Oct 062007


I am so tired of having to navigate through all those stupid menus and apps on my cell to find and download ringtones. And to add insult to clumsiness, they expect me to pay 2-3 greenbacks for the privilege :P Well, I say no thanks!

I’m the type that likes to have a individual ringtone for all my contacts so I can ident each person before answering the phone. Yeah, I know I can look at the caller ID, but this way I can save myself a trip to where my cell is if I don’t want to talk to someone, lol! :)

So, in my search for free ringtone (with no strings attached) websites, I have located three that have stood out in their ability to serve free ringtones to my cell without any major hitches. So try these out -

Mobile17 – Use your music, photos, pictures, and animations to create free ringtones and graphics: online, without needing software.

PhoneZoo – PhoneZoo is a new service that allows you to upload any audio file, clip out a part of that file for a cell phone ring tone and share that with other users…

Entertonement – Entertonement is a service that lets you playback, download and share cool tunes for your mobile. These tunes can be: famous quotes, excerpts from political speeches, standup comedy shows, and tunes from popular movies, commercials, games and TV shows. *NOTE* This website is currently being renovated, but keep checking back, as their service is very good!

I’ll keep you posted if I find more!

Oct 062007

HTC S730

Here we have the S730 from HTC running Windows Mobile 6 with 3G, quad-band capability and wi-fi. Has a 2.4″ QVGA screen, camera on the front and video phone capability, stereo BT, microSD,

With the complete suite of Microsoft Office Mobile applications you can open and edit documents while on the move, and the compact phone slides to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard, enabling fast typing and dialing.

The best part for me is the candy bar style with qwerty.

The Boy Genius Report has the Unboxing, with a gallery of pics, or jump to the product page.

Question: When will the US have this?

 Posted by at 7:38 am
Oct 062007


Crows are damn smart Pt1 introduced you to Betty, that freakishly smart crow.

National Geographic is taking crow behavioral watching to a new level by attaching ‘Crow Cams’ to the little monsters and making some insightful discoveries of their use of tools.

If you’re new to the concept of crows being smarter than chimps, sit back and take a read and watch some vids:

 Posted by at 5:23 am
Oct 052007

Okay so this is a creative new idea on how to get your idea across to the masses via sketch art w/sound.  Sounds a lot like whiteboard, but with a few spiffy twists.  There are a number of different applications for SketchCast, but the ones I find intuitive are the ability to share your art with thousands almost instantly, that you can use this to ferry ideas in presentations, and not to mention setting up a mean game of Pictionary (Thanks Taunya!) with your friends!

Here’s a demo:


Link: HERE

Oct 052007

apple logo Old Style

The Consumerist has a letter from a very upset MacBook user that received some shoddy customer service at the Apple Store.

The Consumerist’s response? Well, to paraphrase, it’s to ‘Kick the store in the nuts‘.

In the course of the explanation in how to go about implementing the kick to the proverbial crotch, they call out a book Unscrewed, known as ‘”The consumer’s guide to getting what you paid for: a pull-no-punches guide to getting your way, and your money back, when dealing with businesses or the government.”

I like they way they think.


[via reddit]


 Posted by at 6:03 am