• Sony-Ericsson W880i Gets OK'd By FCC

    Sony-Ericsson W880i Gets OK'd By FCC

    The W800 series of Walkman phones have been a pretty big hit for Sony-Ericsson. I still have my beat up W800i in all its orange glory and I love it. Now S-E have just gotten approval from the FCC for its new W880i phone – an ultra-slim, dark, metallic version of its younger brothers. Unfortunately, not much information was released with the FCC approval. For now, we know the phone has a… Read More

  • Windows Vista Now Available From NewEgg

    Windows Vista Now Available From NewEgg

    Chances are if you’re geeked out enough, you’re already well familiar NewEgg and its awesome deals. If you’re dying to get Vista but don’t want to wait until that pesky January 30th “release date” they keep talking about, you’re in luck. You can now order Vista from NewEgg in the following flavors: Vista 32-bit Ultimate Single Pack DVD (OEM) –… Read More

  • Boy Genius Unleashes High Quality HTC Vox Pix

    Boy Genius Unleashes High Quality HTC Vox Pix

    We know that the previous set of HTC Vox pics were, at best, blurry as hell. But thanks to the power of 3D product rendering photography, we now present to you the HTC Vox in all its glory. In case you’re not up to date, this is the hot HTC jaunt that’s probably coming out for AT&T later in the year. It runs Windows Mobile Crossbow, has a 2-megapixel camera, a slide out QWERTY… Read More

  • Otterbox Announces Two New Blackberry Cases

    Otterbox Announces Two New Blackberry Cases

    Blackberry users know the elements are out to get you and your precious communication device. So you’ll be happy to know that Otterbox has announced two new water-resistant, rugged Blackberry cases. The Otterbox 1930 and 1931 are designed to take the ultimate ass-kicking so your Blackberry can stay completely intact. They may not be the prettiest cases on the market, but they’ll get… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Tell Squid Edition

    Daily Crunch: Tell Squid Edition

    Consolidate Your Barcodes Plen: The Bluetooth-Enabled, Rollerskating Robot TellMe: A Robot Does the Searching, You Do the Swearing Shiny Shiny Flashes the LG Shine Nokia Working On Diamond Casing Read More

  • The Job Board Bubble

    The world has changed since I wrote about the need for a decentralized job board service last August. Just not quite in the way I had hoped. Job Boards are the product du jour of tech blogs. We have one, and countless others have sprung up as well. The idea is that the best candidates read these blogs, and by definition are up to speed on cutting edge tech issues. By advertising there, you get the… Read More

  • Battleground Wikipedia

    There’s been a discussion over the last few days over a Microsoft employee offering to pay an Australian blogger named Rick Jelliffe to edit certain Wikipedia pages relating to Open Office standards, including this page. Jelliffe writes about the offer here. Doug Mahugh at Microsoft freely admitted to doing this in a comment to a Slashdot article on the matter. According to another source, a… Read More

  • Shiny Shiny Flashes the LG Shine

    Girls, fire up your jealousy motors, because Susi from Shiny Shiny in the UK has gotten her well-manicured hands on a phone that you’re going to want (and most vain men, to boot): the LG Shine. What’s special about the Shine? When the screen isn’t in use, it becomes a mirror, allowing you to make sure your hair is ok, confirm your lipstick isn’t smudged, and check for coke… Read More

  • CrunchDeal: Samsung Blackjack for $99

    is just outside the price range most of us are willing to spend on something we don’t truly need. Take heart, casual smartphone wannabe, as we’ve uncovered a deal for you. Right now, if you purchase the BlackJack with a 3G unlimited data plan, and also sign up for AT&T’s DSL service for home in-store, then the conglamorate will load you up with mail-in rebates, bringing the… Read More

  • Vista Gaming: 10 Reasons Why It Will Be Hot, 5 Reasons Why We’re Worried

    Vista Gaming: 10 Reasons Why It Will Be Hot, 5 Reasons Why We’re Worried

    Old school computers gamers can tell you of the time when the best games were actually developed for the PC. This was long after the crash of 1983 when the first great consoles including the Atari 2600 and Intellivision systems died out, and even after the heyday of those classic Commodore 64 games. In the early 1990s the best games were on the PC with titles that included the original… Read More

  • BBC Announces…What?

    As much as I love the BBC, I can’t help but wonder if they would have written about this new virtual world if it wasn’t their own property. Details are very thin. In fact, as Ben Metcalfe, a former BBC’er, points out, we don’t know if this is a simple Flash game or a real competitor to Second Life. It is slated to go live this summer, and will be called “CBBC… Read More

  • Apple Calling Press Conference on February 20?

    Fanboys: Mark your calendar for February 20. There’s word circulating on the Tubes that Apple is calling a special event, most likely to officially announce availability of Leopard (OS X 10.5). In all probability, other similar products will be announced as well, including a new version of iLife and an upgraded iWork. The real question is, though, what else are we going to see? Any cool… Read More

  • SanDisk's Wi-Fi Better Than Zune's Says, Um, SanDisk, Maybe

    Yesterday, we mentioned SanDisk going after Apple’s Shuffle shoppers with its Sansa Express. Today, CoolTechZone.com is saying SanDisk is admittedly gunning for potential Zune buyers with its Wi-Fi-enabled Connect player. Unfortunately, the site doesn’t do much elaborating on the topic despite apparently having talked to SanDisk about the DAP. Read More

  • Scots to Students: Have A Handheld

    If you’re Scottish, and a school kid, then you might be getting a PDA. Scotland’s Lothian Councils, the governing bodies for an area of the Southeast known as the Lothians, have put forth a plan to give each of the area’s 60,000 students an Internet-enabled PDA with the goal of making pupils more involved in their studies. The PDAs would have built-in access to coursework… Read More

  • Nokia N800 Hands On

    Nokia N800 Hands On

    Got the N800 yesterday and I can’t say I’m blown away. I liked the N770 — a lot of folks didn’t — and this is an impressive upgrade but it’s not currently a must have. One interesting little thing? There’s an ingenious stalk webcam that pops out of the side. Maemo is just about the same, with few improvements, but the overall experience seems much faster… Read More

  • Wii Wins Console Launch Battle, Xbox 360 Winning Sales

    BusinessWeek.com has a quick financial recap and forecast of the current console wars. Nintendo sold 1.1 million Wii consoles between its release in November 2006 through the end of the year coming out numero uno in console sales. Sony on the other hand, only sold 687,000 PlayStation 3 units. Though this isn’t surprising, I find it hard to believe that Sony wouldn’t have out sold… Read More

  • Vista Service Pack 1: A Band-Aid for a Baby

    Vista Service Pack 1: A Band-Aid for a Baby

    Sure, Vista is a but a wee bairn but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve a major service pack. We can expect the software to roll out in the Fall with a few fixes for “high-impact issues” including fixes in security, deployment, and stability. Why should we care? Because this promises to break a few things down the line and means the Vista is really hitting the upgrade… Read More

  • Free iPhone*

    Free iPhone*

    …and by offering up all of your private information you can get one! All you have to do is click ad spam on one of thousands of websites. Remember, however, you probably won’t get one because it’s all based on availability and the fact that skeezy outfits like this are preying on your ignorance. Fulfillment may be delayed based on availability. Once you have completed the Program… Read More

  • LG Puts Out Like My HS GF

    What sort of world would we be living in if LG didn’t release a new product every day of the year? Have no fear, LG doesn’t let us down with the release of their new digital media player, the FM37. At a thin 10.4mm the FM37 packs a whole lot of features: 2/4GB, MP3/OGG/WMA support, e-book functionality, battery life for up to 24 hours for your tunes, 3 hours of video and a 2.4 inch TFT… Read More

  • Consolidate Your Barcodes

    Consolidate Your Barcodes

    User tracydanger on Instructables has thrown up a neat guide to consolidating all those bonus/membership cards in your wallet. In a nutshell, Tracy took all her bonus cards in her wallet (like CVS, Shop Rite, etc.), scanned in all the barcodes, labeled each one, and printed them out into a nice, convenient sheet that is easily accessible. Don’t have a scanner or you’re just flat-out… Read More