Sometimes it's the simple things. After a weekend that has most likely been filled with ribs, hotdogs, chips and dips, a welcome retreat from the fatty and greasy is necessary. At times like these, I crave juice. Lots of juice. Super-size juice. Freshly squeezed, please. Nothing beats the healthy feeling that comes from drinking a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. You don't even have to spend the day recovering from Super Bowl food to enjoy; juice is great at anytime.
If you own an iPhone 3G, you know how the 3G and GPS features eat battery life. The Mophie juice pack is the first accessory I got for mine. I liked it, but like all juice packs, you'll have to plug it in at some point--unless you get the SoliCharger from SoliLight.
This new juice pack for the iPhone (both versions) and iPod is probably the most versatile in terms of how it gets recharged.
The SoliCharger can be charged in any one of four ways: via Apple's USB charging cord, an Apple compatible car charger, a computer'… Read more
The battery built into the Apple iPod Touch can last up to 23 hours if you're just listening to music--but who uses a Touch just for music? Watching movies, playing games, streaming radio, and browsing the Web can quickly zap your iPod's battery. Anyone who's been stuck in the middle of nowhere with a useless, dead iPod has had to learn this lesson the hard way.
Thanks to the iPhone 3G's purportedly sorry battery life, we think the must-have accessories for the iPhone 3G are arguably (1) an extra charging cable, and (2) a battery extender. We've mentioned the Kensington Mini Battery Extender before, but I personally find it adds a little too much length to the iPhone 3G.
MStation, which released the Mophie juice pack battery extender for the first-generation iPhone last December, has just announced its second version of the Mophie just for the iPhone 3G.
Dubbed the Mophie juice pack 3G, this portable charging dock even comes "precharged" right … Read more
If you spot Reware's shiny new briefcase on the commute to work, it's probably doing more than reflecting the sun. It's using that energy to charge portable electronics tucked inside.
Reware, maker of the Juice Bags line of solar-charging bags, released the Juice Bags ProFolio this week. The solar-powered briefcase is yet another tote that offers a way to charge electronics--including PDAs, cell phones, and MP3 players--away from the office. The attache can connect to your electronics via a built-in car lighter adapter, and can power electronics from one to four hours, depending on how many Juice … Read more
Updated at 2:30 p.m. PDT to include more details about how location information is displayed and gathered in JuiceCaster, and more specific information about the feature's launch.
First came mobile social networks, then came geotagging. Since location-based features take advantage of your ever-portable mobile phone to pin your activities to a place, we weren't surprised to learn that on Wednesday JuiceCaster (reviewed) added automatic geo-anchors to its multimedia sharing service.
Soon JuiceCaster photos and videos that are auto-posted to Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Blogger, YouTube, and other sites will share the individual's street name and city. … Read more
This article was updated at 1:21 p.m. PDT to correct information on video quality.
Generation Y (and Z) are in for a big treat. As social-networking services like MySpace.com, Facebook, and Twitter have exploded as the definitive way to keep in touch, mobile content companies have begun to offer up some sophisticated ways to capture that energy and broadcast photos, videos, audio, and text from mass market phones.
Update 3:20 p.m PDT March 22: This blog has been updated with additional details about the city's beet-derived de-icer and sensor systems.
CHICAGO--Many Chicagoans pride themselves on surviving extreme weather, and laugh when a rainy day makes headlines in California. (With snow falling at two inches per hour Friday, the second day of spring, can you blame them?)
Seeking more eco-friendly ways to clear snow and ice from more than 9,500 miles of roadways, the Windy City is combining low-tech "green" chemicals with digital sensor systems.
Extract from sugar beet juice is key in … Read more
There's nothing the lipless feline won't do for world domination, and that includes mating with your mobile phone via a proprietary cable to accomplish its goals. This mini-kitty juices up the handset using what looks like two AA-sized batteries, though that's not clear because those specs weren't available.
The problem, according to Akihabara News, is that this charger is compatible only with only Japanese cell phone battery connectors. However, GeekStuff4U--maker of this device--plans to develop a mini-USB version so that fans outside Japan won't be left out in the cold.
(Source: Crave Asia)