• CrunchDeals: Sony Mylo 2 for $199 with free shipping

    Crutchfield has the Sony Mylo 2 for $199 after a $100 instant rebate. For the record, the whole idea of instant rebates is brilliantly dumb but, hey, don’t poke at the beehive, right? The Mylo series fits into that otherworldly class of “mobile internet devices” that have Wi-Fi connections but don’t use cell networks. So your $200 gets you online wherever you’re… Read More

  • Quick Draw: Addictive Online Pictionary Heads To The iPhone

    It seems that the tide of the App Store is finally starting to shift, as more developers look to tap into the iPhone’s online connectivity in an effort to separate their apps from competitors’. The latest app preparing to join the fray is Quick Draw, a Pictionary-like game that allows iPhone users to play eachother online using the phone’s WiFi or cellular networks. The app… Read More

  • Oakley, Surfline launch free Surf Report app, kooks need not apply

    I haven’t run into any surfers with iPhones, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t out there. Today, Oakley (the guys that make those hideous Thump sunglasses) and Surfline announced their free app: Surf Report. There’s only one other surf-forecasting app, GreenRoom Surf Forecasts, available today and it costs $2.99. It’s limited to spots in California, but you can get… Read More

  • ViewSonic intos the DPG801BK and DPG807BK digital photo frames

    The latest digital picture frames from ViewSonic are, how you say, commonplace. Yeah, nothing exciting like WiFi or cell connectivity but that’s alright; they’re new so we’re all over ’em. The DPG801BK and DPG807BK have 8-inch screens with 800×600 resolution, 500:1 contrast ratio and 512MB of internal memory, plus an USB port for external memory support. Owners… Read More

  • Blinkx Boosts Revenues 115 Percent (But Is Still Losing Money)

    A lot of hopes are being pinned on video search these days as the only remaining source of strong advertising growth. One of the few publicly traded pure-play Web video companies is blinkx, which trades on the London stock exchange, and just announced its half-year earnings for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2008. The company’s revenues rose 115 percent to $6.4 million for the… Read More

  • Chemical fingerprint detector can also read a letter off of anything it touched

    Anyone want to start a pool on when this will be featured on CSI? I’m guessing within 4 months. Apparently Disulfur Dinitride, quite a simple chemical compound, turns nearly undetectable traces of fingerprints brown and may be more effective than current techniques of taping, dusting, or treating and exposing to UV or whatnot (I don’t know — what am I, a private… Read More

  • IMVU Gets Pretty Racey With Those Ads

    Thanks to reader tips we’ve had a chance to see IMVU’s racey new animated banner ads showing two women kissing as they fall downwards horizontally. The ad includes the message “live the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of.” I signed up immediately. The ad was spotted on Ustream, which prohibits content that is obscene or includes “pornography, erotica… Read More

  • MLS Tired of Zillow, Trulia: Goes Direct To Consumers

    The largest Multiple Listing Service system, MRIS, covers real estate listings from 60,000 professionals in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. (Maryland, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and parts of West Virginia and Pennsylvania). Like their sister MLS organizations, they hate services like Zillow, Redfin and Trulia which give everday consumers access to real estate information. But… Read More

  • Review: Seattle Sling Dry Bag

    It works! The Seattle Sling Dry Bag is waterproof thanks to a dry bag so I decided to put it to the test. Thankfully for the Hitachi Blu-ray camcorder within (love you, Hitachi) it works as advertised. There is more to this case than just a waterproof dry bag though, but simply put, I’m satisfied.  Read More

  • New Seagate and Dell HDDs with hardware encryption built-in

    “According to the United States FBI, a notebook computer is stolen every 53 seconds.” Also, twenty million kids are eaten by bats every second. That’s not according to the FBI, but it’s still relevant. Moving on, it appears that as the notebooks (of all sizes and persuasions) begin piling up in our society, there are predictably more and more lost. In an effort to… Read More

  • Clarity announces iPhone killer for seniors

    The ClarityLife C900 succeeds in so many places that the iPhone fails that it’s not even funny. First of all, it’s unlocked and, at $269.95, it’s not that much more expensive than an iPhone with a two-year contract. Once you get to a certain age, locking into contracts is silly. As my ninety-one-year-old grandmother says when asked about remarrying, “What’s… Read More

  • Tetris bracelet for the retro gamer hipsters

    It takes a special person to rock one the Tetris bracelet above. The bracelet is made with resin and painstakingly detailed with the Tetris blocks and the Game Over lettering. If you think you’re cool ‘nough to sport one of these, it’s available now here. via technabob Read More

  • Computer of choice for a king and a president: Macs

    Microsoft might have everyday users proclaiming themselves Window’s fanboys, but both royalty and politicians prefer Macs. Above is Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdul Al Saud monitoring Mecca and below, President-elect Obama on the campaign trail. When Obama talked about change, a President that uses Mac is a change as he will be the first to do so. Dare we call Bush a PC… Read More

  • Sirius XM ad in USA Today portends future channel line-up

    Hi-res version here This scan from last Friday’s USA Today (yes, I know that’s “ancient” in Internet time, but that’s all we’ve got) sheds some light on just what Sirius XM’s combined offering will look like. What’s not understood is if this ad represents the finality of the Sirius XM. That is, should we assume that the only dance channels that… Read More

  • Pics surface of NVIDIA's Quadro FX 5800 4GB graphics card

    Um, yeah, it looks like a monster graphics card but where is the gold plating and diamond studs to justify the $3500 price? Read More

  • AMD expected to announce netbook CPU this week

    Likely irked by the rapid adoption of Intel’s Atom CPU, it’s expected that AMD will announce its own netbook-specific processor this week, according to APC Magazine. The company is claiming that battery life and video performance are the two key areas that need to be better addressed. AMD’s VP of Advanced Marketing, Pat Moorehead, says that we should expect 8 to 9 hours… Read More

  • No Aqua Obama On iPhone

    Playtoniq has brought back AquaHoops and other water powered games for those of us old enough to remember a world without hand held video games. A variation of the game, called ObamaHoops, though, has been declined by Apple for the App Store. No matter, you can still get the other games here. Read More

  • Spot.Us Experiments With Citizen-Funded Community Journalism

    Newspapers are dying across the country. Local papers are shutting down, Gannett is laying off 3,000 people, the Christian Science Monitor will no longer put out a print edition, and even the New York Times is facing a serious cash crunch. Can citizen journalism fill in the gaps? David Cohn thinks so. Today, he launches Spot.Us, a not-for-profit experiment in community-funded journalism. … Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 to Best Buy on December 7th for $799, unlocked?

    It’s been a long time coming, but it looks like the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 might almost be here. BGR has some shots of Best Buy’s internal stock showing a December 7th in-stock date and an unlocked selling price of $799. That’s a lot of coin, so we can only assume that it’ll be the greatest phone in the history of cellular telephony, right? Read More

  • Blockbuster shouts, "Me too!" with plans to release movie-streaming set-top box

    This is the perfect time for Blockbuster to jump into the niche market of video streaming devices – seriously. We already have TiVo, Vudu, Roku, LG Blu-ray player, Samsung Blu-ray player, Xbox 360, Apple TV, Dish Network and cable’s On-Demand service (miss any?) so why not add another option for consumers. Blockbuster is looking to pop-out a similar streaming set-top box as soon… Read More

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