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I’m still using the included earbuds for my Zune player, but I’ve been looking for a set of ‘phones that won’t break the bank. The Red Ferret Journal highlighted the $69.95 Targus Travel-Ease headphones that offer noise-cancellation with a twist: push a button to activate the […] Read more »

ThoughtFix, a frequent commenter here and blogger extraordinaire in his own right, "made nice" with Samsung and scored a nice e-mail interview that’s posted on his blog. jkOTR reader Ken pointed it out to me via e-mail as I’m a bit behind in my feeds this […] Read more »

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At the risk of becoming publicly stoned by both the Mac and Windows clans (aka: the "Vistafields and the MacCoys"), I had to share this little application I saw written up at TUAW. For anyone not familiar with Microsoft’s XBox Live feature, it really has become […] Read more »

ALK used the 3GSM show as a platform to announce Windows Mobile 6 support for their Co-Pilot Live GPS products. The newest version, CoPilot Live 7 will show up this spring and will support Windows Mobile 5 devices as well as those on the new operating […] Read more »

I never got into the Yahoo! Mail service, but for those that have, you might see integrated Yahoo! Messenger functionality within your e-mail. Similar to the chat features that Google’s Gmail has had for some time, Yahoo! is taking more of a unified messaging approach. The […] Read more »

With all of the new device announcements at 3GSM, I overlooked an interesting press release from Nokia pointed out to me by Niall’s weblog. Looks like Nokia partnered with YouTube with the new Nokia Video Center application for N-series devices. This app is essentially a podcatcher […] Read more »

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The folks at LAPTOP magazine (credit: pic) wasted no time in getting a review of the just announced HP iPAQ 510 Voice Messenger. I liked the initial photo of the phone when I saw it this morning, but after reading the hands-on review, I’m not as […] Read more »

These aren’t brand-spankin’ new models, but since we’re expecting heavy snow here this week, I thought to mention eton’s American Red Cross branded radios. For the folks that currently have more than 100-inches of snow in upstate New York: sorry I didn’t post this sooner. These […] Read more »

Laptoping caught the announcement and pic shown from Plextor: the PX-608CU DVD burner looks as small as you can get ‘em and will run off either AC or USB power. For $169 (MSRP) you get "fast DVD recording speeds of 8X DVD±R on single-layer media, 4X […] Read more »

Not that you weren’t already mesmerized by the pic of that new Toshiba Windows Mobile 6 device, but we don’t want to take any chances. Here’s the goods from what we know on the Toshiba G900 with slideout keyboard: WVGA support of 480 x 800 in […] Read more »

If we keep this "Kevin cries" theme up, two things are bound to happen: we’ll quickly run out of Kleenex here at the house and I’m sure to be the focus of the next great Country music song. ;) While you think about that one, I […] Read more »

It’s been a few weeks since my initial Q1P battery life test (shown); that’s the one that got folks buzzing about an LED backlit screen in the Q1P. Is the screen LED backlit? I still don’t truly know even though I’ve had bunches of conversation with […] Read more »

So you’ve been reading up on the newly announced Windows Mobile 6 platform, or "The OS formerly known as Crossbow". (No, I don’t know what the esoteric male-female symbol is for WinMo 6) You’ve seen all the screenshots and now you’re on the fence: do I […] Read more »

Josh Bancroft just took advantage of a free out from his Verizon Wireless contract based on information from The Consumerist. Now that Verizon is increasing the text message rates by 50% from $.10 to $.15 each, you’re within your rights to get out of your contract […] Read more »

In the wee hours o’ the morning, most of us are sleeping. I’m convinced that the Engadget team doesn’t actually sleep, but instead has a constant intravenous espresso drip going. How else can you explain pics and details of the previously-rumored, now spotted Nokia E90 Communicator […] Read more »

Don’t swipe that phone literally; we aren’t condoning mobile phone theft here! No, we’re talking about swiping your phone over a Master Card Mobile PayPass Terminal. I use a similar technique with the RFID tag in my American Express card to save from swiping the magnetic […] Read more »

Deciding that Windows users should have all of the connected fun, Sprint will offer the Novatel EX720 Express Card EV-DO modem for Mac users along with the corresponding OS X drivers. The smaller-than-a-PC Card modem (photo credit: Crunchgear) offers EV-DO Rev. A speeds at up to […] Read more »

jkOTR reader & commenter, gorkon, shot me an interesting note last night while I was shopping for my Dash. Turns out that Nokia tucked in an FM radio in that N800 Internet Tablet along with the WiFi and Bluetooth radios. Folks over at Internet Tablet Talk […] Read more »

I know, I know; everytime I see a time-saving or space-saving program launcher I just can’t help but share it. That’s the price you pay since I’m often looking at an 800 x 480 screen. This launcher du jour was spotted over at Lifehacker; I think […] Read more »

Just got off the e-mail horn with an old blast from my past: Randall Bennett. You may not know Randall, but you know his work. He was the man behind the camera for the Engadget CES videos: while Peter gets the face time, Randall’s the man […] Read more »

Noticed in the Origami Project Software Forum that JKK posted a video of Joost running on his UMPC. In case you missed it prior: Joost is an online video streaming service once known as "The Venice Project"; it’s the brainchild of those P2P folks behind Skype. […] Read more »

No, I don’t mean under the hood of your car; this is Computrace’s LoJack system we’re talking about here. Dell popped out a press release with the details: purchase a select Dell Inspiron with one to four years of CompleteCare Accidental Damage Service and Dell will […] Read more »

Yesterday, SPB released SPB Mobile Shell for Windows Mobile 5 and according to this review from Aximsite, they’ve hit a home run! Mobile Shell enhances the WinMo interface with a nice screen called the "Now" screen which includes: the time & date, basic weather, battery charge, […] Read more »

Just a quick shoutout to Dave Zatz over at ZatzNotFunny! He just announced that he left the glitzy government I.T. sector in favor of a new role at Sling Media; couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. As I just commented on his blog: this is a […] Read more »

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