• China Approves use of European and American 3G Standards

    China Approves use of European and American 3G Standards

    Today Telecomasia is reporting that the China’s Ministry of Information Industry has approved the use of foreign 3G standards for 3G cellular phones, including European and American standards, which are rivals to the China’s domestic TD-SCDMA standard. According to Yang Peifang, secretary general of the ministry’s telecommunication economist panel, “the three world… Read More

  • Catch up on ABC Series on Sprint

    Catch up on ABC Series on Sprint

    Missed an episode of LOST? Well all is not lost. You could download it to your iPod, watch it on ABC.com and soon you’ll be able to watch it on your. ABC, which was the first to offer their full-length episodes on Apple’s iTunes, and was one of the early supporters of Web-based replays is going mobile making shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, LOST, Desperate Housewives and Ugly… Read More

  • Entropia Universe: A Better Second Life?

    Entropia Universe: A Better Second Life?

    Depending on who you listen to, virtual worlds are the new black. Second Life needs no introduction and yesterday rumors surfaced that Sony was in talks to acquire Club Penguin for $500+ million. To date there are two leading online spaces. World of Warcraft has been an unrivaled success, bringing Dungeon and Dragons style fantasy role playing to an audience in excess of 8 million. At the… Read More

  • Making The Switch From Twitter to Jaiku

    Making The Switch From Twitter to Jaiku

    “I thought I saw a putty tat. I did, I did see a putty tat!” These famous words were never the last from Tweety Bird, but for a growing number of Twitter users they will be. The last thing they will see before giving up on Twitter will be the Twitter server cat, the default screen when the service is completely down. It’s not just down time on Twitter lately that has made… Read More

  • TrekStor MovieStation maxi t.u.

    TrekStor MovieStation maxi t.u.


    TrekStor announced today a line of devices that seeks to blur the line between computer hard drives and home media servers. The MovieStation maxi t.u. comes in sizes ranging from 250GB to 500GB. The devices connect via USB 2.0 and can be used to play HDTV and multi-channel audio content. Additionally, they are compatible with several popular movie and music download services. It works with… Read More

  • Marissa Mayer and Brad Garlinghouse Join TechCrunch20 Panel

    We announced two new experts today for the TechCrunch20 conference in September: Google’s Marissa Mayer (VP Search Products & User Experience) and Yahoo’s Brad Garlinghouse (SVP Communications & Communities). We announced Caterina Fake, MC Hammer and Rajeev Motwani last week. The complete Panel of Experts is here, and we will announce more in the coming weeks. The format… Read More

  • New Stuff At My Yahoo

    New Stuff At My Yahoo

    The big guys are really starting to focus on personalized home pages, where Yahoo dominates and Google is coming on strong (by adding a link from the Google.com home page). Google says their personalized home page has been their fastest growing product over the last few fiscal quarters. Pageflakes and Netvibes are two notable startups in this space. Tonight Yahoo is announcing a few… Read More

  • Nintendo DS Demos at An Airport Near You

    Nintendo DS Demos at An Airport Near You


    I need to book my next flight ASAP. Nintendo is getting ready to test out ‘download stations’ at the international airports in New York (JFK: Terminals 2 and 3), Atlanta (Hartsfield-Jackson) and Cincinnati (Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky). What are they testing? That’s a very good question and I have the answer for you. Nintendo DS owners will be wirelessly downloading a… Read More

  • Belkin Announces Network USB Hub

    Belkin Announces Network USB Hub

    Belkin has announced a new network USB hub that conjures up a bit black magic to trick your computer into thinking that it’s directly plugged into all your devices when it really isn’t. The hub works with your existing wireless network and gives you wireless access to all your goods because of a ‘special caching technique that supports high-speed USB devices and their… Read More

  • Opie & Anthony Fans Cancel XM and Destroy Their Radios in Response to Suspension

    Opie & Anthony Fans Cancel XM and Destroy Their Radios in Response to Suspension

    XM Satellite Radio is finding out first hand that Opie & Anthony have quite a few dedicated fans, fans who are now canceling the service en masse in response to the duo’s recent 30-day suspension. XM suspended the pair in response to so-called outrage stemming from a segment that aired on the program last week. (Well, really because, supposedly, there was an agreement in place that… Read More

  • It's a Thong with a Chalk Board. No, Really

    It's a Thong with a Chalk Board. No, Really

    I once dated a pretty young thing that had the days of the week embroidered on her panties. For example, just under the top seam, it said “Wednesday”. Sadly, I discovered this on a Friday, but that’s not the point of this story. With the new Chalk Board Thong, your girl’s drawers can say pretty much anything either of you wants. Normally in a post of this caliber… Read More

  • Ultimate Fall Out Boy Fan Community Comes Together

    Ultimate Fall Out Boy Fan Community Comes Together

    If you’re one of those types that have uttered the words, “I’m their biggest fan” in reference to post-punk popsters Fall Out Boy, then you’re in luck because there is a site where like-minded people can hang out. Honda Civic Tours has joined forces with Friendsorenemies.com, to create a user-generated worldwide fan community for the Chicago-based band. The… Read More

  • Nimzy Vibro Max, Not What You Think

    Nimzy Vibro Max, Not What You Think

    No, the Nimzy Vibro Max is not another sex toy, it’s way cooler than that. At first glance it appears to be a harmless box, but once you set it atop a flat surface it transforms that object into a speaker. Like whoa! The Nimzy uses an ‘advanced patented electro acoustic technology’ that sends out audio vibrations onto surfaces like wood, plastic or glass to produce crystal… Read More

  • Engadget Shanks Apple

    Engadget Shanks Apple

    Bloops. After following up on a false lead — essentially a faked internal Apple email — Engadget’s Ryan Block drove Apple stock down 2.2 percent. Let that be a lesson to all of us: just because it says @apple.com at the end of the email doesn’t mean it’s from Steve. Engadget sends Apple stock plunging on iPhone rumor [CNET]
    False alarm: iPhone NOT delayed… Read More

  • Engadget Knocks $4 billion off Apple Market Cap on Bogus iPhone email

    What a day for Apple investors. The stock started off strong today on a lot of pre-market buying, despite news that Amazon will finally start competing on sales of DRM-free music. Then, whoops, at 11:49 AM EST Engadget posted saying that the iPhone and Leopard operating system launches would be seriously delayed. They based the story on an internal Apple email that was forwarded to them. Read More

  • Echo Translator Helps You Pick Up The Local Hotties

    Echo Translator Helps You Pick Up The Local Hotties

    I love traveling to other countries but what if I can’t figure out how to say “water sports” in Dutch? Next question: Does anyone travel without their phone anymore? I didn’t think so. I could have used Echo while in Italy or even Puerto Rico. The Echo Translator is a talking translator and phrase builder that is loaded onto your mobile phone or handheld… Read More

  • HTC Elf Spotted in The Wild

    HTC Elf Spotted in The Wild

    HTC churns out some great products here and there. The 8525, even with WinMo, is a nice phone to have around and gets the job done. The Elf is no different, hopefully. Encased in a pearly white finish is an EDGE/GPRS/UMTS/GSM handset with 64MB of RAM, 128MB of flash, a 2-megapixel camera, and a 2.8-inch touch screen display. The Elf also includes a mini-USB, Bluetooth 2.0 and audio output. Mr. Read More

  • 802.11n Draft 2 Coming to a Router Near You This Summer

    802.11n Draft 2 Coming to a Router Near You This Summer

    The organization responsible for certifying the different Wi-Fi standards will start certifying 802.11n Draft 2.0 products this summer. That’s phase two of two of this seemingly endless draft approval process. with final approval now tentatively scheduled for early next year. Geez, don’t work too hard, guys. The Wi-Fi Alliance was supposed to have already finalized the 802.11n… Read More

  • Targus DEFCON 1 More Flexible Than The Average Laptop Lock

    Targus DEFCON 1 More Flexible Than The Average Laptop Lock


    The product’s name sounds a bit more threatening than the device actually is. The $24.99 Targus DEFCON 1 is in fact a retractable cable lock for notebooks. And while it does feature the protection of a galvanized steel cable and a resettable, 4-digit combination-lock that allows for more than 10,000 different codes, it will not authorize you to use nuclear weapons. A lock slot… Read More

  • Oh Boy, Another Sony Battery Catches Fire in a Laptop

    Oh Boy, Another Sony Battery Catches Fire in a Laptop

    Who’s ready for another round of exploding laptop batteries? I’m sure everyone remembers that whole scandal last year where Sony laptop batteries were exploding left and right, leading to recalls and plenty of awkward moments for Sony. Well reports out of Japan suggest that one of the Sony batteries part of the Toshiba’s recall program caught fire back in April. Allegedly… Read More