• Sony Ericsson reveals Web oriented K660

    Today in London, Sony Ericsson announced the HSDPA K660 mobile phone. It’s been optimized for Web browsing and the nav key acts as a ‘magnetic mouse pointer’ that mimics your PC browsing experience. You can even browse the Internets in landscape and zoom in on text and images. A 2-megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom adds a bit of spice to the handset in case you want to… Read More

  • M.C. Hammer's DanceJam Opens Its Doors To A Select Few

    DanceJam, founded by M.C. Hammer, Geoffrey Arone and Anthony Young (Arone and Young come out of Flock), is opening its doors to a select few beta testers this afternoon. This is a company that I have personally invested in, so I won’t editorialize much here (I will be linking to other blogs and news sources who cover it, though). The site, which has already had some mainstream news… Read More

  • Lock down your humble abode with InGrid's out-of-the-box security system

    What’s the deal, Biggs? I thought I was your west coast hippie? Apparently I’m getting replaced because I’ve been sitting on this story for a little too long. About two weeks ago I was demoed a new home security system called InGrid in San Francisco. As someone who has never owned their own home, I can’t say I’m terribly familiar with the home security industry… Read More

  • What's a SuperZune?!


    The SuperZune has its own special interface. Click through to find out what it is. Read More

  • Intel goes home with NAS for consumers

    This home-networking thing is really taking off. With the popularity of BitTorrent, and the average consumer realizing they can rip DVDs they own, home-based network attached storage is going to be a huge market. And Intel know it, that’s why its launching the SS4200 family of affordable, easy-to-use NAS systems. The systems can contain up to 4 SATA drives and attach to the network… Read More

  • Steel Cake watches: Silly name, cool watches

    Need a new watch and have about $175 lying about? Take a look at Steel Cake. These things are designed by two Pratt graduates and the company is based in Brooklyn, so you know you’re getting good old American design know-how with your watch. The chrono, pictured here, looks pretty cool, and they also have an oversized military piece and something called the Tank which looks like a… Read More

  • Sony-Ericsson's P51 shows its pretty face; this beauty has brains

    Yes, I like Sony-Ericsson phones. A lot. Just look at this sexy, watermarked-all-to-hell beast. If you don’t want this phone, make sure you’ve got a pulse. The GSM touch-VGA-screen beauty is running Symbian, features HSUPA 3G super-fast Internet access, a 5-Megapixel camera, GPS, Wi-Fi, microSD and Memorystick M2, and a drool-proof covering. Ok, I made that last part up, but… Read More

  • Sierra announces swiveling USB dongle


    Do USB dongles actually evolve this quickly? Apparently, so, since Sierra has announced the Apex 880 that supports HSUPA as well as tri-band HSPA/UMTS and quad-band EDGE/GRPS. It’s smaller than previous models and has a new innovative design that allows a rotating connector hinge to accommodate your laptop’s needs. The Apex 880 will begin shipping in January. Press Release Read More

  • Sony's LCS-TWA/T is soft and supple


    After a long day blogging, I like to pull out my TWA/T and rub its soft insides. Sometimes it gets a little hot and wet on humid days, but it keeps my Cybershot warm and cozy when I’m inside and feels so good when I slide my cameras in and out. Best of all, this TWA/T costs $39.99, about $100 less than the one I got in Reno back in college. Product Page via Giz Read More

  • Deep Red PSPs coming next month

    Sony will be launching two new PSPs next month in Deep Red. Other than color the only thing worth noting is that one bundle will include a 1seg digital TV tuner with a 1GB Memory Stick Pro Duo and stand while the other just has a 32MB card. Whatevs. Press Release Read More

  • Netvibes launches "Ginger" social widgets platform

    [UPDATE: Tariq got in touch to say that social features like flow (the Netvibes news feed which can be public or private) will run natively with Google’s OpenSocial and Facebook and be launched in private beta for developers in a couple weeks. You can view videos about Ginger here and here.] So it looks like Netvibes is launching a social widgets platform they have dubbed… Read More

  • Radiohead releases album on USB stick

    I am in love with this Radiohead 4GB limited edition USB stick. Not only does it look rad, it features all 7 Parlophone albums and includes all of the album artwork. The live album is also included in the bundle and all audio files are WAV so you don’t have to worry about the quality. It’s exclusive to the Radiohead store and going for a massive $166. Yikes! You can also check out… Read More

  • Piczo inks video deal in Germany

    Piczo, the teenagers-focused social networking site, has entered into a partnership with MyVideo, Germany’s leading video community. Video will be served into the community and onto personal profiles, including video from popular German shows like Popstars. Users will also be able to create video using the MyVideo platform on Piczo. The deal looks like a profit share one based on… Read More

  • Liveblogging Facebook Advertising Announcement (Social Ads + Beacon + Insights)

    I am at Facebook’s social advertising announcement in New York City, where Mark Zuckerberg is about to take the stage and tell us all what we already think we know: Facebook is getting into the advertising business in a big way. Much of what will be announced today, such as projects code-named Beacon and Pandemic have already leaked out. We’ll see how much of that leaked… Read More

  • Nokia's 'near on perfect' haptic touchscreen technology

    Haptic technology sounds simple enough — you press an area of a touchscreen and you feel a little buzz under your finger. That’s supposed to replicate the feeling of pressing a real-life key. Apparently, Nokia’s developed its version of the technology for upcoming S60 devices and, according to The Red Ferret Journal, “Each press of a key returned a clunky click and… Read More

  • Boy hires hit-man to kill mom over grounding


    I don’t really want to write this story simply because it isn’t really about tech — it’s about a crazy kid rebelling against his parents in a perverse way — but apparently Cory Ryder, a 16-year-old from Maryland, attempted to hire an undercover police officer to put two bullets into his mom for grounding him. I’m waiting patiently for the talk radio and… Read More

  • Video: Kensington laptop lock defeated in mere seconds

    Just how safe does one of those Kensington locks make your laptop? Judging by this video, and many more like it, not very. Mind the silly acting. Kensington Read More

  • Netvibes Wants To Tap Into Other Social Networks

    Not wanting to be left behind, Netvibes is adding a slew of social-networking features and integration with other social networks to its widget start page. Netvibes already supports a variety of desktop widget platforms, has its own Universal Widget API, and is part of Google’s OpenSocial movement. It is now combining all of these efforts, Tariq Krim announced today at a conference… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: $399 PS3 with movie, game, HDMI cable

    Sure, you can get the 40GB PlayStation 3 console with free Spiderman Blu-ray movie for $399 just about anywhere but at Dell, you can get the same bundle PLUS Ratchet and Clank Future: TOD and an HDMI cable thrown in as well. This isn’t going to cause mass hysteria by any means but for anyone getting set to buy a PS3 to hook up to a nice shiny HDTV via HDMI, you might as well get some… Read More

  • The Crunchies – the Oscars for startups

    The good news is that UK, Irish, other European startups and – in fact – any startup in the world will be able to enter the Crunchies, a new year-end startup competition and award ceremony/party which TechCrunch is coordinating with three other blog networks – GigaOm, Read/WriteWeb and Venturebeat (click on the links to see their coverage). The idea is this: let the… Read More

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