• Logitech Introduces ClearChat USB Headsets

    The ClearChat Pro has volume control built-in to the earpiece Whether you use Ventrilo for talking to guild members in World of Warcraft or Skype for calling family overseas, one thing is certain: you’ll need a good headset. Today Logitech has launched two new headsets that are both OS X and Windows compatible. The ClearChat Pro and ClearChat Comfort are supposed to sound better than… Read More

  • Free Text Messaging from Yahoo!

    Yahoo!, one of the largest Web mail services, will now provide free mobile phone text messaging for users. Yahoo! Mail now allows users to send free text messages to mobile phone numbers in the Untied States, Canada, India and the Philippines. Instant messaging and enhanced e-mail services have also been added. The new Yahoo! Mail allows people to connect in real-time to their contacts in Yahoo! Read More

  • Toshiba T401 DAP Has The Wi-Fi

    Toshiba’s always good for a DAP or two and its two latest—the T401S and T401—maintain that trend. The big news here is that the T401 brings with it Wi-Fi certification, letting users connect directly to the Internet to download podcasts and, more likely, to transfer music to and from their PCs. And I do mean PC, what with that Windows logo button on the bottom-left. Read More

  • $1.4 Million IBM Server Falls Off Forklift

    D’oh! Some genius at a warehouse didn’t properly secure a server to a forklift and it fell off while it was being loaded into a truck. Federal contractor T.R. Systems’ employees must have really been dicking around, because had they known a $1.4 million server was just wrecked, I’m sure a few of them would be running in the other direction. So how did it happen? Read More

  • FlickIM’s Democratic Development

    FlickIM, a company that went into service on July 15, 2007, listens to its subscribers and adds services to its AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) chat application that is tailored for the iPhone through democratic methods. Users can send lists of services that they would like to see provided on the application and FlickIM adds the most popular services. FlickIM has recently added text messaging… Read More

  • Casio Announces EX-V8 Digital Camera

    Lately, Casio has been cranking out digital cameras equipped with YouTube-related features and the EX-V8 is no exception. This 8.1-megapixel shooter comes with the ability to publish your videos directly to YouTube. It also uses the H.264 codec to keep those 16:9 videos looking good without a huge file-size. Some of the other features included are the ability to shoot 848×480 video, a… Read More

  • Kid Who Unlocked iPhone Traded It For a Car; Wired Editor Now Wants One, Offers Car Too

    The kid who unlocked the iPhone—I call him Craig from Degrassi—didn’t sell his creation, but rather traded it in for a Nissan 350Z and three 8GB iPhones. Wanting in on the action, it looks like Wired‘s news editor is willing to exchange his Datsun Z (pictured) for an unlocked iPhone. For purely journalistic reasons, I’m sure. Read More

  • Yepp, More Samsung Portables

    Big Sam is letting loose a new portable media player and a new MP3 player, both of which pack Bluetooth 2.0 (sans adapters), FM tuners, voice recorders, and video playback. The Yepp YP-P2 will have a 3-inch touchscreen LCD (480 x 272) that supports gestures but not multitouch) and 4 or 8GB of flash memory, and it’ll come in three classy colors: black, burgundy, or white. It’ll… Read More

  • Google Lands CNN As Exclusive Adsense User

    CNN.com and Google have announced an agreement that will see Google’s AdSense become the exclusive text link advertising provider on CNN.com. The deal will also open up the extensive inventory on CNN.com to Adwords’ advertisers. Senior VP and GM of CNN.com David Payne said the deal would help deliver relevant ads to CNN users, “enhancing their overall experience on… Read More

  • The Return of Frankenphone

    In 2003 Nokia launched the N-Gage, a taco-shaped video game and mobile phone hybrid. The device was so poorly designed that it got the nickname Frankenphone. The battery actually had to be removed to insert a game cartridge. To make a call, the bulky N-Gage had to be hoisted up to the head and held sideways. Sales were so poor that Nokia stopped making the N-Gage in 2005. Since then the… Read More

  • Videohybrid 3.0: I Can't Believe This Hasn't Been Banned Yet

    Videohybrid, a site we first linked to in April as part of a broader post on online video piracy, has relaunched with a new version that is just asking for trouble. Videohybrid 3.0 marries Q&A functionality with social voting. Users are now able to submit movies, and TV shows they are looking for online, other users who would like to see that video as well vote for the request. Digg style… Read More

  • Zannel Gets Ripe

    Zannel, a company that specializes in mobile phone social networking has teamed up with Ripe Digital Entertainment, a provider of photo and video clips. Zannel users can now watch and share favorite clips and videos with friends by utilizing Zannel’s Send-To-Phone player. “The demand for instant entertainment on mobile phones is at an all-time high and Zannel is dedicated to… Read More

  • Truphone Tones In

    This week Truphone introduced their new InTones service, which is free for both callers and recipients. This new feature offers a selection of ringtone sounds that their calls where hear. The choices are rock, jazz, bluegrass, hip-hop, ska, disco, Euro house, “standard” and something called Truphone. These InTones are played by the Truphone servers before the call is… Read More

  • Action Engine Shifts into Mobile High Gear

    There are more than 700 wireless devices on the market in U.S. today estimates the CTIA, and that means a lot of options for mobile content providers. So is now the time for action? Well it is according to Action Engine Corporation of Bellevue, Washington, which announced support for Windows Mobile 6.0 powered devices including the T-Mobile DASH and WING phones. “Device support is the… Read More

  • 3D Legos for your Mobile Phone

    When I was in grade school I had a friend who had a set of Legos that we played with for hours at a time. When I asked for my own set for Christmas, I was disappointed to open a set of cheap knockoffs called Lock Blocks. Thanks to the good people at Emdigo, I can finally overcome my disappointment with LEGO 3D Action Screens. Emdigo is a company founded by a group of graphics and video… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Vending Machine Almost Empty Edition

    Street Fighter Coming To N-Gage
    And Japan’s Vending Machines Are Better, Too
    Japanese Automatic Beer Pouring Machine: Homer Simpson Would Be Thrilled
    Dalek Invasion of Earth
    Fancy Bluetooth Headsets From Nokia Read More

  • MyHeritage Takes 180 Million People Profiles To War With Geni

    Israeli startup MyHeritage was a bit of a sleeping giant. Until newcomer Geni came along and shook up the genealogy world with its slick new viral family tree application. Geni quickly reached 5 million people profiles and a monster $100 million valuation just a few months after launching. MyHeritage has been around since 2005. They’ve quietly raised $9 million in venture capital (about… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

      Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. Read More

  • Digg Gets A Major Makeover

    Changes to the Digg template and feature set discussed by Kevin Rose August 22 are now live. The biggest change with the new look Digg is the inclusion of video on the front page. Other changes include tweaks to page and story summary layouts, streamlined navigation, and more customization options. Stories are now able to be buried in one click as opposed to the previous two click procedure. Read More

  • Facebook Takes Further Steps To Curb User Abuse; Change In How Applications Are Measured

    Last week Facebook updated their developer platform to restrict some of the more egregious abuses of users by application developers – bait and switch profile advertisements and friend spamming. Today they announced additional changes. And Facebook also announced that they are changing the way applications are measured to show user engagement instead of just how many users have added… Read More

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