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Video Rippols on the iPhone, Social you-tubing the next big thing?


I had a chance to speak with Michael Kelly, the co-founder of Rippol.com - a video suggestion engine in the form of an online community. Rippol allows people to suggest, find and ultimately discover and watch videos in whatever genre they choose. Rippol is in beta stage, but Kelly wanted to show us the Web-based app (which also has a mobile version for the iPad and iPhone) and we put it through its paces.

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CES gadgets you may have missed


At this annual event - as you saw in my recent show overview - I was bombarded by vendors at every turn and played with more gadgets than I’ve ever seen in my life. I also went to a few special events. These events were designated PRESS-ONLY and therefore contained some items regular attendees might not have seen.

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CES 2010 Wrapup: Sights, Sounds and Reflections


There’s no better way to overload your brain and body than by spending a week in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The event brings together thousands of vendors, tens of thousands of visitors and millions of feet of exhibition space in the most imaginary of locales.

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Plextor PX-610U Super Multi Drive for Mac


Is recordable media dead? If you’re in the technology fishbowl you might be fond of relying on the cloud or on sneaker net with USB and other flash drives, but for the vast majority of movie watchers and music listeners, there’s still a reason to have a DVD or CD burner. If you’ve got a Mac and you’re one of ...

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Chargepod lets you be very powerful on the road


[This Review was edited with new device information on 10/20/09. Edits in Italic below] How often have you sat at a conference table struggling for control of a power strip designed to juice up devices for everyone around you? There are always too few outlets, too many people and too much embarrassment in monopolizing one of the outlets to charge ...

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microSD makes a play for music – via SanDisk


The thumbnail-sized microSD card always strikes me as a recipe for lost data. A breeze, a bump on the train, a fumble when loading could all result in that micro flash card disappearing forever. So when I got the ABBA Gold player pack from SanDisk (or should I say Sansa), I was worried that if I ever tried to remove ...

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REVIEW: Seagate FreeAgent Go Portable Hard Drive

Seagate FreeAgent Go

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how cool it is to have dependable storage for everything from contact lists to music files to photographs. In that post I think I also mentioned that a longer review was on its way. This is that longer review. Once you get it out of its package, the Seagate FreeAgent Go is a ...

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Computrace Lojack for Laptops


When you hear the name Lojack, you immediately think of the car theft tracing service. Essentially, a small GPS tracking unit is placed in your car or motorcycle. When your vehicle is stolen, the police can activate the GPS and track down the theft. Lojack purports to alleviate damage to your car because the police can find it fast. Now, ...

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Cutler’s iRoadTrip Gadget Bag


In March I hopped in a car with three other guys to drive from Detroit to Austin ending up at South by Southwest (SXSW). We were documenting the journey and collecting content along the way. Well, the trip’s been over for a few months, but I wanted to share with you a few of the gadgets that made the trip ...

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Maxtor Black-Armor; Some Serious Data Protection


The BlackArmor’s claim to fame is that it has government-grade AES encryption certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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Protect your Apple iPhone and other gadgets with OtterBox Cases


Scratches, cracked screens and other damage plagues most mobile devices. No matter what you do to protect your phone, Blackberry, iPod or iPhone, it’s going to end up with gouges, dings and dents. That’s where OtterBox products come in. With a line of cases for the latest mobile and smartphones, the company has carved out a niche with products that ...

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Review: eStarling Impact7 Wifi Photo Frame


Sharing photos is something we’re all doing with regularity these days. We whip out our digital camera, iPod or even a digital photo keychain to share shots we’ve taken of everything from dolphins to dog drool. But what do you do if you want to share these photos in your home? Corner your guests and perch beside them on the ...

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Mobile Magazine’s Cut List, by Jeff Cutler – #001


If you work with digital content – be they photos, music or even documents – you’re going to need a storage solution. CDs and DVDs have a limited shelf life and are unwieldy if the data you’re storing is larger than 4GB. That’s where portable hard drives come in. External drives, at least those that are portable, are typically between ...

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Review: That IS a projector in my pocket (3M Micro Professional Projector – MPro110)


Aside from the drool-worthy netbooks at CES in early January, I was astounded by the technology advances in portable projectors. Specifically, pocket-sized projectors made for sharing business presentations, home movies or entertainment, and for mirroring your laptop screen pretty much anywhere you choose. One such projector, the 3M Micro Professional Projector – model MPro110, has started an amazing opportunityfor 3M ...

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Review: NeatReceipts and NeatWorks


It’s the middle of January and the items cluttering up every flat surface in my office are business cards. After attending no fewer than three trade shows and about two-dozen Tweet-ups this fall, I’ve created stacks of information that are a pain to manage but have too much value to recycle. Enter the Neat Company’s line of personal and business ...

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