• CableCARD goes two-way with new specs

    While CableCARD technology is still alien to most people, the development goes on. The latest advancements include two-way card communications, meaning that your CableCARD-powered devices can now communicate back to the content originators instead of just dumbly unlocking content. For those not in the know, CableCARD is a standard way to allow subscribers to make certain set-top and… Read More

  • Windows Live for Nokia expanding availability

    Windows Live for Nokia is a service that brings Live Contacts, Messenger, Hotmail, and Spaces to the Nokia S60 platform. While it has been available in many parts of the world for quite a while, the US and a number of other countries have been missing out. Today, Phil Holden announced on his blog that Windows Live for Nokia would be rolling out in 7 new markets, bringing the total up to 33. Read More

  • Video: Prince of Persia trailer is fantastic

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=34501 Ubisoft released this trailer for its upcoming Prince of Persia title and while it’s not in-game footage, it still looks amazing. Unfortunately, it doesn’t shed any light on the premise of the game, but the video is fun to watch. The Prince also gets himself a super powerful ally that I’m sure he secretly wants to cuddle… Read More

  • Revision 3 says RIAA/MPAA anti-piracy company responsible for recent outage

    Flickr’d You guys watch Revision 3, right? Diggnation, Tekzilla (my personal favorite), Totally Rad, etc. The company was DoS’d last week, and you’ll never guess who was responsible. Can you say MediaDefender, the same company the RIAA and MPAA employs to shut down illegal BitTorrent trackers? According to Rev3’s CEO Jim Louderback, the anti-BitTorrent company had… Read More

  • Hands-on with MSI Wind, looks pretty stellar so far

    CNET’s UK office got a special hands-on with the forthcoming MSI Wind notebook and they like it so much that they said it “could take the throne from the Asus Eee PC as the best mini laptop on the planet.” The 10-inch screen is apparently better than the one on HP’s Mini-Note 2133, and the overall design aesthetic and keyboard on the Wind is better than the Eee but… Read More

  • Japanese scienticians develop 4k sensor for ultra-hi-def TV

    We’ve discussed the Red One camera and its counterparts before, and the 4K ultra-hi-def cinema they represent, but now Japan’s getting in on the action. NHK’s Science and Technical Research Laboratories has come up with a 7,680×4,320 pixel sensor that it plans to use for future digital cinema shooting. The 16:9 cameras would have enough resolution for movie theaters or… Read More

  • $299 RazorBook 400 portable Internet appliance

    “The day has finally arrived and the 3K RazorBook 400 is now hitting the US market. We just lowered our MSRP to $299 as part of this exciting announcement. There has been a lot of comparison from bloggers to the Asus eeePC due to its similar 7-inch LCD form factor. The 3K RazorBook 400 is a unique product that was designed as a low-cost ($299) portable Internet appliance, not to replace… Read More

  • 'Shaun White Snowboarding' to use Wii Balance Board

    http://videomedia.ign.com/ev/ev.swf Shaun White Snowboarding will be hitting stores this winter and the Wii version will make use of the Balance Board for a quasi-realistic snowboarding experience. The game itself looks pretty cool — you’ll need to travel around the world in the hopes of finally meeting up with Shaun in Park City, Utah. One seemingly odd feature is that… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: One month later, GTA IV still among top pirated video games

    Grand Theft Auto IV is still among the top five torrented video games on Blackcats, the premiere, video game-specific, private BitTorrent tracker. With something like 970 seeders (the numbers fluctuate by the minute it seems) between both the PAL and NTSC version, the game trails only the just-released Race Driver Grid and Enemy Territory Quake Wars. And did everyone beat the game yet? I got up… Read More

  • iRiver L Player: FLAC tested, Muse approved

    Indie cool iRiver is now showing off (in Korea) the L Player, using message board cool Muse’s likeness to promote it. The portable media player has 2-inch LCD, and works with all the dumb file formats you’re likely to find on The Pirate Bay or whatever, including MPEG-4, XVID and FLAC. There’s even OGG support—that must be great news for, like, nine of you. SRS Wow… Read More

  • Samsung Soul slider reborn as candybar, dubbed Soulb

    Samsung has announced the Soulb, which they say contains “all the merits of Soul DNA” in a candy bar form factor. The names an interesting one — though I’m unable to replicate it here without using an image, the trailing b in Soulb is actually written as if it were a superscript, like so: . How would that be pronounced? Soul to the power of b? Soul-bee? Soul… Read More

  • New projector with "template function" to be released

    Today Hitachi announced they will start selling a new LCD projector on the Japanese market on June 10th. The CP-X450J will be available for $3,800 (MSRP) and is Japan-only. It comes with XGA real resolution and a brightness level of 3,500 ANSI lumens. There are 2 component outputs and one SVHS output (no HDMI). The CP-X450J features a so-called “template function”, with which… Read More

  • Apple, Toshiba and Canon most popular Tech brands in Japan

    Apple, Toshiba and Canon ranked highest in an Internet survey conducted among over 40,000 Japanese consumers older than 16 years between October 2007 and March 2008. The results (based on customer satisfaction) were released yesterday by marketing research company GfK Marketing Services Japan. People in this country gave excellent grades to Apple in the field of laptops, desktop PCs and… Read More

  • The final robot frontier: New robots to patrol Antarctica (in search of sunrise)

    Little snowmobile-like robots will soon be patrolling the Antarctic surface, collecting all sorts of data in the pursuit of something called science. The robots, called SnoMote by their Georgia Tech creators, distinguish themselves from previous cold weather robots in how they navigate the icy surface. Rather than depend upon landmarks like rocks or mountains, which are hard to discern in… Read More

  • TypePad AntiSpam, A New Open Source Comment Spam Fighter

    Blogging infrastructure company Six Apart is launching a new free open source product this morning into beta called TypePad AntiSpam. While the product is new, the technology behind it has been used by Six Apart since May 2007 on millions of hosted TypePad blogs. Now they are offering it as a web service for other blogging platforms, too. TypePad AntiSpam is clearly aimed at Akismet, a… Read More

  • Pinch Media Releases Free Analytics for iPhone SDK

    A small and very new startup out of New York called Pinch Media is building tools for iPhone and iPod touch developers. The first of these tools is an analytics offering called Pinch Analytics, released just today for free, that will track an application’s number of unique visitors and active users, as well as how much time those users spend on the app and where they are located… Read More

  • The Next-Gen Web: Browser Storage Support

    The next-gen web is starting to gather pace, as this week MySpace integrated Google Gears, Yahoo! announced their new BrowserPlus product and Google launched a browser-based edition of their 3D Earth product. Technologies and formats such as AIR, Silverlight, JavaFX, Gears, XUL, Web Applications 1.0 (DOM5, HTML5 etc.) allow developers to accelerate beyond AJAX and towards a new generation of… Read More

  • VIA 'Isaiah' chips official, now called 'Nano'

    VIA’s 64-bit “Isaiah” processor, which we’ve reported here and here, has now been made official, taking on the “Nano” moniker. The chip uses a 65-nanometer process, measures 21mm x 21mm, and uses the same socket as existing VIA C7 processors, which should make things easier on OEMs. It’s being pitched for more mainstream desktop and laptop… Read More

  • Trulia Brings Sweet Eyecandy to.. the Housing Market?

    Trulia, the real estate search engine and community, has released Snapshot, a new interactive housing map that is a bit more fun than it should be. Snapshot overlays a Microsoft Virtual Earth map with thumbnails of houses on the market. Each image hovers over its proper location on the map, and users can drag them around to get a better look at the terrain if some houses are too close together. Read More

  • Express Gate instant-on Internet and media access coming to most ASUS notebooks next month

    Starting in June, we’ll see a bunch of ASUS laptops shipping with the Express Gate instant-on UI. The interface was created by DeviceVM and is called Splashtop, although OEMs can apparently change the name to suit their needs, hence ASUS calling it Express Gate. It’s branded as “a light-weight operating system that allows consumers to use their computers seconds after hitting… Read More

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