• The Zune Phone That Might Be

    The Zune Phone That Might Be

    Last month MobileCrunch and TechCrunch reported on Steve Jobs very public release of the iPhone. Steve Balmer scoffed at the new phone calling it overpriced, but Microsoft may be offering its own mobile version. CrunchGear has been following the leads closely and it has turned into a fairly solid story. Crunchgear reports that on Monday, Microsoft filed an application with the FCC for a… Read More

  • Zune Phone (nearly) Confirmed

    CrunchGear’s Matt Hickey has been tracking rumors about a Zune phone for the last week. What began as a reliable tip is now a solid story: Last Monday Microsoft filed an application with the FCC for an enigmatic wireless device that could be used to talk over the Internet. The device is described as being used for “consumer broadband access and networking.” Microsoft goes on… Read More

  • Skype Coming To PSP? Shut Yo Mouth


    Has anyone delved into the PSP’s firmware updates snooping around for hidden treasures? We haven’t, but Quick Jump has. According to QJ, if you look into the decrypted version of vshmain.prx from Firmware 3.10, you may be led to believe that some form of VoIP functionality will show up in the future. All signs point to Skype at the moment as the provider. Checking the dump, there… Read More

  • Sonnet Technologies Gives You Four Inputs, No Waiting


    Earlier this week, we posted a collection of Mac accessories, including a Western Digital My Book Pro featuring three inputs: FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0. However, Sonnet Technologies’ new Fusion R400Q four-bay rack mount drive goes one higher with four interface choices—FireWire 400, FireWire 800, USB 2.0 and SATA II. An integrated port multiplier supports up to four… Read More

  • Apple Orders Bar to Cease and Desist "iPod Monday"

    Apple Orders Bar to Cease and Desist "iPod Monday"

    For the past two years a Des Moines bar has run iPod Monday, a gathering where patrons bring in their iPods and share playlists others in attendance. For two years, Clint Curtis, the event coordinator, has sent weekly updates to Apple and prior to the event he asked for permission. For two years, Apple remained silent. Then one day Curtis quietly received an email from Apple ordering him to… Read More

  • Boston Acoustics Receptor Radio: It's HD

    Boston Acoustics Receptor Radio: It's HD

    Sure it costs $300, doesn’t have a CD player and high definition radio probably isn’t available in your area, but who cares?! It’s HD capable, and what’s more important than being an early adopter? This tabletop unit from Boston Acoustics is pretty barren, but it’s stylish face might be enough to woo some buyers. The system features two speakers, one in the… Read More

  • RoboBoa

    Robert from RobotsRule sends in this video of a RoboBoa, the dancing robot snake. In addition to its disco moves, the RoboBoa has some use doubling as an alarm clock. By far the most useful feature though is its room sentry function. Using motion tracking it can identify intruders and dance them into submission. Quite intimidating. RoboBoa Read More

  • TiFinity Titanium Toothbrush

    TiFinity Titanium Toothbrush

    Something about scrubbing my teeth with metal scares me. It probably has something to do with the fear that titanium would grind the enamel right off of my teeth, I think that’s it. Anyway, there is no denying that this is the coolest looking toothbrush I’ve ever seen. Titanium is one of the sexiest metals. Due to its unique ability to retain shape, its used in a variety of… Read More

  • Zune Phone Confirmed! Launch Scenario! 4G WiMax Action! Rumors Off the WTF-o-Meter

    . On Monday, Microsoft filed a mystery application with the FCC for an enigmatic wireless device that could be used to talk over the Internet. Sounds like a VoiP device, right? Not really. The device is described as being used for “consumer broadband access and networking,” which doesn’t sound like vanilla VoIP to me. Microsoft goes on to say that the device would use OFDM as… Read More

  • iWoofer Is Out Of This World


    I can’t quite put my finger on it, but the iWoofer looks like a cross between a gremlin and some Japanese anime. Aside from its unique looks, it packs a combination of a downward-firing subwoofer, tiny titanium drivers and an FM radio, making it a sure-fire hit in the saturated iPod-accessory world. With an elevated setting you can watch your videos and see the pretty blue lights… Read More

  • Vodafone Unleashes Three McLaren Mercedes Phones

    Vodafone Unleashes Three McLaren Mercedes Phones

    Vodafone seems to be getting all the cool phones nowadays and these three new McLaren Mercedes phones are no exception. The new 770SH, GX29 and SGH-Z720M are manufactured by Sharp and have pretty nice specs. Aside from being designed by a company that makes cars you’ll never be able to afford, these new phones come with exclusive content, silver chrome covers and red highlights to… Read More

  • Hi-Rez Skype Hack

    Hi-Rez Skype Hack

    Though Skype is getting cooler and is still an incredibly useful app, the video quality during conference calls is complete ass. A dude named Jason did some tinkering with Skype and found a way to up the video resolution to a super-sweet 640×480. It requires the latest version of Skype and digging into the config.xml file. Inside the file, you just edit a few parameters, save it and next… Read More

  • Scion Making Sure You Can Use That iPod All Day

    Scion Making Sure You Can Use That iPod All Day

    Though Scion only makes three different models currently, you can rest assured that your iPod will be seamlessly integrated into any one of them. Scion announced that its entire 2008 lineup will feature full iPod connectivity. The standard 160-watt Pioneer system that the cars come with will now feature iPod control and will show info like artist, album and track title. A normal iPod adapter… Read More

  • Beep Beep Beep, Wideload Coming Through: Clever3000 Home Server


    It’s big, it’s rotund in a rectangular way, it has 2TB of hard disk space and 2GB of RAM and did we mention that it’s huge. The CyberSelect Clever3000 is the ultimate media center for the home. It’s a high-performance beast running Windows Media Center Edition on an Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 processor and an Intel 975 chipset to support Dolby Master Studio. The… Read More

  • Verizon Is Going To Jail

    Verizon Is Going To Jail

    Shame on you Verizon. First you run out on your wife, then get into a bitter battle over alimony. Now the telecom giant is going to jail for failure to appear in court. Some guy named “Poodleman” was hosed by Verizon when they double-billed him, messed up his credit and didn’t do anything to fix it. Verizon was sued, Poodleman won and he was supposed to be paid. Well Verizon… Read More

  • EMI In Talks To Sell DRM-free MP3s


    Hot on the heels of Apple’s Steve Jobs asking the music labels to drop DRM requirements for selling their digital downloads, London-based EMI (the third-largest record company) has whole-heartedly started investigating making the music on its labels available for download in the MP3 format. The story comes from the Wall Street Journal, but got picked up by the Associated Press this… Read More

  • Nokia E90 Communicator Out Of The Darkness!

    Nokia E90 Communicator Out Of The Darkness!

    Out of nowhere, the boys at Engadget have gotten three shoddy camera-phone pictures of the Nokia E90 Communicator—due to be announced at 3GSM soon. The E90 has a full QWERTY keypad and has a dual-hinge allowing it to be folded differently. Features include S60, a 3.2-megapixel camera, HSDPA, quad-band GSM, WiFi, an 800×352 internal display and a 240×320 external—both with… Read More

  • Wii Weights For The Overweight Lummox

    Wii Weights For The Overweight Lummox

    Are you a Wii owner/fanboy? Need another pointless purchase to keep Wii Sports fun for another week? Look no further than Wii Weights. These normal weights that you can buy at Target for $5 come with a Wii logo and are probably “designed” to work with a bunch of Wii Sports titles. Luckily, they’re not for sale and probably never will be. Though I must admit with the weather… Read More

  • The AudioFile: Is the RIAA Smoking Apples?

    The AudioFile: Is the RIAA Smoking Apples?

    The music industry should be in a state of panic right now, but not because of piracy. The confusion surrounding digital music and the future of DRM was compounded this week by Steve Jobs’s open letter to the recording industry. And if the responses from the Norwegian Consumer Council and the RIAA were graded like reading comprehension questions on the SAT, neither group would make it… Read More

  • The Apple Home: Is Apple Changing The Face Of Home Entertainment???


    The first week of Feb. is drawing to a close and the iPhone is still buzzing around the blogosphere like wild fire. In case anyone has forgotten, let me remind you that the AppleTV will be gracing us with its presence on Feb. 20. I’m forced to stop and think about what sort of impact this small, silver, square and every other product from Apple will have on my life and in our homes. Look… Read More