• Spore Not Delayed, Still On Track for Spring 2008

    It was all just a big misunderstanding, that’s all. Yesterday’s news suggesting that Will Wright’s Spore had been axed was the product of “misinformation.” An EA rep phoned Next Gen to dash the rumor, saying that the game is still currently scheduled to come out during the early part of the 2009 fiscal year, which starts in April 2008. So, Spring ’08 then. Read More

  • Pleo Now Available For US Pre-order

    Everyone’s favorite animatronic dinosaur is now one step closer to invading our shores. Pleo’s manufacturer UGOBE is taking pre-orders for the dinosaur and the price isn’t cheap. After earlier reports that Pleo would cost somewhere between $250 and $300, UGOBE has pulled a Nintendo and decided to charge $350 for the lil’ guy. Talk about highway robbery. Don’t get… Read More

  • The Pirate Bay Launches Image Hosting

    Us pirates know that The Pirate Bay team has been working on several new projects, with one of them becoming a competitor to YouTube. For now though, we’ve been blessed with BayImg, a unique image hosting service from TPB. Unlike sites like Photobucket and Imageshack, who will delete your photos if deemed “unfit”, BayImg lets you upload any image, uncensored, in over 100+… Read More

  • Creative Zen Stone Plus: 2GB iPod Shuffle Wannabe

    Good for Creative, coming out an update to its Zen Stone DAP not even two months after its initial announcement. The update, which adds a small OLED screen and doubles the storage capacity to 2GB, has been christened the Zen Stone Plus. Other goodies include a built-in FM tuner and voice recorder. Fun for everyone! Too bad it’s not listed as coming out over here. I’m sure… Read More

  • Namco Bandai Snags Idols

    Namco Bandai has inked a deal with FremantleMedia to bring the latter’s Idols TV format to Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific in the form of mobile games. “Idols is one of the biggest television formats in the world, with millions of fans who will soon be able to interact with their favourite show anytime they want,” said Masaji Okubo, managing director of Namco… Read More

  • 3 to Launch BREW Headsets

    3 will launch headsets based on Qualcomm’s BREW solution. The deal will enable 3 to offer feature-rich applications and exploit over-the-air downloading capabilities. “Using BREW, we can embed applications on the handset to deliver a single integrated user experience, which in turn will encourage take-up of our services,” said Frank Meehan, Hutchison Whampoa’s… Read More

  • USA Today Goes Mobile

    It’s hard to resist a joke about USA Today‘s bite-sized news becoming byte-sized, but I will anyway. USA Today, the nation’s top-selling newspaper, is combining print news, text messaging, mobile advertising and mobile search. Users signing up to USA Today‘s text alerts for news, sports, gossip, etc. will receive real-time updates and a sponsored interactive ad. Short… Read More

  • Chrysler Donates 3,000 Cell Phones to Charity

    Auto manufacturer DaimlerChrysler is donating the proceeds from the sale of 3,000 cell phones to The Lighthouse, a local Michigan charity. The Wireless Service, based in Oakland County, Mich., recycles cell phones on behalf of assistance programs and functions as an intermediary between corporate and charitable clients. They are handling the DaimlerChrysler phones. More than 135 million… Read More

  • CTIA Seeks Presidential Veto of Wireless Chip Import Ban

    Citing public interest, the International Association for the Wireless Telecommunications Industry (CTIA – The Wireless Association) has sent a letter to President Bush asking him to veto the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (ITC) recent decision to ban the importation of certain Qualcomm chips and chipsets. In the letter, CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent argued the ban… Read More

  • Hudson Entertainment and Good Hands Records Bring Music to the People’s Cell Phones

    Hip Hop has been a popular choice for ringtones and ringbacks, and it has been a leading genre of full-length downloads of songs and even videos. And now a new player is on the block, as Hudson Entertainment has announced an exclusive deal with Good Hands Records, which will include recent and upcoming releases from the indie hip hop label including Killa Priest’s new album The Offering… Read More

  • Javaground Introduces BREW to J2ME Converter

    Conversion seems to be the rage at this week’s BREW 2007 Conference in San Diego. We reported yesterday that Innaworks had developed a BREW to J2ME converter, and today we’re getting word that Javaground, a solution provider for mobile content development, has also announced that the Javaground Solution, an automated development and porting solution with ports Java apps to C/C++. Read More

  • Jenga Coming to I-play

    The classic wooden brick stacking game might seem an odd choice for a mobile game, but early next year we’ll get to see how it translates to the third screen. I-play announced at this week’s Licensing Show in New York that it has secured the rights to bring Jenga to the mobile platform worldwide sometime in the first half of 2008. “Jenga’s universal appeal and… Read More

  • SEVEN to Introduce Mobile E-Mail To Enterprise Customers

    This week SEVEN, a provider of push e-mail software, and UFIDA, one of the largest independent software providers in China, announced a new partnership that will provide UFIDA Umail to more than half a million enterprise customers in China. Under this deal SEVEN will become the market leader for push e-mail services in the Chinese market. Umail allows UFIDA Mobile customers to have access to… Read More

  • Personalize Your Ownskin

    It seems like everyone wants to be an individual, or at least and individual that goes along with the crowd. To this end OwnSkin is a new user-generated mobile theme community that lets people personalize their mobile handsets. In additional the usual stuff, there are plenty of wall papers, themes and other goodies that you can download and install. From the look of it a lot of the content… Read More

  • Yeigo Goes Mobile 6.0

    We’re getting word that Yeigo, the VoIP and IM service for mobile handsets, is now supported on Windows Mobile 6.0. The software app has been available for Windows 5.0 since February, and now the mobile VoIP solution is up and ready to go for Windows Mobile 6.0. The team offers some insight on the Yeigo Blog. Read More

  • VeohTV Promises a Different TV Experience Online

    Joost may be getting a lot of attention lately, but it’s surely not the only new player in the TV-on-the-web game. Veoh claims that, while Joost embraces the old-school channel style of cable TV, their VeohTV service takes it a step further with DVR-like capabilities. VeohTV lets you watch any video on the web, not just channels of pre-selected content, and allows you to record what… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Kong Edition

    The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
    When Godzilla Needs A Margarita…
    Blackberry: Fin!
    All The Super Mario 64 Death You Can Handle
    Pimp My Guitar Case Read More

  • German Twitter Clone Dukudu For Sale On eBay

    German Twitter clone Dukudu is listed for sale on eBay. The project is said to have cost its developers €25000. Despite a relatively low Alexa score, Dukudu ranks at a respectable 2,608 in Germany. At the time of writing the auction has 28 bids with a top bid of €9000 (it was about 1/3 less yesterday). The developers claim in the auction listing that Dukudu is more than a simple Twitter… Read More

  • Skitch Image Editing/Sharing Tool: A Perfect Blend Of Desktop and Online Application

    Most bloggers, and lots of others, spend a lot of time manipulating images for posts, sharing, etc. Personally, I use Photoshop, which is way more horsepower than I need since I generally just grab, mashup and resize images. But it still works far better, and far faster, than any of the online image editing tools we’ve reviewed. Today I tested a new desktop application, called Skitch… Read More

  • Simple Spark: A Catalog Of Web Applications

    New York based Simple Spark aims to make finding web applications easy through an extensive catalog of online application sites. Over 3000 web applications are tracked and categorized with screenshots, icons, feeds, reviews and concise summaries. Applications are indexed in over 70 categories including Spreadsheets, Workspace & Wikis, Education, Fashion, Green Living and Family &… Read More

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