• Laptop Horror Stories Reminder

    Hello, kiddies… welcome to the Crypt of Laptop Horror Stories (TM). You have until next Monday, 12pm EST, to send me your worst laptop horror stories — how your laptop fell into a toilet, how your Gateway exploded on your granny’s lap — and you could win one of three beautiful prizes. Koss Cobalt Bluetooth Headphones One of two RhinoSkin 13″ MacBook Cases in Black… Read More

  • Cute Kid Makes PSP Play Wii

    A great video of a kid making his PSP play Wii games using Sony’s Location Free player. Sure, it’s a cheap hack, but this kid is quite charming in his efforts. He’s got a 6 second delay on this, which is quite annoying, and but he’s humble. And he calls himself Obiwan22, for Christ’s sake. How much cuter can you get? Kid takes PSP and makes it play Wii [Engadget] Read More

  • TechCrunch has 15,000 Spam Comments Per Day

    On January 4 we reported that the Akismet filter had stopped a million spam comments from reaching TechCrunch. At that point we’d been using it for about nine months. The number of blocked spam comments is now two million, just ten weeks later. That works out to about 15,000 spam comments hitting TechCrunch every day. If we did not have Akismet, we couldn’t allow anonymous… Read More

  • FastMac TruePower 65-Watt Power Adapter Gets Run Over By A Car And Still Works!

    FastMac has announced a nearly indestructible power adapter for Apple PowerBook G4 and iBook owners. The TruePower 65-watt AC adapter provides constant wattage that equals or exceeds other Apple branded adapters. It’s compatible with all PowerBook G4 models including Aluminum and Titanium as well as iBook G3 and G4s. It may just look like your run-of-the-mill power adapter, but it’s… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Digital 3D Photography Preparing for Internet Viewing

    This week, Pentax received a patent on a 3-D imaging system with distance controls while two individual inventors patented a means for viewing 3-D digital images on the Internet. The art of Stereoscopy has been around for a century, but what’s captivating is where this space can go with the explosion in the digital realm. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Mickey Sense Edition

    A PC That Rolls Off the Tip of Your Desk
    Mickey Mouse iPod nano
    Sega Saturn Titles Coming To Wii VC (Maybe)
    WiFi Sixth Sense
    The AudioFile: Sonic Weapons, Justice League-Style Read More

  • Goodbye, Tello. Welcome to the DeadPool.

    Tello, a complicated company with a complicated product around “presence” (letting people find you when you want them to, and not when you don’t), has quietly disintegrated. The company, which was founded by Jeff Pulver, Craig McCaw, former Apple CEO John Sculley and others, had a media blitz when it launched fourteen months ago. Sappy coverage appeared from a star struck… Read More

  • Kaneva: A Place for (3D) Friends

    Kaneva is a new social network that extends the concept of MySpace into a virtual world. Although you’ve been able to sign up for a 2D profile on Kaneva they recently opened the doors to their 3D world. The idea is that users can create personal profile pages in the 2D space, like MySpace, but also carry out the same personalization to their virtual world apartments. The social… Read More

  • Toward a Better Digg

    Digg revolutionized social news when it launched in 2004. Since then, it has become the undisputed champ of news link ranking sites. They just recently crossed the million mark. And their influence goes far beyond those user registration numbers. Tangible evidence of Digg’s importance: the raw number of clones and Digg gaming schemes out there. We’ve seen rigging, vote buying… Read More

  • Went to CeBIT for the iPhone? 2BAD4U!

    Did you fly to CeBIT to see the iPhone up close? Did you dream of the iPhone in your small Hanover hotel, idly stroking your Nokia N80, dreaming of multi-touch? Well, sucks to be you because Apple didn’t exhibit the phone at CeBIT and MyiPhone thinks its because the iPhone lost to Joost as CHIP magazine’s top whatever of the year. Pretty petty, but I wouldn’t put it past… Read More

  • YouTube Troubles Are Over: They Got Gumby

    Despite the sarcasm of the title, I’m pretty excited to hear that, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Gumby, all 200+ Gumby episodes will soon be available in full length on YouTube, AOL and other video sites. Each episode includes the original soundtrack and has been digitally remastered by Art Clokey, the son of Gumby creator Joe Clokey. The first Gumby episode, Gumby on the… Read More

  • Use Vonage Or VoIP? You May Be Entitled To Some Bucks

    As you may or may not have noticed on your normal phone bill, there’s a federal excise tax on long-distance phone service. Not only do consumers loathe it, but the government does as well. So as an incentive to use VoIP services, you can earn up to $60 back from federal charges. Here’s how it works: Read More

  • Migilia TVMax+ Lets You Record Right to Apple TV, iPod

    If and when Apple TV ever comes out, you might want to consider hooking it up to the Miglia TVMax+. Sure, the name is kinda redundant (Max plus? Is max just not good enough?) but it lets you record juicy content right onto your 5G iPod, Mac or Apple TV. It’s also a digital TV tuner. Think TiVo-like capabilities. Supported video codes include MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and Divx; h.264 isn’t… Read More

  • Cingular Forced to Refund Customers To the Tune of $18.5 Million

    Thousands of California Cingular customers can look forward to receiving a $160 check in the mail thanks to a recent settlement. You see, back between 2000 and 2002, Cingular’s network stunk on ice because of a rapid increase in the number of customers it served. Many of those customers canceled their accounts as a result of the shoddy service only to see Cingular impose early… Read More

  • Sega Saturn Titles Coming To Wii VC (Maybe)

    Ok I give up. Nintendo, if you make games from one of my favorite systems of all time available via your Virtual Console on the Wii, then I’m sold. I’ll totally buy a Wii and stop bashing Nintendo every three seconds. Maybe. We’ll see. But the actual news is that Sega Saturn titles may be coming to Nintendo’s Virtual Console. Apparently a DigiPen employee was told that… Read More

  • TomTom Go 715 GPS: Now With GSM-Powered Broadband


    TomTom, France’s top GPS maker, have made the Go 715 nav unit real. The killer app: a SIM card slot lets you tap onto the power of the data transfer medium known as the internet, for sending and receiving data. This could be cool: Easy updating of maps and points of interest is the most obvious application, but there are others, such as SOSing and reading gadget blogs on the… Read More

  • Cingular, Qwest: No More Free Calls For You

    a free conference calling service based in Iowa which essentially follows the same free-calling-because-of-loopholes model used by so many other companies. The service was quite popular and undercut the big guy’s business so… yank. Read More

  • Mickey Mouse iPod nano

    Walt Disney may have been a nut, but he sure did love making children happy with his cartoons, especially good ol’ Mickey Mouse. That’s why we so thoroughly enjoy this Mickey Mouse-engraved iPod nano from Japan’s Run-at. It’s the standard issue 2GB nano, but with the famous mouse etched into the back. It also comes with a svelte leather case. Only around 500 were made… Read More

  • Retailers Give Ultimatum to Sony PSP

    Retailers have told Sony that unless the PSP sees a price drop, they will drop it from their shelves, according to 1UP. Although 1UP doesn’t name retailers and is vague on the details, the site hints that if a price drop doesn’t come, something major has to happen with the PSP soon. Vince has some details about what a redesign might entail and Matt has a post about a new PSP… Read More

  • Nintendo Mii's=Big Business

    Who says the Wii isn’t the most popular gaming console right now? The Wii was once again the most sold and sought after console in February and now, apparently, Mii’s are big business. Maybe I’m a far superior graphic artist than David Merrill, but I created my Mii in just a few minutes and it looks fantastic. David Merrill is possibly incompetent and/or has no thumbs because… Read More

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