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Business
 

Vonage Loses Battle to Verizon and Must Pay Out the Nose

Verizon was awarded $58 million in damages after an 8 person jury found Vonage guilty of ‘infringing’ upon 3 patents owned by the telecom – they were absolved of 2/5. The jury concluded that Vonage meant no mal intent which app...
 
 
Cell Phones
 

Cell Phone Off-Peak Time and Day Light Savings – Check Your Bill!

Just a friendly reminder that US clocks go an hour ahead this Sunday (3/11) morning at 2am. You might wanna double check your cell phone bill to make sure their in compliance and not suckering you for an hour of on-peak time wh...
 
 
 
Rumors
 

Apple Rumor: Flash Memory (Hard Drive) Based Laptops Latter Half 2007

Rumor time. Word on the street is that Apple will begin shipping a laptop later this year with a Nand FLASH memory only hard drive. As Computerworld points out, this is the same type of memory found in Apple’s iPods. Earlier th...
 

 
Clothing
 

Dada Code-M MP3 Shoes Finally Make an Appearance (an Ugly One at that)

Remember those ridiculous Dada MP3 sneakers we featured some many months back? CNet got their hands on a pair and did a quick video review. Turns out that those silver discs on the sneaker’s side are in fact speakers (we though...
 
 
 
Cell Phones
 

Blackberry 8800 Review

The guys (and gals) over at PCMag have got a review of the Blackberry 8800 – they gave it a 4 out 5 editor’s rating. As we would have suspected they loved the new form factor, the addition of the new ‘Pearl’ trackball, but were...
 
 
LCD
 

8.4? LCD Monitor Hinged on a 19? LCD Monitor – This is ‘Monitored’

Tight on desk space? The ‘Tenbuno’ is a 19? LCD with an 8.4? LCD hinged on its head. Reminds me of the Pertelian only it’s not monochrome. You’ll have to be willing to bear small print and images (800x600 – any more pixels and ...
 

 
 
Business
 

Cingular Rep Provides a List of Ways to Manipulate the Cell Phone Behemoth

Although these aren’t the most ground breaking tips, or absolutely sound without reading the FINE print, they’re still useful and reaffirming when it comes to Cingular contract manipulation. I’ve put my faves below, but you’ll ...
 
 
Speakers
 

“Mars Attacks? Audiophile Speakers for $9000

Check out these crazy speakers. Created by former BMW designer Aonghus O'hEocha and aptly named after him, they look like they’re from the movie “Mars Attacks?. They cost a mere $9,000 and deliver a bass response as low as 25Hz...
 
 
 
Business
 

Cingular Adds Unlimited “IN Text Messaging”

Recently Cingular and Verizon increased it’s per text message cost from $0.10 to $0.15. They've obviously ran the numbers and seen the profits. In fact, I've known teenagers whose Family Plan's cost ballooned due to finger mash...
 

 
MP3
 

Video of Sony’s New Walkman: NW-A800

The guys over at DAPReview tracked down a video preview of Sony's new MP3 player, or as they call it the "NW-A800 Sony Walkman". The interface closely resembles that of the PSP and the device makes video playback possible. The ...
 
 
 
Business
 

Nokia to Acquire Palm

The net is flush with rumors that Nokia is in talks with Palm Inc. to purchase the Treo driven company. According to PC World, Motorola might also play the acquisition card, although Nokia appears to be the frontrunner. At this...
 
 
Laptops
 

Lenovo Recalls 200k Exploding Batteries

I’d like to say this is the year of the exploding battery, but it’s already 2007 and the Sony fiasco is yesteryear’s news. Fortunately (no I am not trying to make light of the situation...well sort of) it takes a ‘forceful impa...