Daily Archives: July 21, 2010

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The Compass Is An Affordable iPad Stand

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The Compass Stand could be the best value between affordability and design when it comes to iPad Stands. Cheaper ones consist of a block of wood (or a wire hanger), and more expensive ones can inch up on how much you paid for the iPad itself. The compass works in...

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Kinect To Get Less Casual “Hybrid” Games

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Well, we’ve certainly talked about the Kinect enough here, but you still might not be convinced to buy the damn thing since the games are certainly…all-ages fare. “Kinectimals”, I’m looking at you. So it’s good to hear from Microsoft’s VP for Interactive Entertainment Europe Chris Lewis that more mature, “hybrid”...

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Google Finally Closes Up Their Nexus One Store

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Way back in May, we told you about how Google was going to stop selling their Nexus One themselves, and now that day has come. Their supply is officially gone, so you’ll have to be getting your Google phone elsewhere, folks. At least it’s a well-received phone — I wonder...

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This Lightsaber Bottle Opener Is All Kinds Of Win

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Now this is just pure awesome. The Lightsaber Bottle Opener will make you feel like a Jedi Master, even as you’re getting progressively more tanked. It’s 5.5 inches long, constructed of stainless steel, and modeled after Luke’s saber in Return Of Jedi. Which means you must own it. It’s available now...

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Skype’s iPhone App Gets Background Calls

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Users of Skype for the iPhone will be joyous to hear that they can now receive background Skype calls while using iOS 4 on the iPhone 4 and 3GS. A notification will pop up, which you can then answr while continuing to use other apps. Excellent. Best of all, they...

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Great, Now Cars Are Tweeting

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AJ tweets a lot about personal issues. No, AJ isn’t your friend’s annoying little brother, it’s a 2011 Ford Fiesta. A computer in the car monitors its systems, like speed and engine data, and translates that information into tweet-ready sentences like “It’s getting pretty dark; time to put the headlights...

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Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-FX700 Does Full HD Video

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Panasonic’s new 4.1-inch Lumix DMC-FX700 is a camera with a stacked feature set, not the least of which includes full 1080p video recording in the AVCHD 30fps format. Other specs include a 14MP high-speed MOS sensor, low-light option, f2.2, 24mm-equivalent ultrawide-angle lens (5x zoom), and a 3-inch touch screen along with...

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HP’s Slate Is Alive After All

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We know all about the PalmPad now (or at least, a little about it), but word has come out that HP’s Windows 7 tablet, the Slate, is still alive and kicking. So yes, there will be both a Slate and a PalmPad, and it looks like both will be getting...

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Plextor Releases USB-Powered Blu-ray Drive

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Plextor’s new PX-B120U seems like your standard BD-ROM drive, with Blu-ray playback and CD/DVD burning, though it’s got a nice blue color scheme. But the real draw here is USB power, which gives it a certain portability that elevates the drive up a few notches. Plextor’s also coming out with...

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Dell Unveils First Laptop With 32GB RAM

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Does your computer slow down when running lots of programs? Maybe you need to upgrade your RAM to, say, 32GB? Okay, that might be overkill, but the option is now available on the Dell 17-inch Precision M6500 laptop. Now, what’s the point of all that memory, you may ask? It’s used...