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A new tripod that may be cooler than your camera

June 29th, 2007

Digital cameras are incredibly commonplace now. They’ve become smaller, thinner, and much more pocketable. The ability to steady your hand while taking the picture, though, hasn’t…until now. New to the portable tripod scene is a new product from Always On called the Millipod. It’s tiny, always-on, and screws right into the normal tripod hole on the …

Insanely paranoid? Secure conversations are here

June 29th, 2007

Mentioning this is so we can poke fun at it, not because we think anyone would actually buy one. If you’re this paranoid, you’re probably not even on the internet. At a steep 5 iPhones $2760, one can now own something to keep those bad men from listening in on your conversations. The "Whisper Room" is created …

A new cable box alternative

June 28th, 2007

Rarely does a factory cable interface sooth the tech-savvy beast. They’re clunky, slow, and can delete all your season passes without warning (stupid Comcast). People have adopted TiVo largely because of its user-friendly interface. So much so, that TiVo is now a verb (always a sign of high-status). For those looking for a different alternative …

New cell phone comes complete with porn

June 28th, 2007

Unboxing a new phone is always a fun experience, but is relatively uneventful. Imagine the surprise on the face of Shelby Hinds when she pulled out her brand new phone, only to find that when she turned it on, it was loaded with 60 porn pics in the photo gallery. A call to T-Mobile yielded …

MySpace trying to out-Tube YouTube

June 27th, 2007

It’s interesting that the King of All Social Networking is actually chasing someone else for a change. New to the MySpace line-up of services is MySpace TV, a new, upgraded, and more formalized version of their video sharing. And it now comes with its own website (www.myspacetv.com). While some might scoff at the idea that MySpace …

Auction site being sold…on eBay

June 27th, 2007

It’s the kind of irony that one who likes to laugh can only dream about. It would be like Michael Knight being killed in a car crash. In a weird twist of fate, auction site mightybids.com is hanging it up and selling itself. On eBay. The idea for their site was actually formed when Peter Michaud …

Google threatens to pull Gmail from Germany

June 26th, 2007

  Dubbed a complement to its anti-terrorist measures, Germany is proposing an end to all anonymous e-mail. Should they do that, Google has said they will pull their Gmail from the country. Currently, users can sign up anonymously for its Google Mail (dubbed that because Gmail is copyrighted in Germany). This new proposed set of …

New mouse promises security, death to germs

June 26th, 2007

Rather than come up with some kind of revolutionary new pointer option to replace the mouse, companies insist on simply adding to the current form in hopes of finding new market share. The "Personal Security Mouse" from IOGEAR, adds a fingerprint scanner directly to the back of the mouse, allowing for secure logins and protection …

Web radio planning day of silence to protest fees

June 26th, 2007

    Several internet radio sites, both major companies, as well as smaller, indy web-based stations, are planning silence on Tuesday to protest the increased music royalty fees approved by the Copyright Royalty Board, a panel created by Congress. Fees are set to jump from 7 cents, to 8 cents, gradually moving up to 19 cents …

HDMI on Non-Elite Xbox 360s?

June 26th, 2007

  For those that shelled out the extra dough for an Xbox 360 Elite  just for its HDMI capabilities are about to be sad and angry. XMC, which manufactures replacement console cables and cases, is claiming that they now have a cable that will allow HDMI connectivity for older Core and Premium Xbox 360s. Designs …