• Singapore doesn't stop, we wish it would

    http://community.kawan2.com/kickapps/flash/premium_drop_v3.swf?b=1&widgetHost=community.kawan2.com&mediaType=VIDEO&mediaId=113319&as=7072 Dear Singapore, You can cane vagrants all you want, but please don’t encourage your CEOs to rap. I know you’re worried about losing the service economy cash that has served you for so long, but this ad encouraging companies… Read More

  • CrunchGear Exclusive: OS X through the Ages! Linux is great too!

    Welcome to CrunchGear’s Digg-bait, a column in which we create something that will appeal specifically and viscerally to the mass of Digg followers. This week we have a trifecta of Digg perfection: a big image, Linux, and Apple. I even threw in a ninja cat for good measure. Read on! Read More

  • DIY: FrankenZoomCam

    One would imagine the marriage of a Sony VX-2000e and Canon AE-1 to be downright blasphemous, but Joshua Reich had a dream and this is what he came up with. It doesn’t sound like an easy project so tread lightly and make sure you read through the tutorial in its entirety before even attempting this work of diabolical genius. No point in losing thousands of dollars worth of equipment… Read More

  • Germans get 999 euro unlocked iPhones, ich bin jealous

    Would you give your IMEI to this man? Using what appears to be something similar to iPhoneSIMFree’s unlocking solution, Apple is now offering unlocked German iPhones for a considerable premium. German iPhone lovers — liebhaberen? — can pick up a 999 euro iPhone, give T-Mobile their IMEI, and a few hours later get a completely unlocked iPhone after syncing with iTunes. Expect… Read More

  • Domplayer can bite me

    Fans of “byte-torrent” “files-sharing” websites like TheBayofPirates.org and Freakamoidzoidwhat.cd.oink.org may have recently experienced a sad, sinking sensation after dedicating hours — if not minutes — to downloading the latest public domain copy of the Jazz Singer or a copy of Gulliver’s Travels (after all, piracy is a crime) — only to… Read More

  • Guitar Hero III/Rock Band feud will decide the fate of mankind, maybe

    He’s a neurosurgeon by day, a rock god by night Massive article in the Times today about the Guitar Hero III/Rock Band war, one that will forever shape they way you flail about like a crazy person. It discuses what GH has in its favor—it’s a recognizable name, more copies will be on the shelves, it’s cheaper—and what RB has, namely the full support of MTV. Read More

  • Cablevision sez: People don't know jack about HDTV so let's treat them like complete idiots

    Rather than go to bed at a respectable hour, I was awake well into the night just a few hours ago, scrolling through my many channels of utter garbage. Then I landed on some “here’s what this guy has to say” testimonial about HDTV. Judging by this infomercial—one for Cablevision’s iO, which is odd since I’m a wonderfully happy Time Warner… Read More

  • Lay off the 'roids, Justine

    http://www.viddler.com/player/9cee709d/ Macworld workout? Seriously? I better get started. *shrug* Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Happy Cyber Monday! [Update]

    Oh me, oh my. Black Friday may be the official kickoff for the holiday shopping season, but Cyber Monday marks the beginning of the end for online retailers looking to make up for a lackluster year and to suck your soul dry. I’m all for it! I need some toys and the holiday season brings nothing but killer deals and desperate retailers looking to turn a profit. Let the shopping begin. Read More

  • Q&A With Senator Barack Obama On Key Technology Issues

    Senator Barack Obama (official site), who’s polling a strong second in New Hampshire, is the next presidential candidate to step up and answer our technology-related policy questions. The score card is now even, with two democrat (Obama and Edwards) and two republican (Romney and McCain) candidates. Last week Senator Obama released a position paper on tech. Our questions take a deeper… Read More

  • SuTree Gets Facelift & New Features – Is It Enough?

    A few months ago Duncan gave instructional video aggregator SuTree an overall positive review, but did point out that “navigation is very much old school and doesn’t jump out and hit the casual visitor with a flurry of Ajax and DHTML goodness”. SuTree recently launched a new version of its site that takes into consideration not only Duncan’s feedback but that of many… Read More

  • High Hopes for Cyber Monday

    Cyber Monday is finally here, the day when everyone can continue this weekend’s shopping spree online. Not that you had to wait until today. Online sales on “Black Friday,” the day after Thanksgiving, were up 22 percent over last year to $531 million, says comScore. Today’s e-commerce take is expected to be $700 million, bringing the total spent since November 1st to… Read More

  • The ABC News-Facebook Presidential Debates

    This is the year that the Presidential debates get their Web on. First, we had CNN and YouTube partner together for a set of debates where the questions came in the form of YouTube videos. And now ABC News is hitching its debate wagon to Facebook for the New Hampshire debates on January 5. Facebook already has many debate groups within its U.S. Politics section, and most candidates use it… Read More

  • Silver Shine Rings in the Holidays

    AT&T (Ma Bell) and LG Electronics MobileComm (LG Mobile Phones) announced the availability of the new Shine by LG today. The Shine is a sliding form-factor device that features a silver exterior and comes with video, music and camera features. The phone is sold exclusively through AT&T and comes with a 2.2-inch mirror LCD screen. The phone is packed with some of AT&T’s… Read More

  • Qualcomm Seeks Injunction against Nokia in British Court

    Nokia, the world’s largest cellphone manufacturer, is being sued by Qualcomm, a U.S. chipmaker, over two technology patents held by Qualcomm. The lawsuit is scheduled to begin today in the British High Court. Qualcomm is asking the court for an injunction that will stop Nokia from selling products in Britain that use the patents in dispute. Nokia is denying that any of its products… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Whistling in the Dark Edition

    Ladybug bots clean Japanese toilets, induce stage fright
    Amazon Kindle review [Update]
    ThirstyLight! Tells you when to wet your wysteria’s whistle
    Ebeam creates an interactive surface anywhere you want
    Matchlight mood lighting: The darker the room, the more trendy it is Read More

  • While Live Documents Yaps, Zoho Delivers

    While some startups issue boastful press releases promising the world, India and Silicon Valley based Zoho is actually doing the software thing. This morning they launched full offline access for Zoho writer, based on the Google Gears open source platform. In August the company launched partial offline functionality that let users read documents. Documents can now be edited offline as well… Read More

  • Why Digg Is Still The Best

    Michael Arrington wrote on Saturday about a new Digg competitor called Mixx, and how it was attracting “Digg Refugees.” Digg clones or similar social voting sites are far from new, but given this new competition does Digg still come out on top? Since reading Michael’s post I’ve spent time using several Digg-style sites to see if I could find the… Read More

  • Big Brother Facebook: Does Anyone Care?

    There’s been another round of “Facebook is bad because they use our data” postings this weekend. The general argument is that Facebook should provide users the ability to opt-out of data sharing, both at a friends level and with advertisers. MoveOn.org is even leading a campaign complete with a petition calling on Facebook to provide privacy as the default setting with… Read More

  • Get Creative. Can Do. Rock On. Hahahaha

    http://community.kawan2.com/kickapps/flash/premium_drop_v3.swf?b=1&widgetHost=community.kawan2.com&mediaType=VIDEO&mediaId=113319&as=7072 I couldn’t not post this. The Singapore Media Development Authority made this video to sex up the Singapore tech scene a little. I’d say they definitely succeeded – there’s nothing as cool as middle aged men in… Read More

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