• gPhone in our futures?

    TC is reporting: 2007 was the year of speculation of a Google Phone, or Gphone. Handset manufacturer HTC was the center of attention around most of the rumors. But Google eventually squashed those rumors by announcing the Open Handset Alliance and Android. Instead of building an iPhone like device and service combined, they’d be backing an open source mobile operating system that… Read More

  • Jason Calacanis' First New Email Post

    Jason Calacanis announced on Friday that he was retiring from blogging. There was a very mixed reaction to the news, with most believing it to be a publicity stunt. Jason said in his farewell post that instead of blogging, he would instead be posting to a mailing list made up of his followers, capped at 750 subscribers. That subscriber limit was reached very quickly, and today Jason sent out… Read More

  • The new iPhone 3G dock & you

    Did you wake up this fine Sunday morning and say to yourself, “You know, I need an terribly thorough look at the new dock for the iPhone 3G”? What luck, then, for iLounge has put together such hands-on. First, the bad: the dock for the iPhone 3G isn’t included with the phone itself. The privilege of snapping your phone into tiny stand now costs $29. It’s also not a… Read More

  • Finally, a spoon built with food-flinging in mind

    Not since the invention of the Spork has such a masterpiece of meal-time enjoyment rocked dinner tables worldwide. Enter, the Zing! Spoon – a spring-loaded spoon with handy finger mount. Let your family know that you know about being cut out of the will with a nice glob of mashed potatoes to the forehead. Tell your girlfriend it’s not her, it’s you with some healthy oatmeal… Read More

  • Top 10 of the weirdest stuff currently available in Japanese online shops

    Here are some very “interesting” gadgets and questionable items I recently found on the web while trying to get a birthday present for a Japanese friend of mine (who is very rich and hard to please). And yes, Japanese people also think these things are weird, believe me. Top 10: Anti-boar electric fence ($235 online price)
    The manufacturer says their fence is especially… Read More

  • Morons vs. the Intelligent: Reporter covers the iPhone line

    In which Hollywood reporter Eric Spillman, who might have had a few Appletinis before he hit the streets, gets his ass handed to him by someone considerably smarter than him and, I would note, with a more developed sense of priorities than some slap-happy TV pug asking asinine questions of normal folks on line. via BBG Read More

  • Have to get an iPhone on back order? Get the 16GB white

    Super sly reader Ken had to get a back-ordered iPhone and when faced with the choice of black or white, 16 or 8, he chose wisely. Just got my direct fulfillment order and seem to be no backups or backorder’s at the time. This is for a 16 gb White. others seem to be shipping out still in the quoted 5-7 days. Our advice? Ask for a 16GB white when you’re put on back-order and… Read More

  • How to turn an old PowerBook into an arcade cabinet

    Oh my, this does look nice. Frederic Sebton has taken an old PowerBook and an IKEA side table (Ramvik is the model) and turned it into an arcade cabinet. Sebton has basically taken a PowerBook apart and mounted the screen and computer guts back-to-back, with the screen showing up through a hole cut in the top of the table. He then used a piece of black cardboard and a piece of glass as… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Decked-out HP laptop for $529.99 AR

    More laptop deals this weekend, as Office Depot has the 15.4-inch HP Pavilion dv6910us for $529.99 after two mail-in rebates totalling $170. Specs look good: AMD Turion processor (64-bit, dual-core), 3GB of RAM, 200GB hard drive, double-layer DVD burner with LightScribe, Bluetooth, wireless, 5-in-1 card reader, and Vista Home Premium. The notebook weighs just over six pounds, which I… Read More

  • Gphone May Really Happen, And Ammunition Group May Be Designing It

    2007 was the year of speculation of a Google Phone, or Gphone. Handset manufacturer HTC was the center of attention around most of the rumors. But Google eventually squashed those rumors by announcing the Open Handset Alliance and Android. Instead of building an iPhone like device and service combined, they’d be backing an open source mobile operating system that could finally break… Read More

  • New Microsoft Offer, Quickly Rejected

    Yahoo rejected a new Microsoft offer to acquire Yahoo’s search business earlier this evening. The offer, which apparently was made on Friday in cooperation with Yahoo investor Carl Icahn, was a variation on Microsoft’s previous offer to acquire Yahoo’s search business in exchange for cash, a partial stock buyout and revenue guarantees, required the complete replacement of… Read More

  • Lower-priced Xbox 360 already selling at Target?

    Can’t wait for tomorrow when rumors of an expected Xbox 360 price drop are supposed to come true? Head on over to your local Target store tonight – most of them are open until 10:00, if you’re interested. You might just find the Xbox 360 Pro for $299 already. Target’s website says the consoles are available for $299 (“stores only”) and I’d guess… Read More

  • The Issue Of Trust Is With Google, Not Viacom

    Earlier this month Louis L. Stanton, the senior judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, ordered Google to hand over YouTube user log data to Viacom to help Viacom determine damages in their ongoing billion dollar litigation with Google. We and others cried out in protest, since the data being delivered included username, IP address and identifiers of… Read More

  • More NY ISPs agree to cut off Usenet access in response to pressure from attorney general

    Two more Internet Service Providers have agreed to cut off access to Usenet as a result of New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s crusade to eliminate child pornography once and for all. AT&T and AOL now no longer carry the alt.* hierarchy, something that the New York politician is trumpeting as nothing short of peace in our time. To the right is Mr. Cuomo for you non-New Yorkers… Read More

  • Tiny cell phone concept with cool fold-out screen

    Here’s a pencil-tiny cell phone (currently just a concept) for people with small pockets. From the looks of the device, there doesn’t appear to be much in the way of gobbledygook to confuse the older segment of society — except that they’d have to either squint or do that thing where they lift up their glasses and pull the thing WAY away from their face to see… Read More

  • Spy vs. Spy

    On demand computing has seen some significant challenges over the past few weeks. From Amazon to Rackspace at the provisioning level to Gnip and the social news stream to Apple’s iPhone software and hardware rollout, some new strategies are emerging to survive the reworking of the technology landscape. The ongoing Twitter saga provides an efficient microcosm for examining the delivery… Read More

  • Mortal Kombat versus DC Universe trailer

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=36134 A few months ago, it was percolating around the net that the upcoming Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe would have “little to no blood and no fatalities.” I can’t speak to the lack of fatalities based on the above trailer, but it does appear that there’s a fair amount of bloodletting. via Gametrailers.com Read More

  • Will-it-blend blends iPhone 3G

    I never in a million years thought they would do this. Their finger is truly on the pulse of the nation. Read More

  • An apology… and a dark gift – Last chance

    Because we failed to hold on our moratorium I’m offering one Verizon Nokia 6205 BATMANG! phone to the lucky commenter who can really curse out the iPhone in comment. Please use as much vitriol as possible and include your email address. We’ll pick one winner at random at noon on Saturday. UPDATE – The winner is Greatslack. You guys got really mean. Wow. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 15.4-inch Acer Extensa for $399

    Circuit City has a 15.4-inch Acer Extensa laptop for $399.99 with no rebate-like strings attached. It’s a Circuit City Outlet item, so supplies might be a tad limited. Specs look pretty nice: Dual-core Intel processor, 120GB hard drive, 1GB RAM, DVD burner, and Vista Home Premium. I’d upgrade the RAM right away but other than that, it looks like it’s good to go. Again… Read More

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