• CBS Is Pretty Damned Excited About YouTube

    CBS Is Pretty Damned Excited About YouTube

    Just a little over a month after a partnership was announced that puts CBS content on YouTube legally, CBS Interactive President Quincy Smith is beside himself with praise for their new partner. In a press release today, YouTube says that CBS content has been viewed 29.2 million times since October 18, which is an average of 857,000 views per day. Here’s an example of a clip. Smith says… Read More

  • What's The Most Popular Camera on Flickr?

    The most used camera among Flickr users is the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, according to new statistics tracking camera usage released by the company. Flickr determines the most popular cameras based on data automatically included with most digital cameras today. The most popular “point and shoot” camera is the Canon Powershot SD400, and camera phone is the Sony Ericsson K750i. I agree… Read More

  • Flock Ditches Shadows Bookmarking Service

    In a blog post yesterday, Flock’s Mike Dosik announced that they will no longer support the Shadows bookmarking service (Shadows is a product of Pluck) in the upcoming Flock 2.0 release. A number of angry Flock users commented on the post, wanting to know why. Co-founder Geoffrey Arone stepped in with an explanation: “Shadows is owned by the Pluck Corporation, who is doing quite well… Read More

  • Treo 680 Video Love

    If Blake’s mega Treo 680 rundown wasn’t enough good times for you, the Mobility Today people popped up a couple hands-on videos overviewing the new every-person’s Treo. Warning though, this is filled with some pretty steamy Palm-device action. Check out another video after the jump of some footage the site shot at this year’s Digital Life show of all the new colors of the… Read More

  • Here Comes the Treo 680

    Here Comes the Treo 680

    Hot off the press comes news from Palm and Cingular announcing that the Treo 680 will be available Nov. 24, otherwise ominously known as Black Friday. The Treo 680 uses Palm OS 5.4.9 and sports a bevy of features beyond its predecessors, including many upgrades to the user interface. Read More

  • Blogger Wars: How Jason Calacanis Gets Even

    Nick Denton (pictured left) likes to use his blog Valleywag to take shots at competitors – his most recent attack was on Jason Calacanis (on right), who founded and then cashed out of the blog network Weblogs, Inc. Denton has always played second fiddle to Jason, never quite achieving the same level of success. Many say this is because he can’t handle it when his writers get more… Read More

  • Toshiba Launches Tablet PC with UMTS/HSDPA

    , perhaps). That means that with the new M400, you can (theoretically) get T1-equivelent speeds on a mobile network without having to tether your handset or use an add-on card. Sure, you’ll need a SIM from your provider, but, provided you’re in a 3G metro area, you’re all set. Actual speeds in most areas now top out at between 700-750Kbps, but for most of us, that’s fast… Read More

  • PSP Firmware Update Enables Remote Play

    PSP Firmware Update Enables Remote Play

    If you’re one of the few with a PlayStation 3 and would like to use your PSP for Remote Play, you’re gonna have to download the new 3.0 firmware update. The new update will allow you to view images and stream music from your PSP to PS3, as well as enable the Remote Play feature, allowing you to use your PSP as a controller for the PS3. The new firmware update also has an Auto UMD… Read More

  • Cerulean Studios Previews Trillian Astra

    Cerulean Studios Previews Trillian Astra

    Cerulean Studios has begun to offer some information about the next version of its popular cross-network IM tool, Trillian. The new version, called Trillian Astra, has a preview site and video now available that Jordan Running pointed us to first. Trillian lets users use one application to IM with people on a number of other IM systems. This new version is going to see some big changes in a… Read More

  • Dash Detox Contest Vote-Off 2.0

    Dash Detox Contest Vote-Off 2.0

    This is our second try for this whole thing. Looks like our polling system is screwed up, so here we go: a new poll. I’ll be adding the previous votes in a moment. We’re closing the polling at noon EST tomorrow. The Dash Detox Contest is officially over and here are our six entries made by five entrants. Here’s how we’ll do this. You will vote on each entrant, not their… Read More

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  • 'Holographic' HDTV Spotted on Ebay UK

    'Holographic' HDTV Spotted on Ebay UK

    BornRich spoted this peculiar HDTV rig on Ebay. The system utilizes an HD projector and a hanging piece of specially cut glass to deliver an image that looks as if it’s hovering in midair. The display technology blurb calls it a holographic screen, but there really isn’t anything holographic about it. At 80-inches, it’s definitely a cool screen, but that’s about it. Read More

  • LG Prepping Low-End 3G Phone for Cingular

    Cingular, to its credit, is really pushing its 3G service hard, making it accessible to even modest handsets, like the LG CU400. Feature-wise, it’s pedestrian at best, with Bluetooh, a VGA camera, and dual displays, all things our mom’s phone has. But it does have connectivity to Cingular’s UMTS/HSDPA network, and should support DUN, meaning if your laptop sports Bluetooth, you… Read More

  • ADS Tech's Instant Video To-Go Converts Video For Mobile Devices

    See how happy this girl is? It’s because she used ADS Tech’s Instant Video To-Go to transfer video from her Windows PC to her portable video player, such as an Apple iPod or Sony PSP. Instead of using software alone to handle the conversion, ADS set it up so that this USB drive does the H.264 conversion instead. The hardware-based coversion is up to five times faster than relying on… Read More

  • Lenovo Reaches 22-Inches

    Lenovo Reaches 22-Inches

    Akihabara reports that Lenovo is now offering a 22-inch widescreen LCD. The display supports a 1680×1050 WSXGA+ resolution. It also has a 700:1 contrast ratio, a 300cd/m2 brightness and 5ms response time. The D221 will be available in Europe in early December for $350EUR. Expect it to drop stateside in relatively quick succession for about $460. A Lenovo 22” Wide screen [via Gizmodo] Read More

  • Wii Bit Of A Problem

    Wii Bit Of A Problem

    More Wii problems to take some of the heat off the PlayStation 3. This particular error comes into effect when using WiiConnect24 to download the initial update for the console. IGN reports there are several error codes users are experiencing, but the codes 110213 and 32002 seem to be the common ones. Nintendo has acknowledged the problem, and you have a couple options, should you be unlucky… Read More

  • Toys Not To Buy This Holiday Season

    At some point I became that guy that tells the “when I was a kid” stories, as in “when I was a kid, I had a toy xylophone made from razor-sharp pieces of metal and nobody ever said a word about it being hazardous.” Well, thankfully, the US Public Interest Research Group (US PIRG) started doing its yearly Troubles in Toyland report 21 years ago to help, among other things… Read More

  • Mpire to Unveil Power-Shopping Plug-In

    Mpire to Unveil Power-Shopping Plug-In

    We’ve been getting “just in time for the holidays” pitches for coverage from quite a few shopping sites lately but Seattle based number crunchers Mpire have come out with one of the best new shopping products I’ve seen yet. The company’s site launched in June of this year. It compares prices on items for sale at a list of online retailers and tracks eBay auction… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Gets A Makeover

    Xbox 360 Gets A Makeover

    If you’re getting bored of looking at your year-old Xbox 360 while everyone is rejoicing over their Nintendo Wii systems, check out this sweet case mod made by a reader over at Xbox 360 fanboy. The case mod features Half-Life 2 logos on either side, a window on the left side and orange and grey HL2 themed colors. Yes, this case mod would bring a tear to Gordon Freeman’s eye. So why all… Read More

  • NY Times: PS3 is Stinking Up the Place

    NY Times: PS3 is Stinking Up the Place

    Seth Schiesel, who loved him some Xbox 360 back in the day, is basically saying this to Sony: Your company’s new video game system just isn’t that great. Wha! How dare he! He’s essentially saying that the PS3 feels unfinished and that the UI sucks the big one. The resulting mini-rant is well-reasoned and intelligent, so you can’t fault him on that front. Clearly, Sony has… Read More

  • Slate Has The Balls To Criticize The Wii

    Slate Has The Balls To Criticize The Wii

    So if you haven’t heard lately, you can get a huge spike in traffic by praising Nintendo’s Wii on your Website. However, if you dare criticize and hate on Nintendo’s “next-gen” console, prepare to alienate all your readers. Erik Sofge over at Slate has written an article called “Nintendon’t” in which he has the courage to point out that the Wii does… Read More