• Ericsson's Bergendahl: Wi-Fi's days are numbered

    [photopress:johan_bergendahl_eri_19721c_1.jpg,full,left]Ericsson’s Chief Marketing Officer, Johan Bergendahl, said earlier today that he believes wireless broadband, known here as 3G, WiMAX, or a variety of other acronyms, will soon replace Wi-Fi as the de-facto wireless standard. And he’s right. Laptops are outselling desktops at a decent clip, and handsets are getting more and… Read More

  • Review: Golla Chorus 15.4-inch laptop sleeve

    [photopress:scaled.IMG_1629.JPG,full,pp_image] In the long, storied history of bag reviews (see Mark Twain’s What Shall I Put In My New Canvas Sack? from the January 1897 issue of Harper’s Monthly for an example of the proto-bag review), it has been the journalist’s imperative to offer a fair and intelligent comparison of the “usefulcasity” of the bag when compared… Read More

  • Chip art: tiny etchings lurking in your PCB

    How cool is this? Bored engineers personalizing their chips with extremely tiny etchings of their favorite cartoon characters, code names for the chipsets, and just generally cool things. There’s a lot of detail there, but you can only see it with a high-powered microscope, which is exactly what the guys have done here. They have a ton of great pictures at the gallery; scroll down a bit… Read More

  • Why get wet? Stay in and watch Mobile Monday London

    As anyone in London knows right now, today is not a day to be venturing outside. So, helpfully, the nice people at Mobile Monday London will tonight be streaming their event live via Qik.com. The live video will be here from 6.30pm onwards. I wonder if anyone will now turn up at all…? Read More

  • Duck Hunt: The quest to shoot that damned dog continues

    [photopress:duckhunt_dog_laugh.gif,full,center] I’ve always wondered this about Duck Hunt for the NES: That snarky dog that laughs at you, is he there just to torment? For those not in the know, Duck Hunt shipped with most US versions of the original Nintendo Entertainment System, normally packaged on the same cartridge as the seminal Super Mario Bros. In the game, you’d use the… Read More

  • Dopplr to calculate carbon

    UK startup Dopplr – which allows you to ‘optimise’ your trips to allow more useful meetings with your social or business network thus effectively reducing travel – is to soon allow members to calculate their carbon emissions as they traverse the planet. Dopplr is teaming up with AMEE for the feature, being tested alpha-testers currently. The latter is a neutral… Read More

  • Spielberg's Ghost Venture Backed By Terry Semel

    Update to our post last week about Steven Spielberg’s new Ghost and UFO based social network: We still don’t have the name of it, but it is being referred to as “Ghosts” to outsiders they are pitching it to (I still prefer “Ghost Town”). They will be putting a big focus on original video content (think Twighlight Zone-type stuff) with a permanent host. Read More

  • News Corp Gives Up The Fight For Yahoo

    Rupert Murdoch is reported to have said that News Corp won’t fight Microsoft for Yahoo. Talking to investors at the annual Bear Stearns Media Conference, Murchdoch said that “We’re not going to get into a fight with Microsoft, which has a lot more money than us.” Murdoch also gave support to Google as FIM’s ad provider: “We’re very happy to be in… Read More

  • Strong European growth for Google

    Stats from US search engine marketing firm Efficient Frontier shows that the European market, where Google dominates, showed very strong growth in February 2008, with advertiser spend on Google in the UK up 69% and more than 100% in the rest of Europe. In Q4, Google reported that 48% of its revenues came from outside the US, with 14% of total revenue from the UK. The “rest of… Read More

  • Video: Etch-A-Sketch powered clock

    http://flash.revver.com/player/1.0/player.swf?mediaId=719432 Once in awhile, you find something that where practicality loses out to the powerful forces of all that is awesome. this Etch-A-Sketch based clock is one perfect example. This might be the coolest thing you’ll see all day. Make Blog [Make] Read More

  • MIT working on a small, smart ‘City Car’

    This all looks very nice on paper and I’d be one of the first wide-eyed optimists to use one of these things but I just can’t help but think that we’re probably not going to see these on the road in the next three to four years (as MIT hopes). The full-size version of this “City Car” being developed by the brave men and women at the Massachusetts Institute of… Read More

  • Sched.org is No Twitter, But It Does Help Sort Through Conference Chaos

    Keeping up with all the panels, speakers, and parties at a big conference like South by Southwest can be overwhelming. But attendees to this year’s SXSW have a clean, Ajax app called Sched.org to help them out. Coded in a 14-hour marathon session by two guys in their twenties, Chirag Mehta and Taylor McKnight, Sched.org lays out each event in easy-to-read, color-coded bars. (Orange is… Read More

  • Mario Wii casemod: so subtle! so elegant!

    In case you’re tired of the Wii’s slim, understated style, now is your change to add a 3D mario busting out of it along with all the garish color the flying plumber is associated with. Be aware, this isn’t like a henna tattoo for your Wii, it appears to be permanent. I like the part of the instructions where Mario appears to be encased in a Carbonite Wii. Super Mario Bros. Read More

  • Little Known Hacker News Is My First Read Every Morning

    Hacker News is a Digg/Reddit-like site that I am visiting more and more often. It’s my first stop in the morning, and I check it out a few times during the day as well. Why? Because it’s focused mostly on startup and hacking news, which is what we cover. It’s one of the best places to find information on startups we haven’t heard about yet. And, better, the community… Read More

  • How do you actually DO a startup?

    This weekend there was a flurry of discussion about how to run a start-up company, prompted by Jason Calacanis who more or less suggested that startups needed people who would dedicate every waking hour to the business (pictured pictured are some people in Europe who’ve done it including Tariq Krim, Marc Samwer, Loic Le Meur, Niklas Zennström, Martin Varsavsky and Brent Hoberman). . Read More

  • MP3 players coming up on ten year anniversary

    Oh wow, I guess I’m getting old. Did anyone else own this player — the Eiger Labs MPMan? This is the 64-megabyte F20 shown here but I had the 32-megabyte F10. Remember how it hooked up to your computer via Parallel port and took forever to transfer songs? Apparently the prototype for this device was shown at CeBIT back in March of 1998 before going on sale in May of the same… Read More

  • Feeling brave? Make your own super-fast NiMH battery charger

    Here’s a project I wouldnt’ touch in a million years due to my shameful fear of small shocks. What, they’re painful! If you’re not as much of a chicken as me, and have some skill with electrical engineering, you ought to give it a shot. Then bring it over to my house because my shaver is dying.

    Fast NiMH/NiCd Battery charger [via MAKE:blog] Read More

  • Steven Levy loses a MacBook Air

    Say it ain’t so, Steven! Mr. “Hackers” Levy believes his wife threw Apple’s loaner MacBook Air into the recycling chute with all the other paper, leading him to believe that no, he’s the only stupid one and that everyone else with little expectation that a featherlight computer will end up in a pile of other office detritus would do the same thing. This, friends… Read More

  • LOLPeter winner: I r sad

    And the winner is #6! Congrats, LOLMark! Read More

  • Brando burps up two speaker solutions

    Do you need a speaker that looks like a mouse? How about a speaker that looks like a pair of lips? The mouse speaker, at $14, connects to your iPod and lets you “share” your music with throngs of people who probably want to kill you. The lips, ummm, also cost $14 and do the same thing. Purchase a your own risk. Mouse
    Technology addiction… there is help. Read More

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