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Obama “oPhone” for the most patriotic people, in Kenya!

Obama “oPhone” for the most patriotic people, in Kenya!

For those of you overly patriotic people who simply cannot show enough pride for you country and would like to have President Obama’s babies, they now have a phone for you. The only problem with this phone is that it is a very cheap handset that is available in Kenya.

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Newman A1, just another iPod clone

Newman A1, just another iPod clone

Newman has not given up on cloning some of the most popular electronics on the market. Unlike many companies the cloning is not limited to just Apple products. This time is appears that the iPod Nano was the victim with the cleverly designed A1.

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EIN Cyber Heartbeat LED watch does not actually read your heartbeat

EIN Cyber Heartbeat LED watch does not actually read your heartbeat

Japan has gotten another odd yet stylish device, this time it’s in the form of an interesting watch. This watch does not use numbers or clock hands to tell what time it is, instead it uses a tiny electrocardiogram machine that doesn’t appear to be readable at just a quick glance.

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LG Korea introduces their UP3 Touch DAP

LG Korea introduces their UP3 Touch DAP

LG has managed to stay a bit behind when it comes to personal media players (PMP). The newest of these devices from LG, the UP3 Touch DAP, very closely resembles the UP3 that was released back in 2006. Just how do they manage to do it with such strong competitors and much larger names?

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Steve Jobs taking a leave of absence from Apple due to heath concerns

Steve Jobs taking a leave of absence from Apple due to heath concerns

First there were plenty of rumors in reference to the personal health of Steve Jobs, enough in fact to flush him out to where he made a statement about it. It seems commenting on his health has only made situations worse for Jobs. Now Steve has come fourth again with a notice stating that we will be taking a leave of absence.

In the letter Jobs mentions that the curiosity around his health issues have only served as more of a distraction for not only him and his family, but Apple as a company as well. For the time being Jobs will leave the day-to-day work to Tim Cook. If all goes well jobs plans to return to duty in June. See below for full letter.

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Smarfish Pro prevents carpal tunnel by periodically adjusting itself

Smarfish Pro prevents carpal tunnel by periodically adjusting itself

One thing that we, the computer generation, are always getting a little bit closer to is carpal tunnel syndrome.  Between writing, posting comments con Facebook and gaming we are growing ever close to feeling the pain that is carpal tunnel.  The Smartfish Pro is designed to help prevent it rather than just contributing to the cause.

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Google adds transit layer to Google Maps

Google adds transit layer to Google Maps

Google has gone and added a new feature to its already expensive Google Maps service. This feature allows users to quickly find public transit routes in over 50 cities across the US with the transit layer. In order to turn the transit layer on just click the more button located towards the top left of the pat interface and check Transit.

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Sony’s VAIO P is up for pre-order

Sony’s VAIO P is up for pre-order

The new Sony VAIO P “ultraportable” is not suppose to start shipping in the US till February, but from the looks of it those who are dying to conceal one in their coat pocket or even carry it around in their back pocket for show can not pre-order theirs from the Sony Style store.

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Accer announces the new TravelMate 6593 and 6493 PCs

Accer announces the new TravelMate 6593 and 6493 PCs

Acer America introduced two new PC platforms today, the TravelMate 6593 and TravelMate 6493. These new notebooks are designed to suite the professional on the go. The new TravelMate notebook series offers a robust, secure and powerful PC solution for corporate and business customers.

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Nokia announced increase adoption of Qt with additional licensing option

Nokia announced increase adoption of Qt with additional licensing option

Today Nokia announced that their Qt cross-platform User Interface (UI) and applications framework would be available under the Lesser General Public License (LGPL) version 2.1 license from the release of Qt 4.5 that is scheduled for March 2009.

In addition, Qt will now be available from a new source over at www.qtsoftware.com. This move to LGPL licensing will provide open source developers with more permissive licensing than GPL and also increase flexibility for the developers. The Qt source code repositories will be made publicly available and will encourage contributions not only from desktop but also embedded developer communities. These changes are meant to drive developers to evolve the Qt framework.

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Sony to post first loss in 14 years

Sony to post first loss in 14 years

With our current economic state we are finding that even the largest most established companies are not recession proof. In fact they are the exact opposite as several of them are showing significant loss. Sony is about to post their first loss in 14 years and its nothing to laugh at.

Japan's Nikkei and Reuters are both reporting that losses for the fiscal year ending in March could hit $1.1 billion. Nikkei said that they might even hit closer to $2 billion if things keep going the way they are. Needless to say this is the exact opposite as they said foretasted a $2.2 billion profit. So what could have gone wrong between then and now?

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Windows drivers allow use of PS3 controller for PC gaming

Windows drivers allow use of PS3 controller for PC gaming

Many of us long time gamers have grown very use to the Sony PlayStation controllers.  Sometimes it is very irritating not being able to use the same controller when playing on a different console or PC. Now thanks to a Japanese software programmer, we can use the PlayStation 3 controller to play PC games.

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