• Daily Crunch: You're Soaking In It Edition

    Daily Crunch: You're Soaking In It Edition

    Swiss Bikeboard For Those That Like Going Down Fast
    Belkin Makes Those Desk Grommet Holes Useful
    JVC’s Bathtub Floating AW33 DAP Relaxes You While You Bathe
    Daylight Savings Aftermath Could Continue
    Apple TV’s USB Port Now Hacked and (Almost) Fully Functional Read More

  • More Traffic Transparency With whos.amung.us

    More Traffic Transparency With whos.amung.us

    Whos.Amung.us is a neat widget we came across tonight that some websites will want to add. It shows the number of concurrent users on a site at any given time. Clicking on the widget also gives good stats on the recent URLs people visited as well as popular pages. Like Sitemeter (which we also have in the bottom right of the sidebar), it doesn’t do anything Google Analytics or other… Read More

  • First Open-Source Car Unveiled

    First Open-Source Car Unveiled

    The world’s first open-source car was unveiled this week at the AutoRAI show in Amsterdam. The c,mm,n (or “common”) was developed by three Dutch technical universities: Delft, Eindhoven and Enschede. The current model features a zero emission hydrogen-powered motor and it seats four (little people by the looks of it). All of the vehicle’s technical data and blueprints… Read More

  • Daylight Savings Aftermath Could Continue

    Daylight Savings Aftermath Could Continue

    When I was at SXSW a few weeks back, the new daylight savings time took place. My Blackjack failed to recognize new switch and I was stuck with the wrong time for the entire week. It was a pain in the ass, but I finally got it fixed when I returned home and patched Windows Mobile. Well according to some speculation, many older devices could spring forward this Sunday when we reach the old… Read More

  • First Joost Commercial

    I have to say that I expected something a little more exciting. Our previous Joost coverage is here, and we have a long post on them coming up. Thanks Orli. Read More

  • Nintendo Wii-Playing WiigoBot Bowls Really Well

    Nintendo Wii-Playing WiigoBot Bowls Really Well

    Robots and the Nintendo Wii make for a fine Friday afternoon. A robot—the WiigoBot—playing the Nintendo Wii, on the other hand, is amazing. Here, the folks from BattleBricks assembled a robot made from legos that bowls a perfect game in Wii Sports. A video of the robot in action is after this here jump. Read More

  • Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Startup Entrepreneur?

    Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Startup Entrepreneur?

    If you’ve applied for a job before, you’ve probably fretted over how to answer questions like “are you inclined to rely more on improvisation than on careful planning?” or “do you like to create challenges for yourself when you take on a new project?”. Companies commonly use personality tests filled with questions like these to assess the fit of a… Read More

  • Panasonic Adds 42-inch 1080p Set to 2007 Plasma Line

    Panasonic Adds 42-inch 1080p Set to 2007 Plasma Line

    Like I mentioned, Panasonic visited Gotham yesterday to show off its plasma TV lineup for the year, including its first 42-inch 1080p model that’ll be available in June for $2,500. (Wow, run-on sentence alert.) Panasonic displayed many of these plasmas at CES earlier in the year, but it doesn’t hurt to get some one-on-one time with them without throngs of people pushing up against me. Read More

  • Sidekick ID: Fuglier Than We Thought

    Well, we showed you the first picture of the Sidekick ID and it was pretty fugly to begin with, but we didn’t expect it to be this bad. Leaked on the T-Mo Website is a rebate form with some official photos of the ID and it makes me want to purge. There’s a $50 rebate and a supposed April 18 launch. Colorful Sidekick ID spotted in its full glory: a rebate form [Engadget] Read More

  • Pioneer To Show Off 8th-Gen Plasmas This May

    Pioneer To Show Off 8th-Gen Plasmas This May

    Pioneer is all over plasma TV, and it looks like it’s going to launch its 8th-gen plasmas at an event in Rome this May. Pioneer kept going on and on at CES about how it wanted to make plasma the premier TV technology and this announcement should finally reveal what it’s been up to. It used to be that I was sorta down on plasma, but companies like Pioneer and Panasonic, which showed… Read More

  • Swiss Bikeboard For Those That Like Going Down Fast

    Didn’t get enough time on the slopes this winter and still feel the need to go downhill at breakneck speeds? Well the Swiss are one step ahead of you. Behold the Bikeboard! The original Swiss Bikeboard — a cross between a scooter and a snowboard — was developed for use on snow (check the picture after the jump), but the makers designed it so the boards can be easily switched… Read More

  • Apple TV's USB Port Now Hacked and (Almost) Fully Functional

    Apple TV's USB Port Now Hacked and (Almost) Fully Functional

    Up till now, the Apple TV’s USB port has been like your appendix: there, but not really doing anything. Incorrigible hackers have now figured out a way to unlock the port, letting the Apple TV use any number of different USB devices (think mice, keyboards, hard drives, etc.) On the other side is a video of Nicholas from The Last King of Scotland playing around with a newly hacked USB port. Read More

  • Belkin Makes Those Desk Grommet Holes Useful

    Belkin has finally made those lame grommet holes in our desks useful with a trio of In-Desk products. Two are USB 2.0 hubs with 4 ports that are either angled or flush depending on your preference. The third In-Desk is an iPod dock that charges and syncs to your PC/Mac and it includes a stereo-in jack. All three grommet hole conversion hubs retail for $39.99 and will be available… Read More

  • LG DVD Writer with LightScribe

    LG has dropped an external DVD writer with LightScribe that burns at 18x in Europe — of course. The LG GSA-E40N is powered by USB and the external Super-multi drive burns DVD±R media at 18x, DVD±R DL at 10x and DVD-RAM at 12x, CD-Rs at 48x and CD-RWs at super fast 32x. LG’s newest drive is Windows compatible and its tough outer shell allows you to place it vertically or horizontally. Read More

  • Xbox 360 120GB HDD Pre-Loaded With Awesomeness

    Microsoft has revealed what sort of goods (content) we can expect in the 120GB HDD that will be standard on the Elite and as a stand alone add-on. The list is quite extensive and very exciting. Both Elite and stand alone HDD will have a full version of Hexic HD, a slew of dashboard themes and some gamer pics (hopefully they’re cooler). A few other goodies are included as well so hit the… Read More

  • Wireless USB Finally Drops…In Japan

    OK, so the Y-E-Data YD-300 WUSB hub isn’t fully Wi-Fi hence the WUSB tag, which stands for Ultra-Wideband Wireless Hub. In any case the four-port USB hub will “wirelessly” transfer to any dongle plugged into your PC up to 10m away. Transfer speeds are said to be similar to USB 2.0, so it only makes sense to go “wireless.” The question is: would you pay $350… Read More

  • JVC's Bathtub Floating AW33 DAP Relaxes You While You Bathe

    JVC's Bathtub Floating AW33 DAP Relaxes You While You Bathe

    JVC has perhaps the strangest digital audio player right now and it’s currently floating around Japanese bathtubs. The XA-AW33 is a waterproof DAP that’s supposed to cause you to relax. When music bellows out of its mono speaker, it generates water ripples; a blue LED is also said to enhance the calming effect of the DAP. It’s got 265MB of flash and plays MP3s and WMAs. I… Read More

  • iPhone Released on June 11 Says Cingular

    iPhone Released on June 11 Says Cingular

    The iPhone will come out on June 11. Someone over at CNET had the bright of calling Cingular (well, AT&T) to ask them when the phone would come out, and the voice on the other end of the line revealed the June 11 date. The date makes sense: Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference begins that same day and, well, we (save for Dvorak) know it’s coming out in June at some… Read More

  • The AudioFile: Dear iPod Firmware Engineers…

    The AudioFile: Dear iPod Firmware Engineers…

    When some companies produce a music player, they continually look to add features based on consumer feedback. Consider Cowon and Archos as two prime examples; they are constantly tweaking the firmware, and both have active online communities that actually seem to influence the future of the product. So WTF with Apple? The company has gotten so focused on taking someone’s great idea… Read More

  • Amazon's War on Statsaholic

    Amazon's War on Statsaholic

    Statsaholic (formerly Alexaholic) launched a year ago and provided much easier access to Alexa traffic data than the Alexa site itself. Statsaholic also had other features Alexa didn’t offer, like embeddable graphs and data smoothing. Others agreed, and soon started linking to Statsaholic instead of Alexa when doing traffic comparisons. At one point, Alexa was the no. 3 search result… Read More