• The Futurist: From Lucky-Goldstar to LG, or… Brands That Change With The Times

    The Futurist: From Lucky-Goldstar to LG, or… Brands That Change With The Times


    Biggs and I were talking shop awhile back and I mentioned that it was as if, sometime in the past decade, LG and RCA had a Freaky Friday-like switcheroo. As anybody over the age of 10 likely recalls, RCA used to be an omnipresent CE brand—especially in TVs. And LG? Let’s just say those letters didn’t always stand for “Life’s Good.” Rather, the… Read More

  • Apple vs. The World: PatentMonkey IP-Review

    Apple vs. The World: PatentMonkey IP-Review

    Apple is greater than the sum of its parts. IP is important for any company today and Apple’s whopping $74 Billion market valuation shows that investors love Apple’s IP. Apple’s intangibles boil down to several primary focus areas: its OS, iPod and iPhone patents and applications; the letter “i” (and other Trademarks); and know how in delivering digital media on… Read More

  • Sony HBH-PV710 Out Of The Wild

    Sony HBH-PV710 Out Of The Wild

    Getting excited over yet another Bluetooth headset is like trying to say the Irish don’t enjoy getting drunk. Cute jokes aside, this Sony-Ericsson HBH-PV710 isn’t looking too shabby for a headset. A bit 1983, it comes with some swiveling ear hook, red and brown covers (is that dookie on your ear?), and 12-hours of talk-time. It even has a super lame neck strap for when… Read More

  • Black Xbox 360 With 120GB Drive And HDMI On Its Way?

    Black Xbox 360 With 120GB Drive And HDMI On Its Way?

    Quite the rumor to wakeup to, I’m not sure if I believe this or not. Microsoft Australia of all companies has tipped off a retailer (Myer) that a new version of the Xbox 360 will soon be coming to stores and to prepare for it. The new 360 will feature HDMI out and an included 120GB hard drive, as well as a dark black paint job—Xbox 360 2.0 if you will. This rumor even comes with… Read More

  • Windows Mobile Crossbow: Look Who's All Grown Up!

    Windows Mobile Crossbow: Look Who's All Grown Up!

    Geek.com has an incredibly detailed examination of Windows Mobile Crossbow along with enough screenshots to choke a monkey. Does it look better than WinMo 5? Absolutely. Does the rancid taste of WinMo 5 in the back of my mouth make me wary that this is much of an improvement? Yep. That said, go ahead and take a gander. First Impressions: Windows Mobile 6 [Geek.com] Read More

  • Windows 386: Dum Da DA DUM!

    Holy crap, this is bad. “I’m using Windows Windows Windows 386…” GAHAHHSHASHHF! The Most Ridiculous Windows Video Ever [Gizmodo] Read More

  • Samsung's Ultra Slim F700 Says iPhone Who?


    I will admit that I’m over the iPhone and all the clones that it’s unleashed upon the world. But Samsung has pulled me back in with the Ultra Slim F700. It may not be the skinniest sister in the bunch but it sure does pack a whole lot more than the rest of the family. This is truly a revolutionary mobile phone and I’d give my arm to see it at 3GSM next week. Read More

  • Xbox 360 And Airport Extreme 802.11n Don't Get Along


    How childish can Microsoft and Apple get? Pretty darn childish since they just don’t want to play nice with each other at all. Apple’s iTunes didn’t like Vista and now Xbox 360s don’t like Apple’s Airport Extreme 802.11n. Maybe it’s just a coincidence except it’s not; Wii and PS3 owners have not reported any problems. Any network run on the… Read More

  • NBC Piles On Google – YouTube Strategy in Question

    NBC Piles On Google – YouTube Strategy in Question

    NBC’s new CEO Jeff Zucker didn’t waste any time before stirring things up a little. The Financial Times is reporting that he trashed YouTube, using words very similar to those chosen by Viacom a week ago when they demanded YouTube remove over 100,000 video clips. The words, in fact, are so close that the two events almost seen orchestrated: “YouTube needs to prove that it… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Fishscale Edition

    Daily Crunch: Fishscale Edition

    Wowee Dragonfly Hands-On. Verdict: Awesome!
    Fishy Power
    FishCam Finds Nemo
    Mario Theme On Exotic Instruments
    Bluetooth Heaven: Aliph Jawbone Read More

  • iPods To Get Flash Memory And…


    Why haven’t we seen the highly rumored widescreen/touch-screen video iPod, the rumor mill has been going bonkers over it for over a year now? Everyone knows that it’s the next step in the iPod evolution and yet with every Apple event we’re left wondering if it will ever emerge. Hold strong and keep the faith because there is some light at the end of this tunnel. Read More

  • Yahoo! Launches Pipes

    Yahoo! Launches Pipes

    It takes effort to explain the significance of a new product when the immediate benefit to consumers may not be so obvious, and the awkwardly named “pipes” from Yahoo! is no exception. The product name is taken from the world of UNIX where a pipe is a conduit for the transfer of data between applications, while with the Yahoo product it is a conduit for data between web services. In… Read More

  • Mosoto: Share Files and Chat on Facebook

    Mosoto: Share Files and Chat on Facebook

    Facebook released an API last year and new startup Mosoto is putting it to good use. Mosoto is a Flex 2.0 application that sits on top of your Facebook account via the API and allows you to share files, chat with friends, and discover new ones. The app has a desktop layout, where you control different mini applications for sharing files, chatting, discovering friends, and sharing music. The… Read More

  • Jobster Attacks the Monster

    Jobster Attacks the Monster

    Monster.com is a fat target. It has a market cap of nearly $7 billion and generates over $1 billion per year in revenue. All that revenue is largely generated on paid job listings, starting off at $475 for a single listing. Hotjobs and a bunch of other services provide similar services, all for a fee. Even Craigslist charges for job listings in many markets. Seattle-based Jobster, which has… Read More

  • Simple Web 2.0 Traffic Trends Tracker

    Simple Web 2.0 Traffic Trends Tracker

    The folks over at eSnips have created a simple website for tracking “Web 2.0″ traffic trends. The website uses Alexa data. I’d love to see someone create a similar website that ranks these Web 2.0 websites (or rather, these ones) by using various other measurements, such as # of backlinks in Technorati and # of mentions on blogs indexed by Technorati. Editor’s Note… Read More

  • Windows Mobile 6 (Officially) Announced

    Windows Mobile 6 (Officially) Announced

    Alright, this shouldn’t be new to anyone who reads the site regularly, but Windows Mobile 6 is coming. We’ve already reported tons of information on Crossbow, but today there is a little more. Namely by the way of an official announcement: Read More

  • Sprint, Novatel Bring EV-DO to MacBook Pro

    We Mac users have been left out in the cold when it comes to 3G wireless for the most part, but Sprint and Novatel are here to settle the score. The EX720 ExpressCard is an EV-DO Rev. A card that grants your MacBook Pro the ability to access the Internet on the go at an impressive 1.4Mbps via its ExpressCard slot. And it will ship with OS X drivers. This means no insane Googling for third party… Read More

  • RIAA to Apple: More DRM, Please

    . Instead of using clear-headed thinking and admitting that DRM is a problem and not a solution, the RIAA thinks that Apple just needs to open up its DRM to competitors. On the surface, the RIAA’s complaint makes sense, the idea being that there should be an industry-wide, single standard for DRM. This would make any portable device compatible with any music store. The problem is that… Read More

  • Solar Keyboard for Eco-Geeks

    If you’re concerned that your porn downloading habits are bad for the environment, then your idea of conscience is more mixed-up than mine. But it might feel better after you pick up this keyboard by Genius. With a built-in solar panel, the wireless keyboard charges with ambient light instead of using off the shelf batteries that poison the ground and kill your family. Sadly, the… Read More

  • Korea Gets UMPC With 3G, GPS

    We like PDAs, and we like laptops, but the combo of the two, the UMPC, sucks. The idea is sound, but the execution tends to be lackluster. However, we’re changing our tune after seeing the UREN A1 by Innowell. Taking the UMPC form factor, with its 7-inch touchscreen running Windows XP, Innowell adds two things that have kept us from finding these portables sexy: real wireless… Read More