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  • Sony Says Maybe To 80GB PS3 For U.S.

    So what, Sony will sell an 80GB PS3 in South Korea starting next month. Big deal. What about those of us in the United States of America? Well, Sony just hinted that it’s considering selling the 80GB model here and elsewhere. Apparently Sony will decide whether or not to introduce the big boy in different markets on a market-by-market basis. Hence, we still see the 20GB PS3 on sale in… Read More

  • New Mitsubishi Display Racing to Japan

    The Mitsubishi Electric Corporation is mere weeks away from releasing a new 20.1 inch wide-screen (WSXGA+) display to consumers in Japan. As of right now, the price is speculated to be somewhere around 49,800 yen, or approximately $410 USD. One of the more interesting technologies being touted in the display is its glare panel, which Mitsubishi claims makes colors more vivid. The LCD is set to… Read More

  • Apple Sues Over iGasm Ads

    Lawsuits and iGasms, the stuff dreams are made of. As you’re probably aware, Apple likes to sue anybody with an “I” in front of their product’s name and Ann Summers is no exception. The British sex shop chain is hawking something called the iGasm, a device that plugs into an iPod and vibrates in sync with the beat of whatever music is playing. You can probably guess… Read More

  • Asus Launches the Asus J502 Phone


    Everyone’s favorite motherboard manufacturer, Asus, has now launched a new phone. Called the J502, this phone comes only three months after its predecessor, the J501. Some of its notable features are its 2.4” QVGA display, its 3-megapixel camera and tv-out capability. One of the cooler features included in the new J502 is SMS remote control, which allows the phone’s owner… Read More

  • AT&T Has iPhone Exclusively For Five Years, Verizon Preps 'Answer'

    The iPhone is the subject of political intrigue, international statecraft and cellphone executives hating on each other. AT&T, the sole provider of the iPhone, as if you didn’t already know, will exclusively have the phone for five years. Previous reports or rumors (boy, is that line starting to blur) had the phone pegged to AT&T through 2009. Oh, and Verizon Wireless has a… Read More

  • Blizzard Makes A Wish Come True


    Ezra creates his own world at Blizzard’s studios Normally I’d hate on Blizzard for the constant downtime that occurs when a patch is rolled out in World of Warcraft, but after reading this article, I have a newfound change of heart. 10-year-old Ezra Chatterton has a life-threatening brain tumor which gives him massive headaches and has required major surgery. The Make-A-Wish… Read More

  • PSP to Become Cellphone in UK Thanks to BT

    Sony is teaming up with BT in the UK to transform the PSP into a cellphone of sorts, letting users hop onto BT hotspots (or their own personal WANs) ’round the country and make phone and video calls. Sony is expected to release a microphone and camera in the UK “soon,” which would facilitate the PSP Phone. BT picked the PSP because of its screen and audio capabilities. How… Read More

  • Philadelphia Finally Getting WiFi Network

    Just heard some welcome news on NPR right now. The company setting up Philadelphia’s city-wide WiFi project has completed a 15-mile-wide test north of the city and word is that the system is ready to be deployed to all of Philadelphia. By Q3 of this year, the network should be setup so that anyone in Philadelphia city limits can acquire wireless Internet access for on the cheap. No price… Read More

  • London Calling (or anywhere else) On the Cheap

    Calling London or just about anywhere else internationally has always been pretty expensive. VoIP services, including Skype, have helped ease the pain of those massive ultra-long distance bills, but this just meant you were tethered to a computer. EQO Mobile could be the answer to affordable international long distance. This new service promises to reduce the costs of international calls by up… Read More

  • Extreme Gaming The Dell Way


    Back at CES, Dell released the XPS 710 H2C desktop, a high-end liquid-cooled gaming rig able to be loaded up with almost every performance part on the market at the time and overclocked at the factory. Today, they announced the availability of its successor, the XPS 720 H2C, again featuring the latest high-performance components. A 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme quad-core processor QX6700… Read More

  • Pandora Still Hates Foreigners, But Is Now on Sprint and Sonos

    Pandora, the U.S.’s favorite streaming music service, just launched two new products, Pandora for Sprint and Pandora for Sonos. Read More

  • Creative Unleashes 2MP Auto-focusing, Plug-N-Play Webcam

    I know it’s pretty difficult to get excited by a Webcam, so I forgive you for not reading this. But, on the off chance you’re actually shopping for one, you should maybe add the Creative Live! Cam Optia AF to your list; it became available today. Creative promises the $130 camera has a “true 2-megapixel sensor and Live! View technology for sharp, HD-resolution… Read More

  • Sanyo Wants You To Get Wet…

    …and still be able to capture all the video you want with its new Xacti E1 camcorder. The 8.3-ounce camera is completely sealed up so you can take it in the pool or pond (pond would be good for you) down to depths of up to 5 feet for as long as 30 minutes—plenty of time to capture just about any underwater activity your perverted mind heart desires. It uses AVC/H.264 video… Read More

  • T-Mobile Wing Review


    HTC, the manufacturer of T-Mobile’s new Wing smartphone, are like great session players. They blend into the background, laying down syncopation, a few horns, some cowbell, while the carriers — the Otis Reddings of this little analogy — take the spotlight. Don’t cry for HTC, though. They’re making good money by making other people shine. Take the Wing, for example. Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Supreme Court KSR Patent Ruling Requires Free Thinking

    took far less resource and time to develop than that. Without a doubt, the KSR v. Teleflex Supreme Court decision has changed the patent landscape that we at PatentMonkey.com operate in. Without delving into a position piece on the pro’s of IP ownership, we now ask the question, “So what does this all mean?” Read More

  • First Blu-ray Movie/Game Combo Coming From…John Woo


    This is the one and only time I wish I had a PS3. John Woo’s Stranglehold game will have a nice surprise for those willing to dish out $69.95. But before I go into details please allow me, dear readers, to bestow my love of Hong Kong movies upon thee. I’m a big fan of John Woo and I’m not talking about the crap he’s done in the States. Don’t get me wrong, Face… Read More

  • Dell: We've Got Your Ubuntu Right Here


    Via a leaked company e-mail (i.e. who knows if it’s true) Electronista reports that Dell has slated the 15.4-inch Inspiron E1505 laptop and the Dimension E520 and XPS 410 desktops to be available with Ubuntu Linux as an OS option. No mention of costs or component options, though Electronista speculates that they’ll be Intel-based systems only based on current processors for… Read More

  • Alltel Adds City ID Enhanced Caller ID Function: Identifies Unknown Numbers By City, State

    This is kinda neat if you find yourself often getting phone calls from parties unknown. Alltel is rolling out with City ID, an enhanced Caller ID service that attempts to identify all those pesky “unknown” phone numbers by city and state. That way, if you get a call from Some Dude and the number doesn’t show up, the phone will display the city and state of the incoming call. Read More

  • XM Up and Running Again

    Hot damn, the XM signal is back online! Now we can get back to not listening to Opie & Anthony, though I guess Oprah & Friends does have its fair share of hilarious moments, too. XM had been having signal problems for the last day or so. Users had been complaining that they weren’t able to tune in at full strength. XM’s contingency plan was to tell people to listen online. Read More

  • iPhone Will Be Available For Pre-Paid Users


    A leaked internal screen-shot from AT&T Rejoice! If you’ve been kicking yourself non-stop over the iPhone because you either have another carrier or you use Cingular as a pre-paid service, you need not worry anymore. Proof has risen from an internal AT&T computer screen-shot, which shows available tracking for the iPhone. Three options are listed: iPhone Hybrid Tracking… Read More