• Proporta Launches New Lateral Cases

    Proporta Launches New Lateral Cases

    Proporta, maker of cases and accessories, is releasing a new case design for consumer electronics. The Lateral case design is making its first debut with the Palm Treo 700. Featuring premium leather and aircraft-grade aluminum, the case protects both the screen and the device from shocks and scrapes. It also comes with a belt clip and holds two SD/MMC cards. It’ll set you back about $65. Read More

  • The Futurist: Can The Mobile TV Industry Survive The Slingbox?

    The Futurist: Can The Mobile TV Industry Survive The Slingbox?

    After years of infrastructure building and billions of dollars of investment, the United States is finally ready to join the ranks of our Eastern neighbors who have long had watchable streaming TV service. CES announcements by companies such as MediaFlo and Verizon made as much clear, and competing services aren’t that far off. However, standing in the way of these corporate Goliaths… Read More

  • LG Shine Live And In Your Face

    Here’s some video porn of the LG Shine… thought you might want to know since one of the mobiles from Korea I’ve told you about is comin’ here. Woot! Read More

  • OSIM uSurf Not So Owesome

    OSIM uSurf Not So Owesome


    I’m normally pretty stoked to see surf related products in the mainstream but as usual I’m always disappointed. The OSIM uSurf definitely takes top honors as the biggest waste of $500 I have ever seen in my entire life. Sure it rocks back and forth and front to back but come on! This item is crap as a cross training tool and it definitely doesn’t look very fun. Essentially… Read More

  • Gravity Defyer Shoes Don't Actually Defy Gravity

    Man, I got all excited when I read the headline for this video, but it’s just a buncha people amazed at how much better their feet feel after changing their shoes at CES. The shoes don’t actually defy gravity and I have to imagine that there’s an astronaut or two that would disagree with their weightless claims. Nonetheless, these people seem “genuinely” thrilled… Read More

  • Nimbuzz Takes VoiP, IM Voice to Mobiles

    I know someone who’s running a flavor of Skype on his Treo, talking to friends and family without using minutes that eat away at his plan. It’s a great idea, if your phone supports it. For the rest of you, have a look at Nimbuzz. Nimbuzz is a Java-based program you load to your handset that allows you to initiate instant message conversations with others via Windows Live… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Runaway Chair Edition

    Daily Crunch: Runaway Chair Edition

    Track Vac: Checkered Flags, Clean Floors
    RFID Tattoos Leave No Place To Hide
    What We Missed at CES: Sanyo Stuff
    Nike: Bye, iPod! Hi, Wristwatch!
    CES 2007: Dear Diary…iRiver’s CLIX2, Shuttle’s X200, Antec’s Cases And Mini Hamburgers Read More

  • Jigg That Music

    Jigg That Music

    iJigg is a new, easy-on-the-eyes music site that launched a couple of days ago – we first saw it on the TechCrunch Forums. Think Digg for music, plus lots of Flash functionality. Songs are presented on the home page and can be “jigged” by members. Songs can also be embedded into web pages (I’ve done so with one of the popular songs below), commented on, etc. Songs… Read More

  • Meebo Announces $9 Million Series B Round

    Meebo, a site where users can access all of their instant messaging applications in a single browser window, is announcing a $9 million Series B round of financing from Draper Fisher Jurvetson this evening, adding to the $3.5 million they raised from Sequoia in December 2005. As part of the round, Tim Draper is joining Meebo’s board of directors. Our first post on Meebo was written the… Read More

  • LG Super Multi Blue HD Player Already on Shelves?!

    LG Super Multi Blue HD Player Already on Shelves?!

    LG’s Super Multi Blue HD Player was considered by many to be the best of CES. It is massively notable due to its ability to play both HD DVD and Blu-ray formats. A potential end to the format war, it gives studios the choice to get behind whichever format they prefer and it gives consumers the ability to get movies that they like, rather than ones on a particular medium. I’m… Read More

  • What We Missed at CES: Sanyo Stuff

    What We Missed at CES: Sanyo Stuff

    Due to some terrible scheduling oversight, as we stalked around CES, we somehow missed Sanyo. Through our neglect, we managed to miss Sanyo showing off two products that couldn’t be more different from one another: the Sprint Power Vision M1 and the Zero-Gravity Massage Chair. While I certainly saw my share of phones at CES, I definitely could have used a go on the chair (although… Read More

  • Sony Drops Four Entry-Level Cyber-shots

    Users of Sony digital cameras fall into one of two camps: lovers and haters. Sure, they wield Carl Zeiss optics and have high-end engineering, but they also rely on Sony’s proprietary Memory Sticks (for now, anyway). If you are one of the believers, check out the foursome of low and mid-range shooters Sony will be shipping next month. With price points of $150 to $200, these… Read More

  • Shycast: Social Network for People & Brands

    Shycast: Social Network for People & Brands

    New Jersey based Shycast will be launching later this month and will put a new spin on brand promotion and paid contests. Like Bix, which was aquired by Yahoo in November 2006, Shycast will sponsor video-based contests with fairly large cash prizes. Shycast will launch with a sponsored contest by Ikea called “Break the Rules BedMaking.” Users will be asked to create a video showing… Read More

  • Vonage V-Access: Cheap Calls

    Vonage V-Access: Cheap Calls

    Vonage is offering a new “service” called V-Access. Designed to save you and your family/friends money on long distance, you can dial Vonage numbers through a local access number. It works like this: 1. Call local access number so it’s toll free from wherever you are. 2. Dial the Vonage number you want to call. 3. You get to talk for the cost of a local call (which is… Read More

  • CES 2007: Dear Diary…Samsung's Mobiles, Kodak's Colors And A Wireless Router That Launches Missiles


    Hooray for Tuesday! It’s now the morning of January 9 and I’m headed to a 9 a.m. meeting with Samsung Mobile, but my cab takes the Strip to get to the LVCC making me late. (In case you missed the previous entries, here are Jan. 7 and Jan. 8, parts one and two.) Despite the continued accolades heaped upon Samsung’s phones by others, I’ve always been
    a bit sour on them. Read More

  • Beatles Still Coming to iTunes

    I wrote about the Beatles’ potential jaunt into iTunes. Yea the same one were I slighted the Pogue for his Zune-slander. According to Macworld, the Beatles on iTunes is close to fruition. The rumor is compounded by the fact that Steve Jobs chose to play a Beatles track during his iPhone announcement. Macworld speculates that the Beatles could appear on the Online music store by Feb. 14. Read More

  • Netflix Downloads: Om Chimes In

    streaming shenanigans with some pretty intriguing insights. It seems we may have jumped the gun a bit in our immediate praise of the service. Aside from the equating it to the rabble of players who tried to getting into the music downloading arena, he’s got a nice little list of what Netflix downloads is and isn’t. Namely it isn’t a downloading service because it just streams… Read More

  • Piczo Raises $11 million

    San Francisco based social networking site Piczo will announce a third round of financing later today – $11 million, led by new investors U.S. Venture Partners and Mangrove Capital Partners (an early Skype investor). Existing investors Sierra Ventures and Catamount also participated. Piczo previously raised $7 million over two rounds. Piczo is one of the larger social networks, with… Read More

  • Nike: Bye, iPod! Hi, Wristwatch!

    a while back, we all sort of went, “Well, that’s technically cool, I think.” We’re still debating. Nike, however, is poised to make up its own mind. The shoe guys are dumping the iPod in favor of a gadget watch of its own design, using the same wireless technology to display the data on your writs rather than your DAP. We’re not sure if this is a finalized… Read More

  • Track Vac: Checkered Flags, Clean Floors

    My friend Ben tells a great story about going to see Talladega Nights when the film first opened in theaters. A few rows ahead of him was a family of five, and you could tell they were very into NASCAR. Unfortunately, they didn’t seem to understand that the movie was a comedy, a joke and send-up on NASCAR culture. About 20 minutes into the film, the family walked out, presumably demanding… Read More