Author Archives: Shawn Farner


Finally, I can type in Klingon

Finally, I can type in Klingon

I've used an English language keyboard for years, mainly because it's the only layout I feel comfortable with.  Though it's not my preference, I've forced myself to just grit my teeth and make the best of a bad situation.  I've long desired a keyboard for a language I'm more comfortable with, and finally, that prayer has been answered.  I present to you - the Klingon keyboard.

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A Dell smartphone could be on the way

A Dell smartphone could be on the way

If this rumor's not true, blame Shaw Wu.  Wu, an analyst at Kaufman Bros., claims that a Dell smartphone is "closer to reality" than we might believe.  If you were a fan of the Axim series of PDAs, this could be good news.

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iPhone Nano rumored to drop this Spring

iPhone Nano rumored to drop this Spring

Well, here's an interesting rumor - a potential release date for a device that hasn't even been confirmed yet.  The iPhone Nano stories will not die, and the latest one claims that Apple will release the iPhone's little brother sometime this Spring.

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BlueBerry, about as blatant a rip-off as you’ll ever find

BlueBerry, about as blatant a rip-off as you’ll ever find

A quick glance at this device and you might think, "Hey, no big deal.  That's a BlackBerry Bold." Upon closer inspection, you'll discover that this is not at all a Research In Motion built phone, but instead, a convincing rip-off.  Behold - the BlueBerry.

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Disney’s Star Guitarist teaches you to play

Disney’s Star Guitarist teaches you to play

Are you sick of playing "fake guitar" on Rock Band or Guitar Hero?  Do you want to serenade the ladies through song, but don't know how to play guitar?  Fear not - Disney's Star Guitarist might be able to help you out.

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Don’t expect a Zune phone, says Ballmer

Don’t expect a Zune phone, says Ballmer

It looks like Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is finally showing Apple's iPhone a little respect.  After initially tearing into Apple's device when it was first announced, Ballmer has now conceded that the iPhone and BlackBerry have a pretty firm grasp on the smartphone.  Along with that, Ballmer also said that we shouldn't hold our breath for a Zune Phone.

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Sony Vaio P catches some flack

Sony Vaio P catches some flack

One of Sony's favorite things to say about the Vaio P is that it can fit in your pocket.  The prospect of having such a small device intrigued many people and made the Vaio P highly anticipated going into CES.  Good news?  The Vaio P seems like a great device.  Bad news?  It barely fits in your pocket, and Sony is paying the price.

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Scare off burglars with a TV simulator

Scare off burglars with a TV simulator

Looking for a home security device but don't want to spend a bundle on an alarm system, cameras or guards?  The Home Security Television Simulator might be just what you need to secure your home on the cheap.

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Is a webOS-based Centro coming from Palm?

Is a webOS-based Centro coming from Palm?

We're now a few days removed from Palm's unveiling of the Pre and another Palm rumor has crept out of the shadows.  According to Electronista, Palm might be readying a new, webOS-based Centro to be released after the Pre.

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Palm Pre: Price rumored at $399

Palm Pre: Price rumored at $399

Is it true?  There's a rumor flying around the web regarding the Palm Pre's price - $399 for a Sprint 2-year contract.  We must stress that has not been confirmed.  That said, what do you think about this price point?

Be sure to check in regulary for new developments on this story, and also check out our new sister site, Pre Community - a community for everything Pre.

Pre Community Q&A with Sprint and Palm

Pre Community Q&A with Sprint and Palm

Pre Community is certainly getting a lot of time near the Pre, it seems - the site has now posted the write-up from a Q&A with Sprint and Palm executives.  Pre Community also states at the end of the post that a video of the Q&A is "coming soon".

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Palm Pre: An early review

Palm Pre: An early review

Our sister site, Pre Community, has a taken an in-depth, hands-on look at the Palm Pre and has posted an early review.  What are the first impressions after having a chance to play with Palm's new toy?  We'll tell you a little bit about it after the jump.

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