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Avi Greengart’s Products of 2009

Avi Greengart’s Products of 2009

As 2009 comes to a close it’s time to acknowledge some of my favorite tech products of the year.

The first “product” on the list works across the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and iPod touch: Apple’s App Store. The hardware upgrades to the iPhone and iPod touch in 2009 were less impressive than the price drop on the iPhone 3G and the greatly expanded capabilities that application developers were given for writing for the iPlatform. The developer community responded with tens of thousands of new apps that turn an iPhone or iPod touch into a portable game console, heart monitor, prayer book, GPS navigator, eBook reader, and myriad other possibilities. Other platforms also rolled out app stores this year, but Apple retains an enormous lead in both the number and quality of options.

Microsoft Courier tablet breaks cover: dual-screen multitouch [Video]

Microsoft Courier tablet breaks cover: dual-screen multitouch [Video]

Having heard the rumors earlier this week about Microsoft's supposed tablet project, imagine our surprise to see this, the Microsoft Courier.  Gizmodo grabbed the details on the dual-touchscreen tablet, which folds along its center spine and can be used with either a pen stylus for handwriting recognition or with fingertips complete with multitouch gestures.  Each panel is believed to be roughly 7-inches, and the whole project is apparently in "late prototype" stage of development.

Video demo after the cut

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Wireless Charging Is Getting Closer to Finalization

Wireless Charging Is Getting Closer to Finalization

It looks like we're getting closer to having that wire-free life we've all been longing for, you know, for as long as we've been plugging in stuff. We've already seen the Touchstone from Palm, that utilized inductive charging to give the Palm Pre some new life, but it's something sacrifices speed for convenience. So we've all been hoping for something that fits the standard, and not so much the exception. According to the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), we're getting there.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 31 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 31 2009

Another week has come and gone and we are a week closer that that wondrous day parents look forward to all summer -- back to school! Lots of goings on this week and much of it was centered on mobile phones. Spotify announced that it would have an official app available on the iPhone that works for subscribers on Premium packages. Monday, a bit more light was shed on the much anticipated Android donut update, alas it's said to not be the OS 2.0 update we hoped for and won’t have multitouch.

WildCharge add iPhone 3GS wireless charging

WildCharge add iPhone 3GS wireless charging

Having tested - and loved - WildCharge's wire-free charging system last year, we're pleased to see that the company has updated their range of "skins" cases to fit the iPhone 3GS.  WildCharge allows you to recharge your handset without actually plugging in a cable, similar to the Palm Pre's Touchstone; when we caught up with WildCharge this week, they confirmed their intentions to move toward broader licensing of their wire-free system.

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