• James Kim Tribute

    The word hero gets bandied about these days with little value placed on its real meaning or importance. James Kim, however, was a hero – a man thrust into a dire situation who, in an effort to save his wife and two small children, laid down his life in hopes of saving theirs. He was one of ours, a technologist and a lover of technology, two very different things. Please give generously to… Read More

  • Battle Test: G-Tech Messenger Bag

    Battle Test: G-Tech Messenger Bag

    When I was first contacted about the The Professional messenger bag from G-Tech, I was mainly intrigued by its iPod functionality. Not only does it have ElekTex fiber controls on the shoulder strap, it has a an integrated speaker for blasting your music publicly. Sure the idea is like something from the ’80s, but like I said, I found its convergence intriguing. After some coordination, we… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Alien Attack Edition

    Daily Crunch: Alien Attack Edition

    K7 Klok Kit: Nixie Tubes for All Keep Your Gadgets in Order Alienware Area-51 7500 Hands On The Best (and Worst) Console Game Innovations Ever Give Your Consoles The Housing They Deserve Read More

  • Zillow Knows That Everyone Has A Price

    Zillow Knows That Everyone Has A Price

    Home listing site Zillow is making it possible to shop for homes that are not necessarily for sale with their new Make Me Move function, which launches on Thursday. Home owners who may have no intention of moving, but certainly would for the right price, can list information about their homes on Make Me Move so that gutsy buyers can try to make a deal. “What number would it take for you to… Read More

  • Stocking Stuffers: Hide Stuff in Your Laptop

    At just a hair under $10, this is probably the cheapest thing you’ll ever put inside a laptop. The Stash Card is a PCMCIA-sized fake card that opens to reveal a tiny compartment for hiding small valuables, extra cash, or the smart media card with your pr0n collection. You keep it in your laptop, where it disappears, so as long as your laptop is safe, so are your secrets. So they say. We… Read More

  • Fedafi on the block

    Fedafi on the block

    Fedafi, the Glasgow-based startup which makes it possible for anyone to create, manage, market and track valid RSS and Podcast feeds, is for sale. According to the blog today by founder Gary Reid: “After some major changes here it’s with a certain sadness that I have decided to sell Fedafi. Fedafi is a business I’m passionate about, in an industry I think is on the edge of… Read More

  • Has the Ordnance Survey CTO left over Web 2.0?

    Following up from our recent story about how the data strangelhold on mapping is being attacked by projects like OpenStreetMaps, it’s now emerged that the influential CTO of Ordnance Survey, Ed Parsons, has announced he’s leaving on his blog, in what appears to be a joint statement with the organisation. There is the obligatory “We wish Ed every success…” from Vanessa… Read More

  • The Best (and Worst) Console Game Innovations Ever

    The Best (and Worst) Console Game Innovations Ever

    I combed the depths of history and my memory to pull together a (very subjective) list of the best and worst innovations to hit console gaming. Rather than full systems (with a few obvious exceptions), I chose to focus on peripherals and concepts. Enjoy! The list is after the jump… Read More

  • TigerDirect's $299 HP Desktop (For Two Days)**

    In the process of signing up for TigerDirect’s 20-day Wii, PS3 and Zune giveaway, I apparently ended up on its e-mail newletter lists. Which is how I found out about this deal on an HP desktop. Until December 8, TigerDirect is selling a $299** HP dx2200 desktop. (**It’s actually $499.99, but it’s got $200 worth of rebates on it.) Normally I balk at cheapy desktops, but this… Read More

  • James Kim Found Dead

    after making a wrong turn off a little-used road. His wife Kati and daughters, Sabine and Penelope, had been released from the hospital just yesterday, and have been with their family. They were found Monday by hired helicopters in fairly good shape, given the situation. Read More

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  • Will Apple Partner With TiVo?

    Will Apple Partner With TiVo?

    There is a rumor on the blogosphere that Steve Jobs will announce some sort of partnership with TiVo at the next MacWorld. Rumors usually get pretty crazy around MacWorld time. During last year’s Intel announcement, I heard that all press in attendance would get new notebooks but that didn’t happen. This one is probably just a rumor but if we think along the lines of iTV on its way… Read More

  • Give Your Consoles The Housing They Deserve

    Currently, my home theater and gaming setup consists of all my consoles (10 of them) spread apart on my apartment floor. Behind them, you’ll find more wires than you can wave a stick at (and plenty to start a fire with). If I could go out and spend a few hundred bucks on a cabinet similar to the one pictured above, I instantly would. This is actually a regular cabinet that was modded for… Read More

  • Sony-Ericsson Brings Bluetooth Headsets to PCs

    Sony-Ericsson doesn’t think those annoying Bluetooth headsets are just for cell phones anymore. The mobile-device maker yesterday gave word of its new HBV-100 Bluetooth hands-free kit. It looks like other hands-free Bluetooth earpieces (indeed, it’s the HBH-PV705), except that it also comes with a USB Bluetooth adapter, so you can make VoIP calls on your PC. It works with cellphones as… Read More

  • Use SIXAXIS With Your Windows PC

    Use SIXAXIS With Your Windows PC

    If you’ve been wanting to use your new Sony PS3′s SIXAXIS on your PC, here’s your chance to give it a try. The DCEmu forums have a driver up and a set of easy instructions on how to get yourself going. Sadly, I followed all the directions and tested the driver out, but I couldn’t get it to work. I got as far as getting my PC to recognize SIXAXIS as a gaming controller, but… Read More

  • Oz Bringing MySpace, Friendster, Others to Your Phone

    Besides txt msging, one of the only non-voice functions Americans use their cellphones for is mobile IM. Most handsets today ship with a Yahoo!, MSN or AIM client pre-installed that works with the given IM network to allow instant messaging to other handsets or desktop computers. This gives the youth of today a mobile way to keep in touch without the annoying “talking” aspect. Which is… Read More

  • Smartsheet Provides Storage And Sharing Using Amazon's S3

    Smartsheet Provides Storage And Sharing Using Amazon's S3

    Smartsheet, a web-based spreadsheet software, will release new storage and sharing capabilities tomorrow on Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3). Previously, the company’s server was located in Dallas, Texas but with the new capability to share files and send attachments, Smartsheet needed horsepower from Amazon. S3 gives developers access to storage to run their own global network… Read More

  • Rumor: Problems With Non-Glossy MacBook Pro Display

    Rumor: Problems With Non-Glossy MacBook Pro Display

    It looks like Apple may be delaying production of its 15-inch and/or 17-inch non-glossy MacBook Pro models due to users complaining about the quality of the display. A user over at HardMac stated he received the following email from Apple when trying to order a 15-inch MacBook Pro: Bad news: MacBook Pro 15″ production is temporary stopped due to a quality issue identified on non-glossy LCD… Read More

  • K7 Klok Kit: Nixie Tubes for All

    K7 Klok Kit: Nixie Tubes for All

    We love Nixie tubes. They are vacuum tubes once used as readouts for old timey electronics like nuclear reactor control rooms and James Bond villian bombs. Now you can build your own Nixie clock with the K7 Klok Kit, a $129 kit with everything you need to rock out like Goldfinger. Product Page [via CoolHunting] Read More

  • Wake Up With Timex

    Wake Up With Timex

    If you’re looking for an alternative for to the iHome, the Timex TM800 might be something to keep an eye on. The TM800 alarm clock allows users to wake up to digital music via a thumb drive or SD media card. I’m not a big fan of the TM800′s design, the alarm clock looks a little on the cheap side. The speaker also looks like it isn’t going to do justice to any of your… Read More

  • BenQ Apologizes for Ummm… Being Jerks

    BenQ Apologizes for Ummm… Being Jerks

    It’s a cold comfort, but BenQ has officially apologized for using 9/11 photos in their MusiQ advertising. While Gandhi and Einstein have been used to make us Think Different and absolute horrors — including this one — have been used to sell all manner of things, I think this might be a little too close to the bone for many markets. This is an MP3 player. I assure you, BenQ… Read More