• Shoe Pure 100 Looks Like An Dinosaur Egg

    I’m not gonna lie. I have over 20 pairs of shoes and about 7 of them really smell bad. Some worse than others, it’s all my fault. During those hot summer days when I’m half-drunk, I throw on shoes without socks and 5 hours later it smells like rotting cheese. If I had the Shoe Pure 100 though, my shoes would smell like roses the next day. The egg-shaped device glows a… Read More

  • PSP Force Feedback Mod: Just a Proof of Concept, Calm Down

    I guess you can consider this a mod. Someone took apart a PSP and installed a tiny motor, giving the portable system ghetto force feedback. It doesn’t look like the mod will be mass produced or anything and it’s more of a “look what I can do!” than anything else. Be that as it may, it’s good to see people “hacking” their hardware. If I had any… Read More

  • scanR to Release Version for Facebook

    Who needs to take notes when you can take a picture? The guys over at scanR have made note taking a thing of the past. With this nifty little service you can take a photo with your mobile handset and then send it to scanR, where it will then be e-mailed to you. Now the company has given us the word that they’re going to release a version for Facebook too. With the service students can… Read More

  • Five New Fuji Cameras Due in September

    Fuji announced five new cameras today, all slated for a September release and ranging in price from $179.95 to $399.95. Read More

  • Quite A Few People Run With The Nike+iPod System

    Overall, I’d definitely say the Apple/Nike deal is a success. With the world’s largest shoe manufacturer teaming up with the maker of the most popular MP3 player, it was already a match made in heaven. Now Nike has announced that users of the Nike+ system have logged over 22 million miles. That’s enough running to go around the world and back for a stop at In-N-Out… Read More

  • ABC Launches HD Streaming Beta

    Those of you who are keen to watch Lost or Grey’s Anatomy know ABC has been kind. For over a year now, ABC has let users stream episodes of all the hit primetime shows for free via a flash-based video player. Though it’s fantastic, a lot of users probably wanted to start jumping on the HD-bandwagon. ABC listened and is now offering users a beta of its video service in HD. Got a… Read More

  • J'accuse! Guys Who Say Facebook Stole Their Ideas Have Two Weeks To Prove It

    We regularly use Facebook to whore ourselves out to y’all (we’re currently using it to plan our big birthday bash—we need ideas, people!), but it looks like some people don’t want us to have any fun. For the past three years, Facebook founder Mark “Mad Money” Zuckerberg has faced allegations from former fellow Harvard students that he stole their ideas for… Read More

  • Working At Rockstar Makes You One Cool Dude

    NOT! But it’s always fun to see the inner-workings of all your favorite companies. Jeff, who used to work for Rockstar Games, recently posted a gigantic manifesto on his time spent working for the company. It’s a great read full of interesting tidbits, though some of the stuff is predictable. Here’s a snarky excerpt: Working there also really did buy the rock star treatment… Read More

  • Sprint Making The Hot Deals With Google

    Not much info is currently available, but according to Reuters, Google and Sprint are in talks to develop a mobile internet portal. Sprint and Google would offer a page with access to search, IM, social networking, and other features. No word yet on when it’ll be ready or what the two companies will do with it. Sprint in pact to develop mobile internet portal with Google [Reuters] Read More

  • Mozilla Ponders Thunderbird Spin-Off

    Mozilla CEO Mitchell Baker has called for community feedback on the future of the open source email client Thunderbird, with consideration to spinning Thunderbird off into a separate entity. Mitchell wrote that Thunderbird is being dwarfed by “the enormous energy and community focused on the web, Firefox and the ecosystem around it” and that as a result, Thunderbird was not getting… Read More

  • Xbox 360 HD DVD Drive Gets Price Cut

    Microsoft today announced that it would be cutting the price of its HD DVD drive for the Xbox 360. With Blu-ray gaining momentum and leading the next-gen format war, the move is Microsoft’s push to get more people into HD DVD. Instead of $199, you’ll now only pay $179 and you get five free HD DVDs to boot. Better hurry though, ’cause this deal is only good from August 1st… Read More

  • iPhone Nano Supposedly Real, Only It Doesn't Have Touch Screen. Sure…

    Apparently Bob Woodward now works as a gadget blogger. Unwired View insists that the iPhone nano is real. It also insists that the iPhone nano won’t—repeat, WON’T—have a touch screen. Super. Why would Apple remove the iPhone’s only killer app? It’s not like people are flocking to the iPhone because AT&T has such a wonderful cellular network. (Or… Read More

  • Logitech Wave Keyboard Sure Is Awful Pretty


    This keyboard is like water, a hammock, and a sleepy woman. Logitech just launched the Wave keyboard, a keyboard that “conforms to you” in the same way that the stock photography used on the Logitech site conforms to the concept of objects conforming to your body. The keyboard itself is wireless and aimed at Vista users but also works in OS X. They’ve added some ergnomic… Read More

  • Tarzay Selling Blu-Ray

    tTarget will start selling Blu-ray disks and players in October, popping another nail in the HD DVD coffin. It looks like the PS3 is finally giving BR some traction in the market, as evidenced by yesterday’s report of Blu-ray thievery. Are the format wars over? Nah. But people are definitely picking sides. Target to Promote Blu-Ray DVD Format [AP] Read More

  • Apple Third Quarter Results and Some Musings


    As we all know, Apple announced 73% increase in earnings this quarter sending shares up to $150 or so. They sold 9,815,000 iPods and 1,764,000 computers, which amounts to about 30% growth in both product lines. Not too shabby. What, however, does this say about Apple and the state of the computer industry? Clearly, Apple is A #1 when it comes to MP3 players. That’s a given. But what… Read More

  • Sprint and Google… Together at Last

    It is official: Sprint Nextel and Google will be working together on a Web portal that includes search and social networking for Sprint’s WiMax Internet customers. Last week we reported that Sprint and Clearwire are working to rollout a nationwide WiMax network, and now it looks like Google wants to get in on the ‘max. “Google and Sprint will optimize the Internet experience… Read More

  • Veoh Names Mitgang CEO

    P2P and web video sharing service Veoh has announced that former Yahoo executive Steve Mitgang has been hired as CEO. Mitgang was formerly a Senior Vice President at Yahoo and led Project Panama, Yahoo’s next generation contextual advertising platform. Veoh closed a $26 million funding round and launched distributed television platform Veoh TV in June. According to the LA Times… Read More

  • Virgin Mobile Switches Off Mobile TV

    Less than 10 months after launching its mobile broadcast video service in Europe, Virgin has pulled the plug, and will switch off the service early next year. BT Movio, the bandwidth provider, is canceling its contract with frequency owner GCap Media. A number of setbacks plagued the efforts, including that fact that only one handset – the Lobster 700TV – was equipped to receive… Read More

  • EXPN Sports Channel Coming to Mobile From ESPN, MediaFlo and Verizon

    If you’re into action sports, you’ll be able to watch every flipkick, ollie and even every incredible crash from the X Games on your mobile handset. ESPN, MediaFLO USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of QUALCOMM, and Verizon Wireless have teamed up to launch EXPN for V CAST Mobile TV, a channel to deliver the action from the from X Games 13. Coverage runs from 11:30am PT on August 2… Read More

  • Seagate to Stop Selling the IDE, Maybe a Little SATA You Would Like?


    Photo via Jason Dunn Seagate, the company that I think I bought my first hard drive from, will stop selling IDE drives by year’s end, focusing exclusively on SATA. SATA currently is currently found in more than half of total desktops sold this year and 44 percent of laptops sold. Don’t expect IDE to go the way of the Dodo, however. Like all good standards (when’s the last… Read More