• Shimano shifts to electronic set up for road bikes

    By offering electronic shifting, Shimano is sure to stir up the pot. Anytime anything new comes to anything in sports, people get all up and excited. Why should cycling be any different? The introduction of electronic shifting is actually not a new thing, but battery life and weight constraints have made the technology unfeasible. But all that is about to change. With a digital set up, the lack… Read More

  • Welcome to Web 3.0: Now Your Other Computer is a Data Center

    This guest post is written by Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. He has been widely recognized for pioneering innovation with honors such as the 2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, the SDForum Visionary Award, Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year by the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business, and being ranked No. 7 on the Top 100 Most… Read More

  • Buckcherry fails at piracy publicity stunt

    The band we all know as Buckcherry recently put out a press release stating that they were pissed off that someone leaked their music online. The tracks in question were being distributed via BitTottent. This prompted TorrentFreak to track down who leaked the album. Well, it turns out Buckcherry’s own manager was the one that leaked the album. Uh ohs! I don’t think I need to tell… Read More

  • Microsoft gets mad at Taiwanese mousemaker, sues


    Usually in a situation like this, Microsoft would just buy the offending company and absorb their essence into its being. Apparently that’s no so easy when the company is all Taiwanese and stuff — they’ve resorted to suing the poor deluded fools, who have apparently resisted multiple approaches to work this thing out peacefully. Since they’re infringing on a couple… Read More

  • UK Hacker is doing all he can not to get extradited to the US

    In a last ditch effort Gary McKinnon, the UK hacker who allegedly hacked in to the Pentagon, is now taking his case to the European Court on Human Rights. McKinnon feels that his human rights were violated when the U.S. offered him a plea-bargain (something the UK courts to not do) to get a lighter sentence. He felt that by accepting this he would be opting himself out of a fair trial. Of… Read More

  • Nokia might be getting into the movie biz

    Though they’re completely open about the fact that their source is a bit peculiar, BGR is reporting that that Nokia may be looking to start up a movie download service. Rather than a pay-per-view or rental service, the new service is tentatively all-you-can-eat. One lump sum per month garners you unlimited access to a catalog of 320 x 240 H.264 movies, streamed straight to your handset. Read More

  • Linux not going away, U.K.

    Nobody would argue that Linux has an appreciable market share. They could however say that they have an appreciating share. Cause in fact they do. Since Microsoft launched Vista in January 2007, U.K. preinstalls of Linux have multiplied 28 times. But unfortunately for Linux, 28 times a little is still a little. However, consider that pre-Vista, Linux was being shipped on only .1% of PC’s. Read More

  • NetShare is back

    TC writes: You can now grab Nullriver’s NetShare app, which lets you browse the web from your computer using your iPhone’s data connection , from this direct link. To recap, NetShare creates a SOCKS5 proxy over WiFi to enable you to connect to the Internet through your iPhones 3G or EDGE network connection. They pulled it last night for some ominous reason but I just bought and… Read More

  • Shelfari and LibraryThing: Awkward Bookends To AbeBooks-Amazon Deal

    Earlier today we reported that Amazon had acquired AbeBooks, an online retailer of rare and used books from independent publishers. AbeBooks held a major (although not majority) stake in a site called LibraryThing, where the literati can list their favorite books and discuss them. Coincidentally, Amazon has put a reported $1 million into Shelfari, one of LibraryThing’s direct… Read More

  • Now's your chance to spend $130 on Matrix DVDs


    This is timely for me, actually; I just watched a 720p version of The Matrix a couple days ago and was completely surprised by how well it holds up. Fantastic movie. Of course, the next two were pretty booboo, but to balance out this enormous boxed set they’ve included the great Animatrix and something like 35 hours of additional features. I’d be interested in finding out more… Read More

  • Fuji let loose some new cameras today. Maybe.

    Fuji is updating their entry-level point and shoot digital camera line with four new J-series models: Fuji J150w, J110w, J100, J15, and J12. According to the rumors, they were up at the Fuji Canada site, but if they were, they ain’t now. We do however have some supposed specs, and the prices are said to range from $139 to $199. Three of the cam’s feature 10MP sensors and 5x… Read More

  • NetShare iPhone tethering app goes up, then down, then back up

    With many a smart phone, tethering (sharing your phone’s internet connection to another device, generally a computer) is a standard option. Not so on the iPhone 3G, which generally a requires good bit of hackery and finagling to tether. When NullRivers’ $10 iPhone tethering application NetShare hit the App Store on Thursday, the iPhone-bearing internet rejoiced. Finally, tethering… Read More

  • Suddenly, AOL Loves Lifestreaming; Buys Socialthing!

    AOL is getting into the lifestreaming business. Like Friendfeed or Facebook’s News feeds, it recently launched AIM BuddyUpdates, which lets AIM users keep up with what their instant-messaging buddies are doing on social services such as Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and Digg. To beef up its lifestreaming capabilities, we have been able to confirm that it has also bought Socialthing!, a… Read More

  • Casio GS-1200 to use LEDs to tweak analog hand position


    A new Casio movement for the GS-1200 Tough line – a radio controlled watch model built for shock resistance – has internal LEDs that calibrate the analog hands of the watch. The movement has a structure where the gears for second, minute and hour are sandwiched between the LED and the phototransistor. With this setup, it is possible to detect the positions of three gears by… Read More

  • ‘Plica’ concept phone folds, makes me want it

    I’m not crazy about touchscreen keyboards — BUT! – I could probably make an exception for the Plica, if it ever comes out in real life. It’s a folding Nintendo DS-style device that can be used in landscape or portrait mode with one or both screens. It’s brainchild of industrial designer James Piatt, who’s thoughtfully made the hinges of the device into a… Read More

  • Nokia cuts handset prices


    According to a report in Reuters, Nokia has cut prices on many of its handsets worldwide, by as much as 10%. The largest cuts are on the Nokia 5310 and Nokia 5610 music phones and the 8GB Nokia N81. As the handset market faces increasing pressure from slowing economies in the U.S and Europe, Nokia’s price cuts are seen as a move to put pressure on its smaller rivals such as Sony… Read More

  • US lawmakers permaban cell phones in-flight

    US Lawmakers are sick of people sitting on airplanes, talking about all sorts of private matters while waiting for the plane to taxi. After a round of story-telling on conversations they’ve overheard in the past, the House of Representatives has voted to upgrade the FAA’s ban on in-flight cell phone usage to “Permanent” status. On one hand, I’ve felt their pain: a… Read More

  • After a girl goes missing, is Netlog doing all it can to protect children on its site?

    Netlog, which at 33 million users is possibly continental Europe’s biggest social network, could be open to criticism in the way it deals with minors on its site. A girl of 15 who was feared to have fled to Turkey to meet two men who befriended her on Netlog was yesterday found in Belgium. She went missing from her home in Wales six days ago. Nia Witts, from Penglais, Aberystwyth… Read More

  • We Know How Many Kindles Amazon Has Sold: 240,000

    Ever since Amazon launched the Kindle last November, we’ve been wondering about just how successful it’s been. The electronic book initially sold out and supplies have been tight. The Kindle is such a small part of Amazon’s overall business that the company does not break out how many it’s sold. But we found out anyway: 240,000 Kindles have been shipped since… Read More

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    The Week in Nerd News: CrunchGirl's Back


    Well, hello there. It’s that time of week again, you know you’ve been anxiously awaiting my column. Patience is a virtue, my nerdy friends, and what could be a better reward than my timely return? This week I have a couple pop culture items to bring to your attention in an effort to upgrade your collective interesting-ness quotient for whatever girl might be striking your… Read More

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