If you dig card games, you will love the app Blackjack 21, previously known as iBlackjack. Play against the house with official Vegas rules like double down and split. There is strategy assistance for hard or soft totals or splitting pairs. This version includes a running card counter, which will surely get you kicked out of the real Vegas if you happen to take your iPhone or touch with you when you visit the city. Blackjack has full support for OS 2.2 and a price of $1.99.
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If you are a T-Mobile customer and happen to live in Vegas, you will be happy to know that T-Mo’s 3G network just launched in your region. So, if your phone is capable is hitting up 3G speeds, get ready for a nice, enhanced speed boost. For all the rest of you on T-Mobile, we know it sucks that only NYC and Vegas get 3G, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel, as the company expects to drop 3G on another 20 markets before the end of the year, along with a few new phones to take advantage of it all.
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The Rio Hotel in Las Vegas has added a new Surface computer with Microsoft applications to its lounges. The Flirt allows barflies to chat with each other via text messages and web cams. Mixologist lets patrons design their own drinks and send them to other tables. Shaped like a table, it features a 30-inch display that uses infrared cams and a projector that creates a 360º touchscreen. Harrah’s also has plans to test the technology this year and add to it with a “Virtual Vegas” guest guide and computer games. At a $10,000 price tag, that means a whole lot of creative mixology and gaming for any bar thinking of investing.
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It’s been a long week. Imagine being one of the vendors at the CES, overwhelmed by all the electronic sights and sounds, not to mention being in Vegas in the first place. After all the hoopla, it’s time to pack up and move on to Macworld, unless you are like Innex, who features small items like this tiny Mario Kart Style Stylus Pen for Nintendo DS. Do you suppose that companies like this get overlooked in the 150-inch screens and lost in the latest in iTech? Our kudos to the little guys, the tireless sales reps that probably would just rather be home playing Mario Kart.
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As just about all of you know, CES is the be-all end-all event of the year for those of us who adore gadgets. That is just how it is. Our friends at Monster Cable just let us know about their big giveaway, and we figured you guys might be interested in what they have going on. They are giving away a pair of premium seating tickets to their Mary J. Blige concert, happening in Vegas during CES. The winner will even get flown out, on Monster Cable’s dime, and put up in a Vegas hotel as well. Not too bad. Hit the link below to enter.
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Here you go guys, the full, entire video that was sent to us by “Loki” - the Enigma Director - as part of Microsoft’s Vanishing Point game. Give it a watch, and see if you can pick out any clues that we may be missing. So far, we have shown you what Loki sent us - the Vista Media Center computer, and laid out all the Vanishing Point clues that we have so far in video. All that’s left for you to do is continue brainstorming, and continue watching for clues. Who knows, maybe you’ll win.
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Okay guys, something is definitely up at Microsoft as far as it pertains to the launch of Windows Vista. It looks like they are putting quite a bit of their marketing budget behind a very “outside the box” way of spreading the buzz - and we aren’t talking about full-page spreads in PC Magazine. Earlier today, DHL dropped off a ridiculously large box at the Gear Live headquarters in Seattle, WA. We opened it up, and found a brand new, Windows Vista-based Media Center PC. This particular one is made by Velocity Micro, and it’s loaded to the max.
Now, normally, this is nothing out of the ordinary, as we tend to get a multitude of deliveries each and every week that we review, unbox, and give our overall impressions on - but this was different, as a fairly cryptic note was included in the box that read:
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So this Vanishing Point thing that Microsoft has going on is in full swing. Some think it’s silly, others are intrigued. Us? We think it’s an extremely ingenious way for them to get the buzz out there about Windows Vista, and we think that whoever wins is going to get a nice, big prize. We mean, like, really big. Nonetheless, Microsoft sent us a Windows Media Center PC loaded with Windows Vista Ultimate and Office 2007. This thing is the real deal with an AMD Athlon FX 5000+ dual core processor, 2 GB DDR-800 RAM, two 400 GB hard drives in a RAID 1 configuration, and a bunch of other extras. It seems most everyone else we know got a Ferrari laptop.
For all the info on what we know so far, check out this episode of the show. So see everything laid out, you can check the post we made specifically regarding the Vanishing Point clues.
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