• Vuze: BitTorrent With a Friendly Legal Face

    Vuze: BitTorrent With a Friendly Legal Face

    Vuze is a BitTorrent based content distribution platform that competes in the ever growing TV over internet market. Vuze comes from BitTorrent application provider Azureus and is built on the Azureus platform. We previously looked at Vuze when it was known as Zudeo in December 06. An awful lot has happened in this space since in the past six months, including the launches of Joost, Bablegum… Read More

  • Business.com On The Block

    Business.com On The Block

    Business information directory and search enginame Business.com is for sale, reports the Wall Street Journal, and it may fetch as much as $400 million. Investment bank Credit Suisse is representing the company. The domain name was purchased for $7.5 million back in 1999. Later, the purchase was widely ridiculed – in 1997 the domain was acquired for just $150,000. Those were the days… Read More

  • Nokia Soon to Roll Out New N95 Firmware

    Nokia Soon to Roll Out New N95 Firmware

    Owners of the Nokia N95 will soon be treated to new firmware by the cell phone maker. The firmware update will include the new version of Nokia Maps as well as Assisted-GPS, a feature that uses a data connection to estimate the phone’s location and make a GPS location lock much quicker. The release date of the new firmware has not yet been released. New N95 Firmware Coming… Read More

  • DRM-free Music Sales "Good" for EMI

    DRM-free Music Sales "Good" for EMI

    Sales numbers are coming in a few weeks after EMI’s foray into DRM-free music. The result? “Good”, says EMI senior VP Lauren Berkowitz. In fact, sales for several artists have increased, even as their CD counterparts have gone down in price. Sales for Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon are up 272% since the launch of iTunes Plus, which was the first service to… Read More

  • Helio Ocean Graffiti Hotness

    I’m a Sidekick 3 fanboy through and through, but Helio is definitely making its case. I’ve had an Ocean for a few weeks now and I’ll admit that I love it. The GPS feature is hot and it definitely helps me out when I manage to get lost in NYC. I came across some really cool vids that Helio has put up on Youtube and I thought I’d share it with everyone. This particular… Read More

  • Foxconn Brings DirectX 10 To The Broke Masses

    Foxconn Brings DirectX 10 To The Broke Masses

    So you’ve got your Windows Vista and you want to get a hold of a little bit of that DirectX 10 action, but your bummer of a video card is being a buzz kill? That sucks. You’re supposed to upgrade that, but who’s got that kind of scratch laying around? Those cards cost an arm and a leg and probably some other stuff. Sit down, dweeb, Foxconn’s got you set. Today the… Read More

  • Ye Olde Wireless Internet

    Ye Olde Wireless Internet

    Being a tech blog, we are up to our laptops in the latest gadgetry and services. Naturally, as soon as Verizon (the bastard child of BellAtlantic, GTE and AirTouch) unveiled its new “Wireless Web” service we were the first ones in line to, get this, surf the Internet on our cellular telephones. Yes, yes, we too were shocked at first as to how this was possible, but apparently it is… Read More

  • Xcavator.net: Visual Stock Photo Search

    Xcavator.net: Visual Stock Photo Search

    Xcavator.net is a stock photo search portal based on visual search technology. Xcavator.net provides natural and intuitive interactive search for stock photography providing buyers with a browsing experience based on both visual content and keywords. The key to the visual search capabilities is the portal’s color and image search engines, powered by CogniSign Intelligent Image… Read More

  • Keeping Old Cellphones Slowing Down Recycling Efforts

    Keeping Old Cellphones Slowing Down Recycling Efforts

    The battery of that Startac most of you have chilling under your bed could be put to better use. Europe’s goal for recycling 45% of all portable device batterys sold are being stunted because of the consumer habit of keeping their outdated tech. The total weight of recycled Li-ion batteries in Europe fell about 100 tons in the past year. So go recycle that cellphone from 2006. Now… Read More

  • BitTorrent Users Respond to WWDC Leopard Leak

    BitTorrent Users Respond to WWDC Leopard Leak

    A good deed never goes unpunished. Over at CrunchGear yesterday, Nicholas broke the story of the WWDC beta of Mac OS X Leopard’s leak onto the Oink BitTorrent Web site. (Oink is a so-called “secret” or “private” BitTorrent tracker that specializes in music, though it also has a fairly vibrant Mac software user base.) We did so because of the particulars involved. Read More

  • Ask Helps You Find Obscure Non-Celebrities

    Ask’s latest musical advertisement is out, and apparently the search engine under-dog can help you find Kato Kaelin, an obscure non-celebrity that according to Wikipedia is known for a minor role in the OJ Simpson trial. Advertisement as below. I was always under the presumption that one of the key points of advertising was finding a connection with your audience. When people talk about… Read More

  • DLO's TuneStik Packs Double Punch

    DLO's TuneStik Packs Double Punch

    How does it work that DLO has come up with yet another nifty iPod add-on that we like? It works like magic. The latest offering is the TuneStik. At first blush, it’s just another FM transmitter for the dock connector. But then you notice the little FM transmitter and realize it’s a combo remote control unit/FM transmitter. Cool. But then it gets even better. DLO has included a… Read More

  • Trojan's New Gadgets For Your Gadget

    Trojan's New Gadgets For Your Gadget

    I used to be a pharmacy tech in another life and while I remember the never-ending variety of condoms we sold, I don’t remember ever seeing products like these here Trojan Vibrating Rings sold at the counter. As far as I know, until maybe the past couple years, you had to go into an adult/novelty store (or on the Interwebs) to get your vibe on in any way, shape or form. Maybe… Read More

  • AT&T Won't Reveal iPhone Data Plan Till June 29

    AT&T Won't Reveal iPhone Data Plan Till June 29

    AT&T won’t reveal the much ballyhooed iPhone data plans until June 29, the date of the phone’s launch. How nice of them. Here’s a choice quote from an AT&T senior vice president: Regardless of which device you’re using today, you pay us a certain amount for (voice) minutes, and you also pay us for data units,” he says. “That is also true on the… Read More

  • Vivendi Signs Exit Games for Voice Applications

    Vivendi Signs Exit Games for Voice Applications

    Exit Games has signed on with Vivendi to collaborate on mobile games, especially in regards to providing VoIP and other voice and integrated features. The first offing of the agreement will be a new version of Naval Battle. A user’s phone will also ‘wake up’ if someone on their friend list challenges them to a game. “The incorporation of Neutron technology will deliver… Read More

  • Sprint Right Plan Promise

    Sprint Right Plan Promise

    Sprint loves you very much I’m sure, but retaining new customers is how the wireless industry makes the big bucks. Now new customers at Sprint will be able to hold the carrier to its new Right Plan Promise. It works by allowing new customers to make changes to their plan within the first six months of activation. That means if you need more minutes, have to get a new phone, or… Read More

  • LG KU580: Like the Chocolate, Only With Real Internet Capabilities

    LG KU580: Like the Chocolate, Only With Real Internet Capabilities

    One of the many, many problems with the LG Chocolate is its crappy Internet capabilities. While not a Chocolate-proper cellphone, the LG KU580 borrows the iconic cellphone’s look and feel while adding competent Internet capabilities. It’s 3G, UMTS to be exact, so you’ll be able to surf the mobile Web with ease. You’ll also find several built-in Google apps like Gmail… Read More

  • Microsoft's Surface: The Truth

    It’s not an iPhone, it’s a bigass table. via FurryGoat Read More

  • AT&T Hires 2,000 Extra Employees For iPhone Launch

    AT&T Hires 2,000 Extra Employees For iPhone Launch

    Never again do I want to hear people complaining that they couldn’t find a summer job. Seems AT&T is so confident that people will show up for the iPhone in droves, it has taken the liberty of hiring an extra 2,000 employees to prepare for the madness. To make sense of how big the iPhone launch is going to be, here are some hot statistics: 1,800 AT&T retail stores exist and will… Read More

  • AMA to Vote on Whether or Not Video Game/Internet Addiction is a Real Medical Condition

    AMA to Vote on Whether or Not Video Game/Internet Addiction is a Real Medical Condition

    The American Medical Association is taking steps to classify Internet and video game addiction as an actual medical condition. A vote is scheduled next week where members will decide whether or not to officially apply the “addiction” label. Bah, addictions are good for people. They help build character, at least the fun ones do. In all seriousness, how many stories have we seen… Read More