Archive for Mar 28, 2011

American Express Serve digital payments service launches with Android/iOS apps

American Express Serve digital payments service launches with Android/iOS apps

American Express wasn't planning to sit around watching rivals like MasterCard ink deals for new electronic payment systems; instead, it has come out with its own system. American Express Serve uses Android and iOS apps to manage a digital account, rather than tying it to a single debit card, allowing for online purchases, bill payments and person-to-person transfers.

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Apple WWDC 2011 dates confirmed: Promises preview of iOS 5.0 and OS X Lion

Apple WWDC 2011 dates confirmed: Promises preview of iOS 5.0 and OS X Lion

Apple has confirmed the dates for WWDC 2011, the company's annual developer conference. As expected, WWDC this year will kick off on June 6 2011 at Moscone West in San Francisco, bringing together iOS and Mac engineers and developers.

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Pioneer unveils new SE-NC31C-K noise cancelling headphones

Pioneer unveils new SE-NC31C-K noise cancelling headphones

Pioneer has unveiled a new set of earphones that are noise cancelling. Generally active noise cancellation earphones are the large over the ear style, but the SE-NC31C-k headphones are in-ear style. The earbuds have 14.2mm drivers and various adapters to allow you to use them with all sorts of devices.

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DIY 3D disposable camera hack proves duct tape really can do just about anything

DIY 3D disposable camera hack proves duct tape really can do just about anything

Never doubt what a geek with some time on his hands can pull off. Apparently, there are still some uses for film cameras today like the disposables you see below grafted together with duct tape. According to the project page if you tape them together just right you can get a really cool effect.

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Hyper Touch Guitar has no strings attached

Hyper Touch Guitar has no strings attached

The guitar is one of the coolest musical instruments around. You can get all sorts of guitars from toys to game controllers up to the real thing for musicians to use. This new concept product is called the Hyper Touch Guitar and it looks like a mash up between a video game controller and a real guitar.

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iPad and iPad 2 card reader does CF and SD cards

iPad and iPad 2 card reader does CF and SD cards

If you are a photographer that has an iPad, you probably have one of the card readers that allows you to plug your SD card into your iPad. If you use a DSLR that is more aimed at the pro shooter, your camera might use CF cards instead of SD cards. There are several SD card readers for the iPad, but not CF users have been pretty much out of luck.

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Time Warner Charges $16.4M to man for Sweet 16 coverage

Time Warner Charges $16.4M to man for Sweet 16 coverage

I bet that most basketball fans out there gladly pay a bit extra to be able to get coverage of all their favorite teams during the NCAA Sweet 16 finals. One man paid Time Warner cable for the privilege of watching the games and Time Warner tried to charge him $16.4 million.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s now shipping

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s now shipping

Back during CES, the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge series of notebooks surfaced including the E420s. We haven't heard much about those machines since then. If you liked what you saw, the E420s notebooks are now available to purchase from Lenovo. The machines start at $699 with a Core i3-2310M processor at 2.1GHz, 4GB of RAM, and 250GB of storage.

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Microsoft launches campaign of epic douchebaggery

Microsoft launches campaign of epic douchebaggery

This is just plain crazy and any legislator that votes for Microsoft in this quest deserves to be ousted in the next elections. Microsoft is on a campaign to make it illegal for companies inside the US to buy from overseas firms that use unauthorized software. That might not sound that bad at first glance.

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Test drive Android apps on Amazon Appstore

Test drive Android apps on Amazon Appstore

I am an iPhone user, but I have a bunch of Android devices laying around here that I use for games and surfing the web on occasion. I can appreciate a good Android app as much as the next geek. The problem is that generally I have to download and hope the game is worth the space on my Galaxy Tab and delete if not.

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NTT DoCoMo sets launch date for Optimus Pad for March 31

NTT DoCoMo sets launch date for Optimus Pad for March 31

The LG Optimus Pad is a very cool tablet and will eventually be making it to the US on the T-Mobile network. T-Mobile hasn't offered any details as yet, on when the tablet will hit stores in the US. Geeks in Japan now know exactly when they will be able to get their hands on the Optimus Pad, and it's soon.

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Hanwha offers up third party HDMI adapter for iPad/iPhone 4

Hanwha offers up third party HDMI adapter for iPad/iPhone 4

A Japanese company called Hanwah has pulled out a new adapter for the iPhone 4 and the iPad that you can attach to the charge and sync port on your gadget. The adapter is the UMA-iOSHDMI and it adds a HDMI output and USB port to your iOS gadget.

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