Category Archives: Cool Toys

HTC Hero (I am in love!) with Android

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Update: Here is the third video review made by CNET: View Here

As they say, a video is worth a billion words!

With flash player already on it, Google Android, all the great stuff from G1 phone, multi touch screen, pdf reader, 5 mp Camera, many moods from HTC Sense and footprint and did I mention the beautiful design! The is also another load of new features, but I will let these 2 videos tell the story of the Hero 🙂

The first video is on this link by Adobe: http://is.gd/1d0Gz

And here is the second video:

http://is.gd/1DEpS

Windows 7 and Windows Live & Facebook at CES


I am not disappointed at all of the CES Microsoft keynotes. Some people didn’t like the fact that there are no new products, but if you really listen closely to Steve Ballmer’s (Microsoft CEO) keynote, you will realize that there are new cool stuff out there but it’s just not hardware.

Instead Microsoft is concentrating on the new Windows: Windows 7 and also launching a variety of products for Windows Live.

I can’t wait for Windows 7, so I am following a blog called: Engineering Windows 7
What really grabbed my attention is the new/old partnership between Microsoft and Facebook.
Windows Live is now 100% integrated with Facebook, Windows 7 is in the making to do the same, but as of today, every update, message, wall message, photo, video or status update that you do no facebook, will show on your windows live profile page as well, I think that this is a huge step forward by Microsoft, kind of like the OpenSocial and Friend Connect from Google, but actually working and more applications supported (Like windows live mail for desktop) as of today!
I am taking a look at every option and will write an article about it all in the near future.
4 Cool Windows 7 Features: The new desktop, faster boot time, more battery time and the touch screen user interface for the touch screen computers.
I am waiting for my copy of the Windows 7 Beta version to do some testings on my own 🙂

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Ping.fm is now open beta to the public


The fun and extremely useful service is now open to public beta.
As some of you may know, I am a member of 67 social networking services, that means 67 online profiles that I have to maintain regularly, Do you you how hard it is do do so? You probably do.
That was until I discovered the best tool of 2008 in my opinion, www.ping.fm and until September 2nd, it was an invite only beta service.
Well now it’s open to the public, still in beta, but open to all.
What is Ping.fm?
Let’s say you have multiple online profiles, like me, you might want to update all of them almost everyday.
Before Ping, I would manually go on my twitter, facebook, plurk, pownce, linkedin, tumbler, identica, brightkite, freindfeed, jaiku, plaxo, bebo, hi5, kwippy, xanga and rejaw to update my status, sometimes twice a day for each one.
After I got my special beta invie code and signed up with Ping.fm, set it up, I can update all the above and more in one shot, whether I am updating from web, phone, email or IM, it’s all in one shot, life became way easier 🙂
Now here is the best part: (Warning! geeks content follow)
Ping was built with open API calls, meaning if you hire a nerd like myself (And you can!) to set it up with your blog or RSS feed, guess what? You know it. More organic exposure. I even setup some of my affiliate feeds to go there immediatly and I can’t tell you how much I love getting those extra commision checks in the mail.
Ping.fm is more than just status update, you can even setup your wordpress blog so you can blog through Ping.
I advice everyone to get an account (Now that it’s open to all) and enjoy everything Ping offers.

Update: I have some Brightkite invites, comment on this article and I will email you an invite. (Hurry I only have 10 invites and I will send it to the first 10 commenters only).

Another Ferrari Killer

Well it’s another killer design by no other than Ferrari.
About a week ago I wrote about the Ferrari designing firm new chair design, today I read about this new design concept, that is ready to go, meaning: That we might see this baby on the high way soon.
The concept it self is from the designer genies: Iman Maghsoudi.
He designed it so that once you reach a predetermined speed, the onboard computer will change the car’s
aerodynamic profile, using winglets called canards ahead of the front
wheels to create lift which reduces friction. In most cases, the
resulting vehicle would be called an airplane, but with the Monza,
ground effects come into play to keep it on ground!

The most SCREWED clock yet!

Literally it contains (I think) a lot of screws, however, I just love collecting watches from Tokyoflash and I find it amusing to figure out the time, but this clock (Not by Tokyoflash) will make people wonder around it trying to figure out the time.
The name is: Clock Delay. And I guess that it’s a good name since it will make a great excuse if you’re late to work trying to figure out the time.
But you must have a real good job to be able to buy it at the market price of almost $2000

Yahoo! called it the Segway Killer!

I know what you thinking, this is the second title that contained the word “killer” on this blog in less than one week, but this is true, that’s exactly what Yahoo! called it in their headline.
However I will never call it that, in fact I was laughing on that title 🙂 because I know that the Segway was dead the day it was born!
Unless you are Adam Savage from the hit show MythBusters, or some big Hollywood shot that needs such thing to roam back and forward in your huge storage facilities, I really think that this is not for you.
Toyota said that it’s main target is the elder people in Japan, but I think it will be a long time before I see anyone riding it in the streets in the U.S.
The smallest model has no bars, instead it acts (and look) like a robotic skates, moving you smoothly all over your mall. Who knows maybe it will have a good market after all.

HTC attack on the 3G iPhone

As many of you may already know, I am anti-Apple! Therefore, I DO NOT like the iPhone, nor do I like its little successor the iPhone 3G. What amazes me is that all my friends are trying to defend it!

The Pocket PC has been around forever, though it never had the hype that came with the overmarketed iPhone — the only reason so many know so little about what it can do.

But don’t get me wrong — I’m no Microsoft fan, either. Whether it’s Windows or Linux — my own new computer is Ubuntu powered and I am very happy with it so far — I just don’t like being controlled and limited by the lack of options that any Apple product offers. I will explain more about Macs and iPods in a future post.

The main reason I dislike iPhones is the presence of little to no flexibility for third-party applications. Yes, there’s the App Store — but why pay for an app on the iPhone 3G that you can get gratis for Windows Mobile?

Yes I admit that most pocket PC’s used to be big and bulky and they used to be limited to their processors speed, but that’s all history now.
I’ve reviewed a couple of Windows Mobile-based phones, but no gadget from any manufacturer got a dropped-jaw reaction until today, and the device that did it was not Cupertino’s baby but the Touch Diamond from HTC.

HTC has launched its answer to Apple’s smartphone juggernaut; that answer is the?HTC Touch Diamond.

Though similar in form and function, HTC’s offering is far superior in many respects. First, HTC brought an innovated interface dubbed TouchFLO 3D to the device, bringing the contents and functions of your phone close to hand with convenience and style. But they didn’t stop at a better interface. They pushed the envelope further with features like intelligent ringer selection: Place the Diamond face-down on a flat surface and your phone will “go to sleep.” For more of the Diamond’s groundbreaking
features and functions, go here.

Will the HTC Touch Diamond be a major contender for the iPhone 3G’s title this summer? The world will decide, and we’ll be here watching; the Diamond dropped in Europe in June with release in the rest of the world coming later this year. (Or take a look at Amazon for unlocked devices.)

Here is the product description from Amazon:

The HTC touch Diamond rivals the iPhone yet again. HTC’s new flagship
phone has virtually every feature available! The huge 2.8 Inch
touchscreen LCD has an impressive 480 x 640 resolution, perfect for
showing off the vivid pictures you can take with the built in 3.15MP
camera. The all new TouchFLO 3D finger swipe navigation is the most
elegant interface we’ve ever seen on a Windows device to date. The 4GB
internal hard drive gives you plenty of room to store movies, pictures,
music and Windows Mobile 6.1 programs, and the 528 Mhz processor will
burn through any task you throw at it. But that’s not all the Diamond
manages to offer! A-GPS is built in so you’ll never get lost on the
road. Need to get connected? The Diamond has WiFi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth
2.0 with A2DP, HSDPA 7.2Mbps (EU and AS only) and EDGE. The list goes
on and on for this amazing HTC phone, and it’s even thinner than the
iPhone!

New: Guru Of Sales version 1.6!!

Why is it 1.6?
Why not 2.0?
And why now?

First of all, I like to remind you that back in April I only made very little changes since the launch of this blog. We named it version 1.5.
Just recently we added some more changes but it wasn’t big enough to qualify for version 2.0 yet. And in the near future we will have 1.7 or 1.9 whatever it will be, so keep an eye 😉

Recent changes includes the following:

New pages:
http://guruofsales.com/services (not to big of a change)
http://guruofsales.com/services/ebay-basics-of-selling (This is a local service only)
http://guruofsales.com/jobs (As promised before. I didn’t forget)
http://guruofsales.com/advertise (To advertise with us)
More pages in the next update.

New categories:
Some of you may know that me and my guest bloggers ran 26 blogs, I joining 5 of them into this blog, also joining most of the other blogs to be sold (Already have 3 offers on the table). In results of that, I added more categories to this blog to reflect the changes.
New categories will involve more than the main purpose of this blog, to include technology (Mainly gadgets) and environment issues like global warming.
In results of the new changes, you will see much more traffic on this blog and we’ll try to keep it all connected. I am also taking this opportunity to announce that some of my bloggers are leaving to be on their own and will only blog here occasionally. So, within a week, I will post for a blogging job opening (Again!) so keep an eye if you’re looking for some extra income.
I had to include this post under all the categories, otherwise, the categories will not show. Take a look near the end of the sidebar to check the new categories.

I would like to thank everyone that worked with me to make all this possible.

Until next time friends 🙂