• It's a Thong with a Chalk Board. No, Really

    I once dated a pretty young thing that had the days of the week embroidered on her panties. For example, just under the top seam, it said “Wednesday”. Sadly, I discovered this on a Friday, but that’s not the point of this story. With the new Chalk Board Thong, your girl’s drawers can say pretty much anything either of you wants. Normally in a post of this caliber… Read More

  • Ultimate Fall Out Boy Fan Community Comes Together

    If you’re one of those types that have uttered the words, “I’m their biggest fan” in reference to post-punk popsters Fall Out Boy, then you’re in luck because there is a site where like-minded people can hang out. Honda Civic Tours has joined forces with Friendsorenemies.com, to create a user-generated worldwide fan community for the Chicago-based band. The… Read More

  • Nimzy Vibro Max, Not What You Think

    No, the Nimzy Vibro Max is not another sex toy, it’s way cooler than that. At first glance it appears to be a harmless box, but once you set it atop a flat surface it transforms that object into a speaker. Like whoa! The Nimzy uses an ‘advanced patented electro acoustic technology’ that sends out audio vibrations onto surfaces like wood, plastic or glass to produce crystal… Read More

  • Engadget Shanks Apple

    Bloops. After following up on a false lead — essentially a faked internal Apple email — Engadget’s Ryan Block drove Apple stock down 2.2 percent. Let that be a lesson to all of us: just because it says @apple.com at the end of the email doesn’t mean it’s from Steve. Engadget sends Apple stock plunging on iPhone rumor [CNET]
    False alarm: iPhone NOT delayed… Read More

  • Engadget Knocks $4 billion off Apple Market Cap on Bogus iPhone email

    What a day for Apple investors. The stock started off strong today on a lot of pre-market buying, despite news that Amazon will finally start competing on sales of DRM-free music. Then, whoops, at 11:49 AM EST Engadget posted saying that the iPhone and Leopard operating system launches would be seriously delayed. They based the story on an internal Apple email that was forwarded to them. Read More

  • Echo Translator Helps You Pick Up The Local Hotties

    I love traveling to other countries but what if I can’t figure out how to say “water sports” in Dutch? Next question: Does anyone travel without their phone anymore? I didn’t think so. I could have used Echo while in Italy or even Puerto Rico. The Echo Translator is a talking translator and phrase builder that is loaded onto your mobile phone or handheld… Read More

  • HTC Elf Spotted in The Wild

    HTC churns out some great products here and there. The 8525, even with WinMo, is a nice phone to have around and gets the job done. The Elf is no different, hopefully. Encased in a pearly white finish is an EDGE/GPRS/UMTS/GSM handset with 64MB of RAM, 128MB of flash, a 2-megapixel camera, and a 2.8-inch touch screen display. The Elf also includes a mini-USB, Bluetooth 2.0 and audio output. Mr. Read More

  • 802.11n Draft 2 Coming to a Router Near You This Summer

    The organization responsible for certifying the different Wi-Fi standards will start certifying 802.11n Draft 2.0 products this summer. That’s phase two of two of this seemingly endless draft approval process. with final approval now tentatively scheduled for early next year. Geez, don’t work too hard, guys. The Wi-Fi Alliance was supposed to have already finalized the 802.11n… Read More

  • Targus DEFCON 1 More Flexible Than The Average Laptop Lock


    The product’s name sounds a bit more threatening than the device actually is. The $24.99 Targus DEFCON 1 is in fact a retractable cable lock for notebooks. And while it does feature the protection of a galvanized steel cable and a resettable, 4-digit combination-lock that allows for more than 10,000 different codes, it will not authorize you to use nuclear weapons. A lock slot… Read More

  • Oh Boy, Another Sony Battery Catches Fire in a Laptop

    Who’s ready for another round of exploding laptop batteries? I’m sure everyone remembers that whole scandal last year where Sony laptop batteries were exploding left and right, leading to recalls and plenty of awkward moments for Sony. Well reports out of Japan suggest that one of the Sony batteries part of the Toshiba’s recall program caught fire back in April. Allegedly… Read More

  • Vortex Sex Toy: For the Love of All That Is Holy, Please, No

    Hey, ladies! Got 35 quid? Not afraid to suck out your insides? Head on over to Love Honey and pick up the Vortex Vibrations Suction Vacuum Cleaner Vibrator. How does it work? Hell if I know. All I do know is that I would not try to sell a sex toy to and/or for women using a large bald man who smiles impishly when he sees paper rustle. Product Page Read More

  • Philips Ambisound First Impressions

    I had the pleasure of checking out a few of Philips upcoming products today in Times Square and I’m not lying when I tell you that I’m pretty darn excited about a few products. The Ambisound home theater system, for instance, caught me by surprise. The sound quality was on par with other top of the line systems and its streamlined design adds a touch of class to any media center. Read More

  • Transformers T-Shirts: Cooler Than the Movie! (That's Sarcasm)

    In the latest in my unofficial series on questionable hi-tech apparel, it pains me to bring you news of T-shirts you shouldn’t buy that feature my favorite robots in disguise, the Transformers. These aren’t just T’s emblazoned with the likeness of Bumblebee. No, these shirts feature some Las Vegas-esque light up tackiness, including Prime’s flames. Way to go, guys… Read More

  • New York State Sues Dell For Fraud

    It’s bad business news Wednesday here and the latest company to take a hit is Dell. New York’s busybody Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, a friend to you and me, is suing the computer manufacturer for fraud. The suit, which will be addressed in press conference later today, alleges that Dell mislead its customers into thinking they were getting low financing when in fact it was … Read More

  • enano e2 Mini Desktop Makes You Feel Like A Green Giant


    What’s shiny black, weighs about 3 pounds, is good on power consumption yet powerful, is mountable and sure to please the ladies? (Minds out of the gutter, people.) It’s the eco-friendly e2 mini desktop from enano Computers, of course. The e2 was launched today at a secret pagan ceremony press briefing at the RCS Experience electronics store in NYC. The tiny black box uses up to… Read More

  • uLocate GPS Platform Gets $11 Million

    uLocate announced an $11 million investment from GrandBanks Capital and Kodiak Venture Partners across the business wire this morning. GrandBanks Capital and Kodiak Venture Partners. Venrock’s General Partner, Mike Tyrrell, also joined uLocate’s Board of Directors. uLocate’s products serve as an interface to mobile carrier’s various GPS location systems, enabling… Read More

  • Wacom's Bamboo: Graphics Tablet for the Masses

    Wacom impressed us at NAB with a preview of its new Bamboo mini-graphics pad, and that Bamboo will ship later this month at only $140. For those who might not be familiar with the concept, Wacom’s pads plug into your PC or Mac’s USB port and act as a graphical input device: You draw with a special stylus, and the pad-aware software on your computer (Illustrator, for example) responds. Read More

  • Game Content Under the Microscope: View from the Game Developer

    In our third part of our series on video game violence and content, CrunchGear talks to Jason Dell Rocca, executive director of the International Game Developers Association, a professional society committed to advancing the careers and enhancing the lives of game developers. A member of the game developer community for more than a decade, he’s worked at Matrox Graphics, Quazal and… Read More

  • Veotag's Deep Tagging Gets $750K

    Veotagveo just got an angel investment of $750K. As we’ve covered before, deep tagging is an important feature in lengthier online media. Who hasn’t wanted to skip the boring parts of a keynote address? A host of startups are incorporating deep tagging into their services, such as Pluggd, Viddler, Motionbox, and JumpCut, among others. Veotag allows you to add this functionality to… Read More

  • Lots of Product Announcements At Google Today

    Lots of announcements today at Google during their Searchology event. My live blogging notes are here and I’ve posted on their pre-announcement of a cross-language search engine coming soon. See SearchEngineLand as well. Cross-Language Search Engine Google’s Udi Manber mentioned in passing that they would soon be launching a cross-language search engine. More details… Read More

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