• Daily Crunch: Naptime Edition

    Daily Crunch: Naptime Edition

    The Futurist: Reading The Apple Tea Leaves or… What the iPhone Tells Us About The Future
    Multi-Touch Ala iPhone
    The AudioFile: Wireless Waves Read More

  • Engadget: 10 million Page Views on iPhone Day

    Jason Calacanis, the former CEO of Engadget’s parent company, Weblogs, Inc., told me earlier today that the site had nearly 10 million page views on Tuesday when they covered the iPhone announcement – ten times their normal traffic of a million or so page views per day. Engadget, the top ranked blog on Technorati, can no longer really be put in the same pack as other big blogs. Read More

  • Memory Infinite's USB Naughtiness


    These bendable USB drives from Memory Infinite link up together once one gets full via the male-female ends. So feel free to link em together to make one huge USB drive…nerds. :) USB Lovin [Sci Fi Tech via Yanko Design] Read More

  • Will the iPhone be a Serious Business Device?

    I had a long debate yesterday with James Joaquin, the former CEO of ofoto and one of the founders of When.com, about whether or not the iPhone will be just a toy or a serious business device. I think it is. He remains unconvinced. I dug up the video below which gives a pretty good demo of some of the office type applications on the device. From what I know so far, I think it is going to be… Read More

  • The AudioFile: Wireless Waves

    The AudioFile: Wireless Waves

    . File this under “will the speculation ever end?”: I think Microsoft will ultimately be the big winner, though not with the Zune as we currently know it. Read More

  • Multi-Touch Ala iPhone

    An oldie but a goodie if you haven’t already seen it in the spirit of all this iPhone business the last few days. Mutli-Touch Read More

  • The Futurist: Reading The Apple Tea Leaves or… What the iPhone Tells Us About The Future

    The Futurist: Reading The Apple Tea Leaves or… What the iPhone Tells Us About The Future

    From my absentee perch, the best I can gather is that CES this year seems a bit… underwhelming, shall we say? Chock-full of evolutions, this year´s gala seems notably free of true revolutions. Of course, the biggest bomb came from newly-rechristened Apple, Inc., where the they-finally-did-it iPhone is lurking just over the horizon. Within this device lies a number of clues as to… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Goop Edition

    Daily Crunch: Goop Edition

    Non-Newtonian And Ferro Fluid?!?
    DocuPen is Mightier than the Mere Scanner
    Taking a Spin with the PC
    Mac Found In Temple Ruins Of The East
    iPhone Is Too Cool For School Read More

  • Complicated Laws = Free Calls

    I’m still trying to figure out how this works, and by the time I do the service may be gone. Regardless, Iowa based AllFreeCalls is letting people make phone calls to many foreign countries for free. Or rather, for the cost of a call to Iowa. You call the AllFreeCalls phone number, which is 712-858-8094, and at the prompt dial 011, the country code you are calling and the number you wish… Read More

  • Google: Snag? What Snag?

    In December we reported that Google’s much rumored foray into radio advertisements may be significantly delayed because Google didn’t have access to enough radio airtime for advertisers to test the product. We also reported that Google was working on a deal with CBS Radio to get access to more ad space. Earlier today, Merrill Lynch Analyst Jessica Reif Cohen said that Google was… Read More

  • PayPal, Pulp Fiction and Geni

    David Sacks apparently has something left to prove. He was an executive at PayPal. After their $1.5 billion acquisition by eBay in 2002, he then went on to create Room 9 Entertainment, a production company that produced and financed the (really excellent) movie Thank You For Smoking. He purchased the Uma Thurman overdose house from the movie Pulp Fiction a while back. And now he has a new… Read More

  • Venice Project Built on Mozilla

    Venice Project Built on Mozilla

    NewTeeVee has a post with a lot of details on the technology behind Venice Project, the new online television startup founded by Kazaa and Skype founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis. A very interesting disclosure – like Songbird, another startup, part of the product is built on the Mozilla application framework. Two issues with the Venice Project significantly lessen my enthusiasm… Read More

  • Non-Newtonian And Ferro Fluid?!?

    My roommate just showed me these two videos and it tripped me out soooo much I just had to show you guys. Whether you’ve seen them before or not be amazed! The first is a pool full of corn starch and the second has to do with magnets. Edit: I’ve added a third video that has something to do with Sulfur Hexafluoride Read More

  • iPhone Is Too Cool For School

    iPhone Is Too Cool For School

    While I was exploring MacWorld 2007 in San Francisco, I finally ventured into a little area where the iPhone slumbered in its own little case. After fighting through the crowd of golems and hobbits to get closer to the phone, I finally got to take some close up shots of the sexiest cell phone I’ve ever seen. Everything on the iPhone looks top notch, but can anyone say smudge/scratch central? Read More

  • DocuPen is Mightier than the Mere Scanner

    DocuPen is Mightier than the Mere Scanner

    Here is something we wish we had during the show: the DocuPen RC800, a portable color scanner. This full-page scanner will let you copy text and graphics (like those big heavy press kits) faster than Harry Potter can wave a wand, or at least so says the company. The battery-operated device can scan a full page in about four or five seconds and store up to 100 pages in memory. A Universal… Read More

  • Taking a Spin with the PC

    Taking a Spin with the PC


    Many gamers already sweat WAY too much, but that’s more from bad hygiene than actually from physical effort exerted during gameplay. While the Wii will get your fat ass off the couch for a change, to really feel the burn there is the PCGamerBike, a mini exercise bike that connects via a USB connection, and can be used with various PC games. It is actually meant to be an integral part of… Read More

  • CES Post Show Thoughts From a Tired Writer

    CES Post Show Thoughts From a Tired Writer


    For many of us the best part of being back from CES is that it is now the longest amount of time until we have to go back to Las Vegas for another CES. That’s not to say that the show isn’t enjoyable, but as with any trade show it means a lot of work, too much walking and too many things to see – many of which will likely never come out. Here are a few thoughts on CES… Read More

  • What If Google and Yahoo Switched Designers?

    What If Google and Yahoo Switched Designers?

    Steve Bryant at GoogleWatch shows what the ultra clean Google user interface might look like if they did things the Yahoo way. Not a bad job, and very funny. Read More

  • Mac Found In Temple Ruins Of The East

    Mac Found In Temple Ruins Of The East

    OK, so maybe these two little gems weren’t found in ruins, but they might as well have seeing as how Mac case mods as extravagant as this one aren’t seen too often. While I was venturing the Moscone Center North Hall for the MacWorld Expo, I ran across these two bad boys at a MacMod booth. The people working there were selling this “Necromac II” at an auction. At the time… Read More

  • Will JotSpot Relaunch Next Week?

    Will JotSpot Relaunch Next Week?

    Google sent an email to JotSpot customers notifying them of an upgrade being rolled out over the next week. JotSpot has been closed to new customers since they were acquired by Google in late October 2006, and there has been no word of when JotSpot might be relaunched. While the email (copied below) doesn’t say that JotSpot will be relaunching to new customers, it doesn’t make… Read More