• VoodooVox: Building a Voice 2.0 Ad Network

    As if we didn’t have enough advertising in our lives, now we can look forward to listening to ads while on hold during a phone call, or while using a free Web telephony service. One startup trying to make that happen is VoodoVox out of New York City. Backed by Softbank Capital, Apax Partners, and Steamboat Ventures (Disney), VoodooVox has raised a total of $13 million so far. CEO J. Read More

  • 40GB PS3 to hit Europe on October 10th

    If you’re American going into the bathroom and you’re American coming out of the bathroom, what are you while you’re in the bathroom? European. If you are, in fact, European, you’ll be delighted to know that in preparation for this holiday season, Sony has decided to grace you with the 40GB PS3′s presence and will let you buy it for EUR399, roughly $165 more than… Read More

  • Microsoft: gPhone is lies and fabrications, Windows Mobile great, you people know nothing

    Scott “The Rock” Rockfeld sat down with InformationWeek to discuss the Google Phone, Google’s purchase of mobile spectrum, how great Google is, and how super Google is. His assessment? Google is stupid heads and Windows Mobile is on 11 million phones and Google is for dumb heads. The real money shot? Get ready… when asked what hot MS products are coming up — a… Read More

  • MadKast Raises $300K For Link Sharing Widget

    The first TechStars company to launch, MadKast has raised a $300,000 series A round of financing from EONBusiness Venture Capital and several Angel investors in California and Colorado. Another TechStars company, EventVue, closed their own round of funding last week. MadKast is an embeddable widget that lets you easily share links with your friends on any of 15 link sharing sites (Digg… Read More

  • ASUS Xonar U1 external USB audio scrubber

    These look like very old-school flying saucers, the broken down wobbly ones that low-income aliens fly. To be fair, such technology is still far more advanced than tooling around in a Honda Element all day, so let’s cut poor Zanzork some slack. Anyway, in a desperate attempt to get back on track I’d like to tell you that the devices listed above are not spacecraft. They are… Read More

  • Sony Bravia commercial: attack of the bunnies

    How do I miss these things when they happen in the city? Read More

  • Halo 3 Video: My WiLL Be Done

    http://gameroom.mlgpro.com//v/rhojIAED55g My buddy Chris “D-Wars: Freestyle” K. sent this to me yesterday and I didn’t really think anything of it because I still haven’t played the game and I sort of didn’t watch it until now. Sorry, dude. This is pretty amazing and any gamer can appreciate what BlackShadowMist pulled off. I BlackShadowMist pull off one of… Read More

  • Riverdance: monkey style

    http://www.collegehumor.com/moogaloop/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1778911&fullscreen=1 It’s Friday and if you haven’t noticed the news is dead. It’s about as dead as can be. So I’ll do my best to find a some videos to make you LOL. K? Read More

  • New Pioneer headphones for the anal-retentive audiophile in all of us

    Wow, that’s a lot of ear thingies. The Pioneer SE-CLX9 (made with aluminum) and SE-CLX7 (made with metal) ear canal headphones let you switch between five different combinations of in-ear adapters that return different levels of bass and treble. Read More

  • Verizon Debuts Samsung Gleam

    What do Verizon and shining a flashlight into a mirror have in common? They each have a gleam. Cheesy? You betcha, ’cause like my failed joke, the Samsung Gleam is packed full of cheesy features (and some decent ones). Inside, you’ll find EV-DO with a VCAST interface, a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, microSD, etc. – all the stuff you’d find in a Verizon phone for the… Read More

  • Gigantic speakers are probably taller than you

    Take this set of Evolution Acoustics speakers anywhere you need a little extra muscle; the gym, the bar, the back-alley River City Ransom-like brawl, or anywhere else you need a 6-foot, 525-pound buddy to watch your back. Or maybe just leave it at home and use it to listen to music. Enclosed within the slick wooden housing are two 15-inch woofers, two 7-inch mids, and a 5-inch tweeter on… Read More

  • Samsung MP3 player duo deets updated

    Samsung’s YP-P2 and YP-T10 MP3 players were announced way back when, but now we have pricing and availability (sort of). The P2 features a full 3-inch widescreen touch interface, stereo Bluetooth and gallops along at 30fps. The latest ‘iPod Killer’ comes in 4GB and 8GB flash memory with 35 hours of audio playback and five hours of video playback. The P2 is available in… Read More

  • The Facebook backlash? No, but funny all the same

    Facebook has overtaken MySpace in the UK not just in numbers but in general mind-share in the media and water-cooler conversation. We appear to be obsessed with it. Even to the point where deleting your Facebook profile is actually equated with something as serious as suicide. But there comes a point when too much is too much. And it’s reaching that point where being bitten by… Read More

  • iPhone 1.1.1 read access granted but don't upgrade just yet

    Erica at TUAW just posted a liveblog of her trip through the 1.1.1 filesystem. What did she find? That you can read the new OS, mount noexec disks, and grab the Wireless ITMS and try to put it on the earlier version to no avail. The hack basically shows us that we have a long way to go. Liveblogging the big iPhone 1.1.1 hack [TUAW] Read More

  • Bungie is free to do what it wants any old time

    As of 8:00am PDT, Bungie is now a separate entity and will work in tight partnership with Microsoft. The software giant will own equity of the new spin-off and both will share ideas and intellectual property. The press release is kind of weird: “Working with Microsoft was great for us, it allowed us to grow as a team and make the ambitious, blockbuster games we all wanted to work on. … Read More

  • HD DVD camp forms group to promote interactivity

    Say hello to the new Advanced Interactivity Consortium. Its goal is to promote "superior interactivity for a wide range of next-generation consumer devices, digital content and distribution scenarios [and] maximize consumer satisfaction worldwide by accelerating industrywide adoption of advanced interactivity and interoperability across a broad array of HD DVD products." Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #240

    On GeekBrief.TV #240 (I didn’t post #239 on CG because it was just an overview of Zune 2 specs), I talk about Jeff Hann’s Multi-Touch Display finally being for sale starting at $100,000. I also talk about the Rivet Mobile Stereo Headset I’ve been trying out. Monster Cable sent me six of their fashion-forward LRG iPhone cases. I’m giving four away and keeping two. … Read More

  • Zune gets a new daddy

    Microsoftie Rick Thompson is taking over as vice-president in charge of Zune business operations, reporting directly to the great iron god, J Allard. Thompson originally worked with Allard on the Xbox but flitted back and forth in the company until finding his proper home helming the best damn music player that isn’t made by Archos, Apple, Creative, Sandisk, or EvergreenChina MP3… Read More

  • Yahoo Answers To Go Mobile

    One of Yahoo’s most successful product launches in recent years has been Yahoo Answers, which is showing more than 50 percent year-over-year growth in pageviews, according to comScore. Yahoo keeps pushing the crowd-sourcing property, which lets 95 million registered members around the world answer each others questions. Now Yahoo Answers is going mobile, with results from the service to… Read More

  • Clear2O Water Pitcher: Drinking Redefined

    About a month ago, I received an e-mail from a PR guy asking me if I’d like to try the Clear2O Water Pitcher, a Brita-style water filter for your fridge. Having just moved into a new apartment sans Brita, I jumped on the opportunity and requested a unit. Then on Monday of this week, a package came. I opened it up and lo and behold, it was the Clear2O. Read More

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