Archive for Dec 29, 2010

Android 3.0 Honeycomb Music Player Leaked, Ready for Download [UPDATE: Not for Everyone!]

Android 3.0 Honeycomb Music Player Leaked, Ready for Download [UPDATE: Not for Everyone!]

Take a peek! You know that new version of Android coming out soon, 3.0 Honeycomb? Well not only do lots of people have their hands on bits of it, they're setting them free into the wild. Which piece will it be today? Why, a brand new music player of course. You can grab the download link below if you like, or continue to read some words about it as I type them out. I know which one I'd do if I didn't already have it. It looks like the 3D photo gallery you're used to and works like a charm.

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HEX Releases Watch Band for iPod Nano Gen 6

HEX Releases Watch Band for iPod Nano Gen 6

Ohh! Pretty Colors! Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be any more iterations of the idea that the iPod Nano acting as a watch face, here comes along HEX with a super awesome (and super inexpensive!) version in not one, not two, but NINE different colors. This band has a "Pop-in, Pop-out" design that lets you toss your iPod Nano in and out of it with what we can only assume is ease, and majority of the watch being made of premium silicone. There's integrated control buttons and a fancy pattern around the edge so you'll be sporty and fully functional.

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Real Life Frogger Goes Ever So Slightly Bad

Real Life Frogger Goes Ever So Slightly Bad

If you know anything about the history of video games, you know about one of the most maddeningly addictive action puzzle games of all time: Frogger. What you might not know is that this sort of game has been played by real people more than once - most recently just a couple of days ago in South Carolina by a man and his friends. He didn't exactly get crunched, but he didn't really make it all the way across, either, getting hit by a Lexus SUV on his way across. This should remind you of two relatively famous reenactments of similar nature: Seinfeld and the Prodigy. Their respective games (or terrible lapses in judgement) went way better (or funnier, at least.)

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Verizon Demoing Home Monitoring and Control System at CES

Verizon Demoing Home Monitoring and Control System at CES

Jarvis, a cup of tea please? Certainly sir. Verizon will be dipping their fingers in the home automation cup, demoing a brand new Home Monitoring and Control System next week at CES. This system will be totally sweet, just like in the movies, allowing users to view security cameras, lock doors, and control lights, thermostats, and appliances via their FiOS TV boxes or their smartphones. This sort of thing isn't brand new, but when you take something that works and add a big name brand behind it, well, great things happen (at least for profits.)

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Sony Sues LG for Mysterious Reasons

Sony Sues LG for Mysterious Reasons

A mystery to anyone other than Sony and LG, anyway. While the lawsuit was filed on Tuesday, it seems that the majority of pertinent details aren't being outlined quite yet. It is known that Sony is specifically targeting LG Electronics Mobilecomm USA inc., as well as LG Electronics USA Inc. The lawsuit could touch on many things, but considering LG Electronics Mobilecomm's marketing for cellphones, accessories, and 3G notebooks, we can imagine that it has something to do with that, in one fashion or another.

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Archos 28 and 32 PMPs Available Now

Archos 28 and 32 PMPs Available Now

Archos is on a roll today. After officially announcing, and making available for purchase the Archos 70 Internet tablet, the company has also released a pair of Personal Media Players. Smaller form factors, but with the Android Operating System (OS) tucked away inside, making the devices more than just your average MP3 or MP4 player. You'll get to connect to friends, and play games, all on a small "tablet" device.

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Archos 70 Internet Tablet Available Now, First Android Tablet with 250GB HDD

Archos 70 Internet Tablet Available Now, First Android Tablet with 250GB HDD

Archos has just pulled the official curtain off the company's latest Android-based Internet tablet. The Archos 70 Internet tablet may just look like another tablet on the outside, especially when compared to previously released Archos-branded Android-based tablet devices, but this one's special. Why? Because this one's the first Android tablet to feature a 250GB hard drive under the hood.

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Windows Phone 7 DRM for Apps Cracked with Proof of Concept Program [Video]

Windows Phone 7 DRM for Apps Cracked with Proof of Concept Program [Video]

Security is an important aspect of anything that gets used by anyone, at any given moment around the world. For developers of applications that get purchased through a digital storefront, like Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Marketplace, making sure that it's not easy, next to impossible in fact, to steal apps and put them on a device free-of-charge is just as important. But, as WPCentral reports, it looks like the Digital Rights Management (DRM) security tools set in place by Microsoft have been cracked.

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Technology Predictions for 2011

Technology Predictions for 2011

Since we are about to bring 2010 to a close I thought it would be fun to make some predictions about the technology industry for the upcoming year. Some of these predictions will be more educated and some may be bold but I’ll provide ample reasoning for all of them.

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Apple’s iTunes Rental Service is Roughly One Tenth the Size of Netflix, Analyst Says

Apple’s iTunes Rental Service is Roughly One Tenth the Size of Netflix, Analyst Says

Brian Marshall, an analyst with Gleacher & Company, has come forward and put his two cents in as to how he believes Apple's iTunes rental services compare to that of Netflix. Or, perhaps how they don't compare. He published his note on Wednesday, pointing out sheer numbers in his comparison between the two services. Considering how popular Netflix is, and the fact that the company is now eyeing the possibility of an international roll-out of its services, perhaps the results aren't too shocking.

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Origin PC Set to Show off Hybrid Liquid-Cooled Xbox 360 Gaming Computer at CES 2011

Origin PC Set to Show off Hybrid Liquid-Cooled Xbox 360 Gaming Computer at CES 2011

For companies at the Consumer Electronics Show, showing off your latest, greatest, and flashiest gadgets is a sure-fire way to make sure that people notice you at one of the largest tech-based events of the year. For Origin PC, they're planning on showing off one of the craziest hybrid gaming PCs ever, making sure that they get noticed, and memorized, at CES in 2011. While it may look like a normal, albeit bigger than usual gaming rig, there's something extra thrown in for good measure: a liquid-cooled new Slim Xbox 360.

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Micro-USB Formally Chosen as Cellphone Charger Standard by European Standardization Bodies

Micro-USB Formally Chosen as Cellphone Charger Standard by European Standardization Bodies

At the end of June, in 2009, the European Commission started a movement to make micro-USB the standardized charging port for cellphones. It was subsequently backed by roughly 90% of the cellphone market holders, with Apple, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, and Samsung (among others) all agreeing to the standardization. As any major decision usually does, even if it's obvious it should be in place, it's taken the EC plenty of time to make a decision, and now thanks to the two vital bodies within the European Standardization Bodies, it's finally been passed.

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