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FEARLESS Apple CLONER PSYSTAR

‘PSYSTAR has once again taunted the Cupertino Cabal and its army of men in grey suits by adding another Macalike to its line-up of OSX capable computers.
Starting at a very un-Apple $599, the base configuration comes pre installed with a retail version of OSX, an Intel 2.8 GHz Core2Duo E7400, 2GB of DDR2 800 RAM, a 500GB SATA hard drive, a 20x DVD writer and a Geforce 8400GS 256MB single DVI graphics card”…. <More>

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Solar LCD Powered iPods?

“A recently published patent application discovered by MacRumors reveals that Apple is investigating the use of solar power in versions of their mobile devices — both handheld devices and portable computers…..Apple’s not the only one exploring this technology as an old (2001) Motorola patent describes the same technique”….. <More> 

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TOP 10 Wireless Innovations 2008

#8 Talkster  
Talk can’t get any cheaper than with Talkster, the only service providing free long distance, international and group conference calls from any phone on any network

 #5 Ribbit
Not another phone company, but a new kind of  phone company—one  that boasts an open platform that enables developers to easily integrate voice into almost any kind of Web application and powerhouse partnerships with salesforce.com and Adobe”…. <WIRELESS INNOVATIONS 2008>2008

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Lenovo ThinkPad X300 Eats MacBook Air for Lunch

“The X300 is a full-feature laptop, shrunken down to (just about) the Air’s diminutive size and a tad heavier at 3.4 pounds.The screen is the same 13.3 inches wide, though less bright than we’d like. Under the hood, a 1.2-GHz Core 2 Duo, 2 GB of RAM, and a 64-GB solid-state hard drive power it to respectable benchmarks (faster than a standard MacBook but slower than Dell’s XPS M1330). But the X300 really shines by offering every connectivity option you could need, including three USB ports, VGA output, ethernet and a DVD burner. And if that doesn’t cut it, every conceivable wireless radio is also inside the box, from Bluetooth and 802.11n to Verizon 3-G WWAN (plus GPS) and even WiMax”… <Via Wired>

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Uniquely Designed Touch Screen Phone From Neonode/N2

“From You Tube: To hear Neonode’s director of marketing Daniel Stalbo talk about his company’s patented infrared light grid technology reminds me of what it takes to be an art thief who doesn’t disrupt the cross-thatched beams of light used to protect multimillion-dollar works of art. In principle, its a similar grid of light beams that’s behind Neonode’s claim that it’s touchscreen technology is better than the rest. At the Consumer Electronics Show, TechWebTV’s David Berlind finds out what’s special about the technology”…. <www.neonode.com/>

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Move over iPhone: 5 User Interface Advances to Watch in 2008

# 2 Skyfire is a free, downloadable Windows Mobile smartphone browser touted as a “better than iPhone” experience. In addition to enabling full audio and video, Flash content, QuickTime, advanced Ajax and Java, Skyfire displays web pages in miniaturized form, a la iPhone, with a SmartFit feature that resizes each article’s text to fit within each individual handset’s display.
# 4 Zeemote’s patented Zeemote JS1 is a handheld, Bluetooth-based controller promising near-console gameplay for mobile devices”…. <More>

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MacBook Air: Video Guided Tour

MacBook Air is ultrathin, ultraportable, and ultra unlike anything else. But you don’t lose inches and pounds overnight. It’s the result of rethinking conventions. Of multiple wireless innovations. And of breakthrough design. With MacBook Air, mobile computing suddenly has a new standard.

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“It’s called Pogo Stylus and is specially designed to “replace your finger” on your beloved handset (or an iPod Touch). By now, you’ve probably figured it’s not an ordinary stylus, but a thicker one, made from ultra-light aluminum and specially designed to “emulate your finger” along the way”…. Via <intomobile.com>

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Hulu Undercutting iTunes?

“NBC and News Corp. on Monday launched in beta an online video service that offers ad-supported video and feature films, a model that undercuts the buying of TV shows and movies through services like Apple iTunes.Called Hulu, the service, which is available for now by invitation only, carries content from NBC and Fox networks, as well as from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Sony Pictures Television, and more than 15 cable networks, including Bravo, E! Entertainment, FX, Sci Fi, and USA. Sony has licensed more than 40 TV shows to Hulu, and MGM is offering television shows and feature films”….  <Via Information Week>

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Philips launches WAC3500D Streamium Wireless Audio Center

“The WAC3500D enables consumers to store up to 1500 CDs on an internal high capacity 80GB Hard drive. The music can then be wirelessly streamed to up to five Wi-Fi stations located anywhere in the house.

The same digital audio track can be enjoyed simultaneously in each location or, alternatively, independent track selections can be streamed to each of the five Wireless Music Stations.

Alternatively, the WAC3500D can receive, play and store MP3 or WMA tracks saved on a PC and wirelessly streamed to the system using simple drag’n’drop selection.

The music collection can be further extended by using the included iPod dock which allows the selection and direct playback of tracks stored on an iPod while the unit re-charges, while USB Direct allows “plug and play” connection to USB memory devices for transferring tracks to the Hard Drive or direct playback.

The WAC3500D also gives easy access to the thousands of music channels and stations available throughout the world and streamed over the Internet”… Via Pocket Lint

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I Could Have Been A Contender- The Mobile Phone Operating System Wars

“Though the PC OS wars were brutal and delivered many clashes over the years, the smartphone OS war may make those battles seem tame. This time, the stakes are even higher, as the market for digital devices is four to five times larger in terms of units. So, which operating-system makers will be the major vendors vying for supremacy in the smartphone market over the next five to eight years? —next: The Contenders > >>> <More>

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Will VuDu Leapfrog Apple TV and Netflix?


“Truth is, life is teeming with opportunities to see movies: movie theaters, video stores, DVD-by-mail services, TV movie channels, pay-per-view, video-on-demand, Xbox 360, iTunes, Internet downloads, hotel rooms, airplanes and so on.

But according to the team at Vudu, all of those outlets are flawed.

Video stores: you have to drive back and forth, and the movie you want might be out of stock. Netflix and Blockbuster by mail: you have to wait a day or two for each movie to arrive. Pay-per-view, video-on-demand, Xbox, iTunes and hotel rooms: puny movie selections. Internet downloads: they arrive on your computer, not your TV.

Vudu’s new $400 movie box, to be available at month’s end, has none of those problems. It’s a little black box (about 7 by 9 by 2 inches) that connects to your TV and to the Internet through a high-speed link — and it comes darned close to putting a video store in your house. Its built-in hard drive permits your choice of 5,000 movies to begin playing instantaneously. There’s no computer involved, no waiting and no monthly fee”…. <More>

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To all iPhone customers

I have received hundreds of emails from iPhone customers who are upset about Apple dropping the price of iPhone by $200 two months after it went on sale. After reading every one of these emails, I have some observations and conclusions.

First, I am sure that we are making the correct decision to lower the price of the 8GB iPhone from $599 to $399, and that now is the right time to do it. iPhone is a breakthrough product, and we have the chance to ‘go for it’ this holiday season. iPhone is so far ahead of the competition, and now it will be affordable by even more customers. It benefits both Apple and every iPhone user to get as many new customers as possible in the iPhone ‘tent’. We strongly believe the $399 price will help us do just that this holiday season”…. <More>

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Video: iPod Touch – A guided Tour

iPod Touch – A guided Tour

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Next Gen iPod and iPhone Nano: Full Screen with TouchPanel At Bottom!!

” Nothing fancy or revolutionary. Just a simple iPod music player and a simple phone to make calls. Wouldn’t that be a great device?

Apple thinks so too and may just have such a device soon in an iPhone Nano form factor, as it’s recent patent filing called “Touch pad with symbols based mode” indicates.(more…)

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The Top 100 Employers In Electronic Design

 “The Top 100 Employers In Electronic Design
Which U.S. companies create the most engineering opportunities? Our Top 100 lead the way based on design influence, hiring patterns, rich patent and IP portfolios, and substantial R&D budgets”….( see the table). <Full Article>

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The iPhone’s Untapped Potential

Apple could do a lot more with all the sensors in the iPhone. By Kate Greene

Apple’s iPhone comes with sensors that can detect changes in the phone’s position and environment. Researchers at other companies have been developing mobile-phone applications that can employ data collected by these sorts of sensors to infer a user’s behavior”…. <More>

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Video: “My iPhone Diary”

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Apple says iPhone to run 3rd-party apps; Leopard to ship Oct; Safari for Windows

“LONDON (Thomson Financial) – Apple has announced that its eagerly anticipated new iPhone will run applications created with Web 2.0 internet standards when it begins shipping on June 29.

The company also unveiled a near final version of Mac OS X Leopard, the sixth major release of its operating system. Scheduled to ship in October, Leopard includes over 300 new features”…. <More>

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The iFreePlay: A Wrap Around Headphone With An Integrated For The iPod Shuffle

“Monster announced last week that they have begun shipping their new iFreePlay headphones. The iFreePlay is a wrap around headphone product with an integrated iPod dock ideally suited for the Apple iPod shuffle player. With the iFreePlay securely around your head, there’s no need to worry about clipping the iPod shuffle anywhere else on your body. No wires, no mess – simply dock the shuffle onto the headphones and wear the headphones!

Features of the Monster iFreePlay include:

  • iDock port for Apple iPod shuffle
  • Wrap-around design
  • Easy access to all iPod shuffle controls
  • Folds for compact storage

The iFreePlay has an MSRP of $49.95″….. <Via Krunker.com>

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