One of the biggest issues with the Amazon Kindle 2 is the fact that Amazon cheaped out on the device by not including any sort of protective case. No, they didn’t need to include a leather case like the one that shipped with the first generation Kindle, but something – even a simple slip cover – would have been appropriateRead more
In the last two years I’ve used a ProClip dashboard mount on my BlackBerry 8700, 8800, 8300, and now my 8900. What I like about this mount is that my BlackBerry is held firmly in a place where I can easily read the display and it stays up off my car seat where it could slide around onto the floor,Read more
Sold as a convenient way of backing up your cellular phone SIM cards (2G GSM SIM cards only), this editor appears to also offer cloning of cards so that one SIM can hold up to 6 different carrier phone numbers. I’ve long wanted a phone that would automatically switch between whoever had the strongest cellular signal in my area. ForRead more
Here’s a solution in search of a problem. This $8.95 BlackBerry Mobile Visor provides a zone of sun glare protection — and security — so casual onlookers can’t steal a peek at what you’re typing. Of course the mere fact that you’re using a shield like this is going to make everyone look that much harder to see what’s onRead more
Did you know there’s an add-in for Gmail that shows everyone you email who also has a Facebook account? This makes it easier to totally pester and annoy add people you may not have known were on Facebook. There is also a way to upload mobile pictures straight to your profile, update your status via Twitter, etc.
You may already
Searching for a gift for that ex-jerk hard to buy for guy in your life. If he has a quirky sense of humor, combined with an outlandish fashion sense, these Blow-up Doll Hoodies may be the answer. Guaranteed unique. Guaranteed nobody will stand next to him. Designer Sander Reijgers has pushed the term casual wear to the limits with hisRead more
My entire philosophy when it comes to computers pretty much revolves around a single incident which occurred when I was in ninth grade. We were studying Romeo and Juliet in English class, my first exposure to Shakespeare. At the beginning of the unit, we were given a worksheet with dozens of short essay questions. The idea was, as we readRead more
The new Pantech Matrix Pro is a chunky and solidly built little smartphone, offered exclusively by AT&T. Measuring 4.17″ tall x 2.0″ wide x 0.85″ thick and weighing 5.34 ounces, it might be easy to dismiss this little beast as too thick and too heavy. But just like a story with a surprise twist at the end, there is
Some people love Christmas. Other’s Thanksgiving. My Stepfather? He loves the Equinox – which in case you didn’t know happens today March 20 at 7:44 am EST (11:44 GMT).
An equinox occurs twice per year when the tilt of the Earth’s axis is inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun. This results in a few things. First, the length
One impact of Apple’s announcement of version 3.0 of the iPhone OS on the 17th was that it keeps the device from becoming obsolete. Based upon the announcement it’s clear that every new functionality in version 3.0 will work with the iPhone 3G, and the majority of the new functionality will even work with the original iPhone. That’s pretty amazingRead more
The days of leaving your high schooler(s) home alone and wondering whether a party’s happening while mom and dad are away are officially over!
This SRV-1 Blackfin Mobile Surveillance robot provides for:
- transmitting video over the Internet via Wi-Fi
- remote control of SRV-1 Mobile Robot from anywhere via the Internet
- open source (some skillz needed for setup)
Looks like some type of new speedier wireless device is headed to the Peek wireless family. According to tidbits dropped on Peek’s site a new Pronto device that is “much, much faster in every way possible” is coming soon. Speculation abounds that this will be a 3G version of the Peek though I’m not so sure the creaky T-Mobile pipesRead more
If you’re the type who is a little accident prone with the car – but it’s never your fault – this continous loop automobile camera could be just your thing. It uses an 8GB SD/MMC (not included) memory card to capture a continous loop of 30 FPS 640 x 480 video. The 8 LED lights provide the illumination while theRead more
Today is the day that Apple will reveal details regarding their new SDK and give a live demo of the new iPhone OS 3.0 software. Speculation is running rampant as to what we can expect, with some saying that the long awaited cut & paste feature will be the main new feature (meh!), and others going so far as to
My means for timing boiled eggs has always been the telephone. Each time before I start making a hard boiled egg I’m on the phone to either my Mom or Jennifer to ask (yet again) how long to boil the egg. Now Prezzy’s has their Beep Egg which – a plastic egg timer that sits in boiling water alongside yourRead more
[Note: This is a joint review by Doug Goldring, Judie Lipsett, Dan Cohen, and Kerry Woo. It is being simultaneously posted on Just Another Mobile Monday and Gear Diary. If you haven't already, then take a look at Doug's The Kindle 2: First Look and Unboxing and Judie's Unboxing the Amazon Kindle 2.]
If you’re just getting started with Twitter, or looking to broaden the list of people you follow on the servicetake a look at wefollow.com.
This new web site from Digg founder Kevin Rose compensates for what I’ve always felt is a serious weakness of Twitter – namely figuring out who is who behind that Twitter user name. As the site
Facebook updated my profile yesterday to the new site design. I’m far from a Facebook expert but so far what I see seems so – well – 2008.
Of particular annoyance is the continuing inability to import any more than one RSS feed to your profile (even using Notes limits you to one and only one RSS feed). In this
File this one under “rumor and innuendo” for now. According to one user, AT&T may soon start doing more than sending a polite text message to iPhone SIM swappers. In the past if an AT&T user with a cheaper data plan removed the SIM from their phone and inserted it into an iPhone, they’d sometimes get a text message advisingRead more
This week I started back at uni, and I was instantly feeling the two problems I have with my MacBook Pro: it’s not overly light for lugging around, and the battery is gooooone. Basically this left me with a choice of either buying a replacement battery or finally getting myself a decent “netbook”. Carrying around the Shift showed me howRead more
Take a BlackBerry Bold and breed it with a BlackBerry 8900 and here’s what you get. These latest photos of what is probably the next rendition of the Curve ( slated for Verizon if rumors are true ) have just debuted online. Based on early reports it seems as if the keyboard of the 8900 has been replaced with theRead more
This doggie pencil sharpener features a unique sharpening gimmick. The funny part isn’t that the pencil sharpens in the dog’s back side – though that’s slightly amusing in a 4th grader sort of way. What elevates this plastic pencil sharpener to interesting is when the the pencil goes in – the dog woofs. There’s a cat version available that meowsRead more
I have three questions about Google Voice that nobody’s asked yet.
Sure, there’s lots of fawning over the concept and twittering about “hurry up and convert my GrandCentral account to Google Voice”. Has anyone stopped to consider what they’re about to enter into by using Google Voice as their primary phone number?
A warning to all procrastinators that before you know it Mother’s Day will be here. Are you getting her the same old crappy flowers or will this be the year you step up and get something truly unique? How about a 30″ x 20″ doormat customized with a photo of you, her – or the grandkids. She’ll think warm thoughtsRead more