• Pill does not mimic exercise, I am back to square one

    The Frank Booth at the University of Missouri-Columbia took issue at the new “exercise pill” that essentially improves endurance even in the sedentary, mimicking some of the effects of exercise. Sadly, this pill does not improve strength, aerobic capacity, or even improve your resting heart rate. In fact, taking this pill doesn’t improve your life at all. Until targeting… Read More

  • ToAnswer: Twitter Meets Yahoo Answers

    One of the ways people use Twitter is to ask a question to a large group of people at once: “Does anyone know a good recipe for Lobster Bisque?” “What are the best games for a four-year-old’s pirate birthday party?” “What is the best tech conference to attend this year?” Whether or not you get a good answer depends on how many people are following… Read More

  • Google Enterprise Hits 20,000 Customers; Launches Revved Up Search Appliance

    Google now counts 20,000 enterprise search customers, about a little more than half of whom use its search appliance and the rest of whom use its hosted site search and other enterprise products. To extend it search into the enterprise, Google is launching the fifth generation of its search appliance. Each yellow box, which is based on a standard Dell server, will be able to index 10… Read More

  • Microsoft as in Free

    IBM, Red Hat, Canonical/Ubuntu, and Novell announced an initiative at LinuxWorld today in San Fransisco to create a Microsoft-free environment. The strategy is simple: undercut Vista and Office in the enterprise with a software stack of Lotus Notes, Symphony, and Sametime. The only problem is: it won’t work. Two reasons: Google and Microsoft. Google has trained the market to understand… Read More

  • Six new Apple patents published: MacBook design, iPod stand, speech…

    Today the US Patent & Trademark Office released into the public six recently granted patents for Apple. We’re all pretty familiar with the MacBook design by now, but some of the other things might not look so familiar. The six new patents for Mac are: Read More

  • Going Back to School: Picking Up Where Facebook Left Off

    Back when Facebook was a social network only for college students, one of the most popular features was the ability to see not only who was in your class, but who else was taking the same courses as you. (It must have been great for coming up with insightful pick-up lines). Facebook did away with that feature as it broadened beyond the college market. But now another startup is looking to… Read More

  • Mark your calendars! Sony announces an upcoming announcement

    It has been reported and confirmed that on August 14th, Sony plans to make an “exciting” announcement about a digital camera. There are no details on what the announcement will be, all we know for sure is it’s going to be exciting. Photoclub Alpha, the ones to confirm the announcement, says it will not be about the Sony A900. They feel that Sony will wait until closer to… Read More

  • The MySpace Music CEO Candidate Shortlist

    Get ready to start hearing a lot about MySpace Music, a huge joint venture project between MySpace and the big music labels. One big question about the project remains: who will be the CEO of the new company. We’ve gathered a shortlist of candidates that MySpace has interviewed. The project was first announced in April along with a related settlement with Universal Music over a… Read More

  • Wafer thin USB drive unveiled today from Kingston


    Announced today in Fountain Valley, California, Kingston presented its DataTraveler Mini Slim USB flash drives. The super thin drives measure in at 1.529- x 0.645- x 0.253-inches. They come in 2 and 4GB capacities for $11 and $19, respectively. Read More

  • 900 Start-ups, 3 New Experts, and 3 New Partners…

    TechCrunch50 is now just a month away, and we are very busy here reviewing the nearly 900 start-ups from 49 different countries that have applied. The ideas and innovations that have been brought to our attention are mind blowing. You will not want to miss out on this year’s conference as the next generation of technology, Web applications and products will be revealed to the world… Read More

  • Sam Jackson to tap Andre 3000 for Afro Samurai role?


    I realize Andre 3000 is a multi-talented dude, but does his expertise extend to swordplay? Samuel L. Jackson thinks so, and as the guiding force behind the Afro Samurai live-action film, now in planning stages, what he says goes. I know Afro Samurai was supposed to be the best thing since sliced bread, but I was actually kind of disappointed by it. Although it hit all the anime stylistic… Read More

  • Soul Calibur IV: Sure, they've got Darth, but what about Blanka!

    http://www.wegame.com/static/flash/player2.swf?tag=Soul_Calibur_IV_Character_Creator Watch more Soul Calibur IV Videos Sure, you like Soul Calibur but you’re very upset that Mario isn’t a playable character. What to do? Your best bet is to hang out in your living room obsessively creating characters including Solid Snake and Thor using SC’s character creator and then posting… Read More

  • Zune to be a Nokia Platform?

    News has recently leaked that Nokia may be working with Microsoft’s Zune team to integrate Zune Marketplace content on their mobile phones. This will come as a surprise to those who saw Zune as a platform for Windows mobile devices to compete with the iPhone, but, as ZuneScene points out, it may be an attempt by Microsoft to develop multiple angles of attack on the juggernaut of high… Read More

  • Harley and Garmin get it on at Sturgis

    Coinciding with the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Garmin this week announced a Harley-specific version of its zūmo GPS device. The Road Tech zūmo is available at the massive rally and at Harley-Davidson authorized dealerships. The zūmo line is specially designed for motorcycle riders. The unit is waterproof and built with gloved users in mind by utilizing oversized buttons. The unit… Read More

  • Open Tech launches!!!!11!1!

    This is it, folks. The moment everyone has been waiting for. Hot off our tip line (and that of every other gadget blog on the planet, according to the CC): “Open Tech computers are now on sale! We have officially launched all products in our Web Store.” Open Tech: Because nothing says quality like stock photos hosted on Freewebs.com Read More

  • Sharp introduces entry-level line of 1080p HDTV’s

    Three new models of 1080p LCD HDTV’s were introduced by Sharp today, starting at a MSRP of $1400. Sharp hopes to attract borderline customers with what they are calling the entry-level line. The three screen sizes available are 52”, 46” and 42”, making the line competitive with other manufacturers. All models have a dedicated PC input and HDMI inputs, 4 on the big one and… Read More

  • Exclusive: Q and A with THQ’s Brian Farrell

    THQ CEO Brian Farrell recently participated in a Q and A session here at the Pacific Crest Technology Leadership Forum in Vail, Colorado. While most of the focus at this particular conference is on financial performance and investing, Farrell’s session shed light on a few things that might interest gamers. In particular, Farrell spoke candidly about his company’s recent… Read More

  • Analysts sort of recommend iPhone for enterprise then go play golf


    Gartner analyst Ken Dulaney wrote a report entitled “iPhone 2.0 Is Ready for the Enterprise, but Caveats Apply” and essentially stated: Enterprises should approach expanded use of the iPhone slowly and with close examination That’s right, IT shops: don’t go jumping into the iPhone pool like a bunch of drunk frat boys in Cabo. “Close examination,” like… Read More

  • The Global Reach Of The First Million 3G iPhones

    Medialets has posted the results of a recent Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research report that details the breakdown of the first 1 million iPhone 3Gs sold worldwide. Earlier this month Apple announced that it had reached the milestone in only three days, compared to 74 days for the original iPhone. Of course, the two figures are hardly comparable, as the the 3G version launched… Read More

  • 11 new tracks confirmed for Guitar Hero World Tour, five remain a mystery

    The September issue of Stuff Magazine contains a four-page spread on Activision’s upcoming GH title and while 90 percent of what was documented has been public knowledge for some time, several new tracks were made known and one clever GH forum member scanned in the piece for the rest of us to see. Six new tracks and five other artists with unknown tracks were listed. The other rumored… Read More

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