Archive for July, 2009
  • Palm Pre/iTunes love follow up: iTunes 8.2.1 ends relationship!
    by Mike
    Posted July 15th, 2009 at 1:38 pm
    The announcement of native iTunes support for the Palm Pre was by far one of the biggest shockers to come from Palm land way back when the Pre was but a mere want. Now that it has transgressed into a have, many users have been quite happy with the native iTunes integration. Naturally Apple isn't as it is an "outside" in their not so perfect world. A few weeks back, the two exchanged messages via press releases, twitter accounts, and public announcements centering around the doomed from the ...
  • For the Photoshop fanatics: The Photoshop fridge magnet
    by Mike
    Posted July 15th, 2009 at 12:34 pm
    Stocking stuffers and other small gifts can sometimes be difficult to choose. Why waste countless hours or days on finding a gift that in all reality isn't even worth that much? The nerds, more importantly graphic nerds of your life have a new easy solution -- the Photoshop fridge magnet. While you can't really do anything with the various color pallets and templates, the eye candy alone will keep you occupied for at least a few seconds. Not to mention, anyone who comes to your humble abod...
  • Store your digital bits in an analog tube. Analog vacuum tube that is…
    by Mike
    Posted July 15th, 2009 at 11:42 am
    Audiophiles and a few other geeky dablers are this day and age really the only individuals who would have or still be around vacuum tubes. Once a staple of electronics, they are now relegated to niche products and audiophile equipment among others. When geeks get bored, they improvise and create Frankenstein gadgets that at times truly wow us all. While this particular mash up doesn't necessarily "wow", it is helluva cool none the less. The creative folks over at CF14 Industries have taken...
  • Say hello to the iPhone portable server
    by Mike
    Posted July 15th, 2009 at 11:27 am
    Do you collect iPhones and iPod Touches? Have you ever held the many iDevices in your hands and imagined a world in which your iPhones and iPod Touches could be stacked together to create one sexy looking portable server? If you answered yes to any of the above, a company based out of Japan, FreeBit, would like to show you something pretty darn sweet. In the picture above you can see the stylish little case that houses up to five iPhones linking them together into a pretty cool mobile serve...
  • T-Mobile 8520 coming in August. Exclusive to Walmart?
    by Mike
    Posted July 15th, 2009 at 7:53 am
    Those of you more frugal smartphone buyers who passed on the current generation of higher priced, high end BlackBerry models such as the Bold and Tour and have instead opted for such simple beauty as the BlackBerry 8520 may want to know when and where you can pick up one of these refined devices of happiness. I'll get right to it. August 5th/Walmart. A Walmart BlackBerry exclusive? If the photo above is accurate and the August 5th date signifies an actual release date than yes, an actual ...
  • Conceptual military robots to get the munchies for human crunchies [Terminator in the Flesh?]
    by Mike
    Posted July 15th, 2009 at 7:35 am
    If the above title doesn't make you cringe or feel uncomfortable, the following information might just succeed. Carbon based fuels that have propelled pretty much every moving machine since the gasoline engine was first invented have completely taken a hold of our society. With global warming climate change wreaking havoc on our little blue planet, fuel resources drying up, and tensions with the gatekeepers of said resources not getting any more rosy, the quest for alternative fuels or energ...
  • Pandora climbs in to bed with the devil
    by Mike
    Posted July 15th, 2009 at 6:42 am
    While the royalty battles between webcasters, online music services and copyright holders have been raging on for the last several months, the last several weeks have finally seen an end. While the "deals" made between the parties involved isn't really that much of a deal in the traditional sense in that the copyright holders and other greedy individuals involved still walked away with more money, at least it's an end to the fighting...for now. What is really disappointing however is the sta...
  • Ballmer “not so sure” Google knows what they’re doing with Chrome OS.
    by Mike
    Posted July 15th, 2009 at 6:25 am
    When Google announced the development of and future release of Chrome OS, many people took a step back rather confused. Google has until recently been an online/web app type of company. Android brought them into the world of "desktop" software for mobile devices. With Chrome OS, Google looks to be breaking right in to Microsoft's luxurious downtown apartment and running off with their precious jewel: the desktop OS. Now I'm not launching Chrome OS to the top of the OS heap by any means. T...
  • Ecoblaster Rechargeable Air Horn: Save a tree. Kill an eardrum.
    by Mike
    Posted July 15th, 2009 at 6:04 am
    If there was ever a time in your life when you simply had to get a certain gadget, I'm proud to announce this is that time. Sports games, graduations, and other mundane instances in our lives are often made better by some shmuck sitting/standing/sneaking up behind you with one of the louder creations created by mankind: the air horn. Often times, refilling such a device means leaving the event you're at or at least being away from the immediate action for too long. Not to mention they aren'...
  • Soldiers to Tweet the location of future enemy combatants?
    by Mike
    Posted July 15th, 2009 at 5:50 am
    Miniature qwerty keyboards have been popping up more and more recently across mobile devices of all types in a move by manufacturers to cater to the growing trend of texters, mobile emailers, and social butterflies. The military often treads a very different path. While their technology and gadgets are still top of the line and current, the gadgets themselves when based off of consumer electronics are often a few generations behind the curve. It seems the military is finally coming into the...
  • Apple moving east. NC to be home of more iTunes servers.
    by Mike
    Posted July 15th, 2009 at 5:40 am
    Remember the last two years of iPhone launches which were followed by a few more days of staring at your precious iBrick that you couldn't activate because of the mad rush of people mercilessly assaulting Apple's iTunes activation servers? Well if everything goes to plan for Apple, those long waits and unhappy hours will be a thing of the past. According to the Charlotte Observer, the new North Carolina Apple grounds will be solely for iTunes and App Store support, offloading a significant p...
  • Purple sn0w released…NOT to be confused with redsn0w, ultrasn0w or Dev-Team
    by Mike
    Posted July 14th, 2009 at 11:51 am
    Now, before you get confused and start mixing up developers, hacker groups and software, let me clear the confusion if any exists: Purple sn0w is developed by George Holtz, the same guy who brought us purple ra1n. The Dev-team brings us widely known pieces of work such as yellow sn0w, red sn0w, and ultrasn0w (3GS support). Why 'ol Georgey boy picked purple sn0w isn't too hard to guess. Still, you have to admire his determination to do his own thing...right? In regards to purple sn0w, it is...
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