myIDkey saves your sensitive data at the tip of your finger

myIDkey is a voice-activated USB drive with a biometric reader, that stores your personal information, passwords, and files. You swipe your finger on the key and have instant access to your passwords. You speak the name of your bank, and the information comes up. Very cool!

You can share the same information with multiple trusted people in your network, or just have one for yourself. You can plug it into a computer and it will automatically form fill your usernames and passwords for you.

myIDkey is fundraising on Kickstarter and you can be a part of it. If you pledge $99, you’ll be one of the first to get one.

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Roku 3 brings new interface, private viewing

Roku has a new streaming box out. The Roku 3 adds a few curves to the boring black box, but it also adds a faster processor and new interface. The new grid interface makes viewing all of your channels at a glance much easier. The faster processor obviously provides a more fluid experience.

One of the best new features of the Roku 3 is private viewing. The remote actually has a headphone jack in it . You can plugin your headphones and the Roku 3 will mute the TV so you can watch in private. If you’re up late and your spouse wants to sleep, no problem!

The best thing about the new Roku interface is that Roku 2 owners will be upgraded for free. A software update will be issued and once you update, you’ll get the new interface.

If you want to take advantage of the faster processor and new look, the Roku 3 will retail for $99.

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Newscorp introduces $299 Android tablet aimed at education market

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Newscorp has jumped into the tablet game. What? The media company has introduced a 10″ Android tablet aimed at the education market. The tablet will come pre-loaded with Google Apps for Education, content from Common Sense Media, Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, and a graphing calculator. Users who already have an Android tablet can get these same apps, but Newscorp will target teachers with this offering.

The tablet will sell for only $299, but there is a catch. To get that price you will need to purchase a $99 Amplify subscription for two years. With the subscription the tablet will cost $500. Why not just buy a Nexus or iPad?

The $299 tablet will wifi only, but Newscorp will offer a 4G version for $349 + $179 subscription.

There is no official release date yet, but the tablet is being shown off at the SXSW Education conference in Austin, TX.

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z launching in Japan on March 22

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Sony is about to launch their new Xperia Tablet Z in Japan later this month. The Sony Xperia Tablet Z will launch on NTT DoCoMo on Friday 22 March 2013. Pre-orders for the Tablet Z will start on March 9. The Tablet Z will come in both black and white.

The LTE version will sell for around $900 US. A WiFi version of the Tablet Z will go on sale on April 13.

After the release in Japan, Sony will launch the Xperia Tablet Z around the world.

Is it just me, or does it seem like Sony is seriously behind the times? The Xperia series of devices just seem like something that was designed in the 90s. They look nice, but I have no desire to buy one.

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Incredimail for iPad is like Flipboard for email

Incredimail is a new email application for the iPad that takes a new look on email. Aren’t you tired of apps promising a better email experience, only to find out that they have one or two features that you don’t need, and the rest of it is just the same old email that you’ve been using for years? Me too.

Incredimail is different. It’s like Flipboard for email. The app presents you with tiles instead of a list of text. You flip through your messages just like you do in Flipboard. Incredimail integrates with your social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., and allows you to interact just as you would expect.

Check out the video, then download the app. Even if you don’t use it as your primary email app, it’s a fun new way to do email.

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Apple unveils new iPad

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the new iPad today. It features an all new Retina Display with 2,048 x 1,536-pixel resolution. Apple says it’s the best display ever to be on a mobile device. All iPad apps will be scaled up until new apps are written for the display.

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Microsoft dumping the Zune?

After years of trailing Apple in the music player race, Microsoft has decided to dump the Zune media player. The company will instead focus on integrating Zune software into Windows Phone 7 and XBox 360. Good move? Microsoft never does well at consumer products so they might as well just focus on enterprise as far as I’m concerned.

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Banned iPad 2 Promo Video

Did you watch the #iPad 2 event the other day? Steve Jobs showed up to makes his customary pitch that everyone needs the new product. He also played some videos for the crowd, but I don’t remember seeing this one. Check it out and see what you think. Should this have the been the official #iPad 2 promo?…]]>

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Angry Birds for Android hits 30 million downloads

It looks like everyone likes Angry Birds, not just #iOS users. The #android version of the popular #iOS game was released and it’s a hit. The free #android version has been downloaded 30 million times according to Rovio’s Peter Vesterbacka.That’s a huge number of people playing the same game. The best part is that people stay interested in the g…]]>

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The Palm Pre 2 is the worst phone I’ve ever used

Yep, you read the title right. The #Palm Pre 2 should never have been released because it’s not ready for the public. It is hands down the worst, most buggy phone I’ve ever used. It’s worse than beta software. The hardware is nice, but the OS is so buggy I would consider it alpha level. I had a #Palm Pre on launch day and have been a fan. I’m …]]>

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