• Hudson Entertainment Rings-up Slip-N-Slide Records

    When I first heard the term hip-hop, I thought it had something to do with Peter Rabbit and the Easter Bunny. It turns out; Hip-hop is one of the most lauded forms of popular music today. Hudson Entertainment is taking advantage of this trend by teaming up with Slip-N-Slide Records, and providing customers ring tones, ring backs, and voice tones that feature popular artists. Big names like… Read More

  • You Caused Skype To Shutdown

    Hahahahaha. Skype has announced what was the root cause behind last Thursday’s major outage and it was you, Windows users. It seems as though it was Patch Tuesday (Windows Update) on the 14th, which caused everyone and their mother to reboot around the same time. This in turn caused a high number of log-in requests and shoddy P2P network resources resulted in what we saw last… Read More

  • Comparing The New iMac Keyboard To The Oldies

    Good ol’ Vince gave the new iMac keyboard a qualified thumbs up last week, and, silly you, you may be wondering how the keyboard compares to other, older Apple keyboards. Of course you do. Well one guy posted just such a gallery, showing us how the new hotness compares to some of the old clunkers. Nostalgia, full speed ahead. Read More

  • Cloudprint: When 50 Internet Cafes in Goa Aren't Enough

    HP has unveiled a new printing technology, called CloudPrint, that allows you to upload documents to HP’s servers in PDF format and then print them anywhere in the world. You send the file through the free service and receive an SMS with a “pick-up” code. You can then go to any Cloudprint printer — HP provides a handy map — and type in the code to print your… Read More

  • Yea or Nay: Apple's Lastest iPhone Ads Are In Response To Waning Interest

    So here’s an interesting postulate: Apple released brand new iPhone ads last week because it’s hurting for attention. That’s sorta hard to believe, especially given the heaps of press Apple got in the months and days prior to the phone’s release, but I guess it makes sense. Business 2.0 even has a graph to prove its thesis. Whoa. Read More

  • Say Hello To Canon's 21-megapixel DSLR, EOS-1Ds Mark III

    Obviously everyone is ecstatic over the announcement of the EOS-40D, but how about the 1Ds? The 21.1-megapixel full-frame DSLR is made from a light-weight magnesium alloy and offers up blasts of five FPS and up to 56 Large/Fine JPEGS or 12 RAW images. Excuse me, Canon, as I kneel before thee. The EOS-1Ds Mark III will begin shipping in November for $7,999. Press Release Read More

  • Hey, Ladies! Hey, What? I Will Track You Using Satellite Technology

    It isn’t April, so this can’t be a joke, but the Aphrodite Project looks pretty darn odd. It is some sort of shoe — a platform pump, I believe they call it — that contains a GPS tracker and little compartment for money, mace, and pictures of Mama, is sleeping on the Russian steppes, far, far from this horrible nightclub. Read More

  • Zagat Survey on the Go

    Zagat Survey launches an advertising supported (free) Web site, ZAGAT.mobi. Zagat Survey is known the world over as the “burgundy bible.” If you are in a strange city and want to get information on restaurants, hotels, shopping and entertainment, Zagat Survey has up-to-date ratings and descriptions of all these amenities. Major cities around the world are listed and ranked by… Read More

  • Cyclists Always Get The Coolest Jackets

    Safety gear for cyclists just got a little cooler thanks to Michael Chen. His cycling jacket, the Reactiv, is geeked out with LEDs that indicate whether you’re breaking, turning or accelerating. He hopes to get this into production by years end and it will hopefully reach the masses for around $200. Cycling jacket with built-in brake lights and indicators [Spluch] Read More

  • Canon Officially Announces EOS 40D

    It’s all true except for one minor detail. The highly anticipated DSLR for prosumers is here, sort of. It looks like the September 20 release might be a little off. The EOS 40D is scheduled for an early September delivery. The body alone is $1,299 while a kit version with Canon’s EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM zoom lens will cost you $1,499. Press Release Read More

  • Windows Home Server Launching August 27, Don't Hold Your Breath

    Because you’ll die. According to a MS spokesperson, “The only thing that is available on Aug. 27 is tech support for system builders”. We already know that the software has been released to OEMs, but that’s about it for now. A few Kiwis and Aussies have begun selling WHS for $150. We probably won’t see anything until September or October. Ah shucks. Windows… Read More

  • Wii Hacked To Play DVDs

    I’ve veered away from doing anything to my gf’s precious Wii because the chances of me breaking it are quite high and then she’d kill me, seriously, but I’m thinking this time around I’ll have to give it the ole college try. Of course I’ll have to mod the Wii before attempting this simple, yet, clever hack that requires me to boot up from a CD and switch to… Read More

  • Samsung UFO Cellphones: Mind The Heat Ray

    Remember during the 90s when every two-bit TV network put “They’ve Seen a UFO!” on the air? Yup, they were completely stupid all right. I very much doubt Samsung had those programs, and the related UFO subculture, in mind when it came up with the name for its SCH-W300, SPH-W3000 and SGH-U700 cellphones. They are known—surprise!—as the UFO. I really don’t… Read More

  • PC Demo Of BioShock Coming Tonight

    I’m with Vince on this whole BioShock thing. I don’t know anything about it, but after watching the trailers and perusing the Web for other tidbits I won’t lie when I say this is going to be an awesome game. So frigging awesome that I’m going to reinstall Bootcamp or, now that I think about it, VMWare Fusion just so I can download and play the demo tonight! It’s… Read More

  • BioBlox: Adrenalin Fueled Tetris

    Ah Tetris, a favorite pastime from my irie eyed college days. I spent countless days skipping my morning classes to play Tetris with my roommates and be the top dog in the house. Sadly it never happened. All the adrenaline would get me flustered as the levels got faster and I’d just crash and burn. Eh, it happens. Tetris will always be a favorite of mine, so I’m on the fence about… Read More

  • Future N-Gage Platform to Feature I-play Games

    Nokia’s new N-Gage platform, which launches this fall, will feature game entertainment from the fun people at I-Play. The first available games from I-play will be, World Rally Championship, and Super Mah Jong. As the importance and profitability of games gets realized in the mobile industry, more device launches are bound to be tied with entertainment software. “I-play brings… Read More

  • Rumor: iPod Nano Gets Redesign, New Colors

    Well, it’s been 11 months since we’ve seen a new nano and there’s a bit of news, albeit from the rumor mill, about the new nano that is set to drop some time before the end of the year, possibly at the Apple Expo in Paris. The above chop photoshop job from 9 to 5 Mac is obviously not the real thing, but the new redesign will entail a screen that takes up half of its facade. Read More

  • Wireless Contracts Ironclad but Starting to Rust

    The Washington Post reported that Corey Taylor of Chicago was sick of his wireless provider’s poor service. He didn’t want to pay the $175 early termination fee so Taylor’s sickness became terminal. With the help of a friend, his mobile phone provider received a forged death certificate. “I thought, ‘What have I got to lose, besides a cell phone I… Read More

  • Google Takes Stake In Tianya.cn

    Google has acquired a stake in Chinese social portal Tianya.cn. Tianya.cn offers a variety of services including user blogs, classifieds, photo hosting, news, sports news and University information. The site is ranked as the 63rd most popular website in China according to Alexa. As reported August 17, Google stated its intention to acquire 1 or 2 China focused internet companies and invest in… Read More

  • GrandCentral's "One Number For Life" Not Really

    So much for GrandCentral’s “one number for life” promise. The company is turning off customer phone numbers and giving them new ones following their acquisition by Google last month. Troy Schneider received such a notice, advising him that in 8 days his GrandCentral number would be canceled and that he would be required to immediately start using a new number allocated to him. Read More

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