• iPhone Nano rumor restarted with a case mockup

    Macworld is mere weeks and there really hasn’t been any substantial rumors besides this one involving a iPhone Nano. Ever since the original iPhone launched, Mac fanboys have been dreaming of a complete iPod-ish lineup that includes a small, nano version. It is widely known, and the source of many leaks, that iPhone/iPod case manufacturers receive basic specs and dimensions of… Read More

  • Nokia applies for Pivot Display patent, wants best of both worlds

    Nokia’s latest USPTO application for a “Pivot Display” provides possible insight into a future mobile form-factor.  Manufacturers, on a never-ending quest in search of the mobile holy grail (i.e. combining maximum screen real-estate and a tactile QWERTY keypad in a pocket-size device), continue to push the (patent) boundaries. Read More

  • Magellan jumps the consumer GPS boat

    Magellan is moving past the highly competitive consumer GPS market. The entire sector will be sold off to MiTAC International, the folks behind the Mio GPS brand, at the end of January ’09. The future of Magellan’s three brands, RoadMate, Maestro, and Triton, is unclear but one thing is for certain: there are way too many GPS options available. Sure, everyone should have… Read More

  • Samsung Pixon passes through the FCC with AT&T 3G in tow

    Uh oh, T-Mobile Memoir – looks like you’re not the only 8-megapixel camera phone en route to a US carrier. After what I’m sure was a lengthy bout of torture and humiliation (and, knowing the FCC, a bunch of poorly taken photos), the FCC has graced the Samsung Pixon with its stamp of approval. Now, the Pixon is nothing new – parts of Europe and Asia have had it for… Read More

  • TwitOrFit is Twitter-meets-HotOrNot


    Twit Or Fit launches today – effectively an idea borne of combining Twitter with a site like Hot Or Not, where you rate the appearance of people displayed. The project is a collaboration between UK RSS aggregator fav.or.it and collaboration startup huddle.net. So at least you can trust these reputable startups with your Twitter username/password – unlike some. It came about… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Complete Stargate SG-1 DVD collection for only $99

    I will argue with anyone that, if watched from beginning to end, Stargate SG-1 is the most complete Sci-Fi series of all time. It’s my one vice in life. If you don’t believe me, spend 100 bones and get the complete collection from Amazon and watch it from the R-rated first episode. It’s actually a hell of a deal down from $329. You get 54 DVDs spanning 10 seasons with… Read More

  • The BlackBerry 8350i officially official from Sprint

    There really hasn’t been a big cloud of secrecy surround the BlackBerry 8350i, but the iDEN-packing BlackBerry is finally official. For peeps still holding onto the iDEN PTT network, this is the first BlackBerry to offer WiFi and group connect. Plus, it still has all the traditional iDEN goodies of GPS beacon, international Direct Connect, and Talkgroup, along with everything the… Read More

  • Russia's HTC Max 4G gets reviewed in-depth

    Perhaps it’s a little bit insensitive to post this; We already know the US isn’t getting the Touch HD, so chances are we’ll also be missing out on its WiMax enabled big brother, the Max 4G. It’s like rubbing salt on a fresh wound – but when said salt sports a 3.8″ WVGA screen and WiMax, we just can’t help ourselves. You’ll have to tough it… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 42-inch 720p HDTV for $499

    Here’s a low price on a big 42-inch TV. Newegg is selling the Corion Digital Lifestyles 42" 720p LCD HDTV for $499, plus $50 for shipping. Today only, though, if you pay with Paypal, you can get 15% cash back up to $50 – so it’d be $500 out the door. The TV itself has the following specs: 1366×768 resolution, 500 cd/m2 brightness, 8ms response time, ATSC/NTSC tuner… Read More

  • Thanko presents a video watch that looks surprisingly decent

    It’s Thanko again. But this time, their new gadget, the Thanko MP4 watch [JP], seems to be quite OK (I think any Non-USB device coming from that company is a step towards the right direction). At least, it looks more interesting than the analog video watch Thanko rolled out last week. The watch comes with a 1.8-inch color display (resolution: 160×128), a built-in speaker, a mini… Read More

  • Video: The first trailer for Grand Theft Auto: Lost and Damned

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=43632 This is the trailer for Grand Theft Auto IV: Lost and the Damned. It debuted last night at the laughable Spike TV Video Games Awards—I’m sure we’ll post the winners at some point today—and it looks, I don’t know, quite aggressive. Loud music, bikers, the colors brown and gray, etc. The trailer only mentions… Read More

  • iPhone Nano rumor restarted with a case mockup

    Macworld is mere weeks and there really hasn’t been any substantial rumors besides this one involving a iPhone Nano. Ever since the original iPhone launched, Mac fanboys have been dreaming of a complete iPod-ish lineup that includes a small, nano version. It is widely known, and the source of many leaks, that iPhone/iPod case manufacturers receive basic specs and dimensions of upcoming… Read More

  • What The Twitter/Google Announcement Means

    Google’s got a new partner at Friend Connect, their service to let users log in to third party websites with their user credentials from social networks. Last week at Le Web conference MySpace was doing all the heavy lifting to promote Google Friend Connect. But it turns out Twitter is the first third party service after Plaxo to actually integrate with Google’s new service. What… Read More

  • PlayStation Home hacked: You can now have your own posters, videos

    PlayStation Home has been hacked. It’s a fairly benign hack, one that lets you upload your own posters (to decorate your “apartment”) and videos. Sony doesn’t permit the uploading of third-party content to Home since it could leave them liable to some type of lawsuit. That, or Sony is made up of a bunch of jerks. Take your pick. The hack involves installing apache… Read More

  • Garmin Nuvifone gets FCC greenlight, reminding everyone that it still exists

    Oh, Garmen Nuvifone; how relevant you would have been when you were announced back in January. A handful of bug-filled demonstrations at trade shows and nearly a full year later, we’ve sort of stopped caring. Fortunately, the FCC still cares. Sure, it’s their job to care – but as long as someone’s listening, why sweat the technicalities? They’ve now given the… Read More

  • Now You Can Sign Into Friend Connect Sites With Your Twitter ID

    Google’s universal sign-in system, Friend Connect, which just opened to all Websites two weeks ago, now accepts Twitter IDs as a sign-in option. That means when you visit a participating Website that accepts Friend Connect as a log-in option, you can sign in using your Twitter account. If any of the people you follow on Twitter are also members of the third-party site, they will… Read More

  • $1000 digital picture frame at Amazon

    Available at Amazon for the low, low price of $1,000, the Kodak OLED 7.6-Inch Wireless Digital Frame sports a widescreen 800×480 resolution, 2GB of internal storage, and WiFi connectivity to Flickr or Kodak’s Gallery service. Just the thing you need to show off pictures of your dog! Read More

  • Palm to show "Nova" OS at CES 2009

    Peter Burrows at BizWeek has some hot news about Palm’s new OS, Nova. The company hopes to fit their new system in the gap between the BlackBerry and the iPhone (good luck – Microsoft has been trying to do that all year) and they are looking to grab 2% of the middle-range market shere, the range that Google/Android is also gunning for. “If they can’t show me a large… Read More

  • Gresso "Skeleton" phone: You're doing it wrong


    Once again we welcome into the world a bit of conspicuous consumption so ham-handed that you actually get compassionate flop sweat for these people. The Gresso Avantgarde Skeleton is a “skeleton” phone with a display back. What does that mean? There’s a hole in the back so you can see the circuitry. This idea is so crazy that I wonder how much coke the creators did just to… Read More

  • Fujitsu Biblo Loox R announced

    If you ever wanted a small and powerful (and expensive) laptop that is not a Mac, here is your chance to get one. The Biblo Loox R has a 12.1″ screen, Intel Core 2 Duo processor with low energy consumption, 128GB SSD, 2GB RAM, Bluetooth, Ethernet, Wi-Fi  and an optical drive. Oh and I almost forgot: 12 hours of battery life. The little power horse costs $3000 and can only be purchased… Read More

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