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with Blake Shannon

Good Bye!

Good Bye I am on a Trip for 2 weeks and Im not taking my ibook because theirs no Internet Connection …………..Well Good Bye

P.S. Look foor a Post about a LE1600 after the Jump


July 22, 2006 Posted by | Random Thoughts by Blake, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

My name is Blake and I am a neophiliac.

“The Age has an article that details the Ten signs you’re tech obsessed, which sounds much nicer than calling you a neophiliac.  The article is a real hoot with the detailed descriptions of the ten signs:

  1. You forget basic bodily functions
  2. You collect ridiculous accessories
  3. You check your email on Sunday… at 3 am
  4. You know your mates by their online handles rather than their real names
  5. Your favorite song goes “beep”
  6. Instead of laughing, you say “LOL”
  7. You answer your mobile phone when you’re on a date
  8. You change their outfits depending on their mood
  9. You own a BlackBerry
  10. You speak in a secret language

The article finishes with a list of real-life examples of those who have taken their tech addiction too far (you know who you are).  Highly recommended.

Via Jk on the run

I am a neophiliac. There!

July 17, 2006 Posted by | Blogs/Blogging, Gadgets, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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I recomend the forums Im Cybercode

July 16, 2006 Posted by | Blogs/Blogging, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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July 12, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Pricing for Black DS Lite announced

Might just Pick one up for Brain Age!

“For those who watch every move in the saga of the Nintendo DS Lite, now the company has officially announced pricing for the black version of the much-sought-after portable gaming machine. Despite rumor and speculation indicating otherwise, the Black DS Lite will cost 16,800 Yen ($145) in Japan, the same price as the white, light blue, enamel blue and pink ones. It will go on sale September 2. No word yet about whether we’ll see this shiny and ominous version of the DS Lite in North America or Europe. No matter what, I refuse to use the word “sleek” when referring to anything that’s shiny and black”

Via Gizmodo Black DS lite

July 12, 2006 Posted by | Gadgets, Gaming News, So will you buy it for me?, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Boom Bag Rock your Bag!

Cool its water proof!

The Boom Bag is a nifty pre-production unit that combines all the fun of bags and bag carrying with iPods and iPod listening. A “full range” speaker is located on the inside of the bag, as is a rechargeable battery. An iPod is then hooked up to the speaker; music then plays from said speaker. The bag is made out of weatherproof fabric, so there’s no need to worry about Old Man Winter ruining it.

The Boom Bag was borne out of a study looking into loud speakers, much like how microwaves were borne out of experimenting with radar waves.

The design firm, Gro, is currently looking for someone to help pay the bills so it can actually mass produce the Boom Bag. So if you’re feeling generous, give ’em a call. Just be mindful of their flash-heavy Web site.”

Via GizmodoBoom Bag

July 12, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Earphones that let you hear your music and the guy cussing at you from his car!

Good for Cycilists!

If you’re a cyclist, you probably realize how much you rely on your hearing to keep you safe in traffic, so you’ll immediately recognize the value of Slipstreamz, cycling earwear that will position those iPod earbuds close enough to hear the music, but far enough away so you’ll still be able to hear ambient sound.

Made of comfy-cozy molded foam and polyester composite, they attach to the straps on your helmet (you are wearing a helmet, aren’t you?), and they have a little slot where you can easily secure your earbuds. An added benefit is their ability to keep your ears warm on those cold blustery days, something for which you might want to plan ahead, even though it’s a half a year away.”

Via Gizmodo

July 12, 2006 Posted by | Gadgets, MP3 Players, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Self Pitching Tent!

I am not an outdoorsie perosn so i will just admire this

This two second self-pitching tent takes the theory of those car window shades that are so hard to close and expands, dramatically. Quechua’s tent comes folded up, but when you toss it into the air—preferably not straight up—it deploys into full tent form before it hits the ground. All you need to do is stake the corners. Nifty.

Cleanup is also easy, but takes a bit longer than two seconds. If it weren’t for the mosquitos, ants, bears, and our hatred for the outdoors, this might make us go camping.

The two second tent goes for around $83.”

via gizmodo

July 12, 2006 Posted by | Gadgets, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Skype offers free internatinal calls

The catch

Only on selected weekends

Skype logo U.S. and Canadian Skype Users Can Make Free International SkypeOut Calls to the United Kingdom, Mexico and Japan for Three July Weekends

SAN JOSE, Calif.—July 10, 2006—Skype®, the global Internet communications company, today announced that U.S. and Canadian-based Skype users can make free calls to traditional landlines and mobile phones in the United Kingdom, Mexico and Japan during three ‘Skype Days of Summer’ weekends, starting Saturday, July 15th. The three countries represent some of the most frequently called countries by Skype users and are among the leading destinations for all international calling originating from the United States and Canada.

Free SkypeOut(TM) calling to the United Kingdom, Mexico and Japan is available weekends July 15-16, July 22-23 and July 29-30, respectively. The free international SkypeOut calling offer to each country runs 48 hours from 12:01 a.m. EDT Saturdays through Sundays at midnight EDT, when international calling is at a peak.

According to a recent company-issued survey of its users, 70% of Skype users say the most important reasons they use Skype is to stay in touch with family and friends abroad, to make inexpensive calls to landlines and mobile phones, and for free calling to other Skype users anywhere in the world. In addition, of Skype users surveyed, nearly 25% use Skype to make 100% of their international calls. 30% of users state their friends are “spread around the globe.”

“This free international calling offer is yet another way Skype is making it easy and affordable for people in the U.S. and Canada to try Skype and discover the benefits of being able to easily stay in touch with friends and family all over the world,” said Don Albert, general manager, Skype North America. “We think free calling to these three major countries is a great reason for people to try Skype and is a special thank you for our existing U.S. and Canadian customers.”

According to the 2000 U.S. census, there are more than 10 million people currently residing in the United States who were born in the United Kingdom, Mexico and Japan, combined. In Canada, according to the 2001 census, that figure is more than 650,000. With likely personal ties to their birthplaces, Skype considers these individuals to be valuable potential Skype users.

“I moved from the UK to Texas in 1992, and now use Skype to keep in touch with my family back home,” said Jeremy Chapell, a Dallas resident and avid Skype user. “My mother loves Skype—she can call us from England and we talk for hours. We talk about four times more often than we used to, thanks to Skype.” About Skype

Skype is the world’s fastest-growing Internet communication offering, allowing people everywhere to make unlimited voice and video communication for free between the users of Skype software. Skype is available in 27 languages and is used in almost every country around the world. Skype generates revenue through its premium offerings such as making and receiving calls to and from landline and mobile phones, voicemail, call forwarding and personalization including ringtones and avatars. Skype also has relationships with a growing network of hardware and software providers.

Skype is an eBay company (NASDAQ:EBAY – News). To learn more visit Skype is not a replacement for your ordinary telephone and cannot be used for emergency calling

July 12, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment