• Attention music pirates: Viva la Vida is out, for real!

    Hey. music pirates! You know that band “Coldplay”? Well proper rips of Viva La Vida (the Japanese retail) are now appearing on the private torrent sites likes What.cd and Waffles.fm; they should migrate over to the likes of the Pirate Bay soon enough. I just grabbed a V0 and and everything sounds fine. Hop on the torrent early and watch your ratio balloon! Also, good eye, Peter Ha! Read More

  • Iomega DVR Expander adds 500 extra gigs to your DVR

    Iomega wants to make sure you never run out of DVR space with its just announced DVR Expander Drive, a 500 gigabyte external hard drive that plugs right into your DVR, thus expanding your storage. Compatible with eSATA Scientific Atlanta DVRs, the drive should be of use to people with Comcast, Time Warner, Cablevision, Rogers and Cox. The 500 drive can store some 300 hours of standard def… Read More

  • HP EliteBook packs Blu-ray, magnesium alloy cover

    The HP EliteBook was just demoed and some German TV personality just attacked the cover with steel wool. Guess that magnesium alloy cover really works. The 14.1-inch (WXGA) screen laptop weighs in at 4.7 lbs and is military grade, believe it or not. It passes the MIL-STD 810F for high temperature, altitude, humidity, dust and vibration. The EliteBook 6930p is powered by a 45nm Intel Centrino… Read More

  • Hitwise: Google Up, Yahoo Down in Search for May, 2008

    This morning, Hitwise came out with its search market share numbers for May, 2008. In the U.S., Google was up slightly to 68.3 percent percent versus 20 percent for Yahoo and 5.9 percent for Microsoft. All the fighting over the fate of Yahoo cannot be helping matters. In the month of May, Google gained 0.39 points from April, while Yahoo was down 0.33 points and Microsoft was down 0.37… Read More

  • Something that sucks about the MacBook Pro

    I have done zero research into this problem, so you’ll have to forgive me if it’s an easy fix. The issue I’ve been having with my MBP is that once I plug in my headphones, the volume jumps to 100 percent and I forget about it every single time, which perpetuates my already horrendous hearing. This was not a problem with my MacBook, though. If I recall correctly, the… Read More

  • O2 confirms free iPhone deal and more

    I’m short of time today – covering the Being Digital conference – but my story of last night has been confirmed by O2’s release, pasted below: O2 to Launch iPhone 3G in the UK on July 11 O2 today announced that the innovative iPhone 3G will be available in the UK on July 11 for free on selected O2 consumer and business tariffs and that it will also be available for… Read More

  • I Am A Member Of The Cult Of iPhone

    I’ve been to enough Steve Jobs keynotes now to know that the man is able to take a crowd and bend it to his will. Every time, I’ve been a willing subject – sometimes (but not every time) to find myself in a hangover-like state a day later when I try to remember exactly why I thought that whatever he was pitching would change my life forever. Steve Jobs is masterful and… Read More

  • Paltalk Brings Its Massive Multiperson Video Chat To the Web

    This morning, New York City-based chat company Paltalk is releasing a version of its multi-person video chat service on the Web in beta. Called Paltalk Express, it is a Flash version of the company’s download client. While the front end is Flash/Flex, the back end is built on Paltalk’s proprietary technology, which allows up to thousands of people to participate in a video… Read More

  • Canon EOS Rebel XS launched: An entry-level upgrade

    The Canon EOS Rebel XS replaces the XT and XTi with a 10-megapixel sensor, live view to watch the action on the 2.5-inch LCD, and a 7 point auto-focus system. It comes bundled with the EF-S 18-55m f/3.5-3.6 IS with image stabilization and should sell in the XTi price range (about $700). It’s only available in Japan now but expect it to hit the US in July. via PCMag Read More

  • An Apple palate cleanser

    I just noticed that our last twenty posts were Apple-related. To that end, I’ve decided to offer this little aperitif to cleanse your minds of the iPhone 3G (“Now with more 3G!”) and the rest of the WWDC folderal. Rinse and spit. Read More

  • Strands Introduces Amazon-like Recommendation Engine

    The recommendation engine Strands has released a new “Plug-and Play” product recommendation service that will allow online retailers to generate Amazon-like recommendations. eCommerce providers can implement the service through either the site’s API or with a widget plug-in, and Strands says that setup should take as little as 30 minutes. Earlier this month Strands launched… Read More

  • HP's TouchSmart all-in-one PC [Update 3: More video]

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F985820%3Freferrer%3Dblip%2Etv%26source%3D1&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf HP’s new TouchSmart 2 is an all-in-one with a full touchscreen that is completely portable and includes a… Read More

  • Drop.io Adds Scribd's iPaper For Smoother File Browsing

    Drop.io, a file storage and sharing service, has partnered with Scribd to bring streamlined document viewing to the site. From now on all supported documents that have been uploaded to Drop.io will be viewable in Scribd’s Flash-based iPaper viewer. Drop.io’s “drop box” storage isn’t exactly unique, but it has a nice interface and a few key features that help… Read More

  • HP unveils Voodoo Envy 133 notebook, Omen desktop [Updated with video]

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F985637%3Freferrer%3Dblip%2Etv%26source%3D1&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Today in Berlin HP announced the Voodoo Envy 133 notebook that was hinted at last week in the video teaser… Read More

  • YouSendIt Does The Heavy Lifting For Outlook

    YouSendIt, an online file transfer service with a focus on businesses, is removing the beta label from an Outlook plugin that automatically reroutes large attachments through its so-called “FedEx for the internet” system. Email accounts tend to place really low caps on attachments – don’t even think about sending 2GB of movies to your friends and expect them to land… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Here Comes Trouble Edition

    iPhone 3G
    WWDC 2008
    .Mac reborn, now mobileme: Sync your life from A to Z
    New hybrid Panasonic fluorescent bulb gets bright – fast
    World’s first solar battery charger for cell phones
    ‘Barbie Girls’ site finally adds a V.I.P option
    Stress-absorbing magic vase from Japan Read More

  • Twitter Fails To Fail, Community Rejoices

    When Twitter took drastic measures to try to survive a single day of heavy traffic (today’s Steve Jobs keynote at the WWDC), I said “…they may win the day. Expect silence on our end if they do, and a merciless blog post if they fail.” Some commenters thought that was unfair of me, though, and in a weak moment I subsequently promised to give Twitter a golf clap it they… Read More

  • Google hearts the Konami code

    Even as Google grows bigger and bigger, its developers continue to slip little Easter eggs into their applications. It’s never anything huge – just little inside jokes which serve as a reminder that there are living, breathing people behind the otherwise faceless applications. As Blogoscoped points out, one of these people has infused a bit of gamer lore into Google Reader. Log… Read More

  • Game Over. Hulu Wins. They Have The Daily Show. And Colbert.

    Ok, I’ve been ridiculously hard on Hulu from the beginning. But that ends. Today. Because Hulu is now streaming full episodes of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report, from Comedy Central. No more Tivo. No more dealing with BitTorrent. I can just log in and watch the show in 480p, and that makes me very, very happy. I will never again refer to Hulu as Clown Co. Or… Read More

  • GigaOM launches…A TV Station

    Interesting new site launch over at GigaOM’s popular video news blog, NewTeeVee – NewTeeVee station. The site contains videos from various video sites like YouTube, Blip, etc. that have been selected by editor Liz Shannon Miller, who was previously at Variety and the Daily Reel. NTV Station is leveraging some of the tools created for Ostatic, another site recently launched by… Read More

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