Android
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Sony Ericsson adds Xperia ray and Xperia active to Android lineup

My experience with the Sony Ericsson Xperia line of smartphones hasn’t exactly been stellar, but that doesn’t mean SE isn’t trucking ahead with new additions to the line. I have the Xperia Play in hand and will have that review posted soon, but there’s also the new Xperia ray and Xperia active coming down the chute too.

Social Media
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Tips To Prevent Cellphone Radiation Brain Nukage

The dangers of cellphone radiation have been a hot topic lately, particularly after the World Health Organization gave the sobering announcement that cellphone radiation could possibly increase the risk of brain cancer. Additionally, research came out that suggested cellphones are responsible for killing off bees. They aren’t getting a good rep right now. While I was scared for a few minutes and considered ditching my Blackberry and running into the woods to live in a shack, I realized I love convenience too much. They’re not going to turn nearby cell tower squirrels into radioactive freaks just yet, but there is some concern. So instead, here are some ways to keep your brain, and other body parts, safe from potentially hazardous cellphone radiation.

Apple
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DashCam: The iPhone BlackBox App For Your Car

DashCam is an iPhone app developed by St. Edward Enterprises that allows drivers to track the route they are travelling on Google Maps and display speed and distance as well. To do this, the app uses the iPhone’s rear camera, Google Maps and the GPS. The recording can be used as evidence should an accident happen or for learning purposes. Users can share the video recording on various sites such as Facebook or YouTube, it also makes a pretty sweet HUD.

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Hey Gramps, Check out the Emporia RL1

While many people consider things like video games, digital cameras, GPS and browsing pages and pages of Google results are a must for a mobile phone, there are others who just want to make a call, as simple and directly as possible. Obviously we’re talking about the elderly here, they usually aren’t concerned with being able to go on Facebook, download apps and twitpic self-portraits; although we have seen our share of savvy old timers.

Android
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Swiftkey X Android App Now Even MORE Predictive

The SwiftKey app for Android is supposed to be intelligent. It gradually learns your typing habits and your favourite words to help speed up your typing, then gives you a predictive text experience that is more personalized than that lousy autocorrect. The keyboard picks up all the special and uncommon words you frequently use and stores them in a library, then offers them up as word suggestions the next time you begin to spell the word.

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WP7 Mango to Get “Seamless” Windows Live Messenger Integration

When you have an Android smartphone, connecting with your friends via GChat is a pretty straightforward and seamless process. Microsoft wants to offer the same kind of idea, but within its Windows environment. That’s why they’re promising a “seamless, built-in texting and IM experience powered by Windows Live Messenger” on Windows Phone 7.

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Microsoft Unveils Windows Phone Mango to be Released This Fall

Today, Microsoft has given a preview of its latest Windows Phone OS update, known as Mango. According to Microsoft, Mango will deliver more than 500 new features to ensure a seamless integration of communications, apps and internet searching. Microsoft focused on developing three main things in Mango, which include a web experience that goes beyond the browser, a smarter approach to apps, and improved communication features that make it easier to connect and share with others.

Android
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Friday Android App Knows What You Did Last Night

Friday is an Android app that functions as a search engine for your life. The app allows you to find out where you were, what calls you made, what emails you sent and what song you were listening to on any given day. The app gives you analytics of your entire phone usage. Such an app would have come useful to the guys in The Hangover when trying to locate their lost buddy, since the app tracks GPS location too.

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Ortsbo Translation Software Review

The Ortsbo iPhone app is currently undergoing review to be available on the Apple App Store. The Commobility and Intertainment Media teams are also working on apps for platforms including Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone, which are scheduled to launch summer 2011.

Apple
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Police Can Raid iPhone of all its data in 15 Minutes

A cell phone is a highly personal product. It also contains a treasure trove of personal information that could be used against you in a court of law. The scary thing is that the police can strip your iPhone of everything it knows in 15 seconds flat using just one click of a mouse button.

Apple
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iPhone Secretly Records Geolocation Data

Before you work up some crazy conspiracy theory, let’s get to the facts. It appears that the iPhone and iPad 3G automatically record your location data everywhere you go. Your movements are then automatically saved to a secret file on the device, and the file is automatically backed up on your computer when you sync up the device with iTunes.

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DoD Releases iPad app for DVIDS

Our good friends over at the Department of Defense (DoD) who’s chief aim is to protect the nation has deployed a new app. Ever wanted to be tapped in to the DoD’s Video and Imagery distribution system? Well, there’s an app for that.

Android
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Check In at Home and Track History with New GMaps for Android

While I am certain there are a lot of people who feel otherwise, I’m still not sold on the whole “checking in” to places thing, whether it be through Foursquare, Facebook, or Google. That said, the newest release of Google Maps for Android devices might actually help with some work-life balance issues.

Android
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Google Partners with MasterCard, Citigroup to Develop NFC Payment Scheme

The Google Nexus S has a near field communications (NFC) chip in it, so you know that Google is interested in pursuing this technology for a variety of purposes. The most obvious application is mobile payments and it looks like the search engine has just made its next big move on this front, buddying up with MasterCard and Citigroup to make it happen.

TABLETS
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Widgetized Chumby Display Ready for Retail Next Month

A regular old digital picture frame isn’t exactly the most exciting thing in the world, but it suddenly gets a lot more interesting when you toss in a few more features and functions. In effect, that’s the appeal of the widget-happy display from Chumby Industries and they’re almost ready to let you buy it.

MOTOROLLA
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Xoom Firmware Update Tonight Prepares for Flash 10.2 Release March 18

Tonight Motorola will be updating the firmware on their Xoom tablets, installing the “required enhancements” to make way for upcoming Flash 10.2. That doesn’t mean you Xoomers will have the promised Flash capabilities just yet, but the company has announced on its Facebook page that 10.2 will be available for download as of March 18.

Mobiles
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Social TV Trend Hits Britain, U.S.

Watching TV is becoming a more social endeavour amongst British youth, according to a recent study by media consulting company Digital Clarity. Of 1,300 British mobile internet users below 25 years of age, eight of 10 responded that they use mobile devices to talk to friends about the show they’re watching.

OTHER VIDEOS
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Zioneyez HD Video Sun Glasses Have Style

They’ll stand out from other glasses-cams – not by sheer ugliness — as the tiny camera they’re concealing to the right of the lenses records in full 1080p, capable of streaming your field of vision through your smartphone to Qik or LiveStream.

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ViewSonic Now Shipping ViewPad 10 With Android 1.6, Windows 7

ViewSonic is announcing immediate availability of the ViewPad 10 tablet we heard about last November. The 10-inch slate will most notably dual boot between Android and Windows 7, the hardware on board is an Intel Atom 1.66GHz processor, 2GB memory to make up for the lack of dual-core functionality, and the option of 16GB or 32GB SSD hard drives.

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Panasonic LUMIX FX77 Camera Makes You Attractive

We’ve all met a person or two who never wants to be in a photo. No matter what these people look like or how good any photos of them turn out, they indiscriminately hate every picture of their own face. It’s often irrational and baseless in the eyes of those around them, but those people go on with only the default Facebook avatar all the same.

Android
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Get the Atrix 4G for Fifty Bucks Less at the Shack

Well, that didn’t take very long at all. The Motorola Atrix 4G hasn’t even officially hit store shelves yet and it has already experienced a 25% price cut. Granted, the price cut isn’t an official one being offered through AT&T and Motorola, but it’s the next best thing.

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Rinspeed BamBoo Brings Social Media, Integrated Mobile Tech to the EV

No, the BamBoo was designed with the intention of being a fun, sun and sand delight for the social-media types and tech-savvy beach lovers. From its bread-box dashboard compartments to the throw-switch controls it conceals, it gives oldschool stylings and concepts a place in the world of high-tech transport.

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Google Accounts Get Security Upgrade

Google will be adding an extra layer of security — Google Authenticator — to their accounts in order to combat the growing threat of hackers and raise confidence in services such as Docs and Gmail.

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Fido Fetches Sony Ericsson Cedar GreenHeart Phone

Sony Ericsson is expanding their GreenHeart collection of environmentally-friendly phones with an exclusive Canadian release of the Cedar. With post-consumer recycled plastics, a low-consumption charger and waterborne paint, the phone is being sold exclusively by Fido in Canada, aimed at consumers and businesses looking at a low-impact mobile solution.

TABLETS
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Official: HP TouchPad WebOS tablet

The HP TouchPad has been announced today at the HP/Palm Think Beyond webOS event. It’s the companies first jointly created tablet to run purely on the webOS platform, and the first of a family of slate devices to emerge into the market.

Apple
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Thumbs up for the 80s iPhone Brick case

Thumbs Up’s new Brick iPhone case, complete with mock antenna, gives the technological miracle that is your iPhone all the nostalgic stylings of 80s Wall Street yuppiedom, bringing us back to an age where the size of your phone – not the size of your truck – was the tell-tale indicator of overcompensation.

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TiVo Premiere app for Apple iPad more than just a remote

Regular old television remotes might have cut the mustard when all we had to do was adjust the volume and change the channel. These days, you want your TV to do more, so you need a remote to do more. And that’s where the TiVo Premiere app is supposed to come into play.

All laptop Reviews
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REVIEW – $188 CherryPad 7-inch Android tablet

CherryPal’s claim to fame came when they released the world’s first $99 laptop with a 7-inch screen back in 2009. The 400 MHz cpu with 256 GB RAM and 2GB of flash memory was by no means a workhorse, but it didn’t need to be. CherryPal makes devices a couple generations behind the current markets offerings, this is because they target lower income families, educational institutions and “emerging markets.”

Mobile Apps
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Nike+ GPS app lets you play tag

The Nike+ GPS app tracks your speed and distance, maps your runs, and allows your friends on facebook and twitter to view your progress. It costs $1.99 on itunes and just got a fun new update; you can now play tag with other runners. You challenge someone with time or distance nearby. Whoever runs the […]

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BlackBerry Balance helps to split life away from work

In addition to the new smartphones joining the BlackBerry lineup, Research in Motion also revealed some new features for its devices too. One of the most notable is something called BlackBerry Balance. No, the goal is not to help you balance your finances. Instead, it’s meant to help you better achieve a life-work balance.