Taking a Tip from Floor Tiles: Solarmation Makes Concentrating Solar More Modular [Earth2Tech]

November 3, 2009

Concentrating photovoltaic technologies, which magnify sunlight and direct it onto solar cells, hold potential to increase the efficiency of a solar-power system. But several analysts — including Jenny Chase, head of solar research at New Energy Finance — say that CPV is likely to be more expensive than conventional solar-panel systems, which have been rapidly falling in price. And because CPV systems have a shorter track record and include moving parts to track the sun, some industrySource: GigaOM Network RSS Feed

Samsung Moment and Sanyo SCP-3810 now available at Sprint

November 2, 2009

Two new phones are available at Sprint starting today: Samsung Moment and Sanyo SCP-3810.

We knew the Moment was coming on November 1 – and it’s nice to see that Sprint kept its promise and actually released it the day it said it would.

Coming as Sprint’s second Android phone (after the HTC Hero), Samsung Moment features a full QWERTY keyboard, a 3.2 inch HVGA AMOLED touchscreen display, GPS, 3.5mm headset jack, 3.2MP autofocus camera with flash, and an 800MHzSource: Unwired View RSS Feed

New Google Maps Navigation come with voice-guidance system

November 2, 2009

Being one of the most popular navigation software, Google Maps for mobile is not best one. Because the lack of voice-guided navigation lead it defeated by other navigation software. There are many users that complain about this issues and luckily Google also aware about its own disadvantages. Therefor, recently Google has took this to next step by announcement the Google Maps Navigation for Android 2.0 devices.

The Google Maps Navigation app is now become a real fully-functional GPSSource: Myhphone dot Com RSS Feed

Shoestring marketing for start-ups

November 2, 2009

(Editor’s note: Serial entrepreneur Scott Olson is president of MindLink Marketing. He contributed this column to VentureBeat.)

In a startup, there is no more precious commodity than capital. It’s hard to come by and easily burned – and marketing budgets can quickly become one of the biggest line items.

It doesn’t have to be that way, though.

There are more cost effective and free marketing tools than ever, letting companies get a lot more marketing bang forSource: VentureBeat RSS Feed

Windows Mobile Weekly Roundup: October 26th – November 1st

November 2, 2009

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Windows Mobile Weekly Roundup

Welcome back to the new weekly feature here at Gear Diary! As noted last week, I will highlight the major Windows Mobile software releases and updates from the previous week as well as a couple of featured software for the week. Hopefully, you will join the discussion!

This week, I’m adding a new section, which will feature software of the week! Let’s get going!

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Hungary spanks America in Dragon Age: Origins contest

November 1, 2009

The dust from the 24-hour Dragon Age: Origins Warden’s Quest tournament has begun to settle, and the sleep-deprived, blood-soaked winner has been declared: The team representing the nation of Hungary. The Hungarians trailed in the rankings until the fourth round of the contest, when they rallied to pass the BioWare Community team (who finished in second place). We guess you could say they were just Hungarier for victory than everyone else.
America, however, must have only been slightlySource: Houstonist RSS Feed

Zombieland “Fleshes Out” That Left For Dead Experience

November 1, 2009

Left for Dead is a “family” experience. Weather I play with friends or a random group of strangers I know if I am going to succeed I will have to rely on the help of my teammates. This holds true from start to finish and is the first hard and fast rule to survive the cacophony of dangers that lie through out a campaign. Zombieland is a tart and sweet love letter to any game that celebrates these team based design mechanics. As Zombieland opens we are settled into the shoes of a lone WarcraftSource: GayGamer.net RSS Feed