среда, 31 октября 2007 г.

cenOmax 7 inch Digital Photo Frames

By Martin Regtien
Contributing Writer, RealTechNews

CenOmax, a spin off company from Lite-On, enters the digital photo frame market with a line of 7 inch units.  In an increasingly crowded market, do they have what it take to shine?
There are three products to the cenOmax initial foray, all being 7 inch units.  Importantly, the actual screens are [...]

Wiis Available On Amazon Tomorrow

Just when I thought that there was a slim to nil' chance I'd be getting my hands on a Wii before Christmas, a little tech savvy birdie just informed Geeksugar that Amazon.com is getting ready to sell a shipment of Wii gaming consoles TOMORROW!

That's right, we are first to report that the Wii's are expected to go on sale Wednesday morning. Talk about a nice little treat for Halloween!

I'll be sure to keep you posted on availability and further info.

вторник, 30 октября 2007 г.

Gmail Starts to Roll Out IMAP

By Michael Santo
Executive Editor, RealTechNews
IMAP has been a long-requested feature for Gmail, and according to the official Gmail blog, Google is starting to roll it out to users. If you don’t know about IMAP, it keeps e-mail data synced across multiple devices. This means changes on your iPhone will show up on the [...]

Daily Tech - Rogers to Sell Apple iPhone This December?


  • The iPhone making its way to Canada on December 7th? - The Boy Genius Report

  • James Blunt likes tech but prefers to connect in person - Yahoo Tech

  • The top 10 virtual console downloads - Crave

  • Walgreens to offer DVD-burning kiosks - CrunchGear

  • Comment to Win 1 of 100 Packs of Personalized MOO Postcards! - Geeksugar

понедельник, 29 октября 2007 г.

Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick Reviewed

By Martin Regtien
Contributing Writer, RealTechNews

The Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick is watching TV on your computer by just plugging in a USB stick.
Watch HDTV on your computer with the provided antenna and you are all set to watch TV using your notebook computer.
Here is a short review.

Ms. Pac-Man Ring: Totally Geeky or Geek Chic?

If you're a serious geek you understand just how serious vintage video game fans are about their game inspired apparel and jewelry. While I saw a ton of Space Invader items this fall, I think PacMan may be making a comeback.

The Tiny Armour Ms. Pac-Man Ring, $68, lets you celebrate your love for Pac-man fever and looks even more amazing paired with the ghost ring. It may be a bit more youthful than the Fancy geek rings we featured a few weeks back, but I do think it's geek chic. What do you think?

воскресенье, 28 октября 2007 г.

NBC Yanks Content from YouTube as Hulu Readies

By Michael Santo
Executive Editor, RealTechNews
As it prepares to launch its own online video service, Hulu, next week, NBC has closed its promotional channel on YouTube and yanked all its videos.
NBC confirmed that the pulling of videos did not represent any potential hard-line stance it may be thinking of taking, but rather, a move to boost [...]

Geek Tip: Reading Emails Faster on Your BlackBerry

The amount of emails I get on my BlackBerry each day keeps increasing. I feel like I waste so much time scrolling through each message, deleting them, and then retrieving new ones. Here are a few tips from USA Today that will have you (and me) blasting through our inboxes in no time!

  • When inside an email, click the N button to go to the 'next' message. This is much faster than exiting the email and then scrolling down to open the next one. You can also use this with photos as well.

  • If you want to read a previous email, click the P button when inside of a message and you'll immediately see the "previous" one.

  • And if you've scrolled all the way down a long email and want to go back to the top, just press the T button to move your cursor back to the "top" of the screen.


суббота, 27 октября 2007 г.

Apple Announces Stellar Fiscal Q4 Results

By Michael Santo
Executive Editor, RealTechNews
We already knew Apple had sold a ton of iPhones, based on the fact that the iPhone had become AT&T’s top-selling phone in that company’s Q3 results. Today Apple released its Q4 fiscal earnings (yeah, it’s one of those companies that likes to run its fiscal year separate from real time [...]

Website of the Day: PlayerBlock

PlayerBlock claims to be the "first ever text based service that allows people to look into the dating habits of others." The idea is you post a review of your date online or via your cell phone so that the next guy or gal has a heads up and won't get played. While I'm not convinced the service is necessary, it's certainly a technological step up from iDating parties, where you pick your date based on the pics on their iPhone.

PlayerBlock's text message platform allows you to post comments about the date (or player), as well as read and get responses from others that have had problems with him in the past. PlayerBlock is available to registered users or via text messaging from your cell phone and includes a monthly fee. Is it worth it? I don't know. I'm no player hater.

To learn how to post your favorite websites to our Website of the Day group,

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пятница, 26 октября 2007 г.

Optimus Prime Peterbilt Hits eBay

By Michael Santo
Executive Editor, RealTechNews
Transformers fans with some extra disposable income (all right, a lot of disposable income), here’s your chance to own Optimus Prime. Or at least, the unTransformed Optimus Prime in his Peterbilt form.
An eBay Canada auction is up to $55,400 U.S. at the time of this writing. The auction ends [...]

Cell Phone Software Threatens Gropers

"Excuse me, did you just grope me?" "Groping is a crime," "Shall we head to the police?" These are just a few of the messages included in the Anti-Groping program by games developer Takahashi, according to ABC News. In Japan this free download ranks as number seven in a top 10 cell phone applications list, as many women are flashing these messages to warn subway gropers to back off. They can also press an anger icon which plays a warning chime with the message.

First off, I had no idea that there were alot of dirties on congested subway trains in Japan. Secondly, since when does a message on your cell phone scare off perverts?! I'd love to try it out here and see how effective it is!


четверг, 25 октября 2007 г.

Cheap Wireless for your 360

By Yan Fortin
Contributing Writer, RealTechNews
Do you want to connect your Xbox 360 to your wireless network but don’t feel like spending $100 for Microsoft’s official 360 wireless dongle? If so, The Geeks are Sexy blog has a great alternative for you that involves a cheap wireless router and DD-WRT, an open source firmware that will [...]

Nintendo Mints: Love or Leave?

If you're ready to trade in your Junior Mints for something new, check out these geeky gamer Nintendo mints from fred flare. Guaranteed to keep your friends wondering and wanting more, the container may look like a regular Nintendo controller, when it's actually filled with mini white breath mints—not your usual Altoids box that's for sure. Each box costs $6. And if it turns out you'd rather go back to your Junior Mints, keep the box and refill with whatever you'd like—No one will ever know the difference! Are you a fan? Leave your comments below!

среда, 24 октября 2007 г.

Avalanche of New Olympus Digital Cameras

By Martin Regtien
Contributing Writer, RealTechNews

Olympus Australia has released three new digital cameras for us to drool over.
The Tough 790SW, the SP-560 Ultra Zoom and the E-3.
The three cameras all seem to have a specific type of user in mind - read on for details on DigitalReviews.net

Binary Code Pillow: Totally Geeky or Geek Chic?

Okay, so maybe I have a thing for binary code housewares and jewelry. I first fell for the binary code doormat, then I fell for the silver and chic Fancy geek ring with a binary message.

While the binary code pillow, may be more dorm room chic than either of those items, I love it too. The pillow is 18" and comes in black with a matrix of green text on it. What's the codes message? Why, "Pillow" of course!

вторник, 23 октября 2007 г.

iPhone Becomes AT&T’s Top Seller, #4 Overall in 3rd Quarter

By Michael Santo
Executive Editor, RealTechNews
We know that Apple has been selling tons of iPhones, but the top-selling AT&T phone? With the high price in comparison to many phones? Yes, that is exactly where the iPhone ranks, at least in Q3.
According to research firm Strategy Analytics and its latest ProductTRAX program data, nearly 1.1 million units [...]

Website of the Day: 300 Love Letters

The other day I went on a search for beautiful websites that might lift my spirits and provide that "Rom/Com" like high.

I found 300 Love Letters, a fun site created by a woman with plenty of words, emotion and humor to share. It reminds me of the One Million Messages project, but it's definitely a more personal endeavor — the creator wrote three hundred love letters to strangers, friends, lovers, ex lovers and family members and posted them on the site. The homepage looks like a mosaic of colored tiles, but each color represents a letter and when you click on it, you are taken to a sweet, sometimes twisted and deeply personal letter.

Why did she do it? She says:

At the start I had one very simple goal: by the end of this project I wanted to be able to write a love letter to anyone, a stranger on the street, or someone that I have nothing but scorn for. I wanted to be able to pull out and vocalize the small thread connecting me to them, them to me, the something in them that I found beautiful or real and the something between us that existed beneath everything, acknowledged or unacknowledged, forgotten gestures and moments, strange and rare affinities.

If you take a 20-minute cruise on the site you'll see exactly what she means. To learn how to post your favorite websites to our Website of the Day group,

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понедельник, 22 октября 2007 г.

Nokia N810 Pocket Computer

By Alice Hill
Call them Ultra Mobile PCs (UMPCs) or pocket computers - this is a category that just won’t die. Here’s why: I got the PepperPad back when it launched - a small tablet-style device you could stick on a kitchen counter and manipulate with a touch screen, stylus, thumb-wheel mouse, and an odd [...]

Asus Xonar U1 USB External Audio Processor

By Martin Regtien
Contributing Writer, RealTechNews

These days it is easy to get systems with integrated almost everything.
Whilst this is great for a standard user but it is hardly a match in performance compared to a custom build one.
Asus is set to launch the Xonar U1 External Audio Processor in six colours with a promise to “improve [...]

Geek Quiz: Week of 10/14/2007

We had a busy week on geek! We wrapped up the giveaway of the David Beckham approved RAZR2's and launched a Pink Polaroid Digital Camera giveaway in an effort to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We also learned most of you read Not Safe For Work content in the office, Tyra Banks revealed she's "such a geek" and we discovered that NY Googlers ate their office. Were you paying close attention to the rest of the hot news this week? Take my weekend recap quiz and find out!

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воскресенье, 21 октября 2007 г.

Apple to Offer Third-Party iPhone SDK

By Michael Santo
Executive Editor, RealTechNews
Wednesday in one of his open letters to the world, on Apple’s Hot News section of their site, Steve Jobs announced that in February of next year, Apple will release a third party SDK to developers, enabling native applications not just on the iPhone but on the iPod Touch.
An interesting comment [...]

Simple Cell Tips, Part 4: Get Help on the Go!

Now that you're addicted to using your cell phone for reminders and alarms and working on your text messaging know how you might as well start using your cell phone for information help on the go. There are a handful of great services that allow you access to informational databases and 411-type information without having to pick up the Yellowpages or struggle to use your phone's web browser.

  • Call GOOG-411: GOOG-411 recently added free Telephone Directory Assistance to its service. Looking for a restaurant? A specific store? Just dial 1-800-GOOG-411 and let Google take care of the rest. Check out a video to see how it works. If you're lost and need map help just say "map it" during your call and you'll get a text message with the details of your search plus a link to a map of your results right on your mobile phone.

  • Use Google Mobile SMS: Need help with an address or solving a fight but don't want to make a call? You can text message your search to 466453 ('GOOGLE') and Google will text message the results back.

  • Put your calendar on your phone: While most phones have built in calendars and task managers, they can be hard to organize. You can now access your Google calendar from your cell phone.

суббота, 20 октября 2007 г.

Best Buy to End Sales of Analog TVs

By Michael Santo
Executive Editor, RealTechNews
On February 18, 2009, broadcasters will stop transmitting analog signals. As such, this move should not surprise anyone, but Best Buy is the first consumer-electronics retailer to indicate it has pulled the plug on analog TVs.
In a press release, Mike Vitelli, Senior Vice President of Electronics for Best Buy said, “We [...]

Daily Tech - Ford and Microsoft Team up for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • 100% of pink Zune proceeds to go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Techie Diva

  • Top 5 gadgets Nancy Drew should have had - Shiny Shiny

  • Apple offers OS X Leopard video walk through tutorial - Gizmodo

  • Get an antibacterial, washable mouse and keyboard by Silver Seal - Engadget

  • Comment to Win a Pink Polaroid Digital Camera! - Geeksugar

пятница, 19 октября 2007 г.

Apple OS X Leopard to Launch October 26th

By Michael Santo
Executive Editor, RealTechNews
Continuing its trend of introducing new products at 6:00 PM (iPhone, anyone?), Apple has announced that its newest version of Mac OS X, Leopard, will go on sale on October 26th at Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. If you want to pre-order, you can already do so online.
Leopard [...]

Website of the Day: Online Etch-a-Sketch

The original Etch-a-Sketch may have been created at the height of the Baby Boom, but our generation can now enjoy all the fun with the online Etch-a-Sketch.

The site is promoting "global communication through the medium of Etch-a-Sketch" (lofty goal, huh?) and allows you to create fun pictures using the arrow keys on your keyboard. Once you have finished your drawing, you can e-mail it to a friend to share your skills.

To learn how to post your favorite websites to our Website of the Day group,

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четверг, 18 октября 2007 г.

Greenpeace Tracks Whales Online

By Michael Santo
Executive Editor, RealTechNews
Japan has long used an International Whaling Commission loophole, saying that it kills whales in the name of “scientific research.” Greenpeace plans to use satellite tracking to discredit that claim.
Greenpeace said the tracking would gather data on the humpbacks’ movements, habitat use and population structure, and allow people to monitor [...]

The Winners of Geeksugar's RAZR2 Giveaway Are...

Thanks to everyone who participated in Geeksugar's RAZR2 Giveaway! A big congratulations to the following TeamSugar users who were randomly selected as winners! Thanks to everyone who participated in the "How Sharp Are You on RAZR2?" quiz. Be sure to stay tuned for more giveaways!

  • starsmom

  • rickpeggysmith

  • shafiii

  • moonmaiden

  • willa226

Enjoy your new phones!

среда, 17 октября 2007 г.

Second iPhone Bricking Lawsuit Seeks Billions

By Michael Santo
Executive Editor, RealTechNews
Filed on the same day as a different iPhone bricking lawsuit, a second lawsuit seeks $1.6 billion in damages, plus punitive and other damages that could push the total to over $2 billion.
Prior to the 1.1.1 software update, Apple released a press release that said, in part:
Apple has discovered that many [...]

Geek Tip: GOOG-411 Adds Free Telephone Directory Assistance

Google's 411 service is out of its experimental stage and is now a fully functioning service. Discussed on lifehacker, GOOG-411 is a fast and easy to use telephone directory assistance tool that you can use to connect you to local businesses for free. Looking for a restaurant? A specific store? Just dial 1-800-GOOG-411 and let Google take care of the rest. To learn more, check out the video below.

вторник, 16 октября 2007 г.

Oregon Scientific’s Weather In Motion Redefines Time

By Martin Regtien
Contributing Writer, RealTechNews

While we all have clocks, some of us take the notion of telling the time a little more serious than others.  And I suspect most of them work at Oregon Scientific.
The yet to be released Weather in Motion clock continues the company’s fine tradition of creating accurate, functional and elegant clocks.
Read [...]

Simple Cell Phone Tips, Part 1: Use Your Alarm

As you've probably noticed, the pay phone booths of yesteryear have been replaced with free WiFi and cell phone charging stations. According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, in 2007, 81 percent of the U.S. population owned a cell phone, a 20 percent increase compared to 2002.

While we all use our beloved mobiles for phone calls, texting and even dating, we often overlook our phone's most simple functions and features. I've detailed some of my favorite cell phone tips in the past, but I decided to share a handful of easy ways to use your celly. For the first part in my new series,

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понедельник, 15 октября 2007 г.

iPhones Unlocked Again, Including Bricked Ones

By Michael Santo
Executive Editor, RealTechNews
Following up on the success of the iPhone Dev Team at finding a way to jailbreak the iPhone 1.1.1 system, the iPhoneSIMfree developers (who released the first software unlocking solution for sale “way back” in early September) have released a new version which not only unlocks iPhones with the 1.1.1 software [...]

This Week on Geeksugar - All About 3D Glasses, Video Games and Burning iPods

  • On October 31st, Regis and Kelly will be taking their Halloween spirit to a whole new geeky level by hosting Live in 3D! You can even get free glasses for the big event.

  • The weather may be getting cooler, but things in the gaming industry are just starting to heat up! Check out the roundup of hot video games for Fall.

  • I get to check out a small army of laptop bags and sleeves, but that doesn't mean I've ever found the right one. I need your help finding a laptop bag that's work appropriate.

  • Most of us can't solve the Rubik's Cube with our hands, but Anssi Vanhala can solve it with his feet. Life really isn't fair.

  • If you didn't win our iPhone giveaway last week, you can try your chances at winning one of five Motorola RAZR2 phones. We all know Becks loves his RAZR2, so you'll probably love it too!

  • According to the New York Times, an increased amount of single parents are using online dating as a means to meet new people. Why are more single parents finding love online?

  • Do you sing in the shower? You might want to pick up a Moon Light Shower Radio. It's pretty magical.

  • Ever looked at the Internet from a global perspective? Chris Harrison has and it's nothing short of amazing.

  • This season of The Hills is almost over, but that doesn't mean I'm ready to stop my infamous Hills Tech quizzes.

  • Honestly, have you ever had your iPod stolen?

  • I'm still talking about the man whose iPod caught on fire in his pants. Luckily, he wasn't hurt.

воскресенье, 14 октября 2007 г.

DViCO PVR M-4130SH Xbox/XBMC Killer?

By Martin Regtien
Contributing Writer, RealTechNews

It might be time.
While the Xbox has been the centre of my entertainment system for many years, it just might be time to let her join the Dreamcast in the cupboard of old consoles.
Don’t get me wrong, for my money, the Xbox running XBMC is still the best standard definition media [...]

LED Jewelry: Totally Geeky or Geek Chic?

By nature geek jewelry is, well, pretty geeky. It's something we've all come to understand and even love — especially when we find geek chic frosting like the Fancy Binary ring or the imaginary, but innovative iGems. But where do these LED Jewelry pieces from Media LED fall on the geek chic meter? Clothing and jewelry items with LEDs always remind me of the light emitting Diode dress, which quite frankly is not geek chic. Would you wear LED jewelry? It comes in LEDheart, LEDcross and LEDapple shapes and supports USB recharge.

суббота, 13 октября 2007 г.

Microsoft Fixes Excel 2007 Calculation Bug

By Michael Santo
Executive Editor, RealTechNews
In late September Microsoft admitted there was a bug in Excel 2007 which caused the calculation results of certain values to be displayed incorrectly. The results were correct, but the display was not. Microsoft has posted an update on their Excel blog, and there’s a fix available.
Excel 2007
64-bit Excel [...]

Geeksugar Chats with Modern Day Doc Jay Parkinson

Have you ever imagined having a doctor that you could call, email, IM, text or have video chats with at any time of day? Well for patients of Dr. Jay Parkinson, this is not only a possibility, but a virtual reality. Last week I had the pleasure of chatting with charismatic Parkinson, who operates his high-tech practice out of Williamsburg, NY. Unlike traditional doctor's visits that include expensive fees and long wait times for treatment, Parkinson offers "e-visits," in which he uses communication technology to manage his patients. Whether it be in the form of emails or video chats, Parkinson's new-age approach to health care is not only convenient for his patients, but very affordable as well.

Mixing the old with the new, Parkinson makes house call visits (picture cute doc at your door), offers unlimited consultation on IM or email and is available Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm and 24/7 for emergencies. With a user-friendly website that he designed himself, new and existing patients are able to access a Google calendar that is integrated directly on the site to view Parkinson's schedule. And if you want to make an appointment, you can instantly log-in and schedule yourself an appointment in one of Parkinson's open time slots — just like that.

Working from his MacBook and an iPhone, Parkinson can access his calendar, phone numbers, email, and electronic medical records on-site using Life Record. By utilizing the latest technologies Parkinson is able to renew prescriptions on the fly and receive updates about his patients' symptoms and conditions via email. When I asked Parkinson about online security, he said that all medical records are encrypted, password protected and stored on a remote server. He said he prefers to use Adium and iChat as his IM chat applications since they are both very secure.

Considering 72 percent of geeksugar readers said they tend to use the internet instead of their doctor to diagnose medical conditions and consumers can now take cell phone pictures of their meals for nutritional consultations, it's no doubt that people are wanting "modern medicine" to catch-up with the conveniences of "modern technology"—something Dr. Parkinson has already established with his approach.

To learn more about Parkinson, you can visit his blog here and check out his artistic talents on his Flickr page — yes he's not only a doctor but a photographer as well, talk about being the real deal!


пятница, 12 октября 2007 г.

WIRELESS COMPUTING RF-220 Keyboard Reviewed

By Martin Regtien
Contributing Writer, RealTechNews


In my experience, keyboards are probably the most overlooked piece of essential computing equipment.  For years I have been putting together computers and for years I have purchased keyboards on the cheap.  After all, a good video card is more important than a decent set of keys to bash, isn’t [...]

Geek Out: I Need a Laptop Bag That's Work Appropriate

I get to check out a small army of laptop bags and sleeves, but that doesn't mean I've ever found the right one. Yesterday I reviewed an adorable Lexie Barnes Laptop Case, with a bright and youthful print, but I'm in the market for a more subtle and fashionable case I can use for work.

I like the look of the simple Nylon Laptop bag from J.Crew, but I'd prefer to find something that's leather or a tad more professional looking. I'd also like something that's a darker green, blue, brown or even black so that it works with my work wear.

I need your help! Have you seen any elegant and professional laptop bags that are perfect for Fall? Share your finds with us by scouring the web and bookmarking your favorite laptop bags to TeamSugar. Make sure to tag your finds with "laptop bag for work" and tell me why you like it. Then check back to geeksugar next week to see if I featured your picks.

To learn what Geek Gear is and how to bookmark your finds on our site, click here. To see some of my favorite online stores,

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четверг, 11 октября 2007 г.

RIAA Verdict to be Appealed

By Michael Santo
Executive Editor, RealTechNews
You may recall that late last week a jury ruled that Jammie Thomas, a Minnesota woman, was guilty of copyright infringement and liable for a sum of $222,000. Monday on both CNN and her Myspace blog Thomas announced that she and her attorney have decided to appeal.
The grounds for the [...]

CD Chair: Totally Geeky or Geek Chic?

While I have chosen to decorate my house with more of an understated and modern theme I have a bizarre fascination with intricate furniture with a touch of geek.

While only a concept, this chair made from hundreds of blank cds designed by Belen Hermosa offers inspiration for those of us that have gigantic used CD collections lying around. I can't imagine it's especially comfortable, but it does have a special geek chic flare, right?

среда, 10 октября 2007 г.

Happy 30th Birthday to the Atari 2600

By Michael Santo
Executive Editor, RealTechNews
Did you have one of these? I did. I remember playing Space Invaders, moving left and right with the controller — and also breaking the controller (more than once) after shoving the joystick hard left or right over and over again.
The Atari 2600 was released in October of 1977. Much like [...]

Geek Tip: Stay Tuned for Trillian for Mac Users

For those of you who are eagerly anticipating the release of Trillian for Macs, Cerulean Studios has just announced that it is in the process of developing a Mac OS X port for its software. Discussed on Mashable, Trillian for Macs will include all the features from the Windows, Flash and iPhone versions— allowing a user to load one program for multiple IM chat clients. So for those of you who want a change from Adium, Trillian may be your answer. Trillian for Macs is set to be released in the upcoming months when the user interface improves. Do you know a great shortcut or tip you think geeksugar readers should know? Share it in our 'How To' Help - Guide To All Things Geeky group,

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вторник, 9 октября 2007 г.

“Jott” It Down

By Michael Santo
Executive Editor, RealTechNews
Unless I really, really need a feature on my cell phone, or unless it’s something huge like the iPhone, I am usually a little behind the bleeding edge on cell phone or cell phone-related tech. Thus it is with Jott, a service that allows you to send text messaging [...]

Have You Ever Had Your iPod or Cell Phone Stolen?

As MP3 players and expensive cell phones become more prevalent we hear countless news stories about the devices getting stolen in gyms, schools, buses and even off people's desks. Heck, "Dateline NBC" even did a "To Catch an i-Jacker" special this year featuring iPod thieves. So how bad is it really? It's hard to tell, but the New York Daily News went so far as to blame iPods for a rise in violent crime recently.

I've never had any expensive devices stolen from me (although I do suspect someone took off with my flash drive!), but I've had a few friends tell me their cell phones or iPods were taken out of their purses while partying or out to dinner.


понедельник, 8 октября 2007 г.

Computerized Snore-Stopping Pillow Invented

By Michael Santo
Executive Editor, RealTechNews
How many of these types of inventions have we seen, though? Snoring, the bane of wives (as most snorers are male), is one of those things most have learned to live with. Still, if you could stop it, who wouldn’t? The thing is, this is just a prototype, [...]

Geek Quiz: Week of 9/30/2007

This week on geek we weighed in on the the worst place we've received a phone call, how we feel about shared e-mail accounts and using our camera phone to get organized.

Of course we also learned George Clooney is a Mac guy, Kanye West likes fancy cameras and Becks likes games on and off the field.

Were you paying attention to all the details? Take our quiz and find out!


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воскресенье, 7 октября 2007 г.

NTT Docomo Won’t Let Your Cell Phone Be Swiped

By Michael Santo
Executive Editor, RealTechNews
Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to worry about your cell phone being lost or stolen? Well, that’s not what NTT Docomo means, so forget about it.
In Japan, using mobile phones to pay for goods electronically is common. The problem, albeit a minor one IMHO, is that you have [...]

Geek Tip: Get Flickr Email Notifications

Having a flickr account is kinda like having an email account—you always have to check it for new messages, which can get very tedious. Thankfully flickr is now offering to send email notifications via email when people comment on your photos or when your contacts upload new photo—so you don't have to keep checking it. According to Lifehacker, this isn't a brand new feature, just something that has gone unnoticed by many! To change your account settings to receive notifications, sign into your flickr account, click on my account, then email and edit notifications. You will then see the screen below. Do you know a great shortcut or tip you think geeksugar readers should know? Share it in our 'How To' Help - Guide To All Things Geeky group,

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суббота, 6 октября 2007 г.

Microsoft Introduces Zune 2

By Michael Santo
Executive Editor, RealTechNews
As expected, Microsoft Tuesday announced the Zune 2. The second-generation music player will come in 3 models: 2 flash-based (4 and 8 GB) and one HDD-based (80 GB). Pricing will be $149 for the 4 GB model and $199 for the 8 GB model. The 80 GB model will sell for [...]

Offices to Go Email Free on Fridays?

Wouldn't it be great if you could take an email holiday and not worry about checking 500 new messages when you return to your inbox? According to USA Today, some professionals are declaring email free Fridays by taking a complete break from email.

At chipmaker Intel, 150 engineers have started an anti-email campaign called "Zero Email Fridays." Basically the company is encouraging employees to meet face-to-face, rather than sending IM's or emails to someone five feet away from you. This TGIEFF (thank god it's email free Friday) has already been implemented in U.S. Cellular and Worldwide Fulfillment Services in Alpharetta, Ga. Some people are even going as far as declaring "email bankruptcy" — where they entirely wipe out their inbox! How would you feel about this? I couldn't imagine not taking a break from my email for an entire day, let alone deleting my new messages!

пятница, 5 октября 2007 г.

The IronKey USB Flash Drive - Most Secure in the World?

By Martin Regtien
Contributing Writer, RealTechNews

For those who have not read the preview of the IronKey, in summary it is a USB flash drive with a dedicated hardware encryption chip and a self-destruct ability, bundled with secure means of accessing internet and storing your passwords.
Is the tamperproof and waterproof IronKey the toughest and most secure USB [...]

четверг, 4 октября 2007 г.

Beckham Contributes To Record-Breaking Halo 3 Sales

In its first week of hitting store shelves, Microsoft's Halo 3 has generated global sales of $300 million—breaking sales records for video games in its first week. Already 2.7 million gamers have played Halo 3 over Xbox live, surviving missions while passing through futuristic landscapes.

According to Kickette, David Beckham was out in full force when Halo 3 was released last week. He not only purchased a copy for himself and his little Becks, but for the twenty geeky gamers waiting in line with him—aaahhhh! Now if only we could see him in gaming-action like Zac Efron, that would be totally geekalicious!


Yahoo! Adds Features to Its Search Engine

By Michael Santo
Executive Editor, RealTechNews
Fresh off a “pep talk” late last week by Apple CEO Steve Jobs, as well as a report that said Yahoo! generates more search referrals than Google, today Yahoo! rolled out new features today, showing it has not given up on the search engine chase.
One of the features is “Search Assist”. [...]

Tech News - Let Your Cell Chill Out On The Gadget Chair


  • Forget cases and holsters, pull up a blue, green or pink chair for all your gadgets to relax on - Gizmodo

  • Chefi the cooking program teaches you how to whip up a meal via your cell phone - Switched

  • Guitar Hero 3 adds sixteen new tracks to its line-up - CrunchGear

  • TeamSugar user Static Chemistry shows us the cutest little yellow cell phone - Technology and Gadgets Channel

  • Use a water bottle as a tripod for your camera - Apartment Therapy

Nintendo announces “cushiony” Wii Remote Jacket

By Michael Santo
Executive Editor, RealTechNews
Nintendo’s had to face two problems with the Wii: the incredible popularity (Sony wishes they had this problem) and users having trouble hanging on to the remote. To address the second problem, Nintendo has already changed the straps, but they have now announced a “remote jacket” that adds a cushion in [...]

среда, 3 октября 2007 г.

Geek Tip: Pimp Your BlackBerry To Look Like An iPhone

Wish you could change the user interface on your BlackBerry to look like the chic

iPhones? Thanks to technabob, we just learned that there's a new download called the bPhone that will do just this. The theme is compatible with the 8700, Pearl, Curve and 8800. Important: Before you go on a downloading frenzy, you MUST have BlackBerry OS 4.2.1 or later installed or else you may render your BlackBerry unusable! To check what OS you have, go to Options -> About on your phone. Get the bPhone download by clicking here!Do you know a great shortcut or tip you think geeksugar readers should know? Share it in our 'How To' Help - Guide To All Things Geeky group,

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aXbo Sleep Phase Alarm Clock GiveAway

By Martin Regtien
Contributing Writer, RealTechNews

Want to know the best way to wake up?
Quite naturally, of course…
The aXbo Sleep Phase Alarm Clock which was reviewed by DigitalReviews.net is available now in various countries around the world and of course online direct from aXbo but if you feel you can’t wait for a store near you to [...]