• Samsung releases i900 Omnia update, in Singapore


    IntoMobile is reporting that Samsung Singapore has released the first ROM update for the i900 Omnia Windows Mobile 6.1. Read more Read More

  • TuneWiki: Android's iPhone-Like Media Player That May Become The Platform's Standard

    IsraeliAmerican startup TuneWiki has come a long way. Soon after the iPhone’s launch, the company released an application that allowed users to view highly-accurate lyrics synced karaoke style to any song stored in their music library. But because there was no App Store at the time, TuneWiki was limited to users with jailbroken (hacked) iPhones. Despite this, the application has racked… Read More

  • Laptops to phone home as a theft deterrent?

    The Inquirer is running an opinion piece regarding the benefits of adding GSM network access to laptops. The ubiquity of the GSM standard would make access available most anywhere in the world. Fernando Cassia argues that it’s time to replace the dial up modem with wireless connectivity. The cost would be minimal and laptop theft would decrease. Mobile devices are assigned a unique… Read More

  • Samsung releases i900 Omnia update, in Singapore

    IntoMobile is reporting that Samsung Singapore has released the first ROM update for the i900 Omnia Windows Mobile 6.1. The firmware update fixes some bugs and includes new stuff like widgets for Samsung’s ‘Today’ screen and a new text input method for Chinese characters. While we’re thrilled about updates and new stuff, don’t get too excited, so far the update… Read More

  • Blackberry Curve pink'd for Verizon

    Especially as of late, pink is just about obligatory as a color choice for handsets. Even if it’s offered in 23 other colors, there remains a surprisingly huge group of people who just won’t buy it if it isn’t pink. Well, anyone who has been holding out for a pink Curve is in luck: According to Engadget, Verizon will be offering the pinked out BlackBerry for $99 bucks… Read More

  • Facebook To Give Developers A New Set of Metrics

    Facebook will announce later today that it is adding a “Features” tab to the “Insights” area of the application management page. The new tab will give developers a greater range of statistics on application usage, including the number of canvas page views, clicks on profile boxes, confirmations of feed forms, and additions and removals of bookmarks (which have… Read More

  • Google Makes Brazil Center of Latin American Operations

    According to the Brazilian news magazine Exame, Google has made Brazil the center of its Latin American operations, placing former country director Alexandre Hohagen at the helm. Google is understood to have chosen Brazil for its superior regional performance. While the Mountain View, California-based search giant doesn’t comment on regional numbers, the article claims that Brazil is… Read More

  • TASCAM's GT-R1 lets you play the guitar/bass poorly wherever you are

    Like many of that age, my junior high self was completely convinced that a guitar was an instant ticket to Awesomeville. I’d learn a chord or two and find myself surrounded by groupies and body guards, my only responsibility being finding new places to put my piles of money. Life would be easy. Turns out, I couldn’t play the guitar for crap. If I had TASCAM’s GT-R1, it all… Read More

  • Mobbler update brings Last.FM streaming for S60

    S60 users now have a reason to scream stream thanks to the latest update to mobbler. Version 0.2.1 now includes streaming from Last.fm and ‘scrobbles’ tracks played on your handset to your Last.fm profile. Adonismobile gave the updated app a spin and said: “there is a new interface with some extra controls and menu options, and you have the option of streaming via Wi-Fi or 3G… Read More

  • Big Brother takes taxi to Beijing Olympics

    Just add it to the list. Hotel rooms, offices, residencies and now taxi cabs. Visitors to China will be closely watched, monitored and recorded. As the U.S. State Department has said: All visitors should be aware that they have no reasonable expectation of privacy in public or private locations. Microphones have been installed in most of Beijing’s 70,000 cabs. Integrated with GPS, the… Read More

  • Should we have a TechCrunch party in Berlin at Web 2 Expo?

    I have been kicking the idea around with a few people (mainly in conjunction with Andrew Scott, CEO of Rummble who knows Berlin well, and had an idea for a startups party a while ago) about having a TechCrunch party in Berlin during Web 2.0 Expo. Nothing very “official”, but the idea is to have the party aimed just at startup tech companies in Europe. A big problem in Europe… Read More

  • Asus makes bizarro Wiimote for PC use: the Eee Stick


    Asus never stops surprising me. If it’s not an excellent silent video card it’s a tiny laptop, and if it’s not a tiny laptop it’s a freaky bizarro world version of a Wiimote. I’m going to see if I can get my hands on one of these crazy things just to see if it works as well as Nintendo’s; being that Asus probably only started R&D a year ago… Read More

  • Sharp AQUOS TVs help you find the Funspot

    Can’t get enough Sudoku on your laptop, mp3 player, smartphone, dumbphone, portable Sudoku player, gaming console, or from one of those little Sudoku books? Fear not! Now you can get it beamed straight to your TV. Accedo Broadband today announced that they have added their “Funspot” casual gaming service to any net-enabled Sharp AQUOS TV. Through the Sharp AQUOS Net… Read More

  • Goole, the town a G could change

    I think I’ve found my TechHub. If ever there was a former industrial town in the North of England that had an opportunity to rebrand for the digital age, it’s Goole. Just the addition of the humble letter ‘g’ might well bring hordes of nerdy looking young men and women flocking around its Victorian era clock, marvelling at its old water tower and spinning out startups… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson announces the T700

    The T700, Sony Ericsson’s latest candybar, has been known (and seen) under it’s codename “Remi” for a few weeks now. Nothing too exciting here, but that’s become a bit of a trend with all of the SE announcements since the C905. The Specs: 2″ TFT display Quad-Band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) with UMTS/HSDPA 2100 Mhz Stereo Bluetooth 3.2 Megapixel Camera w/… Read More

  • Glam's Not-So-Pretty, BFF Approach To Pushing Its ComScore Numbers Higher

    Glam Media loves to tout its comScore numbers, and uses them to claim it is the largest collection of women’s sites in the world. And that’s true when you count all of the affiliate sites Glam does not own or operate that it sells advertising for. That’s Glam’s entire business model: sign up sites that appeal to women, and sell ads across the entire network. In… Read More

  • Twitterfone Releases Full Audio Interface For Twitter

    Twitterfone launched in May to let Twitter users post new messages by calling in to a phone number and speaking out what they want to say. The service then converts the message to text and posts it to your Twitter account along with a link to the audio file. Here’s a test message I created at the launch. The service is a great way to leave a quick Twitter message when you’re away… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson announces the T700

    The T700, Sony Ericsson’s latest candybar, has been known (and seen) under it’s codename “Remi” for a few weeks now. Nothing too groundbreaking or exciting here, but that’s become a bit of a trend with all of the SE announcements since the C905. The Specs: 2″ TFT display Quad-Band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) with UMTS/HSDPA 2100 Mhz Stereo Bluetooth 3.2… Read More

  • Japan wants more robot research, sells source code for humanoids


    ZMP, the world’s first venture company focusing on robot technology and – of course – based in Tokyo, is selling the source code [JP] for nuvo, one of its best-selling robots. The humanoid was unveiled in 2004 and ZMP says it’s the first robot for home use. The company’s aim is to establish a research community centered on the findings derived from doing… Read More

  • Hackproof passports hacked


    The new RFID passports that are designed to catch evildoers can, in a flash, be hacked by evildoers. Using a cloning tool, British researchers embedded pictures of Osama bin Laden and a suicide bomber onto a set of chips and then tested them. They came up as “real” according to the agency that sets e-passport standards. Read More

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