• Wikia Evolution To Help Suck Search Data From Google, Yahoo

    Wikia Search, the human edited search engine which we trashed at launch, continues to make incremental improvements (and thankfully they’ve turned down the “This is a Google-killer” hype machine). Today they did something really smart – they released a Firefox Add-on that lets users add search data without going back to the Wikia Search site itself. That lets casual… Read More

  • MSI Wind "Love Edition" looks lovey, supports charity


    MSI, most recently reviled by us for essentially pulling a bait-and-switch earlier this month, is perhaps hoping to regain some of the credibility it lost when it raised the price of its tiny notebook by $50 after the fact. Quick, kiss some babies! Recognizing our corporate social responsibility, MSI Notebook is taking the initiative to launch the “Love with the Wind” global… Read More

  • AT&T thinks global


    AT&T has expanded its international wireless offerings. New traveling perks include: new international data discount plans; increased voice and data coverage; international data roaming coverage in 150 countries, up from 145; discounted data packages available in 67 countries, up from 41; international roaming coverage on 120 major cruise ships, up from 75; and global GPS navigation… Read More

  • T-Mobile shuts down Texas phone traffickers


    T-Mobile USA announced that it has obtained two permanent injunctions against handset resellers, whose practices it said “can be harmful and misleading to consumers.” Both cases were in Texas, one in Houston against Rafiq Wazir Ali, who also used the business name Fone Xchange, the other in Dallas against ASPAC and its affiliates. The carrier said the ‘traffickers’… Read More

  • Nikon D90: 12 megapixels, GPS, and video capture?


    Has Nikon taken a few too many battery grips to the head? The D90, purportedly the replacement for the sub-$1000 D80 DSLR, is said to feature video recording in its Live View mode. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m sure video recording is nice to have, but what market are they looking at here? The video will almost certainly be inferior to a dedicated video device, and the people… Read More

  • Search Challenges Email As Most Popular Daily Online Activity

    The Pew Internet Project has released a report detailing the search habits of Americans, and they confirm what many of us already know: Internet search has become a part of daily life for many people, to the point that it is challenging the dominance of Email, the web’s longstanding killer app. According to the study, nearly 50% of internet users use search engines like Google or Yahoo on… Read More

  • T-Mobile shuts down phone traffickers


    More from T-Mobile USA, the carrier announced that it has obtained final judgments and two permanent injunctions against handset resellers, who’s practices it said “can be harmful and misleading to consumers.” Both cases were in Texas: one in Houston against Rafiq Wazir Ali, who also used the business name Fone Xchange, and the other in Dallas against ASPAC and its… Read More

  • Logitech drops Mac edition of DiNovo Edge Keyboard


    Those of you Appleheads hankering for an enhanced wireless keyboard but not impressed by the offerings of more Mac-friendly companies will be happy to hear that what is possibly the world’s sexiest keyboard is coming in a Mac Edition now. The wireless hotness and shiny exterior are as expected, but instead of Windows hotkeys you have (surprise!) Mac ones — Mail, Safari, Apple… Read More

  • Russian gang goes after network administrators


    The New York Times reported that a gang of Russian criminals has been using network admin software as part of a nefarious plot to hijack thousands of PCs for passwords and other personal information. The gang, first identified in May by Joe Stewart, director of malware at research firm SecureWorks, was found to be running a keystroke recording program siphoning information from more than… Read More

  • T-Mobile 3G now LIVE in Vegas


    T-Mobile announced availability of its ‘next-generation’ network in Las Vegas today, and confirmed plans to expand the service to at least 20 additional markets by the end of 2008. Vegas joins NYC as T-Mobile’s only two 3G cities so far. For more on this exciting news, check out MobileCrunch photo credit, CNET. Read More

  • T-Mobile's 3G now live in Vegas


    I can’t believe its really here! Yeah 3G! Well for T-Mobile at least, 3G is still news, the carrier announced availability of the ‘next-generation’ network in Las Vegas today, and confirmed plans to expand the service to at least 20 additional markets by the end of 2008. Even as the last carrier to roll out 3G, faster speeds are always a welcome addition to any market. Read More

  • 2K talks about PS3's Bioshock survivor mode


    Attention PS3 owners- Those of you waiting for the month of October to roll around so you can get your hands on Bioshock are in luck, sort of. The 2K Marin crew have detailed a new mode that’s exclusive to the Sony platform and you can either listen to the podcast, read the transcript or check out the Q&A (after the jump) to find out all about it. From the brief glossing over I did… Read More

  • GoW 2 to include kiddie filter

    Concerned parents who are worried that a game entitled Gears of War 2 may include some violence and swearing will be able to turn on a filter which will substitute blood with sparks and remove cursing. They will also replace the lead characters with fluffy puppies and change the entire game concept to focus on helping others and eating your whole lunch no matter what the other kids are doing. Read More

  • Solar powered iPhone 3G case is awesome, ugly


    I dislike cases for phones as much as I loathe Bluetooth headsets, but the battery life on the iP3G stinks and I’m willing to break one of my rules. I won’t actually use the case and clip it onto my belt because I’m against that too, but I will keep it in my gear bag or pocket. There isn’t a whole lot to this case other than it having a 1500 mAh battery that’s… Read More

  • Acoustic System Phase Corrector: Correct energy pockets that make Fleetwood Mac's "Everywhere" sound like a badger vomiting


    Do you have energy pockets near your deflanged tweeter? Are you franules kurrated and your green graphite isotonic cones remolding your audio energy? Pure Music has something for you. Their Acoustic System Phase Corrector, made of instrument grade maple, will improve your overall listening experience by dissipating and disrupting the Marshall’s Angle of Attack of your audio strancule. Read More

  • Everything you always wanted to know about the Coaln Wars but were afraid to ask


    Yardra, a Wookle. io9 popped over to the Skyblazer Ranch for a little talkie talkie with George Lucas who made a movie series called Star Battles and is now making some follow-up films called the Coaln Wars. These movies should explore more of the character’s backgrounds including Darth “Anakin Skyblazer” Vander’s first assistant, some girl named Ahsoka, and the history… Read More

  • Rockstar Games announces availability of GTA IV for PC

    Rockstar Games has just announced that Grand Theft Auto IV will be coming to a PC near you on November 18. Those of you across the pond in Europe will be able to purchase it on November 21. Read More

  • Man builds Batman's Tumbler in his garage

    A man by the name of Bob Dullam has created a complete replica of the Tumbler from The Dark Knight. The guy built the entire thing in his garage for the cool sum of $50-70,000. So, a handy guy with money. Rare as hen’s teeth. Just one week till the movie comes out here in Barcelona. There better not be lines. Oh, as long as we’re gushing over Batman again, you might enjoy this… Read More

  • Freesky suggests airlines dismiss per flight pricing for in-flight Wi-Fi service

    I can’t say for sure that Freesky and their so-called ‘reports’ should be trusted but something about their latest regarding in-flight broadband leads me to believe that they’re dumb, like, really dumb. They’re suggesting that airlines should change the pricing plan of in-flight Wi-Fi services like Aircell’s GoGo from a flat fee to pay per minute. Umm. What… Read More

  • Google Finds a Buyer For Performics in France (Publicis)

    Ever since Google closed the DoubleClick acquisition, it’s been trying to sell off Performics, a unit of DoubleClick that does search-engine marketing and optimization. The business presented a conflict of interest for Google because its services are aimed at getting better placement on Google’ search results for its clients. Google announced today that it sold the business… Read More

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