Best iPhone Bluetooth headset
Here’s an amazing thing that you may not be aware of: your iPhone is not just a fully functioning internet device that can handle browsing the web and your email, as well as running any number of powerful apps. And, while it serves well as a handy portable repository for all the photos, video and audio you might want to carry around with you, it can do even more.
Believe it or not, your iPhone can also be used to make and receive telephone calls! And it does it using the very same 3G network that you get your fancy internet connection from. Now, is that astonishing [...]
So, so many tablets this week at IFA. Archos’s pair of Honeycomb slates may not have garnered the same sort of excitement as, say yesterday’s Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 or Toshiba AT200, but there are a lot of interesting things going on with the 80 G9 and 101 G9. From an aesthetic standpoint, these are pretty nice looking devices (the 80 and 101 look largely the same, save for the difference in footprint and screen size), though they’re not quite on-par with the two aforementioned tablets, in terms of build. Among other things, they’re a bit on the chunky side and have fairly [...]
The headline’s about all we know at the moment, but CNBC is now confidently reporting that Facebook is set to launch a music service of some sort on September 22nd, which conveniently lines up with the company’s F8 developer conference. Could that service also include a dash of Spotify? Maybe some Vibes? We’ll be there to find out.
A security researcher at the Defcon conference unveiled a new hacking tool that is aimed at the white hat sort that looks to find vulnerabilities that can be patch to make the network or device more secure. Naturally, the app can also be taken advantage of by nefarious sorts that are looking to cause havoc and steal data from unprotected systems and networks. The new app is called the Android Network Toolkit and it will land on the Android Market soon.
The company behind the app is an Israeli security firm called Zimperium. The app has a series of tools that will help the hacker find networks [...]
If you’re in the market for a 32-inch TV but can’t summon any interest in 3D or can’t afford the exceptional TX-L32DT30B, then Panasonic has the TX-L32E30B with which to tempt you.
This strips away the 3D stuff and a few other bits and bobs to deliver a much more affordable edge-lit TV without, hopefully, any sacrifice in picture quality.
The TX-L32E30B shares the same IPS Alpha LCD panel as the TX-L32DT30B, which means that it can be watched from a wider angle than typical panels.
The TX-L32E30B also goes a bundle on multimedia tools, offering everything from DLNA PC [...]
Gingerbread may not be a very likely option, but T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide users can now get a dessert of another sort (albeit a slightly stale one), as the phone has finally received an update to Android 2.2 (a.k.a. Froyo). Unfortunately, there’s apparently no over-the-air update planned, and the software required for the installation is Windows-only, so anyone with a Mac looking to upgrade will have to find a PC-using friend willing to help them out. If you’re all set to go, however, you can download the update from HTC at the source link
January 8, 2011
Walt & El Grupo (2009) **1/2Directed by Theodore Thomas
Walt & El Grupo (2009)- Should have been a short doc. This story showcasing three months is languidly stretched out. **1/2 out of 5
One of the things I needed Walt & El Grupo to prove to me is the benefit of “good will” excursions. It didn’t. By the end of this documentary about the three months Walt Disney and friends spent in South America as World War II was in its early stages, there’s a flimsy argument made that this trip helped deliver an image of South Americans [...]
December 30, 2010
The Sound of Music (1965) ****1/2Directed by Robert Wise
The Sound of Music (1965)- How do you solve a problem like a sugar sweet screenplay? Fantastic direction and amazing music. ****1/2 of 5
You may not know this by reading my blog, but I’m actually quite the movie musical aficionado. If you scroll through the films for which I’ve written reviews, you won’t find too many classic musicals like Oliver!, My Fair Lady, The Music Man, West Side Story, Cabaret, Grease, The Pajama Game, Oklahoma, South Pacific, Carousel, The King and I [...]
December 24, 2010
127 Hours (2010) *****Directed by Danny Boyle
127 Hours (2010)- Pretty damn amazing. Maybe the most intense film I’ve seen in the last few years. ***** out of 5
Without a doubt, had anyone else other than Danny Boyle directed 127 Hours, it would be a vastly different film. One of the most visceral filmgoing experiences I’ve ever had, we see the true story of Aron Ralston, a fearless and arguably stupid outdoor adventure junkie who is so confident in his own skills that he doesn’t tell anyone where he’s going despite the fact that [...]
Included among the new features of the HTC Desire Z / Desire HD is the updated Sense UI. Besides the little tweaks in the interface, the updated Sense also brings a super-fast 5 second boot time. The tech is called “HTC Fast Boot” and is exclusive to the newly announced phones.
Boot time on previous HTC devices (like Desire, Legend, Wildfire etc) was a full one minute, you can see how slow that is compared to the start up captured in the video below:
However, this really is a sort of ‘hibernate’ mode which stores data in RAM to quickly start up the next time you use it. Desire Z and [...]