• Panasonic pumps out some Lumix LZ point-and-shoots

    The LZ10 and LZ8 — 30mm wide angle on the Z10 and 32mm on the Z8 — offer VARIO-ELMAR Leica lenses and 5x optical zoom. They also use AA batteries, which is tres nice. The Z10 ($249.95) has a 10-megapixel sensor and the Z8 ($179.95) has an 8-megapixel sensor. They’ll be available next month. More info after the jump. Read More

  • Nikon D60 becomes world's first Eye-Fi enhanced DSLR

    This picture is on Eye-Fi’s FAQ page. I’m pretty sure those two hot chicks are looking at some naughty pictures they just took of themselves the lens. Devin wasn’t too keen on the D60, but maybe he’ll change his mind when he finds out that it’s the first Eye-Fi enhanced DSLR in the world. What the hell does that mean? Well, when the Eye-Fi slides into the D60, the… Read More

  • Leaked LEGO sets for new Indiana Jones movie

    What can we learn about the plotline for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull from the descriptions of LEGO playsets? Things. We can learn things. There will apparently be a scene involving giant ants, one or more sword fights, Soviets, an amphibious vehicle of some type, boats, a “jungle cutter” vehicle with spinning sawblades, a bazooka, and a long, lost temple. Read More

  • Asus goes eee all the way home

    Asus is putting all its proverbial eees in one basket with its new line of desktop PCs. or example, we have the E-DT, a $199 desktop running linux sans monitor. They’ve also got the T-Monitor, a 19-inch LCD tv with built-in Linux and TV tuner for about $499. Finally, they’ve got the E-TV, a 42-inch LCD TV. It’s good to see Asus taking the Linux lead here. Everex is also… Read More

  • Etsy Raises $27 Million; Accel's Jim Breyer Joins Board

    Etsy, the anti-eBay shopping site for handcrafted goods, raised $27 million in a series D round. It previously raised a total of $4.6 million from Union Square Ventures and angels Caterina Fake, Stewart Butterfield, Joshua Schachter, and Albert Wenger. Union Square Ventures invested again in this round, as did new investor Acel Partners. Accel partner Jim Breyer will take a seat on… Read More

  • Sprint is once again dreaming about WiMAX

    Recent shakeups at Sprint have caused many to speculate that the WiMAX deal they had going with Clearwire would be dead in the water, but recently appointed CEO Dan Hesse is proving the naysayers wrong and looking to bring it back up to speed. What Hesse has done is put together a plan that would bring in outside funding by forming a joint venture with Google, Intel and Best Buy. Read More

  • Google's square barcode ad scheme: CueCat 2.0!

    I had seen mention of this odd plan by Google to show little barcodes in advertisements that were readable by cellphones and PCs. I was underwhelmed so I didn’t talk about it here but Joel Spolsky just pointed out that Google is essentially resurrecting the CueCat, one of the stupidest devices in all the land. The CueCat was a little barcode reader shaped like a cat. You connected it to… Read More

  • SPOT outdoors GPS device sends txt messages of your location to friends, family

    [photopress:spotspotspot.jpg,full,center] My idea of camping includes walking through Union Square to get to the subway, but I know plenty of y’all enjoy roughing it. While sleeping under the stars, though, it’s best to put safety first by letting your friends and well-wishers know exactly where you are. That idea—keeping your friends and family abreast of your current… Read More

  • Sony announces 1080p projector, time for me to find my own apartment

    I’m not unhappy with the 42-inch Vizio that’s sitting in my living room, but it’s only 720p and who wouldn’t want a 1080p set? My brother splashes up 720p content onto his 90-something-inch screen and that makes me uber jealous. Playing Gears of War, Assassin’s Creed, BioShock, or even Halo 3 just isn’t the same when I come home after spending a few hours at… Read More

  • Sony Europe says no 120GB PS3, maybe 160GB PS3

    The other day we informed you that there could be a tiny shakeup in Sony’s PS3 line that included the dismissal of the 80GB and the introduction of a 120- or 160GB model with DualShock 3 controllers. Those were based on rumors or moles, so, obviously, Sony had to say something. But it’s not coming from Sony America, rather, Sony Europe. A spokesperson for SCEE said, “We do… Read More

  • DIY: $1 image stabilizer


    $1 Image Stabilizer For Any Camera – Lose The Tripod – video powered by Metacafe I’m of the mindset that most DIY projects take a little more effort then I’d like to put in simply because I don’t have enough time, but the fact of the matter is is that I’m lazy. Read More

  • Loomia Powers Social Recommendations for WSJ, CNET, and NBC by Leveraging Facebook

    Recommendations engine Loomia has signed deals with the Wall Street Journal, CNET, and NBC to provide users of those companies’ news websites with recommendations based on what their Facebook friends are reading.
    Readers of these publications who are also Facebook users with Loomia’s SeenThis? application installed will see a list of recommended news articles like the one seen… Read More

  • iStorez Takes Those Retail Newsletters Out of Your Inbox

    One of the annoying things about e-mail marketing is that once you sign up for a few newsletters from your favorite stores, they quickly clog up your inbox. And those are the ones you opt in for. Add all the other retailers who somehow get your e-mail address and just send you digital flyers without asking, and it is no wonder more and more people simply ignore all of them. But when you are… Read More

  • DVI slowly going the way of the buffalo

    Omigosh DVI, I can’t believe you’re leaving already. You JUST got here! Stick around for a bit, huh? I won’t miss your prohibitively expensive cables and the constant fear of pending your fragile pins every time I move my monitor around on my desk, but I’ll miss the feeling of knowing that you transmit a relatively clean, all-digital signal. If only there were a… Read More

  • Star Trek gadgets IRL

    Top ten lists! What would we do without ye? SlipperyBrick (Motto: “The website that sounds like loose stool”) posted 10 cute items that were popularized by Star Trek and eventually came to fruition. They include the touchscreen, the computer disk, and, interestingly, Spock’s space coffin. I wanted so hard to put a virginity joke in here, but I didn’t. Trekkies have… Read More

  • Fifth-gen iPods no workie with iTunes movie rentals?

    I’ll be honest, Apple is starting to weird me out a little bit. I picture Steve Jobs like the paranoid Mr. Burns in that Simpsons episode where he owns the casino and he stops shaving and starts wearing Kleenex boxes on his feet because he hates germs. It’s just that some of the recent decisions behind certain products and services don’t make much sense, like charging iPod… Read More

  • African Mobile Internet Services to see Huge Growth

    Analysis from growth consulting company Frost and Sullivan predicts that Africa’s demand for mobile Internet access will increase between 40% and 50% between 2006 and 2009. It is thought that this expansion is due to the continent’s lack of sufficient fixed line structure and the reduced cost of handset and mobile internet service prices. “The poor state of fixed line… Read More

  • Mass Effect begins conversation on sex and video games

    [photopress:masseffect.jpg,full,center] You’re probably familiar with the manufactured controversy surrounding Mass Effect, with misinformed pundits lampooning its graphic sex acts. You know, those sex acts that don’t really exist. But Next Generation took the opportunity to address the subject at large—sex in video games, and how to incorporate it in a productive manner. Read More

  • Sprint's LG Rumor OTA update available now

    Some of you have experienced the little problem that was discovered with the LG Rumor late last year and I know you’ve been waiting for that OTA firmware update to fix the little snafu. Well, Sprint has announced that the new firmware is readily available for download or if you’re really feeling that lazy, you can take it into your local Sprint store. To download the update… Read More

  • Skype for PSP is here! [Update]

    From Crackle: Skype on the PSP The official announcement that Skype would be coming to the PSP (PSP-2000 series only) came at CES and now we’re seeing signs that firmware v3.90 is set to roll out this week. It’s pretty straightforward. If you’ve used Skype then it should be a simple and painless process. In case you’re wondering what to expect later this week today… Read More

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