• Google Extends Their Social Agenda To Maps

    It’s no longer a secret that Google is working hard on developing social features across the board. Now they’re putting a face on all the content generated by users on Google Maps by integrating their Google “Shared Stuff” profiles. The new profiles serve as a hub for all the content you generate on the site. They let you post a photo, links, business reviews… Read More

  • WildCharge Now Available — Sort Of


    Nearly a year after I first reported on WildCharge, the induction based charging device, we receive word that a version of the product is now available for purchase. Using a charging pad and an induction strip that is placed on the device to be charged, WildCharge revives devices seamlessly, thus avoiding the cumbersome dilemma of having to plug in a cord. I know this glimpse of that this… Read More

  • France's iPhone to come unlocked

    We’ve been talking about Orange as the go-to cellular carrier for the iPhone in France for a little while now, and while it’s a done deal, one remarkable fact is being overlooked: the French iPhone is unlocked. France has a reasonable law on the books stating that cellphone sold in the country have to be unlocked, allowing customers to choose a carrier. Not that Orange will lose… Read More

  • Skype and MySpace in cahoots

    MySpace users will soon be able to call and/or instant message anyone else on the network with the click of a button, thanks to Skype. The service will be called "MySpace IM" and will be rolled out in November, although there’s a Beta version available now. It looks similar to AOL’s popular Instant Messenger program. This news comes not a moment too soon the for two… Read More

  • iPhone SDK hits next February

    Apple has officially announced an SDK for the iPhone. Now developers will easily be able to make uniform applications designed specifically for the iPhone. Thank goodness too, because I’m sure plenty of us were getting sick of these Web 2.0 iPhone “apps”. Not only will the iPhone SDK help coders with the iPhone, it’ll also be used for designing iPod Touch applications. Read More

  • 8GB of fury: Sandisk intros new Extreme III SDHC card

    If, for some reason or another, you need more storage and high performance for your DSLR, then by all means, take a gander at SanDisk’s 8GB Extreme II SDHC card. It’s secure, it has a huge amount of storage, can transfer data at a whopping 20MB/sec and cook you some eggs sunnyside-up. Oh, you thought you were going to get an 8GB SDHC card for cheap, didn’t you? You make me laugh. Read More

  • Samsung develops white LED notebook LCDs and more

    Photo: I4U News Hello, battery life. Samsung has developed a white LED backlight for use in notebook LCD displays that uses approximately 40% less power while still maintaining a 10,000:1 contrast ratio. Read More

  • MTV Launches Hot or Not Competitor, NextorNot

    This Monday, MTV quietly deployed a Hot or Not competitor called NextorNot. The premise, as with Hot or Not, is simple: users flip through “profiles” of other users (consisting mainly of a portraits) and indicate whether they think the people in the profiles are attractive or not. In NextorNot’s case, you hit the “I Like” button to indicate you find the user… Read More

  • Kick your Guitar Hero experience up a notch

    I may be against DIYers bringing LEDs and PCBs to airports, but I certainly don’t oppose case-mods of this nature! Apparently some crafty guitar player had an extra Marshall full-stack lying around, so he gutted it, threw a TV into the top and basically created an arcade version of the game. Inside the bottom 4×12 speaker cabinet is a speaker and a PS2 to power the game. But… Read More

  • If Only Users Were Gold: Skype Hits 10M Simultaneous Users Mark

    Skype has some more encouraging news following yesterday’s announcement that it has teamed up with MySpace to provide that social network’s users with free Skype calls. Early this morning, 10 million users were connected to the Skype global network at the same time. That’s a tenfold increase over their celebration on October 20, 2004 of having 1 million simultaneous… Read More

  • The Nokia N810 Internet Tablet is coming!

    Yama hama. As an owner of the old Nokia 770 internet tablet and long-time member of the Internet Tablet Talk forum, I can tell you that the third iteration of this device has come a LONG way since the beginning. When this doodad popped up in my feed reader, I almost passed it over thinking that it was an HTC phone (that keyboard looks familiar, doesn’t it?). Read More

  • Sprint selling 'HTC Touch' starting November 4th

    Hey, have you been patiently waiting for the HTC Touch to be released as part of Sprint’s Q4 offerings? Well, it’ll be here pretty soon. The phone "will be priced at $249.99 with a two-year subscriber agreement and a $100 mail-in rebate." I’m pretty sure that means that it’ll cost $250 after rebate but these slick-willy PR people have made an ass of me plenty… Read More

  • Apple lowers iTunes Plus price

    Get your music off iTunes but often opt for the DRM-laden versions due to the cheaper price of $.99? Worry no more, friend. Apple has officially lowered the price of iTunes Plus tracks to 99-cents, down from $1.29. The move comes as competitors like Universal and Amazon.com have started offering DRM-free alternatives to iTunes. Now that DRM-free tunes are cheaper, will you seek them out in bulk? Read More

  • George Lucas working on 'Star Wars' TV show

    It’s not quite what you think, though. Sorta, maybe. "The Skywalkers aren’t in it, and it’s about minor characters. It has nothing to do with Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader or any of those people. It’s completely different. But it’s a good idea, and it’s going to be a lot of fun to do," said Lucas. It’ll be more about robots. The development… Read More

  • How to get Mac OS X Leopard for as low as $40

    Last night, I remembered something that you will no doubt thank me for later. When Mac OS X Tiger came out a few years ago, I was ready to buy it. I had my $130 in hand and was waiting in line. But as I approached the cash register, I ran into a coworker I knew and he told me that the University of Pennsylvania’s bookstore, which was right down the block, was selling copies to students… Read More

  • 'YouMail' lets you assign multiple voicemail greetings

    I’d like to declare that the Mac vs. PC shtick is old and tired. If you’re releasing a new product, please refrain from spoofing those ads. That is all. YouMail lets you assign customized voicemail greetings based on who’s calling. Finally. Yes. I love it. It’s touted as a service that let’s you "express yourself to friends and family while remaining… Read More

  • Ericsson’s 3rd Quarter Profits down 36%

    Ericsson, a company which has 45% of the $35 billion market for mobile network equipment and software, announced that its third-quarter profits fell 36%. Ericsson said the lower profits were driven by weaker-than-expected demand in the United States and Europe. Operators in those markets are cutting costs by pooling and renting networks instead of building their own… Read More

  • 'iPod Death Clock' predicts bucket-kicking dates

    According to iMechanic.com, the iPod touch I purchased a month ago has just under 800 days left until it leaves this world behind, touching the lives of so many people during its short stay here. Ha! "Touching" the lives of…sigh…never mind. It apparently also only has 92% of the battery capacity remaining. What a rip! Anyway, you can use this site to input your… Read More

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    Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. ‘I am the lawgiver!’: Now that’s an ad worth watching John Eddy I loved the commercial, but really thought it could have used an inside ‘Leroy Jenkins’ joke. Either a ‘Leroy, get out of the… Read More

  • Weather Derivatives Provider WeatherBill Takes $12.5 Million More

    San Francisco-based weather insurance site WeatherBill has taken $12.5 million in a round led by New Enterprise Associates and Index Ventures. Original investors Allen & Company, Atomico Investments (Skype founder Niklas Zennstrom), del.icio.us founder Joshua Schachter and Howard Morgan also participated. Barney Schauble, a partner at Nephila Capital and WeatherBill’s risk… Read More

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