• The Cell Processor: The Brains of The PS3 and Now Tekken 6

    The Cell processor already sits at the heart of Sony’s PlayStation 3, but starting with Tekken 6 it will also power arcade machines. Namco’s upcoming fighter is currently scheduled for release sometime this year and will be the first arcade machine to use the notoriously difficult-to-program-for Cell. This isn’t too surprising, considering that Namco always based their… Read More

  • Happy Birthday Jajah: 2 Million Users

    A year after VOIP phone service Jajah launched their service, they’ve announced over 2 million registered users (Up from 1.2 announced in January) and officially announced Trevor Healy as the new CEO. See our consumer VOIP comparison post for an overview of Jajah and some of its competitors. Jajah is a VOIP service that gives you lower long distance rates by bridging standard phone… Read More

  • Microsoft Roundtable For, You Know, Roundtables

    Microsoft has announced that the RingCam will now be seeing the light of day as the Roundtable. After all, who wants to touch VoIP software that is “so disruptive” that hardware suppliers won’t come within 100 yards of it? If you’re unfamiliar with the RingCam then I’ll fill you in on some details. Basically, it’s a videoconferencing device that will… Read More

  • AT&T Has 1 Million People Asking Them About The iPhone

    Poor AT&T! With the soaring popularity of the iPhone and the launch date getting closer, over 1 million people have been bitching to AT&T/Cingular, asking when they can get their hands on an iPhone. Since AT&T isn’t taking advance orders for the phone (a smart move), the company has since started directing customers’ attention to a web page where they can sign up… Read More

  • More Details on ZenZui Forward-Looking Mobile GUI

    about the Microsoft-funded ZenZui launch today and its noble goal to “[transform] the way people engage, consume and interact with Web content through a revolutionary mobile user experience and information ecosystem.” (Seriously, I kid you not. That’s what the release says.) Essentially, it’s a GUI that zooms in and out. The technology splits the UI into 36… Read More

  • LG Announces Coupla' CDMA Clams

    With CTIA in full effect and John full of Captain Morgan, phones are being released and announced every few seconds it seems. The latest batch includes two new LG clamshell-style phones: the VX-8700 and LX-570. The VX-8700 is part of the “Shine” series of phones LG has been working on and includes EV-DO, a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, microSD, and all that jazz. It also… Read More

  • Mempile TeraDisc Boasts 1TB Of Storage

    Mempile announced the next-generation optical storage technology with the release of the TeraDisc that boasts up to 1TB of storage capacity on a single platter. While it’s still in concept with an expected alpha testing to start in 12-18 months, the technology shows a ton of promise. It was recently demonstrated in Japan and Mempile was able to record and read over 100 virtual layers on… Read More

  • TiVos Can Now Share Videos and Pictures With Each Other

    TiVo users can now send video and picture montages to other TiVo users for free through the end of April. The company hooked up with the Web site One True Media (jeez, where’s Orwell?), which will facilitate all of this nonsense. Users upload their pics and videos to One True Media, make a “Tivo channel code,” then share the channel with their TiVo-owning friends. Wow… Read More

  • myMobileMedia Lets You Stream DRM-Protected Tunes

    DRM blows and we all know it, but at least someone is doing something about it instead of whining. (Not us, though; we still prefer whining over action.) CMWare has introduced a service that allows you to stream your DRM-protected music from a PC to an MP3-enabled phone, but myMobileMedia does a few other cool things. The technology will stream all your music files, including iTunes… Read More

  • Samsung Develops Hi-Res LCD That Automatically Adjusts Brightness

    With Samsung and LG churning out “world’s first” almost everyday, it’s no surprise SK owns the world market in mobile phones and bleeding-edge technology that makes others drool. Samsung, for example, just announced a 2.1-inch LCD panel that comes equipped with sensors that automatically adjust brightness to ensure you don’t have to squint and tilt your screen to… Read More

  • Dude Discovers WoW Girlfriend Is A Dude

    Sometimes dealing with a relationship can be tough. Poor John Harrison, who is a 20-year-old college sophomore, found out recently that his in-game World of Warcraft “girlfriend” was actually a 27-year-old who lives at home with his parents and works used to work at Burger King. For months, John was truly in love with an elf known as Chelxai whom he met through his guild. After… Read More

  • Samsung K3 Digital Audio Player Dipped in Red and Green Paint

    Samsung knows that the perfect way to give a consumer electronics product more life or buzz is to dip it into a giant can of paint. Behold, the reborn Yepp K3 digital audio player, now in [Christmas] red and green. Like always with these fruitily-colored devices, the specs haven’t changed at all. Not that they’re bad or anything, with storage capacities of 1, 2 and 4GB and a… Read More

  • Microsoft Buys Netflix

    …founder Reed Hastings a lunch at the local bistro, surely to welcome him on to Microsoft’s board. That’s right, Mr. Hastings has now joined Microsoft as an official board-member, most likely to bring the two companies closer together. With Netflix’s VOD service and Microsoft delving deeper into video-based services, the two could really get the fire started. Remember… Read More

  • John McCain's MySpace Page "Enhanced"

    Someone on Presidential hopeful John McCain’s staff is going to be in trouble today. They used a well known template to create his Myspace page. The template was designed by Newsvine Founder and CEO Mike Davidson (original template is here). Davidson gave the template code away to anyone who wanted to use it, but asked that he be given credit when it was used, and told users to host… Read More

  • Apple TV OS Runs Off External HD, Mac Mini (Sorta)

    The above video you see is the Apple TV OS running off of an external hard drive. How? Well after a little DIY action and cracking open the Apple TV, someone dumped the contents of the drive, modified some files, and loaded it up via an external USB drive hook up. It appears to work just fine, though we don’t get why you’d want to run the Apple TV OS on another Mac, since other… Read More

  • I-O Data Shows Off Next-Gen Landisk Home Network Storage Amid Much Secrecy

    Gabbo, Gabbo, Gabbo! That’s how I-O Data is introducing its new Landisk home network storage dealie. (Think of it like an Apple TV, just with more built-in storage and less panache.) It’s an evolution of their old Landisk, now with Gigabit Ethernet and room for four hard disks. For whatever reason, I-O Data chose to shroud its launch in secrecy, telling us—in Japanese, no… Read More

  • Winners Of The YouTube Awards

    Earlier, I briefly discussed the first YouTube Awards show that would be taking place. Time has passed, the people have spoken, and the winners are out! OK Go’s “Here it Goes Again” video won most-creative, while “Ask a Ninja” won best-series. Other complete dorks and losers winners include Terra Naomi for best music video, “The Winekone” for best… Read More

  • Text While Driving In NJ, Receive A Fine

    New Jersey is already corrupt enough. I grew up there and truth be told, some of the laws the state has are ridiculous. A few years ago, a law was passed that allows police to pull you over and fine you just for talking on a cellphone. Now Corzine & Co. are kicking it up a notch by proposing a law that would allow police to pull you over and fine you for texting. The fine would be between… Read More

  • Synaptics: The Prada and the Scrawla


    I popped by Synaptics today, just on a whim, and was lucky to catch the LG Prada in its native habitat: lying, unloved, on a table. All that was missing was a credit card and some blow and we’d have an image of the phone’s true future milieu. But I digress. Read More

  • Gemini eXplo: A Tiny, Little Phone-based Sim


    What do you get when you meld Second Life with mobile ad serving with Japanese teenagers? eXplo.
    Read the rest at MobileCrunch… Read More