Thursday, May 26, 2011

Rumor: iPad 3 to use AMOLED displays

Rumor has it that Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, Tim Cook, discussed with Samsung about a AMOLED display. This rumor could be hogwash consider no AMOLED is used for larger screens like the iPad uses.

via Ubergizmo

Peter Thiel's newest venture: $100,000 fellowships for dropouts

Peter Thiel venture capitalist of Facebook and founder of Paypal is giving 100,000 fellowships to 20 entrepreneurs under 20. The 20 young people will skip college for at least two years and develop new ideas and start ups.

Hasselblad's 200-megapixel camera: $45,000

Hasselblad has always pushed megalpixels with their cameras. Their new model has 200MP with a hefty price tag of $45,000. Now the camera is acutally 50MP but uses a special technology called multishot that combines six shots into one.

via Cnet

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Fujitsu working on 7-inch Tablet

Fujitsu is planing to launch a Tablet in the 3rd quarter of this year according to Digitimes.

The company pointed out that the 7-inch Android-based tablet PC will target mainly the consumer market, unlike the LifeBook TH40/D, which is aiming for the enterprise market. The 7-inch model is expected to adopt the latest Android 3.1 and will be priced at about NT$10,000-20,000 (US$347-694). In order to offer such a price level, the company will outsource production of the device to Taiwan-based ODMs, which the company declined to reveal in any detail.

via Digitimes

Longe MD801 Android Tablet

The Longe MD801 Tablet features ARM Cortex-A8 RK2918 processing chip and runs Android 2.3 GingerBread. In addition it can playback 1080P video, has wifi and 3G, and even has a capacitive screen. No word on when this Tablet will be available and it's most likely China only release.

via Mp4nation blog

Nook Color by Barnes & Noble (Certified Pre-Owned) for $180

Overstock has the Nook Color by Barnes & Noble (Certified Pre-Owned) for $180 after using 20% off code 206777.

Buy it now HERE

eLocity A7 7" Capacitive Touch Screen Android Tablet for $289.99

J&R has the eLocity A7 7" Capacitive Touch Screen Android Tablet for $289.99. You save $60 off the retail price.

Buy it now HERE

Friday, May 20, 2011

James Bond 007: GoldenEye Wii for $19.99

Amazon has James Bond 007: GoldenEye Wii for $19.99 with free shipping if you buy $25 or more.

Buy it now here
James Bond 007: GoldenEye

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Teclast T760

The Teclast T760 gets babe out in these promo photo for the upcoming Android Tablet. The new Tablet will feature Rockchip’s latest RK1918 processor (over)clocked at 1.2GHz, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 512MB of RAM, does 1080p video playback, has Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity and comes with a front and rear camera. In addition it has a capacitive display that supports 5-point multi-touch and has a resolution of 1024 x 600 on it's 7 inch screen.

via MP4nation

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

iPad for toddlers

I just saw this on TV as toddlers were playing with the iPad as a learning tool. The debate is whether they are learning from the iPad or matching shapes. The research is still not there to really tell if toddlers using technology will help them later on in life.

via ABC


Murderbox is a new custom PC with sic looks and performance for gamers in mind. The price is steep at $6000 and up but it is rather cool looking.

Official site HERE

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rumor: Amazon to bring Dual and Quad Core Tablets

Wired is claiming that Amazon will launch not one but two Tablets to the world. The first will be a dual core using the Nvidia’s Tegra 2 processor and the next one Nvidia T30 “Kal-El” quad-core processor.

via Wired

Monday, May 16, 2011

RayNova RAY1 $153 Tablet

Here we have another Chinese made Tablet that costs only $153(999 China Yuan). RayNova RAY1 features 800Mhz ARM Cortex-A8 based chip, a 7-inch 480*800 capacitive touchscreen, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, Android 2.2 OS, and a 2-megapixel camera.

via Cloned in China

PlayStation Move Controller $34.99

Amazon has the PlayStation Move Controller on sale for $34.99. You save $15 off the retail price of $49.99.

Buy it here
PlayStation Move Controller

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Logitech Revue $199

Amazon has the Logitech Revue for $200 shipped. You save a $100 off the retail price. Hopefully we see cheaper Google TV products so it becomes more popular.

Buy it now here
Logitech Revue Companion Box with Google TV and Keyboard Controller

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Super Soaker Thunderstorm

This new Super Soaker has a magazine(water clip) to automatically fire water at others. The new Super Soaker only costs $15.

via Gizmodo

Friday, May 06, 2011

Brite-View releases 1080p Media player for $60

Need a player to playback all of your HD videos then look no further than the Brite-View Playtime! player. Playtime! supports DVD and Blu-Ray ISO files so you can playback media like it was the originals with menu and all. In addition it feature Multiple Video Formats; Dolby True HD passthrough / DTS - DTS-MA passthrough to Core 5.1 / Dolby AC3 downmix & passthrough.

The Brite-View Playtime! is available now for $59.99 with free shipping here
brite-View Playtime (BV-3100) 1080p HD Multimedia Player - white

Groups ask FCC why AT&T has a cap for DSL

Public Knowledge and the New America Foundation's Open Technology Initiative asked the FCC in a letter Friday why AT&T has cap and is it justified.

The AT&T broadband caps are "particularly aggressive," said the letter, signed by Harold Feld, legal director at Public Knowledge, and Sascha Meinrath, director of the Open Technology Initiative.

AT&T motives appear to be for profit and not the improvement of service to consumers.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Earthlink has no cap and is unlimited internet - Take that AT&T

While looking at the 150GB AT&T cap I went browsing for alternatives. Like many I found very few options. Comcast has a more reasonable 250 cap but to get the introductory price I would have to upgrade my basic cable to digital starter which would up my costs.

Then I found Earthlink which pretty costs the same as AT&T without the cap. They give 3 months at a reduced rate then charges me $34.95 for 3mbps. If I want a higher speed I can pay $5 more and get the 6mbps for $39.95. The first 3 months will cost either $14.95 or $19.95. The slowest 1.5Mbps will cost First 3 Months $14.95; $29.95/mo. thereafter.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Wheego All Electric Car needs funding

Wheego is having some setbacks with their Electric Car funds.

"My constraint is primarily capital. We'll be living hand-to-mouth as we try to get the first cars built. The next 200 will creep out as we raise money."

LiFe electric car will need a VC firm in Connecticut to come thru for them or else they may run out of time.

via Engadget

Amazon trade in Review

So I have been testing Amazon's trade in program. This is run by a third party and not Amazon.

Movies and Games - Price fluctuates so you should check back and see the price. I have seen Blu-Ray's go up and down from $1-$2 in value throughout the week. The price is also influence what a brand new one would go for.

Books - Unless the book is in like new condition don't bother. I have had two books returned for bs reasons. You have to have exact matching ISBN. And sometimes they claim books are damaged when they are not.

Listen to the Complete New Beastie Boys Online for Free!

2011 release, the long-awaited eighth album from the Hip Hop/Rock trio. Hot Sauce Committee Part Two was produced by Beastie Boys and mixed by Philippe Zdar. This album marks Mike “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “Ad Rock” Horovitz and Adam “MCA” Yauch’s first full length effort since 2007′s Grammy-winning all-instrumental The Mix-Up.

Listen to the entire CD HERE

the-Gadgeteer reviews Gerber Suspension Multi-tool

The-Gadgeteer has posted up a review of the Gerber Suspension Multi-tool. Check out the review HERE

Sunday, May 01, 2011

AT&T DSL Cap starts Monday - AT&T still number 1 in disappointing customers

When AT&T bought the phone/dsl provider that I was using I received two bills. I inquired by phone that I need to signup to the new AT&T. And since then I have felt betrayed by AT&T poor service. AT&T charges me $120-$130 a month for DSL and home phone. With that money I get slow DSL service and expensive phone service. And now my DSL is capped to 150GB. And the reason why is not 2% hogging bandwidth which is what AT&T says. Instead I believe it's to make people signup for their more expensive U-Verse service. AT&T is really selling it in my area as two 20 somethings were going door to door trying to sell the service. When I said no the guy said "I guess you don't want to save money." Of course the salesman never mentions that the bundle package is only for 12months then the bill skyrockets.