• TailRank Opens Service As A Platform

    TailRank, a popular blog news organizer that competes with TechMeme and Megite, has opened up its back end and will provide the service as a platform to application developers who would like to add a blog index and ranking service. The new service is called Spinn3r and goes live at around noon today. Rumor is it already powers Gnoos, which we covered last June. Spinn3r indexed 1 million blogs. Read More

  • Zune Software Update 1.3: Today

    Attention Zune users: If you’re one of the lucky people who own one of these players, then this may be some long awaited good news. You should expect a software update today that will fix (maybe) the following issues: We’re fixing the skipping problem that some users were experiencing – that is, content acquired from Zune Marketplace will no longer skip when played on… Read More

  • Mario vs Sonic – Finally

    Well, Sega Saturn titles hitting the Wii VC is one tiny step closer to being a reality because Sega has announced that Mario and Sonic are strappin’ on their dance-fight shoes. That’s right, the much anticipated match-up is set for November of this year, but it won’t be the blood thirsty battle we’ve been longing for. Wha?! The two video game icons will duke it out for… Read More

  • Sony Does The 720p Projector Thing, Twice: AW15 and AW10

    Sony Does The 720p Projector Thing, Twice: AW15 and AW10

    The big secret when it comes to HDTV is that a solid projector is a better bet than your typical LCD/Plasma/Whatever, namely because you can make the image as large as you want. However, they’re often a little on the expensive side, which leads us to Sony’s two new 720p projectors, the AW15 (pictured here) and AW10. Both have an HDMI input (perfect for the Xbox 360 Elite) and… Read More

  • Olympus SP-550UZ Hands On

    Olympus SP-550UZ Hands On


    My, what a big zoom you have. The box said 18x wide angle zoom lens. Being a zoom kinda guy, it was love at first sight. The Olympus SP-550UZ is the very first wide 18x optical zoom (28mm to 504mm) ranging from real wide-angle to long telephoto and is without a doubt awesome. In fact it’s amazing; 28mm is wider than any compact on the market and at 504mm brings you closer than any of… Read More

  • Joost Runs On Apple TV!

    Joost Runs On Apple TV!

    Apple TV already seems to be pleasing every owner who has received a unit. With loads of fantastic features already, you thought it couldn’t get any better, right? Well now a school of tinkerers over at TutorialNinjas have gotten Joost to successfully operate on an Apple TV. Aside from minor issues, it seems to be working out quite well. Joost + XviD hack + Apple TV features = simply… Read More

  • BlueAnt: SuperToof

    BlueAnt: SuperToof

    BlueAnt has a few hot devices out this CTIA. The first is the Supertooth Light, a $99 car system with mini microphone and comparatively easy set up. The Supertooth mounts to your sun visor and lasts 15 hours of talk time or 800 hours of standby, which means it can hang out up there until the next presidential administration. Read More

  • Newton Peripherals MoGo Headset

    Newton Peripherals MoGo Headset


    The MoGo Headset got a little buzz last month and now it looks like it’s reaching that important shipping stage. This headset is a mere 5 millimeters (440 kilometers or .333 yards) thick and there are plans — plans, mind you — to embed them into handsets themselves where they nestle, quietly, recharging. Best of all? The press CD came with this sassy photo of the Lady of MoGo… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: The Wireless Printer Pen

    Patent Monkey: The Wireless Printer Pen

    This week, Ericsson received a wireless printer-pen patent that can transfer hand writing to electronic text to send emails and receives content and can print it to special paper taking into account the position of the pen on the paper. With all this typing, is there still room for writing instrument innovation? After a few seconds of thinking, our answer is yes. Read More

  • Best Buy Snaps Up Speakeasy

    Best Buy Snaps Up Speakeasy

    The only reason I know that Speakeasy is an ISP is because they offer a fantastic speed-test. Web-apps aside though, Speakeasy customers may want to keep a close eye on bills and future price changes and user agreements now that Best Buy has bought your precious ISP. The retail giant paid a reported $97 million for the company and plans on boosting small business plans and services within the… Read More

  • Samsung SPH-M8100 Smartphone Has WinMo6, WiMAX and DMB TV

    Samsung SPH-M8100 Smartphone Has WinMo6, WiMAX and DMB TV

    Samsung’s latest (and greatest?) smartphone, the SPH-M8100, is one of those newfangled Windows Mobile 6 devices and is fully WiMAX compatible. (WiMAX is known as Wibro in Korea.) Other little gems include DMB TV (lucky Koreans) viewable on a 2.8-inch screen, a 2-megapixel camera and Bluetooth. Better still, those of you who slave away on a PC can make use of a USB WiMAX module. Read More

  • Heads Up: SlingPlayer Mobile For Palm OS Now Available

    Heads Up: SlingPlayer Mobile For Palm OS Now Available

    Those of you who top-rock a Treo 700p should take note that SlingPlayer for Palm OS is now available for download to the public. The software is currently in beta-testing and is available for anyone to download – just remember it’s beta, so it might screw your device up, it might not. Enjoy it while it lasts though, because SlingMedia will be charging $30 for the final version when… Read More

  • LG To Use Google Apps On Phones

    LG To Use Google Apps On Phones

    Pardon me, but didn’t LG just strike a huge deal with Yahoo! recently? I suppose you shouldn’t even bother choosing sides when you can have the best of both worlds. LG has announced that it will be including some of Google’s mobile apps on future phones, which will include Gmail, Mobile Maps, Search, and Blogger. Ten of these new “Google-fied” phones will drop… Read More

  • Yahoo! Announces Unlimited E-mail Storage

    Yahoo! Announces Unlimited E-mail Storage

    Gmail not doing enough for you? Need a little extra room to stuff those tax documents into? Yahoo! has just announced that come my birthday May 2007, all Yahoo! mail users (not just iPhone/Beta users) will have access to unlimited e-mail storage. Flippin’ sweet! But those of you already coding out UNIX shell scripts to automatically backup your hard drive to Yahoo! Mail, hold up a second. Read More

  • Hands-on Pics of The Xbox 360 Elite

    Hands-on Pics of The Xbox 360 Elite

    So the Xbox 360 Elite’s existence has been confirmed about two dozen times now, but we’ve gone this far without any real pictures of the thing. Major Nelson, guru of all things Xbox, just posted a bunch of hands-on pics of the new black beauty. For whatever reason, electronics do look better in black than they do in white (I had the black sports edition of the DreamCast back in… Read More

  • WebJam Bags $2 Million for Community of Personalized Pages

    WebJam Bags $2 Million for Community of Personalized Pages

    London-based WebJam, a community of openly editable personal pages, just raised $2 million from French early-stage VC I-Source Gestion. You can see our earlier coverage here. WebJam lets you create as many personal pages as you like by using their ajax editor to drop specialized modules onto your page. It’s a little Ning and a little Netvibes or Pageflakes without the open module standards. Read More

  • And Now, Something A Little More Frivolous From Zoho

    And Now, Something A Little More Frivolous From Zoho

    ToonDoo launched this morning, a new site that lets users easily create comic strips with pre-built or uploaded images and text. This is an Indian company, and has the same parent company, AdventNet, as Zoho (one of our current sponsors), a fairly serious online office application startup (see our coverage here). The creation tool is a Flash applicaton that includes a number of options for… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Home Recording Edition

    Daily Crunch: Home Recording Edition

    M-Audio 02 MIDI Keyboard Hands On
    M-Audio’s Session KeyStudio: $99 Band In A Box
    Microsoft Roundtable For, You Know, Roundtables
    Mempile TeraDisc Boasts 1TB Of Storage
    Samsung K3 Digital Audio Player Dipped in Red and Green Paint Read More

  • Pinger Now Commitment Free

    Pinger Now Commitment Free

    Voice messaging service Pinger no longer requires recipients to be pinger members in order to listen to messages on their mobile phones. Instead, upon receiving messages from Pinger users, recipients will be prompted by a text message to click and call a local number to hear the message. Previously non-members were emailed Pinger messages. Sending messages out and managing contact lists will… Read More

  • HTC Goes CDMA, GSM Not SOL, We P&L, From CTIA

    One thing the GSM camp in America has always had over the CDMA camp was smartphones: there were simply more of them. This was largely due to one manufacturer, HTC, who’s Windows Mobile-base smartphones were rebadged concurrently by both T-Mobile and Cingular (now the new AT&T *insert jingle*). But things change, CDMA friends. If you’re on Verizon or Sprint (poor thing) then… Read More