• Samsung Alias 2 and Motorola Rival A445 get pictured in the plasticky flesh

    There it is folks, in all of its e-ink keypad glory: the Samsung Alias 2. Rumors indicated that this guy was set for release on May 11th, and the fact that shots of it have started to trickle out lead us to believe that the retail spots have begun to receive their units. Expect to see this guy hit shelves next week. PhoneArena has a few more shots, along with a couple blurry cam shots (one of… Read More

  • Government secrets and more found on hard drives sold on eBay

    You just never know what you’re going to get when buying wares off eBay. You could be purchasing a box of rocks or a used government hard drive that still has security polices, blueprints of facilities, and government employee’s social security numbers. You just never know, eh? Similar data was recently found on drives that where scrutinized for sensitive data purchased by… Read More

  • Garmin Oregon 550 and 550T add GPS to a 3.2-megapixel camera

    This clever little piece of kit is basically a great GPS unit bolted to a 3.2-megapixel camera with 4X zoom. It also has a tri-axial compass so you don’t have to have the unit level to tell your direction. Read More

  • DJ Hero controller makes an appearance

    Presenting the controller for Activision’s upcoming DJ Hero game. And wouldn’t you know it, it’s a turntable with buttons on it. Now we wait for Harmonix to release DJ Band with a dual-turntable setup at which point Activision will respond with DJ Hero World Tour with its own dual-turntable setup. Read More

  • FreshBooks Adds Collaboration Tool To Online Billing Service

    Outsourcing projects is a natural function of the work of freelancer or a small service-oriented business. But juggling multiple time sheets from different contractors and managing projects from a variety of freelancers can be a hassle. Collaboration between freelancers and businesses is key in order to managing efficient projects. FreshBooks, an Toronto-based invoice startup, is adding a… Read More

  • Virgin to trial 200 Mbps service – in ENGLAND

    Hey, you could use fast Internet, right? Like 200 Mbps speeds, right? Like fast fast fast. Like so fast you could cough between saying “lightning” and “fast” and during that cough you could download like all kinds of porn. Well, Virgin Media is offering 200 Mbps service in Ashford in Kent, a tiny town in Southeast England. Read More

  • Dell Mini 10v: $299 and coming this month

    The Dell Mini 10 started shipping a month ago and we are already seeing the next incarnation of the netbook. This time around though, the hot Atom Z-series CPU isn’t an option, but this model is also $100 less than the original. Everything else seems to have survived the cut and the 10v still packs the 120GB HDD, 1GB of memory, and 1.3MP webcam option. Plus, it can be configured with a… Read More

  • Video: Google demos Android 1.5 (Cupcake)

    Sure, Android v1.5 has been fleshed out in excruciating detail in the past few weeks, but there are plenty of people who didn’t get Cupcake early and are clamoring for more. Plus, everyone loves an awkward Google engineer video – though we must say, this guy is a lot less awkward than most of’em. Check out the unintentional Pirate Bay shoutout about 30 seconds in. Read More

  • Blu-ray going like gangbusters

    A report by NPD Group founds that Blu-ray players sold over 400,000 units, an increase of 72 percent over 2008 while sales increased 14 percent. Also, folks are more likely to get a Blu-ray player sooner than later. Read More

  • How Big Can The Kindle Get?

    Yesterday, Amazon launched its larger-format Kindle DX with a built-in PDF reader and partnership deals with textbook and newspaper companies. Today, Wall Street analysts are weighing in on what kind of impact the DX might have on Amazon’s numbers. Barclay Capital’s Doug Anmuth estimates that the DX alone could add $800 million in revenues and $100 million in gross profits in 2012. Read More

  • I Love Rewards Raises $5.9 Million For Employee Rewards Program

    I Love Rewards, which operates employee rewards and sales incentive recognition programs for companies, has secured a $5.9 million ($6.9 million in Canadian dollars) in Series B funding led by GrandBanks Capital with prior investors JLA Ventures and Laurence Capital participating. The company raised $4 million in Series A funding in 2008 from JLA Ventures and Laurence Capital. The company… Read More

  • The Verizon MiFi 2020 EV-DO portable WiFi router

    We’ve had a special place in our hearts for the Novatel Wireless MiFi ever since we played with one at CES. Verizon let it leak via the MiFi’s online manual that the carrier was getting the portable EV-DO router sometime soon, but now we have info to fill in the blanks. The Verizon MiFi 2020 appears to be all of the hotness that the pre-production Novatel was with ability to share… Read More

  • New color printer cuts printing costs, costs $20,000

    Cheap color printing has long been the holy grail of grade-schoolers everywhere*. As you well know, Dad or Mom usually has a copier at work. This copier, at least in my day, was used to make multiple copies of hand-drawn comic books. These comic books are then sold at school for five or ten cents each. If those grade-schoolers parents had had a color copier, however, the entire situation… Read More

  • Double Happiness: Microsoft Integrates Photosynth With Virtual Earth

    Microsoft is today announcing the integration of Photosynth, technology that enables you to automatically stitch groups of photos together into one big interactive 3D viewing experience, with its mapping service Virtual Earth. I think that’s really cool, because I’m a big fan of Photosynth and I also happen to think Virtual Earth is vastly superior to – yet immensely less… Read More

  • AT&T to discount iPhone service plan?

    According to Cote Collaborative, AT&T is pondering a price cut on monthly service charges for iPhone owners when Apple will purportedly announce new hardware at WWDC in June. Apparently Apple and AT&T are under enormous amounts of pressure to sell more iPhones and there’s a “strong possibility” of a $10/month discount on the entry-level $69 plan. If this is true then… Read More

  • The Verizon MiFi 2200 EV-DO portable WiFi router

    We’ve had a special place in our hearts for the Novatel Wireless MiFi ever since we played with one at CES. Verizon let it leak via the MiFi’s online manual that the carrier was getting the portable EV-DO router sometime soon, but now we have info to fill in the blanks. The Verizon MiFi 2020 appears to be all of the hotness that the pre-production Novatel was with ability to share… Read More

  • Apple and AT&T 4EVR? Naw

    Some analysts have said the obvious and informed the world that the iPhone won’t be on one carrier for much longer. Why? Because Apple will ravage AT&T until it is a dark husk fill with bile and sputum, take as many customers wishing to use GSM and AT&T coverage as possible, and then move on like the chitinous, swart beasts from The Dark Crystal. And that’s the upside. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Pleased to Meat You Edition

    MeatCards: Print Your Business Cards On Beef Jerky With A Frickin’ Laser Beam
    Faux-digital numbers for your door make your apt look like a high score
    Hands-on: Amazon Kindle DX [UPDATE] Read More

  • Historical Perspective: At Least This Time Around We Don't Have Incubators For Incubators

    Silicon Valley and the Internet community in general gets a lot of criticism and jeering over some of the absurd ideas that turn into venture funded startups. People make fun of the business plans (or lack of business in the plans), the vowel-free company names and the wide variety of copycats that pop up any time a service gets even a smidgen of traction. But memory fades fast, it seems. Read More

  • Attention Kmart Shoppers: Your Social Elements Are On Aisle 3

    When it comes to the web, one name that doesn’t exactly jump out at you is Sears Holdings Corporation (SHC). Certainly, you might think that during a economic downtime, the parent company of Sears and Kmart has more pressing things to worry about than social networking. But it is thinking about them. And tomorrow, it’s launching a couple sites to prove it. MySears and MyKmart… Read More

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