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iPod Touch as a gateway device

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I have had my iPod Touch since, what, October or so? Since then I have used as it came out of the box, paid to have the 1.3 w/software firmware update and I already plan to give Apple the cash the day that I can get the 2.0 firmware so that I can install all […]

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Sensisphere – curved touch surface

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Two University of Augsberg students, Benjamin Mayer and Martin Spengler, have developed a hemispherical touch display surface they call Sensisphere. Think Microsoft Surface, TouchTable, and other gesture-based displays, only curved. As the guys from Gizmodo point out, it really looks great when used for digital globe applications like Google Earth. Check out the video below: […]

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We Got Too Much Stuff!

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The IDC has just released a report (PDF) that says the amount of digital data we’ve collected exceeds the amount of space we have to hold it all. Right now, we collect nearly 45GB per person. That’s an amazing amount of data. The expectation is that by 2011, we’ll only be able to store half […]

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Time again for CeBIT

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Ah, to not be in Germany and be a tech starved grad student. CeBIT generally has way cooler stuff than CES, but unless something really catches my eye, I will probably hold off and do a CeBIT round up this weekend as opposed to the daily lists I did for CES back January. Either way […]

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Thursday CES Round-up

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Wow…I figured the well would be dry on the last day of CES, but it seems there are at least a couple more tidbits for your perusal. GPS uPlay and golf GPS Visualization Samsung’s 3D plasma in action shows that it is actually an active stereo system. That is a serious refresh rate for a […]

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Wednesday CES Round-up

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The toys that are rolling out are diminishing in number, but there is still one more day to go. Here are the bits that were covered today. GPS Delphi’s dual-view GPS – Driver sees GPS passenger sees…something else Avis is upgrading their navigation systems iRiver’s M20 GPS/PMP – iRiver’s last foray into LBS was their […]

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Solar Headaches to Come

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National Geographic is reporting that we can expect a season of intense solar flares for the next few weeks and months. This is all part of a normal 11 year cycle in solar flare activity, but it can lead to some distinct headaches in our tech heavy world. As the article notes, this is the […]

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Tuesday CES Round-up

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Last year, everything seemed to dwindle after Monday, but this year the tech blogs are still going strong. Time for my highlights for Tuesday: GPS Nav N Go on Sony PSP Hands on with Magellan’s 5430 Clarion EZDrive Spectec’s tiny little miniSD and bluetooth GPS GlobalSat’s new device Neonode media playing GPS prototype Visualization How […]

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Monday CES Round-up

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A few more goodies were highlighted today. GPS Mio to be folded into Navman branding Mio has a “dual-front” GPS phone prototype Magellan shows off eight new devices More info on Garmin’s new toys Asus 3D GPS and PMP Monitors Alienware shows off curved monitor – we have talked a bit about our experiences with […]

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Sunday CES round-up

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So I have been following the bits and pieces on Engadget, Gizmodo and CrunchGear and have cobbled together my highlights from today. GPS: – toys toys everywhere Delorme released a new EarthMate Engadget looked at Garmin’s new line-up Pioneer’s new voice controlled GPS with iPod and bluetooth support MSI’s new line (I assume it is […]