10 iPhone Fireworks Photos

 

 

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If you think the iPhone isn’t the best camera for photographing fireworks, then think again. While it may not be the best to capture the realism of a live fireworks display, it can offer up quite stunning results.


 Here are 10 explosive images of fireworks, captured by the iPhone, that offer a different — often quirky — perspective on the popular pyrotechnics. ~ Dean Kosage

 

 


How to Set Up a Google+ Page for Your Business

social media how toGoogle+ has opened the doors for business and brand pages.

In this article I show you how to set up your Google+ page and provide examples.

If you haven’t already created a personal Google+ profile for yourself, you’ll need to do that first (you cannot simply sign up a business page from the main Google+ signup screen).

Check out the How to Get Started With Google+ for more on personal Google+ profiles.

If you do have a personal profile, here’s how to create a page for your business.

Visit Create a Page on Google+ to begin, and follow the steps below to get started with Google+ pages.

Pick a category

Google+ Pages - Create a Page

Pick a category for your Google+ page to fall under.

The first step in getting started creating your Google+ page is to choose from the following five main categories.

#1: Local Business or Place

Local Business or Place includes any local business—hotels, restaurants, places, stores or services. If you choose this category, you will be asked for the country in which your business is located and the primary phone number.

If Google finds a matching result in Google Places with your phone number, it will use this information for your Google+ profile. If not, you can add your business info to Google and continue.

Google+ Pages - Local Businesses and Places

Add your local business information to Google+.

#2: Product or Brand

Examples given by Google+ of pages that would fit under Product or Brand include apparel, cars, electronics and financial services.

Google+ Pages - Product and Brand Options

Add your Product or Brand info and choose the most applicable category.

Here, you would enter your page name and website, and choose an applicable category which includes anything from Aerospace and Defense to a Website, or you can simply choose Brand, Other, Product or Service.

#3: Company, Institution or Organization

The next category, Company, Institution or Organization includes pages for companies, institutions, organizations and non-profits or similar entities. Here you also enter your page name and website, and choose an applicable category with the same options as a Product or Brand page, or you can simply choose Company, Institution, Organization or Other.

#4: Arts, Entertainment or Sports

Pages for movies, TV, music, books, sports and shows are considered a good fit for the Arts, Entertainment or Sports section. Again, you will enter your page name and website, and choose an applicable category—this time with options ranging from Album to Website, or you can simply choose Entertainment, Other or Sports.

#5: Other

If you don’t feel your page fits in any of the above-mentioned categories, you can simply select Other, where you can enter your page name and website without any additional narrowing of category selection.

For pages in any category, you must also choose whether your page’s content is suitable for any Google+ user, users 18 or older, users 21 or older or specifically note that the content will be alcohol-related. Then you will tick boxes to opt-in to updates for Google+ pages and agree to terms and conditions to continue.

Google+ Pages - Content Settings

Determine the appropriate age group for your page to be visible to based on content.

Be sure to actually check out the Google+ Additional Terms of Service to see their notes on Authority, Access, Content, Data, Contests and Suspension & Termination.

Customize Your Page’s Public Profile

Once you’ve selected your page’s category, you can start customizing your page’s public profile.

#1: Add Your Profile Photo and Tagline

First, you will be asked to add your tagline (the 10 words that best describe your page) and your page’s profile photo.

Google+ Pages - Tagline and Profile Photo

Add your Google+ page’s tagline and profile photo.

After you have added these items and clicked on Continue, you will be asked to spread the word about your new page through your personal Google+ profile. If you’re not ready yet (which you probably aren’t, since you haven’t completed your profile), click on Finish to be taken to your new page.

#2: Editing Your Page Information

Once you’ve perused your page’s welcome screen, you will want to edit your page’s information. Go to your page’s profile by clicking on the Profile icon at the top, left of the Search Google+ box. Then go to your About tab and Edit Profile.

Google+ Pages - About Your Page Information

Edit information for your profile’s About section.

Here you will be able to click on everything from your page name to your links to enter relevant information about your page within Introduction, Hours (for local businesses or places), Website and Contact Info (phone, email, Skype, etc.). Also be sure to enter additional links to your page in the Introduction section using the Link button and under Recommended Links to link to your other social profiles, blog, blog posts and so on.

#3: Adding Your Photostrip

Last but not least when it comes to your Google+ page design is filling in your photostrip. These five photos will be displayed underneath your page’s name and tagline.

Google+ Pages - Adding a Photostrip

Add photos that best represent your page in your photostrip beneath your page name and tagline.

It’s similar to the five photos you can have on your Facebook page. While editing your profile, click on the photo area where it says “add photos here” and upload a photo in each of the five photo spots. You can use different photos that represent your business or creatively cut one photo into five pieces and spread it across the area.

Congratulations! Your Google+ Page Is Ready.

Once your profile is ready, you can start posting to your profile by adding status updates, links, photos and videos just like you do on your personal Google+ profile. I would suggest writing a post or two before you use the “Spread the word” option in your right sidebar to announce your page to your personal profile connections.

Following and Engaging With Your Fans

So what’s the difference between a Google+ page and a Facebook page? The big one I’ve noticed so far is the fact that you can follow your page’s fans back and add them to Circles.

To find out who has added your page to their Circle, you can check your Notifications under Stream in the left sidebar. You can also look under your Circles > People who’ve added you area by clicking on the Circles icon.

Google+ Pages - Adding Fans to Circles

Follow your Google+ page’s fans by moving them into Circles.

In this screen, you can drag your fans into one or more of the four default circles.

  • Team Members—The people you will share the inside scoop with. This could be a great way to share company news with only the people you want to see it.
  • VIPs—Your most loyal customers and closest partners.
  • Customers—All the people or organizations you want to build deeper relationships with. You could possibly use this Circle to send out special discounts and promotions!
  • Following—People you don’t know personally but whose posts you find interesting.

Just as you can with your personal profile, you can also create new Circles.

There are a lot of ways you can successfully use your custom Circles for marketing and messaging, such as creating Circles of fans in a specific location and sharing updates with them about geo-specific offers.

Universities can create Circles for professors, alumni, undergraduate, graduate and prospective students and then share updates with them about news related to their current status with the university. The possibilities are endless.

This also means you can follow your fans’ updates, comment on your fans’ status messages, and +1 their updates as your page. The functionality for a Facebook fan page to interact with a personal profile on Facebook isn’t there, but it is in Google+. Your fans will even see your interaction with their updates in their notifications!

Google+ Pages - Personal Profile Notfications

Google+ users will see your page’s interactions with their profiles in their notifications.

This, in my opinion, is going to be a very powerful way for businesses or brands to communicate with their audiences.

For example, if there is a complaint, the Google+ page can reply publicly on their page, and then privately to the Google+ user by sending a status update directly to them. With Facebook pages, the page can only reply on the wall update but not directly communicate with the Facebook user.

Connecting Your Google+ Page to Your Website

You can connect your website to your Google+ page using the Google+ badge configuration tool. Currently only the icons are available, but official badges are coming soon.

Google+ Pages - Direct Connect

Connecting your Google+ page to your website.

Regardless of whether you want to add a badge to your website, you will want to connect your Google+ page to your website simply for the search benefits.

Google+ Direct Connect will allow visitors to find your Google+ page and add it to their Circles, directly from Google search results. To do this, simply add the following code between the <head> </head> tags on your website.

<link href="{plusPageUrl}" rel="publisher" />

Replace {plusPageUrl} with your Google+ page URL. Then visitors will be able to add your Google+ page to Circles simply through their search results.

7 Google+ Page Examples

If you’re in need of some creative inspiration, here are a few established Google+ pages for social media enthusiasts.

#1: Social Media Examiner

Google+ Pages - Social Media Examiner

Social Media Examiner’s page gains instant popularity on Google+.

A list of great Google+ pages would be incomplete without Social Media Examiner!

#2: Social Media Explorer

Google+ Pages - Social Media Explorer

Social Media Explorer’s Google+ page uses photostrip images to convey education.

Social Media Explorer‘s page marries its tagline of education and information perfectly with its photostrip images.

#3: Mashable

Google+ Pages - Mashable

Mashable was one of the first brands to put its presence on Google+.

Mashable appeared, then shortly disappeared in the early days of Google+, but has once again emerged.

#4: Search Engine Land

Google+ Pages - Search Engine Land

Search Engine Land breaks the latest news about Google+.

Although its focus may be search marketing, Search Engine Land also offers extensive social media coverage, especially when Google+ is concerned.

#5: HootSuite

Google+ Pages - HootSuite

HootSuite uses its Google+ photostrip to represent a worldwide user base.

HootSuite displays its diversity through a variety of expressive icons in the photostrip.

#6: Google+

Google+ Pages - Google+

Google+ positions its page as an authority for its own network.

Another page that is a must-have for any list of Google+ pages is that of Google+ itself.

#7: Twitter

Google+ Pages - Twitter

Twitter is just starting up its presence on Google+.

Although it isn’t active yet, Twitter is on the ball by creating a brand page on Google+.

What Are Your Thoughts on Google+ Pages?

Have you begun experimenting with Google+ pages for your website, brand or business? Please let us know your experience so far, additional tips you would like to share with those getting started and the best Google+ pages you’ve seen thus far!

Google+ Business Pages: This Week in Social Media

social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up-to-date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week?

Google Launches Google+ Business Pages: Google+ users can now create pages for their brands and businesses.  Check out these tips before heading over to create your own Google+ Business Page.



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Google+ Begins Offering Badges for Google+ Pages: “The Google+ badge helps you grow your audience on Google+ and show more recommendations in Google search by letting people add you to their circles and +1 your page, all without leaving your site.” At the moment, Google is only offering these badges through the Google+ platform preview group which is easy to join. NOTE: Badges are only shows to others who are registered for the preview group.

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Google+ badges "make it easy for your audience to subscribe to your posts and endorse and share your site."

LinkedIn Brings Analytics To Groups: You can now check out a variety of statistics on all LinkedIn Groups: demographics, growth, activity. The news Group Statistics dashboard is on the right of all Group profiles. Use these stats to identify the best groups for you.

linkedin group stats

Check out the demographics for our private LinkedIn group for participants of the upcoming Small Business Success Summit.

LinkedIn Updates Events Feature:  LinkedIn Events now makes it easier to find the right events to attend and gives you an “easy way to find and connect with the right folks attending those events.”

linkedin events

LinkedIn Events includes a feature called “Attendees you may want to meet.”

Think Insights With Google Rolls Out of Beta: Think Insights is a one-stop shop for consumer trends, marketing insights and industry research. Check out Google’s new information and resource hub for marketers and follow the conversations about it here.

thinkinsights

"With just a few clicks you can spot emerging trends and gain valuable consumer insights, all in real time."

HootSuite Releases New App Directory in Advance for Pro Members: HootSuite Pro members can now share, manage and upload content with the YouTube, Flickr, Tumblr and Get Satisfaction apps. HootSuite basic users will have access to the social content in the near future as well.

hootsuite app directory

It’s quick and easy to install apps and add them as streams to your dash.

Buffer Adds Facebook Integration: Buffer has upgraded its easy-to-use dashboard. “You can now post the same update to both Facebook and Twitter, or have them posted to either network only.”

buffer

Now Buffer users can schedule updates on both Facebook and Twitter. Google+ and LinkedIn are coming soon.

Groupon Introduces Deal Types and Places:  When you log on to Groupon.com, you now have a Personalization Bar to define your favorite Deal Types and Deal Places.  This makes it easy to find the deals you want.



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Here’s a social media presentation worth noting:

 

And don’t miss this:

sbss12Social Media Examiner presents Small Business Success Summit 2011! (online conference) Join 25 experts, including including John Jantsch (author, Duct Tape Marketing), Anita Campbell (founder, Small Business Trends), Michael Stelzner (founder, Social Media Examiner and author, Launch), Mari Smith (co-author, Facebook Marketing), Jesse Stay (author, Google+ for Dummies), Hollis Thomases (author, Twitter Marketing), David Siteman Garland (founder, “The Rise to the Top” and author, Faster, Smarter, Cheaper), Joe Pulizzi (founder, Content Marketing Institute and co-author, Get Content, Get Customers), Brian Clark (founder, Copyblogger Media), Lee Odden (founder, TopRank Online Marketing), Ramon Ray (founder, Small Biz Technology and author, Technology Solutions for Growing Businesses) and Lewis Howes (co-author, LinkedWorking)—just to mention a few (scroll down to see full list)! Go here to learn more.

What social media news caught your interest this week? Please share your comments below.

Windows Phone 7 Wild NYC Event!

 

 

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A number of new Windows Phone devices — including the excellent Focus Flash — launched this week and Microsoft decided to celebrate with a big media blitz in New York City. Microsoft built a six-story Windows Phone with truly “live” Live tiles in the middle of Midtown Manhattan. As you can see from this video mashup, there was a lot going on! Amazing product!~ Dean Kosage

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the last few months, Microsoft has ramped up efforts to better promote its mobile platform, features and devices. When Windows Phone 7 launched last year, almost everything about the platform — including the messaging — seemed unfinished. Windows Phone had a lot of potential, it just didn’t seem ready.

A year later, things are different. Not only does Microsoft have a strong partnership with Nokia — whose Lumia 800 is truly lustworthy — it also has a stronger lineup of devices from other manufacturers aimed at a variety of markets and price points.

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango feels like a very finished product. Multi-tasking works well, copy and paste is included and the OS natively integrates with social accounts from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Developers are starting to notice too, with more major apps and services finding their way to Windows Phone 7.

Microsoft’s biggest obstacle now is one of awareness. That’s why we hope Microsoft follows up its in-person media blitzes with salient, well-messaged advertising across media channels. We also hope the company and its device partners continue to work with the wireless carriers to educate sales staff about the phone and its features.

 

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Hotel rooms with Best City view

 

 

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It’s easy to find a great view in nature, but in a city? Even if you get the right hotel, there’s always a risk you’ll end up facing the highway rather than the ocean, the building next door or the “garden view.” ~ Dean Kosage


Get the best view for your buck by requesting these specific rooms:


1. The Savoy, London

 

View of London
What Monet had to paint, you can photograph.

The historic Thames view from London’s most iconic hotel was painted by Monet, who stayed there several times.

Room to request: Monet Suite visitors and others on the rear of the sixth floor can enjoy the same skyline, with Big Ben on the horizon.

Rates: Rooms from US$650, Monet Suite US$4,950.

The Savoy, Strand, London, UK,             +44 207 420 2329      ; www.fairmont.com/savoy


2. Park Hotel, Tokyo

 

View from Park Hotel

Just in case you can’t see it, the Tokyo Tower is to the left.

The Park Hotel occupies 10 floors of the Shiodome Media Tower in downtown Tokyo, and the city lights seen from here are staggering.

Room to request: The best views are from the corner suites looking towards the Tokyo Tower on the 25th to 34th floors of this soaring triangular skyscraper.

Rates: Rooms from US$340.

Park Hotel Tokyo, Shiodome Media Tower, 1-7-1 Higashi Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan;             +81 3 6252 1111      ; www.parkhoteltokyo.com

Read more on CNNGo: Forget luxury, economy hotels to take over Asia


3. Jumeirah Hotel, Frankfurt

 

View from Jumeirah

Look upon Germany’s financial heart.

The skyline of the Jumeirah really showcases Germany’s financial capital, which is all about glamor and glittering modernity.

Room to request: Ask for room 2111, or one of the other 16 Skyline Deluxe rooms that enjoy this view.

Rates: Rooms from US$370.

Hotel Jumeirah Frankfurt, Thurn-und-Taxis-Platz 2, Frankfurt am Main, Germany;             +49 6 297 2370      ; www.jumeirah.com/frankfurt


4. The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

 

View of Taj Mahal

Book a room, enjoy the view.

What every first-time visitor to India wants is a view of the Taj Mahal, and Oberoi offers it in this colonial-style hotel where every room enjoys a view of the world’s greatest monument to romance, just 600 meters down the road.

Room to request: Any

Rates: Rooms from US$775.

Amarvilas, Taj East Gate Road, Agra, India;             +91 562 2231515      ; www.oberoihotels.com/oberoi_amarvilas


5. Mamilla Hotel, Jerusalem

 

View of Old City
Such a beautiful wall, you’ll never get over it.

The city’s newest and best-located luxury hotel faces the historic city on one side, to which it’s linked by a stylish pedestrian mall lined with designer boutiques and cafes leading to the Jaffa Gate.

Room to request: Be sure to ask for a room facing the Old City walls.

Rates: Rooms from US$430.

Mamilla Hotel, 11 King Solomon Street, Jerusalem, Israel;             +972 2 548 2222      ; www.designhotels.com/mamilla


6. Hotel Americano, New York

 

View from bar at Americano
Don’t worry, once he’s poured your drink, he’ll move.

This very cool Mexican-designed hotel in the historic Chelsea district on New York’s west side enjoys Latin-style high design and spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.

Room to request: One on the highest floor possible

 Rates: Rooms from US$395.

Hotel Americano, 518 W. 27th Street, New York, NY 10001, United States;             +1 212 216 0000      ; www.designhotels.com/hotel_americano


7. The Peace Hotel, Shanghai

 

View of Shanghai

It’s the most photographed side of Shanghai for a reason.

It’s like going back to the future at this hotel on the historic Bund which now overlooks Shanghai’s 21st century history at Pudong, on the far side of the Huangpu river.

This was just swampland when the hotel was built in the Jazz Age to become the social hub of China’s “Paris of the East” throughout the 1920s.

Room to request: Best view is from the Nine Nations Suite.

Rates: Rooms from US$211.

Peace Hotel, 20 Nanjing Road East, Shanghai, China; + 86 21 6080 298; www.fairmont.com/peacehotel

Read More at CNNGo: China’s 8 best heritage hotels


8. Hotel de Crillon, Paris

 

View of Eiffel Tower

Three gorgeous features in one grand vista.

From its fabulous position on the place de la Concorde, this magnificent 18th-century palace hotel overlooks the Seine, the glass-roofed Grand Palais and the Eiffel Tower from all rooms facing the front.

Room to request: It’s a low-rise building by modern standards, so ask for a room facing the front on the highest floor available.

Rates: Rooms from US$1,015.

Hotel de Crillon, 10 Place de la Concorde, Paris, France;             +33 1 44 71 15 00      ; www.lhw.com/decrillon


9. Hotel de Paris, Monaco

 

View of Monaco

Lights, camera, Facebook.

Overlooking Monte Carlo harbor on one side and the famous casino on the other, Monaco’s Hotel de Paris is the address in the tax haven principality perched between the Cote d’Azur and the Italian Riviera.

Room to request: Be sure to request a sea-view room.

Rates: Rooms from €465 (US$639).

Hotel de Paris, Place du Casino, Monte Carlo, Monaco;             +377 9806 3000      ; www.lhw.com/deparis

Read more on CNNGo: 10 of the world’s best hotels for pets


10. Grand Hotel Parker’s, Naples

 

View of Naples
Even better when the weather’s friendly.

This stately old 19th-century hotel high on a hill has tremendous views of both city and sea from its higher floors.

Room to request: Ask for a front-facing room.

Rates: Rooms from US$230.

Grand Hotel Parker’s, Corso Vittorio Emanuele 135, Naples, Italy;             +39 081 7612474      ; www.grandhotelparkers.it



11. Hassler Roma, Rome

 

View of Rome
Great cities don’t have to be filled with skyscrapers.

Of Rome’s dozen or so five-star hotels, none can command the superlative viewpoint of the Hassler, sitting at the top of the Spanish Steps.

It looks straight down on the Piazza di Spagna and designer thoroughfare of the Via Condotti towards the river Tiber and Vatican on the far side.

Room to request: Facing the Vatican.

Rates: Rooms from US$678.

Hotel Hassler, 6 Piazza Trinità dei Monti, Rome, Italy;             +39 06 699 340      ; www.lhw.com/hassler


12. The Fairmont, San Francisco

 

View of San Francisco
Many fantastic views from this one hotel.

San Francisco’s original view hotel, the Fairmont has fabulous panoramic vistas from its position on Nob Hill.

Room to request: For many, the most thrilling outlook is from the rooms facing towards Fisherman’s Wharf and Alcatraz. But you could request the greener and equally iconic view towards Telegraph Hill and the Coit Lighthouse, which all guests enjoy as they ascend the glass elevator.

Rates: Rooms from US$499, Penthouse suite from US$15,000.

The Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason Street, San Francisco, California, United States;             +1 415 772 5000      ; www.fairmont.com/sanfrancisco

Read more on CNNGo: World’s 15 most expensive hotels


13. Gran Hotel Domine, Bilbao

 

View of Bilbao
View art from your private terrace.

The city’s claim to fame is the shimmering aluminum folds of Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim
Museum, and the Domine, a model of striking cutting-edge design, faces it fair and square.

Room to request: Be sure to demand a museum-view room, which will also look out over the city’s fabulous new riverscape and bridge.

Rates: Rooms from US$193.

Hotel Gran Domine, Alameda Mazarredo 61, Bilbao, Spain;             +34 944 253 300      ; www.lhw.com/silkenghd


14. Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong

 

View of Hong Kong
View of the island, from the island.

Once you had to stay on the less interesting Kowloon side of the water to get a view of Victoria Harbour. But thanks to cleverly angled windows, the Grand Hyatt has managed to achieve superb vistas from Hong Kong Island itself.

Room to request: Ask for a Grand Harbour room for the best view.

Rates: Rooms from US$443.

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Hong Kong;             +852 2588 1234      ; hongkong.grand.hyatt.com

Read more on CNNGo: 15 unique, bizarre, amazing hotels


15. Shangri-La, Sydney

 

View of Sydney
The best of Sydney’s architecture in one postcard.

There’s one killer view in Sydney; it takes in Circular Quay, with the Opera House on one side and the Harbour Bridge on the other.

Room to request: The Shangri-La has it all; the deep-pocketed should ask for the Princess Suite, but any room facing the harbor will do.

Rates: Rooms from US$267.

Hotel Shangri-La Sydney, 176 Cumberland Street, Sydney, Australia;             + 61 2 9520 6000      ; www.shangri-la.com




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Amazing Street Performer Beat Boxer

 

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I’m so impressed with this beat-boxing street performer. This is pretty cool..Amazing! ~ Dean Kosage

 

Dubstep is that bass-heavy wobble dance music you hear all those young kids talking about. The songs are usually so sampled and cut up that lyrics and sometimes even actual notes are unintelligible or indiscernible. Naysayers have described it as “loud trash.” Fans haven’t had time to describe because they’re too busy dancing their faces off to the heavy drums and bass lines characteristic of the style.

Dubstep, a style original from London’s underground and club scenes, is enormously difficult to make.The whole song is cut, mixed and distorted beyond recognition while preserving some sense of song structure and progression. Doing all of that a capella is several magnitudes more difficult.

 

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HTC Edge Could Be the World’s First Quad-Core Smartphone

 

 


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Just when we started getting used to dual-core smartphones, here comes a quad-core smartphone, the HTC Edge. Whether it’s the first-quad core handset in the world is still up for debate, but if the rumors are true, it’ll be the most advanced. ~ Dean Kosage

 

 

 

Looking a lot like that HTC Rezound, its inner parts list has a similar spec sheet, with a gig of RAM, 8-megapixel camera with the F/2.2 lens, and it will even have the Beats audio enhancement package.

But that’s where the similarity ends. The Edge has a relatively gigantic 4.7-inch screen (compared with the Rezound’s 4.3 inch screen), and then there’s that  processor with its quartet of cores, each zinging along at 1.5GHz. All this updated tech will reportedly be shoehorned into a package that’s just 10mm thin.

By the way, in an Nvidia demo last spring, the company showed its Tegra 3 processor running twice as fast as its predecessor, the Tegra 2, and also running faster than an Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 chip. So we’re talking about laptop speed in a smartphone.

 

Here’s a video of that demo, which also suggests the Tegra 3 sips less battery power than the Tegra 2:

 

One disappointing spec in this HTC Edge phone is a lack of the faster LTE capability, but it’s still no slouch with 21 megabit-per-second HSDPA connectivity on board.

The idea of a quad-core smartphone that’s as fast as a laptop in the palm of your hand is quite impressive. However, are people concerned about how smartphones are too slow? We’re not hearing that complaint nearly as much as worries about the nagging problem of too-short battery life.

And with its screen that’s significantly larger than most, along with two extra cores, wouldn’t the laws of physics require more battery power to run all this? Although the Tegra 3 chip is said to use less power than the Tegra 2, that larger screen will probably run the battery down faster, and the rumor didn’t include any info about improved battery life.

 

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YouTube Challenge – I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy!

 

 

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Kids sort of like Halloween. And parents want their kids to be happy, right?

Well, not too happy. At least not the parents who accepted Jimmy Kimmel Live‘s challenge to tell their kids they ate all their Halloween candy.

Daring moms and dads across the U.S. followed the talk show host’s request. They hid their children’s candy and captured their reactions on camera. This YouTube video pieces together their frenzied responses.

 

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Amazing Electric Tron Lightcycle

 

 

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You want to have this amazingly designed, Electric Tron Lightcycle super-fast bike? This is very cool, they did an amazing job making it look like the movie! Awesome! ~ Dean Kosage

 

Every Tron fan pictured himself on one of those amazingly designed, super-fast bikes from the movie. Parker Brothers Choppers turned that dream into reality a year ago, when they created the first Tron Lightcycle, but now they’ve taken it a step further and turned the gas-guzzling beast into an electric bike.

The all-new Electric Tron Lightcycle is powered by a 96 volt electric motor and lithium ion batteries. Its top speed is in excess of 100 mph, and its range is 100 miles on a single range, with a mere 35-minute recharge time.

As for practicality, we’re not experts on motorcycles, but it does seem a bit hard to ride. We guess it’s a small price to pay for the looks you’ll be getting when riding this beauty — especially at night, when the bike lights up just like the one in the movie. .

Pricing and availability are unknown at this point, but as a reference, the old, gas-powered version costs close to $55,000.

 

Check out a video of the Electric Tron Lightcycle in action below.

 


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