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New mousepad loaded with goodies

June 8th, 2007

I actually didn’t realize that people still used mousepads anymore, but for those that do, your "uber-pad" has arrived. Sunday Electronics Co (China) had just announced a mousepad that comes loaded with stuff you can use, and stuff you probably won’t. Included in the whole bunch are: calculator, card reader, thermometer and USB hub. Not sure why …

“Sprite Yard” to give teens more social networking, parents headaches

June 8th, 2007

  I’ve often wondered why anyone would jump on the social networking bandwagon at this point in the game. Really…how does one out-MySpace MySpace? Or even Facebook? That said, Coca-Cola has decided to enter the arena with their own version called "Sprite Yard." It will target teens with cell phones and give them access to everything …

A computer for every room…even if you don’t need it

June 8th, 2007

  We’ve all see the movies where, in the future, there’s all kinds of neat tech: Lights that sense who you are and adjust accordingly, TVs that know your favorite channels before you even turn it on, and computer access in every room. Well, Microsoft is toying with an option that gets the latter into …

Is 3,000,000 the number?

June 8th, 2007

  Simply adding to the already crazy hype surrounding the Apple iPhone (C’mon…people who don’t care anything about phones know of the iPhone’s impending release), it’s now being speculated that not only will iPhone be lauched all stocked up, but the rumors are circulating that the number shipped could be 3 million. To put that …

AT&T enables users to avoid traffic, road rage

June 7th, 2007

  AT&T just dropped a press release this morning to announce the addition of Telenav Traffic to their lineup of goodies for the following Blackberries: 8700c, 8800, Pearl, and the Curve.  While it has been available before to BlackBerry users, now most BlackBerry devices including the BlackBerry Curve are supported. For those running Telenav v5.1, this …

SeaDragon/Photosynth makes photos look way cooler than they are

June 7th, 2007

    At the 2007 TED conference, the test software called SeaDragon was revealed. Besides allowing you to check out oodles of photos all at once, it places them in what can only be described as "3D Badassery" and isn’t limited by space on a hard drive or size of photo. It can even place everything …

Mobile Web Usage is up

June 6th, 2007

According to a new report from Bango, US mobile web usage is up 3x in the last year, and highlights flat data rates as a big push factor for mobile web browsing, as well as forecasts a drop in flat data rates in the US in order to remain competitive. That rise leads to the US being …

Beatnik gives MP3 junkies 10x more compression

June 6th, 2007

Most people probably don’t use their mobile phones before June 29 to hunt for MP3s, but as devices get more consolidated, and more people start using them to replace their other products, something like Beatnik will come in rather handy. They claim that they have devised a way to compress audio files up to ten times …

I love my iPod, but not this much

June 5th, 2007

Considering the price of technology now, it’s no wonder we toss things around as though they were toys. With phones as cheap as free, and mp3 players in the "pretty cheap" range (not to mention the ability to back everything up on your computer), if you fry one, or it ends up in a hot tub, …

Apple MacBook Pro Updates & Free Nano for Students

June 5th, 2007

It is that time of year when students are about to head back to school, and what better way then to start off with a brand new Apple laptop and free iPod Nano? Today Apple increased the specs of the MacBook Pro laptop. The processor bump went from 2.16GHz & 2.33GHz to 2.2GHz & 2.4GHz. The video …