• Gameloft's sales up 22% in Q1 2009

    Gameloft, the folks behind Oregon Trail for the iPhone and countless other mobile and console games, have just released their earnings report for the first calendar quarter of 2009. Though sales saw a dip from quarter-to-quarter, they’re up significantly from the same quarter last year. In the first three months of this year, Gameloft pulled in a total of €30.8 million ($40.2 million… Read More

  • @GeeknRolla – What’s the frequency Kenneth?: The trials of a mobile apps startup

    Jof Arnold Co-founder, Gymfu.com
    Jof Arnold is a self-professed “geektech adventurer” based in London. His latest project is GymFu.com – an iPhone startup focused on using motion-tracking and gaming to improve people’s health. He also runs web and iPhone dev agency BrainBakery.com with GymFu co-founder Benjie Gillam. His move into web startups in 2007 marked a shift from… Read More

  • Mixx Experiments With New Advertising Feedback Platform Called Sifter

    Mixx, a Digg-like site that lets users vote to push news stories and other bookmarked content to the home page, is experimenting with an innovative new advertising platform called Mixx Sifter. Frankly, and we’ve written this before with other Mixx features, this is something Digg should have done. The idea is to get the Mixx community to give direct feedback on advertising. The better… Read More

  • Your touchscreen phone may someday feature pop-up buttons

    Wow, hats off to some of the eggheads at Carnegie Mellon. They’ve developed a touchscreen that can actually produce tactile buttons by using latex, acrylic, and a little air pump. Imagine a touchscreen-only phone that pops up little keys when you open the on-screen keyboard. It’s like haptic feedback on steroids. Read More

  • PathQuest: The handheld GPS (concept) that looks like a compass

    This will never come out, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth looking at. It’s called PathQuest, and it’s a portable GPS device that’s shaped, yes, like a compass. How this isn’t a more popular concept—GPS devices shaped like a compass—I have no idea. Read More

  • Verizon and Microsoft to go "Pink," give Apple a run for its money?

    Fresh on the heels of all the Verizon+Apple hoopla is talks of a Verizon+Microsoft partnership working to create a true iPhone competitor. According to the Wall Street Journal, the two companies are discussing the launch of a “touch-screen multimedia cellphone on the carrier’s network early next year.” Perhaps the best part of this rumor is the projects code-name –… Read More

  • Is Verizon A PC Or A Mac? Or Both? Or Neither?

    First, it was reported that Apple was talking to Verizon about getting the iPhone on its network in 2010. Then it was reported that Apple was actually working on new mobile devices for Verizon. With so much Apple blood in the Verizon water, it was only a matter of time before the Microsoft shark surfaced. A new report in The Wall Street Journal suggests that Microsoft is also talking with… Read More

  • Dell Studio One 19 multi-touch all-in-one now available

    Dell’s all-in-one “Studio One 19” series is now available in the US starting at $699. That’ll get you a 2.5GHz dual-core Intel CPU, an 18.5 inch LCD at 1366×768, 2GB of RAM, a slot-load DVD burner, nVidia GeForce 9200 graphics, built-in webcam, and a 320GB hard drive. Read More

  • Android Backward Compatibility Talk Begins. This Is Starting To Sound Complicated.

    Love the iPhone or hate the iPhone, at least you know what you’re getting out of the box is a device that will work with all the apps in the App Store. That’s been the case so far with Google’s Android platform as well — but only because there has been only one device, the G1. With more devices starting to roll out, and a new firmware (1.5, “cupcake”) to… Read More

  • A team proved me wrong and drove a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 1,445.7 on one tank of gas

    I was wrong, way wrong. I stated that a team of drivers, including hypermiller Wayne Gerdes and NASCAR driver Carl Edwards, could not drive a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid over 1,000 miles on a single tank of gas. But the team ticked over the 1,000 mark with a 1/3 tank of gas left and proceed to drive an extra 445.7 miles. In all, the drive was 47 hours of continuous driving done by an entire team… Read More

  • Get your Google Voice On: VoiceCentral and GV Mobile finally hit the App Store

    Nearly a month after we dabbled with these two iPhone Google Voice solutions, VoiceCentral and GV Mobile have finally made it through Apple’s torture chambers and onto the e-shelves of the App Store. While we haven’t spent enough time with either post-release to recommend one over the other, we can say that VoiceCentral has gone and fixed every qualm we had with it in its early days. Read More

  • A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Time Zone takes Venezuela into account

    The Lange 1 Time Zone is a beautiful multi-timezone piece made by A. Lange and Söhne (pronounced “A Langa and Zunna”) that shows multiple timezones around its inside bezel. Most interestingly, however, are how they are handling Hugo Chavez’ delightful new time zone, UTC-4:30, which was introduced to allow for more sunlight in Chavez’s benighted land. Read More

  • Apple, Verizon Wireless sitting in a tree: ‘iPhone lite,’ multimedia tablet en route to VZW?

    A fascinating bit of Apple gossip for your Tuesday morning, gossip that piggybacks on the never-going-to-die “iPhone on Verizon Wireless?” rumor. Does an “iPhone lite” interest you? Or perhaps a “media pad that would let users listen to music, view photos, and watch high-definition videos” that makes calls using Wi-Fi? Read More

  • TrueCar shifts into gear

    TrueCar, an information service launched at TechCrunch50 that aims to give potential new car buyers an idea of what the price tag of the vehicle they’re considering purchasing should really be reading, is officially launching its free consumer-focused website today by taking the beta label off. In essence, the service allows car buyers to check if the price for their next car is on par… Read More

  • HTC Magic for Vodafone gets deboxed on video

    Bam! It’s official, folks: the second Android phone to go to a major carrier is now hittin’ the hands of consumers. Vodafone launched the HTC Magic a few days ahead of schedule in a few countries yesterday, and it looks like the first units are starting to arrive. Sascha of Mini-PC-Pro managed to scrounge one up, and has given it the customary strip-down. Everything within those… Read More

  • Leather 'Rock Box' ottoman stores your Rock Band gear

    Oh my, take a look at this feat of ingenuity. Anyone who plays Rock Band or Guitar Hero World Tour and lives in a smallish apartment will appreciate how difficult it is to store the controllers without making them permanent fixtures in one of the rooms you use on a daily basis. Read More

  • HP launches ProBook S-Series notebooks for the suits

    Business types take notice, HP has a new line of notebooks that will not impress your associates with a radical design, but should get the job done. The ProBook S-Series combines modern specs with good, clean lines at affordable prices. Kind of like what the Lenovo/IBM ThinkPads have been doing for years- well, except for the affordable part. Read More

  • Fotolia Now Selling Microstock Video

    Microstock photo site Fotolia has just launched its video offering. Back in February, when the service reached one million registered users, the company indicated that the launch of its video service would come soon, and now it is here. Fotolia is launching with 10,000 royalty free video clips that can be used in video ads, on Websites, mobile animations, and more. These are generic 5 to… Read More

  • Damn It, Jim: Handmade Star Trek clock

    Way, way, way, way, way back in January of this year we took a look at a clock adorned with Star Wars vehicles that was being sold on Etsy.com. If you saw the clock and hoped against hope for a Star Trek version, your (space) ship has finally come in. Read More

  • CEO Jason Kilar On The State Of Hulu

    Hulu CEO Jason Kilar sits down with Sarah Lacy on Yahoo Tech Ticker. The first and second segments are now up. In the first segment, in response to Lacy’s question about why Hulu removed its content from the popular Boxee service, he talks about his need to juggle the needs of his three customers – networks, viewers and advertisers. The networks must be kept happy to make sure Hulu… Read More

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