On Gear Live: Amazon announces the Fire Phone, available July 25th

Starbucks LogoIt seems Starbucks made the right decision when they decided to partner with T-Mobile to offer subscription-based WiFi access in their coffee houses. The move has brought in a more dedicated customer, often visiting the store longer and more often than the average consumer. In addition to offering standard web access, The T-Mobile Hotspot service at Starbucks gives subscriber's exclusive content not found elsewhere.

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iRiver H120Hard drive based digital audio players offer a nice advantage over other types of players; that being that they hold quite a bit more than flash-based or CD/MP3 combo units. The market for hard drive players is large, and the selection wide. We take a look at some of the best.

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Wi-BroWith WiMax being the talk of the wireless world lately, Wi-Bro has silently stepped up to the plate and grabbed the attention. South Korea is set to roll out this high speed wireless standard in 2006, aimed at users who remain in the same general area needing a connection (so, not for airplanes). This announcement does not come without controversy, of course. Intel is working on their version of WiMax, but it wont be ready as soon as Wi-Bro. The hotly contested Asian wireless market is up for grabs here, and if Intel comes out of the gate too late then the Wi-Bro standard will be the norm. Here we go again with the multiple standards problem. Fortunately, these guys may put their heads together (Wi-Bro is co-developed by Samsung, along with a few Korean Telecoms). Personally, I think that is the way to go.

We are now on the road to true 4G wireless communication.

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Apple iTunes and iPodIn honor of the upcoming 100 millionth song sold on the iTunes Music Store, Apple is running a promotion giving its users the opportunity to acheive the digital music motherlode. For every 100,000th song sold on iTunes, Apple will be giving away a 20 GB iPod - one to the purchaser of each 100,000th song downloaded between 95 million and 100 million songs. In addition, the person who downloads the 100 millionth song will receive a 17-inch Apple PowerBook, a 40 GB iPod, a gift certificate for 10,000 iTunes song downloads.

How many songs have been downloaded? Take a look:
iTunes Download Ticker

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Engadget has a great article on how to enter the contest for free. Basically, instead of buying music, you can use the "Tell a Friend" feature. Instead of entering a friends email address, enter itunes100@apple.com. Hit send, and you just entered the contest.

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NEC PlasmaSync 61XM2+/S TV
NEC has recently released the absolute most gorgeous plasma displays I have ever seen. They are two 61-inch wide plasma monitors from the PlasmaSync(TM)61XM2+series (a grey bezel model, and a silver bezel model) that are equipped with "Enhanced Split Screen" ability - a high quality, high performance Double Picture function.

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Fahrenheit 9/11 P2PIt seems that Michael Moore is either a really brash SOB, or really has it out for Bush to the point where he doesn't even care about profit:

"I don't agree with copyright laws, and I don't have a problem with people downloading the movie and sharing it ... as long as they're not trying to make a profit off my labor," Moore said in a recent interview. "I make these movies and books and TV shows because I want things to change, and so the more people who get to see them, the better."

Okay Michael, if you say so.
Hot Tech DealsGet them while you can! Circuit City has officially put a bunch of major video games on clearance for a cool $5 per title! Of course, with a deal like this everything is flying off the shelves. If you can get to a Circuit City that has any of the games left, you can definately benefit from the huge mark downs. The prices are not marked, and will only show up when the item is scanned.

NOTE: Some Circuit City stores will not be honoring these prices until July 17th.

For a list of all the titles on clearance, click the link.

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Game Boy Advance SPIn the wake of the soon to come Nintendo DS, I thought we would take a look at the last handheld released by Nintendo, the Game Boy Advance SP. This little peice of hardware really is "more than meets the eye".

When former Nintendo monarch Hiroshi Yamauchi stepped down, Saturu Iwata took over as Nintendo CEO. His first order of business was to do away with the childish image many had with Nintendo and its consoles. Being that the Game Boy franchise had long been the biggest breadwinner at Nintendo, Iwata decided to soup up the product line. His goal was simple: Get a Nintendo Game Boy back in the hands of adults.

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Motorola A630Motorola sure knows how to kick off a product release. Motorola launched the new A630 at the Hotel Gansevoort in New York City. In the midst of such celebrities as Russell Simmons, Molly Shannon, and Tyson Beckford, and Jacob the Jeweler, Motorola set the stage for a huge debut for their latest mobile phone. The A630 seems to be the perfect blend of a mobile phone and a Sidekick/Blackberry type of device. To read the press release and see more pictures of the celebs, click the link.

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iRiver H320People have been waiting for iRiver's updated hard drive audio players. Finally, they are now available in Japan and Europe, and reviews are starting to show up. So far, things are very positive. The device just looks sexy, with a sleek body and color screen. Not only does it play your favorite tunes, but it can also display photos in full color and play FM radio. If anyone wants to make a serious run at the iPod (which seems to be the theme of the day), this is the way to do it.



iRiver H320 Color Screen

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