Doing flips over the FlipStart

Keith Shaw's Cool Tools Alert

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Doing flips over the FlipStart

After three years in the making, the FlipStart mobile PC is finally out. Keith gives you a tour of this full-featured Windows system that comes in a small package.

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iPod add-on for your living room

A high-end iPod docking station with built-in speakers, George has a very innovative remote control that detaches from the unit to let you control playlists, songs and volume wirelessly (it uses ZigBee wireless technology). The device also includes an AM/FM radio and alarm-clock features, as well as an auxiliary port input and an audio output for connecting to larger home stereo systems. An extra $50 (I'd recommend doing this), buys a cradle for the remote control that recharges it independently of George. Like other iPod docking stations, George recharges the iPod while it's docked.

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That's Billion with a B

Jason and keith discuss the Cisco/WebEx $3.2 billion acquisition, Viacom suing Google/YouTube for $1 billion, and whether broadband providers should cut your service because you use the Internet too much. (34:11)

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Verizon Wireless offers new Rev. A broadband card

Verizon Wireless this week announced availability of the V740 ExpressCard by Novatel Wireless, which can access Verizon's EV-DO Rev. A wireless broadband network (BroadbandAccess). The V740 costs $179.99 with a new two-year agreement, or $229.99 with a one-year agreement.

Keith Shaw is an award-winning editor at Network World. In addition to creating the Cool Tools universe of columns, blogs and videocasts, he also edits the weekly DEMOletter newsletter http://www.demo.com/demoletter and is the senior editor of product testing at Network World http://www.networkworld.com/reviews/. You can reach Keith at mailto:kshaw@nww.com
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