Posts by TimAdams

  • by | June 1, 2005 4:15 PM

    Direct from SCOTTeVEST (if you haven't seen it already): After watching the iPod silhouette commercial, we decided to have some fun and spoof it with our own commercial. You'll notice that once the dancer puts on his SCOTTEVEST, he can enjoy his iPod without a care—the beauty of Technology Enabled Clothing®. Remember: Don't Trip…Get Wired! You can check out SeV's iPod spoof here. And while you are there, be sure to check out their Father's Day sale. Some great prices on great products.

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  • by | May 27, 2005 7:18 PM

    I was the proud owner of an Olympus m:robe 100 for just under two weeks. And while it was fun, I've returned the unit and gone to an iPod instead. Why the change? Well, while the stylings of the m:robe 100 were fantastic, there really wasn't any support to be had - even from Olympus. I had more problems than I could count in such a short period of time (anything from their software not reporting the correct size, or the volume being extremely low, to losing all the songs (causing a unit replacement), to songs not transferring on the replacement unit that were on the first unit. Not to ...

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  • by | May 18, 2005 12:30 PM

    From Astraware: Super Wild Wild Words is a Western-themed mix of word search and hangman, based on the popular PC and online game from GameHouse. The game has two modes of play: Normal and Bonus where players aim to earn Sheriff's badges to guess a letter from the hangman word. Additional power pieces include Free Guess Keys, Gold and First Aid blocks. Super Wild Wild Words is available for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile™ for Pocket PC. If you are a fan of Bookworm or Wordpop, you'll get a real kick out of this twist on hangman.

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  • by | May 13, 2005 7:42 PM

    From the folks at iriver: MILPITAS, Calif. ­ May 10, 2005 ­ iriver, the leading innovator in digital entertainment, today announced three additions to the award-winning portable music H10 series. Whether storing an entire music collection or providing rugged durability at the gym, the iriver H10 family has a player to accommodate. Player navigation, color display, photo viewing, FM tuner, voice recording and touch strip control are consistent experiences across the family, which comes in 20GB*, 6GB, 5GB and 1GB capacities. The stylish new players come in a variety of modern colors and ...

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  • by | May 10, 2005 3:00 PM

    For those of you that might have missed it, On the Media ran an interesting segment on the supposed broadband gap in the US. You can listen to the segment here (RealPlayer stream - transcript is supposed to be up sometime today). Is this what is causing the US to float behind in the realm of digital convergance? I have my own thoughts on why this happened (deals with two large organization ending with AA). But we would like to hear your thoughts.

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  • by | May 3, 2005 12:33 AM

    Engadget has part 1 of their recent Bill Gates interview up here. While there aren't any major secrets revealed here, he does give some insight into the future of the XBox and Windows Mobile. My favorite bit: With phones over time you won't have to think, okay the trade-ups are just to make this a business device or just to consumer device. And some of the really interesting stuff, like where you take a photo and it recognizes that that's a sign you want translated or that's an address you want to see a map related to, or it's an expense report so you just OCR it and get it into expense ...

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  • by | April 28, 2005 1:39 PM

    It's been a busy couple of weeks in the Pocket PC world. Here's the short list of recently updated software that I'm currently using: Dell X50v ROM A03 Update I've been using this new update for about a week with no problems at all. I took the easy route and backed up all my data first and restored after the ROM upgrade. SOTI Pocket Controller 5.1 We use this application to take the majority of our review screenshots. WisBar Advance 2.0.1.24 One of the best (if not the best) taskbar replacement/skinning applications. Our review is here. Resco Photo Viewer 5.3 A great photo viewing ...

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  • by | April 21, 2005 12:51 PM

    Koyono has recently released their new BlackCoat TX on the world, and in honor of those early adopters out there, they've got a fantastic sale going on for this new line. At $13 for the tank top and $17 for the short sleeve, that's a savings of over 50%! From the site: The BlackCoat-Tx solves the problem of where to put your stuff while active. The Tx is more form fitting than the original BlackCoat-T for a true athletic feel. This also helps to keep those gadgets close to you when you are on the move. One of the most exciting new features of the BlackCoat-Tx is its construction. Made from ...

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  • by | April 16, 2005 4:55 PM

    eEye Digital Security has a free WiFi Scanner for PCs and PPCs available here (registration required). It seems to work fairly on my Dell X50v, detecting the network at my house. But I don't live in a heavy WiFi area (so some driving will needed to test further). It even has a "blute" (brute?) forcing crack (which I will try a little later). If you have a chance to try it out on your WiFi-enabled device, let us know what you think!

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  • by | April 12, 2005 10:50 AM

    Google has taken their Local Beta one step further by combining it with their new Map Beta and THEN smashing all that data down so you can have it easily on the go. Behold Mobile Local. After a couple of quick tests, I was easily able to bring up searches on my X50v and, surprisingly, my V710 cellphone with no trouble at all. And while the map isn't as interactive as the existing Map Beta, it certainly is more than useable. Try it out for yourself and let us know what you think!

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  • by | March 14, 2005 3:17 PM

    Scott at SCOTTeVEST has gone live with their new March deals. One deal in particular, the Hidden Cargo Pants, has certainly caught my eye: $59.99 per pair (any color, including the new black). That's a savings of over 50%. You can find the full newsletter here, and a review of the Hidden Cargo Pants here. This is a limited time offer, so get them while you can!

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  • by | March 14, 2005 2:08 PM

    New Orleans, CTIA Wireless Show, March 14, 2005 - gate5, Socket Communications (Nasdaq: SCKT) and Tele Atlas today announce a partnership to provide a complete mobile navigation solution to US consumers. The partnership is key to gate5's launch of smart2go Mobile Navigator, an affordable, high performance GPS-driven navigation system for smartphones and PDAs that separates itself from the competition by providing functionality inside and outside of the car. The partnership will also bring useful city content to help consumers choose where they want to go. "With Socket, gate5 is able to ...

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  • by | March 14, 2005 8:03 AM

    From our friends at PDAmill: Get ready to ogle and be boggled! PDAmill, the leading PDA game developer in cooperation with eSoft Interactive is bringing you their latest casual gaming title: SPOT! Now you can test your eye for detail with SPOT!, a crazily fun puzzle game that can leave you wanting for more! SPOT! takes your usual "spot the difference" game to a brand new level. Features: - Play hundreds of puzzles and more available as free download - Random puzzles - you''ll never play the same game twice - Three challenging game modes - Create multiple profiles, play and compete with ...

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  • by | March 9, 2005 3:00 PM

    The folks at rebron.org have posted a couple of tasty shots of MiniMo running on a couple of portable devices. Personally, I know of at least one major developer who is helping with this project in his spare time (Thanks Alex!) and I'm sure there are others. Would you run MiniMo if you could? Share your thoughts via the Discussion link.

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  • by | February 28, 2005 3:01 PM

    With today's recent news on California's Secretary of State and his recent PDA loss, I thought it might be interesting to poll the masses and see what sort of data protection that you use in case of a potential total loss. Backups, of course, are a must, but do you keep your sensitive data protected? Personally, I don't store anything on my PDA that I couldn't handle losing. Share your thoughts via the Discussion link below.

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