Geoff Duncan

Geoff Duncan

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Geoff Duncan writes, programs, edits, plays music, and delights in making software misbehave. He's probably the only member of the Digital Trends staff who's played on hit records and had code running in space. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Cingular Lands Jawbone Headset Exclusive

Perhaps hoping no one makes any references to Samson, Cingular has announced an exclusive deal to carry Aliph's Jawbone stylish, noise-shielded, Bluetooth mobile headset.

eBay China to Roll Into Joint Venture

eBay is repositioning itself in China, roll its Chinese operations into a minority position in a partnership with Tom Online.
Cool Tech

VTech Phones to Offer Email, Info, Wi-Fi

VTech Communications plans to expand its cordless landline offerings with phones that offer email and instant messaging, Internet information...and even Wi-Fi.

Sony BMG Settling State Rootkit Suits

Sony BMG has agreed to settlements in Texas and California over its audio CD copy-protection/rootkit/spyware fiasco.

Face Recognition Coming to Image Searching

Swedish startup Polar Rose wants to make image searching easier by using facial recognition technology and user input to automatically identify people in photos.

Panasonic Toughbooks Get Sprint EV-DO

Come January, Panasonic's "business-rugged" Toughbook W5 and T5 notebooks will offer built-in support for Sprint's EV-DO Rev A Mobile Broadband service.
Home Theater

Nielsen: DVDs Have Overtaken VCRs

Nielsen Media Research finds that, for the first time, the number of U.S. households with DVD players is greater than the number with VCRs. Just barely.

Warner Bros. Pacts with SCi, CodeMasters

Warner Bros. has bought a 10 percent stake in video game developer Eidos' parent company SCi Entertainment...and entered a distribution deal with CodeMasters.

NASA and Google to Collaborate

Google and the U.S. space agency will work together on a series of projects, the first of which will put NASA data and out-of-this-world maps on computer desktops.

NEC Recalls Power Supplies in Japan

NEC is recalling nearly 15,000 Valuestar computers sold in Japan after two power supplies overheated at caught fire.

Skype Founders Confirm IPTV Service Test

Skype founders Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom have confirmed they're testing "The Venice Project," a new broadband television service expected to launch in 2007.
Home Theater

Sharp Starts Making Blue Laser Diodes

Knowing a market opportunity when it sees one, electronics maker Sharp has started commercial production of blue laser diodes to feed the next-gen DVD frenzy.