• Verizon Debuts Samsung Gleam

    What do Verizon and shining a flashlight into a mirror have in common? They each have a gleam. Cheesy? You betcha, ’cause like my failed joke, the Samsung Gleam is packed full of cheesy features (and some decent ones). Inside, you’ll find EV-DO with a VCAST interface, a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, microSD, etc. – all the stuff you’d find in a Verizon phone for the… Read More

  • Gigantic speakers are probably taller than you

    Take this set of Evolution Acoustics speakers anywhere you need a little extra muscle; the gym, the bar, the back-alley River City Ransom-like brawl, or anywhere else you need a 6-foot, 525-pound buddy to watch your back. Or maybe just leave it at home and use it to listen to music. Enclosed within the slick wooden housing are two 15-inch woofers, two 7-inch mids, and a 5-inch tweeter on… Read More

  • Samsung MP3 player duo deets updated

    Samsung’s YP-P2 and YP-T10 MP3 players were announced way back when, but now we have pricing and availability (sort of). The P2 features a full 3-inch widescreen touch interface, stereo Bluetooth and gallops along at 30fps. The latest ‘iPod Killer’ comes in 4GB and 8GB flash memory with 35 hours of audio playback and five hours of video playback. The P2 is available in… Read More

  • The Facebook backlash? No, but funny all the same

    Facebook has overtaken MySpace in the UK not just in numbers but in general mind-share in the media and water-cooler conversation. We appear to be obsessed with it. Even to the point where deleting your Facebook profile is actually equated with something as serious as suicide. But there comes a point when too much is too much. And it’s reaching that point where being bitten by… Read More

  • iPhone 1.1.1 read access granted but don't upgrade just yet

    Erica at TUAW just posted a liveblog of her trip through the 1.1.1 filesystem. What did she find? That you can read the new OS, mount noexec disks, and grab the Wireless ITMS and try to put it on the earlier version to no avail. The hack basically shows us that we have a long way to go. Liveblogging the big iPhone 1.1.1 hack [TUAW] Read More

  • Bungie is free to do what it wants any old time

    As of 8:00am PDT, Bungie is now a separate entity and will work in tight partnership with Microsoft. The software giant will own equity of the new spin-off and both will share ideas and intellectual property. The press release is kind of weird: “Working with Microsoft was great for us, it allowed us to grow as a team and make the ambitious, blockbuster games we all wanted to work on. … Read More

  • HD DVD camp forms group to promote interactivity

    Say hello to the new Advanced Interactivity Consortium. Its goal is to promote "superior interactivity for a wide range of next-generation consumer devices, digital content and distribution scenarios [and] maximize consumer satisfaction worldwide by accelerating industrywide adoption of advanced interactivity and interoperability across a broad array of HD DVD products." Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #240

    On GeekBrief.TV #240 (I didn’t post #239 on CG because it was just an overview of Zune 2 specs), I talk about Jeff Hann’s Multi-Touch Display finally being for sale starting at $100,000. I also talk about the Rivet Mobile Stereo Headset I’ve been trying out. Monster Cable sent me six of their fashion-forward LRG iPhone cases. I’m giving four away and keeping two. … Read More

  • Zune gets a new daddy

    Microsoftie Rick Thompson is taking over as vice-president in charge of Zune business operations, reporting directly to the great iron god, J Allard. Thompson originally worked with Allard on the Xbox but flitted back and forth in the company until finding his proper home helming the best damn music player that isn’t made by Archos, Apple, Creative, Sandisk, or EvergreenChina MP3… Read More

  • Yahoo Answers To Go Mobile

    One of Yahoo’s most successful product launches in recent years has been Yahoo Answers, which is showing more than 50 percent year-over-year growth in pageviews, according to comScore. Yahoo keeps pushing the crowd-sourcing property, which lets 95 million registered members around the world answer each others questions. Now Yahoo Answers is going mobile, with results from the service to… Read More

  • Clear2O Water Pitcher: Drinking Redefined

    About a month ago, I received an e-mail from a PR guy asking me if I’d like to try the Clear2O Water Pitcher, a Brita-style water filter for your fridge. Having just moved into a new apartment sans Brita, I jumped on the opportunity and requested a unit. Then on Monday of this week, a package came. I opened it up and lo and behold, it was the Clear2O. Read More

  • iRiver Siren DP350 players launch in Japan

    The currently-Japan-only iRiver DP350 replaces last year’s DP300 and will come in 2GB and 4GB flavors for $120 and $150, respectively. File support includes MPEG-4 and WMV for videos and MP3, WAV, and OGG for audio files. Popular image file formats are supported as well. There’s also a built-in FM tuner that can record broadcasts to WAV along with USB host support, 18 hours of… Read More

  • Google's Share of U.S. Online Ads Hits 40 Percent

    <right Google is really growing into its gorillahood. A quick calculation (via HipMojo), based on the latest figures from the Interactive Advertising Bureau, shows that in the first half of 2007 Google commanded a 40 percent market share of all online advertising in the U.S. (Okay, I’m rounding up. It was really 39.8 percent). But that compares to a 34.6 percent share in the… Read More

  • Win a Wii covered in blood

    Well, fake blood at least. Looks like Rockstar Games, the folks behind the popular Grand Theft Auto series, are giving away a 50-inch plasma TV and a Nintendo Wii covered in “blood”. Don’t worry though, it’s just a couple of stickers on the system and the Wiimote, so you won’t be getting the HIVRageMonkeyVirus anytime soon. If you win, you’ll also get a copy… Read More

  • Nike Accepting Amp+ Orders

    Remember awhile back, Nike told everyone it was coming out with a remote control sport watch that would work with the Nike+iPod kit? Well if you don’t, too bad, because now you can finally order a shiny new Amp+ watch for a whopping $80. With a modern, futuristic design, Amp+ will tell you the time and let you access your Nike+iPod Sport kit via buttons on the side. You’ll be able… Read More

  • Mario and Luigi remote controlled mini golfers

    Howsabout a little mini golf before your mid-morning accounts receivable meeting? These remote controlled Mario and Luigi figurines would be great for just that. At $25 each, they’re not exactly cheap given that "frustration may ensue when trying for the perfect putt" but can you really put a price on the nostalgia-meets-mini-golf craze that’s about to sweep the… Read More

  • Sprint Nextel Looking for new Chief?

    Gary Forsee, the chief executive who headed Sprint’s merger with Nextel in 2005 may be in trouble with the Sprint Nextel Board of Directors. It is rumored that the board hopes to replace Mr. Forsee by December of this year. Poor stock performance, less than expected profits and low subscription rates are given as reasons for making an executive change. The board may be looking… Read More

  • Apple hates the CAPZ as much as you do

    Early this morning, I was going through blogs and came across this post on the new Apple keyboards. It seems that Apple has engineered its new keyboard to detect keystrokes. The blogger brings up a point on how he was always hitting the Caps Lock key by accident when he went to hit the shift key. I myself have found myself doing the same thing. But how come when we hit the Caps Lock key… Read More

  • New Razer gaming keyboard and headset

    Razer’s new "Lycosa" gaming keyboard features programmable backlit rubber keys, quick 1-millisecond response time, 10 customizable profiles, headphone and microphone jacks, and dedicated media keys. There’s also a "cluster lighting option" for the WASD keys and an integrated USB extension port. It’ll be available in November for $79.99 MSRP. Read More

  • iPhone, iPod touch output video better than classic, nano

    Wow. Don’t expect top-notch video quality from the iPod classic or iPod nano while using Apple’s recently released Component AV Cable. Compared to the the iPhone and iPod touch, the classic and nano eat it. Whereas the iPhone and touch look fairly similar to iTunes-puchased video as played back on a computer monitor, the classic and nano distort the picture like nobody’s… Read More

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