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  • FCC Approves Sidekick 2.5?

    According to Phone Scoop, the FCC has approved a new Danger Hiptop. The devicefalls somewhere between the Hiptop 2 and 3. PC-150 is the model, but all of the details are not yet clear. What is known is that the device does not have Bluetooth and that’s about all that is certain. So it could be released on some provider other than T-Mo for all we know. The confidentiality request on the… Read More

  • Windows Vista Ultimate Signature Edition

    So with so many flavors of Windows Vista set to debut, one would think there couldn’t possibly be room for one more. Outlandish as always, Microsoft has dreamed up yet another version of Windows: Windows Vista Ultimate Signature Edition. Yes, for $259, you get a numbered box with a fake Bill Gates signature printed on the front. If you really want a copy, head on over to Amazon for… Read More

  • Review of the Scorpion Watch Company Reef Diver

    Some nice lazy Saturday reading. I posted a review of the SWC Reef Diver, a beefy automatic $799 diver’s watch, over at WristWatchReview. I’m a big watch-head but I really liked it and loved the homebrew feel of the entire tiny company. Give it a read. That’s why I was so excited to see Scorpion Watch Company, really a pair of guys out in Denver, were creating a watch brand. Read More

  • Circuit City Coupons Won't Work For A Wii

    That’s basically it, Circuit City put the axe on any potential Wii shoppers from using their $40 off coupon this weekend or any other day for that matter. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Have a good weekend. :( [Digg] Read More

  • Patent Monkey: OQO Mobile Touch Screen as Laptop Accessory?



    After being crowned by Bill Gates at CES as the “category-defining UMPC,” we’ve read up on a patent OQO holds. In a way, some patents filed are like dreams… Was it real? I just can’t remember. OQO created a device that could be right in-line with where the market is going… Read More

  • Gather Round The Campfire


    Come children, gather round the campfire so we can roast s’mores, tell scary stories and sing kumbaya. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Automaton Boy Edition

    Amazing Writing Automaton from 1772
    DIY Tin Can Mic
    In Vino Veritas
    Wristwatch Piercing: OMG OMG OMG
    Wham! Meets The iPod Case Read More

  • CES 2007: Dear Diary…Hump Day Part Two


    It’s been a long friggin’ week, but I’m in the home stretch now. Just four meetings left: Cyberlink, Toshiba, Linksys and Microsoft’s SPOT group. If you’ve bought a new Windows computer in the past few years or installed a new optical drive or graphics card in your PC, there’s a very good chance you have some bit of Cyberlink’s software on your computer. Read More

  • Sony And Universal To Restrict Zune Sharing

    We all know by now that the Zune is certainly not the hottest DAP on the market. But after dealing with Microsoft and their “points” system and the crappy music store for Zune, we’re finding out that some of the songs you may have bought can’t be shared with other Zunes—not that you’d find another one near you anyways. The culprits? Sony and Universal. Read More

  • SFW: Sony's Blu-Ray Gives You Blu-Balls, No Hi-Def Porn

    As if Blu-Ray wasn’t in enough trouble as it is, Sony has said that it won’t allow its Blu-Ray disk reproduction subsidiary, Sony DADC Global, to reproduce adult content. Being that DADC is far and away the largest Blu-Ray disk factory around means that there will essentially be no porn on Blu-Ray. While we’re sure Sony is standing on some sort of moral ground here, its… Read More

  • Desk From The Future, I Salute You!

    We like The Future. Everything about The Future seems exciting, including desks. Yes, desks, as in Desks of The Future. What is so futuristic about this Herman Miller desk? It charges your gear, that’s what. Sure, you can get desks, or even lamps, with USB for charging your gadgets, but this desk doesn’t need that, instead using HyperVoodoo Mutli-scaling Active-charge… Read More

  • Blackjack Now Shipping with Extended Battery?


    We just received a tip that Samsung Blackjack’s are now shipping with both a regular battery and an extended battery. I sent an email to Samsung PR and they were unable to confirm this, but according to our tipster he ordered two Blackjacks from Cingular and both of them had one extended battery included with it. Has anyone else had this experience? (Thanks Zack!) Read More

  • Fox News, Cingular/AT&T Team Up to Spout Filth

    If you’re a right-leaning geek in need of your daily propaganda, you go to Fox News. But if you’re on the go, mobile web browsing might not cut it. That’s why you’ll want to dial #FOXN on your Cingular/AT&T phone to be connected to a live audio feed of the crap that comes out of their mouths. But it’s not free, O’Reilly. It’ll cost you $2.99 a… Read More

  • Solar Powered Whatever

    Solar energy is an awesome power source for gadgets, and chances are you’ve used it to power a handheld device before. Don’t believe me? Find a calculator. Of course, the electronics we drool over on this fabulous blog take quite a bit more juice than the standard number cruncher, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t use our friend at the center of the system to… Read More

  • CES 2007: Dear Diary…Hump Day Part One


    It’s finally Wednesday, January 10. It’s my last day of meetings. Seven of them in a row starting bright and early with Akimbo and their CEO who’s named same as me. Put simply, Akimbo is a content provider. They deliver Web-based video to TVs. They’re not trying to replace broadcast, satellite, or cable TV, but offer options that are more tailored for your personal… Read More

  • Coby's PMP4330: Some Say "Meh", I say "Yeah!"

    I know Coby as the not-Sony brand of personal electronics I find at discount stores like BigLots. Its stuff tends to be cheaper-priced versions of big name’s products. But the quality is great. I have a region-free Coby DVD player I got for about $30 new, and it’s the best looking and sounding DVD player I’ve ever owned (out of the dozen or so). That’s why I’m… Read More

  • Cingular/AT&T Finally Drops Motorola KRZR

    to market. Cingy’s KRZR is the first GSM rendition of the RAZR successor to hit the streets in America, and its features are on par with its CDMA cousins, including a 2-Megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, and microSD. It also supports instant messaging for AIM, MSN, and Yahoo! networks. We’d heard gossip that the phone would drop for Xmas, but for some reason Cingular waited until… Read More

  • AT&T/Cingular Intros New Landline to Mobile Calling Plans

    So now that Cingular is all AT&Tified, you can expect that things are going to change, hopefully for the better (as Cingular couldn’t get much worse). One change being brought about by the mothership is a new plan it’s calling AT&T Unity. Unity combines a customer’s wireless plan with their landline plan, allowing free calls between the two (if both of their plans are… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson SO903iTV Bravia Cell Phone


    I’m not really a fan of bright red devices, but from a technological standpoint, the Sony Ericsson SO903iTV Bravia phone is certainly pretty hot. In addition to its red face, it features landscape video on its 3-inch widescreen display. It also has a TV tuner capable of time-shift video recording. All the other typical phone features are also there, including a 2-megapixel camera… Read More

  • Hitachi W51H Cell Has Sweet Screen


    The Hitachi W51H is a sexy beast. Its most notable feature is, without a doubt, its 2.9-inch 480 x 800-pixel display—the iPhone has a 3.5-inch screen that does 320 x 480. The W51H also has a fingerprint scanner, a 2-megapixel camera phone with LED flash, 30MB on-board memory and voice-activated GPS. It’ll be available in red, white and black. Oh and it’ll probably only rear… Read More