• Harvard Really Hates The RIAA

    Recently, an article was published in a monthly newsletter at Harvard Law called “Universities to RIAA: Take a Hike.” If the title isn’t a complete giveaway, the article details how the RIAA is bullying students in college into lawsuits for file-sharing. Harvard feels that a university’s duty is to follow its own mission, not to cater as messenger for the messenger to… Read More

  • Wireless Industry In For A Shake Up

    FCC Chairman Kevin Martin has a dream. He envisions an America where the 700MHz spectrum that’s being auctioned off soon goes to the people, not a company full of rules and restrictions. Gone are the days of locked phones and lengthy contracts. Instead we all live in a place where any device can be used to tap into a mobile broadband network. Rock and Roll Fantasy aside, it would be great… Read More

  • Top 10 Most Beautiful Cellphones

    Some say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Although that may be true to some extent, there’s no denying that some cellphones out there look a lot better than others. Fosfor Gadgets has composed a list of the top 10 most beautiful cellphones and the results are more than suitable. The list begins with the Nokia 8800 Sirocco and moves into the Helio Ocean. As you move past a… Read More

  • XBox Chatpad Outed, Will Cost $30, Available Sept. 4

    XBox360Fanboy found the product page for the mini XBox360 Chatpad, the little device that will fit under your gamepad and let you type messages to your friends and neighbors. It will cost $30, will be available on September 4, and that’s all we know right now. Product Page Read More

  • Sorry, Sony: Girls May Suck But PS2 Probably Sucks More At This Point


    Nick at TC found some weird Sony PS2 ads that came out in India which essentially say that your girlfriend sucks and that you should play your PS2. While the concept is clever and edgy, I think the message isn’t quite as clear as it could be. Perhaps they should have a young man with his girlfriend tied up in a box while he plays God of War. Why stop at low-level misogyny when you… Read More

  • Don't Worry, Kids, the Sidekick 4 is Coming

    The Sidekick 4 AKA the Shuriken looks like it might beat down that ugly Zante and make it lick its jet-black boots. The guys at Hiptop3 have found mention of a 3-inch widescreen Sharp device with 1.3-megapixel camera and MicroSD slot. Looks like it’s going to hit the US next Christmas, although it could drop earlier as there is some mention of Germany in there. Sidekick 4 aka the… Read More

  • Could Microsoft Knock Off Yahoo To Become Google's Biggest Competitor?

    As much as I would have thought such a post title would have been absurd a week ago, it could happen. According to the latest search market share figures released by Compete, MSN/ Live increased its market share by 67% from May to June 2007, putting Microsoft’s share of search at 13.2% behind Yahoo at 19.6% and Google on 62.7%. Over the year, Microsoft’s search traffic is up… Read More

  • When JP Morgan Talks, People Shouldn't Listen: No iPhone Nano

    JP Morgan has retracted Kevin Chang’s, statement about an iPhone Nano coming like in five days and it will have like so many cool things like maybe a phone that makes free phone calls to like your friends and that it will run on T-Mobile and have a cool file browser and let you put your own ringtones on it and it will have three screens, one on the top so you can see who’s calling… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Now it’s time for three comments from today that stood ever so slightly above all the rest. Congratulations mroach, Leo, and David! Your nimble fingers and keen attention to updated RSS feeds have earned each of you a brief blip in the limelight. mroach doesn’t say much but when he does speak, the world listens. It’s spelled ‘Vodafone’ Read More

  • CrunchArcade From E3: Microsoft Gets the Game, No Price Cut Announced for Xbox 360


    It’s that time of year again… well, actually it should have been that time of year two months ago, but at any rate E3 has arrived. The Electronic Entertainment Expo is the Mecca for all things video game related. This year the show has moved from the hustle and bustle of downtown Los Angels for the more serene setting of sea-side Santa Monica. The show is smaller and more intimate but… Read More

  • Super Video Heroes: Louderbeck and Belmont Leave Respective News Outfits

    Well this is an odd lumpkin of news. Jim Louderbeck, PC Magazine (“The Magazine You No Longer Read”) EIC, has been replaced by Lance Ulanoff, PC Mag’s reviews editor. Louderbeck, who launched TechTV back when there was still money in the media world, appears to be headed to video site Revision3. Read More

  • Microsoft Reader Optimized for Origami, All Five Origami Lovers Rejoice

    I thought UMPCs had gone the way of the Tablet PC and polio, but not so. Apparently Microsoft has just rewritten its Reader application for Origami, allowing at least a VW Beetle-load of people the opportunity to read ebooks in all their magical, blazing glory. Next: MineSweeper redesigned for maximum Microsoft Surface compatibility. Product Page via Origami Project Read More

  • Huzzah! Pirates Share Video Rather Than Rip DVDs, Rarely Ride in Helio-Copters, Never Use Hair Pomade!

    Well, now we’re getting somewhere in the war against piracy. Analysts at NPD have cracked the code to a pirates mind-set and discovered that people rarely “rip” or remove video from Digital Video Discs and instead “share” files on services like “Napstore” and “BitDonkey,” two “files sharing services.” “There is an urban… Read More

  • Google To Launch Mapplets Today

    Google is officially launching Mapplets today. These are effectively widgets that can be added to Google maps – some are created by Google but there is also an API for third parties to produce their own. See Brady Forest’s post from May when Google first launched a preview of the service. The screen shot shows the crop circles widget, which I added from the content directory. Read More

  • Swivel: The Toast Of The OECD

    I spoke at the bi-annual OECD conference in Istanbul last week. One of the big themes of the conference was what policies and products to use to fully leverage all of the official government economic, social and environmental data that flows into the organization. At the end of the conference the Istanbul Declaration was signed, calling for member countries to make their official governmental… Read More

  • iPhone File System Hacked

    Well, it had to happen. The IRC-loving haxors who figured out how too drop kick the activation requirements have found a way to browse the iPhone’s file system. The result is an amazing feat of prestidigitation: they basically moved the Safari icon to the main set of icons. Not a huge deal, but impressive enough. Not much available on how they did it — a tool will be available… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: The Dining Experience Edition

    NES Controller Turned SLVR Case
    Huge Flask Holds More Booze than Lohan (Pre-Rehab)
    DIY Strawz to Take Drinking Stuff to a Whole New Level
    Ring: The Alarm Clock You Wear
    The iPhone Will Blend In A Blender Read More

  • Stickam: Would You Let Your Children Use A Service Owned By Pornographers?

    Every parent’s worst irrational nightmare may finally have come true. According to report in the NY Times, popular live webcam streaming service Stickam is owned by pornographers. The report claims that Stickam’s parent company Advanced Video Communications is owned by Wataru Takahashi, “a Japanese businessman who also owns and operates DTI Services, a vast network of Web… Read More

  • Streamy, A New Digg, IM, Netvibes, Customized News Thingy

    There isn’t much out there about new startup Streamyyet, other than the screencast above, a TechCrunch Forums post and writeups from a couple of blogs. It’s a social news site, with customized pages for each user and the ability to add friends and share links/stories. It is well designed, has lots of intelligent features, and is almost sure to drop into obscurity immediately… Read More

  • Motorola Zante aka Sidekick Slide In The Wild

    There you have it, folks. The Motorola Zante/Sidekick Slide in the wild. Does it make you randy, baby? I think I’m officially done with you, Sidekick. Hello Zante. Hello Sidekick Slide [BGR] Read More