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Verizon OneVerizon enticed us to check out the unveiling of their new phone - Verizon One. Essentially, the 5.8 GHz phone looks okay and is packed with plenty of features to make it worth the $149.99 price tag.  The Verizon One is supposed to be a conglomerate of all of your communication needs in one device. For the price, the phone also has an integrated 802.11g 4-port router along with a beautiful touch screen where you can manage contacts, address books, and schedules for each family individual.  Since it already has an Internet connection, you can also use Verizon SuperPages to find restaurants, theaters, locksmiths, etc.  It does a pretty good job in mapping results out for you, too.  While impressive, this product does have a massive downside - it’s only available to Verizon DSL customers.  Good going Verizon, way to isolate potential consumers.


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Revolution ControllerFor all the naysayers out there, it appears that those who have gotten to see the Nintendo Revolution controller up close walk away impressed. Take Time Magazine for example, who call the controller “mind blowing,” in an article looking at the coolest things out there. The article was based on mass-market appeal, and Time believes that the Revolution controller is something that anyone will be able to pick up, understand, and use easily. Sounds like what Nintendo was going for.


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Cingular HSDPA Seattle and PhoenixGood to see Cingular taking action by turning on their HSDPA service in a couple of techno-centric cities. Seattle, WA and Phoeniex, AZ are the first areas to get receive the HSDPA love here in the United States. While no HSDPA phones are available for purchase here in the US just yet, I commend Cingular for taking the leap to show that they are ready to jump into this space. Also nice to see Seattle get first dibs compared to how long it took Verizon to get EV-DO turned on here. Cingular’s new networks were up and running in Seattle and Phoenix using Lucent Technologies and in the Dallas/Fort Worth area using Ericsson equipment. They plan to have the network in up to 20 markets by year’s end, which is also when they would make enabled phones and laptop cards available to consumers.


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Dell HDTVDell has announced yet another addition to their budget television line in the W3706C 37-inch LCD just keeps the good times rolling with their television line. The latest member is the W3706MC 37-inch LCD television, priced at $2,299. This bad boy has a 1366 x 768 resolution, and arrives at your door ready to receive OTA HD content. They also have a 50-inch plasma that they are adding to their line in the W5001C - this is the one they were showing off last month, and it’s going for $3,799. The Dell W3706 and W5001C allow users to multitask by viewing images from different sources simultaneously, with dual tuners and Picture-In-Picture (PIP), Picture-On-Picture (POP), and Picture-By-Picture (PbP) modes.


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Boob earmuffsThere really isn’t much to say about this unique pair of earmuffs other than that they will surely grab you a bunch of attention during your morning commute. Hey, they are only $9 USD, a must for any bachelor party/graduation/anniversary. When doesn’t wearing a pair of boobs to warm your ears equate to a fun time?


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For mobile entrepreneurs who are always on the go, Office Depot has what looks to be a great service meant to give your small company the appearance of seeming larger than it is. As we all know, that can mean the difference between a new client or one that walks away. The Wireless Office service starts at about $65 per month, and includes all of the following services.

After Hours Answering Service
Need a way to manage calls after hours? Wireless office service works for a fraction of the cost of a live answering service and can actually connect the call rather than setting up a call back With Wireless office service, you avoid playing “phone tag” and connect to your callers after hours.

Virtual Receptionist
Don’t have an office? Don’t have a receptionist? Need to present callers with a main business number that routes calls to the right people or information? Wireless office service works as your virtual receptionist 24hrs/day for the fraction of the cost of a dedicated person.

Consolidating and Connecting Virtual Workers
Are a majority of people in your “office” not in the office at all? Most phone systems deliver calls only to office phones. If your company primarily uses home or cellular phones, then Wireless office service is for you.

Consolidating and Connecting Multiple Offices
Looking to consolidate multiple branch offices with one phone number and one phone system? Wireless office service lets you do that and much more.

Making Small Businesses Look and Sound Larger
Tired of your small business sounding like a small business to callers? Wireless office service makes any business sound like a large enterprise.

Retail Call Routing
Are your retail employees spending too much time answering the phone and too little time helping customers? Wireless office service allows retail store to focus on customers while providing automated information to callers and only connect the right callers to the store.

Not bad, eh? If anyone is using, or has used, this service, let us know how it is.


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U2 iPod Discontinued

Not major news, but worth mentioning nonetheless, with the release of the brand new 5th generation iPod with video support, it looks like Apple has quietly discontinued the U2 branded iPod that they have been selling for the past twelve months. Could it be due to the face that the new iPod is already available in black, and adding a red click wheel just isn’t enough of a difference? Judging by the fact that Apple and U2 still are on great terms as evidenced by Bono’s face being displayed on just about every iPod screen image that doesn’t have a track by the Gorillaz playing, I would say so.


AirClick Dock ConnectorGriffin has announced the next version of their AirClick remote for the iPod, scheduled to ship in mid-November. The new AirClick with dock connector is compatible with the new 5th generation iPod, along with the 4th generation version, the iPod nano, and the iPod mini. The device allows you to control your iPod with the AirClick remote control, which means you can hook the iPod up to, say, your Xbox 360, and control the sound from across the room. Expect to pay around 40 bones when it hits retail.


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Free TiVoWe snapped this image at DigitalLife a couple of days ago. These are the thousands of TiVo units that TiVo gave away to anyone contributing to their VCR funeral at the event. We already have TiVo units, and the line was long. No free TiVo for us.


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E3'05 360 Faceplate

Okay, it looks like we owe an apology to one of our previous contest winners. You see, when we gave away our E3’05 collectible limited edition faceplate, we talked up how one would be able to put this thing onto their Xbox 360 and have an ultra-rare system. Turns out that information is false. The limited edition faceplates don’t even fit on the final production Xbox 360 bezel. All it is, is a rare collectors item - nothing more, nothing less. Unless you break out your dremel tool and teach that faceplate just who is boss. For the guy who paid $800 for one on eBay, a shame.

EDIT: Looks like the Major says that the face plates work just fine. Looks like we tried to hook ours up to a production or debug unit rather than the final box. G4TV.com was wrong again. False alarm, thankfully. Still no excuse for dropping $800 on one though. Thank you, disprover.


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