• Another bag with speakers. This time from Sharper Image


    Sharper Image (actually ENE, a company that sells under the Sharper Image brand) has just released what they call the SoundBag. It is a backpack that is said to improve the listening experience for people on the go. It incorporates a detachable flat panel speaker system that
    is made from fabric, making it hard to distinguish from other parts of the bag. Read More

  • Flickr mobile updated; videos now work on iPhone

    According to a post at the Flickr blog, a new version of m.flickr.com has been released today, and one exciting development is that videos at Flickr should now work on the iPhone. I’ve got a video loading right now on my G1 but it’s taking ages so… yikes, what a terrifying racket! There appears to be some sort of problem with the G1’s native browser. They do say… Read More

  • StyleHop Matches Social Gaming With The Fashion World

    StyleHop, a new fashion startup launching today, is looking to help users pick out the best outfits of the season without having to wade through countless user reviews. The site ranks outfits on a five star scale based on user input. But instead of using a Hot-Or-Notesque stream of outfits to gather ratings, StyleHop offers a series of social games, each of which ask for a few ratings at a… Read More

  • Barack Obama: Zune user


    What if — bear with me here — What if this entire election was bought by Microsoft? No, stay with me. They went to Diebold and bought themselves an election, and now the viral starts. First Obama is spotted using a Zune at the gym. Then maybe there are candid shots of him sharing songs with his daughters’ Zune 16s in the presidential limo. Then, come January 20th, he takes… Read More

  • Sony sold a bunch of it's BDP-S350 Blu-ray players


    According to Sony the BDP-S350, their low-end BR player, was the No.3 best selling product in the US on Black Friday. In the article David Walstra is trying to convince you that Blu-ray isn’t dead and that you should buy one too because despite the recession and economic uncertainty most of you guys still throw out a bunch of money for “next-generation features that you just… Read More

  • PS3 Street Fighter IV FightSticks from Mad Catz up for pre-order

    The following two joysticks from Mad Catz won’t be shipping until February 20 of 2009, but that shouldn’t stop you from pre-ordering three months in advance. The $70 FightStick should be sufficient for all your Hadouken needs, but what sort of fanboy would you be if you didn’t get the Tournament Edition (pictured above) for $150? via Max Console Read More

  • New Rock Band 2 Instrument Coming (??)


    Could it be the flugelhorn? Official XBOX Magazine found that the orange input on the Rock Band 2 drum set is not an input for a second kick pedal as was previously thought. Harmonix have yet to release information about the functionality of the input but state that the functionality, and details for double-kick will be revealed. This could be the final unveiling of the rumored and much… Read More

  • What Exactly Is Adult Content? Google Forces Ning Onto A Slippery Slope.

    On Tuesday Ning changed its long standing policy on allowing networks that show pornography and adult material. “Adult social networks don’t pull their own weight,” Ning CEO Gina Bianchini said, and “our ad partners aren’t big fans of the adult networks.” As far as I can tell, at this time Ning has only one advertising partner – Google. Google… Read More

  • Flickr mobile updated; videos now work on iPhone

    According to a post at the Flickr blog, a new version of m.flickr.com has been released today, and one exciting development is that videos at Flickr should now work on the iPhone. I’ve got a video loading right now on my G1 but it’s taking ages so… yikes, what a terrifying racket! There appears to be some sort of problem with the G1’s native browser. They do say… Read More

  • HP's Mini 1000 now has 3G option – for a price

    Having an always-available connection seems like a great idea for an ultraportable netbook like the Mini 1000. And now you can have one — unfortunately, the rather hefty $200 premium takes the thing right out of a lot of people’s price ranges. Still, it’s better than just a 3G dongle, the sort of which I have never gotten working properly. You’ll be choosing between… Read More

  • Sanyo Internet Radio: It can connect to the Internet

    The SANYO R227 will make your life easier by finding you the stations you want to listen to while you pretend to work. As Sanyo’s vice president, Tom Van Voy states, the device needs no tethering to a computer. It seems that it has an own database for Internet stations. Oh, and it looks quite ugly. You have to wait until January to get one for $169.99. The styling is very evocative of… Read More

  • Random things I saw at the Narita and Incheon airport

    My Thanksgiving holiday was spent in Seoul visiting family, eating good food and drinking a lot. So, the only thing I really missed about a true American Thanksgiving was the deep fried turkey, stuffing and football. All of which I’m okay with having missed this year – believe it or not. The allure of Seoul’s e-mart and Tokyo’s Akihabara have long since faded from… Read More

  • Netflix on Boxee, but no AppleTV support (yet)


    Boxee, the excellent, multi-platform, FOSS social media frontend has received a major upgrade: it now supports Netflix and all its functions — queue, watch instantly, and so on. In addition to that and all the regular bugfixes, they’ve updated the look and feel of some of the major media sites: Hulu is now a little more native-looking, Youtube supports “higher quality… Read More

  • Bad news for Tesla: nerdy econo-EV whups it on the drag strip

    This is funny. It’s like an algebra nerd lining up next to a cocky track star to race, and everyone laughs and laughs, but then someone says “woah, that nerd’s on fire.” Unfortunately, it won’t be doing much to help Tesla’s image. The embattled electric vehicle manufacturer is having enough trouble getting its car on the road without having to worry about… Read More

  • Appalanche: A Snazzy Recommendation Engine For The App Store That Sort Of Works

    Apple’s App Store recently hit the 10,000 application mark, and while the store does a pretty good job at turning up impressive new applications through its Top App lists and on banners that scatter the store, most users are only exposed to a tiny fraction of the applications that are available. Now Y Combinator startup AdPinion has leveraged the technology behind its advertising… Read More

  • UserVoice Drops Beta Tag, Lets You Capture User Feedback

    When UserVoice launched its hosted solution for companies looking to harness user feedback a little over 7 months ago, we wrote it could well be a replacement for e-mail when it comes to aggregating opinions, ideas and suggestions from user / customer bases. Now, UserVoice says its offering is solid enough for enterprise usage and is consequently dropping the beta tag. Billing itself as an… Read More

  • Review: SimpleTech Signature 500GB external HDD


    This will be a quick one! What we have here is a dead-simple, compact 500GB external USB hard drive. To be honest there’s very little else to add. That won’t stop me from making you click through to hear about it, though. Read More

  • A trio of iPhone/iPod chargers for your perusal

    Quick Version: We take a look at three different iPhone/iPod chargers from Kensington, RichardSolo, and i.Sound, weighing the pros and cons of each. Read More

  • The history of the Easter Egg hidden within the Helio Connect press image

    When I clicked my way through to the image attached to this morning’s Helio Connect press announcement, I couldn’t help but laugh. Not because I find social news site aggregators inherently funny, mind you – but because there’s a little Easter Egg hidden inside and, oddly enough, it’s somewhat related to yours truly. If you haven’t spotted it by now, take… Read More

  • Nokia makes (patent) offer RIM can’t (legally) refuse

    Mobile technology juggernaut Nokia has renewed a multi-year patent license agreement with Research In Motion, the company behind the BlackBerry line. In return for an undisclosed up-front payment and on-going royalties, Nokia has granted RIM worldwide use of standards essential mobile network patents, specifically relating to GSM, WCDMA and CDMA2000 technologies. For a minute there, I thought… Read More

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