• ATI Radeon X1950 XTX Looms

    On September 14, ATI will set loose its new flagship card. The Radeon X1950 XTX can purportedly outperform its nearest competitor, the GeForce 7950 GX2, in “extreme high definition” resolutions using only half the processors. It can be run individually, or paired with another x1950 XTX in Crossfire mode to deliver even more performance. From what I gather, the X1950 XTX uses… Read More

  • FreshBooks pushes the envelope in online billing

    There’s a number of lightweight online invoicing services available, but one Toronto’s FreshBooks is seeking to differentiate itself with some interesting integration with other services. FreshBooks, formed in 2004 and formerly called 2ndSite, today began allowing users to automatically send invoices to customers by US Postal Mail. Customers who have said they prefer not to use… Read More

  • Penagain?

    Pacific Writing Instruments has tackled a subject that could affect students everywhere. The Escondido based company sat down and reevaluated the design of traditional writing utensils and developed a new model that they call the Penagain. The Penagain is designed to eliminate the hand tension associated with penmanship. If the resulting product actually works, the design could save millions… Read More

  • Creative Zen Vision W Unveiled


    Popular Mechanics, the first place any gadget hound turns to to get their news, just unveiled the Creative Zen Vision W. It’s got a huge 4.3-inch widescreen (that’s what the W stands for) display, up to 60GB of storage, DivX playback and CompactFlash expansion slot for sticking in your photos. If you ignore the screen on the front, the body itself does seem pretty similar to the… Read More

  • Blackberry 8707 in the Wild


    Not much context or detail to go with this photo, but it looks like a guy went to Japan and was able to use his Blackberry 8707 there too. Have a look, BlackBerry fans. StapleDesign Read More

  • UBiQUiO 501 PoCkEt Pc PhOnE

    Remember the UBiQUiO 501 smart phone from Tech Faith Wireless? Yea the smart phone that looked conspicuously similar to the now ubiquitous Motorola Q. Well Mobility News writes that the UBiQUiO has appeared on Expansys for a paltry $514.95. So if you’re interested in paying $300 more for a Q, grab your credit card and head over to Expansys. To be fair, the UBiQUiO (I feel like I’m… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Accessories Preview Video

    http://www.gamevideos.com:80/swf/video.swf?plylst=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gamevideos.com%3A80/video/asx%3Ffileurl%3DXbox360Periphs_320x180.flv%26videoid%3D5201%26usersubmitted%3Dfalse%26runtime%3D444&showlogo=false&playAuto=no GameVideos has a preview up on all the new Xbox 360 accessories that were introduced at E3. Among them, the steering wheel, the wireless Xbox Live headset, the Xbox… Read More

  • TiVo Series 3 in the Wild

    I’ve been waiting for this moment most of my adult life. Since I excoriated the Series 2 DT, TiVo probably will never hold and kiss me again, but I’m so happy to see these spy shots of the Series 3 and maybe, just maybe, they’ll learn to love me again. Oh TiVo, you came and you stopped me from shaking… Anyway, here are some spy shots of the Series 3 with dual CableCARDs… Read More

  • ATI TV Wonder 650 OTA HDTV Tuner

    episodes. I guess my question is this: how valuable is OTA HD to people? Would you get a tuner card just to PVR some HD sports every weekend? Discuss. Product Page [ATI via HDBeat] Read More

  • Microsoft Habu Mouse

    go to advertising a shiny mouse, but who are we to judge? This sucker has 2000 DPI resolution, has 7 programmable buttons, and an always-on mode so the mouse doesn’t go to sleep just as you’re trying to turn over that last important card in FreeCell. No price, but it will be available in October. Product Page [NotforNoobs via Gizmodo via RazerZone] Read More

  • CrunchGear This Week

    CrunchGear.com is going strong and hopefully you’ll mosey on over to check out some hot gadget action. This week has been packed with news including a gaming mouse from Microsoft, the Habu and secret shots of the TiVo Series 3 that will make grown men cry. We also have a contest coming up… read all about it later today. We’ll be offering a Kodak V603 camera and a Motorola Q. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Cheap Wii Edition

    Here are some highlights from yesterday’s posts. MobiBLU Q-Bling
    Wii to Cost a Wii $170
    Water Level Battery-Status App For NTT DoCoMo In Japan
    HoMedics Release iCush
    Bower and Wilkins 800D Read More

  • Facebook Does Ad Deal, But Not With Google

    Facebook signed an advertising deal (update: also in NY Times) with Microsoft that will put Microsoft adCenter sponsored links and other ads on the Facebook site. There are no financial terms available for the deal, which runs through 2009.

    This news is most notable because the partner that Facebook chose isn’t Google. Google has been hyper aggressive in stalking the big advertising… Read More

  • Wow – Grouper Sells for $65 million

    Sony Pictures is announcing the acquisition of online video startup Grouper tonight, Tuesday, at midnight EST. The acquisition price, confirmed by Grouper, was $65 million in cash. Our previous coverage of Grouper is here. Sausalito, California based Grouper has built three key technologies: an online video sharing site, a desktop video editor and most importantly a closed (non-bittorent)… Read More

  • Another Proximity Based IM Service

    New York based RadiusIM is a just launched web based Ajax chat service. Like Meebo, RadiusIM allows users to log in with Yahoo, AIM, Microsoft or GTalk credentials. They also have their own direct IM service, which auto-determines your location and places an icon on a Google map embedded in the site. Comparisons will invevitably be made with Palo Alto based Meetro, a very similar instant… Read More

  • Dell Exits DAP Stage

    The boys over at iLounge noticed today that Dell’s DJ Ditty flash-based digital audio player disappeared recently from its online store. Dell had announced in February that it would be discontinuing its hard drive-based DJ players and the Ditty was its final remaining player. Now with its disappearance, Dell has effectively reached the end of the line in the DAP market. The Dell… Read More

  • Verizon Treo 700w vs. Sprint 700wx Compared, With Video

    Comparing the Sprint 700wx and the 700w from Verizon, they have the same connectors on the bottom, same dialpad and the same side buttons. The 700wx is a bit more responsive and has more than double the program memory. It also doesn’t have the picture mail program, something the narrator thinks is quite lousy. Treo 700w vs. Treo 700wx [Shadowmite] Read More

  • Question About Lenses

    Alright, I’ve been scouring the Internet for the past few hours looking for the best lenses for a Canon EOS-30D. My searches are coming up mixed, so I figured I’d see what you all have to say on the subject. Basically I’m looking for a lens with extreme versatility and, if I must, a separate lens that can shoot in low light environments. As many of you know flashes ruin… Read More

  • Nimbuzz releases full featured mobile communication software

    Oliver over at MobileCrunch posted exclusive coverage this morning of a new free service called Nimbuzz that he believes could really shake up the mobile world. Users can IM with MSN and GoogleTalk users in individual and group chats, send SMS around the world for ten cents, leave and retrieve messages and call anywhere in the world for the price of a local call. Users can also send… Read More

  • Sony Unveils VAIO LS1 TV/PC Combo

    Threading with the ever increasing move toward combination machines, Sony unleashed its newest amalgamation, the VAIO LS1 TV/PC. The rig presents itself iMac style with the chassis built into the back of the 19″ WSXGA+ display. It is powered by an Intel Core Duo processor, 2GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive and integrated 802.11 b/g. The included wireless mouse and keyboard apparently fold… Read More