Microsoft recovers Danger data

A round of applause is in order for Microsoft support folks for apparently recovering the data feared lost in a bizarre and as-yet-unexplained server failure that threatened an unknown number of users with loss of their data stored in The Cloud.

BlackBerry Storm 2 lays siege to Apple iPhone

Research in Motion (RIM) is readying an all out attack on the successful Apple iPhone with Storm 2 - likely to be released by Verizon in the US in November.

The great Apple / elf conspiracy is thwarted

Ben Kurtz had a problem. His pudgy thumbs made typing on an iPhone a misery. He reckons that the developers of the iPhone actually hate people with broad, round thumbs. 

Apple takes on Microsoft's Zune with FM Radio iPhone app

Apple is reportedly developing an in-house radio application for the iPhone and iPod touch. According to 9to5mac, the nascent app will be capable of functioning "in the background" and is likely to offer the "same functionality" as the Nano FM radio.

Barnes and Noble leaks e-reader details

A source "from within" Barnes and Noble has apparently leaked photos and details of the company's new e-reader. According to Gizmodo, the layout will feature a black and white e-ink screen much like the Kindle's.

Polaroid products rise from the ashes

You'll have to excuse me while I drift off into a nostalgic reverie. But Polaroid products including 600 Color Instant Film and the One-Step Camera are to be resurrected under a distribution deal with Summit Global Group.

iPhone app lets you start your car

A company has created an app for the iPhone which lets you unlock your car and start it without using a keyfob.

WikiReader puts Wikipedia in your pocket

If you ever wanted to carry an entire encyclopedia with you, then this might be your opportunity. Openmoko has begun selling a wallet-sized portable device that includes the English-language content of Wikipedia (about 3.5 million articles).

Dyson: Fans for the memory

Vacuum cleaner entrepreneur James Dyson wants us all to spend $299 on a fan that has no blades.

Giorgio Armani unveils $1,000 luxury mobile phone

Giorgio Armani and Samsung have unveiled a $1,000 luxury mobile phone. The legendary fashion designer explained that the high-end device "combined beauty with function" in a simple and timeless way.

Sony debuts ultra-thin Vaio X notebook

Sony has debuted its ultra-thin Vaio X notebook line. The X series - which is housed in a lightweight carbon-fiber chassis - weighs 1.6 pounds and is just over a half-inch thin.

DivX CEO: We've still a lot of streaming to do

The CEO of DivX - Kevin Hell - said that there are still big opportunities for his company despite the move to internet streaming.

Foxconn preps Apple tablet for 2010 launch

Apple has selected Foxconn to manufacture its shiny tablet PC. According to DigiTimes, the enigmatic device will be available during the first quarter of 2010, with an expected initial production run of between 300,000-400,000.

Startup goes head on against Kindle, Sony

The CEO of start up company txtr said his firm would release an e-reader before Christmas aimed at what he said is a burgeoning market ripe for exploitation.

Amazon chops Kindle price again

Amazon is lowering the price of the Kindle to $259, down from $299 and launching a new reader compatible with global wireless networks.

First real Windows Mobile 6.5 spotted in Lisbon

While the rest of the world bragged about looking at Windows Mobile 6.5 prototypes today, TG Daily has actually messed around with the real thing. It's the Bluebelt II from ZTE.

Toshiba shows off Cell chip TV

Giant Japanese manufacturer Toshiba will release a TV in Japan that uses the Cell multimedia chip.

Nobody move or the iPhone gets it

Proof, were it needed, that some people really shouldn’t be allowed out on their own, reaches us from Cincinnati, where a whackjob threatened to pop a cap in his recalcitrant iPhone’s sorry ass in front of horrified Apple staff.

New Apple ad for iPhone leaked to web

The furniture will be flying in Cupertino as Apple’s latest ad for the iPhone has somehow found its way onto the web.

Palm updates WebOS

iPhone wannabe Palm has released an update for its WebOS smartphone platform.