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AT&T to sell monitoring equipment to small and medium-sized businesses

November 19th, 2007

No longer will giant corporations have the monopoly on employee spying. AT&T is set to launch a new Remote Monitoring program, which will allow small to medium-sized businesses to monitor operations from any Java-installed piece of gear. Indeed…that includes a Java-equipped cell phone. With these packages, a business owner can install everything from adjustable cameras, …

The NSA checks your e-mail

November 15th, 2007

It’s like something out of a movie, really. Half the time, one wonders if the NSA exists. The other half of the time, you wonder what it is they do all day. Well, whistle-blower Mike Klein, best known for lauching the AT&T / NSA eavesdropping scandal, has added a bit of clarity to his claims. His …

New bluetooth headset claims distances up to 100 meters

November 14th, 2007

We’re all for the idea of wireless technology, but don’t think we’re in the minority when we say that quality audio is more important than ridiculous distance. Why someone would need a bluetooth headset to work a football field away escapes us. But, that’s what the new Callpod Dragon headset claims. It does pack a …

Black Friday: T-Mobile Fly Free

November 13th, 2007

Most major stores offer incredible door buster deals on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday. This year T-Mobiile is no exception. They are offering a free airline flight to new and existing users. Yeah, you heard that right. All new customers who sign up for a new line with a myFaves plan will get a …

Riding the bus = geek-friendly WiFi hotspot

November 13th, 2007

With WiFi becoming commonplace in cell phones now, the withdrawal symptoms become increasingly obvious when you’re not connected. In an effort to further the addiction, Nokia has tricked out a dozen buses in Singapore with a full-on WiFi hotspot, and unlike a lot of options, this one’s free. All you have to do is agree to a …

Sony CEO wishes for time-travel, NexGen DVD collaboration

November 12th, 2007

Typically, even if it’s a given that a company should have approached something differently, it’s rare when a CEO actually admits it. Yet, that’s exactly what Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer has done. He feels that prior to Paramount switching doubles-partners and going HD-DVD, Sony was decidedly in the lead. Now, however, naming a winner is …

Jay-Z, like Radiohead and AC/DC, shuns iTunes

November 12th, 2007

Jay-Z is retired. Yet, his new album "American Gangster," is trying bigger than ever. But, it will never find its way onto iTunes, namely because Jay Hova doesn’t want the record parted out track-by-track. “Let me make it clear – I don’t have a problem with iTunes. It’s just our interests were not in line,” he said. …

Vodafone enters partnership with Nokia's web services

November 8th, 2007

When Nokia launched it’s "Ovi" line of web services, including music, maps, gaming, and social networking, many wondered if there would be a market for it. Sure, the concepts are all the rage now, but will a carrier want to adopt them? Vodafone is the most significant to answer that question, adding Ovi to their …

PenPhone: part writing instrument, part James Bond

November 8th, 2007

There have been some pretty silly phone concepts, and this one isn’t that much better. But, at least it’s got some kind of purpose. Well…two, actually. Anything called "PenPhone" should be pretty easy to figure out. It’s a pen…and a phone. As you can see from the picture above, it sports a decent array of …

New dryer irons your clothes for you

November 6th, 2007

Awesome. Simply awesome. We’re all for anything that can make a lazy person even lazier. Enter: The Iron Aid steam dryer. It’s a pretty standard looking dryer, but the added cycle is the kicker. After the traditional dry cycle, an added steam cycle buffs those wrinkles out for you. It takes another 20 minutes, but …