• Zune Insider Details Accessories Inside Zune Box

    Besides the next big thing in media players featuring WiFi, your Zune, if you decide to purchase one at the slightly-higher-than-rumored $249.99 on November 14th, will also, naturally, come with a handfull of accessories. It’s all standard fare, but we thought you’d want to know. Personally, we feel that if it’s inlcuded, it’s not really an accessory, but… Read More

  • Google Reader steps it up with new version

    The Google Reader team unveiled a revamped version of their online feed reader today and no one can say it’s not a real RSS reader anymore. They even took Robert Scoble’s advice and made a demonstration video! Changes include a whole new look and feel, folder navigation, unread item counts and the ability to mark items as read or unread. There’s a “river of… Read More

  • HP Officially Announces Purchase Of Voodoo PC


    This is sort of out of nowhere for HP, but it just picked up Canadian boutique computer vendor Voodoo PC. HP made an attempt at building gaming desktops a couple years ago, but didn’t seem to put too much time or effort into that market segment and shortly dropped the venture altogether. I’ve always liked Voodoo’s systems, despite their being pretty freakin’ costly… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Live Vision, Live

    I’ve been wanting to see the Xbox 360 Live Vision out in the open, but until now I haven’t gotten a chance to check it out. From all the product pages the Live Vision looks a lot bigger than in the pictures above. If you don’t see it, it’s sitting on top of the LCD (which is a 36-inch). The resolution isn’t too bad either. You aren’t going to be blowing up… Read More

  • Zune Pre-Order At Wal-Mart

    If you want a Zune bad, and don’t want the pressure of walking over to Best Buy in November, Wal-Mart has got the answer. As of today, you can pre-order a Zune for $249.94 on the Wal-Mart website. If you read the tiny little letters you will see “Should ship on 11/14/06.” If you really want a Zune on the 14th, it might be better to just sit tight so you don’t have to… Read More

  • Philips Brings New Approach to Portable Media

    Philips is doing something it’s not normally known for – being innovative in the digital media space. Their new PMP, the PMC7230, plays back MPEGs, MP3s, and PlaysForSure Windows Media files on its 3.5-inch screen. While there’s nothing special there, it’s got a couple other unique things going for it that separates it from the crowded pack. Take, for example, its… Read More

  • Viral Video Chart

    London-based, Unruly Media recently launched Viral Video Chart “the first chart to independently monitor the popularity of videos” from the world’s most influential video-sharing sites i.e YouTube, MySpace and Google Video. They tried looking for references to videos on Yahoo AOL MSN for a while, but nothing ever made the top 25 so they stopped!? This is surprising given… Read More

  • Universal Sonic Toothbrush

    From the Why Didn’t Someone Think Of This Sooner Department comes Solutions’ Universal Sonic Toothbrush. Now you don’t have to give up your favorite Colgate or Reach or whatever conventional brush to get the cleansing and gum-stimulating benefits of sonic brushing. Just slip your current toothbrush into the AA battery-powered base, hit the button, and you’re off… Read More

  • Facebook to put viral ads in your news feeds?

    MediaWeek is reporting (but see updates below) that Facebook will soon add “sponsored stories” or banner ads to the news feed on users’ front pages. The addition of those feeds in the first place caused a big uproar around privacy concerns. The mere addition of advertisements doesn’t seem like a big deal to me – everyone knows it’s a moneymaking… Read More

  • KOYONO iPod video Cambino Case By Orbino

    KOYONO makes some nice, tech-friendly coats that lean more towards high fashion than most others. So it’s not really surprising they hooked up with the high-end leather goods craftspeople at Orbino to make the Cambino iPod video case available to its customers. Available in black and three different shades of brown, the case is made entirely by hand from quality Italian calfskin with… Read More

  • In-Wall Control Of Up To 6 iPods

    Ever have experience that problem of having six iPods at your house and you want to be able to control them all at the same time? I know, me too, it’s a bloody menace, really. Luckily, there is now a solution. In-wall speaker specialists SpeakerCraft have introduced the MODE Keypad. Essentially, it’s a wall-mounted LCD screen with a scroll-wheel, a volume knob and a few buttons. Read More

  • An aggregate review of aggregate review services

    Product review search engine Retrevo was selected to launch at DEMO yesterday and it’s pretty cool. We’ve written about competitor ViewScore here before and also launched this month is yet another similar service that just launched called Wize. All of these sites will help you find reviews of electronics and other products and each of them has a unique feature set that adds value… Read More

  • TechCrunch's Group SMS Service Round-Up


    Marshall Kirkpatrick, our weird cousin from TechCrunch who beats us up when we see him at Easter has written up a nice article detailing the selection different group SMS services that have been popping up lately. Sure, there was Dodgeball, but now you’ve got more than one choice. While he doesn’t cover all the companies offering similar services (that might well be impossible)… Read More

  • Rover Opportunity Nearing Victoria Crater

    Remember when NASA landed those two rovers on Mars a few years ago? The plan was to have them look around for a month or so to find signs of water and even life. Well, they’re still alive and kicking rolling. The rover Opportunity is nearing the Victoria Crater. This is a big deal because Victoria Crater is one of the biggest craters on Mars. It’s estimated at half a mile wide and… Read More

  • White and Nerdy

    Clearly, this is a slow news day. Top 10 Weird All Videos [Srobbin] Read More

  • iPhone, Shmy-Phone: The Rumor Roundup

    It doesn’t even exist and I’m already tired of it. Due to some creative code reading of the Apple iTunes 7.0.1 update release it has been concluded that there may or may not be an Apple-brand phone on the way. Also, there’s word of a Cingular and Apple agreement for a new phone, making Cingular the sole carrier through mid-2007. Here’s a quick recap from some of the… Read More

  • Bethesda Softworks Announces Oblivion For PS3 And PSP

    Bethesda Sotworks announced today that it will be releasing Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivions for the Playstation 3. They didn’t specify on any dates or how far along in development they are, so my guess is, it’s not going to be a launch game. It’s not so much of an issue though, since not many of us are going to have a chance to grab a console on launch day. Honestly, as powerful… Read More

  • ESPN Mobile: Game Over

    Bloops. I guess we missed this news earlier. Looks like ESPN Mobile is officially closed and if you’re a subscriber you can use your ESPN phone until the end of the year but you won’t have ESPN mobile to push around anymore. The company has signed up only tens of thousands of subscribers since it launched the service in late 2005 and began advertising early this year, with… Read More

  • Cambridge Geniuses Invent Practical Digital Scroll

    In a few years, your PDA might be the size of a typical soda straw. That’s apparently the idea behind this nifty working roll-up LCD that some smartypants at Cambridge have come up with. At less than 1mm thick, and flexible, it rolls up to about the same diameter as the cardboard from a roll of paper towels. It’s still an early prototype, and is currently only capable of… Read More

  • Zune Hi-Fi Like Dock Arrives

    Well, that didn’t take long. The same day that the Zune price-point and date were announced, Zune accessories start popping up. This is the Octavio, made by Australian company VAF Research. It looks astonishingly like the iPod Hi-Fi. How about that? The Octavio is the first accessory to bear the “Made for Zune” logo and will apparently be available in “late 2006.”… Read More

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