• LG and PRADA release the PRADA II with matching PRADA Link watch

    Info about the PRADA II mobile phone by LG has been widely available for some time now, but the two companies finally went official ’bout the handset and released a matching watch at the same time. The PRADA Link (really, that’s the best name?) is simply a Bluetooth-enabled device that displays not only the Caller ID, but also full SMS text messages in modern Dick Tracy fashion. Read More

  • YouTube, TroopTube Go To War

    Video infrastructure site Delve Networks launched TroopTube in partnership with the Department of Defense a few days ago as a more secure alternative to YouTube, which the DoD banned in 2007. TroopTube is basically Youtube, but without the embedding feature, and the DoD has moderation and censorship controls. Now Delve Networks CEO says Google is up to no good, trying to convince the DoD… Read More

  • MSI has a nettop, too, and it's called the Neton

    Behold, the MSI Wind Neton. It’s a nettop, a new category of computer that can best be described as an all-in-one desktop version of a netbook. Think mini iMac. This here Neton, which was just shown off in China, comes in three sizes: 22 inches, 18.5 inches and 15.6 inches. (Those are monitor sizes, obviously.) All three models, named the M22, M19 and M16, respectively, use the Intel… Read More

  • ASUS 800 MHz-powered P565 demoed on video

      Asus launched the incredibly powerful P565 just the other day and here are the first videos showing off what’s under the hood. The left is a HTC Touch Diamond with a not-to-shabby 528 MHz CPU but on the right, is the new champion, rock’n the powerhouse 800 MHz processor. To bad Windows Mobile is the OS of choice, eh? One more video after the jump. Read More

  • Personics: The original iPod

    BBG found a great ad from the 80s for a jukebox that offered “1,000s of songs at your fingertips.” You’d pick your songs, enter your name, and a record store clerk would “pour” and hand over your cassette. You would then wear an oversized dress shirt and jeans and then walk with a swagger as you listen to Foreigner on your Walkman. Classic stuff. Read More

  • Parlor Game: Pick Yahoo's Next CEO

    With Yahoo now looking for a new leader, Silicon Valley’s favorite parlor game is picking a new CEO for the embattled company. Plenty of names are being bandied about, from former AOL CEO Jonathan Miller (whose non-compete with Time Warner expires next March) to OpenTable CEO and former eBay superstar exec Jeff Jordan. Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman is also being thrown out as a… Read More

  • Psystar's counterclaims against Apple to get thrown out of court

    The never ending saga of David vs Goliath just got a little tougher for the little guy. Unless Psystar strengthens its counterclaims against Apple, it will be thrown out of court. The counterclaim indicates that OS X is not reasonably interchangeable with other operating systems, such as Windows, and therefore compromises its own niche market. So unless Psystar can come up with… Read More

  • Snow Leopard, she is coming in Q1 2009

    Can’t wait for the next iteration of OS X? Well, it’s coming in Q1 2009 which means you still have about 2 more months to sit on your hands and think happy thoughts. Apple’s Director of Engineering of Unix Technologies Jordan Hubbard said that the OS would launch Q1 2009 which places it in the January-March timeframe. Read More

  • Konica Minolta develops a USB stick-sized projector

    Not the real thing. Konica Minolta (or its subsidiary Konica Minolta Opto, to be more exact) has developed what sounds like it’s one of the smallest projectors around today. Measuring just 20x40x7mm, the projector is reportedly about as small as a USB stick and needs less than 1W of power. The projector can project 20-inch color images in XGA resolution when positioned 50 to 60cm away… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Woot Off!

    Oh boy, here we go again. Another day of always checking the Woot tab to see what random gadget will clutter up my house next. Maybe this time I can snag the coveted Bag ‘ol Crap this time. After years of buying off of Woot, I have yet been able to by the $1 item. Oh well. Good luck and happy Wooting! Read More

  • Bike Hero: This is hard core

    Near the beginning of this you’re like “Eh. It’s a kid on a bike.” Then, when you think of the planning that went into this carnival of lights, sound, and blue streamers you kind of realize that maybe the human race isn’t doomed after all if kids like these will be calling the shots in thirty years. Thanks, John Read More

  • Noise-canceling iPod-only earphones that don't need batteries announced in Japan

    Hitachi Maxell today unveiled noise-canceling iPod-only earphones [JP] that are powered through the player and therefore don’t require extra batteries. They weigh 22 grams and are 95cm long. All that users need to do is to plug the HP-NC20.IPs to the dock connector, having to take into account the battery life will be reduced by up to a whopping 66%. In addition, users are forced to… Read More

  • CNN's most powerful multi-touch weapon

    http://www.comedycentral.com/sitewide/video_player/view/default/swf.jhtml John Oliver learns about CNN’s touch wall the only way he knows how: by running around New York, making love to John King, and exposing CNN’s evil plan to take over the world. All in a days work for The Daily Show. via Giz Read More

  • JuicyCampus Gets Banned From TSU, Cries Foul

    JuicyCampus, a public, anonymous message board that basically encourages college students to gossip about each other (often using full names and with malicious intentions), got its first ban from a public university. Apparently, Tennessee State University’s VP for Student Affairs, Michael Freeman has blocked access to the website, which spurred CEO & President of JuicyCampus Matt… Read More

  • Etherpad Shows Google Docs How It's Done

    A team of ex-Googlers, with backing from Y Combinator, the Friendfeed founders and others, have created what might be both the ugliest and most useful group productivity app we’ve seen. Etherpad, a new product from Appjet, launches this morning, and you must try it out. It’s comparable to Google Docs or a wiki, but it’s far more useful. You start off by creating a new workspace. Read More

  • Poll: More Than Half Of Twitter Users Would Pay

    Guy Kawasaki posted a poll on via his SocialToo service that asks “How much would you pay to use Twitter?” More than half (around 53%) of respondents, presumably all Twitter users who follow Guy, said they’d pay at least $5/month. The last thing I want is for Twitter to start charging, so I want each of you to take that poll and say “$0, I’d rather see it go… Read More

  • Voice-recognition technology finally utilized in remote controls

    Outdated? OKI and a group of researchers of Waseda University in Tokyo have developed a device that is able to extract a person’s voice from a mix of background noise and other persons’ voices. The new voice-extraction technology is combined with a voice-recognition system that makes it possible to control appliances via spoken commands. The prototype (which there are no photos of… Read More

  • Nanoscaffolding regrows limbs, organs

    By using ultra-fine polymer fibers, military researchers have been able to regrow damaged or missing organs and limbs. They will announce their findings officially next month at the 26th Army Science Conference in Florida. One example given by John Parmentola, a director of research and lab management, involved a man who lost the entire tip of his finger while starting up a model airplane. Read More

  • Apptera Raises $10.5 Million More To Get Ads To Your Phone

    Mobile advertising network Apptera has closed a $10.5 million funding round led by Alloy Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Walden International. The company is also announcing that David Karnstedt, Yahoo’s former SVP of North American Sales who has extensive experience in advertising, has joined its board. Apptera offers a suite of audio and visual advertising solutions for… Read More

  • iMobileCinema: Flash video on the iPhone… with a catch

    When I first saw this I thought “Where have you been all my life?” Then I realized the answer: In 1.x iPhone and iTouch firmware. iMobileCinema is a homebrew app for 1.1.1-1.1.5 firmware and must be installed on jailbroken phones. This tool is all but useless to early adopters who are already into the 2.x version of the firmware but a version that should work with 2.1 is coming… Read More

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