Apple just released an update to the iPhone version 1.0.1. There is no word about what changed but it is reported to cover “bug fixes.” Hmmmmmm.
There’s a show called “Weeds” that you may or may not have heard of, as well as a new David Duchovny show called “Californication”, both of which are on Showtime. They both start on August 13th, but let’s assume you can’t wait, let’s assume you’re just too antsy. Well, you’re out of luck. You certainly cannot click this link and enter the code MONDAYS to view these shows early. Seriously. If you could do that I’d probably go on to say that the shows are most likely NSFW.
So you have your fancy high tech smart phone why use BORING low tech wired headphones? The newly styled Logitech FreePulse Wireless Headphones use a Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate connection to help you cut the cord.
As for me, I’m sticking with my wired Shure E5c’s – I’m nervous about putting a cellphone near my head and more so about putting a frequency hopping wireless device.
If you are anything like my family, you probably have scads of VHS tapes just laying around documenting hours and hours of your early life. As each day passes, the quality and reliability of these tapes are eroding. Why not bridge the digital gap and preserve this footage before it is lost forever?
The “One Touch VHS-to-DVD unit” will convert your aging VHS tapes to a blank DVD with a press a button. It will even upscale video to 720p/1080i (Though I’m not sure WHY you would want to do that). Available in August for the EXTREMELY high price of $400. But can’t put a pice on memories, can you?
BitLet is a web service that utalizes a Java applet that lets you download torrent files onto your computer.
All you need to do is copy and paste the URL of the torrent file on the homepage of BitLet and you’ll be able to download the file. Simple as that.
Publishers can also use BitLet to create a direct link that people can click on to begin the downloading process immediately, which is perfect for blogs and emails.
HypeMachine is a service that is designed to follow stories about music on blogs, think of it as a Technorati of music. But what makes this service interesting is that it also scans the same blogs for actual music files. Just punch in your favorite artist (I’ll bet they have it) and you can play the song for free using HypeMachines flash player.
Taking a cue from Joox, HypeMachine doesn’t actually host the audio files. They only steam the hosted songs from the websites it culls, proving a link back to the content. How long can this last? We don’t know, but we suggest you try it out.
Screw the “Do Not Disturb” sign with the disappearing doorknob. “Doorknob Condition” designed by designer Arnaud Lapierre hopes to eliminate the possibility that room service will accidentally “surprise” you when you are on a trip. You simply pull the doorknob on the inside of the room, recessing it so it can’t be grabbed or turned.
Some hacker while ferreting through the iPhone firmware found a few undocumented programs lurking unassigned and hidden.
Could these functions have been scrapped at the last minute due to bugs, or will they be tie-ins to 10.5?
There isn’t a whole lot to say about Statetris…it’s Tetris, for the American states. Tell us how long it takes you, if you decide to play it all the way through. Also, when you line up a row of states they disappear. It’s actually more morbid than I thought it would be.