[pics] Check out 50 Cent’s ‘Sleek Audio’ headphones

Since headphones are selling and the music isn’t, 50 Cent follows Dr. Dre’s brilliant business move by getting involved with Sleek Audio to produce his own line of high end headphones.


via Engadget

Sleek — which tickled our ears quite pleasantly with last year’s SA1 — is apparently gearing up to unveil something special here at CES. Mum’s the word on what, exactly, but judging by the image above, we’re assuming it’ll be a pair of high-end wireless (Kleer?) headphones with the backing of 50 Cent.

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[pics] Fake Chinese iPhone

Expect to see these on 28th Street, matter fact I will put money up that they are already there. Images courtesy of Dan Frommer, Business Insider

via Business Insider
One of our colleagues just got back from a trip to China, and she brought us back a gift: This fake iPhone 4.

From far away, it looks pretty real — never mind that Apple hasn’t actually started selling the white iPhone 4 yet, because of some manufacturing problems.
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What exactly is Facebook Messages?

These guys over at The Social Network really seem to have things figured out. They have just figured away to put all your communication needs in one place so you can stay on Facebook on even longer. Check out some great info provided by the guys from Gizmodo

via Gizmodo

What are the difference between Facebook messages and regular email? It incorporates emails, Facebook messages, SMS, other chat clients. Eventually VoIP may also be in play. Instead of having some chats here and some texts there, every time you talk to someone it’ll be come part of a stream of information.

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Judge shuts down file-sharing site Limewire

I guess people still used Limewire but I stopped many years ago when it became infected with viruses and a bunch of crap but it was the sh*t when it first came out. The music industry still dropped the ball on this because they had the first opportunity to use this technology and they balked and basically self destructed and will probably never recover.

via Newser

Newser) – File-sharing site LimeWire has been effectively killed off by a court order. A federal judge has issued an injunction ordering the service to permanently disable its software and to end the sharing of unauthorized music files, the Wall Street Journal reports. The popular site was found liable for copyright infringement on a “massive scale” six months ago.

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[video] RIM releases its answer to the iPad the ‘BlackBerry® PlayBook™’

via US

BlackBerry releases viral for the company’s new tablet-the PlayBook. Described as “the first professional tablet” it features a 7″ LCD display, 1024 x 600 screen resolution, 3 megapixel front-facing camera along with a 5 megapixel rear lens allowing video conferencing, 1GB RAM, 1 GHz dual-core processor gives it groundbreaking speed to enjoy
the Push technology Email, calendar, BBM™, tasks, documents and more.


Judge allows jailbreaking of iPhone apps

The hackers won.

via CNN

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — IPhone users can now legally hack their phones to download applications that aren’t in Apple’s App Store.

The U.S. Copyright Office, a division of the Library of Congress, has authorized several new exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), one of which will allow mobile phone users to “jailbreak” — or hack into — their devices to use apps not authorized by the phone’s manufacturer. The new rules will be published on Tuesday in the Federal Register.

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Panasonic’s consumer-grade 3D camcorder leaks out, the HDC-SDT750: ENGADGET

I definitely want one of these bad boys! Wonder what the price is?

via Engadget

We’d heard Panasonic was planning a more affordable stereoscopic 3D camcorder, but it looks like we won’t have to wait until a mysterious July 28th Tokyo unveiling to find out for sure — it’s called the HDC-SDT750, and Panny’s advertising it as the “World’s first 3D Shooting Camcorder.”

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[video] New Android App ‘Road SMS’ allows you to ‘Text while walking’

These app developers are freakin’ geniuses.

via Time

‘Road SMS’ for the Android is a clever way for Samsung to keep your phone permanently glued to your hand by acting as your eyes. It uses the phone’s camera to provide video in the backdrop of your message so you don’t do something really embarrassing, like walk into a pole or (worse yet) some other person.

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[video] Soulja Boy Presents iFlyp’t App

We all know De’Andre aka Souljah is one of our young pioneers on the internet and it is no surprise that he would supporting the iFLYP”T Remix app. Check out this video where he gives you the deets.

The application iFLYP’T Remix claims to offer a new means of experiencing your music through its platform. iFLYP’T offers consumers the ability to take an existing song that they enjoy, or might not enjoy and customize its layout and structure. The iFLYP’T application lets users record their moving of lyrical parts and phrases around in a song, as well as editing how those phrases trigger.  (Offers songs from Kanye West, Soulja Boy, Kid Cudi, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Pitbull, Lady Gaga, and more!)

Once you have customized or “FLYP’T” your musical creation iFLYP’T then allows you the ability to share this music on (www.iFLYPT.com ). The social network allows user to post updates and interact with each other as well as give kudos to their “entourage” for remixes.

[video] Steve Jobs Keynote Introducing iPad

Now I know that critics are coming down hard on this first version of the iPad, but Steve Jobs and his engineers at Apple are extremely clever in this release. Now if you following the coverage there are bunch of features that are not included in this mobile device, but it just gives them more room to come with upgraded versions over the next few years just as they did with the iPod and iPhone. Many are calling this the death of the laptop as we know it. I have added two videos of the keynote and when I find a full rip of it I will add it for all you Apple freaks.

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Steve Jobs introduces the new ‘iPad’

via NY Times

All of us use laptops and smartphones now. The question has arisen lately: is there room for a third category of device in the middle?

The new device will have to be far better than the laptop and smartphone at doing important things: browsing the Web, doing e-mail, enjoying and sharing photographs, watching videos, enjoying your music collection, playing games, reading e-books. Otherwise, “it has no reason for being.”

Apple’s answer: the iPad.

It looks like, well, a big iPhone, pretty much as anticipated.


[video] Top 8 Ways To Use Social Media

Source: AllTOP

Don’t have a clue about how to use social media? Here is a nice little list of ways to utilize social media effectively.

In this video I talk about the important things that matter in Social Media to be respected within the community. Connecting face to face and being grateful for the inspiration, guidance, and support from others will help you during your journey. http://www.lewishowes.com

Sorry Souljah Boy, Ashton Kutcher, and Kim Kardashian, Nobody Has a Million Twitter Followers

Found this great article from my new favorite blogger Anil Dash, who exposes the reality of celebrities like Ashton Kutcher and Kim Kardashian with large Twitter followings that reach in to the millions. Though these guys have relished in the fact of cracking a million followers, Anil challenges that there is absolutely no value in running up the Twitter follower scoreboard. He gives great analysis on actually being put on Twitter’s suggested user lists and getting hundreds of thousands of new followers. Fantastic analysis and should be an article for individuals, small businesses and major corporations to read when crafting their social media campaigns.

Last week, I wrote a bit about what it’s like to be on Twitter’s suggested user list. The response to that post has been really gratifying, and I wanted to share a bit of what I’ve learned, as well some of the more interesting responses.

First, to recap: I had about 18,000 followers of my own back in October, when I got added to the suggested user list. (Let’s call these “organic” followers.) If I’d have continued my normal rate of growth, i’d have about 25,000 followers today, but thanks to being on the list, I’ve got close to 300,000 followers. Surprisingly though, I only get as many retweets and replies as I’d get with my organic number of followers.

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Google Nexus One: Everything You Need to Know

The talk of of the town concerning smartphones.

How Much Does It Cost and Where/When Can I Buy It?

At Google’s new web store, where you can shop for Android phones and do live demos of them over the internets to see if you like it. You need a regular Google account and a Google Checkout one to actually buy the phone.

You can buy it today on T-Mobile for $180 with a new 2-year contract. Or you can buy it unlocked, without any service, for $530. Shipping’s free.

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Welcome to Macintosh – Trailer

“Welcome to Macintosh” is a documentary that mixes history, criticism and an unapologetic revelry of all things Apple. Whether a long time Mac fanatic or new to computers, Welcome to Macintosh explores the many ways Apple Computer (now Apple, Inc.) has changed the world, from the early days of the Apple-I to the latest the company has to offer.

Facebook sells out,exposes users after changes to privacy policy

For all you Facebook’ers here is a break down of the new privacy policy.

via Daily Express

As of Wednesday, social networking supremo Facebook unveiled sweeping changes to its privacy options for users. The new privacy controls, particularly the recommended settings, have deployed the social network on the front line of the debate over data protection.

Having told users that the change “makes it easier for people to find and learn about you”, Facebook has effectively opened up the bottomless pit of personal data at their disposal to everyone on the web.

The motivation for this move is primarily to increase traffic to the site from search engines – inspired by growing competition from Twitter (its pages are fully indexed and searchable) – thereby increasing ad revenue.

As of now, when a current users logs on to Facebook they will be greeted by a popup asking them to review and update their privacy settings. Whilst it is relatively easy for users to choose to keep their old settings, it is the new settings recommended by Facebook that have come under close scrutiny.

If a user adopts Facebook’s recommendations then details of the user’s gender, location, friends and family, as well as all posted content and status updates, could be found on search engines like Google or Bing.

This represents a fundamental shift in Facebook’s social media function; instead of disseminating pictures and information amongst a closed social circle it now broadcasts that information to the world.


Blackberry watch on the way in February (pics)

This is more a complimentary gadget. Read more below:
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via Gizmodo

Turns out those leaks about a BlackBerry Bluetooth companion watch were dead on: The Allerta InPulse Bluetooth companion watch—not a watchphone—isn’t actually a RIM product, and should ship in February for $150. So what does it do?

Think of it as an extender for your BlackBerry, or a wrist-mounted dashboard. It won’t place calls or compose texts; it’s really just there to give you a heads-up and preview whenever your BlackBerry mothership gets a call, receives a message, or has some other, being-a-BlackBerry-related news to share with you. Also, yes, it’s a watch, for telling time. It may not do a whole lot, but the hardware sounds nice:

Picture 31* 1.3″ full colour organic light-emitting-diode (OLED) display
* Bluetooth® v2.0+EDR
* 150 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery
* Glass lens and full metal body
* 22mm interchangeable wrist band
* Vibrating motor
* Micro-USB port (for charging)
* Over-the-air firmware updates
* Dimensions: 51mm height x 38mm width x 12mm depth