• The Anatomy Of An Album Leak


    A great album, but it leaked a whole three months before its release date You’ve got to peep this article on this small blog. It’s a great write-up on how CDs get leaked months or weeks before their release and the impact it has on the music industry and fans alike. Sometimes leaks work in a positive way though, like when Nine Inch Nails left USB drives in venue bathrooms for fans… Read More

  • German-Engineered Backpack-Mounted Laser Cleaner Sounds Really Safe

    The Germans have invented what is supposedly the world’s first backpack-mounted laser cleaner. Clearly there was a need for such high-powered cleaners. There’s no real explanation of how the laser cleans, but we can assume that it burns away layers of dirt. Probably not for use by children under three years of age, or any of us here, really. The laser will make the rounds in the UK… Read More

  • New Ways Of Spotting Movie Pirates

    Piracy allows me to enjoy funny clips like this that get put up on YouTube illegally With piracy on the rise, it’s a no-brainer that the MPAA is busy going crazy over each CAM and Telesync released to sites like The Pirate Bay. Canada has an ongoing problem with movie piracy in Calgary and although digital watermarks have helped pinpoint pirates in specific theaters, more help is needed… Read More

  • iPhone vs. Wiimote vs. Baby: Who Will Reign Supreme?

    Kottke has an excellent comparison on who/what has the most sensitive built-in accelerometer. The contenders are the Apple iPhone, Nintendo Wiimote and Kottke’s newborn son, Ollie. Awww. Cute. Barf. If you’ve manhandled the iPhone then you know the accelerometer needs to be coddled or you’ll be stuck in portrait hell or vice versa for at least 5 seconds. Am I wrong? You… Read More

  • Verizon Acquires Ramcell

    Hey do you live on Kentucky or Oregon like Peter did? Oh you don’t? Well then this won’t really concern you, but it’s worth a mention because Peter will chase me with a broom if I don’t post about Oregon. Verizon today acquired Ramcell, a regional network operator based out of Kentucky and Oregon. Verizon’s acquisition will help over 500,000 people achieve… Read More

  • iPhone Gets Copy & Paste

    http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=266383&server=vimeo.com&fullscreen=1&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=00ADEF Oh, what it would be like to Copy & Paste on an iPhone. It would certainly boost your productively infinitely. The moving lips are super creepy and I can’t get the image out of my head. Make it stop! Vimeo Read More

  • The Futurist: What We'd Like To See In A Google Phone


    The fact that Google is trying to take a bite of the Apple pie–that is, prepping a launch of its own mobile phone–is perhaps Silcon Valley’s worst-kept secret. As the rumors currently stand, the “Gphone” will come to America sometime next Spring, likely riding on back T-Mobile’s network, and, according to some reports, costing the Gguys several hundred… Read More

  • FCC Filing Reveals New T-Mobile @Home Router

    Though John “Pop n’ Lock” Biggs is a fan of T-Mobile’s @Home service, it still hasn’t stopped the ‘Mo from developing with a new version of the product. The revamped router has hit the FCC and it looks to be a whole new experience with T-Mobile @Home. It features dual SIM card slots and dual phone jacks so you can hook up your own phones for the hot… Read More

  • Who Doesn't Love 42-Ounce Halo 3-Themed Soda?

    Microsoft launches Halo 3 on September 25, just seven weeks from now, and boy does it plan on marketing the hell out of it. It’s lined up several partners so that, wherever you go, you’ll run into Master Chief one way or another. So far, Microsoft has enlisted the following companies to help make Halo 3 the system seller that it wants it to be. •Burger King: Terrifingly… Read More

  • Who Is Cloning Who? Business2.0, try again

    So the internet looks like a huge cloning jungle? Ideas blossom here and others replicate them there? Often abroad. TechCrunch covered yesterday a German copycat of Geni and the connection was indeed pretty obvious. Business2.0 just released in its August edition (print magazine) a list of clones per country of 4 star Web2.0 companies: Digg, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn. There is just… Read More

  • iMac Gets Stripped Naked, Apple Fanboys Weep Worldwide

    Oh no he didn’t! Yes he did. Some jerkoff disassembled his brand new iMac, so that everyone can see what’s under the “hood.” It causes me real physical pain looking at these pictures. Read More

  • Internet Radio: Hot Or Not?

    Another technology roundup today by Mr. Pogue. Today’s looks at stand-alone Internet radio devices, devices that tap into your home network and let you listen to Internet radio, podcasts, MP3s, etc. without having to remain tethered to your computer like the guy in that Pearl Jam video (3:01 in). The biggest thing to take away from the roundup is that these devices haven’t hit… Read More

  • Powerset Releases Growth Models To Public

    New natural language search engine Powerset, still in pre-launch stealth mode, has had a ridiculous amount of press this year. And while some have said there is too much hype around this company (even me), you have to give them some credit. They are certainly open with their plans, and willing to experiment with new ideas. An example: they announced Powerlabs, a sandbox for users to suggest… Read More

  • Polar Rose Debuts At Gnomedex

    Polar Rose, a European startup that has a unique approach to recognizing faces in photos (remember Riya?), is having a bit of a pre-launch coming out party at the Gnomedex conference in Seattle today. We first wrote about the company last December, way before they were ready to take beta testers. But even then it was clear that they were on to something. They use a browser plugin to allow users… Read More

  • Blockbuster Buys Movielink

    With competition heating up between rivals Netflix and Blockbuster, the next move isn’t even about DVD rentals anymore, it’s now about the downloads. Netflix has offered VOD for awhile now and really has out-shined Blockbuster quite a bit. Now with the purchase of Movielink, Blockbuster has more customers, more ground to work on, and the ability to offer more than 3300 titles… Read More

  • Video: Steampunk Gadgets Romanticize Victorian Era Technology

    http://services.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f8/452319854 A video to start the day. It’s a quick look at the life of a steampunk designer who mods laptops and other consumer electronics to look like they came from an earlier era. The star of the video is a Victorian-esque laptop, which is nothing more than an off-the-shelf HP. After some time in his basement… Read More

  • Wow – Clown Co. Got That $1 billion Valuation (still nameless though)

    Is ANYONE at NBC or News Corp. embarrassed that they can’t agree on a name, even a working name (or a website), for their new Not-A-YouTube-Killer video joint venture? It was announced in March to fanfare, and a steady stream of news has been written about it ever since. But no one has a name for it, not even the New York Times which reported today that the joint venture managed to… Read More

  • Visto and PTS Consulting to Push E-mail To Japanese Enterprises

    Visto Corporation and PTS Consulting have announced a partnership to deliver Visto Mobile to help Japanese mobile professionals stay connected. This follows the announcement by Visto’s announcement that it would offer similar services in China. “We are pleased to be partnering with Visto to offer a corporate wireless email solution that meets the unique needs of the Japanese… Read More

  • Vivee Adds Dimension to Talking E-mail

    As we reported earlier this week, texting while driving is almost as bad as drunk driving. And we’ve also been hearing about a lot of solutions to the problem. Maybe waiting until get to where you going to send or read an e-mail is the best option, but who are we to tell people to be a little more patient! Besides, no one would listen to us anyway. They’re too busy talking on the… Read More

  • Vodafone Goes to the MAX

    Today Vodafone announced that it has become a principal member of the WiMAX Forum, a non-profit organization committed to promoting and certifying interoperable WiMAX products. This technology is et to allow high-speed Internet access from mobile devices over greater distances than previous technologies, such as Wi-Fi. “Our membership of the WiMAX Forum will complement our existing… Read More

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