• Create Your Own MVNO With Sonopia

    Create Your Own MVNO With Sonopia

    This idea may seem a bit bold at first, but with the right execution, it could end up being a smash hit. Sonopia has purchased minutes and service from Verizon and will now let you create a personalized MVNO. No need to deal with companies like Sprint or Helio anymore — now you’re the boss. You can build plans, add services, and have friends, groups, or whoever you want join in. Read More

  • Korea Sky Concept Cellphone: Why Are Real Cellphones So Ugly?

    Korea Sky Concept Cellphone: Why Are Real Cellphones So Ugly?

    The thing about concept phones is that they so often look so much better than actual cellphones it’s almost depressing. This concept from Korea’s Sky is but the latest example of one that puts the many tired actual designs to shame. (Helio’s Ocean notwithstanding—that actually looks promising.) Its specs are nowhere to be found, but concepts are a lot like the womens… Read More

  • Analyst Predicts Blackberry Launches On Sprint, T-Mobile

    Analyst Predicts Blackberry Launches On Sprint, T-Mobile

    Merrill Lynch is up to it again with those crazy predictions. Well, maybe this isn’t so crazy, but it’s still noteworthy. Rumor is that come May 7th, Sprint will be getting the Blackberry Pearl and T-Mobile will be getting the 8300. The reasoning behind this speculation? RIM will be reporting its Q1 earnings come April 11th and the May 7th launch date also happens to be… Read More

  • Cambridge Soundworks Radio CD 745i w/ iPod Support

    Love your iPod but don’t want to invest in a dock because you’re still into FM radio and CDs? You might just want to peep the Radio CD 745i from Cambridge Soundworks. Equipped with a boring name and a Bose-esque design, this stereo features a dedicated iPod dock for playback and charging, AM/FM radio, a CD player that supports MP3/WMA discs, alarm clock, and a remote control. It… Read More

  • Meet the Treo 755p

    The 755p is the model number for a forthcoming Treo smartphone, and it’s bound for Sprint. The 755p is styled after the Treos 750w and 680, meaning a smaller form factor and sans antenna. The new Treos keep the EVDO connectivity the 700p enjoys, and will likely retain the Megapixel-class camera and Bluetooth as well. Not much else is known, sadly, except the launch date: look to be able… Read More

  • Apple and EMI Being Probed By EU

    Apple and EMI Being Probed By EU

    Those Europeans are fast! Just one whole day after Apple and EMI announced they’d be offering DRM-free tracks on the iTunes Music Store, the European Union comes in to crap all over Apple’s parade. This time around, it’s accusing Apple and “The Big 4″ record companies over iTMS purchasing options. Those eurocats don’t like the fact that you have to buy from… Read More

  • MySpace Will Hold Presidential Primary

    MySpace Will Hold Presidential Primary

    MySpace has more registered members than Mexico has people. If it was a country it would be the 11th largest in the world. So while it may be a major marketing event for MySpace to say it’s holding a presidential primary next January, you can be sure the candidates will take it seriously. The MySpace primary will be held on January 1 & 2, 2008, before any of the official state primaries. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Pain Gun Club Atmosphere Edition

    Daily Crunch: Pain Gun Club Atmosphere Edition

    Elgato Turbo 264 USB Turns Regular Video into iPod Video
    Reporter Gets Shot With Pain Gun
    To-Conne i-Lit Speakers: Instant Club Atmosphere Without All Those Annoying People
    Orange Zune Coming Zoon
    Help Key: Putting Video Onto Your Apple TV Read More

  • Comscore Files To Go Public

    Web analytics firm Comscore filed to go public today, with Credit Suisse acting as the lead underwriter. The registration statement can be viewed here. Comscore had revenues of $66.3 million in 2006, and about $5.6 million in income from operations. Read More

  • Please Meet My Evil Online Clone

    People can spend most of their time online, but it is very difficult to spend all of it there. Sometimes people have to work, go to school, or eat. Or sleep. And who will be there to chat with everyone while you are away? Until now there was no answer for this difficult problem. Now, there is MyCyberTwin. The company, which is based in Australia, creates an online “clone” of… Read More

  • Samsung Bundles Podcasting on Mobiles

    Samsung Bundles Podcasting on Mobiles

    Samsung has announced today that they will be bundling VoiceIndigo‘s advertising supported Podcasting service with their phones. The first model to be shipped with the service will be the dual Samsung’s faced mp3 player/phone, UpStage. VoiceIndigo service is a mobile application that downloads podcasts to your phone so you can listen to the whole thing, whether offline or online. Read More

  • Elgato Turbo 264 USB Turns Regular Video into iPod Video

    Elgato Turbo 264 USB Turns Regular Video into iPod Video


    This tiny USB stick might make your life considerably easier if you regularly convert video to h.264 for use in the iPod and the Apple TV and iPod. The device offloads the conversion load to a separate processor and includes software for video conversion that starts up when you insert the stick. It will be available this Spring for about $130. Might be handy if you follow the advice in… Read More

  • Orange Zune Coming Zoon

    Orange Zune Coming Zoon

    You know it’s a slow news day when this kind of stuff gets headlines. This, friends, is an orange Zune. Is it better than the other Zunes? No, unless you feel that orange makes some items intrinsically better than other items. This, unfortunately, is not the case. However, if you like Zunes, we’re sure you’ll like this orange one. When I was in J-school they never told me… Read More

  • Palm Loves Digg River

    Palm Loves Digg River


    Palm and Digg announced today any agreement that would deliver Digg River to Treos everywhere. Treo owners need only launch their Blazer Web browser and the service will be available to them as a content item. Digg River is a mobile version of the popular Digg service that is scaled for mobile use. It delivers to mobile devices the same ranking and prioritizing of content that is available… Read More

  • Microsoft Swims Into Mobile with Deepfish Service

    Microsoft Swims Into Mobile with Deepfish Service

    Microsoft announced recently that, like Yahoo and Google, it would be throwing itself into the mobile arena more fully with the release of its Deepfish service. The service aims to better replicate actual computing. Although it is currently only available in private beta, it is expected to be available for WinMo users in the near future. Deepfish Read More

  • Compete Knows How Much Time You Waste on YouTube

    Compete Knows How Much Time You Waste on YouTube

    All web analytics track your activity somewhere along pipeline connecting your computer to a website’s server. Comscore tracks traffic trends on computers of 2 million users. Hitwise catches traffic at the ISP level and matches it up with demographic data they collected. Compete, Quantcast, and Alexa differ from these other web metrics companies by tracking traffic on the computers of… Read More

  • Next Service To Try Gaming Digg: Subvert and Profit

    Subvert and Profit is the newest service to try to sell home page placement on Digg. Like User/Submitter and Spike the Vote before it (both now offline), the idea is to charge people for a digg vote (in this case, $1 per vote). Digg users can sign up and will receive $.50 every time they digg a story (note: this is in clear violation of the Digg terms and conditions and many users who have… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Elite Not So Elite: Doesn't Have HDMI 1.3, PCM Audio, Does Not Cure Impotence

    Xbox 360 Elite Not So Elite: Doesn't Have HDMI 1.3, PCM Audio, Does Not Cure Impotence

    The hype surrounding the Xbox 360 Elite is starting to wane, which means it’s time for the fanbois to complain about what they don’t like about it. The qualms thus far: lack of HDMI 1.3 support and the lack of a built-in HD DVD drive minimize the meaning of the word “Elite.” The absence of HDMI 1.3 means that Dolby’s super mega high def audio format TrueHD is… Read More

  • Make Video Calls From Your Cellphone (If You Live in Canada)

    Make Video Calls From Your Cellphone (If You Live in Canada)

    Marvel at the wonders of 3G! Up in Canada, cellphone provider Rogers will be the first carrier in North America to let its users make video calls. This high bandwidth activity is made possible by the company’s shiny new HSDPA network. Rogers also plans to use all this extra bandwidth (current HSDPA speeds range from 1.8Mbits/s to 14.4Mbits/s) to funnel to its subscribers the weekly top… Read More

  • Help Key: Putting Video Onto Your Apple TV

    Help Key: Putting Video Onto Your Apple TV

    So you’ve got an Apple TV yet, for some strange reason, you’re not satisfied with $9.99 downloads of Disney classics. What is a fan of HDMI-enabled video playback devices to do? Here’s a quick tutorial on getting video from almost any source onto your Apple TV. Read More