• Second GTA IV Trailer: Yup, the Game Will Be Good

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=20932 Nearly lost in all the commotion of “something” last week was the release of the second Grand Theft Auto IV trailer. What’s most impressive about this trailer is that it’s far more “hip” and “stylish” than anything I’ve seen any CE company put out, save for Apple. We get a lot more… Read More

  • Great Outdoors: Have Video, Will Travel

    Great Outdoors: Have Video, Will Travel


    Why are you watching videos again? Summer is currently in full effect. It’s hot as hell outside, the sky is beautiful, the water is warm – you need to get out there. So bring your family or some good buddies and hit the trails, slope, or beaches. Find something to do. Just remember to be equipped with the best video gear possible. Because between the 14-hour car ride to your… Read More

  • Handle-It Begs You To Geek Out Your MacBooks

    Handle-It Begs You To Geek Out Your MacBooks

    Oh man, I’ve found my next MacBook accessory purchase. The Handle-It is exactly what I’ve been wanting without even knowing it. It bolts onto the underside of your MacBook or MBP and acts as both a handle and heat sink. The Italian pebblestone leather clad aluminum accessory is the neatest thing I’ve seen lately and I can’t wait to get my hands on one. It comes in… Read More

  • The Wii Is The Best Game Console Ever

    The Wii Is The Best Game Console Ever

    The Wii continues its game console domination in Japan with reports showing that the Wii outsold the PS3 6 to 1 in June. The tiny white console entered into 270,974 homes while the huge black BBQ only made it to 41,628 homes. The Xbox 360 was barely even looked at with only 17,616 units sold. It’s been a steady climb to the top for Nintendo as sales have increased every month over Sony… Read More

  • iDay: Where Were You When the iPhone Launched?

    iDay: Where Were You When the iPhone Launched?

    Friday, June 29, 2007. iDay, in marketing lingo, the day Apple released a widget that compelled grown men to use words like “awesome” and “cool” to describe a fancier-than-most cellphone. Where were you that day? Where were you at 6 p.m. when it officially launched to an amount of pomp and circumstance usually reserved for a Roman triumph? Throughout the day I was out… Read More

  • Verizon Makes Bold Move With Mobile E-mail

    Verizon Makes Bold Move With Mobile E-mail


    Verizon has finally pulled its head out of its butt and added a new e-mail client that supports Yahoo!, AIM, AOL, Windows Live Hotmail, Verizon.net and POP3/IMAP. Oh wait. Did I say they pulled their heads out of their butt? I meant they’ve shoved it even further up there because they’re charging $5 for this service when other carriers don’t charge a dime. The service is… Read More

  • Geni: 5 million Profiles In 5 Months

    We just got word that genealogy site Geni will be announcing that they’ve hit their 5 millionth profile, just five months after launching the service. This is up from 2 million in March. You can view the press release here. This is not the number of registered users (Geni had 100,000 when reporting 2 million profiles), but rather the number of people put into Geni family trees. A user… Read More

  • Nokia Making Cross-Platform Games About Crack

    Nokia Making Cross-Platform Games About Crack


    TOTALLY cooler than a PS3 Nokia is on a mission to create a mobile game that’s cross-platform and doesn’t suck. The first project, which is rumored to run on both PC and mobile phones, is called “Project White Rock”. Judging by the name, I’d say the title will be an MMORPG in which players compete to become addicted to crack-cocaine. Or not. But after the… Read More

  • Sharp Announces 16 G-Series AQUOS LCD TVs

    Sharp Announces 16 G-Series AQUOS LCD TVs

    Now that the iPhone has been launched and it’s the utter failure we all expected it to be we return you to our regularly scheduled ranting and raves. We’ll start with Sharp Japan announcing 16 new G-Series 120Hz AQUOS LCD TVs. The 37-, 42-, 46- and 52-inch sets are equipped with an ultra-thin 8.1cm panel. All models feature three HDMI ports, component, DVI, two FireWire, S/PDIF… Read More

  • Broken iPhones Appear on Flickr

    Broken iPhones Appear on Flickr

    This is poetry. Photos are showing up on Flickr of destroyed, broken-beyond-repair iPhones and I couldn’t be happier. It goes beyond mere schadenfreude, mind you. All that hard work waiting in a line, talking to the mainstream media as if there weren’t more pressing matters that needed to be discussed, all just to post a photo showing a cracked screen. Poetry. Apple replaced… Read More

  • Google Should Announce GrandCentral Acquisition Today or Tomorrow

    A follow up to our post a week ago: A source close to the deal has confirmed to us that Google has closed the acquisition of GrandCentral and will be announcing it this week, probably today or tomorrow. Acquisitions are generally announced after the close of market, so look for this after 1 pm PST on the Google blog or in a press release (or both). If not today, possibly tomorrow. We have… Read More

  • Bombin' And Taggin' With Light

    Bombin' And Taggin' With Light

    There’s a new kind of graffiti coming out that won’t piss of owners of billboards and buildings. Using different kinds of light and cranking up the exposure time on a camera, some artists are now throwing up pieces and tags with lights. Hit the jump for a quick breakdown: Gear
    this is a small collection of flashlights, biking-lights and flashing LED lights they all work with… Read More

  • GOOG 411 Adds Maps

    GOOG 411 Adds Maps

    Google’s recently launched Free 411 competitor, GOOG 411, has added maps to their directory assistance. Customers will now have the option of getting a hyperlink to a map SMSed to them by saying “map it” for any listing in the directory. It’s not as clean as TellMe’s solution, which lets you interact with listings through a map or the voice interface, but is a… Read More

  • ASUS To Become "Competitive"

    ASUS To Become "Competitive"

    Watch yo’ back Dell and Toshiba. ASUS, everyone’s favorite OEM parts manufacturer, is splitting up its business into two sectors to become “more competitive” and to put strength into building a name for itself. One unit will be called Pegatron and will work on PC-related products, which I suppose is a fancy word for peripherals, while the other sector that concentrates… Read More

  • "Hackers" Gets The Steampunk Treatment

    "Hackers" Gets The Steampunk Treatment


    Ye shall hack thy Gibson, doth Spotted over on BoingBong today, someone with a lot of free time and a keen sense of humor re-did the entire script of Hackers in steampunk speak. It’s called “Clockers” and here’s a sample that will make those familiar with “Hackers” laugh: Read More

  • The Tax Man Cometh to Second Life (in Korea)

    The Tax Man Cometh to Second Life (in Korea)

    Virtual worlds like Second Life are strange creatures. The people who participate in them won’t admit to it, but they’re huge dorks. Bar none. They got picked on in school or couldn’t cut it in the Real World. So they hop online, armed only with an avatar and their keyboard. Perhaps some sort of fat-based snack as well. But online they’re kings, demigods among virtual… Read More

  • Dismantled: Inside the iPhone

    Dismantled: Inside the iPhone


    Smashy smashy! Besides the YouTube video making the “check this out!” email rounds Monday morning in which some dudes use the highly precise hammer and nail technique, others were not as lucky in their quest to make Apple fanboys cry. The folks at Smash Some Stuff missed launch date. They’re still $375 behind on their goal. Meanwhile, Smash My iPhone has only raised a… Read More

  • Frank Sinatra To Host Sirius Show

    Frank Sinatra To Host Sirius Show

    Looks like Frankie is being raised from the dead. Sirius is debuting a new weekly program called “The Chairman’s Hour” that will be hosted by Old Blue Eyes himself. Producers have meticulously collected tons of clips of Sinatra speaking and will produce a show in which Frank plays some of his tunes and talks about his work as a musician. Through the use of… Read More

  • 500,000 iPhone units sold

    500,000 iPhone units sold

    What do I do after posting about how iPhone has gotten too much coverage? I post more iPhone coverage. According to Reuters, half of Apple stores on the U.S. West Coast sold out as Apple purportedly sold 500,000 units of its trendy high-end gadget. According to TechCrunch, that amounts to $250 to $300 million in revenue. Unsurprisingly, Apple shares were up a percent before Monday’s… Read More

  • That $599 iPhone Costs $220 To Make

    That $599 iPhone Costs $220 To Make

    As a follow up on our earlier post about Apple’s $300 million iPhone weekend – January estimates guessed that Apple was making 20-50% margins on the iPhone (probably closer to 20%). New estimates, based on a tear down of a unit by Austin-based Portelligent, put the cost of components at a mere $220. This does not include the cost of final assembly. The most expensive part is the… Read More