Yesterday on my Facebook page, someone mentioned that they were looking for a case for their Droid. I set out right away to find something awesome when I stumbled across these adorable Android robot cases on (where else?) Etsy. Version 1.0 ($18) fits your Android T-Mobile G1, whereas Version 2.0 ($22) is hand crafted to fit your Motorola Droid, and even comes with an accessory pocket. Speaking of pockets, I want to stuff that little robot in mine and take him home!
Each week, I'm so wrapped up in The City, The Hills and Gossip Girl for my tech quizzes that I sometimes miss out on the Melrose Place and 90210 gadget action! Reader beautiful daisy asked me a question about this week's 90210 episode:
I was wondering, would you happen to know what kind of cell phone Adrianna was using on the last episode of 90210? It aired this past Tuesday. It was white and really thin. Very pretty and I was wondering if you would know? Thanks!
Adrianna was actually spotted with a T-Mobile G1 this week! (Thanks for the little insider info from my friends over at the CW!). This touchscreen Google Android platform phone gives you access to high-speed 3G networks and it comes with a 3-megapixel camera and WiFi functionality!
Photos courtesy of The CW
Obviously, I'm all about apps. Apps that help me take better photos, look better, and even find a cab in New York (it's possible). So if I had an app that turned my phone into a virtual Looking Glass — that let me see anything from apartments for rent to how high a building is just by holding up my phone to the horizon — I'd be all over it. I'm sure you will share my enthusiasm when I tell you that this type of technology is totally within our reach with an app called Layar.
Layar allows you to see things like apartment rentals, ratings on restaurants, available jobs, and where you can go to get medical care within your preferred provider network, all just by holding up your phone in video mode. Points of interest pop up as you scroll from building to building. Really, it's kinda hard to explain this "augmented reality," so I will allow the video demo to take care of that.
To see more about how this groundbreaking new app works, just read more
It's only been four days since the announcement of the new iPhone 3G S, and I'm already getting my brain picked from friends and family if it's worth the price (unfortunately it's not as cheap as we originally thought). I'll tell them, "Well the iPhone offers this, but you may like this about the Pre, so it depends on your needs. Oh, and then there's the G1."
Well my new savior is BillShrink, who has done all the grunt work for me by creating a guide which compares the iPhone 3G S to the Pre and the T-Mobile G1. As you can see, all of the main items you want to know about like price, battery life and service plans are listed, so you can get a better idea about which one suits your needs. . . and budget!
I was shocked to learn that the makers of the pixelated Stolen Jewels from a couple years ago, Mike and Maaike, were also the designers of the T-Mobile G1! After some investigation, I found that the SF-based design pair has designed even more geeky products — and you might be surprised what came from the modern "jewelers."
- If you head on over to Amazon, you can now pick up the T-Mobile G1 for only $98 with a two year contract.— CrunchGear
- The controls being placed on the new iPod shuffle's headset cable may not have been a good idea for a variety of reasons. — Gizmodo
- Rewind back to 2005, when the writers at Saturday Night Live envisioned a similar looking iPod shuffle (the iPod Micro) to the one that was announced today. — Cult of Mac
- French designer Be.ez has created some stylish bags for all of your gadgets. — Boing Boing
- Christian Siriano, winner of season four of Project Runway recently admitted that he loves Twitter and MySpace, but isn't a big "gadgety" person. — Techie Diva
- On Feb. 24, the TeleNav GPS Navigator will be coming to T-Mobile's G1 smartphone. — Crave
- Marvel has just announced that they will start selling its new "In Motion" comic books in the Apple iTunes Store. — Switched
- At last! There's finally a way that Hotmail users can import their email to other email clients like Gmail or Yahoo. — Lifehacker
- Apple may soon start to allow its iTunes users to stream video content instead of downloading it to a local machine. — Apple Insider
- Netflix has just hit its 10 million customer mark. — Engadget
- To help celebrate its 40th anniversary, Pong has opened its very own virtual Pong Museum. — Boing Boing
- What do you get when you put the new Curve 8900, the Bold, and the Storm together? Three BlackBerry's that put some other smartphones to shame. But what features differentiate each phone? — Engadget
- If you've been waiting to get your hands on an Eye-Fi wireless photo uploading card, Evernote has teamed up with Eye-Fi to offer the card for only $60. — Lifehacker
- Check out some of the most creepiest ads on the Internet today. — Switched
- The T-Mobile G1 Android firmware update version 1.1 will officially roll out to customers between Feb. 5 - 15. — Gizmodo
- Google has just launched an iPhone-friendly version of Google Books, which gives iPhone users access to 1.5 million books. — Wired
Let's take Gmail out of the spotlight for a minute and focus on some new Google features! Google has just released a software update for the T-Mobile G1, which will fix some bugs and offer a new service called Google Latitude. Google Latitude, the location-based friend software, can be used on your G1 and/or installed as a widget on your iGoogle page. With this feature, your friends will be able to see exactly where you are, and you can even change status updates, etc. Google assures users that you will have total control over your privacy settings, so you don't have to worry about stalkers knowing your whereabouts 24/7.