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Cell Phones
 

Paying With Your Cell Phone Finally Hits US Shores…Again?

NFC, or Near-Feild Commuincation has been used for a long-ass time in many Asian countries. According to MobileBurn Sprint Nextel will soon begin trial runs of NFC with the BART (San Fran's 'Bay Area Rapid Transportation') and ...
 
 
Business
 

GM Installs Useless “On Star” Systems in Vehicles

GM has been hit with a class action law suit. According to Gadgetell and OnStarClassAction.com, GM installed analog On Star systems that became useless Dec. 31, 2007 thanks to an FCC ruling. Unfortunately, the only people who g...
 
 
 
Battery
 

40 Hour Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery

According to Popsci, researchers have crafted an lithium ion battery that's battery life lasts up to almost two days. How so? Apparently they incorporated silicon nanowires in the battery, which extended its life. The technolog...
 

 
Security
 

Another Personal, Internet Based Alarm System: InGrid

Yesterday I wrote about Alert Me. Well, I guess the folks at Ingrid are ultra diligent because they contacted me today with their offering. It turns out InGrid is far more affordable (kits range from $129 - $399 and they offer ...
 
 
 
Cell Phones
 

MIT To Teach Android Software Development

Starting Spring semester 2008, Massachusetts Technical Institute will offer a class focusing on Google's open platform mobile phone software/firmware Android.  The class will utilize Google's Android SDK. More info here.
 
 
Computers
 

Inkless Printing Hits the Consumer Market

The biggest scam in home computing has to be the printing. Sure printers are cheap, but you'll fork over your kid's college fund to print the family album. Plus, it's a total pain to manage since half the ink cartridges get clo...
 

 
 
Lighting
 

Ann Arbor to Go All LED StreetLights in the Next Year

When most people think Michigan they definitely don't think 'wave of the future'. But, starting now (actually Nov. 2007) and rolled out over the next 2 years, Ann Arbor will replace all street lights with LED lights. The city s...
 
 
Security
 

The Internet Alarm System for Your House: Alert Me

Alert Me sounds like a good idea, but the reality of it is that it's flawed. First let me tell you what it is before I start trampling all over the product. Alert Me is essentially a water downed alarm system for your home (aka...
 
 
 
Keyboard
 

You A Big Skype User? Then You Need This Keyboard

The Buffalo BKBU-SKJ109/SV is your standard USB keyboard (109 keys) but includes a mini phone (yes, the pic looks ridiculous) for Skype or other VoIP calls - it's apparently Skype certified. According to Gadgetell is won't be a...
 

 
Wacky
 

Walking Desk

The Tread Desk is apparently just one of the many walking desks on the market with built-in treadmills (ask Crave). At first glance it appears to be just a desk and a treadmill, right? Wrong. In addition to providing flooring t...
 
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Cell Phones
 

HTC Touch Dual Pics

I snagged this from the guys at Phonearena. The new HTC Touch looks pretty promising with a sexy form factor and a supposedly intuitive touch screen control (we all know how these can go). It runs Windows Mobile 6 and includes ...
 
 
Cell Phones
 

Watch Terrestrial TV on Your iPhone

Tubestick Hybrid, by Equinux, enables you to receive and record terrestrial HDTV and NTSC television programing on your Apple computer. Even cooler you can view the recorded material on your iPhone or iPod touch (part of the Tu...