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.
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.
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.
Yep I have a draw full of old chargers, this is prompting me to finally throw them all away.
via Hot Hard Ware
After all these years of dealing with different chargers and various connections between phones and other devices, some good news is in store.
New dope commercial I just saw while watching the the Indy-Jets game.
Would have been dope but he pretty much deads the rumors here. More below:
“First of all, we’re not a hardware company,” Zuckerberg responded unequivocally to a question from Reuters’s Alexei Oreskovic. “Second of all, our goal is not to sell anything physical; our goal is to make it so that everything can be social.”
Nokia N8 smartphone – http://goo.gl/M157 – Nokia’s highly anticipated short film, ‘The Commuter’ staring Dev Patel, Pamela Anderson, Charles Dance, Ed Westwick and shot entirely in mobile HD on the Nokia N8 smartphone.
via Huff Post
(By BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP/Huffington Post) NEW YORK — MySpace, the online social hub that’s been fighting to stay relevant in the age of Facebook and Twitter, is overhauling its image and its website into an entertainment destination for its mostly younger audience.
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.
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.
I guess this is sorta of a big deal because this right now is the number #1 trending topic on Twitter.
It’s hard to believe that what we’re looking at is real — but we assure you, the picture above is in fact the PlayStation Phone you’ve long been waiting for.
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.
If would be dope if Jay Z sent one to Beyonce.
The update is free for people who already own the popular app (which itself is on sale for $1 this weekend), though you’ll have to buy T-Pain credits to leave the 45 second clips (they can be acapella “freestyles” or ditties on top of some non-T-Pain beats).
Does this look realistic to you guys?
This is the result of the Open Innovation experiment. It is an experience video showing the future of screen technology with stretchable screens, transparent screens and e-ink displays, to name a few.
Apple seems to be in over drive when it comes to dropping new products. Here is some info about their new iPod Touch and go here to see the new Apple TV.
Google is evil but they have made the easiest and best email service on the planet. Here they introduce their Priority Onbox feature.
(Newser) – Google has a new Gmail tool to help users manage their inboxes. “Priority Inbox” splits the inbox into three categories: important messages, starred messages, and the rest.
I guess these guys been listening to Prince the last couple of months.
Anderson, as predicted, argues in his cover story that “the World Wide Web is in decline” amid the rise of apps for the iPhone and iPad, for TV platforms like the Xbox, and computer services that exist outside the browser like Skype.
Don’t know how to ride a motorcycle but I would learn for this dopeness right here! More pics here
Unlike the previous replica—which was more dragster than an actual road bike—it seems like this Bat Pod can actually be handled like any other motorcycle. Quite an impressive work:
The hackers won.
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.
I definitely want one of these bad boys! Wonder what the price is?
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.”
These app developers are freakin’ geniuses.
‘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.
I found this over at DavaiDavai.com
While this is a demo of Wired Magazine using Adobe Air, which currently doesn’t work on I-Pad. It is clear that the magazine is at the forefront of an interactive publishing industry.
Vodpod videos no longer available.
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.
With all this hoopla about the iPad in the news, here is a review of the shiny new Blackberry Magnum. Continue reading
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.
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.
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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
Release Date: TBA
For: Xbox 360, PC, PS3
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.
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.
“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.
More video of the much hyped Nexus One.
Those pesky hackers have caused the hottest social network of 2009 to ban certain passwords to prevent another Iranian Army catastrophe we experienced a couple of weeks ago. Here is the list courtesy of TBI:
Do you guys know about augmented reality?
This vid right here gives you a pretty accurate glimpse into the future of tech and how this app which arguably change the way we live and gather information in a few short years. Check out this super-cool app from Stella Artois using augmented reality.
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.
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For the thousands of requests I get daily to post music on this blog, this probably the is best thing I can pass along to you in order to truly help your career. Tom DeLonge of Blink 182 speaks to new artists and how to be successful in the Web 2.o era at Guitar Center.
This is more a complimentary gadget. Read more below:
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:
* 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
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