• First Look and Invites To Peter Gabriel's New Music Discovery Site: The Filter

    Peter Gabriel knows a thing or two about music, and he thinks he’s come up with a better way for you to find new music that will rock your world. The latest digital music company he is backing is called The Filter. It is essentially a meta-recommendation engine for music, movies, and Web video. Right now, it works best for music. The site was announced today and we have beta invites. Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Nintendo officially prices Wii Fit

    Nintendo’s upcoming white plank of plastic has been priced at a mere $90. Yes, that’s right, the Wii Fit will launch stateside May 19 and those of you living in NYC who pre-order from the Nintendo World store from April 18-20 will get a special bonus. The first 1,000 lazy sacks to put down $5 will get a limited edition Wii Fit t-shirt with an image of Shigeru Miyamoto and his… Read More

  • New Dell Vostro 1510, 1310 notebooks in two weeks

    Looking for an exciting business laptop? How about just a business laptop? If it’s the latter, then the new Dell Vostro lineup might be just right for you. Starting May 1, you’ll be able to get your hands on the 13.3-inch Vostro 1310 starting at $749 or the 15-inch Vostro 1510 starting at $599. If you can contain your excitement until the middle of May, you can get the 17-inch… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Free photo printing at Walgreens

    Those of you with Walgreens’ photo accounts may want to login and pick 15 of your favorite photos to get printed in all their 4×6 glory. When you’re checking out enter code TAXDAY and you’re done. Just be sure to do it by 1:59 PM Central time today. via GeekSugar Read More

  • Scotland confirmed as UK's gaming hub as Realtime Worlds pulls $50m

    Scotland-based games company Realtime Worlds has raised $50 million in a Series B round led by Maverick Capital and existing investors New Enterprise Associates and WPP also participated. TechCrunch broke the story in March. That’s a lot for a games company. Admittedly Realtime has an exclusive partnership with Microsoft Game Studios and its first title, Crackdown for Xbox 360 in early… Read More

  • Ben Heckendorn's Apple IIgs hardware mod

    Remember the Apple IIgs? I had an Apple IIc but my friend across the street had the Apple IIgs, the lucky bastard. Oh what I wouldn’t give to be a kid again. Not a care in the world except trying to get from the castle to the bottom of the mountain without falling to my death in King’s Quest III. Anyway, Ben Heckendorn has built a gorgeous laptop version of the Apple IIgs with… Read More

  • VTech's latest landline phone does IM

    People with landline phones take notice for VTech has announced something pretty cool. Their latest cordless phone, the IS6110, does IM between phones and comes with a QWERTY keyboard. When the base unit is plugged into your PC via USB you can chat over MSN, Windows Live and AIM. The IS6110 retails for $100 and is available at Best Buy. Read More

  • Save pictures from Safari on your iPhone

    Hallelujah! iPhone owners and presumably iPod Touch owners will soon be able to save pictures from Safari directly into their Photo Albums with version 1.2.0 firmware. Looks like all you need to do is hold your finger down for an extended period of time until a popup box appears prompting you with a couple of possible actions. That’s pretty nifty and I’m sort of surprised it… Read More

  • LG Voyager coming to AT&T, Sprint

    Why carriers love recycling old models from other carriers is beyond me. Especially when said old models suck so hard like LG’s Voyager. The Vu is a much better device though; it’s not that great, either. However, the Voyager has done commercially well selling over 1.1 million units since November. And now they’re bringing it to AT&T and Sprint or so says an LG… Read More

  • HTC S730 (O2 XDA Atmos) smartphone reviewed

    Register Hardware takes a gander at the S730 from HTC, also available on O2 as the XDA Atmos, and gave it a slightly above average score of 75 out of 100. The S730’s keyboard won some big-time praise as “one of the best HTC keyboards we’ve used,” according to the review, and the device’s form factor is described as “chunky yet… Read More

  • Alligator-skinned Windows Mobile wrist watch

    Behold the future…today! It’s the world’s first Windows Mobile wrist watch phone. It comes at you like a feature-tornado with Windows CE 5.0, GPRS, 1.45-inch screen (with handwriting recognition!), network camera and/or a 1.3-megapixel digital camera, Wi-Fi connection, Bluetooth, up to one-gigabyte of “T-flash memory,” and…um…I’ll just cut and… Read More

  • Looking for new revenue, cellphone providers begin pushing video

    It seems that wireless providers will be ignoring that pesky “phone” part in “cellphone” in the coming months, instead promoting them as portable video gadgets. So, great news for those of you who simply want a cellphone with decent reception and battery life. Some 89 percent (!) of Americans already have cellphones, so wireless providers, say analysts, will… Read More

  • Update: Fring's Jailbroken iPhone App Now Live

    As Mike reported earlier today, Fring is launching a downloadable app for the iPhone that will allow people to make Skype and other VoIP calls over the data connection instead of using up talk minutes. Fring supports Skype, MSN Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ, SIP, Twitter, Yahoo and AIM services. It is now live. (Warning: You will need to Jailbreak your iPhone to make it work). The Fring blog… Read More

  • Biofuel producers catching heat amid rise in food price

    There’s been riots over the rise in food prices. You may heave heard about, or even seen first-hand, rising food costs. (As have I—milk is how much?) Just be grateful you’re not a biofuel producer, since those guys are feeling some heat, namely for “crimes against humanity.” That’s a hard accusation to shake, methinks. Certain individuals are blaming… Read More

  • Strutta: I'm the best around, nothing's ever gonna bring me down

    “What, you think you’re better than me?” We’ve all uttered this phrase at one point or another in our lifetime. Well maybe we’ve just thought about saying it, but we’re inherently wired to feel it. We love to compete with one another no matter what the circumstances are, but let’s face it, seeing who can do the most one armed push-ups at the office… Read More

  • Federated Media's $50 Million C-Round Confirmed—No Plans to Buy Up Blog Partners

    After turning down a $100 million buyout offer, Federated Media Publishing has opted instead to raise $50 million in a C round led by Oak Investment Partners. As was reported two weeks ago, the rumored valuation is $200 million. While the company is not confirming that number, publisher Chas Edwards quips, “We have to be worth at least $101 million.” Federated Media acts as… Read More

  • Mowser Founder Says Mobile Web Is Dead. It's The Opposite: The Mobile Web Was Born Only Yesterday

    The Mobile Web is dead, says entreprenuer Russell Beattie, and it’s time for him to deadpool Mowser. Read the details in Duncan’s post from earlier today. Now I certainly think that the day of creating specialty stripped down version of web pages for mobile devices is coming to an end (and that’s what Mowser did). Small screens with poor bandwidth equals an unusable product. Read More

  • Realtime Worlds confirms $50m Series B

    Games company Realtime Worlds has raised $50 million in a Series B round led by Maverick Capital, reports TechCrunch UK, news which confirms Michael Arington’s story in March. Existing investors New Enterprise Associates and WPP also participated to back the Scotland and Colorado based firm which previously raised nearly $33 million. Realtime has an exclusive partnership with Microsoft… Read More

  • Build A Book On Facebook With Blurb

    Blurb, the on-demand print service with a specialization in photographic layouts, is expanding its “crowd sourcing” strategy onto, where else, but Facebook with a new app that brings people together to create professional quality books. This past October Blurb deployed a new feature for its desktop publishing software called Community Books that could be used to create books… Read More

  • Google's Don't Be Evil Not "Ordained Motto" Says Marissa Mayer

    Google’s “Don’t Be Evil” motto, first uttered by Googler Paul Buchheit (now founder of FriendFeed) in 2001, has long been the pillar of their self-imposed code of conduct. It was amended somewhat in 2006 when CEO Eric Schmidt, under fire for entering the Chinese market with censorship restrictions, said “We actually did an evil scale and decided not to serve at… Read More

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