• The MacBook Air's super-tiny processor coming soon to a PC near you

    A source at Intel has revealed that Windows PCs will soon be using the much-lauded MacBook Air processor that Apple forced Intel to make practically at gunpoint. This isn’t really surprising; it’s understandable that Intel would let Apple have the glory of the unveil, but it’s a valuable technology and I’ve heard from reliable sources that Intel likes money. So… Read More

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    The Orientation: High-Definition Multimedia Interface

    It’s been a while since my last Orientation, but we’ve all been traveling around for various events and such over the last month so it’s been a little hectic. To get things back on track, we’re going to talk about High-Definition Multimedia Interface, better known as HDMI. The Super Bowl is coming up as well as March Madness and some of you just got a brand new HDTV for… Read More

  • Now the Pancake man can make money from YouTube too

    UK-based YouTubers can now earn ad revenue from posting videos to the UK site, as US users have been able to do since early last year. The UK version of the site is the first outside the US to benefit from the YouTube Partner Programme, with more European territories in the pipeline. Adverts run next to videos. Contributors retain their own copyright. Those in the UK set to benefit include… Read More

  • Meebo Rooms: Huh, cool

    [UPDATE – I put the chat room over on the side, just to see what, if anything, will happen if our readers can talk to each other. Lawsuits here we come!] We talked about Meebo quite a while ago. They’re essentially a web-based IM client that supports a number of protocols including AIM and MSN. Well, they’ve just started offering embeddded rooms for websites like the one above. Read More

  • MySpace wins fight for its UK domain

    MySpace wasn’t dumb when it launched in the UK without securing Myspace.co.uk. It was registered in 1997 by a company in Stockport, near Manchester. But the fact that it has now won the right to use the domain after a decision by Nominet’s dispute resolution service is a lesson to anyone sitting on a URL which might become successful. The fact that Myspace.co.uk was originally used… Read More

  • Woman gets $2000 bill from Comcast for equipment destroyed by a tornado

    [photopress:chronicast.jpg,full,center] Bad: A tornado comes and destroys your home. Worse: Comcast wants to charge you $2000 for the five, nine-year old cable boxes that got destroyed. That’s what happened to a Wheatland, Wisconsin resident, and Comcast is standing its ground. The cable operator says that the victim will have to get reimbursement from her insurance company to pay the bill. Read More

  • How Much Is a Facebook Ad Worth? Lookery "Guarantees" (Drum Roll) 12.5-Cent CPMs.

    It should come as no surprise that the ad inventory on social networks like Facebook are not worth much. A new offer by Lookery, a startup that places ads on social apps inside Facebook and Bebo, is offering a guaranteed ad rate of 12.5 cents for every thousand impressions (CPM). The promotion, which runs through April is probably close to what Lookery can get for ads it places on Facebook. … Read More

  • Privacy alert: Intelius database could have your cellphone number

    He could be looking up your info! There’s a database out there with your name on it. (In it, but on it sounded better.) Intelius collects information like your cellphone number, how much your house worth and so forth and then stuffs it all into a database. This information is gathered from public records. The database can be used by anyone, provided… Read More

  • Motorola May Spin Off Mobile Devices Unit: iPhone's First Casualty?

    Motorola is exploring spinning off its mobile devices unit “to recapture global market leadership and to enhance shareholder value.” The move comes in an ever increasingly tight market which has seen Apple capture 19.5% of the smartphone market in its first twelve months, a new iPhone style device announced by GPS provider Garmin, and a slew of Android powered phones coming later… Read More

  • HTC's upcoming interface might be named 'Manila'

      Are we looking at HTC’s next GUI? Could be! It might be called “Manila” too. Doesn’t it give you goose bumps? Oh really? It didn’t give me goose bumps either. I just said that because I figured there was something wrong with my feelings again. Here’s some more info from the::unwired, I have zero information if this screenshots are legit or just a… Read More

  • T-mo slapped with lawsuit over unwanted text messages

    [photopress:tmols.jpg,full,right] Text messages are both annoying and expensive. Lawsuits are both annoying and expensive. Put the two together and you’ve got yourself a “Risky Business” party. A lawsuit was filed in Washington state arguing that T-Mobile should let customers turn off text messaging altogether. As it is, T-Mo’s customers have to pay for text messages… Read More

  • Homeland Security: "Bloggers are dangerous!"

    [photopress:blogger.jpg,full,center] The US Governemnt is staging a terrorist-like War Game, called “Cyber Storm”, to simulate an attack against our country’s infrastructure, ala Die Hard 4. Attacks would be carried out against transportation and utilities, using hijackers, hackers, and bloggers. Wait, what? Apparently Homeland Security is worried that us troublesome… Read More

  • FCC Spectrum Block 4.6Billion reserve met L@@K

    The big auction is in full swing, and the anonymous bids are flowing in. After two weeks of bidding, the FCC is set to receive more than $12 billion for the various blocks of spectrum, with the valuable C block bringing in $4.7b of that with the most recent bid. Breaking the reserve means that the restrictions Google suggested — making the spectrum open to outside devices and… Read More

  • Cornerworld Acquires Sway For $30 Million

    Cornerworld has acquired social media marketing company Sway Inc for $30 million. The OTC listed Cornerworld is a relatively unknown social service provider that “combines social networking, content-sharing and business management tools to enable independent people to profit from their original digital works;” a full profile from DemoFall 07 can be found here. Sway offers a… Read More

  • Guitar Hero 3 controllers in March: $60 for Wii, $70 for the real game systems

    [photopress:guitarslash.jpg,full,center] You love Guitar Hero 3, admit it. It’s so much fun, especially after a few Sparks with your friends. But if you’re like me, you don’t have the game. You get to play when you go to your friend’s houses. But man, I really want my own axe, so I was glad when it was recently announced that Activision would be releasing controllers… Read More

  • AT&T BlackBerry users experiencing outage today

    Looks like Crackberry addicts on the AT&T network are experiencing some major outages and not receiving their precious e-mails. It appears that the majority of problems are in the Midwest around Chicago. I asked my roommate if her Curve was working and she said it was all good. Anyone care to share? Read More

  • What's the best HDTV for the big game?

    The Super Bowl is upon us and basketball fans are getting ready for Super Sunday. Charlie White over at DVICE posted a fairly thorough examination of HDTVs that you might want to look at before then, especially if you still have an old Sony Bravia from 2001. Take a gander and then head down to Best Buy with your knew-found knowledge. You don’t have to thank us. Just enjoy your… Read More

  • High OMG factor present in the tvCompass remote

    [photopress:tvCompass.jpg,full,center] I’m a fan of Logitech’s Harmony line of universal remote controls. I’ve got a pretty awesome home-theater set-up in my apartment, and thus I need a capable control center, and it does the job nicely. When I first discovered the remotes, I was excited: a learning remote with USB? What will they think of next? Enter the tvCompass SR… Read More

  • Do you really need a 16GB SDHC? Kingston thinks so.

    Don’t get me wrong here. Having more capacity is always a plus, but 16GB of space?! I can barely fill up my 8GB SDHC and Kingston comes out with a 16GB Class 4 SDHC memory card. What does Class 4 mean? Well, the minimum data transfer rate on this is 4MB/s. Not too shabby. That’s about all you really need to know, too. It retails for $231. Read More

  • Hide your shame, dirty iMac owner

    The LowKey Stand is a USB hub/keyboard cozy for those of you who feel that keyboards should be hidden away like your dirty, dirty pee-parts. The $59.99 stand complements the iMac’s staid design and is completely self-powered via USB 2.0. It’s shipping February 15, just after I refuse to let anyone touch me on Valentine’s Day. Not even my mom. Product Page Read More

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