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Yes, we are on Twitter

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Announcements, Internet

TwitterJust a quick heads up to our readers who continually write in asking if we are on Twitter. The answer is, unequivocally, yes. We’ve been there for quite a while now. So if you want to follow us, here are the two accounts you might be interested in:

If you are on Twitter, feel free to share your username in the comments.


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Flashy F1 Ferrari Phone

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories:

F1If you can’t afford your own Ferrari, you may be able to compromise with the F1 phone. The cellie features a 2.2-inch LCD with 260k colors, a camera with 1280 x 1024 max output, and does 3GP and MP4 video as well as JPGs, GIFs, and Midis and MP3s with a support equalizer and a single stereo loudspeaker. Available in several language choices, the F1 also has Internet capability, a phone book, games, calculator, and alarm at a price of £96.38 (~$190.00.)

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Firefox Releases 3.0.1 Beta

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Corporate News, Internet

Firefox 3.0.1

We were just beginning to get accustomed to Firefox 2, when we started getting advisories that Firefox 3.0.1 is going into its fourth beta cycle, with one more to come. Among the improvements is a better layout with a large back button, better drop down, security info about sites, faster JavaScript, and more support. We found a dandy little slide show if you are as hesitant as we are to try out the new version. After seeing it, we just might give it a shot. Let us know what you think.

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Sharp Releases Softbank Phone

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds, Internet

Softbank 922SHSharp has unveiled its Softbank 922SH smartphone. It features a full QWERTY keyboard, a 3.5-inch display with VGA res and a 2,000:1 contrast ratio, an external 1.2-inch OLED display, a business card scanner, and a microSD card slot. Shipping today in Japan, it also does e-mail and surfs with a 3G connection. Contact Sharp if you are impressed enough to want to be one of the first to get a Softbank.

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Find Your Internet Age

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet

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Here’s another quiz to help you

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find your age, at least in terms of the Internet. After answering a series of questions that concern your activities on and off the Web, the site will analyze your Internet Age. Some of us cannot even remember B.I. (Before Internet,) much less what year we started playing around with it, but our result came pretty close to what we think is our I.A.

Note that if you are aware of sites that you never use, i.e. digg or Google, your score will reflect that and they will suggest that you frequent them. The results of the answers will assist the Orange folk in coming up with a safe module for use in schools and you might win a gift for your efforts.

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LG Touch Web Phone Unveiled

LG Touch Web Phone

It seems that everyone is trying to compete with the big Apple. Korean company LG has released its LG-LH2300 Touch Web Phone. It features a 3-inch touchscreen LCD (800 x 480) with a WVGA res. It has a 3 megapixel camera with auto-focus, Internet browsing, a microSD memory card slot, and Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity. With its hot key, jog wheel, and T-DMB,  multi-media activities will be super-simple. The smartphone will cost ~$650.00 and become available sometime in early April.

 

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Name That Booze

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Misc. Tech

Booze Test

Think you know what’s in your drink? We have found a short quiz that will see if you know your alcoholic stuff. The Booze Test gives you plenty of chances to rate your bar acumen. It will then let you know if you are a lightweight or an outright alcoholic. We were slightly surprised that we rated as high as we did, so don’t tell anybody. Let your friends know about it and then start thinking about an intervention for all of you.

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Hulu Opens With Limited Ad Viewing

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Movies

The Simpsons

Hulu, from the collaborative efforts of News Corp. and NBC Universal, opened today. So far it has only been in use by a test group, but now everyone can see more than 259 full length episodes of TV shows as well as about 100 movies for free from 50 networks, movie studios and Web-based media. The only catch is that there is a limited amount of ads to put up with, but hey, we can deal with that.

During a movie or show you often get your choice of commercials. We watched an episode of “The Simpsons” to see how much advertising there was, and in the half hour we saw only three 15 second spots. We will take that over network TV anytime. Did we mention that you can share, embed, or edit clips from the site? We love the Internet, truly.

 

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Sony Unveils Second Generation mylo

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If you missed out on the first one, Sony is releasing its second gen mylo. You can use it to catch up on e-mail, take shots or view pics and/or 320 x 240 pixel videos, use it for Skype, and of course to let everyone know that you have one. With an 800 x 480 pixel resolution, it features a touchscreen, Internet surfing with Wifi, and has USB connectivity. Contact Sony to find out pricing and availability on their latest handheld.

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Denver Airport Censors WiFi Service

Denver International AirportIf you plan on traveling to Denver International Airport, expect free, but censored WiFi service. Spokesperson Chuck Cannon explained that officials considered some sites to be “potentially racy.” These include the Vanity Fair site and boingboing. He says they would rather have a few upset parents than their kids’ access to Websites that may contain what they consider borderline porn. The service, which was instigated in November, seems to be utilizing the same tech that is used in Sudan and Kuwait to keep their countrymen/women in line. Those that giveth sometimes also taketh away.

Read More | Denver Post

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