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  • Google Weddings Unites Users in Matrimony

    Google Weddings Unites Users in Matrimony | BLOG ENTRY

    From maps to phone numbers and even your home calendar, Google’s determination to dominate all aspects of everyday life continues with an unexpected push into holy matrimony. The new Google Weddings online wedding planning portal lets you...

    February 18, 2011 9:00 AM ET
  • Music Gaming's Greatest Hits: 2000-2010

    Music Gaming's Greatest Hits: 2000-2010 | BLOG ENTRY

    The death of Activision’s Guitar Hero video game series came as a shock to many, even on the heels of music gaming’s recent troubles. But while it’s game over for the popular franchise, as you can...

    February 17, 2011 1:40 PM ET
  • Music Gaming's Greatest Hits: The Nineties

    Music Gaming's Greatest Hits: The Nineties | BLOG ENTRY

    Activision’s Guitar Hero video game series may be dead, but our special tribute to music gaming’s greatest hits rolls on. As part of the countdown, a preview of my upcoming free digitally downloadable book, Music Games Rock:...

    February 17, 2011 8:50 AM ET
  • Music Gaming's Greatest Gits: The Seventies and Eighties

    Music Gaming's Greatest Gits: The Seventies and Eighties | BLOG ENTRY

    Activision’s Guitar Hero video game franchise is dead. But music gaming’s legacy, a part of interactive entertainment’s history since the very beginning, lives on. A special preview of yours truly’s upcoming free digitally downloadable book, Music Games...

    February 16, 2011 2:55 PM ET
  • Top Toy: Dance, Robot, Dance!

    Top Toy: Dance, Robot, Dance! | BLOG ENTRY

    Dancing robots have been around since automation’s dawn, but few have captured the world’s imagination like Keepon, whose videos have notched up a disturbing 4 million views on YouTube. Now the droid, which was designed to...

    February 16, 2011 8:55 AM ET
  • BlackBerry Radio App Rocks With Streaming Online Music

    BlackBerry Radio App Rocks With Streaming Online Music | BLOG ENTRY

    Music discovery app BlackBerry Radio recently began beta testing with U.S. members of BlackBerry’s Beta Zone. The app itneds to make browsing favorite Internet stations simple, with a single software program offering access to multiple...

    February 15, 2011 4:30 PM ET
  • Free App Makes Video Calls!

    Free App Makes Video Calls! | BLOG ENTRY

    FaceTime remains the popular choice amongst Apple users looking to tap into portable videoconferencing’s power to make personalized kissy-faces a reality from remote locales. But free alternate video calling solution Tango, compatible with the iPhone 3GS...

    February 14, 2011 6:00 PM ET
  • Phone Apps for Buying Add-Ons,  Virtual Goods

    Phone Apps for Buying Add-Ons, Virtual Goods | BLOG ENTRY

    In-app purchases aren’t just for fans of virtual worlds, online poker or kitting out their social network profile with cartoon bling anymore. These on-demand, value-priced virtual buys, which download right to your smartphone, computer or tablet PC,...

    February 11, 2011 5:55 PM ET
  • Top Toy: Motion Controlled Bluetooth Audio Headset

    Top Toy: Motion Controlled Bluetooth Audio Headset | BLOG ENTRY

    Besides keeping you from crashing while gushing to your BFF, today’s hands-free Bluetooth audio headsets sport a surprising range of features from compatibility with programs like Jott to optional goofy voices. Now you can add motion controls...

    February 10, 2011 5:45 PM ET
  • Play Nice: Biggest Video Games of 2011

    Play Nice: Biggest Video Games of 2011 | BLOG ENTRY

    On the heels of a topsy-turvy 2010 than saw sales dip by 6%, video game makers are getting back to basics in 2011. Translation: Rather than lightweight entertainment apps, social games and casual downloads, that means...

    February 10, 2011 9:50 AM ET
  • The New Celebrity Music Economy

    The New Celebrity Music Economy | BLOG ENTRY

    High-tech apps, gadgets and gear are quickly becoming the hottest new accessory for celebrity musicians, including Katy Perry and 50 Cent. January debuts alone include Polaroid and Lady Gaga’s Grey Label digital photography gear, Ludacris’ Soul...

    February 10, 2011 8:40 AM ET
  • Google's 'Instant' Chrome Browser Cleared for Download

    Google's 'Instant' Chrome Browser Cleared for Download | BLOG ENTRY

    Google’s Chrome web browser has been updated to stable version 9 for Mac, Windows and Linux, fixing important bugs and adding support for Chrome Instant search features, WebGL 3D graphics and the Chrome Web Store. Chrome Instant...

    February 9, 2011 6:30 PM ET
  • 'Guitar Hero' Dead

    'Guitar Hero' Dead | BLOG ENTRY

    The Guitar Hero video game franchise is officially dead. According to publisher Activision, which will close its music game division and cease development of existing Guitar Hero titles, they're ending the series in order to refocus efforts...

    February 9, 2011 5:46 PM ET
  • Top Toy: Headphones That Transform Into Portable Speakers

    Top Toy: Headphones That Transform Into Portable Speakers | BLOG ENTRY

    Passing pairs of headphones is neither a practical way to share music with friends nor a hygienic one. Zumreed’s X2 Hybrid cans, which also double as a pair of external speakers, happily make it much simpler...

    February 9, 2011 8:55 AM ET
  • 'The Oregon Trail,' 'Carmen Sandiego' Hit Facebook

    'The Oregon Trail,' 'Carmen Sandiego' Hit Facebook | BLOG ENTRY

    Educational computer game classics The Oregon Trail and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, which introduced an entire generation to PCs, live again: New editions arrived February 2nd and come to Facebook on the...

    February 8, 2011 5:50 PM ET
  • Surprise: You Can Print from Your Cell Phone!

    Surprise: You Can Print from Your Cell Phone! | BLOG ENTRY

    Google has recently had a good run. Besides buying online startups SayNow and fflick, announcing plans to hire over 6,000 workers and making phone number porting to Google Voice reality, now you can also...

    February 8, 2011 9:30 AM ET
  • Verzion iPhone Breaks Sales Record, AT&T Weeps

    Verzion iPhone Breaks Sales Record, AT&T Weeps | BLOG ENTRY

    On Friday, preorders of Verzion’s iPhone 4 broke the company’s all-time single day sales records for a lone device in just two hours, despite being available only to existing customers before the break of dawn. Available exclusively to...

    February 7, 2011 4:25 PM ET
  • Up in the Air: Wireless Fliers Getting Free Facebook

    Up in the Air: Wireless Fliers Getting Free Facebook | BLOG ENTRY

    Frequent fliers on seven airlines can now access Facebook free for the month of February, courtesy of wireless WiFi network provider GoGo Inflight. Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, Delta, American Airlines, Virgin America and AirTran will provide...

    February 4, 2011 7:55 AM ET
  • New MC Hammer Song Debuts on Flipboard

    New MC Hammer Song Debuts on Flipboard | BLOG ENTRY

    Not to be outdone by will.i.am’s line of custom smartphone apps or 50 Cent’s headphones, rapper and social media icon MC Hammer has released his latest song, “See Her Face,” via popular news aggregation app...

    February 3, 2011 5:55 PM ET
  • Which iPhone Wins: AT&T or Verizon?

    Which iPhone Wins: AT&T or Verizon? | BLOG ENTRY

    With the Verizon iPhone 4 finally arriving on February 10th, AT&T users who may have experienced poor reception and dropped calls are eagerly pondering a change of wireless cell phone service. But before switching carriers to...

    February 3, 2011 12:25 PM ET
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