• Is this Nokia's next top-secret touchscreen handset?

    After blatantly boasting about how well they’d managed to keep the N97 off the radar, you’d think that Nokia would be incredibly wary of letting on details of future handsets. That is, you wouldn’t think they’d slide a shot of an unannounced touchscreen handset into a presentation in New York yesterday. Well, if this thing turns out to be legit, that’s exactly… Read More

  • Verizon rolls out Storm OS update, still isn't going to help

    Bonnie Cha over at CNet has the scoop on the Storm OS update we’ve all been waiting patiently for over the last two weeks. If you actually bought this girnormous piece of poo then you can update using the Desktop Software Manager or wait for the OTA that’s said to be going out at 12:30 AM EDT. Regardless of what this update can do, I won’t be changing my review of the Storm. Read More

  • South Korea investing $200m in games industry


    Man, you’d think the government would have caught on sooner! South Korea has to be the biggest gaming nation on the planet, and yet we see so little Korean IP exported successfully to the US. Their culture and tourism minister wants to spur growth in the gaming sector and hit $3bn in exports within a couple years — a pretty ambitious goal. But if there’s as much talent… Read More

  • If Customizing Your Car With Infectious Is Too Big A Job, Start With Your iPhone Instead

    Infectious, a startup we covered earlier this year that creates tough vinyl stickers for people who want to customize their cars, now offers the same product for walls, laptops and iPhones. For $10 you can change your phone into a piece of art. Each of the designs are done by hand-picked artists who are paid for their work in exchange for granting exclusive licensing rights to print on vinyl. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 26-inch 720p LCD TV for $299

      Here’s the little brother of the TV deal we posted yesterday. Yes, it’s a Dynex and yes, former Geek Squad employee Alex commented in the previous post that he found the Dynex brand of TVs to not only be “GARBAGE!!!” but also “PURE GARBAGE!!” – all caps and five total exclamation points. However, both the 42-inch TV and this 26-inch TV have… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Costco offering 2-for-1 LCD HDTVs as low as $1200

    Holy cow, people. Costco is currently offering three two-for-one bundles on Philips and Sharp LCD HDTVs. You can snag a 19-inch and 42-inch combo for $1200 on up to $1800 for a 52- and 32-inch LCD HDTV. That’s pure madness! What are you waiting for? Costco Read More

  • Yahoo Testing Ways To Make Those Search Ads Pop

    There is a line in Web advertising between search and display ads, and Yahoo just crossed it. Sponsored ads that appear above or beside search results are typically text-only ads. But Yahoo is testing sponsored search ads that include brand logos, images, and even interactive elements. For instance, if you search on Yahoo for “eBay,” the sponsored ad on top includes… Read More

  • CarJack Streets – a GTA clone for the iPhone

     
    Who doesn’t wanna play the original top-view, Grand Theft Auto on their iPhone. Carjack Streets might be the closest thing we get and while it’s not out yet, seems promising. Scheduled to come out in January or February of ’09. Read More

  • Moto Chaser for the iPhone modified to support TV-out as a proof of concept

    Last week, Ars Technica uncovered an undocumented class in the iPhone SDK which allows applications to push visuals to an external monitor rather than the device’s built in screen. Lightbulbs flicked on above the noggins of iPhone developers everywhere, all with the same idea: this could be used for games! Read More

  • Last night’s NFL game apparently looked cool in 3D

    If you watched last night’s Chargers-Raiders game and managed to make it all the way to the second quarter, then you clearly weren’t as bored with the 34-7 blowout as I was. Had I seen the game in 3D, like a select group of “real” reporters and team owners saw it here in Boston last night (see our previous coverage), I probably woulda watched the whole first… Read More

  • Verizon lets loose BlackBerry Storm OS update

    Bonnie Cha over at CNet has the scoop on the Storm OS update we’ve all been waiting patiently for over the last two weeks. If you actually bought this ginormous piece of poo then you can update using the Desktop Software Manager or wait for the OTA that’s said to be going out at 12:30 AM EDT. Regardless of what this update can do, I won’t be changing my review of the Storm. Read More

  • An unbiased analysis of pirates versus ninjas

    Today, December 5th, is the annual Day of the Ninja, according to Google (and ninjas everywhere). While I’m personally familiar with the concepts of both ninjas and pirates, I must admit that I’ve not been involved in the intriguing and hotly-contested Pirates versus Ninjas debate. I have equal respect for (and fear of) both, though. I’m also confident that people on either… Read More

  • Is this Nokia's next top-secret touchscreen handset?

    After blatantly boasting about how well they’d managed to keep the N97 off the radar, you’d think that Nokia would be incredibly wary of letting on details of future handsets. That is, you wouldn’t think they’d slide a shot of an unannounced touchscreen handset into a presentation in New York yesterday. Well, if this thing turns out to be legit, that’s exactly… Read More

  • OCZ adds eSATA in Throttle flash drives for quicker pr0n transfers

    USB 2.0 was great a few years ago when flash drives were measured in megabytes but now that they are reaching double-digit gigabytes, the interface can be a tad slow. OCZ understands that and hooked its latest flash drive up with eSATA for the main interface. Thanks to eSATA, the Throttle can read at 90MB per second and write at 30MB. That speed is fast enough to playback HD material, according… Read More

  • U.S. soldiers stationed in Japan getting a monster time-shifting DVR

    We feel for soldiers stationed abroad. It’s hard enough to watch Desperate Housewives without the Misses, but it also comes on at a weird time ’cause of the time difference. Allied Telesis Capital is helping our soldiers with a gigantic time-shifting device that will broadcast U.S. television programs at the right time on the right day kind of like a super TiVo. Read More

  • Thanko releases new and improved portable multimedia player

    Thanko, the infamous gadget vendor from Japan, has released an upgrade of its portable multimedia player that has been available since July. I am not sure if anyone will be interested in buying the device but it should be listed in the company’s English online store soon (price in Japan: $85). The player runs on Windows Vista and XP and features a 3-inch TFT screen with a… Read More

  • TIOTI sold to Vizimo

    TV and video social network TIOTI (Tape It Off the Internet), which has had a rocky ride this last two years, has been acquired by Vizimo, a NorthStar-backed startup with similar aims. Vizimo says it plans to use TIOTI as a shop window in which to pioneer, demonstrate and test new functionality and tools that tie together TV, the web and, increasingly, mobile devices. In other words, TIOTI has… Read More

  • Traveling to Switzerland? Stay in nuclear bunker. It's cheap.

    Hotel accommodations these days are too opulent. Who needs central heat and carpet? No one. Only the Wall Street fat cats, that is. Real people stay at this converted nuclear bunker zero-star hotel that offers rooms for only £6. They even provide you with a a hot water bottle heating system and a bed to sleep on for that price! I know, what a good deal. Plus, if you’re lucky… Read More

  • Netbook + Tablet = Amtek T10L

    A netblet, eh? Here’s the Amtek T10L, a device that’ll apparently be shown of at CES this year. While it’s quite possible that this would never make it to the US and/or it’s not even meant for consumer use, the specs seem to indicate that it could very well be sold as a low cost netbook-class device: Intel Atom N270 chip 512MB RAM, expandable up to 2GB Battery life… Read More

  • Uh-oh. Adviser says Obama's an iPod guy

    Just when you thought President-Elect Obama could buck the common trend and be his own man by sporting a Zune, a close adviser states he’s an iPod fanboy. Sorry, Zune boys. It looks like your main man isn’t that big of a maverick after all. Instead, he clarified Obama’s position as an Apple fan and an owner of an iPod, which he most often uses when working out. Zune or iPod… Read More

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