• Bleacher Report Gives Stage to Amateur Sports Writing

    As someone who barely follows professional sports, it always amazes me how knowledgeable and opinionated about sports that ordinary people can be. Bleacher Report is a publishing platform formally launching this week that wants to give a voice and audience to those people who seem to always have an opinion about the current draft, drug scandal, preseason or playoffs. Bleacher Report is… Read More

  • AT&T Palm Centro: $99 with contract

    Speaking of HD DVD, Palm’s Centro just dropped today on AT&T. It’s a sexy white Centro with a rough touchpad that is still running Palm OS. We saw this bugger back at CES and both Doug and I wished Palm had released something a little more “modern.” Bonus: In this video we also learn that Dave Ciccone’s fingers are bigger than the standard fingers. AT&T… Read More

  • HD DVD: A Cautionary Tale

    To those of you who can’t accept the news that HD DVD is gone I recount to you the tale of one of my father’s co-workers, Don, who was a die-hard Betamax user. This was back in 1989 or so when VHS pretty much ruled the day. Consumers were already buying VHS camcorders and I believe we already had a VCR by then, brought home with great fanfare by my parents and relegated to the TV… Read More

  • Hijacking Search: Surf Canyon and ManagedQ Rethink The Search Experience

    Creating a new search engine seems like a futile exercise. If Yahoo and Microsoft cannot compete with Google in search, what chance does a startup have? So instead of creating new search engines, we are starting to see the rise of search applications that sit on top of existing search engines. Two recent examples are Surf Canyon, which publicly launched its browser add-on today, and… Read More

  • Laser can detect diseases by analyzing one's breath

    [photopress:lasershealth.jpg,full,right] You know how much I like tech with a purpose that’s something other than more and more megawidgets or terabloops. Hence, a line or two on this laser than can detect diseases. Developed by a team at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, a laser device that detects molecules in one’s… Read More

  • UN agency doesn't rule out sabotage in undersea cable outages

    Maybe it was sabotage? Hmmmmmm The International Telecommunications Union, a UN organization, has not ruled out sabotage as the cause of some of those undersea cable outages that plagued the Middle East a few weeks ago. The official explanation—that a ship’s anchor did the damage—apparently can only explain one outage. Essentially, the ITU doesn’t want to rule anything… Read More

  • Rackspace Offers Cloud Computing with Mosso

    Last week’s incident with Amazon Web Services briefly going down may have raised questions about the reliability of cloud computing, but demand is high enough for competitors to keep trying to get into the game. The more companies that enter this space, the cheaper and more competitive that Web-scale computing should become. Today, hosting provider Rackspace is offering a new cloud… Read More

  • Toshiba: We're done with HD DVD, looking forward to a bright HD future

    It’s in our inbox, so that’s good enough for us to call it. At 12:14AM PST, HD DVD is no longer supported by Toshiba, effectively killing the format. The release says that Toshiba will focus instead on “championing consumer access to HD content”. No more players, no more disks, no more HD DVD. So now we can all buy our PS3s and wait for the day when Transformers shows up… Read More

  • Mixx To Cluster Related Stories – Digg Should Have Done This

    Digg competitor Mixx continues to impress us with new features (although the exodus of Digg users to them may have been short lived). A new feature launches this week on Mixx called Related Items. It solves a common problem found on Digg and other sites where multiple articles on the same story compete with each other to get to the home page. One person may submit a story from USAToday. Read More

  • Pixenate: Fast and simple online image editing

    Pixenate is a white-label online photo editor which is designed to be integrated into any existing social network or photo sharing/printing website. It works on Firefox, IE, Safari and Opera browsers and allows you to do some reasonably sophisticated online photo editing. It also comes in a Spanish version. It’s pretty simple. Upload a photo, edit it then save it to your desktop or post… Read More

  • Video: "Little Girl" decides not to buy a Dell

    The video is funny enough on its own, but if it’s real, then none of you Dell fans can talk to me about the great customer service of Dell. Watch it. Laugh. Thank me later. Video: Purported Dell Call Center Employee Calls Customer “Little Girl” [BB Gadgets] Read More

  • Kenwood intros pair of new triangularific speaker docks

    [photopress:as_ip300_w.jpg,full,center] Is it just me, or do these new awesome looking Kenwood iPod docks look like the alien spacecraft that are currently in orbit ready to wipe us from the universe? These virtual 3D surround speakers connect to your iPod and then continue acting just like every other iPod dock out there. New crazy iPod docks [Press Release] Read More

  • Bungee Connect Launches Ambitious New Online Development Product

    Yeah, we’ve seen a ton of online application builders before – DabbleDB, Zoho Creator, LongJump, Coghead and WyaWorks, among others. And Salesforce weighed in with their own Force.com in late 2007. Bungee Connect , which leaves private beta today, competes with all of these. But the company, based in Utah, thinks they have the advanced features to attract a much different audience… Read More

  • Microsoft To Give Students Dev Software For Free

    At a talk tomorrow at Stanford University, Bill Gates will announce that they are making much of their developer software free to college and university students. The program, called Microsoft DreamSpark, will be run by Joe Wilson, Senior Director of Academic Initiatives. Covered software includes Visual Studio Professional Edition, XNA Game Studio, Expression Studio, SQL Server and… Read More

  • Capcom adds Abel to Street Fighter IV line-up

    [photopress:sf4_02_48_bmp_jpgcopy.jpg,full,center] I think he’s…French? [photopress:sf4_02_49_bmp_jpgcopy.jpg,thumb,pp_image][photopress:sf4_02_50_bmp_jpgcopy.jpg,thumb,pp_image][photopress:sf4_02_51_bmp_jpgcopy.jpg,thumb,pp_image][photopress:sf4_02_52_bmp_jpgcopy.jpg,thumb,pp_image][photopress:sf4_02_53_bmp_jpgcopy.jpg,thumb,pp_image] Read More

  • iPhone 1.1.4 firmware not coming anytime soon, Tiny Code was just joshin

    Someone named Kelly, pictured to the left, over at Tiny Code is a big d-bag. “Tiny-Code never had any relations with Apple, Inc. or any other division of Apple. Never had the new firmware or any pre-SDK pack. Certainly never signed any NDA. I find it interesting that a simple joke on the front of a minor at best Installer.app repo can cause so many wakes. It is equivocally funny that… Read More

  • Intel bringing Sprint, Clearwire closer together

    Remember the joint venture Sprint’s CEO, Hesse, was looking to form a couple weeks back that might help save WiMax? Well, it looks like Intel has taken the bait and Clearwire is joining in. According to sources close to the aforementioned companies, Intel is pitching in with $2 billion. Other backers are expected to be announced when the new deal is officially announced in the coming days. Read More

  • Toshiba making it official tomorrow? Samsung shifts gears

    We’ve covered this extensively already and know that Blu-ray has won the physical HD media war, but it’s being reported that Toshiba may make an official announcement as early as tomorrow. All Toshiba HD DVD hardware including stand alone players and optical drives will become non-existent on retailer shelves by March. In the same realm of news, Samsung has announced they will… Read More

  • Will YouNoodle Predict Its Own Inevitable Failure?

    New startup YouNoodle debuted to some first class press coverage this morning – a headline in the NYTimes that reads “A Start-Up Says It Can Predict Others’ Fate.” The really choice quote from the article from CEO/co-founder Bob Goodson is this:
    “Give us some information, and we’ll give you some idea of what the company will be worth in five… Read More

  • Indiana Jones, C-3PO, Clone Trooper get LEGOfied

    One of the other cool things we saw at the Toy Fair. [photopress:IMGP5643.JPG,thumb,pp_image] Read More

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