• RAZR2 gets a touch of class or trash?

    Not a whole lot that’s new here on the RAZR2 V8, but it does come ensconced in a fancy new outfit like the original RAZR did with Dolce and Gabbana. The Luxury edition comes with 18k and 24k gold plated accents on a shiny, metallic black casing with pin stripes on the CLI lens. The sidebands include an engraved diamond-cut pattern and linear etchings on the nav wheel. The back is supple… Read More

  • Motorola officially announces the PEBL 2 U9

    In case you were wondering, Motorola has officially unveiled the PEBL-like U9 clamshell with CrystalTalk technology (noise reduction), stereo Bluetooth, a 2-megapixel camera with 8x zoom, microSD with 25MB of internal storage, external touch sensitive music controls and animated screensavers on the external display that float. The quadband GSM/EDGE phone is music-centric, which is the… Read More

  • Mippin monetises feeds for mobile

    Yesterday I went along (proof) to the demo by Refresh Mobile of their new service: Mippin. Refresh – backed by Accel Partners – is best known for creating the Mobizines service (which in many ways almost became a noun in it’s own right) only last year. The idea there was that site owners could have their content wrapped in a Mobizine java client and have advertising set… Read More

  • Watch YouTube Videos In Google Earth

    Google wants you to watch YouTube videos everywhere. Now you can watch geo-tagged videos inside Google Earth. Any video tagged with a latitude and longitude will show up when this new layer of Google Earth is turned on. So you can watch videos about the places you are exploring inside Google Earth. It’s a good way to show videos in the context of where they were shot, and also gets… Read More

  • Mr. Clock Radio: Why not wake up next to an absolute creep?

    Aside from looking creepy as all hell, this Mr. Clock Radio serves an important purpose: it’ll simultaneously wake you up and send you into cardiac arrest. It could be least friendly looking clock radio ever devised. Even though Clocky was a loud lumbering jerk, at least it didn’t look like the bad guy from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” OK, enough bashing—what… Read More

  • Facebook Debate: Valuation, Value To Developers and Random Ad Hominem Attacks

    I moderated a panel on Tuesday at the Graphing Social Patterns conference. Dave McClure, a panelist, called it “the most fun, crazy, 90-mph rollercoaster, good time panel session i’ve EVER had the pleasure to be on.” I’m not sure I agree it was the best panel ever, but we had a lively discussion about the value of Facebook, the value of Facebook platform to developers… Read More

  • Video: WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 DS trailer: portable pedigree

    We know a guy who knows a guy who hooked us up with the trailer for WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 for the Nintendo DS, which comes out next month. The game looks to be graphically on par with the N64 games WrestleMania 2000 and No Mercy, probably the best wrestling games ever made. I could do without the cheesy rock music, but that’s the sort of thing you learn to live with as a wrestling fan. Read More

  • AT&T apologizes for censorship nonsense

    Perhaps you remember how recently, AT&T updated its Terms and Conditions to basically state that if you talked shit on AT&T, your service would be cancelled. Facing harsh criticism and backlash from the media and customers, the company has released the following statement. Hit the jump for the full e-mail and read over it a few times. What do you think? Lesson learned or PR switch? Read More

  • Goodmans XB5CDG karaoke machine has a camera so you can watch yourself act a fool

    Like karaoke? No? That’s OK, it’s strictly an activity for old people. But at least this Goodmans XB5CDG gives the hobby a techy twist. You connect the R2-D2-looking thing to your TV where it displays lyrics and yourself. Huh? There’s a built-in camera that records your every bone headed movement. So next time you belt out your Boston covers you’ll be able to watch… Read More

  • Exclusive B'phone news: Special edition Beyonce Upstage launched on Sprint [Upstage]

    Need a burgundy and gold Samsung Upstage to match your lovingly dyed landing strip? You’d better get down to Sprint on November 4 because they’re launching a special edition Beyonce Upstage with a sexy start-up screen, exclusive pix and vidz, and a song sung by the ‘yonce when she was 10. Don’t particularly care about Beyonce? You can always pretend that the girl on… Read More

  • Sony-Ericsson HCB-105 hands-free Bluetooth device: it works

    It’s a Bluetooth hands-free speakerphone. It’s from Sony-Ericsson. It’s the HCB-105. It does exactly what it should. It clips onto the sun visor in your car. It lasts about 25 hours on a single charge and works with any Bluetooth-capable cellphone. It should be available early next year in some countries. It serves its purpose. Product Info [Sony-Ericsson via Electronista] Read More

  • UK McDonalds now offer free WiFi

    Me encanta! Seems everyone’s favorite/most-despised fast food retailer McDonalds will be offering free WiFi access at over 1200 stores across the UK. Funnily, this move will make McDonalds the #1 provider of free wireless broadband access. Sure, it might not be The Cloud or T-Mobile, but for the price of free, can you really complain? C’mon! Get a Big Mac and go look at some… Read More

  • Stealth Startup Kango Working on Semantic Search For Travel

    Does the world really need another travel site? With Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, TripAdvisor, Farecast, TripHub, Yapta, and many more, prospective travelers already have more than enough to choose from. (With an estimated $87 billion in travel booked online, it’s no wonder why). Soon they will be able to add Kango to that list. The startup, which has been in stealth-mode until now… Read More

  • Is that your leg buzzing or are you just going into isolational shock?

    Phantom leg buzzing syndrome attacks millions of Americans every day and for just 56 cents a day — the price of a cup of coffee, you can make a difference. Meh. Not really, but you know know what it is — that odd feeling that your phone or Blackberry is going off when you know it isn’t. If your hipbone is connected to your BlackBerry or your thighbone is connected to your… Read More

  • Gefen Wireless USB Extender now available

    Finding a wireless USB extender is hard enough. Finding one that is cross-platform compatible and works with Linux? Nearly impossible. Thankfully, there’s Gefen and its Wireless USB Extender which can transmit USB 2.0 signals up to 100-feet away. It uses a sender/receiver system and is perfect for using a keyboard and mouse while sitting on the couch, relaxing. No doubt that the best… Read More

  • An Apple grows in Brooklyn

    I never though about it before, but Apple doesn’t have a store in Brooklyn. Considering how popular Brooklyn is and the amount of Apple users you can find anywhere you look, it would be a perfect match for the company. Now, in a move that is sure to please Brooklynites, the NY Post is reporting that the Madison Retail Group is trying to get a space in a brand new condo building for an… Read More

  • How would a $400 PS3 affect holiday sales?

    Sales of this, however, are expected to surge While a $400 PS3 still hasn’t officially been announced for North America yet, let’s assume it’s going to happen. Let’s also assume it happens in time for the holiday shopping season. Where would this put Sony, vis-a-vis Microsoft and Nintendo? According to several industry analysts, don’t expect Sony to rocket to the… Read More

  • Radiohead's "In Rainbows" can be downloaded right now

    The pay-whatever-you-want Radiohead album is now available for download. “In Rainbows,” the band’s 10-track, seventh studio album is the first high-profile “name your price” release of an album. You can download it now from the band’s Web site (or, by the time this gets posted, your local file sharing hub) or wait till December to buy a hard copy of the… Read More

  • Lawyer Sues Apple Over iPhone Restrictions

    The controversy over Apple’s locking the iPhone has moved from the realm of hackers and pirates to the courtroom. It has been said that one lawyer with a briefcase can take more money than ten thugs armed with guns. Apple’s treasure chest may lose some pierces-of-eight if the suit is successful.

    Lawyer Max Folkenflik filed a class action federal suit in Northern California… Read More

  • Lawsuit claims Apple purposefully locks out competing software on iPhone

    The sun has risen, the larks are singing and another person has filed suit against Apple over its handling of iPhone unlocking. This time, however, it’s a lawyer filing the suit; Apple must be trembling… Filed in California, the suit (yes, the person, Max Folkenflik, wants the suit to achieve class action status) alleges that Apple illegally bundles its iPhone with AT&T and its… Read More

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