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The AP has the best apologies

November 28th, 2007

We’re going to use the excuse that Paris Hilton usually has the hottest new gadgets/cell phones as our tie-in to why we should post this. But to be honest, this really doesn’t have much to do with anything…we just thought this was hilarious: GAUHATI, India (AP) – In a November story, The Associated Press incorrectly reported …

GPS-maker Mio looking to enter the 3G world

November 27th, 2007

Shopping for a phone is as exciting as ever. New features like WiFi, music, video, and better cameras also make the task of finding the perfect handset difficult. Adding new handsets will only make things better worse. Hot on the heels of GPS-clad 3G offerings from the likes of HTC and Nokia, Mio is looking to …

Spammers and a stripper get you to do dirty work

November 24th, 2007

Strippers can get most men to do almost anything. Regardless of how stupid it sounds, every guy has been in a situation that they’d never do in a normal circumstance? No? Maybe it’s just us. Spammers are not usually associated with strippers, but they’ve now formed an uncommon team that basically gets you to work …

Sony concept phone features full-size USB port

November 21st, 2007

This is about as far away from reality as any concept car you’re likely to see in Detroit, but the prospect is intriguing. The new Sony concept is pretty short on details, but the noticeable addition to the hardware is the full-size USB port. Imagine being able to transfer photos, videos, even contact info, maps, and …

Mozilla finally releases Firefox 3.0 beta

November 20th, 2007

It’s a little bit later than expected, but Mozilla has finally rolled out its updated Firefox. The usual goodies can be expected, including updated security, ease-of-use, and the familiar open-source functionality. Included in this new version is the ability to run web-based apps even if you’re not connected to the Internet. Even the Gecko engine that powers the …

Doh: Man with iPhone gets owned on an airplane

November 20th, 2007

Have you seen the commercial in which the pilot talks about avoiding a 3 hour delay thanks to his iPhone? Yeah…we don’t buy it either. But, someone did, and got spanked because of it. Because of weather delays, a guy’s plane gets diverted to a different airport. But, thanks to his trusty iPhone, the man …

Which way is up? This phone knows

November 20th, 2007

For those that travel internationally, the concept of a dual SIM card phone is intriguing. With the Korean-born DUO Atom, the bar is raised even further. It has a built in gravity sensor, and can tell which direction the phone is facing. Why is that important? Depending on which way it’s facing, the phone will …

Wal-Mart's PS3 sale is revealed

November 20th, 2007

The not-very-secret secret out of the Wal-Mart camp isn’t exactly a discount on its PS3 offering this holiday season, but it’s still pretty significant. Snag an 80GB PS3 during the event, and you’ll be able to pick up 10 free Blu-Ray movies while you’re there. Not crummy, we-choose-them-for-you discs. Instead, you simply grab any 10 titles …

Samsung and Napster team up on AT&T SLM

November 20th, 2007

We applaud the idea of attempted innovation, and it’s obvious that anything that involves the terms "download, music, and AT&T" is going to get compared to the iPhone. With that in mind, Samsung and AT&T are introducing the SLM, a flip phone that’s Napster-equipped. It utilizes WiFi or UMTS/HSDPA to download tracks, and it comes at …

Cell phone booth: huh?

November 19th, 2007

It’s not like you see many phone booths anymore, and even fewer uses for them. With cell phones in the pockets of almost every person that can walk, it’s no wonder that such is the case. And with that, we introduce the hybrid of then-and-now: The cell phone booth. Sure, there’s a benefit of privacy that …