воскресенье, 29 июня 2008 г.

Dell Studio 15 and Dell Studio 17 launched

Dell Studio 15 and Dell Studio 17 launched
US based personal computer maker Dell has launched their latest range of personal computers.
This new range is named Dell Studio and these are designed to offer personalized high definition mobile experience.
The company has launched two products under this new range: Dell Studio 15 and Dell Studio 17.
Dell [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7917-dell-studio

суббота, 28 июня 2008 г.

China Mobile nearing a deal with Apple on iPhone launch

China Mobile nearing a deal with Apple on iPhone launch
Apple has been in talks with China Mobile over launching the iPhone in the Chinese market since quite some time.
However, things are far from being finalized.
China Mobile has now said that they have settled over some of the major issues with Apple and things are moving [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7912-china-mobile-iphone-3

пятница, 27 июня 2008 г.

MySpace releases APIs to connect to its social networking service

MySpace releases APIs to connect to its social networking service
Social networking giant MySpace has announced the release of their APIs.
These APIs would enable third party developers to connect to the user account details on the service.
The company has also made available related documentation in addition to specifications and a video tutorial.
The company said that [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7911-myspace-api

OCN in Japan to limit uploads by their customers

OCN in Japan to limit uploads by their customers
NTT Communications has announced that their OCN unit would implement a daily upload limit of 30 GB starting August this year.
The company said that the customers who break this limit would first be warned about it.
If they continue to cross this limit, their access would be [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7903-ocn-japan

четверг, 26 июня 2008 г.

T-Mobile set to launch USD 10 home phone service

T-Mobile set to launch USD 10 home phone service
US based telecom service provider T-Mobile has announced that they would soon launch their USD 10 landline phone service across the country.
This service is already available in Seattle and Dallas.
It would be offered to T-Mobile customers in other parts of the country starting next month.
The monthly [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7901-t-mobile-home-phone

среда, 25 июня 2008 г.

Virgin Mobile USA launches $79.99 unlimited plan

Virgin Mobile USA launches $79.99 unlimited plan
Virgin Mobile USA has gone offensive against the market leaders. The company has launched a new unlimited plan which would cost the customer $79.99 per month.
The company said that this prepaid plan will be available July 1.
Till now Virgin was charging the customers $99.99 for 1000 minutes per [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7897-virgin-mobile-usa

ABC to provide media content to Veoh

ABC to provide media content to Veoh
Media Company ABC has announced their latest deal. This time around they are going to work with Veoh online service.
The deal would see Veoh broadcasting full-length episodes of Desperate Housewives, Lost and Ugly Betty.
Dmitry Shapiro, Veoh’s founder and chief innovation officer spoke about media network’s new found love for [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7891-abc-veoh

вторник, 24 июня 2008 г.

Nokia acquires Plazes social networking service

Nokia acquires Plazes social networking service
World’s largest mobile phone maker Nokia has announced that they are acquiring Plazes.
Plazes is a social networking service that helps friends locate each other using GPS enabled mobile devices.
The service is currently in beta testing and enables the user to update their locations and activities.
They can do that directly [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7890-plazes

понедельник, 23 июня 2008 г.

IsoHunt announces a partnership with Jamendo

IsoHunt announces a partnership with Jamendo
Popular torrent search service IsoHunt has announced a collaboration with Jamendo.
Jamendo specializes in providing access to Creative Commons licensed music.
This deal has resulted in IsoHunt now offering more than 10,000 albums.
Laurent Kratz, CEO of Jamendo spoke about their collaboration with IsoHunt: Jamendo uses the Creative Commons licensing scheme to keep [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7875-jamendo

воскресенье, 22 июня 2008 г.

GOOG-411 arrives in Canada

GOOG-411 arrives in Canada
Search engine giant Google has launched their GOOG-411 service in Canada.
The service was till now available only in the US market.
GOOG-411 is Google’s voice-recognition local search phone service which enables anyone with a telephone to dial in and ask for nearby destinations.
The service responds to questions asked by the user using speech [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7874-goog-411

суббота, 21 июня 2008 г.

zh-cn.facebook.com: Facebook launches Chinese edition

zh-cn.facebook.com: Facebook launches Chinese edition
Social networking service Facebook has apparently launched their Chinese language edition.
Chinese users of the service are being forwarded to this new destination which uses simplified version of Chinese language.
The company has also made another version available for the users of traditional Chinese which is more popular in Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Facebook [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7864-facebook-china

Lenovo IdeaPad U110 launched in India

Lenovo IdeaPad U110 launched in India
Chinese personal computer maker Lenovo has announced the launch of their latest laptop model in the Indian market.
Lenovo has launched their Lenovo IdeaPad U110 model.
The company said that this model comes loaded with 11-inches frame-less LED screen. It weighs 1.05kg and is about 18.4mm thick.
They are offering it in two [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7863-lenovo-ideapad-u110-2

пятница, 20 июня 2008 г.

Totlol.com: YouTube for Kids!

Totlol.com: YouTube for Kids!
British Columbia based Ron Ilan is the man behind the new project named Totlol.com which is designed for kids.
The service provides a video sharing service for parents to share videos suitable for kids.
He came up with the idea after noticing that YouTube was not exactly designed with kids in mind.
He said: “I [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7857-totlol

LinkedIn worth USD 1 billion?

LinkedIn worth USD 1 billion?
Bain Capital Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Greylock Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners have announced an investment in the social networking service LinkedIn.
They are paying close to around $53 million for a 5 percent stake in the company which is used by professionals and businessmen.
This puts the value of the company at an [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7856-linkedin-2

четверг, 19 июня 2008 г.

Toshiba Protégé R500-S5007V comes with a 128GB solid state drive

Toshiba Protégé R500-S5007V comes with a 128GB solid state drive
Toshiba has announced their latest entry into the world of ultraportable laptops with the launch of Toshiba Protégé R500-S5007V.
Toshiba Protégé R500-S5007V comes loaded with a 128GB solid state drive along with a 12.1-inch display.
It weighs just around 2.4 pounds which makes it one of the lightest [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7853-toshiba-protege-r500-s5007v

Nokia launches Nokia E66 and Nokia E71

Nokia launches Nokia E66 and Nokia E71

World’s largest mobile phone maker Nokia has launched two new business mobile phones under their E-Series.
The two latest models are: Nokia E66 and Nokia E71
These two new devices are targeted at the market currently dominated by Research in Motion with their Blackberry range of devices.
Market analyst Richard Windsor spoke [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7852-nokia-e66-e71

среда, 18 июня 2008 г.

Sony Ericsson F305 mobile phone inspired by Wii

Sony Ericsson F305 mobile phone inspired by Wii

Sony Ericsson has showcased a new mobile phone device named F305 which seems to be inspired by the Nintendo Wii gaming console.
The device enables the user to play games using the phone as a motion sensor.
Sony Erickson has developed this phone in collaboration with CommunicAsia.
Company representative Howard Lewis [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7851-sony-ericsson-f305

вторник, 17 июня 2008 г.

ATI Radeon HD 3870 for Mac and PC launched

ATI Radeon HD 3870 for Mac and PC launched
AMD has announced the launch of their latest graphic card model.
The company has now launched ATI Radeon HD 3870 for Mac and PC.
This new card is compatible with PCI Express slots of both first-generation and second-generation Mac Pro systems.
It comes loaded with 512MB of 256-bit GDDR4 frame [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7843-ati-radeon-hd-3870

Verizon Wireless to offer Nokia 6205 The Dark Knight Edition

Verizon Wireless to offer Nokia 6205 The Dark Knight Edition
Verizon Wireless is collaborating with the makers of the upcoming Batman movie The Dark Knight.
They would be offering a special edition Nokia 6205 The Dark Knight Edition mobile phone to their customers.
The phone would feature a black cover with a Dark Knight emblem on the back.
The [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7840-nokia-6205-the-dark-knight

понедельник, 16 июня 2008 г.

Bigger cars all set to become more expensive with additional excise duty

Bigger cars all set to become more expensive with additional excise duty
Indian government has announced an additional excise duty which would make bigger cars more expensive.
This additional duty is applicable on cars above 1500cc engines. Cars between 1500-1999cc now attracts an additional duty of Rs. 15,000. Cars with engine larger than 1999cc would attract a [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7837-bigger-cars

воскресенье, 15 июня 2008 г.

Motorola to cut research lab workforce

Motorola to cut research lab workforce
US based mobile phone maker Motorola which is struggling to compete in the mobile phone market has revealed that they are now cutting the workers in their research labs.
The company said that they are halting some projects and would move around 180 workers to other divisions of the company.
Motorola is [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7836-motorola-research-lab

MySpace revamping to improve image, enhance popularity

MySpace revamping to improve image, enhance popularity
News Corp. owned social-networking service MySpace has announced that they are now revamping the site to improve its image and boost popularity.
MySpace is often used as a perfect example of how not to develop a web service. This is despite the fact that it remains the most popular social [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7835-myspace

четверг, 12 июня 2008 г.

Motorola MC75 mobile device for rough environments

Motorola MC75 mobile device for rough environments

While Apple is targeting the corporate customers with the new Apple iPhone 3G, Motorola has launched a new mobile device for tough environments.
Motorola MC75 comes loaded with 3G, GPS and a 2 megapixel camera.
It is designed to be used by delivery, sales and service workers.
The company said that [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7816-motorola-mc75

среда, 11 июня 2008 г.

Voodoo Envy 133: Hewlett Packard launches MacBook Air Challenger

Voodoo Envy 133: Hewlett Packard launches MacBook Air Challenger
Hewlett-Packard has announced the launch of their own Apple MacBook Air challenger.
The company has showcased their Voodoo Envy 133 notebook which is 0.7 inches thick.
This new notebook model comes with a 13.3-inch screen, Intel processor and multi-gesture touchpad.
HP would start selling this notebook later this year [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7812-hp-voodoo-envy-133

вторник, 10 июня 2008 г.

Wall Street Journal: AC/DC to launch new album through Wal-Mart

Wall Street Journal: AC/DC to launch new album through Wal-Mart
The Wall Street Journal has reported that the music group AC/DC is going to launch their new album exclusively though Wal-Mart Stores.
This new album is expected to be launched this coming fall.
Wal-Mart is yet to comment on this latest rumor in the market.
This new [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7798-ac-dc

понедельник, 9 июня 2008 г.

Microsoft plans to enhance Music capabilities in Windows Mobile

Microsoft plans to enhance Music capabilities in Windows Mobile
The upcoming rumored launch of the Apple iPhone has already got Microsoft thinking.
The company has stated that they are planning to concentrate on improving music playing capabilities in the future versions of Windows Mobile platform.
Apparently they are noticing the growing popularity of the Apple iPhone which is [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7789-win-mob-music

воскресенье, 8 июня 2008 г.

Jaguar and Land Rover coming to India

Jaguar and Land Rover coming to India
Now that Tata has acquired the famous Jaguar and Land Rover brands, they are planning to bring them to the Indian market.
Tata Motors said in a statement: “Like Russia and China, Jaguar and Land Rover would be exploring the Indian market also. A team will be coming to India [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7787-tata-india-jaguar-land-rover

Maruti launches M800 Duo with LPG option

Maruti launches M800 Duo with LPG option
Maruti has launched a new variant of their Maruti 800 model with the LPG option.
This new model has been named M800 Duo. This new model has been priced between Rs. 2.05-lakh and Rs. 2.26 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The company said that this model has dual fuel option of petrol and [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7786-m800-duo

суббота, 7 июня 2008 г.

Verizon Wireless providing RemoSync to customers

Verizon Wireless providing RemoSync to customers
US based mobile service provider Verizon has announced that they are now providing a corporate e-mail application for simpler mobile devices.
Smartphones already have the capabilities to connect to corporate servers to send and receive emails.
The company is using RemoSync technology which is developed by Remoba.
This technology enables users of [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7785-remosync

пятница, 6 июня 2008 г.

AMD Puma mobile platform coming up

AMD Puma platform coming up
Advanced Micro Devices is all set to launch their Puma platform for the notebooks as they aim to renew their challenge against the market leader Intel.
The company said that Puma launch would be the largest-ever launch for notebook personal computers.
They are working with PC makers to introduce more than 100 different [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7775-amd-puma-2

четверг, 5 июня 2008 г.

SpiralFrog to offer downloads from EMI

SpiralFrog to offer downloads from EMI
SpiralFrog has announced that they are soon going to offer content from EMI Music.
This would give them access to popular musicians including Coldplay, Keith Urban and others.
They already have a similar deal with Universal Music Group.
Joe Mohen, SpiralFrog’s chairman and founder spoke about these new developments: “You’re going to see [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7770-spiralfrog-emi

среда, 4 июня 2008 г.

Wal-Mart gets into online classifieds services

Wal-Mart gets into online classifieds services
Wal-Mart is taking on Craigslist and eBay Kijiji with the launch of their online classified advertising site.
This new service is being managed through Oodle.com.
Walmart.com spokesman Ravi Jariwala spoke about this new initiative: “This free, community-based resource allows customers to buy and sell items locally, find local jobs and learn [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7769-oodle

Wikia Search opens up to unregistered web users

Wikia Search opens up to unregistered web users
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has announced that their open source search engine Wikia is now open to all.
Until now, only registered members on the service had the ability to provide feedback to search results helping in improving the quality of the engine.
Now, any web user can participate in [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7765-wikia-search

вторник, 3 июня 2008 г.

Google Finance offering real time stock quotes

Google Finance offering real time stock quotes
Google has revealed in a blog post that they are now offering real time stock quotes on Google Finance web based service.
The company said:
We’re very excited to tell you that real-time quotes on NASDAQ securities are now available on Google Finance. This is an important (and way overdue) development [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7759-google-finance

Nvidia announces Tegra chips for portable computing machines

Nvidia announces Tegra chips for portable computing machines
Graphic card manufacturer Nvidia has announced their latest processor line-up targeted at the new generation of portable computing devices.
The company launched Tegra 600 and Tegra 650 processors which are designed for highly portable, visual devices.
With this they are taking on the microprocessor industry giant Intel which is also [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7750-nvidia-tegra

понедельник, 2 июня 2008 г.

North Oaks asks Google to remove their images from Street View

North Oaks asks Google to remove their images from Street View
North Oaks residents are asking the search engine giant Google to remove the images taken in their locations from their Street View service on Google Maps.
The city has a unique distinction as the roads are privately owned by the residents. They also enforce a trespassing [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7744-north-oaks-street-view

Facebook in privacy related issues in Canada

Facebook in privacy related issues in Canada
Canada’s federal privacy commissioner has revealed that they are now looking into the Facebook social networking platform for potential privacy related violations.
The complaint was filed by a group of students at the University of Ottawa who said that the service has committed 22 violations of the law.
One of the [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7741-facebook-canada

воскресенье, 1 июня 2008 г.

Samsung SGH-L870 launched

Samsung SGH-L870 launched
South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung has announced the launch of their latest mobile phone named SGH-L870.
SGH-L870 is a Smartphone featuring a stainless steel body.
The company said that this new phone is just 13.5 millimeters thick and it features a sliding form factor.
It is powered with the Symbian 9.3 operating system and it [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7739-samsung-sgh-l870

суббота, 31 мая 2008 г.

Apple might be working on solar iPods, iPhones

Apple might be working on solar iPods, iPhones
Market sources point towards a new patent application filed by developers close to Apple. The patents are related to using solar energy to power portable devices.
This could possibly lead to the development of iPods and iPhones which are powered by solar energy.
The patent talks about integrating the solar [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7731-solar-apple

TeliaSonera to sell Apple iPhone in Nordic and Baltic regions

TeliaSonera to sell Apple iPhone in Nordic and Baltic regions
Apple has announced their latest iPhone deal with Telecom operator TeliaSonera.
TeliaSonera would become the authorized seller of the Apple iPhone in markets like Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
They would be bringing the iPhone to these countries sometime later this year.
The two companies did [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7729-teliasonera-iphone

пятница, 30 мая 2008 г.

Tranquil PC taking orders for Intel Atom powered products

Tranquil PC taking orders for Intel Atom powered products
Tranquil PC has become the latest company to start taking pre-orders for products based on Intel Atom processor.
The company is offering two home servers based on the Diamondville codenamed processor from Intel.
Both of these servers are going to be powered by Intel’s 1.6GHz Atom 230 processor. This [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7726-tranquil-pc

Nokia might re-enter South Korea market later this year

Nokia might re-enter South Korea market later this year
Market sources claim that world’s largest mobile phone maker Nokia is planning to re-enter the South Korean market later this year.
The company would cut the prices of their mobile phones to enter this market to take on domestic players like LG.
LG has stated that they are closely [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7725-south-korea

четверг, 29 мая 2008 г.

Desktop version of EEE PC named EBox

Desktop version of EEE PC named EBox

Asus has revealed that they are naming the desktop edition of the EEE PC as EBox.
Asus EBox would come powered with the same Eee’s Linux OS.
It looks pretty similar to the Nintendo Wii gaming console and is quite small and portable.
It would be sold in both white and black [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7724-asus-ebox

среда, 28 мая 2008 г.

Samsung launches a 256 GB solid state drive

Samsung launches a 256 GB solid state drive
South Korean tech giant Samsung has launched their new solid state drive. This new drive has a storage capacity of 256 GB.
The company claims that this new drive is 2.4 times faster than traditional hard drives.
Samsung is now planning to begin mass production of this drive later this [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7723-256-gb-solid-state-drive

ASUS U6S Notebook Presents New Levels of Computing Aesthetics


Discover the latest in computing technology with exceptional design
Mumbai, India, May 26, 2008 – ASUS once again brings innovative notebook designing to a new level with the latest U6S notebook. Based on the latest Intel® Centrino® Duo Processor Technology, Windows Vista® operating system and a host of ASUS features, the 12” widescreen U6S is [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7722-asus-u6s-notebook

вторник, 27 мая 2008 г.

ISRO aims to launch Chandrayaan-I sometime this year

ISRO aims to launch Chandrayaan-I sometime this year
Indian space agency ISRO has revealed that they are planning to launch the country’s first unmanned moon mission, Chandrayaan-I sometime later this year.
ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair spoke about their plans: “We are hopeful of launching the spacecraft in the third quarter of 2008-09. The mission would be [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7721-chandrayaan

EMC Disk Library 3D 1500 and 3000 offers disk based backup solutions

EMC Disk Library 3D 1500 and 3000 offers disk based backup solutions
EMC has announced the launch of their new disk based backup and data-recovery offerings for enterprises.
The company is now offering EMC Disk Library 3D 1500 and 3000 products aimed at midsize businesses.
Philip Fote, EMC senior product marketing manager said in a statement on this [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7720-emc-disk-library-3d

понедельник, 26 мая 2008 г.

Showstash and Cinematube targeted for linking to pirated media!

Showstash and Cinematube targeted for linking to pirated media!
Showstash and Cinematube have lost a major lawsuit for linking to pirated digital media.
Motion Picture Association of America had filed the lawsuit against these two companies claiming that they were enabling web users to pirate copyrighted material.
MPAA representative John G. Malcolm said in a statement: “Our goal [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7719-cinematube

Suzuki might bring Splash compact car to Japan

Suzuki might bring Splash compact car to Japan

Japanese automaker Suzuki has said that they are now planning to bring their European model Splash to their domestic market.
This would be the first time that they would be importing their cars from other markets to Japan.
A company representative said: “We’re considering the introduction of the model. We [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7715-suzuki-splash-2

воскресенье, 25 мая 2008 г.

Microsoft Zune: No longer wanted at GameStop

Microsoft Zune: No longer wanted at GameStop
US based retailing company GameStop has announced that they are no longer going to offer the Microsoft Zune digital media player on sale.
Apparently the demand for this player is so low that the retailer no longer wants to waste shelf space on it.
Apple iPod continues to remain the best [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7713-zune-gamestop

суббота, 24 мая 2008 г.

HP launches environment friendly HP DeskJet D2545 Printer

HP launches environment friendly HP DeskJet D2545 Printer
Hewlett Packard has announced the launch of their new environment friend product HP DeskJet D2545 Printer.
The company claims that this printer is made almost entirely out of recycled plastic.
As much as 83% of the printer’s total plastic weight is recycled material.
This printer also uses their HP 60 ink [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7708-hp-deskjet-d2545

пятница, 23 мая 2008 г.

Singapore bans porn websites to make a symbolic statement

Singapore bans porn websites to make a symbolic statement
Singapore’s Media Development Authority has revealed that they have blocked access to two online pornographic websites.
They did not reveal the name of the services through market sources say that YouPorn and RedTube have been blocked in the country.
MDA official Jason Hoong said in a statement on this [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7704-youporn-redtube

четверг, 22 мая 2008 г.

eBay sellers can no longer leave negative feedback for buyers

eBay sellers can no longer leave negative feedback for buyers
Online retailing service eBay has finally implemented the changes they had announced sometime ago.
Starting today, eBay sellers are no longer allowed to leave negative or neutral feedback on customers.
While this is good news for buyers on the service as bad sellers would not be able to [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7691-ebay-sellers

среда, 21 мая 2008 г.

Gizmodo: Apple iPhone 3G coming next month

Gizmodo: Apple iPhone 3G coming next month
Gizmodo has revealed that they have got confirmed news from an inside source that Apple is indeed going to launch the Apple iPhone 3G edition next month.
While this is much expected news, Gizmodo has just added more fuel to the fire.
The popular weblog said in a post that the [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7688-gizmodo-iphone

вторник, 20 мая 2008 г.

Google Health launched

Google Health launched
Search engine Google has finally launched their Google Health service.
The company said that Google Health combines their search engine capabilities with an individual’s online personal health records.
The service would enable the user to store his health records online securely. Users would also get access to relevant health information and information about doctors [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7682-google-health-4

понедельник, 19 мая 2008 г.

Sprint all set to launch WiMax network later this year

Sprint all set to launch WiMax network later this year
US based Telecom Company Sprint has said that their tests with Samsung related to WiMax have passed key speed and mobility hurdles.
They are now all set to launch this network by the end of the current year.
Sprint is going to provide the spectrum to Clearwire which [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7670-wimax-sprint

воскресенье, 18 мая 2008 г.

RIM Blackberry Thunder to take on Apple iPhone 3G

RIM Blackberry Thunder to take on Apple iPhone 3G
Wall Street Journal has reported about the upcoming Blackberry Smartphone model codenamed Thunder.
This new Blackberry would have a touch screen interface similar to the iPhone.
Gus Papageorgiou, an industry analyst with ScotiaBank was quoted as saying: “As the company delivers more devices on the platform, they will [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7665-rim-blackberry-thunder

суббота, 17 мая 2008 г.

Ask.com acquires Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com and Reference.com

Ask.com acquires Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com and Reference.com
Search engine company Ask.com has announced that they are acquiring Lexico Publishing Group.
This acquisition gives them access to popular online destinations including Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com and Reference.com.
This deal would further broaden their range of services as they aim to generation more revenues from online advertising.
Company representative Jim Safka spoke about these [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7657-lexico-publishing-group

пятница, 16 мая 2008 г.

HP India launches LaserJet P1007/P1008 Printers

HP India launches LaserJet P1007/P1008 Printers
HP has announced the launch of two new printers in the Indian market.
The company is now offering their latest products: HP LaserJet P1007 and LaserJet P1008.
Ajay Rawal, Country Category Manager, Commercial Volume LaserJets, Imaging and Printing Group, HP India Sales spoke about these new products: “As the market leader in [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7656-hp-laserjet

Photobucket asking every member to change password

Photobucket asking every member to change password
Online photo sharing service Photobucket is now asking every member of the site to change their password.
The company did not give out any details but did say: “Photobucket has identified and immediately resolved an isolated security incident. There was no impact to any financial information related to Photobucket Pro [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7655-photobucket

четверг, 15 мая 2008 г.

Comcast acquiring Plaxo

Comcast acquiring Plaxo
Comcast has announced that they are now acquiring contact management company Plaxo.
They would now integrate their services into their own products to help customers synchronize their address books and connect socially online.
The company added that the acquisition would help them add social networking abilities on their Comcast.net, Fancast.com and Fandango.com Web Services.
Sam [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7654-plaxo

Micro-Star International announces Wind laptop

Micro-Star International announces Wind laptop
Taiwan based computer peripheral manufacturer Micro-Star International is now accepting pre-orders for their Wind laptop model.
This laptop can be purchased for prices starting at USD 560.
MSI Wind is expected to be powered by Intel 1.6GHz Atom N270 processor.
It is just one of the several new products to be launched in [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7647-msi-wind

среда, 14 мая 2008 г.

Tata open to selling the Nano in any promising market

Tata open to selling the Nano in any promising market
Tata Nano is all set to arrive later this year and would become one of the cheapest cars in the world.
The company has now said that they would consider exporting the car for sale in any market that appears promising to them.
A Tata representative said: “There [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7640-tata-nano-usa

вторник, 13 мая 2008 г.

NBC announces Digital Health Network

NBC announces Digital Health Network
NBC Universal has announced their latest online project named Digital Health Network.
Digital Health Network would be a group on online destinations which would distribute health-focused videos.
The content would be produced by the network itself.
It would include Healthline Networks and RightHealth in addition to YourTotalHealth.com which is part of iVillage [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7638-digital-health-network

AMD launches five Opteron HE processors

AMD launches five Opteron HE processors
Advanced Micro Devices has announced the launch of their first energy-efficient x86 server chips.
These new microprocessors are loaded with four processing cores. And they feature a low 55-watt thermal envelope.
The company has launched five Opteron HE processors and these are targeted at enterprise data centers.
Randy Allen, AMD’s server [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7631-opteron-he

понедельник, 12 мая 2008 г.

Apple iPhone missing from stores!

Apple iPhone missing from stores!
Mobile service provider O2 has revealed that the Apple iPhone is currently not available on sale in the UK market.
Looks like the customers would have to wait for the rumored 3G edition of the iPhone which is expected to be launched sometime next month.
O2 said that they are out of stock [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7628-apple-iphone-missing

воскресенье, 11 мая 2008 г.

Toshiba Qosmio G40: Toshiba planning a Cell processor based Laptop

Toshiba planning a Cell processor based Laptop
Japanese tech giant Toshiba is expected to bring to the market a new notebook model powered with a processor based on the Cell technology.
Cell processors are already being used in the Sony Playstation 3 gaming console and some servers made by IBM.
Market sources say that the Toshiba Qosmio G40 [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7619-toshiba-qosmio-g40

суббота, 10 мая 2008 г.

Advanced Micro Devices aims to launch 12 core processors in 2 years time

Advanced Micro Devices aims to launch 12 core processors in 2 years time
No surprises here as Advanced Micro Devices has announced that they aim to be out with 12 core processors by 2010.
The company released their product roadmap for servers and workstations for the next two years.
AMD is working on launching its first six-core chip [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7609-amd-12-core-processors

пятница, 9 мая 2008 г.

Dell launches PowerEdge R805 and R905 servers optimized for virtualization

Dell launches PowerEdge R805 and R905 servers optimized for virtualization
US based PC maker Dell has announced that they are now shipping two new server products named PowerEdge R805 and R905.
These servers are optimized for virtualization and would ship with either VMware ESXi 3.5 or Citrix XenServer Dell Express Edition hypervisors preinstalled.
The company said that the [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7608-dell-poweredge-3

Intel gets a license to operate WiMax network in Sweden

Intel gets a license to operate WiMax network in Sweden
Microprocessor industry giant Intel has now become one of the first winners of a license to operate a WiMax network in Sweden.
The company paid around $26 million for a 15-year license.
Intel is one of the biggest promoters of the WiMax technology. The company is expected [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7604-intel-sweden-wimax

четверг, 8 мая 2008 г.

Cablevision Systems to develop their own wireless broadband network

Cablevision Systems to develop their own wireless broadband network
Cablevision Systems has announced that they are now planning to invest $350 million to build a wireless broadband network.
This network would be used to serve their customers in the New York area. This network is expected to be up and running in the next two years.
The company [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7603-cablevision-systems-2

Microsoft software coming to Hyundai and Kia cars

Microsoft software coming to Hyundai and Kia cars
Software giant Microsoft has announced that they have now signed on deals with automakers Hyundai and Kia.
They would be supplying in-car software to these companies which enables the people to control media players and phones through voice commands.
Microsoft already has a deal with Ford for this technology and [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7590-microsoft-hyundai

среда, 7 мая 2008 г.

Nissan Murano coming to India!

Nissan Murano coming to India!
Japanese automaker Nissan is preparing to launch their latest model Murano in the Indian market.
Nissan Murano is their premium sports utility vehicle and it would complement their existing offering X-Trail SUV and Teana sedan.
This new model would take on the existing products in the Indian market like Toyota Prado, BMW X3, [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7589-nissan-murano

Microsoft Zune Marketplace now offering TV Shows

Microsoft Zune Marketplace now offering TV Shows
Microsoft has announced that they are now offering TV Shows on sale on their Zune Marketplace.
This would further boost their offerings against the market leader Apple iTunes.
The company is now scheduled to release a software update for the Zune digital media player to support these new features.
They have been [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7588-microsoft-zune-marketplace

вторник, 6 мая 2008 г.

Qwest Communications collaborates with Verizon Wireless

Qwest Communications collaborates with Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is now entering into a five-year arrangement with Phone Company Qwest Communications International.
Qwest would now be selling Verizon’s mobile phone services.
Qwest added that their customers would be able to pick the Verizon services on their own. They would also be able to buy it in a bundle with [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7585-qwest-communications-international

Lenovo IdeaPad U110 laptops coming to India

Lenovo IdeaPad U110 laptops coming to India
Lenovo is all set to launch their new IdeaPad range of computers in the Indian market.
The company would soon launch IdeaPad U110 laptops in India.
These laptops have been successfully launched in the US market and the company aims to replicate the success here in India.
This new laptop product features [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7581-lenovo-ideapad-u110

понедельник, 5 мая 2008 г.

Skoda Superb updated edition to come to India next year

Skoda Superb updated edition to come to India next year
Skoda has said that they would be brining the next edition of their Superb model in India sometime next year.
This launch would be part of their strategy to enhance their position in the luxury D-plus segment. This segment is currently dominated by Mercedes Benz, BMW and [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7573-skoda-superb

пятница, 2 мая 2008 г.

More movies might be coming to Apple iTunes

More movies might be coming to Apple iTunes
Market sources are saying that Apple is scheduled to reveal some new deals today which would bring more content on their Apple iTunes store.
Apple could announce new deals with movie studios to bring more movies to the store which currently has on offer limited range.
If this happens, it [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7564-apple-itunes-movies

четверг, 1 мая 2008 г.

Amitabh Bachchan starts a blog at BigAdda.com

Amitabh Bachchan starts a blog at BigAdda.com
Legendary Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan has become the latest celebrity to start his own blog.
His blog is being hosted by the social networking service BigAdda.com.
He is using this web based platform to interact with his fans and share his feelings about upcoming projects.
Bachchan said in a statement on this [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7561-big-b-blog

Ribbit announces support for Salesforce.com

Ribbit announces support for Salesforce.com
Internet telephony company Ribbit has announced their latest project which enables integration with Salesforce.
The company said that their latest product provides integration with Salesforce’s on-demand CRM.
Customers would be able to use their regular cell phone numbers with the service. The service uses the “conditional call forwarding” feature offered by telecom [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7557-ribbit-salesforce

среда, 30 апреля 2008 г.

MySpace Karaoke launched

MySpace Karaoke to be launched today
Social networking service MySpace is set to launch a new feature named MySpace Karaoke today.
This new service would be largely powered by kSolo technology which was acquired by Fox Interactive around two years ago.
Both MySpace and Fox Interactive are part of News Corp.
MySpace co-founder and President Tom Anderson spoke about [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7554-myspace-karaoke

вторник, 29 апреля 2008 г.

AMD Business Class desktop personal computers launched

AMD Business Class desktop personal computers launched
Microprocessor company AMD has announced their first computer brand named AMD Business Class.
The company would develop and design these machines in collaboration with partners like Dell.
AMD said that these desktops would be followed by a range of new laptop products.
These machines are likely to be sold by companies like [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7548-amd-business-class

Nokia launches Nokia 6600 fold, 6600 slide, and 3600 slide mobile phones

Nokia launches Nokia 6600 fold, 6600 slide, and 3600 slide mobile phones
World’s leading mobile phone maker Nokia has announced three new mobile phone devices.
These are: Nokia 6600 fold, 6600 slide, and 3600 slide.
These phones would be priced in the range of $274 - $430 and would be available in the market before the end of [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7547-nokia-6600-3600

понедельник, 28 апреля 2008 г.

Qwest Communications launches 20 megabits per second plan in USA

Qwest Communications launches 20 megabits per second plan in USA
Qwest Communications International has launched a new DSL plan in the US market which offers speeds of 20 megabits per second.
This plan would cost the customer $104.99 per month. Another plan offering speeds of 12 mbps is available for $51.99 per month.
These plans would cost USD [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7544-qwest-communications

Spike Lee working with Nokia Productions on mobile movies

Spike Lee working with Nokia Productions on mobile movies
Nokia Productions has announced that they are now working with Spike Lee.
He would now be directing a movie made from mobile phone recorded footage.
These footages would be provided by regular mobile users from their daily life.
Lee spoke about this project: “You are seeing firsthand the democratization [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7536-spike-lee

воскресенье, 27 апреля 2008 г.

Microsoft Live Search News gets RSS Functionality

Microsoft Live News Search gets RSS Functionality
The developers at Microsoft have now added RSS functionality to their MSN Live Search News service.
They have now added RSS feeds into the browse and search result sections.
It’s pretty surprising that they did not add this vital functionality to the service from the very start.
The service still lacks an [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7535-live-search-news-2

Mobile News Network: Associated Press collaborating with Verve Wireless

Mobile News Network: Associated Press collaborating with Verve Wireless
Verve Wireless has announced that they are now collaborating with Associated Press to bring news to mobile devices.
The deal would see AP delivering their multimedia content to mobile devices. The service would generate revenues from advertising.
AP director of global product development Jeffrey Litvack spoke about this new [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7533-mobile-news-network

суббота, 26 апреля 2008 г.

Canon Image Lounge open in Gurgaon

Canon Image Lounge open in Gurgaon
Canon has announced the opening of their Canon Image Lounge in the Gurgaon city.
The company said that this lounge would enable prospective customers to touch, feel and try out their products.
This new store was inaugurated by Kensaku Konishi, president and CEO, Canon India and Alok Bharadwaj, senior vice president, Canon [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7531-canon-image-lounge

Research in Motion to open a new research facility in Germany

Research in Motion to open a new research facility in Germany
Makers of Blackberry mobile devices RIM has said that they are now planning to establish a new research and development facility in Germany.
They would be spending close to around $45 million in the first year of operations at this new facility being planned for Bochum, [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7523-research-in-motion

четверг, 24 апреля 2008 г.

Acer’s Intel Atom based laptop coming in June

Acer’s Intel Atom based laptop coming in June
PC maker Acer has said that they would be launching their first notebook product to be powered by Intel Atom processor in June this year.
They would display this new product at the Computex trade show in Taipei.
This new product is likely to be an ultra mobility notebook [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7516-acer-intel-atom

Microsoft closing down their MSN Music license servers

Microsoft closing down their MSN Music license servers
Software giant Microsoft has some more bad news for their loyal customers.
The company has now announced that they would soon close down their MSN Music license servers.
These servers are required by the people who bought music from the now-dead MSN Music digital media store to authenticate their [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7515-msn-music

среда, 23 апреля 2008 г.

HP Upline Hosted Storage Service faces uptime issues

HP’s Upline Hosted Storage Service faces uptime issues
HP recently launched a new service which provides unlimited storage space for a fee for users to store their data online.
This service named HP Upline was designed to protect user’s data “whether your hardware fails, your computer is lost or catastrophe strikes.”
However, the company seems to be facing [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7508-hp-upline

вторник, 22 апреля 2008 г.

Acer Aspire 5920 with inbuilt WiMax support

Acer Aspire 5920 with inbuilt WiMax support
Acer has showcased their latest laptop product named Acer Aspire 5920 which features built-in support for WiMax technology.
They are planning to offer this laptop through Sprint Nextel and other companies providing WiMax services.
They are getting this notebook manufactured by Quanta Computer and it should be available on sale in [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7500-acer-aspire-5920

Skype to launch a $9.95/month international calling plan

Skype to launch a $9.95/month international calling plan
Skype is scheduled to launch a new international calling plan for its users today.
This plan would cost USD 9.95 a month and would allow the users to make unlimited calls to land-line phones in 34 countries.
This plan would cover major countries including most of the European countries in [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7499-skype-international-calling

понедельник, 21 апреля 2008 г.

BMW delay plans to launch Mini in India

BMW delay plans to launch Mini in India
BMW has said that they are now delaying their plans to launch their Mini compact car in the Indian market.
They were scheduled to bring the Mini to India sometime next year.
BMW said in a statement: “Last week, we have taken a decision to scrap plans to bring [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7495-bmw-mini-india

воскресенье, 20 апреля 2008 г.

Alexa updates Alexa Rankings

Alexa updates Alexa Rankings
Alexa has announced that they have now updated their Ranking services to include more parameters.
The company is now aggregating data from several sources which they claim would improve the quality and accuracy of the results.
Alexa said in its announcement:
Alexa toolbar users’ interests and surfing habits could differ from those of the general [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7488-alexa-rankings

Verizon XV6900 mobile phone launched

Verizon XV6900 mobile phone launched

US based mobile service provider Verizon has launched their latest Smartphone device named XV6900.
The company said that the device features a touch screen and stylus and it supports EV-DO 3G network.
The device also comes loaded with a full keyboard, camera, and suite of Windows enterprise applications.
Verizon added: “The XV6900 is a [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7485-verizon-xv6900

суббота, 19 апреля 2008 г.

Blockbuster sued for privacy violation related to Facebook Beacon ad system

Blockbuster sued for privacy violation related to Facebook Beacon ad system

Cathryn Elaine Harris, of Dallas County, Texas has filed a privacy violation lawsuit against video rental company Blockbuster.
She is claiming that the company passed her personal information to the popular social networking service Facebook.
This information was passed to Facebook through their controversial Beacon advertising system.
Randy [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7482-blockbuster-facebook

четверг, 17 апреля 2008 г.

Six Apart launches Blog It application on Facebook

Six Apart launches Blog It application on Facebook
Six Apart is the company behind the popular blogging tools Movable Type and TypePad.
The company has now introduced their blogging tool named Blog IT on the Facebook social network.
This tool enables the users to post blog posts from within Facebook.
The tool supports various blogging applications including Blogger, TypePad, [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7472-six-apart-launches-blog-it-application-on-facebook

Asus M70 notebook now offer up to 1 TB storage space

Asus M70 notebook now offer up to 1 TB storage space
Asus has announced their new laptop model named M70.
The company is offering this notebook product with up to 1 terabyte of storage space.
Asus M70 also comes loaded with features like full HD capability, Blu-ray support.
the company has however not revealed the launch date or [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7470-asus-m70

среда, 16 апреля 2008 г.

Nokia 6212 Classic to feature Near Field Communication

Nokia 6212 Classic to feature Near Field Communication
World’s largest mobile phone maker Nokia has said that their upcoming 6212 Classic mobile phone device would come loaded with integrated Near Field Communication technology.
This feature would enable the device to act as an electronic wallet.
The technology allows owners of the mobile devices to connect two phones to [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7465-nokia-6212-classic

Sphere acquired by AOL

Sphere acquired by AOL
Time Warner has said that their AOL division has now acquired Sphere.
Sphere is basically a web service providing contextual search solutions.
Web publishers are able to connect their content with related material on the web using their solutions.
The two companies did not reveal the financial aspects of this acquisition deal.
This is going to [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7461-sphere

вторник, 15 апреля 2008 г.

Apple iPhone in China still some time away

Apple iPhone in China still some time away
Market sources say that Apple is yet to begin any talks with mobile operators in China to launch the iPhone in this market.
China is one of the largest mobile markets in the world and Apple would like to have a presence here.
China is also the market where iPhone [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7458-apple-iphone-in-china

Salesforce.com integrates Google applications with its products

Salesforce.com integrates Google applications with its products
Salesforce.com has announced that they are now adding support for Google technologies into their products.
The business software service provider has now started integrating its products with Google services like Gmail.
Other Google applications being integrated are word processor, spreadsheet and presentation.
The integrated solution would be available to their customers starting [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7452-salesforce.com-google-2

понедельник, 14 апреля 2008 г.

Fujitsu to showcase a laptop made up of wood

Fujitsu to showcase a laptop made up of wood
Fujitsu has announced that they are soon going to display a concept laptop product whose casing would be made up of wood.
Most laptops are usually made up of plastic or metal.
The company said that this product would make use of cedar wood for the case.
Fujitsu [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7451-wooden-laptop

Associated Press launches Online Video Network

Online Video Network: Associated Press now providing a video syndication platform
Associated Press is collaborating with software giant Microsoft to launch a new online video syndication platform for web publishers.
The company would let content providers to syndicate online video to other sites across the Web.
The revenues generated from advertising would be shared between the three parties.
This [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7446-online-video-network

воскресенье, 13 апреля 2008 г.

Indonesia removes YouTube ban

Indonesia removes YouTube ban
Indonesian Internet providers have removed the ban on the Google owned video sharing service YouTube.
The ban was applied by the government due to a video hosted on the service related to an anti-Islam film made by a Dutch politician.
The ISPs said that they would now concentrate on blocking access to the [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7442-youtube-ban-2

суббота, 12 апреля 2008 г.

Microsoft Clearflow technology to be showcased

Microsoft Clearflow technology to be showcased
Microsoft is all set to showcase a new technology named Clearflow which is designed to help customers avoid traffic jams while they are driving.
The technology has been under development over the last five years by a group of artificial-intelligence researchers at the company’s Research lab.
The company is aiming to use [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7440-microsoft-clearflow

Sun announces Project Caroline internet services

Sun announces Project Caroline internet services
Sun has announced their latest research project codenamed Project Caroline aimed to provide internet services.
The company said that this platform is based on the platform-as-a-service model. It would provide a hosted platform for Internet services.
John McClain, a Sun senior staff engineer working on Project Caroline added in a statement: “In [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7439-project-caroline

четверг, 10 апреля 2008 г.

Tata Nano could be launched in South Africa

Tata Nano could be launched in South Africa

Tata Motors has said that they are considering launching their upcoming model Tata Nano in the South African market.
Tata Motors managing director Ravi Kant said in a statement: “South Africa is one of the biggest international markets and Nano perfectly fits into the personal transport market. We will [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7430-tata-nano-africa

среда, 9 апреля 2008 г.

MySpace Latino expanding to offer local communities

MySpace Latino expanding to offer local communities
Social networking industry giant MySpace has announced that there are now expanding their services for the users in Latin America.
The service is now adding eight bilingual communities focused on Latino celebrities including bands, celebrities and sport stars.
Victor Kong, the Miami-based managing director for MySpace Latino spoke about these new [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7419-myspace-latino

Nokia Tube Concept to take on Apple iPhone

Nokia Tube Concept to take on Apple iPhone

World’s largest mobile phone maker Nokia might have the numbers to show for their performance but none of their products can match the charisma of the Apple iPhone.
The company continues to work on a worthy challenger to the iPhone.
Nokia has codenamed the challenger as Tube. The company said [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7416-nokia-tube

вторник, 8 апреля 2008 г.

HP Pavilion dv3000 Entertainment Notebook PC launched in India

HP Pavilion dv3000 Entertainment Notebook PC launched in India
Hewlett Packard has launched their latest notebook model in the Indian market.
The company has now introduced HP Pavilion dv3000 Entertainment Notebook PC.
HP said that this model is aimed at mobile professional who requires powerful computing capabilities, convenient security and multimedia features.
Diptesh Ghosh, Country Manager, Consumer Laptops, [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7415-hp-pavilion-dv3000

Pizza.com sells for $2.6 million

Pizza.com sells for $2.6 million
Chris Clark has sold Pizza.com domain he had owned since 1994 for a cool price of USD 2.6 million.
The domain was sold after a weeklong auction process.
He spoke about selling the domain: “It’s crazy, it’s just crazy. It will make a significant difference in my life, for sure.”
When he had originally [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7414-pizza.com

понедельник, 7 апреля 2008 г.

Hynix Semiconductor announces LPDDR2 memory chip for mobile phones

Hynix Semiconductor announces LPDDR2 memory chip for mobile phones
South Korea’s Hynix Semiconductor has announced that they have developed a new memory chip for mobile devices.
This memory chip has been named LPDDR2 and it can process data at 800 megabits per second.
The company claims that this makes it the fastest chip of its kind in the [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7406-lpddr2

Microsoft gives Yahoo a deadline before it target shareholders

Microsoft gives Yahoo a deadline before it launches hostile takeover bid
Software giant Microsoft has given Yahoo a deadline after which they are planning to launch a hostile takeover attempt at a lesser price offer.
The company said that Yahoo has to accept a deal before April 26 or they would start targeting the shareholders of the [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7404-microsoft-yahoo-merger-2

<b>Blood for oil</b>

If I give plasma the blood bank here they will pay me $50.00. My girlfriend says its stupid but I am litterally running my car on empty and all of my paychecks go to rent money and insurance. Does this hurt to give plasma? ...

Source: http://www.cyclelicio.us/2008/03/blood-for-oil.html

воскресенье, 6 апреля 2008 г.

Corn $6 per bushel! Ethanol in your tank, people starve.

Incredible! Starvation for oil (corn ethanol) now? Along with blood for oil in Iraq?

Source: http://amazngdrx.blogharbor.com/blog/_archives/2008/4/6/3623641.html

[Blogs] Made in China: How Beijing exports racism and colonialism

If ever there was an example of a 'blood-for-oil' then this would be it. They buy most of the weapons and oil of the Sudanese, through the diplomatic immunity of the Chinese veto at the United Nations. The letter 2 months ago, ...

Source: http://www.labourhome.org/story/2008/4/5/7361/60926

суббота, 5 апреля 2008 г.

<b>Blood</b>, <b>Oil</b>, and Prophets -- Sightings

The movie There Will Be Blood comes out soon on DVD, and I expect to watch it. The movie, which was nominated for an Oscar, focuses on the California oil boom early in the 20th century. It is a movie about power, pride, and even a bit ...

Source: http://pastorbobcornwall.blogspot.com/2008/04/blood-oil-and-prophets-sightings.html

On Whether Soldiers Too Can Be Saved . . .

Much of that disagreement is in bad faith (”Bush Lied, People Died” “No Blood for Oil” etc.), but I am willing to admit that many have good faith questions and disagreements about it. Is this a war of self-defense? ...

Source: http://planetaugsburg.wordpress.com/2008/04/04/on-whether-soldiers-too-can-be-saved/

пятница, 4 апреля 2008 г.

A Crime in Our Names: Iran

He has several books out, the latest of which is Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America’s Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum. If you want more background information on him, you can visit Wikipedia’s article or the ...

Source: http://druidjournal.net/2008/03/31/a-crime-in-our-names-iran/

Twingly promises a spam free blog search engine

Twingly promises a spam free blog search engine
Market research has shown that majority of the blogs online are solely created for spamming purposes. They have become a potent tool in the hand of search engine optimizers.
As a result, most blog search engines today are full of non relevant posts from such useless blogs.
Twingly is a [...]

Source: http://news.techwhack.com/7388-twingly

Holistic Pet: Increase Your Pet’s Longevity with a Healthy Liver

In many ways, your pet’s liver is analogous to the oil filter in a car. You need to keep it clean or the “blood” (eg, oil in the car) gets dirty. When the liver’s job becomes overextended, the body cannot filter out as much as it should ...

Source: http://enewschannels.com/2008/04/02/enc2848_030458.php

четверг, 3 апреля 2008 г.

<b>Blood</b> and <b>Oil</b>

Those gathered at the American Petroleum Institute reportedly called out the now familiar refrain “no blood for oil!”, which may be a popular rallying cry but has little to do with the war in Iraq. This recent article by Washington Post ...

Source: http://www.nixonblog.com/?p=316

Thick as <b>Blood</b>, Slick as <b>Oil</b>: a Review of PT Anderson’s There Will <b>...</b>

Drainage is an important theme throughout the movie — draining from the earth, fellow man, the heart, and the spirit — blood for oil, oil for blood, one in the same. That drained feeling comes not just from the script’s symbolism, ...

Source: http://katymerritt.wordpress.com/2008/02/04/thick-as-blood-slick-as-oil-a-review-of-pt-andersons-there-will-be-blood/

среда, 2 апреля 2008 г.

This is Not a Political Post

In 2006, Dick and Lynne Cheney gave 78% of their income to charity. (That's not a misprint.) One is of course a prophet of change and peace; the other is a Grinch-demon warlord thirsty for blood and oil and the bones of small children. ...

Source: http://gospeldrivenchurch.blogspot.com/2008/04/this-is-not-political-post.html

Emergency Protest Against Attack on Basra this Wednesday - Downing <b>...</b>

STOP THE ATTACKS - END THE OCCUPATION - NO BLOOD FOR OIL Emergency Picket Wednesday 2 April 2-4pm, Downing Street Protest against Iraqi, US and British military occupation action Hundreds are dead, public infrastructure has been ...

Source: http://www.handsoffiraqioil.org/2008/04/emergency-protest-against-attack-on.html

вторник, 1 апреля 2008 г.

Google trend 16 mar 08: <b>Blood For Oil</b>

It's hard to miss the point of the "Blood for Oil" Web site. It features one poster of an American flag with "Blood for oil?" in white block letters where the stars should be and two dripping red handprints across the stripes. ...

Source: http://tr3nd.blogspot.com/2008/03/google-trend-16-mar-08-blood-for-oil.html

<b>Blood for Oil</b>

“If we went to war for oil, we did it as clumsily as anyone could do. And we spent more on the war than we could ever conceivably have gotten out of Iraq’s oil fields even if we had particular control over them,” says Anthony Cordesman, ...

Source: http://zavibes.com/index.php/blood-for-oil/

Thick as <b>Blood</b>, Slick as <b>Oil</b>: a Review of PT Anderson’s There Will <b>...</b>

Drainage is an important theme throughout the movie — draining from the earth, fellow man, the heart, and the spirit — blood for oil, oil for blood, one in the same. That drained feeling comes not just from the script’s symbolism, ...

Source: http://katymerritt.wordpress.com/2008/02/04/thick-as-blood-slick-as-oil-a-review-of-pt-andersons-there-will-be-blood/

Google trend 16 mar 08: <b>Blood For Oil</b>

It's hard to miss the point of the "Blood for Oil" Web site. It features one poster of an American flag with "Blood for oil?" in white block letters where the stars should be and two dripping red handprints across the stripes. ...

Source: http://tr3nd.blogspot.com/2008/03/google-trend-16-mar-08-blood-for-oil.html

<b>Blood for Oil</b>

“If we went to war for oil, we did it as clumsily as anyone could do. And we spent more on the war than we could ever conceivably have gotten out of Iraq’s oil fields even if we had particular control over them,” says Anthony Cordesman, ...

Source: http://zavibes.com/index.php/blood-for-oil/

Here&#39;s that bag of <b>blood for oil</b> you ordered, Mr. President

http://snaps.lumra.com/~Heres_that_bag_of_blood_for_oil_you_ordered_Mr._President. Comment on it!

Source: http://snaps.lumra.com/~Heres_that_bag_of_blood_for_oil_you_ordered_Mr._President

понедельник, 31 марта 2008 г.

Windows XP SP3: No, Really, It’s Not Ready

By Michael Santo
Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
Rumor was that Microsoft was set to release Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) this week, but that’s obviously not going to happen. Tuesday Microsoft announced another refresh of the software, a Release Candidate 2 (RC2) refresh (what, not RC3?).
As before, you have to use an application to enable Windows Update [...]

Microsoft's New Parental Street Cred Videos . . .

Microsoft has just come out with a series of new Xbox 360 video ads called "Parental Street Cred" which I hate to say, don't exactly achieve their goal of making the Xbox seem like a fun "family-friendly" device. Is this video targeted to kids? Or maybe the parents? Check out one of the videos below and let me know if it confuses you as well!








воскресенье, 30 марта 2008 г.

Sony “Sort Of” Removes “No Bloatware” Fee


By Michael Santo
Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
You may recall that Jimmy earlier wrote about Sony’s $50 charge for its “no bloatware” Fresh Start Option. They’ve since, after an explosion of bad publicity, rescinded that fee. I personally felt that since, in order to get the “Fresh Start” option and no bloatware, you had to select [...]

Tata Xenon displayed at the Bangkok Motor Show

Tata Xenon displayed at the Bangkok Motor Show
Tata Motors is now entering into the Thailand market as the company displayed their new product named Xenon at the Bangkok Motor Show.
The company also announced the launch of their operations in this country.
They are aiming to challenge the existing players in the market with their competitively priced [...]

The Clocky: Now Available in Chrome

The Clocky alarm clock we all love and yet love to hate is back in a shiny new chrome design that is sure to scare the bejeezus out of anyone when it goes off in the morning.


This fun clock by Nanda costs $65, although you can still pick up an older style in red, white, coco, or aqua for $50. It's seriously the perfect gift for those who can't seem to get out of bed since they'll have to get up just to make Clocky stop from rolling around!


суббота, 29 марта 2008 г.

Student No Longer Faces Expulsion for “Facebook Study Group”

By Michael Santo
Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
You may recall that Chris Avenir, a first-year chemical engineering student at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, faced expulsion after it came to light that he had created a Facebook-based chemistry study group.
The study group, called “Dungeons/Mastering Chemistry Solutions,” after a campus-based engineering study group called “The Dungeon,” attracted the attention of [...]

Daily Tech: The BlackBerry 9000 Surfaces, and It's Gorgeous



  • Finally, an up-close look at the new BlackBerry 8xxx/9000 series phone. Can't wait to find out when I can get my hands on one! — Engadget

  • Check out a creative all-in-one media room haven. — Unplggd

  • Janet Jackson's "Feedback (Remix)" is CNET's free MP3 of the Day!— Crave

  • HD DVDs have officially gone to the graveyard. — CrunchGear

  • Is Obama a class-act favorite on social networking sites? According to Google Trends, he is the most searched for on the net. — The Raw Feed


пятница, 28 марта 2008 г.

Sony Says Give Us $50 More and We’ll Make Your New Computer Run Better

By Jimmy Daniels of Windows Tips
Contributing Writer, RealTechNews
I couldn’t believe this when I read it this morning, but apparently Sony Computers has a new Fresh Start option, where they remove all the free trial software they install, Sony Vaio applications and games from your new computer, to free up valuable hard drive space, conserve memory [...]

Daily Tech: The Five-Step Guide For Hosting a Wii Party



  • Round up some friends, gather up those nunchucks, and follow Unplggd's checklist for hosting a Wii party. — Unplggd

  • Actress Angela Bassett loves her all-in-one iPhone. — Switched

  • The Giz guys get featured in this month's issue of Wired!— Wired

  • Sling Media may be coming to the iPhone. . . How sweet is that?! — CrunchGear

  • The retro-looking Stiloso and Grande headphones come cell phone compatible. — Chip Chick


четверг, 27 марта 2008 г.

Sony Confirms Imminent BD-Live FW Upgrade for PS3

By Michael Santo
Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
BD-Live (AKA Blu-ray Disc Profile 2.0) titles were released earlier this year, despite the fact that there were no players yet capable of supporting BD-Live.
Once again, the PS3 shows why it should be the Blu-ray player of choice for even non-gamers, as Firmware v2.20, which Sony says is “coming up in the [...]

Mario Kart Wii Coming April 27

For those of you waiting oh so impatiently for the Wii edition of Mario Kart, you'll have to hold your breath for only another month. Mario Kart Wii will be hitting shelves on April 27 here in the states, but lucky Japanese Wii fans can get their hands on it a whole two weeks and some odd days earlier. I hope we don't have a repeat of the delayed Super Smash Bros. Brawl release where it gets pushed back at the very last minute! I just don't know if my little heart could stand it.


Thankfully, Mario Kart Wii is coming stocked with the Wii Wheel (cause who would want to drive with the Wiimote? Not me!), although there's already sightings of some pretty impressive third-party steering wheels out there. Plus, this time we can race motorcycles and compete online with up to 12 players worldwide. Can't wait for some sweet Mario Kart action? Check out the trailer below when you


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среда, 26 марта 2008 г.

Windows Vista SP1 Now Available Via Windows Update

By Michael Santo
Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
I wrote earlier that Windows Vista SP1 would ship this week, and it’s here, at least via Windows Update. We still need to wait and see if Amazon.com’s publicized March 19th release from retail still takes place.
Additionally, you can download the whole package from Microsoft’s Download Center. Remember, however, that [...]

Daily Tech: John Mayer Writes Funny Letter to Apple About an iTunes Glitch



  • Tech savvy John Mayer decided to utilize Apple's bug reporting tool by spilling the beans about his iTunes woes. — Gizmodo

  • Actress Rachael Taylor tells Switched that life needs a soundtrack, so she takes her iPod with her everywhere. — Switched

  • Although the Cuban government announced that they would lift computer and videogame console bans, they are still limiting internet access and blocking blogs. — Gadgetell

  • Two fake ads on Craigslist cost a man most of his belongings.— CrunchGear

  • Omnifone may soon be providing an all-you-can-download music service that offers subscribers access to music from major labels for only $7.50 a month. — Wired


вторник, 25 марта 2008 г.

Bleeding Edge TV 260: CES 2008 Blooper Reel


We hope you’ve all enjoyed our CES 2008 video coverage. We’ve gone through our hours of footage, and picked out some of the best bloopers that our staff experienced. We know how disappointed you all probably are to realize that we aren’t perfect, but we think you should have gathered that from the Gear Live [...]

Daily Tech: Cheryl Hines' Favorite Gadget Is Her BlackBerry



  • Cheryl Hines admits she loves her BlackBerry for email and texting, but wishes it was cuter. — Switched

  • Get your TVs, mounts, and speakers custom colored to your liking by Hü . — Unplggd

  • Two new virtual console games are available for download today. The King's Knight and Powerball, both for the Wii. — Crave

  • Virgin Mobile USA launched two new phone plans today that are super affordable.— CrunchGear

  • It's the LAST DAY to log in and take the Kindle quiz for your chance to win a new Amazon Kindle! — geeksugar


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понедельник, 24 марта 2008 г.

Windows Vista SP1 to Ship This Week


By Michael Santo
Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
I actually wrote about this in early March, as a footnote to a story about the price drops seen after Microsoft announced its post-SP1 release pricing structure. At that time Amazon was taking pre-orders for Windows Vista with SP1 included, and the announced availability date, as you can see, was - [...]

Love It or Leave It Extravaganza: What's Your Take?

Every couple of days I find items that teeter on this thin line of being totally amazing and slightly silly. I mean, no one really needs a Halitosis Detector, but I can't help but love the idea of it and entertained that it exists. I've put together a line up of my favorite Love It or Leave It items. Just click on the image below to share your take!


воскресенье, 23 марта 2008 г.

Airport Express 802.11n Update Accidentally Leaked


By Michael Santo
Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
Apple’s usually so very careful about updating its site, generally taking it down when they introduce a new product. But the Swiss version of the Apple Store appears to have accidentally leaked information about an update to the Airport Express which adds 802.11n support.
The Airport Express is a wireless access point, [...]

суббота, 22 марта 2008 г.

P4P Aims to Speed Peer-to-Peer File Transfers, Reduce Traffic

By Michael Santo
Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
I’m guessing I’m not the only one who’s never heard of P4P. That’s because it’s still being developed. The Distributed Computing Industry Association and its “P4P Working Group” is working on a new peer-to-peer protocol, called Proactive network Provider Participation for P2P or P4P. It’s described as a “carrier-grade [...]

Daily Tech: Martha Stewart Upgrades to a MacBook Air



  • Just like every other celebrity, Martha Stewart gets a new MacBook Air and decides to blog about it! — CrunchGear

  • Cab drivers in downtown Manhattan are rallying for the right to use cell phones on duty. — Textually

  • Paul Frank is now rocking rubber cases for the iPhone and iPod Touch. — Chip Chick

  • So much fun! Lifehacker just held a 2008 coolest cubicle contest. Now see who the winner is! — Lifehacker

  • Log in and take the Kindle quiz for your chance to win a new Amazon Kindle! — geeksugar


пятница, 21 марта 2008 г.

Qstarz GPS Travel Recorder: BT-Q1000 Platinum Review

By Martin Regtien
Contributing Writer, RealTechNews
Qstarz has launched an upgraded GPS Travel Recorder, BT-Q1000Platinum.
The BT-Q1000Platinum is the successor to BT-Q1000 and comes with both hardware and software upgrades.
With the kind help from the guys at Qstarz , DigitalReviews Network and William Cheong bring you a review of the BT-Q1000Platinum

Play Tunes From Your Knickers with the iBoxers

For those to wear boxer/briefs on a regular basis, and are completely obsessed with their iPod, I recommend investing in a pair of iBoxers.


Available in pink, white, turquoise, black or yellow for $19, these high-tech undies which were featured on Chip Chick will keep your MP3 player in a safe, snug pocket. Maybe I'm just not as close to my iPod as I thought, because sweatshirt pocket works just as well for me!


четверг, 20 марта 2008 г.

Security Firm Trend Micro a Victim of Latest iFrame Attacks

By Michael Santo
Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
Nothing is so humorous as when the web site of a security vendor gets hacked. OK, OK, it was hilarious when the RIAA site was hacked, too. And I’ll admit: it’s probably not as funny if it’s your security vendor.
Earlier this week a massive attack on websites via iFrame was [...]

Website of the Day: MindHabits

Did you know that playing social-intelligence games can reduce stress hormones by 17 percent? That's right geeks, a video game designed by McGill University researchers can help train people to reduce the production of the stress-related hormone cortisol.


The MindHabits Trainer game is featured on the MindHabits website, which contains a whole lineup of "science-based video games designed to help players reduce stress and build self-confidence." I can't say I've seen dramatic results in my life, but the company claims the games will make you more confident in dating and reduce the stress that goes along with aging. It's gotta be worth checking out, right?


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среда, 19 марта 2008 г.

AOL to Acquire Bebo for $850 Million

By Michael Santo
Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
In a surprise move, Time-Warner’s AOL division on Thursday announced it has acquired Bebo for $850 million in cash. Bebo claims a global membership of about 40 million users and is the top social networking site in Ireland and New Zealand. It is No. 3 in the [...]

Get Gadget-Ready For Spring Break!

Get Gadget-Ready For Spring Break! For many University and college students, this week marks the beginning of Spring Break, a time when students head down south to partake in some serious fun in the sun action.


If you are one of the lucky ones escaping to the land of pure partying and freedom 21, aside from packing the usual sunscreen, flip-flops, and shades, I suggest throwing in a few gadget essentials!


To see my entire Spring Break gadgets and gadgets accessories list, click "start slideshow" below!
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вторник, 18 марта 2008 г.

YouTube: Broadcast Yourself, Anywhere

By Michael Santo
Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
Rumors flew yesterday about today’s YouTube announcement. Some thought it would be high-definition videos (long desired); others thought it would be a deal with Hulu (which would have been cool). The real announcement was an opening up of YouTube, turning it into a service that could power your own application, [...]

Daily Tech: Samsung Unveils the Miniskirt Season 2 Phone



  • The SCH-C220 "Miniskirt" phone by Samsung features a vibrating touch key and "Smile Shot," which enables automatic shots of smiling faces. — Engadget

  • Facebook is said to be launching a new instant messaging service, which could be open to the public as soon as next week. — TechCrunch

  • Check out the top five green gadgets to celebrate St.Patrick's Day with! — Shiny Shiny

  • Unplggd has compiled a list of all the creative and geek-chic products that will help you keep your computer cables nice and tidy. — Unplggd

  • Log in and take the Kindle quiz for your chances to win a new Amazon Kindle! — geeksugar


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понедельник, 17 марта 2008 г.

Ink Jet Ink Now $8,000 a Gallon


By Alice Hill
RealTechNews
I just saw $3.99 on a gas station pricing sign this weekend, and you know it’s not going to get any lower. Being an optimist, I decided to see what other fluids are even more pricey than light sweet crude. Turns out - Ink Jet ink has now reached an unbelievable $8,000 a [...]

To Smartphone or Not to Smartphone?

I'm a devout smartphone lover now, often espousing the virtues of the iPhones and the BlackBerries, but I remember the days of having a regular cell phone and thinking — I didn't need all that "junk." I just need a cell phone for calls, I thought. How young and naive I was. Then of course, I wanted a camera on my phone, so I hit that up. And it sounded nice to have email whenever I wanted too, so I started to succumb.


By the time the iPhone came out, with its gorgeous Internet interface, touchscreen, and integrated iPod, I was first in line (well, first in line when it died down a week or so later).



I can't imagine life without a smartphone now and could absolutely never go back, but I still hear the same things now that I thought before — either that you don't need "fancy" features, or worse, I know girls who say a smartphone is too "high tech" for them, which I hate! When did accessibility and convenience become equivalent with high tech? I hate overly complicated gadgets, and I think the iPhone and Blackberry are totally not.


So I want to know, do you have a smartphone or a regular cell phone? And is there something keeping you from getting a smartphone, besides the price?


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воскресенье, 16 марта 2008 г.

Ultimate Travel Gadget: Belkin Mini Power Strip


By Alice Hill
RealTechNews
Anyone who travels a lot will simply look at this device and sigh with relief. Why? Hotels are awful about providing enough power outlets near the desk - and with more and more gadgets hitting the road, it means a room strewn with charging cell phones and laptops and headsets, etc. One room [...]

Website of the Day: Ebates

How did I, online shopping Jedi, not know about Ebates?! One of my friends just turned me on to this website, which gives you both online coupons and cash back on your purchases from a ton of my favorite online stores.

For me that means Bluefly, Nordstrom, drugstore.com, as well as the Apple Store and eBags (a great destination for laptop bags).


Just sign up (it's free) and once signed in, navigate to the store you want to shop at from Ebates. Once you make a purchase, Ebates tracks it for you and sends you a check for your cash-back credit!


I've also heard good things about Fatwallet, which is similar to Ebates. Sometimes I think the universe wants me to shop.


суббота, 15 марта 2008 г.

Powermonkey eXplorer Portable Charger - Reviewed

By Martin Regtien
Contributing Writer, RealTechNews
Kevin Cheng writes:
Being no stranger to gadgets, travelling and with an almost obsessive desire to pack lightly, I am constantly on the look out for the next best thing to help reduce my gear charging burden when on the move.
Is the powermonkey eXplorer the answer to my recharging needs?
Let’s swing [...]

Geek Tip: Work Together With Screen Sharing

The first time I used iChat's Screen Sharing feature was to help my mom figure out how to attach a photo in an email. Apparently, this whole technology thing still keeps my parents entertained, 'cause they told all of their friends what went down the next day. Since then, I've used screen share to collaborate on stories, photos, and of course, help my parents figure out how to spin up their www, aka, check their emails.


A sweet little feature from OS X Leopard, is screen-sharing capabilities, which are just a click away in your system preferences (under sharing). They'll allow you and the other user to share a screen, while letting you both participate. In the past, if someone "shared" your screen, you wouldn't be able to click around on your own. But Screen Sharing not only lets you iChat, but share ideas at the same time.


It comes in pretty handy on those times when you and a co-worker need to flesh out a design, approve photos, or even troubleshoot, but aren't in the same office. I know I get good use out of it with my family alone! Just call me Geek, IT Specialist!


пятница, 14 марта 2008 г.

Sony/ATV, Apple Deny Rumors of iTunes Beatles Deal


By Michael Santo
Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
Sorry, Beatles fans: two sources are throwing cold water on rumors that Paul McCartney has sold the rights to the Beatles back catalog to iTunes.
First, a denial by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, which is the joint venture owned by Sony and singer Michael Jackson. Sony/ATV owns the publishing rights to the vast [...]

Website of the Day: Faces in Places

Do you ever see something that totally reminds you of, or looks like a face? As much as you try to shake the fact that a rock or a cloud is smiling at you, you just can't? Well when TeamSugar user Calamari sent Faces in Places to me, I couldn't get over how many recognizable human faces there are on everyday things. I'm already addicted to this site, and can't help but check out all the new photos of faces in places. Trust me, the more faces you see, the more visible they will become — kinda like a sixth "faces in places" sense!



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четверг, 13 марта 2008 г.

McCartney Signs Deal with iTunes for Beatles Catalog: Report


By Michael Santo
Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
If nothing else, it appears that the contentious divorce between Paul McCartney and Heather Mills has led to one good result - well, not for either of them, but for music fans. McCartney has authorized the release of the Beatles’ back catalog on iTunes in a deal that is valued at [...]

Daily Tech: BlackBerry Devices to Get DRM-Free Music



  • This April, Puretracks will be launching a BlackBerry music store that will be initially available on the Pearl, Curve, and 8800 series handsets. — The Boy Genius Report

  • Parents are said to be gaining inspiration from text message and Google for selecting baby names. — Yahoo! Tech

  • Since its unveiling last week, Apple is said to have more than 100,000 iPhone software development kits downloaded. — Gizmodo

  • Zara from Shiny Shiny checks out the new YP-S2 pebble MP3 players from Samsung. — Shiny Shiny

  • The LG Glimmer, which comes with a slide-out keypad and touchscreen, becomes available on Alltel tomorrow. — CrunchGear


среда, 12 марта 2008 г.

Circuit City Extends Return Time for HD-DVD Players

By Michael Santo
Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
Some retailers have been offering credits or trade-ins for returns of HD-DVD players, but you always need to buy a new Blu-ray player in exchange. Circuit City is going them one better, extending its 30-day return policy to 90 days for HD-DVD players.
Of course, since the avalanche of bad HD-DVD news [...]

Daily Tech: See All Your Web Searches With SearchMe



  • A cool new search engine called SearchMe allows you to see your search results before clicking on them. — TechCrunch

  • MySong software from Microsoft Research will generate a musical accompaniment to go along with your vocals. — Gizmodo

  • Alltel has joined the 99 club by offering a nationwide unlimited calling plan for $99.99 a month. — Crave

  • Check out 10 of the latest and greatest Google street view images to hit the web. — Switched

  • Newsweek tech columnist Stephen Levy accidentally had his MacBook Air tossed out with the newspapers. — Valleywag


вторник, 11 марта 2008 г.

Denver Airport Censors Its Free Wi-Fi Network

By Michael Santo
Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
I suppose you could say that since it’s their wi-fi network, and since it’s free, they can do whatever they want with it. But some of the sites that Denver International Airport is choosing to block are not what I would consider racy.
It should be noted that Denver International Airport is the [...]

Wiebetech RTX External SATA Drive Enclosure - Reviewed

By Martin Regtien
Contributing Writer, RealTechNews
The hard drive enclosure market is cluttered with offerings, most of which are barely differentiable from each other except in looks.
So what makes Wiebetech’s RTX series stand out from the crowd?
Kevin Cheng from DigitalReviews gets to try out the RTX-100H-Q enclosure - thanks to Wiebetech.

Daily Tech: Mark Zuckerberg Gets Grilled at SXSW



  • Check out footage from the Sarah Lacy/Mark Zuckerberg interview from SXSW this past weekend. Things went from bad to worse. — ValleyWag

  • A new BlackBerry social networking site called Dipdive focuses on politics and, more specifically, on presidential candidate Barack Obama. — BB Geeks

  • AT&T is now offering an unlimited calling plan for the iPhone, which costs $120. — IntoMobile

  • With LogMeIn Free, you can connect to your PC from any other PC for free. — Crave

  • What would be the best iPhone application ever? A LEGO-touch app, which allows you to build LEGO creations on your phone. — Core77


понедельник, 10 марта 2008 г.

Microsoft Opens “Office Live Workspace” to the Public


By Michael Santo
Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
I first wrote about Office Live Workspace when pre-registration opened in early October. At the time it was a very limited beta open to select few registered participants, but as of late Monday it was opened up to the general public.
Go to the Office Live Workspace site to sign up.
Still in [...]

Bust Out Your Inner Annie Leibovitz With the Tabletop Photo Studio

Tired of smoothing out your white sheet to take a good picture of something you want to put up on Craigslist or eBay? I myself have found the perfect lighting and surface on my white table at home, but I'm pretty over it, so I love this mini Tabletop Photo Studio!



You don't have to fuss with a sheet, the light, anything — for just $30, you get pretty professional-looking results. I'm not even as taken with the convenience of this, as I am the adorableness of it too. It's so little! It's so cute! So put those cute shoes you never wore up in the mix, turn up "Vogue", and get snapping. Also totally works for Barbie and puppy photo shoots (they are so vain).



воскресенье, 9 марта 2008 г.

Qingbar GP300 Wireless Video Glasses — Exclusive Hands-On Review

By Martin Regtien
Contributing Writer, RealTechNews
DigitalReviews has the pleasure of bringing you an exclusive hands-on review of the world’s first wireless video glasses with built-in media player - a totally hands free, mobile private cinema screen viewable through a pair of glasses together with hi-fi audio through high quality earphones.
As YellowMosquito describes it, the Qingbar GP3000 [...]

Philips Super Sexy Retro-Styled Camera

The saying may be "beauty doesn't come cheap," but for this camera, it certainly does! For only $50 you can pick yourself up one of these ultra-thin sleek black cameras by Philips.


Here's the thing, it's a 3-megapixel camera, so you're not going be able to blow your pictures up to life size. But if you're looking for a camera that takes nice 4-x-6-inch photos that are quick and easy to share via email, this cam is for you!


Not your color? Check out a wide variety of other Philips digital cameras.


























суббота, 8 марта 2008 г.

Nine Inch Nails Uploads New Album to BitTorrent Sites


By Michael Santo
Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
Nine Inch Nails has released its new album, Ghosts I-IV, online and in a somewhat Radiohead-eque way. You’ll recall Radiohead released its In Rainbows album with “you” naming the price. Nine Inch Nails doesn’t go quite that far, but it’s still the sort of experimentation more bands should be trying [...]

Geek Tip: Organize Your Library With Delicious Monster

So lets say you have a trillion books that you've been collecting over the years (well, maybe not a trillion). Wouldn't it be great if you could have a virtual library where you can categorize, get recommendations for similar reads, sell your goods on Amazon, and even check out books to your friends — complete with a handy reminder of when to start pestering them to take their books back? It would be awesome, right?



Well, Delicious Monster has arrived to fulfill all of the above criteria. Using your Macs built-in iSight or a Bluetooth scanner, simply scan the bar code on the back of your books, and Delicious Monster will start creating your very own virtual library. To find out more, just


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