• Sidekick 2008 goes for $1,000 on eBay just one day before it's $149 in stores

    Between 2 thousand dollar PS3s and 30,000 thousand dollar hoverboard props, eBay is no stranger to things selling for absurd prices. However, most things that have any value on eBay are those that are .. you know, hard to find. Someone probably should have mentioned that to the winner of this Sidekick 2008 auction. Just a day before the new Sidekick was readily available at T-Mobile spots… Read More

  • ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ trailer

    Wow, for the first time I’ve found that Twitter can actually be useful. Here’s a new trailer for “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” that I wouldn’t have known about if it weren’t for someone I happen to be following on the big blue machine. The film will be in theaters November 21st, if you’re into watching young wizards battle the awkwardness… Read More

  • Nuvifone delayed

    As part of its quarterly earnings report, Garmin announced delays for its first mobile phone. While they had previously announced the Nuvifone would be available sometime during the fourth quarter, don’t expect to see one now until the first half of next year. Here’s what the press release said: The nuvifone will not be available in fourth quarter as previously announced. While we… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson K330 and W890 gettin' new hues

    Looking to pick up Sony Ericsson’s new K330, but not feelin’ the color selection? According to a tipster over at the Unofficial SE Blog, you’ll soon have at least one more option. Joining gold/black and green/black is a gold/white variant (Pictured above). Also getting a color revamp is the 5-month old W890, with the addition of a silver/gold model. Tons of pictures of both… Read More

  • LG, now with surround sound

    LG announced plans to launch mobile phones that include Dolby’s Mobile audio platform, which according to the release, is built on “Dolby’s extensive portfolio of technologies,” and has been “optimized for mobile applications.” Dolby announced its mobile platform in February. LG said it is the first handset maker to include Dolby Mobile in handsets geared… Read More

  • Karmazin appears to reassure fans during Opie and Anthony

    Possibly their worst photo ever, and one that’s several years old Mel Karmazin, the CEO of Sirius XM Radio, was just on the Opie and Anthony show</a to discuss a few post-merger items. For the most part, it looks as if Opie and Anthony are safe, and that Karmazin wants them to be a part of the new company (i.e., renew their contract). At the same time, Karmazin once again expressed… Read More

  • AT&T introduces TAP for disabled iPhone users

    While most people wouldn’t ever notice that you can’t buy an iPhone without a calling plan, that fact inadvertently shafts a huge group of potential subscribers: the deaf, hearing impaired, and those with difficulties speaking. If you don’t use the voice features to communicate, you don’t really need hundreds of minutes. With this in mind, AT&T yesterday unveiled… Read More

  • Comcast’s throttling deemed illegal by the FCC

    In the wake of the FCC versus Comcast brouhaha, wherein Comcast has been accused of illegally slowing down connections to file sharing services like BitTorrent without informing its cable internet subscribers first, the Federal Communications Commission has ruled that Comcast acted outside of the law. According to a report in the Washington Post, the five-member panel will formally vote… Read More

  • Can't stop stinking in the office? Try these deodorant suits

    All people having problems with their body odor when wearing suits during these hot summer days should come to Japan and visit the Aoki stores. Aoki is a well-known menswear retailer in this country and a supporter of Cool-Biz, a program initiated by the Japanese government to combat global warming. The aim of the program is to politically encourage white-collar workers in Japan to dress… Read More

  • Labmeeting: A Social Network For Scientists

    Scientists are not the most social people on the planet. Many of them would rather be holed up in their labs trying to make the next big discovery than hanging out on Facebook throwing virtual pies at each other (although there are exceptions). But what if they could organize their all their scientific papers online and share them easily with other members of their lab? Mark Kaganovich… Read More

  • India developing $100 laptop for higher education

    Not the laptop in question No stranger to creating low-cost devices, India has now turned its attention to creating inexpensive laptops. One of the country’s ministers said yesterday that it is developing a $100 laptop (not $10, as previously thought) to benefit higher education. Note that the emphasis is on higher education, not the basics, which is what the XO Laptop is (was?) all… Read More

  • MobileMe syncing issues fixed, mail restored for the unlucky 1%

    If you’re been part of the 1% of MobileMe subscribers unable to actually use their MobileMe accounts, the MobileMe Status blog has good news for you. From a post made yesterday morning: “We have completed restoring Mail service, including historical messages, to all of the 1% of affected members.” If your MobileMe set-up is still all kinds of broken, they’ve set up… Read More

  • Dell developing another line of MP3 players?

    I still have my 20GB Dell DJ (the one on the left up there). It’s been sitting in a box marked “To Sell on eBay” for, oh, at least three years along with my Nokia 770 Internet Tablet, my first-generation Nintendo DS, and a couple of ink cartridges for an old Lexmark printer. Bad news for me, as it appears the value of my old Dell music player might plummet when Dell’s… Read More

  • Review: IPEVO POV webcam

    When it comes to buying a webcam, there seems to be two distinct product groupings. On the one end, you have inexpensive cameras that sell for between $20 and $50. These cameras often feature relatively low resolutions like 320×240 or 640×480 and are relatively simple to operate — you stick the camera on top of your monitor, fire up AIM, Windows Live Messenger, or Skype and… Read More

  • mSpot breaks the 4 mill subscriber mark

    Mobile entertainment company mSpot announced that it has more than four million subscribers. That’s a lot of people downloading media to their mobile phones. mSpot CEO Daren Tsui, says: “These numbers are a clear and overwhelming sign that consumers want to do more with their phones than just make calls and send text messages – they want entertainment too. mSpot’s… Read More

  • EA considering Spore downloadable content: Yes, you'd have to pay for it

    EA would love to be able to sell you Spore parts in the future. Heads, arms, planets, etc. This isn’t surprising given EA’s history, but it’s fodder enough for anti-EA zealots to freak out, to be sure. That’s provided the game sells well enough for EA to even have the opportunity to nickel and dime us later on. How is it, then, that Valve can keep releasing content… Read More

  • Amazon Rents Out Its Checkout Cart

    Amazon is outsourcing more of its Web-scale software. Yesterday, it beefed up its payment services with the launch of Checkout by Amazon and Amazon Simple Pay. Other e-commerce sites can basically insert an Amazon Checkout cart on their sites and Amazon’s software will handle one-click ordering for anyone with an existing amazon account, order management, shipping and sales tax… Read More

  • Sega Toys/Hasbro won't give us their music robot A.M.P. anytime soon, it seems

    Sega Toys in Japan seems to have postponed the release of the “Automated Music Personality” robot A.M.P. for an unknown time period. Apparently, potential buyers in the US, where Hasbro will be responsible for marketing the robot, are affected as well. The A.M.P. was originally slated for release in October in the US and one month later in Japan. Japanese buyers will not be able… Read More

  • Cricket to deliver Fox mobile content

    No contract carrier Cricket Wireless has signed a mobile content deal with News Corp division Fox Interactive Media. Now Cricket customers can access Fox’s portfolio of mobile sites including: MySpace, Photobucket, IGN, FOXSports, RottenTomatoes, AskMen and more. Doug Hutcheson, president and CEO of Cricket’s parent company Leap said: “This is a significant milestone in… Read More

  • Maybe: Next iPod nano to have bigger screen, larger form factor

    Is this what the new iPod nano will look like? So says iLounge, a site that doesn’t really deal in nonsense rumors. Apple is keen to incorporate a larger screen in this year’s nano, but the only way to do that is by using a form factor like the one pictured here. Sorta reminds you of the old iPod mini, right? The screen would have the same 1.5:1 aspect ratio as the iPhone and… Read More

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