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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 review (Engadget Mobile)

Nov 12th 2008 9:43AM yes- thank goodness that Sony came to the rescue and made a phone that I can use to accompany my beautiful iPhone. I begged Apple to add some of these features- such as A2DP, video recording, keyboard, etc- and they flat-out refused saying that most of those wouldn't be implemented until the 5th generation of iPhone.

Now I can buy this phone for all the features I want and still keep my iPhone; I will have the X1 in my pocket and proudly wear my iPhone on my belt and no one will be the wiser!

I also hear that Apple is considering buying Sony so they can add their iPhone talents to the Xperia X2.

Blu-ray vs. HD-DVD: It's all subjective (Joystiq Playstation)

Dec 31st 2006 12:54PM The formats are the generally same but the confusion generated by the two has tainted the market- my biggest gripe is that BestBuy has Terminator 1&2 only on BluRay and Terminator 3 only on HD-DVD...

Best Buy selling hoarded PS3s tomorrow morning (Joystiq)

Dec 31st 2006 12:27PM Fry's has had the PS3s in stock for a while- but they aren't selling very quick as they are selling 'bundles only' for $950...

Lawyer pays $350K for Batman Forever Batmobile (Autoblog)

Sep 16th 2006 1:56PM this makes me sick; some dumb-ass benefiting from other people's misfortune and wasting it on frivilious crap. maybe karma will come through and this bastard will end up with lung cancer...

Million dollar bed floats on magnets (Engadget)

Jul 5th 2006 1:37AM Actually- I don't think magnetic fields (as in natural magnets) are not all that bad for you- they are only bad for you if they are of the electromagnic type; especially those EM fields created by AC power... I see all kinds of magnetic shoe insoles and bracelts for sale that are actually said to be beneficial to the body (yea- just like quartz crystals)

My question is what does this thing do to laptop and ipod hard drives that come too near the areas that are not 'safe for credit cards' and such?

And I would be tripping over those damn cables all the time- what the hell were they thinking with those?

Pioneer BDR-101A Blu-ray burner now available, for just $999 (Engadget)

May 18th 2006 5:16PM #24 the data layer on Blu-Ray is very close to the protective coating- not in the center of the disk as with DVDs; I think Blu-Ray data starts about 0.1mm below the surface (vs. 0.6mm for DVD or HD-DVD)- so if the surface does get scratched it could be hard to repair...

Personally I hope HD-DVDs win the 'format war' as they are cheaper to make and Sony is not involved in the mix. Sony used to be awesome but they have issues since they are producing the content and the hardware- I think they are trying milk consumers for $$ in every possible way...

Apple trying to include iPod video content on Blu-ray discs? (Engadget)

Apr 25th 2006 5:31PM Now what would really be clever is an integrated converter / downsampler in the BlueRay player that could detect an attached device (ipod, Archos, PSP) and dynamically create and transfer a movie across USB to the device- for a 'video on the go' option.

Of course that would kill iTunes, UMD video and other such sales- but maybe there is a way that Sony/Hollywood could charge per copy made to each device?

Hmm? then you could allow a network share and play on Windows MCE capable devices (on a pay-per-view ticket) and distribute the video all over the house?

I see BlueRay eventually sitting in a dusty box next to the BetaMax, DAT, MiniDisc formats and (hopefully soon) the Memory Stick, UMD and AIT formats?

RIM, NTP settle for $612 million ... finally (Engadget)

Mar 3rd 2006 7:28PM #9 in agreeance with #12- all of the notifications options (sound, vibrate, etc) are adjustable via the profiles- unless your dad had a very old unit; I have a custom profile setup for 'phone only' which only makes a noise when the phone rings- otherwise it is silent as a brick.

the password complexity is configured by the company's blackberry admin- so blame them for that. we use a four letter password and we can use things like zzzc or three spaces and a z. even better is that our blackberries are configured to completey wipe the unit after 10 failed password attempts- you have to reload the firmware to get them back!

the new blackberrie OSes allow you to make calls without unlocking- but you do not get access to the address book as that would make it fairly insecure if the unit was lost.

Pioneer BDP-HD1 Blu-ray player coming in May (Engadget)

Jan 4th 2006 6:17PM but can it play CDs?

Toshiba announces Gigashot hard drive camcorders ... again (Engadget)

Jan 4th 2006 6:04PM Sweet! I was looking at the JVC Everio recorders (20GB and 30GB) and I was waiting for the next versions to come out to fix some of their minor issues. Now that others are releasing similar products prices should start to get a little more competitive... :o)

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