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The ultimate designer flash drive

June 25th, 2007

It may not look like much, and be made out of solid gold or seal pelts, but a new offering from Calao is pretty impressive nonetheless. At 3.3×1.4 inches, they’ve crammed a whole computer into what is essentially a flash drive casing. It’s powered by Linux, and features an Amtel processor running at 190mhz, plus …

A sign of the times: SAT test prep on your iPod

June 25th, 2007

  For many of us, it’s been a decade (or two) since the SAT was anything other than "what I did when I got home from work." The thought of test taking now reminds us why we’re glad we dropped out of school in the first place. For those parents with budding rocket surgeons, though, they …

Plaxo 3.0 Beta unceremoniously begins

June 25th, 2007

  For those that have used previous versions of Plaxo to integrate and manage their PIM, version 3.0 promises to be full of even more features and functionality. Assuring full integration of PIM data from various sources, 3.0 even includes online tools allowing you to watch RSS feeds for Flickr photos, friends’ Amazon wishlists and …

Safari for Windows patches more boo-boos

June 25th, 2007

  For those that have ventured into the world of Safari for Windows, a new update popped up that fixes more security issues. The primary fix in this particular patch corrects a timing issue in which a URL can be loaded without the page generating, creating an opportunity for malicious sites to spoof legit sites …

Dry-Erase Fridge hits the market

June 24th, 2007

Who needs magnets and kids’ pictures when they can draw directly on to the fridge? Aqualera has recently introduced a new refrigerator that essentially doubles as a dry-erase board. I have those word magnets that you can form dirty sentences with…but this is way cooler. It’s priced at $760, and unfortunately is only currently available …

Nokia sees touch screens and movement sensors in our future

June 24th, 2007

With the iPhone touch screens all the rage these days, it’s no wonder that Nokia felt they pulled a "doh" when they stated that they felt touch screens were not in their future. Now that they’ve flipped the script on that, not only do they feel like touch screens are going to be the wave …

Apple grabs 3rd spot amongst U.S. music retailers

June 23rd, 2007

In a survey of 40,000 people 13+, done by the NPD Group, Apple has surpassed Amazon.com to become the 3rd-largest music retailer in the U.S. They’ve now taken a decent sized chunk of space in that world, gobbling up almost 10%, while leaders Wal-Mart and Best Buy sit at the top with 15.8% and 13.8%, …

Solar powered paint?

June 23rd, 2007

There have been countless things that, when attached to a solar panel, either look ridiculous, or completely lose their functionality. There is a new technology that may change that, however. Researchers have found a photovoltaic sensor that converts infrared light to electricity. The next step is to shrink those down into “quantum dots” small enough to …

20 Minute iPhone Guided Tour

June 22nd, 2007

Apple just released a new 20 minute guided tour of all of the features inside iPhone. From the iPod, Phone, Visual Voicemail, Photos, and Internet, they go through each item detailing the ins and outs. Apple even finally shows you the settings area where you can turn WiFi on and off, airplane mode, brightness, ringtones, …

How much is T9 worth? Apparently $265M

June 22nd, 2007

Nuance, a company known mostly for the fact that it’s been buying up technology lately, has just purchased the company (Tegic) behind T9 Predictive Text from Time Warner, to the tune of $265 Million. Amongst the companies other recent purchasers are VoiceSignal, BeVocal, and Dictaphone…all within the last year. No word yet on what exactly Nuance is …