Author: Nan Palmero

Win 3 Months of Slacker Radio Premium from BlackBerry Cool

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Face it, you haven’t bought a new music since Bittersweet Symphony and your collection of jams is too embarrassing for anything but a late 90′s theme party. Slacker Radio & BlackBerry Cool wants to curb your embarrassment by giving away a 3-month subscription to Slacker Radio Premium.
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Slacker Radio Pumps Public Radio

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Not content with streaming radio, or over 21-artist stations, or ESPN and ABC coverage, Slacker Radio introduced Public Radio programming today in Partnership with American Public Media.
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BlackBerry Jam Austin Attendees Share Some Thoughts About BlackBerry 10

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We’re just wrapping up some video here from the BlackBerry Jam Tour that came through Austin, Texas. I had the chance to chat with some of the attendees at the show and get a feeling for what they like about BlackBerry 10 as well as a little about where they’re coming from. There’s a long road to BlackBerry 10 and RIM is making good of the time by visiting developers and seeding them with devices. Hopefully we’ll see some innovative apps by the time the first smartphones launch. Check out the two videos below.
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Showing Off BlackBerry 10 Sample Apps from BlackBerry Jam Austin

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The BlackBerry Jam World Tour stopped by Austin, Texas, and Rashid of RIM took the time to demo some of the developer sample apps available for BlackBerry 10. These apps aren’t meant for consumers, but are meant as building blocks, tutorials and starting points for developers. For example, an app that showcases the physics of blowing away objects could be used as a simple animation for a menu screen. All of these applications can be made using public tools for the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device or simulator. Check out some sample apps below.
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Powertrekk – Charge Your BlackBerry With Water

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One of Lisa and my favorite pieces of technology spotted at CES was tucked away in the Venetian. Though most of the action during the show is found at the Las Vegas Convention Center, you can find the obscure and sometimes scrappier start-ups in the neighboring hotel ballrooms. Powertrekk is a charger that uses a “PowerPukk” which holds a sodium silicate. As the water passes through the pukk, it produces a hydrogen gas. The gas then passes through a membrane, producing electricity to fuel the internal 1500 mAh battery and power your device via the USB port. Each pukk will fuel the internal 1500 mAh battery about two times.

Video after the jump!
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CES 2012: Walkthrough of PlayBook OS 2 by Jon Wong of RIM

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Jon Wong took the time to walk us through OS 2.0 on the PlayBook. We also took a look at some of the apps that make the PlayBook a “professional tablet” such as Citrix. It’s interesting to see how RIM has integrated social into the platform and it brings RIM back to its core messaging strengths. We also took a look at some of the Bridge improvements, such as the ability to now use your smartphone as a remote. This comes in handy for those who have their PlayBook hooked up to a TV and it’s out of reach. The remote event allows for gestures. Video after the jump.
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