• Fujitsu MediaTop: The cube's the thing

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf Fujitsu’s MediaTop is kind of like Microsoft Surface but with blocks. You use a Bluetooth-enabled cube that lets you control on-screen action in three dimensions. When you place the cube near the screen you can turn it to control the UI or use it like a 3D mouse. They even have a plan to give kids huge… Read More

  • Bloglines Supports OpenID, Will Support oAuth and APML

    The IAC owned Bloglines has announced a number of new and intended features today. OpenID for Bloglines accounts joins with a new version of Bloglines Mobile beta and new personalization features as being available immediately. Perhaps more interesting from a particular perspective is Bloglines’ intention to provide support for oAuth (Open Authentication) and APML (Attention… Read More

  • JVC Booth Tour

    JVC is reviving the name Victor in Japan, which is actually quite cool. Victor, if you’ll remember, was the gramophone maker that advertised with little dog who tilted his head to the speaker cone, reacting to “His master’s voice.” It was a great proto-campaign that really sent a powerful message about audio reproduction. Enough, nostalgia, though, because the booth… Read More

  • Betavoltaic Battery: It's probably a pump and dump scam


    I had a moment to mull over this “30-year laptop battery story” and I’m slowly coming to the conclusion that it’s a pump and dump scheme of nefarious proportions. Penny stock companies that promise “unlimited energy” and “cures for cancer” often try to build a case for their stock by getting a piece in the legitimate media. As this is getting… Read More

  • Justin.TV Teams Up With On2 And Opens Network

    We’ve been following the evolving live streaming space for some time now. The success of recorded social video on the net (read YouTube acquisition) spurred on many more video startups, including a host of video sites hoping to find an equally large demand for live content. There are a bunch of them out there, including Ustream.tv, Stickam, Blogtv.com, Operator11, Mogulus, Veodia… Read More

  • The Daily WTF

    Can you guys see this? I ate four pieces of potentially bad sushi last night and now this thing has been following me around all morning asking for quarters. Read More

  • Sony's OLED TV: Awful small

    Sony’s XEL-1 is pretty impressive. It’s only 27 inches wide and costs $1,500, so it’s not that impressive but if you want to be an early adopter and feel like your TV can get blown off the table with a strong gust of wind, this is your device. OLEDs use less power and are more eco-friendly than plasma or LCD screens. Does this mean you’ll have an OLED in your home… Read More

  • Fadnation: Why Steve Ballmer Could Be Right

    The hot topic on Techmeme today is a story quoting Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer claiming that the rush into sites like Facebook could be a fad. Naturally, there has been a slew of people claiming that this could be nothing further from the truth; Robert Scoble puts forward one of the better arguments against Ballmer. But what if Ballmer could be right? Lets look at the exact quotes… Read More

  • The Robots of Chiba

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf One thing CEATEC has a surfeit of is robots. They come in all sizes, from a twee bike-riding robot whose visage I cannot now find in my photo library to a set of guard robots that won’t do much guarding when you kick them over before they can alert the authorities. Then there was yesterday’s Sony… Read More

  • Yahoo May Sell Kelkoo

    Yahoo is considering “strategic options” for comparative shopping site Kelkoo, including a possible sale, according to a report at FT.com Yahoo acquired Kelkoo in 2004 for €475 million ($670 million). Paris based Kelkoo has continued to offer a standalone comparative shopping service, whilst being used to power Yahoo Shopping sites for the United Kingdom, France, Germany… Read More

  • Zune press release sneak peek leaked, MS shrieked, source's outlook bleak

    Holy moly, Zune day is rolling along nicely. Somebody, and we’re not saying who, mostly because we don’t really know, has leaked the embargoed Zune press release set for midnight tonight. Now, we’d never do anything like that, our journalistic integrity is more important than a scoop, even one as scoopable as Zune deets. We’re not like that. Fortunately, anonymous… Read More

  • Banned on Japanese airplanes: Playing DS, using other similar devices

    Man, Japan’s usually hip to technology, but this news sorta diminishes that perception. A revised law means that passengers on board Japanese airplanes will no longer be able to use video game systems with built-in wireless functionality. So say goodbye to the DS and PSP whip out the Game Gear. The law doesn’t stop there, oh no. It also prevents the use of pretty much… Read More

  • SecondRotation.com: Like eBay, only without the rich human interaction

    Have an old cellphone lying around? Not sure how to type eBay or Craigslist into your browser? Want to receive approximately the going rate for your gear but not a penny more? Don’t trust the vagaries of the invisible hand of the markets? Boy, have we got a site for you. Granted, the eBay/Cragislist experience is fraught with pain and sadness. I’ve all but given up on eBay and… Read More

  • Samsung BD-U5000 dual format player delayed

    Samsung’s attempt at hitting middle ground with the BD-U5000 –instead of siding with either HD-DVD or Blu-ray– has recently been delayed to December in the U.S, and early 2008 for Europe. The claims aren’t confirmed as Samsung wouldn’t be too proud of missing the critical holiday shopping time-frame, but don’t hold your breath if you want this under your… Read More

  • New show bores audience, saves environment

    A few TV manufacturers and broadcasters have joined forces to develop 10 minutes of boredom as a standard way of measuring energy use. Apparently energy consumption varies based on the genre so the clip combines all of them into one including soap operas, sports, and nature programs. It would be assumed that porn uses up the most energy and as a result we encourage everyone to cut back and… Read More

  • Halo DS: What could have been

    Halo 3 is the news of the last few weeks, no doubt. But some of you may recall when Halo the First was in its pre-release days, back before Redmond locked it down as an Xbox-only title. To their credit, they knew what they had their hands on. Bungie had taken the initiative on using Halo on other platforms, including the version (screenshots above) for the DS. We want it, badly. Yesterday… Read More

  • Helio Drift drifts away, makes room for Mysto

    The Helio Drift has been wiped from the site, which means there’s room for another device and it means you can swoop up a Drift for cheap. A new Samsung device passed through the FCC that was branded Helio and it appears that Helio Mysto has been trademarked. But…but…I love my Ocean. I may have to put it away if the Mysto is the Samsung pictured above. Drift Retired, New device… Read More

  • Having trouble with the site?

    Is anyone having trouble with the site? Is it taking a while to load? Pictures not showing up? Let us know in comments. Thanks. Read More

  • nekFIT: a revolution in the way we wear music?

    Someone tell me this is a joke. Seriously. Product Page [via Electronic House] Read More

  • Laptop battery life to last 30 years?

    Fed up with shoddy battery life on your laptop? You’d be lying to me if you said otherwise. I’m not so sure how legitimate this is, but the US Air Force Research Laboratory has had a hand in the creation of a continuous battery that lasts for 30 years without a single recharge. The betavoltaic power cells are assembled from semiconductors and use radioisotopes as the energy source. Read More

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