• Yahoo To Join OpenSocial in April, Microsoft Groans.

    Following previous reports that Yahoo is talking to Google about joining OpenSocial, we are now hearing that the decision has been made and that it will be announced in April. OpenSocial is Google’s social-networking platform that is a response to Facebook. Yahoo has been sitting on the sidelines of the fight between Google and Facebook for the hearts and minds of developers, and with… Read More

  • New Street Fighter character 'El Fuerte' spotted

    I’ll be honest; the last time I played Street Fighter was on the SNES, so I’m admittedly out of touch with what’s what as far as world warriors go. That being said, a new Street Fighter IV character’s been spotted in Famitsu magazine. His name is El Fuerte, which is Spanish for “The Fuerte,” if memory serves. Breaking: New Street Fighter IV Character Leaked! Read More

  • LG Glimmer available on Alltel tomorrow

    Hey, guess what’s coming to Alltel tomorrow? If you read the headline of this post and guessed “the LG Glimmer,” you are correct. The Glimmer features a slide-out keypad and a touchscreen, plus a 2-megapixel camera, MP3 player, GPS, 128MB of internal memory (expandable via MicroSD), 3G data speeds, and is compatible with several of Alltel’s Axcess apps like… Read More

  • DIY: Electronic Post-It

    I loves me some DIY projects, but a difficulty rating of hard by the folks at PopSci for the electronic Post-It note has me thinking twice about taking on this 7-hour endeavor. Or I could just nut up and do it. Anyone else interested in making one? Build It: The Electronic Post-It Note [PopSci] Read More

  • Don't pirate: Cops will make you drink own urine, sleep on shoe

    If the threat of making Madonna go hungry weren’t enough, CD pirates in Arkansas are now locked up in solitary and forgotten for four days. [For] four full days, Adriana Torres-Flores was locked away and forgotten in 8 1/2-by-9 1/2-foot cell in the Washington County Courthouse, with only a metal table, two benches and a light bulb that never went out. She had nothing to eat or drink. Read More

  • iPhone firmware 2.0 decrypted, jailbroken, and certified

    Coming soon to the iPhone: The rotating teapot program! iPhone firmware 1.2 AKA 2.0 has been completely jailbroken and decrypted and the phine pholks at the iPhoneDevTeam have figured out how to spoof the developers certificate that you need to run applications. What does this mean? It means you’ll probably have a red hot unlocked iPhone the moment 1.2 drops, not after. There are… Read More

  • 69 uses for Duct Tape

    I typically use duct tape to patch holes on my surfboards when traveling, tying people up or making wallets like the guys at db clay. Who knew there were 69 different techie uses for it. Check out the full list at Virtual Hosting. Read More

  • VoIP for Small Business from BT

    BT and partner RingCentral will offer an Internet-based phone system in Great Britain that’s easy for small and medium sized business to configure and maintain. U.K. businesses will get a 0844 or 0844 main phone number, and calls can be routed to up to 50 extensions. RingCentral’s software will allow businesses set up their own phone system with a professional feel without needing… Read More

  • Bubble wrap popping WiiWare title

    This is the only reason I would/will buy a Wii. Bubble wrap popping adapted for WiiWare [Siliconera] Read More

  • Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 gets dated

    It’s been slated for a March 28th launch in Japan, but still no word on when the US or even Europe can expect the gloriousness of shooting 1200fps. *sigh* Press Release Read More

  • YouTube: The Platform

    (Update: Comment from YouTube added below). In case there was still any doubt that Google wants to use YouTube to host all the video on the Web, it’s announcement earlier today to broaden its APIs makes it clear that is its goal. Once again, instead of making it easier to search videos elsewhere, Google is making it easier to host videos on YouTube. Except that the new APis allow people… Read More

  • Next New Networks – $15 million From Velocity Interactive Group And Goldman Sachs

    Goldman Sachs and Velocity Interactive Group have put another $15 million into the online TV site Next New Networks, the company will announce shortly. The company, which launched in January 2007, had previously raised $8 million from Spark Capital, Saban Media Group, Pilot Group, and Bob Pittman. All the previous investors put more money in and Jonathan Miller from Velocity Capital was already… Read More

  • Faster Network Technology from Nortel

    Nortel Networks will soon launch new technology that allows telecom companies to quadruple the capacity of their networks. This will help with the data intensive requirements that Internet video, high-definition programming and mobile video phones demand. Nortel is North America’s largest maker of telephone equipment. It will launch optical technology that delivers speeds of 40 gigabits… Read More

  • The perfect gift for the budding Entomologist

    Growing up I had a plastic jar with a screw top magnifying lid. The Venus Fly Trap is infinitely better than what I had. Darn kids have cooler toys these days. A motion activated sensor traps stupid bugs when they’ve ventured too far into the trap for your viewing pleasure. This is really cool. It’s only $20 from the Discovery store. Product Page Read More

  • Defective batteries causing iPod Nano fireworks

    Just caught news on the Today Show (in between some Eliot Spitzer segment and another, less interesting but more sensational Eliot Spitzer segment) of the iPod Nano batteries causing sparks to shoot out of units marked with model number MA099J/A (pictured right). Apparently the problem was found back in January but wasn’t reported by Apple to the Japanese trade and economy ministry… Read More

  • Casio goes green (white and red) with solar paneled G-Shock

    Oh Casio, I love thee G-Shock watches so. I love you even more now that you’re implementing solar panels into your watches. The G5500C model is equipped with the Tough Solar Power Technology that combines a highly sensitive solar panel with a high capacity rechargeable battery to help with high-load functions. Another really unique (I think) feature is the automatic illumination of… Read More

  • MyLoki Lets You Tell the World That You Are Here

    If you look at my Facebook page you might think that I’m still in Miami, although I returned from that trip two weeks ago. I simply forgot to change my location status back to New York City. The problem with most location updates on Facebook or elsewhere is that they require you to manually change your status every time you get on a plane. Finally, though, there is an easier way… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Green Glow Edition

    The Star Wars Chubby: Not what you think
    K2 ‘Porcupine’ flashlight for blinding and poking
    New Incredible Hulk trailer leaked
    Hollywood going more 3-D with new agreement for digital distribution
    SXSW 2008: Facebook, Federated Media had them some parties Read More

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    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. Marcus on CrunchDeals: Nokia’s N810 gets $90 price drop Here’s how to get an even BETTER price, courtesy of Internet Tablet Talk.com. Use Nokia promo code SCENEZINE at the NokiaUSA store and receive an additional 15% off, making… Read More

  • Anticlimax: YouTube Announces More Open API's

    Erick got all excited, but in the end it was a bit of an anticlimax. YouTube’s big announcement today is more open API’s that will allow developers to upload videos and video responses from any where. From the YouTube Blog: We try really hard to make YouTube as open as possible…Nevertheless, we worried that we weren’t open enough. So, we pulled some all-nighters and… Read More

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