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YouTube wants to pay you for your upload

December 11th, 2007

Just when you thought that the draw of YouTube was to create your own content and get free press out of the deal, Google’s video service just upped the incentive. Launching the YouTube Partner Program, the video giant will actually pay you to produce compelling content. The requirements seem simple: create original videos, own the copyrights, …

New home theater PC goes with your wall-mounted TV

December 11th, 2007

Media center PCs are definitely chic. And, for those that don’t have huge hardware requirements in their PC use, new options that are more visually appealing are moving to the forefront. Enter the new HTPC concept from Omaura, called the TT line. This line further pushes the "looks first" policy that seems to take most of …

Life gets a little easier for Virgin Mobile customers

December 11th, 2007

Activating your newly bought handset from Virgin Mobile is a chore, mostly because of its long and complicated process. At least Virgin Mobile finally agrees with us, and is now pulling Telespree in to make it all a whole lot easier. But don’t think they are doing it all for you, the subscriber. No way, …

Microsoft betas its Office Live Workspace

December 11th, 2007

Web collaboration and the software to go with it is not a new concept. And, one would have expected Microsoft to have joined this trend much earlier in the game. Nevertheless, the introduction of Office Live Workspace is now upon us. In a public beta, users can now use Live Workspace to collaborate and share …

Can't type on your cell phone? The Japanese laugh at you

December 10th, 2007

If you’re frustrated when your cell phone chooses "home" instead of "good" when you’re typing, imagine typing an entire novel on it. Amazingly, that’s what half of Japanese best-selling authors do. Roughly 400,000 copies per novel are averaged by the top 10 selling works in Japan, and half of them come from thumbs. Most are …

Try phones with tryphone

December 10th, 2007

  It’s cold and dark outside, so who wants to walk all the way down to a store and ask the grumpy sales clerk to let you fiddle with one of their phones? Trying a cell phone online has long been a wish from most of us, but unless you were interested in a Sony …

Nokia still has a case of iPhone fever

December 10th, 2007

You don’t have to be House M.D to detect that Nokia has had iPhone fever floating around ever since Apple came out with the most hyped phone in newer times. First it was some concept handsets that shared a certain similarity in appearance, and after that, Nokia introduced a new touch-based interface for future S60 …

Jabra brings you street cred

December 8th, 2007

As suppliers of news to the Royal Court of the Doggfather, we thought there should be something which had both street cred and tech cred. We’re in luck, because Jabra made us look no further than the BT3030. The BT3030 is no ordinary stereo Bluetooth headset, and it doesn’t bother to look like it. It …

3D Roadmapping with Navi2Go

December 8th, 2007

  Google Maps are great, they let you find locations from New York to Navy Pier in Chicago and zoom in to see what bumps in the road you need to watch out for. But now, Navi2Go takes that two steps further. You can "drive" the entire road through a simulation not only on your …

Cradlepoint brings you X-Mas Connectivity

December 8th, 2007

  We love connectivity. Just the thought of having high-speed broadband where nature didn’t intend it has a calming effect on us from time to time. And what we really like about Christmas is the sharing and being kind to each other. Now Cradlepoint has made it possible for us to combine those two with …