• AT&T introduces slightly less ridiculous international data plans for iPhone

    What would you rather pay for 200 megabytes of data while roaming international lands: $3993 dollars (204,800 kilobytes at a rate of $0.0195 per kilobyte, AT&Ts pay-per-kb rate), or a lump sum of 200 bucks per month? (Yeah, we know the only rational answer to that is “Screw that, both prices are ridiculous.”) AT&T today unveiled the details for two new international… Read More

  • Google explains why it dropped GTalk and Bluetooth from first round Android


    In its developers’ blog, Dan Morrill, Google’s ‘Developer Advocate’ explained why the company is not including GTalkService and Bluetooth in Android 1.0 SDK. In a nutshell, Google: “plain ran out of time.” Specifically GTalkService was postponed due to security concerns that the company felt “placed a significant burden on the application developer… Read More

  • Study: Blogs Love Obama, News Sites Love McCain. But McCain Is Catching Up By Going Negative.

    Who is doing a better job of getting his message across on the Web: John McCain or Barack Obama? Conventional wisdom says that it is Obama, whose performance on the Web has been strong since the beginning. And conventional wisdom is still correct when it comes to blogs and social networks. But a new study by Attributor that is being released today shows that McCain is actually leading… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Newegg's end of summer sale, ahoy

    Newegg.com is having itself a little end of summer sale that might interest some of you. Prices on some items have been cut by as much as 65 percent, meaning you’ll be able to buy things like a Lite-On 20X DVD burner for $29, a 16-inch widescreen monitor for $99, and the Logitech G7 wireless mouse for $57. All of the promo codes you need to get the discounts can be found here. Read More

  • Gears of War 2 bonus disc contents revealed

    OMFG, BODIES AS SHIELDS!!! Last month brought news of the limited edition GoW2 bundle that included a bonus DVD with lots of extras. Details of the bonus DVD were not disclosed, but the contents of said DVD have now surfaced on the BBFC. Who is Maria? Hit the jump for details. Read More

  • You, Lucky TechCrunch Readers, Don't Have To Pay To Attend Mobilize

    GigaOm’s Mobilize Conference is coming up on September 18 and looks to be a great one day event focusing on developments in the mobile world. The event is $600, but five lucky reader who explain why they must be there, yet can’t afford to pay for it themselves, will get a free ticket to the event. Just tell your story in the comments and we’ll pick the winner in 24… Read More

  • WorkLight: Bringing Enterprise 2.0 to a Widget Near You

    It’s no longer an issue of whether enterprise services should be 2.0’d via widgets, RSS, and the like. CIOs & CSOs grasp the undeniability of this paradigm. But there is still a gap between the desire and reality of getting these enterprise services out the door. It’s one thing to design a Facebook application, it’s another getting it to interact with the… Read More

  • Outdoor subwoofer & satellite system coming from Polk Audio

    Polk Audio plans on launching one of the first outdoor capable subwoofer and satellite speaker system at this years CEDIA Expo. Pics are not available yet, but what we do know is that the system will be comprised of new, Atrium series speakers, each with an outdoor theme. The Atrium Sat 30 speakers are designed like outdoor lighting fixture and sport a $150 price each. The down-firing… Read More

  • FCC approves new Hitachi Casio 8-megapixel camera phone

    The FCC has approved the latest product of the Hitachi, Casio partnership; an Exilim-branded 8-megapixel camera phone. Unfortunately, just because the FCC approved it doesn’t guarantee the swivel screened, clamshell will actually be launched in the U.S. anytime soon, but still it gives us a reason to hope. As a follow up to the W53CA, this new phone is called the W63CA. According to… Read More

  • HTC S740 smartphone to Europe in September

    Dammit. Finally the perfect HTC phone for a guy like me and it’s only going to be available in Europe. Who knows, maybe it’ll find its way over here someday. The S740 does NOT have a touchscreen (woo hoo!), has a full, tangible, real QWERTY keyboard (woo hoo!), and a real, big boy 12-key number pad (woo hoo!). Add to that 7.2 Mbps HSDPA data, GPS, 3.2-megapixel camera, microSD… Read More

  • Golf and bike GPS devices coming from Holux

    I’ve been doing okay with the yardage markers and sprinkler heads on the golf course but maybe someday when I retire — rich beyond my wildest dreams thanks to blogging – I’ll be able to work on my game to get to the point where I need to know the exact distance to the pin. That’s where the GR-130 from Holux will come in. Or there’s the GR-245 Bike GPS, a… Read More

  • Free Internet Radio?

    Last week on The Gillmor Gang and this weekend on TWiT, the subject of the sorry state of the music business came up and in particular the notion of “Free Internet Radio.” Part of the discussion was triggered by a threat (plea?) by the founder of the Pandora music service to shut down. Pandora employs an ingenuous strategy based on something called the Music Genome Project… Read More

  • Live from Philips Research Labs: ShapeWays: 3D printing for everyone

    3D printing has been around for a while, and has traditionally been used to create small prototypes of larger products (or parts of products).  The folks at ShapeWays are bringing 3D printing to you, and you don’t even need to know how to use 3D modeling software. From the ShapeWays website you can use the Creator tool to design and personalize a few stock items, like the LightPoem… Read More

  • Students, putting games on your TI-84 calculator is pretty easy

    This is an oldie but a goodie—just like CBS FM in New York—especially as school starts pretty soon for kids in the northeast. It’s step-by-step instructions on how to install games onto your TI-84 or TI-84 Plus Silver Edition calculator. The games aren’t too complicated, but they’ll help you get through physics or calculus class with some degree of sanity. Read More

  • BlueAnt finally announces V1 availability

    BlueAnt has been showing of this headset since CES ’08 but they are finally make the first Bluetooth 2.1 headset available. The V1 key feature, besides the small size, is that users can control their headset via voice commands. We’re not just talking phone controls like dial John Biggs, but rather pairing and volume control as well. Best of all, there is a ‘Teach Me”… Read More

  • HP slashes Mini-Note prices

    Possibly in response to Acer’s recent price-lowering extravaganza, HP has cut prices on its flagship netbook, the Mini-Note. While HP’s lowest price of $499 is still a long way from Acer’s $329, with any luck we might be witnessing the beginning of an industry-wide price war should ASUS, MSI, and other netbook manufacturers start to feel the heat from Acer. HP’s price… Read More

  • TokyoFlash Rogue: A labyrinth of connecting LCD blocks

    I have something I need to get off my chest. I love me some watches and I think TokyoFlash has done more for the watch industry than they know, creating high-design timepieces for not much money. But when time-telling becomes painful, I worry. From the TokyoFlash website about their new Rogue: “Once mastered, navigating the time is simple, but creates a sense of mystique to the… Read More

  • Internet darling Kevin Rose says new iPods on September 9; MacBooks in late September?

    We continue to hang on Kevin Rose‘s every word vis-à-vis Apple rumors. He said on this week’s This Week in Tech podcast that, according to his sources, we should see an Apple event on September 9, where Jobs & Co. will introduce new iPods. This photo here is supposedly what the new iPod nano looks like—larger screen than last year’s model, and probably cheaper… Read More

  • They call me… the T-Mobile G1

    And so it begins: the first Android phone from T-Mobile is a flip-up QWERTY model with MyFaves and Google branding. If you’ll notice the screen turns out and up which means there is no flipping involved – just one fluid motion. It should hit next month, if all the stars are aligned. Now to repeat my Tantric matra: Pleasedon’tsuckpleasedon’tsuckpleasedon’tsuck. Read More

  • HTC S740 smartphone to Europe in September

    Dammit. Finally the perfect HTC phone for a guy like me and it’s only going to be available in Europe. Who knows, maybe it’ll find its way over here someday. The S740 does NOT have a touchscreen (woo hoo!), has a full, tangible, real QWERTY keyboard (woo hoo!), and a real, big boy 12-key number pad (woo hoo!). Add to that 7.2 Mbps HSDPA data, GPS, 3.2-megapixel camera, microSD… Read More

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