks the ability to sous vide to their heart’s content at temperatures up to 100 degrees Celsius. The device is a machined aluminum tube and heat sink, with a 1.3-inch touchscreen OLED display on top surrounded by a plastic knob. Inside is an impeller and 750W PTC heating element that circulates water at up to 10 liters per minute and heat it to within .2 degrees Celsius of the temperature you choose. Just tap the touchscreen to turn it on, stick it in a pot with up to 5 gallons of water, turn the knob to set your temperature, tap the screen again to get it going and, presto, you (or your sous chef bot) will be cooking succulent meats like Bobby Flay in no time.

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For now, Nomiku exists only in prototype form, but the folks behind it have launched a Kickstarter page to get the funding needed to ramp up production. We got to see the prototype in person, and as a casual dabbler in the culinary arts, the appeal was easy for us to see. It’s dead simple to use, and is about the same size as a hand blender, so most folks won’t have a problem finding a place for it in their kitchen. In speaking with its creators, we discovered that they created Nomiku to make sous vide cooking easy and (relatively) affordable. You see, existing immersion circulators cost between $500-$2000, which puts them out of reach for most home cooks, but Nomiku (should the project get funded) will retail for $299. Itchin’ to get one in your kitchen? Well, head on down to the source link to help make it happen, and feel free to peruse our gallery of photos while you wait for its arrival.

Article Source: Engadget

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Most Popular Android Launcher: Go Launcher EX [Hive Five Followup]

Most Popular Android Launcher: Go Launcher EX If you’re tired of the UI your manufacturer saddled your Android device with, or you just want more control over how your homescreen looks and operates, it’s time to try a new launcher. There are tons of great ones, but launchers that offer a good combination of features, speed, and customization are harder to find. Last week we asked you which Android launchers you thought were the best. Then we took a look at the five best Android launchers and put them to a vote. Now we’re back to highlight the overall winner.

Most Popular Android Launcher: Go Launcher EXGo Launcher EX took the top spot, bringing home over 37% of the overall vote. The winner was clear, but second place on down was much more hotly contested. With 16.44% of the vote, ADW Launcher EX (which happened to be the launcher in the title image of Sunday’s post, by the way) took second place. Falling into third by a mere 11 votes (and 16.3% of the vote) was the ICS-only Apex Launcher. In fourth place with close to 16% of the overall vote was the ICS-only Nova Launcher. Finally, bringing up the rear in fifth was the mostly abandoned but still popular and functional Launcher Pro, bringing home over 14% of the votes cast.

The Hive Five is based on reader nominations. As with most Hive Five posts, if your favorite was left out, it’s not because we hate it—it’s because it didn’t get the nominations required in the call for contenders post to make the top five. We understand it’s a bit of a popularity contest, but if you have a favorite, we want to hear about it. Have a suggestion for the Hive Five? Send us an email at tips+hivefive@lifehacker.com!

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Why Did The Dream Team Choose Laettner Over Shaq? [Shaquille O’Neal]

Why Did The Dream Team Choose Laettner Over Shaq?Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Shaq has the answer.

Shaquille O’Neal joined 106.7 The Fan in Washington D.C. with the Mike Wise Show to discuss being away from the game, what player is most ready to accept the torch as the best player since Michael Jordan, not being a part of the 1992 Dream Team, if losing in a Finals makes you hungrier to get back and win and why he’s not a fan of teams grinding it out at this juncture.

Is it hard for you being away from the game?:
“Actually it wasn’t hard because I learned a long time ago … when you told me, you said, ‘Shaq, unfortunately you’re always going to be judged if you continue to play at this level.’ So I knew once I dropped off of playing at a high level, it was going to open the doors up for people to say I’m old. So I knew it was time for me to be different. … If I’m not averaging 27 and 10, I don’t feel good about myself. Last year, when I was averaging six or eight points, I really didn’t feel good about myself. … As I sit there and watch the game, do I miss it and do I sit there and get goosebumps? Hell no. It’s over.”

If Kobe Bryant is ready to pass the baton of “Best Players Since Michael Jordan” is Kevin Durant ready for that before LeBron or does it belong to James, especially if he wins a ring?:
“It depends on how you define passing the baton. When the baton was passed to me, I didn’t have a championship, but it was passed to me because I was the youngest and I was the best player. If you call passing the baton by passing the championships, we’ll see by the end of this week. LeBron is more fit … because he’s been spotlighted since 18, named himself The King and there was a movie about his high school. Kevin Durant is more introverted. … But Kobe’s not done yet, either. Kobe has a lot of goals and aspirations. I know he wants to tie Mike.”

On the heels of celebrating the 1992 Dream Team, they only picked one college player on that team, Christian Laettner. Did you want to be on that team? Take us back to that:
“I was pissed off. I was jealous. But then I had to come to the realization that I was a more explosive, more powerful player, but Christian Laettner was a little bit more fundamentally sound than I was. Plus he stayed all four years and graduated. … I just think it helped me grow as a player.”

Does the pain of losing a championship fuel players more than we know and make it even sweeter when you get there?:
“Yes, the pain of losing does make you become stronger. However, though, in [Sunday’s] game, even though Miami won it, I don’t see enough fire. When I was at the Finals, I’m dominating, I’m pressuring the opponent and we’re going to get up by 20 and we’re going to dominate the game. I heard Erik Spoelstra say, ‘We just want to grind.’ No, we don’t want to grind out there. We want to get these guys. … But, however, they won the game. This game [tonight] is going to be a true test. … Their slogan in the locker room should be, ‘We’re not going back to OKC,’ which means you’ve got to win these three games at home and you win.”

More on not wanting to grind games out in the Finals:
“To come back home and for it to be a close game, I didn’t like that. When I was in the Finals, it was my team and teams came to the crib, we tried to blow their ass out. With OKC being up and them being up and them only winning by five and their coach saying, ‘We’re trying to grind the game out,’ nah, we’re not trying to grind the game out. We’re trying to kill OKC.”

This post, written by Eric Schmoldt, appears courtesy of Sports Radio Interviews. For the complete highlights of the interview, as well as audio, click here.

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