• Hands-on video with the Sharp PC-Z1

    This teeny, tiny little laptop is really teeny. It almost unusable and, as to be expected from Japanese laptops like these, not really meant for the Shrek-like Western mitts. The woman who showed it to me was really nice. Read More

  • Acer thinking about an App Store, maybe an App Boutique?

    Acer, a company whose proud tradition of smartphone engineering has wrought nothing you can particularly remember right now, is planning its own App Store, an odd prospect considering most of its smartphones run Windows Mobile. Read More

  • Student's Kindle coming soon

    Prime View International, maker of electrophoretic displays AKA epaper makes the screens for Amazon’s Kindle 2. That much we know. However, rumors that they are working on a larger-sized touchscreen makes us think they are now ramping up production of the “student’s Kindle” we talked about last year. This Kindle will have a larger screen and more research-oriented… Read More

  • Palm Pre appears on Palm UK site

    Everybody panic! The Palm Pre is now live on Palm’s UK site which means that the Palm Pre will come out in Europe! Maybe on Vodafone! Maybe RIGHT NOW! Go to your local shoppe, Britons! Read More

  • Welcome to the Internet, home of Apple flash memory rumors

    AppleInsider has some exciting news: Apple is shopping for RAM for the new iPhone. Apple has purchased all of Samsung’s available memory until April 2009, which totally means there will be a new iPhone! Maybe tomorrow! Read More

  • Smart Lighting brings it all back to 1999

    Boston University, home of the Fightin’ Aristocrats, is working on “Smart Lighting” that includes LED lights and a optical networking adapter. Each light works as its own access point and can mesh together for full in-home coverage. Instead of transmitted radio waves, the system pulses an LED to all an sundry, ensuring that outsiders can’t piggyback on your network… Read More

  • RIM to include AIM, AOL Mail, and ICQ on all smartphones

    It must be hard on AOL – most of their customers have never been on the AOL site while folks with mail accounts are considered pariahs at best and fools at worst. That said, RIM is now offering AOL Mail, AIM, and ICQ on BlackBerry smartphones. Read More

  • Analysts sort of recommend iPhone for enterprise then go play golf

    Gartner analyst Ken Dulaney wrote a report entitled “iPhone 2.0 Is Ready for the Enterprise, but Caveats Apply” and essentially stated: Enterprises should approach expanded use of the iPhone slowly and with close examination That’s right, IT shops: don’t go jumping into the iPhone pool like a bunch of drunk frat boys in Cabo. “Close examination,” like… Read More

  • The Apple Store perhaps has leapt over the Selachimorpha

    This is a rant. I was in Manhattan today and decided to stop by the Apple store on 5th Avenue, the Cube, as it is called, to pick up a 3G case. It was about 2:30pm, just after lunch. A simple plan: walk down the stairs, find the cases, buy one, leave. The place was mobbed. Every Italian tourist, every alterna-nerd, every financial Bluetooth headset guy, was milling about in the deep pit they… Read More

  • Is this the PSP-3000?

    This appears to be the PSP-3000, an updated PSP with built-in mic and a thinner metal ring. While I don’t mind the PSP, I think these constant updates make Sony look a little desperate. While the DS and the DS Lite were quite different and the 1st generation hardware was clearly sub par, they pretty much nailed it on the PSP… not that that helped them sell games. Read More

  • Wired gets a hands-on with the iPhone 3G OS, not that impressive [Update]

    Danny over at Wired managed to wrangle himself a first gen iPhone with iP3G software installed, which is pretty exciting, but it’s actually pretty ho-hum. Maybe a few of these things weren’t known, but they’re not at all surprising. When using the camera it prompts the user to allow for geo tagging. Eh. Location based services can be turned on and off. You can now search… Read More

  • Boy Genius rocks the Verizon BlackBerry Thunder

    While we can’t report that Boy Genius isn’t a freak (“You all know the Thunder right? Well, looky looky who got a cookie. Yeah peoples, live shot of the BlackBerry Thunder right here.”), we can report that he has some more information on the BlackBerry Thunder, the “iPhone-killer” from RIM. Not much new – just a big screen and a bunch of buttons… Read More

  • Viva Pinata could bring together DS, XBox 360 gamers

    Mr. Miyamoto, tear down this wall! DS and 360 gamers may soon be united by their hatred of Viva Pinata: Trouble In Paradise, a game that simulates brain death. The game uses the 360’s camera to track and decode trading cards. These cards can also appear on devices like Zunes, cellphones, iPods and… DSes. MTV is positing that the upcoming Viva Pinata title for the DS may include… Read More

  • Rejoice! Rolly now available at U.S. Sony stores

    Sony’s game-changing robotic dancing turd. This is actually kind of funny. I did a search for Rolly on and up popped the movie Suicide Club. Could this be a sign that the Rolly is a dunder-headed little dancing robot that is one step above those dancing plants or Big Mouth Billy the Singing Bass could soon jump in front of a train and leave us all forever? That said, Rolly… Read More

  • HP launching teen PCs

    Hey, Bro! HP is launching some gnarly teen PCs and they’ll be cold lamping in the house with sexy new designs. Ameer Karim, directory of HP’s future and innovations group, announced the new line at a Teens and Tech conference. He said they used a group of teens to help them design the PCs from the ground up, adding cool features like an abstinence sensor and a soda shop… Read More

  • Apple: Lying liars or people who lie?

    This is the after shot… iTunes Turns Five is a special iTunes section dedicated to celebrating the fifth birthday of iTunes. Fair enough. We had a Thomas the Tank Engine cake for my son, they have a web page. Well, it seems the first time they posted the page it said they had 10 million songs available on iTunes and a few days later they changed that to 6 million. Was it a typo? Were… Read More

  • BenQ T60 slim cell

    And here I thought BenQ went belly-up. Apparently they’re still churning out phones, however, because here’s the slim T60 with SD card slot and 24MB of internal memory for audio and video. It also has a 3.2-megapixel camera and lasts for 3 hours of talk time. Boooring, Sidney, booring. Read More

  • WIMAX may interfere with satellite communications

    I doubt this will really effect us non-evil mastermind types, but WIMAX use frequencies that could interfere with satellite communications, rendering some services unusable. While I’m sure the WIMAX folks already have a fix for this, it’s important to become alarmed and post without thinking regarding the threat to our precious satellite connectivity. Long-range Wi-Fi threat to… Read More

  • Microsoft planning mobile Zune store, new players

    Hey, you. Yeah. Guy with the Zune. Come over here. You’re getting a mobile download store and some third generation hardware coming out. For the rest of us, the Zune is Microsoft’s MP3 player and it will be kind of like the iPhone and Touch and have a mobile download store and some secret new hardware. Are we excited? You bet we… zzzzz. Microsoft plans mobile Zune store… Read More

  • Ballmer on iPhone SDK: Who knows?

    Steve squeezes out a SBDlight. Steve Ballmer was surprisingly candid — yet still fairly quiet — about Microsoft’s plans to port Silverlight to the iPhone. He basically said “Yeah, maybe, if we want to.” As for ActiveSync, he also said “Yeah, maybe, if our partners want to.” As we all no, competitors rarely comment on others developments for fear… Read More