• Beep Beep Beep, Wideload Coming Through: Clever3000 Home Server

    It’s big, it’s rotund in a rectangular way, it has 2TB of hard disk space and 2GB of RAM and did we mention that it’s huge. The CyberSelect Clever3000 is the ultimate media center for the home. It’s a high-performance beast running Windows Media Center Edition on an Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 processor and an Intel 975 chipset to support Dolby Master Studio. The Clever3000 will… Read More

  • Verizon Is Going To Jail

    Verizon Is Going To Jail

    Shame on you Verizon. First you run out on your wife, then get into a bitter battle over alimony. Now the telecom giant is going to jail for failure to appear in court. Some guy named “Poodleman” was hosed by Verizon when they double-billed him, messed up his credit and didn’t do anything to fix it. Verizon was sued, Poodleman won and he was supposed to be paid. Well Verizon took… Read More

  • EMI In Talks To Sell DRM-free MP3s

    Hot on the heels of Apple’s Steve Jobs asking the music labels to drop DRM requirements for selling their digital downloads, London-based EMI (the third-largest record company) has whole-heartedly started investigating making the music on its labels available for download in the MP3 format. The story comes from the Wall Street Journal, but got picked up by the Associated Press this morning… Read More

  • Nokia E90 Communicator Out Of The Darkness!

    Nokia E90 Communicator Out Of The Darkness!

    Out of nowhere, the boys at Engadget have gotten three shoddy camera-phone pictures of the Nokia E90 Communicator—due to be announced at 3GSM soon. The E90 has a full QWERTY keypad and has a dual-hinge allowing it to be folded differently. Features include S60, a 3.2-megapixel camera, HSDPA, quad-band GSM, WiFi, an 800×352 internal display and a 240×320 external—both with 16… Read More

  • Wii Weights For The Overweight Lummox

    Wii Weights For The Overweight Lummox

    Are you a Wii owner/fanboy? Need another pointless purchase to keep Wii Sports fun for another week? Look no further than Wii Weights. These normal weights that you can buy at Target for $5 come with a Wii logo and are probably “designed” to work with a bunch of Wii Sports titles. Luckily, they’re not for sale and probably never will be. Though I must admit with the weather being… Read More

  • The AudioFile: Is the RIAA Smoking Apples?

    The AudioFile: Is the RIAA Smoking Apples?

    The music industry should be in a state of panic right now, but not because of piracy. The confusion surrounding digital music and the future of DRM was compounded this week by Steve Jobs’s open letter to the recording industry. And if the responses from the Norwegian Consumer Council and the RIAA were graded like reading comprehension questions on the SAT, neither group would make it past… Read More

  • The Apple Home: Is Apple Changing The Face Of Home Entertainment???

    The first week of Feb. is drawing to a close and the iPhone is still buzzing around the blogosphere like wild fire. In case anyone has forgotten, let me remind you that the AppleTV will be gracing us with its presence on Feb. 20. I’m forced to stop and think about what sort of impact this small, silver, square and every other product from Apple will have on my life and in our homes. Look at… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Visit to Tech Support Edition

    Daily Crunch: Visit to Tech Support Edition

    Parrot Busts Out The Bluetooth Boombox Lensbabies New Aperture Kit Sonic Boom Alarm Clock Brings Your Bed Good Vibrations, 113 db Lights, Camera, ActionCam! CrunchBack: Share Your Customer Service/Tech Support Horror Stories Read More

  • Photobucket To Show Off Latest Flash Tools

    We are expecting Photobucket and Adobe to jointly announce a new Flash based tool for Photobucket users within the next couple of weeks. The tool will allow users to mash up videos, photos and music clips into a timeline, and add titles, transitions and other effects, and then embedded into blogs, social networks like Myspace, and other sites. Adobe has been steadily increasing the power of their… Read More

  • Powerset Hype To Boiling Point

    Powerset Hype To Boiling Point

    Silicon Valley based search engine startup Powerset has mostly been closed lipped about their product. This makes sense given that they are gunning for the fastest growing Internet company in history, Google. But their excitement over an exclusive deal to license PARC search technology was too much to hold in – the company made what looks to be an exclusive announcement through VentureBeat… Read More

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  • Searchles Nabs Another Angel Round

    Searchles Nabs Another Angel Round

    Washington D.C based community search engine Searchles has grabbed another angel round today, topping off $600K of previous funding with another $300K. More than half of that total funding has gone towards developing the proprietary search engine Dumbfind that underlies Searchles. Searchles lets you save and tag via bookmarklet like Delicious, but has a finer grained control when searching and… Read More

  • Dressed For Success: Best iPod Accessories

    Dressed For Success: Best iPod Accessories

    , some pretty bitchin’ iPod gadgets have been released into the wild, just waiting to devour your dollars like so much plankton. Here are the ones I’ve been drooling over the most recently. Read More

  • ESPN Returns as ESPN for V-Cast

    ESPN Mobile, the late MVNO that piggybacked on Verizon’s network, is being reborn, in a sense, as part of Verizon’s V-Cast service. Subscribers will be able to download the ESPN application for their handset, essentially giving it the unique features the ESPN phones enjoyed. In addition, a $3 a day or $15 a month subscription allows the phones to display up-to-the-minute streaming… Read More

  • Wisair, Nokia Wireless USB Camera Phone

    Wisair, one of the chipset makers trying to get its Ultra Wideband (UWB) and Wireless USB solutions into every consumer product ever, is demonstrating the use of Wireless USB in camera phones at 3GSM. Using a Nokia N series handset embedded with the Wisair 542 chip, the company will show visitors to the WiMedia Alliance area (the rest of us will just have to take their word for it) just how great… Read More

  • Newsflash: Megapixels Don't Mean Megapictures

    Newsflash: Megapixels Don't Mean Megapictures

    Mr. Pogue, over at the Times, has a great must-read on something photoheads have long known—when it comes to megapixels, bigger doesn’t matter (too much.) The way I see it, people love simplicity, especially when shopping. If there’s any easy-to-read stat that registers as “more is good,” it makes it a lot easier for companies to push their products, and to force… Read More

  • LG, Microsoft Get It On

    Microsoft and LG have announced their nuptials and soon we will see LG-WinMo babies (though the image above is just some handy Photoshopping) scampering around the smartphone section. LG, the fourth-largest mobile phone maker, and Microsoft are expected to make it official next week at 3GSM. This is a great move by LG since its SK counterpart Samsung is having great success with the Blackjack that… Read More

  • Wired Bombshell: AppleTV, Zune To Become Gaming Devices

    Far be it from us to start rampant rumors and speculation, but sometimes we notice something that falls through the cracks and we can’t resist. Greg Canessa, the former general manager for Xbox Live, as well as a former employee of Apple specializing in games, has quietly dropped a bomb in an interview regarding his new position at PopCap games to Wired. When asked what exactly he’ll… Read More

  • Ricoh's New Industrial-Strength, Heavy-Duty Tough-Guy Camera

    Sure, this ugly-ass camera looks like it’s straight out of 2001, but it’s features are anything but old. This $1,200 unsightly monster is not meant to take photos of your sister’s wedding. Unless your sister is a sasquatch, because this is an outdoorsman’s camera. It’s the kind of thing you’d take on safari, because it’s ruggedized and shock-proof. Or on a… Read More

  • A Comparison of Live Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo Mail

    A Comparison of Live Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo Mail

    The Windows Live team announced today that they’re rebranding their new email beta to Windows Live Hotmail. We haven’t written about the application for some time, and this is as good an excuse as any to compare the current release to Gmail and the new Yahoo mail beta. The three applications, along with AOL mail, make up the vast majority of the 500 million or so webmail users around… Read More

  • Windows Mobile 6 Gets One More Thumbs Up

    If a device running Windows Mobile is in your near future, it looks like you’ll definitely want to get one running the newest version. LAPTOP magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Mark Spoonauer gave the newly minted version 6 a thorough testing and not only survived, but actually likes the update to the OS. Spoonauer gives it props for being faster and more stable than its predecessor, having… Read More