• How to make an iPhone stand out of pencils and rubber bands

    Have you always wanted a desktop stand for your iPhone but you don’t want to pay those outrageous department store prices? If you said – nay, shouted – YES! then let me ask you two additional follow-up questions. Read More

  • OneSeason Raises $3.5 Million For Its Sports Stock Market

    OneSeason, the stock market for sports that lets users invest real money into their favorite athletes, has closed a $3.5 million Series A funding round led by Charles River Ventures. To coincide with the funding, OneSeason has also announced that CRV’s George Zachary will join the company’s Board of Directors. Hot or Not founder James Hong and 49er superstar Ronnie Lott will also… Read More

  • Sanyo announces first round of refreshes to the Xacti camcorder line [Update]

    Sanyo’s compact line of Xacti Dual camcorders was refreshed this morning with five new models. The high-end DMX-HD2000 and DMX-FH11 are the only two that shoot 1080p resolution video. Like Xactis before it, these two also take still photos that are approximately 8 megapixels even when recording video. They can be interpolated up to 12 megapixels as well when not shooting video. Both have… Read More

  • The Dell Adamo not coming until second half of 2009?

    The Internet was abuzz about the Dell Adamo notebook a few days ago. The Apple Macbook Air-killer was finally announced and would hopefully start shipping sometime in a couple of months. That’s not going to happen according to DigiTimes though. Read More

  • Yup, Sirius XM price hike confirmed

    So yeah, that rumored Sirius XM price hike is totally going to happen. Go ahead and call Sirius XM and you’ll get the customer service guy trying to get you to “lock in” your current rates by buying a lifetime subscription. Time to break out the pitchforks. Read More

  • Vertu opens uber-awesome flagship store in Tokyo

    In November 2008, Nokia gave up Japan (where its market share hovered around a mere one percent for years) but now comes back with Vertu Japan [JP], its luxury brand. Vertu today opened a flagship store in Ginza, Tokyo’s upmarket area. Read More

  • T-Mobile rehashes the Sony Ericsson TM506 in Scarlet Red

    Back in September when T-Mobile launched the Sony Ericcson TM506 as their first ever 3G handset, it was a mighty fine lookin’ flip phone – except for that horrible green color. It wasn’t a bad color initially, really. It was kind of like that tattoo you got when you were drunk. At the time, you were like “Green phone?! No one has those! That will be friggin’ awesome! Read More

  • Tweet-a-Watt tweets your energy usage

    Make’s Phil Torrone entered this odd gadget, the Tweet-a-Watt, in the Green Gadgets design competition. It’s essentially a Kill-a-Watt with a capacitor and transmitter added that will Tweet your current power usage using a nearby computer or wireless Arduino mini PC. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Polaroid HD camcorder for $129.99

    Woot.com has a pretty aggressive deal on the Polaroid DVC-00725F camcorder today. It’s normally around $250 or so on other retailers’ sites but Woot’s selling it for $129.99. Read More

  • Get into the Lost Season 5 spirit with this fan-made trailer

    Oh. My. God. Are you ready for Season 5 of Lost? Are you?!? I can’t wait. Until a few weeks ago, I totally forgot about the show. Then, all of a sudden, ABC started running promos and now I cannot wait for tonight’s season premier. Get yourself into the mood too with this very well done trailer made by a fan. It’s 4:00 of nail biting, stomach wrenching, LOST goodness. I… Read More

  • SEGA cuts about 18% of staff

    Edge is reporting that SEGA has confirmed laying off 30 staff members due to “economic recession, harsh retail landscape, and the reality of business challenges to profitability,” according to a company spokesperson. Read More

  • Update on the Mophie iPhone 3G Juice Pack [Update]

    I’ve never felt so dirty in my entire life. I gave the Mophie Juice Pack nothing but praise last year and now I feel used and abused. It shouldn’t surprise me, really. The first review unit that was sent to me basically broke after a few hours. It managed to recharge my iP3G once and then failed to do so ever again. I assumed it was just a faulty unit that wasn’t caught during… Read More

  • SEC said to be looking into Apple-Steve Jobs health situation

    It looks like the Security and Exchanges Commission is looking into Apple’s handling of the whole Steve Jobs health situation. If it’s found that Apple deliberately mislead its investors over the status of Jobs’ health then Apple could well be in a spot of trouble. Well, so says Bloomberg, whose Web site is straight out of 1996. Read More

  • Apple upgrades the white Macbooks to Unibody standards

    If you could care less about the unibody MacBook, Apple has packed the same innards into the old, white plastic models. Sure, the unibody supposedly gives you a more stable construction and adds the button-less glass touchpad, but the plastic option is 300 bones less. That’s a lot and should result in numerous buyers to sit back in their chairs and think about which one too buy. Our… Read More

  • NYC Teams With Google To Launch Its Own Citysearch

    New York City has just launched a revamped webportal at NYCgo, which now offers an extensive database of events, restaurants, hotels, and other points of interest. All of these are tied into the Google Maps API, making it easier for visitors to quickly find things to do in their vicinity without having to hunt down their hotel’s concierge. The site will also include a listing of… Read More

  • Japanese company sells consolation money calculator

    Can the level of disappointment in fellow human beings be measured? Tokyo-based toy maker Wiz says yes, and not only that. Their Isharyou Dentaku (Consolation Money Calculator) [JP] even translates emotional damages into financial data. And why not? Judges do similar things all the time. Read More

  • PS3 2.60 firmware now available

    Calling all PS3 owners. When you get home from your mind numbing cubical job, hop on your PS3 and download the 140MB 2.60 firmware. It should add DivX 3.11 support, along with some new Photo Gallery app that will surely make you feel better after a long day of working for the man. Video demo of the latest firmware after the jump. Read More

  • The Day Live Web Video Streaming Failed Us

    Yesterday was supposed to be the day that live Web video streaming took on TV broadcasting. CNN.com alone served a record 21.3 million streams, with a peak of 1.3 million simultaneous streams. And Akamai reported a peak of 5.4 million simultaneous visitors per minute to the various news sites for which it hosts video, and more than 7 million simultaneous streams. With millions tuning in… Read More

  • Android G2 snapped by Mr. Blurry Camera Man

    Isn’t funny how everytime you get your hands a super-duper secret phone or random gadget, the one camera nearby is your crappy camera phone? Funny. Anywho, supposedly what you see above, and after the link, is HTC’s next Android-powered phone dubbed the G2. According to Giz, it’s a touchscreen phone that lacks a physical keyboard and will likely find its way into… Read More

  • Didn't Make It To The Inauguration? Just Pretend You Did.

    Couldn’t make it Washington DC yesterday for the inauguration, or didn’t get hold of a front row seat? Nobody needs to know. Just go to MyInauguralPhoto.com, powered by online photo editing software provider FotoFlexer, and pretend you were there, right behind the new president of the United States as he was sworn in. Can you spot Mike Arrington? Read More

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