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WM Device Center 6.1 rolls out, Vista users rejoice

June 12th, 2007

The days of longing for ActiveSync and Windows XP are over. All those that have had syncing issues with your WM devices and Vista machines, the new version of Windows Mobile Device Center that was promised has now arrived. Highlights include: Windows Mobile 6 feature support Information Rights Management activation – Automatically configure the Windows Mobile 6 …

YouTube to test Video Fingerprinting

June 12th, 2007

  Finally making headway in the fight against copyright no-nos, GooTube is in the midst of rolling out video fingerprinting software, and using major media contributors Disney and Time Warner to test it. Looking to avoid lawsuits of the billion dollar variety, such as the current Viacom suit, YouTube has stepped up their game in …

Brits interested in cutting down on computer CO2

June 11th, 2007

  I guess I never really cared noticed that personal computers gave off CO2, and could potentially lead to Global Warming. A UK taskforce is interested in bringing major attention to this issue, though, blaming computing for as much Global Warming as the airline industry. Their focus is to try and get companies to move their …

Women want more than pink phones and bedazzling

June 11th, 2007

With more than half of all digital cameras being sold to women, consumer electronics manufacturers are starting to wise up and target their female consumers with their most popular products. A recent NY Times article details some noticable specifics, such as feature packed digi-cams that are easy to use and pocketable, as well as companies such …

Apple’s Safari Moving To Windows

June 11th, 2007

Image courtesy of Engadget Today, Steve Jobs announced that Apple is releasing its popular browser, Safari 3.0 beta, onto the Windows world. Apple claims it is the fastest browser on the PC and lists HTML rendering benchmarks. IE is 4.6 seconds, FF at 3.7 seconds, Safari at 2.2 seconds (lower number is better). Apple says …

Better than a keynote address? The take-home game!

June 11th, 2007

I mean, really…what fun is it to simply listen to a keynote address, or even watch it. Why do either when you can play the take-home version! It’s actually a Mac application that you can download, input a random number, and have your very own card produced from the 100 possible item combinations. The rest …

AUO squeezes last few millimeters out of screen real estate

June 11th, 2007

  Touting what they claim to be the "world’s slimmest border of 0.9-millimeters" on a mobile LCD screen, AU Optronics is set to unload two new screens for mobile devices shortly. The "world’s slimmest" version drops in at 2.2-inches, while the second version, at 2.7-inches, claims to have the "world’s highest contrast ratio" of 2,100:1. Even though they will …

The stories of every human alive on one website?

June 10th, 2007

  Filed under "not sure why they felt this is necessary," 6 directors have travelled the world in search of as many people and stories as they can fit into one website. Will they fit every human’s story on the site? Likely not. But, they have done 6,000 interviews in 65 countries and shot 4,500 …

Flash-based iPod Video not likely to drop any time soon

June 10th, 2007

  Rumors have been floating around lately that a new, flash-based version of the iPod would be running its way up the food chain soon. Prior to now, video iPods have always been HDD-based. When news surfaced that Apple was planning monthly Q3 orders of NAND flash memory (presumably to meet additional demand), the rumor bug …

MIT team on the verge of eliminating corded power

June 9th, 2007

  I love my laptop. No matter where I go, I can take it with me and have basically my entire life at my fingertips. That kind of freedom just feels good, ya know? Of course, until you have to plug it in to recharge. Then, you’re tethered to the world like everyone else. Well, …