• China to Cut Mobile Charges

    TeleCom Asia is reporting that China’s Ministry of Information Industry (MII) has said on its official Web site that China should implement one-way charging in an all-round way, while cutting down general charges for telecom services. MII will also reduce the domestic roaming charges by lowering the ceiling price, which has yet to be defined. The ministry is further urging telcom… Read More

  • 46 Million Mobile Video Users By 2010

    California based market research and consulting firm Infonetics Research predicts that the number of mobile video subscribers will jump to 46 million by 2010. Their latest report, Mobile Video Devices, Services, and Subscribers shows that service provider revenue from mobile video services jumped 317 percent to almost $200 million worldwide from 2005 to 2006. That number is expected to triple… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Mmm Food Edition

    NYC Taxis To Go High-Tech
    Pacemaker Pocket DJ Better Be Real ‘Cause I Needs to Mix
    Fabricate Tasty Objects Out Of Sugar
    Stupid Roomba Tricks
    Simpsonsizing The Xbox 360
    Details On The Simpsons Video Game Read More

  • Helio Ocean Now Available

    Just a quick heads-up: The Helio Ocean became available for purchase as of midnight EST. Those wishing to purchase the new device right this instant, visit Helio.com or call 1-888-88-HELIO. If, however, you can wait until later in the day, it’ll be available through Helio retail stores. And next week it’ll spread to GameStop and EB Games locations. Read More

  • TechCrunch20 Conference: Caterina Fake, MC Hammer & Rajeev Motwani Join Expert Panel

    I’m excited to announce the next three experts for the TechCrunch20 Conference in San Francisco this September. Caterina Fake, MC Hammer and Rajeev Motwani join the previously announced experts. The full Panel of Experts is here, and we will continue to announce new experts every week or so.. The Panel of Experts will assist us in selecting the twenty startups to launch at the conference… Read More

  • iPods Hate Old People

    Electronics put off electromagnetic radiation. I know, I know. It’s a shocker, who knew? Actually I guess anyone with an EMF Meter and some electronics. Hell you could use the EMF Meter to measure the flux density OF the EMF Meter. What is perhaps slightly disturbing is that these electromagnetic frequencies can interact with their surroundings — although even human beings radiate… Read More

  • Slide Reveals Big Stats; Look Out For Newcomer Flektor

    The news earlier this week that MySpace is acquiring Photobucket for up to $300 million highlights the importance of the widget space in general, and photo/video sharing widgets in particular. Competitors like Slide and RockYou allow users to create photo slide shows with various effects and transitions, and then embed those slide shows onto MySpace pages and other profiles. These services… Read More

  • AT&T Adds Multimedia Updates for the 8525

    AT&T thinks your smartphone needs more functionality, so it’s published an update to the popular 8525 that grants many multimedia features for free. Users now have access to XM Satellite Radio Mobile, push to talk, and Sex and the City. Truly an important download. All new 8525’s will have the update pre-loaded. What’s more, a free Windows Mobile 6 upgrade will be… Read More

  • Transformers in Hi-Rez: Megatron Still Looks Like Ass

    We’re all kinds of geared up for Transformers. Yah, we know, this isn’t a movie blog, but technically speaking, Transformers are gadgets, the giant robots or the action figures. They were the gateway toys for many of us, so we know you wanna know all about them. Ain’t It Cool clued me to some radness Michael Bay posted to his news blog: eight hi-rez images of my favorite… Read More

  • Facebook to Offer Classifieds

    Facebook is to offer a free classified ad listings service as an add-on to its popular social networking destination, according to the NY Times. The report states that the new service, Facebook Marketplace, is aimed at giving users another reason to visit the site as opposed to being a new income stream. Facebook Marketplace combines the privacy features of Facebook to allow private listings. Read More

  • iPods Could Kill: Study

    If the world wasn’t already worried enough about electromagnetic radiation from cell phones, Apple now provides us with another source from which to fuel our anxieties, particularly if we’re old. According to a study presented by a 17-year-old high school student to a meeting of heart specialists on Thursday, iPods can cause pacemakers to malfunction and even fail by interfering… Read More

  • See Who's Reading Your LinkedIn Profile

    LinkedIn added a new feature this week called “Who’s Viewed My Profile” that shows the last twenty people who’ve looked at your profile and the company or industry they are in. In the last week, visitors to my profile included a student at the University of Waterloo, a product manager at Microsoft, and someone at Kyocera, among others. Users choose what information… Read More

  • Brando Adds Bluetooth, Hub to USB Card Reader

    We talk about cellphones and smartphones and iPods and Zunes all the time, and sadly some gadgets that are really quite clever get shorted. That is why I’m bringing your blog-reading attention to the 55-in-1 Bluetooth-enabled Card Reader. It’s similar to most other USB card readers, except that it includes a USB 2.0 hub and grants your PC or Mac Bluetooth capabilities. Read More

  • MYST Goes Episodic With GameTap

    Long before there was that strange island on LOST, there was the strange island in the game MYST. Now after several sequels, a few more mysteries might just be solved as Myst Online: Uru Live transitions to an episodic model. Beginning May 19th all of the future episodes’ content and story – including objects, new Ages and even story revelations – will be released within… Read More

  • Giving Up on Microsoft

    In another charming tale, we learn that developers are pretty upset with .NET 3.0 and they’re even jumping ship, taking their mad skillz with them to Linux and other platforms. Fair enough. Ahem… I’ve spent the bulk of the last fifteen years developing some amount of reputation and expertise in the Microsoft universe, having published dozens of books and hundreds of… Read More

  • Motorola to Announce iPhone Competitor

    Motorola CEO Ed Zander has given notice that Motorola is set to announce a direct competitor to Apple’s iPhone. Speaking at the Software 2007 conference, Zander gave the audience a brief overview of the phone. Due to be formally announced next Tuesday, he described it as a “media monster”. The new phone will support 30 frames-a-second, full-motion video and will… Read More

  • Sharp's EM-One is So Sexy it Hurts

    If you’ve not yet seen the EM-One from Sharp, take a minute out of your busy day to watch this brief video. Made for the Japanese market, this is the one Windows Mobile phone I’d go for. The 4-inch touchscreen aside, you’ve got a dual-sliding QWERTY keypad with media controls, HSDPA, a 1.3-Megapixel camera with flash, half a GB on-board memory, a 520-MHz processor and the… Read More

  • Nokia Offers A Little Green Fairy That Tells You To Unplug Your Phone

    Ok, maybe it’s not a little green fairy, but it is a notification that tells you to unplug your phone when its charged. They’re basically saying that this little notification will save save “enough electricity to power 85,000 homes a year.” It will appear in the 1200, 1208, and 1650 and is targeting India, China, and Latin America. Us Americans can suck up all the energy… Read More

  • Last.fm Adds Personalized Music Anywhere Widget

    Last.fm launched an embeddable radio widget today that lets you add a personalized Last.fm radio station wherever Flash widgets are accepted. The widget can play in three modes: a stream of what songs your recently listened to on Last.fm, hand-picked tracks, or full songs of related artists based on your personal preferences. If you want to play specific tracks, you must seed the widget with 15… Read More

  • Frazr: Internationalize or Someone Else will

    The Samwer Brothers are up to the same game they started with their investment in the German version of Facebook, StudiVZ. They recently invested in a French and German Twitter clone called Frazr. As Matt Marshall reports, the site is cloned right down to the welcome message: “Everyone wants to know: What are you doing? Tell them. On the Web, in a message, or phone”. The German… Read More

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