• eBay Terminates 125, But Will Hire More Long Term

    eBay has fired 125 workers as part of a restructure of its US and European Operations. The 125 were located in the U.S, Belgium, Spain and Austria and “were part of an effort to centralize some customer support, finance and legal functions and were not aimed at cutting costs” reports CNN, quoting the company saying that it is actually looking to expand on its 15,000 strong… Read More

  • Is Apple's 3-D technology patent a sign of its video game console initiative?

    [photopress:patent_080320_2.jpg,full,center] The US patent office is responsible for much rumormongering. It’s the nature of the beast to publicize half-legible drawings that make us bloggers try to make sense of what’s going on. Usually the images and descriptions are vague enough that we can’t figure out what we’re looking at, but sometimes, when coupled with other… Read More

  • Ning: All Our Charts Point Up And To The Right

    Ning certainly continues to rock and roll, at least according to data released by the company and reported by Comscore. The company, which allows users to easily create social networks, now has over 200,000 social networks on the platform and is adding another 1,000 or so per day. And Comscore-reported traffic is spiking up nicely: 3.1 million unique visitors/month, generating 71 million… Read More

  • 12,616-lens camera to take infinite-depth-of-field pictures

    This prototype camera has a big array of miniature sensors that use the stereo differences between the images they capture individually to create a depth of field map of the scene. The idea is that once you take the picture, the depth map is packed in as metadata and you can mess with it in post, changing what’s in focus and what’s not. My question is, what use is the depth map… Read More

  • OK, so Adobe isn't making Flash for iPhone, at least not yet

    [photopress:flash.jpg,full,left]Remember yesterday we brought you news that Adobe was fast-tracking a version of Flash for the iPhone? Yah, not so much. Adobe’s CEO Narayen assumed it would be possible with the recently released iPhone SDK. It’s not. The likely scenario is that the SDK doesn’t open up enough of the needed infrastructure of the phone to implement Flash. Read More

  • Venture Hacks Branches Out From Blogging, Launches Recommendations System

    Venture Hacks, a blog dedicated to helping entrepreneurs navigate the world of venture capital, has launched a new social network of sorts around the idea of professional recommendations. Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists can use the sub-site, simply called Recommended, to track who and what others think highly of, and to indicate their own affinities as well. It’s structured much… Read More

  • CrunchGear this Week

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf The best post of the week? Watch some of CG’s staff get zapped by a ridiculous shocking iPod. Warning: Some NSFW language. The week started out with a “square iPod,” the iRiver E100, and some controversy over Wal-Mart pulling Linux PCs from shelves. We weighed in on the terrifying BigDog… Read More

  • EMI signs on with Nokia's 'Comes With Music' deal

    Music label EMI has expressed some interest in being the second major label to sign on with Nokia’s “Comes With Music” digital music subscription service. This is a positive move forward and helps to legitimize what basically amounts to an $80 premium per device in exchange for one year of unlimited music downloads. The deal’s not all Chapstick and back rubs, though, as… Read More

  • Video: Fake, shocking iPod + Sparks + my dumb friends = video-awesome

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf I’ve been meaning to post this for awhile, and today being the slow news day that it is, you get a treat. I shot this, and that’s our own Devin Coldewey and our other Seattle friends getting zapped by a painful, evil fake iPod. Some of the language might be NSFW, so grab those headphones. But man it… Read More

  • How does AT&T feel about the FCC auction results?

    Earlier today the FCC announced the winners of the 700MHz auction and AT&T swooped up the B-block in case you were wondering about the image. Instead of AT&T’s logo I decided to give you folks some eye candy. “AT&T’s strong spectrum holdings position the company to further enhance the quality and reliability of existing wireless broadband and voice services, and… Read More

  • Our Master Plan

    http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/fop/embedflv/swf/fop_wrapper.swf?id=7065591&autoStart=0&prepanelEnable=1&infopanelEnable=1&carouselEnable=0 I enjoy watching how a midnight rant has generated countless people-hours of feedback and analysis. What’s my secret master plan around developing our business? The secret is I tend to speak plainly and I already said exactly what… Read More

  • Radeons now DisplayPort-certified, for what it's worth

    It’s not exactly world-shattering news, but it is nice to know what in the future I’m not going to be saddled with triple-DVI connections for my 2K monitor. Radeon’s 3000 series and their 780G integrated graphics chipset are the first to be fully DisplayPort-certified.The DisplayPort interface pushes twice as much information as DVI, so not only could that open doors for… Read More

  • Battlestar Galactica to get prequel series next year

    [photopress:battlestar_galactica_20070118014017592.jpg,full,left]Fans of Battlestar Galactica, we have good news for you. As the incredibly popular and well-written show enters its final season, many fans are saddened, for they’ve come to love the show for many reasons. But fear not, gentle fanbois, for its been confirmed that a prequel series is in the works, called Caprica. It… Read More

  • Man killed by gun-toting robot in his own driveway!

    [photopress:starscream_deletedscene1.jpg,full,center] At first the headline grabs your attention, but then you read the story and find out that the man who died built the killer robot specifically to kill himself. I’m sorry, but that is so badass. He was an 81-year old man who’s out of state relatives wanted to put him in a nursing home, because they were selfish bastards. So… Read More

  • New Universal Studios roller coaster to have onboard YouTube video recording

    [photopress:coasterrrr.jpg,full,center] There’s gonna be some sort of super roller coaster opening at Universal Studios in Florida next year. Drudge picked it up, so it must be newsworthy. Not only will it be the tallest in the Orlando area (wow!), but riders will be able to obtain, which probably means “buy,” a YouTube-friendly video of their entire trip on the ride. Read More

  • Secrets from Lost: Something about the black box

    Lost, blah blah Ben blah blah smoke monster blah. Blah blah Whitmore blah blah (“NOT PENNY’S BOAT!” said the hobbit) blah blah! Cash also says it is absolutely possible that a plane’s black box would still be in working condition after four months on the ocean floor. The current record goes to a recorder that, after nine years at the bottom of the Mediterranean… Read More

  • Verizon Wireless happy with auction results

    “We are very pleased with our auction results. Specifically, we were successful in achieving the spectrum depth we need to continue to grow our business and data revenues, to preserve our reputation as the nation’s most reliable wireless network, and to continue to lead in data services and help us satisfy the next wave of services and consumer electronics devices. … Read More

  • Review: SugarSync

    [photopress:sugar.jpg,full,pp_image] How often has this happened to you? You’re trapped in the trunk of a Lincoln Continental and the emergency trunk release has been snapped off. You have a document on your home PC detailing how to escape from such a situation but all you have is your WinMo or Blackberry phone with you. You do a frantic Google search to no avail, and your captors take… Read More

  • The HTC Shift X9000 is here, finally

    The CDMA version (runs on Sprints EV-DO network) of the Shift has finally landed stateside and Amazon has it on sale for $1,500. Check out Laptop’s video review above or get all the gritty details here. If you just want the final verdict then we have that for you, too. Read More

  • Odd Citi branded, keyboard-lacking, NFC-sporting handset shows up at FCC

    [photopress:citi.jpg,full,left]Now this is an odd little handset. It’s the Plus II from Citi, as in the financial institution, but really from Mobicom. It has no keys, not in the traditional sense, and has built-in NFC payment hardware. This means it works like a credit or debit card, just like in that old AT&T commercial. What’s interesting is that it apparently uses an… Read More

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