• An Offline Gmail Client: Sweet

    A report from India’s Hindustan Times indicates that Google is prepping an offline version of Gmail. It’s claimed that a client has already been designed, is in testing, and runs (not surprisingly) on Google Gears. Google has previously offered an offline version of Google Reader using the Gears browser plugin. Other companies embracing the Gears platform include Zoho. Although… Read More

  • Will Europe's Free Mobile Service Blyk Finally Launch?

    From TechCrunchUK: Europe’s Blyk, the much anticipated and much delayed advertising supported mobile service, may be gearing up for launch very soon. They’ve scheduled a press conference for September 24. The service has also recently said they are “on track for launch.” The service will be free for users and targeted to 16-24 year olds. Presumably that age group will… Read More

  • IdeaFestival 2007: Attack Of The Woz


    I left his speech early to be sure I was first in line I was fortunate enough to live out a geek’s dream last night at the IdeaFestival here in Louisville, Kentucky, which is certainly the last place I’d imagine myself meeting such an important icon to geeks worldwide. The Woz aka Steve Wozniak gave a rousing speech about his rise to cult icon from his childhood to the start of Apple. Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

      Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. LaCie Announces 500GB Golden External Hard Drive Shayna Wedding anniversary around the corner, wonder if I could convince dh to get me this bling! Read More

  • Quick Five Minute iPod Touch Unboxing

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf Some quick notes for clarification… 1. I refer to the USB cable as a “power cord to plug it into the computer.” It is, in fact, just a USB cable. There is NO power cord, just the USB cable. 2. My old wireless router was acting up and when I installed a newer and better one, YouTube videos… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Awkward Party Edition

    Back To School 2007: Party Like It’s, er, 2007
    Nintendo DS Gets VoIP
    Back To School 2007: Drinking 101
    LaCie Announces 500GB Golden External Hard Drive
    The AudioFile: What’s Really Killing Pop Music Read More

  • iPod Touch: OS Sold Seperately

    A few people have recently reported that their iPod Touch came with everything except an operating system. In its place was a simple diagnostic utility which shows details on the usual battery, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, WiFi and oh. What’s this? Temperature? Bluetooth? Cheerios? It is unsure whether this is confirmation of a BT chip as a tap on the icon brings up the words… Read More

  • Lookin' For Some (iPod) Touch? Best Buy Just Got Them

    I just got home from picking up a laptop at my local Best Buy store and, while cruising over to check out the MP3 player selection, I happened upon this little number. According to the sales guy I talked to, most of the stores around the Minneapolis/St. Paul area got them in this afternoon, special delivery. This was confirmed by a manager I spoke with who said, “They came in this… Read More

  • Back To School 2007: HD TVs for Cheap


    It’s that time of year when those of a certain age are heading off to school. It’s a middle step in life, not moving into apartments or houses but into dorms, frat houses and various off and on-campus residences. For a lot of you, it’s your first time away from home for an extended period of time. I don’t think I would be going out on a limb by assuming that both money… Read More

  • Back To School 2007: Party Like It's, er, 2007

    My friend Mike said it best when he was about 17 or so. The story goes that his older sister was having a party while their mom was out of town, and he shirtlessly ran down the stairs and yelled, “All you have to do is party!” and then passed out. Or something like that. The point is, he was right: all you have to do is party. If you’re in college and not living the party… Read More

  • Back To School 2007: Cheap But Good Digital Cameras

    DemystifyingDigital is a feature written by Dan Havlik, editor of DemystifyingDigital.com The start of school means showing off all the cool digital gadgets you purchased over the summer to your classmates. If you’re into photography, you’ll be happy to learn that you no longer have to drop all the cash you earned mowing lawns or working at the local Exxon over the summer to… Read More

  • IdeaFestival 2007: Day 2, Google Reigns Supreme

    Presentations of any sort are typically boring and I find myself waking up to someone nudging me and wiping off the drool. It happened in college quite a bit and still happens today. Unless you’re talking about something earth shattering then chances are I’m taking a snooze. Google’s Craig Neville-Manning certainly changed my outlook with his unique and quick-witted presentation. Read More

  • LaCie Announces 500GB Golden External Hard Drive

    Storage company LaCie has unveiled its $189 500GB “Golden Disk”, designed by Ora-Ïto and available in late October. Aside from the funky, wavy casing, the drive features a USB 2.0 connection, 7200 RPM spindle speed, sub-11 millisecond seek time, 8MB cache, and a “1-Click” backup option. Similarly configured external drives are available in the low-to-mid $100 range… Read More

  • Don't Give Up The Fight: Marley Family vs UMG, Verizon

      New developments in the previously reported Bob Marley ring tone fiasco. Seems that Verizon removed most of Marley’s 44 ring tones from its site yesterday but, after the Marley camp went on to state that it was “infurated that Verizon would go around the estate and initiate partnership with Universal”, Verizon put ‘em all back up today. Read More

  • IdeaFestival 2007: Tiffany Schlain Is An Apple Fangirl

    Tiffany Schlain is obsessed with technology and the Internet, which makes perfect sense considering she’s the founder of The Webby Awards. We’re still waiting for ours, Tiffany. ☺ She’s here promoting her new film The Tribe, but her Apple fangirlism was quite apparent. She grew up in the Bay Area and her first computer was an Apple II, which coincidentally was equipped with… Read More

  • London's Facebook frenzy

    It has more than 3.5 million users, is one of the top 20 most visited websites and has even been cited by MPs and trade unionists as a sink on workers’ time. Facebook has utterly captured the imagination of the UK. The result is a tech frenzy, especially in London, where developers have feverishly started learning Facebook’s API and client companies have been screaming for… Read More

  • Yahoo Invites Us Into Mash, Its New Social Network

    A little more than two months after we first reported rumors about Yahoo’s new social network Mosh, the company has given us a preview of a social network with a slightly different name: Mash. The service includes features common to Facebook, MySpace, and My Yahoo. You can load a set of modules onto your profile page and move them around drag-and-drop style. The modules include Flickr… Read More

  • Latest iPod UI Is Crap


    Kirk McElhearn hates the new iPod interface and he goes as far as saying that it’s Apple’s stupidest interface innovation ever. Wow. I’m not too fond of it based on my experience with the Nano, but he really hates it. Trying to read text with moving images is annoying and the option to turn it off would be appreciated. I personally could care less about the album art feature. Read More

  • Get A Yahoo Mash Invitation At InviteShare

    Yahoo Mash, Yahoo’s new social network experiment, sent out the first batch of invitations moments ago. The service is invite only at this point. Get yours at InviteShare now. I am seeding the first few invitations. Then it’s up to you. Once you get an invite, come back to confirm it and invite a few more people to keep things going. The more people you invite, the higher you… Read More

  • Do Not Feed the Pluto

    It’s Friday. Sue me. UPDATE - Peter H.
    dude
    2:50 PM
    Peter H.
    taht’s pluto
    asshat via Daddytypes Read More

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