• Wesabe – clues for Money 2.0?

    Wesabe – clues for Money 2.0?

    OK, OK, no more 2.0 ‘clichesuffixes’ :) I’ve been eagerly awaiting the launch of Wesabe (not to be confused with the nuclear horseradish) for several weeks. Firstly, it’s an interesting concept and secondly, one of the co-founders is Marc Hedlund – O’Reilly Media’s entrepreneur-in-residence and author of hugely entertaining and informative talks on… Read More

  • The Sign of the Times: MP3 Doorbells

    as a node on your network, but to be practical, you should ping something that dings, namely your doorbell. Instead of an analog chime that alerts your fat ass when the pizza man is at the door (sorry, pizza person), the NetStreams DoorLinX Digital Doorbell plays the MP3 of your choice across your network. It’s a system, you see, so you can have different doorbells at different doors, so… Read More

  • PriceRunner.com Harshes On Black Friday Sales


    Here at CG, part of our job is to disseminate press materials you might not stumble across on your own. Case in point, a release from comparison-shopping search engine PriceRunner.com that just popped into my Inbox. Truthfully, I’m not familiar with the site since I pretty well stick to PriceGrabber and Shopzilla to grab pricing deals. However, the site, via the release, put together… Read More

  • MediaTech drinks invitation

    Although tomorrow MediaTech 2.006 is now full, organisers Library House have kindly extended an invitation and media/tech firms who want to come to the evening drinks from 6pm to 8pm. The venue is the IMAX Theatre, Waterloo, London. The networking drinks are sponsored by Cobalt Corporate Finance. MediaTech 2.006 will include contributions from Google, SKY and Yahoo, entrepreneurs like Bob… Read More

  • iPod Not Love Kim Jong Il Long Time

    iPod Not Love Kim Jong Il Long Time

    It looks like North Korea won’t be getting its version of the iTunes Music Store anytime soon. Because of, ya know, that stunt it pulled awhile back, the Bush Administration has imposed sanctions on all luxury goods heading into North Korea. This means no iPods, no Johnny Walker, no Trojan Magnum XLs, no Harleys, or anything else, from companies that operate inside the greatest country… Read More

  • JVC Goes All 15,000:1 contrast ratio With DLA-RS1 Home Cinema Projector


    Think you’ve got the best home-theater projector? WRONG! JVC introduced the DLA-RS1 projector today, which among other technological profundities, hits “a previously unattainable native 15,000:1 contrast ratio without the need for dynamic iris or other artificial means of contrast enhancement.” It’s part of the company’s Reference Series and uses a 0.7-inch full… Read More

  • Philips Makes Millionth Ambilight FlatTV

    Philips Makes Millionth Ambilight FlatTV


    The millionth 42-inch Ambilight FlatTV has been produced at Philips’ manufacturing facility in Burges, Belgium. How’s that for a milestone? Hopefully it was made to Flemish cheers and rounds of Stella. Frankly I’m surprised they’ve produced so many of these beasties. The Ambilight system is said to contribute to the viewing experience by casting ambient light from… Read More

  • Yahoo! Launches Group Texting Site

    Yahoo! Launches Group Texting Site

    Yahoo! is getting in on the group text messaging biz with the launch of their new site, Mixd. TechCrunch was tipped off to the site’s existence today but we have not been able to determine how long it has been live. Mixd allows users to set up groups and text or share photos within those groups. Texts and photos can be managed online as well as on a mobile phone. Text recipients can reply… Read More

  • DLO Launches Zune Accessories

    DLO Launches Zune Accessories


    Digital Lifestyle Outfitters announced today an onslaught of Zune accessories. Foremost among the newline is the Power Pack for Zune. The Power Pack is one charging device that can charge via AC, DC or USB. It is available for $39.99. Read More

  • Wii Sensor Bar Hacks

    Wii Sensor Bar Hacks

    It seems that the Wii Sensor Bar runs on 7.5 volts barreling out of the Wii console itself. Therefore, an industrious young man, if he put his mind to it, could add a DC adapter from Radio Shack. That’s just what the folks at AVSForums did, with mixed results. The problem is that the cable connected to the sensor bar is very thin and difficult to solder. Not impossible, mind you, but… Read More

  • Lucid Dreaming for the Poor

    Lucid Dreaming for the Poor


    If you’ve been wanting to attempt lucid dreaming ever since you saw “Waking Life,” but haven’t been able to afford one of the exuberantly priced devices, then feast your eyes on this DIY lucid dreaming device. This $30 homebrew lucid dreaming device will deliver you real world cues five hours into your sleep cycle. Read More

  • Don't Buy Red Steel for the Wii

    Don't Buy Red Steel for the Wii

    It’s rare to find such a hateful review of a game unless it involves horrible voice acting, wonky controls, and terrible graphics… oh, wait. Yes, it appears Red Steel is a hunk of garbage with retarded AI and an interface that causes blood clots in the elderly. The concept is sound: you use the Wii-mote to wield a sword. Apparently, however, the game is absolutely horrible. Head… Read More

  • New Photo Sharing Site: Se Habla Español…Et Français

    New Photo Sharing Site: Se Habla Español…Et Français

    Maybe the world actually does need another photo sharing service. In a recent Spanish blog, one user wrote, (translated from Spanish) “If there is anything in the entire world that I refute, it is that Flickr is in English.” A new photo sharing site called Pikeo launched in beta about three weeks ago in English, Spanish, and French. But language is not the site’s only claim… Read More

  • Swann's Digital Private Eye Is Watching You. Sinner.


    Swann, maker of many many D-I-Y security products for the home and office, launched today the Digital Private Eye video camera and recorder. Running on a power cable or 9V battery (both included), the camera takes shots whenever the motion detector is tripped, recording up to 30,000 images to a 1GB SD card (not included). Read More

  • Windows vs. Mac vs. Linux: Shouldn't They Have Done this Four Years Ago?

    Windows vs. Mac vs. Linux: Shouldn't They Have Done this Four Years Ago?

    CIO Magazine is apparently going through their assignment backlog and decided to put together a hefty tome on the differences between Windows, Linux, and OS X. Hmmmm… With gems like this: He prefers OS X’s security, reliability and simple user interface over that of XP. And though he still has high hopes for running a version of Linux that is reliable and full-featured, he… Read More

  • Comcast Begins Offering Limited Wireless Phone Service

    Comcast Begins Offering Limited Wireless Phone Service

    The race is on for telecom companies to catch up to the cable companies. With Comcast already offering Broadband Internet, Digital Cable, and Digital Voice service for only $33 a piece all on one bill, companies like Verizon need to start raising the stakes if they want to stay afloat. Now Comcast is offering a cellphone service to their customers in limited areas. If you live in Boston, MA… Read More

  • BitTorrent Strikes Major Video Download Deal, Again


    BitTorrent announced today a deal inked with 20th Century Fox, G4, Kadokawa, Lionsgate, MTV Networks, Palm Pictures, Paramount and Starz Media to allow for video downloads from their catalogs of movies and TV shows. This follows last month’s news that CE manufacturers will start pre-installing the peers-to-peers software on wireless routers and media servers and a July announcement of… Read More

  • iHome Releases Slew Of Wireless Audio Products

    iHome Releases Slew Of Wireless Audio Products

    Looks like iHome went all nuts on us today. They’ve announced both the iHome iHC5 Bluetooth Clock Radio and the iHome iH21 Water-Resistant Streaming iPod Dock and Speakers. Aside from the latter having an insanely long name, these products are just some decent looking ways to get your groove on wirelessly and safely. The iHome iHC5 (pictured) allows you to stream audio via Bluetooth to… Read More

  • Otterbox Your 2G Nano


    Another day, another iPod case. However, this one’s from Otterbox, which specializes in cases to do more than just prevent some scratches. The new 2G iPod nano case features an airtight seal for keeping out all Mother Nature has to offer, including full water protection. And it’s rugged design protects your nano from falls and scratches. It’s not exactly slim, so if… Read More

  • Axion iPTV Anywhere Box and Wireless Monitor Allow Seamless Streaming Of Magnum P.I. Episodes Around House

    Axion iPTV Anywhere Box and Wireless Monitor Allow Seamless Streaming Of Magnum P.I. Episodes Around House

    Guess what kiddies: we have ourselves yet another product with the letter “I” dropped to a lowercase in the product name. This time around, the culprit is Axion’s iPTV system. Consisting of a box and mobile monitor, this thing is very similar to Sony’s LocationFree jawn. A hardwired box hooks up to your broadband internet connection and streams television and programming… Read More