• iPhones Continue to Hammer Networks

    iPhone use in the epicenter of the technology world is on the rise, according to research released by Meraki Thursday. According to the company, which is creating Free the Net, a free wireless network in San Francisco, it has witnessed a significant uptick in iPhone usage as it continues to roll out its service. Of the 150,000 devices that have used Free the Net, the iPhone accounts for nearly… Read More

  • Large Hadron Collider webcams

    Obviously the world didn’t end on Wednesday when the Large Hadron Collider fired its first particle beam. The geeks at the LHC aren’t going to make anything that will kill us. They even have a couple of webcams so wannabe’s like you and I can see what’s going on. So far, there are only two of ’em but I’m sure more will come later on. Just screenshots… Read More

  • "Dark Knight" hitting IMAX again in January


    Warner Bros. have their eyes set on swooping up some Oscars this year with the “Dark Knight”, so they’ve announced that Christopher Nolan’s epic sequel in the Dark Knight series will return to IMAX theaters in January to remind voters of how awesome the movie was. There was no mention of re-releasing the film in regular theaters, though. Of course, WB just wants to… Read More

  • Peek hits the online marketplace shelves

    The simple Peek email-only handheld just went on sale for $99.99. The device isn’t for everyone, but if you need an extra item to carry in your pocket that does just email, this boy is for you. Keep in mind that there is a $19 unlimited connection fee paid through T-Mobile for monthly access as well. Need more info? NYT’s review is here. Read More

  • Nokia's Ovi Improved With PIM Sync, File Sharing

    Nokia’s Ovi service was originally a simple photo-sharing system that took emailed, uploaded, and MMSed images from your phone or computer and put them online. Fair enough. Now, however, Nokia is adding some compelling features to the online suite to make it considerably more usable for personal and enterprise PIM and file sharing purposes. Read More

  • Internet-connected toaster burns news into bread

    Oh my. It’s this kind of stuff that makes it all worthwhile. I present to you an idea for a toaster that hooks up to your computer and can burn just about anything you throw at it onto the bread you drop into the slots – weather, news, photos – your call. The Scan Toaster is the brainchild of designer Sung Bae Chang and is currently a finalist in the 2008 Electrolux Design… Read More

  • Slacker coming to BlackBerry

    Today at CTIA, Slacker announced that come October they will have a full fledged app ready to roll on BlackBerry devices. I previewed this yesterday on a Bold that happened to be T-Mobile branded, but it’s probably a European model. Anyway, the app was integrated into the BB very well and left rather impressed. The app and service are free, but you do have the option of the pay… Read More

  • Now SD cards will come built-in; and why wasn't this done years ago?

    I’ve always kind of wondered why more phones and media players didn’t have more built-in storage. SD is cheap, and fast enough for most low-demand data uses — mp3s, small videos, any kind of office doc — yet while my phone has a MicroSD slot, I believe its internal storage (the default for pictures, music and so on) is a whopping 16 megabytes. You’d think… Read More

  • TiVo coming to Blackberrys; addiction rates set to skyrocket

    The details are slim at this point, but sometime in the near future, Blackberry owners will be able to control their TiVos while on the go.  Initially, BlackBerry smartphone users will gain the convenience of being able to discover what shows are on and schedule television recordings while away from the living room and on the go. Future collaboration between the companies will focus on… Read More

  • Finally, a reality show about ‘Rock Band 2’

    This is kind of along the lines of the Onion’s World of World of Warcraft spoof, except that it appears to be real. According to a Craigslist post in the LA area, MTV is apparently looking for people to star in a reality show about Rock Band 2. So basically, a reality show about non-musicians with toy instruments pretending to be musicians. And with that, reality TV has officially hit… Read More

  • First lady biographies exclusively head to Kindle

    So how ’bout them first ladies? Pretty interesting, right? Hopefully. Amazon just inked a deal with Globe Pequot Press to offer two books about each of the potential first ladies. They’re exclusive to the Kindle, which is certainly a feather in Amazon’s cap, but I don’t know how much touchy-feely-nes I can handle from books like these. Take the titles, “Cindy… Read More

  • RIM Turns to Microsoft For Search

    Microsoft and RIM announced today that they have struck a deal that will see all BlackBerry smartphones running Microsoft Live Search. The deal’s specifics weren’t released, but Microsoft’s ability to bring Live Search to the BlackBerry is a major development in the mobile space and could prove troublesome for Google, which is currently providing the iPhone with its search… Read More

  • Blue fish hand warmer mouse pad thing

    Dammit. I might have to order one of these adorable fish warmy hand mouth things. My hands get mighty cold in the winter thanks to a drafty home office and my slightly below-average circulation, so I could probably use one of these. You plug the fish into a USB port and feed your mouse cord through the fish’s derriere and, after about ten minutes, you’ll be wrist-deep in 107.6… Read More

  • Amazon Is Getting Into the Alcohol Business

    Amazon has again announced that it will start selling US-produced wine to its American customers by the beginning of October. But before you start getting excited about buying wine online, there’s one catch: it will only be available to people in about 26 states due to interstate regulations, but the company is working with New Vine Logistics, a firm that specializes in interstate… Read More

  • Linux used for Large Hadron Collider project

    According to InternetNews.com, the Large Hadron Collider project that we’ve been hearing so much about runs a customized version of Linux called CernVM. Apparently it ran Vista at first, but the Aero interface kept slowing down the proton acceleration. Try as they might, scientists just couldn’t get the Windows Experience Index above a 4.2. I kid, I kid. There was also an… Read More

  • TC50: Iamnews Emerges From The DemoPit To Win People's Choice

    The last company to present yesterday at TechCrunch50 was picked by the audience from the more than 100 additional companies vying for attention in our DemoPit. Every attendee got three TC50 poker chips that they could give to a DemoPit company each day, and the one with the most chips at the end of the conference became our 52nd finalist. This year’s winner was Iamnews, a… Read More

  • The Genius Sidebar is really just a big, fat iTunes money tree

    Ads have invaded iTunes 8 and I hate it. Suddenly, on the right side of iTunes, the Genius Sidebar now displays at least 23 one-click buy links for me to spend my hard-earned cash through. What Apple calls a friendly recommendation is more like impulsive music buying.  Read More

  • Sony iPod/iPhone dock, alarm clock, and CD player

    It still strikes me as a little bit odd whenever I see an iPod accessory from Sony but, hey, might as well make a little dough, huh? And this accessory looks pretty nice. It’s an iPod/iPhone dock with alarm clock, CD player, remote control, and line-in. It also apparently has a dual alarm function that allows you to set an alarm on the apparatus itself and use your iPod/iPhone alarm… Read More

  • Genius: Oh, so you mean like a smart playlist? Real genius, sure

    One of the new features of iTunes 8 is Genius, a preposterously named playlist creator that seems, to me, completely overhyped. What does it do, really? Apple’s highly detailed instructions (above) say all you have to do is play a song, click the Genius button, then off you go. It scans your iTunes library for songs that “go great together,” then creates a playlist of… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: All Lenovo notebooks on sale

    Today and tomorrow, you can save up to 36% on Lenovo notebooks by using e-coupon USP2DAYSONLY at Lenovo’s online store. It’s one of those “You Pay What We Pay” sales that seem to be so popular with withering domestic automakers except that this time, it’s Lenovo, which is based in China. Go figure. Lenovo Two Day Sale [Lenovo.com] Read More

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