• Sproose: Human Powered Search Meets Digg

    Sproose: Human Powered Search Meets Digg

    Asking how many ways you can make a search engine is like asking how many ways you can scramble an egg, there are a number of different ways and although it’s not rocket science you can still end up with something inedible. People powered search is the trendiest of egg scrambling search engine recipes at the moment. Service such as ChaCha have contractual employees answering search… Read More

  • There Is A Rock Paper Scissors World Championship

    There Is A Rock Paper Scissors World Championship

    The greatest strategists from around the world will gather in Toronto October 13 for the right to become the champion of champions. The 2007 World Rock Paper Scissors (RPS) Champion! It turns out that the 2007 International World RPS Championships are being organized by some folks in the Web 2.0 business who attended Mesh in Toronto this week. Despite the initial OMG! factor, Rock Paper… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Jailbait Edition

    Daily Crunch: Jailbait Edition

    Google Sort of Enables Face Recognition When Searching Images
    Sex Messaging: The Silent Booty Call
    First Single From New Prince Album Available From Verizon Wireless
    It’s An Exploding Golf Ball (With a Condom Inside)
    Google Maps Zoom Magic Uncovered Read More

  • Parallels 3.0: Another Compelling Reason To Buy A Mac

    Parallels 3.0: Another Compelling Reason To Buy A Mac

    The hardest thing for a Windows user wanting to make the switch to Apple is having software and games that won’t run on a Mac. Likewise OSX is deficient as a gaming platform. Parallels has long bridged the Windows/ Mac divide by providing Windows support from the Mac desktop. The upcoming version of Parallels, Desktop for Mac 3.0 bridges the gap like no release before it. New… Read More

  • Cell Phone Submitted Classified Listings: iqzone

    Cell Phone Submitted Classified Listings: iqzone

    Scottsdale, Arizona based iqzone has a solution for those seeking to sell items on the go: cell phone submitted classified listings. Iqzone’s “Snap Send Sell” feature allows users to take a photo or video clip of any product or service, text a description and send as a Multimedia (MMS) message to iqzone. Iqzone then categorizes and adds the listing on iqzone.com as well as… Read More

  • Fix8 Brings Computer Generated Animation To The Webcam

    Fix8 Brings Computer Generated Animation To The Webcam

    Sherman Oaks company fix8 brings the world of computer generated animation to the webcam with software being pitched as “User-Generated Reality”. fix8 combines video, animation and instant messaging that allows users to create their own partial or full custom avatars that mimic human movement. At the heart of fix8 is H.E.A.R.T. (Human Expression Analysis and Rendering… Read More

  • Apple Opens Online Outlet

    Apple Opens Online Outlet

    Seriously, I can’t stop blogging about Apple’s goings-ons this week. And it’s not my fault, the company just keeps doing stuff. I can’t keep up. Take, for example, the quiet launch of a new store on Apple’s website. Gone is the “Hot Deals” section, being replaced by the Apple Outlet. It serves the same general purpose as the Hot Deals section of the… Read More

  • A Stupid, Insane Mac Rumor We're Starting Right Here: New Macs to Ship With Vista

    A Stupid, Insane Mac Rumor We're Starting Right Here: New Macs to Ship With Vista

    [Update, 05-31-07, 2:37PM PST] So some other famous bloggers and I were discussing this unlikely rumor, and we started to realize something: With core elements of Vista in place on Intel hardware, it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to imagine OS X running Windows apps. Then, by chance, I ran across this article at Mac Daily News posits the very idea, and that this could be the way big… Read More

  • The New RealPlayer: Ripping a YouTube Video Near You

    The New RealPlayer: Ripping a YouTube Video Near You

    RealNetworks have annonuced a new version of RealPlayer that includes one-click video ripping. The free downloadable video player will allows users to save and organize video files in all major formats including Flash, QuickTime, RealMedia and Window Media and will support video ripping from sites such as YouTube, Google, Yahoo!, Brightcove, AOL and The New York Times. The ability to rip… Read More

  • It's An Exploding Golf Ball (With a Condom Inside)

    It's An Exploding Golf Ball (With a Condom Inside)

    If someone could explain why or how this is funny, on some level other than a base one, I’d be thankful. It’s one of those exploding golf balls, but at its center, it’s got a condom. Not a wrapped up one, which you could later use to avoid getting The Herp from the course hooker in the pro shop, but rather, ya know, just a condom. Supposedly it just flies out when the… Read More

  • M-Audio Torq Mixlab Revisited

    M-Audio Torq Mixlab Revisited


    You may recall awhile back I reviewed M-Audio’s Torq Mixlab setup for DJs. I love it and think it’s great software, but I only spent so much initial time using it then took a break. This past week, I’ve been playing with it for hours on end and have started to really get mixing well down again. To showcase how well Torq Mixlab works, I’ve made a decent 45-minute… Read More

  • First Single From New Prince Album Available From Verizon Wireless

    First Single From New Prince Album Available From Verizon Wireless

    The man in purple has announced that his first new single, “Guitar” from the upcoming “Planet Earth” album, has arrived. Fans can get the single starting today when they use Verizon Wireless’ free new V CAST Song ID to identify the single. To get the track you’ll have to download the Song ID app to a V CAST Music-enable phones, then from your PC go to… Read More

  • Sex Messaging: The Silent Booty Call

    Sex Messaging: The Silent Booty Call

    This shouldn’t come as a surprise to many of you, but if it does then you really need to get out of your parent’s basement and get some. Sure, the kids these days use SMS to cheat on tests and see what their homies are up to for the night, but texting for sex is bigger than we thought. Why do you think I have the Sidekick3? To keep up on my CG e-mails? No. I make use of the… Read More

  • Lenovo's Latest Laptops Promise Battery Life To The EXtreme…Sorta, Kinda

    Lenovo's Latest Laptops Promise Battery Life To The EXtreme…Sorta, Kinda


    If you frequently use the excuse “my battery died” to get out of working, don’t buy the new Lenovo ThinkPad X61 or X61s notebooks or the X61 Tablet. According to the company’s details on the three systems, the ThinkPad X61s will keep you up and running for more than 12 hours and the ThinkPad X61 and X61 Tablet will run approximately up to 11 and 10 hours respectively. Read More

  • The AudioFile: Is Apple's iTunes Plus a Minus?

    The AudioFile: Is Apple's iTunes Plus a Minus?


    Apple’s latest blow to other online music download services is iTunes Plus — tracks encoded at 256Kbps in AAC format with no copy protection restricting usage. Big deal? Maybe not as big as many people hoped, thanks to some glitches and limitations, but it’s still a huge step in the right direction for downloaded music. But is Steve Jobs following the right path by shunning… Read More

  • iPhone2 is Here! Wait, What?

    iPhone2 is Here! Wait, What?

    Holy disingenuousness, Batman. Check out this “next generation” VoIP provider called iPhone2. Now, I’ve never used any of the company’s products. In fact, they may be the best VoIP guys out there. But naming your company iPhone2? Isn’t that some sort of trademark issue? Any lawyers in the house? Home Page [iPhone2] Read More

  • Finally, Music Videos To Appear on YouTube

    Finally, Music Videos To Appear on YouTube

    Finally – users will be able to see music videos on YouTube. :-) Ok, well, now at least it’s more legal. EMI Music just announced they have reached terms with Google’s YouTube both to distribute music videos from EMI artists on YouTube and to enable consumers to leverage the EMI music library in their own YouTube video creations. Eric Nicoli, CEO of EMI Group, said the… Read More

  • Get Smart, Play Lumosity

    Get Smart, Play Lumosity

    Lumosity is a brain fitness program from Lumos Labs which is designed to improve cognitive function through a series of web-based games and exercises. In developing Lumosity, Lumos Labs worked closely with leading neuroscientists from Stanford and UCSF to design and experimentally test the program. In a randomized, controlled study, the exercises were shown to have statistically… Read More

  • Google Maps Zoom Magic Uncovered

    Google Maps Zoom Magic Uncovered

    The new street view feature that appears in Google Maps is pretty righteous, but how the f*ck are they doing it? It gives me the creeps and if it ever shows up around me I’ll be kicking and screaming. It’s zooming into people’s homes and everything. It’s a clear violation of my privacy. So who is doing all this? Immersive Media is the culprit and the means by which… Read More

  • Yahoo's People of the Web

    http://us.i1.yimg.com/cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/player/media/swf/FLVVideoSolo.swf The same team that created a site on Yahoo about war zones is behind the new People of the Web, a Yahoo property that covers people doing interesting things online. It was announced on the Yahoo corporate blog. An introductory video is above. Stories include text and video elements and allows reader comments. Read More