• Sony Updates Bravia Line, Completely Ignores Bratwurst Line

    Sony Updates Bravia Line, Completely Ignores Bratwurst Line

    Sony, in a surprisingly bold move, released some LCD televisions last night to an ravenous audience. The two models, the brushed metal W3000 and the glass-framed XBR4 and XBR5, have full 1920 x 1080 resolution and a 120Hz frame rate. The W3000 comes in 52-,46-, and 40-inch sizes and includes upscaling/cleaning software for nasty input sources. This technology, which Sony apparently calls… Read More

  • JetBlue Uses Google Maps

    JetBlue Uses Google Maps

    Cheap flights and nice amenities. That seems like a decent way to sum up JetBlue. Only now, the company will offer flight-tracking via Google Maps. Yup, you can now log on to Google Maps via screens on the seat in front of you on headrests. Friends can also see where your flight is currently at by logging on to any PC with a web browser and firing up Google Maps. To coincide with the Google… Read More

  • Latest iPhone Ad, Watered Down? Yes

    What’s this now? A new iPhone ad and no one bothered to inform us? Sound the alarm! Apple’s latest dog and pony show (read: ad) shows off the Jesus Phone’s prowess in the web viewing arena. Sweet, I can check out the NYT in all its glory and utilize that awesome multi-touch thingamabob to navigate through pages. The wait is killing me. Read More

  • Dell Leaves LCD TV Business, World Weeps a Great Weep

    Dell Leaves LCD TV Business, World Weeps a Great Weep

    Raise your hand if you own a Dell LCD TV. Now, how many hands are in the air? One? Two? Ten? An exaggeration to be sure, but it’s one reason why Dell is pulling out of the LCD TV business and focusing on what brought it to the dance: halfway decent computers sold for Wal-Mart-like low prices. While Dell never actually produced any of the LCD TVs in question itself (it simply slapped its… Read More

  • Sprite Yard Launches as Mobile Social Networking Site

    Sprite Yard Launches as Mobile Social Networking Site

    As a soft-drink brand Sprite hasn’t been quite on the cutting edge of rivals such as Mountain Dew, but the beverage has taken the leap to the always-on mobile community, with a mobile-based social networking site called “Sprite Yard.” This site, which is set up with modules divided into six areas, acts as a mobile portable for users to connect with friends, share photo and… Read More

  • China Mobile Content to Top $21 billion by 2012!

    China Mobile Content to Top $21 billion by 2012!

    There is an old saying, “not for all the tea in China.” Well, by 2012, that saying could be changed to, “not for all the mobile content in China.” According to a new study by Juniper Research the Chinese market for Wireless Value Added Services will expand to $21 billion by 2012, up from $15 in 2008. The Asian nation has a lot of people so it comes as no surprise… Read More

  • Mobile Search & Shopping Service from Sprint Nextel

    Mobile Search & Shopping Service from Sprint Nextel

    Sprint Nextel has unveiled their new mobile search and GPS service reports our friends at mocoNews. Called Slifter, this service is offered by GPShopper LLC and lets users locate products in the stores, save items to their shopping list and share the list with friends via SMS. Delivered as a downloadable app Slifter costs $1.99 for Sprint subscribers with data plans. The service draws from… Read More

  • Mobile Content Needs Better Mobile Search

    Mobile Content Needs Better Mobile Search

    File it under: they had to say that! More mobile content creates the need for better mobile search services, that’s the findings of a new report from Mobile Entertainment Forum’s Mobile Search Initiative. These findings further suggest that consumer awareness is still low and there is a need for an established industry-wide metrics, plus mobile content could improve in the way of… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: War Games Edition

    Daily Crunch: War Games Edition

    CrunchArcade: War Simulations on the Front Line
    Landeez All-Terrain Wheelchair: Exactly What It Sounds Like
    Xbox Skillz Good in Warzones
    Pac-Man Debuts on Xbox Live Arcade: Now in High Definition
    Touch Sensitive Paper Read More

  • Jobster Now Offers Pay Per Applicant Job Listings

    Jobster Now Offers Pay Per Applicant Job Listings

    Eyebrows were raised when Seattle-based Jobster shredded their business model and moved to free job listings in February. It was a direct assault on Monster, which charges up to $475 per job listing. Many of the commenters in the post discussing the change said it was the last ditch effort of a troubled company. This week Jobster quietly rolled out phase two of the plan, adding… Read More

  • MyLifeBrand Aggregates Social Networking Sites

    MyLifeBrand Aggregates Social Networking Sites

    MyLifeBrand is a service that lets user’s aggregate social networking memberships and navigate between them from the one place. MyLifeBrand supports Friendster, LinkedIn, Bebo, Facebook, H15, Orkut, MySpace, and TagWorld among others and is working on support for a number of niche social networks including Angling Masters, Navy Seals and Drunk Duck. Users are also able to add their… Read More

  • Incuby: Social Networking For Inventions

    Incuby: Social Networking For Inventions

    San Antonio, Texas based Incuby is aiming to build a community where inventors can display their inventions to the general public, entrepreneurs and investors. In developing the site, the team behind Incuby have toured the United States meeting with different inventor groups. They found that inventors are tired of the high costs associated with travelling and presenting at trade shows and… Read More

  • Microsoft Expands Table to Whole Kitchen

    Microsoft Expands Table to Whole Kitchen

    Hot on the heels of its soon-to-be-revolutionary table, Microsoft is aiming squarely at the rest of your kitchen, and is set to roll out enough cooking gizmos to make your proverbial ass swim. The idea is called “Kitchen Client.” No, really. The devices in your kitchen will be aware and will interact with Windows Live. You’ll also have a terminal for recipes, calendars… Read More

  • Windows Apps in OS X: Is This What Leopard Can Do?

    Some of our regular readers may recall a stupid and irresponsible rumor we started right here on this blog, that being the idea, based on a slip by an Apple PR type, that future Macs might shortly ship with Vista pre-installed as a dual-boot option for Leopard. The idea isn’t just to run Windows, but to run Windows apps in the Mac OS. Many of you scoffed at the idea, and we even thought… Read More

  • Coming Soon: Microsoft Kitchen

    Coming Soon: Microsoft Kitchen

    Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet has the scoop on Microsoft’s next best thing since sliced bread: Microsoft Kitchen. According to Foley, Microsoft Kitchen will extend Windows to the kitchen with a tailored product that will include family calendar, recipe center, entertainment features and a shared bulletin board. No, it’s not April 1 and as far as Foley is concerned this is actually… Read More

  • MeetMoi's Mobile Hookups Gets Financing

    MeetMoi's Mobile Hookups Gets Financing

    See MobileCrunch’s coverage of mobile dating startup MeetMoi, which just closed a $1.5 million round of financing from Acadia Woods partners. We’ve covered web dating services before, but MeetMoi takes dating to the streets. The service works a lot like Dodgeball. When you’re available for a date, you broadcast your location by texting the service. Other available daters… Read More

  • VidZone Digital Media Gets Sony BMG UK’s Catalog for Mobile

    VidZone Digital Media Gets Sony BMG UK’s Catalog for Mobile

    Justin Timberlak and Beyonce are getting in the mobile zone… the VidZone actually. VidZone Digital Media, the leading music provider to mobile networks in the UK, has signed a deal that will grant it full access to Sony BMG Music Entertainment UK’s digital catalog for mobile and PC use. The provider will make this music available for streaming and downloading in audio and video… Read More

  • All New AOL Feed Reader Coming Soon

    All New AOL Feed Reader Coming Soon

    AOL’s feed reader, which competes with Bloglines, Google Reader and other browser-based feed readers, was launched in 2005 but is little known in tech savvy crowds. It’s serviceable and has a fast load time, but it hasn’t differentiated itself from the crowd enough to get a buzz going about the product. We mentioned it in passing in November 2006, but otherwise… Read More

  • Inside a Mechanical Watch

    This, friends, is the Behind the Green Door of watch videos. It’s essentially an amazing close-up of a Panerai mechanical movement running at full tilt taken with a video microscope. Clearly this is about as exciting as watching paint dry for many of you, but for watch obsessives this is full on gear-on-gear action. Read More