Archive for November, 2008

Pomegranate ‘ultimate mobile phone’ viral: yes please to the GUI

Pomegranate ‘ultimate mobile phone’ viral: yes please to the GUI

First things first, we know this is a viral marketing video for Nova Scotia, but it's still slick and shows a really nice mobile phone interface.  Cocking a sly snook at Apple, the Pomegranate cellphone is billed as the ultimate mobile phone.  An inverted tear-drop shape, the three-panel handset fans open to show dual touchscreens and - remember, it's a joke - a coffee pod holder.

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Columbia Pictures content mostly available on Xbox 360 Netflix

Columbia Pictures content mostly available on Xbox 360 Netflix

Sony Pictures' denials still ringing in our ears - and the conspiracists' theories ringing perhaps even louder - the bulk of subsidiary Columbia Pictures' movies have lost their "not currently available on Xbox" tag and can now be streamed through the New Xbox Experience update.  No official announcement or explanation has been given, suggesting that (if Sony's argument is believed) the ongoing licencing discussions have reached at least a partial agreement.

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iFrogz offers customizable headphones

iFrogz offers customizable headphones

If you're a true audiophile, these headphones might not be for you. But if you just want something to enjoy your music while on the go and want to reflect a bit of your personal style in the process, check out these customizable headphones from iFrogz.

The Earpollution line of headphones allow you to create your own custom items. You can choose from different headbands, cushions and outer earpieces to make a pair of headphones that best suit your personality. With your choice of two head phone models, NervePipes and Fallout, and one earbud model, The Hype, you can create a style that fits you.

The headphone models feature 30Hz to 20KHz frequency response, 40mm drivers and 1.2 meter cords. The Hype earbuds allow you to customize the rim and base parts of the buds. You can buy all three models now and truly make them your own for $35 for the headphones and $20 for the earbuds....

IEEE 1667 format makes for cross-platform USB drive security

IEEE 1667 format makes for cross-platform USB drive security

There have been a lot of problems caused by people bringing in storage devices from home to their workplace. While most people who do this bring in clean drives, others might bring in those with viruses or those that are improperly formatted. Things like this can cause problems on the network and pose a security risk. But with the new IEEE 1667 format standard, things should be getting better.

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