• More sweet electric motorcycles


    Treehugger really likes those ‘lectric bikes. We had that awesome-looking GPR-S the other day, but these are a little less… well, production. There’s DIY, there’s concept, and there is of course the spine-snappingly quick Killacycle (cool video there, wait till 1:15). Even though they’re not buyable right now, these things are where innovation comes from, and… Read More

  • Oakley, Surfline launch free surf report app: Surf Report

    I haven’t run into any surfers with iPhones, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t out there. Today, Oakley (the guys that make those hideous Thump sunglasses) and Surfline announced their free app: Surf Report. There’s only one other surf-forecasting app, GreenRoom Surf Forecasts, available today and it costs $2.99. It’s limited to spots in California, but you can get… Read More

  • Epson intros entry-level 720p projector, Home Cinema 700

    At $800 the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 700 projector isn’t bad, but it’s not great either. It’s an entry-level projector so we’ll keep that in mind. The 700 can throw up a 270-inch image with a resolution of 720p and 2000:1 contrast ratio. The light output is 2000 lumens and life expectancy is estimated at 4000 hours in low light and 3000 hours in high light output mode. Read More

  • iRiver to crash the cell phone party early next year

    Well would you look at this? Seems iRiver’s getting into the cell phone game – in Korea, at least. The maker of pretty-slick MP3 players does plenty of business over here, though, so it wouldn’t be a total shock to see one or more of the phones picked up by domestic carriers. The first handset is set to hit the Korean market in March and will be available on the KTF network. Read More

  • Two lawsuits against EA, one might have merit

    Poor, wretched EA. First they have to make 600 staff walk the plank, and now they’re being sued all over the place. There are a lot of hackles raised by SecuROM’s secondary effects, like disabling certain drives or legitimate software. A commenter pointed out this page, which lists the current lawsuits (there are four) against EA on this subject. The most compelling one has to be… Read More

  • Would you get a tattoo to win a BlackBerry?

    Look, I like BlackBerries just as much as the next guy, but this is beyond fanboyism. This is just plain stupid. TJ from Toledo, OH, fails to realize (maybe) that his tattoo, which probably cost him anywhere from $200-$400, is way more than what the Storm will likely retail for. Is the Storm so great that you couldn’t wait a couple weeks and possibly save a couple Benjamins? Kudos to… Read More

  • Veedow hopes bigger pictures will entice social shoppers

    Social shopping start-up Veedow.com has re-jigged its visual interface to eschew specific product search in favour of eye candy and serendipity. The beta site, itself launched five months ago, now places the emphasis on larger images and user recommendations to aid product discovery, in the style of window-shopping meets StumbleUpon. The refreshed site features new shopping categories with… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Sony Mylo 2 for $199 with free shipping

    Crutchfield has the Sony Mylo 2 for $199 after a $100 instant rebate. For the record, the whole idea of instant rebates is brilliantly dumb but, hey, don’t poke at the beehive, right? The Mylo series fits into that otherworldly class of “mobile internet devices” that have Wi-Fi connections but don’t use cell networks. So your $200 gets you online wherever you’re… Read More

  • Quick Draw: Addictive Online Pictionary Heads To The iPhone

    It seems that the tide of the App Store is finally starting to shift, as more developers look to tap into the iPhone’s online connectivity in an effort to separate their apps from competitors’. The latest app preparing to join the fray is Quick Draw, a Pictionary-like game that allows iPhone users to play eachother online using the phone’s WiFi or cellular networks. The app… Read More

  • Oakley, Surfline launch free Surf Report app, kooks need not apply


    I haven’t run into any surfers with iPhones, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t out there. Today, Oakley (the guys that make those hideous Thump sunglasses) and Surfline announced their free app: Surf Report. There’s only one other surf-forecasting app, GreenRoom Surf Forecasts, available today and it costs $2.99. It’s limited to spots in California, but you can get… Read More

  • ViewSonic intos the DPG801BK and DPG807BK digital photo frames

    The latest digital picture frames from ViewSonic are, how you say, commonplace. Yeah, nothing exciting like WiFi or cell connectivity but that’s alright; they’re new so we’re all over ’em. The DPG801BK and DPG807BK have 8-inch screens with 800×600 resolution, 500:1 contrast ratio and 512MB of internal memory, plus an USB port for external memory support. Owners… Read More

  • Blinkx Boosts Revenues 115 Percent (But Is Still Losing Money)

    A lot of hopes are being pinned on video search these days as the only remaining source of strong advertising growth. One of the few publicly traded pure-play Web video companies is blinkx, which trades on the London stock exchange, and just announced its half-year earnings for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2008. The company’s revenues rose 115 percent to $6.4 million for the… Read More

  • Chemical fingerprint detector can also read a letter off of anything it touched

    Anyone want to start a pool on when this will be featured on CSI? I’m guessing within 4 months. Apparently Disulfur Dinitride, quite a simple chemical compound, turns nearly undetectable traces of fingerprints brown and may be more effective than current techniques of taping, dusting, or treating and exposing to UV or whatnot (I don’t know — what am I, a private… Read More

  • IMVU Gets Pretty Racey With Those Ads

    Thanks to reader tips we’ve had a chance to see IMVU’s racey new animated banner ads showing two women kissing as they fall downwards horizontally. The ad includes the message “live the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of.” I signed up immediately. The ad was spotted on Ustream, which prohibits content that is obscene or includes “pornography, erotica… Read More

  • MLS Tired of Zillow, Trulia: Goes Direct To Consumers

    The largest Multiple Listing Service system, MRIS, covers real estate listings from 60,000 professionals in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. (Maryland, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and parts of West Virginia and Pennsylvania). Like their sister MLS organizations, they hate services like Zillow, Redfin and Trulia which give everday consumers access to real estate information. But… Read More

  • Review: Seattle Sling Dry Bag

    It works! The Seattle Sling Dry Bag is waterproof thanks to a dry bag so I decided to put it to the test. Thankfully for the Hitachi Blu-ray camcorder within (love you, Hitachi) it works as advertised. There is more to this case than just a waterproof dry bag though, but simply put, I’m satisfied.  Read More

  • New Seagate and Dell HDDs with hardware encryption built-in

    “According to the United States FBI, a notebook computer is stolen every 53 seconds.” Also, twenty million kids are eaten by bats every second. That’s not according to the FBI, but it’s still relevant. Moving on, it appears that as the notebooks (of all sizes and persuasions) begin piling up in our society, there are predictably more and more lost. In an effort to… Read More

  • Clarity announces iPhone killer for seniors

    The ClarityLife C900 succeeds in so many places that the iPhone fails that it’s not even funny. First of all, it’s unlocked and, at $269.95, it’s not that much more expensive than an iPhone with a two-year contract. Once you get to a certain age, locking into contracts is silly. As my ninety-one-year-old grandmother says when asked about remarrying, “What’s… Read More

  • Tetris bracelet for the retro gamer hipsters

    It takes a special person to rock one the Tetris bracelet above. The bracelet is made with resin and painstakingly detailed with the Tetris blocks and the Game Over lettering. If you think you’re cool ‘nough to sport one of these, it’s available now here. via technabob Read More

  • Computer of choice for a king and a president: Macs

    Microsoft might have everyday users proclaiming themselves Window’s fanboys, but both royalty and politicians prefer Macs. Above is Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdul Al Saud monitoring Mecca and below, President-elect Obama on the campaign trail. When Obama talked about change, a President that uses Mac is a change as he will be the first to do so. Dare we call Bush a PC… Read More

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