• 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for recycling 45% of all portable device batterys sold are being stunted because of the consumer habit of keeping their outdated tech.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

  • Microsoft Surface Parody Video

    Great parody video of the recently announced Microsoft Surface Computer. “One day, your computer will be a big-ass table.” Read More

  • Callwave To Launch Voice-to-Text Service Monday

    Callwave To Launch Voice-to-Text Service Monday

    Callwave, one of the original Internet voicemail systems, will be offering the official version of its vTXT voice-to-text service on Monday, ending the beta testing phase[it's still beta]. The service is two-fold, offering SMS summaries of voicemail messages as well as a full email message. There are no “live operators” involved, thus ensuring privacy. I gave it a whirl this… Read More

  • Video: YouTube on iPhone, Now in Technicolor

    YouTube on my cellphone? If that’s not revolutionary I don’t know what is. Apple, in an effort to compel every man, woman and child on Earth to want an iPhone, has released another TV commercial touting its little-talked-about cellphone. This ad focuses on the phone’s ability to play YouTube videos. Look, it’s a dog! Be mindful of the video quality, though, as it… Read More

  • Creative TravelSound Zen Stone Mini Speakers: Call Me Crazy, But Speakers Should Be Big

    Creative TravelSound Zen Stone Mini Speakers: Call Me Crazy, But Speakers Should Be Big

    Jeez, in all the excitement of talking about the Creative Zen Stone Plus DAP, I completely missed that Creative also has a new mini speaker set for the player. The TravelSound Zen Stone clips on top of the ZS+ and delivers a pint-sized 0.2W per channel. As you can see, the speakers are pretty damn small, so don’t expect Gatecrasher-like (RIP, by the way) sounds. The price is right… Read More

  • Interview With Michael Megalli, Branding Expert for Group 1066 on AT&T, Cingular, and the iPhone – LIVE!

    http://images.operator11.com/swf/o11player.swf We’re talking to Michael Megalli, branding expert for Group 1066 on the trials and tribulations going on at AT&T during their Cingular transition. Cool stuff. Bloops – Looks like we pulled a Sopranos at the end there. Thanks to Michael for taking some time out to talk with us and we’ll have him on again when Operator11… Read More

  • Sling Releases SlingPlayer Mobile For WM6

    Sling Releases SlingPlayer Mobile For WM6

    Just a quick heads up to anyone with a new HTC Touch perhaps and a Slingbox. Sling Media released a new Windows Mobile 6 version of the popular SlingPlayer. You can now watch your favorite local TV while on a bus, train, or in your neighbor’s crack den. Lovely. It’s $30 for an upgrade to the WM6 version but if you’ve been using the WM5 version for a while now, it’s a… Read More

  • Writers Write "B-Logs," Get Money

    Writers Write "B-Logs," Get Money

    USA Today, that bastion of hard news, is covering a new fad popular with the kids called “B-logging.” They talk about two “b-loggers,” Om Malley and Mike Orvington, who used to work at real jobs and now eat ice cream and write about computers. Now I don’t know who these people are or what they think they’re doing, but I think it’s bad to show people… Read More