Daily Archives: February 28, 2008

Wiimote Hacked To Open/Close Curtains

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This guy ‘paired’ his Wiimote to his PC (via Bluetooth), and slapped together some visual basics code to get it talking to his motorized curtains. Check out the above video to see it in action (riveting) and go to his site for tutorial info. This is gonna sound naive, but...

USB WiFi Extender

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My wireless connection, pending any cable outages, is fine. But sometimes I wouldn’t mind stepping outside with my laptop and soak up some of that LA sun while I work. I’ve read about the tin foil ears you can slap on our router to get a little extra range, but...

Corsair Intros A Super Speedy USB Memory Stick

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Corsair will show off its newest USB Thumb stick, the Flash Voyager GT, at CeBIT next week. What makes it so special, aside from its memory capacity (2 – 32GB), are its transfer rates which are 4 times faster than standard USB 2.0 drives. Additionally, the drive is shock resistant...

E-Ink Sheet Music

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The EMS, or E-Paper Music Score eliminates the need to carry books of sheet music. Using a single flexible display matched with E-ink technology the device can display sheet music transmitted via Bluetooth. Included in the package is a foot pedal so you don’t have to take your hands of...

Celebrity Voicemail on Alltel Wireless

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Alltel Wireless introduced a new feature that’ll get you connected to the rich and famous, or so your friends will think. Called Voicemail MAX, the $2.99 a pop service adds a celebrity greeting to your voicemail. Customers will be able to chose from over 500 clips from hip hop artists,...

Razr2 Luxury Edition Launches in Korea

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David Beckham was on hand for the launch of Motorola’s Razr2 Luxury edition in Korea. The 12.05mm thick phone is plated with 18k gold and finished with snake pattern leather on the back panel. Check out the above video if you wanna get your panties in a bundle…because of Beckham...

Every Student Gets An iPhone

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The Abilene Christian University is giving each incoming student a free iPhone (free if you don’t consider it padded into the tuition). Students are expected to access homework, schedules, in class surveys, alerts, and more. Reality check: they’ll probably use the thing to access porn, news, and facebook. Now how...

Desktop WPM Speedometer

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This might be the best or worst gift to give on secretary day – I guess it depends how much they’re into their job. The USB Speedometer keeps track of words typed per minute and words typed per day. I’ve decided: worst. Why? They’ll realize how much damn typing they’re...

Tivo Discontinues Loyalty Program

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As of 5/28/08 Tivo will discontinue their rewards program. According to ZatzNotFunny, Tivo has upgraded the reward prizes to include the HD boxes for 120,000 and 150,000 point, which also includes lifetime service. David of Zatz is ‘hardcore Tivo’ and somehow he has only managed to amass a mere 90,000...

Apple Stock By Product Release

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The guys at Wired put this together. Interesting, yes, but accurate, not entirely, especially (and Wired makes this point) since Apple’s stock fell before the Macbook Air was released. Nonetheless, the svelte bodied machine didn’t help matters. Take it as you will and talk to Wired if you got a...

Sprint Finally Goes Unlimited And Includes The Kitchen Sink

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After watching their competitors run a muck, Sprint has finally implemented an affordable ‘unlimited plan’. For $99 Sprint customers will get what Sprint has called “Simply Everything”, and it appears to be such: unlimited voice, data, text, e-mail, Web-surfing, Sprint TVSM, Sprint Music, GPS Navigation, Direct Connect and Group Connect....