• More Sony Rootkit Shenanigans

    This time around Sony decided to compromise your system via the Micro Vault flash drive with fingerprint verification. The rootkit installs itself as a driver in order to hide a directory which stores the fingerprint recognition program. Sounds fine right? Too bad it will hide any directory the software is run from which means that malicious stuff can hide itself in the same place and slip… Read More

  • Another iPod Nano Mock-Up?

    As if there weren’t enough rumors around the interwebz about this already, Gizmodo just got their mitts on a mock-up of the upcoming iPod Nano. This is definitely much better looking than the ones in the spy shots but don’t get your hopes up as Apple’s legal team hasn’t said a word about it, and the source of the image won’t say where he got it from. Maybe this… Read More

  • TouchGraph Shows Connectivity Between Websites

    The TouchGraph Google Browser shows connectivity between websites in a visual fashion. The service pulls in data from Google’s database of related sites, delivering an interactive visual map of interconnected websites or search terms. TouchGraph also offers Amazon and Facebook browsers as well as providing the visualization technology to companies on a per job basis. Whilst its… Read More

  • Feedjit Customized Widget Shows Real Time SiteTraffic

    FEEDJIT Live traffic Map The Feedjit traffic widget launched a month ago and is now claiming some fairly serious viral growth – 3 million impressions per week from the blogs that have added it. When installed on a blog, the widget shows people who enter and leave the site and, and where they are located. Neither the blog publisher nor visitors need to register for the service –… Read More

  • Could GPay Be Google's Killer Phone App?

    An interesting new patent was published August 30 that would suggest that Google is developing a mobile phone payment system. The Text Message Payment patent details a system where by Google offers a mobile focused payments under the title of GPay. Examples of payment scenarios given in the patent include paying for goods from a vending machine, as well as purchasing items directly from… Read More

  • Big Fat Rumor: iTunes Kiosks Hitting Stores


    It could look something like this You should go into the kitchen and grab a huge spoon and that bottle of salt because you’ll need it for this one. According to brownkidd, other than the new iPods we’re sure to see announced on Wednesday are iTunes kiosks. WTF?! The purpoted kiosks will be placed in retail shops nationwide where you’ll be able to dock your iPod and/or iPhone… Read More

  • CNN Confirms iPhone Software Unlock, iPhoneSIMfree Releases FAQ

    Alrighty iPhone fans, the day you’ve been longing for is almost here. CNN has confirmed that iPhoneSIMFree is on the verge of releasing their software hack to unlock the iPhone. Pricing and exact date haven’t been announced, but Brett Shulte, a software consultant not associated with the project, has confirmed that it’s completely software hacked and it only took him about… Read More

  • Sunday Afternoon Timewasters

    Sundays are pretty slow and we are sure that you, our dear readers, are bored as hell. Well here are some ways to kill a few hours before Monday rears its ugly head. Click on to find out how to put your precious time to better use. Read More

  • Don't Try To Unlock Your iPhone

    If you think you’re smarter than the kid from Jersey then by all means try and unlock your iPhone, but I’d suggest against it. Look at what happened to this one. We were so happy, all the software part was done, so we started opening the iphone. The antenna cover was a bit tricky but eventually it came off. Then we started to open the metal cover (after taking out the 3 screws)… Read More

  • Arrested At Circuit City

    We’ve all heard tales of retail douchebaggery but this one takes the cake. Michael Righi was stopped by Circuit City employees on his way out of the store who immediately demanded that he show them his receipt and the contents of his bag. Knowing his rights as a citizen, and not being guilty of anything (or so he says) Michael refused to comply and was physically stopped from leaving… Read More

  • Ironkey: Military Grade Data Security

    If you’re the kind of person who is prone to working with documents which are vital to national security, you might want to check out this cool flash drive. Not only is the metal-encased USB stick built to withstand both hardware and software attacks on its contents, it will also self destruct after 10 incorrect passwords have been used. It starts at $79 for the 1GB model, and goes up… Read More

  • Apple In Cahoots With Car Makers

    Recent rumors of Apple joining forces with major car manufacturers such as Mercedese and Volkswagen are beginning to show some substance in the shape of the upcoming Jaguar XF. Ian Callum, Jaguars head design honcho, confirmed Apples work on the project but only mentioned a few glowy lights and some pop up air vents as the fruit of their efforts. No one knows exactly where this is going, but as… Read More

  • Jumbo Remote Control

    Umm…yeah. Have you seen a remote this big? The Jumbo Remote Control can be yours for about $10 at your local Walgreens. In case you can’t find one then I’ll gladly take your order now. :) Read More

  • $500,000 Profit On eBay Because Of A Spelling Error

    This is a faint glimmer of hope for those aspiring to become internet brazillionaires. Some guy decides to sell a 200 year old bottle of ale but accidentally leaves out one “P” in the brand name. A lucky bargain hunter just happens to see the auction and –realizing the value of the bottle– spends a healthy $300 only to resell it for half a million a little later. Read More

  • Multi-Day Paypal Subscription Outage

    PayPal users are reporting the widespread failure of the PayPal subscription service. According to user reports, the subscription service stopped working August 30 and remains down. PayPal subscription payments are used widely by service providers that require monthly payments, such as web hosts, membership based services, and others. In a post to the PayPal Development blog September 1… Read More

  • Short Changed by Shortcodes No More

    Earlier tonight I re-stumbled across Great Leader’s warning about fortune telling via text message, and it reminded me of a handy site that can help you figure out who won’t stop texting you even after you’ve told them to. Those four- or five-digit codes that late-night phone sex providers peddle when you’re trying to just watch an episode of M*A*S*H are called… Read More

  • Google Earth Easter Egg: Flight Sim

    Google Earth just got a little more fun with the help of a hidden flight simulator. To get to the sim on a Windows PC just hit Ctrl+Alt+A, with Command+Option+A over on the Mac side of things. We haven’t played around with it yet but it looks pretty basic, you have a selection of two planes, some control options, and some airports to take off from. Apparently this is just as good as… Read More

  • PatentMonkey: Biometric Cell Phone Developments

    If Motorola or AT&T’s recent patents show, biometric controls are coming for cell phones. AT&T envisions a means to unlock your phone with your voice while Moto has begun developing a means to use a cell phone to deliver a shocking messages to your body on command. Details on each after the jump… Read More

  • CommonRoom: The Wow Isn't Now

    Buried in the news yesterday that former Harvard student Aaron Greenspan is claiming to be the founder of Facebook was mention of Greenspan’s own startup: CommonRoom. Perhaps I’m being a little cynical, as I’m sure in truth that it’s a complete coincidence that Greenspan is publicly claiming founder status for Facebook in the NY Times whilst promoting a Facebook competitor. Read More

  • Genwi: Browse and Share Syndicated Content

    As if to demonstrate how powerful internet syndication technologies like RSS can be for the discovery of new media, Phoenix startup Genwi has been quietly developing an entire social network centered on RSS-syndicated content. The site, which looks very similar to Facebook, provides all the basic social networking features: profiles, friending, messaging, etc. However, it also incorporates… Read More

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