November 6, 2012

Instacane Features Sandy Images

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Peter Ng of Ricochet Media and Facebook engineer Chris Ackermann grabbed photos that were tagged either #Sandy or #Hurricane. They then created the site Instacane. It is an amazing site and we expect that they will continue to add to it in the weeks to come. And, by the way, how can you not feel the utmost compassion for what they are going through? If you can spare it, please use your phone to text the Red Cross at 90999 to make a $10.00 donation or contact the Red Cross to volunteer and find other ways you can be of assistance.

Via Instacane

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November 5, 2012

Halo Hoopla for Midnight Debut

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Get ready, Halo fans, as 4 debuts tomorrow morning at 12:01 am.. Over 10,000 retailers in more than 40 countries will celebrate by opening their doors in the wee, early hours and selling both the regular Halo 4 for $49.99 as well as a Limited Edition version that comes with a 90 minute live action feature for a bit more bucks.

Via Halo Waypoint

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November 2, 2012

Freakin' Friday! Beats Pill Speaker

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Beats recently came out with a new speaker system designed for those who like their brand but not their usual prices. For less than $200.00, the Pill is portable and can be used from up to 30 ft away. It can double as a speakerphone with its built-in mic. The system features 4 speakers, can be controlled by other Bluetooth devices and has both a 3.5mm line-in and -out. Included in the package is a 1.5m audio cable, AC adapter, USB cable and handy carrying case.

Via Beats Speakers

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November 1, 2012

iPad and iPad mini to Finally Arrive

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While Apple finally unveiled both the iPad mini and the 4th generation of iPad, it remains to be seen how well they deliver as the mini white has already sold out. Those who pre-ordered from the Online Store will undoubtedly see a delay and those who still want them are camping out at Apple's retail shops. Those who get them in their eager little hands will have at least four days of play before standing in line at their local Polling Place.

Via Apple Store

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October 31, 2012

NAV Monthly Round Up - Oct. 2012

Here's hoping that you are safe from the evil Frankenstorm Sandy and have the time to peruse our monthly round up.

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Belkin WeMo Baby Monitor

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Belkin's WeMo Baby Monitor can be controlled with an iPhone/iPad with almost no range limit. The WiFi device has both visual and audio indicators and can be used with up to 6 devices simultaneously. Download the free app to get access to your baby's status, including cry notifications via email or text. Take it to the next level with an Evoz $9.99 monthly premium service for cry analysis, history and sleep patterns.

Via Belkin WeMo

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October 30, 2012

Have Some Twitter Political Index Fun

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With only a week to go, we have to admit we will be glad when the election is over. We can get away from annoying commercials and Super PAC offerings, not to mention polls that can reflect whichever political side of the fence you choose. We do have a tendency to peek at Twitter's Political Index that reflects the popularity of the two highest office contenders. It updates daily and we expect there some bias here because of the age range of tweeters and that while Romney has 1.6 million followers, Prez Obama has ten million of them.

Via Twitter Political Index

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October 29, 2012

GameStop Launches E-rated Kids Pop-Ups

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GameStop is spreading out this holiday season by opening about 80 new pop-up stores designed for younger gamers. Meant for locations that already have their regular stores, Gamestop Kids will carry only E-rated titles. In addition to games and hardware, they will carry various accessories and toys including those from Skylanders, Angry Birds, Lego, Star Wars, and Minecraft franchises. If successful, look for them to crop up permanently everywhere.

Via GameStop Kids

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October 26, 2012

Freakin' Friday! OnBeat Venue Speaker

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Harman's JBL OnBeat Venue Wireless Speaker, when used with an iPhone/iPad, is thought by many to sound good enough replace a home entertainment system. With dual full-range drivers and Slipstream port technology, it can also run older iOS devices with its 30-pin connector. An auxiliary jack can attach to an HDMI TV (cable not included.) Included is the free app MusicFlow download for volume control and EQ settings, as well as editing and mixing.

Via JBL OnBeat Venue

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October 25, 2012

Boxee TV To Replace Set Top Box

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Boxee has dispensed with their old set top device and replaced it with Boxee TV. The device allows HDTV viewing of the major networks and many other channels with antenna or unencrypted basic cable. Two tuners means that you can watch one movie/program while recording on another. Their No Limits plan means that you can record all you want in a cloud-based DVR and watch when it is convenient on your laptop, tablet or TV.

As a bonus, it will come pre-installed with apps like Netflix, Pandora and YouTube with more to come in the future. It is due out in November with a $99.00 price for the box and a $14.99 monthly subscription rate.

Via Boxee

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