Peter Ha

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Google Now Peddling Pizza Or Something

Umm…what? We’re not entirely sure what Google is trying to get at with this Google Mobile ad, but listening to someone say “pizza” for over 10 minutes has to be one of the most annoying things of all time. Watch for yourself and click on the following at the designated splits for a little reprieve:

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R2-D2 Edition Droid 2 Available 9/30

Motorola and Verizon’s Droid R2-D2 will be in stores on September 30 for $249. Everyone’s favorite astromech will be bundled together with a wired headset and media dock in carbonite-like packaging.

Pre-loaded content will include:
• R2-D2 notification sounds and ringtones
• Four live wallpapers
• R2-D2 clock widget
• “The …

Windows Phone 7 Ads Show Us How Lame We Really Are

By now we’re used to seeing silly ads from Microsoft but the latest batch promoting Windows Phone 7 (featuring the HTC Mondrian) are spot on. I’m not saying things will change with a Windows Phone 7 device but they’ve managed to address a phenomenon that we can all relate to. Watch and you’ll see what I mean.

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Netflix Now Instantly Streams That One Frakking Show

Adding insult to injury, Netflix has announced a deal with NBC Universal that we’re sure has the folks at Blockbuster weeping like a 2-year-old who just lost its binky.

Starting next week, Netflix subscribers can stream just about everything and anything from NBC, USA Network and Syfy, including Battlestar Galactica. Oh, and you …

Verizon: Tiered Data Plans, No iPhone

Speaking at a Goldman Sachs conference today, Verizon Communications CEO Ivan Seidenberg told investors that Verizon has no plans to carry the iPhone in the near future and that Verizon may roll out tiered data pricing in the coming months.

“We don’t feel like we have an iPhone deficit. We would love to carry it when we get there, but …

Toshiba Makes a Laptop For Kids, Perfect For Sloppy Adults

The other day some folks from Toshiba dropped by to show me a new laptop that they would be announcing later on in the week. Well, it’s later on in the week so now I can talk about the Toshiba Satellite L635 Kids PC.

It’s chock full of fun kid stuff, like LEGO Batman, KidZui, Net Nanny and a couple movies. But what’s super …

Roku Updates Lineup With 3 New Models

Roku, makers of the streaming set-top box with the same name, have updated their lineup today with lower prices, better features and a slimmed down design.

The Roku HD retails for $60, streams content at 720p and includes built-in Wi-Fi and an Ethernet port. It’s a mere inch tall and 5 inches across. A composite cable is …

CDMA iPhone Rumor #5,452,987

According to Susquehanna Financial Group analyst Jeffrey Fidacaro, Apple is on track to begin building 3 million CDMA iPhones starting in December. That would put the total number of iPhones produced for the quarter somewhere between 21 and 22 million. Fidacaro goes on to say that Apple will sell an estimated 11.6 million units in the …

Have a Flip Camera? Buy a Blue Mics Mikey

The vast majority of folks I know own a Flip camera. Mostly because I know other media folks that get review units but also because the things are so damn easy to operate. Aside from a few quibbles I have about low-light performance and a not-so-great zoom/AF, I like the Flip line of cameras. But audio quality isn’t very good, so I’m …

Wondering What’s New at Google?

I never know what’s going on at Google considering how many things the company is involved with. Think about it for a second. There’s a freaking blog for every project and who knows how many of them there are, so Google New is a bit of a godsend. It compiles the latest updates about new products from all the Google blogs in one place.

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