• HTC S740 smartphone to Europe in September

    Dammit. Finally the perfect HTC phone for a guy like me and it’s only going to be available in Europe. Who knows, maybe it’ll find its way over here someday. The S740 does NOT have a touchscreen (woo hoo!), has a full, tangible, real QWERTY keyboard (woo hoo!), and a real, big boy 12-key number pad (woo hoo!). Add to that 7.2 Mbps HSDPA data, GPS, 3.2-megapixel camera, microSD… Read More

  • Canon announces two Wi-Fi All-In-One home printers

    Rounding out today’s massive Canon releases is two all-in-one photo printers. We know printers are as exciting as a micro tape gun so we’ll quickly give you the skinny on these two new models. PIXMA MP980 (pictured above) Geared towards pro-sumers  Wi-Fi and ethernet  Six individual ink tanks part of the new ChromaLife100+ system Plus, photo black and grey ink 4 x… Read More

  • Canon rolls out new monitoring camera with improved image quality

    Yesterday Canon in Japan unveiled the VB-C60, a new network camera, which will go on sale in this country at the beginning of October. The company claims users will get video in high quality because of its self-developed image transmission technology (Digic Net). The camera is also supposed to be more efficient the transmission of video signals, reducing network load. The camera produces video… Read More

  • iPhone 3Gs Now Outnumber First Generation iPhones

    Despite a weak battery and questions about how fast it connects to 3G networks, some time in the next week more than 6 million iPhone 3Gs will be in people’s hands around the world. What that means is that the second generation device has outsold the original iPhone just seven weeks after going on sale. They actually may already have done so. Read More

  • ProofHQ makes proofing artwork collaborative

    London-based ProofHQ, in private beta since January, launches today aiming at the UK and US markets for proofing artwork specifically. I tried out the app and it is pretty slick. The cool thing about the proofs, is that they can be embedded into any web page, so ProofHQ documents can can also be integrated into project management applications like Basecamp or Huddle. Read More

  • PowerShot E1: Canon's women-only digital camera

    First Sega Toys girls-only portable audio player, now this: The PowerShot E1, a new digital camera from Canon [JP], specifically made for women. The company has presented a few new cameras in the last days but this model is unique in its own way: Canon says it used relaxation, positive feelings and friendliness as the main guidelines for the design of the camera. The PowerShot E1 comes in… Read More

  • Technorati Acquires BlogCritics, Gets Into Content Game

    Technorati continues to redefine itself under CEO Richard Jalichandra, who joined the company in October 2007. In June they launched Technorati Media, a blog advertising network. Today they are announcing the acquisition of Blogcritics, a six year old blog network that we first wrote about in 2005. The price, which was all cash, is not being disclosed but our guess is that it is in the $1… Read More

  • Dexter Ad Rips Off Wired

    Is there an overlap between readers of Wired and viewers of Dexter, the Showtime series about a serial killer? An upcoming ad campaign for the show will feature Dexter (aka actor Michael C. Hall of Six Feet Under fame) gracing the cover of a magazine that looks exactly like Wired, which is owned by Conde Nast. Read More

  • Jumptap Raises $26 Million Series D To Take On Google In Mobile Search; Strengthens Ties to AT&T

    Mobile search and advertising startup Jumptap has raised more than $26 million in a series D round led by AllianceBernstein. Existing investors General Catalyst Partners, Summerhill Venture Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Valhalla Partners, and WPP also participated. That brings the total capital raised to $73 million. Read More

  • NTT commercializes aroma-emitting digital signage system

    They tested it for nearly a year now but today Japan’s telecommunications giant NTT announces their aroma-emitting digital signage system is finally available [JP] for advertising and promotion companies in and outside Nippon. A limited test run of the so-called Kaoru Saineeji (aroma signage) system in a few selected places in Tokyo was finished successfully. NTT uses a proprietary… Read More

  • Scrabulous Taken Down Worldwide By Facebook (Except In India)

    In July, after Hasbro and Electronic Arts launched the official version of Scrabble on Facebook, they asked Facebook to take down Scrabulous, the competing app that started it all (and borrowed heavily from the trademarked game). Facebook complied, but left Scrabulous up in other parts of the world, where the international rights belong to Mattel. Now, in response to a request from… Read More

  • If Amazon Really Wants To Get Serious About The Kindle…

    More rumors about the new Kindle are emerging, which we first wrote about on July 15. The first device will have a similar sized screen as the existing model but will have a much enhanced form factor. The second will be a large screen device aimed at students and will come later. Somewhere around a quarter of a million Kindles have been sold to date and Amazon is clearly pushing out the last… Read More

  • It's Official: The G1 From T-Mobile is the First Android Phone

    Images from around the web are showing the HTC Dream AKA the T-Mobile G1 in all its bendy, screen-sliding glory. This Sidekick-like phone has a pop up screen, full QWERTY keyboard, and none of the buckets of suck that characterize Windows Mobile phones. Android is still fairly nascent so I worry that the application environment will be limited on launch but an open, powerful platform backed by… Read More

  • NAVIGON launches the 7200T GPS Navigator

    NAVIGON has just announced the availability of their latest high-end GPS device. The company took the great 7100 model, threw in a Centrality Titan 600 MHz processor, an updated GPS chip, and still managed to pop out an overall smaller unit model.  The 7200T still maintains NAVIGON’s free, real-time traffic and most of the goodies from it’s predecessor, but the UI is… Read More

  • Happy Birthday Animoto. You Guys Make Me Happy

    New York based Animoto, which turns one year old today, is one of those startups that has success written all over it. And I bet it’s a fun place to work too. We are unabashed fans of this do-one-thing-very-right service. If you aren’t yet a user, here’s what it does: It creates videos that combine music and your photos. You upload photos directly to the service or authorize… Read More

  • XIHA Life: A Social Network For Multilinguists

    XIHA Life, a site that calls itself “the world’s first truly multilingual social network”, has launched in the United States. The site is geared towards multilingual users who feel constrained by the single language networks offered by sites like Facebook (while most social networks have begun integrating foreign languages, they limit themselves to one language at a… Read More

  • Canon officially drops 50D, new point-and-shoots


    In true camera company style, Canon has gone and released about five million cameras all at once, and it falls to yours truly to summarize the pages and pages of PR into something readable at a glance. I’d scribble it on a napkin and scan it if I could, but I learned better than that at blogger school. We’ve already covered the 50D, but these new point-and-shoots are virgin territory. Read More

  • College Sophomore Sells His iPhone App To Flixster

    Movie focused social network Flixster acquired a popular iPhone application called Movies.app (iTunes link) last week, and has re-released the application this evening. As far as we know, this is the first acquisition of an iPhone app. The price isn’t being disclosed. Movies.app was created by Jeffrey Grossman, a sophomore at Carnegie Mellon University. The application lets users find… Read More

  • Review: Aluratek Internet Radio Alarm Clock

    These Wi-Fi radios have come a long, long way. Case in point, I have an old Linksys WMLS-11B from almost five years ago that requires me to spin around in a circle two times, add a single drop of blood to exactly 6.3 ounces of room-temperature tap water, and paint the Toyota Camry logo on my chest backwards before I can get the thing to reliably stream music wirelessly. Fast forward to the… Read More

  • Live from Philps Research Labs: Shop Lab


    The ShopLab at the Philips research center is a prototype retail store room used to test lighting technology to improve the sales experience for both the establishment and the customer. First up is the Show Window, a series of projectors displaying on the exterior showcase
    windows. These projectors show a rotating collection of images on the glass, behind which sits the showcase products. … Read More

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