• Nirvanix Launches To Compete With Amazon S3 Storage Service

    As anticipated earlier this month, San Diego based Nirvanix has launched and will offer an alternative to Amazon’s S3 storage service, which is growing rapidly. The company is positioning itself against Amazon by saying it’s easier to integrate than S3 and they offer a service level agreement to guarantee 99/9% uptime (Amazon does not offer an SLA). Pricing is $0.18/GB/month… Read More

  • World's First Spaceport In The Works

    In 2008, construction begins on the New Mexico Spaceport. The 100,000 square-foot center will be the hub for all of Virgin Galactic’s operations involving space travel and flight and will cost about $31 million total to build. Seems expensive, but not so much when you consider that it’ll be the place where you can blast into space. Judging by these renderings of the Spaceport… Read More

  • ThinkPad Reserve Edition


    If you’re rich and you like laptops, then feast your eyes on this $5,000 beast. Clad in rich Corinthian leather, the Reserve comes with 24/7 support at the touch of a button and includes Ultra Connect II for WAN support and and Intel Centrino Pro mobile CPU. There will only be 5,000 of these puppies made, so put your name on the list at ThinkPad Reserve. Or don’t. Read More

  • Design This: Messiah PS3 Remote

    Having a DVD remote for your Playstation system is like having a rich stepfather. Sometimes it’s useful, but overall it’s a waste. However, Messiah’s new Darklite PS3 remote has a design that rivals that of the Kameleon. A simple black finish with glowing lights makes up the basic design. You can flip it open like a Samsung Blast to reveal a set of function buttons. The… Read More

  • Business 2.0 Is No More: Time, Inc. Killed It

    October’s issue of Business 2.0 will be the last. Please, one moment of silence for the influential publication. OK! It turns out that the mag’s publisher, Time, Inc., decided not to sell it to other publishers—Mansueto Ventures, which publishes Fast Company, included—but rather shut her down. Very nice of them. Time will reassign some of the higher up editors to Fortune… Read More

  • NBC To Sell Its Shows On Amazon Unbox: Apple Scorned

    NBC and Amazon have reached a deal. Apple will be mighty angry. Maybe, I don’t know. NBC will sell its really great shoes—”Heroes” and “The Office” among them—on Amazon’s Unbox video download service sometime in the future, presumably soon after NBC’s deal runs out with Apple in December. Victory for you, the consumer? Probably not, no. Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Fall In With These Handheld Games


    With the passing of Labor Day summer is pretty much over, despite the fact that autumn doesn’t “officially” arrive for a couple more weeks. But even if you’re back in class or just on the job, gaming doesn’t have to end. A slew of new handheld titles have shown up, so you can continue to live out those carefree summer days. Here are a few Nintendo DS and Sony… Read More

  • People Search Business Just Got More Complicated As Facebook Enters Market

    Facebook just announced that they are now allowing public searches of their users by people without Facebook accounts. Not much information is included in the results (see image below)- just the name and primary photograph included in the user profile, and users can easily elect to stop search engines from indexing their information by changing their privacy settings. As Om Malik notes, this… Read More

  • FEC Determines That Blogs Count As Media

    In two determinations handed down yesterday, the US Federal Election Commission (FEC) found that political blogs and bloggers are media for the purposes of US Electoral Law. The first case was a complaint against the well known left wing blog The Daily Kos. Conservative blogger John C.A. Bambenek claimed that the site should comply with campaign finance laws because it charges a fee to… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Taxi Driver Edition

    San Francisco Cab Driver *Loves* Apple, Shows Off Leopard Video To Random Passengers
    Verizon Wireless Offers New $30 Senior Citizen Plan
    IWI Watches: Better Because It’s British
    Adventures in Ergonomics: Steelcase Airtouch
    Epson MovieMate = Good Times Read More

  • Microsoft Officially Launches Silverlight

    Microsoft has officially launched its Flash rival Silverlight . Silverlight 1.0 provides cross browser support under both Windows and OS X, and in a partnership with Novell will also be available for Linux. Silverlight was initially released to rave reviews in late April, with Michael Arrington saying that it would become “the platform of choice for developers who build rich Internet… Read More

  • Vigor Gaming Unleashes New Series Of Laptops


    Vigor Gaming Artorius Pro We love hardware, and you love hardware. We also love kick ass notebooks. Vigor just released some new gaming monsters at the height of which is a 20″ beast with all the bells and whistles. I won’t bore you with insightful commentary about these things so lets just let the specs speak for themselves. Click on for full details. Read More

  • Zune Goes Cheap Tomorrow

    Wouldn’t you know it? Mysteriously coinciding with Apple’s announcement tomorrow, MS has decided to drop the price of the Zune to $199. It seems as though customer satisfaction is quite high at 94 percent and MS feels it necessary to indulge in the masses with a lower price. Price Drop [Zune Insider] Read More

  • Googlers Get Kinky On Wikipedia

    Warning: presume all links in this post are NSFW. Users of Google registered IP addresses contributed to Wikipedia entries including “Amateur Pornography“, the “List of male performers in gay porn films” and “Mutual Masturbation” according to data pulled from Wikiscanner. Other sexually related edits include the pages for sex show and the talk:#$%^ sex… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

      Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. Read More

  • Apparently Apple Has Sold Some iPhones

    In July, the iPhone outsold every other smart phone on the market. That’s very nice. It’s not all that surprising, but it’s nice. Know what’s weird, though? As the best selling smart phone in July, the “iPhone accounted for 1.8 percent of all mobile-handset unit sales to U.S. consumers.” So for ALL the phones sold in a month, the most popular smart phone… Read More

  • Archos 605 Wifi Review


    Archos’s bad-ass PMPs are constantly evolving towards the ultimate do-it-all gadget. The 605 WiFi actually comes close — all it needs is a phone, GPS, and espresso maker. Over-the-air downloads, Web surfing, and AV recording are certainly tantalizing features, but you’ll have to shell out some extra dough on top of the player’s base price. Our 30GB model will run… Read More

  • MetaCard: The World's First Virtual World Credit Card

    Singapore based FirstMeta has launched MetaCard, a credit card for Second Life that is claimed to be the world’s first virtual world credit card. The MetaCard works in the same way as a normal first life credit card works. Applicants are provided with a credit limit and present the card when purchasing goods at merchants who accept the card. MetaCard comes in two flavors: Basic and Gold. Read More

  • Live Coverage from San Fran Tomorrow

    Our intrepid reporter Mark will be reporting live from the Apple announcement tomorrow on the launch of the potential, soon-to-be-announce, coverflow-tastic Fat Nano. Watch this space at 10AM PDT/1PM EDT for our coverage. We will be taking down the dynamic portion of the site for that hour and updating only an HTML document, ensuring that you all will actually get to read our coverage rather… Read More

  • Dodos To Business 2.0: Welcome To The Club

    Business 2.0, the magazine established in 1998 with the lofty goal of chronicling the rise of the New Economy is to close. According to a NY Times report, Business 2.0 staff were told today that the publication will close next week after the completion of the October Edition. There previously has been some rumors that Business 2.0 would be taken over by a new publisher, however it appears… Read More

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