Archive for December, 2009

Tech News for the Day, Thursday, December 31, 2009

This is probably the last post of the year! There was some really cool stuff today.

Ever wonder how fast something was going? Anything? Then Pocket Radar is made for you.

Check out the Stanley LED Torch Watch with a really, really small flashlight.

Those in the market for a new Bluetooth headset might enjoy the BlueParrot B250-XT headset.

Dulin Books has a new reader that has come to America with the Onyx Boox 60. While we are on the subject of e-book readers, you might want to look at this Owen E1.

Got an iPhone? Going to a New Year’s Eve Party? Use the Waterford Clink-Clink App to celebrate!

Motorola is airing a commercial during the next Super Bowl. Is something up?

Mophie is working on a credit card reader for the iPhone.

Garmin has some new devices, the 450t and 450 handheld. Check it out.

Apple is having a huge event on January 26th.

Okay, today has some awesome robots! The Omnitread, Remo Humanoid Kit, and the JO-ZERO.

There is some problems with the BMW Mini-E. Apparently, it’s not set up for winter all that well.

NewerTech has a new Windshield mount for the iPhone 3G/3GS.

Here’s a Spy Camera that is cleverly concealed on an ID tag.

This is a collection of a decade’s worth of Viral videos. Check it out.

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GiiNii Artforme Frames

GiiNii 10.4 inchI had a chance to try out two of GiiNii’s Artforme Digital Picture Frames. Each of them have a wooden frame that have power save modes that “dial them down” at night, provided you programmed the calendar correctly.

The 10.4 inch frame (top right) has about 512MB of internal memory, which is good for about 3,200 photos. It has a 6-in-1 memory slot for easy loading and unloading of images.

The 7 inch frame (below right) has about 128MB of internal memory, with an SD/SDHC memory card.

GiiNii 7 inchIf you like to read my full review of these products, feel free to click here.

Posted by on December 31st, 2009 No Comments

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There’s a lot of people excited about the BMW Mini E, but you should know that it isn’t quite winterized just yet. It was discovered in testing that when it is cold outside (23 degrees F), the range of the car is cut in half. I’m guessing that this is not the car you want to take up into the mountains. At least it gets twenty percent of the range in milder winter climates.

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Tech News for the Day, Wednesday, December 30, 2009

We’ll start with something simple, the Dymo Rhino 101. I am so not kidding.

Here’s something that is way more fun, the WiiWaa. Part toy, part Nintendo Wii game, all something that should be a blast.

If you’re going to New York to see the Times Square New Year’s Celebration, then why not help out with the power with Duracell’s Power Rovers? Check it out.

Want to hook a Chumby to your TV? Check it out here.

Speaking of televisions, how many were sold this year? Find out here.

jWIN is planning on putting the Polaroid name on it.

Check out this Cruden Hexatech racing simulator. It will actually cost you more than a race car. Honestly.

By now, you’ve probably heard of Apple’s new tablet, tentatively called the iSlate. Even Lance Armstrong wants one.

Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus are coming to Verizon, maybe.

Some 3G phones are coming to China, possibly from Acer or Asustek.

LG has a new external hard drive called the XG1.

A Nokia N900 was hacked to make a PS3 gaming controller.

Here’s a USB port with 24 ports, whoa.

Cydle PMP will make its debut at CES 2010.

Here’s another e-book reader: the Insdream SX601.

Like National Geographic? Get it on a portable hard drive.

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My review of the Astak EZ Reader Pocket PRO

110_mainThere has been a lot of new ebook readers out from every company that isn’t Amazon, all trying to put out what is usually a non-Kindle.

This particular e-book reader from Astak is the EZ Reader Pocket PRO. As I have had no experience with ebook readers, this would be my first. In all honesty, I have no idea if this one is more or less advanced than others of its type. However, if you would like to read my review, I have posted it here.

Posted by on December 30th, 2009 No Comments

The Archos 5 Internet Tablet

archos5Now, here is something that I have been wanting to try out, one of these Internet Tablets. They are probably going to be all the rage next year, because it seems like everyday I am hearing about a new one.

This particular one runs on the ever-so-popular Google Android, and it can link to a personal Wireless Network as well. If you would like to read about my experience, feel free to read my full review here.

Posted by on December 30th, 2009 No Comments

My review of the WiiFit Plus

wii-fit-plus_1I recently got the WiiFit Plus for Christmas, and discovered a real treat. You should check it out for yourself, because it has some very terrific games on it.

Best of all, if you already have the original WiiFit, you can buy the WiiFit Plus game only for just $20, and it is completely compatible.

You can read my full review here.

Posted by on December 30th, 2009 No Comments

Tech News for the Day, Tuesday, December 29, 2009

We’ll start out with these Hot Cat Gloves, I’m not certain who would want them, but you can check them out here.

Epson has some interesting Augmented Reality cards that users can print out themselves.

Check out this here robo-hummingbird. Now, imagine it with a camera, flying all over the place.

Alfa Romeo’s new ad campaign can’t go any lower. Discover why here.

Some couple went the wrong way to Reno, thanks to their GPS. It took them a little while to find out that they were lost. Find out how long here.

Mitsubishi has an LT-249 series of displays that come with a soundbar.

Direct TV is responding with the 3D fad with a new 3D TV channel.

You might want to look at Microsoft’s Mobicast that do some interesting things with cell phone video camera footage.

Here’s a new camera called the Easy Shot Clip from Concord Keystone.

Here’s a PMP from Philips called the SA075.

Here’s a new electronic dictionary from Unichal called the Dixau DX3. It has an unusual ability.

Jeff Bezos has some very interesting things to say about the e-book market. Check it out.

Here’s a new e-book reader software known as Blio.

The Erector Spykee Cell is an interesting toy that can sync with an iPod Touch and Nano, and is on sale at Amazon.

Here’s a new USB Hub with 10 ports from Meritline.

T-Mobile looks like they will be the carrier for the Nexus One, at least that’s what an internal memo says.

Someone has said that they have the first color ebook reader. What a Paradigm Shift.

Here’s a new flash drive from PQI known as the Cool Drive U366 that is USB 3.0 ready.

Posted by on December 29th, 2009 No Comments

No, Facebook will not be charging $4.99 a month

facebook_logoIt’s hard to believe that that Facebook is going to charge monthly fees, and you’re right, it is.

However, some Facebook group is claiming that the popular social networking site will be charging $4.99 per month, and it has about 133,000 members.

Of course, if you were to go the link on this group, which I don’t provide, it will lead you to some malware, porn, and other things on your hard drive that you don’t want.

So, watch for scams, and enjoy your free Facebook, for now.

Posted by on December 29th, 2009 No Comments

Tech News for the Day, Monday, December 28, 2009

Someone might have a color e-book reader after all with the Aiptek’s Story Book.

Here’s a Bluetooth Keyboard that you can roll up.

Here’s an iPhone and iPod Touch app that allows the user to play the piano.

Here’s Geometry Wars on Project Natal.

Emotiv EPOC is on sale now, and uses the head to game. Seriously.

This is the Unitek SATA to USB 3.0 adapter.

There’s a new app on Peek that allows users to update Facebook status.

Palm Pre gets update with webOS 1.3.5.

Lenovo Multimedia remote has a keyboard. Check it out!

For those who like that Norton Ink Smartpad, you should know that it is the Adam.

Here’s a Chinavision camera with a big honkin’ lens.

Here’s the Photosimile 5000 for product shots.

Now here’s something cool, a Fatrak will pull out so you can access the video and audio stuff from the back.

You should see the Vivitek H9080FD Projector.

Here’s the Airtrax Omnidirectional Wheel that can go in any direction.

Here’s some Solar Charging Stations for the Toyota Prius.

Here’s the Logic Bolt phone, that has a projector.

Here’s a Golf Ball Launcher that shoots golf balls. Sounds like some fun.

Here’s some interesting glow in the dark blocks that interact with each other called Bloxels.

Posted by on December 28th, 2009 No Comments