• EA Sports simulates Super Bowl using Madden NFL 09, and the winner is…

    EA Sports recently updated the rosters and player stats for both the Cardinals and the Steelers and squared the two teams off against each other in a simulation of the upcoming Super Bowl. Read More

  • Spotted! – Spotify lures Yahoo! exec for mobile play

    Red hot Stockholm-based music startup Spotify has appointed Gustav Söderström as director of “portable solutions”. This clearly means Spotify intends to exand its music streaming service into the mobile arena. Söderström is a serial entrepreneur, joining Yahoo! in 2006 after his early-player mobile social software company Kenet Works AB was acquired. For the last two years… Read More

  • You have to pick sides in the Apple v. Palm war of words

    Oh, boy! Apple and Palm are going to fight each other on the playground after school. Such is how we have to present the coming Pre v. iPhone “showdown,” you know, because it’s far easier to present something as a “battle” or “war” than it is to merely explain what’s going on: two companies [will] have similar products available. But no! Bang… Read More

  • DailyFill: News Corp's Gossip Experiment Blasts Off

    DailyFill, a gossip site in the same vein as TMZ and Perez Hilton, is off to an impressive start. Less than two months after launch, Quantcast is already reporting 1.7 million unique visitors – a figure on par with PopSugar’s traffic numbers (though we should note that the Sugar network as a whole sees much more traffic). The site first grabbed attention because it was created… Read More

  • Quanta to produce ultra-thin notebook

    The Apple Air had a great big target slapped onto it once Jobs unveiled it. Now Quanta is the latest to enter the niche market of ultra-thin notebooks. Previously, Quanta made their cash by manufacturing computers for others, most notably, Apple so this notebook will probably bring the goods. Read More

  • Verizon makes the Hub official Update: pricing info

    Rumors ’bout the Verizon Hub/One (concept pictured) have been circulating the Internet for ages now but Verizon just made it official with what seems to be a February 1st, 2009 launch date. Specific hardware details are skecty, along with pricing $199 after a $50 MIR with a $35 a month fee, however, Verizon says they will fill in the blanks shortly. It seems that the Hub is designed… Read More

  • Beta Invites For Ridemakerz Virtual World

    If you know a boy between 6 and 12 who likes cars, check out the beta for a new virtual world designed by Ridemakerz, the build-your-own-car toy store. We have invites here. The toy store commissioned the Electric Sheep Co. to build a browser-based virtual world for boys based on its Webflock platform. When I wrote about Ridemakerz back in December, here is how I described the project: Read More

  • Misleading ‘Vista Capable’ label could cost Microsoft $8.5 billion

    Here’s a tip: next time your company creates a snazzy marketing slogan make sure it isn’t misleading. Microsoft may be liable to the tune of $8.5 billion as a result of so many people buying “Vista Capable” PCs in the run up to Vista’s release in January, 2007. The problem is that, to the average person, “Vista Capable” means, “Hey, I can run… Read More

  • T-Mobile stores in 3G-less regions to stock the G1 starting tomorrow

    Since the G1’s launch way back in October, the only folks who could walk into a T-Mobile retail store and walk out with Android in their pocket were those who lived in an area covered by T-Mo’s (still fairly limited) 3G network. Sure, you could order them at any store – but for the most part, that meant having a store employee walk you through the same online process you… Read More

  • The Sectera Edge demo'd via CNN

    President Obama will hold onto his Blackberry for personal communication but anything government related that is considered classified will probably be handled on the Sectera Edge. We published some pictures of the General Dynamics device when we broke the news ’bout Obama’s Blackberry plans last week, but CNN got a short video demo explaining the devices capabilities; yes, they… Read More

  • Low-tech but Useful: The Gentlemen’s Ballscratcher

    I like how the plural of “gentleman” is used here to promote the idea that this scrotum scratching apparatus might somehow be shared amongst two or more people. Call me crazy but where I come from, a gentleman should carry his own Ballscratcher, razor, and toothbrush. Read More

  • HP-DX700: Victor JVC unveils headphones with wooden housing

    Victor JVC Japan today announced the HP-DX700 [JP], headphones with wooden housing for better sound quality. The device, which goes in sale in Nippon in the middle of next month, weighs 380 grams. It operates in a 5Hz to 30kHz frequency. Read More

  • iPhone App Review: RepairPal

    RepairPal, which hit the App Store yesterday, is the iPhone front-end for repairpal.com, a site aimed at helping its users determine reasonable prices for car repairs and providing them with locations of reputable repair shops in their areas. I recently had new tires put on my 2001 Accord and paid $75 for an alignment, so I thought I’d use RepairPal to see if those double-talking weasels… Read More

  • LG VX9600 Versa is super modular, super caught on camera

    It’s a thought we’ve all had at one point or another: “Instead of having to decide between handsets with QWERTY and those without, why not just make the keyboard detachable?” Unfortunately, the majority of us aren’t major handset manufacturers with the power to make such things happen, so the idea slipped back into the “Things I wish other people would… Read More

  • MSI Wind U120 ready to roll

    The business-centric Wind U120 from MSI is ready to be shipped to your home or business. It’s available on J&R for $469.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. However, if you buy it from J&R through Amazon.com, it’s just $469.99 out the door. Read More

  • Bandai sells gadget for women that helps understand men

    On February 7, Bandai Japan is coming out with a new gadget [JP] that will tell help women how well they understand men. The Onna Dameshi (Girl Tester) comes with a total of pre-installed 100 questions, such as “What phrase will make boys happy when said out of jealousy by their girlfriends?” or “What type of hair style do men usually prefer their girlfriends to have?”. Read More

  • T-Mobile's BlackBerry 8900 is circulating

    Attention attention. Those of you who want the T-Mobile Bold 8900 please report to your local telephony stores and pester the kind men and women behind the counter to get it in because it seems to be shipping to select outlets. TMoNews has some pictures of the unboxing which I’m sure you’ll all enjoy. Read More

  • Senate expected to make DTV Transition optional to for a while

    The Senate and President Obama are ready to pass legislation that will postpone the DTV Transistion date from Feburary 17th, 2009 to June 12th, 2009 – or so says the Internet. The new bill doesn’t provide more funds for the DTV Coupon program but will allow individual stations to determine when they will switch off their analog signal. So now, instead of having one, uniform date… Read More

  • Dell Mini 10 spotted in the UK

    As netbooks go, Dell has the Mini 9 and the Mini 12. Now it appears that the Mini 10, as shown at CES, has quietly emerged in the UK. You can buy it from Tesco for £349.00 if you’re not down with the 9- or 12-inch versions. Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Frances becomes C903 – it's the C905 Lite!

    Long known only by its internal “Frances” moniker, the official model name of this not-yet-announced Sony Ericsson handset has been whispered into the wrong ear and has since found its way to SEMC Blog; from here on out, the Frances is now the Sony Ericsson C903. And, as we always love to see, this leak comes in pairs – tucked along in the note containing the final name was… Read More

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