Archive for June, 2010

Amazon Kindle for Android Now Available

Amazon Kindle for Android Now Available

Amazon's on a roll with good news today. Apparently, company's have begun to think that rolling announcements out in waves is a good way to go about things. It makes a good day for consumers, that's for sure. We just reported that the iOS application has been updated, and now we can say that the Kindle for Android application has officially broken its Beta shell, and moved into the public's Android Market. Looks like we don't have to wait for that Samsung Vibrant, after all.

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Amazon Kindle for iOS Now Supports Embedded Video and Audio

Amazon Kindle for iOS Now Supports Embedded Video and Audio

We're not exactly sure what to think about this. Today, Amazon officially announced, thanks to a press release that you can read after the break, that the application for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad is now fully capable of playing embedded videos, and embedded audio. It took us a few moments, maybe just because we didn't think the truth could be possible, but we finally realized that with this update to iOS, it means that the software-only version, Kindle Editions, actually has more functionality than the Kindle itself.

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Kodak ESP Office 6150 AiO Printer Offers Printing from Smartphones [Update]

Kodak ESP Office 6150 AiO Printer Offers Printing from Smartphones [Update]

Considering the amount of time people spend on their mobile devices, especially their smartphones, you'd think that printing from them would be pretty commonplace by now. Especially with the fact that they're all fused with WiFi and Bluetooth. But, it's still not everywhere quite yet, so when Kodak announces a brand new printer that features the missing link, well, we get pretty excited.

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EMILY is a Robot Lifeguard That Floats

EMILY is a Robot Lifeguard That Floats

Considering robots are finding their way into every facet of our life, we're not surprised at all to hear that the next place we'll be seeing robots is our beaches. Well, probably not all beaches, but enough of them that it will probably make a few people out there nervous. We'd like to introduce you to EMILY, but as you can see from the image below, she's not all that attractive (in a non-robot sort of way).

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iBox is $25 Worth of Wood to Hold Your iPad

iBox is $25 Worth of Wood to Hold Your iPad

We understand that there's all sorts of different cases for the iPad. In a lot of ways, we can tell that the tablet from Apple has inspired quite a few folks out there to turn to Do It Yourself projects, and that's never a bad thing. And, truth be told, there's never anything bad about wanting to make a quick buck. And, that's exactly what this designer is after -- you can be the judge if it's going to work or not.

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Samsung N230 Netbook Boasts Battery Life of Almost 14 Hours

Samsung N230 Netbook Boasts Battery Life of Almost 14 Hours

When it comes to using something like a laptop or netbook, you can't always have your gadget plugged in. That, kind of, defeats the purpose of having a laptop or netbook. And, because you can't always have it plugged in, making sure that your battery life is actually worthy of the effort is essential. And while many netbooks and laptops out there have the more traditional 3-cell battery, which usually gets you out the front door, the industry is starting to change the way they think. Take the Samsung N230, for example.

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3D or not 3D, that is the question

3D or not 3D, that is the question

I like 3D movies. Actually, I should say I like some 3D movies. But if I had to make the choice between making all movies 3D or doing away with the technology altogether, I would gladly kick 3D to the curb and declare it no great loss for art and entertainment.

I remember the first 3D movie I saw in a theater. It was "Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone." It was a cheesy, throw-away sci-fi movie, the biggest claim to fame of which is that it was the movie Molly Ringwald did before "Sixteen Candles." I loved it. I was 8.

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Thermaltake BlacX 5GB is a USB 3.0 Docking Station for Cheap

Thermaltake BlacX 5GB is a USB 3.0 Docking Station for Cheap

Transferring files from one computer to another can be a hassle, especially if you're not a fan of the cloud (cloud-based computing, we mean). But, thanks to docking stations, and the fact that data transfers are getting faster and faster every day, it's becoming not so much of an issue anymore. And let's face it: USB 3.0 is going to make that so much easier, just as the Thermaltake BlacX proves.

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iPad Used in a Real Working Arcade Unit

iPad Used in a Real Working Arcade Unit

The iPad is a tablet. And while Apple would have you convinced that it's a magical and revolutionary piece of technology, we're more convinced of its magical aspects when we see dangerously clever people like this create wonderfully amazing items such as this working arcade unit. Unlike others before it, this version is completely functional, and you're able to use the physical controls to manipulate what's on the screen.

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