If your kids start to show serious signs of loving New York and you don't know why, this might be the reason.
Sanrio Digital, maker of the Hello Kitty Online 3D virtual world that's currently in beta, announced Friday the game's largest in-game event: the building of New York City. Players of the Hello Kitty Online Founders' Beta can take part in a series of quests to collect and organize materials for the building of a new New York area that will appear in the next phase of the game--and will undoubtedly be far more pink than … Read more
News Samsung goes square with the Propel AT&T fires off the Quickfire Pantech Matrix slides both ways Pantech goes thin with the Slate AT&T picks up Sony Ericsson W760a Craving the Motorola Krave Second Prada phone gets QWERTY keyboard Sprint offers Palm Centro in new colors and lower price … Read more
The kit includes two matching 2GB modules of PC3-8500 DDR3 memory designed specifically for Apple's new MacBook 13-inch and MacBook Pro 15-inch models. It costs $140 but you'll get a discount for trading in your current Apple standard memory modules.
The company's trade-in program offers $7.50 cash back per GB of old memory, which is a savings, but not such a good deal considering the new kit costs about $35 … Read more
SAN DIEGO--Two very different companies are developing ways to track energy usage in homes equipped with solar panels.
SolarCity, a company that leases solar panels to households, introduced on Wednesday a new version of its SolarGuard software that displays panels' production alongside a home's electricity usage.
In many states, people pay a higher rate for electricity during peak times in the middle of the day and early evening. By tracking usage--and solar panels' production--people can decide to run a washing machine at night, for example.
"The biggest energy-efficiency challenge in every house is not changing light bulbs. It'… Read more
Touch screens are coming to Eee PC Netbooks next year, but you only need to wait until next month if you require a touch screen on an Asus all-in-one PC--and live in England. British retailer Play.com is taking preorders for the Eee All-in-One Touch-Screen PC. It's priced at ?399.99 ($681) with a ship date of November 20. The system features a 15.6-inch display and features specs similar to those found on Eee PC Netbooks, including a 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive, a Webcam, and Windows XP. It features a … Read more
Automating repetitive Firefox tasks is one way to save your fingers from undue stress, and iMacros for Firefox is a great way to do it. From a sidebar you can toggle on and off, and you can run, record, and edit macros. Recording is as simple as pressing a button before starting and clicking another to stop. For more advanced tasks you can turn to a set of demos, but the Web site wiki and step-by-step tutorials were easy enough to follow.
While iMacros can theoretically be used to input passwords, best security practices dictate that you shouldn't. Being … Read more
For some people, Web searches are second nature. They're comfortable jumping from a basic text search to using Boolean terminology to navigating a minefield of open-ended results. It's hard not to appreciates the depth of material available on the Internet, but parsing 75,000 results can be daunting to even seasoned searchers.
ChunkIt for Firefox and Internet Explorer aims to streamline your query results into a manageable list by surfacing the relevant blocks of content directly below the appropriate link. This may sound like CoolPreviews, which opens a mini-window to preview a link before you click on it, … Read more
RIM serves up its first touch-screen BlackBerry with the Storm for Verizon Wireless. Nicole is on vacation this week but Bonnie and Kent give you the full dish on this new smartphone, Nokia's fancy new music handset, more T-Mobile G1 news and the newest handsets for the fall season. And of course, we have our latest reviews and we answer your questions.
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Verizon officially debuts RIM BlackBerry Storm HTC Touch HD won't be coming to the U.S. T-Mobile taking more preorders for sold-out G1 Best Buy to carry BlackBerry Flip, Palm Treo Pro, T-Mobile G1 … Read more
Google has long been one of the most useful tools on the Net, but frequent search engine users may find that they can make it even more efficient. CustomizeGoogle is a Firefox extension that adds options to an ordinary Google search, providing additional links to sources such as Yahoo, Wikipedia, or MSN. Depending on the specifics of the search, results might also include links to movie, music, or book search engines.
It's hard not to like the link to the Wayback Machine, which enables users to see pages that have vanished from the Net. The software filters out advertisements, … Read more