December 12th, 2005
Apple Building An Intel iBook for January

Yes, you read the title right, Intel and Apple have not only teamed up but rumors have it that the first Intel & Apple computer will be a 13.3 inch iBook laptop. Think Secret's source said that we might see this Intel-based iBook debuting at the Macworld Conference & Expo in January.Read More

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December 12th, 2005
Windows Live Messenger Beta Coming This Week

According to ActiveWin, the first beta version of Windows Live Messenger instant-messaging service should be released this week. This conclusion came because testers started to receive their invites to test the future instant-messenger. Part of the email received by testers:We have a new beta version of Messenger that we would like you to be among the very first to try out.

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December 12th, 2005
Credit Card Shaped USB Flash Drive

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to carry your flash drive around with you not on your key ring, but in your wallet. Most of us already have enough on our keyrings and would prefer not to take up more room just for a USB drive. That is why the Wallet Flash 1.1 was designed with these people in mind.

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December 12th, 2005
Touring The Microsoft Xbox Headquarters Facility First-Hand

If you are interested in what goes on at the Microsoft Xbox Headquarters in Redmond, Washington then head over to Engadget where they received a first-hand tour of the facility.

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December 11th, 2005
Discounted XM Radio’s With NO REBATES!

Polk XRt12 XM Reference Tuner = $119.00 Tao XM2GO XM Satellite Radio = $99.00 Pioneer Airware XM2Go = $99.00 Delphi XM MyFi = $99.00 Delphi SKYFi2 Car and Boombox Bundle = $59.00 XM Commander = $49.00 Delphi SKYFi2 Car and Home Bundle = $49.00 Delphi SkyFi 2 Car Bundle = $39.00 Audiovox XCS9 XM Receiver Bundle = $FREE 1. Go to https://espromotions.xmradio.com/xm/ 2.

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December 11th, 2005
How Much Would You Pay For An Xbox 360…Picture?

Yes, you read the title right. Not only are people buying Xbox 360's on eBay, but they are also buying pictures of the infamous video game system. A recent picture of the Xbox 360 has sold for ?470, but the real question is "was the buyer aware of this".

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December 11th, 2005
Japan Has Launched The Xbox 360

The launch of Microsoft's Xbox 360 in Japan received the results that many were expecting...very low results! Some analysts are saying the the United States launch received much larger attention than the Japan launch did, which is typically reversed. Where is Microsoft going to go next with the Xbox 360? Hopefully somewhere people will want them and won't have any issues with them.

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December 11th, 2005
Portable Firefox 1.5 Finally Released

I recently reviewed Portable Firefox 1.5 RC3 in which I raved about the similarities between the Portable Firefox and the real Firefox. Well, the time has come for Portable Firefox to be officially released. At the same time the Home Page has also moved to a site that has many different portable applications.

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December 11th, 2005
Windows Live Local Implements A Birds Eye View

Microsoft has released Windows Live Local which will allow a user to view maps in standard map format or as aerial image. To take it a step above Google, however, Microsoft has implemented 45 degree views for various popular cities. Microsoft claims that with the number of "Bird's Eye Views" they have will account for 25% of the U.S. population. A sample of this view is below.

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December 10th, 2005
Wall Scaling Humvee From Sharper Image

For $80 you can get your kid the gift they have always dreamed of, and you have always dreaded. This HUMVEE from Sharper Image will scale up any wall at a roaring 3300 rpm.

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December 10th, 2005
Wood Computer Case Mod

Now, would you like to have your computer in the living room, but your wife won't let you because it will stand out like a sore thumb. Well, why not fancy up the computer case a little by giving it a wood enclosure. It may sound easy, but there could be quite a few challenges ahead of you if you decide to do this.The main concept for the layout of the case was the inner and outer frames.

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December 10th, 2005
Spider Catcher – A Cure For Arachnophobia?

This spider catcher is the ultimate invention for those who are afraid of spiders and want to stop them in their tracks. When you pull the trigger on the spider catcher it will push the bristles into the spider and will hold the spider there until you release it. The nylon bristles are like glue to a spider's hairy legs which is why this is effective.

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December 10th, 2005
TeleType To Release WorldNav 3000 XL GPS In January

TeleType has made news recently with their soon-to-be-released navigation system - WorldNav 3000 XL. This little gadget will be launched at the Consuber Electronics Show in January of 2006 with a very competitive price tag of $399.

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December 9th, 2005
Microsoft Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility Update Breaks Halo 2

Microsoft recently released a backwards compatibility update to add software emulators for Ghost Recon, Ghost Recon 2, Ghost Recon 2 Summit Strike, Rainbow Six 3, Rainbow Six 3 Black Arrow, Splinter Cell, Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow, and Splinter Cell Chaos Theory.

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December 9th, 2005
Microsoft Flaw Being Sold On eBay

A hacker recently claimed to have a flaw for Microsoft Office Excel that would exploit a user's computer. This flaw was put on eBay to be sold and until Thursday night was up to $60 until eBay decided to pull it. Microsoft says that they are aware of the flaw and are working at a solution for it. I guess there always has to be something entertaining on eBay.

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December 9th, 2005
The Future Of Cancer Awareness Is With Cell Phones

The future continuously looks bright for the cell phone advancements. The most recent concept is allowing the camera in a cell phone to detect cancer. It would us an infrared camera and some specialized software on the phone to begin the detection process. You simply have to take a picture of yourself and send it to the lab to be analyzed, according to Dr.

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December 9th, 2005
Zen Portable Microsoft Windows Media Center

There are many times that you are on the plane or in the car and wish you had your computer with so that you could watch that movie you missed last weekend. Well, there are currently many different alternatives out there for you to do this, ranging from Video Ipods to Portable DVD Players and all the way to Laptop Computers.

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December 9th, 2005
Creative Zen Vision: M 30GB Multimedia Player

That's right, another Ipod competitor has made its way into the market. The Creative Zen resembles the newest Ipod's so much it is ridiculous. Creative has been working on this for awhile it seems, probably because of their poor mp3 music players in the past.

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December 9th, 2005
Maps And Satellite Imagery Simultaneous Overlay

While using the Google Maps API you can view the satellite images from Google Maps with the map view overlaid on top! This is not run by Google but does use the Google Maps Engine. For my home the overlay is flawless - it perfectly matches up.Click Here To View Site

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December 9th, 2005
OnStar Unintentionally Saves Some Lives

OnStar possibly saved some lives, but not because of what it is supposed to be used for!Two Michigan men were pulled over by police after an OnStar operator notified 911 that the mirror-mounted button in the men's Cadillac Escalade had been pushed several times without any feedback from the passengers.

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