• Ativa Burrito: Best product pitch, ever

    I had no idea that Office Depot had an in-house team of product developers. Whoever told the folks over there that I like burritos and hot sauce is forever in my debt. It’s not every day you get a package with something wrapped in tin foil. And after setting up my Razer/THX Mako 2.1 speaker system, I definitely need a cord managemeny system. The Burrito features a cable winder that holds… Read More

  • Revver Making Last-Ditch Attempt to Avoid Deadpool?

    CNET is reporting that video sharing site Revver is trying to sell itself for $300-500k, a measly price given its total funding of $12.7M. The company apparently has fallen on hard times, with over half of its staff leaving in the last 18 months and having accrued a debt of $1M. So far the company has had no luck finding a buyer even at such a low offering price. Both LiveUniverse, a… Read More

  • Sony shrinks Bravia technology down to three inches

      If you live in Japan and you like mobile digital television, you’re probably going to think at least once (maybe twice) about Sony’s new little XDV-D500 handheld TV. It’s got a 3-inch screen and uses Sony’s Bravia technology to showcase some mighty fine moving picture elements via the “OneSeg” digital TV service in Japan. Read More

  • Kodak, Slide help you win brownie points all year long with the lady friend

    One of the biggest selling points for social networks, at least for me, is the ability to upload and see others photos. It’s pretty much the only way I stay in touch with friends in different parts of the country and world. I know there are other photo hosting sites that do some slide show stuff that you can embed onto your MySpace or Facebook page, but for those of you who use… Read More

  • Nintendo's odd and fantastic Wii accessory patents

      Nintendo has some patents floating around the European Patent Office that hint at some “interesting” Wii accessories. A hollowed-out skateboard wheel, for instance. Or a bicycle with a pedal to which you can snap a Wii controller. And let’s not forget the Wii Teddy Bear or Crazy Helmet Head Wii and the lesser-but-still-impressive Goggle Face Wii controller… Read More

  • Ninjas, Pirates and Black Ops to hit XBLA next Monday

    Before I getting started, I would like to know if you guys want us to inform you of upcoming XBLA releases. Leave a comment if you hate it else I’ll keep going with the updates. Coming next Monday to a Xbox 360 near you is Ninja Gaiden Black, Sid Merier’s Pirates! and BLACK. Each game is 1200 Microsoft points. For our foreign readers, I should inform you that certain games… Read More

  • Mass Effect Xbox LIVE content coming next month

    BioWare’s Mass Effect will be offering up some extra downloadable content to its 1.6 million or so gamers on March 10th. It’ll be available at 2AM PST for 400 points. The Bring Down the Sky downloadable content pack will be released to Xbox LIVE Marketplace on Monday, March 10 at 2 a.m. PST, and will be available for 400 MS points. This is the first in a series of planned… Read More

  • Toshiba adds Penryn to U305 thin-and-light laptops

    Toshiba’s Satellite U305 line gets a bump with the recent addition of the Satellite U305-S2816, which features the new Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 processor (Penryn). The S2816 starts at $1,349.99 and comes with 2GB of RAM, 250GB hard drive, 13.3-inch 1280×800 widescreen display, DVD SuperMulti drive, and weighs in at 4.54 pounds. I couldn’t find a battery life spec (except… Read More

  • KPN CEO says iPhone stinks, still wants to sell it

    Head of KPN, Ad Scheepbouwer, was recently interviewed by the Financial Times and this is what he had to say about the iPhone. “I had one and I thought it was a pretty useless phone, to be quite honest,” he told the Financial Times. “The battery ran out in no time. I didn’t like the touch screen. “We’d be more than happy to sell it,” he added. Read More

  • AOL To Split Off Dying Access Subscription Business. When's That Advertising IPO?

    On Time Warner’s earnings call today, CEO Jeff Bewkes said the company will split AOL into two businesses: the dying access subscription business and the growing advertising network, Platform A. This comes a day after AOL picked up buy.at, an affiliate marketing network, and a few days after it bought Goowy, a Flash-based Webtop. The Goowy acquisition indicates that AOL is still… Read More

  • Fifth undersea cable has been cut, wtf is going on?!

    When a few cables cut get, you can sort of say it was an accident, right? What would you say when a total of five have been cut? That ain’t no accident. 1.7 million Web surfers were affected in the UAE yesterday when a fifth cable was mysteriously cut. The locations of each cable that has been cut is as follows: “SeaMeWe-4 (South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe-4) near… Read More

  • Fujitsu debuts WiMax products

    Fujitsu announced today that it’ll be offering WiMax products like the flexible and scalable WX300 mobile base stations (seen left). These stations are small and light enough for one person to install and maintain and multiple units can be linked together to increase range. It’ll be available to service providers worldwide in April. There’s also a medium-range base… Read More

  • Some steps to successfully run a BitTorrent tracker without getting caught

    [photopress:bttracker.jpg,full,right] Despite my affinity for getting music and movies for free, I never once entertained the idea of setting up my own BitTorrent tracker. Too much risk for my liking. But there are ways to minimize that risk, both on a technical and common sense level. One BT tracker admin gave a list of do’s and don’ts (anyone know the correct punctuation for… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Xbox 360 HD DVD player gets official price drop

    The end draws nigh, my friends, and I think you know who I’m talking about. Major Nelson has officially announced that the HD DVD player add-on has dropped from $179.99 to $129.99. The price drop is immediate here and in Canada, NZ and Australia. The five free HD DVD offer is still in effect as well. There might be some titles you’ve been wanting. Bitch all you want about the… Read More

  • HTC Magnum: Well played, Portugal. Well played.

    Remember that post about the HTC Magnum yesterday? The giant tablet phone thingy with a 30-hour battery? It’s fake. Can you believe it?! Portuguese jokesters over at Pocketpt.net had apparently mocked up the giant blob of technology as “a small prank to a regional community [that got] extrapolated to international sites as a ‘real’ piece of news.” Sorry to be… Read More

  • Finally, a Web-based PDF Viewer That Does Not Suck (Issuu)

    There are plenty of ways to embed documents into Web pages, from Scribd to DocStoc. But when it comes to replicating the look and feel of a magazine or book, most digital efforts fall flat. (Olive Software comes to mind—we used that over at Time Inc. to create Web-viewable versions of the magazines, but it was too slow and required a separate client download. Conde Nast’s Flip… Read More

  • Teclast T50: could be an iPod Touch rival

    Teclast just might have a real iPod Touch competitor on their hands with the T50. It claims to have a capacitive touch screen with multi-point touch recognition on a WGVA widescreen display. The Chinese PMP supports RMVB/RM/FLV/AVI formats and has a dual-core processor. Not much else is known and my Chinese is a little rusty and by rusty, I mean non-existent. Teclast [via thegadgetsite] Thanks… Read More

  • BeerTracker replaces 'bottle cap in the pocket' trick

    I don’t know about you but back in college when I used to drink enough beers in a row to necessitate some sort of accounting system, I’d simply slip each bottle cap into my pocket and count them the next morning. If I’d had the BeerTracker — with convenient LCD display that increases in numeric value with each bottle that’s opened — I could have littered… Read More

  • Americans Recycled less than 10% of Mobile Phones

    Only 9.4% of Americans who bought new mobile phones last quarter recycled their old handsets, a survey from iSuppli Corp’s consumerTrak service says. This is double the number of phones recycled in the third quarter of 2007 but well below the numbers hoped for. “iSuppli’s fourth-quarter survey indicated that while U.S. consumers increasingly are recycling their old… Read More

  • Guitar Hero IV due out this year

    From the unlikeliest of sources comes the news that Guitar Hero IV will be released at the end of this year. The Answer, a British band, sent out a press release that their song “Never Too Late” was picked up by Activision at the Marché international de l’édition musicale last month. “This is a tremendous honour and privilege for both The Answer and the Alberts… Read More

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