• Zd`rravstvuite: Google May Be Buying Ukrainian Portal Bigmir)net For $100 Million

    Another day, another Google acquisition rumor, and this one comes from within the borders of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. According to local press reports, Google may have acquired Ukrainian Portal Bigmir)net for $100 million. Bigmir)net is a Ukrainian version of Mail.ru, a site Google is said to have be interested in last year (but missed out on) that ended up with a $1… Read More

  • US destroys failed spy satellite, eyes future invaders from space

    [photopress:_44438948_sm3launch_usnavy_203.jpg,full,left]We did it. We shot a potentially dangerous object from orbit around the Earth with a sea-based missle and destroyed it as it plummeted to kill us. Hear that, Martians? Bring it! Navy missile hits dying spy satellite, says Pentagon [CNN] Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Flotation Devices Edition

    Polaroid concept digital photo frame, just like the real thing
    Emotiv to sell world’s first brain-controller for $299
    Nubrella: The totally reinvented umbrella
    Ultraportables: Finding one that fits your personality
    Floating lamp: Balloon with built-in LEDs Read More

  • News Corp.-Yahoo Discussion Go On. And On.

    News Corp. has essentially planted four or five deal guys at Yahoo HQ, working directly with Yahoo business development to try to find a deal to combine MySpace and Yahoo that both sides can swallow. The News Corp. team is led by Jack Kennedy, Fox Interactive Media’s EVP Strategy and Corporate Development, says a source with knowledge of the discussions. According to another source, the… Read More

  • Video: Young kid freaks out when siblings mess with his MySpace, don't be like this

    Video has much, much NSFW language, so get out the headphones. I want to feel bad for this kid, I do. As a big brother, I feel bad for every time I pulled crap like this on my younger siblings. The thing is, they never reacted like this psycho banshee of a kid. This is why we don’t put kids on Ritalin unless we really, really have to. MySpace, it seems, is a killer. Walk away from… Read More

  • iLike Launches Artist News Stream – Users Triple since Last July To 22 Million

    San Francisco/Seattle based music service iLike launched a “news feed” for favorite artists this week. Users can now see exactly what their favorite artists are up to – when they go on tour, release new songs or videos, etc, the news is presented to them in the feed. Users can select their favorite artist via the iLike website or on their social network applications. Or… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. Logan on T-Mobile Shadow review yeah mine was a lot of fun until it broke in half. its a fun phone. and now its gone Andrew on UK nerds developing “real” Jedi Academy; By comparison, my odds of getting lucky just went up Sorry… Read More

  • AT&T Centro: Unboxing + first impressions

    It’s here, and it’s cute, and it works, and it’s rad. I’ve always been a fan of the Treo line from Palm, so I was stoked to open this guy up today. It’s very much like the Sprint Centro that I reviewed a few months ago. It fits nicely in the pocket, and is a good weight. Not heavy, but with enough to know it’s there. Read More

  • Geek Goes Chic: We're Partying With PopSugar

    Update: The first batch of 200 tickets sold out almost immediately. PopSugar readers get the next batch, but more will be available soon. Also, if you plan to attend, please add yourself to the Facebook event here. MySpace event page is here. This is going to be our best party yet. PopSugar is a (huge) blog all about fashion, beauty, shopping and celebrity news. TechCrunch is about startups… Read More

  • LiveVideo.com: Yahoo Live Done Right

    LiveVideo.com from MySpace founder Brad Greenspan’s company LiveUniverse is yet another live streaming service, but it combines the best of existing services with Yahoo Live style functionality for a package worth looking at. LiveVideo.com offers the following features: show archiving, so users can record shows to be played back later embedding of live streams chat associated with… Read More

  • Mimoco shipping Series 2 Star Wars mimobots

    The Star Wars mimobot USB flash drives we saw at Macworld are now available. Because of the previous runs popularity this series’ production was jacked up a little to accommodate the crazed Star Wars fans. This run includes 5,000 of Boba Fett (in the new helmet cap), 3,500 each of Luke Skywalker (in X-wing suit and new helmet cap) and Princess Leia (headphones cap), and 2,500 of Han Solo… Read More

  • Video: Laptop explodes at LAX

    http://www.liveleak.com/player.swf?autostart=false&token=1aa_1203466755 This video was taken with a phone so there’s no way of knowing what kind of laptop this is, but boy, does that sucker EXPLODE. Read More

  • AirDrives for iPhone now available

    Now we’re talking. Back in July, yours truly did a post on the new AirDrives headphones — you know, the headphones that basically sit on the outside of your ear “eliminating the need to choose between music and social interaction” — and I mused that they might be better positioned as workout headphones. Well, Mad Catz has gone a step in what I believe to be the… Read More

  • Fresno pwns the country

    Looks exciting doesn’t it? For what? You might ask. And that’s a very good question considering Fresno is in BFE and doesn’t seem to have anything going for it, but they can now tout themselves as winners of Ubisoft’s “Great American Word Challenge.” As winners of this prestigious competition that began last November a local family literacy center will… Read More

  • Polaroid concept digital photo frame, just like the real thing

    [photopress:draft_3727_big.gif.jpg,full,left]The Polaroid brand refuses to die. Though you can’t get film for your camera anymore, Polaroid is all about using retro design and nostalgia to keep the name alive, and this clever mini digital photo frame is a great example. It’s a concept, but one that could enter production soon, if they can come up with a cheap enough way to run it. Read More

  • Video: The OS X sound effects song

    The Steve, as we all know, is all about design, and that goes beyond what you can touch and see to what you can hear. OS X has some of the best system sounds ever, though I liked some of the sounds that came with 7.5.3. Susumi, anyone? via Core 77 Read More

  • EU ponies up $22M for BitTorrent development, sees it as future of content distribution

    [photopress:bbcbt.jpg,full,center] BitTorrent is getting more legitimate with each passing day. There’s word today that the European Union will put up $22 million, or €15 million, for the development of an open source BitTorrent client—P2P-Net—that supports live streaming. (Wow that sounds like a lot of money to spend for what amount to some kid’s summertime Google… Read More

  • Video: Gears of War 2 teaser trailer

    http://gamevideos.com//swf/gamevideos11.swf?embedded=1&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&src=http://gamevideos.com/video/videoListXML%3Fid%3D17628%26ordinal%3D%26adPlay%3Dfalse We’re working on getting the video, but I took a few screen grabs so everyone at work can drool. For those at home, check here or jump onto Xbox Live now. I’ve included the box art as well. Read More

  • Nintendo-based art to be displayed in Philadelphia

    I guess Philly is the new hotbed of geekdom because on top of the Star Wars exhibit that’s still going on at the Franklin Institute, they’ve got Don Miller aka No-Carrier who’s a bit of an artist. His medium happens to be NES consoles and magical game cartridges programmed to create visuals that might cause flashbacks from your Dead/Phish/Techno/whatever days (if, of course… Read More

  • Google May Buy Balloon Company

    Google is considering working with, or buying Space Data Corp, a company that provides wireless services via Balloon, according to the Wall Street Journal. Space Data Corp targets areas without existing internet access, such as rural areas and highways, providing wireless and internet services to truckers and rural folk. Read More

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