It looks like we can chalk up Ugobe, makers of the lovable Pleo Robot, as one more victim of the poor economy and the ongoing credit crunch. Evidently, it was never a matter of whether there were enough people buying the personable robots, because Ugobe defintiely had the orders. The problem came when the companies who ordered shipments couldRead more
I have used mindmaps for several years to manage both professional and personal projects. Mindmapping is a great way to capture ideas and information visually. I currently keep all of my projects on track using MindManager from Mindjet, but I’ve never found a way that I truly liked to create, edit, and maintain mindmaps on the mobile platform –Read more
As we all (yes, ALL) try to do better by Mother Earth in general, and particularly today on Earth Day, and try to ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ wherever possible, it seems that the ‘Reduce’ part often gets lost in a sea of packaging that we do manage to Reuse and eventually Recycle. An article at Care2 discusses some of theRead more
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Today is Earth Day, and that means it is a great day to start your “green resolutions.” You already recycle (when you remember and there’s a recycling bin handy), you walk instead of drive as much as possible (does walking to the car count? YES!), and you’ve tamed your electronics so they don’t draw as much powerRead more
SPB Mobile Shell 3 for Windows Mobile versions 5 and higher is now available for purchase. Interesting new features include a fresh design for Windows Mobile, thumb optimization icons along the bottom for quick access, support for gesture/swiping, integration to Facebook for importing goofy friend photos to contacts, and kinetic scrolling (aka flick scroll or rubber band man).
I have two business trips that are coming up this month. Until I discovered TripIt, my standard way to track itineraries was to search through my email reservations 12 hours before departure. TripIt keeps your schedule organized by reading email travel confirmations that you forward to a special TripIt email address. These show flight and hotel information which TripItRead more
My iPhone is my phone, calendar, email device, iPod, video player, gaming machine, GPS … and the list goes on and on. As it stands now, carrying my iPhone already means there are numerous times when I no longer bring my notebook with me. Unless I have heavy writing or other serious work to do, the iPhone serves me justRead more
If choosing a gift can be a problem, for sure choosing one for your mother can be a demanding task: you would like something useful, but it should be also feminine, maybe original and possibly not too expensive.
Stop thinking, why not giving her something simply… natural? Why not giving her the sun?
I’ve been testing this universal external battery from Amstron for the last month or two. When I venture into New York City for the day I’m often away from any source of electrical power. There’s nothing worse than having your device power down on you 1/3 of the way through the day.Read more
If you own an iPhone, you’ve probably discovered the incredible number of games available on the app store. Some of the best are the sort you can fire up, play for a few minutes, stop and pretend you are working when your boss walks by, then keep playing when the coast is clear. I had the opportunity to review oneRead more
That sweet 47″ HDTV you’ve saved up for is lookin’ pretty nice. Great picture, surround sound. Hooked-up to the max with your Wii, XBox, TiVo, the whole nine yards. Life is good. What could possibly go wrong…
Well, the folks over at TestFreaks.com are putting the TV Screen Protector through it’s paces to protect their home entertainment investment.
If you’ve ever tried to make a call from atop Mt Everest you know what a drag it can be. Until now the cell phone contact has been all satellite which is both heavy and expensive. Now the service will switch to cellular with the installation of both GSM and CDMA booster antennas installed around the Mt Everest Region. NepalRead more
If there’s one thing that ANYONE at Gear Diary can attest to, its the need for some kind of backup solution.The site has had at least 1 catastrophic failure, where a great deal of data was lost. I personally have had my PC’s go south at least twice in 13 years where a backup either wasn’t available or was corrupted.Read more
Ordinarily I wouldn’t think of sending my Mom cookies for Mother’s Day but this bouquet has two things going for it. First, even though it’s expensive (about $60 with container) the gift is more practical than live flowers that wilt. That is assuming your Mom’s not also on a no-cookie diet – then of course regular plants are recommended.
Sure, we say we’re going to diligently backup our data. Heck, sometimes we even actually do it. It starts out with the very best of intentions. You backup all those files daily. Then weekly. Then, monthly.
Soon enough, though, you’ve fallen off the cart. You’re going to softball games, soccer games, working on…One. Last. Deadline. Then two, maybe three months
I’ve had a Sleeptracker Pro for about a year, and while it works mostly as advertised, it’s seriously chunky and the software doesn’t work on a Mac.
Innovative Sleep Solutions, the maker of the Sleeptracker watches, has addressed these issues with the introduction of the Sleeptracker Elite series of watches, and Mac-compatible software.
Like a lot of people, I commute. My trip lasts about an hour each way on the bus. There are a tons of distractions from people talking and the constant hum of the moving bus. I tried the Monster Turbine In-Ear Speakers hoping to create some audio nirvana on my daily commute.Read more
Tweetie for iPhone is regarded as one of the better Twitter applications. It let’s you handle multiple Twitter accounts, browse your friends, and features super quick loads along with an option for landscape keyboards all in a simplistic, easy to view format.
Now the same developers have released a version of their popular Twitter application for the Mac operating system.
Are you ready to find a girlfriend? I’m going to save you the $2.99 fee for this new iPhone App. Listen up. If you need to download an app to tell you this – you aren’t ready.
This fun, revealing quiz will empower you when it comes to how you look at love and dating. Detailed analysis of each response,
I loved the Visiontac VGPS-900 I reviewed back in December, and Qstarz has now released something I may like even more. The BT-Q1000X from Qstarz not only can data track and help Geotag your pictures, but it can also work as a regular wired GPS for those who have a cheap laptop with no Bluetooth for use only in theRead more
Never one to be shy of technology or afraid to try alternative means of distributing his music, Prince announced a special release this week which also contains a purple iPod Touch. The package, called the Prince Opus, contains the iPod Touch, which is pre-loaded with a concert film from Prince’s 21-night stand at the O2 Arena in London back inRead more
Tonight’s “60 Minutes” had a piece on the resurgence of interest in a field of Energy Physics known as ‘Cold Fusion’. As the description for the piece from “60 Minutes’” website reads:
COLD FUSION IS HOT AGAIN: Presented in 1989 as a revolutionary new source of energy, cold fusion was quickly dismissed as junk science. But today, the
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! DQ Craze is a new match-3 game from Game Mill entertainment for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Gaming got you hungry for a treat? When you’re done playing, DQ will locate the closest Dairy Queen to you via Google Maps.Read more
Yesterday was the last day of my “redfly experiment”. I am very pleased that I did it, and enjoyed my experience immensely. This week gave me an opportunity to try a sort of uber-mobility; lightweight “terminal”+smartphone. It was great to just whip out the Redfly and go anytime I wanted to type an email, check facebook, etc. I got aRead more