• Bling-up your iPhone 3G with Incase Metallic Slider cases

    Protect and cover up your iPhone 3G’s scratches with these metallic cases from Incase. They come in red, silver, gold, gun metal and copper for only $35. Not to shabby to give your Jesusphone a new look. via Cool Hunting Read More

  • Despite economic hard times, people are still addicted to cable TV

    Americans, it seems, are addicted to cable TV. Like every other addiction, we need our hit so bad that we’ll ignore the realities of our financial situation—we’re all going broke, fast—in order to watch Entourage and Down and Dirty with Jim Norton. It goes like this: with people tightening their belts around the country (and world) they’re going to have to cut back… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson XPERIA concept: Oh man, please don't be real.

    Just a few days ago, the above shot of a supposed XPERIA concept device started floating around. Though its authenticity can’t be confirmed, we certainly hope it’s fake – or, at most, a concept never intended to leave the labs. Besides being a damned nice looking piece of hardware, much of the XPERIA X1‘s appeal stems from its full, landscape QWERTY keyboard. In… Read More

  • AT&T and Pantech officially launch the ultra-slim Pantech Slate

    We knew the thinnest QWERTY keyboard phone was coming, but AT&T and Pantech have officially launched the Slate. The phone measures less than one centimeter deep and is equipped with standard 2006-circa specs: 1.3MP camera, Bluetooth, and multimedia functions. To be honest though, the phone is only going to be $50 after a two-year agreement and a $50 mail-in rebate so what more can you want? Read More

  • World Of Warcraft Hits 11 Million Subscribers Mark, Shows Signs Of Slowing

    Gaming powerhouse Blizzard Entertainment has issued a press release announcing that the number of subscribers for World Of Warcraft has surpassed the 11 million mark. The milestone for the popular MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) represents a 10% growth in 10 months and shows signs of slowing. If you consider the fact that the online game debuted in November 2004 and… Read More

  • Will Motorola Go All-In On Android? It Has No Other Choice.

    Motorola’s new co-CEO Sanjay Jha has a plan to save the beleaguered mobile handset maker: go all-in on Google’s Android mobile operating system. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal (behind the pay wall): The rumor is that Motorola will focus all of its efforts around three core operating systems for its phones, with Android becoming the central platform for… Read More

  • HP breaks the netbook mold with the Mini 1000 and MIE Linux netbook

    Netbooks have been slowing down over the last year and for the most part, each one is about the same thing with a different logo on the lid. HP’s offerings seem refreshing and polished even though they sport the standard netbook specs of 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 8.9-inch or 10.2-inch display, up to 2 GB of RAM, and either a 60GB HDD or 16GB SSD. The solid-state drive can be complimented… Read More

  • Ray Ozzie on Azure, Office unchained, and Openness

    Three years to the day from his corner-turn memo about changing Microsoft’s direction from software to software plus services and after two days of keynotes, Microsoft chief software architect Ray Ozzie reviewed the launch of the Windows Azure cloud OS and forthcoming online versions of the Office suite. Ozzie: It’s fun that it’s all coming together. It was Mary Jo… Read More

  • White dogs and American models: This is how Apple sells the iPhone in Japan (TV commercial)

    OK, the company behind the TV commercial shown above is not really Apple but SoftBank, one of Asia’s biggest telecommunications companies and the carrier for the iPhone in this country. The SoftBank family seen in the video consists of a father (the white dog), a mother (the woman seen at the end of the clip), a brother (the guy with the glasses who is an American model based in Tokyo)… Read More

  • "Flapping Display": Samsung develops ultra-thin OLED display, hangs it up in the air

    Sony unveiled a spectacular OLED display (curved, 0.3mm thin) at the CEATEC 2008 exhibition earlier this month, only to be followed by a product from Samsung, which the company calls “flapping display”. The Samsung display is just 0.05mm thin (yes, that’s millimeters) and currently being showcased at the FPD International 2008 in Tokyo. According to the company, the 4-inch… Read More

  • Shobo Resuce: Mini CO2 fire extinguisher, glass breaker and belt cutter in one

    Tokyo-based YP Systems [JP] has developed the world’s first CO2 fire extinguisher that triples as a glass breaker and a belt cutter. The device is just 19.5cm long and weighs 370g. Made specifically for use during emergency situations in vehicles, the so-called Shobo Rescue’s fire extinguishing function is kept very simple (pulling a security pin is enough). YP Systems used… Read More

  • LinkedIn grabs UK's Huddle with launch of OpenSocial apps

    LinkedIn has today launched its OpenSocial applications platform and one of the first providers will be UK collaboration and project management startup Huddle.net. In fact, it is the only European company on the applications provider list. Huddle Workspaces will be a bespoke application inside LinkedIn’s service with all the key functionality of its main service. In a nutshell you can… Read More

  • Thanko strikes again, now sells USB cooler and heater keyboard

    We haven’t heard from crap gadget vendor Thanko in a while, but they are back: This time, the Tokyo-based company presents a keyboard with a built-in heater and cooler [JP]. That means the keyboard will not only keep your hands warm during those cold days in winter but it’s also useful during the summer. Amazing stuff. Obviously Thanko used all their engineering power to create… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: No Rider Edition

    The Myvu Crystal now works with your iPhone 3G
    Review: Good Nite Lite
    Reduce intra-brain pressure with amazing little nubbin
    Yamaha Japan presents new electric-hybrid bicycle (limited edition)
    Sony’s music robot Rolly can now be controlled via Bluetooth Read More

  • Project Playlist May Boast A New CEO, An Ex-Facebooker

    Rumor alert: Employees of Project Playlist, a very popular music search engine and embeddable playlist tool, have been telling people that the company has hired a new CEO to lead it to the next stage of development. And the new CEO, they’re saying, is an ex-Facebook employee. We haven’t been able to confirm this with the company, and we don’t know which ex-Facebook employee… Read More

  • Former AOL Exec Raises Funding For Sports Blogs Network

    Former AOL executive vice president of consumer and publisher services Jim Bankoff has secured a “mid-seven-figure sum” of venture capital for SB Nation, a startup network of sports blogs. The round of funding was led by Accel Partners, the Silicon Valley private equity firm best known for its backing of Facebook, and joined by Allen & Co as well as a number of digital… Read More

  • Logitech Coughs Up $30 Million To Acquire SightSpeed

    Switzerland-based Logitech, maker of personal computer peripherals, is entering the software market by acquiring internet video communications services provider SightSpeed for $30 million in cash. The deal is expected to close in early November. The acquisition of the 25-person company, born out of a Cornell University lab, is a result of Logitech looking to complement their hardware… Read More

  • TVeez Renamed To Odysii, Sets Sights On U.S. Market

    TVeez, a company that specializes in marketing and onsite digital advertising, has rebranded itself and will now be known as Odysii. In conjunction with the name change, the company has also confirmed reports that it has received $15 million in a round led by Benchmark Capital and Giza Ventures, as was reported back in April. Odysii says that the funding will be used to help expand into the U.S. Read More

  • Happy Birthday Hulu. I'm Glad You Guys Didn't Suck.

    Online tv/film site Hulu launched a year ago today, and boy did we have to eat crow. We provided nearly constant criticism of the site since it was announced in March 2007 (no name, billion dollar valuation, name translation issues, trademark absurdity, etc.). But despite a slightly bumpy launch, we had to admit that they did an outstanding job. And today I can safely say I spend more time… Read More

  • Review: The New Xbox Experience for Xbox 360

    A lot of things are riding on this UI redesign for Microsoft and the Xbox team, but more importantly it’s quelling the frustrations that many of us have had to deal with since the beginning of time. The blade interface was a good start, but it was frustrating at times and it certainly deterred me from perusing the Marketplace. Streaming via Netflix has been rumored for almost a year and… Read More

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