MacBook Pro Price Reduced

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I just noticed that the price of MacBook Pro has been reduced. The new MacBook Pro comes with more options to choose with lower prices and better battery life. This is awesome!! I always dream to get one of MacBook Pro, but the price is always ridiculously expensive. Now, it looks like more affordable. The 13″ MacBook Pro looks nice!! 7-hours battery life sounds so GREAT!

 

For college students, Apple offers a free iPod Touch if you get a Mac too. What a deal!

 

Netbook with AA Batteries

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I’m so excited to see some company thinks forward and goes with AA batteries as power supply for a Netbook. This is so awesome!!

 

 

Engadgetreported that this Netbook is even available to purchase from NorhTec ‘s Gecko EduBook for only $199. It runs Windows XP too.

 

iPhone 3G S

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The new iPhone came out sooner than I thought. Here it comes – iPhone 3G S (S represents SPEED!). The iPhone 3GS has a new processor built-in. Apple claims that it is up to two times faster than the previous generation: Launching messages is 2.1 faster, load the NY Times in Safari: 2.9 times faster. It also consumes less, which has an impact on the improved battery life. Camera is improved – 3 megapixels sensor, special macro and low light modes, auto focus, auto exposure, and auto white balance, etc. (Check out for more detail from Gizmodo’s feature guide)

 

 

MSNBC reported about its price that

AT&T customers who are new to the carrier, or whose two-year contracts expire just in time to get Apple’s new iPhone 3GS, will pay $199 for the 16-gigabyte version and $299 for the 32 GB model with a new contract. But existing AT&T customers who are in mid-contract and want to upgrade may have to pay $200 more. Yuckkkk!!

 

iPhone 3GS will be available on June 19 with the price of $199/$299 for only new and qualifying AT&T customers with (of course) 2-year contract. However,

AT&T also lists pricing for customers who do not want to sign a contract with AT&T. It is $699 for the 32 GB iPhone 3GS, $599 for the 16 GB version, $549 for the 16 GB iPhone 3G and $499 for the 8GB iPhone 3G.

Apple has Monday it has sold more than 40 million iPhones and iPod touches since the devices were first released nearly two years ago.

 

Source: MSNBC

Chocolator

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It’s the combination of chocolate looking and a calculator. I found this post from boingboing.net.

This solar-powered functioning calculator looks and smells so much like a real chocolate bar, you’ll be tempted to break off one of the keypad squares and pop it in your mouth!

 

Source: The Lighter Side Co

Nokia N97 is Coming

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The latest Nokia cell phone in N series is coming soon. The N97 will pack with ton of features. This model is a bit different from others in the same series. The N97 can slide on the side! Take a look at the preview.

 

 

 PC World reported that

the N97 will cost$699. Nokia did not confirm an official launch date for the U.S.. However, in the U.K. the phone will be available on June 19 at the company’s flagship stores, so it is safe to assume that the New York and Chicago Nokia stores will carry the phone around the same time.

 

Also, you can pre-order an N97 as of today from Nokia’s website, in either black or white.

 

The N97 features a 5-megapixel camera, 32GB of on-board storage (expandable with up to 16GB via microSD), GPS, and a full QWERTY keyboard. The N97 is set to battle-it-out this summer with the Palm Pre (coming on June 6) and Apple’s new iPhone.

 

Source: PC World

Bing

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I believe that Hotmail is one of the most popular free email account. I’m also a fan of Hotmail. Although I have a Live email account, i tend to check MSN or Hotmail email account more often. One easy way to go to your Inbox is to visit Live.com, but last week Microsoft has launched a new project called Bing. If you visit Live.com, it will redirect you to Bing.com instead. Microsoft has claimed that Bing is their new search engine that is more efficient than the Live search. However, some reviewers doubt that Bing will beat Google (one of the most popular search engine).

Source: TechTree

 

 

You will be the judge!!

iPod with Camera

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It has been a rumor that the next generation of iPod will come with a digital camera. Cnet reported that there’s a good chance that the next generation of iPods will be outfitted with basic cameras. It could be on either Shuffle or Nano!

 

Palm Pre is Coming Soon

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One of the new coming cell phone that people have talked about the most is Palm Pre. Palm Pre will be available June 6 for about $200 with 2-year contract from Sprint. The Palm model is released to compete with iPhone with the similar functionality and capability such as a large capacitive touch screen, Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS, 8 GBof storage, and Bluetooth.

 

The review from Gizmodo.com stated that the Palm Pre is much smaller than what you think. It’s as big as an iPod classic, but is not as thin as iPhone. The hardware and compartment are high quality, but the shape and design are not there (Uhhh.. I totally agree with that! hahaha).

 

You can read more detailed review and gallery from Gizmodo.

Skype Unlimited Country

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Skype offers 25% off discount when you sign up a 12-month subscription for the unlimited country plan. This is a great deal. Normally, Skype will charge you 5.95 per month for this plan and 12.95 for the Unlimited World. There is a small difference between the Unlimited Country and Unlimited World. For the Unlimited Country plan  you will have to select only one country for the unlimited call. If you have the Unlimited World, you can have unlimited call to any country (that Skype offers a service).

 

For some countries, Skype allows you to make a phone call to a cell phone with no additional charge. So, you can either call a land-line or cell phone from either Unlimited World or Unlimited Country plan. However, only Unlimited Country subscription that is on SALE now. It ends TODAY!!

 

Especially, it works out great for me because I call Thailand a lot. Now, Skype offers unlimited calls for both land-lines and cell phones for Thailand. The quality of service is way better than my phonecard purchased from BanKhaNom Thai.

 

Skype even adds couple bonuses. You can get a Skype ToGo number which allows you to make a local phone call to connect to the Skype Hub/Sever before connecting to the destination. But, of course you will lose your air time if you use your cellphone to make a phone call. However, it allows you to make a phone call anytime and anywhere you want without using a computer with the Internet connection. How convenient!! In addition, you can get a free Voice Mail service too.

 

This is the best deal ever!

My 3D Bedroom

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I have been playing around with Sketch Up software developed by Google company for a while. Although I’m not like an expert on it yet, I think it’s pretty convenient for users to develop something in 3D. I used Sketch Up to draw a layout of floor plan in order to help me develop a better vision to make a decision where each furniture should be placed. It is not as hard as you think. You should try it. On top of that, it’s a FREE software.

 

Pictures below are examples of what I did in Sketch Up. There is a feature which allows you to download free 3D models from Google 3D search engine. I’m trying to sketch to get an idea of my bedroom layout. Since I don’t have much time to design my own furniture, I decide to download everything and put into the room. The furniture style and color might not cohesive, but at least it gives me an idea where to put my bed, closets, desks, chairs, etc. It took me about 1.5 hour to complete everything from scratch.Click image to enlarge.

 

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What do you think?