• Coolpad aims to keep your netbook cool and with a tad more storage


    Netbooks seem to have broken from their once niche market and are selling like Tickle Me Elmos from past Christmases. The sub-notebooks do tend to lack storage capacity and some can get a little toasty though. Those two dilemmas are what the Coolpad tries to solve. Read More

  • RockridgeSound drops dead sexy vacuum tube amp/iPod dock


    It’s mighty hard for gadget makers to produce iPod docks these days that get attention. With local pharmacies and grocery stores offering ’em up, its hard to get noticed. I noticed this dock from RockridgeSound though. Read More

  • Nokia Launches Ovi Mail On Lower End Phones

    Robin Wauters at TechCrunch writes: Earlier this morning, Nokia released a public beta version of its Mail on Ovi service, which enables users to sign up for a free e-mail account directly from their Series 40 handsets. The new service is available worldwide and available in a dozen languages, after a test period of one month during which users in India, Malaysia and the Philippines were able… Read More

  • Android's coming on-screen keyboard demoed on video

    Be warned, folks: the video contains so much action-packed keyboarding that your face might just blow right off your head. There’s keyboarding car chases, keyboarding shoot-outs .. it’s a non-stop fiesta of fingermashing fury. Fine. It’s none of that. It is a video of the new on-screen keyboard from the work-in-progress “Cupcake” roadmap for Android, running on a G1. Read More

  • Android-powered Garmin devices coming second-half of '09

    2009 is set to be Google’s Androids big year with more and more manufacturers jumping on the open-source platform. Garmin has at least one smartphone slated for the second-half of ’09 release and with perhaps more on the way. Read More

  • Nokia Debuts Worldwide Mail on Ovi Beta Service

    Earlier this morning, Nokia released a public beta version of its Mail on Ovi service, which enables users to sign up for a free e-mail account directly from their Series 40 handsets. The new service is available worldwide and available in a dozen languages, after a test period of one month during which users in India, Malaysia and the Philippines were able to try out the service. Mail on… Read More

  • AlertThingy Gets An Upgrade, Kills FriendFeed Support (But Not Really)

    We’ve covered AIR application AlertThingy quite a bit in the past, being one of the most elegant tools available to keep on top of all your social networking accounts from your desktop. Most recently, we announced AlertThingy v2 was going to add support for Digg, Facebook, Jaiku, Pownce and Tumblr besides Twitter, Flickr and lifestreaming service FriendFeed. The release was delayed a… Read More

  • JS-Kit Introduces Picture Comments, Embraces OpenID 2.0

    Cross-platform feedback widgets maker JS-Kit just added a feature that enables users to enhance comments with pictures, on any of the 600,000+ websites using its custom commenting system. I’ve always been curious to know why major blogging platforms don’t simply add such a functionality to their commenting systems, while there are already companies like Seesmic, Viddler and… Read More

  • Android-powered Garmin devices coming second-half of '09

    2009 is set to be Google’s Androids big year with more and more manufacturers jumping on the open-source platform. Garmin has at least one smartphone slated for the second-half of ’09 release and with perhaps more on the way. We’re still too far away from the launch for exact details. There is a chance that the mobile might not see a Stateside release as the tidbit… Read More

  • Fold & carry keyboard for me


    I want the VAX77. I’m a rock star so I know that carrying instruments is always a problem. It has midi, usb, a small lcd, and a lot of synthesizer presets in there so you don’t need to set up the functions for all the knobs and buttons yourself. Read More

  • Dead Simple Posterous Gets A Round Of Funding And Launches Group Blogs

    Posterous, which launched in June, is one of those sites that I tested and it stuck – I continue to post pictures to it regularly. What I like about it – you don’t have to create an account to use it. Just start emailing text and files (images, video, whatever) to post@posterous.com and you’ve got a site where it all goes. And they’ve steadily added features. You… Read More

  • Some Good News For Project Playlist – A Deal With Sony BMG

    It looks like embattled music service Project Playlist has someone other than Facebook in their corner. This morning, after remaining silent all weekend over the MySpace ban, they are announcing a much-needed agreement with Sony BMG to give users direct (and legal) access to that library. Sony was never part of the litigation by the big labels that was filed on April 28, 2008, choosing instead… Read More

  • The Richter Scales Are Back. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

    Anyone remember the laugh-out-loud Richter Scales song from last year called Here Comes Another Bubble? It’s embedded below in case you’ve forgotten, as well as the version they performed at the Crunchies. Well, they’re back with their most recent song, a slight variation on Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. “Desperate times call for desperate Christmas carols. Read More

  • First real iPhone 3G software unlock

    Put on your woot hats and prepare your fun cannons because the iPhone 3G is getting its official unlock on New Year’s Eve. Isn’t it a little cynical to launch a cellphone unlock on New Year’s Eve? Listen: the folks who will buy an iPhone, break the contract, and soft unlock the thing probably won’t be hanging out in the Rainbow Room come midnight. They’ll be snug… Read More

  • A Sad Day At Fox Interactive – No More Free Lunches

    Don’t expect big layoffs at MySpace parent company Fox Interactive Media any time soon. In an email to all staff on Friday, Fox Interactive chief Peter Levinsohn says that 2009 will be an “even rockier economic climate” and takes steps to reduce costs. Chief among the changes – the end of the free lunch program for all employees (the French would riot over such an… Read More

  • Review: Griffin Simplifi iPod/iPhone Dock with built-in Card Reader/USB Hub

    Short version: Don’t buy it at the MSRP of 70 bucks, but for around $40 bucks around the internets, it’s a great alternative to Apple’s own dock. You lose the audio line-out, but you gain an extra USB 2.0 port and a 6-in-1 card reader. Read More

  • First Rays of the New Rising Sun

    Traveling for the holidays? Me – I’m staying home and catching up on my reading. We recorded the Gillmor Gang on Saturday, and I’m liking the new day. After the fireworks at LeWeb, newbie Loren Feldman and golden oldie Jason Calacanis seemed bent on continuing the vibe. Why not; I let it float for a while and then eased off the juice into a nice comfortable purr. We’ll… Read More

  • Video: Resident Evil 5 graphics comparison

    Whenever a game busts out for 360 and PS3s, it’s a fanboy pageant as each tries to extol the virtues of their version of the game. It looks like that may not be possible with Resident Evil 5, which, if you watch the HD version of this demo comparison, appears to look exactly the same on both systems. Read More

  • Comedian Louis C.K. on technology and air travel

    One of my favorite comedians, Louis C.K., sums up how people take modern-day technology and air travel for granted. This isn’t a super-recent interview with Conan O’Brien, but it’s something to remember if you’ll be traveling for the holidays. Good stuff. Read More

  • Joystick hanging pegs

    These crafty little coathooks would look great in a game room, or just a gamer-friendly house. Try mixing them with some of these great Space Invaders decals for the full effect. Read More

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