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gadget_geek
Overland Park, Kansas
Love gadgets and am very informed with the ever evolving gadget world.
Interests: travel, gadgets, economics, politics, finance
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Michael Gartenberg, analyst for Altimeter Group, was quite alarmed Thursday night. He opened up the Android Market, typed in “Jewish”, and was greeted by some pro-Hitler themes. After he sent Google a formal protest, the apps were almost immediately pulled. More so than the apps themselves, Gartenberg stated on his... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2010 at Gadget Geeks
Philips on Thursday announced it will bring wireless Internet connections to some of its upcoming HDTVs and existing ones using its Wireless Media Connect technology. The company says users will have the same capabilities as they would on their PCs, with access to Skype, e-mail and instant messaging, along with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2010 at Gadget Geeks
Recently, Dell had announced the upcoming release of the Dell Streak, their Android based tablet/phone. According to TGDaily and Chief Blogger Lionel Menchaca of Dell, the Dell Streak will be SIM locked with AT&T. Menchaca recently tweeted this message regarding the $549 version of the sttreak: “Lots of folks are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2010 at Gadget Geeks
Hp is planning an Android tablet, bundled with a printer, and is on track to start selling in September. The device will feature a 7 inch screen with a resolution of 800×400, will have 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of flash storage. Not many details regarding the tablet... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2010 at Gadget Geeks
Well the phone is coming officially on August 31st. Pre orders start tomorrow which is August 12. The price of the phone is $249.99 after an instant rebate and mail in rebate. I think i will pick me one up i like the Galaxy S phones. Please let me know... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2010 at Gadget Geeks
We were starting to wonder if the Dell Streak was put on indefinite hold, but a press release was sent out today which announced the device goes on pre-order this week and officially launches August 13th. The Dell Streak will be priced at $299 with a new two year contract... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2010 at Gadget Geeks
When iPhone first launched there were a lot of calls for an “iPhone Pro” or “iPhone Slider” with a physical keyboard. Some believed that iPhone would never be a serious messaging, getting-things-done device without that tactile, hardware feeling. Others believed the keyboard was a crutch — something long time smartphone... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2010 at Gadget Geeks
Google made another play for the social networking space Friday with its acquisition of Slide, which makes games, applications and widgets for websites such as Facebook and MySpace. The San Francisco developer provides free apps that Facebook users can install on their profiles in order to play simple games with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2010 at Gadget Geeks
The developer of the Easy Root application, which allowed owners of the Motorola Droid, Droid X, and Motorola Milestone (your handset must be running Froyo) to easily root their handsets, has announced that his application has been removed from the Android Market. While this is extremely unfortunate, you had to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2010 at Gadget Geeks
Two news events -- the imminent arrival of Research in Motion's (RIMM) newest entry and Apple (AAPL) falling behind Google (GOOG) in U.S. market share -- has triggered some interesting long-term thinking about where we are in the battle for smartphone supremacy. Here's who we've been reading (while we are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2010 at Gadget Geeks
As part of their constant tweaking of all things App Store, Apple has added a section to the on-device (i.e. on iPhone or iPod touch) App Store that’s called “try before you buy”. Here’s the deal, on the Featured tab, under New, there are series of 4 banners at the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2010 at Gadget Geeks
We'd actually already hacked up a 3G FaceTime video call using an iPhone 4 and a MiFi, but now that Apple's latest handset has been jailbroken, you can toss the extra hardware -- you just need a little Cydia app called My3G, which lets you run WiFi apps over 3G.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2010 at Gadget Geeks
After being announced in early June, Anandtech recently put the Western Digital WD TV Live Plus through its paces and discovered the Netflix enhancement works as advertised. Like many Netflix-enabled devices though, the TV Live comes up short compared to the full PC experience since access is limited to only... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2010 at Gadget Geeks
Well, now that Verizon is coming out with the Droid 2, the original droid is getting an update. Yes it is getting android 2.2 next week or so according to Engaged. We are just wandering why did it take so long? But thank you Motorola anyways we will enjoy it. Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2010 at Gadget Geeks
Google has upped the limit for videos form 10min to 15min. Well, we’ve spent significant resources on creating and improving our state-of-the-art Content ID system and many other powerful tools for copyright owners. Now, all of the major U.S. movie studios, music labels and over 1,000 other global partners use... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2010 at Gadget Geeks
Camera releases are somewhat a by-the-numbers thing with so many different variations being released by numerous companies throughout the year. Samsung's pair here does have some interesting standout features, but one at a time. The 14.2 megapixel ST80 point-and-shoot boasts WiFi capabilities for email / direct upload of images (DLNA... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2010 at Gadget Geeks
Amazon today sparked a mystery by running out of stock of the six-inch Kindle. In the first shortage since 2009, the reader is not only listed as unavailable but doesn't have an estimated in-stock date. Shoppers are told only that they will be e-mailed when Amazon learns more. The sellout... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2010 at Gadget Geeks
Apparently the blog post leaking the info has been pulled, but Engadget got some juicy details on Dell’s upcoming Android devices before it was yanked. First, the Streak will be available (no word on when) for $299 if you get a two-year AT&T contract, $549 if you buy it straight... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2010 at Gadget Geeks
Laptop MAGAZINE got the chance to sit down with “the most important person in the PC industry you’ve probably never heard of”, Best Buy’s Vice President of Computing. Jason Bonfig gave the low down of how Best Buy chooses which laptops to sell in its stores. Due to the large... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2010 at Gadget Geeks
While most major hardware makers are still getting their tablet acts together, Augen is sneaking in with 7-inch Android tablet, supposedly due this week in Kmart stores for $150. The specs aren’t half-bad, either. According to Augen’s website, the Gentouch78 runs Android 2.1 and has an 800 MHz processor, built-in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2010 at Gadget Geeks
Sprint has released the first Touchscreen Android phone with integrated push-to-talk.The Motorola i1 is now available online through Sprint's website. The headline feature is the integrated push-to-talk, a first for touchscreen Android phones. Using Nextel's Direct Connect and Group Connect is as simple as pressing a button. In addition to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2010 at Gadget Geeks
Can’t be bothered to tap out your text messages, tweets or Facebook updates? An updated dictation app for the iPhone lets you speak your mind, then post your musing directly to Twitter or Facebook. The first version of Nuance’s free Dragon Dictation app made a minor splash last year with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2010 at Gadget Geeks