• Sling And Apple Teaming Up?

    It’s been a while since I posted anything about the iPhone, but it was only a matter of time before that trend would end. It seems as though Apple could be contemplating Sling’s bid to stream iTunes content to the iPhone. Sling CEO, Blake Krikorian, announced at NAB the company’s intentions to support the upcoming iPhone. I think the question for them is going to be, how are… Read More

  • Pedophile Blames Open WiFi Network For Kiddie Porn

    Sure you can pin the blame on your unsecured router when the RIAA or MPAA comes knocking at your door, but when it’s the FBI and you’re accused of having tons of child pornography, don’t think you’re getting out of this one so easily. A guy in Texas had his home raided and the police found lots of child porn on his computer. When confronted, he blamed his… Read More

  • Google Rains On StumbleUpon Parade: Launches Direct Competitor

    On the same day that the news breaks that eBay is acquiring StumbleUpon for $40ish million, Google announces that they are building strikingly similar functionality into their Toolbar. Google (along with AOL) were reportedly in the running to acquire StumbleUpon until very recently. The Google Toolbar now includes a dice icon. Click it and you’ll be taken to a new website that Google… Read More

  • Where Was Our Invite To The Sidekick ID Launch Party?

    I guess our invitation was lost in the mail. The Sidekick ID we all love to hate is getting some much needed PR from the likes of Kelly Monaco and Taryn Manning. Nothing says, “Buy Me”, like a starlets interchangeable skins. The picture alone makes me want to buy one. The launch party wasn’t at Chuck-E-Cheese, but there were some hotties. Even Jenna Jameson took some time out… Read More

  • BenQ Drops X725 Digital Camera

    BenQ dropped a new award winning digital camera that employs a 3x optical zoom, Pentax lens and a 2.5-inch LCD. The X725 also records video with the 3x optical zoom, includes a 1/2.5 inch CCD image sensor and the stainless-steel body is a mere 12.5mm. Other features include an advanced Super Shake-Free system for the jittery types like me. If you’re worried about those “high… Read More

  • Apparently, AT&T Thought The Future Would Be Like Robocop

    http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/NQNhq253PPWkUciv4 Way back in the early 1990s, AT&T put out a series of videos showcasing what its idea of a technology-filled future would be. The above video, which is part six in the series, shows two women ordering lunch from Ronny’s (the cobb salad is to DIE for), shopping for dresses with virtual mannequins, and seeing how they’d look in… Read More

  • Pac-Man World Tournament Announced


    Yeah, I totally met Pac-Man back in ’05. Fans of Inky, Blink, and miscellaneous bouncing fruit should clear their schedules from April 26th to May 9th. Microsoft just announced that a World Pac-Man Tournament will be held on Xbox Live Arcade. That’s right, you can win some prizes and show off your skills from the comfort of that used couch you found on Craigslist. Here are some of… Read More

  • DLO Jam Jacket, Now With Useful Feature

    DLO, recently acquired by Philips, announced today an updated version of its popular iPod case, the Jam Jacket. Like the old Jackets, the product is designed to protect your DAP from dings and damage by encapsulating it in a rubberized sleeve. Pretty standard stuff. As a point of innovation, however, the new Jacket features a headphone management system that allows you to spool your… Read More

  • Jabra Klipsch Stereo For Mobile Phones

    Jabra and Klipsch have teamed up to bring you a speaker dock for your mobile phone. Apparently, consumers want a speaker dock to listen to whatever it is they have crammed on their handset. Would any of you actually use this? You have the ability to hook up whatever else you feel like to the speaker system via mini-USB or AV-in, but why would anyone want to drop $150 for this? Do I really want… Read More

  • Marathon Training for Nerds


    Mmmmm… lube-y. I’ve been a runner since sophomore year in college. It was easy to take up and easy to do — just go in a straight line and don’t fall — and aside from a few years of Kenpo Karate and some bouts at the gym I did very little else in terms of real exercise. I felt happy that I could run two miles, come home, shower, and get on with my day. But I… Read More

  • BlackBerry Outage Spreads!

    Thanks, Sam! Aaron writes: Blackberrycool.com was down too. Aaron At least he got a message out before the entire network exploded! Read More

  • SEGA and Marvel Bring out the Super B Team

    When you think of a super hero who comes to mind? Batman, Spiderman, Superman, the Hulk… and, yeah, that dude with the, yeah, you know the mask and the costume! After X-Men and the aforementioned heroes, the crowded world of crime fighters is really just a bunch of dudes who like to dress up and fight equally strange villains. But if the exploits from the likes of Captain America, Thor and… Read More

  • Motorola Sales Not RIZNG

    Bad news for all you INVSTRS out there: Motorola sales are sinking and it’s not subtle. The telecom giant has posted a loss of a whopping $181 million for Q1 alone. Decreasing sales of mobile handsets contributed greatly as sales have declined 15% to only $5.4 billion. I’m really surprised Motorola didn’t see this coming. You can only keep releasing the same slimmed down… Read More

  • HD-DVD Sprints Ahead

    The war between Blu-Ray and HD-DVD is officially back on. Toshiba has announced that over 100,000 HD-DVD players have been sold in the US. Oddly enough, Toshiba’s numbers don’t include the Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive add-on, which is one of the most popular selling HD-DVD players on the market. This means that Blu-Ray is slipping behind and better start coming up with some new… Read More

  • Apple Fined Over Air Quality Violation

    Apple is no stranger to fines and lawsuits, but the latest is a bit out of left-field. Back in April of 2006, Apple’s Elk Grove facility was using their backup generator for non-emergency use. Not just for a few hours mind you, but almost a whole week. As a result, Jobs & Co. will cough up $43,200 in fines as part of a settlement between Apple and the Sacramento Metropolitan Air… Read More

  • Cellphone Ads Coming Sooner Than You Think (And Want)

    Odds are you’re already carrying the one device that advertisers have been waiting for since the industry’s inception. Your cellphone, says BusinessWeek, will become a personalized billboard of sorts, with companies big and small texting you information about their products. What’s more, since many cellphones all have some sort of GPS capability built-in, advertisers will be… Read More

  • Only 244 Copies of Vista Sold in China

    Microsoft sold a whopping 244 genuine copies of Windows Vista in China during its first two weeks of availability. (It sold some 20 million copies of the OS in its first month of availability globally.) So either no one in China uses Microsoft operating systems, or they do a whole lot of piracy over there. My guess is it’s the latter. Original Article in Japanese [Plus D via SQLSpace] Read More

  • Why Video Games Don't Cause Violence

    We very rarely cover current, non-tech events on this site, simply because they don’t often overlap with our mission to bring tech news to a broad audience. However, I’ve decided to post on the various reactions to the Virginia Tech shooting from pundits who blame violent behavior on video games. Read More

  • eBay Acquiring StumbleUpon

    High-flying startup StumbleUpon has been rumored to be in acquisition discussions since at least last November. Recently we’ve heard that talks have heated up again, with Google, AOL and eBay as potential suitors. A source with knowledge of the deal now says the company has signed a term sheet with eBay to be acquired. The price is somewhere between $40 – $75 million. (update… Read More

  • New Zune Features On May 1?

    The Microsoft Zune may see new features announced at a digital entertainment conference next month. Wooo! It seems the Zune’s director of music marketing is scheduled to discuss “exciting updates on developments in Microsoft’s new innovative device” on May 1. What exactly are these “developments” pertaining to Microsoft’s “innovative” device? Read More

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