• Hitachi's Travelstar 7K200 is World's Fastest Notebook Hard Drive: 22 Percent Faster Than Next Best

    Hitachi’s Travelstar 7K200 hard drive is said to be the world’s fastest notebook hard drive, with a transfer speed that’s supposedly 22 percent faster than its closest competitor. The 2.5-inch drive comes in 80, 100, 120, 160 and 200GB flavors, which isn’t too shabby for a drive that size. The drive even has built-in file encryption, a feature that’s becoming more… Read More

  • Nintendo Worldwide Wii Sales So Bright You Gotta Wear Shades

    The Nintendo Wii and DS are selling so well that Nintendo isn’t even bothering to make sales predictions anymore. There’s now 5.84 million Wiis out there and 40 million DSs, numbers that Nintendo really didn’t anticipate. Sales are so strong that the company is complaining that it has to keep reassessing its sales targets. So if you didn’t believe it before, believe it… Read More

  • Bruce Sterling on Design

    BoingBoing is rocking the found content today. They found a good interview with SF superstar Bruce Sterling talking about Sci Fi and design. Watch through to about 1:30 where he starts talking about payphones, things he calls “little fortresses.” He gets kind of weird after that, but his point is clear: design has a narrative and sometimes that narrative is hostile. Good… Read More

  • SendPhotos From Mobile

    Users of SendPhotos 5, which enables users to synchronize their photo albums across multiple PCs, will soon be able to share their camera phone photos. Avanquest has announced the upcoming release of SendPhotos Mobile, which will allow users to automatically upload photos taken with a camera phone to the an “online locker,” giving the subscriber direct access to images. These can… Read More

  • Hardest Mario Level Ever, As Played By a Lying Cheater

    After we saw the Hardest Mario Level Ever we were fascinated and/or in awe. BoingBoing uncovered a walk through of the level along with three other hard levels and then uncovered that this is actually tool-assisted, which means someone basically slowed down the level to a crawl and bonked around like VV on ketamine. Feh. I moved the video under the jump because it seems to be auto-starting. Read More

  • Petit Jenga: Because Your Day Job Sucks

    It’s Friday. Being in the office sucks. We know. The weekend is almost upon us, but not until our day is done. So to kill time while your boss is off at a meeting, whip out Jenga Petit for some quick thrills. This miniaturized Jenga set costs only $4.20 and clearly offers hours of endless, block-busting fun. Each set comes with a mini-poker to push the blocks out. Don’t try using… Read More

  • Halo 3 Pre-orders Hit Four Million Mark

    Yesterday, we talked about how Halo 2 is tearing up the record-books over at Bungie. Today, it’s time for Halo 3 to have a turn in the limelight. Gamestop is reporting that between Funcoland, EB Games, and Gamestop, over four million people have pre-ordered Halo 3 for the Xbox 360. This doesn’t even include any other private game stores that are taking pre-orders, so I’d… Read More

  • iRosary: Worship the Bishop of Rome and Rock Out to Groovy Tunes

    Celebrate your love for God and music with the iRosary, a concept by Tino Dobra. The iRosary combines a rosary’s beads—here, just one bead that acts as a cord length regulator—and a crucifix with the iPod’s earbud cords. So now you can jog in the park or pump serious iron with the Good Lord watching your back. There’s also a mode that helps users learn prayers. Read More

  • Nokia N82 Makes An Appearance

    Nokia has just been getting crazier with each N-series handset they announce. Each new handset tends to have a sleeker design then the previous model as well as a higher price tag. The N82 is no exception to this. With 3G, a 5-megapixel camera, 320×240 TFT display, built-in WiFi, and Bluetooth, this phone is looking to be absolutely killer. Read More

  • Apple Hints At iTMS Video Rentals, Other Stuff

    Talk about the vaguest of vague here, but apparently Apple is interested in bringing video rentals to the iTunes Music Store sometime during 2008. The company briefly discussed the option during Thursday’s shareholder meeting but has yet to come up with anything definite. Several other important points were brought up during the meeting. Apple’s not splitting its stock, the iPhone… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Tivo Locks, Takes Key to Your HD

    , TiVo describes use of an encryption key technique that has so many possible combinations that the ability to crack it could take billions of years of number crunching. TiVo has developed technology to create a link between a host and a local hard drive using an encryption key to lock down any access by you, the user, unless the code can be correctly identified. This concept builds upon… Read More

  • Qualcomm Claims NextG Patents

    Qualcomm is laying claims for more than 1,000 essential patents, reports mocoNews. These include patents for OFDM, OFDMA (OFDM Access), and MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) technologies, and this means that the next generation of mobile technology could be controlled by Qualcomm, with the company demanding royalties on whichever of these technologies is used. One exception said Bill… Read More

  • China to Cut Mobile Charges

    TeleCom Asia is reporting that China’s Ministry of Information Industry (MII) has said on its official Web site that China should implement one-way charging in an all-round way, while cutting down general charges for telecom services. MII will also reduce the domestic roaming charges by lowering the ceiling price, which has yet to be defined. The ministry is further urging telcom… Read More

  • 46 Million Mobile Video Users By 2010

    California based market research and consulting firm Infonetics Research predicts that the number of mobile video subscribers will jump to 46 million by 2010. Their latest report, Mobile Video Devices, Services, and Subscribers shows that service provider revenue from mobile video services jumped 317 percent to almost $200 million worldwide from 2005 to 2006. That number is expected to triple… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Mmm Food Edition

    NYC Taxis To Go High-Tech
    Pacemaker Pocket DJ Better Be Real ‘Cause I Needs to Mix
    Fabricate Tasty Objects Out Of Sugar
    Stupid Roomba Tricks
    Simpsonsizing The Xbox 360
    Details On The Simpsons Video Game Read More

  • Helio Ocean Now Available

    Just a quick heads-up: The Helio Ocean became available for purchase as of midnight EST. Those wishing to purchase the new device right this instant, visit Helio.com or call 1-888-88-HELIO. If, however, you can wait until later in the day, it’ll be available through Helio retail stores. And next week it’ll spread to GameStop and EB Games locations. Read More

  • TechCrunch20 Conference: Caterina Fake, MC Hammer & Rajeev Motwani Join Expert Panel

    I’m excited to announce the next three experts for the TechCrunch20 Conference in San Francisco this September. Caterina Fake, MC Hammer and Rajeev Motwani join the previously announced experts. The full Panel of Experts is here, and we will continue to announce new experts every week or so.. The Panel of Experts will assist us in selecting the twenty startups to launch at the conference… Read More

  • iPods Hate Old People

    Electronics put off electromagnetic radiation. I know, I know. It’s a shocker, who knew? Actually I guess anyone with an EMF Meter and some electronics. Hell you could use the EMF Meter to measure the flux density OF the EMF Meter. What is perhaps slightly disturbing is that these electromagnetic frequencies can interact with their surroundings — although even human beings radiate… Read More

  • Slide Reveals Big Stats; Look Out For Newcomer Flektor

    The news earlier this week that MySpace is acquiring Photobucket for up to $300 million highlights the importance of the widget space in general, and photo/video sharing widgets in particular. Competitors like Slide and RockYou allow users to create photo slide shows with various effects and transitions, and then embed those slide shows onto MySpace pages and other profiles. These services… Read More

  • AT&T Adds Multimedia Updates for the 8525

    AT&T thinks your smartphone needs more functionality, so it’s published an update to the popular 8525 that grants many multimedia features for free. Users now have access to XM Satellite Radio Mobile, push to talk, and Sex and the City. Truly an important download. All new 8525’s will have the update pre-loaded. What’s more, a free Windows Mobile 6 upgrade will be… Read More

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