• New Competition For PayPerPost (humor) (I think)

    New Competition For PayPerPost (humor) (I think)

    New service BegForPost takes on the ethically questionable PayPerPost service that allows advertisers to pay bloggers to write about their products. BegForPost promises none of the ethical hassles of PayPerPost. There’s no payment, just begging for coverage: You’ve worked for months building a startup on a boostrap budget and the launch is near. How will you get an initial influx… Read More

  • SanDisk 4GB M2 Card Aimed At Mobile Phone Users

    I’m not the type to use my mobile phone for media purposes because the software programs just suck. I’ve never used the MP3 player on my SK3 and my Nokia 5300 hasn’t even seen the light of day. The lack of memory is the main reason why I don’t use such features, but the SanDisk 4GB Memory Stick Micro line just might change my tune. While it’s geared towards the… Read More

  • Nintendo Fights Back Against Modchips

    Nintendo is fighting back against Modchip manufacturers and modders with an altered circuit layout on the newest shipment of Wii’s. The move isn’t all that surprising, but Taiwanese retail channels are saying revised modchips could be available within a month. If you recently purchased a Wii and you have plans to mod it then I’d think twice. Because of the new altered… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson HSDPA Mobile To Hit US Shores

    Sony Ericsson’s first HSDPA-enabled phone is set to hit our shores Q3. The Z750 clamshell will also be SE’s first mobile phone to feature the next-generation Java umbrella standard, Mobile Services Architecture. The new Java platform will support instant messaging, all facets of mobile banking, which leads me to believe that AT&T will be the carrier of choice. Who cares about… Read More

  • Yahoo Mail Announces Unlimited Storage

    Yahoo is announcing that all Yahoo Mail users will have free unlimited email storage starting in May 2007. The current storage limit is 1 GB per account (2 GB for $20/year premium users). With this change, Yahoo leapfrogs Gmail (2.8 GB and growing) and Live.com Mail (2GB). Yahoo mail currently has 250 million global users, more than any other online service (Live.com has 228 million and Gmail… Read More

  • M-Audio's Session KeyStudio: $99 Band In A Box


    And while we’re on the subject of M-Audio and music creation, the company’s been slowly building its catalog of “Make-Music-Now” products, which includes both hardware and software solutions for creating, editing and playing back computer-based music. Today, it released a new package that combines two of its popular products: a 49-Note USB keyboard and Session software… Read More

  • M-Audio 02 MIDI Keyboard Hands On

    M-Audio 02 MIDI Keyboard Hands On

    Need an ultra-slim MIDI controller keyboard for laying down quick tracks while you’re on the go? Or perhaps you’re looking for a small, inexpensive keyboard to complement your full-size home studio rig. Either way, the M-Audio 02–the followup to the company’s successful Oxygen 8 keyboard–isn’t the most advanced 2-octave controller out there, but it’s… Read More

  • Plantronics Pulsar 260

    Plantronics Pulsar 260

    I don’t usually get excited about headsets, but the Plantronics Pulsar series has produced a few strong stereo headsets and the 260 is the latest of the bunch. The headset comes with noise-isolating earbuds and a tiny little Bluetooth dongle with microphone. The headset will sell form $109.95 and includes inline answer buttons and fast forward/rewind buttons right on the unit. It also has… Read More

  • Coghead Raises $8 Million

    Coghead Raises $8 Million

    Silicon Valley based Coghead is announcing an $8 million Series B round of financing this afternoon, adding to the $3.2 million raised previously from El Dorado Ventures in March 2006. New investors American Capital and SAP Ventures invested in this round, and El Dorado participated as well. We covered Coghead on its launch in October 2005. We have previously reviewed a number of apps in… Read More

  • Helio Ocean: Hello, Nurse!

    Helio Ocean: Hello, Nurse!

    and I am glad to say that the Ocean is all that and a bag of chips. The device is smaller than a Sidekick 3 and has a number of unique features including GPS photo tagging, consolidated messaging and IM support, and an amazingly easy to use browser and UI. This is a sea change in the MVNO space, friends. Helio has gotten messaging for the masses right and is gunning for Sidekick fans. The… Read More

  • LG's U.S. Shine: The Verizon VX8700

    LG's U.S. Shine: The Verizon VX8700


    This shine doesn’t have the “I can kill you with this thing” styling of the Korean LG Shine, but I suppose thin is in here across the pond and clearly that’s where LG is headed. This diminutive CDMA clamshell is pretty styling with punched metal buttons and brushed metal stylin’. Is it good for the road warrior. Nah. Would I kick it out of bed for eating toffee? Read More

  • iResQ Will Upgrade Your Apple TV's Hard Drive For You

    iResQ Will Upgrade Your Apple TV's Hard Drive For You

    The Apple TV’s 40GB hard drive is pretty laughable, but upgrading it on your own may not be for everyone. If you’re too shy to do it yourself, iResQ will gladly do it for you—for a fee, of course. They’ll upgrade your Apple TV’s hard drive to a 160GB one for $259; to 120GB for $229; or to 80GB for $199. (Might as well go with the 160GB hard drive for those… Read More

  • The Cell Processor: The Brains of The PS3 and Now Tekken 6

    The Cell Processor: The Brains of The PS3 and Now Tekken 6

    The Cell processor already sits at the heart of Sony’s PlayStation 3, but starting with Tekken 6 it will also power arcade machines. Namco’s upcoming fighter is currently scheduled for release sometime this year and will be the first arcade machine to use the notoriously difficult-to-program-for Cell. This isn’t too surprising, considering that Namco always based their… Read More

  • Happy Birthday Jajah: 2 Million Users

    Happy Birthday Jajah: 2 Million Users

    A year after VOIP phone service Jajah launched their service, they’ve announced over 2 million registered users (Up from 1.2 announced in January) and officially announced Trevor Healy as the new CEO. See our consumer VOIP comparison post for an overview of Jajah and some of its competitors. Jajah is a VOIP service that gives you lower long distance rates by bridging standard phone… Read More

  • Microsoft Roundtable For, You Know, Roundtables

    Microsoft has announced that the RingCam will now be seeing the light of day as the Roundtable. After all, who wants to touch VoIP software that is “so disruptive” that hardware suppliers won’t come within 100 yards of it? If you’re unfamiliar with the RingCam then I’ll fill you in on some details. Basically, it’s a videoconferencing device that will… Read More

  • AT&T Has 1 Million People Asking Them About The iPhone

    AT&T Has 1 Million People Asking Them About The iPhone

    Poor AT&T! With the soaring popularity of the iPhone and the launch date getting closer, over 1 million people have been bitching to AT&T/Cingular, asking when they can get their hands on an iPhone. Since AT&T isn’t taking advance orders for the phone (a smart move), the company has since started directing customers’ attention to a web page where they can sign up… Read More

  • More Details on ZenZui Forward-Looking Mobile GUI

    about the Microsoft-funded ZenZui launch today and its noble goal to “[transform] the way people engage, consume and interact with Web content through a revolutionary mobile user experience and information ecosystem.” (Seriously, I kid you not. That’s what the release says.) Essentially, it’s a GUI that zooms in and out. The technology splits the UI into 36… Read More

  • LG Announces Coupla' CDMA Clams

    LG Announces Coupla' CDMA Clams

    With CTIA in full effect and John full of Captain Morgan, phones are being released and announced every few seconds it seems. The latest batch includes two new LG clamshell-style phones: the VX-8700 and LX-570. The VX-8700 is part of the “Shine” series of phones LG has been working on and includes EV-DO, a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, microSD, and all that jazz. It also… Read More

  • Mempile TeraDisc Boasts 1TB Of Storage

    Mempile announced the next-generation optical storage technology with the release of the TeraDisc that boasts up to 1TB of storage capacity on a single platter. While it’s still in concept with an expected alpha testing to start in 12-18 months, the technology shows a ton of promise. It was recently demonstrated in Japan and Mempile was able to record and read over 100 virtual layers on… Read More

  • TiVos Can Now Share Videos and Pictures With Each Other

    TiVos Can Now Share Videos and Pictures With Each Other

    TiVo users can now send video and picture montages to other TiVo users for free through the end of April. The company hooked up with the Web site One True Media (jeez, where’s Orwell?), which will facilitate all of this nonsense. Users upload their pics and videos to One True Media, make a “Tivo channel code,” then share the channel with their TiVo-owning friends. Wow… Read More