Archive for Nov 29, 2010

Crazy gold watch plays music and costs $1.2M

Crazy gold watch plays music and costs $1.2M

You can get all kinds of watches that play music with integrated MP3 players and other offerings. Those watches are nothing compared to this crazy complex and expensive timepiece created by Manufacture Royal Opera. The thing has an accordion style chamber under the face of the watch that plays music.

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OMG…Aliens Pulse Rifle replica from ThinkGeek is epic

OMG…Aliens Pulse Rifle replica from ThinkGeek is epic

Wow, I am totally scratching my entire holiday wish list for this thing. ThinkGeek has a replica of the pulse rifle up for sale that is so cool that geeks and sci-fi fans may seize up right now. I know what you are thinking, it is so cool it almost looks like one of those jokes ThinkGeek likes to play in and around April. I actually added the thing to my cart and didn’t get the usual haha, we tricked you note.

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Facebook Skype integration tips “Face me” video chat

Facebook Skype integration tips “Face me” video chat

Facebook could be readying Skype integration, as the next step in their attempt to turn the social network into an all-inclusive messaging and communications system. Green Any Site spotted a new VideoChat object freshly added to Facebook's code [.js link], complete with several properties referring to Skype; they say the new functionality would allow Facebook users to video chat in-site or with other Skype users, or perhaps even link Skype and Facebook IDs.

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AMOLED panel firms actively developing more capacity

AMOLED panel firms actively developing more capacity

Some popular smartphones have seen shortages based on components and if those smartphones use AMOLED screens, that screen is often the main component that isn’t available in enough capacity. There are several companies investing heavily in AMOLED manufacturing and the supply of panels will grow moving into 2011.

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Apple rejects magazine about Android from App Store

Apple rejects magazine about Android from App Store

Apple is known for starting up controversy when it bans apps from the app store. Sometimes it bans those apps because they have pornographic or questionable content and sometimes it bans those apps apparently just because it doesn’t like them. A developer submitted an app to the App Store for approval recently that was a digital magazine about the Android OS.

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Icon notebook brings digital style to your paper world

Icon notebook brings digital style to your paper world

I live in a digital world. I can go weeks without actually having to write something on paper. If the wife wants me to go to the store, I have her text me a list to buy. I don’t have to write things down on paper to remember them thanks to reminders on my iPhone and alarms on the calendar. On occasion, I do need to write things down and when I do it would be cool to at least feel like I was using something digital.

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Apple masses legal team ahead of Nokia patent showdown

Apple masses legal team ahead of Nokia patent showdown

Apple has bolstered its legal team in the run-up to its Nokia ITC showdown this week, with general counsel Bruce Sewell calling on patent lawyers with track records from electronics and pharmaceutical cases, and even previous Apple defeats. According to Bloomberg, in addition to the freshly-recruited in-house attorney, Noreen Krall, previously of Sun Microsystems Inc, Apple will take advice from at least three big-name experts as they challenge Nokia's allegations that the iPhone and other Apple devices infringe the Finnish company's patents.

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Toshiba crams battery inside new TVs for viewing with no power

Toshiba crams battery inside new TVs for viewing with no power

Bad weather sucks for more than one reason. The least of which is the fact that it gets boring if your TV doesn't work and you can’t watch anything when the power is out. If you live in a rural area like I do with crappy power providers you might spend way more time with no juice than anyone in the developed world should have to. Toshiba has announced a new line of TVs that will keep your set running for a while when the power goes out.

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