• Synaptics MobileTouch Lands In Huawei U550 Phone

    If you’ve never seen Synaptics MobileTouch technology in action, pop over to their site and watch the demo video. But basically it takes all the fun touchpad technology you find on laptops using the company’s products and applies them to smaller mobile devices — in this case, the Huawei U550 flip phone. The backlit three-button MobileTouch interface acts as the MP3… Read More

  • Apple Charges $5 to Enter Apple Store? (Actually, No It Doesn't. It's a Joke.)

    At the time of this writing, 763 people dugg a BBspot story claiming that Apple had started charging $5 to enter Apple Stores. The theory behind the move was that it’d discourage people from crowding the store while gawking at the iPhone. It’s kinda like Bloomberg’s proposed traffic congestion tax. Only this story is fake. BBspot “produces a variety of features like… Read More

  • Certified Wireless USB For The Holidays

    Anxious to get your hands on some wireless USB products? Yeah, me neither. But the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) thinks you should be as they’re very excited about certifying the first six consumer products with their Certified Wireless USB logo. (And I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fee they get to charge for said certification.) You can look forward to seeing the… Read More

  • Kingston's Speedy 4GB miniSDHC Card, eMusic Partnership

    Kingston made two announcements today. The first is the availability of a 4GB miniSDHC card that can be picked up with different speed ratings. The best of these is the Class 6 card with a minimum sustained data transfer rate of 6MB per second, which if it holds true would be nice to have in your cell phone or other mobile device. I have an older Kingston miniSD card in my phone and… Read More

  • XM and Sirius To Offer Cheap Al A Carte Offerings

    Not a ton of info here, but apparently if this XM-Sirius merger actually goes through, you’ll be able to get your satellite radio on for cheap. Both companies plan to offer a low-cost $6.99 package that nets you 50 channels, as well as a $16.99 deal that would offer the best from both worlds. You’ll also be able to add and remove channels as you see fit. Sounds like a win for… Read More

  • RIAA Sends Nasty Letter to 23 Colleges, Save Harvard, Demanding Money

    The RIAA continues fighting the good fight, saving its clients from starvation and abject poverty. It just sent letters to 23 colleges around the country demanding that the war criminals who have downloaded music pay $3,000. In addition to getting a rather large sum of money for the average college student, the scheme works out such that, should you cooperate, the RIAA would then have all… Read More

  • Circuit City Slashes TV Prices In September


    An inside source at Circuit City has spilled the beans on company-wide price cuts on TVs supposedly coming in September. The move comes as a way of competing with arch-nemesis Best Buy. If you were thinking of making the high-def plunge and for some unthinkable reason thought Circuit City was the place to do it, wait a couple months. Read More

  • Xbox 360 Chatpad Ain't Bad At All (If You Use MSN Messenger)

    We found out a few days ago that Microsoft’s Chatpad will be released in September for $30, but other than that we didn’t know much. Now, however, we know a little more, thanks to an in-depth piece from GameSpot. The Spot says that the potential market for the Chatpad is limited to those who use the 360’s MSN Messenger application. Until Microsoft releases a text-based killer… Read More

  • Time Warner Cable Using Wrong Power Supplies To Throttle Service?

    So I just got off the phone with Time Warner cable. I’ve had their standard Wireless Road Runner service for four months now. During that time, our wireless broadcast has gone out for absolutely no reason numerous times (it has already gone out three times today alone). The only way to get it going again would be to call tech support and have them restart the signal. Not only that, but… Read More

  • Philips DCP850 Portable DVD Player Review

    Having traveled quite a bit in the last six months I really could have used a portable DVD player to drown out the roar of the engines, the terrible movie choices made by the airline, the crying baby two seats over, or the constant jibber-jabber from my girlfriend (just joking, M). While I haven’t had any flights during the review of the Philips DCP850, I have had a handful of train… Read More

  • TomTom To Purchase Tele Atlas

    Exciting news? Not really, but it could mean improved service and better products with TomTom’s announcement to buy map-provider Tele Atlas. TomTom is rumored to have purchased the company for $2.5 billion. Sure it’s a lot of money, but think about what you’re getting with that deal. Tele Atlas is currently the supplier of TomTom’s data. This news will also shake up… Read More

  • Glu Mobile Sticks with PopCap Games

    Mobile game publisher Glu Mobile is sticking with PopCap Games, the two companies announced today. Under the this new multi-year partnership Glu will continue to publish three of PopCap’s most popular titles including Zuma, AstroPop and Insaniquarium for new mobile handsets, and carriers throughout the world. “PopCap has pioneered the online casual game space and was one of the… Read More

  • AT&T Video Share Service Now Live

    You’ll be able to stream bitchin’ videos like this while on the phone with your buddies If you’re an AT&T user and are lucky enough to live in one of the 160 selected markets chosen as a test ground, you’ll find you can now use AT&T’s new video share service. The service allows you to stream video from one phone to another during a phone call, meaning you… Read More

  • Helios H2000 Upscaling DVD Player: 1080i, Works With XviD

    Still put off by the so-called high-def optical disc format war? For $99 come August, you’ll be able to grab the Helios H2000 upscaling DVD player. It connects to your HDTV via an HDMI or component connection and upscales video to 1080i from any number of sources, including Divx and XviD. No, it’s not as satisfying as a fully featured HD DVD or Blu-ray player, but if you’re… Read More

  • Logitech VX Nano Mouse

    Looking for a notebook mouse that doesn’t suck? Might want to peep Logitech’s latest offering, the VX Nano Cordless Laser Mouse. With a reported six months of battery life on just two AAA batteries, this mouse is great for just leaving in your travel bag. The USB receiver is almost microscopic when compared to others on the market. So far, we’re lookin’ good here. Word… Read More

  • Zune 2.0 For The Holidays

    The geeks over at Whiz Byte have the scoop on the G2 Zune and when we might see it. According to a MS rep, we can expect to see it just in time for the holiday rush. It’s a bit strange that MS wants to move the Zune towards ‘parity with iPod’, but then again, MS has been playing second fiddle to Apple for quite some time. What a waste of time. Hot Scoops, Whiz Byte, Hot… Read More

  • PS3 1.90 Firmware Released: Emoticons!

    Sony just “dropped” firmware version 1.90 for the PS3 in Japan. Expect it here any minute now. The change log shows that most of the improvements are mere cosmetic or otherwise fairly minor. Still, you’ll now be able to force 24Hz output for Blu-ray over the ol’ HDMI. CD audio output can now also be changed to 44.1/88.2/176/4kHz. You can also now change video setting… Read More

  • iPhone Security Flaw Allows Full Data And Phone Access

    Have iPhone, be careful. According to a new New York Times article, a computer security firm has discovered a flaw in the iPhone that allows someone to take complete control of the phone via a website. Independent Security Evaluators has successfully breached the iPhone using malicious code on a webpage to take control of the data and phone features on device. The scary part is that the… Read More

  • Monday Morning Happiness

    See this? This is the sole reason why SEGA doesn’t make consoles anymore. It’s a fantastic tribute to video gaming in the nineties. Complete with some fatass standing in the background, this photo includes but is not limited to the following: Sega CD, Sega Genesis, Sega 32X, Game Genie, Sega Genesis Cleaning System, Sonic and Knuckles, and Sonic 3. I know there are one or two… Read More

  • South Park World of Warcraft Episode Nominated For An Emmy Award

    I’m going to tell you a very special secret. I missed the South Park episode “Make Love, Not Warcraft” during its original air time. I was devastated and determined to see the episode; so determined that when it came on again, it was in the middle of making love and I actually stopped and watched it. Sorry babe, but Stan just got the Sword of 1000 Truths and I’m horny… Read More