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Gadget Lovers Rejoice! AAA Battery Delivery!

Have you ever had a gadget or toy stop working because the batteries died? Of course you have. Worse, have you or Santa Claus forgotten to include batteries in the Christmas stockings to be used with the various children's toys...

Skype offering Free WiFi for Christmas Season

The Christmas holiday season is one of the busiest travel times of the year. As such, many of us will be in airports around the country waiting for our flight to depart. This is a perfect time to crack open...

Only 15 Christmas Shopping Days Left!

Where has the month of December gone? There is only 15 shopping days left till Christmas Day and I haven't even started shopping yet. I have no idea what to get for my wife and two kids -- nor what...

Just in Time for Christmas, Xbox Live Gets an Update

Just in time for Christmas, Microsoft is releasing a new update for Xbox Live, which surely will only enhance the frenetic ripping of Christmas wrapping paper that mom and dad Santa and his elves lovingly wrapped. According to Major Nelson...

Skype Down

Skype is experiencing a massive worldwide outage today. The last major outage was in 2007, in a story that I broke and it lasted a day. They also had a DNS issue back in 2004. Not exactly good timing with...

HP G72-C55DX Review

The HP G72-C55DX is one of the best bang-for-the-buck laptops you can buy. The HP G72-C55DX sports a huge 17.3" LED (1600 x 900) backlit display and the latest Intel Pentium P6100 processor. You don't break the bank with this...

Doodle-Track Car Fun!

Every kid remembers playing with race cars with click-together race car tracks. But these race car tracks were typically boring oval or figure 8s with no hairpin turns or S curves. Well imagine you could design your own track using...

Microsoft Kinect Adds Video Chat

Project Natal for the XBOX 360 has just been renamed to Microsoft Kinect. Personally, I prefer the old name. In any event, Microsoft also announced a VoIP & video conferencing app simply called Video Chat. Great, get rid of a...

Blu-ray Defies Recession with Christmas Sales Exceeding DVD

More proof that my prediction of a Blu-ray Christmas is coming true... According to the Blu-ray Disc Association, British consumers bought 462,500 Blu-ray discs in November, an increase of 165% from October. They put out a release with a...

Flash Skype Video cards = Flash Skype Client in the Near Future?

This morning I was playing with the new video e-card creation tool from Skype, which is just in time for Christmas, Hanukkah and the rest of the holidays. It's called Video cards with Skype (http://www.skypevideocards.com). Facebook fans can easily...

Christmas Blu-ray player + Netflix = A Very Blue Christmas

I have a Blu-ray player on my Christmas list that I hope to get. Santa Claus hasn't failed me yet. I also have a subscription to Netflix and planned on upgrading it to the Blu-ray package for an additional...

The Pirate Bay Offline for Christmas?

Interesting message on The Pirate Bay today. At first I thought maybe the FBI, Interpol, or some other law enforcement entity took them offline. Or perhaps the plethora of Christmas downloaders had knocked them offline. Though, I'm not sure giving...

Black Friday Results are in!

It appears it just might be a Merry Christmas even with the doom & gloom surrounding the economy. I guess President-elect Barack Obama must be the Messiah, since he's already creating miracles and he hasn't even been sworn in yet....

It's Going to be a Blu-ray Christmas

Some experts are skeptical about whether consumers will buy Blu-ray DVD players this Christmas - I am not one of them. Many are saying it's going to be a "blue" Blu-ray Christmas. I disagree. I went shopping for a...

Need more Terabytes this Christmas?

Looking for a faster, bigger hard drive this Christmas? (Two days till Black Friday sales by the way) Well, I came across this funny Youtube video of the day - filmed at famous Mac Store Tekserve in Manhattan, New...

Use VoIP to Telecommute for a Merry Christmas!

How do save money in this worldwide tight economy so that you can have a Merry Christmas with lots of gift giving? (Not that gift giving is the main point of Christmas) Well, one way is by using VoIP to...

Gadgets for Christmas

I got a couple of cool gadget gifts for Christmas, both of which were from my wife. The first gadget was a Men's Digital Photo Wallet from Brookstone featuring a built-in (yet removable) 1.4" color LCD screen for displaying up...

The Grinch Discovers Top Trends in Networking for 2008

Steve Brown over at Network Observer has an interesting list of the top networking trends for 2008. One very notable "trend" is the "blurring of Business and Personal Application Demands on IT". Steve explains, "While the blurring of personal and...

Nerd Vittles Delivers some Asterisk Christmas Goodies

Just last month, PBX in a Flash launched. Well, Nerd Vittles aka 'Santa Claus for Asterisk', has been busy in his workshop building and adding features to PBX in a Flash. Well Nerd Vittles has finally put on his Santa...

USB Fridge

This USB Fridge is the ultimate geek gift this holiday season. Nothing like grabbing a cold caffeinated soda to quench your thirst without having to leave your PC. After all, you might be in the middle of something important, like...

Christmas Catalogs Waste Trees

Ok, we all know that millions of Christmas trees are cut each year to celebrate the Christian holiday, but did you know that millions of trees are also cut down and used in catalogs used to promote products for the...

Digital Photo Christmas Ornament

Discovered a cool new gadget this weekend - a digital photo Christmas ornament, which was advertised in a Brookstone catalog. The digital photo Christmas ornament stores over 50 pictures via its 8MB memory and it'll even play them in a...

Are You Dreaming of a Gadget-filled Christmas?

I'm sure I'm not the only one out there with visions of sugar plums -- no, I mean gadgets -- dancing in their heads with Christmas only a few short days away. (But it seems so far ...) Big gadgets,...

Only 5 (Make That 6) More Shopping Days ...

Do I need to complete that thought? Still plenty of time for last-minute gadget shopping for Christmas. (And for Chanukah, too, for that matter.) (Why don't stores keep these long hours all the time -- much more convenient. ) Cool...

Kapanga Mobile Edition for mobiles and smart phones

Today Kapanga did the beta launch for Kapanga Mobile Edition. According to their release, a 30-day trial beta can be downloaded for free from Kapanga Softphone's website (http://www.kapanga.net). Once installed, Kapanga Mobile users can establish simultaneous voice and video communications...
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