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AT&T Mobile Music Store


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mMode Music Store IDWe all know how frustrating it can be to hear a song on the radio that you like, but not know the name of it (or the artist who sings it). What if you liked it so much that you wanted to purchase it? Well, with AT&T's new mMode Music Store along with the Music ID service, all you need is your cell phone. All you need to do when you hear a song playing is dial #ID on your phone, and hold it up to the speaker for 15 seconds. You will then get a text message giving you all the 411 on the track, as well as the option to purchase the song (or a related ringtone). Sounds interesting. From AT&T:

"Now consumers no longer have to scribble down the names of songs they've discovered and wait until they get home to download them onto their computers," Sam Hall, vice president of mMode services for AT&T Wireless, said in a statement. "The convenience and immediacy of our mobile digital music store lets users remotely explore and buy digital music while on the move."

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Rumor: 60GB iPod with color screen AND video out?ThinkSecret.com is reporting on a rumor as old as time itself (ok, thats a slight exaggeration, but am I the only one who feels like this has been a rumor for the longest time?). The rumor of a 60GB iPod has been around for a while as well as the rumor of a color screen. Now, according to ThinkSecret.com, it will only be a rumor for about 30 to 60 more days. The device (as mentioned earlier) will have a 60GB hard drive capabable of holding up to 20,000 music tracks and 25,000 photos. Of course file size and quality will affect these numbers but not by much with such a large drive. The screen size will remain the same, but the two inch screen would be in color, and of a higher resolution. Big news is the new video out option to view all your photos on your television/projector. Apparently, the iPod would sync not only with iTunes, but also with iPhoto. If this ever materializes, look for the new iPod to cost $499 USD.

We will have more on this as the story becomes official, until then, remember, its only a rumor (but hey, wasn't the internet created for rumor sites about Apple?).

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Philips Streamium HDTV 23PF9976i Wi-Fi



There are more and more adding wireless networks to their homes, as the technology has come down in price quite a bit. After taking that plunge, most try to make future purchases based on whether the device has integrated Wi-Fi or not. It's understandable, as you have invested in the technology in the first place. Philips is finally ready to release their Streamium HDTV. What does one have to do with the other? The Streamium 23PF9976i is an HDTV with integrated 802.11g Wi-Fi.

Philips claims the TV is "future proof" as well. This simply means that the TV will check Philips servers for updates on codecs and other features throughout its lifetime. Sounds nice, but that's not all the Wi-Fi does. The main attraction of this unit is that it can stream audio (MP3, MP3 Pro, PCM, WAV), video (MPEG-1/2/4, DivX, XviD), and photos (JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG ) over your network and display them on its 23-inch high definition screen. It also boasts a built-in FM tuner, and if that isn't enough, you can stream internet radio as well.

So what's the price? So far, Philips hasn't made it public. We can expect an announcement soon, though, as the Streamium HDTV is set to be released in November. While 23-inches might seem small, it is the perfect compliment to your Streamium Boombox. Right.

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The Day After Tomorrow DVDToday's DVD Release List might seem a bit skimpy at first, until you take a closer look. Then you realize that all these releases are ho-hum, with the exception of the fourth season of CSI. That is unless you like overdone comedies (like The Nutty Professor), or overdramatic dramas (like The Day After Tomorrow). Enjoy!

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Ask the Gear Chick Gear Live



With all the email we get at Gear Live regarding technology, opinions on what people should buy, and the like, we figured it was time to start a mailbag column. We thought long and hard about how to go forward with the new column, and it soon became obvious. We needed a Gear Chick. Is there anything better than a woman who loves tech? Didn't think so. They are a rare breed, and it took a while for us to find that one woman who fit the bill - but we did it.

Meet Lauren, the new Gear Chick. She will be answering your emails on all things related to gear in Ask the Gear Chick each week. You can reach her at gearchick@gearlive.com. Here is her first column:

Welcome to Ask the Gear Chick. It isn't too often that you see a chick on Gear live but with my new column, that might just change things around here! Here's the basic idea:

You write me an email and ask some questions. I will pick a few to answer each week and you'll get an honest answer or opinion from a real tech girl.

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Creative Zen Micro



Continuing the latest industry trend of releasing portable audio players with a smaller amount of drive space, Creative has developed the next competitor to the iPod mini. The Creative Zen Micro is just 3.3" x 2" x 0.7" and offers 5 GB of storage space, along with an FM tuner and voice recording. In addition, the rechargeable battery will be removable and lasts for 12 hours. The Creative Zen Micro employs similar technology to the Zen Touch, utilizing a vertical touchpad. You can expect to find the product in stores in time for the holiday season.

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Half Life 2 Review Scans


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Half Life 2 ReviewThe long awaited Half Life 2 PC game is finally about to ship. In fact, those who purchased the download version have already had the game pushed to their PC's - but cannot play it until the launch date. Instead of staring at the file download that taunts you, check out the scanned review out of PC Gamer UK. From the looks of it, this might be one game that actually lives up to its hype.

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In what looks to be an awesome deal, Amazon is offering FOX Season One Box Sets for a cool $14.99. Included in this deal are:

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Futurama
Millenium
In Living Color
Roswell
Angel
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
King of the Hill

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Nintendo Reveals DS Launch Lineup?

Continung today's Nintendo DS coverage, Nintendo has finally released the lineup of launch games available for the Nintendo DS due out in the states on November 21 (and Japan 10 days later). Some big name third party games will be out along with several Nintendo developed titles as well. This news along with the most recent story mentioned earlier on Gear Live regarding downloading content wirelessly and another report about Nintendo commenting on the PSP battery life shows signs of a good week for Nintendo, the DS, and most importantly, Nintendo fans. Stay tuned for more Nintendo DS and Sony PSP news as it comes in. For now, continue reading the story below to find out the complete lineup of launch games for the Nintendo DS.

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The One Ring to Rule Them All...

Man, how cool is this! Yesterday I received a catalogue from the Noble Collection company, which showcased some really beautiful sculptures and replicas for your desk or home. If I had room in my current place, I would totally jump for some Lord of the Rings gear, like the replica shown here. I also liked the Constellation Draco Compass and the Da Vinci Flying Machine. Very classy conversation pieces, indeed. Check out their entire online catalogue, or even better, order a print copy so that you can see them close-up in nice setting. You'll be impressed.

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