• Alltel Taken Over, Goes Private, Feeling Fine, A Little Dizzy

    Alltel Taken Over, Goes Private, Feeling Fine, A Little Dizzy


    It’s not MyFaves, but it’s close, right? Not huge news, but good enough for a Monday morning. A band of equity investors have essentially “taken over” Alltell, paying $71.50 a share, $10 over its closing price last week. The result? The company essentially becomes private, pwned for $27.5 billion by companies like Goldman Sachs and the Texas Pacific Group. What does… Read More

  • Watermelon Zune Spotted

    Watermelon Zune Spotted

    At a “recent press event”, a photographer managed to snap some pictures of the rumored watermelon-colored Zune. While a new colored Zune is about exciting as Bran Oats coming out in an exciting new off-brown color, what’s on the inside is the important thing to keep in mind. Unfortunately, this is just the same old Zune, in a boring, ugly new color. Microsoft apparently… Read More

  • 80GB PS3 Hits South Korea Next Month

    80GB PS3 Hits South Korea Next Month

    Break out that wallet of yours for Sony will, in fact, release an 80GB PS3 next month, confirming earlier rumors. For now, the 80GB model is only confirmed for release in South Korea (for the low, low price of around $556), but you can bet that it’ll come out here soon enough. Next Gen also speculates that a price drop could be in the works, a point Sony has repeatedly taken issue… Read More

  • Meet the 2007 Connected Innovators

    Kevin Werbach and I are pleased to announce this year’s finalists to present at the Supernova 2007 Conference, on Thursday, June 21, 3:30pm – 5:30pm, at the Westin St. Francis hotel in San Francisco. We had a record number of submissions this year, which made it extremely difficult to select the finalists. Many of the selected companies will be showcasing new products for the… Read More

  • AT&T To Use iPhone To Push Name Change

    AT&T To Use iPhone To Push Name Change

    With the iPhone about a month away, AT&T has finally gotten around to realizing they need to ditch the Cingular name. Using the iPhone as a catalyst, AT&T will be replacing signs inside all 1800+ Cingular stores with AT&T logos, adverts, and signs. Says AT&T Spokesperson Mike Coe: “The iPhone is one of the most anticipated handsets ever in the wireless industry, and we… Read More

  • The Video Bay – The Next Movement In Piracy

    The Video Bay – The Next Movement In Piracy

    Keeping true to its rule of piracy, The Pirate Bay has now officially announced plans for a new streaming video site similar to YouTube. Dubbed “The Video Bay”, this new site will offer uncensored streaming video. Basically what this means is that a week after the site is up, you’ll be able to watch Fast Times At Ridgemount High in a flash player as many times as you want… Read More

  • Zlio Banned From Amazon

    Interesting post in the TechCrunch Forums this morning about Zlio, a startup that lets people create their own shops and sell goods from Amazon and other ecommerce services. Jeremie Berrebi, the CEO of Zlio, emailed users to let them know that Amazon will no longer allow them to promote Amazon products on Zlio shops. It also seems that Amazon stopped paying affiliate fees on sales a week ago. Read More

  • The $100 Million Telescope

    The $100 Million Telescope

    When countries like the UK and USA unite for science, the opportunity for discovery doubles. A new $100 million telescope is now a joint project between the two countries with plans for a 2013 completion date. This new 25-meter, infrared telescope will be placed in the Atacama region of the Chilean desert for discovering plenty of new things in the sky with a two-part method. From the… Read More

  • AT&T Name Games

    AT&T Name Games

    The commercial with the hook from that Oasis song says AT&T is the new Cingular, or Cingular is the new AT&T? It is hard to keep track. But it is more or less a moot point, because as our sister site at Crunchgear is reporting, AT&T is going to use the launch of the iPhone to push the official name change. With the launch of the iPhone next month AT&T is going to drop the… Read More

  • RealEditor Says "MySpace Ripped Us Off"

    RealEditor Says "MySpace Ripped Us Off"

    RealEditor is a MySpace profile editor that was created by Jay Elaraj and Dave Maestri, two Freewebs developers, in their leisure time. It caught the eye of MySpace President Tom Anderson, who wrote to the founders in March. He complimented RealEditor and asked them if they’d be willing to come work for and/or sell the software to MySpace. The co-founders declined. But they had a bit of… Read More

  • Dangers of Wi-Fi Should be Reevaluated, Possibly More Harmful Than Previosuly Indicated

    Dangers of Wi-Fi Should be Reevaluated, Possibly More Harmful Than Previosuly Indicated

    W-Fi could be a lot more dangerous to children’s health than previously thought, says a British health agency. The guy behind the call to arms, Sir William Stewart, points to evidence that shows signal strength from a Wi-Fi router at a distance of one meter is stronger than a cellphone tower’s at a distance of 100 meters. Or, in something I like to call “English,”… Read More

  • Phozi: Bringing a Photo Booth Experience to MySpace

    Phozi: Bringing a Photo Booth Experience to MySpace

    Phozi is an image hosting service that offers a Japanese style photo booth experience to the online MySpace generation. Online image hosting is far from new. It’s a crowded market place with not a lot differenting one service to another. Phozi hosted photos that can be displayed on MySpace and all the usual social networking and blogging services. Photos can be uploaded directly or can… Read More

  • Cellphone Warning System for Lightning in the Works?

    Cellphone Warning System for Lightning in the Works?

    They say lightning never strikes twice in the same spot, and even that were true it’s only going to keep you safe if you knew where lightning actually hit. A better way of playing it safe when you’re outdoors on the golf course and caught in a sudden thunderstorm is to know when lightning is heading your way. Nokia has proposed a warning system that could alert you to take… Read More

  • Don't Like Girls? Make an AppleTV Render Farm!

    Don't Like Girls? Make an AppleTV Render Farm!

    Those guys over at AwkwardTV are really good at what they do, don’t get me wrong, but I’m pretty sure they just have a lot of free time on their hands and I’m going to guess that partying with chicks is at the bottom of their list of priorities. User Professafresh has successfully setup an AppleTV render farm using OS X’s Xgrid technology. Though Xgrid is geared… Read More

  • Casio Introduces EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1200

    Casio Introduces EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1200

    Today, Casio stopped counting megapixels. It today decided that overkill is a the new black and with this newly found idea comes the EX-Z1200. This monster packs the ability to shoot photos at a rediculous 12.1-megapixel resolution. Features include Casio’s image-stabalization technology, 3X optical zoom, the latest EXILIM Engine, version 2.0, a small, thin design, and movie mode. Read More

  • This Electronic Go Board Game Might Be Fun If It Weren't Fake

    This Electronic Go Board Game Might Be Fun If It Weren't Fake

    Amazing. Incredible. Amazing. These are just some of the words I’ve heard describe this electronic Go board that’ll never come out in real life. The design is nice enough, with the board being comprised of a bunch of OLEDs that change into the appropriate playing piece as the game unfolds. And, get this, the board actually rolls up for easy transport. Well, in theory because, you… Read More

  • Spiderman Gets BSOD

    Spiderman Gets BSOD

    Poor Spidey. All he wanted to do is use his computer in this Megabloks set. But unfortunately, when he went to open Word 98, he got the infamous blue screen of death. Perhaps if Spiderman had chosen a more reliable OS for his supercomputers, such as Linux or OS X, he’d be able to get his computer working so he can go kick Venom’s ass. But alas, he’s stuck trying to pull off… Read More

  • Contra No-Death Speedrun

    Contra No-Death Speedrun

    This video of a guy playing all the way through Contra is a speedrun no doubt, but still, I give him props for taking the time to play it and make it through Contra all the way. I mean playing the original NES version with the Konami Code is hard enough, but trying not to lose a single life without the code? Pure madness. Either way, xxxxRothxxxx has some serious NES skills. Hit the link below… Read More

  • The 7 Best Religious Gadgets

    The 7 Best Religious Gadgets


    JesusPan You know those people who find the face of Jesus in their grilled cheese sandwich and sell the holy melt on eBay for $20,000? Well here’s your chance to hit the big time in the religious pizza market. Bake a pie using this pan and every bite will be a religious experience. [JesusPan] Read More

  • Quadruple-Play From Verizon

    Quadruple-Play From Verizon

    Telecommunications Industry News is reporting that Verizon Communications has announced plans to offer quadruple play telecom services, which would include voice, broadband, Intenet and wireless in a single package. This four services assault would allow Verizon, which is currently the second largest incumbent telephone operator in the US, to gain an advantage over cable operators such as… Read More