• BGR Unboxes The Sony-Ericsson W880i

    BGR Unboxes The Sony-Ericsson W880i

    Those of you who took a keen interest in the W880i should throw your hands up in excitement, as The Boy Genius Report has posted a plethora of unboxing photos. From well-designed packaging, to the built-in RSS reader on the phone, to the polished metal design, this phone is absolutely loaded. Not since the W800i have I gotten as excited for a Sony-Ericsson phone. Interestingly, BGR calls out… Read More

  • Samsung M55 Now Has HD DVD Burner

    Samsung has announced a change to the M55 laptop that may cause the Earth to stop spinning. Well, maybe not, but HD DVD fans will be happy to hear this bit of news. The new M55 will be equipped with a Core 2 Duo T7200, 2GB RAM, a 120GB SATA drive, GeForce 7600, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and a 17-inch screen as well as the aforementioned HD DVD burner. Cost will be around $3,200. Samsung was on the… Read More

  • Buffalo's Shock Proof 200GB Hard Drive

    Buffalo's Shock Proof 200GB Hard Drive

    With all those 100% legal MP3s you’ve been downloading this past year, your hard drive is sure to fill up sooner or later. So the investment of an external hard disk is probably a necessary one. Check out Buffalo’s HD-PL200U2/UC 200GB external drive. It has some swanky features like a retractable USB cable, an all-white, thin design, and it’s shock proof. Go ahead, drop it a… Read More

  • The Futurist: What Women Want In Gadgets (Hint: It's Not Just Pink Paint)

    The Futurist: What Women Want In Gadgets (Hint: It's Not Just Pink Paint)


    For the most part, the attention gadget designers give to women doesn’t go much deeper than a thin coat of pink paint. Dip it in fuchsia, slap a label like “Rose” on it, and CE companies take it for granted that the fairer sex will claw at each other to grab their products off store shelves. But what does it take to make a truly female-friendly product? Could it be that… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Shopping Edition

    Daily Crunch: Shopping Edition

    Laptop Batteries Made Just For You, Not From Babies
    Practical Robotics: Beer Launching Fridge!
    Review: HeadRoom Desktop Amp
    New TomTom Device at FCC
    CostCo Buckles Down on Returns Read More

  • Helio Brings the Heat

    Helio Brings the Heat


    Helio announced today the availability of its new device, the Helio Heat. It’s an EV-DO phone that is positioned just below the Drift in features and price. If you draw the Heat, expect it to feature a 1.3MP camera with 136MB of internal memory. It shares the same GPS and stereo Bluetooth as the Drift, so feature-wise, it’s similar in that department. The Heat features a… Read More

  • Troubled Insider Pages Acquired By CitySearch

    The Insider Pages acquisition rumors that we posted on last week were accurate – later today Citysearch, a division of InterActive Corp., will announce that they have acquired the company. The size of the transaction is not being disclosed, although our understanding from a source close to the deal is that the price is in the $13 million range. The company had previously raised… Read More

  • Adobe Photoshop: Online Edition

    One of the risks of trying to find a niche to build a startup is that the big guys can land on your face at any time. That’s why all of these startups are going to be in serious trouble when Adobe releases a free, ad supported online version of Photoshop in six months. This announcement comes at a time when developers are lavishing attention on Adobe’s Flex platform, particularly… Read More

  • Confirmed: V-Cast Mobile Video Pricing and Launch

    Confirmed: V-Cast Mobile Video Pricing and Launch


    Laptop just confirmed that Verizon is launching V-Cast video tomorrow. The service will cost $15 a month or $25 a month for video and mobile web. There will only be a few markets at launch including Albuquerque and Salt Lake City, but expect UHF bands to clear up in other cities soon. This is mostly exciting for Verizon customers who like video on the mobile, which is something we are… Read More

  • Exclusive: Is Spotplex a Better Digg?

    A new site called Spotplex launched today that arguably sorts news in a better way than Digg does. I’ve been testing the service for the last couple of weeks and like what I’ve seen. News stories are not submitted by users, as with Digg. Instead, sites that want to participate include some javascript code on their site, which monitors what stories/posts are read. The more times a… Read More

  • Wesabe Gets Money From Tim O'Reilly's OATV

    Berkeley, California based Wesabe will announce a $700,000 round of financing tomorrow from O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (as well as a couple of individual investors), and Tim O’Reilly will join the company’s board of directors. A good overview video of the service, which launched in December, is below. Wesabe is best described as a web version of Quicken, but with some… Read More

  • Pete Rojas Cuts Lines

    Can you say blogfight? UPDATE – It seems there was no line for the press, but where I was standing there sure seemed like a line. Perhaps there’s no line for people who get the PR folks attention while the rest of the journos stand quietly waiting to be checked in? Read More

  • Wii's Dirty Little Bonus

    Wii's Dirty Little Bonus

    Kotaku scooped a tasty little piece about Ethur, a faith-based cult in California, attacking Nintendo’s Wii. In a press release released by Ethur and ThePornTalk.com, the initiative attempts to expose the dangers of WiiPorn (not to be confused with WeePorn, which is a whole different story altogether). The frightening quotes come from ThePornTalk.com founder Mike Foster. Like the zipper… Read More

  • Congress Introduces Digital Fair Use Bill – An End To DRM?

    Congress Introduces Digital Fair Use Bill – An End To DRM?

    Sometimes it takes bold moves for real action to happen. Lucky for us, Representatives Richard Boucher from Virginia and John Dolittle from California have the guts to stand up to the RIAA and say “We don’t need no stinkin’ DRM!” The digital fair use bill was introduced to Congress today, which is supposed to give customers more rights when buying digital content. Read More

  • CostCo Buckles Down on Returns

    CostCo Buckles Down on Returns

    Long “celebrated” by consumers for its lenient return policies, CostCo has begun to feel burned by its nice guy persona. Customers have taken advantage of the policy to an unfair degree, returning ancient items in exchange for newer, fancier devices. Great for the customer, bad for business. In response, CostCo is cutting its open-ended return policy back to 90 days—which… Read More

  • New TomTom Device at FCC

    New TomTom Device at FCC


    No real information on this one beyond a few pics. We know it’ll be a GPS (duh it’s TomTom), SD, Bluetooth dialing and voice SMS and interface changes. It’ll also have a new docking system that will allow you to cradle your TomTom and use it to control an iPod or USB storage device. More pics after the jump: Read More

  • Neochroma Brings Your Cellphone To The Big Screen

    Neochroma Brings Your Cellphone To The Big Screen

    No matter who you are, you’re bound to have at least one juicy video on your cellphone. Whether it’s footage of a riot, you making out with some girl, or Blake’s Mom giving a lavish striptease, chances are your cellphone screen is just too small to enjoy watching anything longer than 30 seconds. Neochroma is looking to change that by blowing up the size of your… Read More

  • Cellblock: Fast Video and Image Vlogging

    Cellblock: Fast Video and Image Vlogging

    I’m actually quite intrigued by this simply because it could be a great way to put out “breaking news” at shows or events. This is nothing new: you take some video or an image and it pops up in a Cellblock window almost immediately after sending, without transcoding or other nastiness. The service uses a standard email address – presumably you could just email content… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Digital Display Magic

    Patent Monkey: Digital Display Magic

    In this week’s IP-Review on digital cameras and displays, we find a slick Konica Rollable LCD screen for digital cameras and found an “immersive theater” concept patented by Kodak. What looks to be taken out of the movie Minority Report, the Konica display technology is described as using “electronic paper, [wherein] the liquid crystal layers of red, green and blue… Read More

  • Seriosity To Fix Email Overload (or not)

    Seriosity To Fix Email Overload (or not)

    Seriosity has a solution for over-crowded email inboxes. If you want someone’s attention, you’ll be paying for it. The company’s hook is that they’ve studied World of Warcraft and other multi-player games and believe they’ve found the right way to get people’s attention – virtual currency. You attach a payment to an email, called a Serio, which is… Read More