Archives: August 2011

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Social Media 201Starting October 13Social Media 201 picks up where Social Media 101 left off, to provide you with hands-on instruction for gaining likes, followers, retweets, favorites, pins, and engagement. Social media experts will teach you how to make social media marketing work for your bottom line and achieving your business goals. Register now!

Windows Phone Mango Delivering Easier Photo & Video Sharing and Tagging

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Windows Phone “Mango” is the first major upgrade to Microsoft Windows Phone 7. Devices may appear (depending on whose rumors you read and believe) as early as this week. One of the things you can expect from the Mango update is a much improved camera and photo handling subsystsems. Here’s what Microsoft tells us we can expect to see that will make taking and sharing photos a lot easier and more fun.
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Striiv Introduces Their Fitness Gadget With Motivation To Make You Move

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Like a lot of people, I need to exercise more, and like a lot of geeks, I have turned to a gadget to increase my interest in exercise. Based on Todd’s use of the Fitbit, I picked one up at the beginning of the summer, but frankly, while I am walking more I haven’t developed a daily routine. Perhaps I have the wrong gadget? If that is the case, Striiv is bringing a gadget to market that may be more appealing.
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Hanvon E920 Now Available in China

Hanvon officially unveiled its newest ebook reader earlier this week. While there is no sign of its appearance in the US or Europe, it did just hit the market in China.

Hanvon first showed off this eBook reader at CES 2011, and it unfortunately was overshadowed by all the many tablets as well as the color E-ink model that Hanvon had on display.

The E920 is based on E-ink’s latest 9.7″ grayscale screen, and it has Wifi, a microSD card slot, and aHanvon’s new dual layer touchscreen  tech. The screen resolution is the same as on the Kindle DX (1600 × 1200), and that give it a 200dpi display.

The touchscreen is the most interesting detail here. It has the capacitive touchscreen that you might expect on a tablet, but it also has a Wacom type of touchscreen.  The second screen tech requires a stylus, and that means that while using the stylus you can rest your hand on the screen and not smudge up the document you are editing.

Hanvon plans to market this to industrial and commercial customers. Retail is 2880 yuan, which is around .$451 USD.

via imp3.net

Gaypon Is Like Groupon…Only Gayer

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Gaypon is a brand new daily deals site that caters to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community and offers special deals and offers only from businesses that are known to be gay friendly. And the coolest part is, a portion of the proceeds goes to LGBT charities and organizations, helping users save money while helping a good cause.

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It’s Official – New Sony Reader Released

Sony has just confirmed that the new Sony Reader, which had leaked over the weekend, is indeed coming soon.

The PRS-T1 is based on the latest generation Pearl E-ink screen, and it has wifi, a microSD card slot, and 2GB Flash storage. It supports all the same great annotation features as earlier Sony Readers and it adds support for over the air downloads from public libraries in the USA and Canada.

The retail for the US will be $149, and it is due out in October 2011. The retail for Europe looks to be 165 euros.

Also, when the T1 ships in October it will come bundled with a coupon for a free copy of the first Harry Potter eBook. This isn’t quite the exclusive content that some had expected, but this detail had already been leaked some time back.