• AT&T Hires 2,000 Extra Employees For iPhone Launch

    Never again do I want to hear people complaining that they couldn’t find a summer job. Seems AT&T is so confident that people will show up for the iPhone in droves, it has taken the liberty of hiring an extra 2,000 employees to prepare for the madness. To make sense of how big the iPhone launch is going to be, here are some hot statistics: 1,800 AT&T retail stores exist and will… Read More

  • AMA to Vote on Whether or Not Video Game/Internet Addiction is a Real Medical Condition

    The American Medical Association is taking steps to classify Internet and video game addiction as an actual medical condition. A vote is scheduled next week where members will decide whether or not to officially apply the “addiction” label. Bah, addictions are good for people. They help build character, at least the fun ones do. In all seriousness, how many stories have we seen… Read More

  • Microsoft Surface Parody Video

    Great parody video of the recently announced Microsoft Surface Computer. “One day, your computer will be a big-ass table.” Read More

  • Callwave To Launch Voice-to-Text Service Monday

    Callwave, one of the original Internet voicemail systems, will be offering the official version of its vTXT voice-to-text service on Monday, ending the beta testing phase[it’s still beta]. The service is two-fold, offering SMS summaries of voicemail messages as well as a full email message. There are no “live operators” involved, thus ensuring privacy. I gave it a whirl… Read More

  • Video: YouTube on iPhone, Now in Technicolor

    YouTube on my cellphone? If that’s not revolutionary I don’t know what is. Apple, in an effort to compel every man, woman and child on Earth to want an iPhone, has released another TV commercial touting its little-talked-about cellphone. This ad focuses on the phone’s ability to play YouTube videos. Look, it’s a dog! Be mindful of the video quality, though, as it… Read More

  • Creative TravelSound Zen Stone Mini Speakers: Call Me Crazy, But Speakers Should Be Big

    Jeez, in all the excitement of talking about the Creative Zen Stone Plus DAP, I completely missed that Creative also has a new mini speaker set for the player. The TravelSound Zen Stone clips on top of the ZS+ and delivers a pint-sized 0.2W per channel. As you can see, the speakers are pretty damn small, so don’t expect Gatecrasher-like (RIP, by the way) sounds. The price is right… Read More

  • Interview With Michael Megalli, Branding Expert for Group 1066 on AT&T, Cingular, and the iPhone – LIVE!

    http://images.operator11.com/swf/o11player.swf We’re talking to Michael Megalli, branding expert for Group 1066 on the trials and tribulations going on at AT&T during their Cingular transition. Cool stuff. Bloops – Looks like we pulled a Sopranos at the end there. Thanks to Michael for taking some time out to talk with us and we’ll have him on again when Operator11… Read More

  • Sling Releases SlingPlayer Mobile For WM6

    Just a quick heads up to anyone with a new HTC Touch perhaps and a Slingbox. Sling Media released a new Windows Mobile 6 version of the popular SlingPlayer. You can now watch your favorite local TV while on a bus, train, or in your neighbor’s crack den. Lovely. It’s $30 for an upgrade to the WM6 version but if you’ve been using the WM5 version for a while now, it’s a… Read More

  • Writers Write "B-Logs," Get Money

    USA Today, that bastion of hard news, is covering a new fad popular with the kids called “B-logging.” They talk about two “b-loggers,” Om Malley and Mike Orvington, who used to work at real jobs and now eat ice cream and write about computers. Now I don’t know who these people are or what they think they’re doing, but I think it’s bad to show people… Read More

  • Slate to World: You're a Bunch of iPhone Dupes


    Apple will offer one-on-one iPhone briefings to qualified, preregistered journalists. “No drop of milk oozes from the Apple teat without a crowd of journalists gathering to swallowing it up.” Let’s read that again. “No drop of milk oozes from the Apple teat without a crowd of journalists gathering to swallowing it up.” One more time? Sure! “No drop of… Read More

  • Sony in "Recovery Mode," Rebooting Finances

    Oyez oyez. The honorable Sir Howard Stringer Esq. Adm. 1st Class III Deceased is now placing Sony into a financial recovery mode, an effort to nip all this PS3 nastiness in the bud. Sony was depending on the new console to bolster its market share and cash reserves and, as we all know, it did neither. But what does “recovery mode” mean? Not much. All he’s really saying is… Read More

  • Get A Blackberry Curve For $49 Without Hassle

    If you’re in the market for a new phone and the Blackberry Curve has caught your eye, don’t go walking into an AT&T store just yet. Amazon is offering the device for a cheap-as-hell $49 without any rebates whatsoever. Yup, just plug in your credit card, place an order, and you’ve got yourself a Curve for under fifty bucks. One slight issue. If you break AT&T’s… Read More

  • T-Mobile @ Home Launching Next Week

    A little bird is talking about T-Mobile @ Home, something that should change the way we think about WiFi on cellphones. Apparently T-Mo employees can now get Hotspot @ Home apparel so they can be ready, willing, and able to service customers with a smile. T-Mobile@Home launch extravaganza continues [BGR] Read More

  • The Futurist: How The iPhone Will Change Mobile Devices

    I’ve spent the past few weeks as the resident naysayer of the infallibility of the iPhone. And while there’s certainly a lot to be skeptical about here, there are a lot of things about the iPhone that won’t just be really neat, but could change our standards for mobile devices from here on out. Read on to see… Read More

  • Fortier & Co. Makes Stylin' Body Armor

    Those of our readers who are aspiring rap artists should pay close attention. Frontier & Co. works with big name clothing designers like Burberry, YSL, Kenneth Cole, etc. to design body armor that blends in naturally with your apparel. Take for instance this beautiful trenchcoat from Burberry. It uses ballistic fibers that are stronger than steel, yet lightweight, to protect you from… Read More

  • Linux Parking Sign For Fat Geeks

    Are you a dork? A geek, loser, outcast? Then we have just the sign for you! Instead of putting up, say, a Tom Brady poster on the door of your room, you can now put up a Linux parking sign. Yes, that girl you bring home from the local Sonic will gasp in delight as she sees you too are addicted to Tux and his beloved OS. After getting to second base for ten seconds, you can create even more… Read More

  • Spore Not Delayed, Still On Track for Spring 2008

    It was all just a big misunderstanding, that’s all. Yesterday’s news suggesting that Will Wright’s Spore had been axed was the product of “misinformation.” An EA rep phoned Next Gen to dash the rumor, saying that the game is still currently scheduled to come out during the early part of the 2009 fiscal year, which starts in April 2008. So, Spring ’08 then. Read More

  • Pleo Now Available For US Pre-order

    Everyone’s favorite animatronic dinosaur is now one step closer to invading our shores. Pleo’s manufacturer UGOBE is taking pre-orders for the dinosaur and the price isn’t cheap. After earlier reports that Pleo would cost somewhere between $250 and $300, UGOBE has pulled a Nintendo and decided to charge $350 for the lil’ guy. Talk about highway robbery. Don’t get… Read More

  • The Pirate Bay Launches Image Hosting

    Us pirates know that The Pirate Bay team has been working on several new projects, with one of them becoming a competitor to YouTube. For now though, we’ve been blessed with BayImg, a unique image hosting service from TPB. Unlike sites like Photobucket and Imageshack, who will delete your photos if deemed “unfit”, BayImg lets you upload any image, uncensored, in over 100+… Read More

  • Creative Zen Stone Plus: 2GB iPod Shuffle Wannabe

    Good for Creative, coming out an update to its Zen Stone DAP not even two months after its initial announcement. The update, which adds a small OLED screen and doubles the storage capacity to 2GB, has been christened the Zen Stone Plus. Other goodies include a built-in FM tuner and voice recorder. Fun for everyone! Too bad it’s not listed as coming out over here. I’m sure… Read More

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