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Shipwrecked treasure allegedly found via Google Maps

Shipwrecked treasure allegedly found via Google Maps

Treasure hunter Nathan Smith testifies that he used Google maps to find buried treasure in South Texas. Smith also monitored the treasures location with updated satellite images to ensure that no one was poking around long enough to gain legal rights to his findings.

The 39-year-old musician from Los Angeles located a 19h century boat, which has a supposed cargo of gold and silver off the Texas Gulf coast.  Smith is attempting to gain rights to dig at the location where he believes the missing ship is. He believes this to be the location because of written accounts found on Google and the readings of gold and silver from metal detectors at the site.

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Happy New Year from all of us at SlashGear!

Happy New Year from all of us at SlashGear!

The year 2008 is coming to a close and everyone is getting ready to ring in the New Year. The SlashGear team is going to spend this time with close friends and family. We would like to wish all of our readers a Happy New Year! We hope that everyone out there will be safe and make the best decisions. Unfortunately there will be no news on New Years day, see all of you back here on Friday!

SayType may or may not effectively translate speech to text on your phone

SayType may or may not effectively translate speech to text on your phone

We have all run into the text while you drive drivers on the freeway that just don’t seem to see where the lines are. I must admit that I have been that person a time or two, but some of these people might as well be watching TV or reading the newspaper while driving.

Luckily for us SayType aims to end this problem with their voice to text services. The service allows you to compose text messages or email without even touching your device.  Just sign up for this service, phone the company and you have 120 second to say what you need to say. But just how well does this service work?

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Apple to announce a tablet iPod Touch HD?

Apple to announce a tablet iPod Touch HD?

The latest rumor regarding what Apple will announce as their next breaking product. According to sources close to Apple, we can expect to see a large screen iPod Touch device to be released sometime in the fall of 2009. This device is said to have a 7 or 9-inch touchscreen.

The source said that they have had their hands on prototypes and Apple is now talking with OEMs in Asia about producing this device. Sources say that Apple has been experimenting wit a large form tablet device for years, but have reportedly been concerned that users would not like such a device.

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Samsung Instinct shows up on Best Buy website costing a pretty penny

Samsung Instinct shows up on Best Buy website costing a pretty penny

We recently saw leaked photos of Best Buy’s inventory sheets showing that the Instinct was in fact coming to store shelves early next year in pink. Best Buy’s website has now listed it as “Coming Soon,” confirming that these rumors were in fact true.

What we didn’t know was that this older touchscreen handset was going to cost you a pretty penny. Never would we guess that is would be selling for $599.99. I guess women who have to have this phone are willing to shell out whatever it takes to have the finer things in life.

We are surprised to see the toned down soft pink color that Samsung decided to go with. Honestly we imagined seeing a bright pink obnoxious device that would embarrass anyone within 15 feet of the thing. If Samsung kept it up with other more neutral colors we can definitely see them selling pretty well. Pink was such a bold color to go with, as it does not appeal to the entire market.