With impending disasters raging alone the coastal regions and the always possibility of power outages. One sometimes re-thinks what one has in case of a situation like such. I quickly did a search and found some nice items. Please Note: This list is no way exhaustive (I’m sure with more time, one could find even better stuff).
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The Kyocera KR1 Router is almost available. This US$200 EVDO router will allow iBooks, PowerBook 12 and any desktop computer to hook up to wireless broadband using Verizon or Sprint. Click on the headline to read more…
TechRestore (a PowerPage sponsor) is offering an overnight hard drive upgrade service with speedy 7200RPM drives:
60GB 7200RPM @ $269.00
80GB 7200RPM @ $319.00
100GB 7200RPM @ $449.00
Is the industry moving to phase out all smaller hard drive sizes? Jump to the rest…
FireFox 1.0.7 is available. In their own words: “Firefox 1.0.7 is a security and stability release. We strongly recommend that all users upgrade to this latest version.”
In other Firefox news, Firefox 1.5 Beta 1 is available for download. Beta 1 is the first Beta release of their next generation browser, to be released later this year.
For all you mobile music junkies there seems to be a surging movement to satisfy your money clip’s thirst for innovative and lifestyle enhancing products. Click on the headline for some of the latest…
As a DJ there’s one gig that I always wanted to spin – Burning Man. The problem is that I’m not real eager to drag my Technics SL-1210M5G turntables (which weigh 26 pounds each) to the hot and dusty Nevada dessert. I found the perfect solution in Numark’s PT-01 portable turntables.
The Numark PT-01 is a US$99 portable battery operated turntable that is perfect for those traveling gigs when you can’t or don’t want to bring your big and heavy DJ rig. They’re also perfect for light use, resurrecting your dusty vinyl collection and for kids. The best part is that the PT-01 packs up into a tiny footprint when you attach the included lid and fits in a standard record bag or crates. Read more…
dot-Mac has a completely re-designed backup tool that is very flexible and has a brand new interface. Well done. I hope to see more applications like this.
You now receive 1 GB of storage with your .Mac account if you are a current subscriber. It also includes a new blogging feature named “Groups.” Home page templates will incorporate external HTML files into the home page tools.
Although it is disappointing that no widgets were released specifically for .Mac services as promised by Apple earlier this year. It would be great if Apple released a dashboard widget for groups.
German blog Der Eigenbroetler claims to have overclocked a PowerBook G4 17-inch to 5.86 GHz. In order to keep it cool they’ve added a liquid cooling system that uses distilled water. According to the Blog it’s a “little bulky.” Original German page, translated English version. The author admits in the comments that it’s a hoax.
The reason I don’t see any purpose to owning a new Motorola ROKR, as I said before, is that it isn’t innovative. It does, however, make the final step of getting music onto the handset trivially simple, but any number of devices have great media playback capability and using the fantastic SyncTunes means any device with removable storage can get in on the action.
Using SyncTunes will let you push items from iTunes of your choosing to a removable storage card, such as an MMC, Memory Stick Duo Pro or SD – making it simple to manage content on your device.
There are literally dozens of devices from Nokia, Sony Ericsson, and others that have playback of MP3 and AAC audio, as well as MPEG4 video!
Nokia has even re-released the 6630 under the 6630 Music Edition name. Not only does the device have multi-media playback of a variety of formats, but it also is a 3G handset! Don’t drink the Motorola ROKR kool-aid until you’ve taken a look at the much better and sexier options from SE, Nokia, and even Palm!