• Review: ZuneOne's Silicone Skin, Crystal Case

    One thing we feel the Zune has over the competition (iPod) is its matte finish. What might seem like a minor design point was without a doubt meticulously poured over by marketing and design gurus for what must have seemed like minutes. They came up with a material that felt good but didn’t scratch too easily, like other competing products (iPod) tend to. Though it affords your Zune… Read More

  • Wifi Digital Cameras: Canon and Olympus Newly Minted Patents

    Wifi Digital Cameras: Canon and Olympus Newly Minted Patents

    Two newly minted patents to Canon and Olympus covering wifi image transfers for digital cameras hit in January are just the beginning… Canon recently received an issued patent covering an external device, such as a PC, that triggers wireless transfer of images from one or more digital cameras in a home or office network. Read More

  • Need Speed? Peep The Sony-Ericsson PC300 Card

    Need Speed? Peep The Sony-Ericsson PC300 Card

    During CES, it would have been great to have had some kind of EV-DO card or high speed wireless card. Since I now know that John is going to horde them for himself, I’m eying the recently announced Sony-Ericsson PC300. This bad boy not only comes with HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, and GPRS, but it has a wicked neon pink label! It supports download speeds of up to 3.6Mbps and has an integrated… Read More

  • Thanko Releases USB Wii-mote Charger

    Thanko Japan, I thanko you for this kick-ass USB Wiimote charger so I don’t have to buy new batteries every few days. The Thanko charger comes with a USB cradle, nickel battery and a new battery cover so you know, you can charge those new batteries. The new batteries provide up to 25 hours of juice and recharge to full capacity in 3.5 hours. Charges from any USB port and has blue LEDs to… Read More

  • Kyocera Wonder Phone


    Kyocera today unleashed upon Japan the W51K, a device that I’m extremely jealous of. This svelte wonder comes with 65MB of on-board storage, TV tuner, FM tuner, MP3/video playback and a 2-megapixel camera. It also comes in three shades of cool: mirror orange, cyano blue and metallic silver. Read More

  • Network Solutions Acquired By General Atlantic

    We’re just getting news that domain name registrar (the original one) Network Solutions has been acquired by General Atlantic, a private equity firm. The price hasn’t been disclosed, but it will be leaking soon. Network Solutions was the original domain name registrar and was part of Verisign until it was spun off in 2003. Since that time, they’ve lost a stupendous amount… Read More

  • Apple Vs. The World: Brit Hates Macs, Our Freedom

    , has penned a delightful screed against Macs and the people who love them, saying: I hate Macs. I have always hated Macs. I hate people who use Macs. I even hate people who don’t use Macs but sometimes wish they did. Macs are glorified Fisher-Price activity centres for adults; computers for scaredy cats too nervous to learn how proper computers work; computers for people who… Read More

  • Nice One, Walmart

    Nice One, Walmart

    This is what Walmart’s brand new video site looks like in the Firefox browser. It works fine in Internet Explorer, but the CSS is not loading properly in Firefox. One designer’s opinion: “Somebody really fucked up. I could fix this in 30 seconds. Did they even test this in Firefox before launching?” Read More

  • Zune Phone Indications?

    that Microsoft had begun working on a phone that would be released under the Zune name. Details were, and are, sparse, but since our story broke, an additional rumor has emerged that may or may not bring some more clarity to the situation—how’s that for ambiguity? The current rumor stems from this announcement from Phillipine-based call center Global Sky: Microsoft recently… Read More

  • Sony-Ericsson Announces New Cybershot Phones

    Sony-Ericsson Announces New Cybershot Phones

    Just when you thought that the W610 was the only thing Sony-Ericssson was pulling out, in comes the K810 (left) and K550 (right) Cybershot phones. Both phones have beautiful designs and pack a lot of power to boot. The K810 is only 17mm thick and has a 3.2-megapixel camera with auto focus and Xenon flash, a video camera in the front for video calls, Memory Stick Micro support and tri-band… Read More

  • US To Get Sony-Ericsson W610

    US To Get Sony-Ericsson W610

    Another day, another Walkman phone in the news. Sony-Ericsson announced today that if you live in the US, you’ll be treated to yet another GSM, Walkman-series phone—the W610. It’ll pack an FM Radio with RDS, an LED flash for its 2-megapixel camera, improved battery (thank god), Bluetooth with A2DP support and a 512MB Memory Stick (Duo?) is included. Between the feature set… Read More

  • Apple vs. The World: Apple iPhone FAQ

    Apple vs. The World: Apple iPhone FAQ


    Reprinted from 1/10/2007 Just got done with an interview with some folks from Cingular on the iPhone and they tipped their hand just enough for us to compile a quick FAQ on the parasitic relationship that is the Apple-Cingular partnership. Read More

  • Asus J501 Packs It In


    Just released in Taiwan, the Asus J501 is sure to put the mobile phone world on its collective heels. With a stunning 2.2-inch, high-res mirrored LCD and 2-megapixel camera, the J501 is a nicely packaged device. But it’s not your run-of-the-mill cell phone with a decent camera. Oh no, it’s much more than that. The J501’s 2-megapixel camera features an uber-sensitive… Read More

  • Unreal 3 Engine Not Coming To Wii

    Unreal 3 Engine Not Coming To Wii

    With games on the Wii looking like Jetmoto for the PSOne, most consumers were hoping that in time, Wii games would start to look a little better. Heck, maybe after a year or two, games could have graphics like Gears of War, right? Wrong! Epic has stated that the Unreal 3 engine will never be making it to the Nintendo Wii. Why? Epic says the engine isn’t designed for Nintendo’s… Read More

  • HDTVs to Include Integrated Hard Drive

    HDTVs to Include Integrated Hard Drive

    LG announced LCD and Plasma HDTVs in Korea that include dual HD tuners and an integrated hard drive. Consumers can either watch two HD channels simultaneously or can watch one HD channel while recording another. The TVs will feature a built-in 160GB hard drive and a USB 2.0 port. The suggested price in Korea will be between $2,667 and $5,000—depending on the screen size. LG Electronics… Read More

  • Genesound Lets You Rip LPs to MP3


    Have a stack of LPs laying around your pad that you wish you could upload to your PMP? Well, you’re in luck then. At least if you’re in Japan. Seagrand is launching the Genesound in Japan at the end of this month, which lets you rip all your LPs from a turntable onto a CD, USB key or an SD card, in MP3 format. No word on pricing just yet, but I’m sure it will be worth it… Read More

  • Southwest Giving Customers A Free Nintendo DS

    Southwest Giving Customers A Free Nintendo DS

    Now this is my kind of airline! Southwest today announced that select members of its Rapid Rewards program would be receiving a Nintendo DS Lite and a copy of Brain Age. Who’s getting one and who isn’t? Southwest has chosen customers based on mileage and membership length, basically meaning that your father who flies business class all the time is getting a DS and you… Read More

  • Helio Jumps On The Music Downloading Bandwagon

    Helio Jumps On The Music Downloading Bandwagon

    MVNO champ Helio today launched an online music store for its subscribers. An assortment of major label tracks will be available for $1.99 a song and are downloaded via 3G. Worried about your music being stuck on a phone? No worries, as Helio says it’ll have a PC version of the store out by Spring. Along with the PC version will come 99-cents downloads of songs that can be played on… Read More

  • New Mac Ad: Cancel or Allow?

    No matter which side you take, you still know you love the Mac vs. PC commercials. This new one takes a direct hit at Windows Vista and the annoying, suppressive security features that come built in. There’s also the always-popular tactic of “PCs get viruses, Macs don’t!” being used as well. One of the more creative commercials and a humorous one, too. Read More

  • Wal-Mart Offering Digital Downloads

    Wal-Mart Offering Digital Downloads

    Wal-Mart is getting hardcore into the business of digital downloads, scoring a deal with all six major studios: Paramount, Warner Bros., Disney, Sony, Fox and Universal. Not only that, but the ‘Mart was able to get the TV networks on its side as well. Shows from Nickelodeon, FX, Comedy Central, and other Viacom-based networks are all available for $1.95 an episode. Apparently, Wal-Mart… Read More