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In the latest episode of The ScobleShow, we got our first look at DAVE from Seagate. DAVE stands for “digital audio-video experience” and is a tiny 10 or 20 GB hard drive. Tiny as in 3.5 x 4.7 x .47-inches. The best part, though, is that this thing gives you the ability to share content by way of the built-in Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity. So you can browse the devices with a cell phone, transfer content to other Bluetooth devices or DAVEs, and it has 10 hours of battery life. Expect it to retail for about $200 USD in May or June. For the full scoop, check the video above.

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Finnish author Hannu Luntiala has created an entire novel with and about text messaging. Entitled “The Last Message,” the plot consists of an IT exec who resigns, travels throughout Europe and India, and communicates only through text messaging. The 332 page “phone book” consists of approximately 1,000 messages which of course are written in SMS.

“I believe that, at the end of the day, a text message may reveal much more about a person than you would initially think,” says Luntiala, who also heads a company that keeps databases on Finns.

Publishing firm Tammi is considering make the novel available in other languages. We’re not exactly sure of the point here, but this may start a whole wave of Orwellian Newspeak.

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Wave Bubble

We know that jamming is illegal, still we have to give kudos to hacker/researcher “Lady Ada” at MIT’s Media Lab for allowing us to defend our personal spaces with what appears to be a pack of cigarettes. The Wave Bubble features a rechargeable internal lithium-battery for up to 2 hours of jamming two bands in a cell phone or 4 hours in a single band such as a GPS, cordless phone, or WiFi. Three AAA batteries can also be utilized. The Bubble’s range is about a 20 ft. radius, if you have a decent antenna, and its output is .1W to .3W.

Lady Ada claims that neither the RF jammer nor its specs will ever be available due to FCC regs, and doesn’t recommend that build your own if you are an amateur technology geek. Thanks for the info, Lady Ada. We can take it from here.

 

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Spinvox logoLondon based Spinvox is about to take the giant leap to the States. The service converts voicemail to text and sends them via e-mail and/or SMS to read on your cell phone. The Quick-Link takes you to a specific message so that you don’t have to hassle with your voicemail menu and will display the caller’s number. If you are out and about and have an urge to share, Spinvox also features Speak-a-Blog. The company will assign you a personal number, convert it, and post it on your blog.

Although they are still in the negotiation phase with U.S. carriers, you can test its service by calling the site’s phone number, leaving a message, and it will post it on their blog in a couple of moments. Spinvox charges by number of calls, ranging from £3.00 (~$4.00) for 10 conversions to £27.99 (~$36.00) for 200 and is currently offering a 1 week (50 message) free trial.

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Bravia W44S

Sony Ericsson has come up with a new concept in phones, the Bravia W44S, which opens both vertically and horizontally. It can handle digital audio on its dual 16mm stereo speakers, video reception on a 240 x 432mm screen, CDMA EVDO, a 3.2 MP camera with auto-focus, a 128 voice polyphonic ringtone, and a MS pro duo slot built-in for 115 Mb flash.

We admit that the W44S looks pretty nifty with its moon phases calendar/clock, but since it’s only available in Japan for now, we’ll just consider it another teaser from Sony Ericsson and hang on to our merely vertical cell phones.

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Ford Focus

The Ford Focus will be one of the cars being issued this fall that will feature Sync, and they are keeping it on the downlow. We couldn’t get a price, (“It will blow away the competition,”) any pictures of it in a vehicle, or even mention the name of the dude who was telling us what we weren’t supposed to know. Maybe Microsoft is saving the info for the CES. All we were told/shown was that Ford has the exclusive rights until 2008, that it will play and/or recharge your iPod via USB, interrupt your tunes if you have an incoming call, and has text message/voice recognition capability.

 

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Showstoppers brought us something we’ve been dreaming of for a very long time: A pad you can drop all your devices that need a charge onto, without dealing with various wall-warts or cords or cables.

The WildCharger is a pad that works on induction—it’s a very thin pad, and though it requires a bit of modification to your device, (or a device-specific thin-cradle you slide your phone/pda into) the concept is definitely promising. Spills don’t phase it, and you can touch any portion of the pad without having to worry about getting shocked. They even had a modified PSP, which allows you to charge it simply by putting the PSP on the pad—no cradle needed.

The pad will come in a regular and mini sizes and will sell for $100 and $40, respectively, with the added benefit that you don’t use any power when no devices are on the pad. (Modern wall-warts still drain power, even without your cell phone plugged in.)

If they’re able to keep compatible cradles up and cheap at a regular clip, this could be a great solution for the gadget geek with six cell phones. Available first half of this year.


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