• Wikipedia: 2 Million Article Milestone

    Wikipedia had its 2 millionth English language article written on September 10th, the company says. The two millionth article was on El Horminguero, a Spanish language television show. Wikipedia user Zzxc wrote the article. Wikipedia, founded in January 2001, is six years old. Read More

  • Rez Coming To XBLA In HD

    This is probably the best news an Xbox 360 owner could ever get. Due out in Q1 of next year is an HD version of the smash puzzle game Rez. It’ll be a nice port of the Dreamcast version of the game and is tentatively being called Rez HD. Word is that it will have 5.1 surround sound and will be available on Xbox Live Arcade only. All you need now is a full blotter of LSD and some bongos… Read More

  • Flip Video Ultra Camcorder Makes Love To YouTube

    Now I don’t know about you, but shooting video in VGA-quality doesn’t exactly make me excited. Still, when you consider the amount of crappy low-rez videos on YouTube, the Flip Video Ultra seems a bit more interesting. Costing only $149 for the 1GB version and a mere $30 more for a 2GB version, this camcorder made by Pure Digital has a flip-out USB plug and can upload video directly… Read More

  • Multi-Language Image Search Tool Released By University

    PanImages is a new search project coming out of the University of Washington that allows users to search for images in their native language and receive far more results than with traditional search. Emerging search engines such as Like.com allow searches via image queries, but are far from becoming mainstream. Most image search today is conducted by an analysis of the metadata around the image. Read More

  • Apple Unveils Logic Studio and MainStage

    Apple continues its streak of releasing new products this time with an updated piece of software, Logic Studio. An upgrade to Logic Pro, you now have a single-window UI that allows for total music production with the power of Logic Pro 8. Included is Soundtrack Pro 2, which allows for seamless post-production (Soundtrack really shines at this) without a cluttered interface. You’ll also… Read More

  • Rock Band Bundle Guitar Will Be Wired For Xbox 360

    It has now been officially confirmed by Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos. Rock Band‘s bundle pack will come with a wired guitar for the Xbox 360 and a wireless version will ship for the Playstation 3. Talk about a burn! PS3 owners will get wireless guitars, while Xbox 360 owners will have to separately purchase a wireless guitar controller if they so desire to have one. All other instruments… Read More

  • Yahoo wins Bebo ad deal

    Yahoo! is to handle advertising for the UK and Ireland sites of Bebo, one of the largest social networks in the world. This is the the first such deal for the portal giant which until now had failed to get an advertising foothold in the rapidly expanding social networking arena. Yahoo was previously rumored to be in talks to acquire Bebo for $1 billion in May, so they clearly came to a… Read More

  • Back To School 2007: Really Good Cellphones

    The temperature is dropping and the sales are starting. It can only mean one thing: It’s time to bid farewell to your family and head off to school. Whether you’re a bio major, fashion design major, or even a business major, you can be sure that you’ll need a cellphone to survive the next four years. Now chances are some organization or your parents hooked you up with cash… Read More

  • Collector's Edition Slinky Still Sucks Without Steps

    Everyone loves a Slinky, it’s true. Once a childhood classic, the Slinky can produce hours of fun for little kids with a flight of steps. So when your grandpa’s 79th birthday rolls around in December and he starts bitching to you about how great Chesterfields were to smoke, hand him a Collector’s Edition Slinky to shut him up. It’s packaged in the original 1945… Read More

  • iPhone Unlock GUI Now Available

    OK. I’m done. Enough. No more iPhone stories for the rest of the week. Our contest, needless to say, is pretty much toast. I rarely get excited about technology anymore — it’s one of the dangers of doing this job day in and day out — so I’m extremely happy to note that this whole process from start to finish actually gave me a rush. Watching these guys &mdash… Read More

  • Pre-order The Orange Box, Get Into Team Fortress 2 Beta

    In the late 1990s, there was a game called Half-Life that I bought. Aside from being the best FPS of all time, the game also included the popular mod Team Fortress Classic. TFC was just the kind of mindless violence you needed. Demolition men blowing shit up, Medics poisoning the other team, and those god damned snipers that used to chill out on 2fort. Conc jumping anyone? Now you can get… Read More

  • Robodance: Like Riverdance, Less Irish

    Robodance a system that lets you control WowWee robots over the Internet using your voice. At its core it is a piece of speech recognition software that can send messages via IR to the robot. Adding on a camera — this one attached using masking tape — allows potential Evil Masterminds to watch over their lair while at the dentist or church. It actually looks quite fun. Click… Read More

  • Mobile Game News 9-12-07

    Each week MobileCrunchArcade compiles the biggest news from the world of mobile gaming. This Week’s Headlines:
    Gameloft Dealt In; Greystripe Allows Gamers to Get Hands-On Titles; Pandemonium at Eidos; I-play Plays It Casual, Glu Sticks To Inc 5000 Read More

  • Logitech's PS3-Specific Bluetooth Headset, Keyboard Are Ready To Party

    More Logitech stuff today, only this time I “get” what it’s all about. There’s two items and both for the much maligned PS3. You’ve got the Bluetooth Vantage Headset and MediaBoard Pro Bluetooth Keyboard. The headset is as you’d expect: the earpiece is wearable on either ear and the strap promises not to cut off the circulation to your head (Remember headsets… Read More

  • Hulu Makes First Acquisition; Chinese Video Startup To Form Backbone Of New Service

    We haven’t heard much about Bejing-based startup Mojiti before this week. They popped up in the TechCrunch Forums in January and are notable because the founder, Eric Feng, was previously at Microsoft Research Asia. Nothing other than that, and they do not appear to have many users. But they sure are in the spotlight now: a source with knowledge of the deal indicates that the $1 billion… Read More

  • The Wireless Association Unhappy with Last Night’s FCC Vote

    The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) last night adopted a Report and Order (Order) which clarifies that wireless carriers must meet the Enhanced 911 (E911), Phase II location accuracy requirements at the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) service-area level. To accomplish this, the Order requires carriers to meet interim, annual benchmarks over the next five years in order… Read More

  • Google To Invest $10 Million In Green Startups

    Google will be investing up to $10 million in “green” startups, the company said today. Specifically, they are looking to invest $500k – $2 million in multiple for-profit startups that are focusing on electric/hybrid transportation. Details are here. But startups don’t have much time to fine tune their pitches – proposals requesting funding must be submitted to… Read More

  • Motorola ROKR W5 Specs Leaked

    Fan of having your music on your phone, but hated Motorola’s original ROKR phone? The company seems to get the picture and is planning on launching the ROKR W5, a music phone that closely resembles the KRZR. This beautiful clamshell has an orange and black paint job, quad-band GSM, EDGE, Bluetooth, and miniUSB for transferring files to the microSD card slot. Unfortunately, the camera… Read More

  • Will Kosmix's Plan To Take Vertical Search Horizontal Go Flat?

    Kosmix is a vertical search engine that launched in 2006. They also raised a heap of cash – over $25 million from Accel, Lightspeed and Cambrian Ventures as well as private investors including Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com and Bill Miller of Legg Mason Funds. Although Kosmix founders Anand Rajaraman and Venky Harinarayan might have gone to school with Sergey Brin, their goal isn’t to… Read More

  • Mobile Art Museum

    The famous, and seldom attributed quote “I don’t know art, but I know what I like” probably holds true for most of us. I run into very few professional art critics in my daily grind, but everyone and their brother will tell me why opinion on art is wrong. But in fairness I’m more likely to head to the Arms and Armor Gallery at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art… Read More

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