• Macworld 2008: Some losers pissed me off, so I'm sharing them with you!

    The media queue to get into the keynote yesterday morning was insane, it always is at an event like this. It’s a couple of hundred journalists jockeying for the best spots in line so as to get the best seats with clear shots of the stage, while at the same time getting their software running while trying to keep their batteries from dying. It’s chaos. And the last thing it needs… Read More

  • Hands on with RhinoSkin's aluminum MacBook case

    If you’re looking for hardcore protection for your MB or MBP then take a gander at RhinoSkin’s latest offering. The aluminum case should catch the eye of road warriors or frequent flyers. Chances are your precious won’t get a ding or scratch when it’s encased in this beast that’s lined with neoprene. You always have access to your ports and when it’s all… Read More

  • Star Wars Mimobots

    Star Wars + USB flash drives = Awesome. [photopress:IMGP4725.JPG,thumb,pp_image] Read More

  • MySpace May Still Dominate in the U.S., But (Surprise!) Facebook is Catching Up Fast Worldwide

    Here’s a little anti-spin on the Hitwise numbers that just came out showing that MySpace still rules social networking in the U.S. (See Duncan’s earlier post). Hitwise says that MySpace commands a 72 percent market share of visits to the top ten social networking sites, while Facebook has only gained a 16 percent market share. I find the way Hitwise discloses its data to be… Read More

  • Hands on with some Marware goods

    I don’t usually get excited over laptop sleeves as they’re all pretty much the same, but Marware’s Sportfolio sleeve was too cool to pass up. What makes it so special? Something about the Orca skin makes it uber soft to the touch and smooth. I also liked the top loading version they had. They had a sweet little iPod Nano case dubbed the Sidewinder that has a little slide-out… Read More

  • Crumpler gets Squirrely at Macworld

    Crumpler makes great gear and their booth is always top notch. This year they’ve got some crazy theme that I don’t quite understand, but it’s certainly eye catching and the best of the bunch. For Macworld they’ve launched the Squirrel line and they’re bigger, better and more kickass then anything else out there. There are five different models, which are named… Read More

  • Macworld 2008: DLO's HomeDock HD is maybe the most innovative thing we've seen so far

    DLO, makers of so many rad iPod cases and docks we can’t keep track of them all, has outdone itself with its new HomeDock HD. While it’s tempting to say it’s just another iPod dock with video out, that would be incorrect. The HomeDock HD doesn’t just feature HDMI and component out to work better with your HDTV, it also features upconverting technology, meaning it can… Read More

  • Macworld 2008: Hands-on with Casio's EX-F1 hybrid camera prototype

    We’ve been talking quite a bit about Casio’s new Exilim DSLR/point-n-shoot/video hybrid camera, the EX-F1. In short, it’s not quite a DSLR, though it handles like one, but it also shoots up to 1,200 frames per second for ultra slow-mo or making sure you get THE perfect shot. At CES it was behind lock and key, visible only through a glass cell. At Macworld, though, Casio let… Read More

  • Macworld 2008: Microsoft treats us to some rock and roll, with some Devolution thrown in

    Last night the nice people who are sponsoring Macworld’s Blounge, the Office for Mac group at Microsoft, took us bloggers out for drinks and eats, and then to a surprise show. I’m all about rock n’ roll, before I was a blogger I was part of the northwest indie scene, so I was reluctant to see Hootie or Nickelback or some other band Microsoft would consider “hip”. Read More

  • Facebook Up, But MySpace Still Leads By A Very, Very, Very Long Way

    New figures release by Hitwise show that despite Facebook’s rising traffic, MySpace still dominates US social networking traffic. Facebook’s traffic grew 51% from December 2006 to December 2007, taking its share of social networking traffic to 16.03%. MySpace’s traffic declined 8% over the same period, to 72.32%, down from 78.89% in December 2006. To have a little fun with… Read More

  • Review: Office 2008 for OS X: Word 2008

    So here we are faced with another version of Microsoft’s behemoth and I’m not terribly excited. I’ve been using Microsoft products since Works, back in the day, and I’ve got to say that with the slow and steady rise of web-based editors and programs with better workflow and features — some aimed at long form writers rather… Read More

  • AOL Rumored To Be In Talks To Buy UK Social Travel Site WAYN For $200 Million

    British site Where Are You Now? (WAYN), a social network for meeting fellow travelers, is rumored to be in negotiations with AOL to be bought for $200 million. That would make it one of the biggest Web 2.0 acquisitions of a UK startup after CBS’s $280 million purchase of Last.fm. TechCrunch UK has the scoop: Social travel site WAYN is allegedly in talks with AOL over a possible $200m… Read More

  • Big Shot Live Makes A New Hollywood Star Each Day

    We’ve called the new slew of social video sites (YouTube) and services (MySpace) a “fame machine” in the past, now some new sites are starting to take it a bit more literally. Big Shot Live is a new gimmick website that promises to fly a new person to Hollywood each day of the week for the chance at hitting it big. It’s similar to other online reality shows like… Read More

  • Surprise, Justin.TV Builds Own CDN To Cut Costs, Improve Performance

    While Justin.TV’s live video site first broke on the scene with its fair share of scandal and gimmicks, not too many people realized they were doing anything more than programming a website to broadcast video from off the shelf web cams. However, Justin.TV has actually been developing some actual technology, too. Since the start they’ve been building their own content… Read More

  • Here's a bunch of upcoming Wii and DS games

    Okay fellow Wii and DS owners, here’s the good news; there’s gonna be a whole lot of new games coming out this year. The bad news is that a lot of them look like fluff. There are some gems in here, yes, and maybe you’ll find more to drool about than yours truly. For any of you superfans out there, please let everyone else know in the comments which of the more obscure games… Read More

  • I stoleded your Air: Air has no Kensington laptop lock slot

    Steve Rubel IMed me just now pointing out that it didn’t look like the Air has a Kensington laptop lock slot. I sent my winged monkies to investigate and they found that no, there is no lock slot. Therefore, we encourage you to use Gorilla Glue to keep thieves from stealing your sweet, sweet precious. Read More

  • Pleo and kids

    Yeah, I know it’s an annoying GIF, right? I never got into the whole Aibo/Pleo/Robosapien thing but TC headquarters just sent me a Pleo to talk about for the Crunchies and I turned it on for my 2-year-old son. He was immediately entranced. To my jaded eyes, Pleo looks like another attempt at creating a “life form” that can convince you to love it and care for it. Furby was… Read More

  • AT&T U-verse boxes may contain exploding batteries made by a company that doesn't exist anymore

    Guess what? There are 17,000 outdoor U-verse boxes containing backup batteries made by Quebecois company Avestor, a company that no longer exists due to bankruptcy. Wait there’s more. These batteries are exploding and catching on fire. Nobody’s been injured yet but if you see one of those boxes on the side of the road, treat it as though it were a giant bear. This setback might… Read More

  • Hands on with Axiotron's (Mac tablet) Modbook

    Axiotron’s tablet was pretty impressive, but I wouldn’t buy one. It’s pretty hefty and cumbersome. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still cool and all, but not for me and $2,300 is an awful lot. Although, it’s cheaper than an… Read More

  • Crunchdeals: Half off a bunch of HD DVDs and Blu-Ray discs at Amazon

    Waterworld in high definition, what else is there to say? Head over to the HD DVD or Blu-Ray specials sections and start buyin’ – unless of course you’re planning on hooking yourself up with the new Apple TV service, which actually looks pretty nice. Incidentally, it seems Blu-Ray got the better overseas distributors; they’ve got The Host, Kung Fu Hustle, and… Read More

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