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Starbucks Wi-Fi to go free starting July 1

Starbucks free wifi

Starbucks just announced that they are dropping their Wi-Fi fee starting on July 1. That’s right, Wi-Fi at all Starbucks locations will be free from July 1 on. In fact, as you can see in the tweeted announcement, it will be 1-click to log on, no registration required. Starbucks Wi-Fi is currently powered by AT&T, but going forward, the company will be partnering with Yahoo! to provide the free service to customers. This is a big move, since Starbucks is pretty much, well, everywhere.

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DJ Hero 2 trailer: Two turntables and a microphone

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Activision, E3, Music, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360,

We were big fans of the original DJ Hero, so you can bet that we’re really excited about DJ Hero 2 and all the enhancements that come with the title. Launching this fall, DJ Hero 2 aims to be more social than the original by focusing on multiplayer aspects. Obviously, in the trailer, you’ve got three people playing together—two of them using turntable controllers, and the third singing into the mic. As far as artists features in the game, you can expect names like Dr. Dre, The Chemical Brothers, Kanye West, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and over 85 others.

Another complaint about the original DJ Hero was that you kind of had to stick to the script. A big part of DJing is freestyling your way to creating your own sound. In DJ Hero 2, that’s fixed as well, with over 70 tracks available for you to do your will with. We will hear more about the title at E3 next week, and seriously, fall can’t come soon enough.


Trade in your iPhone for cash and cover the cost of the iPhone 4!

Get cash for iPhone trade in

Over on the Gear Live Twitter account, we’ve been talking about a partnership we would be forming with Gazelle so that those of you with an original iPhone, iPhone 3G, or iPhone 3GS could trade in your device for cash. Why would you wanna do that? Well, with the set to be released in about two weeks, the easiest way to upgrade is to sell your current device to get cash to put down towards the new one. In fact, depending on the condition of your current model, you could even walk away with enough money to cover the cost of a new iPhone 4, and have some left over to put in the bank (or to buy a case or something.) If you want to take a look at what you could get for trading in your current iPhone, here’s the list:

Just choose your iPhone model above, and full in the four questions that ask about the condition of your phone, and you’ll see the amount that you will be paid for your device. If you are cool with it, accept the offer, and you ship your phone. Couldn’t get any easier.


Bleeding Edge TV 350: iPhone 4 features

announced the two days ago at , and alongside it they released a video that highlights all the new features of the device. Get a look at Facetime, the iPhone 4 video calling technology, as well as high definition 720p video recording. Even more interesting is that iMovie for iPhone will be coming to the platform, which will allow you to edit videos directly on your iPhone, edit them with transitions and everything, and then upload it straight to YouTube.

Hit the video above for all the highlights on the iPhone 4.


My Reactions to Lady Gaga’s Alejandro Video

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Gossip, Music Videos, Videos, Pop,


What a better way for to celebrate June 8th than with a video that is over 8 minutes long?

In this Steven Klein-directed clip for “Alejandro,” the singer takes a relatively simple approach when it comes to hair and costuming. She didn’t, though, spare any drama when it came to the video itself.

WARNING: This clip for “Alejandro” is NSFW. So you might have to settle for my initial reactions after the jump.

Click to continue reading My Reactions to Lady Gaga’s Alejandro Video

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Katy Perry’s California Gurls music video sneak peak

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music Videos, Videos, Pop,


‘s California Gurls is one of the most popular tracks on the airwaves currently, and you had to know that the music video would be on the way. Above is a 30-second teaser, featuring Katy, Snoop Dogg, and a whole bunch of candy.


iPhone 4 AT&T Pricing: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds,

iPhone 4 Pricing

Okay, we’ve now got the skinny on what it will cost you to buy an , regardless of what situation you are in and your existing contract status. Here’s the breakdown:

If your upgrade date is anytime from now through December 31, 2010, you qualify for an early upgrade and get best pricing on the iPhone 4. That means you can buy the 16GB model for $199, or the 32GB model for $299 with new two-year contract.

Now, if your upgrade date is January 1, 2011 or later, then you qualify for an early update price, which is $399 for the 16GB model, and $499 for the 32GB iPhone 4 with new two-year contract.

Lastly, there are those who just don’t want to be tethered to AT&T, and would rather just buy the phone outright with no commitment. That’s fine too. If that’s you, then you’ll pay $599 for the 16GB model, or $699 for the 32GB model.

So there you have it—you’ve got two weeks to decide!


Apple iPhone 4 in pictures

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Features, Handhelds,

iPhone 4 5 megapixel camera

has put together a bunch of press shots that show off the device in ways that all those previous leaked images didn’t. We’ve gathered them all for you and put them into our iPhone 4 image gallery. Go ahead and take a look!

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iPhone 4: $199 on June 24, FaceTime video chat, HD video recording

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds,

iPhone 4 features

Today at , Apple finally announced the . Obviously, the leaks have been coming hot and heavy over the past month, but hey, now that it’s official, let’s take a look at the rundown on all the specs of what is obviously the most feature-packed iPhone to date:

  • Glass on front and back, with a stainless steel bezel
  • The steel bezel doubles as the antenna system for HSDPA/UMTS/HSUPA/EDGE, Bluetooth 2.1, and 802.11b/g/n
  • It’s got a 960x640 LED-backlit display that is rated at 326ppi, which Apple refers to as a Retina Display. It boasts IPS technology and an 800:1 contrast ratio.
  • On the inside, the iPhone 4 is powered by the Apple A4 chip.
  • 5-megapixel camera that also records HD 720p video at 30 frames per second
  • LED flash
  • A second, VGA-quality front camera which can be used for self-portraits and video at 30 frames per second.
  • FaceTime video chat. Connect with other iPhone 4 users and use the front camera to chat using video.
  • Three-axis gyroscope
  • Noise cancellation built-in

This is obviously the most ambitious iPhone upgrade that Apple has ever done, and it looks awesome. Battery life has also been improved, now offering 7 hours of 3G talk time (14 hours on EDGE.) The iPhone 4 is also just 0.37-inches thin, 25% thinner than the iPhone 3GS.

The iPhone 4 will be available in either white or black, starting at $199 for the 16GB model, or $299 for the 32GB model, with two-year contract. AT&T has bumped up upgrade eligibility of a bunch of customers, so if you were eligible for an upgrade anytime in the next six months, you should be good to go if you wanna grab a new iPhone 4! Oh, and the iPhone 3GS has been dropped down to $99 and will only be available in 8GB. You’ll be able to pre-order your iPhone 4 starting on June 15, and the device will be available in the USA, France, Germany, UK, and Japan at launch, with 18 more countries to follow in July.

Read More | Apple iPhone

Netflix announced for iPhone

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Entertainment, New Apps, Free Apps,

Netflix for iPhone

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings took the stage this morning at to announce that Netflix would officially be coming to the iPhone. The app will support continuing movies that you’ve started watching on other devices right where you left off, and will also include all of the Netflix home page functionality right in the app as well. Adaptive bitrate technology will optimize the data stream, even while on the go. Expect Netflix for iPhone to ship this summer.


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