• The Carpet Alarm Clock: Go Ahead, Step On It

    For those dreaded weekday mornings is this mat alarm clock. It employs a similar tactic as Clocky: in order to shut it off, you need to get out of bed. Once you step on it, the alarm shuts off and you’re ready to seize the day. It seems easy enough to produce, so hopefully it’ll actually will. Stand Up To Wake Up, Simple As That [Yanko Design] Read More

  • Brothers In Arms DS Gameplay Video

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=20836 I don’t know much about this video other than it’s part of the Brothers in Arms series of video games. Those graphics look absolutely sick though for the Nintendo DS. Gameplay doesn’t look half bad either. Makes me want to buy a DS again! Brothers In Arms DS: Whoah [Kotaku] Read More

  • AT&T To Impose Early Cancellation Charge On iPhone

    Thinking about getting an iPhone, unlocking it, then jetting across the street to T-Mobile? Better think twice before doing that friend, ’cause AT&T is out to nail you with a hefty fine for backing out of your agreement with them. Despite the iPhone not being a subsidized item for AT&T, the company still will charge you $175 for terminating your contract early. Sucky, I… Read More

  • Electronics Retailers Owned By Burglars

    Seems over in Tulsa, OK, burglaries are all the rage. Local electronics retailers like Best Buy and Office Depot have been hit by precision robbers who leave no evidence or fingerprints behind whatsoever. According to the report, the thieves hit up a local Best Buy by cutting holes in the roof, entering the store on rope lines, and disabling the security system. They then ransacked the place… Read More

  • La Fontenna Extends Range Of FON Wireless Goodness

    This is simple really: FON lets you share your wireless Internet connection with FON community members (called Foneros) and in return you get to hop on any other member’s wireless connection free of charge, anywhere in the world. The La Fonera is the specially designed $39.95 Wi-Fi access point that lets you securely share your wireless connection. The $19.95 Lafontenna is a… Read More

  • Manhunt 2 'Temporarily Suspended' in Response to Ban, AO Rating

    Take Two has “temporarily suspended” Manhunt 2 in response to the game’s ban in the UK and AO rating here in the U.S. The game was supposed to come out on July 10, but its publisher had to shelve it in order to “review its options.” While I’m personally opposed to games that feature such wanton violence—oh, excuse me, art—I definitely feel for… Read More

  • The AudioFile: Fave Sub-$1K Audio Gear


    Yeah, the holidays are nowhere in sight and neither is my Capricornian birthday, but I’ve got the summer shopping bug — y’know, Christmas in July and all that. I don’t pull down six figures or anything (hey, I live in Brooklyn, not the O.C.), but I’ve got a decent budget to work with. So here are ten audio-tastic items that get my salivary glands lubed up in a… Read More

  • Impressive Inventions from High Schoolers


    Ever wish you could invent something that could change the world? Twenty teams of high schoolers from around the country are living that dream. Each team has received a grant (up to $10,000) from the Lemelson-MIT Program to take their inventions from concept to finished product. One of the ideas I really like is the fire-fighting grenade by Acton-Boxborough Regional High School (Acton, MA). Read More

  • iPhone Will Have Advanced Security Features

    After the iPod gained popularity a few years back, thieves started taking advantage of the white earbuds to target iPod users for a robbery. It still remains a problem in most major cities and now with the iPhone almost out, we may have another problem with theft on our hands. Thankfully, Apple kept this in mind and a recent patent filing reveals more information related to the… Read More

  • Cablevision to Add 500 High-Def Channels By End of Year

    Being a Cablevision subscriber, the news that the company will be able to offer more than 500 high-definition channels by the end of the year should make me happy. At least that’s what the company said yesterday, and that it will add 15 new high-def channels by next week, bringing its total to 40. Is this announcement in response to pressure from rival telecos like Verizon and Comcast? Read More

  • Yahoo is a Go

    Yahoo! Go 2.0 today launched in the United States and has gone beta in 13 countries. The 2.0 technology is designed to enhance the mobile Internet. “People want easy access to the Internet on their mobile phones (and) we believe that Yahoo! Go will be a catalyst for broader adoption of the mobile Internet,” said Marco Boerries, executive vice president of Yahoo’s Connected… Read More

  • Q&A: Novarra Responds to Mobile Web Issues

    After we posted about Novarra’s partnership with Vodafone to power their mobile Internet services, critics of Novarra’s transcoding application – including Kevin McCloskey of MobileAware – charge that the technology is a common denominator solution that “often destroys the look and feel of a company’s website, thereby diminishing their corporate brand… Read More

  • mPoria Integrates PayPal

    mPoria, a provider of mobile commerce solutions for retailers and service providers, has teamed with PayPal in order to integrate the latter’s automated mobile payment system with their GoMobile m-commerce platform. Dan Wright, mPoria’s CEO and co-founder, believes the integration will “offer easy and secure checkout capabilities to one of the largest and most active… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommeter.Evar

    Hey kids, time to pick out another trio of our most awesome readers. The comments are getting better and better, thanks everyone! Sascha seems to be a newcomer on the commenting circuit and a welcomed one at that. Grammatically correct, interesting comments always deserve the first spot. This sucks. Read More

  • Who Will Be The YouTube Of Live Video?

    The growth of Youtube and its subsequent $1.65 billion buyout left behind a bevy of competing video sites. Since then competitors have been seeking to differentiate themselves by focusing on longer videos, higher (bitrate) quality videos, professional content, and paying their users. However, one of the more unique approaches to differentiation has been streaming live video over the internet. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Anachronism Edition

    Fortier & Co. Makes Stylin’ Body Armor
    Trojan’s New Gadgets For Your Gadget
    Pleo Now Available For US Pre-order
    Creative Zen Stone Plus: 2GB iPod Shuffle Wannabe
    Microsoft’s Surface: The Truth Read More

  • Vuze: BitTorrent With a Friendly Legal Face

    Vuze is a BitTorrent based content distribution platform that competes in the ever growing TV over internet market. Vuze comes from BitTorrent application provider Azureus and is built on the Azureus platform. We previously looked at Vuze when it was known as Zudeo in December 06. An awful lot has happened in this space since in the past six months, including the launches of Joost, Bablegum… Read More

  • Business.com On The Block

    Business information directory and search enginame Business.com is for sale, reports the Wall Street Journal, and it may fetch as much as $400 million. Investment bank Credit Suisse is representing the company. The domain name was purchased for $7.5 million back in 1999. Later, the purchase was widely ridiculed – in 1997 the domain was acquired for just $150,000. Those were the days… Read More

  • Nokia Soon to Roll Out New N95 Firmware

    Owners of the Nokia N95 will soon be treated to new firmware by the cell phone maker. The firmware update will include the new version of Nokia Maps as well as Assisted-GPS, a feature that uses a data connection to estimate the phone’s location and make a GPS location lock much quicker. The release date of the new firmware has not yet been released. New N95 Firmware Coming… Read More

  • DRM-free Music Sales "Good" for EMI

    Sales numbers are coming in a few weeks after EMI’s foray into DRM-free music. The result? “Good”, says EMI senior VP Lauren Berkowitz. In fact, sales for several artists have increased, even as their CD counterparts have gone down in price. Sales for Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon are up 272% since the launch of iTunes Plus, which was the first service to… Read More

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