LG wristwatch videophone finally launches next week!

20 08 2009

I’ve been drueling over this LG watchphone since it was announced back in January at CES. FINALLY coming to Orange UK next week.   If only I had 500 pounds to spare!


Checking out Google Voice

4 08 2009

At last I received my invitation for Google Voice this morning, and am taking it for a spin as I write this.  So far it’s pretty awesome.  Registering my iPhone and my work phone was easy. Transcribing voicemails into text works amazingly well.  Sending and receiving SMS from the browser is very nice and fast.  The one thing I was hoping Google would have ready for me is number porting.  As it stands I was unable to port my existing number to Google; instead having to choose from a pool of area codes and numbers (None of which were New York numbers,  damn I was hoping for a 212 !).


More Hackint0sh’d netbooks

21 07 2009

Just finished setting up a “Macbook” for a coworker. She wanted PINK so I obliged.  If you’re new to this,  these are Lenovo brand netbook laptops that I’ve hacked Apple’s Mac OS X onto instead of running Windows.  So they are just like baby macbooks in cool colors that won’t break the bank ($350 a pop!).  I love them.



Augmented Reality Twitter app for iPhone!

21 07 2009

All these augmented reality apps are flying toward the App Store this week.  The latest is TwittARound.  It uses the compass and camera and gps to overlay people’s tweets in realtime over what you are viewing on the camera.  It’s not out yet, but is in the elusive App Store approval black hole.  Let’s hope it comes out unscathed.

via Techcrunch

Augmented Reality app for iPhone helps you find the nearest subway

16 07 2009

This is pretty awesome.  A new app for the iPhone uses the camera, GPS, and compass to visually show you the direction and distance of the nearest NYC subway stations.   Since it needs the compass to detect your orientation, this will only work on the new iPhone 3GS (sorry 3G and 2G users).   I can’t wait to see what other cool apps will emerge in the augmented reality space;  iPhone is a perfect platform for these applications.

The app,  New York Nearest Subway, is developed by Acrossair, and is pending approval by Apple in the App Store.

Video below:

via Gothamist

NYC stores’ stock of Palm Pre’s leaked out!

4 06 2009


I’m really excited about the Palm Pre launch info leaking out, mainly because I plan on purchasing one on Saturday. Last night a ton of reviews broke out on  the net, almost all of them positive, which was slightly surprising. Here we have Best Buy’s internal inventory computers listing the insanely small number of units available at each store in NYC.  The lists for every Best Buy in the US are also out, but since I’m in New York I thought I’d just spit out the important ones.   The good news is all Sprint stores will also have units available, but who knows how many!

Here’s the full lists:

Part1:  http://www.megaupload.com/?d=DN2IMDAO

Part2: http://sharebee.com/89acb88e

Retro-futuro earphones from Elecom on the cheaps

9 04 2009


Can’t argue with those bright colors now can you?  Who knows how good they sound IRL, but who cares, they look awesome!

Audio Cubes is sellin these (and more styles) for $29.99 over here

Thanks to Gearlive for the ups