• Rimax Mystic PMP + VOIP Chimera


    We know, there’s nothing worse than laying awake at night, unable to sleep do to nagging questions you can’t resolve. No, not the “Lohan used to be so cute, WTF happened!?” one, but the “What if my PMP also featured VOIP?” Rimax answers your nighttime prayers with the new Mystic MP4, MP3 and VOIP phone. With a 1.5-inch screen and up to 2GB memory, this… Read More

  • Apple's New iPod: Touch Bezel, Not Touchscreen?

    Let’s make it three Apple rumors in a row. The single most iconic part of the iPod, apart from its original white color scheme, is of course the clickwheel. The juxtaposition of the circular clickwheel below the squarish screen adds attractive dimensions to the simple device and is without a doubt partially responsible for the iPod’s success. But it would appear as if Apple is about… Read More

  • eBuddy Announces 5 Million Euros from Lowland Capital

    Web IM service eBuddy announced its first round of funding today, taking 5 Million Euros (about $6.25 million USD) from Lowland Capital Partners. Both eBuddy (formerly known as e-Messenger) and its funders are from the Netherlands. The company says it has 35 million users worldwide including 4 million mobile users. Founded in 2003, they say they are now adding more than a million and a… Read More

  • Apple Hides 802.11n in New MacBook Pros

    Apple seems to like the not-yet-official 802.11n WiFi standard, as its secretly packing it into both the latest iMac and now the spankin’ new Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro. Not that you can use the fancy new hardware, though, as OSX doesn’t recognize it as anything but a standard 802.11g card. We’re pretty sure that as soon as it becomes an IEEE standard protocol, that will… Read More

  • Rumor: Apple May Release 8-Core Mac

    It’s only been a couple months since Apple released the Mac Pro, which features two 2.66GHz dual-core Intel Xeon “Woodcrest” processors, but now rumors are floating around that Apple is preparing to release a new computer that will feature a total of eight cores. If the new eight-core Mac does release, it will probably feature two of Intel’s quad-core Xeon… Read More

  • Axxen's Egg-Like Speakers

    Axxen’s digital audio player speakers feature compatibility with any DAP (hooray for non-iPod users), an SD slot and a USB port, allowing connectivity to a PC or Mac. The design is pretty innovative, the two little speakers connect to each other to form one futuristic-looking egg. In the center of the egg you will find a control center with the normal pause/play/fast-forward/rewind buttons. Read More

  • Samsung to Dump WinMo, Symbian, Linux in Favor of Home Brew Smartphone OS!?

    OK, we’re taking this with a grain of salt, but just a little tiny one. Our little birdie, who is in the know on smartphone OSes, sent us a tip concerning the idea that Samsung, the company responsible for many of the feature-rich yet slim phones across the country, is working on something totally new and totally awesome. So says the source, who goes on to assert that Samsung will be… Read More

  • Miglia Wants Your Mac To Be A DVR

    Miglia, makers of the wireless VoIp solution for Macs, has come out with another Mac device. And this one is pretty dern cool. The TVDuo turns your Mac into a fully-functioning DVR. It contains two tuners and is compatible with the DVB-T standard. Pricing has yet to be announced, but I’d expect it to be affordable and worth it. This could really come in handy when Apple announces those… Read More

  • O'Neill H3 Campack Is The Coolest Backpack

    Hardcore snowboarders are much cooler than you. Get over it. They stomp you in every conceivable way. Now, they have one more tool. The H3 Campack from O’Neill is everything you need to be plugged in while on the slopes. This backpack has controls on it that can be plugged into your DV cam, iPod and Bluetooth phone. Mmmmm….talking on the phone while snowboarding. That’s not… Read More

  • HookUp for iPod: More is Less is More

    As the rest of the portable music world heads down the path of device convergence (iPods becoming iPhones, cellphones becoming musicphones), Lenntek is taking a different route. Using the apparent philosophy that people actually want to carry more gear instead of less gear, it has introduced HookUp for iPod. We’re guessing this Bluetooth device is for those with musicphone envy. HookUp is… Read More

  • From the Vaults of Stupid: Bulletproof Textbooks


    An Oklahoma man has devised a scheme for protecting kids from violence in schools: bulletproof textbooks. Bill Crozier has discovered that a normal textbook can deflect a bullet from a pistol, but when facing an assault rifle, ehhh not so much. To remedy this problem, Crozier has proposed kevlar book covers to prevent the assault rifle fire from piercing the textbooks. Now I’m not… Read More

  • iSoap

    Now this is something I’ve never experienced, or even heard of, until now (soap?). One of The Consumerist’s readers, Sean, ordered an iPod from smalldog.com, and instead of finding an iPod in the middle of Apple’s big iPod box, he found two bars of Irish Spring soap, and a some Kirkwood batteries. I know what you’re thinking, “Soap doesn’t need… Read More

  • Mission Impossible: III To Be Available on MiniSD

    Nokia announced today that Mission Impossible: III will be released on miniSD in addition to the regular DVD treatment. Apparently, you can fit an entire movie on a 512MB card. The ambition is to allow users to watch miniSD movies on their phones. Right now, the movie is only available in Europe, but this might actually takeoff. I know it’s a long shot, and people aren’t really… Read More

  • The Waiting Guide: Camping Out For PS3 And Wii

    November is on the horizon, and for gamers that should means one thing: Next gen gaming from Sony and Nintendo is nearly here. This year, it’s going to take a lot more than driving up to your favorite video game retailer early on the day to get either of these consoles. Unless you were lucky enough to get a preorder for either consoles, you’re going to have to join groups of… Read More

  • Vox Lifts Off and You'll Love It

    Six Apart announced last night the launch of its newest social networking site, Vox (Vox announcement here). The company that owns LiveJournal, Moveable Type and Typepad has done a lot of things right with this new site. The benefits of having waited for consumer desire to mature before launching a social networking site are clear in Vox. The service developed a reputation among some… Read More

  • LG AX490 FastTap Phone Quick Look

    Here’s a quick video of the LG AX490 FastTap phone in action. It will be available from Alltel Wireless in the US. Read More

  • 2004 Video Clip: Early Digg Demo By Kevin Rose

    Kevin Rose introduced Digg to the world in a December 2004 episode of The Screen Savers (Kevin was a host of the show). The video clip, now safely archived at YouTube, is embedded below. Kevin discusses Slashdot to start the clip, saying its a great site, but he also says that the fact that editors control what’s on the home page of Slashdot “takes the power away from the… Read More

  • Tower of Babel Translator

    The Tower of Babel translator is a prototype translation device that functions in a completely different fashion from existing translators. Rather than having users punch in words on a keypad and then get back a computery sounding voice, the Tower of Babel works by hooking electrodes to the users face. The electrode are able to monitor facial expressions and then issue translations when it… Read More

  • Zillow Real Estate Data Coming to a Site Near You

    Real estate search company Zillow has opened two APIs to allow other sites to utilize its data on homes around the US. The company made news last month when Yahoo! became one of the earliest users of the pre-launch API on its real estate site. There were more than 30 pre-launch users of the API in total, also including Prudential Northern California and Nevada, ZipRealty and Redfin. In… Read More

  • Sony NW-E003 MP3 Review

    has a review of the new Sony NW-E003 MP3 solid state player where it manages to score relatively high marks while simultaneously getting knocked for being openly gay (because it’s pink). Colbert-esque rants aside, this quick video review might provide some valuable insights for those of you who might have been on the fence with deciding to purchase this player. It finds that the… Read More

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