Monthly Archives: October 2009

BlackBerry Storm Tips & Tricks – Blackberry OS 5.0 appears with a new push

Sifting through today’s BlackBerry OS upgrade, I keep finding improvements and tweaks. With 5.0, the upgrade via the handset is no longer an option attaching us to the tether and Desktop Manager. A new option appears during the upgrade for … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Retired Bombardier pilots golf cart back and forth across the country

While some people retire into a motor home built on a bus chassis pulling a Chevy Suburban, George Bombardier has spent the past 11 years touring the country in a golf cart. The 68-year-old retired roofer even sleeps in the … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Crafting stringed instruments in York for 25 years

Mark Bluett got really frustrated making his first stringed instrument when he was 12. “The instrument ended up in the fireplace,” he said. “Actually, I got so mad, I ended up burning it.” In a blind test at Peabody Institute … Continue reading

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Follow the electric motorcycles and their homegrown solution to Washington

Our plan is to retrace the route of the automotive CEOs who went to Washington DC asking for government loans. But instead of looking for aid, we’d like to present President Obama with a homegrown solution to the transportation crisis. … Continue reading

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A Ford Fiesta with more mpg and almost half the price of Prius

…but don’t look for this Ford Fiesta ECOnetic model in the US as clean diesel doesn’t seem to fly here. The Australian press is buzzing with talk about the little car from a U.S. based company that beats the Prius … Continue reading

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80,000 dams only 3% use hydro

Gov. Ed Rendell visited Voith Hydro today to say that hydropower has the potential for generating clean energy and creating jobs for Pennsylvania and the nation. According to the study released today by the National Hydropower Association, the U.S. hydropower … Continue reading

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Blackberry Storm Tips & Tricks – Slacker Radio revisited

Slacker streaming radio has improved, skipping past Pandora as my favorite free streaming radio for the BlackBerry. The ability to create your own channels and saving music station content to the phone’s memory add extra features to Pandora’s core idea … Continue reading

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Blackberry Storm Tips & Tricks – Double your battery life

Using the 3G network to download podcasts/stream, a flash/video light, a great external speaker you want to use instead of headphones are energy hogs. Add to that pushed email and multi-tasking several applications plus using GPS with apps all suck … Continue reading

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