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  • FCC releases Wireless Carrier competition data

    It is no hidden fact that cell phone carriers are in a heated battle in the United States. Whether it is for new phones like the iPhone or latest Android handset, or simply the monthly pricing structures, all the carriers compete heavily to win over the h...
  • What would a 3D Canon EOS look like?

    Probably something like what Dean Fancis has come up with. It looks like your typical 1D series Canon EOS DSLR, but adds a sweet clip on secondary sensor/lens/flash setup that allows the camera to have two perspectives for 3D imaging. He also has a mirr...
  • Strobist checks out a new circular flash soft box

    In a new twist on a classic, Dave Honl has released his new 8” circular flash soft box. Unlike your typical soft box which is square, the circular soft box adds a unique type of light that can add a much different look to your photos. As the Strobist p...
  • Down payment on your domain?

    Down payment, regular monthly payments, and you should have one heck of a nice lease setup for your new shiny domain. Wait, what? I will admit, it made zero sense to me at first as well. Why on earth would anyone want to lease a domain if they are so c...
  • Concept DSLR redefines what a DSLR is

    SLR and DSLR layouts have been mostly unchanged for decades now. The general layout and ergonomics, while varied a bit between models and brands, is essentially the same. Marc Levinson decided to take an industrial design approach and make his own versio...
  • 5 new HD channels for DirecTV subscribers today

    Image via Wikipedia DirecTV might be a bit behind in some of the HD channel counts with services like Dish Network and FiOS going crazy over the last few months with additions, but they are coming back strong now that the DirecTV 12 satellite has b...
  • Cell service in Spain? It rocks…

    If you were looking for reasons to move to Spain and you have an iPad 3G, you have another reason to add to your list. Turns out that in Spain Telefonica will give you a microSIM for your iPad mirrored to your smartphone’s. That means that unlike here ...
  • DirecTV expanding local channels, 16 new markets in HD

    Not only is DirecTV going to be launching a bunch of new national HD channels in a few short weeks now that the D12 satellite is up and operational, they have just announced that they will be rolling out 16 new local markets in HD for a total of 155 local...
  • Literally “shooting” pictures

    Plenty of new photography gadgets come up every year and I have seen many come across my desk that are unique to say the least. This one has officially topped all the other bizarre camera add-ons I have seen in the past though. Quite literally a tactical...
  • What we found on Flickr - 5/17/2010

    My 40,000th Upload to Flickr, originally uploaded by Thomas Hawk. Thomas Hawk has become a Flickr legend to many with his awe inspiring work. Today Thomas announced his 40,000th, yes 4 with 4 zeros, upload to Flickr! Quite an amazing feat when you ...
  • Site updates; Tweetboard and Disqus Comments

    You might have noticed a few new features while browsing around Tech Islands the last few days, as well as a few speed improvements. First up, Tweetboard has been integrated into the site which allows for a threaded conversation approach to using twitte...
  • Awesome On-Screen Volume display freeware

    If there is one thing that annoys me when working on keyboards with media controls it is when there is no on screen display of what is going on. Then add in the ones that just look like crap and there is a desire to have a better on screen volume display...
  • DirecTV Multi-Room Viewing (MRV) goes National

    DirecTV has been expanding their offerings like crazy lately and for spring is keeping that train rolling. Their Multi-Room Viewing (MRV) solution, dubbed DirecTV Whole Home DVR service, made its nationwide debut yesterday. The DirecTV Whole Home DVR...
  • Think Tank Retrospective photo bags released, review coming soon

    Here they are! As promised a few weeks ago, Think Tank Photo has released their new Retrospective line of photo bags that compare to the styling of Crumpler and other discrete shoulder bags. Included in the lineup and ready for order are the Retrospecti...
  • What we found on Flickr - 5/11/2010

    Jigsaw, originally uploaded by tismey. Is the iPad hysteria wearing off finally? Well it would seem so, at least for us stateside. But the international iPad launches are circling the globe and causing fans around the world to repeat the frenzy we ...
  • DirecTV HR24 and H24 going national soon

    DirecTV’s new HR24 and H24 receivers are now in the wild in a few markets and have been given a thorough test from the people over at DBSTalk. These boxes, the HR24 being a HD-DVR and H24 being a HD receiver, bring a new look along with massive speed i...
  • Futuristic Shipping Box

    How could anyone improve the cardboard box? A simple design that has served the world well and delivered our fabled gadgets honorably with little issue for centuries. Well Patrick Shun has taken on the challenge and come up with something extremely uniqu...
  • Universal Network Cable lets you pack lighter

    This is a great little gadget for any person who works with networking components, found by Blaine over at Cool Tools. The Universal Network Cable is an adapter that lets you instantly change between the most commonly used types of network cables inclu...
  • What we found on Flickr - 5/6/2010

    Day 284/365... New house, new tricks, originally uploaded by J. Kraemer. Selective color you say? Why yes, this is how selective color is done right . I love this unique interpretation of selective color use in an image. Most tend to just have a sin...
  • Google Chrome goes faster

    Just when Google Chrome seemed to be the fastest browser out there, they decide to make it go even faster! The new Google Chrome beta just came out which features even faster page rendering and some other under the hood tweaks. To further show off their n...