Daily Archives: February 19, 2008

aGEEKspot #7

Breaking News – Today Apple introduced a new 2GB iPod Shuffle for $69 and lowered the price of its original, which is now 1GB, to $49!


News
– It's official, the format war is over and Blu-Ray is the winner! So now the big question is, will downloads of HD movies kill off Blu-Ray??? My opinion is no, Blu-Ray can still be used for storage and backing up your data as well as HD movies. I guess we will have to wait and see.

Move over Craigslist, there is another new Free place to sell your junk, trade, goods, cars, services, housing, jobs, and personals…Kijiji (pronounced like key-gee-gee), which means "village" in Swahili. It is a subsidiary of eBay that launched in March 2005, and unlike Craigslist, is worldwide!

Pinch me I must be dreaming… dreaming of American Idol that is….Yeah, anyway, iTunes and Fox have teamed up to bring your favorite finalist performances and songs to iTunes for your downloading pleasure. I checked it out and they even have a section of older Idol contestants like William Hung. I'm crossing my fingers for a duet with Sanjaya.


Rumor
– Do you have an iPhone? If you do, the good news is that Flash is coming soon…If you don't have an iPhone, there are still whispers about a price cut! Both good news and both…..rumors.


Gadget of the week
– I first saw this gadget and thought, "so what, it's an alarm clock." Oh no, my friends, it's SO much more. Say hello to Chumby. Along with its funny name, it has Wi-Fi! Cool so far? Also, touch screen, stereo speakers, and you can receive e-mail, sports scores, listen to internet radio, surf MySpace, eBay, Facebook, flickr…should I keep going? You had me at Wi-Fi! Oh yea, it's an alarm clock, too, with snooze! So all you need is some room in your heart for a gadget with a funny name, a wireless connection, and $179.95. It comes in three different colors and I can't wait to get one!


Tip
– We all have them, in the bottom of a drawer somewhere, under the car seat, or stashed in a shoebox. I'm talking about good old-fashioned CD's. So, when you are cleaning up and find that old Milli Vanilli CD and decide you've got to get your groove on (girl you know it's true…), but realize it's all scratched up, what can you do? Simply rub toothpaste on the scratched surface with a cotton swab until the scratches have disappeared. The paste fills in the scratches so the disc can be read. It may not work for heavily scratched surfaces, but it's worth a shot and "baby, don't forget my number!" (I was lip-syncing this whole tip).

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Wii Sales To Surpass Xbox 360 This Year

Wii Sales To Surpass Xbox 360 This Year.

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Market analysis firm iSuppli predicts that the Nintendo Wii will surpass the Xbox 360 this year in terms of sales, although they still maintain that the PS3 will outsell both by 2011. 2011 is still three years away – would the PS3 receive a more powerful rival from Microsoft and Nintendo by then? Nobody knows, but should either company come up with a new model (especially a HD-capable Wii), I don’t think the PS3 Wii-l, er, will be looking so smug about lasting a 10-year cycle then. One thing’s for sure, the PS3 won’t be able to emulate the PS2’s phenomenal success.

(Via Ubergizmo.)

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Palm Centro for AT&T is Official

Palm Centro for AT&T is Official

The Palm Centro is coming to AT&T and the all white version is probably the cutest to date. Just like previous versions, the Centro targets a younger audience – and that’s why it is price just below $100 (with a contract).


However, customers can find arguably better phones like the Blackjack II for free with a service contract.

(Via Ubergizmo)

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shuffles get upgrade and lower price!

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The bigger – the smaller –
Apple on Tuesday introduced a new 2GB model of its iPod shuffle that will cost $69 and lowered the price of its original model, which is now 1GB, to $49.

“At just $49, the iPod shuffle is the most affordable iPod ever,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide iPod Product Marketing. “The new 2GB model lets music lovers bring even more songs everywhere they go in the impossibly small iPod shuffle.”

The iPod lineup now includes the iPod shuffle; iPod classic holding up to 40,000 songs; the iPod nano with video playback and the iPod touch.

The $49 1GB shuffle is available immediately. The $69 2GB model will be available later this month.

(Via – MacWorld)

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