• Slide Reveals Big Stats; Look Out For Newcomer Flektor

    The news earlier this week that MySpace is acquiring Photobucket for up to $300 million highlights the importance of the widget space in general, and photo/video sharing widgets in particular. Competitors like Slide and RockYou allow users to create photo slide shows with various effects and transitions, and then embed those slide shows onto MySpace pages and other profiles. These services… Read More

  • AT&T Adds Multimedia Updates for the 8525

    AT&T thinks your smartphone needs more functionality, so it’s published an update to the popular 8525 that grants many multimedia features for free. Users now have access to XM Satellite Radio Mobile, push to talk, and Sex and the City. Truly an important download. All new 8525’s will have the update pre-loaded. What’s more, a free Windows Mobile 6 upgrade will be… Read More

  • Transformers in Hi-Rez: Megatron Still Looks Like Ass

    We’re all kinds of geared up for Transformers. Yah, we know, this isn’t a movie blog, but technically speaking, Transformers are gadgets, the giant robots or the action figures. They were the gateway toys for many of us, so we know you wanna know all about them. Ain’t It Cool clued me to some radness Michael Bay posted to his news blog: eight hi-rez images of my favorite… Read More

  • Facebook to Offer Classifieds

    Facebook is to offer a free classified ad listings service as an add-on to its popular social networking destination, according to the NY Times. The report states that the new service, Facebook Marketplace, is aimed at giving users another reason to visit the site as opposed to being a new income stream. Facebook Marketplace combines the privacy features of Facebook to allow private listings. Read More

  • iPods Could Kill: Study

    If the world wasn’t already worried enough about electromagnetic radiation from cell phones, Apple now provides us with another source from which to fuel our anxieties, particularly if we’re old. According to a study presented by a 17-year-old high school student to a meeting of heart specialists on Thursday, iPods can cause pacemakers to malfunction and even fail by interfering… Read More

  • See Who's Reading Your LinkedIn Profile

    LinkedIn added a new feature this week called “Who’s Viewed My Profile” that shows the last twenty people who’ve looked at your profile and the company or industry they are in. In the last week, visitors to my profile included a student at the University of Waterloo, a product manager at Microsoft, and someone at Kyocera, among others. Users choose what information… Read More

  • Brando Adds Bluetooth, Hub to USB Card Reader

    We talk about cellphones and smartphones and iPods and Zunes all the time, and sadly some gadgets that are really quite clever get shorted. That is why I’m bringing your blog-reading attention to the 55-in-1 Bluetooth-enabled Card Reader. It’s similar to most other USB card readers, except that it includes a USB 2.0 hub and grants your PC or Mac Bluetooth capabilities. Read More

  • MYST Goes Episodic With GameTap


    Long before there was that strange island on LOST, there was the strange island in the game MYST. Now after several sequels, a few more mysteries might just be solved as Myst Online: Uru Live transitions to an episodic model. Beginning May 19th all of the future episodes’ content and story – including objects, new Ages and even story revelations – will be released within… Read More

  • Giving Up on Microsoft

    In another charming tale, we learn that developers are pretty upset with .NET 3.0 and they’re even jumping ship, taking their mad skillz with them to Linux and other platforms. Fair enough. Ahem… I’ve spent the bulk of the last fifteen years developing some amount of reputation and expertise in the Microsoft universe, having published dozens of books and hundreds of… Read More

  • Motorola to Announce iPhone Competitor

    Motorola CEO Ed Zander has given notice that Motorola is set to announce a direct competitor to Apple’s iPhone. Speaking at the Software 2007 conference, Zander gave the audience a brief overview of the phone. Due to be formally announced next Tuesday, he described it as a “media monster”. The new phone will support 30 frames-a-second, full-motion video and will… Read More

  • Sharp's EM-One is So Sexy it Hurts

    If you’ve not yet seen the EM-One from Sharp, take a minute out of your busy day to watch this brief video. Made for the Japanese market, this is the one Windows Mobile phone I’d go for. The 4-inch touchscreen aside, you’ve got a dual-sliding QWERTY keypad with media controls, HSDPA, a 1.3-Megapixel camera with flash, half a GB on-board memory, a 520-MHz processor and the… Read More

  • Nokia Offers A Little Green Fairy That Tells You To Unplug Your Phone

    Ok, maybe it’s not a little green fairy, but it is a notification that tells you to unplug your phone when its charged. They’re basically saying that this little notification will save save “enough electricity to power 85,000 homes a year.” It will appear in the 1200, 1208, and 1650 and is targeting India, China, and Latin America. Us Americans can suck up all the energy… Read More

  • Last.fm Adds Personalized Music Anywhere Widget

    Last.fm launched an embeddable radio widget today that lets you add a personalized Last.fm radio station wherever Flash widgets are accepted. The widget can play in three modes: a stream of what songs your recently listened to on Last.fm, hand-picked tracks, or full songs of related artists based on your personal preferences. If you want to play specific tracks, you must seed the widget with 15… Read More

  • Frazr: Internationalize or Someone Else will

    The Samwer Brothers are up to the same game they started with their investment in the German version of Facebook, StudiVZ. They recently invested in a French and German Twitter clone called Frazr. As Matt Marshall reports, the site is cloned right down to the welcome message: “Everyone wants to know: What are you doing? Tell them. On the Web, in a message, or phone”. The German… Read More

  • Shot Guard Keeps Your Privates Private


    I might not realize the importance of Cramer’s latest product, the Shot Guard, but maybe it’s because I walk around my apartment naked. Regardless, the emergence of IR photography has led certain freaks and pedophiles to take unwanted pictures of female athletes and school children to see what their Momma gave them. Cramer has come to the rescue with IR blocking underwear so… Read More

  • Helio Ocean: The Review

    The Helio Ocean marks a sea change in the evolution of MVNOs. Previously allotted for a limited demographic, the Ocean signals a significant market expansion for the cellco youngster Helio. Aimed directly at the Sidekick crowd, the Ocean could be poised to erode some of T-Mobile’s bountiful cache of hip youngsters with cash to liquidate for cool technologies. Since it announced the… Read More

  • Life Without Google

    James Thomas decided he didn’t like what Google was doing to him — keeping track of his browsing habits, controlling his documents, threatening his family, peeing in his alley — so he decided to dump the company completely. The result? He discovered that Google is so amazingly ubiquitous — and resource unfriendly — that his productivity increase slightly but… Read More

  • Coconut 2.0 Video Review

    Awwww… Nicholas made me a beautiful birthday present! Read More

  • Zen Stone Video Review

    What do you get when you cross a Zen Stone with some Kenny G beats? Heck if I know, but this is what we have here. via GenerationMP3 Read More

  • Stupid Roomba Tricks

    Like Roombas? Want to see them singing and dancing? Hate your job and want to spend a few minutes watching videos? Yeah, thought you did. Feature: Top 5 Roomba Hacks [TechEBlog] Read More

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