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Apple iPhone Developer Kit in the works?

June 4th, 2007

The New York Times is reporting that Apple will release a software development kit for the iPhone at next week’s Worldwide Developer Conference. The thought of having 3rd party apps on the iPhone has seemed to freak Jobsians out, but it looks like this, which will use OS X to port applets directly to the …

Sony breaks the $500 Blu-Ray barrier

June 4th, 2007

Well…the days of using the following excuse are over: "But, I can justify buying a PS3 because it’s the cheapest Blu-Ray player out right now!" Sony has recently announced that their BDP-S300 player will now get the $100-off treatment and can now be had for $500. The usual Blu-Ray goodies can be found on it, such …

Amp’d Mobile files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

June 2nd, 2007

It’s a tough time of the year for any wireless company, but the MVNO’s are really feeling the heat. The Wall Street Journal reports that Amp’d Mobile filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection late friday night. The startup company has just short of 200,000 customers members; further service details are sketchy at this time. Rest …

Motorola’s new 5 megapixel cameras by Kodak?

June 1st, 2007

Much like Carl Zeiss has teamed up with Nokia for their camera phone technology, Motorola is teaming up with Kodak. Their vision is to bring 5 megapixel CMOS sensors to Motorola handsets by the end of this year. Kodak President Antonio Perez stated, "our CMOS sensors have been well advancing for many years. And now …

Google Gears: Take Your Apps Offline

May 31st, 2007

Google has released a free, fully open source technology in order to help not just Google applications, but all Web applications. The technology takes advantage of the offline mode built into most modern browsers. It lets you perform the tasks you would normally do online, while being away from an internet connection. For starters, the …

iTunes 7.2 with iTunes Plus

May 30th, 2007

Late last night Apple released iTunes 7.2, with the promised iTunes DRM-free tracks. There doesn’t seem to be many DRM-free songs inside of iTunes yet. These new tracks are called iTunes Plus. The new DRM-free $1.29 tracks were announced back in April with EMI. From their site the "What’s New" area says, "With iTunes 7.2, …

MobileFaker For Awkward Dates

May 30th, 2007

Ever been on a date and needed that call in the middle as a security blanket? At that point you determine if it’s going really well, and you ignore the call, or answer the call and pretend as if a loved one has just been in a tragic car wreck. MobileFaker is here for you. …

Palm Foleo

May 30th, 2007

Remember the new Palm device we told you about yesterday?Well, a leaked press release has spilled the details. Here they are: Palm, Inc. today announced the Palm Foleo, world’s first smartphone companion product. Foleo has a large screen and full size keyboard to view and edit email and office documents. Edits made on Foleo automatically …

Microsoft to make Google Earth its prison wife

May 29th, 2007

As of today, Microsoft is now offering 3D renderings of select cities and landmarks via its Live Search Maps site. It works directly through your browser, and unlike Google Earth, uses photographs as the basis for the 3D, not polygons. In addition to the 3D maps, Microsoft is also working on a real-time traffic and construction …

Record HD for under $300

May 29th, 2007

As an early adopter of HDTV (I bought my first HD-capable set in 2000 for stupid money), it’s great to see wide adaptation and acceptance of the technology. And finally, the costs have come down past "superhero" and into "mere mortal" level. Enter Aiptek’s 720p HD Video Recorder. It’s not the most feature packed HD cam out …