• First iPhone Update Now Available: Bye Bye Recent Security Flaws

    Apple updated its iPhone for the first time last night, making available software version 1.0.1 via, and only via, iTunes. The update contains the usual ambiguities like “bug fixes,” but the most significant news here is that Apple patched all the security holes that lead to people calling for Jobs’ head a few days ago. Hackers, script kiddies and the women who love them can… Read More

  • Buffalo USB Digital TV Tuner For Macs

    Buffalo is showing Japanese Mac owners some love with the DH-KONE/U2MA digital TV tuner. It plugs right in via USB and has a built-in booster circuit with a highly sensitive tuner and a double noise filter that promises crisp pictures and sound. You can also connect the tuner to your home antenna by using an F-type conversion cable. It drops in Japan sometime this month for around $110. Did… Read More

  • Discovery Acquires TreeHugger.com For $10million

    Discovery Communications has announced the acquisition of TreeHugger.com for what is believed to be $10 million. TreeHugger.com started as an environmentally focused blog in 2004 and grew to include forums, green guides and other related features. The site sits in the Top 20 blogs worldwide according to Technorati and is said to have 1.4 million unique visitors a month. Alexa ranks the site… Read More

  • RumoR: 45nm Xbox 360 CPUs Given Green Light, Redesign In 2008

    We’ll have to wait well over a year to see if this rumors pans out, but sources in Singapore, which support an earlier Mercury News report, say that Microsoft’s manufacturing partners are already readying 45nm (nano meter) Xbox 360 CPUs. Right now, 65nm CPUs are found in the Xbox 360. Once Microsoft is able to shrink the size of the CPU enough, it can redesign the system all it wants. Read More

  • SplashCast Bringing "Sexy Back" to Facebook

    Online multimedia player SplashCast has announced some new partners and has released a new branded multimedia player on Facebook . Launch partners include Justin Timberlake, Pink, and Chris Brown, who are offering official branded players. The SplashCast Facebook application allows users to add a player to their profile that includes a customized skin and comes preloaded with RSS feeds of… Read More

  • Panasonic Announces World's Smallest (Vertical) HD Camcorder

    Panasonic has just one-upped themselves by announcing the SD7 as the world’s smallest HD camcorder. It is worth noting that the SD7 is vertical while the SD5 is horizontal, so really they’re just covering the basics. The key features are virtually the same, but the form factor is a tad smaller than the SD5. AV Watch Read More

  • The Nutcracker: Enough With The Juvenile Jokes

    Today’s concept that puts actual, in-store products to shame is a nut cracker designed by Christopher Kuh. Yes, let’s address the elephant right now: it looks like a dildo. Big deal. It cracks nuts, efficiently and systematically. And also theoretically, being that’s it’s just a render. You place the nut—walnuts in the render—in between the two tubes and… Read More

  • Logitech Announces G9 Laser Mouse, Updates G15 Keyboard

    If you’re looking to take your gaming to the next level then check out the Logitech G9 laser mouse. Why? Because I said so. Heh. The G9 is no joke, folks. You have full control over the performance characteristics of the mouse, which is great, but some douche is going to cry foul and say someone messed with his dpi setting. Aside from adjusting the dpi from 200 to 3,200 are the… Read More

  • CAMfess: Because Jerry Springer Isn't Enough

    CAMfess is a new video hosting site that is billed as “the world’s first website that allows users to confess secrets through video blogs.” The idea is simple enough: confess your secrets, fears or admit mistakes to anyone who would care to listen, or to friends. Users can confess to the world and remain anonymous. CAMfess features “the patent-pending Camfess… Read More

  • Lossless Bluetooth Audio By 2008

    If you use a Bluetooth-enabled audio device to listen to music, you might be interested to know that the files that stream from point A to point B get compressed along the way. So if you have an MP3 file (that’s already been compressed once), it gets smooshed down again as it flies through the air with the greatest of A2DP ease. That’s why Bluetooth audio gets a bad rap. A… Read More

  • FCC Sides With Google, Us: Open Wireless Network Now A Possibility

    Finally, the FCC is showing some sense. The agency said yesterday that one-third of the spectrum that will be auctioned off early next year will have to go toward the creation of an open wireless network. This is a victory for Google and a setback for the likes of AT&T and Verizon Wireless, which wanted the whole of the soon-to-be unused spectrum to continue to be closed. (You can only… Read More

  • Big 15-inch Photo Frame For Under $250

    To some, Gigantor is a huge remote-controlled robot that fights crime for some reason. To others, Gigantor is a giant digital photo frame that displays images of you and your loved ones. I’m here today to talk about the second Gigantor. ThinkGeek.com is selling a 15-inch cherry wood digital photo frame for $249.99, which I believe is a fair price for an item of this size. Photos are… Read More

  • Canon iVIS HG10 High-Def HDD Camcorder

    Passively watching HD content is for the dinosaurs. The *really* cool people film their own HD content, and judging by recent releases, such recording is inching closer to the mainstream. Canon’s the latest company to get involved and its iVIS HG10 one-ups Panasonic’s efforts by having a built-in hard drive, 40GB to be exact. (With Panasonic’s jawn you have to carry SD cards… Read More

  • Washing Machine, No Detergent Necessary

    If you’re like me, you launder your clothes roughly once per quarter and fly into an incoherent rage before you even get the washing machine lid open because someone (probably you, three months ago) has used all the detergent. Well for just shy of a thousand bucks, Haier will sell you a washing machine that doesn’t use detergent yet still somehow gets clothes clean. The WasH20… Read More

  • Wired: Why Cell Phones Are Bad

    Cell phones are loved by millions, and probably hated by just as many. This reporter is in the first group. I love my cell phone probably more than any electronic device after my TV. Being able to always be in touch… love it! Being able to chat with people while I’m walking back to the office from a meeting… what could be better? But some people don’t feel the same way. Read More

  • Amp'd Mobile Customers Get Another Option

    A small Maine-based mobile company is opening its arms to Amp’d Mobile refugees. Prexar Mobile has secured the right to offer contract-free monthly plans to former Amp’d customers who, until now, had to choose between switching to Verizon or using their phones as decorative lumps of useless crap. Read More

  • MojoBaby Let’s SOE Fan Faire Attendees Share The Experience

    If you have your mojo on for Sony Online Entertainment Fan Faire, the largest gathering of its kind devoted to SOE’s popular online roleplaying games, then you’ll probably want to share the experience not fortunate to get out into the real world. But fortunately this year MojoBaby is helping fans stay connected during the August 2-5 event at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in… Read More

  • Verizon Wireless Expands NBCU Offerings, Brings AC/DC Catalog to V CAST Music

    While NBC dropped the “Must See TV” tagline a few years ago, the network still has a lot of programming worth watching. And now V CAST subscribers will have access to a bit more of it. Verizon Wireless and NBC Universal (NBCU) have announced that V CAST cusomters can view short video on demand from an entire suite of NBC channels, including NBC News, NBC Sports, “Access… Read More

  • MOTODEV Game Developer Challenge

    Do you have what it takes to be the next big mobile game developer? You have until August 10 to try to make it big. Motorola and I-play are asking independent game developers across the world to submit their mobile game apps to the MOTODEV Game Developer Challenge. Together with Sun Microsystems and Microsoft, I-play and Motorola encourage developers to enter unpublished games in one of… Read More

  • Prexar Mobile Picks Up the Amp’d Pieces

    Yesterday Prexar Mobile, a provider of wireless voice, messaging and data services, announced it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire the strategic wireless assets of Amp’d Mobile. Customes will continue to get uninterrupted wireless service. “Amp’d Mobile worked diligently on an agreement that would guarantee continuity of service for their former customers and a way… Read More

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