• Happy 'Wireless Spectrum Auction Day' everyone

    Well today’s the big day. Here’s are some quick facts and figures about the auction, should you find yourself in the position of having to regale the guests at your next dinner party with tales of the FCC’s invisible goldmine. Read More

  • Fuji adds even more colors of the rainbow to the Z-series

    For the fun, zany, quirky folks comes the FinePix Z20fd. The 10-megapixel shooter comes in a variety of colors and features a Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens, 2.5-inch LCD, 45MB of internal storage and a new feature dubbed Dual Blog Mode. What DBM does is quite simple, really. It automagically resizes any image or movie for easier and faster uploading to e-mails or YouTube. Other features like… Read More

  • Final Word On WSJ.com: More Free Content, But Subscriptions To Remain, Likely To Cost More

    News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch has said that the Wall Street Journal online will retain a paid subscription model, despite months of speculation that the site would go completely free. Although the full details of the plan are not clear, Murdoch said that much more of the site would be offered for free, however “the really special things will still be a subscription service, and, sorry… Read More

  • Battelle Turns Down $100 Million Offer For FM Publishing. Decides To Shop Around For a Higher Price.

    Yesterday, news started circulating that Federated Media Publishing hired Savvian, a boutique San Francisco investment bank, to shop around the blog ad network to potential buyers. This action was taken after FM Publishing was approached by several investors. One investor, we have learned, put a $100 million buyout offer on the table for the entire company, which FM Publishing… Read More

  • Fuji's latest F-series impresses

    First up in a long list of Fuji point-and-shoots for the day is the F100fd, The latest F-series digi is equipped with a 12-megapixel, 8th generation Super CCD sensor and it has a Fujinon 5x wide angle optical zoom on top of a 2.7-inch LCD. Other features include a wide dynamic range, dual image stabilization, face detection 3.0 (more details in the press release), automatic red eye removal and… Read More

  • Gates Argues That A New Form Of Capitalism Can Save The World

    http://services.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f8/452319854 Bill Gates in an interview with the Wall Street Journal today preceding his speech at the World Economic is arguing for a “new kind of capitalism.” Gates argues that “we have to find a way to make the aspects of capitalism that serve wealthier people serve poorer people as well.” Video above, and… Read More

  • YouTube Goes More Mobile

    YouTube has launched a new mobile oriented site that brings video to more handsets, as well a mobile app. m.youtube.com offers mobile optimized content to 3G or WiFi enabled handsets that support RTSP streaming. The mobile page supports logins and channel subscriptions, and is available in country specific form as well. YouTube has also released a beta version of the YouTube for Mobile… Read More

  • MacBook Air review roundup

    First up we have Uncle Walt. His views and opinions on technology astonish me. If you value thinness, and a large screen and keyboard in a subnotebook, and don’t watch DVDs on planes or require spare batteries, the MacBook Air might be just the ticket. But if you rely on spare batteries, expect the usual array of ports, or like to play DVDs on planes, this isn’t the computer to… Read More

  • BlackBerry software update coming soon


    Not sure exactly when this will get pushed out, but BlackBerries will see a new OTA update sometime before June. The most notable changes will include remote search for e-mails and HTML (FINALLY!!!) and rich test e-mail rendering. You will also be able to edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. There are also some security enhancements revolving around increased control over GPS and… Read More

  • Prince of Persia making a comeback

    Looks like POP is looking to make a comeback in the Spring. No other details have been disclosed. I really need to spend the next five minutes looking for an emulator because I really want to play the original now. Prince of Persia to return [Euro Gamer] Read More

  • Telescoping lens for iPhone camera, why the hell not?

    Yes. Yes. I say yes to weird-ass accessories. This one’s only $19, too. It’s a telescoping lens for your iPhone camera that can “Overcome the short coming of camera cellphone that can only near-sighted, it also makes distant view for you at the moment.” What does that mean? Who knows, but it sounds delightful. The lens seems to work in tandem with a… Read More

  • Canon announces "entry level" Rebel

    Today Canon introduced the EOS Rebel XSi and everyone should start shaking in their collective boots. The 12.2-megapixel (APS-C size Canon CMOS censor) Rebel has an improved AF sensor, 14-bit A/D conversion, Live View, Digic III Image processor and an optically image stabilized EF-S kit lens (EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS) to boot. Other improvements include a 3-inch LCD, durable ABS and… Read More

  • The Widget Kings

    Who rules the world of widgets? It is difficult to measure, but comScore takes a stab at it with a new ranking of widget providers as measured by viewing audience. The Widget Metrix data is from November 2007 and “measures independent objects that can be embedded or downloaded onto another site and can be used as a tool, have automatic content updates, or are interactive.” In… Read More

  • A tale of municipal Wi-Fi gone terribly wrong

    Wow. I have an empty house sitting in a neighborhood in St. Louis Park, Minnesota that’s supposed to be blanketed with solar-powered municipal Wi-Fi Internet access. The ugly brown poles were placed on just about every corner and never really worked correctly from the get-go. Well it seems like the city is fed up with its contractor, Arnic. “We’re going to tell Arinc… Read More

  • Rumor: Macs to get streaming video

    You know the drill. Get out that tub of salt and pucker up. Rumors of video streaming from Netflix for Macs are surfacing again and for no apparent reason. Ok, that’s not entirely true, but just because a company says they want to do something doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to happen. Studios want DRM, Macs can’t use the Microsoft-DRM that’s in place, which… Read More

  • Slimmest Waterproof Mobile Phone

    If you want to be the first on the block to own the world’s slimmest waterproof 3G Mobile Phone, you should buy a Fujitsu F705i. The handset is only 13.7 mm thick and is being marketed as the thinnest waterproof phone ever made. A lot of technology went into making this phone to meet IPX5 and IPX7 waterproof standards. This wonder will work even after being sprayed or submersed in water… Read More

  • Grand Theft Auto IV coming this April

    There are a slew of updates to game play such as having no control over your inebriated body or something more useful like autosave after each mission. It gets a tiny bit dramatic when you’re in sniper mode. You won’t be winning any Oscars or anything, but the whole thing turns into a short film. Throwing grenades sound pretty cool because you get to see your victim disintegrate. Read More

  • Via to release 'Isaiah' 64-bit chips in mid-2008

    Via is going to release 64-bit chips that “provide double the performance of the company’s current chips but consume the same amount of power,” according to CNET. The dual-core chips will run at 2GHz and are being marketed under the “Isaiah” moniker. Read More

  • Meg Whitman's Exit Interview

    I just got off the phone with Meg Whitman, eBay’s departing CEO, and John Donahoe, her successor. Whitman talks about her biggest successes (going global and buying Paypal) and her biggest mistake (losing Japan), gets a dig in at Skype’s founders, and ruminates about whether Facebook can become a platform for commerce. Donahoe talks about eBay’s renewed focus on… Read More

  • LiveCastr Launches; Next In Wave to Live Stream Video From Phone

    Amsterdam based LiveCastr, a service that lets users live stream video from their mobile phone, launched today at the World Economic Forum in Davos. It joins a parade of competitors that have launched over the last couple of years, including Mogulus (not mobile), Qik, and Flixwagon among others. Davos was a good venue for launch – founder Ralph Cohen has already captured live videos… Read More

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