• Wii-Haters, You Have a Theme Song

    While the debate over which of the current game consoles is the best, the opinions of the masses make their way online, some more coherent than others. The Anti-Wii song is a good example of a well-thought-out argument with opinion and fact put to a catchy beat. If you’re part of the Wii Nation, we’ll be expecting your retorts. Nintendo Fanboys cover your ears – the… Read More

  • Scholastic Loses It Over Harry Potter/BitTorent Story

    It didn’t take long for Scholastic, the U.S. publisher of the Harry Potter books, to send us a takedown notice for our post “The Latest Harry Potter Book Hits BitTorrent.” In an email yesterday, Mark S. Seidenfeld, an attorney for Scholastic, demanded that we “act expeditiously to remove or disable access to the material or items claimed to be infringing” and… Read More

  • Limited-edition Nixon Lowdown SS

    Next to Duke Kahanamoku, Jack’s Surfboards is the name in surfing. Jack’s is turning 50 this year and to celebrate this grand occasion, Nixon has released a limited-edition Lowdown dubbed the “SS” featuring a gold-plated case and buckle custom engraved with “Jack’s Surfboards 50th Anniversary” on the caseback. Check out Jack’s for the… Read More

  • Rumor Smashed: Helio Doesn't Mess Around

    We may or may not see a new phone device from Helio this year, but rest assured what you see above is definitely not it in any way, shape or form a new Helio. It’s a terrible Photoshop job to begin with and anyone thinking it’s real has a screw loose. Look for a few changes in the coming weeks that will rock your world and 2008 will blow you out of the water. Helio isn’t… Read More

  • Join Our Facebook Group

    Why? I don’t know! But I’m sure we’ll have a blast. Facebook Group Read More

  • Plaxo Could Be the Open Facebook

    Plaxo recently launched a new 3.0 version that was more than just an AJAX face lift. Plaxo, once a notorious spammer, has grown beyond their core service of being the web’s address book. The new version not only synchronizes contact information, but also your information feeds, like Flickr, calendars, and adding new feeds every day through Plaxo Pulse. Today Plaxo is joining a host of… Read More

  • Apple To Hold iPhone Workshop on July 23

    Apple is holding a “confidential” and invite-only one day iPhone Tech Day Workshop, July 23, 2007 on Apple’s campus in Cupertino, California for web developers, widget developers, web designers, and software engineers. The purpose of the workshop seems to be a sort of “iPhone 101″ for developers, and to help them optimize web applications for the iPhone. The event… Read More

  • Zonbu Green PC Debuts Today: Cheap Not Cheap

    The Zonbu PC makes its debut today and even though, once again, John hated on the idea, I like it. To a point. The Mac mini-sized PC ditches several conventions in order to bring its variable price down to as low as $99. It eschews a hard drive and instead comes with a 4GB flash drive. “Real” storage is all handled by Zonbu’s remote servers. You can buy anywhere from 25GB… Read More

  • Calling all Current/Former Best Buy/Circuit City/etc… TV department employees!

    Inspired by the intrepid reporting of The Consumerist, I am calling out all current and former employees of big box electronic stores who might be able to dish on the perhaps-nefarious selling practices used to trick customers in the TV department. We’ve all heard rumors of employees tinkering with the brightness or contrast settings to make certain sets shine, but is there anything… Read More

  • Peter Moore Quit to Be With His Family, Doesn't Mean Xbox is Dying

    This is Peter Moore playing DDR. We met once. He’s cool. The news of Peter Moore’s departure from Microsoft sent shock waves throughout the food service industry yesterday. But he didn’t leave because of the whole Xbox 360-falls-apart-as-soon-as-you-turn-it-on thing. No no, he left because he’s a family man at heart and wanted to spend more time with… Read More

  • Teenager Buys PS2, Gets Lotsa Cash

    eBay can be an interesting place. You never quite know what you’ll end up getting when placing a bid. This is the case of one British teen who bought a Playstation 2 off eBay, only to receive a package full of $90k worth of euros stacked inside. Talk about an awesome freak accident, considering the teenager only spent about $195 on the auction. But like all things good, a problem arose. Read More

  • Sony iPod Clock Radio: No Hate, Just a Solid Implementation

    Good ol’ Sony wants you to wake up to the gigabytes and gigabytes of white labels you’ve downloaded in order to get your day off to a fabulous start. To do that you’ll needs its latest clock radio, the ICF-C1iP. It should fit right into your daily routine of waking up at 6:30 a.m., putting on your makeup and doing your hair, then heading out the door to crack rocks all day long. Read More

  • Nokia's DVB-H Mobile TV Standard Gets EU Blessing, Market Poised to Finally Materialize

    Mobile TV is still FUBAR here, but over in Europe and Korea (especially Korea) it’s in much better shape. And now that the EU has backed a single standard for mobile TV there—one supported by Nokia—its prospects are looking better and better. The EU has given its blessing to DVB-H, which, while annoying proponents of other standards such as Qualcomm, should kick start the… Read More

  • Pioneer Kuro HDTVs Only Do 720p

    Wow. Pioneer is trying a little too hard to advertise its Kuro line of HDTVs. Pioneer’s plasmas are usually fine, so its “look how great they are!” is a little troubling. The Kuro line is split in two: the Kuro and the Elite Kuro. Both are available in 42-, 50- and 60-inch models, but none of them are 1080p. Hmmm… Strange, considering it’s 2007. Both models have… Read More

  • 1980s Apple Concepts & The Origin Of The iPhone

    “You know the rules, and so do I!” Back in the early ’80s, Apple was hard at work designing new and innovative products. German designer Hartmut Esslinger, who originally designed the Apple IIc, did some mock up products that draw inspiration from the computer he created. One standout picture is of a landline phone with an Apple logo and a touchscreen. Though it’s… Read More

  • Everex Sub-$300 Green PC Launches

    When you stroll into Wal-Mart today to pick up some cheap meds and plentiful toilet paper, you may notice a new PC for sale in the electronics section. Everex has released the Impact GC3502, its new $298 “green” PC that uses 20W of power at most thanks to a 1.5GHz VIA C7-D processor. You won’t find any thrills on this system, though it’s not a piece of crap necessarily. Read More

  • CTIA’s 2007 Technology Fair

    If you’re around Washington, DC tomorrow you might want to head to Capitol Hill for the CTIA’s 2007 Wireless Technology & Reception. This event will highlight recent advancements in wireless technology. It will be held at the Rayburn House Office Building Foyer on Thursday, July 19th, 3pm until 7pm. Representatives from various wireless companies, along with senators and members… Read More

  • PS3 Outsells Xbox 360 In Japan 2:1

    “I can’t go for that (no can do!)” is probably ringing through the heads of Microsoft execs right now as they look at Japan’s Xbox 360 sales. Though Nintendo’s Wii is still selling strong around the world and is outselling both the PS3 and 360, Sony has the edge in the land of the rising sun/tentacles. According to Enterbrain, a Japanese gaming mag publisher… Read More

  • Sony LocationFree Technology Merged Into VAIO Base Station

    Apparently, Sony is no longer “down” with their LocationFree technology and is looking to integrate it into its VAIO product line. The new VAIO LF-V30 Base Station costs $250 and arrives in September. It features component inputs and outputs that can be used to attach your cable box so you can then have your video converted into QVGA or standard definition. Exciting. Sony makes… Read More

  • Secure Your iPhone's Traffic Lest Hackerz Steal Your Info

    Everyone who’s cool already has an iPhone*, but there’s the minor problem of having all your data floating in the air just waiting for script kiddies to sniff. (I used to cruise for passwords on campus. They’re lucky I was just doing it because I could and not to sell the info to some Third World maniac.) Macworld has put together a comprehensive list do’s and… Read More

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