Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Moshi - Voice Controlled Alarm Clock

Feeling a bit lonely in the bedroom? Maybe you need a voice controlled alarm clock that talks to you. Moshi is a sleek looking clock that responds to 12 voice activated commands.

Just say, "Hello Moshi", and Moshi will ask you "Command Please". You can then tell Moshi to do a variety of tasks from the list below.

TimeTells you the current time
Set TimeSet time by voice
AlarmTells you time alarm is set
Set AlarmSet alarm by voice
Alarm SoundChoose 1 of 3 available alarms
Turn off the AlarmTurns off alarm; gives current time, date, & temperature
Sleep SoundChoose 1 of 3 available sleep sounds
Play Sleep SoundPlays 5 minutes of sleep sound
Today's DateTells you today's date
TemperatureTells you current temperature
Night LightTurns on night light
HelpOffers a help menu of assistance

It's kinda like having your own personal HAL 9000, without that whole wanting to kill you thing.

Futuristic Voice Activated Control.

Cons: Still Might Kill You.

List Price: $49.95

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Monday, December 21, 2009

iHeart Radio

If you are an iPhone or Blackberry user and have a craving for radio on the go, then iHeart Radio might feed your need. A nifty free little app that gives you access to over 350 radio stations from across the United States.

Now I can listen to my favorite archaic midwestern stations without having to live there (you know who you are Q95).

Pros: Random Radio Station Generator.

Cons: Clear Channels Only.

List Price: FREE!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Write a Song with Rivers Cuomo of Weezer

It's Christmas time. Are you a broke ass musician who needs some cash to buy some prezzies? Rivers Cuomo, front man of Weezer, has $208 smackeroos waiting for someone who produces a better sounding demo of his latest work in progress.

Indaba Music, is an online social networking site, where like minded musicians can collaborate on projects together from anywhere in the world.

So what are you waiting for? Here's your chance to help Rivers make another hit record and a ton of money. How else could he afford to buy nerd glasses and continue to date half Japanese girls?

Hurry before Marty and Sattin beat you to it:)

*On December 8th, 2009, Cuomo was in a tour bus accident that left him with cracked ribs and internal bleeding. Weezer canceled the rest of their 2009 tour dates and plan on rescheduling them for 2010.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sprint Stops Free Tethering

One of the great things about having a Blackberry and Sprint was the ability to tether my laptop for free wifi surfing anywhere that my Sprint phone had coverage. It was a simple trick, just use #777 as the phone number and viola, my Blackberry was acting as a high speed modem.

Well, those days are gone. The boneheads at Sprint have decided to disable this functionality without informing its customers. Nice one Sprint. When my contract is up, I might be jumping ship to another carrier.

In the meantime, I will use TetherBerry, a $49.95 app that lets you tether your Blackberry no matter who your carrier is.

Screw you Sprint.

Pros: Tethering on all Carriers.

Cons: Uses USB cable, not Bluetooth

List Price: $49.95