• Tribe Gets Acquired, For Real This Time

    Last year was a turbulent one for Silicon Valley based Tribe.net. Founding CEO Mark Pincus was ousted, in April 2005 and then returned in August 2006. While Pincus was gone rumors swirled that the company had been acquired by NBC, but the deal was never consummated. But now the New York Times is reporting that the assets of the eight person company have been acquired by Cisco. This follows their… Read More

  • Billmonk Has A Half Brother

    Billmonk Has A Half Brother

    Social/mobile payments site Billmonk had a mini merger with competitor Obopay last month (we called it a “battle for relevance” since PayPal has a strong product offering in the mobile space as well). Buxfer is another social money Y Combinator funded company that softly launched last September. It provides the same basic functionality of Billmonk, such as keeping a running total of… Read More

  • First Look: Helio Heat

    First Look: Helio Heat

    I’ll have my review of this up tomorrow, but I wanted to give you all a first look at the hottest device on the horizon, the Helio Heat. This fancy pants Samsung slider from Helio features EV-DO and a bevy of other features, but more on that tomorrow. For now, here is a Helio Heat slideshow: Read More

  • Solar Powered Gadget Charging Purse for Stylish Girl Nerds

    If you’re girlfriend is like mine, then you always have to wonder if her phone is charged when you call her. Often she’ll answer, “Hey, baby!” only to be disconnected as the battery dies, unable to call again until it’s slightly charged 30 minutes later. That’s why I’m strongly considering purchasing her a Power Purse. The stylish handbag is covered in… Read More

  • Tripper V For Traveling Photographers

    The Tripper V from ASKA is a great companion for any photographer. The HDD is available anywhere from 40GB to 160GB and comes equipped with CF/SD slots. Pictures can be viewed via the 4.3-inch monitor, which outputs 800×480 resolution. It also allows for video playback and supports Mpeg-4 codec. It’s essentially a DAP for photographers because it supports both MP3 and AAC formats. Read More

  • LG-KH1300: Now With Hot Models

    It’s a slow news day and I figured some eye candy was in order. We all know that SK gets the best phones because most of the top tier mobile phone manufacturers reside there. LG has been on a hot streak lately, releasing drool-worthy mobile phones one after another. The KH 1300 is the newest to join the already stacked LG line up. With HSDPA you’ll be downloading MP3s wicked fast. It… Read More

  • Thin-and-very-light Gaming Notebook From ABS

    It doesn’t have the fastest graphics available, but if you like a little 3D-gaming action when you’re on the road, the ABS Mayhem Blackhawk notebook will let you do just that. The 14.1-inch widescreen laptop weighs a travel-friendly 3.8 pounds—a weight generally found only in smaller-screened, business-oriented ultraportables. Graphics are driven by a 256MB Nvidia GeForce Go… Read More

  • Five Ways to Mix, Rip, and Mash Your Data

    Five Ways to Mix, Rip, and Mash Your Data

    Call them pipes, teqlos, dapps, modules, mashups or whatever else but fact is that recently we have seen a good number of new services that allow developers and users to build mini-apps and mashups that mix and re-mix data. Here we run through 5 applications that allow you to mix, rip and mash your data, looking at the data input, output, REST support, suggested use, and required skill level… Read More

  • Option USB GlobeSurfer iCON HSUPA Modem

    Option USB GlobeSurfer iCON HSUPA Modem

    The world is shedding its wires and I, for one, am thrilled. Option has just announced a USB version of its GlobeSurfer HSUPA modem. The device offers the ability to suck in a 7.2Mbps downstream and pump out a 2Mbps upstream. It features a swivel USB head so it should be able to easily fit any USB port, despite bothersome casings or whatever. It supposedly offers plug and play capability and is… Read More

  • JBL On Air Control Wireless Speakers Reviewed, Not So Wireless

    JBL’s On Air Control 2.4G wireless satellite speakers, mentioned on this very site at the end of January, promised to add some stereo audio to your life without all the necessary wiring required for standard sats. Well, turns out the speakers are about as wireless as something with a lot of wires. See, like all other “wireless” speaker systems currently available, the On Airs… Read More

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  • Sanyo MAJ-U02 Ghetto Blaster

    The MAJ-U02 is equipped with a CD player, USB port, cassette deck (sweet!), digital FM tuner and a SD/MMC slot. The speakers are also hopped up with a bass reflex system, an amplifier with bass boost (all ghetto blasters need that), and an optical digital audio out. But do I really want to spend $250 for something that can play my old mix-tapes? Probably not, but you should have heard how… Read More

  • Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge Has a Winnah

    Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge Has a Winnah

    Whew. It’s been about two weeks since we launched our Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge. And today we can finally announce a winner. We’ve seen some truly disastrous workspaces during our travels. I felt a lot of vindication. All those years of my parents telling me I had the messiest desk on Earth and me insisting that I did not. You’ve proven me right and for that I thank you… Read More

  • InTouch: Medical Advice Via Cellphone

    Now whenever you have access to a cellphone you’ll have access to Mayo Clinic-approved medical advice. Digital Cyclone has developed InTouch, an application for cellphones that stores all sorts of useful, everyday medical tips, such as where to find the newest medical care facility to how to treat minor injuries. The application costs $2.99 per month and works on Verizon, Cingular (AT&T… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson's Newest Convergence Device: Big Let Down

    Convergence, convergence, convergence!!! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, convergence devices are awesome, but Sony Ericsson’s newest mobile phone/remote control device is just plain ridiculous. Can you imagine how bad the battery life on this will be? I don’t really care if it has a touch screen, the ability to control various devices via those interfaces, or… Read More

  • It's iPod Speakers And a Pet Carrier! Hooray!

    I’ve done it. I’ve done what scienticians and philosophizors could not: I have discovered a way to make Paris Hilton more annoying. It is called the Beat Generation Stereo Pet, by LifePop, and it’s a tote for your pup or kitten with integrated speakers for your iPod. No, really, that’s where we are as a society. If Paris had one of these, then the next time we’d see… Read More

  • Finally, An MP3 Player for the Life Aquatic

    Finally, An MP3 Player for the Life Aquatic

    Swimming and listening to music aren’t generally things I think of doing together, but apparently it isn’t just second tier super hero Aquaman who wants to listen to tunes while getting wet and wild. Freestyle Audio is introducing the Audio Digital Music Player, which they claim is nearly indestructible. This MP3 features shock proof, skip free audio and can go deep – up to 10… Read More

  • Olympus VJ-10: 37GB Of Storage…Why?

    The Olympus VJ-10 radio comes equipped with a hefty 37GB hard drive. I’m not really sure why anyone would want this, but I guess it’s cool. You can record up to 2,500 hours of your favorite radio shows or upload your MP3 and WMA files. The screen measures in at 3.9-inches and comes pre-set with 20 different stations. The only real use I would have for this is to use it as an external… Read More

  • Tune-In Bed Makes The Ladies Swoon

    When I invite ladies over to my pad, I like to play a little Barry White because it sets the mood for Zelda: Twilight Princess. Only problem is I don’t have a stereo system in my room. That’s where the Tune-In Bed is the best wingman you could ask for. There are two 4-inch stereo speakers, a docking bay for your MP3 player, and a control panel with volume and input controls. The… Read More

  • Good News, Bad News at GooTube

    Good News, Bad News at GooTube

    Lots of news today around YouTube’s efforts to get big content providers under agreement to provide their stuff to YouTube. First, the good news. The BBC has agreed to allow some of their content onto YouTube in exchange for a share of advertising revenue. Only promotional clips will be included, not full length programs. This is a small win for Google – the big win will be if/when… Read More

  • Mouse + D-Pad – Other Languages

    If your computer’s OS is in Japanese, and you want a four-way D-pad on your mouse, then Buffalo has something for you, friend! It’s a mouse with a four-way D-pad that only works with Japanese computers! Don’t you want one? Yes you do! Even more exciting is that according to the source, it’s “ambidextrous”. We’re not sure what that word means, but it sounds… Read More