Nokia 6300MobileBurn reviews the Nokia 6300 and writes: “The sides of the 6300 are pretty bare, as the general design of the phone is quite simple and clean. The right side of the phone houses the volume keys and the left side has no buttons at all. Both sides have a blue indicator light that lights up every time a call comes in or an SMS is received. The back of the phone has only the loudspeaker and camera lens. The power button is located on the........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 7/15/2007 8:55:39 PM)
The new WalkmanVia Sony - Sony finally released another Walkman.Here's a short feature list
"4 GB with capacity of upto 2700 tracks or 15 hours of videofiles
Very easy to operate with mobile phone-like interface and menu's
Lithium-ion rechargeable battery with great Stamina of 30 for music and 8 hours for video........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 7/14/2007 7:47:45 PM)
Teacher Gets Busted After Texting Local Cops for WeedVia Gizmodo - Be careful what you send via text. Ann Greenfield, a 34-year old teacher in Kentucky, got screwed over after accidentally texting a state trooper and not her dealer for some marijuana. The cop texted her back, set up a meeting place, and when Greenfiled showed up, had an entire squad waiting for her. I've heard of drunk texting before, but sadly this was sober. Moral of the story: look before you text.........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 7/14/2007 6:39:43 PM)
The Complete New Yorker Portable Hard DriveVia LEVENGER - All 80 years of The New Yorker magazine....in your pocket.Perhaps the only thing better than holding a New Yorker magazine in your hands is being able to hold every New Yorker in your hands. Every Talk of the Town. Each Profile. The many Shouts and Murmurs, reviews, theater news. All those wonderful covers, in color. And every one of those beloved cartoons.........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 7/14/2007 6:23:03 PM)
Turn a Photo to the Next DimensionIf you want to turn a photo in a 3-D version, but don't want to put on any goofy glasses, there is now the DIY 3-D Picture Frame Kit.
The 3-D works using lenticular technology that you see on 3-D postcards, which uses a series of micro vertical lenses overlaid on top of a photo display. Using the software on a JPEG photo, all you need to do is highlight the areas that you want to pop out. Then you just print it out, and put it into the........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 7/12/2007 5:10:45 AM)
Carbon Hero Appeals to Your Conscience!This gadget is essentially for those that seek to pass the buck on global warming (virtually everyone except maybe the Greenpeace activists, and of course Al Gore. Bless em Lord!) No frets, there still may be a chance for you to make a difference. Carbon Hero is a gadget that seeks to make individuals conscious of their carbon footprints when it comes to the kind of transport that they use
Carbon Hero is a small device which........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 7/11/2007 11:11:45 PM)
Supercomputing On DemandSomewhere in Southern California a large earthquake strikes without warning, and the news media and the public clamor for information about the temblor -- Where was the epicenter? How large was the quake? What areas did it impact?
A picture is worth a thousand words - or numbers - and the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego is helping to provide the answers. Caltech computational seismologist Jeroen Tromp can now give the........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 7/11/2007 5:30:16 AM)
Minox New Digital CamerasMinox is planning to release two new digital cameras in the near future. The DC 6033 WP and DC 7022 both have USB connectivity as well as PictBridge technology, so you can print directly from your camera.
The DC 6033 WP is Water Proof for up to ten meters, and has SD card support as well as a MINOCTAR fixed lens. It also has 6 Megapixels and 16MB of onboard flash memory, which is quite unusual for a waterproof camera.
As for the DC........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 7/9/2007 10:39:27 PM)
TV Ads Find Spot on Tiny ScreensFrom a WSJ article letting us know how commercials are starting to pop up on cell phones.........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 7/9/2007 10:38:15 PM)
iPhone EnvyIf you're one of the few people who haven't bought the iPhone yet and are sticking with the ol' iPod, fear not. I found this nice directory of recommended apps to pimp your 'Pod and go where iTunes dare not tread........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 7/5/2007 10:10:44 PM)
Olympus And Nikon Upgrade Low End DslrsSource:www.cnet.com.a
The prime purchase times for digital cameras and camcorders are, as expected, the year end holiday season, and now, the summer, when people expect to take lots of vacation photos
I already covered some new offerings in the compact size class here, and now it's time to check out the latest, upgraded entry level consumer DSL's for those who want more, and don't mind a little bulk
The latest whiz kids........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 7/5/2007 10:10:05 PM)
Samsung F200 Music PhoneRemember the Samsung X830 music phone? Base on its slim design, Samsung is presenting their F200 music phone with similar body design. Compare to the 1GB built in memory in X830, the poor Samsung F200 only gets 5MB. MicroSD memory card is definitely needed for your music collection
Its keypad is now back to 3 in a row, buttons are smaller to squeeze in the 3 buttons in a row. Navigation keypad below the LCD screen has also back to the........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 7/3/2007 8:36:43 PM)
Microsoft Ends Support For Windows 98 and MEIt looks as if Windows 98 and Windows ME have both reached the end of the tunnel as Microsoft announces it is to stop backing them as of this month.
Microsoft, on its Web site announced
July 11, 2006 will bring a close to Extended Support for Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Me as part of the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy. Microsoft will retire public and technical support, including security updates, by this date
........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 7/3/2007 8:31:38 PM)
Enjoy a Gold MOTOKRZR This July 4thRecently received this offer in the email
This Fourth of July, add a little brilliance with the gold MOTOKRZR unlocked -- brilliant and beautiful independence
You can drop $250 for the phone itself, or $280 for a the phone-headset (which is also gold) bundle. $70 gets you only the headset. Take note, the only difference between a normal KRZR and this version is superficial........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 7/3/2007 8:19:17 PM)
LG KG280 Chocolate PhoneLG will soon introduce a more affordable chocolate phone naming LG KG280. The new slider is made for GSM Triband network, comes with a 256k colors TFT display screen with 128 x 160 resolution.
It is not a 3G phone and will only do GPRS data connection.........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 7/3/2007 6:03:54 PM)
Latest Digital Cameras From Hewlett PackardSource:www.hp.co
Hewlett Packard, a name most commonly associated with digital printing and scanning technology, also produces digital cameras with impressive specifications, and they are not budget busters
Here's a quick overview of the new HP digital cameras, scanners and photo printers
But the star of the lineup, shown here, the HP R937, boasts a large, touch screen LCD, and the popular "slimming" mode, designed to........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 6/27/2007 3:43:50 PM)
First Reviews of the Apple iPhone AppearJust a few oh-so-short days before the hype ends on June 29, when the Apple iPhone goes on sale in AT&T and Apple retail stores throughout the US, the first genuine reviews of the heavily-anticipated smartphone are starting to appear. Turns out my fears about the virtual keyboard were unfounded
Walt Mossberg & Katherine Boehret: "The keyboard issue on the iPhone is a non-issue." (video
David Pogue: "....once you........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 6/27/2007 3:30:26 PM)
Logitech Cordless Number PadI have to admit, as a laptop user, the one thing that I miss is having a number pad at my fingertips. Something tells me that if I'm experiencing this, then I am not alone.
Fortunately, Logitech has you covered with a number pad that attaches to your laptop conveniently with a USB key. Now if you want to input a bunch of numbers with one hand, you can do it.
All you need to do is pay $40, and it should be okay.........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 6/21/2007 9:21:30 PM)
Share and Share Alike With Mophie Relo 2Do you like to share music with friends or "significant others"? It's often helpful if you are on a plane or heading out on a road trip. At least you can sing along together (well maybe NOT on that plane trip-- unless you are Justin Timberlake). It's useful at the beach too since the "soundtrack" of your day is in sync. (pun intended!)
Make Friends with the Relo² from mophie. This is the world's first........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 6/21/2007 8:03:29 PM)
Microsoft Home Office MakeoverIf you are tired of your home office and you want something done about it, say a $25000 worth makeover, let Microsoft do it for you
How? SMicrosoft's Home Office Makeover contest wherein you'll be asked to write a 250-word essay on how a Microsoft Home Office Makeover will create an overall positive change in your personal and/or business life. Also, you need to submit a photo or an online video of your home office
Here are the........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 6/21/2007 7:59:47 PM)
Nokia E62 Smartphone ReviewTigerDirect reviews the Nokia E62 Smartphone. “Take the opportunity to experience the Nokia E62 unlocked GSM Smartphone. Unparalleled user interface. Premium materials and design. Reliable, secure connections.”........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 7/15/2007 8:26:07 AM)
Samsin SBS-6600 Bluetooth SpeakersAkihabara News reports about new Samsin Bluetooth Speakers: “The Samsin SBS-6600 not only does away with wires in your home, it easily streams music over Bluetooth with the help of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that will last for 6 hours of continuous music streaming. And while this may sound like the best thing that has happened since sliced bread, the speakers are only 1.2W apiece and charging them will take three and a half hours.........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 7/15/2007 8:10:59 AM)
Google PhoneVia Gizmodo - Check out this supposed Google Phone render by way of the mobile burn forums. Apparently screenshotted from a survey site, the "Google Phone" will be manufacturered by Samsung, and have the standard desktop Google apps-search, Gmail, Maps, Blogger, etc. Not only that, this phone will be available for a "internet monthly flat fee" and a 3-month discount.........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 7/14/2007 7:38:07 PM)
Control GloveVia Engineered Fibre Structures - The Control Glove is an innovative Engineered Fibre Structures development which has multiple applications across a range of sectors. It can be used to control computers, games consoles, machines and electrical and electronic devices and equipment.The Control Glove can be used in patient rehabilitation in healthcare, as a controller in video games, as a computer interface, and as a communications device, for........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 7/14/2007 6:29:45 PM)
Prepare for the Assault of the iPhone BlogsHave you noticed that so many other tech blogs are turning into iPhone blogs
That's right. For instance, if you take a look at one of the sites on The Smart PDA's blogroll you'll see that the last one hundred or so posts have all been about the iPhone. That's why it's becoming an iPhone blog. Many of these iPhone blogs do feature vastly useful info, featuring accessories, peripherals, and software that early adopters........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 7/11/2007 11:33:11 PM)
Digital Camera For AdventurersSource:www.cameratown.co
When I was young, and money was even scarcer than it is now, I often left my camera at home when I went fishing or hiking, for fear of damaging it
Because of that I missed many opportunities for pictures, and now, because of medical problems I can't revisit those places, so those shots are gone forever
Well, if you're into rough stuff, or if you're just a clumsy person, but would like to have a........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 7/11/2007 5:48:27 AM)
Web images to add realism to edited photosComputer graphics scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have developed systems for editing or altering photographs using segments of the millions of images available on the Web.
Whether adding people or objects to a photo, or filling holes in an edited photo, the systems automatically find images that match the context of the original photo so they blend realistically. Unlike traditional photo editing, these results can be achieved........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 7/11/2007 5:36:38 AM)
Energy Saving Adapter - Intelligent but Doubtful Concept!One good thing to do in the ongoing energy crisis is to save energy in homes. You will be surprised to know that 10% of your monthly electric costs come from appliances in standby mode. Although the Gilles Belleys Energy Saving Adapter is just a concept at the moment, it promises to cut your power consumption by ten per cent thereby saving the world one power plug at a time.
The energy saving modular power adapter monitors your electrical........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 7/9/2007 10:50:21 PM)
Wildcharge Wireless Recharging Station for Motorola RAZREven though Wildcharge advertises that their new Motorola RAZR wireless charging station is wireless, you can clearly see a wire involved. You definitely have to hook it up to some power source, but there is no hook-up to your phone itself. All you need to do is put it on the grill.
Unfortunately, I have no idea if this Wildcharge wireless recharging station charges any faster than it would with an old-school wire, and I don't know when........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 7/9/2007 10:38:24 PM)
Google Acquires Web Phone ServiceGoogle announced yesterday that it had acquired GrandCentral Communications, a service that lets people use a single number for all their phones. Terms of the sale transaction were not divulged
GrandCentral users can also create a single mailbox, accessible over the Internet, for all their phone messages, Google said on its Web site. Users register their phones and can set all or some of them to ring based on who is calling.
The........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 7/5/2007 10:19:10 PM)
The Difference: Next-gen Lithium-ion BatteriesWhat comes to your psyche when we talk about the battery in your car? Undoubtedly the preservation and the dilemma created in the past, a number of new brands and filthy bunch of wires with an all greased-up heavy box under the hood. Maybe youve gone through the same which Ive been
The scenario is different as the newly developed Lithium-ion batteries are ready to shake the aged folklore of the secondary batteries. With the instigation of........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 7/5/2007 10:09:30 PM)
Coaching Computer CaninesThe mutts are metal, the size of toy poodles, with four pointy feet ending in little balls. They need to learn how to make their way on those little feet across a treacherous terrain of broken rocks. University of Southern California roboticist Stefan Schaal has just won renewal of a $1.5 million DARPA contract to train them to do so.
Schaal, an associate professor in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering department of computer science,........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 7/5/2007 9:10:22 PM)
New Software Technology Helps Small Businesses Think BIGWeb Tools and Technology, after 5 years of development, finally released Site Search Architect, a next-generation content management software (CMS) program to help small- to medium-sized businesses think BIG to rival large corporations
According to the company, Site Search Architect gives its users the ability to create professional web sites without the need to know any HTML coding. But even more impressive, Site Search Architect........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 7/3/2007 8:31:34 PM)
The search engine for life sciences dataWhat a great web 2.0 based site (watch the demo)! Just like you’d use Pubmed, but in a more dynamic way
NextBio is a web-based scientific data search engine that offers instant access, search and collaboration across a vast repository of life sciences information. Our query interface makes it easy to ask questions about genes, pathways, study results, disease areas, compound treatments and biomarkers, just to name a few........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 7/3/2007 7:03:30 PM)
Flying Alarm Clock Forces You AwakeIf you are like me, it takes an earthquake to get you out of bed. I know that I don't get up until it is absolutely necessary, but that could be because I am probably lazy.
Fortunately, the Flying Alarm Clock is made for such a heavy sleeper. This device uses a loud shrieking alarm to get you up. However, you can't simply hit the snooze button on this, because turning the Flying Alarm Clock off involves using a key that literally........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 6/27/2007 3:43:55 PM)
DNA: Third Mobile OperatorThis is an interesting and hilarious print advertisement campaign launched by DNA, mobile operating company of Finland. The campaign seems to be emphasizing the fact that DNA is the third mobile operator and operating in circumstances when two other mobile operators have already playing dominant position in the market yet the third mobile operator making its way into the market. The advertisements are showing the third mobile operator fighting........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 6/27/2007 3:30:30 PM)
A breathtaking way to interact with large sets of imagesBlaise Aguera y Arcas demonstrates some new technology for registering and interacting with images. Make sure you wait for the end: a three dimensional reconstruction of Notre Dame Cathedral constructed by a computer using people’s digital camera photos downlFlickr. I would love to see this technology adopted for scientific publication. His sample page from the Guardian was a great example of how it would work. Figures could be much........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 6/23/2007 11:51:44 AM)
Arno Blender: Mixes Everything Perfectly
This is an interesting print advertisement campaign launched by Arno Blender. The campaign aims at focusing the efficiency level of the product that can blend anything. However, it is a bit puzzling that here a political theme has been used to promote a household appliance. The advertisement campaign has used a very delicate approach to powerfully convey its message regarding the utility of the product. The advertisements are showing blending........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 6/21/2007 9:21:35 PM)
Can Microsoft Survive Its Rivals’ Onslaught ?Microsoft has been riddled with law suits filed by various companies that programs bundled along with its popular desktop operating systems have compromised them and put them at risk of going out of business
It is a rather weak argument, considering that all these companies are competitors of Microsoft. By bundling all these softwares along with its Windows XP and Vista Operating Systems, Microsoft has sloten a march over its rivals.........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 6/21/2007 9:05:29 PM)
Samsung SCH-u620 - Leader of mobile gadgetsThe second of two handsets prepared for the launch of Verizon Wireless’ new V CAST Mobile TV seSamsung SCH-u620 takes a much more traditional approach to the goal of providing TV on the go.
Samsung state the SCH-u620 has “advanced speech recognition with dictation,” which is an interesting feature, but has yet to have its merits proven. Speakerphone functionality and a document viewer application round out the specification........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 6/17/2007 7:00:34 AM)