• The Futurist: Hands-On With The Neatest New Nanotech

    The Futurist: Hands-On With The Neatest New Nanotech

    So I’m here in Scotland with Audiofile Mike. It turns out that this home of The Highlander and hooliganism not only takes credit for bringing the world television, penicillin, and cloned sheep, but is now a steaming hotbed of new nanotechnology research. We spent the past week checking out bleeding edge nano, including ways of using OLED lights to smooth out skin cancer, microscopic… Read More

  • Samsung Drops LED Backlit Monitor

    Samsung introduced a new LED backlit 30-inch LCD, the SyncMaster XL30, at CeBIT today. It features 123% color production and DLSR cameras users will be happy to hear that it puts out emerald green, dark red and other natural colors in their true form. Samsung’s proprietary software, Natural Color Expert, is included to ensure exact color matching as well as Eyeone Design & Eyeone Photo. Read More

  • Sprint Subscribers Getting New Streaming Music, TV

    Sprint Subscribers Getting New Streaming Music, TV

    Those of you who subscribe to Sprint and take advantage of the streaming media the company offers will be in for a bit of a jumble. Sprint will be replacing the Sirius Hits service with 10 different channels of music based on genre. As far as mobile TV goes, you’ll now be getting content from CNN, The Weather Channel, E!, Fox Sports, and more. Maybe this has to do with Sprint’s… Read More

  • Dude Gets Busted At SXSW For Putting Up Zune Posters

    Dude Gets Busted At SXSW For Putting Up Zune Posters

    This is a bit of an odd situation. Normally I’d be all against the cops arresting someone for posting some bills on walls. No big deal, see it every block in NYC, right? Well the difference here is that this guy who was putting up posters worked for Microsoft and was throwing up Zune posters all over town. After a while, the Austin Po Po got fed up with his DRM-laden hi-jinx and arrested… Read More

  • 1-800-Free-411 Has 6% Market Share of U.S. Mobile 411 Market

    Jingle Networks, operator of the 1-800-Free-411 service, just announced that they now control 6% of the U.S. market in 411 calls. This is up from 1.5% a year ago. About 2.6 billion mobile 411 calls are made in the U.S. each year, and is a $7 billion/year market. Jingle reports that they received 17 million calls in February, and have had 170 million calls total (they just recently announced… Read More

  • Fabrix 2007 Case Lineup

    Fabrix 2007 Case Lineup

    In the exciting world of iPod accessories, Fabrix today announced its 2007 line of iPod cases. The cases are all hand-sewn together and have beautiful designs featuring an array of select fabrics. Designs range from funky patterns to simplistic, elegant designs. Each case is only $20 and is equipped with a loop so you can throw it on your belt or wherever you please. Definitely worth checking… Read More

  • Hippies Take a Moment Away from Hackysack and Joints to Break DRM

    Hey, hippies. Stick to protesting logging and the war and stop going on camera to describe ways to disable Apple DRM. It seems the folks at the MIT Media Lab “held a party” to install RockBox on lots of iPods and recorded it. The result, as we see, is not pretty. via Secret Diary Read More

  • Wii Has No GamerTags, Chance of Gaining Ground in Online Play

    Wii Has No GamerTags, Chance of Gaining Ground in Online Play


    According to a young man who calls himself the FalafelKid — ah, journalism in 2007 — the Wii will have no unified gamertags for online play. This means that your buddies in Mario E Revolution: Mario Hits Ibiza won’t be able to find you in Unresponsive Racing Game GT. Falafelkid: Just one last question to make absolutely sure I have got this right, please. If I have a… Read More

  • Novatel V740 Rev A ExpressCard Brings The Speed (For A Price)

    Novatel V740 Rev A ExpressCard Brings The Speed (For A Price)

    Due out of the end of March is the Novatel V740 Revision A ExpressCard for Verizon. Aside from having an extremely long product name, this card will give you some fantastic speeds whether you use OS X or Windows. However, this card isn’t as cheap as we’d like it to be. You can nab it online for $110 with a 2-year contract from 3Gstore.com and word on the street is that Verizon may… Read More

  • Dell, Alienware Ship Systems With One Terabyte Drives

    Dell, Alienware Ship Systems With One Terabyte Drives

    Dell and Alienware are the first PC manufacturers to include an internal 1TB (that’s one terabyte, or 1,000 gigabytes) hard drive as a build-to-order options on their systems. You’ll find this hulking hard drive on “select” XPS, Aurora and Area 51 boxes. Adding 1TB of space will cost you just a little bit, somewhere in the neighborhood of $540 (at least for the XPS setup). Read More

  • Commodore Gaming PCs Unveiled

    We told you about Commodore coming back to the gaming world last week and now we’ve got some specs for you. They were just announced at CeBIT and they’re hot. The first thing you’ll notice are the badass graphics that you can get for your machine that range from graffiti, photography, PC artwork and other licensed images. The Commodore’s come in four varieties for… Read More

  • Toshiba External USB 2.0 HD DVD Drive, Blu-ray Camp Jealous

    Toshiba External USB 2.0 HD DVD Drive, Blu-ray Camp Jealous

    Seemingly out of nowhere, Toshiba has started shipping the PA3530U-1HD1, an external USB 2.0 HD DVD drive. It’s not even all that expensive, either, appearing on online stores like Newegg for $370. (Yes, the 360’s external HD DVD drive is only $200, but that pigeonholes you into watching high def movies on the 360. You have more of a choice of where to watch with this one.)… Read More

  • Laptop Horror Stories Entry #2: MacBook Hell

    Laptop Horror Stories Entry #2: MacBook Hell

    Another entry in our Laptop Horror Stories contest. How is your white MacBook doing? Any more problems? Do you still like the white? so I thought I’d take the time to respond to Ben with an update on my MacBook experience. For those of you keeping score at home, I have not been too happy with my Core Duo MacBook. Before I state all of my MacBook problems I will say that this is an… Read More

  • Sony Mylo Hands On

    The Sony Mylo (MyLifeOnline) offers a great suite of tools in a very small and funky package. Sony’s latest personal communications device has all the right features for a sure fire hit, but it lacks in a few areas. The slider allows the QWERTY keyboard to remain hidden while not in use. The 2.4-inch screen is vibrant and takes care of visuals very nicely. The Mylo is being marketed… Read More

  • Cisco Buys WebEx for $3.2 Billion

    News is just breaking that Cisco has agreed to aquire WebEx for $3.2 billion in cash. In 2006, WebEx generated nearly $50 million in profit on $380 million in revenue. They have $300 million or so in cash on hand, so the net deal value is $2.9 billion. Webex is still ubiquitous (I am asked to view a WebEx presentation almost daily), but it’s expensive and bulky. And if you aren’t on… Read More

  • Sprint Drops Sirius

    Sprint Drops Sirius

    Sprint Nextel is dropping Sirius Hits, its streaming audio service, to bring 10 new channels of mobile music. The carrier will also add video from CNN, the Weather Channel, E!, NFL, and Fox Sports. No details on pricing or, mor importantly, why they decided to drop Sirius but perhaps their retooling their offerings to use the new WiMAX service they’ll be selling in select… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Grass Mat Edition

    Daily Crunch: Grass Mat Edition

    Magic Fingers Hold Your Gear Safely
    Blingplayer Lets You Show Off Your Inner Crunk
    Samsung Coming Out With Robot Gun To Protect Its South Korean Homeland
    Golden Tee: Home Version with Trackball!
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  • Salim Ismail To Head Yahoo Brickhouse

    Yahoo Brickhouse, a new semi-autonomous business unit to foster new product development, is yet to be formally launched. They’ve been busy, though. Yahoo Pipes, which launched on February 7, is a Brickhouse project. Tomorrow they’ll announce that Salim Ismail, a non-Yahoo entrepreneur, has been hired to run Brickhouse. He takes the operational reigns from (Flickr co-founder)… Read More

  • RadioBlogClub Abandons Old Pirate Ship for Bigger One

    RadioBlogClub Abandons Old Pirate Ship for Bigger One

    Those familiar with Paris-based RadioBlogClub were greeted with a service outage this morning. You may remember it from the comments in our coverage of the web iPod emulator, Blogmusik, which is also down. The music streaming service’s traffic has busted the seams of their old web server and they’re moving on to a beefier one. It’s easy to see why. A quick glance at the… Read More

  • GoogleTalk Gadget Added to Personal Pages

    GoogleTalk Gadget Added to Personal Pages

    Google just announced integration of their instant messaging service, Google Talk, with Google IG, their personalized home page. The flash-based widget plugs into your Google Personal Home Page as an integrated buddy list and IM window. The new widget can be added to your page here. Google IG is still only 1/7th or so the size of Yahoo’s competing product according to worldwide… Read More