• Microsoft Debuts Mobile Backup Service 'My Phone', Adds Premium Features

    Coinciding with the introduction of the Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system, Microsoft has upgraded and launched its free phone backup service My Phone – previously in beta – and added a couple of useful premium features to it. Despite the fact that the official My Phone blog and Twitter account remain silent for the time being, users have definitely taken notice and started… Read More

  • DIY – A wooden hand crank iPhone dock

    So you’re finally decided that you have too much finely shaped plastic, aluminum, and steel in your life. You’ve got a woodworking shop in your garage that would make the amish cry, and you just can’t figure out where to put your iPhone when you’re not using. Worry no more friend, you can make a hand crank-able wooden iPhone dock, just like this man did. Read More

  • Apple Isn't Even Bothering To Lie Anymore

    I mean, seriously. Apple’s chief complaint against the Google Voice application was “The application has not been approved because, as submitted for review, it appears to alter the iPhone’s distinctive user experience by replacing the iPhone’s core mobile telephone functionality and Apple user interface with its own user interface for telephone… Read More

  • Karaoke Startup PureSolo Gets A Boost With Idol-like Deal

    PureSolo, a UK startup which has developed an online music store which lets people record and share their own versions of well-known tracks, will this week launch a special service with hit UK TV show The X Factor, the American Idol-like show. The branded version for the official website will let fans record themselves singing to all those cheesy tracks the show’s contestants are forced… Read More

  • Get your hands on the wall now! …with this multi-touch projector

    What if, instead of a touch screen, you could reach out and touch (and manipulate) an image on any surface? Seems like a cheapskate alternative to buying a touch-screen white board to me. Read More

  • Trapster Speed Trap App Downloads Hit 50,000/Day

    A must-have iPhone application for people who drive a lot is Trapster – the app for avoiding speed traps. Or a better description by Paul Carr before he was fired from The Guardian: “Yes, that’s Trapster: the mobile distraction for when driving at high speed isn’t fucking dangerous enough.” But anyway, Trapster is available on the iPhone, BlackBerry, Android… Read More

  • Now your MS Paint sketches can be rendered into full-blown photochops

    This is utterly insane. A research team from several universities has put together a system whereby you can draw a terrible stick picture sketch, label your blobby objects what they’re supposed to be, and it will essentially photoshop something together for you that meets your criteria. I kid you not. It’s early, experimental, and questionably useful, but it’s just too cool… Read More

  • Tap Tap Revenge 3 Has Landed

    Tapulous‘s latest update to its massively successful Tap Tap Revenge franchise will soon be live on the App Store. It looks as though the app was supposed to be live by now according to an article on TUAW, though it doesn’t appear to be available quite yet (we’ll update with a link as soon as it is). The new app brings with it plenty of gameplay enhancements, but the… Read More

  • New technology will detect chemical weapons in seconds

    In the never-ending battle to protect our freedoms, detecting chemical agents and illegal drugs remains a top priority. Luckily, the smart people at Queen’s University in Belfast have just come up with a new way that will provide instant results, and won’t be something that can be tricked by covering scents or other materials. Now you definitely won’t be able to bring back… Read More

  • Social Enterprise Software Jive Launches Integration With Microsoft SharePoint

    Jive, the maker of a all-in-one social enterprise software, is launching integration with Microsoft SharePoint, letting Jive users easily access data and content from the CMS into Jive’s software. Modeled to offer Facebook-like features to enterprises, Jive combines computing with social collaboration. Its suite of applications help businesses collaborate on a variety of tasks… Read More

  • Voxeo Acquires Motorola's VoiceXML Browser Technology

    IVR and VoIP provider Voxeo has acquired Motorola’s VoiceXML browser business, including full rights to Motorola’s “VoxGateway” VoiceXML browser, for an undisclosed amount. VoiceXML is an XML application that formats voice dialogues between a human and a computer. It allows for voice applications to be developed and deployed similarly to the way HTML is used for… Read More

  • Remember this thing? The Apple Quicktake 200

    It’s possible that this escaped my attention in 1997, because at the time, I would have been listening to Smashing Pumpkins and playing Riven most of the time. Meanwhile, Apple was slapping its name on a Fuji camera and trying to pioneer a new industry — and failing. It was a noble effort (like the Newton), but ultimately the Quicktake 200 was too early and probably too expensive. Read More

  • Someone loves chrome logos as much as I do


    I can’t get enough of the awesome raised or etched lettering you see on high-end and old-school hardware. You know, like the Leica symbol, or the great old lettering on the backs of cars. It has a very permanent feeling, and these days there isn’t enough of that. Too much plastic, too much dye, too many displays. Luckily for me (and people like me, if there are any), there’s… Read More

  • Palm: Free Apps For The Web, Free Development For Open Source, And Free Phones!

    I’m here in San Francisco for a meeting Palm has called to give its newest employees, Ben Galbraith and Dion Almaer, who both came over from Mozilla, a chance to talk a bit about the state of the webOS platform. The two, along with Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein and some other executives spoke at length about the hardware, the platform, and the plan going forward. The message was pretty clear… Read More

  • The Dyson DC25 Blueprint is probably not meant for you

    People, stop everything that you are doing and let me introduce to you the sexiest vacuum of all time: the Dyson DC25 Blueprint. This my, friends, is the epitome of unnecessary but totally rad luxury items. First and foremost, it’s a Dyson DC25 ball vacuum, which is a great vacuum as I found out last year, but this one’s done up in a special edition livery dubbed Blueprint. Read More

  • Palm: Free Apps For The Web, Free Development For Open Source, And Free Phones!

    I’m here in San Francisco for a meeting Palm has called to give its newest employees, Ben Galbraith and Dion Almaer, who both came over from Mozilla, a chance to talk a bit about the state of the webOS platform. The two, along with Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein and some other executives spoke at length about the hardware, the platform, and the plan going forward. The message was pretty clear… Read More

  • MyStuff organizer: Keep track of important stuff


    Receipts and warranty information have a tendency to get lost, usually when you need them most. You throw them all into a folder on your hard drive (or if your older than sin, a physical box), and have to search through countless PDFs and e-mails to find what you need. It might be a simple model number, purchase date, or even purchase price.
    Minder Softworks has a fantastic piece of software… Read More

  • Twitter Data Analysis: An Investor's Perspective

    This is a guest post by Robert J. Moore, the CEO and co-founder of RJMetrics, a on-demand database analytics and business intelligence startup that helps online businesses measure, manage, and monetize better. He was previously a venture capital analyst and currently serves as an advisor to several New York startups. Robert blogs at The Metric System and can be followed on Twitter at… Read More

  • Ducati Hypermotard 796. No, really. That's what its called.


    Seeing as how all of our readers are avid motorcycle enthusiasts who can drop ten grand for the latest crotch rocket, here’s Ducati’s latest street machine. If you are one of those lucky few, how about purchasing a fleet and donating it to your favorite tech blog? Read More

  • Atlassian JIRA 4.0 Released: OpenSocial Comes To Enterprise

    JIRA, a product from Atlassian, began its life as a simple alternate bug-tracker, and has since evolved into a popular and robust product and issue management tool. JIRA 4.0, to be released tomorrow, has made several enhancements and additions including an improved dashboard, JIRA Query Language (JQL) for enhanced search features, and activity streams. The most notable new feature is the… Read More

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