• Daily Crunch: Collision Course Edition

    Apple responds to toxic Mac Pro claims
    True iPhone killer: the BlackBerry Terminator
    Steampunk phone does nothing useful, is very cool
    Man turns on train tracks, causes accident because his GPS told him to
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  • CBS Testing Social Viewing Room: Watch Stuff With Strangers And Talk During The Show


    CBS Labs, which has been testing new HD streaming products, has also rolled out a labs version of a new product called Social Viewing Room. The idea is that you show up to the site, pick a show that’s on right now, and watch it with your friends or whoever is there. You can comment, LOL or take quizzes for points. The link is live, but I’m not able to see any actual shows going… Read More

  • New StumbleUpon In The Wild; When Do The Rest Of Us Get It?

    Israeli blogger Tal Siach, one of the authors of the Walyou blog, seems to be one of the few people who can actually access the new, toolbar-free version of StumbleUpon. The new version was set to launch to everyone on Wednesday, but so far everyone I’ve spoken with is still on the old design, which requires the downloaded toolbar to function properly. Lucky for us, though, Tal is in… Read More

  • Has Spotify raised $20m round for Bittorrent-meets-Last.fm?

    Spotify, founded by the former Tradedoubler team, is understood to have raised €15.3m from Northzone Venture Partners at a monster €71.6m pre-money valuation. The service is still in private beta. Read More

  • Nintendo announces the DSi – and Punch Out!

    The DSi is 2.6mm thinner than the DS. The GBA slot has been axed. Screens are 17 percent larger, 3.25-inches. VGA camera. Music playback. SD slot allows you to transfer images to the Wii Photo Channel. Onboard memory. A DSi store will be launched to download content via Wi-Fi. You can use your Wii points, which is now being called Nintendo Points. Built-in Web browser. November 1 launch in… Read More

  • European startups prepared for the worst

    My colleagues over at TechCrunch.com have done some great number crunching and come up with a list of startups in CrunchBase that have raised at least $25 million over the past two years. The next two years are generally being referred to as another “nuclear winter” when startups will find it very hard to raise cash. They came up with a list of 160 startups, with Facebook topping… Read More

  • Vudu officially announces full HD service, HDX

    Well, look at that. We caught wind of HDX last month and today Vudu made their full high definition content service official. HDX is aimed directly at HD aficionados with 1080p screens larger than 42-inches. Pricing for HDX content won’t cost you anymore than the HD content they currently offer. A total of 65 HDX titles rolled out tonight, which include The Spiderwick Chronicles, In… Read More

  • Steve Fossett belongings may have been found by hikers

    Embedded video from CNN Video Hikers have found items near Mammoth Lakes that may have belonged to missing daredevil Steve Fossett reports CNN. A weathered sweat shirt, cash and a pilot’s certificate with Fossett’s name were found Tuesday near Mammoth Lakes, police Chief Randy Schienle said. The certificate did not have a photo, he said. “We’re not certain that it… Read More

  • AOL's Unhappy TVSquad Bloggers Stay, But Also Launch Competing Site

    AOL’s budget cuts across the board have been well reported, but the bloggers were the most vocal about it (as bloggers tend to be). Many bloggers have reportedly left. The group behind TVSquad is doing something a little different, though. They haven’t left, but much of the team has launched a directly competing blog called CliqueClack. The writers continue to punch the time clock… Read More

  • Live action Dragonball movie trailer

    http://www.traileraddict.com/emb/6704 Oh WTF?! That looks like crap. via Trailer Addict Read More

  • AT&T to start training for the BlackBerry Bold on the 16th, launching on the 20th?

    Will the madness ever end? BBNews is stating that inside sources have informed them that AT&T will begin training reps on the Bold beginning the 16th with a launch on the 20th. Apparently the delay was due to AT&T employees not signing up for training. Huh? Oh, and the Bold launching with AT&T is said to have a white keyboard, which is complete BS. Just you wait, I know I’m… Read More

  • TDK still pushing the boundaries of disk density


    I love that the technology TDK has used to increase maximum disk density to 803 gigabits per square inch is called “Tunneling Magneto-Resistance” and its replacement “Current-Perpendicular-to-Plane Giant Magneto-Resistance.” Man, those sound like stuff you buy for your ship in Escape Velocity. The precision and force necessary to reliably etch magnetic information… Read More

  • The Cool Kids appearing in NBA 2K9

    That’s Chuck Inglish, he’s half of the duo that makes up The Cool Kids. They make music and they’re cool. The Cool Kids produced an original track, 2K Pennies, for the NBA 2K9 soundtrack and both Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks will be playable characters in Blacktop streetball mode. That’s “straight fire” as John would say. In case you don’t know who… Read More

  • Last call! Canon pulling the HD commercial Reverie at midnight, tonight

    The first high-def footage off the Canon 5D Mark II was a commercial shot by renowned photographer Vincent Laforet. If you haven’t seen the video, it is simply amazing and will certainly be shown at countless camera shops for years to come. Canon has been hosting the raw footage for anyone to download and ‘cording to Laforet’s blog, the traffic is too much for Canon. The… Read More

  • SlingMedia Prepares To Launch Their Video Portal At Sling.com

    Sling Media, the creators of a hardware device that lets users stream their home television signal to an Internet connected device anywhere (with a software download), is preparing to launch their new video portal, Sling.com. The company first mentioned the new portal earlier this year but has been quiet since then. Today though, several readers received emails from Sling Media with… Read More

  • And The Winner Of Our Dash GPS Contest Is . . .

    Last week, I announced (in conjunction with Dash and Trulia) that we would give away a Dash GPS car navigation device to whoever could come up with the best new app for it. Readers came up with more than 300 suggestions, including the sketch at left (which I have no idea what it is supposed to be). But many of the ideas were pretty solid. They included things like calendar integration… Read More

  • Apple responds to toxic Mac Pro claims

    Apple just responded to the report claiming Mac Pros produced before 2008 can give off leukemia-causing benzene by stating through a spokesman spin-doctor to Macworld the following: We have not found anything that supports this claim, but continue to investigate it for the customer. While we would love to give Apple the green light on this, what company would openly admit that they… Read More

  • Happy Birthday Google (Again) (The Video Version)

    http://seesmic.com/embeds/player.swf Yeah I know, it isn’t even September any more, and we’ve already said Happy Birthday to Google twice. But this video comment left on the first post is just too good not to post. I have no idea who this is, but she’s a star. Read More

  • Video Review: WowWee Tri-Bot

    This $99.99 robot can talk to you, guard you, and even notify you when a set number of minutes has passed. It’s quite a bit of fun and has a charming personality, as you’ll see in our video, but we did have some issues with the IR remote control – the bugger just couldn’t tell what we wanted him to do. Compared to other robots we’ve seen this season, however… Read More

  • Send A Photo Of Yourself To Space For The Suspiciously Low Price of $2

    Most of us will never go to space – at least, not for a decade or so. But while we may not be able to go on a space walk or bounce around in zero-G, the prospect of being able to send something into the Great Beyond sounds like a decent consolation. IntoSpace.org is hoping to make that happen for a mere $2. The site is offering a deal that is reminiscent of the Million Dollar Homepage. … Read More

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