It won’t be long before you can get WiFi in your car or truck. The “uconnect” system will be available in most 2009 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep automobiles. The wireless technology is a dealer-installed extra and operates over cell phone lines. Users will be able to utilize laptops, cell phones, and MP3 players with an onboard control, even when moving. It also features GPS, a 30GB hard drive, and an option for satellite TV and radio. While there is a monthly fee involved, there is not yet a specific amount announced.
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Due to be released this summer is the Blackberry Bold. The smartphone features a 624MHz Intel PXA270 processor, a fully redesigned QWERTY keyboard, 3G HSDPA connectivity, and a HVGA 480 x 320 pixels TFT LCD with 65,000 colors. As with previous Blackberrys, the Bold has cam and video recording, social networking, GPS with maps and turn-by-turn directions, Wifi and Bluetooth capability, IM, e-mail, and BlackBerry Media Sync to transfer desktop iTunes music files.
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Roberts has come up with the nifty Stream 202 radio that plays DAB, FM, and WiFi if you have a broadband connection with wireless router or Ethernet. Stream your computer’s stored tunes, listen to stations all over the planet, and save your faves with 15 presets. The Stream also features an intuitive menu, 2 alarm timers, an aux. input for MP3 player, and a socket for headphones. At a size of 300 x 174 x 115mm and a weight of 1.47kg, the radio comes with an AC adaptor or can run on 6 D batteries (not included.) It carries a price of £149.99 (~$292.00.)
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We have seen lots of clothing for catching WiFi signals, so it is no surprise that Nike Dunks have the same built-in. Named “A Step in the Right Direction,” the sneakers were designed by MSTRPLN and Ubiq. There are 3 LEDs on the flap enclosure that will go solid when it registers a signal up to 50 meters. These are not the kind of shoes to wear on a rainy day, we suspect. Contact Nike for price and availability.
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HTC’s Touch Diamond is the latest smartphone to join the pack. It features a 2.8-inch touch screen, TouchFLO 3D for images, a 3.2 megapixel auto-focus cam for stills and video, HSDPA connectivity, 4 GB memory, 256MB ROM, and 192 MB DDR SDRAM. There is GPS, HTC Weather reporting, and it has both Wifi and Bluetooth capability. At a size of 102 X 51 X 11.5mm and a weight of 110g, look for the Touch Diamond to come out for play in June.
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Acoustic Energy is working on what they say will be the planet’s first WiFi Internet Radio. It will be able to reach about 99% of radio stations online through broadband connection anywhere in your house. AE claims there will be no pops, crackles or signal coverage problems. Expected out in November, there will be no subscription fee involved with the radio. Look for a MSRP of ~£199 (~$394.00.) At that price, we think we will stick to radio ramblings via our computer.
Where else but on the Internet can you discover other countries’ electronics? Germany’s Cizmo’s new notebook is for work or play. The CX15 features a 15.4-inch HD display, an Intel 45nm Penryn processor,an 8 x dual layer DVD burner, a 2 megapixel webcam, a fingerprint reader, and holds from 2 to 4GB memory. Optional are Wi-Fi, OS, and Bluetooth capabilities. The Cizmo CX15 starts at €1,259.66 (~$2,400.00) and will be available this June.
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The eStarling Digital Photo Frame has can do what others do, but the 8-inch device goes even further. When you register it on seeframe you receive a dedicated e-mail addy so that you can manage your images, e-mail photos, and post messages on your frame. With Wi-fi, it will automatically link to photo sharing sights like Flickr with no subscription fee. Not only that, it can pick up RSS feeds when you enter a subject. It also will accept memory cards. The eStarling comes with a hefty $249.95 price.
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A few days ago, Apple released the new AirPort Express with 802.11n Wi-Fi built-in. The release signified the completion of Apple’s wireless router line moving to the 802.11n Draft 2.0 standard, and they kept the price at an affordable $99 USD. We went down to the local Apple Store to pick one of these up to use alongside our AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule, which means we have a beefy N network rocking here at Gear Live HQ. Using the three in tandem is fantastic, especially for wireless Time Machine support.
We just put up an AirPort Express 802.11n unboxing gallery. We’ve got a good 12 images up there for your perusal giving you a look at how compact the AirPort Express wireless router is, as long as the ports and the power connector, among other things. Go give it a look.
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Nokia has brought out its N95 to help you find your way. With its 2.8-inch (240 x 320) QVGA screen with up to 16 million colors, it has 8GB of memory, A-GPS, and HSDPA connectivity. It features a 5 mp cam with Carl Zeiss optics, WiFi, music player and FM tuner, and supports Nokia Share online for a one-click upload of images or videos for Flickr or Vox. If you live in the U.S., you also get a bonus of voice guidance and direction in their Maps for 6 months as a freebie. Look for the N95 online and at retailers for $779.00.
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