• JobVent Takes Dirt Dishing To a Broader Audience

    JobVent Takes Dirt Dishing To a Broader Audience

    Dishing dirt is in. We’ve previously covered The Funded and Overhear.us, sites that facilitate reviews for and against companies. JobVent takes the same concept to a broader level. Where as The Funded and Overhear.us are fairly selective and limited in use, Jobvent by comparison is the wild west. JobVent.com is a free resource for job seekers and current employees who either want to… Read More

  • Point and More

    Point and More

    Science fiction movies for years what we’ll get to do in the future. Imagine pointing your mobile phone at a restaurant to get a review or a movie poster to buy tickets? Well, the future is closer than you think. GeoVector has partnered with Cybermap Japan to make pointing the chic thing to do with your handset. The Mapion Pointing Application Release 2.0, powered by GeoVetor offers… Read More

  • And the Buildy Goes To…

    And the Buildy Goes To…

    What was the buzz at the BuilConn event last month? It was that Ember’s ZigBee technology platform was named “Best New Wireless Product” by the events attendees. The company won the coveted Buildy Award for the ZigBee platform, which users lower power, wireless technology to help make living and working environments smarter and more energy efficient. “We are honored… Read More

  • Orange to Cap “Unlimited”

    Orange to Cap “Unlimited”

    We’re hearing some interesting things about what Orange might consider “unlimited.” MSMobileNews is even running a poll to get opinions on the new flat rate Internet package, which is being unveiled in Europe as a potential rival to T-Mobile’s web’n’walk service. According to some rumors, this “unlimited” plan might be capped at just 30MB. So it is… Read More

  • 09 Mobile Partners with TynTec for SMS Operations

    09 Mobile Partners with TynTec for SMS Operations

    Icelandic mobile operator 09 Mobile has announced a deal to outsource its global SMS capability to mobile messaging service provider TynTec. Currently 09 Mobile may the mobile carrier that seems to be everywhere but you may have never heard of them. The international roaming specialist operator actually provides reduced mobile calls across 190 countries, with no charges for receiving calls in… Read More

  • A Startup That Fights Global Warming

    I met with Canadian startup Zerofootprint during my trip to Toronto last week for the Mesh Conference. The company, which is a non-profit, was started and funded by Ron Dembo, formerly the founder of Algorithmics Incorporated. Their chief goal, says the company, is to raise awareness among individuals and groups that everything we consume has some impact on the environment. The company is… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Party Like It's 1996 Edition

    Daily Crunch: Party Like It's 1996 Edition

    Video: Baby Robot Coos in Japanese, Rolls Around
    Meet The iTop
    A Ghetto Blaster for the 21st Century
    The Perfect Pushup: Late Night Hype or Late Night Hype?
    Bob Marley’s Exodus Goes Digital Read More

  • One Click Blog Commenting: Clickcomments

    One Click Blog Commenting: Clickcomments

    Clickcomments aims to eliminate the need to leave personal details when commenting on a blog by providing a one-click non-evasive method of commenting. A service of Postreach, Clickcomments consists of a number of buttons that are included on a blog which relate to various user-responses, such as insightful, entertaining and great find. Users simply click one or as many that relate to… Read More

  • PatentMonkey: Sony Motion-Sensitive Display Viewing

    PatentMonkey: Sony Motion-Sensitive Display Viewing

    Sony has so many creative options. Case in point, while working on motion sensing camera image stabilization, Sony discovered a way to use the camera’s sensors to scroll the camera’s display around a stored image. This concept is kind of like the recently covered motion sensing tablet. This technology sparks some promising [suggestive] thoughts of applications for the other… Read More

  • Vyew: Free Live Web Conferencing

    Vyew: Free Live Web Conferencing

    Free online web conferencing service Vyew launched earlier this year. Today, they’ve launched a new version that allows users to create “VyewBooks” to share, present, and interact with other people around content such as Microsoft Office files, pictures, audio and video. The new version includes tools to facilitate the creation of new presentations and also supports a… Read More

  • Usphere: Turning The College Application Process Upside Down

    Usphere: Turning The College Application Process Upside Down

    Applying to college takes a lot of time searching, comparing, and filling out customized forms. The consequence of all this overhead is that most students apply to fewer schools, focusing on well known names. Usphere is an Evanston, Illinois based startup looking to change that. Usphere lets students fill out a single application and be considered by their network of colleges. When… Read More

  • HTC Touch At A Glance

    Just got back from an HTC Touch event at the Bryant Park Hotel here in NYC. Had a chance to go into the phone a bit, learn about what it can do, and went home with one. The video above should give you a general feel of how it looks and interacts with touch. It’s decent, but certainly no iPhone killer (and we obviously haven’t even touched the iPhone). Video playback is choppy and a… Read More

  • SpaceTime: 3D Browser Eye Candy

    SpaceTime: 3D Browser Eye Candy

    New York based SpaceTime has released SpaceTime 3D, a web browser that literally takes tagged browsing 3D. SpaceTime allows users to map out their browsing progress in a visual timeline, treating each site as an object that can be manipulated and rearranged within the 3D environment. Users can alternate between a 3D and 2D perspective as required. SpaceTime’s search functionality… Read More

  • Four-card ATI Crossfire Array Liquid Cooled In Taipei

    Four-card ATI Crossfire Array Liquid Cooled In Taipei

    Lots of reference designs coming out of Taipei this week at Computex. Adding to that list is CoolIT Systems‘ factory-sealed, maintenance-free liquid-cooling system for AMD’s ATI Crossfire (no, not that Crossfire) configuration for the new high-performance Radeon HD 2900 XT graphic card. The assembly uses “micro-channel technology in a closed loop liquid-cooling… Read More

  • New Service To Create One Of Those Picture-A-Day Movies

    New Service To Create One Of Those Picture-A-Day Movies

    Last August Noah Kalina posted a video on YouTube (embedded above): it features nothing more than daily photos of himself over 6 years, set to music. The video has been viewed over 6 million times, inspiring many spoofs and similar postings. The amount of work that went into the video is staggering. Taking the photos, organizing them and then editing them into a movie would have taken hundreds… Read More

  • Bob Marley's Exodus Goes Digital

    Bob Marley's Exodus Goes Digital

    It’s been 30 years since “Exodus” was released and to celebrate, Bob Marley, has gone digital. The 10-track album that includes personal favorites like the title track and “Waiting in Vain” have been compiled onto a USB drive along with additional audio and video content that includes three videos recorded at London’s Rainbow Theatre. There are only… Read More

  • Ask.com Commercial: Now on YouTube

    Ok, we got a copy of the actual Ask.com TV ad we mentioned earlier today and uploaded it to YouTube. This will supposedly be broadcast on TV tonight for the first time. The basic idea of the ad is a guy singing “I got what I was looking for,” with singing women in the background singing “He got what he was looking for. I guess what he was looking for was a bunch of singing… Read More

  • Aquaish Version of OpenOffice is Released for OS X

    Aquaish Version of OpenOffice is Released for OS X

    Who hates Microsoft Office? Google Docs not getting the job done for you? Well, Mac users are in luck because OpenOffice has released an alpha version for OS X that runs outside of X11. OMFG!!! Keep in mind that this is an “alpha” version, so a handful of functions are missing such as printing, PDF export and copy/paste. Be warned: THIS SOFTWARE MAY CRASH AND MAY DESTROY YOUR DATA… Read More

  • Video: Don't Get Caught Up in The… Crossfire!

    See what we dig up for you guys? It’s the Crossfire commercial from the 1990s, a time when I was still young and full of life. It had us (well, Vince and I) rollin’, so hopefully you’ll get a kick out of it, too. Don’t Get Caught Up In The… Crossfire! [X-Entertainment] Read More

  • Valve Survey Shows Slow Vista Uptake By Gamers

    Valve Survey Shows Slow Vista Uptake By Gamers

    Video game developer Valve has posted the results of its latest Steam-based hardware survey. The numbers don’t look too good for a Microsoft hoping that gamers will be attracted to Vista. Only 5.37 percent of Steam users, a fairly good indicator of the average Windows gamer, has Vista installed compared to 92.91 percent running XP. Even with Direct X 10, gamers just aren’t taking… Read More