Archive for December, 2007

31
Dec
07

Happy New Year

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Here is wishing everyone a safe, happy, and prosperous New Year!

30
Dec
07

Perfection! Patriots beat Giants go 16-0

The Patriots come from behind victory over the Giants earned them a spot in Patriots history by going 16-0 in the regular season.

Other records that the Pats set last night were:

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New single-season record for points scored by one team, surpassing the 1998 Minnesota Vikings’ mark of 556.

19
Consecutive regular-season games won by the Patriots, breaking the previous NFL record of 18 the franchise set in 2003-04.

50
Touchdown passes thrown in 2007 by Tom Brady, surpassing the 49 thrown by Peyton Manning in 2004.

23
Touchdown receptions in 2007 by Randy Moss, surpassing the mark of 22 set by Jerry Rice in 1987.

 

It has been one great season. The only thing that could make it better would be to win the Superbowl.

Records via USA Today

29
Dec
07

Cyber-shot DSC-H9 Pics

Here are a few outdoor pics that I took with this amazing camera. The more I use it the more I am impressed with it.

The camera was set to 3 Megapixels in auto mode. The second shot below was taken while I was driving through the windshield of my truck.

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More after the break

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29
Dec
07

New rules for batteries on planes go into effect Jan 1 2008

According to Safetravel.gov effective January 1, 2008, the following rules apply to the spare lithium batteries you carry with you in case the battery in a device runs low:

  • Spare batteries are the batteries you carry separately from the devices they power. When batteries are installed in a device, they are not considered spare batteries.
  • You may not pack a spare lithium battery in your checked baggage
  • You may bring spare lithium batteries with you in carry-on baggage – see our spare battery tips and how-to sections to find out how to pack spare batteries safely!
  • Even though we recommend carrying your devices with you in carry-on baggage as well, if you must bring one in checked baggage, you may check it with the batteries installed.

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29
Dec
07

PC World Announces the 25 Most Innovative Product Award Winners. – iPhone # 2. Cook you loose again!

Funny to see the iPhone at number 2. According to some this is just a toy. I guess this goes to show how much these people really know.

It will be interesting to see what the new year will bring with regards to technology. What do I know is that we can expect more biased reviews and B.S from Jack. Some things never change and I am confident that we will get to experience senility and see more of Americas funniest tech videos next year.

As long as there are free products to get you know Jack will be sucking up to every company out there. The man has never met a product, that he got for free, that didn’t like.

It should be an interesting year indeed!

28
Dec
07

iPhone 1.1.3 firmware feature gallery

The folks over at Gear Live got a look at the new iPhone firmware version 1.1.3. iphoneicon They say that it has quite a few surprises including:

  • The ability to send an SMS message to multiple people is now there
  • Google Maps application can now pinpoint your location using cell tower triangulation
  • Google Maps can now display the Hybrid map view
  • You can now drag and drop application icons on your home screen
  • The home screen supports pagination
  • You can now add web bookmarks to your home screen

They also mentioned that if you used AnySIM to unlock your phone, you can expect the 1.1.3 update to brick it. You can take a look at the Gear Live iPhone Firmware 1.1.3 Gallery for a photo tour of the new stuff.

 

Via Gear Live

28
Dec
07

AT&T and the USO Launch New Text Message Donation Program Supporting Military Families on New Year’s Day

AT&T Inc. has announced a new text messaging program that will support the USOatt — and U.S. military families — with free prepaid phone cards. The program launches at the AT&T Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Beginning Jan. 1, and running through March 31, 2008, customers can make a $2 donation in support of the USO by text messaging USO to short code 740 from their AT&T wireless devices.

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