Speed the key to next-gen Bluetooth

The next version of Bluetooth technology should mean lower power consumption, higher transfer speeds and wireless syncing of music and video libraries between computers and portable devices. The changes are part of Bluetooth 3.0, which effectively became official today when the industry’s Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) agreed to adopt the standard. It’s the last […]

Cool new things you can do with your cell phone

In this engaging and hilarious talk from the EG’08 conference, New York Times technology columnist David Pogue rounds up some handy mobile phone tools and services that can boost your productivity and lower your bills (and your blood pressure).

$50 netbook not such a bargain

AT&T is trialling sales of a netbook for just $49.99. But the catch is that buyers must subscribe to a two-year internet plan which may wipe out any savings. The deal is currently only available in Philadelphia and Atlanta but will be expanded if it’s a success. The lowest price machine offered is the Acer […]

Six of the best April Fool’s Tech Jokes

It’s that day of the year again when journalists fear to print any story in case it proves to be an April Fool’s Day hoax. Here are our picks of some of the day’s most notable pranks in the tech world: Best cross-media hoax: British newspaper The Guardian reports that it will become the first […]

A Vision of the Future by Microsoft

This video, which shows what Microsoft thinks await us in the next decade, was presented a few days ago by Microsoft’s Business Division president Stephen Elop at the Wharton Business Conference. Now a lot of you will probably think that the presentation is nothing but eye candy, but in this case, I disagree. I really […]

Google Wants to Stalk You and Help You Stalk Your Friends

By PatB Contributing Writer, [GAS] Google introduced a new service called Latitude yesterday.  It is a social networking service based on Google Maps that shows any friends that you have that are nearby. It can also be used to see the status of family that may be on the move, such as getting home from […]

Revolutionary New Zumba Mobile Phone

Planned for release before the next holidays, the new Zumba phone, if it works as explained, will truly revolutionize the world of mobile phones. Unfortunately, I think this thing sounds a bit too good to be true. But who knows? I could be wrong.

FREE Nationwide VoIP Long-distance with Ooma’s Telo Cordless Phone

By Will Sullivan Contributing Writer, [GAS] If you live in the U.S., how does “free long distance telephony” grab ya? If sales of the $20/yr. Magic Jack are any indication—the #1 “hottest holiday gadget” according to NPR’s gadget guy—then totally free VoIP LD oughta kick up a veritable buttload of interest. Boasting DECT 6.0 protocol […]