November 10, 2009

AT&T Sues Verizon Over Map Ad

We dig the Verizon's recent commercial, "There's a Map for That." But it turns out that AT&T is so teed off at them that they are suing them. They say that the claim that Verizon offers 5 times as much 3G coverage as theirs is false advertising.

Via MSN

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October 28, 2009

DFDTV Online Network

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DFDTV is an actual startup network on the Net. Launched last month, it features scheduled programming as well as OD streaming. Channels include DigitalRicks (live music performance,) LiveLaughs, and the "Really" Independent Film channel. They also will be including special events and invite charitable organizations' happenings to be seen on their network. Sign up is free and viewers can comment on their blog.

(Thanks, Kyle)

Via DFDTV

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October 22, 2009

Hospital Uses Twitter to Instruct

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Michigan's car industry may be going through a rough time, but they are certainly state of the art when it comes to technology. The Henry Ford Hospital has been tweeting for some time now. Their twitter account lets others follow along during an operation (if that's not too much information,) and updates the patient's status. They also provide graphics via YouTube for anyone who wants to watch.

Via Henry Ford Twitter

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October 8, 2009

Share With Netgear Stora

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Traveling pants (and skirts) will appreciate Netgear's Stora with its 2-bay, 1TB capacity. The network attached device allows you and your family/friends/business associates to share music, images, music and other files in one location. Stream from your PC, iPhone or any other net-connected device and share the love on any social networking site.

Via Netgear Stora


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October 2, 2009

Freakin' Friday! iXP3 Internet Message Clock

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What better way to network with those far away than with the iXP3 Internet Message Clock? Using 'persistence of vision' technology, it floats time, date and temperature as well as messages to those you love, hate or just want to bug. You don't need a PC, you simply plug it into the Interweb and display messages up to 200 characters almost immediately. The clock can store up to 50 messages and gives a whole new meaning to chat.

Via iXP3 Internet Message Clock

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September 29, 2009

The AntennaWeb Mapping Program

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We found a dandy little site set up by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) that locates the best antenna for you in your area, whether you have a home satellite system, HDTV or analog set. Put in your zip code/address and it will also locate stations that you should be receiving since the digital transition as well as the best placement of an antenna.

Via AntennaWeb

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September 25, 2009

Freakin' Friday! DockStar Provides Your Personal Cloud

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Funny how buzzwords get started and run rampant very quickly. Seagate, the parent company of FreeAgent wants you to know that you can create your own storage "cloud" with their DockStar. Plug it into your router, upload images and video to social networking sites, then tell your family and friends to get updated via custom RSS feeds. The device also has three USB ports for expansion and comes with a year's worth of Pogoplug service (normally $29.00 per year.)

Via Seagate Dockstar

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September 21, 2009

Networking With Contact Lens

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This may not be NAV's usual forte, but we thought it appropriate when we really thought about it. Since 2004, scientists and eye surgeons at the University of Washington have been working on a contact lens that features a built-in LED and will wirelessly monitor vital signs. In addition, it may some day have an interface for social networking and gaming. The team integrated miniature antennas, radio chips and control circuits using optoelectronic components that may eventually display images, words and charts.

Via CNN

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September 8, 2009

Sonos Learns to Tweet

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Lots of businesses are using Twitter and, as of last week, Sonos Systems' Software 3.1 has jumped into the fray. Users of the system can post about music from their controller, including the name and artist of the tune. While it is in limited beta for now, it will be available to all in the fall. You can follow them on Twitter at @sonos.

Via Sonos

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September 4, 2009

Nokia Money Service to Come in 2010

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Nokia plans to launch a mobile financial service next year based on Obopay, a mobile payment platform that the phone maker invested in earlier this year. Instead of a bank account, users will be charged a fee for each payment of the service that uses text messages and mobile Internet access. Chief Development Officer Mary McDowell said that there are "4 billion mobile phone users globally but only 1.6 billion bank accounts and 1 billion credit cards."

Via PC Mag

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