• Google Gears Discovered

    This evening, I came home and loaded up Drudge Report. I found an interesting article on Google and how they’re about to challenge Microsoft even farther with offline web applications. Upon discovering the name Google Gears, I promptly typed “gears.google.com” into Firefox. Sure enough, a Mac OS X beta of Google Gears is available and of course, I downloaded it. So what is… Read More

  • Hackers: 3,764, Microsoft:1

    Try as they might, Microsoft, just can’t beat the hackers. They pulled ahead for about a week, but we are a persistent bunch. A lot like 3-year olds when you tell them they can’t (fill in the blank) and then they throw a temper tantrum. The latest firmware hack only applies to units with the TS-H943 DVD drive and claims to repel current and some future Xbox Live… Read More

  • Samsung i620 Slider Smartphone

    Frankly, I’m getting sick of all the new phone designs that are constantly being announced. I can’t handle it. I want all of them, but I don’t have the money or means to get my hands on the one’s that won’t ever show up on our shores. Samsung’s latest slider just might persuade me, but chances are it runs on WinMo and I just won’t go there. Read More

  • QiGO Internet Content Keys

    Today QiGO announced a new marketing tool that could revolutionize the way companies market their new products. OK, that could be a load of crock, but it could happen. The ultra unique USB devices will automatically launch any internet content the marketers want you to see. On top of that, the key grips can be morphed into any logo. The possibilities are endless, you just need to use your… Read More

  • YouTube on Apple TV Officialized

    Apple has announced that YouTube content will begin streaming to your Apple TV’s via a free software update in mid June. I just wet myself. LonelyGirl15 on my widescreen?! The Apple TV was also upgraded to a 160GB version for $399 that goes on sale tomorrow. I guess I’ll have to get an Apple TV now. Press Release Read More

  • Apple's iPhone To Support 3rd Party Apps After All

    Back in the day, His Steveness mentioned that the iPhone wouldn’t have support for third-party apps. He said it was an issue of security and usability, but since the apps aped OS X’s built-in Widgets, which actively encourages third-party development, it seems like BS. At the D Conference earlier today, Steve changed his tune, saying later in the year Apple would probably open up… Read More

  • Google Gears Lets Developers Take Apps Offline

    Tommorrow, Google will be hosting a developer day for 5,000 developers worldwide. The bulk of developers will be gathering at the San Jose convention center for a keynote by Google’s VP of Engineering, Jeff Huber. At the conference Google will be outlining their developer strategy. But the big announcement will be Google Gears, an open source browser plugin that will enable developers… Read More

  • PatentMonkey: Microsoft Surface Not Just a Touch Screen

    With the news of Microsoft Surface announced, we found detail behind how the technology might work. During the Popular Mechanics interview, Microsoft noted that the display uses a series of IR sensors to detect objects on the surface providing controls of objects. A recently published Microsoft patent application provides further insight (and images) on how these sensors work. Read More

  • The Futurist: The 9 New Rules Of The Technology Industry

    With the launch of every new search engine or cell phone, there is inevitably a torrent of exclamation mark-filled press releases and boasts proclaiming the new release to be REVOLUTIONARY!!! and LIFE-CHANGING!!! The truth, of course, is that they almost never are. Still, such pleas might have been at least a tad bit convincing only a few years ago, when certain aspects of the technology world… Read More

  • The Dirty Little Secret of iTunes DRM-Free

    OK, OK, this isn’t really a big shocker, but it’s worth a mention for those of you have not yet considered it. Although iTunes is now offering DRM-free music, that doesn’t mean you can go distributing it willy-nilly. You see, like previous iTunes tracks, the m4a file is embedded with your account information. TUAW’s Erica Sadun did writes: Try this yourself. 1. Read More

  • Liveblogging Palm's Foleo Webcast

    We’re learning a few new things about the Foleo as we watch the webcast, and we’re relaying them here live. Read More

  • Jason Calacanis Launches Mahalo Today: Human Powered Search

    Jason Calacanis, formerly of Weblogs, Inc. and more recently an Entrepreneur in Action at Sequoia Capital, will launch his newest startup, Mahalo, this afternoon at 3 PS PST. The site is password protected until then. Mahalo is a search engine, and will join Powerset as the more interesting new engines to launch in 2007. The service has features that are similar to the new Netscape news… Read More

  • eBay's StumbleUpon Acquisition: Confirmed at $75 Million

    As we expected earlier today, eBay has confirmed an all cash $75 million acquisition of social discovery service StumbleUpon. eBay says StumbleUpon fits will with their “goal of pioneering new communities based on commerce and sustained by trust” and helps them learn more about newly emerging community based businesses. Although you can imagine “StumbleUpon Shopping”… Read More

  • Google Maps Lets You Peep Into Homes

    Over at BoingBoing, a concerned reader wrote it to let them know what Google Maps is spying into his living room. Recall that Street View feature I talked about earlier today? Great service, but it turns out you can zoom all the way into someone’s living room window. In this case, enough to make out this chick’s cat. So the big question becomes: where do you draw the line… Read More

  • Meet Palm's Foleo

    Palm’s taking the wraps off its Foleo, and we’ve got some pics. The “smartphone companion” is actually fairly dope, featuring not just Bluetooth but also WiFi. It’s not meant to fully replace a laptop, but if you’re like me, you find lugging your Powerbook around all the time to be burdensome. If I’m just going to be checking email and browsing porn… Read More

  • Sennheiser HD650: My Favorite Headphones


    In the iPod age, headphones have become a fundamental part of lives of practically everyone. While many individuals are complacent living in lo-fi, unaware of the depths their music holds, some intuitive listeners yearn for something better. For those select few, it is often necessary to own two sets of headphones: a pair of earbuds and a pair of muffs, such as the HD650s. Released in 2004… Read More

  • Sony Needs to Drop PS3 Price By $200 or It's Finished: Bank of America

    Sony’s going to have to drop the PS3‘s price by $200 this summer if it wants to be a player in this generation. That’s what a Bank of America analyst says, and who am I to argue with BoA? I like how the analyst calls a $50 price drop “meaningless.” Even the rumored $100 price drop wouldn’t do the trick. The main culprit for Sony’s troubles? A gold star… Read More

  • iLoad Review


    In the simplest terms the iLoad by Wingspan transfers your CDs onto your iPod without using a computer. No computer, no iTunes, nada, zippo, nothing. Potentially it’s a useful product that addresses a need of those who want an iPod and don’t want to use or aren’t comfortable using a computer. When you think of it, who won’t want to load their CDs directly onto their… Read More

  • Twitter Back On The Straight And Narrow: Interview With Founder Biz Stone

    On May 17 I shared my frustrations with constant downtime on group instant messaging service Twitter. The responses were interesting. Twitter users are passionate about the service and many see it as a mission critical application. A lot can change in the space of 2 weeks. Since writing that post Twitter’s uptime has improved remarkably. There are still downtime issues; Twitter was… Read More

  • Soft Launch For Google Audio Ads

    We are getting reports from advertisers that Google Audio Ads have been added as an option to their Adwords accounts, although we can’t confirm yet that everyone now has the feature (please let us know if you do not see it). Google is offering $400 in free advertising to Adwords customers. The service has been in testing since late last year. Advertisers can purchase ad spots on… Read More

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