• Hot or Not Tears Itself Apart, Reinvents

    When James Hong and Jim Young founded HotorNot in October, 2000, they had no real plans for the service to be anything other than a fun site for a few friends. They turned a free low end computer they received for setting up an etrade account into a web server, launched the site from their house in Mountain View, California, and emailed 40 friends. By the end of the day, 40,000 people had… Read More

  • Sun Responds to AJAX, Silverlight with JavaFX

    Sun Responds to AJAX, Silverlight with JavaFX

    Reports at Infoworld and CNet News that Sun will roll out a Java-based product family called JavaFX at the Java One Conference in San Francisco today. The announcement follows the recent well received launch of Microsoft’s Silverlight, and as an offering will compete directly against AJAX as well. JavaFX is said to be a new scripting variant of Java with a focus on development for… Read More

  • RSS Feeds for Tags at Amazon.com

    RSS Feeds for Tags at Amazon.com

    Amazon’s Customer Communities team has rolled out broader support for tag-based RSS feeds, according to a post from Amazon’s Ian McAllister. The new functionality has been soft-launched and isn’t currently available on all Amazon pages. Support will become available across the board in the coming weeks. The option allows subscription to feeds specific to the user’s… Read More

  • Ubuntu Linux Coming To a Smartphone Near You


    I should have paid more attention during my MIS classes in college because I wouldn’t be such a tard when it comes to Linux and I wouldn’t tinkle a tiny bit when Linux is brought up. Anyways, Ubuntu is collaborating with Intel, who is planning a new low-power processor and chipset, to revolutionize the Internet browsing experience on your mobile handset. Ubuntu Mobile and… Read More

  • Boogie Gets Down With USB Mic and Looks To Go Multiplatform


    Break out that white disco suit and warm up those pipes because Boogie is gettin’ down for the Wii and the included USB microphone let’s you belt it out like the Bee Gees. In a recent video interview with IGN, gameplay/art producer, Alfredo Chavez confirmed a few tasty bits of groovy news on the upcoming Wii title: “The Wii version comes bundled with a microphone, it’s… Read More

  • Samsung YP-U3 Specs Leaked


    Samsung’s latest addition to the U-series mp3 players doesn’t do a whole lot for me, but it sure beats the heck out of an iPod Shuffle. The U3 will be available in 1, 2 and 4GB models with a 1-inch OLED display and 15 hours of hip hoppin’ fun. It also features an RDS tuner and supports MP3, WMA, ASF and Ogg files. The blue-lit rim on top conceals the USB connector and… Read More

  • "I Gotta Get Out Of Here"

    I haven’t had the chance to upgrade my PC to Vista because it’s still in California, but I’m sure this is what I’ll be looking forward to when I do. I don’t think that these ads will ever get old. Enjoy! Read More

  • MySpace/Photobucket: User Overlap Is Nearly 100%

    NewsCorp plans to pay half as much for Photobucket as they did for MySpace. Photobucket is going for $300 million with the earnout (a steal compared to Google/YouTube), and MySpace was acquired for $580 million, back in 2005. Two separate analytics services, though, show that the Photobucket deal will bring very few new customers to MySpace because of the nearly 100% overlap in… Read More

  • TheFunded: Venture Capitalist Feedback Site Lets VCs In

    TheFunded is now two months old and has turned into a somewhat controversial place for entrepreneurs to provide feedback on the venture capitalists they’ve pitched. Until now, membership was restricted. You have to be invited by another member, and you have to prove your identity as an entrepreneur by linking to a bio page or other evidence. There are some really ugly comments on the site. Read More

  • Warner Bros. to Offer Programming on Joost

    Warner Bros. to Offer Programming on Joost


    This one nearly slipped under the radar, and given the growing list of Joost Partners I could flippantly say Joost has yet another content partner. The latest deal for the streaming TV platform sees Warner Bros content including WBTV: SCI-FI FIX and WBTV: Before They Were Mega Stars being offered exclusively online with Joost. WBTV: SCI-FI FIX will feature shows including the Adventures… Read More

  • ThinkFree to Add Flickr Style Community Features

    ThinkFree to Add Flickr Style Community Features

    Online office suite ThinkFree joins the community sharing crowd Tuesday, with the launch of a number of new features. The new (beta) version of ThinkFree Docs will allow users to search, share, tag and publish Microsoft Office and ThinkFree documents in an online social community, much in the same way that Flickr allows photographers to publish and share photos. I’m told the thinking… Read More

  • Lexar ExpressCard SSD Review

    Lexar ExpressCard SSD Review


    Lexar recently unveiled its ExpressCard SSD line, a collection of solid state drives that come in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB flavors. I’ve had the opportunity to test one of the 8GB models extensively over the past couple of weeks and I’m now prepared to deliver my thoughts. Does it deliver? Read More

  • Sprint Launching Treo 755p Next Monday

    The boys over at Giz have got a hot tip for Sprint subscribers and Treo fanboys. Launching next Monday, May 14th, is the Treo 755p(finally) as well as the Motorola W835, Samsung M300, Sanyo SCP-3200, and the Samsung M510. Could your Monday get any better? via The Giz Read More

  • Unofficial MacTab: The Mac Tablet That We Really, Really Want to See Released

    Unofficial MacTab: The Mac Tablet That We Really, Really Want to See Released

    Apple’s industrial designers have just been showed up by Yann Le Coroller. The MacTab combines the MacBook’s looks with a tablet PC’s function and portability. It’s held together by “magnets” and “notches” and a hinge on the back lets you use it in the vertical position. Another shot of the beauty… Read More

  • VeeSee IPTV for Deaf Folks: See, IPTV Can Be Used to Fill Niches

    VeeSee IPTV for Deaf Folks: See, IPTV Can Be Used to Fill Niches

    Look at that! Someone using technology for a good cause and not just to pump out more megapixels or whowhatsits per second. Going by the name of VeeSee, this Britian-based IPTV service (think Joost) caters to deaf people, with programming where British Sign Language is the lingua franca. The company felt there was a lack of deaf person-friendly programming on traditional TV programming to… Read More

  • Widescreen Outdoor Theater: Black and White and Hot All Over

    Widescreen Outdoor Theater: Black and White and Hot All Over


    Yes! This is exactly what I need. A giant inflatable screen with an Optoma projector. It will be excellent for entertaining all of those friends that I don’t have when I hold pool parties in my backyard pool that doesn’t exist. Oh I can practically smell the carnage now. Anyway, if you have one of these things you might very well be able to make some friends simply by saying you… Read More

  • HP's Compaq Tablet Lineup Grows By One, the 2710p: It Comes Out in July

    HP's Compaq Tablet Lineup Grows By One, the 2710p: It Comes Out in July

    News of HP’s entrance into the gaming notebook market rocked the world yesterday and today brings word of an addition to its tablet lineup. It’s the 2710p and we have no idea what it does, just that it has 802.11n. Oh, wait, and there’s a Webcam option. It’s due to hit stores, online or off, sometime in July. Hotness? Anteprima: HP Compaq 2710p [Notebook Italia via… Read More

  • Blackjack WinMo6 Update In June

    Blackjack WinMo6 Update In June

    Rumor has it that Cingular is pushing out Blackjack updates in June which will allow Samsung’s slim smartphone to run Windows Live and all the other goodies that WinMo 6 has to offer. I’ve already installed 6 here at CG labs — my basement — so expect a full report this week. Otherwise, Blackjack users stay vigilant. Or maybe find some hacked WinMo 6 out there and install… Read More

  • Epoq MPEG4 Watch: Wow, Cool

    Epoq MPEG4 Watch: Wow, Cool


    I’ve heard of MP3 playing watches. I’ve heard of TV watches. Wasn’t it just a matter of time until they stuck the two together and created an MPEG4 watch with OLED screen? It looks kind of vaporwarey, but I’d wear a big honking watch with 2GB of storage ($169.95) that plays back MPEG4 video. A 4GB version is also in the works. Read More

  • Mother's Day Gift Trade Up Contest: Win One of 2 iPod 4GB Nanos

    Mother's Day Gift Trade Up Contest: Win One of 2 iPod 4GB Nanos

    OK, guys. It’s six days until Mother’s Day and you don’t have anything for your mom. How about an iPod Nano and some chocolates, courtesy of Best Buy. Here’s what’s going to happen. I have two iPods lying around here and, in order to ensure they go out in time for Mom to get one, I need entries by 12:00 PM EST Wednesday, May 9 and we’ll vote until 12:00PM… Read More