• Impressive Inventions from High Schoolers


    Ever wish you could invent something that could change the world? Twenty teams of high schoolers from around the country are living that dream. Each team has received a grant (up to $10,000) from the Lemelson-MIT Program to take their inventions from concept to finished product. One of the ideas I really like is the fire-fighting grenade by Acton-Boxborough Regional High School (Acton, MA). Read More

  • iPhone Will Have Advanced Security Features

    After the iPod gained popularity a few years back, thieves started taking advantage of the white earbuds to target iPod users for a robbery. It still remains a problem in most major cities and now with the iPhone almost out, we may have another problem with theft on our hands. Thankfully, Apple kept this in mind and a recent patent filing reveals more information related to the… Read More

  • Cablevision to Add 500 High-Def Channels By End of Year

    Being a Cablevision subscriber, the news that the company will be able to offer more than 500 high-definition channels by the end of the year should make me happy. At least that’s what the company said yesterday, and that it will add 15 new high-def channels by next week, bringing its total to 40. Is this announcement in response to pressure from rival telecos like Verizon and Comcast? Read More

  • Yahoo is a Go

    Yahoo! Go 2.0 today launched in the United States and has gone beta in 13 countries. The 2.0 technology is designed to enhance the mobile Internet. “People want easy access to the Internet on their mobile phones (and) we believe that Yahoo! Go will be a catalyst for broader adoption of the mobile Internet,” said Marco Boerries, executive vice president of Yahoo’s Connected… Read More

  • Q&A: Novarra Responds to Mobile Web Issues

    After we posted about Novarra’s partnership with Vodafone to power their mobile Internet services, critics of Novarra’s transcoding application – including Kevin McCloskey of MobileAware – charge that the technology is a common denominator solution that “often destroys the look and feel of a company’s website, thereby diminishing their corporate brand… Read More

  • mPoria Integrates PayPal

    mPoria, a provider of mobile commerce solutions for retailers and service providers, has teamed with PayPal in order to integrate the latter’s automated mobile payment system with their GoMobile m-commerce platform. Dan Wright, mPoria’s CEO and co-founder, believes the integration will “offer easy and secure checkout capabilities to one of the largest and most active… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommeter.Evar

    Hey kids, time to pick out another trio of our most awesome readers. The comments are getting better and better, thanks everyone! Sascha seems to be a newcomer on the commenting circuit and a welcomed one at that. Grammatically correct, interesting comments always deserve the first spot. This sucks. Read More

  • Who Will Be The YouTube Of Live Video?

    The growth of Youtube and its subsequent $1.65 billion buyout left behind a bevy of competing video sites. Since then competitors have been seeking to differentiate themselves by focusing on longer videos, higher (bitrate) quality videos, professional content, and paying their users. However, one of the more unique approaches to differentiation has been streaming live video over the internet. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Anachronism Edition

    Fortier & Co. Makes Stylin’ Body Armor
    Trojan’s New Gadgets For Your Gadget
    Pleo Now Available For US Pre-order
    Creative Zen Stone Plus: 2GB iPod Shuffle Wannabe
    Microsoft’s Surface: The Truth Read More

  • Vuze: BitTorrent With a Friendly Legal Face

    Vuze is a BitTorrent based content distribution platform that competes in the ever growing TV over internet market. Vuze comes from BitTorrent application provider Azureus and is built on the Azureus platform. We previously looked at Vuze when it was known as Zudeo in December 06. An awful lot has happened in this space since in the past six months, including the launches of Joost, Bablegum… Read More

  • Business.com On The Block

    Business information directory and search enginame Business.com is for sale, reports the Wall Street Journal, and it may fetch as much as $400 million. Investment bank Credit Suisse is representing the company. The domain name was purchased for $7.5 million back in 1999. Later, the purchase was widely ridiculed – in 1997 the domain was acquired for just $150,000. Those were the days… Read More

  • Nokia Soon to Roll Out New N95 Firmware

    Owners of the Nokia N95 will soon be treated to new firmware by the cell phone maker. The firmware update will include the new version of Nokia Maps as well as Assisted-GPS, a feature that uses a data connection to estimate the phone’s location and make a GPS location lock much quicker. The release date of the new firmware has not yet been released. New N95 Firmware Coming… Read More

  • DRM-free Music Sales "Good" for EMI

    Sales numbers are coming in a few weeks after EMI’s foray into DRM-free music. The result? “Good”, says EMI senior VP Lauren Berkowitz. In fact, sales for several artists have increased, even as their CD counterparts have gone down in price. Sales for Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon are up 272% since the launch of iTunes Plus, which was the first service to… Read More

  • Helio Ocean Graffiti Hotness

    I’m a Sidekick 3 fanboy through and through, but Helio is definitely making its case. I’ve had an Ocean for a few weeks now and I’ll admit that I love it. The GPS feature is hot and it definitely helps me out when I manage to get lost in NYC. I came across some really cool vids that Helio has put up on Youtube and I thought I’d share it with everyone. This particular… Read More

  • Foxconn Brings DirectX 10 To The Broke Masses

    So you’ve got your Windows Vista and you want to get a hold of a little bit of that DirectX 10 action, but your bummer of a video card is being a buzz kill? That sucks. You’re supposed to upgrade that, but who’s got that kind of scratch laying around? Those cards cost an arm and a leg and probably some other stuff. Sit down, dweeb, Foxconn’s got you set. Today the… Read More

  • Ye Olde Wireless Internet

    Being a tech blog, we are up to our laptops in the latest gadgetry and services. Naturally, as soon as Verizon (the bastard child of BellAtlantic, GTE and AirTouch) unveiled its new “Wireless Web” service we were the first ones in line to, get this, surf the Internet on our cellular telephones. Yes, yes, we too were shocked at first as to how this was possible, but apparently it is… Read More

  • Xcavator.net: Visual Stock Photo Search

    Xcavator.net is a stock photo search portal based on visual search technology. Xcavator.net provides natural and intuitive interactive search for stock photography providing buyers with a browsing experience based on both visual content and keywords. The key to the visual search capabilities is the portal’s color and image search engines, powered by CogniSign Intelligent Image… Read More

  • Keeping Old Cellphones Slowing Down Recycling Efforts


    The battery of that Startac most of you have chilling under your bed could be put to better use. Europe’s goal for recycling 45% of all portable device batterys sold are being stunted because of the consumer habit of keeping their outdated tech. The total weight of recycled Li-ion batteries in Europe fell about 100 tons in the past year. So go recycle that cellphone from 2006. Now… Read More

  • BitTorrent Users Respond to WWDC Leopard Leak

    A good deed never goes unpunished. Over at CrunchGear yesterday, Nicholas broke the story of the WWDC beta of Mac OS X Leopard’s leak onto the Oink BitTorrent Web site. (Oink is a so-called “secret” or “private” BitTorrent tracker that specializes in music, though it also has a fairly vibrant Mac software user base.) We did so because of the particulars involved. Read More

  • Ask Helps You Find Obscure Non-Celebrities

    Ask’s latest musical advertisement is out, and apparently the search engine under-dog can help you find Kato Kaelin, an obscure non-celebrity that according to Wikipedia is known for a minor role in the OJ Simpson trial. Advertisement as below. I was always under the presumption that one of the key points of advertising was finding a connection with your audience. When people talk about… Read More

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