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The Webbie Bows Down to Sony's Newest Net-Vid Creature: The Bloggie

posted Sunday Jan 10, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

The Webbie Bows Down to Sony's Newest Net-Vid Creature: The Bloggie

A new take on the Webbie, Sony is coming out with their new camcorder, the Bloggie. The Bloggie is a HD MP4 camcorder, that comes in three different styles. The PM5 is the most basic of the three, priced at only $169.00. The CM5 features a rotating LCD screen and HDMI out, making it the most expensive at $199.00. In my opinion, the best of the three is the PM5K, which includes a special 360 degrees lens, that appears to film in a circle, but actually comes out similar to a film strip. It also possesses 4GB internal memory, that the other two do not include. You can purchase this one for $189.00. All three film in 1080p at 30 frames/second, and also have the option of filming in 720p at 60 frames/second. To make uploading to you computer more accommodating, a USB dongle is built in. How convenient! Sony has decided to make consumers much happier, allowing you to use not only a memory stick, but also an SD card. These camcorders are offered in a variety of colors and will be hitting stores soon.

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Ford Sync's Your Life and Car with MyFord Touch

posted Sunday Jan 10, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

Ford Sync's Your Life and Car with MyFord Touch

Seems like every car company is trying to outdo the others these days, but in this case, Ford may have the upper hand. A redesigned interface makes interaction with the Ford Sync voice activated system much simpler. A combination of physical buttons on the steering wheel (displayed on the dashboard), a touchscreen, and Ford's Sync software will allow you to get information, connect to the web, and even access mobile apps from your phone. The mobile apps include Pandora, Open Beak and Stitcher, which is used primarily for news feeds and podcasts. Using Pandora, you can change the station, skip songs and thumb up, all through voice activation!

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PicoWatt Vaproizes High Electricity Bills

posted Sunday Jan 10, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

PicoWatt Vaproizes High Electricity Bills

Tenrehte has unveiled a solution to your high electricity bills, the PicoWatt smart plug. This is a WiFi enabled device that allows you to control the appliances in your home from a computer or smartphone. You are able to turn off the devices individually or even put each appliance on a timer. It is compatible with many large appliances from your dishwasher to your air conditioning. When paired with other PicoWatt smart plugs, a mesh-like network is formed. The best part, a Facebook App is available to manage your devices in a more organized way. The App includes pictures of the appliances themselves, and even displays a pie chart depicting your energy usage. This device will be released on April 22, 2010, Earth Day. Since it can save you up to 30% on your electric bill when used on 1-2 large appliances, Earth Day is the perfect release day.

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HP's New Mini Laptop, Now with Touch!

posted Sunday Jan 10, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

HP's New Mini Laptop, Now with Touch!

HP is coming out with one of the coolest netbooks on the market! The HP Mini 5102, the newer version of the HP Mini 5101, is certainly something you may want to keep an eye out for. It is constructed of aluminum and magnesium alloy, which allows this netbook to hold up better than typical consumer netbooks, especially for business travelers. The touch pad is now similar to that of a laptop, equipped with the buttons under the touch surface, as opposed to the left and right. It is available in two sizes, 10" x 6" or 13" x 7", with a higher resolution of course. What so special about this netbook? It is available in touchscreen, which is not very common in netbook computers. Whether for business or pleasure, the HP Mini 5102 is a very good choice.

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Your Floors Will be Minty Fresh

posted Sunday Jan 10, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

Your Floors Will be Minty Fresh

The Mint automatic floor cleaner by Evolution Robotics is giving Roomba a run for their money. This device uses Northstar Technology to devise a more accurate and faster way to clean your hard surface floors. It works by using a beacon that shoots two points of infrared light onto the ceiling. The Mint then sees the light, and creates a map of the floor, that allows the device to be more organized in it's system of cleaning. Easy to snap in, magnetic dry or wet clean pads makes it simple to use, even for those who can't set the time on the VCR. Expected to be priced at under $250.00, you can have cleaner floors by spring 2010.

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You Rock Guitar

posted Sunday Jan 10, 2010 by Scott Ertz

You Rock Guitar

One of the cooler, more unique products we saw on the show floor was the You Rock Guitar. It is a fully digital guitar that can be used for a number of uses. Everything from basic guitar playing to Guitar Hero controller, this gadget can do it.

One of my favorite features of this guitar is the fact that it comes with a MIDI controller built-in. If you are a musician and want to record your music digitally, or you just don't want to mix as a DJ the old fashion way, you can control anything MIDI with the guitar.

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