• TextFlow's Shiny Document Collaboration System

    A group of Swedes has grown tired of emailing documents around when they need editing help. So they’ve formed a company called TextFlow that’s working on a Google Docs competitor of sorts. Their Flash-based product is still in a very early stage, and there’s quite a bit of discrepancy between what they’ve built so far in private beta, and their vision as laid out in… Read More

  • Verizon pitches standardized early termination fee proposal to FCC

    Good news for those of us who change carriers on a weekly basis: Verizon Wireless (with consultation from other major carriers) and the FCC are negotiating a proposal to standardize early termination fees across the wireless industry, limiting the damage the fees might do to your pocket. The proposal would allow consumers to cancel service within 30 days of the contract (which most of the… Read More

  • Last call for Polaroid instant film – better move fast

    Alas, as you may know, Polaroid is stepping out of the film business, and although I’m sure 3rd-party film will be available at a premium in the future, Polaroid has set the dates after which their instant film will no longer be available. Check out the link below for the info on when the film cartridges for your camera will die the true death. [via Geeksugar] Read More

  • Video: Guitar Hero World Tour

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=34271 We’ve all been wondering what GH4 aka Guitar Hero World Tour would be like with drums, vocals, etc. and now we have video of it in action. This is huge. I’m not a fan of the axe in Rock Band and simply love GH for that reason alone, but the social aspect was obviously lacking and that will soon cease to exist. Activision is… Read More

  • Munny Figures: Because speakers are people, too

    I prefer to work in complete silence. “How can you work in complete silence all day?” my friends and family ask. “Be quiet and stop bothering me,” I tell them. That being said, I’d prop a couple of these little guys up on my desk for good measure. Says MAKE, “Flickr pool member Fungus Amungus made these chic speakers using Munny figures as enclosures. Not… Read More

  • Canon Rebel XS/1000D: new sub-450D consumer grade DSLR

    The naming terminology is getting problematic here. The Rebel line has gone from 350 to 400 to 450 since I’ve had one, with all kinds of sub-names, and now there’s a Rebel 1000D which apparently is less powerful than the 450D/XSi. It’ll sell for cheaper and have somewhat downgraded performance. Click below for specs and features. [via Photography Bay] Read More

  • iTunes is now a phishing target thanks to dumb kids

    Careful with that next e-mail you get from the iTunes music store — it might be a ruse. A cunning attempt to trick you, as it were. According to Computerworld, People began receiving spammed messages yesterday telling them that they must correct a problem with their iTunes account, said Andrew Lochart, an executive at e-mail security vendor Proofpoint Inc. A link in the spam leads to a… Read More

  • SanDisk rolls out premium microSD cards. Premium means faster transfer speeds

    Apparently there’s a need for “premium” micoSD cards (and the like), otherwise SanDisk wouldn’t bother producing them. The company has just revealed premium models of microSD, microSDHC and Memory Stick Micro (M2) flash cards, all featuring faster transfer speeds than conventional, non-premium cards. If you’re asking yourself, “That’s all that makes… Read More

  • Live Streaming Bill Gates Keynote At Advance08

    http://qik.com/player.swf?streamname=da4083df2eb8423ebc0eff028a5363aa&vid=83344&playback=false&polling=false&user=techcrunch&userlock=true&islive=&username=anonymous Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates is now giving the closing keynote at the Advance08 Conference in Redmond, Washington. The big news is Live Search Cashback, announced earlier. The live stream began… Read More

  • Lowepro releases new camera bags for your carrying pleasure

    I could have used one of these when I was traveling, although at the time I owned only one lens and no flash, so I suppose my laptop bag was just as good. The Inverse AW beltpack, left, and the Nova AW shoulder bag at right are both weather-sealed and provided with all the little pockets, padded compartments, and accessibility options that a pro photographer could need. I’m not sure… Read More

  • Steven Spielberg's Ghost/UFO Social Network To Be Called The Rising

    More details on Steven Spielberg’s upcoming ghost and UFO based social network, which we first wrote about in early March and followed up with additional details a week later. The site will reportedly be called “Rising” or “The Rising” (our understanding is that they have acquired both .com domain names), and the logo above and animated logo below are at least… Read More

  • Have way too much money? Buy a Dior phone!

    If you’re on the market for a phone that costs more than a down payment on a Honda and does nothing other phones can’t, luxury clothing retailer Christian Dior has the phone for you! Jumping on the mobile bandwagon with rival luxury lines Prada, TAG Heuer, and Dolce & Gabana , Dior has announced their own cellular offering. With the base price of the phone set at around… Read More

  • SmallWorlds Brings a Third Dimension to Web 2.0

    Meet SmallWorlds, a free browser-based 3D virtual world that integrates YouTube, Flickr, and a number of other Web 2.0 services. The site is aimed at the teen and adult markets, and is designed to be more casual than Second Life. SmallWorlds will be entering a public beta on June 2, but the first 1000 users to register herewill be able to start using the site on May 26.
    Update: The first… Read More

  • Next version of Optimus keyboard revealed: Under $1K!

    Ladies and germs, the next version of the Optimus keyboard! Dubbed the Optimus Popularis, it’s currently set to retail for “well below” $1,000. That’s some deal, $1K for a keyboard. Why buy food or pay rent when you can have a cool LED keyboard? All the best stories come from random LiveJournals. Or something. Read More

  • Acer Predator: cool hockey facemask, liquid cooling

    Here’s the Acer Aspire Predator that’s presumably coming out sometime soon, although an exact date and price aren’t known yet. The case looks like a futuristic dumpster mixed with a legless AT-ST, and I mean that in a good way. The front of the case is like a goalie’s hockey mask that flips up over the top of the machine (also in a good way). Specs include… Read More

  • Not smart: Kid breaks up with girlfriend, posts nude photos of her on MySpace. Oh, and she's underage.

    Here’s a tip, kids. Next time you break up with your girlfriend, don’t post nude photos of her on MySpace. Especially if she’s underage. Yeah, it seems cool at first, but then those pesky lawmen will ruin your life. A 17-year-old Wisconsin kid faces felony chargesfor doing just that, posting nude photos of his 16-year-old girlfriend on MySpace. That’s child porn. The… Read More

  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell for Mobile Phones

    Researchers in France today announced they had invented a hydrogen fuel cell that can be used as a backup power source for mobile phones. It is hoped this will increase the usage time between battery recharges.

    Different groups have been working on miniature hydrogen fuel cells for a few years now. This version, which is being developed by Bic, the company that makes pens, lighters and razors… Read More

  • Flip Minos

    B&H Photo has something called the Flip Minos in their latest catalog, apparently a smaller version of the Flip camera so popular with teens who smoke the bud. This new version will cost $179.99 and should be released June 4. Read More

  • AT&T will be the first to offer HSPA in the US

    Cheers to you, AT&T. Within a month’s time, AT&T will have fully deployed HSPA within its 3G network. That means we’ll be getting 1.4Mbps down and 800Kbps up. Full release after the jump. Read More

  • First ever PSP Go! Messenger virtual dinner

    I have no idea what either of these blokes are saying, but they’re using Sony’s Go! Messenger feature to do whatever it is that they’re doing. Seriously, I have no idea what Keith Lemon is even saying. Read More

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