• Belkin Cushtop


    A few months back I reviewed a little product called the Lapinator. It was a simple product made from 3M Thinsulate. The premise was simple, when using your laptop, the Lapinator was positioned between yourself and your machine. In addition to providing cushioning, it prevented your crotch from erupting into flames under the heat of your laptop. Read More

  • 89% Of America Wants To Ban Texting While Driving


    TEXTING + DRIVING = DEAD MOOSE Driving while talking on your cellphone may have risks involved, but it’s still possible to do it safely via one way or another. However, when it comes to texting and driving, that’s just a bad mix no matter how you look at it. My roommate texts and drives all the time, even when he’s doing 80MPH down the BQE. It kind of freaks me out and I… Read More

  • SF Chronicle Trims Business Section; The Best Are Gone

    We all knew big layoffs were coming at the San Francisco Chronicle, but I had hoped that they’d try to keep at least one of the business/tech writers that is responsible for my occasional purchase of a copy of the paper. No luck. The paper that is losing $1 million per week could fire every journalist it has on staff and still not break even. But that hasn’t stopped them from trying. Read More

  • Stupid Babies: Playskool And Creative Team Up

    Hasbro’s Playskool probably isn’t as “dope” as it was back in the 1990s, but it can still kick out the jams thanks to a new deal with Creative. What does this new deal entail? I’ll let you take a guess. It’s either an MP3 player geared towards toddlers or it’s a flaming motorcycle with the words “EAT MY HELLFIRE” painted on the side. Give up? Read More

  • Drunk Drivers Perceived As Dangerous As Text Drivers

    Are you one of the millions of drivers who can’t wait to send a text message? A survey released today by Pinger, Inc. and conducted by Harris Interactive finds that 91% of American adults think sending text messages or mobile emails while driving is as dangerous as driving after a few drinks. State Legislators across the nation are looking at laws to combat this scourge of the… Read More

  • MP3s In Your Shower: Finally, A Sensible Invention

    I love solutions to problems that don’t really exist, like, say, wanting my shower head to control my MP3s. Until now that was an impossible dream, like the Cubs wining the Series (or even a pennant) or like John losing weight. Impossible dreams, you know? Lo! the shower head with built-in MP3 player. Not only does it control the flow of your water, crucial to taking a shower, but it… Read More

  • Alcatel Unveils Cellphone On The Cheap

    Not every consumer is looking for the latest, greatest iphone out there. That’s why when carriers still give people basic options as far as hardware-selection goes, it’s always a win. I mean, who doesn’t like choice? Those on a budget and living across the pond should peep Alcatel’s new £15 cellphone, the OT-E201. It has a 65k color screen, dual-band GSM, and most… Read More

  • Microsoft Gets Company's Code Certificate Pulled

    Better watch out fellow coders. Make a useful utility for Windows and Microsoft might jump all over your ass for it. LinchpinLabs, an Australia-based company, released the Atsiv utility July 20th for free. It allows users circumvent a feature of the 64-bit version of Vista that allows only digitally-signed code to be loaded into the OS kernal. In short, you can’t go messing with… Read More

  • Sidekick Shuriken Slides By FCC

    The Danger Shuriken aka Sidekick LX aka Sidekick 4 has popped up on the FCC site and I’m just as disappointed as everyone else about the details. Based on model number, PV250 (SK3=PV200, SKiD=PV150), we know it’s the next incarnation in the family, but it lacks 3G support, which sort of makes sense because T-Mobile hasn’t pulled their head out of their ass long enough to… Read More

  • Sony BMG's First iPod Game: Musika

    Hah, every time Sony releases something iPod-related it reminds that it really dropped the ball as it relates to digital music. Today’s “poor Sony” moment comes to us in the form of an iPod visualizier/game called Musika, the first such app from Sony BMG for the iPod. Designed by the same guy who brought us PaRappa The Rapper, Musika is part visualizer. part game. I have no… Read More

  • Meetro And AOL Quietly Developing New Forum Products

    Only very long time readers will remember our coverage of proximity-based instant messaging service Meetro back in 2005. Meetro is an instant messaging client for Windows and Mac that shows you other users (and their picture) that are physically close to you. Want to make friends with someone sitting near you in a cafe, or who lives in the same, apartment building? Meetro can help you do… Read More

  • Microsoft Confirms Xbox 360 Price Cut: Premium Now $50 Cheaper

    Microsoft has cut the price of the Xbox 360, ending months of idle speculation. The Premium SKU’s price drops by $50 to $350, the Core by $20 to $280 and the Elite by $30 to $450. All price cuts go into effect tomorrow, August 8. Read More

  • Will Vodafone Keep Verizon Wireless?

    The will it or won’t it question of the week is whether mobile phone giant Vodafone Group will sell off its stake in Verizon Wireless. Reuters is reporting that it seems unlikely that Vodafone will part with it stake, quoting a source as saying that “Vodafone has decided to hang onto Verizon Wireless for now.” The key words are “for now,” and it is possible that… Read More

  • Bush Administration Upholds 3G Ban, Qualcomm to Appeal

    The Bush administration had declined to overrule the ITC decision to ban imports of new phones containing QUALCOMM chips following the commission’s decision in favor of Broadcomm in its patent infringement case. In response QUALCOMM today announced that it will appeal and renew its request for a stay of the International Trade Commission ban, maintaining that none of Broadcom’s… Read More

  • One-Click Photo Upload From PeerMe

    Today we’re hearing about PeerMe’s One-Click Photo Upload tool. This is a newly launched Java app allows users to transfer pictures taken on their handsets directly to their Facebook pages, or for one-click blogging integrated with Twitter. Any other photo or blog site can also integrate PeerMe’s APIs and offer users the same type of ease of use functionality too. “We… Read More

  • Juniper Forecasts Mobile Broadband Users to Pass One Billion by 2012

    Within just five years there could be a full one billion people using mobile broadband worldwide according to a new study by Juniper Research. This new report adds that HSPA (High-Speed Packet Access) will dominate mobile broadband deployments over the next five years, and globally nearly one in three mobile users will be using a mobile broadband headset, with most of the demand from North… Read More

  • Let’s Play Global Thermonuclear War… or What Happens After

    This end of the world is here! At least in the new mobile handset game Shadow Zone, which chronicles life the day after the big one falls. In this new mobile game from Ojom GmbH players have to collect rare artifacts, battle mutated creatures and traverse the ominous forbidden zone to reach the epicenter. Only here in the Shelter players can stop a fate worse than the… Read More

  • Digital Chocolate Rolls out D Choc Café Series

    This week Digital Chocolate announced the launch of their D Choc Café Series of casual games, and are currently available for AT&T, T-Mobile and 3, and in the coming weeks will be released for Alltel, Nokia (including the N-Game platform), O2, Orange, Telefonica, SFR, Sony Ericsson, Sprint, Telecom New Zealand, Telstra, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone. The first five games available in the D… Read More

  • March of the Penguins: First Linux Handsets Coming in 2008

    The penguin is on the march to mobile. Specifically the Linux penguin. The LiMo Foundation this week announced that the first handsets using the Linux-based platform will likely appear during the first half of next year. This collaborative project announced on Monday five new core members and seven associate members to the organization. The new core members include Aplix, Celunite, LG… Read More

  • Disney Mobile Gets Two New Handsets

    Mouse House mobile users have two new handsets. Samsung has just unveiled two new mobile phones for use with the Disney Mobile MVNO series. As with other Disney Mobile handsets the DM-S105 and DM-S110 are geared at the tween and teen markets, and include a built-in VGA camera and 128×160 LCD screen. The new phones are compatible with Disney’s Family Center services including… Read More

Recent Funding Data by CrunchBase profile

All recent fundings