• Apple TV and the Competitors You Could Have Already Been Using


    I swear sometimes it’s like you people aren’t paying attention. Did you not know that digital media adapters or network media devices have already existed for some time? Could you not wrap your minds around attaching a laptop or desktop to your TV to view Internet content? All of a sudden ’cause Mr. Jobs says it’s OK for you to stream stuff to your TV, you drool and… Read More

  • Gumiyo.com Adds Anonymized Phone Numbers to Classified Listings

    Without a doubt, the most popular classified ads site on the Internet is Craigslist. The simple, utilitarian site is a shining example of how the p2p Web can work, and one of the secrets to its success is the anonymization of its users by email forwarding and masking. Many people who wouldn’t want their real email addresses published can use an anonymous, temporary @cragislist.org address… Read More

  • Motorola RIZR Z3 Hands On Redux

    T-Mobile sent me the RIZR in a plain envelope with no note or box. I slid it out and half-expected Morpheus to call me and warn me of impending Agent encroachment. No such luck. What I did find out, however, is that Motorola still hasn’t lost its mojo and can still pump out a cool phone. Read More

  • Crumpler Geek Travel Contest Update


    One winner is down and the contest chugs on. We still have two Crumpler bags to give away in our Geek Travel Reader Response contest. I’ve been pleased with the influx of comments we’ve had in the past couple of days, I hope they’ll continue after the contest ends. Another winner will be announced tonight. Anyway, if this is the first you’re reading of our Geek… Read More

  • Ron Jeremy: Porn Star, Potential Philatelist, Tech Reviewer

    http://www.heavy.com/ve/flvplayer The King of Porn and Surreal Life star, Ron Jeremy, is joining the ranks of bloggerdom. The “hairy, chunky, aging porn star” will have his own show on Heavy.com called Techsmart with Ron Jeremy. Who knows what sort of tech stuff he’ll be reviewing, but it’s gonna be hot and funny. I’m sure he’ll have some of his lady… Read More

  • CD Sales Down 20% From 2006

    The future of the CD is not looking good. Last year, 112 million CDs were sold between January 1st and March 18th. This year? A paltry 89 million. Don’t get me wrong. 89 million CDs in three months is still an lot of discs sold. But a 20-percent drop in sales? That says something. The music industry is blaming lackluster sales on the growing demand for digital downloads. I’ll… Read More

  • Guy Goes Off On T-Mobile Dash

    A while back I received a T-Mobile/HTC Dash to play with and truth be told, it wasn’t too exciting. Windows Mobile is just a crappy OS and until it’s redone completely or undergoes a major overhaul, I really don’t plan on using it…or an HTC phone I suppose. Anyways, this 9-minute long video stars The fat Phat Guy going off on a rant about the Dash. Surprisingly though… Read More

  • CG Surfer Edition: Reef Sandals Stash Your Booze And Bills

    If there’s one thing I miss more than surfing everyday back home in sunny California, it’s wearing flip-flops. I really hate wearing shoes. Reef’s are my sandals of choice, hands down. I probably have six pairs and I’m always looking for more. I saw the DRAM the other day and it put a smile on my face because the weather is getting better and the ladies are slowly… Read More

  • K-Fed Gets A Search Engine

    Lucky for you, I spend a good hour a day pissing my life away reading gossip blogs. So when I stumbled upon this K-Fed Search Engine, you could imagine my excitement of finding technology combined with a D-List A-list celebrity! “Search With Kevin” is a essentially a promo for Kevin Federline’s album Playing With Fire. A user can search the web with K-Fed and win a prize. Up… Read More

  • BGR Gets Cocky, Unboxes Red Blackberry Pearl

    Looks like our pal Boy Genius is getting cocky. Apparently claiming a Red Blackberry Pearl being released on the completely wrong carrier counts as “calling it.” Don’t think so pal. Just because it came out on AT&T instead doesn’t mean you are a winner. But nonetheless, Boy Genius has got the hot unboxing action up on his site and boy is that Pearl looking mighty fine. Read More

  • Why Apple TV Might Not Be Worth The Hype (Not Yet At Least)

    Kudos to iLounge for not automatically hopping aboard the Apple TV hype express. They’ve complied a list of 10 reasons why you might consider holding off on your purchase for the time being. That’s not to say that it’s a useless hunk of plastic, but by no means is it infallible. For starters, if you’ve already got a video iPod and a video out cable, you’ve pretty… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Using PS3 Controller as Extension for Cell Phone?

    Can’t get to your cell phone when playing College Hoops 2K7? This new feature would allow you to use your game controller, PS3 and flat panel TV to see who’s calling and answer it. Sony Ericsson recently received a patent covering the process of wirelessly transferring content or cell phone calls to and controlling them using a remote control or PS3 controller. Read More

  • Notes From News Corp./NBC Universal Media Call

    I’ve just joined the “NewTube” media call with NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker and News Corp. COO Peter Chernin. Notes to follow. Chernin is kicking things off. It took him about 2 minutes to say “Web 2.0″ for the first time. Saying this will be the largest premium video network on the web. Extending offer to other distribution partners, wants to work with… Read More

  • Kongregate: Video Games Meets YouTube

    Kongregate.com is video game maker Jim Greer’s baby and we sort of alerted you to it yesterday with the Understanding Games post. Who could resist dumping money into a start-up when the sales pitch is: “It’s video games meets YouTube.” After a few hours playing around on the site I was pretty hooked. I’m actually playing their most popular game, The Fancy… Read More

  • Nokia's N95 'Multimedia Computer' Starts Shipping To Everywhere But Here

    The Nokia N95, also known as the “fattie media phone,” has finally started shipping to the important markets in Europe and Asia. (Of course, we’re left high and dry.) Nokia’s not even marketing it as a cellphone, but as a “multimedia computer.” The slider has a 5-megapixel camera, built-in GPS and support for mobile broadband technologies like HSDPA and EDGE. Read More

  • Hammer Storage's 2TB External Hard Drive: Gentlemen, Start Your Torrents

    A whopping 2TB of storage could be sitting atop your desk come August thanks to Hammer Storage. The company is expanding its myshare line of external hard drives to include a 2x1TB model. All models are 7200 RPMs, so you won’t have to worry about it being plenty big but plenty slow. All of a sudden, I’m not so confident in the size of external hard drive, which is a comparatively… Read More

  • Proporta Releases Wireless FM Stereo Transmitter

    I don’t own a car anymore and rarely drive, but when I do, I usually just listen to NPR because I don’t have an iTrip/FM Transmitter for my iPod. But there’s only so much Fresh Air and Marketplace a man can take. So I’m thinking about picking up one of Proporta’s new Wireless FM Transmitters. You just set your radio station, plug it into any device with a… Read More

  • HP Acquires Tabblo

    HP announced the acquisition of Cambridge, Massachusetts based Photo printing site Tabblo this morning. The price is not being disclosed. Marshall Kirkpatrick wrote about Tabblo last September. The service launched in July 2006. More on the Tabblo blog and GigaOm. Read More

  • WatchMyWrist: Watch Geekery Alert

    If you’ve read any of my ramblings, you’ll know I’m a big watch geek. Therefore, I’m actually quite interested in this new service, WatchMyWrist. It’s a watch rental system. You pick out a watch, rent it for a few weeks, and send it back. It’s very similar to all of those purse rental services for the ladies, but this is for manly men who like them some watches. Read More

  • The Futurist: How The PS3 Could Sink Blu-ray, And Blu-ray Could Sink the PS3


    If Sony is to be believed, the verdict is already in: HD-DVD is a non-starter, and their cross-Japanese Toshibian rivals are toast. They may very well be right: Blu-ray is certainly outperforming HD-DVD in terms of sales and support, and may be headed for the victory stand when it’s all said and done. But in order to get there, Sony may be setting themselves up not only for only a… Read More