• LG AX490 FastTap Phone Quick Look

    Here’s a quick video of the LG AX490 FastTap phone in action. It will be available from Alltel Wireless in the US. Read More

  • 2004 Video Clip: Early Digg Demo By Kevin Rose

    Kevin Rose introduced Digg to the world in a December 2004 episode of The Screen Savers (Kevin was a host of the show). The video clip, now safely archived at YouTube, is embedded below. Kevin discusses Slashdot to start the clip, saying its a great site, but he also says that the fact that editors control what’s on the home page of Slashdot “takes the power away from the… Read More

  • Tower of Babel Translator

    Tower of Babel Translator

    The Tower of Babel translator is a prototype translation device that functions in a completely different fashion from existing translators. Rather than having users punch in words on a keypad and then get back a computery sounding voice, the Tower of Babel works by hooking electrodes to the users face. The electrode are able to monitor facial expressions and then issue translations when it… Read More

  • Zillow Real Estate Data Coming to a Site Near You

    Zillow Real Estate Data Coming to a Site Near You

    Real estate search company Zillow has opened two APIs to allow other sites to utilize its data on homes around the US. The company made news last month when Yahoo! became one of the earliest users of the pre-launch API on its real estate site. There were more than 30 pre-launch users of the API in total, also including Prudential Northern California and Nevada, ZipRealty and Redfin. In addition to… Read More

  • Sony NW-E003 MP3 Review

    has a review of the new Sony NW-E003 MP3 solid state player where it manages to score relatively high marks while simultaneously getting knocked for being openly gay (because it’s pink). Colbert-esque rants aside, this quick video review might provide some valuable insights for those of you who might have been on the fence with deciding to purchase this player. It finds that the player… Read More

  • Samsung IP-830w Reviewed

    Samsung IP-830w Reviewed

    The IP-830w is Samsung/Sprint’s world phone. Designed to work with both CDMA and GSM< the IP-830w is a beefy smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard. At $799.99, $499.99 after rebate, you'd better have a huge expense account to pay for this bad boy. However, Sprint's roaming partners in GSM countries as well as some Asian partners make it a bit more compelling. It also runs Windows… Read More

  • Pando Moves Beyond Email File Sharing

    Pando Moves Beyond Email File Sharing

    New York based Pando has been breaking away from the P2P file sharing pack, which we reviewed in late August. They claim over 1.5 million downloads of their client software, and move up to 20 TB of data per day between users. Pando is very easy to use. Once the PC or Mac software is installed, you simply drag a file or a folder (up to 1 GB) into the open window. Pando begins uploading that file to… Read More

  • Nielsen Measures Families on the Go With Psychoacoustic Encoding

    before we get our soma capsules. The changing art of measuring TV viewership [NetworkWorld via TUAW] Read More

  • Nokia 870 Web Tablet in the Wild (??)

    Nokia 870 Web Tablet in the Wild (??)

    Looks like someone got their hands on the follow-up to Nokia’s 770 Internet Tablet. Apparently it has a little webcam in there and more VOIP functions, although the readers at Internet Tablet Talk aren’t quite sure. It does look a little flashier than the 770 and a webcam might be a nice addition. We shall see. Thread [Internet Tablet Talk] Read More

  • Veeker: Send Video Notes to the World…

    Veeker: Send Video Notes to the World…

    … but does the world want to see them? Oliver at MobileCrunch just got the scoop on Veeker, a video messaging service that allows you to upload an MMS video and then send it to your personal page, your contacts, or the world. Like many proud video/image sharing sites before it, Veeker promises to be a one-stop shop for grainy images of people’s junk. The system works like this: you… Read More

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  • Everex StepNote NC 1500: $500 Green Laptop

    Everex StepNote NC 1500: $500 Green Laptop

    I’ve seen Everex pop up every so often and have rarely been disappointed. They’re an OEM reseller and simply rebadge or repackage nice hardware in their own cases, but this little bugger is on $498 and runs at a cool 1.5-GHz using the VIA VIA C7- M, a low-power chip, along with the VIA UniChrome Pro video engine. While you probably won’t be playing Half-Life 8: Gordon Gets Some… Read More

  • Kodak EasyShare C875 Review

    Kodak EasyShare C875 Review

    In the annals of photography, a few brands stand out as film juggernauts that barely made the jump to digital and, in some cases, died in the process. Leica. Polaroid. Eastman Kodak. How far the mighty have fallen, friends. Leica is aiming for the stars, Polaroid is almost gone, and Kodak, bless its heart, is hanging on by a thread. Has old Kodachrome fallen yet? No, it hasn’t, thanks to… Read More

  • Best Buy Gets Into Wii

    Best Buy Gets Into Wii

    Getting ready for the upcoming launch of the Nintendo Wii, Best Buy has put together a huge section to market the new gaming console. If you’ve seen the PlayStation 3 kiosks in stores, you know that the Nintendo Wii section blows it out of the water. It seems as though everyone is really pushing the marketing of the Wii console over the PS3. It’s probably because PS3 will sell without… Read More

  • How To Break Country Lock On Xbox 360

    How To Break Country Lock On Xbox 360

    After hearing about all the fun Japanese gamers are having playing Blue Dragon, it’s frustrating to know that we won’t be getting the game anytime soon. So if you’re impatient like me, you might want to try this simple way to get around the country lock that is placed on your Xbox 360. Go to Xbox.com and register a new gamertag, and make sure that the email address you give… Read More

  • TIOTI To Combine Legitimate TV, Bittorent Feeds

    There is a bit of buzz tonight about an upcoming TV download service called TIOTI, for “Tape it off the Internet.” It looks to combine legitimate television downloads (we’ve written about providers here) with Bittorent feeds and DVD purchases. It seems to have a nice wrapper, RSS subscriptions to shows, etc. It’s clear that this is a product that people will want to use… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: The Usual Suspects Edition

    Daily Crunch: The Usual Suspects Edition

    Will the real Squid Vicious please stand up? Face-Tracking Cellphones Coming Soon Why You, The Reader, Need This 68 LED Flashlight Camera Lemons Elecom Releases Bar-Code Reading Mouse Squid Vicious Sighting? Read More

  • Odeo Bought Back From Investors

    Odeo as we know it is gone. After announcing itself in February 2005, the company raised a $5 million venture financing with Charles River Ventures and a bevy of angel investors. After a private beta period, the company launched in July 2005. It’s now a little over a year later and Odeo now faces dozens of competitors, including iTunes. Founder Evan Williams has spoken publicly about the… Read More

  • Mind Candy "finds" $7M in funding!

    Mind Candy "finds" $7M in funding!

    Of late there has been a lot of interest in virtual web worlds such as Habbo Hotel, WarCraft and Second Life, well now you can add a new name to this list Perplex City which combines the real world with the virtual world to create an Alternate Reality Game (ARG) . Today Mind Candy, the UK based developers behind the ARG (Alternative Reality Game) Perplex City, announced they had raised $7 million… Read More

  • Veeker: An Embedded Player for Mobile Video

    Oliver at MobileCrunch has posted an exclusive first look at the newly launched mobile video site Veeker. The service catches mobile video clips sent by MMS then delivers them to contacts, public and personal pages. A series of short clips can be subscribed to by RSS and feeds of clips can be played automatically in an embedded player on another site. In other words, I record video from my phone… Read More

  • My So-called Second Life event

    My So-called Second Life event

    I had the good fortune to be invited by NMK to put together a half-day seminar on the phenomena of the new 3D worlds of Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs) and Virtual Worlds (the main one being Second Life of course). Had I not been chairing it I would have been able to take better notes, and I will try to put something up soon about it. However, as usual there were some… Read More