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Zoombak GPS Tracking Device!

If you have a Palm Pre, don’t forget to read my DIY on how to make it into a GPS/Twittering device.  Now, if you don’t have a  Palm, you might be happy to learn that there are cheaper options out there such as this Zoombak GPS tracking device, which will allow you to track your car and family.

At about $130, this is much cheaper

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DIY – How to Block Phone Numbers on your Cellphone!

Here’s a great way to block phone numbers on your cellphone.  Of course, it only works for text messaging but could be useful if you get spam on your cellphone.

* AT&T: Log in at mymessages.wireless.att.com. Under Preferences, you’ll see the text-blocking and alias options. Here’s also where you can block messages from specific e-mail addresses or Web sites.

* Verizon Wireless: Log in at vtext.com. Under Text Messaging, click Preferences. Click Text Blocking. You’re offered ch

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How to remotely shut down your PC via SMS!

Here’s a cool HOWTO on remotely shutting down your PC via SMS. This might come in handy for all you automators…

I recently read an article on lifehacker that explained how to shut down windows with a text message. (http://lifehacker.com/software/remote-computing/shutdown-windows-with-a-text-message-172873.php) Although I think this is a really coo

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DIY HACK – How to Build a Prepaid Cellphone GPS tracker!

Well, here’s a cool little hack for anyone who’s interested in building a GPS tracker for fun. Although I’d rather stick to my GoogleMaps on my Blackberry, this is good info for anyone who wants to build a custom app.

The Open GPS Tracker is a small device which plugs into a $20 prepaid mobile phone to make a GPS tracker. The Tracker responds to text message commands, detects motion, and sends you its exact position, ready for Google Maps or your mapping software. The Tracker firmware is open source and user-customizable.

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