• BenQ Q-fi EF71: Pretty In Pink

    BenQ-Siemens is releasing a special edition pink Q-fi EF71. If you’re unfamiliar with Q-fi, it’s BenQ-Siemens line of music-focused devices. The EF71 clamshell has a 2.2-inch display, 2-megapixel camera with video recording with night mode. The pink wonder works as a webcam when connected to your PC/Mac via USB. This particular edition is only available in Taiwan and has a limited… Read More

  • TIE Fighter Speakers: Out Geeking Our Geeks

    Gentle reader, I must now admit something that you might know already, but it is my duty as a journalist to shine light on the truth, even at the expense of my own reputation. Friend, know that I am a Nerd American. As such, I’m keen to many things that have to do with the Nerd lifestyle, including gadgets, video games, and Star Wars. Most especially Star Wars. Thus, when a creation… Read More

  • Sony XDV-100 Portable TV, AM/FM Radio: Limited Use Outside of Japan

    Sony’s XDV-100 portable TV might only interest those of you in Japan because it uses the 1Seg TV standard, something that’s only available over there. Shame, because the 2.8-inch QVGA screen looks pretty decent. (Then again, Sony’s no straggler when it comes to producing fine screens.) It does support AM/FM radio, but how many of you actually listen to the radio anymore… Read More

  • eBaum's World Snags Mobile Deal, Steals Danish

    http://emuse.ebaumsworld.com/ml_player2.swf Stealer of all content and video archive eBaum’s World has scored a deal with a “major cellular network company”, which is most likely Sprint. eBaum’s World will offer a mobile channel full of funny and outlandish videos submitted by users whilst Eric Bauman profits like no other. There’s also supposed to be… Read More

  • Golden Tee: Home Version with Trackball!

    I hate the plug n’ play Wal*Mart style “video games”. But I really love the arcade game Golden Tee. It’s a little pricey, sure, but you get a lot of gameplay, and the way it approximates real golf is fairly true to the sport. (Yes, it’s a sport. Yes, I sweat while playing it. No, I’m not ashamed of that.) Because of my love for this game, I was thrilled… Read More

  • The Nitty Gritty On the Slacker Music Service

    Wired recently sat down with Broadband Instruments to talk about its new Slacker music service. In a nutshell, it sounds like a music-lover’s dream. Slacker is comprised of both a service and hardware device. The service will use either WiFi or satellite bandwidth to serve up music channels to owners of the Slacker player. Tons of music, lots to choose from, all that great stuff… Read More

  • Nice Looking iPod, But A Lil' Pricey and Girly

    If you love the regular iPod but hate the color selection, then perhaps you should consider Colorware’s latest iPod release. A limited edition pink 30GB iPod will come in four different designs, which include a rose, hearts, cherries, and a butterfly. The earbuds will even match. But limited edition stuff, as always, never comes cheap. $350 is how much this beauty will set you back when… Read More

  • Microsoft Launching Games For Windows Live, Halo 2 May 8th

    Though Vista is great and all and quite the improvement over XP, it still has a lot of issues with certain programs and hardware. Hence why Microsoft is taking awhile to roll out its Games For Windows Live service. Luckily, the time is almost upon us. Microsoft will be releasing Games For Windows Live for Vista owners come May 8th. The service will allow gamers to easily play against each other… Read More

  • Thanko Vonia Makes You Look Toolish

    Thanko’s Vonia headband has really good intentions, but, seriously, you’ve got to be kidding me. The iPod Shuffle is no bigger than a book of matches, apparently, that’s too big for some people. If you’re one of those then the Vonia is just right for you, if of course, you enjoy looking like a douche. Your Shuffle tucks in the back of the headband and plugs into some… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson W660: A Music Phone That Doesn't Look Like a Toy

    The Sony Ericsson W660 represents the latest fusion between a digital audio player and a cellphone, which seems to be all the rage nowadays. The 3G candybar has a 2-megapixel camera, FM radio support, Java 2.0 (hello, third-party apps!) and a battery life that’s rated to last 25 hours while listening to music. It also has a music identification feature, which attempts to identify a… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: TMNS Edition

    TMNT on XBox Live
    MP3 Player Vest: Eliminate Those Pesky Wires While On-The-Go
    Twirl-a-Squirrel
    Columino Almost Floaty Speakers
    World’s Most Expensive Shift Knob Read More

  • BBC May Be Stifling Startups, BBC Jam Shuttered Following Complaints

    I sometimes say regretful things when speaking off the cuff at conferences. Last month at The Future of Web Apps conference in London I (jokingly) called for the dissolution of the BBC because some of their online ventures are, in my opinion, stifling private sector startup initiatives in the UK and Europe. As a publicly funded entity with near limitless financial resources, I think the BBC… Read More

  • New Music Service Slacker Has (very) Broad Ambitions

    The founding team of new music service Slacker, which launched this morning, includes three former music startup CEOs (Dennis Mudd, Musicmatch, acquired by Yahoo), Jim Cady (Rio) and Jonathan Sasse (iRiver). And they’re going to need these guys and their connections, because Slacker isn’t just some new music service. They have broad reaching goals that bring them face to face… Read More

  • First-Ever Mobile GPS Widget Platform Debuts


    Publishing your location-based wireless applications to your handset just got a whole lot easier. That’s because of location-enabled mobile applications developer uLocate Communications’ new mobile GPS widget platform, WHERE.
    Now available on several Sprint phones as of today, WHERE works with GPS location technology to enable WHERE Widgets to be placed on these handsets.
    The… Read More

  • Reckoning Day For Venture Capitalists?

    Some venture capitalists are known for making speedy decisions, communicating clearly, treating portfolio companies fairly, and guiding their startups to a win for all stakeholders. Others, not so much. Some even lob the odd (friendly) jab or two at bloggers. A new site called TheFunded hopes to even the odds a little by getting the information out about how VCs treat entrepreneurs. They have… Read More

  • User Generated Animation Site MyToons Launches

    http://www.mytoons.com/flash/MyToons_RemotePlayer.swf It is our luck to have two excellent user generated animated video sites now live – Israel-based Aniboom and, starting today, MyToons, which just came out of private beta. MyToons certainly has the edge over Aniboom on design and overall usability, although I found site navigation to be slow this morning. With both sites, users… Read More

  • A Little Perspective On Ajax Home Pages

    We’ve tracked a bunch of customizable, Ajax-rich home pages over the last couple of years. At one point it seemed like a new one was launching every week. New ones are still launching (here’s a promising one in beta), and the youngsters, Netvibes and Pageflakes, are showing the most energy and creativity. See, for example, Netvibe’s new effort to create cross platform… Read More

  • Wired Relaunch This Week: (fuzzy) Screenshots

    Wired Magazine has been working on a back and front end site overhaul since the print and online versions of the brand were reunited last year by Cond√© Naste. Deeper integration with Reddit, which was acquired in October 2006, is also expected. We expect at least part of the new design and functionality to be released later this week, and have obtained rather fuzzy screen shots of how it… Read More

  • SXSW 2007: Will Wright Keynote Livebloggin'


    This Just In: Will Wright breaks arm in horrible Sims accident.
    Will Wright is about to take the stage for the final keynote of the SXSW Interactive summit. The Hilton ballroom is more packed than I’ve seen it for any of the other keynotes. Hordes of SXSWers of all shapes and sizes. I see everything from fanboys to, well, people who are slightly less fanboyish. Nevertheless, this looks… Read More

  • Columino Almost Floaty Speakers

    Wow, you thought yesterday’s speakers dazzled, check these out. They’re from Audio-Technica and look like they’re floating in mid-air! (But they’re really just held by a string. Boo.) “Columino,” available in both black and white, also feature a built-in blue LED on the base, giving the speakers so much more personality. The speakers only output 1.7 watts… Read More