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Would you pay $15 a month for FLO TV?

Jackie sent me an email yesterday saying that we should review the FLO TV Personal Television. It’s a device that can show live TV (if you’re within the coverage area, which I am not). Channels include ABC Mobile, Adult Swim Mobile, CBS Mobile, CNBC, Comedy Central, Disney Channel, ESPN Mobile TV, FLO TV Channel, FOX …

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Slide your Kindle 2 into an OCTO Sleeve

Amazon didn’t show Kindle 2 owners any love when it came to including a case for the ebook reader. If you’re still trying to find a case to protect your reader, you might want to head over to OCTO Style and check out several of their offerings, including their seamless leather sleeve. It’s made from …

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BlackBerry’s go hybrid with Case-Mate cases

Case-Mate Hybrid cases for BlackBerry devices provide the Tour 9630, BlackBerry Javelin 8900 and BlackBerry Curve 8520 with dual layers of protection. A form-fitting silicone skin surrounds the Blackberry to absorb shock in the event of a drop. Wrapped around the skin is an ABS plastic shell that gives you a better grip on the …

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From Pocket Knife to Pocket Watch – Swiss Army 1884 Travel Alarm

Pocket watch junkies will want to check out the Swiss Army 1884 Travel Alarm. It’s a limited addition anniversary watch with luminous hands and hour markers. It also has a built-in alarm feature as well as toothpick and tweezers. No knife though… This pocket timepiece is really pricey at $550. If you want one, start …

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Sony Daily Edition eBook Reader Available for Pre-Order

Sony is taking pre-orders for their 7″ eInk Daily Edition Reader.  The Daily Edition retains the notetaking functions and the touch-screen of the PRS-600 Touch reader, and it adds free 3G connectivity.  You can buy books wirelessly from the Sony eBook Store, or you can still buy and load your books with usb connection.  Just …

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Levenger’s Pocquettes Case for iPod/Earbuds

If you don’t want to brave the crowds on Black Friday, you can shop from the comfort of your computer chair for gadget-related gifts.  Check out Levenger’s Pocquettes iPod/Earbud case for a beautiful leather case to store your iPod Touch, iPhone, or other similarly-sized device.  The bigger, suede-lined compartment will hold your electronic device, while …

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Turn your Macbook into a desktop – Zemno DeskBook Pro

Do you use your 15″ Macbook as your primary computer and wish you had an attractive and useful way to expand its capabilities? How about the DeskBook Pro docking station from Zemno? It adds 7 USB ports, 3 Firewire 800 ports, 1 Firewire 400 port, 1 DVI output, 1 ESATA data, 1 ESATA powered port, …

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Motionbox Video Service and Roku Giveaway

Motionbox is a video-sharing site that offers better quality and more security settings than YouTube, and  – according to one customer – lets you share your personal videos with your family and friends but not “with the creeps of the world.”  There are three levels of service.  The free Basic level allows you to upload …

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Need someone to rate your riffs? There’s an app for that

Riff Raters is an iPhone app that lets musicians record and share their musical riffs with the world. Listeners rate and comment on the music they hear, helping to determine which riffs make the Top 25. Riffs are “short repeated melodic phrases,” usually lasting no more than twenty seconds – like a musical “tweet”. All …

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