• HTC Touch Diamond accessories coming soon

    Just got word from Matt of Tracy and Matt’s Blog that he’s been able to grab a shot of one of the upcoming accessories for the HTC Touch Diamond. From Matt’s post… “I must say that this looks super sexy with its glossy black finish. You’ll also notice the decent looking set of headphones in that photo above which, in my mind, implies that the dock/cradle… Read More

  • How to decrypt memory with supercooled gases

    http://p.castfire.com/Xu7m0/video/11944/bbtv_2008-05-09-233345.flv While most of my gases are superheated, these guys use compressed air to freeze memory for a brief period allowing you to lift the security keys hidden in memory. This is basically a how-to for you hacker types and you also get to see a man loving a dolphin. Read More

  • Nimbuzz – VOIP/IM aimed at mobile and social networks

    Back in early 2007 Netherlands-based Nimbuzz launched a beta for its free application which supported voice, presence, and SMS. TechCrunch UK reports that Tuesday will see it aim squarely at mobile handsets and social networks, launching with Java and Symbian client software which will work across an impressive 500 handsets. This will allow users to make and receive calls across 50… Read More

  • Bootfighter Windom SP-2: Freeware OS Gundam battle

    Does that sound like a spam headline or what? But it’s exactly what this game is. A freeware mech-duel game like Virtual ON, with the mechs named after various OSes, possibly even with some reason behind each one. If you guys can figure it out, you’re a better man than I. But in any case, now instead of just comparing features, your favorite OSes can battle to the… Read More

  • Apple hearts HBO, HBO hearts Apple

    It seems like a perfect match. HBO with its commercial-free, high-quality programming (but smaller audience), and Apple with its huge audience but lacking a lot of the shows I want to be watching: John Adams, The Wire, Flight of the Conchords. It’s no surprise they’re getting busy. HBO actually already has an online distribution service, but it’s only for members and is… Read More

  • TuneUp Brings Order To Your iTunes Library (For a Fee)

    Would you pay someone to add all the correct song titles and cover art to the songs in your iTunes library? TuneUp is an iTunes plugin that aims to make cleaning up your music library as easy as drag-and-drop. The program attempts to automatically tag a user’s music library by analyzing the musical data in each file, even if a song has been previously mislabeled. TuneUp’s… Read More

  • Oh puh-lease: A treadmill bike? Get the hell outta here

    I’m going to go on record and say that this is fake. Sure, there’s a product page that appears to be selling it for $2500, Canadian, and sure, it’s got some customer reviews, but I refuse to believe it’s an actual product. It’s too dumb. Plus, watch the above video. Why can’t anyone finish a sentence without smirking and/or laughing? Anyway have fun with… Read More

  • Computers on wheels: Microsoft Auto

    These days, new cars have a truly new feature, which those in the industry call telematics. You and I would probably call it an in-dash computer, but what do we know? Right now Microsoft has Sync in Fords and competes with OnStar and Hughes Telematics in GM cars and Mercedes/Chryslers respectively. They’ve been around for a little bit and are becoming standard. What’s the next… Read More

  • Black iPhone is an urban legend

    We did a little research and found lots of phones on AT&T’s website were reporting a “Black” version. Clearly this is a shopping cart glitch and not proof-positive of a chupacabra like 3G iPhone in the wild. Read More

  • “Someone just knocked-off MiWi”, says Nintendo in a cockney accent

    The latest Wii knock-off has at least one thing going for it, its name is fun to say in a British accent (give it a try). After your done saying the name 50 times, that’s about all the fun you’re going to get out of this thing. It is made by Eittek of China, it features Wii (and N64?) like controllers, 23 WiiSportish games, and various attachments… but they all suck. Read More

  • Old 486 desktop + ingenuity = dedicated NES emulator

    Here’s something I didn’t cover in my Emulation Orientation a few weeks back, though I did mention NESticle. A couple guys have decided the most noble job for a venerable 486 is to run the venerable NES emulator full time, complete with controller ports. Find out how they did it here (good luck with doing it yourself). Of course, there are much, much easier ways to go about this. Read More

  • SK Telecom denies Virgin/Helio merger rumor, calls it "groundless"

    Last week, CrunchGear reported on a rumor that Helio and Virgin Mobile had gone to the table to discuss the possibility of a merger. SK Telecom, one of Helio’s two parent companies (the other being Earthlink), is calling shenanigans. According to a spokesperson for SK Telecom, there had not been “any sort of talks” between Helio and Virgin, saying all rumors as such were… Read More

  • Microsoft to offer limited XP to low-cost PC makers

    Microsoft has unveiled a plan under which a somewhat crippled version of XP will be made available to the makers of low-cost PCs like the Eee PC and XO laptop. I’m not sure how I feel about this; at $25 it’s practically free, but the arbitrary hardware limitations Microsoft is imposing are, I think, kind of despicable: the PC vendors that make ULPCs must limit screen sizes to… Read More

  • Red Ring of Death? Fix it yourself, void your warranty

    http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/1271373/360_three_rings_of_death_fix__real.swf I keep waiting for the day when my Xbox 360 throws me the Red Ring of Death, cringing at the thought of having to call Microsoft, wait on hold, box up my console, and wait forever for it to get returned. Even though the above video tutorial likely voids your warranty, I’d much rather fix my Xbox 360 myself… Read More

  • Human Hearing Basis for Audience’s Voice Processor

    Whether you believe in evolution or creationism, it is hard for technology to beat the natural world when it comes to design and function. Often it is best to study nature and try to emulate its wonders. That’s what Audience has been doing for its voice processor that can be found in NTT DoCoMo’s new mobile phone, Sharp SH705iII. Audience created the A1010 Voice Processor and based… Read More

  • bview mashes up Yelp, Yell and Facebook to keep businesses honest

    BView claims to be Yelp+Yell+Facebook for businesses and their customers. When I first heard that, I though “join the queue”. There are lots of startups trying to do this, many from different angles, including Welovelocal (since bought by GCap), Tipped, TrustedPlaces, Qype and even Rummble. Some are more directory based, some leverage social networks, some major on local reviews. Read More

  • BlackBerry inks deal with MS for Windows Live stuff

    I’m not sure how many BlackBerry users also use Hotmail, but the three or four of them will be happy to know that BlackBerry devices will soon support push Hotmail. Oh, and Windows Live Messenger, too. Read More

  • New Visual Search Engine Picitup Needs to Pick Up Its Game

    Visual search and image recognition is one of the holy grails of consumer Internet technologies. Picitup is jumping into the deep end of this space by announcing the launch of its public beta. Unlike Like.com (formerly Riya) which focuses on likeness, Picitup focuses on attaining matching images. This differentiation is important as it sets the company on a completely different trajectory… Read More

  • Patent: Location-based music from Sony Ericsson

    Sony Ericsson has a somewhat interesting patent in the works that would essentially allow your digital audio player to determine where you were located and then offer you up a list of downloadable tracks that have been tagged to that location. The idea is that certain music works well in certain locations, like I’d tag “Ain’t That A Kick In The Head” to all the gas… Read More

  • Boston Apple Store will open earlier than expected

    Originally thought to be opening on Friday, May 16th at 6:00, it appears that the Boylston Street Apple Store will actually be opening a day earlier on Thursday, May 15th at 6:00. Apple will be “giving away limited edition T-shirts and other surprises,” too, so you can look forward to some potentially free loot. More details at Apple.com. The store is located at 815 Boylston… Read More

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