• Students, putting games on your TI-84 calculator is pretty easy

    This is an oldie but a goodie—just like CBS FM in New York—especially as school starts pretty soon for kids in the northeast. It’s step-by-step instructions on how to install games onto your TI-84 or TI-84 Plus Silver Edition calculator. The games aren’t too complicated, but they’ll help you get through physics or calculus class with some degree of sanity. Read More

  • BlueAnt finally announces V1 availability

    BlueAnt has been showing of this headset since CES ’08 but they are finally make the first Bluetooth 2.1 headset available. The V1 key feature, besides the small size, is that users can control their headset via voice commands. We’re not just talking phone controls like dial John Biggs, but rather pairing and volume control as well. Best of all, there is a ‘Teach Me”… Read More

  • HP slashes Mini-Note prices

    Possibly in response to Acer’s recent price-lowering extravaganza, HP has cut prices on its flagship netbook, the Mini-Note. While HP’s lowest price of $499 is still a long way from Acer’s $329, with any luck we might be witnessing the beginning of an industry-wide price war should ASUS, MSI, and other netbook manufacturers start to feel the heat from Acer. HP’s price… Read More

  • TokyoFlash Rogue: A labyrinth of connecting LCD blocks

    I have something I need to get off my chest. I love me some watches and I think TokyoFlash has done more for the watch industry than they know, creating high-design timepieces for not much money. But when time-telling becomes painful, I worry. From the TokyoFlash website about their new Rogue: “Once mastered, navigating the time is simple, but creates a sense of mystique to the… Read More

  • Internet darling Kevin Rose says new iPods on September 9; MacBooks in late September?

    We continue to hang on Kevin Rose‘s every word vis-à-vis Apple rumors. He said on this week’s This Week in Tech podcast that, according to his sources, we should see an Apple event on September 9, where Jobs & Co. will introduce new iPods. This photo here is supposedly what the new iPod nano looks like—larger screen than last year’s model, and probably cheaper… Read More

  • They call me… the T-Mobile G1

    And so it begins: the first Android phone from T-Mobile is a flip-up QWERTY model with MyFaves and Google branding. If you’ll notice the screen turns out and up which means there is no flipping involved – just one fluid motion. It should hit next month, if all the stars are aligned. Now to repeat my Tantric matra: Pleasedon’tsuckpleasedon’tsuckpleasedon’tsuck. Read More

  • HTC S740 smartphone to Europe in September

    Dammit. Finally the perfect HTC phone for a guy like me and it’s only going to be available in Europe. Who knows, maybe it’ll find its way over here someday. The S740 does NOT have a touchscreen (woo hoo!), has a full, tangible, real QWERTY keyboard (woo hoo!), and a real, big boy 12-key number pad (woo hoo!). Add to that 7.2 Mbps HSDPA data, GPS, 3.2-megapixel camera, microSD… Read More

  • Canon announces two Wi-Fi All-In-One home printers

    Rounding out today’s massive Canon releases is two all-in-one photo printers. We know printers are as exciting as a micro tape gun so we’ll quickly give you the skinny on these two new models. PIXMA MP980 (pictured above) Geared towards pro-sumers  Wi-Fi and ethernet  Six individual ink tanks part of the new ChromaLife100+ system Plus, photo black and grey ink 4 x… Read More

  • Canon rolls out new monitoring camera with improved image quality

    Yesterday Canon in Japan unveiled the VB-C60, a new network camera, which will go on sale in this country at the beginning of October. The company claims users will get video in high quality because of its self-developed image transmission technology (Digic Net). The camera is also supposed to be more efficient the transmission of video signals, reducing network load. The camera produces video… Read More

  • iPhone 3Gs Now Outnumber First Generation iPhones

    Despite a weak battery and questions about how fast it connects to 3G networks, some time in the next week more than 6 million iPhone 3Gs will be in people’s hands around the world. What that means is that the second generation device has outsold the original iPhone just seven weeks after going on sale. They actually may already have done so. Read More

  • ProofHQ makes proofing artwork collaborative

    London-based ProofHQ, in private beta since January, launches today aiming at the UK and US markets for proofing artwork specifically. I tried out the app and it is pretty slick. The cool thing about the proofs, is that they can be embedded into any web page, so ProofHQ documents can can also be integrated into project management applications like Basecamp or Huddle. Read More

  • PowerShot E1: Canon's women-only digital camera

    First Sega Toys girls-only portable audio player, now this: The PowerShot E1, a new digital camera from Canon [JP], specifically made for women. The company has presented a few new cameras in the last days but this model is unique in its own way: Canon says it used relaxation, positive feelings and friendliness as the main guidelines for the design of the camera. The PowerShot E1 comes in… Read More

  • Technorati Acquires BlogCritics, Gets Into Content Game

    Technorati continues to redefine itself under CEO Richard Jalichandra, who joined the company in October 2007. In June they launched Technorati Media, a blog advertising network. Today they are announcing the acquisition of Blogcritics, a six year old blog network that we first wrote about in 2005. The price, which was all cash, is not being disclosed but our guess is that it is in the $1… Read More

  • Dexter Ad Rips Off Wired

    Is there an overlap between readers of Wired and viewers of Dexter, the Showtime series about a serial killer? An upcoming ad campaign for the show will feature Dexter (aka actor Michael C. Hall of Six Feet Under fame) gracing the cover of a magazine that looks exactly like Wired, which is owned by Conde Nast. Read More

  • Jumptap Raises $26 Million Series D To Take On Google In Mobile Search; Strengthens Ties to AT&T

    Mobile search and advertising startup Jumptap has raised more than $26 million in a series D round led by AllianceBernstein. Existing investors General Catalyst Partners, Summerhill Venture Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Valhalla Partners, and WPP also participated. That brings the total capital raised to $73 million. Read More

  • NTT commercializes aroma-emitting digital signage system

    They tested it for nearly a year now but today Japan’s telecommunications giant NTT announces their aroma-emitting digital signage system is finally available [JP] for advertising and promotion companies in and outside Nippon. A limited test run of the so-called Kaoru Saineeji (aroma signage) system in a few selected places in Tokyo was finished successfully. NTT uses a proprietary… Read More

  • Scrabulous Taken Down Worldwide By Facebook (Except In India)

    In July, after Hasbro and Electronic Arts launched the official version of Scrabble on Facebook, they asked Facebook to take down Scrabulous, the competing app that started it all (and borrowed heavily from the trademarked game). Facebook complied, but left Scrabulous up in other parts of the world, where the international rights belong to Mattel. Now, in response to a request from… Read More

  • If Amazon Really Wants To Get Serious About The Kindle…

    More rumors about the new Kindle are emerging, which we first wrote about on July 15. The first device will have a similar sized screen as the existing model but will have a much enhanced form factor. The second will be a large screen device aimed at students and will come later. Somewhere around a quarter of a million Kindles have been sold to date and Amazon is clearly pushing out the last… Read More

  • It's Official: The G1 From T-Mobile is the First Android Phone

    Images from around the web are showing the HTC Dream AKA the T-Mobile G1 in all its bendy, screen-sliding glory. This Sidekick-like phone has a pop up screen, full QWERTY keyboard, and none of the buckets of suck that characterize Windows Mobile phones. Android is still fairly nascent so I worry that the application environment will be limited on launch but an open, powerful platform backed by… Read More

  • NAVIGON launches the 7200T GPS Navigator

    NAVIGON has just announced the availability of their latest high-end GPS device. The company took the great 7100 model, threw in a Centrality Titan 600 MHz processor, an updated GPS chip, and still managed to pop out an overall smaller unit model.  The 7200T still maintains NAVIGON’s free, real-time traffic and most of the goodies from it’s predecessor, but the UI is… Read More

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