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  • Unky Walt on cellphone locking: Amen, brother

    http://services.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f8/452319854 Oh, Walt Mossberg, thank you for taking up the cause. While I’m absolutely positive that his words will fall on deaf ears. The subsidy model that most carriers use to offer FREE RAZR PHONES After rebate and 2-year-contract and 2 pints of blood is archaic but beloved by Joe and Sally Consumer. Expensive phones are oddly… Read More

  • NBC pulls YouTube channel

    NBC pulls YouTube channel

    Seems NBC Universal isn’t getting along with anyone these days. With no announcement whatsoever, NBC has pulled its channel from YouTube.com. Sources say that NBC will concentrate its efforts on Hulu, a joint venture with News Corp that is going into private beta soon. Hulu is supposed to be a direct competitor with YouTube that comes directly from the studios with shows. Users will be… Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #247

    GeekBrief.TV #247

    On Brief #108, I built a gadget charging station out of an inexpensive shoe organizer. It worked fine, but we wanted something that looks better in the house. We found the Cava Wine Bar at Cost Plus World Market for $200. Not only did it have slots for more gadgets, it matched the other furniture we use on the set. Rather than drilling holes in the back of each cubby like I did… Read More

  • SanDisk 8GB drag-and-drop 'TakeTV' player leaked

    SanDisk 8GB drag-and-drop 'TakeTV' player leaked

    Let’s face it. Sometimes trying to get a video from your computer onto your television can be a cumbersome process. A product from Sandisk called "TakeTV" recently appeared on Buy.com’s website with the tagline, "The smart way to take your video from the PC to any TV!" The basic idea here is that you plug an 8GB USB flash drive into your computer, transfer… Read More

  • New copyright group forms today; Companies take a realistic look at Web video?

    New copyright group forms today; Companies take a realistic look at Web video?

    The Samberg Digital Shorts are the best thing going on SNL right now. Dick in a Box and The Chornic (les of Narnia) were viral hits that instigated new interest in the show. The video shorts buzzed around the Internet and won Timberlake an Emmy. If it wasn’t for sites like YouTube hosting the video, none of that was likely to happen. So the question for copyright holders is this: how do… Read More

  • Nintendo is officially ending NES support

    I may give Nintendo a lot of crap for the Wii, but every other system that company has made is gold sans Gamecube. Now, after 22-years, Nintendo of Japan is officially dropping support for the original NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, Gameboy and Gameboy Pocket. After October 31st, if your SNES breaks and you need your Super Scope fix, you’ll have to visit a 3rd-party repair center or just… Read More

  • Symbian S60 Touch interface: Durrrr

    Durrr… Hi. I’m a phone manufacturer/mobile OS programmer. Durrr… urm…. durr. Hold on. I just had to make pasgetti. So I sawed a man in the Apel stor who had a cool fone called the apelphone. it had a big screen… ICE CREAM!… and it was touch swansitive. You could move your finger on the screen like you were pushing boogers off of the screen and he had a boogie… Read More

  • More info on upcoming DivX hardware players

    More info on upcoming DivX hardware players

    HEXUS.tv has a pretty good one-on-one video with DivX co-founder Jerome Rota about his company’s upcoming foray into the connected video box realm, where it’ll compete with AppleTV and similar devices. As reported earlier, the difference with the DivX box will be that most of the horsepower will be provided by your network-connected PC whereas AppleTV and, say, Xbox 360 are… Read More

  • 'I am the lawgiver!': Now that's an ad worth watching

    Toyota Tacoma ads have been pretty funny and creative, but this one takes the cake. World of Warcraft + Toyota Tacoma = brilliant. Well done, ad wizards. Well done. World of Warcraft…wha huh? Read More

  • Zeppelin releasing full catalog online

    If I didn’t pirate so much and have every Zep album already, I’d be pretty damned psyched about this news. Seems Page and Plant managed to settle whatever differences they had and are now agreeing to release every Led Zeppelin album online. Think it’s just coming to Apple’s iTunes? Think again. The band is planning on offering digital distribution of its music… Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #243

    GeekBrief.TV #243

    In Nashville, I got to visit Griffin Technology HQ and try out their Evolve wireless speaker system. On Brief 243, I talk about Evolve and contrast what Griffin is doing with what SonyEricsson just announced. The concept behind the MBS-100 Bluetooth speaker is solid. It’s just funny looking. I also talk about a Web site called microPledge that bridges the gap between ideas and the… Read More

  • Zelda Phantom Hourglass review video is mesmerizing

    I can’t tell where in the galaxy this person is from, his age, or what the hell he’s talking about half the time but one thing’s for sure; I can’t look away. Zelda Phantom Hourglass review [YouTube] Read More

  • X-Wing: What really happened

    Those of you who recall the sadly shortened launch of the model X-Wing Fighter last week will be glad to know that we now have the truth. Carry on. Read More

  • Playstation 3 EyeCreate Demos

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  • Chinese Citroen Transformer

    Chinese Citroen Transformer

    Some people just have way too much time on their hands. At least this trio of friends in China didn’t die making it like they would if they were playing some MMO. This here is an $8,000 dollar Citroen C2 transformed into a Transformer they’ve dubbed X2. Why’d they do it? Because they’re fanboys, what other reason could there possibly be? As far as homemade Transformers… Read More

  • LucidTouch: See-through UIs come to life

    I’m really having trouble with this video. I don’t think this whole idea — essentially the transparent devices we’ve seen before in patent filings — would ever really take off simply because this seems like a solution looking for a problem. See, there is a camera on the back of the device and a front touch screen. The camera senses your hand position and relays… Read More

  • Zune 2 80GB interface demo

    Here’s a pretty in-depth look at the interface on the new Zune 80GB. I won’t lie, it looks pretty slick. Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #242

    GeekBrief.TV #242

    We were just in Nashville interviewing Dave Ramsey from The Dave Ramsey Show. We hung out with a guy called Sampson. He maintains computers for a lot of the major Country and Christian artists who live there. He has the most impressive car PC setup I’ve encountered. It includes a Samsung Q1 Ultra Mobile PC, a Kyocera KR1 Mobile Router and an Adesso Smartcat USB Touchpad. Mainly he… Read More

  • Myvu Universal Edition review

    Myvu Universal Edition review

    It’s hard being NinjaMan, Ninja of the Future. Just ask the stewards on my last flight. They had to put up with me looking like a total moron and loving every minute of it. Why? Because I was wearing the Myvu Universals, a pair of video glasses for the iPod — or any other device with a video output — that basically turns you into the coolest guy on the plane. These glasses… Read More

  • Exclusive preview of upcoming Halo title

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=26200 The video about is gameplay footage up Bungie’s yet-to-be-titled Halo game for the Xbox 360. Hit play and let the fun begin. After the jump, more details on what the game will be like. Read More