The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Push Ringtones, Reason to Give Up on This Merry-Go-Round Called "Life" on Horizon

    I can think of a few things I could spend $7.7 million on that would be less annoying and potentially misanthropic as Push Ringers. The idea isn’t new — some folks call them Ring Backs. When I call you, it plays the song I’ve picked. This is the worst thing ever. Sure, people like me would use it for good. I hope you like “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey. But… Read More

  • Wine That Loves: No More Guessing What Wine Goes With What Food

    Biggs, the bossman here, knows his wine, so he knows what wine goes with what foods. I, on the other hand, am ignorant of this magical magic. Wine That Loves should eliminate this problem by placing a label of what type of food the wine goes with right on the front. There’s five different wines in the collection, each of which goes with a different food: pasta, roasted chicken, pizaa… Read More

  • Vista Service Pack Coming in Fall

    Holding off buying a Vista PC or waiting to roll Vista out in your enterprise solution? According to Paul Otellini, CEO of Intel, a Vista Service Pack should launch in October or November, letting slip one of Microsoft’s most closely guarded secrets. See, folks don’t like to buy new software. Just ask the folks who are waiting patiently for Windows XP to really get rock solid… Read More

  • Digital Drumsticks for DAPs

    Remember Hit Stix? Sure you do. It was a poorly-executed good idea in the early days of motion-sensing toys. It was a pair of plastic drumsticks connected to a belt-holstered speaker. You moved the stick, and an actuator inside would make contact to a lead, sending a short “snap!” of static to the speaker. That was Hit Stix. The iPod Digital Drumsticks are the updated version of… Read More

  • Make the Cute iPod Cuter

    There are a gazillion tons (metric) of iPod cases, and they’re pretty generic for the most part. A case has to have something special for us to even put our drink down long enough to give it a look. That being said, we like these Cut & Paste Boomwave creature skins for the Nano. Not only does it protect your DAP, but it also turns it into an adorable thing of some sort, we’re… Read More

  • Police Raid Polish University Over P2P

    Piracy is on the rise at colleges and universities around the world, but one school in Poland must have taken it too far. On Wednesday, Police raided Koszalin University of Technology due to the massive amount of pirating going on. What they found was far beyond a kid’s homemade server. The feds seized a PC running DC++ hub software, 10 laptops, and 60 hard drives, which contained… Read More

  • Onkyo 7.1 Amplifier Is Golden

    Onkyo’s newest amplifier is dipped in gold so it must be the shizzle! The TX-SA505 looks to be a powerhouse with all the goods packed into the golden-hue casing. It claims to improve the sound quality of DVDs by making them more vivid. The 7.1 amp is fueled by 160 watts per channel. It even includes a fancy new patented technology called VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) that… Read More

  • Cletus: "XM Has Commercials, Ergo Is Not Commercial-Free"

    An Arkansas man is madder than a snake in a rocking chair factory and is suing XM Satellite Radio for falsely stating that it has 100 percent commercial-free music channels. While his complaint is valid — most of the music channels have promos for other channels and the less popular channels advertise all kinds of crap — this definitely feels like a sham lawsuit. The major… Read More

  • Panasonic Shows Some Love

    I’m happy to inform all of you, dear readers, that Panasonic is offering a $1,000 cash rebate to anyone purchasing the award-winning full-HD 1080p projector, PT-AE1000. That’s so nice of you! But the good times don’t stop there. Wha?! Panasonic will also be extending the warranty to three years or 3,000 hours, whichever comes first. Considering the fact that the… Read More

  • Circuit City/Napster To Offer Music Service, May Also Offer Fire, the Wheel, and Written Word

    You’d think that with 5 million music services already in the works that Circuit City and Napster would think twice about teaming up. No such luck. The company will sell subscription services — essentially Napster — for $14.95 per month. The chain will probably sell a co-branded player which will probably fail. Circuit City, Napster to offer joint music service [Reuters] Read More

  • History Changing Ultimate Ears Headphones On The Way?

    Bravo to iLounge, which, apparently, has a pair of super top secret Ultimate Ears headphones. The Web site’s lead editor is having a real tough time keeping this info to himself, but says that the headphones are “seriously impressive” and a “true killer product.” The headphones seem to focus more on accurately reproducing mids and highs at the expense of… Read More

  • RIM Blames BlackBerry Outage On Buggy Cache Software

    RIM messed up and nearly destroyed Western civilization with the great BlackBerry Outage of 2007 earlier this week. We now know the reason for the catastrophe: buggy software. RIM installed an untested piece of caching software that wasn’t quite up to snuff. The cache and the company’s database fought tooth and nail, leaving middle management types in some kind of panic. The moral… Read More

  • GPS Fitness

    GPS is a technology with far more merits than simply helping you find your way around the city. It can also greatly augment your workout regimen — with the right equipment of course. While plenty of fitness oriented GPS devices exist on the market, Garmin has taken a considerable lead in this still nubile market. In this piece, we’ll take a look at two devices that have… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson W970: The Adriana Loves It Some Video

    Sony Ericsson is one leaky vessel, with a Spanish forum somehow obtaining pics and information of the upcoming W970, nicknamed “Adriana.” It’s said to be a cellphone that really focuses on delivering a solid multimedia experience. To that end, the Adriana will focus on video playback, but the paltry 512MB of built-in memory seem to negate that idea. As seen in this highly… Read More

  • Ontario to Ban Edison's Folly

    Ontario, a place to live and a place to grow, is outlawing incandescent bulbs in 2012 in a move to encourage energy savings on a national scale. The switch would save six million megawatt hours per yer. The ban wouldn’t effect special use cases, like medicine, and will encourage the use of compact florescents that use 75 percent less energy than the older incandescent bulbs. Good on… Read More

  • Convergence Devices: EPOS Digital Pen & USB Flash Drive

    I’ve grown somewhat weary of all the convergence devices that claim they’ll make life that much easier and a lot less cluttered, but EPOS is a wee bit different, so hold on to your britches. EPOS showcased a digital pen and USB flash drive at CES this year and CG expects to get their grubby paws on one any day now. I spoke with EPOS CEO Oded Turbahn and he was super enthusiastic… Read More

  • Target To Sell Apple TV, But Will People Buy?

    Target may start carrying Apple TV before the end of the month, joining Best Buy as the only two retail stores selling Apple’s multimedia streaming device. So says AppleInsider at any rate. The current idea is to dedicate a large portion of electronics department floor space to Apple TV, showing everyday consumers (’cause that’s all these companies see you as, consumers)… Read More

  • All Inclusive Microsoft Entertainment System Patent Surfaces

    All the previous rumors we heard about Microsoft connecting the ever popular Xbox 360 with the Zune and PC could soon be a reality based on the “Multi-component gaming system” patent that was filed yesterday. Microsoft fanboys’ dreams are coming into fruition and I’m on the search for my own 360 since my roommate is moving out, but don’t expect me to pick up a… Read More

  • HD-DVD Wins: $299 Player On The Way

    Wal-Mart and China have teamed up and this time it’s not to bring you cheap clothing at a reduced price. Walton & Co. have acquired 2 million HD-DVD players from the Great Wall Corporation, which is based out of — wait for it — China. The electronics come from TDK and Fuh Yuan, so at least it still holds a chance of not being a POS. But the best part out of all this news? Read More

  • Downloaded Star Trek Off iTMS? Claim Your $25

    Because I actually have a life playing with my Polly Pocket playsets (TOO fun!), I didn’t notice that Star Trek: The Original Series had gone up on the iTunes Music Store, been taken down, and then put back up. For anyone who bought the entire first series before it was taken down, Apple is hooking you up. You’ll be rewarded with a $25 iTunes gift card code and you can keep… Read More