• Microsoft Zune Faces Another Problem

    You know that out-of-place feeling you get when you walk into a party with a Hawaiian shirt and jeans on and everyone else is wearing a suit? Well, the Microsoft Zune feels your pain. One of the unique features of the Zune is its ability to send music to another Zune via WiFi. The feature plays a big role in Microsoft’s “Welcome to the Social” marketing plan, which… Read More

  • Handheld Porn to Double in Five Years: Jupiter

    According to Jupiter Research, the factor that might drive the adoption of mobile media (using your phone for more than phonecalls) will probably be porn. The reasoning is that porno has driven adoption of every other type of new media (cable, satellite, the Web), so why not handhelds? Read More

  • Psiphon Project to Thwart Internet Censorship

    It’s no secret that those living in Canadia are a bunch of bleeding-heart lefties. If you need proof, you need only to turn to the wonderful Psiphon project. Pieced together by grass-roots Internet activists (we refuse to use the word “hacktivists”), Psiphon is a communal tool for helping others access parts of the World Wide Web denied to them by their… Read More

  • Let's Just Declare TV Dead and Move On

    A new poll in the UK shows that people who watch online videos tend to watch less television. It looks like they didn’t take into account that people with broadband Internet connections in general watch less television, so the poll may be more of a simple testament to the fact that as people spend more time on the Internet, television time suffers. Regardless, the writing is on the wall. Read More

  • CNBC.com To Relaunch December 4

    Look for the CNBC website to relaunch on December 4, 2006. The site has been offline for the last six months after a five year deal with Microsoft expired. The landing page up currently suggests a heavy focus on video and personalized tools and analysis. I expect that they are aiming squarely at at Bloomberg, as well as the finance areas of Google and Yahoo. With lots of great video content… Read More

  • JBL Spyro Speakers Hands On

    JBL makes some of the best sounding iPod docks out there today. Its docks continue to impress me and it never ceases to create exciting new designs for its products. Recently, JBL released its Spyro series of speakers, which come in white or black. After spending some time with the black pair, it’s safe to say I’m impressed yet again. A bit costly at $130, these speakers may not… Read More

  • The Metadata Box

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  • Verizon's QWERTY Phone enV of Others

    . The enV is Verizon’s follow-up to its popular V QWERTY flip-phone. The basic features are the same: you have a candybar-style phone that opens on the side to display a full keyboard and a secondary screen for texting or emailing. The OS, however, is Verizon’s standard phone system, no smarts there. Some of the hardware, however, has been upgraded. Read More

  • XCM XFPS 360: Mouse and Keyboard for Xbox 360

    If you’re like me, you find shooters nearly impossible to play without a mouse and keyboard. This is a huge pitfall for console gaming as many of the more professional sort of gamers are inclined to use mouse and keyboard for games, rather than a gamepad. Well, a company called XCM aims to bridge that gap with the XFPS 360. The device provides both PS/2 and USB ports for connecting… Read More

  • Hey Fatty, Hit The Treadmill Before You Wii

    So it seems that Mr. Deleon over at Gizmodo never realized that gamers were out of shape. I mean, gamers out of shape? Heaven forfend! Since the Wii launched a little over a week ago, gamers have been reporting that they are indeed exhausted and famished from playing the Wii too much. Some chick said it was “harder than playing basketball” and others whined about sore… Read More

  • Japanese Develop Umbrella With Flickr And Youtube Integration

    This has got to be the official umbrella of Web 2.0. A group of scientists at Tokyo’s Keio University have developed an umbrella with a digital camera, WiFi, and a projector built-in dubbed “Pileus”. The umbrella is used for capturing images and video while walking around in the rain, which are then sent to Flickr and Youtube respectively. As if that wasn’t cool… Read More

  • StealthPlug: Covert Sex Toy Or Guitar Accessory?

    Aside from having a humorous product name, the StealthPlug from IK Multimedia is actually a decent looking accessory. On one end of a cable you have a standard 1/4” jack you’d plug into your guitar. On the other end, you have a USB cable to easily plug into your computer. The device also features 1/8” stereo output so you can record your tunes easily to an external device. Read More

  • TuitionCoach: Tuition Planning Site Is Good Birth Control

    TuitionCoach attempts to give parents a clear idea of just how much their kids’ college will cost them. When I got a demo that estimated what it could cost to pay for one offspring’s education out-of-pocket, I rethought my desire to ever have kids. TuitionCoach launches tomorrow. It is geared towards parents of teenagers who might be putting kids in university within the next year… Read More

  • iPhone to Feature OS X?

    Looks like today is Apple rumor day. Next up, we have some mongering on the highly speculated, extremely anticipated iPhone. This he-said-she-said device has been the source of more rumoring than anything I’ve ever seen or heard of. There have been about a million mock-ups and supposed release dates and yet, to date, not a single thing has gelled. Now we have tenuous information… Read More

  • Can eyeOS Succeed Where Desktop.com Failed?

    The founders of Barcelona-based eyeOS hope that they’ve found the right model to create a much anticipated new market – the web operating system. Like desktop.com, the failed high flyer from web 1.0, eyeOS is a browser based “desktop” that gives users access to a variety of applications (word processor, chat, calendar, etc.). The free, open source project is set to… Read More

  • Beatles Coming to iTunes?

    After years of deliberation and resistance from Beatles management, it appears that a deal may soon be struck to bring Beatles music to digital formats for MP3 player consumption. Oddly, speculation currently indicates that the Beatles might first be released exclusively on iTunes. No word as to when, but David Munns. the head of EMI, has said it will be “soon.” Users can… Read More

  • Toshiba Gigabeat S60 Reviewed

    Krunker has posted a review of the Toshiba Gigabeat S60 and they seem to like it a lot aside from a few shortcomings. This Zune-before-the-Zune media player uses an embedded version of windows, which actually has a pretty decent looking UI. Video playback is nice and although there’s no WiFi-based song sharing, the player still holds its own as a decent competitor. One major problem… Read More

  • Samsung M610 Quick Look

    The Samsung M610 is an ultra-slim phone that costs $179 with a 2 year contract from Sprint. Nothing specifically amazing except for the design and size. It has Bluetooth, a 2-megapixel camera, and a beautiful screen. Wafer thin! UPDATE – Video fixed. Read More

  • Breaking: The Rojas MP3 Player

    We just got in news that Jason Calacanis, the former head of Netscape over at AOL, has decided to create the Rojas MP3 Player. The device is named after Engadget’s Peter Rojas and is designed to both play music and download Jason Calacanis’ podcast – CalacanisCast. Seems Rojas and Calacanis have teamed up to create the ultimate tool and music player. Seriously though, perhaps Mr. Read More

  • Micro Center Tries Its Luck With An Xbox 360 Special

    If you’re one of the cranky millions (me included) that got hosed by Amazon and its $100 Xbox 360 Core system special on Thanksgiving, then you’ll want to go to your local Micro Center store. The computer-and-electronics superstore is offering a $100 rebate on in-store purchases of any Microsoft Xbox 360 system throughout the holidays. Best of all, the rebate is good for either… Read More