The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Old Media Declares War on New Media, Doesn't Want You to Enjoy Tech on Your Terms

    Shock: several “old media” companies—the likes of Time Warner, Viacom and News Corp.—now view “new media” companies like Google as direct threats to their livelihoods. In essence, “old media” wants you to stop having fun using the Internet, streaming content on demand, time shifting with TiVo and place shifting with Sling because you’re… Read More

  • 1 Trillion Pixels In A Picture

    Just when you thought that 10-megapixel point-and-shoot you got was the hot stuff, in comes Aperio and its 1 trillion-pixel image. Aperio normally works with medical imaging, which requires extreme detail and precision in pictures to detect ailments in the body. The 4GB size limit on the TIFF file-format was too small for these gents, so they went ahead and created BigTIFF and cast it into… Read More

  • Treo 755p Officialized It’s official, Palm freaks, the Treo 755p has landed. A quick rundown on the specs are as follows: 320 x 320 display, 321MHz XScale processor, miniSD memory card slot (up to 4GB), 128MB of RAM, EV-DO Rev. 0 (umm…Rev. A is around), 1600mAh Li-Ion battery, Bluetooth 1.2 (WTF!!!), 1.3 megapixel camera, and runs Palm OS 5.4.9. Sprint users get… Read More

  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Extreme Audio Notebook

    Aside from having one of the longest product names I’ve seen in weeks, this new Creative card looks like a pretty useful little utility for your laptop. If you want some seriously good sound to come from your notebook, better slap this ExpressCard in it. It offers Creative’s X-Fi Crystallizer, which offers stunningly detailed sound that truly lives up beyond the hype of a name. Read More

  • Xbox Live Spring Update Now Available

    Listen up, you Halo musketeers. Xbox Live’s spring update has been rolled out and a lot of you will welcome most of the updates. To receive the update, log out of XBL completely, wait a few moments or an hour tops, and then log back in to start receiving the patch. One of the new features included is Live Messenger integration so you can talk with people on MSN Live or Windows… Read More

  • T-Mobile Loves Your Mom

    T-Mobile <3’s Mom so much we’ll be getting unlimited messaging all day on Mother’s Day, May 13. In case you’re feeling festive and/or creative T-Mo has also launched the ‘Stick Together’ site to help give you some ideas if you think SMS’s are lame. Print a sign or frame and spice up that picture message. Love you, Mom! Stick Together Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Ping-Pong with Monkeys Edition

    Feeling Cheeky? Try Out Happy Monkey!
    Pebble MP3 Player: The Have-Nots Finally Design an MP3 Player for the Masses
    It’s a Door and a Ping Pong Table, See!?
    Keep a Lid On It
    From the Vaults of Why? LG HDTV Fridge Read More

  • Google Reader for Your Wii

    Google has launched a Wii specific Google Reader for your favorite RSS feeds and the new UI makes use of all the Wii controller buttons. This makes me Wii Wii in my pants. Excuse me while I go and change. In the meantime check out the tips and tricks: * up/down: scroll up/down
    * right/left: next/previous item
    * 1 button: show subscriptions
    * 2 button: show links When… Read More

  • Microsoft, Apple Work Together…WTF?!

    Hell hath not frozen over, folks. Microsoft, with the help of Apple, released a patch today for Vista users who have been getting corrupted iPods upon ejection. I just about spewed my drank all over my screen when I read this quote from Vista product manager Nick White: “The long and short of it is this: Apple and Windows have partnered together to ensure a great experience in using… Read More

  • Pioneer 8th-gen HDTV Kicks Out 20,000:1 Ratio

    Pioneer has announced the ‘World’s best flat screen TV’ and I’m pretty sure they have some oomph to back that up. The Project Kuro TV line-up has black levels that are 80% deeper than before with a true contrast ratio of 20,000:1. OK? The blacker the background the brighter everything else is. Get it? Good. Why didn’t anyone think of that before?! The… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Unveils the Complete Mobile Office, P1

    Sony Ericsson unveiled the P1 today in the hopes that it will bring the smartphone pioneer back to the top. SE is touting the P1 as a complete mobile office with features like push email, web browsing apps, GPRS, UMTS, and WiFi(802.11b). The P1 packs a one-two-punch with a Symbian OS and UIQ 3.0. Most of those features are great, but what makes it a complete mobile office? For starters, there is… Read More

  • MSN Live Messenger on XBox 360 Tomorrow

    Want to talk to everyone, all the time? Just turn on your 360 and start chatting away. As part of the XBox Spring Update, the 360 will be compatible with Live Messenger and will be able to chat with desktop and mobile Live users. You can use a USB keyboard or the 360 keypad add-on, which is hitting the streets “very soon.” When are you getting it? May 9, baby. Tomorrow. Product Page Read More

  • HP Pavilion HDX: 20 Inches of Media Rockingness

    HP and the rest of the laptop world are dumping hundreds of laptops tomorrow, but the HDX seems to stand out in a potentially crowded news day. It’s essentially a huge media center with a tilting screen and HD DVD drive and HDTV tuner. How much will it cost? About $2,000 with only a few of the extras and expect the price to rise stratospherically with the add-ons. It also runs Santa Rosa… Read More

  • Keep a Lid On It

    I’m not exactly flipping my lid here, but Toilet Tattoos isn’t just potty talk. In my bathroom the lid is always up and it drives my girlfriend crazy. The toilet lid is not exactly a place where I expected to see art but hey, why not? Toilet Tattoos come in different styles and themes, including a line for potty training (just a little late for me).
    They are hygienic, removable and… Read More

  • HP Preps Fanless, Water-Cooled Laptops for This Fall

    Buckle up, boys and girls, because HP has yet another announcement to whet your palette, brought to us by our good friends heresy and rumor. The company will launch a line of laptops in the fall that feature fanless watercooling. No, it’s not the first laptop to have watercooling, but HP is all about bringing bleeding edge features to the average Joe, even if under the Voodoolabel. Read More

  • The End of Human Civilization I: Landline MP3 Ringtone Thing

    If you’ve got $12 to blow and want to guarantee I never speak to you again, you might consider investing in a Magic Ringtone MP3 Ringer. Sure, ringtones are nothing new, but this horrid little device takes things a step further by providing ringtones for your landline phone. No, read that again. It typed it correctly. This USB-connected box stores a single MP3 ringtone. It’s… Read More

  • It's a Door and a Ping Pong Table, See!?

    Ahoy, fellow apartment dwellers. If you’re like me, your apartment, even if roomy, could use more space. I mean, when you’re paying out the rear for a 2 bedroom, where are you going to put your ping pong table? You could just play Wii tennis, but seriously, real ping pong is the way to go. If you’ve got a doorway, you can now have ping pong. This table — net and all… Read More

  • Helio Ocean TV Ad: Awwww… Cute!

    A video for Helio’s upcoming Ocean smartphone. It’s definitely a far cry from those damn “It’s not a phone, momma!” commercials. Good on ya, Helio. Read More

  • Apple Insider Says: Crunch Not So Hot Yet

    As Apple TV users, we were excited by the launch last week of Crunch, Roxio’s video conversion application that’s focused on the set-top box market. Roxio makes Toast, the super-easy-to-use disc authoring and burning app that has fans all over. If it could do for video conversion what it did for optical discs, then it’d be a great app, right? Well, maybe. Apple Insider… Read More

  • Halo 2 Windows Vista Edition "Drops" on May 22

    Quick heads up for the many gamers out there: The Windows Vista edition of Halo 2 ships on May 22, despite what we said earlier. It seems there’s been a slight delay to address some last minute technical issues. You’ll be able to play against Xbox owners on Live and against fellow Windows users for free. There’s also a map editor. Neat. Now bring on the third installment… Read More