• Magician Doing Green Laser Tricks

    http://www.liveleak.com/player.swf Here’s a video of a pretty cool magician doing some rad tricks with a green laser beam that looks pretty powerful. Obviously some mirrors are involved, but watch the whole thing and you’ll see that this guy is no amateur. Any readers who dabble in magic want to fancy a guess how he’s pulling off some of these moves? Laser magician [MAKE] Read More

  • 80GB Zune, Codenamed Scorpio Coming Soon

    80GB Zune, Codenamed Scorpio Coming Soon


    Zune Scene has the scoop from an inside source at Microsoft that a bigger, better flash-based Zune is coming out along side the Draco. The Scorpio will be packing 80GB of storage and is said to be rolling off the production line at the end of July. A launch date is still under wraps, but you can expect Zune 2.0 to hit shelves in time for the holidays. I think Europe will finally get some… Read More

  • Why Xbox Live Costs $50

    Why Xbox Live Costs $50

    I, and many others like me, pay $50 per year for the privilege of hearing 12-year-olds curse and wish bad things upon my family while playing on Xbox Live. But why am I paying $50 for this when I can do the same on a PC for free? Says a member of the Xbox Community Team: … it goes back to this unified system. We have to have voice communication, text communication, now we’re… Read More

  • iPhone Will Be Activated By iTunes

    Call it convenience or call it more fiddling to do, but make sure you call it Apple’s final decision. Lucky iPhone owners will have to come home and sync their iPhone with iTunes in order to activate it. Now normally I’d say this would be an annoying process that Apple should have dumped on AT&T, though when you think about it, the iPhone is also a music and video player as… Read More

  • Hope You Didn't Buy That 360 Elite Just Yet

    Hope You Didn't Buy That 360 Elite Just Yet

    I’m sure that anyone with a decent HDTV with HDMI realized that purchasing an Xbox 360 Elite would be in their best interest. I mean, who doesn’t want to play games on a big screen in full HD glory? But if you bought the console solely for HDMI connectivity, you could be in for a rude awakening. Seems cable-manufacturer XCM has just announced it will have a cable for older Xbox… Read More

  • AT&T iPhone Plans Revealed

    AT&T iPhone Plans Revealed

    Alright. I’m not even going to work my way into giving you the lowdown. You’re sick of the iPhone, I’m sick of it, and we have ourselves some plans to look over. So if you’re buying an iPhone, listen up. Three plans are available for the iPhone. All of them include unlimited data, Visual Voicemail, 200 TXT messages, rollover minutes, and unlimited mobile-to-mobile calling. Read More

  • ZFS *is* in Leopard–Rejoice!

    ZFS *is* in Leopard–Rejoice!

    ZFS is in, ZFS is out… OK, so now we know that ZFS file system support is in Mac OS X Leopard. The read/write support was just seeded to developers according to reports online and no one but complete nerds will notice unless Apple makes it the default file system. The WWDC build of Leopard still has journaled HFS+ as the default file system. Man oh man, nothing like writing about… Read More

  • New York Will Put You in Prison if You Sell Violent Video Games to Minors

    New York Will Put You in Prison if You Sell Violent Video Games to Minors

    At what point are video gamers, of which I am only nominally these days, going to tell their oh-so-concerned elected officials to stop fiddling with their hobby? Here in New York, our esteemed state legislature had a bill on tap that would make selling a violent video game to minors a Class E felony. (I just bought the Wii edition of Resident Evil 4 on Sunday and was rather bemused to find… Read More

  • iPhone: Total Cost Of Ownership Over Two Years

    iPhone: Total Cost Of Ownership Over Two Years

    Based on current iPhone hardware pricing, and service costs, the estimated cost for owning an iPhone over two years is hovering at about $2,200. This is the lowest price as it assumes that you have selected the 4GB version and the cheapest service. This price is bound to change considering the estimate was made using current Blackberry and smartphone plans. It also does not include the price… Read More

  • Kiptronic Adds Advertising Insertion For Video

    Kiptronic Adds Advertising Insertion For Video

    Advertising insertion service provider Kiptronic has announced support for dynamic ad insertion and campaign management for video content. Kiptronic’s video advertising insertion technology launches with CondĂ©Net (Wired, epicurious.com) as its first major user. The video advertising feature provides the same dynamic ad insertion Kiptronic already provides with audio. Key features of the… Read More

  • Full Screen Web Photo Browsing With PicLens

    Full Screen Web Photo Browsing With PicLens

    Firefox plugin PicLens from Cooliris provides full screen immersive picture browsing of Flickr and other web sites that support Media RSS. To use PicLens, a user clicks a small translucent icon that appears atop the image of interest once the plugin is installed. The PicLens slideshow interface appears and the user can move from one photo to the next or press play and enjoy the show. A user… Read More

  • Smartphoners Tap Google

    Google tops the list of Web destinations by smartphone users in M:Metric’s April 2007 report. Google held a nine point advantage over the second place Orange in the United Kingdom and a whopping 29 percentage point lead over Yahoo in the United States. United States Company Total Google Inc. 62.48% Yahoo! Inc. 33.54% Microsoft Corporation 33.36% AT&T Inc. … Read More

  • Daily Crunch:Designer Edition

    Daily Crunch:Designer Edition

    Fashion Designer: Style Icon DS Announced
    Samsung SGH-F210: Sexy AND Small
    Weiner Dog Accent Lamp
    Ikan Is Set To Revolutionize Your Grocery Shopping Experience
    Shuttle XPC Glamor Series SG33G5 Barebones With HDMI Read More

  • Shifd: A Clever Mobile App From The NY Times

    Shifd: A Clever Mobile App From The NY Times

    Mobile application Shifd from the New York Times allows users to easily share any content, from web feeds, listings and maps to personal notes and data, between a desktop computer and a mobile phone. The prototype records presence through an RFID chip placed inside a mobile phone; when a user removes their phone the data is synced through a web interface. The video below explains it far… Read More

  • Good for Yahoo, And Everyone Else Except Last.fm

    Yahoo, as well as Pandora, MTV, Real/Rhapsody and many others are honoring the “day of silence” today in protest of the ridiculous new royalty rates for Internet radio stations. The big music labels have lobbied to get the U.S. government to really stick it to Internet radio stations, when terrestrial radio stations pay nothing to play songs and Satellite providers pay a… Read More

  • U.S. Internet Speeds Stink on Ice Compared to Rest of World

    U.S. Internet Speeds Stink on Ice Compared to Rest of World

    Like our very own Peter Ha pointed out, do we really need a USA Today article to tell us that U.S. Internet speeds are terrible? According to a report conducted by the Communications Workers of America, U.S. Internet speeds are “pathetic” compared to the rest of the world. Right now, the median U.S. download speed is 1.97 megabits per second; Japan’s is 61 megabits per… Read More

  • Lijit Takes $3.3 million Series B

    Lijit Takes $3.3 million Series B

    Social media search company Lijit has secured $3.3 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Boulder Ventures and joined by existing investors Colorado Fund I (High Country Venture) and Brad Feld. The round brings total funding for Lijit to $4.2million. Lijit’s search service allows readers to search blog publishers’ posts, bookmarks, blogroll, and more from a widget placed… Read More

  • TorrentSpy Crumbles Under The Pressure, Removes Copyrighted Content

    TorrentSpy Crumbles Under The Pressure, Removes Copyrighted Content


    Free-for-all torrent sites like TorrentSpy are under close watch from the music and movie industry these days and a giant, so to speak, has fallen. TorrentySpy has implemented an automated filtering system, FileRights, that removes links to copyrighted material amidst a court order that was filed last year by a handful of Hollywood Studios, which now requires TorrentSpy to track user activity. Read More

  • First iPhone Display

    First iPhone Display

    Peter Ha at CrunchGear has a nice update about the first iPhone display in Seattle. Check it out.
    Then don’t forget to eyeball his amusing post about Apple employees brandishing their iPhones. Read More

  • Friendster Up 40%: More Web 2.0 Cake For Everyone

    Friendster Up 40%: More Web 2.0 Cake For Everyone

    Friendster experienced a 40% page view growth rate in May, according to the latest comScore traffic figures published at Venturebeat. Friendster currently sits in 4th place on the list of popular social networking sites, behind MySpace, Facebook and Hi5, but ahead of Tagged.com, Bebo and Piczo. In an age where everyone presumes that Facebook reigns supreme, the question becomes: how is it… Read More