• Virgin games signs deal with Real Madrid, three games by year's end

    Real Madrid, the nine-time European champions, penned a deal with Virgin, which will lead to three new “properties.” Madridistas can look forward to console (PS2, PS3, PSP, DS, Wii and 360), online and cellphone games, to be released sometime this year. I will buy at least one, that much is true. I have a few ideas of my own for Real Madrid games. There’s Raúl and the… Read More

  • Coming soon to iPhone: Copy and Paste

    The iPhone will soon join us in the 20th century by offering cut and paste. Sources at MacScoop are saying that the new firmware will offer copy and paste functionality as well as faux-GPS, the ability to send mass SMSs, and a multi-page home screen. Next iPhone software update to allow copy-paste [MacScoop] Read More

  • Dell intros Inspiron 1525, inspires no one

    Today, Dell announced the new Inspiron 1525 notebooks, which isn’t much to get giddy over, but if you’re looking for something economical then this is the way to go. They’re relatively light weight at 5.9 pounds and pricing starts at $499 topping out at $749. As you can tell by the picture there are an assortment of colors to choose from. Display size is 15.4-inches for all… Read More

  • Asus crams a terabyte into its new laptop

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Asus is hot. At CES they are set to unveil their latest offering: the world’s first laptop with a terabyte of storage. They’re going to use two of the brand-new Hitachi 500-GB drives to make worrying about space a thing of the past — or at least for those of us without 4,000 gigs of porn like some of my… Read More

  • Next2Friends: Video and social mobile apps to go

    Next2Friends, a new pivately-backed mobile social network, just came out of a short private beta to launch a ranges of mobile applications – including streaming video – which look like they will take on a number of startups including Seesmic, Qik, Kyte, Loopt and even Twitter. How have they stayed under the radar? By launching very quietly in the UK/Europe first, and over the… Read More

  • Westinghouse goes UWB on new HDTV

    What’s all this about wireless HDTVs? Well, Westinghouse is set to showcase an ultrawideband HDTV with Pulse-LINK at CES using PL’s CWave wireless HDMI technology. What this essentially means is that your HDTV can link up with a source of content like a Blu-ray or HD DVD player or even your DVR and cable feed, which will stream to your set – wait for it – wirelessly. Read More

  • Get Well, Om

    GigaOm founder Om Malik had a heart attack last week, but now is thankfully recovering. He is only 41. This blogging thing is stressful (and the stogies don’t help either). It is always shocking when someone you know has a heart attack, but when you have as big a following as he does, those shock waves multiply. On a personal note, Om and I wrote many stories together during our… Read More

  • Ne pas utilser votre mobile

    France has warned its citizens that since the effects of long-term cellphone use aren’t known yet, precaution must be taken, especially with children. In no way is France saying “stop using cellphones altogether,” despite what my terrible headline says, but is simply urging common sense: don’t use cellphones all day long, don’t use them where there’s no… Read More

  • Is Cellphone use Harmful to Children

    The French Health Ministry issued a health warning claiming that excessive cellphone use may be a health risk. The Ministry is especially concerned about children who use mobile phones but the warning admits there is no recognized science that proves cellular technology is dangerous. Mobile phones marketed for children have raised concerns with the Ministry of Health, Youth and Sports. It… Read More

  • Samsung 1TB drive is more for security situations than BitTorrent storage

    Unless you’re running a small security operation a la Tony Montana, you can probably safely steer clear of this new 1TB enterprise-level hard drive. What makes this noteworthy is that it’s the first 3.5-inch drive to have 1TB spread over only three platters, or 334GB per platter. (Compare that tolast year’s Hitachi’s 7K1000, which uses five platters, or 200GB per… Read More

  • Updated: Facebook blocks Scoble for downloading his contacts, sparks revolt

    Data portability from social networks is going to become a huge tech industry issue in the new year. Why? Because well known tech blogger Robert Scoble has had his Facebook account disabled after he tried to pull out his 5,000 contacts (known as a social graph) from the site. This will fire the starting gun on all the debates about who owns your data on a social network, debates which –… Read More

  • Pinnacle Video Transfer makes analog-to-digital transfer super easy

    And it’s kind of sexy. Analog devices these days aren’t really getting the sleek design of all-digital devices like the shiny, candylike PMPs or what have you. So this little gadget might look a little out of place with its gleaming carapace besmirched by component cables. But in the end, the function is what matters: it takes whatever you stream into it via component or S-Video… Read More

  • Olevia's 120Hz HDTV makes me want to go to CES

    No bones about it. I’m not looking forward to CES. My schedule makes me want to vomit. I’m liable to snap at some PR rep from exhaustion or from them showing me the 100th iPod case that no one cares about. But if you show me something like a 1080p LCD then I may just perk up and take notice. Syntax-Brillian’s Olevia LCD line is getting a shake up at CES and will now be… Read More

  • Will Cominded ever launch anything?

    I’d just like to ask, is Cominded ever going to launch anything? The last time I asked the Web 2.0 development house late last year, they said things were still… in development. Then I emailed them a few days ago but got no reply. Who are Cominded? They are a startup created by London-based Paul Birch who happens to be the other brother of Michael Birch, head of Bebo. But unlike… Read More

  • Rock Band coming to Wii, don't hold your breath

    EA can continue to deny that Rock Band will be coming to the Wii, but we know the truth. We just don’t know when it will be showing up for the little white box. Harmonix said a wii bit ago that the Wiimote holds great promise and that they would love to bring the game to every platform. So what’s the hold up? Even PS2 owners are rocking out and you can’t deny the popularity… Read More

  • Nokia N810 quick look

    Just got the Nokia N810 tablet in for review and I’m going to pound the heck out of it next week at CES. I’m a huge fan of Maemo and the N-series tablet line so I’m really happy to be able to play with this little dreamboat. This model feels much more solid than the N800 and 770 and it seems there’s more attention to detail as evidenced by the sparse front control… Read More

  • Hi honey, I'm in a meeting. Can I call you later?

    Who hasn’t pulled this line once or twice and been caught in a dirty white lie? The significant other hears the game on in the background or your d-bag friends hooting at the strippers. It’s all happened to us at least once and that’s ok. Sometimes we need to fib about what we’re doing to get a little ‘alone time.’ It’s just the way things work… Read More

  • Rumor: Macs to ship with Blu-ray support

    Macworld 2008 is shaping up to be the hottest ticket this month. Quite possibly rivaling CES for press coverage. Why? Besides the announcement of a sub-notebook and/or multi-touch notebook, iTunes movie rentals, and HD video editing software we may see a shift in the format wars. Apple has remained quiet on the subject in terms of hardware by not picking one side of the other to support, though… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Tamron lens rebate program

    Anyone get a new DSLR over the holidays? Looking to fill that, otherwise, empty camera bag with a few more lenses? Of course you are. I know I am. Tamron has a pretty sweet rebate going on through the end of March. If you’re without a Pentax, Nikon, Canon or Sony then you’re out of luck. Nine lenses out of the Tamron lineup have been chosen and rebates range from $10 up to… Read More

  • Plaxo Flubs It

    News leaked prematurely today about a new Plaxo Pulse feature that allows users to match Facebook contacts to Pulse contacts, and then import contact data about the matches into Pulse. Plaxo has been testing the feature with a number of journalists and bloggers. It involves running a script against Facebook. You tell Plaxo your Facebook account credentials; Plaxo then goes in to Facebook, looks… Read More

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