Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Apple iPad 2: Rumors Don't Involve Much in the Way of Facts

Newsflash! It's pretty easy to predict when new Apple products, like the next iPad (codename: iPad 2) will be announced and available for sale. A quick perusal of the Sci/Tech page of Google News shows that stories based on rumors surrounding the next iPad are amongst the most popular current stories.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Out of control city tow truck destroys parked SUV on Brooklyn street

A dramatic YouTube video showing a city tow truck crunching a parked SUV in snowbound Brooklyn Heights went viral Tuesday with more than 200,000 people watching the clip in a few hours.

The caught-on-tape slam-a-thon shows a stuck front-end loader bashing into the parked vehicle as a tow truck tries to yank the loader out of a snowy parking spot.

The yellow snow-mover careens into the city-owned Ford Expedition, then strikes it several more times as it lurches out of the spot.

On the way out, the plow crashes into the window of the SUV, and also sideswipes another parked car.

Monday, December 27, 2010

3 Cell Phone Accessories That Will Make You Uncool

With virtually everybody on the face of the planet now owning a cell phone, its no surprise that there are so many accessories on the market. While some of them do have a function and a use, most of them are just plain rubbish and being caught with most of them will just leave you looking like a dork.

If you are a guy between the ages of 18 and 35 and you own any of these cellular phone accessories, then I would recommend you get rid of it immediately. It will immediately get you categorized into the dork category.

1. Cell Phone Pouch
How ridiculous. We’ve all seen the SOB’s who walk around with a cell phone pouch that clips unto their belts and that’s dangling around their waist like some novel device from the early 1980’s. What makes this even wore is if you have a pouch for your Zippo lighter on the other side and if your pouch is made of leather with your name engraved on it – say no more.

2. Solar Cell Phone Charger
This thing screams “geek” and only those who have it can appreciate it. In my opinion its even too geek for normal geeks. this clever little device allows you to use sun power to charge your cell phone. It comes with a clever fan like solar panel that you can deploy almost anywhere to make sure your phone is always charged.

3. Perspex Phone Cover
This applies specifically to iPhone users. You’ve probably seen these phone covers around. Its a casing for your phone that is designed to keep your shiny new iPhone from getting scratched. It adds about 2 inches to the dimensions of the phone and is so ugly I doubt that even the ugliest Nokia phones can compete with it. Don’t be afraid. Its okay if your iPhone gets a scratch. After all, the reason why we use the iPhone is because its so sexy. Why hide it inside some plastic case?

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Bud Light Clothing Drive

So imagine this: your company is organizing a clothing drive and you get a free Bud Light for every article of clothing you donate. Would you strip naked and get all the beer you can? Or would you be embarrassed to be in the same room with people who did just that? See what happens in one of Bud Lights commercials.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Nexus One - Google's first take on the iPhone

The Nexus One (HTC Passion) was Google's first flagship smartphone manufactured by Taiwan's HTC Corporation. It became available on January 5, 2010 and uses the Android open source mobile operating system. Features of the phone include the ability to transcribe voice to text, noise canceling dual microphones, and voice guided turn-by-turn navigation to drivers. Unfortunately it did not become very popular amongst smartphone users.

The device is sold unlocked (not restricted to use on a single network provider). Google offered T-Mobile and AT&T versions of the phone online in the United States before closing the online store in July 2010.

T-Mobile G1: The Phone That Started It All

The HTC Dream was released in the US on 22 October 2008; in the UK on 30 October 2008; and became available in other European countries including Austria, Netherlands, and the Czech Republic in early 2009. It was released in Germany in February 2009 with a QWERTZ keyboard and in France in March 2009 with an AZERTY keyboard. On 10 March 2009, it became available in Poland as Era G1 under a local mobile brand affiliated with T-Mobile.

Initially when in launched it didn't create too much of a competition to Apple's iPhone, but it showed them that Google is serious is about mobile.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Nexus S hidden videos (behind the scenes)

Google recently revealed a new Google phone, Nexus S. It will replace the current model, Nexus One which did not sell well. Apparently the new phone will perform better, even though there are many other Android phones that are better, for example T-Mobile G2: 4G speeds and a slot for internal memory card. The only 'new' thing that the Nexus S has is Near Field Communication (NFC) which I'm sure will attract many companies to do business with Google.

Google has released a promotional video for the new phone. But unknown to many people, Google hid some more promotional videos (behind the scenes of the actual promo) using YouTube's invisible annotations and unlisted videos option. So Google stays on top afterall, right? All the links are below.