• Tvtrip: The Second Video Guide for Hotels

    Tvtrip: The Second Video Guide for Hotels

    Earlier this week we covered Trivop, which billed itself as the first video guide for hotels. Today, Tvtrip, another European startup, is launching their own guide. Counter to Trivop’s straightforward mashup of videos and Google maps, Tvtrip is focusing on “experiencing” the hotel and location overall before you rent. And yes, the names are ridiculously similar an… Read More

  • Signs Of Trouble For the iPhone

    Signs Of Trouble For the iPhone

    CrunchGear writes about some troubling signs around the upcoming iPhone on the same day BusinessWeek says it could become a $10 billion business for Apple. The launch date is the last business day of June, for example, suggesting Apple really needs more time but fears the consequences of missing their June launch date. Another problem: the iPhone may have a glass screen which will break… Read More

  • DivX Pro is Free Today

    DivX Pro is Free Today


    Want DivX Pro Mac for free? Of course you do, who doesn’t? Today is special for some reason because the folks at DivX have lost their collective minds. Head on over now and download Pro. Not only do you get the DivX player, but you also get DivX Converter and DivX Pro Codec. Make sure you do it today because it won’t be free tomorrow. Thank me later. Oh and Windows users are privy… Read More

  • Santa Rosa To Get HD DVD, Blu-ray Playback

    Santa Rosa To Get HD DVD, Blu-ray Playback

    According to Intel mobile graphics spokesperson Mike Choi, Intel will begin using a third-party hardware HD DVD and Blu-ray decoder in some versions of Santa Rosa. Using a separate decoder will enable machines with cheaper integrated graphics to play high-definition media, while allowing Vista’s Aero interface to run smoothly and keep costs down. This will hopefully let more consumers… Read More

  • Qualcomm Eyeing Amp'd, I Don't Think So

    Qualcomm Eyeing Amp'd, I Don't Think So


    This is simply an “interesting idea” from In-Stat analyst, Allen Nogee, and what he thinks will happen to bankrupt Amp’d. He believes Amp’d’s daddy, Qualcomm, will save the MVNO and use it as a test bed for new services. Not a bad idea, right? Read More

  • Belkin Introduces iPod Charging Solutions

    Belkin Introduces iPod Charging Solutions


    Belkin announced today the availability of four new chargers for iPod. The Power Dock AV allows you to charge via an entertainment center while the Power Dock works through a computer. There is also a Charging Kit for car use and a Power Adapter for wall chargin’. The devices are available now for prices ranging from $24 – $49. Belkin Read More

  • Update: Mysterious 12th Application Disappears From iPhone

    Update: Mysterious 12th Application Disappears From iPhone

    Apple reedited one of the iPhone videos to eliminate the so-called mystery application that had everybody talking these past few days. Once again, it’s Macenstein that points out that the 12th icon from the “How To” ad has disappeared, leaving us with the 11 icons that we all know and love. (Though, for whatever reason, 12 icons are still present in the “Never… Read More

  • WWDC Banners Reveal Secrets

    Some crafty photographer over at Roughly Drafted managed to get some key shots inside the WWDC conference before it’s even started. Inside, there are some banners that say “Welcome to WWDC07 Expand your universe.” and “Mac OS X Leopard Rocket fuel for your apps.” Clearly this means that OS X Leopard will be the star of this year’s WWDC. In addition to… Read More

  • The Futurist: We Predict the iPhone Will Bomb

    The Futurist: We Predict the iPhone Will Bomb


    Until June 29, it’s hard to tell too much about the iPhone, but I can tell you with near-certainty one thing: the product was almost certainly rushed to market before Apple’s engineers would have liked. At MacWorld, Jobs said: “We’re shipping them in June”. Had the phone release date been set in July or August, the entire tech world’s collective red flag… Read More

  • Sony Computer Entertainment Cut Backs

    Sony Computer Entertainment Cut Backs

    Those employees who won’t be staying with Nintendo’s marketing and sales teams better think again before they send their resumes to Sony. Reuters is reporting that there will be a few more people out of work in the video game industry soon. Sony is looking to cut jobs in the United States, and is even considering a restructuring in Japan! According to the Reuters story Sony has not… Read More

  • Leaked Interal AT&T Docs Point to More Collaboration With Apple

    Leaked Interal AT&T Docs Point to More Collaboration With Apple

    Talking points make the world go ’round and, somehow, that Boy Genius obtained internal AT&T documents detailing the wireless provider’s game plan for the iPhone and beyond. Most of the document is simply rehashed stats and specs and marketing speak, but there are a few morsels of information for us to devour. Shall we? Read More

  • MeetMoi Raises Cash To Help People Have Sex

    MeetMoi Raises Cash To Help People Have Sex

    Are you familiar with Twitter? That “short blogging” site where people post blurbs about random stuff rather than just calling their friends about what a great time their having? OK, good. A company named MeetMoi is looking to turn the Twitter-idea into a dating platform. The company just raised $1.5 million in financing and aims to change the way people date. Read More

  • Download An MP3, Get Expelled

    Download An MP3, Get Expelled

    Universities like Columbia and UCLA have recently come under fire from the RIAA and House committees, and are being pressured into upping the consequences for illegally downloading music. Nineteen universities across America were forced to take a six-page survey, which contained questions such as, “Does your institution expel violating students?”. In the past 4 months the RIAA… Read More

  • Watch Atlantis Launch On Your Mobile

    Watch Atlantis Launch On Your Mobile

    Mobile space junkies rejoice! Tomorrow’s launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis (still on schedule for Friday, June 8, at 7:38 pm EDT at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida) is being shown on Space.com as well as on Space2Phone.com. By pointing your cell phone’s WAP browser to wap.space2phone.com you’ll be able to watch the ship blast off for the 21st U.S. mission to the… Read More

  • Blogstorm Shows Blogs' Most Popular Posts

    Blogstorm Shows Blogs' Most Popular Posts

    A new site called Blogstorm went live today – it shows basic inbound link stats for blogs based on Yahoo link data. The site also shows how many links more recent posts have generated, and includes several charts. This is a great way for bloggers to see which of their posts are more popular. TechCrunch stats are here. You have to submit your site to them before they track it. The… Read More

  • Dual-Access Computer Case

    Dual-Access Computer Case


    Here’s a useful solution for traveling professionals. The Dual-Access Computer Case features a quick access laptop space. It can also store about a weekend’s worth of clothes. Exterior zipper slots are present for files and various other gear. Available now at Magellan’s for $139. Dual-Access Rolling Bag [Book of Joe via Gizmodo] Read More

  • Sprint Now Offering GPS-based Shopping

    Sprint Now Offering GPS-based Shopping

    Too wrapped up in the Burberry store to even notice the new YSL store a block down? Sounds like you love to shop. Sprint users can get the one up on the hottest deals by giving its new Slifter service a try. Slifter is a GPS-based way to shop via your mobile phone. It’ll track your location and recommend you places near your current location. You can also search for stores by both name… Read More

  • Shakeup at Nintendo

    Shakeup at Nintendo

    Things are getting interesting at Nintendo of America Game Informer reports that three key players are jumping ship, and they’re not the only ones. The company’s Sales and Marketing team is set to make the move from Seattle to either San Francisco or New York, and approximately 90% of the of the staff has decided not to go. But the big news is that three key executives including… Read More

  • Windows Vista SP1 Coming Soon(er)

    Windows Vista SP1 Coming Soon(er)

    Apparently Windows can’t keep its big mouth shut. After some digging, a number of sites have found mention of Windows Vista SP1 in Microsoft Downloads, the service Microsoft offers for updates and other big file downloads. What does this mean? Essentially it looks like Service Pack 1 exists within Microsoft’s own confined workspace and that some technical writer didn’t… Read More

  • The HQV HDTV Benchmark Disc

    The HQV HDTV Benchmark Disc

    A true hi-def aficionado knows that just buying an HDTV and then getting drunk with your pals while you watch a Mets game is not the way to go when it comes to buying a new TV. Luckily, HQV shares the same distinctive taste with these HDTV fans and has created a disc in both Blu-Ray and HD DVD format for calibrating a new HDTV. Each disc contains various tests and assessment tools to make sure… Read More