• VOIP – The Details Kill The Fun

    A bunch of VOIP services have launched to help people make cheaper calls from normal phones. None of them are compelling for the mass market. VOIP is great when you initiate calls from VOIP phones or software (Skype, Vonage, etc.). These VOIP networks can call other VOIP phones, or patch into the normal telephone networks to make relatively inexpensive calls. Vonage long ago replaced my… Read More

  • LG's Sleek C1 Tablet PC


    LG’s quickly becoming one of the “designer” labels, well, everything, seeing as they make phones, refrigerators, laptops and various electronics. This LG C1 Tablet PC continues their trend, with the glossy black cover, Samsung LCD TV-like screen, and white keyboard. All very good, but what about the features? It’s got an Intel Core Duo processor, nVidia graphics, and a… Read More

  • LG's Cutesy DAP

    This DAP from LG has a built-in AM/FM tuner and can play MP3, WMA, OGG, WAV and ASF formats. It includes a rechargable lithium-ion battery that can drive up to 20 hours of audio. The display provides limited information on the side of the player. It is available in black, violet, gold and blue and comes in 256MB, 512MB and 1GB. There is also a cool little function that allows the equilizer to… Read More

  • iCarta Stereo Dock

    Well, here’s an iPod accessory that’s at least somewhat unique. The iCarta is a stereo docking system for using your iPod in the bathroom. You may be laughing, but this may be a good one for people who spend lots of time in the bathroom–like the ladies. I’m sure it can get quite boring doing makeup, getting dressed, blow-drying and flat-ironing your hair. It seems … Read More

  • Xbox 360 Goes Black?

    This black Xbox 360 was seen floating around on Gamespot. There’s no confirmation if it’s actually in, or going to be in, production, but if my eyes don’t deceive me, Best Buy is saying they’re going to have a black Xbox 360s. Either that or someone has made quite a little error. It could just be that Microsoft has something planned for Xbox 360 before Christmas… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Sweatin' to the Gadgets Edition

    These stories are really neat: Micro Mosquito
    Imation Flash Wristbands Make You Look Like Lance Nerdstrong
    Bay Area Fitness Center Gets Fat Kids To Exercise With Games
    Verizon’s KRZR Drop Imminent
    D&D Themed Messenger Bag Probably Doesn’t Suck
    Name that Squid: Do Better than Crunchface Read More

  • Dapper puts weather.com (and Matisyahu) on your calendar

    Since we profiled Israeli startup Dapper, the controversial and very intriguing service has added about 2,000 new data sources that anyone can mix and mash from sites around the web. That’s been done in one month. The company calls itself a way to “create an API for any website,” though others call it a fancy screen scraper. Whether it’s a legitimate business or… Read More

  • TrustedPlaces is a rewarding experience.

    TrustedPlaces is a “word of mouth” social network where people can review, rate and recommend places they know for their friends or just use the site to (re)search places for their own benefit. TrustedPlaces is a project that Walid Al Saqqaf and Sokratis Papafloratos have been passionately working on since the beginning of the year with consultancy help from Peter Nixey. Read More

  • HP's Chair, Dunn, Replaced Like an Ink Cartridge

    The embattled chair of Hewlett-Packard’s board of directors, Patricia Dunn, has stepped down and has been replaced with CEO Mark Hurd. Dunn had planned on staying in the position until early 2007, but with the growing controversy over the tactics she employed to find a leak in the board, quitting time was called a bit early. The controversy all started weeks ago, when it was discovered… Read More

  • Geek Dinner tonight

    Ian Forrester from BBC BackStage is holding a VERY last minute Geek Dinner tonight.   “If your in London today and would love to meet up for Dinner with Howard Rheingold of the SmartMobs and Virtual Community fame please email on mobileian at cubicgarden dot com or text me on 07870554816. This is very last minute and we are going to have a meal rather than the usual geekdinner. So… Read More

  • More Details on Yahoo Hack Day

    I just got back from a lunchtime briefing at Yahoo about their open Hack Day next Friday, September 29.

    The basics: Yahoo Hack Day is a roughly 24 hour event beginning on Friday, September 29. This is open to any developer who wants to participate, although there is only room for 500 total hackers and 100 total projects (request an invitation on the Hack Day site). People attending Hack day… Read More

  • Zune Video

    The boys over at Gear Live attended a Zune event last night and managed to score some Zune porn. Their hands-on showcases the Zune interface rather nicely. I’m actually a little more interested in the device after seeing the interface in action. That brown case is rather hideous though. Anyway, you can check out the full video over at Gear Live. Read More

  • Blackberry Pearl Making It's Way to Cingular

    . The coveted BlackBerry is going to be distributed early next year via Cingular, according to a press luncheon the wireless giant held today. It will retain the same feature set the current T-Mobile version does, but Cingular will be adding Push To Talk (PTT) functionality. Personally, we find PTT rather annoying, but, like Ben Affleck, it has it’s fans and we can’t figure it out. Read More

  • New and Improved Rega 3 Turntable

    Remember that feeling you used to get when you put on a vinyl? The initial touch of the needle on the record, that warm fuzzy sound reaching your ears and that smooth hiss in the background? You’re not alone. The Rega 3 turntable is known for its great tonearm and presentation. Not only do you get a bunch of new colors to choose from, but Rega 3 also packs a higher quality synchronous… Read More

  • Logitech Set to Launch New Bluetooth Headphones for iPod

    Logitech is here to help you with your non-Bluetooth-enabled iPod woes with these new Free Pulse headphones that just cleared FCC approval. The Bluetooth-enabled headgear comes with an adapter for your 4th gen or 5th gen iPod, your Nano, or your Mini, and allows you to look like even more of a nerd than you do with your Bluetooth phone earpiece thing. That’s right, I said it. No pricing… Read More

  • MTV Acquires Harmonix Music Systems

    MTV, on a goal to buy out music-oriented games, has recently acquired Hamonix Music Systems. Harmonix Music Systems is known for its hit game Guiar Hero , and if you haven’t played it yet, you should. The buyout was for a massive $175 millions dollars- in cash. MTV wants to expand musical gaming onto its website, virtual worlds, and its coming mobile services. It seems MTV is slowly… Read More

  • D&D Themed Messenger Bag Probably Doesn't Suck

    us geeks. It’s called the Bag of Holding, and it’s logo has a 20-sided die. That’s a D&D reference, a Bag of Holding being a magical bag that can hold more inside than physically possible, via magic. For example, you could hide an entire suit of +3 Chain Mail in a purse-sized bag, and not suffer any penalties to your Encumbrance score. Now, we could be like every other… Read More

  • 1,100 Missing Gov't Laptops

    I’m not sure if this is a case of “IT department losing stuff” or “someone ganking government laptops” but it looks like the Department of Commerce has lost 1,100 laptops since 2001, with 250 from the Census Bureau alone. These laptops contained sensitive information including names and Social Security numbers. While we all know what happened – Joe Blow took… Read More

  • Verizon's KRZR Drop Imminent

    Your RAZR is about to (officially) suck. The over-produced, now-tacky cellphone icon is so everywhere, it now has about as much “cool” attached to it as tickets to a K-Fed concert. Fortunately, it’s about to be replaced by the new Motorola KRZR (Crazer), the follow up to the RAZR (Razor). It appears that Verizon Wireless will be the first camp to bring the long-rumored KRZR… Read More

  • Mac Gets Mobile Love

    Nova Media has released a new 3G super modem called the Globesurfer ICON. It supports GPRS, EDGE and HSDPA wireless options. The modem works through USB and is powered by the bus. It comes preloaded with connection settings for 300 carriers out of the box. The Globesurfer ICON is available now for $432.

    Macs get globetrotting ‘super 3G’ modem [Reg Hardware] Read More