Cricket announced the TXTM8 3G today, which is really a rebranded TXTM8 II. As the name suggests, the TXTM8 3G now has 3G support in the form of tri-band EVDO. It's a simple slate-style QWERTY messaging phone, with a 2-megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, a 3.5-mm headset jack, a music player, and support for up to 16GB microSD cards. The TXTM8 3G is available for $79.99 after a $20 discount, and no contract is required. The TXTM8 3G is available starting November 12.
A well-designed image editor can make the difference between quickly editing and sharing your photos, and getting bogged down in hours of tedious corrections. XnView Portable is a surprisingly feature-filled image editor that's made for easy, on-the-go image editing. While it doesn't allow serious retouching work, it's a great choice for basic and intermediate editing tasks.
The program's interface is attractive and intuitive, with sleek graphical buttons and well-organized menus. A browser pane enables you to easily navigate to and view thumbnails of your images. The program's features aren't particularly exciting, but all the … Read more
Art of Illusion, a free, Java-based, open-source 3D graphics suite from Peter Eastman, is powerful and flexible enough for pro users, but its ample explanations, tutorials, wizards, and other assistance actually make it possible for beginners to learn the basics of 3D modeling just by using it.
Art of Illusion's user interface is based on Java Swing, so it's almost completely customizable. The default layout consists of four view windows displaying selectable front, back, and side views as well as a camera perspective; a sidebar containing the Objects List and Objects Property Panel; and a set of tool … Read more
Google has released the first significant update to its WebM video software, bringing better performance and adding a duck-related code name.
The new software, called Aylesbury after the domesticated duck breed, is better at both encoding and faster at decoding WebM videos, said John Luther, Google's WebM product manager, in a blog post last week. Luther plans to detail Aylesbury this week at the Streaming Media West conference, which will include a detailed status report and a discussion of how it fits into the new HTML5 standard for Web pages.
More specifically, Aylesbury is between 20 percent and 40 … Read more
Our opinion of the Nokia N8 has been hotly debated, but we've always maintained that the hardware is brilliant. Now, a new short film has been released on YouTube that showcases the phone's impressive 12-megapixel camera.
"The Commuter" was shot entirely on the Nokia N8 utilizing the phone's 720p HD video-recording capability. It's actually a very entertaining little action movie, starring Dev Patel from "Slumdog Millionaire." The film tells the story of Patel's character, a commuter who is forced to make a perilous journey to work after a traffic warden, played … Read more
Jailbreaker iH8sn0w has released images of an iPad running the MobileTerminal jailbreak application, exposing the command line to users, suggesting that the iOS 4.2 firmware (still in beta) will be jailbroken upon its release this November.
This news is good for anyone who supports the jailbreak community and wants to have a jailbroken iPad running iOS 4.2 on day one.
Fifteen-year-old hacker iH8sn0w is a proven resource in the jailbreaking world, responsible for Sn0wbreeze, iReb, iDetector, and f0recast. iPhoneWorld has a nice interview with iH8sn0w if you'd like to learn more about him and his experiences in … Read more
Naru's Flexible Renamer is a free tool for renaming files and folders, either singly or in large batches, including subfolders. It can rename items using a wide range of methods: copying, substituting, translating, moving, reordering, and attaching letters, numbers, and characters in specified or randomly generated patterns. It also supports Unicode strings for a wide range of languages. It has sophisticated, flexible filtering options to exclude or include items for processing, and it can modify file or folder information such as time and date stamp.
Flexible Renamer is a portable application that doesn't have to be installed: just … Read more
Windows Explorer lets you open a USB drive or DVD when you insert them, but to return to them later, you've got to reopen Explorer and click your way to the disk or device. Thanks to Desk Drive from Blue Onion, though, you can instantly open your flash drive, CD-ROM, DVD, or other external storage devices and media. It's a free tool that sits in your System Tray until you insert an external device. Desk Drive then places a quick-access icon on the desktop that links to the drive and hangs around until you eject it. Desk Drive … Read more
Earlier, we featured the 470-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, boasting more displacement and more power than the standard SRT8. But for pure bragging rights, the aftermarket can always do better. Enter the Cult Motorsports Challenger SRT8. This menacing custom, set to debut at the 2010 SEMA Show, has a look that borders on demonic and an estimated power output that you wouldn't believe.
Photographer Webb Bland of Not Bland Photography brings us the first look at the Cult Challenger. Details are slim, but the rumors circulating this matte-black beast point to an 8.3-liter blown V-8 replacing the standard … Read more
At the end of our week with the 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8, we had a short list of cabin-tech quibbles that could stand improvement (starting with putting a voice-control button on the steering wheel), but we didn't want to get greedy and ask for "more power." Fortunately, Dodge's engineers can think for themselves and will be unveiling a new, more powerful variant of the SRT8 at the 2010 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392.
The 392 designation at the end of the model name refers to the engine's displacement, its … Read more