It’s always great to see what some free time, creativity, a notebook, and a digital camera can do. The results are illusions of transparent desktops on various notebooks. At first you might say, “Ah, that’s easy” (much like I said at first) – boy was I wrong. These are harder to accomplish then it seems. You must first get the right angle with your camera, take the shot, upload it, set it as your desktop and adjust the screen to match. Seems pretty simple, right? Try it out for yourself and let us know how the result came out.
Read More | Transparent Screens via flickr
Cell phones with cameras are great. You can take a quick snapshot where ever you are and of almost anything you desire. One thing that really isn’t possible with cell phone cameras – taking a good image of yourself. Sure you could have someone take the picture for you, but what about those times when there isn’t anyone around to take the picture for you? That’s where Cellpod comes to save the day. Cellpod is a pocket sized tripod for your cell phone which can be attached via the belt clip button or with an included attachment. This cell phone accessory will set you back $24.99 and available in black or “Edge glow” blue.
Read More | Joy Innovations
I got my shiny new PSP today at Gamestop. There I was, all psyched up and ready to roll. I was prepared to experience the joy that comes will all things new and electronic - and BAM! Three dead pixels on the right hand side. Many have reported that this is a problem with their PSP’s. This is most likely due to the fact that Sony ramped up production to get a million units ready for the US launch. I just returned from my local Gamestop, and unfortunately they have no PSP’s in stock (surprise!), and they don’t know when they will receive more. I did manage to get them to agree to call me as soon as they get one for exchange. Anyone else experiencing this problem?
Not much to say about this one, as it is pretty obvious what’s going on here. The Gizmondo gaming device is pictured here, and it has two problems. First of all, the design just looks atrocious. Secondly, the system Windows software interface has crashed. Come on now. This is apparently why most gaming handhelds fail. Where is the simplicity?
Read More | The Inquirer
Motorola rolled out a new musicphone at Miami Music Multimedia (M3) last night and MobileTracker has got a first look. It’s a CDMA handset that will support EV-DO, and it comes with 41MB onboard memory. The E725 also has a MiniSD slot, allowing to you expand your memory up to 1 GB. The slider phone also features scroll wheel control, stereo speakers and a built-in FM transmitter for sending tunes to home or car stereos. Unlike the Sony Ericsson W800i, the E725 comes with a standard 3.5mm mini jack so you can use it with your own headphones. Not the first iTunes phone, but it is certainly looking like a pretty solid entry into the musicphone market.
Read More | MobileTracker
I was owned. I mean, completely owned by the impending launch of this sexy device. The PSP images swam in my head daily, the unquenchable desire of having it in my hand invaded my dreams, and its capabilities punctuated almost all my conversations. It is handheld gaming taken to a whole new level, and after a great launch in Japan a few months ago it was finally coming to the US in grand fashion. Today we’re covering the midnight launch experience in New York City, at the same time that we look at how this thing changed lives.
Okay guys, the Sony PSP has finally hit the US, and initial reports show that it is already a huge success. We will be bringing you pictures and a report of Sony’s PSP launch party tomorrow once we get all the pictures uploaded. For now, you may want to know that Sony Connect has about a dozen or so videos available for download which are optimized for the Playstation Portable. The videos are nothing spectacular, but they give you an idea of things to come for the PSP. They range in lengths from 1-14 minutes.
Read More | Sony Connect PSP
Podbrix brings you a new type of t-shirt that may be used as a holder for your iPod shuffle. By using a magnetic clasp, the lego-styled figure printed on the shirt will hold the shuffle in place, even under vigorous activity. The website marks the t-shirt as being sold out and the description says only 300 units will be made - however, we can expect other manufactures to follow suit. Now if only the figure actually clasped its “hands” around the iPod Shuffle – now that would be sweet!
Read More | Podbrix Product Page
In an effort to be one step ahead of security exploits, Mozilla has released a critical update to its Firefox Internet browser. Our favorite browser goes out to prove once again that no software is safe, but they will take every step necessary to provide its users with the most secure and stable web browsing possible. If you haven’t tried out Firefox yet, you may do so here.
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Apple’s interest in satellite HD content delivery has become more than obvious. Just a note to Phil Schiller and company: your (potential) competitors are taking notice!
The more we look into these developing rumors of Apple’s planned HDVN high-definition content delivery system, with each new report this is becoming one of the biggest stories in our 11 years dishing dirt—right up there with Mac OS X, the iMac, the iPod….yeah, that big. Seriously. - Mac OS Rumors
Just because Apple rebuffed Sirius is by no means an indication that Apple isn’t interested in satellite content delivery. Apple just doesn’t want to piggyback on someone else’s network—they’re interested in building their own on existing satellites and potentially launching more than one of their own in the next few years as well.
This “HDVN” will not just be through satellite however. The same service will be available over the Internet and as a “drop in, plug in, tune in” service at its retail stores.
Having learned the digital middle-man game with iTunes, Apple is eager to get a piece of the larger multimedia content pie but doesn’t want to go directly head-to-head with services like Blockbuster’s new flat-fee unlimited Internet rental system.
Apple believes that this network will drive sales of Macs, but also create a market for low-cost home devices which act as a sort of “video iPod” without actually handling display duties.
Read More | Mac OS Rumors
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