• NewsGator Go!: Java and Blackberry RSS

    NewsGator Go!: Java and Blackberry RSS


    NewsGator Go!, previously only available for Windows Mobile, is now available for Blackberries and Java-capable phones including models from Nokia, Motorola, and Samsung. This version synchronizes with your online NewsGator account and caches articles for later, offline consumption. You can also send stories via email through the program’s interface. This is somewhat similar to… Read More

  • i.Sound MovieTime Has Identity Crisis


    If you happen to own a PSP, iPod, Zune and SanDisk player then chances are you’ve got one speaker system that only docks one player, which is a real bummer. MacWay feels that pain and has released the i.Sound MovieTime Universal (lamest name ever) dock for all the aforementioned players. It also plays nice with your other media players through the 3.5mm jack. It runs on four AA batteries… Read More

  • MP3 Player Vest: Eliminate Those Pesky Wires While On-The-Go

    MP3 Player Vest: Eliminate Those Pesky Wires While On-The-Go

    Summertime’s just around the corner and nothing screams gutterpunk St. Marks Place raver quite like this Soundwalk MP3 player vest. You wear just like any other vest, but it has two surround sound speakers built into the shoulder straps. Since the MP3 player hooks up to the vest’s speakers there’s no more getting tangled in wires while you sashay around town. To me, $70 seems… Read More

  • Smaller, Lighter PSP Coming Your Way

    Smaller, Lighter PSP Coming Your Way

    Do you remember when Sony re-designed the PS2 with a smaller form-factor and a thin design? Remember how it sold out everywhere like wildfire and still sells even to this day? Well Sony remembers this and now is doing the same with its PSP. SCEUK head honcho Ray Maguire confirmed this rumor and says that although the console will become thinner and (as 99% of tech writers say)… Read More

  • iPhone Ad Spotted on Fifth Avenue Apple Store

    iPhone Ad Spotted on Fifth Avenue Apple Store


    Photo by Matthew Yohe We’re about three months away from the launch of the iPhone and Apple is already well on its way to annoying the hell out of us with it. Apple plastered its Fifth Avenue store (you know, that dumb cube) in New York yesterday with a gigantic picture of the iPhone with the words “Introducing iPhone. Apple reinvents the phone.” (Apparently it disappeared… Read More

  • TMNT on XBox Live

    TMNT on XBox Live

    Are you a hero-in-a-half-shell? Still living in the ’80s? Feeling like you and Splinter need to have a heart-to-heart about his mutating goo abuse? Turn on your XBox tomorrow morning and download the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This version includes co-op play, leaderboards, and voice support. It’s 400 points, but that’s not too much to pay for FUN is it? Read More

  • Mapping the Wordosphere

    Mapping the Wordosphere

    A little off-topic, but it’s quite cool. Matthew Gray mashed up the publication dates and locations for thousands of titles in Google Books. He then mapped them over time, showing the spread of modern publishing from Europe into the Americas and Southeast Asia. Shown here are the early 1800s. Earth viewed from books [Booksearch] Read More

  • Twirl-a-Squirrel

    This is even better than my neighbor’s bug zapper on a July evening. The squirrel’s weight activates the motor, batteries do the rest. Product Page via The Boing Read More

  • WaveBox: Portable Microwave Kicks Ass

    In early July, as you’re camped out for Transformers (you know who you are), you’ll want to take this WaveBox with you. It’s a microwave oven that draws its power from your mom’s car’s cigarette lighter, meaning that when your buddy in the Galvatron suit (n00b) saves your place in line, you can zap yourself a burrito. Bonus nerd points if you refer to this device… Read More

  • The US Needs You To Go Digital

    The US Needs You To Go Digital

    Remember how a few years ago you strutted into a Radio Shack and the 42-year-old dude who lives with his mom explained how by early 2009, every TV signal will be digital and analog will be history? Well I certainly do and now that we’re starting to approach that deadline, the government is starting to bug out a little. If you’re still rocking that old 1991 Sylvania 13-inch you got… Read More

  • Source: Apple Considering Licensing iPhone OS, Multitouch?

    There’s a very large lake in Northern Utah that has almost as much salt as should be necessary for this rumor, but as it comes from one of our people from Apple behind the lines, there’s a chance that we might see some of these details in the future. While checking the validity of a totally different unsubstantiated rumor, our contact dropped something of a bomb on accident. When… Read More

  • UK Apple Store Accidentally Reveals 8-core Mac Pro

    UK Apple Store Accidentally Reveals 8-core Mac Pro

    With all these fake rumors going around lately, it’s nice to see a real Apple rumor come out of all this. Last night, Apple accidentally threw up a new ad for the Mac Pro on its UK site. The ad for the Mac Pro had the caption “Now quad-core or 8-core processing power. Configure yours today.” Now someone could have just coded out a little HTML and took a screenshot. But… Read More

  • Broadband Providers Getting Ready To Screw Us Over


    I spend a ton of time on the internet and torrent things like a fiend, but I never knew there was a limit and I sure didn’t know you could be relegated to 56k status. Amanda Lee from Massachusetts received a call from Comcast last December ordering her to curb her internet usage or lose her broadband service for a year. Like any rational person she asked what the limit was and Comcast… Read More

  • Bracelet Phone Design Concept: Who Says Phones Aren't Fashion Accessories?

    Bracelet Phone Design Concept: Who Says Phones Aren't Fashion Accessories?

    Design concepts rule. They remind you of how derivative current phone designs are. Unofficially known as the bracelet phone, this one stays on your wrist and vibrates during an incoming call. To speak, you unclip it and hold it to your ear. It’s got a few other perks as well, such as its ability to play MP3s. Of course, “got” is highly subjective since it’s just a… Read More

  • Fake Google Phone About As Real As Joan Rivers' Face

    Fake Google Phone About As Real As Joan Rivers' Face

    Yesterday, I called out Engadget Mobile for reporting about an insanely fake Gucci Phone. Well today it seems I have to bash The Giz/MobileBurn for doing some terrible fabricating. See this “Google Phone” that was found on a “survey site”? Totally fake. Look at the “glare” going on here. Last I checked, glares don’t like someone Bryce would draw up for… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Your Mom, Tanning Edition

    Daily Crunch: Your Mom, Tanning Edition

    Home Spray Tan
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    T-Dancer Sound Sensitive Shirt Great For Illegal Raves
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  • WikiSeek Launches Community Edited Search Engine

    WikiSeek should not be confused with Wikia’s upcoming search engine (although I did). Both, however, are developing community-edited search engines, and both have received assistance from Wikipedia (Wikia, though, is co-founded by Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales). And while Wikia pushed some more vaporware news last week about their own upcoming community edited search engine, WikiSeek… Read More

  • Farecast Deals Engine Launches

    Farecast Deals Engine Launches

    Seattle based Farecast is turning into quite a good way to find cheap airline tickets. The core service predicts if airline prices will increase or decrease in the near future from the current prices. They added a price guarantee in late 2006 that allows users to pay a $10 fee and lock in the current low price. They can then make a purchase decision later. This morning, Farecast is launching a… Read More

  • Eurekster Gets $5.5 Million Series B for Social Search

    Eurekster Gets $5.5 Million Series B for Social Search

    Eurekster, known for their Swicki community-driven search platform, has just announced $5.5 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Technology Venture Partners of Australia and Transcosmos Investments of Japan. Eurekster’s most popular product product, Swicki’s, are site specific search engines (we’ve included a swicki in our right sidebar for some time). This… Read More

  • Microsoft To Acquire TellMe, Part II

    On February 26 we reported that a TellMe acquisition by Microsoft was imminent. The WSJ has now reported (behind paywall) that the two companies are in merger talks, and that a deal may be signed this week. The price – “up to” $800 million. Microsoft Corp. is in acquisition talks with Tellme Networks Inc., a closely held company that makes Web-based voice technology, and… Read More