• Opera Mini 4 Beta v2 Struts Its Stuff

    Opera sure knows how to make a snazzy web browser. I know I love using it on my Helio devices and apparently even Sidekick users can get a taste if they’re in the developer community. So it’s nice to know that v2 of the 4.0 aka Dimension is now readily available. So what’s the fuss? Well, there’s now a landscape mode that rivals that of the Safari browser on the iPhone. Read More

  • Amazon To Launch Music Store Next Month: 99/89 Cent, DRM-Free MP3s

    Amazon looks to be getting into the digital music game, with the New York Post of all organizations claiming that the Web retailer will launch an online music store the week of September 17. That specific date is tentative, by the way. The store will have support from two of the Big Four record labels—Universal and EMI. (There will also be plenty of independent labels.) You’ll notice… Read More

  • DivX Connects With D-Link For HD Streaming

    DivX and D-Link have mashed up to produce the D-Link DSM-330 DivX Connected HD Media Player. WTF is that? It’s quite simple really, DivX Connected is being touted as a powerful, easy-to-use open platform that will allow you to stream your HD content from your PC to your TV thus making your already couch potato lifestyle complete. DivX Connected includes built-in support for Stage6 in… Read More

  • Brush and Rinse ToothBrush

    When humankind first climbed out of the primordial sludge, they had a lot to do. They had to make the wheel, the breathstrip, and the airplane almost immediately, not to mention the codification of thoughts and actions through the written word and the codification of hotness through porn and Grey’s Anatomy. In all honesty, we haven’t had much time between now and then to make a… Read More

  • Amazon Leaks New iPod Prices?

    Hmmm. Not sure what to think about this one. Amazon has been known to leak many a thing, but they’ve also been known to make a snafu here and there. Apple seriously doesn’t think people will be paying $600+ for a new iPod, right? Why the difference in price between white and black? What say ye? Amazon Gives Away New iPod Pricing? [9to5Mac] Read More

  • NBC Will Stop Selling Its Stuff On iTunes

    Grab ‘em while you can Great, another edition of “My member is bigger than your member.” NBC and Apple agreed to part ways last night, with NBC refusing to cede to Apple’s demands as it relates to publishing its high art on iTunes. In other words, you’ll no longer be able to download NBC shows off iTunes once December rolls around. (The previous contract runs… Read More

  • The AudioFile: My Violated Ears

    I recently had the opportunity to try out a prototype of the upcoming flagship earphones from Ultimate Ears, the outrageously pricey UE-11 Pro‘s. For $1150, you get four drivers — including a subwoofer — in each custom-molded plastic earpiece, complete with custom artwork (see mine above). What you also get is a trip to the audiologist to get molds made of the insides of… Read More

  • Mobilised Re-launchised

    We’re getting word that social bookmarking site Moblised has re-launched, or should we say re-launchised. The site will allow users to submit and tag links in various ways, while others can vote, comment and save to their favorites. In the future tag links can even be shared with friends, and of course the emphasis of all this is on the mobile Web, so users are “encouraged”… Read More

  • Discuss What You See With Phoja

    This Labor Day weekend marks the 15th anniversary since I moved to New York City from the Midwest. In that time I’ve seen stuff that you’d only see in New York (or maybe Las Vegas or Venice Beach). In that time I’ve seen the rolling blading nuns, the jogging Elvis and a sad homeless woman whose only attire were garbage bags (the final one I’ve heard is a hoax… Read More

  • Casio Digital Camera Could Take 60 FPS Images, 300 FPS Video

    Casio is using this year’s IFA trade show to almost unveil an experimental new digital camera. Preliminarily part of the Exilim line, Casio claims the camera will be able to shoot six-megapixel images at 60 frames per second. Not only that, but that it’ll be able to record VGA-quality video at 300 frames per second. And here I thought the human eye was unable to distinguish the… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Cozy Automagic Diner Edition

    iPod Speaker Goes Retro
    German Restaurant Boots Waitstaff, Goes Completely Automated
    Dorktastic Wedding Cakes
    Pictavision Teleprint Review
    Wii-like Skateboard: Is The Term ‘Sidewalk Surfer’ Still Used? Read More

  • Don't Be A Sucker: Avoiding Retail Trickery

    Seems there’s a new epidemic going around at big box retailers that involves bilking people out of $30. Sales reps at Best Buy and Circuit City have been telling digitally impotent customers that they’d be wise to pony up some extra dough for recovery CDs — CDs that would cost twice as much from the manufacturer and can’t be made by the customers themselves. Birdshit. Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

      Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. Read More

  • Yahoo To KickStart Social Networking Efforts

    Yahoo is reported to be working on a new social networking service that matches college students to employers. Yahoo Kickstart give users profile pages which are focused on the user’s resume, LinkedIn style, as opposed to a Facebook or MySpace profile. Corporations and wannabe employers are then provided with groups that users can join, but with a catch: to join a group you need an… Read More

  • Fliqz Toolbar: Easily Upload And Embed Videos Anywhere

    White label video host Fliqz launched a toolbar (IE only) that lets you easily upload and embed video content anywhere embed code is accepted. It doesn’t require a registration and hosts the videos on Fliqz servers for free. It’s a sort of distributed YouTube. Getting a video up is simple. Just select the content from your computer and press upload. Once uploaded the toolbar will… Read More

  • NBC Bails on iTunes

    The New York Times is reporting that NBC will not renew its contract to distribute television shows via Apple’s iTunes service. The agreement was set to autorenew at the end of 2007, but includes a provision that allows NBC to terminate the agreement at the end of the first term with 90 days notice. Disagreements over pricing and DRM seem to be behind the decision. That means iTunes… Read More

  • Microsoft Launches Art Of Office – Mac Users Pissed

    Here’s a strange new social site that we just got a tip on – ArtOfOffice is a Microsoft site that launched yesterday. It is a place for Mac users to upload artistic content made using Office applications. The community then shares, rates, remixes and discusses the content with other Mac users. See here and here for example content. As far as I can tell you don’t actually have… Read More

  • New Twitter Visualization Tools Coming: First Is Twitter Blocks

    The Twitter team must have had a Red Bull machine installed at the offices, because suddenly they’re launching new stuff left and right. They recently added search and Gmail import features to the service. And on Friday they are launching a new area of the site called “Explore” where they’ll list some of the tools people can use to interact with Twitter off the… Read More

  • PeekYou: Spock Has Competition

    PeekYou is a fairly new site that competes in a growingly crowded people search space. The site offers the standard features we’ve come to expect from people focused search sites. A general user profile includes tags, which are divided into three categories (life, work and school) for context, web links including social network profiles, bio and picture. PeekYou was founded by… Read More

  • DailyMotion Raises $34 Million; Another Copyright Infringing Success Story

    French social video site DailyMotion has raised a $34 million round from Advent Venture Partners LLP and AGF Private Equity, a division of Allianz AG. The new round comes on top of $9.5 million in previous financing from Atlas Ventures and Partech International. The round puts DailyMotion’s total financing beyond that of their competitors, even MetaCafe’s $45 million total financing. Read More

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