• eBooks: One with a dog and one like a Mac Classic

    That’s a pretty big screen, ladies and gentlemen. The one on the left there, with the dog — it’s almost ten inches! Guess what else? It’s got built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and it uses electronic ink, has 4GB of storage, and lasts 5000 pages on a single charge. I’d actually buy it if I knew how to accomplish such a task (more on that later). Then there’s the… Read More

  • Hollywood going more 3-D with new agreement for digital distribution

    [photopress:3D_Scream.jpg,full,center] If you saw Beowulf in 3D this past holiday season, you were no doubt blown away. It looked fantastic, and with Hollywood gearing up more 3-D releases, animated and not, the smart theater owner is upgraded his equipment. Thankfully, it’s starting now. Disney, Fox, Paramount and Universal will all start shooting with a standard 3-D system supported… Read More

  • Review: AT&T's Palm Centro

    [photopress:centro.jpg,full,center] The Palm Centro for AT&T is one of the better smartphones on the market today for first-time buyers, or so-called “casual smartphone users”. Its low price, familiar form factor and full QWERTY keyboard with touchscreen make it ideal for those who aren’t into navigating through messy menus — though it’s not for… Read More

  • The British are coming!

    I’m sure there is little requirement for even more Brits wandering around Silicon Valley – but I’m afraid it’s going to be unavoidable during the week of 19-25 April, as 20 UK startups invade, courtesy of the British government. Web Mission 08 is a project to bring 20 UK tech startups out to network with companies and people in Silicon Valley. Organised by UK… Read More

  • GoGo inflight porn-surfing is GO!

    American and Virgin airlines will roll out an inflight WiFi product called GoGo in about six months, ensuring that every douche with a MacBook — all of CG included — will now be able to Twitter from 30,000 feet. Gogo uses a ground-to-air system that allows small antennas on the planes to pick up signals being pumped out terrestrially. Aircell has 92 giant antennas spread across… Read More

  • Web Mission 08: UK startups to visit Silicon Valley

    Well, after months of planning and an application and judging process lasting several weeks, Web Mission 08, the project backed by UK Trade Invest, Heller Ehrmann, BT and HSBC to take 20 UK tech startups out to network in Silicon Valley, is ready for launch. Organised by UK entrepreneur Oli Barrett and Polecat, the project had an overwhelming response with over 100 companies applying.
    Who… Read More

  • DLP invades IMAX, replaces film

    Isn’t OMSI cool looking? IMAX theaters are set to rid themselves of 70mm film and replace it with TI’s fancy DLP Cinema digital movie files for 2D and 3D movies. So I guess those cool viewing bays with the film going around are now obsolete, which is kind of sad because that was neat to look at while waiting on line. At least it was at the OMSI in Portland. But the DLP cinema… Read More

  • SXSW 2008, Gripes edition: No Wi-Fi in the press room

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    The saddest press room ever For the most part SXSW is pretty cool, certainly more fun than CES. (CES is a long, hard slog compared to SXSW.) Lots of like-minded people converging on a fairly small city with the goal of networking their way into the next Web 2.0 success story. Good luck with that is all I have to say. That’s not to say the show… Read More

  • Eyeblaster Files For $115 Million IPO

    Online advertising firm Eyeblaster has registered for a $115 million initial public offering on the NASDAQ. Lehman Brothers and Deutsche Bank Securities are serving as joint bookrunners with UBS Securities and Pacific Crest Securities as co-managers. New York based Eyeblaster offers online campaign management solutions and services to advertising agencies and advertisers. Eyeblaster… Read More

  • Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac gets an update today

    This update fixes critical issues in Office 2008, including issues that might cause Office 2008 applications to stop responding or quit unexpectedly. I’m currently downloading the 114MB file now, but haven’t had any problems with Office thus far. Anyone having issues with it? Update Read More

  • SANYO claims 'smallest and lightest' LCD projector

    Behold! Either the woman in the photo is nine feet tall or I present to you the new champion of tiny projectors! The LP-XW60 weighs just 3.5 pounds and features a 400:1 contrast ratio with a 2,000-lumen brightness. It’s built mainly for business, not pleasure, as you’ll get a 4:3 aspect ratio and 1024×768 resolution. SANYO was able to shrink the projector size down thanks to a… Read More

  • SXSW 2008: Facebook, Federated Media had them some parties

    [photopress:IMG_0155.jpg,full,center] A party report was long overdue. There’s so many of them here at SXSW that, honestly, it gets a little old after a while. I brought my camera to the ones I went to and wanted to share them with y’all. The two “best” parties last night were the ones hosted by Federated Media and Facebook. I wish I could explain why these parties… Read More

  • GPS Vox: What to give someone if you have nothing but a dark spot where your heart is

    You know the voices in your GPS unit? The ones that tell you to go left, right, and to visit a man in Scranton who will give you a special steak knife to take to Willamette? Right. Those voices. Well, now you can talk to GPS Vox who, for some godawful reason, will allow you to add your voice to your GPS device for $14.95. Yes, you, too, can get pissed off at yourself when your damn GPS thing… Read More

  • LaCie's new USB drives are ginormous in storage, gorgeous in looks

    [photopress:hd_desktophd1tb_usb_2.jpg,full,center] I’m a fan of minimalist design, and this new pair of LaCie drives are perfect, physically-speaking. They’re pretty dope inside, too: 500GB or 1TB drives running at a cool 7200RPM with USB 2.0 connectivity? Yes, please. No word on pricing yet, but this is art, people. LaCie desktop hard disks [via Giz] Read More

  • Helios Labs brings forth new eMule and BitTorrent-enabled media servers

    [photopress:nz2.jpg,full,center] Back in the ’90s, we all thought convergence was going to be watching TV on your computer, or browsing the Internet on your TV. Now that we have it, it’s different, but better than both of those things combined. Xbox 360, Apple TV, and now the Helios Odyssey media servers. The bring-your-own-HDD devices hook into your HTN (Home Theater Network… Read More

  • Nyko Cord-Free wireless Wii Nunchuck adapter is available now

    [photopress:wiicont.jpg,full,center] Rid yourself of the stupid and useless cords on the nunchuck, Wii owners. Nyko’s wireless adapter for the nunchuck is now available in stores. The Cord-Free add-on lasts up to 60 hours via two AAA batteries and operates up to 15 feet away. It’s well worth the $20 price tag and you know it, Wiiers. Product Page Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Nokia's N810 gets $90 price drop

    [photopress:n810.jpg,full,center] Nokia’s N810 Internet Tablet quietly got a price drop this week from $479 to $389 MSRP. Math says that’s a drop of $90, making the lusted-after, QWERTY-wielding, touch-screening handheld even more desirable. It also puts it on even footing with the iPod Touch, one of its only real competitors. While I’m a fan of the Touch, the N810 is now… Read More

  • Flickr shuts down PhotoShelter's Import Tool


    In case the photogs in the crowd were wondering what happened last week. “After requests from its community of photographers, PhotoShelter Inc. launched the Flickr Import/Export Tool, an upload tool that enables photographers to move images from their Flickr Pro account to their PhotoShelter Personal Archive account (and vice versa). PhotoShelter Personal Archive is a complimentary… Read More

  • Video: O'Neill's Navjacket

    Remember O’Neill’s Navjacket from last December? No. Check here for deets and then watch the video. Read More

  • Second Release of LA MeetUp Tickets: Geek Goes Chic

    UPDATE: Today’s ticket release is now sold out. We will offer additional tickets next week. We’re releasing 250 tickets for the Geek Goes Chic MeetUp in Los Angeles with PopSugar. These will go quickly, so act fast. If you miss out, please be patient and stay tuned; we will continue to release 250 tickets each week leading up to the event on April 10. Event Details: Date: … Read More

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