• Entropia's Virtual World Comes to China

    Virtual world Entropia, which combines chatting with friends and blowing up aliens, announced their expansion into China through a deal with Beijing’s Cyber Recreation Development Corp (CRD) over a year in the making. The CRD is supported by Beijing’s Municipal government and intended to promote and develop investment in “cyber recreation” in China. The company says… Read More

  • BlackBerry Curve Debuts on AT&T May 31

    The long, oh-so-long wait for the BlackBerry Curve is almost over, with RIM announcing that it launches tomorrow, May 31, on AT&T. (Guess that June 13 rumor didn’t pan out… the earlier the better, I suppose.) Most of the reviews on the Net have been positive: Laptop gave it a four stars (out of five) and CNET gave it an 8.0. Now VZW users aren’t the only ones with a shiny… Read More

  • AT&T Stores Getting Less Than 40 iPhones For Launch

    Oh noes! Have you been mowing lawns relentlessly, saving up for that $499 iPhone that’s about to come out? Well you better get your camping gear ready if you really want one, ’cause word on the (Wall) street is that AT&T stores will be receiving less than 40 iPhones each. Talk about a shortage. WR Hambrecht & Co. surveyed a ton of AT&T stores and found that iPhones… Read More

  • The BTOD

    Couldn’t resist. Sorry. via Coverhunt Read More

  • Cruncharcade: Why the Console Companies Are Their Own Worst Enemies


    When this round in the video game console wars first began at the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, this reporter’s reaction was that one company was arrogant (Sony), one company was desperate (Microsoft) and one company was clueless (Nintendo). Fast-forward to today, and all three of the hardware manufacturers are looking a wee bit foolish. Each has a chance to… Read More

  • Top Ten Cool Potential Surface Gadgets


    Just to beat a dead horse into the ground, here are our top ten picks for potential Surface interactvity gadgets, in no particular order. 1. Zune — Clearly the Zune is a no-brainer for the Surface device. You drop on your player, connect wirelessly (for the first time since you bought it, even!) and start caring and sharing your music and movies. What could be cooler? Come on, iPod. Read More

  • Scoop: New Palm Device is "Foleo:" Don't Call it a Laptop

    At 11:30, Jeff Hawkins, the brain behind the Palm platform, and by extension the Treo line of smartphones, is set to blow our collective minds with the announcement of a new product. Thing is, you don’t want to wait till 11:30. That’s why we’re here, friend. The new product Hawkins is too announce was codenamed “Hawk” by the fanboys, and it’s an… Read More

  • WiFi Slurpr: The Ultimate WiFi Tool

    In the spirit of Web 2.0, this device is named the Slurpr. It slurps up all available WiFi connections in the area via six wireless network interfaces and exports them as one fast connection. Gajillions of ethernet-ports are available so you can share the wealth with anyone you wish, as well as kick the connection up a notch. The box is powered by Debian and includes a built-in load… Read More

  • All the Surface Coverage You Ever Wanted


    Now that Microsoft is leading us into a strange, table-shaped, and surprisingly dirty future, what does the blogospher have to say about it all? While we all know that this thing will probably never — in its current “cool thing at the mall” form — land in our homes, we’re excited nonetheless. Striding boldly into the chasm between man and machine is not an easy… Read More

  • Really Hot New DS Lite Colors: Metallic Rose and Glossy Silver

    Nintendo of Japan will release Metallic Rose and Glossy Silver DS Lites on June 23. That makes seven colors that you can find the DS Lite in over there. I was a dope and bought the white one when it first launched here, but I had my eye on this one before it went out of stock. Read More

  • Google Maps Intros Street View

    Just as Microsoft gets done releasing those 3D, photo renditions of major cities on its Live Search Maps, in comes Google to shake the competition up a bit. This new street view Google is offering is only available in parts of NYC, San Francisco, Denver, Las Vegas, and Miami. Of course in time, most major cities and eventually all of the world will be available at street level. The interface… Read More

  • Fox Interactive Confirms Photobucket, Flektor Acquisitions

    The Photobucket and Flektor acquisitions were confirmed by Fox Interactive today in a press release. No details on prices, so we are assuming earlier reports were correct: $300 million for Photobucket (including a $50 million earnout) and $15-20 million for Flektor. We had earlier reported that MySpace made both of these acquisitions; in fact parent company Fox Interactive was the… Read More

  • Samsung Introduces 4GB Memory Chip

    (Sung to the tune of Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s “Karn Evil 9 – 1st Impression (Part 2)“) Welcome back my friends
    To the show that never ends
    We’re so glad you could attend
    Come inside, come inside Read More

  • Venzero Slickr PMP: It's All Screen

    From Venzero, the company you’ve never heard of, comes the Slickr (the Slickr?), a flash-based portable media player where the main attraction is its diminutive 2.83-inch widescreen display. It’s able to display 1.6 million colors, more than enough for the AVI videos you can load onto it. The rest is fairly basic: MP3/WMA/WAV compatible, JPEG picture viewing, voice recorder, etc. Read More

  • Look For Confirmation of eBay/StumbleUpon Today

    I’m hearing that the eBay/StumbleUpon acquisition will be officially announced sometime today – almost certainly at the end of trading. Keep an eye our for the press release. We originally broke this rumor in April when a term sheet was reportedly signed. The Wall Street Journal picked up the story earlier this month. I don’t know if the price will be disclosed, or if the… Read More

  • Breaking: CBS Buys Last.fm

    Some breaking news just in from the wire. CBS has purchased Last.fm for $280 million in cash. With more than 15 million active users, myself included, Last.fm is well worth the money with all the rich features it offers. CBS has said it plans on turning the site from a content-based site to an audience-based one. What that exactly means is beyond me, so I suppose in time we’ll see… Read More

  • LG Patents MP3-playing Washing Machine

    The next time you go shopping for a new washer, you may care to inquire about LG’s upcoming washing machine that can play MP3s. LG has just patented the world’s first MP3-playing washing machine and I’m sure anyone who, you know, washes their clothing is jumping for joy. Why such a big deal? Go do some laundry and listen to the machine for a few minutes. That droning… Read More

  • SEGA To Become Serious Mobile Player

    Sega of America has appointed former Electronic Arts veteran Linda Chaplin to lead the company’s mobile gaming expansion in North America reports GameDaily today. Sega is looking to “become a serious player” in the mobile arena in the West, as the company already has a large mobile gaming business in Japan and Korea. In the last year Sega’s console software business… Read More

  • iTunes 7.2 Out Now

    The start of a DRM-free music revolution has arrived. Well, maybe not a revolution, but at least a new version of iTunes. Version 7.2 brings a new feature called “iTunes Plus” to the table. Purchasing a song with iTunes Plus enabled allows you to purchase DRM-free, 256Kbps AAC tracks from the iTMS. You can set it on or off in your iTunes preferences. Excited? Ease up, Tiger. Read More

  • Study Says UK Mobile Being Used in WC

    Smoking might not be the only reason for long bathroom breaks in the UK. Cellular News is reporting that many Brits are using their handsets in toilets to bypass office rules on Internet usage. The nationwide study by T-Mobile found that more than one quarter of the UK’s workforce is still deprived of Web access and are turning to the Internet on their mobile phone. The study also found… Read More

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