• Monster Cable iFreePlay Headphones For iPod Shuffle: No Cordszomg!1

    Monster Cable, the company that charges insane amounts of money for copper wires, actually came up with a fine idea for its iFreePlay headphones, silly name notwithstanding. The ‘phones are designed for the second generation iPod shuffle and connect directly to the diminutive portable audio player. That means there’s no cords to deal with, something that joggers will no doubt… Read More

  • Second Life! Fox News! Sex! Stalking! Terrorism!

    British and Belgian police are closing in on a terrorist organization called Second Life where innocent women — and, potentially, men — could be stalked by people who are interested in sexually assaulting them and your teenagers. Murdoch’s hard hitting paper, the Times of London, has the full story. Read More

  • Pandora Shows Off Streaming Prototype, Someone Better Tell Sansa!

    Looks like Sansa’s Connect is essentially an OEM product out of Taiwan because Pandora is showing off a rebadged device to showcase its wireless streaming products. No real information on this thing, but TechCrunch got some screenshots and pictures. I wouldn’t expect Pandora to actually launch this device — it’s a proof of concept, kind of like the Music Gremlin… Read More

  • Sony Says Maybe To 80GB PS3 For U.S.

    So what, Sony will sell an 80GB PS3 in South Korea starting next month. Big deal. What about those of us in the United States of America? Well, Sony just hinted that it’s considering selling the 80GB model here and elsewhere. Apparently Sony will decide whether or not to introduce the big boy in different markets on a market-by-market basis. Hence, we still see the 20GB PS3 on sale in… Read More

  • New Mitsubishi Display Racing to Japan

    The Mitsubishi Electric Corporation is mere weeks away from releasing a new 20.1 inch wide-screen (WSXGA+) display to consumers in Japan. As of right now, the price is speculated to be somewhere around 49,800 yen, or approximately $410 USD. One of the more interesting technologies being touted in the display is its glare panel, which Mitsubishi claims makes colors more vivid. The LCD is set to… Read More

  • $100 Million Payday For Feedburner – This Deal Is Confirmed

    Rumors about Google acquiring RSS management company Feedburner from last week, started by ex-TechCrunch UK editor Sam Sethi, are accurate and are now confirmed according to a source close to the deal. Feedburner is in the closing stages of being acquired by Google for around $100 million. The deal is all cash and mostly upfront, according to our source, although the founders will be locked… Read More

  • Apple Sues Over iGasm Ads

    Lawsuits and iGasms, the stuff dreams are made of. As you’re probably aware, Apple likes to sue anybody with an “I” in front of their product’s name and Ann Summers is no exception. The British sex shop chain is hawking something called the iGasm, a device that plugs into an iPod and vibrates in sync with the beat of whatever music is playing. You can probably guess… Read More

  • Asus Launches the Asus J502 Phone


    Everyone’s favorite motherboard manufacturer, Asus, has now launched a new phone. Called the J502, this phone comes only three months after its predecessor, the J501. Some of its notable features are its 2.4” QVGA display, its 3-megapixel camera and tv-out capability. One of the cooler features included in the new J502 is SMS remote control, which allows the phone’s owner… Read More

  • AT&T Has iPhone Exclusively For Five Years, Verizon Preps 'Answer'

    The iPhone is the subject of political intrigue, international statecraft and cellphone executives hating on each other. AT&T, the sole provider of the iPhone, as if you didn’t already know, will exclusively have the phone for five years. Previous reports or rumors (boy, is that line starting to blur) had the phone pegged to AT&T through 2009. Oh, and Verizon Wireless has a… Read More

  • Blizzard Makes A Wish Come True


    Ezra creates his own world at Blizzard’s studios Normally I’d hate on Blizzard for the constant downtime that occurs when a patch is rolled out in World of Warcraft, but after reading this article, I have a newfound change of heart. 10-year-old Ezra Chatterton has a life-threatening brain tumor which gives him massive headaches and has required major surgery. The Make-A-Wish… Read More

  • PSP to Become Cellphone in UK Thanks to BT

    Sony is teaming up with BT in the UK to transform the PSP into a cellphone of sorts, letting users hop onto BT hotspots (or their own personal WANs) ’round the country and make phone and video calls. Sony is expected to release a microphone and camera in the UK “soon,” which would facilitate the PSP Phone. BT picked the PSP because of its screen and audio capabilities. How… Read More

  • Regional Cell Phone Buyouts Coming Soon?

    Will mid-sized rural carriers be on the block for sale? That’s the speculation after the $27.5 billion acquisition of Alltel Corp., the fifth largest wireless provider in the United States, by two private equity firms. Telecommunications Industry News is reporting that this buyout is giving rise to speculation that other regional mobile carriers could be bought up as well. The… Read More

  • Philadelphia Finally Getting WiFi Network

    Just heard some welcome news on NPR right now. The company setting up Philadelphia’s city-wide WiFi project has completed a 15-mile-wide test north of the city and word is that the system is ready to be deployed to all of Philadelphia. By Q3 of this year, the network should be setup so that anyone in Philadelphia city limits can acquire wireless Internet access for on the cheap. No price… Read More

  • Sony’s PSP to become a Mobile Phone


    The Sony PlayStation Portable is a good gaming system, but it could soon be a mobile phone. Just don’t plan on making calls stateside. As our sister site at Crunchgear is reporting, the PSP could become a mobile phone in the UK. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has teamed up with British Telecom to transform the PSP into a mobile communications device. Under this deal users will be… Read More

  • ClairMail to Power Stockton Mobile Banking

    California’s oldest bank operating under its original charter is also a leader in banking technology innovation. The Bank of Stockton has announced that it will work with ClairMail, Inc., a provider of 2-way mobile phone-based customer interaction. Customers of the Bank of Stockton will be able to use their mobile phones to check balances, view account history and even conduct… Read More

  • Jangl Tailors VOIP for Social Networks

    Jangl, the guys that brought you anonymous numbers, has retooled its service today. Jangl’s old service was geared toward people simply wishing to keep their phone number private. Users could give their number to Jangl and get an ID in return. Whoever had the ID could go to Jangl.com, enter their own number, and get a number to call them back on. A separate phone number was made for… Read More

  • London Calling (or anywhere else) On the Cheap

    Calling London or just about anywhere else internationally has always been pretty expensive. VoIP services, including Skype, have helped ease the pain of those massive ultra-long distance bills, but this just meant you were tethered to a computer. EQO Mobile could be the answer to affordable international long distance. This new service promises to reduce the costs of international calls by up… Read More

  • London Calling (or anywhere else) On the Cheap

    Calling London or just about anywhere else internationally has always been pretty expensive. VoIP services, including Skype, have helped ease the pain of those massive ultra-long distance bills, but this just meant you were tethered to a computer. EQO Mobile could be the answer to affordable international long distance. This new service promises to reduce the costs of international calls by up… Read More

  • Mobile Search Tool

    Have you found a mobile-friendly site that you’d like to share with others? One site that will let you find new sites is Tappity.com, a user driven Web site that lets you submit, rate and even discover Web pages that are formatted for viewing on cellular phones and PDAs. The site also offers a preview window that displays what a site will look on the mobile device. Users can create… Read More

  • Mobixie App for User-Generated Content


    Israeli developer Mobixie has introduced a new java mobile application that will provide users with access to a large library of user-generated content for games, videos, ringtones, screensavers and graphics. You can share content with friends and upload your own content to private and public storage spaces. The Moxbixie app is free, and features a PC-styled graphical interface that is… Read More

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