• Your Chance Of Becoming A Mahalo Millionaire With Mahalo Idol

    Jason Calacanis’ Mahalo has borrowed from the Simon Fuller Idol franchise in its search for the new host for Mahalo Daily by announcing Mahalo Idol. Potential hosts are asked to respond to the above video on YouTube showing their best side, or turn up to a casting call in Los Angeles April 19. Idol style host wannabes will be purged until there are five finalists, who return one week… Read More

  • Sanyo drops a pair of HD home theater projectors at 720p and almost 1080p. Wait, what?

    Sanyo has announced the addition of two new LCD Multimedia Projectors, the PLC-ET30L and PLC-XT21/L, to their ‘T’ Series lineup. The PLC-ET30L has a full 1400 x1050 resolution with 10-Bit digital gamma correction and will ship for $6,495 without a lens, making it the new top of the line. The PLC-XT21/L is a value-priced, it will go for only $4,995 with a lens, projector with a… Read More

  • Pole dancing game on its way for Wii?

    The Wii is by far the most family oriented of the current crop of game consoles. Even the advertising has young and old playing games together. Peekaboo is a company that makes portable poles for pole dancing and wants to help make a pole dancing game for the Wii. What could possibly go wrong? Read More

  • O2 cuts 8GB iPhone price by £100 in UK

    Happier times People in something called the UK can now cop an 8GB iPhone for 169 quid, or about $330. That’s £100 off the regular price; the lower price is valid through June 1, International Children’s Day. Why O2, which used to sponsor Arsenal FC, do such a thing? Why, quoth the carrier, to create additional momentum for what has been O2’s fastest-selling device. Note… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Palit GeForce 9600GT for $130, wow

    Nvidia’s 9600GT is a huge value: DirectX 10 support, great performance, and they work fantastically in SLI if you’ve got the mobo for it. With this deal, you can get two 9600GTs, set them up in SLI, and get waaay more performance than a single card at the same price point. Or just do one and you’re getting more than enough to play games at a decent frame rate. Shipping is… Read More

  • Viso, the interactive woman

    German design agency Bartproject has come up with this very strange art installation that is supposed to demonstrate interaction with animated images. It’s basically a drawing of a woman’s face that you can touch and interact with and it will react based on your input. It’s both cool and weird at the same time, like giving yourself “the stranger.” Read More

  • Apple and Sony jointly pay out ¥1.3M to burned Japanese gentleman

    Remember when Sony’s batteries were catching on fire and there were many recalls? Well some of those poor souls who got burned by Sony’s flaming batteries (in Apple’s laptops) sued for damages and are actually squeezing a little money out of the two companies. A Japanese couple is being awarded ¥1.3 million for their troubles (and burns). It sounds like a lot, but yens… Read More

  • Windows XP SP3 coming April 29

    Windows XP Service Pack 3 should be launching on April 29, adding some Vista specific features like “Network Access Protection” (it protects your network access) along with some secret fun features no one has mentioned yet. Should you care? Probably, since you haven’t installed Vista yet and this update actually installs all of the Service Packs at once, ensuring… Read More

  • Classy CIA exploit makes you part of the .GOV

    In line with the government-certified 8GB flash drive we just posted here’s a fun trick you can play on your local G-Men. There’s a search exploit at cia.gov that lets you type in any URL and have it pop up under the cia.gov URL. Great for phishing and scamming, kids, and even more fun for procuring government funds for your blog. Read More

  • Mötley Crüe release their new single straight to Rock Band

    I guess they just know their audience, or maybe they play the game a lot themselves and thought it worked well. Either way, these old-school glam-rockers are releasing their single “Saints of Los Angeles” through Rock Band. I can’t think of any jokes that relate this event to the obvious TLJ/Pamela Anderson situation, so please try to imagine something funny during this… Read More

  • Cuill Secures $25M More For Next Generation Search

    Cuill, a stealth search engine company we first covered in September, has raised $25M in a Series B round led by Madrone Capital Partners and joined by Tugboat Ventures and Greylock Partners. Not a whole lot is known about Cuill except that it apparently can index the web at 1/10th the cost of Google. The startup was founded by search experts, two of which came from Google. It has been… Read More

  • HP, DreamWorks develop 30-bit LED-backlit LCD

    HP and DreamWorks, two titans of something, have joined forces, not unlike Voltron, to develop a new LED-backlit LCD technology that “provides accurate, predictable color and a simple color management process.” Let me translate. You know how when you view an LCD sometimes colors will look different depending where on the panel they are? I guess that’s a big enough problem… Read More

  • Kingston introduces government-certified DT BlackBox USB Drive

    Kingston Technology has announced the most secure USB drive ever. So secure that it is the first USB drive to have been FIPS-certified by the U.S. Government. The Kingston DataTraveler BlackBox has 256-bit hardware-based AES encryption, as well as a system to lock the drive after 10 unsuccessful password attempts. When I say “lock” I mean that not even the owner can retrieve… Read More

  • T-Mobile Shadow 2 steps into the light

    We don’t know too much, but apparently this is the Shadow 2 from HTC that will launch with T-Mobile some time in the fall. TmoNews tells us this will have MyFaves. Wait a second. Don’t all the new T-Mo phones have MyFaves? Oh wow, breaking news, but I digress. It’s also purported to have Hotspot@Home service which is nice. No word on whether it will be 3G, but let’s… Read More

  • Samsung: Hydrogen fuel cell phones as early as 2010?

    Fuel cell technology is creating a new but interesting technology, and in the near future hydrogen fuel cells might power everything. Samsung is confident cellphones will be one of the first things on the list to go hydrogen, and says that such cellphones might be in your hands in less than two years. In theory, you could add water to your phone and it would work for 10 hours of standby… Read More

  • Tax Day: Spend your rebate on anything interesting?

    It’s April 15, Tax Day here in the U.S. and unless you’re Wesley Snipes, you’ve no doubt paid your fair share to The Man. But, but! what did you/will you do with your tax refund? Stash it in the bank? Blow it on Johnny Walker? Travel? Or, relevant to us here, buy some tech toy that you really don’t need but want anyway? I think I’ll put some of my rebate toward… Read More

  • PS3 firmware gets updated to 2.30 [Update]

    Reader Mark sends us word that the latest firmware, 2.30, is now live for the PS3. Like the subject says, just turned on my PS3 and updated to 2.30 with the
    new Playstation Store. Which is WAY better than the old one. Kind of take a
    while to load some icons…but if you highlight over the blank boxes it
    displays what it is so it’s cool… Anyway, yeah, new update. Mark continues… Read More

  • Nvidia 8800GT for old Mac Pros now available

    Attention, owners of old Mac Pros. You can now, if you so desire, upgrade your graphics card to the Nvidia 8800GT for the reasonable price of $279. Apparently there was some sort of hullabaloo earlier this year because the previously released 8800GT only worked with just-released Mac Pro. Owners of older systems complained and complained, Steve Jobs apologized (sorta) and told them the upgrade… Read More

  • Programmer proposes by hacking 'Bejeweled'

    Congratulations to Bernie Peng and his soon-to-be-wife Tammy Li! The happy couple just got engaged via a hacked version of “Bejeweled” that Bernie programmed to reveal his proposal once Tammy hit a certain score. Seattle-based PopCap, makers of “Bejeweled,” is so F-ing excited about all the publicity this little stunt has created that it’s offered to fly the Pengs… Read More

  • Awesome: Hobbyist builds possible cancer-curing machine in his garage

    We all have hobbies. I like to take photos of my friends getting drunk and looking good. I also play Xbox. Many people, though, tinker in their garages, these endeavors bringing us The Clapper, Rollerblades, and many things you see on late-night infomercials. Or you could cure cancer, as John Kanzius is doing now. Kanzius has developed a machine that uses radio waves and nanoparticles to… Read More

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