• Sony-Ericsson Debuts Cameraphone Accessory Kit

    One thing we like about Sony-Ericsson’s phones is how the company has split them neatly into two distinct categories: musicphones and cameraphones. Unlike other phone makers, the music-listening and picture-taking aspects of SE’s phones aren’t half-assed attempts, it uses real Walkman tech for the musicphones, and real Cybershot tech for the cameraphones. Something long… Read More

  • Japanese Pedal-Powered Roller Coaster: Exactly What It Sounds Like

    I recall being on a field trip in DC as a kid and seeing some exhibit at the Smithsonian with similar physics, and at the time the thought in my mind was “no way in hell I’m getting on that.” My sentiments here echo those of my youth. It’s a roller coaster with cars you pedal. No, really. The green ride has carts on a track that are propelled by the people who ride in them. Read More

  • Sony's Grouper Picks Fight With Searchles

    This morning Grouper sent social search engine Searchles a C&D letter and, of course, it was published to the web. Here’s Searchles’ response. Grouper doesn’t like Grouper videos being streamed on the site’s new Searchles TV product. Grouper’s main complaint deals with the re-skinning of the the videos in the Searchles player, which removes their branding… Read More

  • Pantech Maglev Floats And Amazes…I Think

    Amidst the recent and much needed surge of mobile phones shedding weight. Pantech hopes to stand out with their newest phone that employs magnetic levitation. Maglev, as it’s called, basically allows an object to hover over another object without any physical contact and is held in place by the magnetic fields. Most slider phones are designed with springs, which make them fatty and… Read More

  • Laptop Horror Stories Contest 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

  • Griffin Radio Shark 2: Like TiVo For Radio, Now Better Sound Quality

    Griffin’s radio Shark, a TiVo-like device that records AM/FM radio onto your computer’s hard drive, has been ever so slightly updated and is now the Radio Shark 2. An included antenna and improved radio chip — which should lead to better sound quality, natch — are the reasons they’re calling this “2” as opposed to “a new Radio Shark.”… Read More

  • TiVo Remote Scheduling Launches On Verizon

    Finally! God knows TiVo owners have wanted to record shows remotely for the longest time and now, thanks to Verizon Wireless, it’s completely possible. A downloadable app is available for Verizon customers who also own a Series 2 or Series 3 TiVo box and want to record shows while on the go. All “Get It Now” phones are compatible with the service, including favorites like… Read More

  • GrandCentral: Replace Your Many Phone Numbers With Just One

    GrandCentral aims to solve the problem of having too many phone numbers. You’ve got your home phone number, the cell, the office, the other cell, etc. Surely this is madness, right? GrandCentral, which is in the final stages of beta testing, replaces all those phone numbers with a single, unified one. (The New York Times’ David Pogue calls it a “uninumber.” Genius.)… Read More

  • SNOCAP Announces Alliances with Major Labels

    Back in September we reported that MySpace had begun allowing artists to sell music directly using SNOCAP MyStores. The service utilizes MP3s without DRM of any kind. Due to the DRM-free format, was unclear at the time whether or not MySpace and SNOCAP would strike a deal with any major labels, as they typically prefer to keep their tracks closer to the chest. All of that changed today… Read More

  • Limewire Will Make A Mess Of Your iTunes

    Apparently you can still complain about a program used for the sole purpose of pirating when it goes and breaks your iTunes library. Lately, a conflict has been discovered between Limewire and iTunes 7.1. If you have the P2P program set to automatically add songs to iTunes, your library is gonna go bye-bye. A gentleman who works at an Apple service center had this to say: I work at [an… Read More

  • Google To Viacom: "Yeah, whatever dude"

    After Viacom sued YouTube/Google for 1 billion bucks, we all thought Google would be really screwed. Well apparently the tech-giant isn’t worrying much, saying that the DMCA justifies its actions and it’s not liable for jack. Sez Alexander Macgillivray from Google’s legal mumbojumbo department: “Here there is a law which is specifically designed to give Web hosts such… Read More

  • The Futurist: Hands-On With The Neatest New Nanotech

    So I’m here in Scotland with Audiofile Mike. It turns out that this home of The Highlander and hooliganism not only takes credit for bringing the world television, penicillin, and cloned sheep, but is now a steaming hotbed of new nanotechnology research. We spent the past week checking out bleeding edge nano, including ways of using OLED lights to smooth out skin cancer, microscopic… Read More

  • Samsung Drops LED Backlit Monitor

    Samsung introduced a new LED backlit 30-inch LCD, the SyncMaster XL30, at CeBIT today. It features 123% color production and DLSR cameras users will be happy to hear that it puts out emerald green, dark red and other natural colors in their true form. Samsung’s proprietary software, Natural Color Expert, is included to ensure exact color matching as well as Eyeone Design & Eyeone Photo. Read More

  • Sprint Subscribers Getting New Streaming Music, TV

    Those of you who subscribe to Sprint and take advantage of the streaming media the company offers will be in for a bit of a jumble. Sprint will be replacing the Sirius Hits service with 10 different channels of music based on genre. As far as mobile TV goes, you’ll now be getting content from CNN, The Weather Channel, E!, Fox Sports, and more. Maybe this has to do with Sprint’s… Read More

  • Dude Gets Busted At SXSW For Putting Up Zune Posters

    This is a bit of an odd situation. Normally I’d be all against the cops arresting someone for posting some bills on walls. No big deal, see it every block in NYC, right? Well the difference here is that this guy who was putting up posters worked for Microsoft and was throwing up Zune posters all over town. After a while, the Austin Po Po got fed up with his DRM-laden hi-jinx and arrested… Read More

  • 1-800-Free-411 Has 6% Market Share of U.S. Mobile 411 Market

    Jingle Networks, operator of the 1-800-Free-411 service, just announced that they now control 6% of the U.S. market in 411 calls. This is up from 1.5% a year ago. About 2.6 billion mobile 411 calls are made in the U.S. each year, and is a $7 billion/year market. Jingle reports that they received 17 million calls in February, and have had 170 million calls total (they just recently announced… Read More

  • Fabrix 2007 Case Lineup

    In the exciting world of iPod accessories, Fabrix today announced its 2007 line of iPod cases. The cases are all hand-sewn together and have beautiful designs featuring an array of select fabrics. Designs range from funky patterns to simplistic, elegant designs. Each case is only $20 and is equipped with a loop so you can throw it on your belt or wherever you please. Definitely worth checking… Read More

  • Hippies Take a Moment Away from Hackysack and Joints to Break DRM

    Hey, hippies. Stick to protesting logging and the war and stop going on camera to describe ways to disable Apple DRM. It seems the folks at the MIT Media Lab “held a party” to install RockBox on lots of iPods and recorded it. The result, as we see, is not pretty. via Secret Diary Read More

  • Wii Has No GamerTags, Chance of Gaining Ground in Online Play


    According to a young man who calls himself the FalafelKid — ah, journalism in 2007 — the Wii will have no unified gamertags for online play. This means that your buddies in Mario E Revolution: Mario Hits Ibiza won’t be able to find you in Unresponsive Racing Game GT. Falafelkid: Just one last question to make absolutely sure I have got this right, please. If I have a… Read More

  • Novatel V740 Rev A ExpressCard Brings The Speed (For A Price)

    Due out of the end of March is the Novatel V740 Revision A ExpressCard for Verizon. Aside from having an extremely long product name, this card will give you some fantastic speeds whether you use OS X or Windows. However, this card isn’t as cheap as we’d like it to be. You can nab it online for $110 with a 2-year contract from 3Gstore.com and word on the street is that Verizon may… Read More

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