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Microsoft reveals new logo for first time in 25 years

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Corporate News, Design, Microsoft

New Microsoft Logo

For the first time in 25 years, Microsoft has has given its logo a facelift. The new logo takes a bold step in highlighting the simplicity in the Metro Windows 8-style interface that we're seeing in Windows 8, Windows Phone, Xbox 360, and more. Hit up the video below to see Microsoft's take on the new design.

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Amazon signs Viacom for Prime instant streaming

Good news for everyone owning a Kindle Fire and subscribed to Amazon Prime (as well as owners of any other media streaming device with Prime compatibility,) as Amazon has announced that it will now offer its subscribers increased instant streaming of videos to supported devices. The press release states that users will be able to stream TV shows from MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, TV Land, Spike, VH1, BET, CMT and Logo.

All of this is made possible due to Amazon recently making a deal with Viacom, bringing the total number of available streaming offerings to over 15,000, all of which are supported on over 300 devices. Between Netflix, the Redbox-Verizon deal, and Amazon Prime, the streaming video subscription space is heating up!


iPhone Scandock

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Handhelds, Misc. Tech

ScandockKyle A. Koch was really jazzed with his iPhone because it kept everything in one place. He would snap pictures of things, such as class assignments, so he wouldn’t lose them. But since they didn’t always come out clear enough, he designed the Scandock. At a size of 15.5 x 9.5 x 15-inches, it is made of corrugated cardboard and comes flat packed for a mere $16.00. He will engrave a logo on it and you can download his .eps files for free. There is limited distribution of the Scandock, but contact Kyle to work something out.

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Go Moto Danica!

Danica Patrick

What do you do when Danica Patrick wins her first IndyCar race? If you are Motorola, you grab a huge pic of her with your insignia on her jumpsuit and offer free wallpaper. Then you build a site called MotoDanica and feature a whole slew of kewl products with her name on them. They include a Bluetooth Automotive System for switching from music to phone, a Bluetooth Headset, and MOTOKR Headphones. We think this surely beats being on a box of Wheaties.

 

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Memlite Serves Dual Functions

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Storage, USB

MemliteThe Memlite does exactly what it says. It combines a USB flash drive with a lighter. The drive, which is detachable, comes in capacities of 512MB to 4GB and the lighter is refillable with butane. Available in orange, red, green, blue, grey, or black, with the option of an engraved logo, it carries a starting MSRP of €1790 (~$25.00.) Just remember not to set your PC on fire or ask it to memorize the tar and nicotine warnings on the back of your Marlboros.

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A Mouse for Every Taste

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Misc. Tech, Peripherals

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Swiss company Pat Says Now features a “computer maus” for those who are particular about their peripherals. We found this 3-button Brain Wheelmouse with a 520 dpi resolution that connects to your USB with a PS/2 plug and is compatible with Windows, Mac or Linux. It is available in a Limited Edition for EUR €24,90 (~$34.00.)

We are also rather partial to this 3-button optical Suisse Mouse because you can never have too many Swiss Army toys around the house. Suitable for PC and Mac, it features a 800 dpi resolution and a price of €29,90 (~$41.00.) Both mice come with 3 year warranties. The company also customizes so that you can use your own design or company logo.

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PNY’s College Logo Flash Drives

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Accessories, USB, Storage

PNY Flash Drive

Still hankering to show off your school spirit, even though March Madness is over? Consider a USB Flash drive with the logo of your favorite college team, courtesy of PNY. Guaranteed coolness on campus and off, and a great conversation piece to boot. The drives come in 1GB, 2GB and 4GB sizes, with prices ranging from a reasonable $15-$45 USD. However, this “special pricing” from PNY only lasts until April 16, so hurry!

 

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