• Could be: BlackBerry 9000 to have stateside 3G, due early next year

    Some spotty details on the upcoming BlackBerry 9xxx for you this Zune-tastic Wednesday. (Zune-tastic in that there’s been a lot of Zune news, not that I’m pro or against Microsoft, the Zune, Zune 2, or any of its subsidiaries or shareholders.) Does full-on, HSDPA 3G sound good to you? What about a 600MHz processor, hopefully eliminating the lag that plagues certain BlackBerry models? Read More

  • UC Berkeley Puts Courses On YouTube

    The University of California Berkeley has started uploading video recordings of course lectures on to YouTube. The initial round of lectures covers 300 hours of video on subjects including Chemistry, Physics and Non-Violence, with more content to come. The move by Berkeley is claimed to be a first by some, however some of the videos have been previously available elsewhere, including iTunes… Read More

  • Earthmine Aims to Index the Real World with 3D Panoramas

    You’ve probably tried the “Street View” feature in Google Maps, the one in which you can actually view 3D panoramas from the street level of several cities including San Francisco, Las Vegas, Denver, Houston, and New York. Earthmine is working to bring that concept of visually mapping the real world to a deeper level by improving the quality of virtualization and by enabling… Read More

  • Zune 2 launch date confirmed

    We just received confirmation from our little birdie that the launch date for the new line of Zunes is November 13. Yeah, Amazon already leaked that info, but it’s nice to have confirmation. Read More

  • Google Transit Graduates From Google Labs

    Google Transit, Google’s public transport mapping feature, has graduated from Google Labs. The service is now fully integrated into Google Maps, with users now being able to select “Take Public Transit” as an alternative to driving instructions. Google Transit doesn’t cover public transport everywhere, but the list is growing. According to Google recent additions… Read More

  • V-Moda Vibe Duo: High-end audio for the iPhone

    For those unhappy over the iPhone’s inability to play nice with headphones, V-Moda just released a pair of Vibe Duo buds that not only work with the weird recessed headphone jack, but also feature inline call controls and a hidden microphone. Just like the standard iPhone headphones. Three pairs of ear-cushion-things are included to ensure a snug fit for the best possible sound. As any… Read More

  • The undying rumor: Bungie employees looking to sever Microsoft relationship


    Home wrecker? This Bungie-leaving-Microsoft rumor refuses to die, even though Hickey rubbed his magic lamp and attempted to get to the bottom of it yesterday. Now we’re left with more idle speculation. Read More

  • Zune Tattoo Guy to get more Zune tattoos, less girls

    We like the Zune series of music players. We really do. We’d like them more if they’d work on our Macs, but that’s another story. We don’t, though, like them as much as Steve Smith of Sioux City, Iowa. Steve has not one, not two, but three Zune tattoos on his body. And, now that the new Zunes are out, he’s planning on more. Our editors wanted me to speak with… Read More

  • Zune Phone Commeth: "Not so fast," J Allard

    We know the Zune Phone is coming. It has to. MS is having a pretty hard time in the cellphone market, as Windows Mobile is anything but aweome. Sure, it sells, but who goes shopping for a WinMo phone? You take what you can get. And it’s hardly as profitable as it could be. What MS needs is a hit of a handset, something to fight back at the iPhone. We all know this, and the Zune is a… Read More

  • SE W580i launced on AT&T; Decent little musicphone, indeed

    With all the Zune madness this week, we’ve overlooked another music device that just launched, the Sony-Ericsson W580i for AT&T. We like SE phones a lot, though as music devices (which they are, they’re called Walkmen), there’s still some work to be done. That being said, it’s a step in the right direction, with stereo Bluetooth, and a built-in FM radio… Read More

  • You are a thief. How does that make you feel?

    The big record labels are getting brazen. Really brazen. Today marks the opening of the first trial between the RIAA and a person it says illegally downloaded music. The problem for the RIAA is this person, and by person I mean damned hero, has decided to fight back. The RIAA has acted like a bully in most cases it’s pursued so far, so it’s great to see someone taking a… Read More

  • What do you think of the Zune 2?

    Now that you’ve had some time to digest everything, what do you think about the Zune 2? I like my first generation Zune, but it’s difficult to manage because I don’t have a PC and I’m not about to run Boot Camp or Parallels for it. In most instances I like it over my iPod, but I have the first photo iPod and that’s obviously ancient compared to the Touch iPod. Read More

  • Social Investing Site Covestor Now Collectively "Manages" $100 Million

    Call it social finance. A bunch of investing sites, from MarketWatch and Motley Fool CAPS to Cake Financial and Social Picks, let investors create fantasy portfolios and track their performance. The idea is to compete against each other, celebrity investors, and the overall market. The best investors, whether pros or schmoes, rise to the top and collect a following. It’s the… Read More

  • New Palm OS delayed, again

    Come on, Palm! First you fold the Foleo, which broke Doug’s heart, and now you’re delaying your new OS until the end of next year! The new OS is purported to allow Palm to unveil a slew of new products including a device similar to the Foleo. This can’t be good. Not one bit. Palm admits new OS 18 months away [The Reg] Read More

  • Rumor: iFones could adopt Intel processor

    The boys in the far east are spilling the beans that Apple is considering the adoption of Intel’s Moorestown MID processor for the next run of iPhones. Intel revealed a Moorestown-based MID product with functions similar to Apple’s iPhone at the recent Intel Developer Forum (IDF) San Francisco. The Moorestown platform is expected to launch in 2009 and Apple is considering developing… Read More

  • BlackBerry outage?

    Reports are trickling in that BlackBerry users in New York and Washington are experiencing, yet, another outage with the typical message ‘blackberry data connection refused’ popping up when users try to access e-mail. Anyone? Research in Motion (RIMM) Blackberry data connection refused in New York and Washington [Blogging Stocks] Read More

  • A few more Zune details [Update, again, again]

    So I just got off a call with Microsoft regarding the Zune and we have a few more details for you. Read More

  • Review: Bose Computer MusicMonitor


    What’s insanely small and costs way too much? A diamond. What else? Bose’s new Computer MusicMonitor desktop speakers — but they sure are shiny with their silvery aluminum finish. Bose cleverly combined two ingenious ideas and added a little DSP magic to make what are quite possibly the finest speakers of their size. Of course, all that science costs money: These tiny… Read More

  • The old "I don't know where this porno came from" defense alive and well

    Here’s a tip: If you’re a State Representative about to lecture high school kids on, well, anything, and you’re planning on using a Powerpoint deck on your thumb drive, it’s probably a good idea to delete all the porn off of it, as some computers will automatically play back images as a slideshow. Just so you know. Also, denying the porn is yours isn’t a very… Read More

  • Zune Social: Discover what music your friends like, then buy buy buy


    I’m probably in the crowd Let’s chat about the Zune Social, Microsoft’s music-centric social networking (Isn’t “social networking” redundant? When are you “anti-social networking”…) deal. Before we get too far along, know that you don’t actually need a Zune to participate in Zune Social. It’s like this: when you play a song on… Read More

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