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  • Comes in 30GB Based on 4 minute songs Don’t forget the Nano: $149 (2GB/4GB/8GB) no movies 2,000 songs 24 hour battery life Simply Music Samsung K5 MP3 Player Samsung's K5 MP3 player boasts built-in speakers that slide out for optimum sound, a crisp 1.7-in. LCD display and one-button design. The K5 also has an FM radio tuner and is available in 2GB and 4GB models, for about $210 and $260, respectively.
  • Really really cool
  • Introduced as a future product in 2003 Best innovation award for 2007
  • Smart Chip Bags and wipes extra charge
  • Winner of 2007 innovation awards Set your music free! Control your music
  • Very cool… mobile phone to 36343 Remember to read privacy and warranties’ information How to talk CHECK-IN @ Broadcast your whereabouts to your friends. Like this: " @ace bar " SHOUT ! Broadcast a message to your friends. Like this: " ! anyone want to go to the movies? " CHECK-IN W/ A SHOUT @...! Broadcast your whereabouts to your friends and tell them a little something extra about what you're doing there. Like this: " @ace bar ! open bar till 10pm! " LOOKUP ? Look up the address / cross street of a bar or restaurant. Like this: " ace bar? " LOOK NEARBY venue?tag Tell us where you are and what you're looking for (pool table, fireplace, pinball) nearby, and we'll send back a list of nearby venues that match your criteria. Like this: " ace bar ? pool table "
  • CNET gave it a good rating
  • If you have an AOL, Windows Live, Yahoo Messenger, ICQ, Skype, etc. no need to download sofware for all. This will do! The program was named after Trillian , a fictional character in The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams . The old version of the official web site used to have a shrine of Douglas Adams on its front page.
  • ATM At the Moment ATW Around the Web B4n Bye for now CU see you GTG got to go NP no problem
  • Windows 2000 & XP
  • Additional games: Extra Cable to connect to you tv Connects wireless to your internet Compatible to all Ninenton GameCubes 8.5” long After downloading the Opera browser with Wii Points, you can surf the Internet right from the comfort of your couch. The final version of the Opera browser will be available at the end of March 2007, and will be free for all Wii owners to download through the end of June 2007. In addition to new titles, Nintendo is making the greatest video game archive in history available for download to its Virtual Console. NES games start at 500 Wii Points, Super NES games start at 800 Wii Points and Nintendo 64 games start at 1,000 Wii Points. Sega Genesis games start at 800 Wii Points and TurboGrafx16 games start at 600 Wii Points. Wii Points can be purchased online or at retail at an MSRP of $20 for 2,000 points. Additional hardware accessories, such as the Classic Controller, may be required to play Virtual Console games and are sold separately. The titles listed below will be available before the end of December. 20 feet away
  • pre-loaded each Zune device with a variety of songs and music videos from hot, new artists as well as some fun films and images Old album covers
  • High marks by CNET but expensive
  • Traffic reports Mio is known for its superb GPS systems Add points of interest Add different voices MIO Digiwalker H610 ($449) www. mio Even James Bond's Q would admire a gadget as function-packed as this palm-size GPS-MP3-video player. The main hook is the GPS technology, which is sophisticated but easy to use. In the car, it can let you know when you pass points of interest or places you need — ATMs or emergency rooms, say — and it even tells you if you're speeding. The promised battery life is five hours, and it recharges via a USB connection.
  • Only a few on here now Started 2006 Not updated quite as frequent as needed
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    • 1. Cool Tech Tools for Lawyers and Law Students : Making Life Easier Barbara Fullerton Manager of Librarian Relations 10-K Wizard Houston Association of Law Libraries March 14, 2007
    • 2. Generation X
      • Born between 1965 and 1980
      • Ages of 24 and 39
      • Comfortable incorporating technology into their practices
      • Looking for ways to self-command
      • Value freedom and versatility
      • Balance between career and family life
    • 3. Generation Y
      • Born after 1980
      • About 24 years old or younger
      • Raised with a cell phones, PDAs, Smart phones, IM, 3-D games
      • Visual, visual, visual
      • Heavy duty techno-savvy
      • Expect a high level of diversity as measured by race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and religious beliefs
    • 4. What Technology Does Not Mean
      • How to create a template for a Word document
      • How to develop an Excel Spreadsheet
      • Access…What??
      • PowerPoint …Overdone but can be quick to the point
      • E-mail etiquette
    • 5. What Technology Does Mean
      • Instant Messaging (IM)
      • Smartphones
      • PDAs/Blackberrys
      • iPods or mp3 players
      • iTunes
      • Text Templates
      • Voice Over Internet (VOIP)
      • Tivo
      • Podcasting
    • 6. Blackberry 8800 & 8820
      • More sleek, trimmed version
      • Advanced noise and echo cancellation
      • Voice activated dialing, speakerphone, Bluetooth 2.0
      • Unique: Camera: 1.3 mp, 5x digital zoom, flash and video recording
      • WI-FI on the 8820
      • Sound quality: ???
      • Coming: Spring 2007
      • Price: N/A jsp
    • 7. Treos
      • March of the Treos: 680, 700p, 700w, 700wx, 750
      • Depends on service
      • 680: Palm OS (yucky camera)
      • 700 & 750: Microsoft OS
      • Price: $299-$499 +plan
    • 8. iPod
      • 20,000 songs/7,500 songs
      • 25,000 photos
      • 100 hours/40 hours of video
      • 20 hours of battery life for songs & 6.5 hours for movies
      • Easy to use
      • Easy to search/shuffle
      • 80GB/30GB
      • Comes with earphones
      • Price: $349/$249
    • 9. iPhone
      • Widescreen
      • Easy menu
      • Touch controls
      • High tech
      • Wi-Fi
      • Multi-tasking (read webpage while downloading e-mail)
      • Internet access
      • Price: $499
      • Release: June 2007
    • 10. Aliph Jawbone Bluetooth Headset
      • Noise-canceling technology
      • Matches outline of face
      • Hands-free conversations
      • Light-weight & stable
      • Noise shield enabled
      • Colors: black, gray or red
      • Available online or Cingular
      • Price: $119.99
    • 11. Golan i.Tech Virtual Keyboard
      • It’s finally here!
      • Uses Bluetooth technology to connect wirelessly to the user's handheld device
      • Infrared technology to project a full-size QWERTY keyboard onto a nearby flat surface
      • Sensors recognize keystrokes
      • Gives a familiar sound of fingers tapping a keyboard
      • Price: $170
    • 12. Touchless Trash Can
      • Uses infrared sensors to automatically lift and close the lid whenever your hand is near
      • Smart chip
      • Four D batteries
      • 20 opens a day for six months on the same set of Duracells
      • Sold online & at Target
      • Price: $100
    • 13. Logitech FreePulse Wireless Headphones
      • As Joan Crawford says: NO WIRE HANGERS…
      • Wow, no cables here!
      • Range: 33 feet
      • Frequency: 2.4 GHz
      • Rechargeable batteries
      • 6 hours of playing time
      • Price: $99.99,CRID=2412,CONTENTID=12492
    • 14. Google’s Dodgeball
      • Users of text-messaging
      • Social tool
      • Any SMS-enabled carrier in 22 major U.S. cities including Houston, Austin & Dallas
      • Can use any SMS-enabled phone
      • Send a text message to the service indicating your location, & then Dodgeball alerts any of your friends who are within 10 blocks
      • Check when friends were at a location
      • Price: Standard text-message rates
      www. dodgeball .com           
    • 15. Samsung Blackjack
      • 3G-enabled
      • Full QWERTY keyboard
      • Bluetooth 2.0, push e-mail capabilities
      • Good call quality
      • Windows Mobile
      • Navigation controls are cramped
      • No integrated Wi-Fi
      • Price: $199 +service
    • 16. Trillian
      • Instant Message client
      • Connects to multiple services without need of running multiple clients
      • Use only one service
      • Trillian Astra 4 just released
      • Price: Basic/no charge or Pro/$25
    • 17. AIM Express
      • No need to download software
      • Send IM info directly from the web
      • Can be used on IE, Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape
      • Price: no charge adp
    • 18. USB Missile Launcher
      • Need to let out some frustrations?
      • Annoyed at people?
      • Holds three foam missiles
      • Missile Command is on desktop
      • Use mouse to control the launcher
      • Rotates, tilts and fires
      • USB activated with software: Windows 2000 & XP
      • Simulates a radar tracking screen
      • Requires 3 AA Batteries
      • Price: $39.95
    • 19. Podcasting Software
      • Audacity (no charge)
      • Camtasia ($299)
      • GarageBand ($79)
      • Microphones. Don’t go overboard in buying expensive microphones. USB microphones are inexpensive and work well
      • NOTE : Training Tutorial Tours & Tips http://www. notess .com/ screencasting
    • 20. Linksys Travel Router WTR54GS
      • Pocket-sized
      • Wireless G router
      • SpeedBooster
      • Single Ethernet connection in your hotel room & turns it into a WiFi network
      • Enable secure encryption between your PC and another
      • Just plug it in
      • Price: $80,1759,1907612,00.asp
    • 21. Nintendo Wii
      • Watch out Xbox!
      • Next-generation gaming machines
      • Wand-shaped remote controller with motion and pointing sensors
      • Can be swung like a golf club or aimed like a gun
      • Compact
      • Connect 24 hours a day to the Internet via WiFi networks
      • Players can create digital look-a-likes of real people, & give them cameo appearances in games
      • Price: $250
      http:// wii . nintendo .com/
    • 22. Zune
      • An alternative to iPod
      • Mixed reviews
      • Big display
      • 30GB for music, pics, and movies
      • Unique: ability to share songs with other Zune users within a 30-ft. radius
      • Price: $249
    • 23. Last.FM
      • Music-centered social networking site
      • Tracks what users are listening to on their computers or players
      • Automatically clues them in to what similarly minded people like
      • Personalization
      • Registration required
      • Data feeds
      • 15 million users
      • Price: no charge /
    • 24. USB Toaster
      • No time for breakfast?
      • Need a boost in the morning?
      • Just add bread, butter and jam
      • Works on your computer’s USB port
      • Great for April’s Fools
      • Price: $7.50
    • 25. BD100 HD/DVD/Blu-Ray Player
      • NEW!!
      • South Korea's LG to sell the player compatible with both standards: Blu-ray and HD/DVD
      • Higher powered laser is needed for recording
      • LG says “to end the confusion and inconvenience of competing high-definition disc formats.”
      • Price: $1199 jhtml
    • 26. Dell XPS-M2010
      • Has remote control so you can watch TV or movies on its 20 in. widescreen display
      • Packs multimedia punch, with a detachable wireless keyboard and fully loaded video and audio components
      • Folds into a handy briefcase
      • Weight: a whopping 20 lbs.
      • Wow factor on this laptop!
      • Price: $2,999
    • 27. Mio C310X Digiwalker
      • Highly accurate GPS device with North America/Canada maps
      • Natural-sounding voice commands gives turn-by-turn directions
      • Plays MP3s
      • Touch Screen
      • 3.5” screen
      • Price: $299 htm
    • 28. CALI Radio
      • NEW!
      • Premier law school Podcast resource
      • Subjects relevant to students and professors
      • Use your mp3 or iPod
      • Podcasts’ examples
        • Life of a Law Student
        • Advice to a 1L From a Law Professor
        • Conversations with Law Professors
    • 29. Top 10 Questions to Ask During an Interview
      • How would you describe the atmosphere here: it is more like a labor camp or a slave ship?
      • I heard there was this guy who came here and only billed like three hours a week. They say it took the firm two years to kick him out, and they gave him a nice bonus to leave, too. Is that true?
      •   Is it as bad as they say?
      •   No. Should I?
      •   I'm sorry, can you repeat the question?
      •   Is your managing partner qualified to be on the Supreme Court?
      •   Is there a bathroom on this floor?
      •   How many partners here are still on their first wives?
      •   Where am I? All of these firms look alike.
      •   Where else are you interviewing?
      • Bonus question for current judicial clerks: How long do I have to stay before I can keep all of my clerkship bonus?
      • --The Volokh Conspiracy
    • 30. Resources/Ideas
      • Create Library Podcasts or Wikis (using P&J)
      • Create a webpage or blog dedicated to Summer Associates and/or Associates/Paralegals
      • Create an IM Library Research User ID
      • Create links to AIM Express, Flickr, and other social networking sites
      • Work with IT/Marketing/Recuiters
      • The Podcast Network (Gadget Show)
      • PhoneScoop
      • Flickr
      • Peanut Butter & Jelly
      • Director of Law-Related Podcasts