• 'Guitar Hero: Metallica' coming next year?

    Metallica has officially run out of mon– I mean, GameSpot UK is reporting that Activision is planning on publishing “Guitar Hero: Metallica” in 2009, according to notes from an SEC filing… “In fiscal 2009, we plan to publish Guitar Hero: On Tour for the NDS; Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, Guitar Hero: Metallica, and Guitar Hero IV across multiple platforms.” It… Read More

  • Funny: "Signs You're on a Summer Vacation with a Geek"

    OMG, this is so true. BBspot has a list of the Top 11 Signs You’re on a Summer Vacation with a Geek. I totally do most of these things. 11. The GPS unit sounds an awful lot like Majel Barrett.
    10. Spend more time on the free wi-fi at the hotel looking up places to visit than actually visiting them.
    9. The luggage has a million tiny feet and is virtually indestructible.
    8. You get… Read More

  • First mock-up of new Optimus keyboard!

    That garish Optimus keyboard that annoyed people with its price and lack of functionality will be re-born as the Optimus Popularis. That up there is the first mock-up of the keyboard, which is supposed to be “well under” $1,000. I know, feed your family, or buy a keyboard? via Wired’s Gadget Lab Read More

  • ASUS releases details about the new Eee models

    Standing up? You better sit down. I have some details about the new Eee PCs that are coming out this month, straight from ASUS. You can stand back up, actually. Some of the stuff is sort of exciting, but you’re not going to faint or anything. First, we now know what the three E’s stand for; Easy, Excellent, and Exciting. Exciting indeed, like more exciting than finding out that… Read More

  • Another Casualty Of the Facebook Redesign: Network Pages To Be Discontinued

    Facebook doesn’t think a social network needs to have Network Pages. And maybe it doesn’t. I didn’t even know they existed until someone told me they are about to be killed. When you join Facebook, you can also join certain sub-networks tied to where you live, went to school, or work. Those are being replaced by Groups, although any networks you already belong to will… Read More

  • Mio embeds GPS in digital cameras now

    Oh let’s just embed GPS in every little thing from now on. Mio, known for its stand-alone GPS navigation devices, will debut two smartphones at a trade show in Taiwan this week. (Think of that Garmin phone from a few months back.) Surprise, they have built-in GPS! Even more interesting, perhaps, will be a digital camera with built-in GPS. Why, if it’s more interesting, it… Read More

  • Good shots of the Samsung i900 finally surface

    While the Samsung i900 was announced almost a month and a half ago, every shot of the handset released thus far has been crap. The best shot of it was a black and white mock up, watermarked to the point of insanity. Chinese news site pconline.com.cn managed to get a hands on with the device, and they were nice enough to bring back some visuals. The i900 is Samsung’s newest Windows… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Red-colored PS2 debuts in Japan next month

    Ding ding ding d!ng…… Sony’s releasing a red-colored PS2 in Japan on July 3. It’s gonna cost you ¥16,000, or around $150, for the eight-year-old game console. Nowhere is it suggested that this model of the PS2 will be released here in the U.S. :-( And yes, in lieu of a PS3, I still have a PS2 connected to my TV, thank you very much. Read More

  • Latin American Social Network Sonico Raises $4.3 Million

    Back in February Duncan described Spanish language Sonico as “the biggest social networking site you’ve probably never heard of”. At the time, Sonico had raised to an Alex rank of 167 after just 6 months in operation. And with over 8 million users, it was also a top 50 site in several Latin American countries including Colombia, El Salvador, Bolivia, and Mexico. Fast… Read More

  • Microsoft makes its push into netbook territory official

    Like the episode of The Office where Michael shows up uninvited to Jim’s barbeque, Microsoft has shown up at the netbook party, thrown its coat to the Temp, and grabbed the Karaoke microphone. A recent press release says the following. “Customers and partners have made it clear to us that they want Windows on their netbooks and nettops,” said Steven Guggenheimer, corporate… Read More

  • Buy a Mac, get an iPod touch or nano for free (again)

    Like years past, Apple is offering a deal for incoming college students, and it’s more or less the same one it has offered in the past. Students who buy a Mac (which includes the MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and iMac) will get a free iPod touch or iPod nano. My advice: go with the MacBook+iPod touch combo. You can’t bring an iMac to class, and an iPod touch can do so much… Read More

  • Starbucks officially announces free Wi-Fi


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    As reported yesterday, Starbucks is giving away two hours of free Wi-Fi to customers who purchase a $5 (minimum) Starbucks card. The two hours cannot be spread out from one coffee run to the next, though. If you want to take advantage, you’ll have to sit there and suffer. I could care less if Starbucks offered me 10 hours of free Wi-Fi to use whenever I feel like in a… Read More

  • Softbank presents 11 new Japanese cell phones

    Today Japanese telecommunications giant Softbank unveiled their cell phone line-up for sommer 2008. Starting in July, the company will roll out a total of 11 new handsets in Japan. 3 models are mady by Sharp, NEC and Panasonic each while 2 come from Toshiba. Nothing amazing here, but some of the handsets come with a couple of cool features. Read More

  • New "virus washer" technology to clean the air in Japanese movie theaters

    Yesterday Sanyo announced it will install a new kind of air purification system in 26 multiplex movie theaters Warner operates in Japan. The system will be integrated into rooftop air conditioner units and features Sanyo’s so-called virus-washer technology. Using electrolyzed water, the company claims the technology is able to to fight the activity of odors, bacteria, viruses and pollen. Read More

  • AT&T Settles Class-Action Lawsuit

    If you are an AT&T mobile service customer you may want to check your past bills carefully. For at least four years content providers have been sneaking charges onto AT&T bills for services like ringtones, jokes and horoscopes. These fees, which may be hidden or poorly explained, show up on cell-phone bills, often as recurring charges. In a bid to win back customer trust, AT&T… Read More

  • Whrrl rolls out client for BlackBerry users

    Pelago’s mobile social discovery service Whrrl ties the social networking concept into a map of your surrounding area, allowing users to rate and review local spots, and share their current location and status with trusted friends. While it’s an awesome idea, its growth thus far has been stunted by its limited list of native mobile clients. Sure, users could interact with Whrrl via… Read More

  • Apple should hire this guy, but not as a cameraman

    Someone named Umang Dokey posted this iPhone 2 mock-up as an entry for an iLounge contest. His work is almost flawless and the tilt concepts are amazingly cool. Sadly, Umang filmed the damn thing sideways which kind of detracts from the experience. Better luck next time, Dokey! via Giz Read More

  • Acer Apspire one hands-on: Glossy, colorful lid

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  • Nekura Progression and Scramble watches: LED and LCDs make sweet love

    These two new watches from Toykoflash feature a unique LED system that can change the face color at the touch of a button. While the watches are standard TF fare — odd faces and cool designs — the real magic happens when you swap the red face for the blue, making you just that much cooler. Both are available now from Tokyoflash for $123.29. Read More

  • Samsung F480: Your daily dose of WTF?

    Are they selling something? Making a comment on male-female relations? Hiring for an a cappella group? All we do know is that this is a non-US cartoon made for the Samsung F480, a phone we all want but will never, ever own because it’s Asia-only. Read More

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