• AT&T apologizes for censorship nonsense

    Perhaps you remember how recently, AT&T updated its Terms and Conditions to basically state that if you talked shit on AT&T, your service would be cancelled. Facing harsh criticism and backlash from the media and customers, the company has released the following statement. Hit the jump for the full e-mail and read over it a few times. What do you think? Lesson learned or PR switch? Read More

  • Goodmans XB5CDG karaoke machine has a camera so you can watch yourself act a fool

    Like karaoke? No? That’s OK, it’s strictly an activity for old people. But at least this Goodmans XB5CDG gives the hobby a techy twist. You connect the R2-D2-looking thing to your TV where it displays lyrics and yourself. Huh? There’s a built-in camera that records your every bone headed movement. So next time you belt out your Boston covers you’ll be able to watch… Read More

  • Exclusive B'phone news: Special edition Beyonce Upstage launched on Sprint [Upstage]

    Need a burgundy and gold Samsung Upstage to match your lovingly dyed landing strip? You’d better get down to Sprint on November 4 because they’re launching a special edition Beyonce Upstage with a sexy start-up screen, exclusive pix and vidz, and a song sung by the ‘yonce when she was 10. Don’t particularly care about Beyonce? You can always pretend that the girl on… Read More

  • Sony-Ericsson HCB-105 hands-free Bluetooth device: it works

    It’s a Bluetooth hands-free speakerphone. It’s from Sony-Ericsson. It’s the HCB-105. It does exactly what it should. It clips onto the sun visor in your car. It lasts about 25 hours on a single charge and works with any Bluetooth-capable cellphone. It should be available early next year in some countries. It serves its purpose. Product Info [Sony-Ericsson via Electronista] Read More

  • UK McDonalds now offer free WiFi

    Me encanta! Seems everyone’s favorite/most-despised fast food retailer McDonalds will be offering free WiFi access at over 1200 stores across the UK. Funnily, this move will make McDonalds the #1 provider of free wireless broadband access. Sure, it might not be The Cloud or T-Mobile, but for the price of free, can you really complain? C’mon! Get a Big Mac and go look at some… Read More

  • Stealth Startup Kango Working on Semantic Search For Travel

    Does the world really need another travel site? With Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, TripAdvisor, Farecast, TripHub, Yapta, and many more, prospective travelers already have more than enough to choose from. (With an estimated $87 billion in travel booked online, it’s no wonder why). Soon they will be able to add Kango to that list. The startup, which has been in stealth-mode until now… Read More

  • Is that your leg buzzing or are you just going into isolational shock?

    Phantom leg buzzing syndrome attacks millions of Americans every day and for just 56 cents a day — the price of a cup of coffee, you can make a difference. Meh. Not really, but you know know what it is — that odd feeling that your phone or Blackberry is going off when you know it isn’t. If your hipbone is connected to your BlackBerry or your thighbone is connected to your… Read More

  • Gefen Wireless USB Extender now available

    Finding a wireless USB extender is hard enough. Finding one that is cross-platform compatible and works with Linux? Nearly impossible. Thankfully, there’s Gefen and its Wireless USB Extender which can transmit USB 2.0 signals up to 100-feet away. It uses a sender/receiver system and is perfect for using a keyboard and mouse while sitting on the couch, relaxing. No doubt that the best… Read More

  • An Apple grows in Brooklyn

    I never though about it before, but Apple doesn’t have a store in Brooklyn. Considering how popular Brooklyn is and the amount of Apple users you can find anywhere you look, it would be a perfect match for the company. Now, in a move that is sure to please Brooklynites, the NY Post is reporting that the Madison Retail Group is trying to get a space in a brand new condo building for an… Read More

  • How would a $400 PS3 affect holiday sales?

    Sales of this, however, are expected to surge While a $400 PS3 still hasn’t officially been announced for North America yet, let’s assume it’s going to happen. Let’s also assume it happens in time for the holiday shopping season. Where would this put Sony, vis-a-vis Microsoft and Nintendo? According to several industry analysts, don’t expect Sony to rocket to the… Read More

  • Radiohead's "In Rainbows" can be downloaded right now

    The pay-whatever-you-want Radiohead album is now available for download. “In Rainbows,” the band’s 10-track, seventh studio album is the first high-profile “name your price” release of an album. You can download it now from the band’s Web site (or, by the time this gets posted, your local file sharing hub) or wait till December to buy a hard copy of the… Read More

  • Lawyer Sues Apple Over iPhone Restrictions

    The controversy over Apple’s locking the iPhone has moved from the realm of hackers and pirates to the courtroom. It has been said that one lawyer with a briefcase can take more money than ten thugs armed with guns. Apple’s treasure chest may lose some pierces-of-eight if the suit is successful.

    Lawyer Max Folkenflik filed a class action federal suit in Northern California… Read More

  • Lawsuit claims Apple purposefully locks out competing software on iPhone

    The sun has risen, the larks are singing and another person has filed suit against Apple over its handling of iPhone unlocking. This time, however, it’s a lawyer filing the suit; Apple must be trembling… Filed in California, the suit (yes, the person, Max Folkenflik, wants the suit to achieve class action status) alleges that Apple illegally bundles its iPhone with AT&T and its… Read More

  • Tales From The Deadpool: Amp'd Mobile's Sordid Remains

    This is a New York real-estate story and one of marketing excess. It’s about Amp’d Mobile, the too-hip-for-its-own-good virtual mobile carrier that filed for bankruptcy last June after burning through $360 million in capital. A lot of that money was spent on things like MTV ads to attract 175,000 young, urban customers. The problem was that nearly half of them turned out to be… Read More

  • Vringo Wins Award

    Congratulations go out to Vringo for winning this year’s “Best Mobile Service for Social Community & User Generated Content” Award given at the 23rd MIPCOM conference in Cannes. MIPCOM Mobile TV and Internet awards are given to the most compelling projects in each category and are judged by a panel of industry experts. Vringo was able to beat out 180 companies and 280… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Grocer Edition

    Myvu Universal Edition review
    How-to: Automatic Coffee Maker
    Urban Fidelity ‘Planet’ sound-dispersing speakers
    Smart shopping carts headed for London supermarkets?
    Simply Cool: Best sports bottle ever Read More

  • Polyvore To Tempt Fashionistas To Create, Then Spend

    Polyvore, founded by ex-Yahoo’er Pasha Sadri (he created Yahoo Pipes) will appeal to the fashionistas out there in the world. Users install a bookmarklet and grab images from around the web (see demo here) – this part is very similar to what Kaboodle, recently acquired by Hearst, does. They then take those images, plus any images others have uploaded, and create… Read More

  • Twitter + Second Life = Spontaneous Web Meetspace

    We’ve been rather harsh in our coverage of Second Life in the past, the sad truth being that this year Second Life has provided a range of tabloid fodder that we’ve seen fit to print. Of late our coverage has started to change. The initial rush of “build it and they’ll come” corporatism has given way to something with more useful substance. Companies including… Read More

  • Dear Parents: Save Some Money, Use Kindersay.

    One thing that amazes me when I visit friends who have young children is the stunning amount of cash they lay out on educational toys and videos. Parents will pay literally anything if they think their kids will learn something and get a head start over the competition. Companies take advantage of that need people have to be perfect parents and sell them every conceivable type of educational… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. Myvu Universal Edition review Paul G The great white Giordi Laforge… look out for that bus; not to mention the fashion police are about to take you out. (BONUS COMMENT!!!) Joel Butterfly in the sky! I can go twice as high! Read More

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