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SIM Card Reader YX03

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

SIM Card ReaderLooking for an inexpensive yet flashy SIM Card Reader? This one supports GSM/CDMA/WCDMA and is plug and play with USB 2.0. Copy and read, edit, backup, and sort data. You can also batch modify your phone directory and SMS as well as manage your mobile PIN password. The flexible device will work with many Nokia, Panasonic, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, NEC, and LG cell phones, in addition to about a gazillion more. The reader requires Windows 98SEME2000XP. Software is included with the YX03 for simple connection. Find it with the ultra-low price of $8.99.

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Virtual Villagers Trilogy is Not Just for Kids

Virtual Villagers 3

We admit it. We are addicted to the two Virtual Villagers PC games, which originate from San Francisco’s LDW (Last Day of Work Games.) Executive Producer Carla Humphrey told us that there will be a third one out in beta in a month or so. This is one of those games that appears to be created for kids, for it is fairly straightforward, but we are not so sure. They wouldn’t have the patience.

Although you can speed up the scenarios, it is still played in real time, sort of. Twenty two minutes until the next crop is ready to harvest seems a dreadfully long time when your inhabitants are starving. The game can be played in Easy, Normal, and Difficult for leisure gaming or for those who like a challenge.

One of the most intriguing features is that the game can go on even when your computer is shut off unless you put it on pause. If you like RPGs, SIMs, or games that use your mind instead of just your trigger finger, read our review of the first two Villagers after the jump.

(Thanks, Carla)

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The Spy Ear Listening Device

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Accessories, USB, Misc. Tech

Spy Ear Listening Device

We love technology because it makes our lives a little easier and a lot more fun. But technology has its scary, dark side, too. Case in point the . Charge the listening device via , then put your SIM card inside. Hide it near whomever you wish to spy on, then call the card from another phone. When connected, you can hear everything going on in Spy Ear’s vicinity.

Clever Scary, no?  That’s why this article was written as much to warn you as to inform you. Just hope your boss spouse

enemies are too cheap to shell out the $85 USD. AC adapter also included.

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