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World’s fastest lawn mower

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2010

My lawn mower and yours are not very fast. Only as fast as you push it. But Bobby Cleveland’s lawn mower goes fast! Super fast. His DIY project produced a beast that can zing along at 96MPH. I’d hate to get in the way of those blades.

You might lose your head, or an arm, or…everything. I’d also hate to be the rider when it hits a rock or pot hole. Same result. But man that is one fast mower.

NFL in talks with Verizon to distribute programming on tablets

Posted in Verizon by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2010

Now Verizon’s intentions to roll out LTE service to NFL cities makes sense. The NFL, which has favored Sprint for cellular distribution of content, is apparently talking to Verizon in order to get its content into more hands. The league is apparently contemplating the decision to distribute games on tablets.

Brian Rolapp, the NFL’s senior vice president of media strategy said: “The NFL will be on a tablet. It’s a question of what shape or form. We are currently talking to Verizon about it.” VZW did not comment.

Iron Man 2 Mark V Briefcase Replica

Posted in Apparel by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2010

If you have to carry a briefcase you may as well do it in style. Every other businessman in the room will know that you are the alpha dog with this briefcase. You are important. You the man. A bright red Iron Man 2 briefcase says that you get things done. You wear armor.

This replica is nice and sturdy with a genuine leather interior. The Tony Stark briefcase is a limited edition item so you might want to hurry and get one. Only $459.99.

Cydle M7 Multi-Pad Android Tablet

Posted in Uncategorized by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2010

Here’s yet another tablet device for your consideration. The latest is from Cydle, a 7-inch Android Multi PAD. The M7 Multi PAD, with Android based OS, integrates capabilities like E-book, Video playback, and a bunch of multimedia features.

The Multi PAD M7 was first introduced at CES 2010 and is now making its way to the market this November. It has several ports for added flexibility and the M7 will play all multimedia files via SD memory card. That includes USB and HDMI ports for connections to other devices.

Study shows iPhone interest dropping, Android about even

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2010

About as many smartphone buyers want an Android device as want iPhones. At least according to the latest ChangeWave metric. Consumer’s plans to get an iPhone have cooled off after the iPhone 4 high in June, which is only to be expected. In September about 38 percent wanted Apple’s handset, that’s down from half three months earlier. Android interest at the same time has spiked and now has almost as much interest at 37 percent, which is an all-time high for Google.

With just a fraction of interest, the launch of the BlackBerry Torch barely had an effect. RIM only moved one point to six percent.

Sirius XM unveils XM Snap

Posted in XM by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2010

The XM Snap accessory has endured FCC testing and has now been officially revealed, no worse for wear. Sadly, it will not support Android devices but simply be an in-car satellite radio receiver that’s much easier to install than a head end unit. The device plugs into your vehicle’s power outlet and includes a stem that will hold up the control panel.

The panel includes a rotary knob for changing channels, some preset keys and arrows and a high-contrast display. The bundle also includes a magnetic mount antenna for attaching to your roof, hood or trunk, though it is wired. There’s also an auxiliary input cable for plugging into a vehicle’s aux-in jack.

HTC Mondrian shows up in press shots

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2010

Looks like we now have the first clear press shots of the HTC Mondrian smartphone, thanks to German site BestBoyz. The Windows Phone 7-powered device had previously only been seen in a Microsoft TV ad before now. The source of the images claims that the Mondrian will be available at a major German provider. Who knows which one.

Some early specs of the Mondrian, which also went by some other alias’ like Schubert and possibly HD7, include a 4.3-inch, 800×480 touchscreen, a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, a five-megapixel camera with 720p video recording capability and 8GB of built-in storage.

Booq Boa iPad Case

Posted in iPad accessories by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2010

We’ve seen our share of iPad cases, and now Booq Boa has launched a new Boa folio iPad case to their range of cases. This new iPad case allows you to use your iPad in three positions: flat on a desk or your lap, slightly elevated, or near vertical for watching movies.

Your ipad is securely held in place with a rubberized frame, and the outside of the sleeve is sewn from genuine Nappa leather and something called Twylon. There’s also a pocket on the outside for your iPhone and a flat paper sleeve on the inside.

1 Million Google TVs to ship by end of the year?

Posted in Google by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2010

According to Digitimes, Google will ship over 1 million Google TVs by the end of the year. We heard earlier that the Logitech Revue Google TV set top box had already been shipped to retailers, and 500,000 units were on their way to stores, so they might just reach this figure.

That 1 million also includes TVs from manufacturers like Sony, and others who have already confirmed that they are producing hardware using Google’s TV software. We just have to see how it plays out.

Galaxy GTX 460 Video Card Streams Content to your TV

Posted in Media Streamers by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2010

So, you want to get the likes of Hulu and other streaming video sources on your TV, but you lack a media player. Well if you also need a new video card, then check this out. Galaxy has unveiled an NVIDIA GTX 460 card called the GTX 460 WHDI Edition.

It ships in October and has built-in wireless streaming that will send any video content to your TV. On your TV, a wireless receiver receives the streamed video. So now you can watch Hulu or even play a PC game using your TV in the living room.

Lenovo IdeaPad B310 All-In-One Desktop PC launches in Russia

Posted in Lenovo by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2010

I really love these space saving all-in-ones, most look pretty stylish as well. And now Lenovo has introduced their latest all-in-one desktop PC, the IdeaPad B310 for the Russian market. It is powered by an Intel Core i3/i5 processor.

This machine packs in a 21.5-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD multitouch display, up to 4GB DDR3 RAM, up to 1TB hard drive, a webcam, DVD drive, a card reader, TV tuner and WiFi.

Samsung SCH-i400 Continuum spotted, has secondary OLED display

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2010

Dual displays have worked for portable consoles like the Nintendo DS and ebook readers, but what about cellphones? Normally that means a clamshell design, but the Samsung SCH-i400 Continuum features a secondary OLED display located right below the main one.

It’s called the “Ticker,” and it will show off any notifications and RSS updates, as well as weather updates and other info. The Ticker will automatically turn on when you grasp the bottom of the phone. There’s also a microSD memory card slot on the side which you can access without pulling out your battery.

GoPro unveils new HD Hero 960 wearable camcorder

Posted in Camcorders,Cameras by Shane McGlaun on September 30th, 2010

GoPro has been offering wearable and mountable camcorders for a while now. The latest offering from the company shares many of the same features of the older cameras at a much cheaper price. The new camera is called the HD Hero 960.

The camera supports 720p resolution, but not the 1080p resolution of the other more expensive cameras in the GoPro line. The 960 also gives up the expansion bus on the bottom of the higher-end cameras so it can’t be fitted with the extra battery or LCD back GoPro offers.

Super Talent CKB flash drive is made to go with you everywhere

Posted in Storage by Shane McGlaun on September 30th, 2010

Super Talent has a gob of different flash drives and external storage devices that cater to the needs of many different user types. The latest product that the company has unveiled is a flash drive that is designed to go everywhere with you, assuming you have your keys.

The flash drive is called the CKB and it is made to fit onto any keying with a large opening that will fit even the fattest key rings. The drive comes in black or silver colors and can be had in multiple capacities. The USB connector is exposed to the elements, but the drive has a rugged design.

Verizon Wireless launches phone trade-in program

Posted in Verizon by Shane McGlaun on September 30th, 2010

I am not a big fan of AT&T most days, my iPhone drops calls and I have had nightmares trying to get a new iPhone 4 so far. If you are tired of AT&T or another carrier and want to move to Verizon the company has a new trade-in program that you may be interested in.

The program will let you trade in any mobile phone that operates on any carrier. The phones will be accepted whether they work or not and the price given depends on the condition and what they are. My cracked screen iPhone 3GS is worth a crappy $12 and even if the screen was whole, the price is only about $20.