• Comcast to bump majority of network to faster minimum download and upload speeds

    Some Comcast broadband subscribers ought to notice a significant speed bump in the coming months, as CFO Mike Angelakis announced on a recent earnings call that the company would have 65% of its data network upgraded to the DOCSIS 3.0 standard by year’s end. Read More

  • Mysterious Samsung camera sports AMOLED screen, gauges

    A link at Amazon went live momentarily and revealed this complicated-looking point and shoot, the TL320. Its two most interesting features would have to be its AMOLED screen, which should help save battery life, and a pair of awesome-looking gauges on the top like on the TL9. Instead of a digital readout, there are actually physical empty/full indicators. I guess the reaction to the TL9… Read More

  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II hits today

    We’re not going to make a habit of announcing every game that comes out, but we saw this back at E3 and Peter was really impressed. I think I was too busy playing Red Faction II, but I’ve been checking the reviews for this RPG-infused RTS, and it looks pretty awesome. Like Peter I’m not a big player of RTS games but this one has piqued my interest. Head over to your local… Read More

  • The Top 21 Twitter Clients (According To TwitStat)

    Some readers took issue with our list of Top 21 Twitter Applications (According To Compete), wherein we tried to gauge which Twitter Web apps were gaining the most benefit in the form of trickle -down traffic from Twitter. Most Twitter apps don’t even register on the majority of site measurement services. We chose Compete because at least they had stats on a good many of them. We… Read More

  • EA Sports Active coming in May

    Just a quick heads up that EA’s Wii Fit killer has been dated for May 19th. Nintendo better watch out because Active is only $60 compared to $90 for the Wii Fit. Is anyone going to get this? Pre-order now! EA Sports Active Read More

  • The Top 21 Twitter Applications (According to Compete)

    We’ve accumulated a list of the twenty most popular Twitter applications, based on monthly unique visitor data from Compete. Twitpic, an app that lets users share photos on Twitter, took the top spot with 1,236,828 unique visitors in January. Tweetdeck, which came in second with 285,864 monthly visits, is a Twitter app that streamlines notifications and tweets. Third place went to… Read More

  • Dust-Aid bundle keeps your DSLR's guts clean

    These tools from Dust-Aid look pretty handy. Lots of people are moving to DSLRs and may not know that they have to be taken care of in this respect. These would be great stocking stuffers (belated) or just general gifts for anyone who’s recently taken the DSLR road. Read More

  • SAP Acquires Coghead's Technology As It Looks Towards The Cloud

    Yesterday we reported on the shutdown of Coghead, a web-based enterprise software editor that featured an unusually intuitive interface. Today, we were contacted by the company’s CEO Paul McNamara, who informed us that software giant SAP, which previously had invested in the company, has acquired Coghead’s intellectual property assets. While Coghead will cease operations, much of… Read More

  • Free Fred Wilson

    Fred Wilson finds himself on two sides of the fundamental issue of our time: the user’s right to access data the way he or she wants to. On one side, that of the user, Wilson is an investor and board member of Boxee, a startup that translates web pages into a form more easily consumable on a TV screen. One site in particular, Hulu, just shut Boxee down at the insistence of the… Read More

  • Sony PSP firmware 5.05 is out, sort of

    There’s a new PSP firmware update lurking around and it remains to be seen if it will be pushed out to everyone. Read More

  • "Still Alive," bedroom electropop style

    An act of unparalleled nerddom. This talented fellow performs the gamer anthem “Still Alive” with the piano part on his keyboard, the other orchestration with a midi controller, and his own voice through a Rocktron Banshee Talkbox. Nicely done. Read More

  • Wii version of ‘Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10’ to feature MotionPlus

    If you’re like me, you’ve been a longtime fan of the Tiger Woods games on the Wii but you were disappointed with Tiger Woods 09’s mere incremental upgrades and overly frustrating putting system. If you’re not like me, you probably yelled at me for being down on the game, accusing me of never playing golf in real life and wondering why-oh-why anyone would pay me to… Read More

  • Sprint locks down the Palm Pre for all of 2009

    Sprint may have lost $1.6 billion in the fourth quarter, but things are looking up, if only briefly. CNBC is reporting that Sprint has the exclusive rights to the Pre in the US for all of 2009. Read More

  • Next-gen Mac Mini spied in the wild?

    Chances are Apple is prepping the next version of the Mac Mini. It’s about time for a refresh and this pic might be the real deal. It’s got FireWire 800, Mini DVI along with a Mini DisplayPort, five USB ports and an aluminum-ish finish; everything we would imagine that would be on the next-gen Mac Mini. Now, if we only knew when it will be released. Read More

  • Sprint removes data tethering from Palm Pre feature list?

    Perhaps we shouldn’t read too far into this, but here’s what happened. The technical specifications on Sprint.com for the Palm Pre used to list “Phone as modem” with Bluetooth and USB tethering as a feature. Now, however, that feature is gone. You’ll recall that earlier this week, Sprint announced its Simply Everything Plan + Mobile Broadband for $150 per month. Read More

  • Now you can play that new Prince of Persia on your Mac (plus unrelated censorship anecdote)

    Is it still called “PC gaming” when it’s done on a Mac? I’d ask Ubisoft, which just announced that Prince of Persia and that Shaun White snowboarding game will be available on the Mac in March, but it seems my Internet connection is being censored by The Man right now. Censorship makes the Internet Jesus cry. Read More

  • New, more efficient Bluetooth standards coming next year

    The Bluetooth Special Interest Group announced recently that they are working on a new protocol for Bluetooth devices. The new protocol is expected to be significantly more energy efficient, enabling Bluetooth to be used in devices that previously were incompatible. Read More

  • Amazon, Ning, Facebook, And Rackspace Join Our Cloud Roundtable

    Our roundtable on cloud computing is coming up next week. (Get tickets here via Eventbrite: $75 each based on availability). In addition to the previously announced speakers, I am happy to announce a few more very special participants: Amazon’s chief technology officer Werner Vogels, Ning CEO Gina Bianchini, Facebook VP of Engineering Mike Schroepfer, and Jon Engates, CTO of Rackspace. Read More

  • Hesse confirms Android coming to Sprint, Pre is humming right along

    In an interview with BI, Sprint’s CEO Dan Hesse confirmed that the number three carrier in the US was in talks with Google about an Android phone. Hesse wouldn’t divulge any other details like a launch date or handset manufacturer, but stated that it would not be tied into Clearwire. Is WiMAX still around? When asked about the Pre, Hesse said that Sprint has “high… Read More

  • Spain's Marca shows off Real Madrid stadium iPod dock

    If it were socially acceptable to roll on the floor laughing while in public I’d be doing just that right now. Spain’s Real Madrid, el campeón actual español, has licensed an iPod dock-like device that’s shaped like the Santiago Bernabéu stadium. Nearest I can tell, the device performs the same functions that similar devices has performed since time immemorial. But… Read More

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