December 7, 2009

AT&T and Verizon Make Nice

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AT&T and Verizon have settled their lawsuit out of court. AT&T claimed that Verizon's "There's a Map for That" ads were false while Verizon complained about the same thing in their opponents' ads. We are for anything that gets rid of those irritating spots with Luke Wilson, including their offering Blackberrys at 50% off after rebate and 2 year contract.

Via Ad Age

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December 3, 2009

ecoATM - Saving The Planet One Cellie at a Time

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We often show you the latest gadgets, but not what to do with the outdated ones. The ecoATM will take old cell phones, MP3 players and other portable devices, decide on a value and give you an in-store redemption, charitable donation or gift card. The recycling station was first tested in Nebraska and is being placed in San Diego at no charge to the stores. This sounds like a win-win deal to us.

Via ecoATM

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November 24, 2009

Tengu Gets His Own Shop

Tengu is a clever companion created by our bud, Mr. Jones. It seems that it must be selling well as he is now opening his own shop in at the Oxo Tower, London. If you live across the pond and can make it to his opening by December 6, you will receive a 20% discount with the coupon shown below. You can download a PDF version here.

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By the way, Crispin also makes a killer line of watches and the discount applies to them as well.

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Via Tengu

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November 20, 2009

eneloopy Tests Your Juice

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Sanyo is releasing a battery checker for their eneloop batteries for the holidays. Dubbed eneloopy, of course, his nose will change colors depending on the charge. Green means full, orange is partial charged, red mean charge now and the absence of light means dead, dead, dead. The company will also be offering multi-color batteries named "tones" in December. We don't care about the gimmicks, just keep those eneloops affordable.

Via Sanyo eneloopy (Japanese)

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October 23, 2009

Freakin' Friday! Energizer Official Battery of Rock Band

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In a most bizarre cross promotion, Energizer, MTV and Harmonix have teamed to create a contest for rock bands. Entrants can create a band profile with the Energizer Rock Band "Advance Into Overdrive application on Facebook. Then they must beg buds to vote for them and the "most creative, interactive, entertaining, and fan driven page" wins. Here's the kicker. The first prize is being able to rock out for 20 straight hours at the NY Times Square MTV store on Nov .13 and will be streamed on Energizer's site. This is supposedly because their Advanced Lithium batteries can go 20 hours longer than their MAX standard alkalines.

Not only will this push batteries, it is also meant to promote the new in-game feature 'Battle of the Bands' that will allow players to compete against others online. Okay, but couldn't they just have given out coupons or free samples?

Via Advance Into Overdrive

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October 16, 2009

Sony Supports the Pink With Notebook and Reader

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Sony has offered both a Pink W Series Mini Notebook and Rose Reader Pocket Edition for the cause. The company will offer a portion of the price with each one sold, with a total of over $100,000.00 donated.

Via Sony Style

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September 22, 2009

FCC Calls For Internet Neutrality

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FCC chairman Julius Genachowski wants free and equal web traffic. He would like to prohibit discrimination against any Internet access provider so that firms that can pay will not have a priority over those who do not. We expect this will be a long drawn out fight (you know who you are,) so hang on for a bumpy ride. At least he has the blessing of the Pres., who appointed him in the first place. Read the entire speech he gave at Brookings Institute in Washington on the FCC's new Open Internet beta site.

Via Open Internet

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Apple TV 40GB Dropped, 160GB Model Price Lowered

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If you were thinking of purchasing an Apple TV, note that the company has dropped their 40GB model completely and lowered the price on the high end 160GB device. The device has been marked down $100.00.

Via Apple TV

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September 14, 2009

Steve Jobs Intros New iPods

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Say hello to the new iPod nano, unveiled last week by Steve Jobs at the Apple Music Event. With a built-in camera, mic and speaker you can get the new nanosin 8GB and 16GB. Other news included a new 8GB iPod touchthat will be out during the holidays with a less expensive price as well as 32GB and 64 GB models, the latter two with voice control. The iTunes store has been updated as well.

Via Apple's New iPods

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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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