Apparently, the entire world is turning on to the convenience and simplicity of portable GPS receivers. Even thieves.
According to authorities, thefts of personal GPS devices are skyrocketing, due to their popularity with high-end consumers. The decrease in the prices of these indispensable devices means that thereâ€™s more of them aroundâ€”making them an ideal target for simple, smash and grab thieves.
Next vacation – plan carefully. According to a UK report and rippling throughout the blogosphere, Casarina Beach (On the Caribbean ‘Palm Island,’ a private resort nestled in the Grenadines) has banned electronic gadgets you and I all love – cellular phones, PDAs, and laptops within a half mile radius.
According to the chief executive of Elite Resort Islands, Rob Barrett, “There is nothing worse than lying back in your double hammock, sipping on your strawberry daiquiri and hearing the Motorola jingle in the background.
“We would love to encourage guests to adopt Caribbean time during their stay with us, switch off their mobiles and enjoy the sound of the lapping waves.”
Toshiba has been busy figuring out how to cram even more memory into the widely popular SD and Micro SD formats – they have stretched the capacity to 16 and 32GB for the latest SDHC capacity and 8GB in the MicroSDHC format.
According to Toshiba’s Japanese press release, the 16GB SDHC will run you about $350 and will be available in October 2007. The 32GB SDHC monster will be available for double that price, or seven hundred bucks, but y’all are going to have to wait until January 2008 for the biggest card on the block.
For those of you with the need to store lots of photo and media on the go (and have a player which supports the MicroSDHC format), Toshiba didn’t forget you! Their announcement of the 8GB SHDC capacity will be a welcome message for mobile developers as well. While the 2GB capacity of MicroSD today is just fine for most people, wouldn’t you rather have your entire iTunes library on a convenient MicroSD card the size of half a postage stamp?
Everyone I know has a veritable arsenal of remote controls on their living room table or footrest. Some work, some donâ€™t, and there are even a few whose parent components have long been discarded. Itâ€™s time to clean out the home entertainment center: the Logitech Harmony Universal Remote controls are hereâ€”and weâ€™ve got a few in the TigerTV labs that youâ€™ve just got to see.
The Europian Union and the USA may be close to a deal that combines their respective GPS satellite networks. If the information from these two separate satellite systems is combined the result could be a previously unparalleled network of images and geographic information.
Ever get lost on the road, and had to admit it? This might not seem like a big deal to the women of the world, but for men it might have been better to just vanish, never to be seen again. Fortunately, GPS systems and their widespread proliferation have made it possible to get lost and keep it a secretâ€¦at least from those that arenâ€™t in the car with you at the time. The One XL GPS Navigation System from Tom Tom is so easy to use, youâ€™ll wonder what you did without it.
Most people think that all memory is generic, and pretty much the same. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, if you’re building a system to be reckoned with (and I know that many of you are) you don’t want to skimp in this department. It can be tempting: the difference in price between high-quality, performance oriented RAM and a couple of sticks of average memory can be in the hundreds of dollars. That’s alot to shell out for something that has very similar, if not the same, numbers on the side of the package. But consider this: in every other computer component you’ve assembled for your machine, you get what you paid for. Why would memory be any different?
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