• Internet offing bike messengers faster than open car doors

    I’ve always wanted to be a bike messenger. It seems so cool – riding around fast in the city, dropping stuff off, getting fit, making a little money, going to special bars where you sit with other messengers and talk about gears and stuff. Well, it looks like my dream will never be realized simply because the Internet is forcing many companies to shut down simply because… Read More

  • iPhone 2.1 firmware to get better GPS functionality

    Turn-by-turn, anyone? Gear Live is reporting that the new 2.1 firmware will have better GPS integration and allow programs to sense the direction you’re moving and your speed which points to future turn-by-turn instructions. Not a lot of information besides that but the 2.1 firmware is being passed on to beta programmers so expect it soonish. Read More

  • Tweenky Brings Gmail's Good Looks To Twitter

    Twitter may be experimenting with a new design, but even its new interface still leaves something to be desired. Tweenky, a new mashup that launched in private beta last week, is looking to offer Twitter users an alternative. The site sports an AJAX-heavy design that borrows heavily from Gmail (which isn’t a bad thing), and integrates a number of features that should appeal to… Read More

  • Scrabble is suing Scrabulous for using too many letters…and that whole Facebook thing

    Scrabulous, which has been around for a few years, rocketed in popularity when developers made an application for Facebook. And that caught the eye of Scrabble makers, Hasbro, which recently released their own official version. And then sued Scrabulous. Now, I hate Scrabble as much as the next guy, but this is pretty low even for them. In essence, they let Scrabulous work the game back into… Read More

  • Piczo Launches Pseudo API

    Piczo, a social network with a strong teenage following, has launched a new developer platform that allows users to quickly generate content from partner sites while helping brands increase their exposure on the network. Piczo has never reached near the popularity of mega-networks like MySpace and Facebook, but it continues to draw a sizable audience, primarily from the teenage demographic. … Read More

  • Review: Beats by Dr. Dre

    Writing anything about Monster is fraught with peril. Everyone knows the traditional lime: Monster preys on morons. They sell expensive cables to people who don’t need them and they made a mint doing this over and over again. But this is a new era. Wireless is soon going to eat Monster Cable’s lunch and unless they can diversify – and convince the jaded public that… Read More

  • Most popular posts for Thursday, July 24

    Today’s Top Posts: Rumor: Guitar Hero World Tour track list revealed FCC to approve XM-Sirius merger Notes for nerds: meet CrunchGirl BlackBerry offers free Media Sync software to talk with iTunes Slow news day: Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates Facebook Connect on the iPhone this fall The Sigma DP1 is a technical marvel, but that’s about it Sanyo offers clever Eneloop solution for… Read More

  • Atlassian Announces JIRA Studio Hosted With Contegix

    Atlassian has announced the availability of their JIRA Studio suite as a hosted Saas service. JIRA Studio is a hosted integration of popular Atlassian products starting with the JIRA issue tracker and Confluence, their wiki and knowledge management product. Atlassian has partnered with Contegix to provide the hosting for the new suite of applications. The JIRA Studio solution includes… Read More

  • Silent washer/dryer, low-flow toilet, and a heat pump

    Here are a few more strange and wonderful inventions from the Far East – this time from the Panasonic Center in Osaka, Japan. First up is a dead-ass silent washer/dryer combo, which I thought was pretty amazing. It’s a washer and dryer in the same unit, so you can pile all of your unmentionables inside, then set it and forget it. When it’s all done, your clothes will have… Read More

  • TheFind Launches Its iPhone App In Private Beta

    TheFind, a technology-heavy shopping search engine, is introducing an iPhone application for the site that it says should launch on August 4. The application allows users to search for stores in a region that are selling a particular product (the site claims a database of over 200,000 retail locations). Because the app hasn’t been accepted to the Apple App Store yet, TheFind is going… Read More

  • In-game antipiracy measures for Dragon Quest V on DS

    Having some trouble with your copy of Dragon Quest V? Having trouble landing a certain boat, in particular? That may be because you’re a dirty, dirty pirate and Square-Enix knows it. They programmed a glitch into the game wherein a cutscene will never end if you’re using a pirated version of the game — though they don’t say how they know it’s pirated. Of… Read More

  • Does this $500 gaming chair do anything?

    I’m skeptical of this chair. The website is chock full of user reviews and in-action type videos, but nowhere does it say what this chair actually does. The idea of a chair on a rocker is certainly a not a bad one; lean with the action and the chair leans with you. Definitely does more than my couch does. But for $500? Uh, no. Especially because this happens to be an exceedingly… Read More

  • Video: Gary Oldman aka Lt. Jim Gordon outs "The Dark Knight" video game

    http://www.g4tv.com/lv3/27261 This better not suck. Read More

  • Michael Arrington on Charlie Rose: This guy knows iPhone

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-4166135682969279719:726000:1424000&hl=en Our own Michael Arrington joins Wired’s Steven Levy and the Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg on last night’s Charlie Rose show. Most of the discussion was on the iPhone 3G and how Apple continues to turn the mobile world on its head. At the end of the discussion the trio also… Read More

  • Full Text Of AOL Email: XDrive, AOL Pictures, MyMobile And Bluestring To Shut Down

    Below is the full text of the email AOL EVP Kevin Conroy sent out to staff on July 14, outlining the reorganization of his product groups and announcing the “sunsetting” of XDrive, AOL Pictures, MyMobile and Bluestring. This follows the news of budget cuts at AOL’s blogging properties earlier today. At the start of this year I committed to providing frequent updates on… Read More

  • Crunch Network

    Reminder: Samsung Instinct Haiku Contest – Final Week

    To recap: Every week we’ve been giving away a cool Samsung phone culminating in the Samsung Instinct this week!
    To win, you need to write a haiku. The haiku should focus on touch and must be tweeted to UseYourInstinct. We will close entries for this week at noon on Tuesday, July 29. If you entered the previous contest and didn’t win, feel free to re-enter. Here are the rules. Read More

  • This is what would happen if a PSP and Sidekick got it on

    A designer by the name of Samuel Lau has created a concept for a new Sony PSP. The idea blends together a Sidekick Slide and a PSP slim. Samuel has made a video of his creation and hopes its gets 50,000+ views. Once it does, he will send a proposal to Sony asking them to pay for half his education if they like the idea (no joke, that’s really his plan). The design itself looks pretty… Read More

  • AOL To Shutter A Slew Of Products, EVP Kevin Conroy's Future Uncertain

    Update: Full text of email is here. While researching the AOL blogs budget cuts story this afternoon we stumbled on a much bigger story unfolding at AOL. The company is planning to shut down a number of non-performing products, say people with knowledge of the situation. The products, which include Xdrive, AOL Pictures, Bluestring and MyMobile, all fall under EVP Products and Marketing… Read More

  • Crunch Network

    Notes for nerds: meet CrunchGirl

    Well, hello there. It looks like I’ll be joining you from time to time to enlighten you on the many moods and musings of fair ladies everywhere, and maybe even attract a few of them (and let’s be honest, their advertisers) to the the site. Cause let’s face it, some things are just in need of a touch of girly charm. You can call me CrunchGirl, and yes, I come here often. My… Read More

  • Periodic table table

    If you’re an aspiring scientist who happens to be looking for a coffee table, look no further. The periodic table, uh table, is exactly what it sounds like. Made by British Craftsmen in burred oak, the periodic table is constructed by individual blocks for each of the elements. Not only are the elements represented they are included. If you have any safety issues, perhaps it’s best… Read More

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