• Monster releases updated Outlets To Go power strip with USB port

    It’s no secret that I love my Monster Outlets To Go power strip. It’s the most used gadget in my gear bag no matter where I am. Such a simple device with so many perks like instant friendship with the hot girl waiting at your gate. It won’t get you laid, but you’ll look cool in front of the other nerds. The release isn’t very clear on how many USB ports there are… Read More

  • TAG Heuer Meriidist: Wha?

    I’m trying to get an image on this but TAG Heuer just announced a watch with a cellphone complication. The first TAG watch, made in 1860, was called the Meriidist and this odd duck is an homage to the original. More as we get it. The first pocket-watch with a phone complication • Bi-directionnal hour display dedicated to time
    • Chronograph measuring the 1/100th of a second, with… Read More

  • New study shows that many pirates would buy movies if they couldn't pirate

    An interesting study (PDF) carried out by an organization called Futuresource Consulting (and sponsored by Macrovision, for you tin foil hat types) just showed up in our inbox claiming that consumers love to pirate stuff, sorta. The study looked at folks in the United States and United Kingdom, and found that one-third of respondents admitted to the horrible crime of copying a DVD in the last… Read More

  • Google Launches Virtual World Called Lively

    Well, this sucks for Second Life. Google is launching a new service today called Lively, a browser based virtual world add-on that lets users create and customize avatars and worlds, interact with other users, and generally have a richer social interaction than is offered by GTalk today. Worlds can be embedded into web pages, although only Windows users on IE or Firefox can view them, after… Read More

  • Video: "Watercooler moments" abound in Gears of War 2

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=35834 If you’re unable to watch this at work then I’ll give the quick rundown based on what Cliffy B says in the clip. The story in GoW 2 is much darker than the previous game and an improved cover system with 400 “tweaks” that make it the “best in the business.” Also, if locusts or yourself are being fired on… Read More

  • Samsung's Use Your Instinct Haiku Contest

    Just got word from Samsung that we’re good to go on our “Use Your Instinct” Haiku contest. Every week we’ll be giving away a cool Samsung phone culminating in the Samsung Instinct! We begin our contest this week gunning for the M520. The haiku should focus on hearing and must be tweeted to UseYourInstinct. We will close entries for this week at noon on Tuesday… Read More

  • GM to release ‘Volt’ electric car in September?

    Reuters is reporting that General Motors may be unveiling a “showroom-ready model” of its electric car, the Volt, in September. It was previously thought that the Volt wouldn’t be released until 2010, but “a deepening slump in sales” has apparently pushed GM to get the Volt on the market ahead of schedule. September’s a good time for GM to unveil the new… Read More

  • Help Key: Adding your .Me account to Mail/Exchange

    If you have a .Mac account you can easily add your me.com account to your mail reader right now. Create a new IMAP account and follow these steps:
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  • .Mac going dark tomorrow

    .Mac is reporting: MobileMe Launch
    7/9/2008, 6pm-12am PT As part of the MobileMe launch, http://www.mac.com will be taken offline at 6pm PT on Wednesday, July 9th. Members will be unable to access http://www.mac.com or any .Mac services during this time with the exception of .Mac Mail accessed via a desktop application, iPhone, or iPod touch. MobileMe will be available as soon as possible… Read More

  • Bungie announcing something at E3 – please let it be more Marathon

    It’s far more likely it’s just a playable build of Halo Wars or something, but I wish they’d make a return to the labyrinthine hallways and insane AIs of my favorite FPS of yore, Marathon. The reason we are all a-twitter is this little snippet from the hosts when ending Bungie’s latest podcast: Brian: Isn’t there something going on on July 14th or something… Read More

  • OMGOMGOMG First potentially fake iPhone 3G unboxing OMG

    OMG OMG SOMEONE IN PORTUGAL GOT THIS OMG! IT HAS A SIM REMOVAL TOOL! OMG OMG! PEOPLE THINK IT’S FAKE! OMG! OMG! Read More

  • Imagekind Acquired By CafePress For $15-20 Million

    Imagekind, the art site that describes itself as “a hybrid art gallery, photo-sharing service and a print-on-demand service” has been acquired by CafePress for $15-$20 million in cash and stock, according to VentureBeat. The site, which was launched two years ago, allows artists to upload and sell framed prints of their pieces, and also allows users to purchase one-off prints of… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Digital photo frame for $40 after MIR

    Newegg.com has the Gear Head 7-inch digital photo frame for $59.99 with a $20 mail in rebate. You can also use coupon code “FRAME73FS” at checkout to get free shipping. Not a bad deal if you’re looking to get into the digital photo frame game. Resolution is 480×234 and there’s a remote! A remote! You can look at your photos from the couch all…day…long. GEAR… Read More

  • Samsung Use Your Instinct Contest

    Just got word from Samsung that we’re good to go on our “Use Your Instinct” Haiku contest. Every week we’ll be giving away a cool Samsung phone culminating in the Samsung Instinct! We begin our contest this week gunning for the M520. The haiku should focus on hearing and must be tweeted to UseYourInstinct. We will close entries for this week at noon on Tuesday… Read More

  • In response to egregious Rogers pricing, Apple won't sell iPhone 3G in its Canadian retail stores

    This “Apple hates Rogers” story is hotting up! Now it looks like Apple won’t sell the iPhone 3G at its Canadian retail stores, leaving Rogers (and Fido, its partner is crime) flapping in the wind. You can feel the annoyance in Apple’s voice in this quote: We have nothing to do with the service plans. Those are Rogers’ plans Hell hath no fury! Keep bitching… Read More

  • Yes, it’s a robotic business man crawling around

    “Crawling is the soldier’s motion in the battlefield. I would say this is the business soldier,” says performance artist Momoyo Torimitsu as she lets her robotic middle manager make everyone on a busy Australian street feel uncomfortable. “The battery-powered robot is supposed to symbolise the Asian economic crash and Japan’s rigid ‘salaryman’… Read More

  • IBM And Second Life Announce Interoperability, But Bridging Virtual Worlds Is the Wrong Answer

    Virtual worlds like Second Life have a silo issue—they are virtual worlds unto themselves. Today, Linden Lab (which operates Second Life) and IBM announced that they have successfully bridged two virtual worlds, with avatars from Second Life successfully “teleporting” to an entirely different metaverse based on an OpenSim server. The two companies have been working together… Read More

  • Merciful fates! Two screws portend replacable iPhone battery


    Here be dragons! Zounds! What wizardry is this? TGDaily did use their eyes to call forth from the bottom end of the iPhone two screws which, by Hera’s eye, could be a mysterious portal into the innards of the iPhone, giving alchemists access to what may be called a replaceable battery by fools and the very portal to God’s head itself by the wise. The guided tour focuses mainly on… Read More

  • Canon Rebel XS looks like a fine entry level dSLR

    Canon has a new entry level dSLR, possibly with your name on it. The EOS Rebel XS, aka the 1000D, will ship in August for $699. To be fair, $700 for an SLR, especially if you pretend to be “into” photography like Peter and Devin and I, is a decent price. The Rebel XS has a 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and a 2.5-inch LCD. The step up from this, the Rebel XSi, has a 12.2-megapixel… Read More

  • Microsoft Launches Hosted Exchange Deals

    Microsoft has announced this morning the availability of hosted Exchange, Sharepoint, collaboration and communication as part of the Microsoft Online suite. The hosted platform is a direct competitor to the Google App platform, which is currently available either for free or for as little as $50 per year. The service plans for the Microsoft deals start from $3 per user per month – and… Read More

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