• Double Review: Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy for the iPhone/iPod Touch

    Quick Version: You’re a fountain of useless knowledge and desperately searching for an outlet to convey your brain power. Sony Pictures Television has the perfect solution for you with two iconic game shows for your iPhone or iPod Touch: Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. (Editor’s note: By the way, we’ll be giving away copies of these games in the coming days as part of a… Read More

  • Pioneer rolls out three new Blu-ray players in Japan

    Pioneer gave up producing flat TVs and buried the LaserDisc, but the company seems to still believe in Blu-ray. Yesterday, Pioneer Japan announced a total of three new Blu-ray players [JP], covering the low-end and high-end segments. Read More

  • Shakeup at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe: New CEO will lead us to freedom

    Bit of a shakeup at Sony today. The president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, David Reeves, is stepping down, to be replaced by one Andrew House. Mr. House previously was the chief marketing officer. Read More

  • New York Times Roars. Too Bad They Live In Oz.

    This Tesla-related story is now bordering on the absurd. In November the New York Times trashed Tesla in a much criticized article by Randall Stross (now retitled and rewritten, trying to get a copy of the original). In “Only the Rich Can Afford It. Should Taxpayers Back It?” Stross attacks Tesla for requesting government loans along with the rest of the car industry, saying… Read More

  • Despite Huge Activity, Digg Offers A Compromise On DiggBar

    The DiggBar, Digg’s browser-based toolbar for digging and sharing content, has seen a tidal wave of controversy since its release last week. The problem for many site publishers is that it frames content within the DiggBar itself, meaning that users aren’t actually on your site, but are looking at a frame of your site while staying on Digg’s servers. And the DiggBar also acts… Read More

  • Burnout Paradise Cops and Robbers better be good

    Tell you what. Burnout Paradise is a killer game and the next add-on shows promise on improving the already stellar game. I don’t know much about the addition but that it’s going to feature cop cars that in an ordinary world would be subject only to parade and show duty. In Paradise City however, supercars are needed to catch the Burnout Elite. Video after the break. Oh, and watch… Read More

  • Kutcher/CNN Twitter Fight Day 3: EA Ups The Ante

    A couple days ago, actor Ashton Kutcher stated his goal to beat CNN to be the first Twitter user with a million followers. He promised to punk CNN founder Ted Turner if the Internet made it happen. Yesterday, CNN anchor Larry King fired back at Kutcher saying that one man couldn’t take down a whole network. Kutcher was still trailing CNN by tens of thousands of followers, so he upped… Read More

  • Smule Outdoes Itself Again: Leaf Trombone Is An Instant iPhone Classic

    When the iPhone App Store launched last year, a flood of ‘virtual’ music apps, ranging from pianos to drums hit the market. Most of these didn’t fare so well on the iPhone’s small screen, save for one fantastic standout: Smule’s Ocarina, which was perfectly suited for the iPhone and was fairly easy for beginners to pick up. The app became a massive success… Read More

  • MetroPCS gets the nearly vintage Motorola Hint QA30

    Whoa-ho-ho! Way to keep these releases on lock, MetroPCS! Striking while the iron is luke warm, they’ve released the Motorola QA30, a mere six months after it first became available. With Stereo Bluetooth and the QWERTY keyboard being the primary notable features, the specs weren’t exactly mind boggling when the handset first launched – so half a year later and priced at… Read More

  • AT&T desperately wants to hold onto iPhone exclusivity

    Of the 4.3 million iPhone subscribers that AT&T added to its books in 2008, about 40 percent of them were new customers. It’s that type of growth that has AT&T scrambling to retain its exclusivity arrangement with Apple, which is expected to expire next year. If that agreement were to expire, Apple would be free to take the iPhone to other wireless carriers, like T-Mobile or… Read More

  • Boom! Twitter More Than Doubles Unique U.S. Visitors To 9.3 Million In March

    If it seems like Twitter is growing faster and faster each day, that is because it is. ComScore has released its March numbers for the U.S., and it estimates that unique visitors to Twitter.com grew 131 percent between February and March to 9.3 million visitors. No wonder Twitter is more popular than Britney. Not only did Twitter more than double the number of people that go to its site in… Read More

  • Dale Jr. Spotter GPS helps with [insert left turn only NASCAR joke]

    The world really does not need this GPS, btw. There are tons of options out there that doesn’t include Dale Jr. spouting off directions to you. However, if you are a Milwaukee’s Best drinking, red F-250 driving, die hard NASCAR junkie, this one if for you, redneck. Read More

  • LG Viewty II gets a new name and temporary official acknowledgment

    For just a few hours early this morning, a post heralding the LG Viewty II could be seen at LG’s official German blog. Apparently it went up too early, because it was pulled down within hours – because that somehow fixes things. Except that this is the internet, and people are just too dang good at keeping an eye out for this stuff. PhoneArena caught the goods this… Read More

  • DIY Social Network GROU.PS Adds Ranking System To Assign Privileges To Contributors

    GROU.PS, a do-it-yourself social network focused on moderated online collaboration is launching a new tool, ActivityRank Pipelines. The feature is a point and reward system that lets moderators of a social network measure and rank members’ content contributions and then extend moderation privileges to members based on these rankings. The moderators are able to activate the… Read More

  • Another Zune render pops up with fanboy-ish specs

    There has been a quite mumbling on the ol’ Intertubes that Microsoft has another Zune in development. We kind of already knew that from an Microsoft suit interview. The latest ‘leaked’ pics sport the same design that was in the first photoset however, are clearly renderings. The source claims these pics are real, along with a long list of specs and capabilities. Some which… Read More

  • MOG Gets An Overhaul, Looks To Become Definitive Music News Portal

    Mog, a music-centric blogging network that launched back in 2006, is evolving once again. The site has relaunched its homepage at Mog.com to serve as an authoritative destination site for music news. It has lofty goals, aspiring to become something akin to a ‘Huffington Post for music’ with a constant stream of content that lures visitors to come back multiple times a day. Coming… Read More

  • Attack of The Frames: VideoEgg Introduces The Twig Ad Bar

    Frames are definitely back. More and more Web apps like the Diggbar are using frames to overlay a thin toolbar on top of other Websites, and the practice is causing some controversy because frames are generally frowned upon as messy Web design. Today, VideoEgg is introducing a new ad unit called the Twig, which looks like a toolbar either at the top or bottom of a Web page. The Twig ad… Read More

  • TwitPic Hits 1 Million Users, Brick Wall

    Sharing photographs and other images on Twitter is a fairly natural and thus wildly popular extension of the micro-sharing service’s main reason for being. We’ve earlier noticed how TwitPic seems to have emerged as the leader of the pack. Its growth rate is practically up to par with the increase in visitors and users Twitter itself is seeing the past couple of months. Traffic… Read More

  • Sharp follows Sony's Vaio P with a Mebius UMPC, copies Sony's promotion campaign

    Remember Sony’s Vaio P ultra-mobile PC? Remember their American and Japanese PR campaign for it, with Sony being all vague and secretive about the device for weeks? It seems that Sharp remembers it very well, as they obviously try to “adopt” this strategy for their up and coming Mebius netbook [JP]. Read More

  • AT&T launches FamilyMap, let the spying begin

    Sorry school-skipping teenagers and spouse-cheating losers, AT&T has launched FamilyMap, which will track a phone’s location either by GPS or cell-phone tower triangulation on a Microsoft Live Map. Other providers have offered similar services for a while, but now AT&T has gotten into the big brother spy game. Read More

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