• New TomTom Device at FCC

    New TomTom Device at FCC


    No real information on this one beyond a few pics. We know it’ll be a GPS (duh it’s TomTom), SD, Bluetooth dialing and voice SMS and interface changes. It’ll also have a new docking system that will allow you to cradle your TomTom and use it to control an iPod or USB storage device. More pics after the jump: Read More

  • Neochroma Brings Your Cellphone To The Big Screen

    Neochroma Brings Your Cellphone To The Big Screen

    No matter who you are, you’re bound to have at least one juicy video on your cellphone. Whether it’s footage of a riot, you making out with some girl, or Blake’s Mom giving a lavish striptease, chances are your cellphone screen is just too small to enjoy watching anything longer than 30 seconds. Neochroma is looking to change that by blowing up the size of your… Read More

  • Cellblock: Fast Video and Image Vlogging

    Cellblock: Fast Video and Image Vlogging

    I’m actually quite intrigued by this simply because it could be a great way to put out “breaking news” at shows or events. This is nothing new: you take some video or an image and it pops up in a Cellblock window almost immediately after sending, without transcoding or other nastiness. The service uses a standard email address – presumably you could just email content… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Digital Display Magic

    Patent Monkey: Digital Display Magic

    In this week’s IP-Review on digital cameras and displays, we find a slick Konica Rollable LCD screen for digital cameras and found an “immersive theater” concept patented by Kodak. What looks to be taken out of the movie Minority Report, the Konica display technology is described as using “electronic paper, [wherein] the liquid crystal layers of red, green and blue… Read More

  • Seriosity To Fix Email Overload (or not)

    Seriosity To Fix Email Overload (or not)

    Seriosity has a solution for over-crowded email inboxes. If you want someone’s attention, you’ll be paying for it. The company’s hook is that they’ve studied World of Warcraft and other multi-player games and believe they’ve found the right way to get people’s attention – virtual currency. You attach a payment to an email, called a Serio, which is… Read More

  • Laptop Batteries Made Just For You, Not From Babies

    is a one-stop online shop offering built-to-order laptop batteries for models both new and old. And though on first viewing of the company’s homepage I thought it made the batteries from babies, the picture is apparently a reference to the “Born On” date that appears on each battery ensuring freshness. Finding the right battery using the site’s multiple search tools… Read More

  • Practical Robotics: Beer Launching Fridge!

    http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/445498/robotic_beer_launching_refrigerator.swf Sometimes we see a prototype that gets our mouths watering. The iPhone from Apple is a great example. Another is the beer launching fridge. When this thing hits the Home Depot, we are so getting one, as we’re for the advancement of beer-drinking technology. Homemade DIY gadgets are the best, you own them, you… Read More

  • Best Apollo Demos

    There were a bunch of product demos today at Adobe’s Engage event, but there were a few that stood out and should have a big impact on the startup world. They also happened to be some of the best demos of the day. Virtual Ubiquity – Rick Treitman demoed their word processor application, BuzzWord, which was built entirely in Flex 2 and looks like it could be a direct competitor… Read More

  • Make Your iPod Mini Flash-ilized

    page and pop in your new drive. Easy peasy. Now your Mini has no moving parts, more space, and you gain a feeling of power over your own things. Great for everyone. I actually did a similar thing by replacing my 40GB iPod Photo’s hard drive with a 60GB, again thanks to iFixIt. I can’t encourage you to hack your gear enough. It’s our right and it empowers us as geeks. Turn… Read More

  • iRiver Clix 2 Reviewed, So Great They Made the Review Into a Big JPEG

    iRiver Clix 2 Reviewed, So Great They Made the Review Into a Big JPEG


    The iRiver Clix 2 is a 2.2″ media player with a Flash UI and standard audio and video playback. It’s fairly cool and has a high-resolution screen and a bit less power consumption thanks to a new AMOLED screen and 2- or 4-gigabyte models available in the US along with an 8GB landing in April. What angers me, however, is the writer’s decision to make the entire review one… Read More

  • The WiiPhone: iPhone Interface on PocketPC

    Looks like those 5 million patents Steve was talking about didn’t stop one clever wag from creating a fully function iPhone shell for Windows Pocket PC. This guy has done everything — except make Windows look like less of a piece of crap after you get past the sexy initial UI. It’s like walking into a brand new home and finding oily rags and offal piled up in every… Read More

  • Review: HeadRoom Desktop Amp

    Review: HeadRoom Desktop Amp

    If you happen to have some pricey headphones, a good headphone amp can really make the difference between merely impressive sound and truly ass-kickin’ audiophile glory. Enter the HeadRoom Desktop Amp ($599), a relatively compact headphone amp with a bevy of input and output options and some hot internal components. I recently had a chance to check it out with a set of Sennheiser HD650s… Read More

  • Corsair's Premium Flash Voyager GT USB Drives Go Really Fast


    Corsair announced an update today to its Flash Voyager line of USB drives by adding a “GT” to the end of the name and changing the color from blue to red. Oh, and the company hand picks the NAND flash for each one and is using a new flash controller with enhanced dual channel and interleave memory technologies. What’s all this mean my friends? Put simply: Speed. As the sizes… Read More

  • Sony's New PictureStation Photo Printers

    Sony's New PictureStation Photo Printers

    Sony dropped a load of new photo printers today — the PictureStation DPP-FP90 (pictured above) and the PictureStation DPP-FP70 (pictured after the jump). Both print “lab-quality 4×6-inch prints” in 45 seconds (remember when you had to wait at CVS for an hour?), and the company seems especially proud of the built-in editing features that let you fix up your exposure… Read More

  • Sony Shows Off Energy Link Portable USB Gadget Charger

    Sony Shows Off Energy Link Portable USB Gadget Charger


    It’s pretty much bona fide that USB is the new charging standard. Rather than trying to force a new way of charging on everybody (which wouldn’t be too out of character), Sony is playing nice and showing off a useful new portable USB charger. Just pop in batteries and this thing sends juice to your gadget of choice — far easier than loading up your laptop, I’d say. It… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Back to Vegas Edition

    Daily Crunch: Back to Vegas Edition

    Jesus on a Cell Tower: Believers Sign-Up for Service, Have Faith They’ll Get Reception
    Excalibur Delivers Line of “Joke Man” Products: Inner Clown Dies
    USBCell Rechargeable Batteries Hands-On
    Live From Vegas: Sony 2007 Products Showcase
    Sony Bluetooth Headphones: Surpisingly Attractive Read More

  • iLike Growing Quickly, Still Massively Trailing Last.fm

    Later today music social network iLike will report that they’ve reached half a million registered users in the first four months since launching. What won’t be disclosed, but I’m hearing from insiders, is that around 20,000 new users are joining daily. The company, along with MOG, will present at the Digital Music Forum East conference in New York tomorrow. Together the… Read More

  • First ZunePhone Ad Surfaces, Featuring Steve Ballmer

    We’ve been dragging the ponds and dive bars of greater Seattle looking for more rumors and tips about the forthcoming ZunePhone, but things are quiet. We don’t like quiet. Here, then, is the first commercial for the ZunePhone, probably in response to the iPhone ad we saw at the Oscars. Enjoy! Read More

  • Live From Vegas: Sony Gets A Bluetooth Boombox

    Live From Vegas: Sony Gets A Bluetooth Boombox

    Sony’s new ZS-BT1 ghettoblaster is anything but — sporting Bluetooth for easy access to the seven songs you have on your Walkman phone. It’ll be about 150 bucks when it hits around August, and should keep your grandpa happy with its FM radio and front-loading CD. It also helps that it’s got an audio-in channel for the input of your choice. Read More

  • Live From Vegas: New Sony Cyber-shot Camera Line Detects Faces

    Live From Vegas: New Sony Cyber-shot Camera Line Detects Faces


    Sony pulled the curtain back from a gaggle of digital cameras today. The big feature is the new face-detection tech: Which they claim automatically focuses in on up to eight (count’em: EIGHT) faces. Plus, if they move or you move, the focus follows (which is good, because getting eight people to stand still ain’t easy, as anybody in a ska band can tell you.) Also of note: All… Read More