• Give XP an OS X Makeover

    http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/501677/how_to___make_windows_look_like_mac_os_x.swf Look, we’re not one to judge. We’re not sure why you’d want to make Windows XP look like OS X, but there must be some of you out there that do. Perhaps you’re the type who’d do it just to say you’ve done it, or for some other sort of novelty. Either way, the above video will… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Eye Tracking for Computers

    In watching the growing interest in web tracking, with players like clickdensity combined with analytics to fine tune preferences, we thought Canon’s recently received patent covering the use of image data to track eye movement on a computer screen quite interesting. Canon has a deep history in eye tracking technology and filed on this technique to determine head position and then… Read More

  • EMI's First DRM-free Release: The Good, The Bad & The Queen

    Yay! The first EMI album to be offered for download free of copy protection, or digital rights management (DRM), is now available. “The Good, The Bad & The Queen” can be downloaded in the “new format,” aka 320Kbps MP3s, directly from the band’s Website. Apple’s iTunes Music Store also has a “Live from SoHo EP” with five tracks recorded, um… Read More

  • Stream Surround Sound Music With Sony's TDM-NC1 Cube

    Sony sure does smell a potential market with this wireless media streaming stuff. (Don’t want to be late to the party this time, right Sony?) This odd looking fellow is the Digital Media Port Wi-Fi Client, or the TDM-NC1. Like the similarly styled iPod dock before it, this $200 cube, which should hit stores in June, integrates into a Bravia-branded home theater setup via the digital… Read More

  • WEP, She Is Not So Secure, You Know

    According to researchers Erik Tews, Ralf-Philipp Weinmann, and Andrei Pyshkin of Darmstadt Technical University it’s possible to crack a WEP key in about a minute. The trio proved that with a nice set of encoded data and a little processing power allows you to crack a 104-bit WEP key. Didn’t we already know that WEP was useless? WEP key wireless cracking made easy [TheRegister] Read More

  • WJAu Speaks on Second Life Marketing


    I’m not very big on Second Life — I have enough trouble making my first one work — but it’s interesting to see SL grow and change from a group of geeks reliving Snow Crash to some sort of media darling. Wagner James Au is writing about a study from Komjuniti about marketing in Second Life. 72% of respondents didn’t like SL marketing while 40% thought the concept… Read More

  • The Mystery of the Multiple Apple TVs

    Holmes: Ah, Mr. Watson. Let us take a pipe of opium and discuss this matter, shall we?
    Watson: Yes, Dear Mr. Holmes. Let’s.
    H: Attention, then, please. We have here the page for the Airport Extreme Base Station. What do you see?
    W: An overpriced 802.11n device?
    H: You are an ignorant buffoon, Dear Mr. Watson, and your mother was a fishwife. To that end, we return to our examinations. Read More

  • Sony Ericsson W880i Finds A Place To Boogie: UI Walkthrough Video

    This video of the Sony Ericsson’s user interface completes the blogging cycle. We first had the FCC approval, then we had some prototypes, then an unboxing. It’s the circle of life. Two things stand out in this video: 1) Solid choice of music and 2) the UI really isn’t anything to write home about. Boogie! Sony Ericsson W880i Interface Walkthrough [Slashphone] Read More

  • Yeah, It's For Real

    It seems that Ed Baig and Bob LeVitus are two special men. See, these dudes are writing the official “iPhone For Dummies” book. And what strikes me as odd is not the hot chick laying half-naked on the cover, but rather how these two are writing a book on a product that isn’t even out yet. There’s just no way that these guys got an iPhone to play with a whole three… Read More

  • Hackers Said To Increasingly Target Gamers For Their Lunch Money

    OK, gamers, now it’s your turn to have your lives turned upside down by hackers. Now that today’s video game consoles are pretty much always connected to the Internet, highly paid analysts are predicting that hackers will increasingly target the systems to cause damage or mischief. Right now, there’s a growing number of hacks aimed at stealing user names and passwords of… Read More

  • Wii Are Amused By This Article

    Bits Bytes Pixels & Sprites has a pretty decent article on the Nintendo Wii and what needs to be improved upon it. Excellent reasoning is given to each problem the Wii is plagued by. For instance, why does the Wii use Nintendo’s horrible system of friend codes? If I want to add my friend to a buddy list, I should just be able to throw in their user name and be done with it. Other… Read More

  • Panasonic D-Snap SD850N DAP: Yup, It Plays Music Alright

    If you look very closely, you’ll see that Pansonic has updated its D-Snap line of digital audio players. The new kid on the block is the SD850N, an SD card-based DAP that comes with a 1GB card thrown in for good measure. Just like its SD800 forefather, the 850N features noise canceling voodoo, which blocks out up to 83 percent of unwanted outside noise. Good, because when I’m… Read More

  • The Quest For The $400 Game

    With the success of Guitar Hero 2, it was only a matter of time before some publishers and developers went “Hey…what if we did the same concept with a whole band?!” Rock Band is that next step, which is set to drop in November of this year. The game will include a whole band setup using unique controllers for guitar, bass, and drums, as well as microphones for belting out… Read More

  • eMusic Launches Subscription-Based Plans

    I always liked eMusic. Though second banana to iTMS, it still has a good amount of music worth downloading and every song is DRM-free. Now eMusic is trying to launch a subscription service without DRM that will allow users to download a set number of tracks per month. These new plans are being called “Connoisseur Plans” and involve the user paying a set price each month for a… Read More

  • Sorry, Canada, No iPhone For You (Maybe): Blame Rogers

    Forget about getting your hands on the iPhone, Canada, because Rogers, your only GSM provider, just said any and all information on the iPhone’s availability on its network is pure speculation. (Remember, the iPhone is a GSM-only device.) Not only that, but analysts also said that Rogers might not even carry the iPhone at all if it doesn’t prove to be cost effective. That’s… Read More

  • HP Planning To Launch New PC Brand?

    Former CEO of Voodoo PC Rahul Sood was at a gaming event last night where he sparked a few rumors regarding HP. Sood says that by the end of 2007, HP will have launched a new brand of PCs with a completely new name. That’s right, not Compaq, not Voodoo, not HP, but rather a whole new entity! He went on to describe that the PCs will be in the “high-to-mid tier” of… Read More

  • Kodak EasyShare 5300: Don't Believe The Hype

    Though new to the world of desktop printing, Kodak still has an illustrious past with some excellent products. But its reputation could be going down the drain thanks to some recent claims the photo-centric company made. Over at Pop Photo, the boys put the Kodak EasyShare 5300 All-in-one to the test to see if could truly crank out 180 borderless color photos. It looks like Kodak got a… Read More

  • The Futurist: Where All These Cell Phone Names Are Taking Us


    Mark this down in the “Obvious” bin: more and more cell phones are using real names in recent years. It was only a few years ago that virtually every cell phone was identified by a serial number-esque stream of numbers and letters that, while I’m sure they made plenty of sense to a company’s on-hand staff of engineers and marketing pros, were more likely to leave… Read More

  • Intel Debuts Centrino Pro

    Today Intel announced its new Centrino Pro processor that utilizes the same vPro technology used on desktops. Aimed at the IT and business sector of computing, these new processors allow users to manage data wirelessly via WiFi without compromising security. Intel will be using draft-802.11n so that companies can take advantage of the increased wireless speeds. Says Intel: Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Coach Edition

    Free WiFi for PSP Owners
    Airlines Taking A Liking To WiFi
    FCC Calls to Say No Cellphones on Airplanes
    Viacom Videos Bored YouTube Viewers
    Verizon’s Unlimited Data Plan Not So Unlimited Read More