nothing to do with iPhone

  • Microsoft Attempts Another Low-Cost PC Solution for India

    AMD and Microsoft, two great tastes that taste great together, are teaming up to sell a new PC, the IQ, in Bangalore and Pune, India for about $513. The PCs run Windows Vista Basic — no flying windows for you, kids — and Works along with some test prep and English learning programs as well as an MSN IQ Education Channel. The PCs will be distributed by Zenith… Read More

  • Logitech Introduces Carl Zeiss Webcams

    Logitech today announced two new webcams that each incorporate hot Carl Zeiss lenses. The QuickCam Pro 9000 (above) is true 2-megapixel cam intended for desktop use, while the QuickCam Pro for Notebooks incorporates the same features into compact and portable unit that includes a tripod. Both of the units carry a price point of $99 and should be available soon. I had the opportunity to look… Read More

  • PatentMonkey: Peer Patent Review Starts, Goes to SecondLife

    In the past two weeks, Peer-to-Patent has opened up a USPTO approved project allowing an open review of pending patent applications. Registered members are encouraged to read through the patents available and provide opinions on prior art and obviousness that can then become part of the PTO Examiners review of non-patent references. Today, Peer-to-Patent announced that they have taken a space… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Greetings, readers. The Best Commenter Ever has been MIA for the past few days but now it will be up daily at about 9PM EST. Thanks for your great comments, they have been increasing in quality and we are really grateful that we have such an active readership. Anyway, ProfessionalGun earned the first spot after telling us what he thought about Apple fanboyism. We agree. Cheers to that, Nicholas. Read More

  • CEA: 1/3 of US Households to be HD by Next Year

    So now that we’re almost exactly half-way through 2007, it’s time to start looking at the holiday shopping season. While iPhones and new Zunes and stuff will get most of the attention, the Consumer Electronics Association has pointed out that it expects 16 million HDTVs will be sold this year, putting the percentage of households with HDTVs at 36% by the beginning of next year. Read More

  • MizPee: What It Sounds Like

    I’ve spent the better part of the last half hour trying to decide if I should tell you about this. I’ve decided I owe it to the public at large to share. And I think I get credit towards my community service hours, too. Meet MizPee. MizPee is a Web 2.0 site that helps you find a public bathroom. That’s about what it does. You bring it up on your mobile phone, enter your… Read More

  • Belkin Ushers in New Era of Advanced Mouse-based Technology

    Dirty mouse? You’ve tried scrubbing, bleaching, even burning the dirt away — but nothing seems to work! Introducing Belkin’s Washable Mouse. Take an ordinary mouse, make it water-resistant and slap a $30 price tag on it and you have a mouse that can be cleaned in your the sink. Oh, and it “works on many household surfaces, including upholstery and wood.” The… Read More

  • Google Picasa Goes Mobile and Goes Local (What?)

    Google rolled out two new features for its Picasa (think Flickr, only by Google) online photo sharing site yesterday, both of which are useful for showing your friends just how crazy and unpredictable your life is. The first allows you to tag your photos with the location of where they were taken. Then, when sharing the photo album online with your friends, they’ll see all the photos on… Read More

  • JVC TH-L1 Plays Nice With All Your Doodads

    The JVC TH-L1 home theater speaker system contains five satellite speakers, a subwoofer and a control unit. If you have $299, you can trade it for the privilege of keeping the aforementioned items in your home until it or you die. Here’s what else you get: 360 watts
    Two 1080p-capable HDMI ports
    Two component inputs
    Two digital audio inputs
    Two composite inputs
    Two S-video ports
    Pro Logic… Read More

  • HD DVD Dead By Fall 2007

    I had an interesting and very informative conversation with Ken Lowe of Sigma Designs and what he had to say about the next-gen DVD format war blew me away. But first, a little bit about Sigma Designs and why this man’s opinion should matter to those of you on the fence. Sigma Designs’ media processors work with both standards and currently power six of the nine Blu-ray players… Read More

  • SanDisk Fills MicroSDHC to the Brim

    We’re not entirely sure any current phones can actually use them, but SanDisk has gone ahead and upped the capacity of its MicroSDHC cards to 8-frickin’-GB. That’s huge news for musicphone fans. 8GB holds about 2,000 MP3s. That’s good enough for me. Who needs an 8GB iPhone when you can have an 8GB, I dunno, Blackberry Pearl? That’s right, I can hear you thinking… Read More

  • Vista-Only Game Gets XP-ified

    FASA Studio’s Shadowrun has been hacked to run on XP, despite being a Vista-only title. Microsoft has been pushing its new DirectX 10 gaming architecture to get people to upgrade to Vista in order to play the newest games. Problem is, most of the new games are still running on DirectX 9 – Shadowrun and Halo 2 included. Microsoft has pigeonholed these games into the… Read More

  • Bye-Bye Nextel

    Sprint is striking out on its own and is wiping the Nextel brand from its slate. Seems the problem lies within botched advertising and a faulty network, which caused many customers to drop Sprint as a carrier. So what happens when you’re trying to invent a new image for yourself? You use a new tagline, that’s what. Sprint is now adopting the slogan, “Sprint ahead” in… Read More

  • Nike Floor Hockey Cleaning Concept

    Nike seems to get the youth of today. Aside from making cool kicks, the company took some time to whip up this concept cleaning system. Modeled after a floor hockey set, there’s a vacuum that doubles as a goal. You must sweep dirt and rubbish into it with a broom that resembles a hockey stick. You score some points, Mom is happy and the living room is no longer a mess. Sounds like a… Read More