• When Will We Have Our First Valleywag Suicide?

    Today I read all the sordid details about the alleged sexual encounter between a notable technology visionary and a woman who appears to be looking for as much publicity as possible. Where did I read it? On the Silicon Valley gossip blog Valleywag. The posts include private IM chats and various rumors, all designed to make the person mentioned look like as much of a fool as possible. Read More

  • Big Win For LinkedIn As They Hook Up With France's Apec

    Most English speakers won’t know much about France’s Apec, a non profit organization that offers job listings and job resources in France. But they’re big – they employ around 1,000 human resource specialists who work with companies and people. Job listings are free, and they are second only to Monster in France in total number of listings. The site, the company says… Read More

  • Facebook Now In German – Thanks To 2,000 Generous Users

    How do you “poke” someone in German? Facebook users decided the right word is “anklopfen.” Facebook will launch in German tomorrow, thanks to 2,000 users who’ve helped translate the site using an application that Facebook released a couple of months ago to a limited number of users. Supported languages include German, Spanish and French – more will presumably… Read More

  • Intel's tiny, low-power processors now called 'Atom'

    Intel’s just officially announced its tiniest processor — the Atom, formerly codenamed Silverthorne and Diamondville. The chip will also be available as part of the “Centrino Atom” platform (codenamed Menlow), which will be “the Intel Atom processor, a low-power companion chip with integrated graphics, a wireless radio, and thinner and lighter designs.” Read More

  • Samsung Ace: Hands-on and first impressions

    I’ve been playing with the new Samsung Ace from Sprint for a few days and have some initial thoughts along with some photos of the device. Full review coming soon. Read More

  • How come nobody told me about the Dallas airport?

    I recently missed a connecting flight from Vegas to Dallas to Boston, so I had some time to kill at DFW. My flight was leaving out of the D terminal and let me tell you, there are some strange and wonderful things there. From weird vending machines to massive structures right in the middle of everything, here’s some cool stuff I found. Read More

  • MacBooks for all at Oklahoma Christian University

    Oklahoma Christian University joins the list of colleges across the country to “give away” Apple products to incoming freshman. New students will receive a MacBook and their choice of an iPhone or iPod Touch. Of course we all know that the costs of such giveaways are built into the ever-rising tuition at schools everywhere but it’s a nice way for kids to get some new gadgets… Read More

  • What Exactly Did The JuicyCampus Founder Think Would Happen?

    I’m not sure what JuicyCampus founder Matt Ivester expected when he launched a gossip site for college students, but apparently things are getting out of hand. People, who can post anonymously, are being “mean.” And despite some legal protections, Ivester might be getting a little nervous about defamation and libel lawsuits. In a blog post on Friday, he says “Some of… Read More

  • My 23andMe DNA Results

    I purchased a $1,000 23andMe DNA test back in December, spit in the tube when the kit arrived and, just a few weeks later got the results back. Yeah, its too bad I didn’t wait a month when I could have gotten a kit for free, but a lucky reader was able to get one instead. I promised to post the results so people can get an idea of what 23andMe is offering (without paying that fee), and… Read More

  • Street Fighter: The Later Years – Part 9 (final episode)

    http://www.collegehumor.com/moogaloop/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1804813&fullscreen=1 If you you’re just joining us then you need to watch the previous 8 installments of this epic series before watching the finale. Enjoy your Sunday. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Merom-based MacBook Pro on the cheap

    As with any Apple refresh comes decent discounts on the previous generation of products. This time around Amazon has a $150 rebate on top of the already discounted MBPs for all three of the previous configurations of the MBP. Prices range from $1,536.49 to $2,327.84. The Apple store also has them for $300 cheaper with prices starting out at $1,699 on up to $2,499. But if you know a student… Read More

  • Kevin Rose Can't Keep Up With E-mail; Blaine Cook Can't Wait To Speak With a Human

    On Friday, I moderated a fun panel at the Future of Web Apps conference in Miami (see photo above). The basic premise was to try to come up with a compelling web app in 40 minutes. There were a lot of good ideas, but the best ones centered around communications and how to use technology to get around the frustrations of e-mail and phone calls. It was clear that the panelists think these… Read More

  • DrDrew finds iPhone2… in his head


    Ganked from AppleCollection
    From BFF: Here it is, the iPhone2, in all it’s glory! Isn’t it the most spectacular device you’ve ever seen! It’s beauty is simply unmatched and matched only by itself. Words cannot
    describe the feelings of effervescence it bestows upon he who holds it. Never has a device offered the complete euphoria that is the iPhone2. It is truly the end… Read More

  • Biographicon Wants To Be Wikipedia For The Non-Notable Masses

    Having a page put up about you in Wikipedia is difficult, mostly because of the Notability requirement for inclusion – and you aren’t “notable” unless you’ve received significant media coverage elsewhere. Other services have filled in the gap for the billion or so people online who can’t get onto Wikipedia – sites like LinkedIn, Wink and Spock (as well… Read More

  • Autographed Xbox 360 gets returned clean [UPDATE]

      Something shitty’s going on here and I feel bad for this kid, Nathaniel. According to Hawty McBloggy (sweet name, by the way), here’s what happened… UPDATE: Aww, see THIS is what’s great about people on the internet. According to an article published today on Next-Gen, “Something is already ‘afoot’ within Bungie to help our community member… Read More

  • Free iPhone apps might be easier than for-pay apps

    Electronista’s gotten word that applications developed for the iPhone for free might not get the same review process as for-pay apps. In fact, there may be no review process at all for such apps. Applications that are developed with profit in mind must first clear Apple’s review process for inclusion into iTunes and then subjected to a profit-sharing model wherein Apple will take… Read More

  • For those times you forget to take your Adderall, there's the iPhone/iPod Touch drum machine

    An iPhone/iPod Touch-based drum machine makes some sense thanks to the whole multi-touch thing. The iPhone drum pad (called “Drummer”) currently in development over at Moo Cow Music leverages multi-touch technology to allow you to hit up to five drum pads at once. You can play along with your own music or just have a sweet solo like the one Garth had in Wayne’s World while… Read More

  • Family Guy 'Cleveland' spin-off in the works?

    Wow. Apparently Seth MacFarlane and company are working on a spin-off from Family Guy tentatively titled Cleveland, starring the slow-talking walking stereotype Cleveland Brown. It’s unclear whether the series would be set in Quahog and/or if Loretta, Cleveland, and Cleveland Jr. would continue to show up on Family Guy as part of the storyline. I’d hope they’d still be part… Read More

  • Microsoft Office Online and Attacking The Innovator's Dilemma

    Nick Carr has a lead on the story that we all knew was coming eventually: Key Microsoft applications, including Office, may be moving online, soon. Carr’s source says to look for enterprise applications to move online as web services with Salesforce-like usage fees, popular PC applications to move online with advertising support, and expansion of its data center network to provide… Read More

  • Rumor: Blu-ray drives coming to Macs

    Let’s put this to rest once and for all. Apple will not have Blu-ray drives anytime in the future. Why? Because physical media is dead or will be very soon. Think about it for a minute. Steve Jobs wants you to purchase HD content through iTunes, which means more money in the pocket of the company. I know he’s on the Blu-ray board, but there’s more profit in downloadable content. Read More

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