• VideoEgg: Rich Media Ads, Pay Only When Users Engage

    Videoegg, the one-time video startup that sort of competed with YouTube and sort of competed with BrightCove (very different companies), has basically transitioned itself into a very robust rich media advertising network. In August 2007 they started selling ad units for Facebook applications. Since then they’ve expanded to include advertising for many other sites, including Meebo… Read More

  • Video: Nerd Girls get it wrong

    You know, I’m something of a nerd, but I wouldn’t be calling these girls anything. At least nothing I’m allowed to post on this blog. Fellow geeks: you can do better on your own. Read More

  • KITT 2008 uses Apple hardware

    [photopress:KITT_01.jpg,full,center] The keyboard in that two hour long Ford commercial from Sunday night? Yah, it’s from a Mac. Does that mean KITT is running Leopard? No, his Wi-Fi likely works. Zing! KITT 2008 powered by a Mac? [Macenstein] Read More

  • Peter Lynch Wants to Give You $1 Million

    What is legendary investor Peter Lynch doing involved with a sweepstakes Website that guarantees giving out $1 million a week, and offers jackpots as large as $100 million or more? Lynch is an investor in Jackpot Rewards, a site that mixes retail discounts, giveaways, and charity. The company has raised a $16.7 million series A financing from Lynch and other Boston-area captains of… Read More

  • Mark Rein from Epic gets snarky regarding MS buyout rumors

    [photopress:Markrein.jpg,full,left]So there’s this rumor spinning around that Microsoft wants to buy Epic. Since it didn’t get Yahoo!, it’s got a little extra spending money, and it would be a great addition to the Xbox group. GamePro reported MS might be willing to offer up to $2 billion. Epic’s VP Mark Rein blogged that he hadn’t heard the rumors much or read… Read More

  • Introducing The Most Advanced News Site On The Planet

    Well, another news aggregator launched today. This one is called Newspond, and while they didn’t set a record for baseless hyperbole, they come close. The site, like TechMeme and Digg, tries to determine breaking and important news – but it is a little different than both. Digg uses user voting to determine headlines. Techmeme uses linking behavior of blogs and other news sites. Read More

  • It's official: T-Mobile offers $99.99 unlimited voice and messaging


    Straight from the horse’s mouth: BELLEVUE, Wash., Feb. 19, 2008 – T-Mobile USA, Inc., announces today that it will offer consumers a plan that includes unlimited nationwide wireless calling and unlimited nationwide messaging for $99.99 per month. This offer will be available beginning Thursday, Feb. 21, and will be a great value for new and existing T-Mobile… Read More

  • Fake gecko skin could heal your guts

    [photopress:geico_gecko_1.jpg,full,center] That little piece of catfood that sells Geico insurance with a smug Brit accent just might be the key to fast surgery recoveries in the future. Scienticians have found a way to use the same science that lets geckos climb along the celing to help heal surgical wounds. A bandage is made of the new material which binds the incisions together and… Read More

  • ASUS aims to make your monitor a full high-quality HDTV media center

    [photopress:asusbox.jpg,full,center] While there’s no really replacing a good HDTV, your flat panel monitor can totally display HD content, though on a smaller scale. More importantly, it can disply HDTV, and ASUS has put together a neat little combo box for just that. The HDTV Suite-HDMI box plugs into your monitor’s HDMI port and acts as an HDTV tuner as well as a media center PC. Read More

  • Alienware stuffs new 45nm Intel proc into popular m15x laptop

    [photopress:alienware_area_51_m15x_m17x_laptop.jpg,full,center] Alienware’s going micro once more with the first 45nm Core 2 Extreme laptop with a 15.4-inch screen, a size that many (including this blogger) think is the perfect size. This new proc is fitted within the Area-51 m15x laptop, increasing its performance and battery life. With the 800MHz front side bus, this makes the m15x… Read More

  • Rumor: Microsoft announcing Netflix service through Xbox Live

    GDC is underway in San Francisco and the physical format war is dead. So what do the two have to do with one another? Well, it appears Microsoft might make an announcement this week at GDC about a partnership with Netflix. Microsoft definitely played their cards right by not including an internal HD DVD drive and downloadable content appears to be the next big thing. Microsoft has been known… Read More

  • dnp shipping Supernova Epic Screen [Updated with pricing]

    dnp denmark, purveyors of optical projection screen technology, has announced that the technologically superior Supernova Epic is now shipping. What’s so special about this is its ability to reproduce movies in a widescreen format to accommodate all aspect ratios, which allows it to display superior high-contrast images in a 100 percent neutral color. In other words, you need to have… Read More

  • Mario Kart Wii: Steering wheel just OK?

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    Only so-so? Spring is right around the corner, and with it Mario Kart Wii, the latest version of Nintendo’s seminal racer. Nintendo let IGN play with it for a minute (actually, under an hour, I only used “minute” to sound worldly); IGN liked the game. The Wii steering wheel, eh, that took some getting used to. First, the game itself. Read More

  • MP3 player for infants: Just what growing brains need


    Shake the baby — with block-rockin’ beats! The SweetPea3 is an MP3 player with 256MB of memory designed for kids 0 to 8 years old. It is a “robust” music player that is clad in pink or blue “food grade” rubber and lasts about 40 hours on one AA battery. It also comes with music and stories from Susie Tallman and Jim Weiss. I don’t know why you… Read More

  • Hitachi creates UTHDTVs with wireless HDMI-compatible video

    [photopress:HITACHI.jpg,full,center] Not only is Hitachi using Tzero’s Ultra Wideband tech to make it’s new ultra thing HDTVs capable of playing HD video wirelessly, it’s also creating a new acronym it wants us all to use. UT, which stands for Ultra Thin, is being added as a prefix to HDTV, which we are now to call UTHDTVs. Great! Anyway, the technology more or less acts like… Read More

  • The UK is now crucial to Google's revenues

    Now that Google is probably pulling down more ad revenue than ITV, the biggest TV network in Britain, it looks like it is the the UK’s single largest advertising channel, posits Seamus McCauley (via). The “10k” document Google filed with the SEC at the weekend showed: – Google £1.28 billion revenue from the UK in 2007 (2006: £814 million; 2005: £446 million) –… Read More

  • Intel offers up eight cores for gamers, video editors

    How many cores does a processor need before it’s officially overkill? Not eight, according to Intel. Here comes the “Skulltrail” platform, “for those who crave more performance than what four processing cores and a single graphics card can deliver today…” Skulltrail was actually the codename for the new platform, which has now taken on the much more… Read More

  • SGN Starts to Look Like a "Real Company." Adds Jetman To Its Gaming Platform, About to Raise $10 Million


    (Update: SGN raised $15 million on May 13, 2008). It was only last week that the Social Gaming Network (SGN) and Zynga announced their respective developer platforms for games on Facebook and other social networks. I said the game is on between these two companies to win the hearts and minds of social gaming developers. The folks at Zynga took exception to this characterization. If you… Read More

  • Video: Street Fighter IV in high-def looks mighty fine

    http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/x4dqrn Street Fighter fans owe Akihabara News today. Their coverage of some arcade trade show thing over in Japan has resulted in a high-def gameplay video (you may have to go to Aki to see the high-def version, I’m not sure how the embed code works) and more than 20 photos of IV. The video more than speaks for itself, so rather than re-hash what… Read More

  • Universal goes Blu, too

    [photopress:uniblu.jpg,full,center] Isn’t this a moot issue already? Universal said today that it, too, is going the Blu-ray-only route. In so many words: While Universal values the close partnership we have shared with Toshiba, it is time to turn our focus to releasing new and catalog titles on Blu-ray Moot because Toshiba had said earlier today that it was pulling out of the HD DVD… Read More

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