• Techmeme Search Feeds. Use 'Em, Love 'Em.

    Gabe Rivera finally added search to Techmeme last month. But already he is making it much better. Rivera just added a nice prospective search feature to the site. Anytime you search Techmeme, you can subscribe to future search results for the same term through an RSS feed. Just click on the RSS icon in your browser after you do a search, and you will get a feed for stories that appear on… Read More

  • Anti-energy drink movement makes me sad

    When Aerosmith released a chart-topper called Livin’ on the Edge back in 1993, the opening phrase “There’s something wrong in the world today, I don’t know what it is…” sung by Steven Tyler would have sounded far different had the song been written today. This is what’s wrong with the world today; an anti-energy drink. Why? Why? Why? I’m not going… Read More

  • Make a DIY eee box with Intel’s Atom circuit boards

    One of big trends in personal computers right now, are small notebooks that can handle basic computing tasks like browsing the Web and sending e-mail. Intel is hoping that this trend carries over to desktops, since it just released a system board to complement is Atom processor. The Intel D945GCLF board features a 1.6GHz Atom 230 processor, GMA 950 graphics, and USB 2.0 for about 80… Read More

  • ReBoot returning in trilogy of feature-length films

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F971917%3Freferrer%3Dblip%2Etv%26source%3D1&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Back in 1994, I still watched Saturday morning cartoons. These days, I’m too hungover to do so and… Read More

  • Add Google Reader, Techmeme, and TechCrunch Tabs to FriendFeed

    Who knew Duncan Riley was such a Greasemonkey? My former colleague just made FriendFeed a lot more useful for people on Firefox. Using Greasemonkey, an add-on to Firefox that lets developers customize Webpages through the browser, he created some scripts that add tabs to FriendFeed and that make it even more of a super start page than it already is. He got the idea from this app called… Read More

  • First batch of MAARS war robots shipped

    Okay you guys. If you see one of these MAARS (Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System) robots heading your way, do not try to pet it. The machine gun mounted squarely to the robot’s frame might look cute, but those bullets sting. The first batch of MAARS robots have been shipped out from British company Qinetiq to the US military recently and should see some action over in Iraq. The… Read More

  • Sony Japan presents a new mini radio for mountain climbers

    Yesterday Sony said in a press release [JP] they will start selling a new radio, the CF-R100MT, on the Japanese market on July 10th. The portable yama rajio (mountain radio) was specifically made for use in remote areas. The company classified 117 Japanese mountains into 20 different areas. Hikers and climbers can listen to radio programs just by inputting the relevant area code. Sony is… Read More

  • Newman offers Cool Man MP3 player, none of your dignity back

    As if wearable MP3 players we’re dorky enough, the Newman Cool Man takes the cake. You’re apparently supposed to attach this to your German army jacket next to your Obama and Black Flag pin and then wander the streets of Olympia, Washington asking for spare change like our own Matt Hickey. Here’s a press release transmuted from Chinese, but don’t bother trying to figure… Read More

  • Microsoft thinks it needs to simplify the Xbox Live interface

    Microsoft believes it can, and ought to, make changes to the Xbox Live interface. While the Marketplace and general Live interface was designed, maybe, for a couple hundred items, there’s now more than 17,000. Too confusing, too cluttered for the average consumer. Basically, Microsoft is looking to re-organize the way XBL is laid out. How that happens, when that happens—in time for… Read More

  • Samsung Instinct from Sprint's Speech to Action feature highlighted

    I’m going to say one thing for Sprint: they’re selling the Instinct with some aplomb and intelligence. By taking entire pages from the iPhone playbook, they’re basically building buzz around the only alternative to Cupertino’s greatest I’ve seen all year. They kind of dorked out in the beginning with their GPS video but this one is pretty good. I mean… Read More

  • Should we have a heated debate?

    I’ve had a lot of feedback in the last few days following my recent posts about the BBC. My position can be summed up thus: The BBC could do more than it currently does with its assets and its platform to encourage innovation, especially in the way it interfaces with startup tech companies. I think it could release even more data and feeds and could even think about creating a platform… Read More

  • With the new App Store, can the iPhone take on the Nintendo DS?


    Flickr’d Wild speculation today from Forbes, which believes that, with the upcoming App Store, the iPhone can mount a serious challenge against the Nintendo DS. It’s a common thesis, one that’s bandied about in message boards and salons all over the land. It goes, since the iPhone already has a touchscreen interface, like the DS, as well as an accelerometer, it has the… Read More

  • Breaking: Verizon Wireless to acquire Alltel for $28.1 billion

    The rumors floating around yesterday are true. Verizon Wireless has just announced that they will be acquiring Alltel for $28.1 billion. The acquisition should be completed by year’s end. Full release after the jump. Read More

  • Boost picks up the ultra rugged Moto i335

    Boost announced this morning that they’ll be carrying the rugged i335 handset, available immediately. It’s not exactly a visual stunner, but it can take a beating. The i335 is like the Donald Gibb of cell phones. You might not want him around when you’re flirtin’ with the ladies at the bar, but he’ll be the one that walks away unscratched when their boyfriends… Read More

  • Arrington reviews the Flip Mino

    Seeing as how our review unit of the Mino is ‘lost in the mail’, I thought I’d share with you what our boss thinks of the Mino. Michael doesn’t actually have one himself, but I trust his judgment and he’s done some perusing of the Web to see what everyone else is saying. I’m sorry we couldn’t share our thoughts on the Mino with you, but Flip only seems… Read More

  • Yahoo's First Search Gallery Apps Leaves You Searching For The Right Results

    I want to love the search apps in Yahoo’s newly opened Search Gallery. I really do. Opening up its search engine to outside developers is an idea worth applauding (although it could still do more). That’s why I was excited when Yahoo announced its SearchMonkey platform, which essentially allows outside developers to create their own search “applications” that changes… Read More

  • 280 Slides: Like Apple Keynote, But Online

    What happens when two former Apple employees – one from the iPhone team and one from the iTunes Store team – go off and start their own Y Combinator-backed startup? Apparently they come up with an online slideshow tool that looks highly reminiscent of Keynote. 280 North first presented 280 Slides (now available in public beta) earlier this Spring at YC’s biannual demo day. Read More

  • Firefox 3 Release Candidate 2 available

    Head on over to Mozilla.com to grab the latest release of the almost-finished Firefox 3 if you’ve been keeping up with the various betas and release candidates. The second release candidate should probably be the last one before the browser makes the leap to the final version and word on the street is that this latest iteration is definitely stable enough to use full-time. Firefox… Read More

  • Nasty footage of Canon cameras destroyed due to shipping error


    Gah. Canon had all of these cameras — and a bunch of DSLRs and a bunch of point and shoots and video cameras — destroyed in a warehouse due to a problem with shipping and storage. Apparently all this stuff was worth $500,000. It makes my brain bleed to see this kind of destruction. Refurb this stuff and resell it. Give it to kids in developing countries. There’s your… Read More

  • BengalBoy is back with the SEX1

    WARNING: Do not ingest self-tanner. I haven’t seen a BengalBoy post in almost a year and for a minute I had all but forgotten about our soft-core brother from another Best Buy who gets brand new, unreleased phones and then makes strange women hold them in bikinis. Lucky for us, BB got himself the Sony Ericsson X1, the phone we call “Lipstick on a Pig” for it’s melding… Read More

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