Klipsch has given its 2-year old iGroove SXT iPod dock a much needed refresh. Now boasting Apple’s ‘Works with iPod’ certification, the iGroove accommodates all current iPod and iPhone models, and charges a docked device using a 1000mA rapid recharge circuit (theoretically twice as fast as charging through USB). Other enhancements include retuned bass ports and bi-amplification – amplifying eachRead more
This is the Olympus E-P1 , the digital camera that set a million tongues wagging when it was announced. The first Olympus camera to be based on the Micro Four-Thirds standard co-developed with Panasonic, the E-P1 is supposed to be able to capture close to professional DSLR (digital SLR) quality photographs, in a form-factor barely larger than a compact pointRead more
Tin foil is sooo passé. If you’re stylish and paranoid, the Flipside wallet is the fashion accessory for you. This polymer and aluminum wallet comes in three striking colors, holds 6 cards or 15 cash bills, and springs open automatically at the press of a button. Credit cards these days come with embedded radio (RFID) chips, and the Flipside’s shieldedRead more
The iPhone has done it again. Google announced today that in less than a week since its release, the latest iteration of the iPhone has boosted mobile video uploads to YouTube by 400%.
This is part of a wider trend that has seen a 1700% rise in uploads to YouTube from mobile phones over the past 6 months. The number
According to one iPhone app developer, the current paucity of push-capable apps is due to server-side problems at Apple. Powerybase, developer of the NotifyMe app, received an email from Apple notifying them of a delay. According to NotifyMe’s developers, they believe Apple may not have even started testing some (most?) of these apps; as with NotifyMe, Beejive, a popular instant-messagingRead more
RapidRepair got one of the first commercially available iPhone 3G S’ from France and performed a quick teardown. They’re in the process of conducting a more detailed analysis, but they’ve already found out that the 3G S runs on a Samsung S5PC100 SoC (system on a chip). The S5PC100 is capable of running at up to 833 MHz, but isRead more
The iPhone 3G was launched internationally a year ago. From June to August 2008, iPhone mania reached a peak; lines snaked around phone stores worldwide, and for a while, the ubiquitous xylophone ringtone was heard everywhere.
It’s been almost a year since then and the true 3rd-generation iPhone, the 3G S, is about to be released. In the meantime, a
Opera, maker of the Opera web browser, has just announced Opera Unite – a feature that turns your web browser into a web server with one click. It’s hard to categorize, but the description makes it sound like a mash up of P2P, social networking, file transfer, internet relay chat, instant messaging and cloud-based technologies. Which, I think, basically meansRead more
Apple has said in the past that from the iPhone 3G onwards, the iPhone product range will be segmented, based not on hardware, but on software. The iPhone 3G S gives an idea of how Apple is working towards this. The iPhone 3G, when upgraded to the new iPhone OS 3.0, lacks the voice-dialing and video recording features of theRead more
It’s amazing that in these troubling times filled with economic uncertainty and unbridled social woe, the petty-minded governments of various countries still manage to find the time and resources to censor media outlets in order to protect their citizenry from the corrupting influence of free speech.
Iran briefly blocked access to Facebook, ahead of its June presidential elections.
With quirky, no longer will budding James Dysons have to move Down Under or enter humiliating reality TV shows, in order to bring their inventions to market.
Quirky is an “online social product development company”. For a non-refundable $99 fee, you get to submit an idea for a product that, if selected (by the quirky community, ostensibly), will
A while ago, I ranted on a Symbian forum about what a piece of cr disappointment the Nokia N96 was, and how it’d put me off Nokia smartphones forever. Until a recent firmware update, the N96 was slow, buggy and practically unusable. It creaks so much, I’ve actually come to think of the squishy casing as a feature – useRead more
The Register reports that Apple is considering expanding the iPhone range; not with radically differentiated hardware, but by varying the software features included with various models. Oppenheimer analyst Yair Reiner, speaking exclusively to Register reporter James Sherwood, recently met with Apple executives in which several hints about future iPhones were dropped. Apple staff are notoriously reluctant to speculate about futureRead more
Bang & Olufsen, the Danish purveyors of massively expensive audio-visual equipment, previewed the ginormous 103″ BeoVision 4-103 to selected journalists earlier this year, via private webcast events. Messrs. Bang and Olufsen have finally consented to allowing the hoi polloi to marvel over their massive baby.Read more
I reviewed Diino last week and while I thought that it had potential, I couldn’t really recommend using it as a primary online backup solution. I was trying out two other services at the same time, so here’s Part II of the trilogy.
Memopal is a year-old start up based in Italy, providing online backup and storage services. They have
Celery, the service that lets the less technologically-inclined population (their website really screams ‘old people’) send and receive emails via fax, has introduced support for Facebook updates. And from June, Twittering by fax will become a reality.
Okay, I think that emails by fax is a great idea – from personal experience, iPhones rock for older folks, but printed pages
Wet or dry? That’s the question men have faced since the invention of the electric shaver. For years, I used Braun electric shavers, but they weren’t waterproof and I got tired of buying refills for the cleaning base, so I switched to the vibrating Gillettes a year ago. They’re good, reliable shavers – but they’re also a little… boring.
Pfftt.. so scientists have made a tiny bit of progress in developing invisibility cloaks made from high-tech materials. Big deal… Sara Watson made an entire car disappear, using just some paint. And she did it in just three weeks, to boot! Granted, it’s just an optical illusion, but an amazingly cool one, nonetheless. Does anyone have her number? My houseRead more
Over a year ago, whilst working feverishly on an overdue college paper, I spilled a large glass of water over my laptop. Cue panic attack as the MacBook Pro sizzled. I had a backup of that document on my Fujitsu tablet, but it was several days old, and so was the previous SuperDuper backup of the MacBook. Fortunately, the MacBookRead more
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.
Researchers from Ohio State University have found that Facebook users, in general, receive lower grades in college than non-users. Their research, to be presented today to the American Education Research Association, is by no means definitive – Facebook usage was a common factor, but not the only one.
This probably comes as no surprise to anyone in college. When you’re
It’s hard to travel light when you’re a gadget lover. You can’t bear to leave your toys behind, so you bring ‘em all… Or at least I do. And then there’re the required accessories – sync cables, spare batteries, chargers, and international plug adaptors. Add everything up, and you end up with… A lot of luggage.
The Lifetrons Multi-Functional Charger
Tapulous, maker of the Tap Tap Revenge games, has introduced another artist-exclusive special edition, this time featuring British rock band Coldplay.
Built on the new Tap Tap Revenge 2 (TTR2) engine, the Coldplay edition offers several new features, including an in-game feed of Coldplay news and a unique look inspired by the band.
Customizable Flip Minos have been available for a while now, but if you want one that’s been professionally designed, Amazon and CafePress have just introduced several new designs by ‘talented artists and well-known designers’.
Through April 19, you’ll get two free accessories of your choice with the purchase of a MinoHD, and one free accessory with the normal Mino. Unfortunately,