• Laptop battery life to last 30 years?

    Fed up with shoddy battery life on your laptop? You’d be lying to me if you said otherwise. I’m not so sure how legitimate this is, but the US Air Force Research Laboratory has had a hand in the creation of a continuous battery that lasts for 30 years without a single recharge. The betavoltaic power cells are assembled from semiconductors and use radioisotopes as the energy source. Read More

  • Google To $2000/Share? Somebody Muzzle Blodget

    Henry Blodget made his name by predicting outlandish price increases for Internet stocks in the late nineties. A lot of people lost a lot of money (or, all their money) by listening to his recommendations. The government charged him with securities fraud in 2003 and he was subsequently banned from the securities industry for life. But Blodget is a bit of a one trick pony, and he likes to stay… Read More

  • Say it ain't so, BlackBerry

    This makes me want to vomit. I doubt it’s my lunch, either. I’ll admit that the interface on the ifones is nice and slick, but leave the BlackBerry alone. The bPhone theme even replaces the hourglass with a spinning beach ball ala OS X. If you have an 8700, Pearl, Curve or the 8800 with OS 4.2.1 or above then head here and try it out. BlackBerry iPhone Theme [via Technabob] Read More

  • TringMe: Phone Free Click To Call

    Nearly every VOIP related startup has their own click-to-call widget, Jajah, Jangl, Jaxtr, and even GrandCentral. These widgets let you easily and sometimes anonymously set up a call with friends over the web. They’re very useful and come packed with features like voicemail and texting. However, each of these services connects phones to phones, which still eats away at your mobile… Read More

  • Drugs are bad, watch out meth labs

    I had my run-ins with meth during college. For reasons unknown to me, Oregon is a meth hotbed. Take a drive down to the coast and most of the houses you see boarded-up are meth labs. Corvallis, my home for four years, was full of meth labs and I’m sad to say a few friends were sucked into it. Sure, they cleaned the hell out of the house, but they also didn’t sleep for days. Has… Read More

  • Recycle Your Used Gadgets For Cash at SecondRotation

    How many old phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players do you have that still work but are sitting useless in a drawer? A site called SecondRotation is like the company BuyMyBrokeniPod that Mike wrote about a few days ago, except you can sell more than just iPods. SecondRotation will take practically every brand of cell phone, digital camera, gaming console, GPS device, and MP3 player… Read More

  • FCC spills Zune 2 information; 4GB, 8GB, and exactly what we thought

    Oh, by the way, readers, today is Zune day. Why is it Zune day? Because the Zune 2 is launching tonight, like, duh. At this point it’s about as secret as the fact that president Carter was behind 9/11. Inappropriate jokes aside, Technabob just dug up these sketches of the flash-based Zune 2 (which we’ve heard might be called the Zune Pixel, or perhaps Pixas (picks-us)) on the… Read More

  • 40GB PS3 confirmed? [Update]

    I’m waiting for confirmation on this, but it appears that the alleged 40GB PS3 has been logged in the UPC database, which does not accept user generated data. UPC codes are provided by GS1. There’s also been confirmation that the PS3 appears on Best Buy’s internal database. Whether or not it will be priced at $399.99 is unknown, but It’s been confirmed that it does exist. Read More

  • Xbox 360 wireless pink, blue controllers now available

    The pink and blue 360 controllers unveiled at TGS are now available for purchase. I previously thought these were barftastic, but the blue controller isn’t as light blue as I had thought. Apparently everyone in the fam will want one of these to match their favorite animal from Viva Piñata: Party Animals. Ok, whatever. They’re priced at $49.99, but be sure not to tell your… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 32-inch LCD HDTV – $397!

    You’re like us. You’re cheap. Ok, frugal, whatever. The point is you don’t have to spend a lotof money if you don’t have to. That’s why we bring you CrunchDeals, and today we’ve got a doozy. How does a 32-inch 720p LCD TV with built-in HD tuner for less than $400 sound? Yah, it sounds good. And no crappy shipping costs, it’s just the special of the week… Read More

  • HTC P6500 is fugly, but powerful

    The Touch Slide may not be your cups of tea so take a gander at the P6500. It certainly isn’t the prettiest thing I’ve laid my eyes on, but its suite of features is quite impressive. The quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and tri-band UMTS/HSDPA device includes 1GB of storage, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, a 3.5-inch touch screen, 3-megapixel camera, fingerprint and bar code scanning, dos SD ports… Read More

  • Guild Wars Razer gaming mouse

    Any Guild Wars players in da house? Razer, the gaming mouse people, have announced a Guild Wars version of the DeathAdder 3G infrared sensor gaming mouse in conjunction with NCsoft. The special edition mouse is available now at the Playsoft store for £47.99. PlayNC Store [via Tech Shout] Read More

  • Update: Samsung+Bang & Olufsen F310 Serenata Cellphone: Totally real, totally $2,000

    This Samsung F310 Serenata is real. I asked one of my friends at Samsung and he’s like, “I’m pretty sure.” That’s air-tight confirmation right there. He doesn’t know it it’ll come out in Americaland, though, so for now we’ll just have to make due with these renders. No spy shots, no unboxing, just a few renders. The stats aren’t bad by… Read More

  • Lingoz: Wiktionary Done Right?

    Can a user-defined dictionary be done better than Wikipedia’s Wiktionary? Babylon, a maker of popular for-pay translation/dictionary desktop software, certainly thinks so, and they are launching Lingoz to prove it. Lingoz is a collaborative, online dictionary where users are encouraged to participate by contributing terms and definitions, as well as by voting, commenting and… Read More

  • Shock: Second Life is all hype says study

    Having spent a few hours “playing” Second Life (research, mind you), I definitely noticed a disconnect between the hype and what I actually experienced. To boil it down to two words—it sucked. Now there’s a real-life study from the Yankee Group backing up my complaints. In a nutshell… • The average SL user only logs on for 12 minutes per month • Growth… Read More

  • Are Editors Needed To Sort Through Digg Chaos?

    A year ago everyone (including me) was talking about how social news startups like Digg and Reddit were removing the need for news editors. Why should a human, with all his/her subjectivity and bias, decide what news is appropriate for us to consume on any given day, when the crowd can decide by simply voting? But even as Digg continues to gain traffic and new users, some people just… Read More

  • AOL may turn wow.com into World of Warcraft site

    Since 1998, wow.com has been owned by AOL. Nothing has really been done with it, until rumors started spreading the other day. Apparently, AOL is set on turning the defunct domain into a World of Warcraft social networking site. This is a great move for AOL, who has been turning web properties into exciting, popular sites that people actually want to visit (TMZ, anyone?) Now gamers will be able… Read More

  • FlipStart gets price cut, early adopters disgruntled?

    I’m sure most of you have forgotten about the Vulcan FlipStart because I sure have. The mini PC launched back in April with a price tag of $2,000, which is hard to swallow regardless of what it is. Many moaned and groaned that this was too much considering you could get a more powerful laptop for half the price. I haven’t looked into it, but I’m sure sales have been… Read More

  • Video: How to order a ghetto Big Mac

    What does this ghetto big mac video have to do with technology? Not much, admittedly, but it’s a hack. We like hacks here. (Many of us are hacks, in fact.) The video explains how to order what’s called a “ghetto big mac” by “remixing” the McDonalds Dollar Menu. It essentially involves ordering a double cheeseburger, fries, then asking for sauce and a… Read More

  • Verizon trying not to screw customers

    Well, if I were a Verizon customer I’d probably think this was great news, but I’m not, so I don’t. I think they’ll try and screw you in some other way. Anyways, if you’re an existing customer or you’re planning to switch to Verizon then you should be aware that you can switch your calling plan without fear of extending your contract. It’s being called… Read More

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