Gadgets

Everybody Panic! IP Addresses Will Run Out This Year

Within a year, IP (internet protocol) addresses are expected to run out. Each IP address is like a unique phone number assigned to whatever device you’re using to connect to the internet. Without a valid IP address you won’t be able to connect to the outside world, so they’re important. But now that our computers, mobile devices, cars …

You May Now Legally Jailbreak Your iPhone and Rip DVDs

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has just announced some big, big wins for consumers. Labeled as “exemptions to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act,” a law enacted in the late ’90s to protect copyright holders against piracy, it’s now within consumers’ legal rights to jailbreak phones, rip DVDs (for certain uses), and a 2006 …

Top Ten Monday Tech Deals

Another Monday, another set of handpicked gadget deals to help you stave off the work you may or may not have piling up on your desk. Best Buy has a couple great deals—internet connected GPS for under $100, the very-excellent Logitech MX1100 for $35—along with a couple good camera deals from the likes of Walmart and Amazon. …

MetroPCS Launches $60 Unlimited BlackBerry Curve Deal

MetroPCS is now offering the BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone with a $60 no-contract plan that includes unlimited voice minutes, text messages, web access, taxes, and regulatory fees.

You’ll have to purchase the phone outright at $279 and wait for a $50 rebate but even comparing this offer with the free 8530 you’d get with a …

White iPhones Delayed Again

Looks like there’s yet another iPhone 4 snafoo. Apple announced today that it will delay the release date of the white iPhone 4s until “sometime later this year,” due to manufacturing difficulties. (The phones were delayed a first time in June.) Here’s the official (very brief) statement:

White models of Apple’s new iPhone 4 have …

Nook Comes to Android, Brings E-Lending with It

Barnes & Noble created a solid contender for essential e-book status when they launched the Nook last year. More compelling the e-reader hardware is the breadth of the library they’re able to make available. It’s about one million books! Now, Android users will be able to access all of that literary goodness on the smartphone of their …

How To Turn Your Handwriting Into A Font

How many of you believed we’d live in a world where our handwriting would become a novelty? (Show of hands?) E-mail is uniform and impersonal, and a handwritten note doesn’t meet today’s instant gratification standard of messaging. But melding the two? Now, that’s enticing. PilotHandwriting.com allows you to turn your handwriting into a …

Samsung Updates DualView Cameras With Even Larger Screens

Taking Facebook profile pictures just got easier thanks to Samsung’s latest DualView point-and-shoot cameras: ST600 and ST100. With an enlarged 1.8-inch front-facing LCD, 14.2-megapixel shooters also have 3.5-inch rear touchscreens and they both shoot HD (720p) video. Both models feature a 5x optical zoom but it’s an internal zoom …

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