DETROIT, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ — A jury of 50 automotive journalists from the United States and Canada has selected the Hyundai Genesis as the 2009 North American Car of the Year and the Ford F-150 as the 2009 North American Truck of the Year.
Palm has posted video of their Palm Pre keynote address given Thursday January 8, 2009 from CES 2009. It’s well worth a look to see the announcement of the new Palm Pre smartphone and Web OS operating system that touched off a significant amount of press enthusiasm. Palm
The sound quality is crap and the Qik video streaming from an N82 is meh, but it is still fun to watch Dave Dickson, the blender hijinks king, grind up a tape measure and a rake. Yeah, a rake. Try doing that with your Oster.
Today I had an opportunity to talk to Julian, the Director of Design and Development for Cocoon Innovations. Last week I posted about their unusual and fashionable laptop bags, and in the end I think I was left with more questions than answers. What were they made of? What the heck was the Grid system [...]
One of the cooler things that we’ve spotted while here in Vegas was Michael Kaplan and his Segway iBOT. I’ve seen plenty of “regular” Segways, but until yesterday had never seen the wheelchair version – other than in blog posts. After talking to Michael for just a bit, I was impressed by how positively the [...]
As CES rolls on there’s a lot of news in the smartphone world. One nice bit has to do with a little company called HTC and the upcoming US availability of the HTC S743. The S743 is a neat little handset that looks like a sleek candy-bar phone with a 12-key front keypad but also [...]
Still here in Knoxville, TN(when I was writing most of this post…) visiting with my parents and my parents took us to downtown Knoxville to an amazing store called Mast General Store. This store is a chain that only has about 8 stores and it started in the Carolinas. When you walk into these stores [...]
The unveiling of the new Palm Pre just ended at CES 2009. It was announced that Sprint will be the exclusive carrier for this new Palm device which is due before the first half of 2009. The Sprint site now has a page where you can leave your name to be notified when the Pre [...]
Palm’s keynote address is going on right now at CES 2009. So far they’ve spent some time talking about the background of Palm and a new webOS as well as introducing one new handheld – the Palm Pre. This device has a 3.1″ screen with 320 X 480 resolution, touch screen, center navigation button, EVDO [...]
Earlier this year, I wrote a review of the Scion xB Release Series 5.0 (which I own). I really like this vehicle a lot and I especially love the tech-related goodies included on it (like having both an audio-in jack AND a separate iPod connector jack). 20,000 miles later it’s STILL proving to be an [...]
An announcement from CES 2009 today that Slacker Mobile is available for BlackBerry smartphones. Slacker is a radio service available in both free and premium versions. Users can create a nearly unlimited number of music stations similar typically based upon favorite artists. These stations can be managed on the web. In addition the BlackBerry version [...]
When all else fails – make another color! That’s the mantra of cell phone manufacturers these days and the Sprint Samsung Instinct is no different. The Best Buy web site shows the pretty in pink Samsung Instinct as coming soon (what’s so hard about slapping a coat of paint on this sucker and shipping it [...]
Popular BlackBerry Applications FlipSide and PhoneFace have received an update to make them compatible with the new touch screen on the BlackBerry Storm. FlipSide is an MP3 player that plays songs from your memory card and allows you to search online for album artwork. PhoneFace adds large pictures to your contacts making it easier to [...]
Sony introduced their new Vaio P series Lifestyle PC at CES 2009 yesterday. Weighing in at only 1.4 pounds and less than an inch thick the device is looking like one of the first true competitors to Apple’s ultra-thin MacBook Air. The screen is an 8 inch 1600 x 768 LCD (compared to the 13.3 [...]
Sling Media is busy demonstrating their upcoming SlingPlayer for iPhone. This program for your iPhone (also available for a slew of other mobile devices including Windows Mobile, Palm, Symbian and BlackBerry) uses your TV connection and redirects the signal (audio and video) over the Internet so you can view it (legally) from wherever you are. [...]