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Kelly Hodgkins

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Google Suggest: Optimize your search, minimize your brain

August 28th, 2008

On its blog, Google announced its new search tool, Google Suggest, which will be rolled out as a default feature on Google’s search engine over the next few weeks. The new search assistant will attempt to suggest words for you as you type them into the search box. It is touted as being a time …

Beer, Wings, Football, and Facebook

August 27th, 2008

With the coming of fall just around the corner, sports fans will once again login to Fantasy Football leagues to manage their virtual teams in their fictional leagues. Whether you are in a work league or a league amongst friends, you’ll be spending your time building your teams, fielding your players, and watching their performances …

Talk to your headset and it will talk back

August 27th, 2008

Winner of the best cell phone accessory at CTIA this past spring, the Blueant V1 headset has been officially launched. It is listed at Amazon for $119.99 and at MobileCity Online for $99.99, with an expected availability of Aug 29th. The innovative new Bluetooth headset features a unique voice user interface that allows you to …

Hi5 Goes Mobile and Takes on the World

August 27th, 2008

The internationally popular social network Hi5 launched a mobile version (m.hi5.com) of its website this week. The mobile website will allow Hi5 users to send and receive messages, add / request new friends, view friend’s profiles and make comments and also view the real-time status of other members online. With support for 26 languages, Hi5’s mobile …

ViewSonic unveils new 120Hz monitor. Is it really that good?

August 27th, 2008

Recently at the NVISION2008 conference, ViewSonic unveiled a 22 inch 120Hz monitor targeted at gaming and digital entertainment. The prototype monitor promises blur-free performance and a 3D viewing experience for games, motion video, and computer animation. It boasts a 1680×1050 resolution (whaaa? No 1080p?, 3ms gray-to-gray response time, 300 nits of high brightness and a …

Battery running low, then go for a walk

August 26th, 2008

Self-powered cell phones may become a reality if M2E Power has their way. The company has developed and tested batteries that are powered by human motion. The batteries are housed inside a charger which can be thrown in your purse or pocket and pulled out when you need to charge a device. Right now efficiency …

Get Google Gears and now you can get Geolocation

August 24th, 2008

Google has launched its new Gears Geolocation API for mobile and desktop browsers. Websites using this API can provide targeted information based upon your current location. The API determines your location using GPS or cell phone triangulation for cell phones and the IP address for desktop browsers. If you are in the UK, you can …