• Writers Write "B-Logs," Get Money

    USA Today, that bastion of hard news, is covering a new fad popular with the kids called “B-logging.” They talk about two “b-loggers,” Om Malley and Mike Orvington, who used to work at real jobs and now eat ice cream and write about computers. Now I don’t know who these people are or what they think they’re doing, but I think it’s bad to show people… Read More

  • Slate to World: You're a Bunch of iPhone Dupes

    Apple will offer one-on-one iPhone briefings to qualified, preregistered journalists. “No drop of milk oozes from the Apple teat without a crowd of journalists gathering to swallowing it up.” Let’s read that again. “No drop of milk oozes from the Apple teat without a crowd of journalists gathering to swallowing it up.” One more time? Sure! “No drop of… Read More

  • Sony in "Recovery Mode," Rebooting Finances

    Oyez oyez. The honorable Sir Howard Stringer Esq. Adm. 1st Class III Deceased is now placing Sony into a financial recovery mode, an effort to nip all this PS3 nastiness in the bud. Sony was depending on the new console to bolster its market share and cash reserves and, as we all know, it did neither. But what does “recovery mode” mean? Not much. All he’s really saying is… Read More

  • Get A Blackberry Curve For $49 Without Hassle

    If you’re in the market for a new phone and the Blackberry Curve has caught your eye, don’t go walking into an AT&T store just yet. Amazon is offering the device for a cheap-as-hell $49 without any rebates whatsoever. Yup, just plug in your credit card, place an order, and you’ve got yourself a Curve for under fifty bucks. One slight issue. If you break AT&T’s… Read More

  • T-Mobile @ Home Launching Next Week

    A little bird is talking about T-Mobile @ Home, something that should change the way we think about WiFi on cellphones. Apparently T-Mo employees can now get Hotspot @ Home apparel so they can be ready, willing, and able to service customers with a smile. T-Mobile@Home launch extravaganza continues [BGR] Read More

  • The Futurist: How The iPhone Will Change Mobile Devices

    I’ve spent the past few weeks as the resident naysayer of the infallibility of the iPhone. And while there’s certainly a lot to be skeptical about here, there are a lot of things about the iPhone that won’t just be really neat, but could change our standards for mobile devices from here on out. Read on to see… Read More

  • Fortier & Co. Makes Stylin' Body Armor

    Those of our readers who are aspiring rap artists should pay close attention. Frontier & Co. works with big name clothing designers like Burberry, YSL, Kenneth Cole, etc. to design body armor that blends in naturally with your apparel. Take for instance this beautiful trenchcoat from Burberry. It uses ballistic fibers that are stronger than steel, yet lightweight, to protect you from… Read More

  • Linux Parking Sign For Fat Geeks

    Are you a dork? A geek, loser, outcast? Then we have just the sign for you! Instead of putting up, say, a Tom Brady poster on the door of your room, you can now put up a Linux parking sign. Yes, that girl you bring home from the local Sonic will gasp in delight as she sees you too are addicted to Tux and his beloved OS. After getting to second base for ten seconds, you can create even more… Read More

  • Spore Not Delayed, Still On Track for Spring 2008

    It was all just a big misunderstanding, that’s all. Yesterday’s news suggesting that Will Wright’s Spore had been axed was the product of “misinformation.” An EA rep phoned Next Gen to dash the rumor, saying that the game is still currently scheduled to come out during the early part of the 2009 fiscal year, which starts in April 2008. So, Spring ’08 then. Read More

  • Pleo Now Available For US Pre-order

    Everyone’s favorite animatronic dinosaur is now one step closer to invading our shores. Pleo’s manufacturer UGOBE is taking pre-orders for the dinosaur and the price isn’t cheap. After earlier reports that Pleo would cost somewhere between $250 and $300, UGOBE has pulled a Nintendo and decided to charge $350 for the lil’ guy. Talk about highway robbery. Don’t get… Read More

  • The Pirate Bay Launches Image Hosting

    Us pirates know that The Pirate Bay team has been working on several new projects, with one of them becoming a competitor to YouTube. For now though, we’ve been blessed with BayImg, a unique image hosting service from TPB. Unlike sites like Photobucket and Imageshack, who will delete your photos if deemed “unfit”, BayImg lets you upload any image, uncensored, in over 100+… Read More

  • Creative Zen Stone Plus: 2GB iPod Shuffle Wannabe

    Good for Creative, coming out an update to its Zen Stone DAP not even two months after its initial announcement. The update, which adds a small OLED screen and doubles the storage capacity to 2GB, has been christened the Zen Stone Plus. Other goodies include a built-in FM tuner and voice recorder. Fun for everyone! Too bad it’s not listed as coming out over here. I’m sure… Read More

  • Namco Bandai Snags Idols

    Namco Bandai has inked a deal with FremantleMedia to bring the latter’s Idols TV format to Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific in the form of mobile games. “Idols is one of the biggest television formats in the world, with millions of fans who will soon be able to interact with their favourite show anytime they want,” said Masaji Okubo, managing director of Namco… Read More

  • 3 to Launch BREW Headsets

    3 will launch headsets based on Qualcomm’s BREW solution. The deal will enable 3 to offer feature-rich applications and exploit over-the-air downloading capabilities. “Using BREW, we can embed applications on the handset to deliver a single integrated user experience, which in turn will encourage take-up of our services,” said Frank Meehan, Hutchison Whampoa’s… Read More

  • USA Today Goes Mobile

    It’s hard to resist a joke about USA Today‘s bite-sized news becoming byte-sized, but I will anyway. USA Today, the nation’s top-selling newspaper, is combining print news, text messaging, mobile advertising and mobile search. Users signing up to USA Today‘s text alerts for news, sports, gossip, etc. will receive real-time updates and a sponsored interactive ad. Short… Read More

  • Chrysler Donates 3,000 Cell Phones to Charity

    Auto manufacturer DaimlerChrysler is donating the proceeds from the sale of 3,000 cell phones to The Lighthouse, a local Michigan charity. The Wireless Service, based in Oakland County, Mich., recycles cell phones on behalf of assistance programs and functions as an intermediary between corporate and charitable clients. They are handling the DaimlerChrysler phones. More than 135 million… Read More

  • CTIA Seeks Presidential Veto of Wireless Chip Import Ban

    Citing public interest, the International Association for the Wireless Telecommunications Industry (CTIA – The Wireless Association) has sent a letter to President Bush asking him to veto the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (ITC) recent decision to ban the importation of certain Qualcomm chips and chipsets. In the letter, CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent argued the ban… Read More

  • Hudson Entertainment and Good Hands Records Bring Music to the People’s Cell Phones

    Hip Hop has been a popular choice for ringtones and ringbacks, and it has been a leading genre of full-length downloads of songs and even videos. And now a new player is on the block, as Hudson Entertainment has announced an exclusive deal with Good Hands Records, which will include recent and upcoming releases from the indie hip hop label including Killa Priest’s new album The Offering… Read More

  • Javaground Introduces BREW to J2ME Converter

    Conversion seems to be the rage at this week’s BREW 2007 Conference in San Diego. We reported yesterday that Innaworks had developed a BREW to J2ME converter, and today we’re getting word that Javaground, a solution provider for mobile content development, has also announced that the Javaground Solution, an automated development and porting solution with ports Java apps to C/C++. Read More

  • Jenga Coming to I-play

    The classic wooden brick stacking game might seem an odd choice for a mobile game, but early next year we’ll get to see how it translates to the third screen. I-play announced at this week’s Licensing Show in New York that it has secured the rights to bring Jenga to the mobile platform worldwide sometime in the first half of 2008. “Jenga’s universal appeal and… Read More

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