• SuccessFactors Releases 71st Version of Its Employee Management Software

    You know a company’s trying hard to promote a new version of its software when it puts together an acronym to describe it. SuccessFactors, provider of hosted enterprise software for “performance and talent management”, has opted for ULTRA: User Delight, Leading-Edge Innovation, Technology Agnostic, Results-Focused Capabilities, and Advanced Integration. I’m not… Read More

  • Latest 2600 magazine asks what happened to the warez scene

    [photopress:2600winter08.jpg,full,right] We wrote a brief primer on piracy a few months ago, discussing the ins and outs of several different methods of getting your free, daily fix of music, movies and software. This quarter’s issue of 2600: The Hacker Quarterly (you can usually find it semi-hidden in the computer magazine section of Barnes & Noble) has an article on piracy you… Read More

  • Porn industry turns its sexy back on HD DVD format

    The pornography industry, ever-delivering the deciding blow (pun intended) in video format wars, looks to be jumping mid-race from one pony to another. See first the industry picked the HD DVD pony. Then that pony stumbled and has currently commenced its falling-down sequence, so Porn jumped onto the Blu-ray pony as it was passing the HD DVD pony, which it started to do a couple of weeks… Read More

  • Google updates iPhone interface

    Jeez, get a room you two. Google’s all like, “Oh Apple iPhone, you’re so pretty. Sit at my table won’t you? I’ve upgraded myself to run much faster and sexier on your Safari browser. Look how fast Gmail loads now.” Then Apple’s all, “Hey Google, sorry I haven’t called in a while. Thanks for the upgrade, you’re looking real good. Have… Read More

  • What Does MySpace's Child-Protection Deal Mean for Facebook, Bebo, and Google?

    Today’s agreement between MySpace and nearly all the states attorneys general to bulk up protections against sexual predators will no doubt have spillover effects on other social networks as well. No social network can afford to look like it is lagging in this area and will do whatever it can to be at par with emerging industry norms in this area. In fact, not long after I originally… Read More

  • Motorola i570 Nextel phone released today

    Nextel, Sprint’s homely-yet-dependable half-brother, has decided that it’s time to party like it’s 1999 with the Motorola i570. It’s got Direct Connect, Group Connect, Direct Talk, Direct Send, GPS, a 64k color internal display, monochrome external display, rugged design, speakerphone, and a bunch of other stuff that you’d expect from a phone that works first… Read More

  • Atlantic cases for your MB/P, iPod

    Atlantic, purveyors of cases for everything, have announced a couple items for MacBooks and iPods. The MacBook/Pro line get the 4mm thick neoprene Raindrop sleeve that features a hidden zipper, seamless interior and it’s water repellant. It’s available in April for the 13-, 15- and 17-inch models for $24,99, $27.99 and $29.99. Your iPod can now float in the pool with the iceBar2. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 2GB Toshiba Gigabeat for $60, shipped

    Office Depot has the 2GB Toshiba Gigabeat MEU202 with 1.1-inch OLED display and FM tuner for $59.99 with free shipping. Battery life lasts up to 20 hours and can be charged via mini USB cable. The device plays MP3, WMA, and WAV files and can display photos on the tiny screen. The FM tuner can handle 10 station presets if you still listen to FM radio for some reason. Toshiba Gigabeat®… Read More

  • Google reports holiday iPhone traffic-splosion

    ‘Twas the season for giving iPhones, apparently. Around Christmas, there was a surge in iPhone Google traffic that briefly put the device above all others, despite only having a 2% market share. Whether this was due to sons and daughters flexing their new Safari muscles, or to bored father-in-laws everywhere surreptitiously googling at the dinner table, I think we’ll never know. Read More

  • NBA 2 Go: Get Charged For What's Already On The Web

    The NBA has released a new subscription based mobile downloadable application, NBA 2 Go, for tracking teams and games right on your phone. The application is powered by Hands On Mobile. While the NBA already has a mobile site that provides live scoring, stats, and photos. However, the new application gives you a bit more content and customization that you get from their mobile site. But all… Read More

  • Apple's '08 Keynote leaked? Highly doubtful but check it out

    Looks like someone has gone to a lot of trouble to create a keynote outline and pass it off as real. Our take? Fakity Fake. There’s no mention of the MacBook “Air” and I feel like some of the features and hardware upgrades don’t jive, but what do I know? Click below or view the rest of this post to get the raw data and decide for yourself.

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  • Drobo gets a playmate

    Drobo, our favorite storage robot, now has a sidekick, the DroboShare. Couldn’t you have come up with a fancier name then that? Well, whatever. If you have a Drobo and need to share that content with others in your LAN then the DroboShare is the ideal accruement. It works with all operating systems including Home Media Centers and is the first NAS to support all major file systems, such… Read More

  • Microsoft re-releases Bluetooth mouse, now with more Apple

    Not sure if this is cynical ploy to convince Mac users to buy MS mice or just a bit of marketing pre-MacWorld, but I’m happy to report that Microsoft’s Notebook Mouse is now the Notebook Mouse for Mac. It’s basically the same Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 laser mouse they launched last year but this one comes in a sexy Mac-esque package. The white and silver design… Read More

  • iPhoneCam – use your iPhone as a Wi-Fi webcam

    I can’t decide whether this is useful or not. First, it must be said, it’s cool. Everyone wanted video chat with the iPhone despite the orientation of its camera, and some mirror-based products have addressed that problem. They’ve made this app so that there’s no configuration necessary, it’ll show right up in iChat or Skype. The question is whether iPhone owners… Read More

  • Fake Apple Keynote "Leaked" on Wikipedia

    What is Macworld without rampant speculation? This year, though, someone is going the extra mile and is using Wikipedia to spread what looks to be a fake outline for the Stevenote tomorrow. Many blogs and media are biting (see here and here), including people who should know better (Steve Rubel). At first glance, the notes seem plausible. Nothing too earth-shattering: a thin new MacBook, a… Read More

  • Rumor: Canon 5D Mark II at PMA?

    Some slightly shady sources have suggested that Canon will be rolling out the 5D Mark II soon, possibly at the PMA convention in a couple weeks. If only I could have stayed in Vegas! AVN then PMA! There’s nothing solid, but some unnamed Canon reps seem to think we’ll be getting a couple surprises at the show, which hopefully will include the long-awaited update to their… Read More

  • MacWorld 2008: Anticipation

    http://www.coveritlive.com/index2.php?option=com_altcaster&task=altcastreminder&altcast_code=3b373b293e Alright, Macbois, get your Mac hats out and fire up your Duos because this is going to be a red hot one. What will it be? The Air? The WiBook? The ZunePod? We don’t know and neither does anyone else. But all we know is that Hickey and Peter Ha will be in place tomorrow at… Read More

  • CinematicTitanic = MST3K++

    Joel Hodgson and the rest of the MST3K crew are back and it looks like they’re better than ever. They’ve started a new movie-make-funning-of troupe called CinematicTitanic and they’re selling DVDs — and will soon sell downloads — of their episodes for about $15. I just picked up the first DVD, the The Oozing Brain and I look forward to laughing until I wet… Read More

  • Music industry finds new trophy wife in Amazon.com

    The music industry looks to be shifting its eggs, many or all, into the Amazon.com/Justin Timberlake basket. During the Super Bowl four years ago, Pepsi and iTunes teamed up to give away 100 million songs fueled by Green Day’s rendition of “I Fought The Law.” For this year’s Super Bowl, Pepsi and Amazon.com will be giving away one billion songs, fueled by whatever… Read More

  • Hey ChaCha, I Don't Like SMS Spam

    Twelve days ago ChaCha, a controversial search engine that uses humans to answer search queries, rolled out a mobile version of the service. Ask it anything via text message, and they’ll send you an answer in a few minutes. I tried the service once to test it, and haven’t used it since. But today I received a text message from them saying “Ever wish you could actually… Read More

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