• Vizio Launching 52-inch LCD TV Next Month

    I just finished spending a few months with a Vizio HDTV and for the price, you really can’t complain too much. Those with a thirst for the big screen and a small budget will be excited to know that Vizio will be selling its new 52-inch model online and at Costco stores next month. Word from Taiwan is that the set uses the same exact LCD panels used by LG Philips. Though not cheap by… Read More

  • German Throws Computer Out Window, Escapes Fine

    Whether it’s a blue screen of death, a kernel panic, or even just a lag in Firefox, sometimes we just want to smash our computers. It’s perfectly OK to want to do so, but to actually do it takes some iron balls. A German man in Hanover had the iron pair and actually managed to get angry enough at his PC to chuck it out a window, smashing to pieces on the ground below. When… Read More

  • I-O Data Slim DVD Burner Announced

    Sometimes having an external DVD burner is a great idea. I mean think about it. What if that hot chick from math class comes over and she want’s a copy of American Pie 2 burned for her? You’d use your internal burner, except you cheaped out configuring your laptop and bought the combo drive. Bummer! What do you do? You fish out the lunch money you’ve saved up over the past… Read More

  • MUD Creator Richard Bartle on MMORPGS

    If Richard Bartle were dead, he’d be rolling over in his grave! Richard Bartle is the guy you need to thank for bringing you obesity, acne, and an obsession with the Wyrmbog in Dustwallow Marsh. See, Bartle is the guy who created Multi-User Dungeons and, as a result, added a new form of media to the now crowded world of electronic interaction. Read More

  • iPhone Partially Unlocked

    Gizmodo is reporting that the hackers at the iPhone Dev Wiki have successfully unlocked the iPhone…partially. You can’t use that T-Mobile account just yet, but you can use any AT&T SIM card that you choose. This means any pre-paid, Cingular, or AT&T SIM card can be thrown into the iPhone and calls can be made. With the included WiFi the iPhone has, you’re pretty much… Read More

  • 3D Mailbox: My Eyes!

    Dear 3D Mailbox Development Team: In the name of all good and holy, please euthanize your marketing team and CEO. Product Page Read More

  • 3D Mailbox: Worst. App. Ever.

    Do you find dealing with email boring? Would your day be brighter if your email was rendered as characters in a SecondLife style universe, complete with spam eating sharks? Were you dropped on your head as a child? Introducing 3D Mailbox. We get to see a lot of new products and services at TechCrunch, many of them bad; usually it’s a case that they won’t get a run. Then there… Read More

  • Hearst Isn’t So Local After All; Local Mobile Search Still Going?

    Hearst Corp. apparently didn’t find what it was looking for, as it has sold off its shares of Local.com, a search engine for local businesses, services and products. Hearst was thinking locally earlier this year when it made a private placement investment in Local.com, and had paid $6 million for its stake, obtaining a 22 percent stake in the company. But last week the company converted… Read More

  • AT&T Researching Femtocell Suppliers, Completely Ignoring Burgeoning Atto- and Yoctocell Market

    Femtocells are mini cellphone repeaters that are supposed to improve cell reception in homes and businesses. Like T-Mobile’s Hotspot@Home, femtocells allow smaller devices to most of the heavy lifting for carriers, reducing strain on an already over-worked cellular infrastructure. It seems AT&T is looking at building a femtocell network by supplying consumers with the cells in… Read More

  • Publishing Group of America Brings Out Mobile Editions

    The Publishing Group of America, publisher of print magazines American Profile and Relish, has signed a deal with DMD Mobile Holdings Inc. to offer pay-per-use mobile versions. This new mobile content, which will include recipes from Relish on demand, as well a horoscopes and other factoids from American Profile, will be available through texting codes printed in banner ads in the print… Read More

  • Thomson ROC3205 3-in-1 Remote Control Review

    I think this is a Euro-only device, but I bought this 3-in-1 universal remote yesterday for my father-in-law here in Poland and I consider it an example of some of the worst quality CE design in the free world. Add the fact that the remote was broken right out of the box and you’ve got one of the biggest turds I’ve ever laid eyes on. Read More

  • Don’t Text And Drive, Let Your Virtual Assistant Answer For You


    Well it seems obvious enough that texting while driving is a bad thing, it takes tragic events like the one last week to really bring the point home. The best rule of thumb should be to keep the thumbs on the steering wheel at all times, and avoid even touching the mobile handset. But since a lot of people aren’t going to listen to this advice, we figured we try and recommend an… Read More

  • Woohoo! Simpsons Mobile Game on the Way

    With just over a week until The Simpsons Movie arrives in theaters few details of the script have yet leaked. But what has finally been confirmed is that a game from EA Mobile is on the way. The Simpsons: Minutes to Meltdown is actually now available on Jamster and T-Mobile in the U.K., but rumors are circulating that an American version is on the way. In the game you play as Homer and can… Read More

  • Speech-to-Text App for Mobile

    As someone who learned to type in elementary school the idea of “texting” is just foreign to me. I prefer to use all my fingers to compose a message and devices that have keys share letters can be downright frustrating. But if I could speak a message and then send it as text I’d be very happy indeed. Well, VoiceSignal has heard me loud and clear it seems. The company has… Read More

  • O2 To Ditch i-mode

    Forbes is reporting that U.K. carrier O2 will abandon its i-mode service after only being able to sign up 260,000 users to the Internet phone service in the past two years. Additionally, the mobile carrier will not sell any new i-mode-enabled handsets from the end of July, but despite this would continue to support those quarter of million users for the next two years. This technology… Read More

  • Ubisoft Unloads GameLoft

    Ubisoft has left the loft. That’s the word from GameDaily, which is reporting that the French publisher has sold off its 13 million+ shares of mobile company Gameloft. Despite this the two will continue to collaborate on future titles. Last week Ubisoft sold 13,367,923 shares in the company to Calvon Crédit Agricole Group’s Corporate and Investment Bank. Under the terms of the… Read More

  • NBC Inks Deal with Alltel

    You’ll be able to watch your favorite content from NBC Universal on mobile handsets from Alltel Wireless. mocoNews is reporting that NBC Unversal (NBCU) has inked a deal with Alltel, and this will allow the carrier to distribute content from NBCU’s 11 video on-demand channels, along with ringtones, ringbacks and wallpapers via Alltel’s Access data service. Various… Read More

  • Make Your Best Move

    Chess is a game that is fairly easy to learn, can take a lifetime to truly master and really requires a lot of concentration during heated matches. But if you’re more about speed chess and quick games than the upcoming Advanced Karpov 3D Chess for mobile from Hudson Entertainment might be more your speed. This game will feature 3D graphics with multiple camera angles, along with a… Read More

  • StupidVideos.com Mobilizes Content

    YouTube recently began a beta of its mobile site. StupidVideos.com is now making its more than 25K user-generated videos available to a mobile audience. StupidVideos.com, a division of PureVideo Networks, hopes to attract existing users of the site, as well as new consumers who discover the mobile Web site. The mobile site is built by Quattro Wireless, a company that creates adaptive mobile… Read More

  • The iPhone is Like a Big Chocolate Milkshake and a Hug From Mom

    http://www.podtech.net/player/podtech-player.swf?bc=6fb4d4539470456aaf18e7169f6098c1 [rant]I think this video from Senor Scoble explains essentially what Apple products are about: emotion. As you watch this nice lady from XEODesign talk about emotion in iPhone gaming, you kind of understand why PCs don’t have the same rabid fan base as Macs. As I said back during the Vista launch… Read More

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