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AT&T gives payphones two thumbs down

December 4th, 2007

"No, why would I spare a quarter?", you might say in the future, when someone asks you. Because soon, there probably won’t be any payphones around to throw quarters into. AT&T announced yesterday, that they are stopping payphone services in its traditional 13-state area (AR, CA, CT, Il, IN, KS, MI, MO, NV, OH, OK, …

The Gamerator: When your beer is just too far away

December 4th, 2007

The Kegerator holds a special place in our hearts. Any fridge that has a built-in tap and keeps our beer chilly is a special product. But show us a video game console with a pony keg built into it, and our loyalties will quickly switch. Oh wait…there it is. The Gamerator is a much better …

Nokia offers "Nokia Internet Radio" service

December 4th, 2007

  Nokia announced in a press release yesterday, that they have an application ready, called Nokia Internet Radio. The application enables you to search a directory of hundreds of stations from around the globe. The idea behind it, is that Nokia wants to provide people with an easy access way to discover new music. Besides a …

Are DVD+iTunes movies on the horizon?

December 3rd, 2007

It would be a shame if you could buy one thing and have it work on everything you own, right? Imagine the concept of a DVD that you’ve just bought, also being able to work on your iPhone / iPod without extra software. The rumor floating around is that Twentieth Century Fox, amongst others, are …

8 Megapixels the new benchmark? Nokia jumping on the bandwagon?

December 3rd, 2007

  Gritty patent drawings of a new Nokia camera device have shown up. From the looks of them, it’s either going to be a 6 megapixel or 8 megapixel shooter. Take a look at the the actual patent claim below. It doesn’t state whether this is either a 6 or 8 megapixel handset, but a …

First look at the Xbox 360 fall update

December 1st, 2007

The Xbox 360 fall update is due out Tuesday December 4th, but who really wants to wait that long to see what is to come. The biggest feature is the ability to download "Xbox Originals". Expect to see Halo, Fable, Crimson Skies, Psychonauts, Fuzion Frenzy, and Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex each for 1200 …

3G phones are so 2007, Verizon gets 4G

December 1st, 2007

Verizon Wireless has finally announced their plans to begin development on 4G mobile broadband beginning in 2008. This will utilize LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology. LTE technology for 4G has been tested in Japan with speeds of around 1GB/s, however some early tests have achieved speeds of up to 5GB/s. While speeds like that rarely …

The $75,000 toilet

November 29th, 2007

Adorning your cell phone with Swarovski crystals is soooooo 2006. Want to step up your game and bling the next big thing? Well, someone seems to think that means icing your toilet. It’s new from the "Isis" collection from designer Jemal Wright out of Hollywood, Florida. And it can be yours for the meager price …

Phone explosion the cause of a Korean man's death? Not so

November 29th, 2007

We guess that any fear of your cell phone causing cancer gets trumped by something as serious as this. A Korean quarry worker was found dead near his excavator, with severe burns around shirt pocket in which his phone was found. The phone’s manufacturer, LG, is already hot on the investigation trail, but it’s not …