• A new HTC Android phone surfaces on the rumornets

    We know that there are going to be dozens of Android handsets out there within a year, so why shouldn’t they start popping up all over the place? Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that many of these phones will be as exciting as the Hero or Rachel, as this rumored HTC handset shows. It was natural with the G1, myTouch, and others that Android should start in the high end and work its… Read More

  • Video: If Man Walked on the Moon Today

    Slate.com did a wonderful job creating this video that clearly demonstrates how the TV media would cover the Moon landing if it happened today. You know the routen. First they would cut to a panel of “experts” and then cut to live cams. And of course, there would be reaction from Twitter. The only thing left out is Glenn Beck crying. Read More

  • Probably Not The Palm Pre Chart Roger McNamee Wants To See

    “You know the beautiful thing: June 29, 2009, is the two- year anniversary of the first shipment of the iPhone,” Elevation Partners (which owns a huge portion of Palm) co-founder Roger McNamee told Bloomberg in March. “Not one of those people will still be using an iPhone a month later.” A week from tomorrow is the big day for McNamee’s prediction. How’s… Read More

  • RSS is the new BetaMax, says Apple sales numbers

    The data from the Apple earnings call illustrates the difficult time RSS will have staving off micromessaging. Most telling was the turf the iPhone took out of iPod sales. Every one of those iPhone sales, no matter whether they are the new 3GS or the $100 3G model, reduce the reasons for syncing to a Windows or Mac box in order to bring down podcasts. As realtime accelerates, streaming text… Read More

  • Sonic Solutions looking to bring 3D movies to your home, no glasses required

    How badly do you want to watch 3D movies at home? Scale of 1 to 10, let’s say. I’m a 1—I patently have zero interest in 3D movies. (If I want to see a story in 3D I’ll go to Broadway to see a play. Bam, 3D.) I ask because there’s a company out there, Sonic Solutions, that appears to be ramping up for a major rollout of at-home 3D movies. Read More

  • The TRC ElectraShield in-line notebook surge protector

    Surge protectors are generally something that all of us have on our home computers, but leave behind when traveling. Mostly because even the travel options are large and a pain to use with notebooks. TRC seemed to have solved that issue with the ElectraShield. Read More

  • Create a Touchnote direct via ShoZu on the iPhone

    You may well upload pictures from your phone via ShoZu, so it makes sense for them to partner with an outfit that can turn those cute pictures of the family into handy little postcards for Grandma, right? Thus ShoZu and Touchnote , the mobile print-on-demand service, are partnering to enable ShoZu’s iPhone mobile application a way to print any photo and have it mailed to anywhere in… Read More

  • Six pack o' Star Wars bobble heads over at Woot.com today

    Star Wars fans with ample desk space may want to pick up a cool six pack of bobble head figures over at Woot.com today. The site is selling all six for $30 plus $5 shipping. Read More

  • BlackBerry Storm 2, now with less suck

    Crackberry has some hot video of the Storm 2, RIM’s follow-up to the abysmal Storm. This new model has a less clicky screen with better keyboard and it’s slightly thinner. It also has dedicated call buttons. No word on Wi-Fi, though. via Giz Read More

  • Y Combinator's Picurio Crowdsources Photo Sharing

    Picurio, a Y Combinator startup from its Winter ’09 session that makes photo sharing between large groups incredibly easy, has taken the beta label off. While there are an innumerable amount of photo sharing sites and applications out there, Picurio is focused on making photo sharing simple and user-friendly between groups of people. Picurio’s site has a similar user interface… Read More

  • Lol: Release group pred a copy of Windows 98 today

    Too funny! Someone (iND) actually pred a copy of Windows 98 SE today. Read More

  • How Much Is That Apple Tablet Going To Cost? Not $399 Or $499.

    There are always good bits of data you can pry from Apple’s cold fingers during the Q&A sessions of its quarterly earnings conference calls. Today was no different. As usual, a question came up about Apple entering the “low-end” laptop market, which is a fancy way of saying “netbook” market. Once again, Apple COO Tim Cook reiterated Apple’s stance… Read More

  • Spotlight GPS is Big Brother for your pets (in a good way!)

    Do you have a dog that constantly gets away from you? Do you hate chasing your dog through your neighborhood, your cheeks burning with shame as your neighbors watch you yet again running down the street in your socks? If so, a new GPS-based pet location service may be worth your time. Read More

  • First Rule Of Apple Earnings Calls: You Do Not Talk About The $99 iPhone

    When Apple announced that it would start selling the iPhone 3G for $99 at this year’s WWDC conference, the room buzzed about the possibility. Finally, there would really be an iPhone for under $100. And so not surprisingly, everyone wants to know how it’s selling. But don’t bother asking Apple about it, because you’ll get nothing from them, as we learned on the… Read More

  • Let's help Infinity Ward, maybe, develop a controller

    Want to help Infinity Ward, developers of Call of Duty 4 and Modern Warfare 2, develop a controller? Sure! Robert Bowling, who’s Infinity Ward’s go-to community guy, has a Tweet that asks if you prefer controllers with concave analog sticks, or convex analog sticks. Read More

  • SteelSeries outs StarCraft II mousepads

    Can’t wait for StarCraft II? Who can? SteelSeries is ready to cash in on the anticipation with $14.99 gaming mousepads sometime this month. Two different themes will be available: the Terran Marine pad or the Kerrigan vs. Zeratul pad. Both of course are optimized for gaming with a special surface that improves mouse tracking. Want one? They will be sold at GameStop and Amazon sometime soon. Read More

  • Foxconn employee interrogated over lost iPhone prototype, suicide ensues [Update]

    So the story goes that a 25-year-old man at Foxconn – where iPhones are born – was to send 16 iPhone prototypes to Apple, but one was lost somewhere. The Foxconn security department then proceeded to illegally search the man’s apartment and interrogated him. But that was too much for the man that might be responsible for leaking a prototype of the next iPhone. Update after… Read More

  • Klipsch Image S4i has integrated microphone and remote

    Just when you thought it was safe to buy a pair of headphones – BAM! – Klipsch releases the S4i In-Ear headset with iPod buttons and mic! WHAM!
    One of the first third party headphones with integrated microphone and remote. SLAM! BIFF! It will cost $99. Read More

  • Spotify strikes deal with IODA, adds 2 million more tracks

    Ooh, Spotify, you get more handsome every time we see you. It wasn’t enough to announce plans to launch in the US, or the upcoming Android and iPhone apps, was it? Now you’ve gone and filled in a ton of gaps in your catalogue with a brand-new distribution deal. The Stockholm-based music streaming service just announced a deal with IODA, the Independent Online Distribution Alliance. Read More

  • Apple sold 5.2 million iPhones last quarter

    Haters be damned: like it or not, the iPhone just won’t stop selling. This quarter’s results, boosted by the release of the iPhone 3GS, absolutely demolished results of quarter’s past (well, except for Q4 of last year). Fresh off today’s Apple’s earnings call for the third fiscal quarter of 2009: Apple pushed 5.2 million iPhones between April 1st and June 30th, 2009. Read More

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