Archive for June, 2009
  • Quicky Jr. II triples your wireless freedom
    by Mike
    Posted June 30th, 2009 at 8:02 am
    As any mobile Mac user will account for, I'm sure it's pretty frustrating when you whip open your laptop to do business or play and discover you simply can't get a good signal if any at all. While signal strengths and the ability to actually latch on to lower strength signals varies greatly from device to device, having the ability to increase your range proactively is something any mobile user should covet. The Quicky Jr. II does just that. According to manufacturer claims, the Quicky Jr. ...
  • Yesterday a doorbell…today an iPhone Dock.
    by Mike
    Posted June 30th, 2009 at 7:34 am
    Following yesterdays showing of the NES Controller Doorbell, the iconic little controller is moving on and singing a different tune today. Mr. NES can now add iPhone dock to the list of alter egos. Nintendo junkies who love 80's tech will definitely want to make one of these for themselves. Those of you who are already whipping out your wallets might want to hold off as it isn't for sale. Though, interested parties can try to find a way to contact the creator, iPhone.fr forum member WCR, a...
  • GSM Palm Pre seen running around ‘Nam
    by Mike
    Posted June 30th, 2009 at 7:20 am
    Palm's saving grace in the states hinged on Pre launch day. The phone and the network, Sprint, both needed this wonder device to sell like no other Sprint/Palm device before it in order to give them a fighting chance in staying relevant. So far, the Pre has being doing pretty well meaning at least Sprint can breathe a sigh of relief. Palm however is not quite out of the woods yet. While the Pre is doing pretty hunky dorey over here in the States, elsewhere in the world this odd, third cous...
  • Pirate Bay becoming property of private company…legitimate business on the way?
    by Mike
    Posted June 30th, 2009 at 6:58 am
    In its current state, The Pirate Bay isn't exactly a copyright holder/content owners dream. Quite the contrary. To those wrapped up in the world of pro-RIAA fair, TPB signifies the scum of the earth, theft, and all other sorts of baddies. Then of course you have the other side, the "outcasts" if you will. These people have long been neglected by labels, content owners, etc. in regards to the fair uses and freedoms one should have with their purchased legal content. The whole mentality is ...
  • Hard drive fail? No worries…boot from SD card.
    by Mike
    Posted June 29th, 2009 at 4:54 pm
    In many computer users' lives, the time will come when your computer isn't acting quite as happy and peppy as it once did. The computer golden years aren't as fond as the human variant not only in the demands required of aging technology, but also in the fact that "old" comes about relatively quickly in the tech world. With Apple's latest addition of an SD card reader on the MacBook Pro line, new possibilities are now available such as actually reading SD cards without having to use some stu...
  • Palm Pre firmware updated to 1.0.4 — Un-jailbroken homebrew goodness now but a dream
    by Mike
    Posted June 29th, 2009 at 1:23 pm
    Palm Pre number counters who have a love for firmware newness may want to hold off if they are part of the group partaking in homebrew apps running on un-jailbroken devices due to an easily exploited security hole. In what is bittersweet, Palm has plugged the security breach in 1.0.4, however that has rendered un-jailbroken devices unable to install any more homebrew apps. One diamond in the rough if you will is the fact that previously installed apps will still work. So how long until .4 f...
  • When life hands you a used NES controller…make a doorbell
    by Mike
    Posted June 29th, 2009 at 12:28 pm
    It never ceases to amaze me the clever and unique contraptions that geeks of yesteryear and today piece together from electronics and gadgets spanning many generations. Often times, these Frankenstein gadgets are more unique or innovative than that of most of what is currently available. Case in point: The NES Controller Doorbell. While the maker of this doorbell made all eight buttons sound the same chime, I would have gone down a different road and had them activate eight completely seper...
  • AT&T really trying to make you hate them [Streaming Drama]
    by Mike
    Posted June 29th, 2009 at 10:08 am
    With the onslaught the iPhone is unleashing on wireless data networks worldwide, coupled with the dramatic increase in online video streaming and available content, wireless networks of late have been touchy with allowing any streaming whatsoever to take place on their not so physical pipes. AT&T; has been in the news repeatedly for less than kosher business tactics with one of the more popular instances being the on again/off again allowance of 3G streaming with the Slingbox iPhone app. (Now...
  • Europe leading the charge - Micro-USB to be the standard phone charging port
    by Mike
    Posted June 29th, 2009 at 8:32 am
    I applaud our friends overseas in Europe for undertaking the massive amount of babysitting and back rubbing that it takes to get manufacturers of all walks of life to sit down and come to an agreement on a standardized phone charging port. Heck, even getting a few manufacturers to come together at all is no small feat. The players involve Nokia, Sony Ericsson, LG, NEC, Qualcomm, Motorola, RIM, Samsung, Texas Instruments, and Apple. While no specific date is other than "soon", at least Europe...
  • Outlaw hotlinking…save the newspapers. [Idiocricy makes a resounding display of stupidity]
    by Mike
    Posted June 29th, 2009 at 8:09 am
    Various newspaper companies and publishers have been racking their ink stained brains for months on end trying to find a way to regain lost profits and income. In recent times, advertising income has sank, (newspapers main source of money) meaning that these publishers are having to look for new sources. Unfortunately, instead of downsizing their overbloated companies with god awful antiquated business practices, they choose to conjour up ridiculous and completely incompitent band-aid fixes ...
  • HTC Sense UI coming to Windows Mobile
    by Mike
    Posted June 29th, 2009 at 7:27 am
    While the HTC loving world had their worlds rocked when the Sense UI for Android was announced, many WinMo fans more than likely had a bad taste in the mouths. Not because of what they ate of course, but because of the ever increasingly beautiful UI's that crop up leaving the always aging WinMo in the dust. However, all is not lost. Apparently, the Sense UI for Android is but one pillar of three that will make up the core of "Sense". Per HTC: The Hero UI has been created specifically fo...
  • When going the extra mile just isn’t enough…
    by Mike
    Posted June 29th, 2009 at 7:14 am
    Bikers who appreciate and enjoy the added company of aother breathing body when on cross county bike rides will truly come to appreciate this latest test of sidecar innovation. Why lug around a dinky little sidecar that looks like a leech attached to your oh so dear motorcycle? Instead, pack something that will truly turn heads and thrust you into the "cool" club. If you think your side car is spacious and unique sit down...because it is nothing compared to the "Snaefell”. Francois Knorr...
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