• PatentMonkey: NEC Gets Cell Phone Smart File Downloading Patent

    Apple notes it is the only player one of two players in WiFi enabled smart phones offering expanded reach when cell coverage is, well, not so good. This week, NEC was issued a related patent on wirelessly downloading files by selecting between cellular or WiFi networks reminding us that the iPhone is going to launch with so many cool features, and will most happily step on some toes in… Read More

  • Revision3 Raises $8 million From Greylock

    Online video site Revision3 has raised an $8 million second round of financing, according to a source close to the deal, bringing the total capital raised to $9 million. Our understanding is that Greylock led the round. Greylock was also the primary investor in Revision3’s $1 million first round of financing. News startup Digg, which shares founders Kevin Rose and Jay Adelson with… Read More

  • Insane Laptop: Alienware m9750

    Looks like Alienware will never stop out-doing itself. This bad boy comes packed with up to two 512MB GeForce Go 7950’s using SLI and a slew of Core 2 Duos to pick from. Other options include a pair of 200GB HDD’s in RAID 0 for a total of 400 gigs of media-storing power. The 17-inch 1920×1200-resolution LCD is also sure to impress. Integrated b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth 2.0… Read More

  • Apple Has A Sense Of Humor

    Check out this image from Cupertino’s newest OS, Leopard. Looks like it popped up when the user tried to connect to a Windows share. Can you spot the funny? We can only imagine the stifled giggles that were brought on by this screen shot. Windows share as seen by Mac OS X Leopard [via Digg] Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Hai readerz, 1nce agen it is tyme fer teh be$t commenturs. Johnal ‘s thoughts on the format war put him in first. Good job man, did you get that TV yet? As far as I can tell, the focus was never really on whether this would have a huge impact on revenue derived from HD DVD rentals. Read More

  • Chumby: One Year Later

    Chumby is a small, wifi-enabled linux hardware device is designed to be hacked and changed by its owners. The device has a 350MHz ARM controller, 32MB SDRAM, 64 MB Nand Flash Rom, a 320×240 3.5 inch touch LCD screen, two speakers, audio output, a microphone, and two USB ports. Chumby also has a squeeze sensor. All of this is housed within a soft, sqeezable shell about the size of a… Read More

  • Real Evil: ISP Inserted Advertising

    Texas based ISP Redmoon has implemented software that hijacks pages being visited by their customers by placing Redmoon’s own ads on these pages. The technology is provided by NebuAD, which boasts that ISP delivered advertisements are an untapped source of revenue. Every single web site owner is affected by NebuAD’s technology: whether a site is running ads or not makes no… Read More

  • Google May Shut Germans Out Of GMail

    Google may shut German users out of Gmail in response to new laws passed by the German Government that would force Google to maintain personally identifiable records for every German Gmail account. Google Blogscoped reports that the effect of the law on Google is not clear but potentially it may force Google to start requiring a verifiable full address from every single German based Gmail… Read More

  • Don't Think The iPhone Will Appeal To Business Folk?

    It remains to be seen whether or not business users will be breaking their crackberry addictions when the iPhone launches next week, but a couple of features could sway you at the last minute. I know a few of you have asked us to cease and desist all coverage of the iPhone from here on out, but hey, there’s nothing else worth telling you about. The iPhone will ship with the standard OS X… Read More

  • Safari Beta Upgrades to 3.0.2

    Apple hopes that Safari will become the next big thing, which we applaud them for, but they sure have a long way to go before IE and Firefox need to worry. Apple quickly upgraded Safari to 3.0.1 for Windows after a few exploits had been found within the first 24 hours of release. Being in Beta we expect upgrades to come fast and furious. The following changes have been addressed for both Mac OS… Read More

  • PSP Firmware Update Unleashes Full CPU Potential

    Many of us were under the impression that the PSP’s firmware upgrade to 3.5 only allowed remote access to PS3s, but there was some speculation going around that it had also unleashed the CPU’s full potential. Rumors are fun and all, but hard facts make everyone feel warm and fuzzy. Sony has now officially confirmed that the firmware upgrade, has indeed, unleashed the full potential… Read More

  • Vista: Most Secure OS, Pigs Fly

    Based on an incredibly long article from eWeek, Microsoft’s own security strategy director Jeff Jones has concluded that Vista is the least vulnerable OS. Jones says that Vista has only had 12 publicly known exploits compared to 129 in Red Hat Enterprise, 29 in Ubuntu, and 16 in OS X. Analysts argue that these results are based on Vista’s limited deployment and the fact that… Read More

  • Gefen Wireless HDMI Up For Pre-Order

    Do you like wireless stuff? How about Hi Def content? Just a quick heads-up about the Gefen wireless HDMI extender: it will cost you about 600 bones just to pre-order, it isn’t compatible with HDMI 1.3, and can’t handle 1080p. Also, you need both of those eyesores to get anything done. Product page [via Gizmodo] Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Alarm Edition

    The Carpet Alarm Clock: Go Ahead, Step On It
    Digital Cowboy MP3-Playing Sunglasses: Yup, You’ll Look Like a Jerk
    The iPhone Tour: I Give Up
    La Fontenna Extends Range Of FON Wireless Goodness
    Contest: “Share Your Location” With TeleNav GPS Navigator Read More

  • Last.fm Not Joining National Day Of Silence?

    The SaveNetRadio coalition will be holding a National Day of Silence June 26 to draw attention to an impending royalty rate increase that could lead to the shutdown of most of the US Internet radio industry. Most large online music and radio providers are participating including Yahoo, Real (Rhapsody), Accuradio, Live365, MTV and Pandora. Conspicuous in its absence is the now CBS owned… Read More

  • ChipIn Empowers Micropayments On Facebook

    ChipIn, a free widget based service that enables users to collect money has launched a Facebook application that brings micropayments to Facebook. ChipIn on Facebook supports existing Facebook events or can be used separately with ChipIn created events. Creation of new “ChipIn’s” is simple, the ChipIn Widget can be customized using photos from a users Facebook account and… Read More

  • Helio Officially Lands In NYC

    It’s finally here! After months of waiting, the NYC Helio Flagship store officially opened its doors for business. I took a quick peek around and it’s definitely not 100 percent done, so consider this a ‘soft launch’. That’s not to say there are paint buckets and scaffolding strewn about the store. Some of the art work is missing and a few other things here and… Read More

  • iPod Controls On Your Lady Lumps

    I’m really thirsty and I’m not sure why. Anyways, these fine young ladies are sporting the hottest new trend for the Summer: iPod controls on a bikini. I’m certain that this will cause a few pubescent lads to be smacked when they try and skip to the next song. “I was only trying to fast forward, I swear. I can’t help that your boob is right there.” Sure, pal. Read More

  • New Version of Desktop Tower Defense Released

    A new version of the popular and wildly addictive Desktop Tower Defense has been released. The new version includes new Ink, Snap & Boost Towers, New Morph & Dark Creeps, New Trickle, Random, 15 Tower & Splash/No Splash modes, 10K mode is now 100 levels. The Bash tower is improved and the interface has been overhauled. The new version delivers a more complex game that provides… Read More

  • WoW Sparks Family Dispute

    http://embed.break.com/MzE1MTgx
    http://view.break.com/315181 – Watch more free videos If you’re planning on having children some day then I highly suggest you listen to this audio track. I don’t feel the need to explain what’s going on other than the fact that the brat was playing WoW and his parents wanted him to stop. Oh and be sure to turn your mic off or you’ll… Read More