• Macally's TunePro: For Those Of You Who Still Don't Have An iPod Speaker+Dock

    I cannot imagine the scenario where someone who wants to buy an iPod speaker+dock doesn’t already have an iPod speaker+dock, so it’s sorta weird that companies keep releasing them. Look at this TunePro one from Macally. Look familiar, I mean, aside from looking like all the other docks out there? Yeah, I thought so. In its defense, there’s a neat little LED display. Other… Read More

  • New Live.com Look & Feel, More Information On Windows Live SkyDrive

    Windows Live Director Tetuya Onoda apparently showed the above and below slides as part of a presentation yesterday to Japanese press. The slide above shows what the personalized Live.com home page may look like (compare it to the current version here). Still no sign of direct integration with Vista Gadgets (promised in early 2006), but there are are links to a number of Microsoft services… Read More

  • Canon EOS 40D Details Leaked

    The elusive and highly anticipated Canon 40D has just been leaked. The launch date and price, at least. September 2 looks to be the launch date according to the Best Buy spec sheet and it will retail for $1,599.99. The rest of the specs after the jump. Thanks for the tip, Brooks! Read More

  • Sonace Speakers Are Nearly Invisible Sorta, Kinda

    That nagging wife of yours refuses to let you install big, manly speakers in your living room? My first suggestion would be to file for divorce, but my second suggestion would be to check out these “invisible” Sonance Architectural Series speakers, specifically the Fascia Z8F. They recede into the wall and you’ll notice that there’s no grille, no visible screws, no NOTHING! Read More

  • Netflix Gets Hacked, Download 'Watch Now' Movies Now

    Netflix released the Watch Now feature at the beginning of the year and many hemmed and hawed over it. It’s a relatively neat idea and very appealing considering the fact that you can watch up to 20 movies a month if you include the three that you get in the mail and 17 hours worth of streaming video (3 DVDs per week and 8 streaming videos). That’s peachy keen, but you… Read More

  • Cooler Xbox 360s With HDMI On The Way

    Finally! Microsoft is addressing problems with broken and overheated 360s by supposedly releasing a new model soon that will feature built-in HDMI, 65nm CPUs, and quiet DVD drives. Also, heating issues that cause some 360s to break will be fixed, I’m guessing via an improved fan or something. Either way, this is a win for anyone with a 360 or planning to purchase one. No word yet on… Read More

  • AT&T Increases Fee For Using Grandfathered Plans

    Still on one of AT&T’s old school TDMA plans? AT&T wants you off and pronto. The new rate for using grandfathered plans that have been discontinued is now $9.99, a $5 increase over the old rate. Word is that AT&T is even decreasing service and coverage for these customers to lure them off of the old plans so they can start cashing in. If you want something done, just do it. Read More

  • CrunchArcade: BBC Getting in the Game, Doctor Who Title in Development

    Last week rumors began circulating that the BBC might be in the process of developing a video game based on the long running Doctor Who TV series. While the original series ran from 1963 until 1988, a new version of the sci-fi drama just concluded its third season on the BBC, and is currently running on the Sci-Fi Channel in America. This isn’t the first time the infamous Time… Read More

  • The Little Things In Apple's Designs

    Apple has really been paying attention in the design department lately. Have you noticed how the back of the iPhone resembles the new iMac? How about the iMac G5? That looked a lot like a white 5G iPod. It’s clear how Apple spreads similar design ideas throughout its product lineup, but is it done on purpose? Could be. Check out 37Signals’ point-of-view on the subject. I never… Read More

  • HTC Nike, Touch Who?

    Many of us on domestic soil are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the HTC Touch, but the rumor mill is abuzz with talks of the P5500 aka Nike. This has long been rumored to be the Touch II, but the specs put it in a class of its own. The common bond between the two may be the TouchFlo interface, but the Nike blows the Touch out of the water. An auto-sliding keyboard is the key differentiation. Read More

  • Wii Firmware Update Breaks Freeloader Disc, Nintendo Can't Be Bothered

    A firmware update for the Nintendo Wii rendered Datel’s Freeloader disc completely useless yesterday. Freeloader lets users play imported games on the GameCube and, until yesterday, the Wii. Following the update, the Freeloader… she is dead. Yup, now gamers who want to play imported GameCube titles on their Wii will have to get one of those warranty-voiding… Read More

  • Mobile Linux Evaluation Kit Released

    At this week’s LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, ACCESS CO, LTD, announced the availability of a mobile Linux evaluation kit based on the ACCESS Linux Platform. This is optimized for the Marvell PXA30x and PXA31x application processors, and allow OEMs, ODMs and mobile operators to evaluate the benefits of the platform and Linux applications for mobile… Read More

  • FiOS: Not Just for 5 People Anymore

    Om is quoting a study on Verizon FiOS in the wild and came away with a starling realization: fiber optics will probably tear cable Internet and TV a new poop hole. Although only a few places have FiOS now, when Verizon rolled it out in Massachusetts: Comcast lost 5,216 subscribers across a base of 204,160, a drop of 2.6%. RCN lost 1,813 subscribers, or 7% off its base of 25,895… Read More

  • New .Mac Web Gallery Online Already

    Check out this new Web Gallery on a chick named Emily Parker’s .Mac service. Looks decent. Nothing to write home about I suppose but the pretty Apple flare is there. There’s a bunch of kids with chickens in one photo, which is pretty amusing. I don’t know. I’m not impressed. What do you think? School Garden [.Mac] Read More

  • GoLive Text2WAP

    A couple of weeks ago we posted about GoLiveMobile’s MobiCart plug in, and now we’re looking at their Text2WAP technology. This allows users to send a text message to 23907 and get back some useful information. The service basically has you text to the number, while sending a message with “about [XXXX]” as the message (with XXXX being your query of course). You then… Read More

  • Another Ad Gets Sony In Trouble

    Again Sony finds itself in trouble for one of its advertisements. Good grief, Sony, learn your lesson already! This time, over in the ban-happy UK, an ad for the PS3 that, apparently, “glamorizes” violence or anti-social behavior was so destructive to the social fabric that the country’s Advertising Standards Authority (wow…) banned it. Gone, the ad never existed. Read More

  • Motorola Launches Mobile Linux Platform, Begs for Spare Change Near the I96 Interchange

    After viewing Moto’s line-up this year — and playing with a number of Nokias, S-Es, and the iPhone, — I feel that Moto could put a singing puppy in every RAZR2 box and I’d still be disappointed. So, it is with a jaded sigh I announce Motorola’s new Linux platform, MOTOMAGX. That’s right. MAGX. Read More

  • Third Quarter Dividends for Sprint Nextel

    Any Sprint Nextel shareholder of record at the close of business on Sept. 7, 2007, has a quarterly dividend coming. The board of directors announced that a share of Sprint Nextel Common Stock returns 2.5 cents, payable Sept. 28, 2007. According to the Baltimore Business Journal, Sprint Nextel’s second quarter earnings dropped 94% because of costs associated with the company’s… Read More

  • Celunite First to Join LiMo Foundation

    Linux mobile software developer, Celunite, has become the first mobile phone operation system provider to join the LiMo Foundation. LiMo is a nonprofit organization that lobbies to increase the adaptation of Linux within the mobile industry. Giants Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics, and Vodapone are founding members of the LiMo Foundation. The goal… Read More

  • New iMac Unboxing: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

    The folks at Ars already dropped a few bones on a glossy new iMac and boy are they happy. They even took some purdy pictures for us all to look at! I sure would be happier if this were a widescreen multi-touch iPod, but whatevs, right? Unboxing the new, brushed metal iMac [Ars] Read More

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