Author: Fabrizio Pilato

IPAD
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The week of the iPad, a year for the iFad?

This week was the week that Apple unveiled their iPad. The company did such a great job on keeping the device under wraps, that even some bloggers unable to keep their ego in check after Apple more than likely shut down their requests for an advanced viewing, went ahead and made up stories of actually having it. Regardless, it was an interesting week and we do have ourselves a few Apple iPad models to choose from, and what many hope will be the savior for the print industry and their constant battle against rising costs.

cars
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Lunch Break: Video collage of futuristic cars

Here is your daily lunch break. Sit down with your sandwich and let this video roll. It’s a compilation of about 34 cars that have had some type of creativity, craziness, and even some dreams put in to them. A couple aqua cars, a police porshce, the eliica, and many more.

Android
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50 Android games, 10 minutes, 1 video

Fifty games for the Motorola Droid were compiled in a 10 minute video, although all games are not free, they do show that the Android OS has more going for it than what we initially thought, it’s fast and smooth.

Apple
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iCall first to unlock VoIP over 3G on the iPhone

iCall is the first mobile application to utilize new features unlocked in Apple’s latest iPhone developer SDK. Previous versions of iCall for iPhone restricted users to makingVoIP calls solely over a Wi-Fi network connection, now you can make VoIP calls over 3G.

Mobiles
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Voice encryption for mobile phones cracked: 12 out of 15 methods deemed insecure

For those of you that use voice encryption products on mobile phones the last thing you would expect is for it to be easily decrypted and intercepted. You may have shelled out good coin for your application and rely upon it for your intellectual security, but what if that security was not as tight as you had imagined, what if a readily available wiretapping utility attainable by anyone, and a simple Trojan slipped on to your device could compromise all of your calls?

Apple
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Official: Apple iPad is the new Apple tablet

It’s official, the Apple iPad is out of the dark and now in our hearts? or not. Was it worth the wait? Basically a modified iPhone with a large display that you can watch Youtube, high-def movies and tv shows, with hybrid iTunes similar to the iPhones but not exactly.

Android
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Archos 7 an Android tablet, leaked by UK store

When we first heard of the Archos 7 two years back it sounded quite interesting, our impressions were that it was to be a PMP similar to the Archos 5, but times have changed and so has technology, and now Archos plans to ship it in March of this year as a Google Android tablet.

Apple
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iPhone electric guitar dock has app with strings

Ever imagined turning your iPhone in to an electric guitar? Well, sort of. The Ezison 100 released today by Bird Electron in Japan, has created an interesting iPod touch/iPhone dock that will allow you to jam out in a wood and acrylic looking guitar thing.

TABLETS
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A Boogie Board for scribbles, not waves

The Boogie Board is like a futuristic notepad you can keep on your fridge, door, or wherever you want to leave a message. Improv Electronics has designed a pressure-sensitive tablet that runs on a single watch battery and takes blackboards to a whole new level.

Science & Tech
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Concern: 10-11 year olds cell phone use grows by 80%

It’s interesting that the MRI study did not mention any health concerns, it was more focused on what the different child groups were interested in for what seemed to be a market summary for businesses. We are talking about a large population of developing children being subject to electromagnetic fields and radio frequency radiation, but I guess big business tends to avoid these issues.

TABLETS
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Amazon Kindle Development Kit to perpetuate new app store

Amazon is contemplating a big move from Apple next week, in an attempt to keep their share of the e-book market they have released a software development kit for the Kindle e-book reader today. Developers will be able to build and eventually sell applications for the device like games, puzzles or other useful applications for a portable handheld tablet style device.

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Apple to bring the Bing to iPhone?

An increasing rivalry between Apple and Google is developing. With the launch of the Nexus One phone, a situation has arisen where search giant Google may be ditched as an engine of choice for the iPhone.

cars
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Cell phone car starter project: Win

A website called Dave Hacks, run by a guy named Dave, who says he doesn’t really hack, but ‘modifies’ things has posted a DIY on the cheap for a cell phone to remote car starter project, allowing you to boot up your bronco by a simple phone call.

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11 year old boy writes iPhone app, donates proceeds to charity

iPhone apps are always being released each day. After long development times, testing, more testing, then Apple’s final say, you may be privileged enough to have your app in the iTunes store. Here is an 11-year old boy who wrote his own app, got it approved, and is now donating some of the proceeds to the children’s hospital charity.

Apple
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Apple iPhone OS 4.0 features revealed

Some details about the iPhone OS 4.0 have fallen from the Apple tree. Hopefully no one will get bruised with the release of this information, as it is possibly scheduled to be announced next week with the mystical Apple Tablet.

Mobiles
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Cellphone plan war: AT&T vs. Verizon

The two have always been at battle, but with AT&T’s response so closely timed with Verizon’s, its a complete price war and we don’t know when it will stop, or what other carriers plan to join in. Undercutting each other to maintain a larger market share, both companies unlimited voice plan package prices were cut, that goes for the iPhone too.