Archive for June, 2009

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We love cool things here at Ziggytek and nothing is more cool than mixing the future of technology with the past. Check out this iPhone 3GS dock created out of a NES controller.

The dock was created by member WCR for his iPhone 3GS.

(Via Slipperybrick)

If you’re a student, you’d wish you lived in Maine. Why? Because Main has become the only state in the United States to commit to a notebook for every public school student from grades 7-12. (Details after the break) More »

If you’re a Verizon customer or a Blackberry user, your time has finally come. After a few weeks of only Apple’s iPhone 3GS and HTC news, Blackberry users can finally rejoice with the upcoming Blackberry Tour releasing July 12th. More »

Yesterday we linked to a post from Wired about Facebook and Google battling for online domination. Today Business Insider announced that Facebook is looking to compete with Google, Amazon and eBay with a new “Pay with Facebook” payment system. More »

Sony might be planning a PS3 Slim release soon. That’s according to rumors Engadget has come across. The rumor is spreading like wildfire, that Sony has cut a deal with Foxconn and Pegatron to come up with a new revised PS3 model for a possible August release. More »

Firefox 3.5 is finally out and it’s much better than the previous 3.0. The speeds are on par with Safari and Chrome and also offer geo location. To download it, go to the Mozilla site here.

(via Mozilla)

If you’re a torrent file sharer, you’ve been hit with a low blow as The Pirate Bay will ceast to exist as a free file sharing site but will rather have a new business model making the content on the site legit.

Global Gaming Factory X, the company in negotiations to buy The Pirate Bay is a Swedish gaming company. The acquisition will be for $7.8 million and will offer shares to investors. More »

If there wasn’t another reason for girls to go crazy over Twilight, now they’ll be sporting Twilight themed USB flash drives.

Yesterday we showed you the Star War USB 2 GB Flash Drives, today the folks at Entertainment Earth bring you the Twilight 2 GB Flash Drive. If you want a girl to fall head over heels for you and scream at the top of her lungs, give her one of these as a present.

(via EntertainmentEarth)

Let’s add the Playstation PSP to the list of Chinese clones. The Venus JXD300 is the copied clone and despite its PSP look, it can only play Nintendo Gameboy Advance and NES games.

It is also capable of playing other media formats as RMVB, RM, AVI, MPG, FLV and even Video-CD (VCD) files. Just think if these guys were in the Western countries, this will never fly but if these clones sell in other countries, then why not continue to make them right?

(Via Ubergizmo)

Palm Pre Finds Fan Off The Grid - Engadget

Great Wall of Facebook: Google Vs. Facebook - Wired

Blackberry Saves Man From Falling 700 Feet & Dying - Gizmodo

12 Ways Technology Threatens Your Privacy - Switched

Creepy Facebook Connected Penguin Robot - CrunchGear

Cost of Two Year Smartphones Examined - Boygenius

Steve Jobs Returns to Apple But Do They Still Need Him? - Ziggytek

iRiver the popular Mp3 maker, is coming out with their own eBook reader to compete with Amazon’s Kindle 2 but only in Japan. (More pictures and details after the break) More »

Samsung was busy yesterday, on a Sunday of all days, and unveiled four new entry-level handsets. Samsung is hoping these will offset the growing smartphone trend with those who just need a phone to make phone calls and simple texting. (Specs for all 4 after the break) More »

Every Money starting today we’ll run a poll about some of the talked about topics in the gadget world.

Here’s our inaugural poll. (Leave a comment to explain your answer):

A. Yes, he’s the face of the company.

B. No, they’re fine without him.

C. Who the heck is Steve Jobs?

California’s Governor Arnold Schwarzeneggar is used to playing the role of a Terminator hunting humans but now he’s about to terminate the existence of textbooks in the California education system in favor of eBook readers. More »

It’s finally official, Steve Job, the Apple CEO is finally back on the job after receiving a kidney transplant in a Memphis hospital two months ago.

Apple released a statement with the announcement that Jobs is officially back at work:

“Steve Jobs is back to work. He is at Apple a few days a week and working from home the other days,” Apple spokesman Steve Dowling said. “We’re glad to have him back.” More »

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