• Vivendi to Launch European Mobile Entertainment Portal

    Vivendi to Launch European Mobile Entertainment Portal

    French multimedia giant Vivendi could soon be launching a multimedia Web site for the third screen, reports Les Echos. The company has set up a new unit, Vivendi Mobile Entertainment with the goal of developing this new portal, which is being compared to Myspace or YouTube, and will offer music, video, film and game content from Vivendi and other partners. The service will be a paid site, and… Read More

  • When the Robots Take Over

    Where is your God now, people? This is Joey Chaos, a robotic head made by Hanson Robotics and when the shizz hits the fan, it’s bots like Joey that will have us up against the wall while an army of Roomba’s smash our feet and ankles and, when we fall to the ground, the robotic ice weasels will come. Anti-robot sentience legislation now! Read More

  • The AudioFile: The Expandable Revolution

    The AudioFile: The Expandable Revolution


    My favorite trend in MP3 players and music-phones is the inclusion of a slot for a ridiculously tiny microSD card. There’s just something really cool about taking a 2GB memory card out of my LG Chocolate phone and putting it into my SanDisk Sansa e280. But high-capacity memory cards also have the potential to resolve thorny issues related to digital music sharing — especially… Read More

  • Google Calendar Goes Mobile

    Google Calendar Goes Mobile

    Need to check your calendar on the go? Well if you use Google Calendar you’ll be able to check on your events and maintain your schedule from your mobile handset via WAP. The good folks at the Google Calendar team have realized that more people have mobile phones than computers, and now you can visit calendar.google.com from your phone to get see what you have planned. It works just like… Read More

  • Reminder Via Twitter

    Reminder Via Twitter

    “What was it I suppose to remember to do?” If I had Twitter I probably wouldn’t be forgetting right now. I could use the Twitter bot, which they’re calling “timer” to send me a reminder. The way this works is that you send a message and you’ll be send a reminder at the time you desire. This uses SMS to remind you of important upcoming events, such… Read More

  • Digg API Visualization Contest Delivers Apollo Powered Applications

    Digg API Visualization Contest Delivers Apollo Powered Applications

    The Digg API Visualization Contest held to celebrate the launch of the Digg API is now in its final stages with 10 shortlisted candidates. Four of the ten finalists are Abode Apollo based applications, remarkable for a platform launched just over 2 months ago. The four Apollo based finalists: D’Lite is an Apollo application that utilizes Digg’s API to retrieve data, information… Read More

  • Verizon Wireless Helps For Safe Travel

    Verizon Wireless Helps For Safe Travel

    Verizon Wireless is offering some aid to travelers this summer. Verizon is offering several add-on options to ease your summer travel plans when you hit the road, including the VZ Navigator, a GPS-enabled Get It Now app that transforms the handset into a navigation device. VZ Navigator is available for $9.99 for unlimited monthly access or $2.99 for one-day use on select Get It Not-enabled phones. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: New Times Edition

    Daily Crunch: New Times Edition

    How Much Longer Can Newspapers Survive?
    Sony’s Flexible, Full-Color OLED Display
    Hearbeat Indicator Mouse: It Could Save Your Life If It Weren’t Just a Concept
    Where’s My Jetpack?
    Cheap Plastic For Your Phone’s Ass Read More

  • Yoono Buzz It: Notebooks Reinvented

    Yoono Buzz It: Notebooks Reinvented

    Social surfing recommendation site Yoono has released a new plugin “Buzz It” that takes services such as Google Notebook to a new level. Most people would be familiar with notebook and scrapbook style sites and plugins. You can add notes, reminders and links. Buzz It takes those basics and incorporates a rich Web 2.0 experience. The plugin is available for Internet Explorer and… Read More

  • Intel's Metro Notebook Concept Shows Us How It's Done

    Intel's Metro Notebook Concept Shows Us How It's Done

    Intel is teasing us with this super-mega sexy notebook that doesn’t actually exist. The Metro Notebook, as it’s called, has styling similar to the clean, square lines of Apple’s MacBook series, but this guy is made to run Windows. Besides looking good, it’s thin. Like Cokehead Kate Moss thin, roughly the same width closed as your RAZR. Nice. But it doesn’t skimp. Read More

  • MyBlogLog Gets Into Tagging

    MyBlogLog Gets Into Tagging

    MyBlogLog, a distributed social network which was acquired by Yahoo earlier this year, will launch a tagging feature later this evening that will allow users to add descriptive tags to the people and blogs (called “communities”) on the service. The new feature serves a number of purposes, founder Eric Marcoullier told me this evening. The main use will be to categorize topics… Read More

  • Facebook Platform: What About the Users?

    Facebook Platform: What About the Users?

    There’s no arguing that Facebook’s new Facebook Platform is inspired thinking. The noise about it speaks for itself. Facebook users will soon have access to extra functionality. Given my own time difference (+8GMT) I’m late to the story, reading it first on TechCrunch and then on Techmeme. After reading the coverage I immediately logged into Facebook to see how I could… Read More

  • Sidekick iD Reviewed in Japanese

    This is by far the most in-depth video review of the Sidekick iD I’ve ever laid my eyes upon. So much better than Mr. Biggs’ review, wouldn’t you say? Now I don’t understand Japanese, but the reviewer’s play-by-play of the iD’s UI is amazing. He tells you exactly what’s going on so you don’t miss a thing. Yes, it’s a slow news day. Read More

  • An Open Letter To HP

    An Open Letter To HP

    Dear HP, I’ve been using your printers for years and years now. Since I started using Mac OS X more than 5 years ago, the process for installing a printer I thought would become drastically easier. Unfortunately, I was wrong. Read More

  • Time, Place, Event: Segway's Sign of the Times

    Time, Place, Event: Segway's Sign of the Times

    Last night, while getting mindjobbed by the season finale of “LOST”, my friend Paul told me about something great he found on the Interwebs. It’s a real photo of a Seattle yuppie lady taking her kid for a walk in a stroller, but she’s on a damned Segway scooter. What is she thinking? Is she that lazy? I mean, I’m lazy, but c’mon! But man this is a sign of… Read More

  • Causes On Facebook Launches

    Causes On Facebook Launches

    We wrote about Project Agape, a new startup that is applying viral principles to altruism and social causes, in late March (“Project Agape” is a working name for the service, it is yet to be formally named). Today, the service is launching as one of the initial Facebook Platform partners. The company was founded by Sean Parker and Joe Green and is designed to help social causes… Read More

  • Breaking: Microsoft Preps Car Zune

    Breaking: Microsoft Preps Car Zune


    Best graphic ever?
    Microsoft this week received a patent that could have a profound effect on the car audio landscape. The newly minted patent covers a portable audio device that can be docked and/or integrated into a car stereo. The union would allow the devices to transfer media and data back-and-forth. The guts of the patent boil down to this key point: Read More

  • 14x Zoom with Built-In Digital Camera

    14x Zoom with Built-In Digital Camera

    In today’s installment of gadgets that enable you to stalk more efficiently, we bring you the 14x Spotting Scope digital camera. Most people would mount a zoom lense on a digital camera. You could do it that way, or go the other direction: mount a camera to a zoom lens. If you’re going for megapixelage, you’ll have to look elsewhere, as the camera boasts a mediocre… Read More

  • Video of Self-Playing Video Game, or Ghost? You Decide

    OK, I’ll level with you: I have no idea what this weird joystick thing is. It’s called Notbot and is part of some Spanish exhibition called Gameworld. It’s supposedly some sort of self-playing AI thing. How ’bout we call it a ghost and leave it at that? Notbot [Gameworld via we make money not art] Read More

  • Cheap Plastic For Your Phone's Ass

    Cheap Plastic For Your Phone's Ass

    Your poor, tired celly. It works long and hard all day long, helping you tell your friends from far away things like, “No way!” and “She said what!?” It deserves a brake. Enter Cell Phone Chairs. They’re not docks, they don’t charge or sync your phone, they just let it hang out. Be kind to your handset. We’re guessing this is aimed at people who bling… Read More