• Google Street View Strikes, Again

    Street View strikes, again. At 588 44th Avenue in Fog City, CA, an unsuspecting woman was caught with her pants down and now everyone can see what color her thong is. Museum this is not. It’s getting out of control don’t you think? Not that I’m complaining about this particular one, but the next time I head to the Bay I don’t need some freakish Beetle taking a picture of… Read More

  • Wikipedia's Nerd Bias

    Something Awful has a flat out hilarious (if somewhat long in the introduction) article on the nerd bias of wikipedia. The point isn’t to say that one article or another on Wikipedia has factual inaccuracies, but rather to show how much more attention certain topics get than others. They suggest opening up two somewhat related articles, where one appeals to the nerds and the other does… Read More

  • Tough Love: Identity-based DRM and iTunes

    It’s been a few days since the world “discovered” that Apple was embedding personal information in some of their digital files. The outcry was immediate — how DARE they — but what is the strategy behind this move? After all, the data is essentially in the clear, available to anyone with a text editor. Read More

  • Tomb Raider: Anniversary On Its Way to Xbox Live?

    Next Gen, the online magazine that used to be a dead tress magazine I used to read because it didn’t use hyperbolic language to describe video games, reports that Tomb Raider: Anniversary, a remake of the original game, may well be on its way to Xbox Live as a downloadable game. It cites a recent ESRB listing on the organization’s Web site that shows the game was rated (and… Read More

  • Click.TV Player Joins the Deadpool

    Deep video tagging service Click.TV sent an email to their users today stating that they will be shutting down their video player, taking any videos served by Click.TV offline. We’ve covered Click.TV before as well as the other deep tagging startups. Click.TV says the shutdown will be accompanied by bigger plans for the future. We’re adding Click.TV to the deadpool in the meantime… Read More

  • Tvtrip: The Second Video Guide for Hotels

    Earlier this week we covered Trivop, which billed itself as the first video guide for hotels. Today, Tvtrip, another European startup, is launching their own guide. Counter to Trivop’s straightforward mashup of videos and Google maps, Tvtrip is focusing on “experiencing” the hotel and location overall before you rent. And yes, the names are ridiculously similar an… Read More

  • Signs Of Trouble For the iPhone

    CrunchGear writes about some troubling signs around the upcoming iPhone on the same day BusinessWeek says it could become a $10 billion business for Apple. The launch date is the last business day of June, for example, suggesting Apple really needs more time but fears the consequences of missing their June launch date. Another problem: the iPhone may have a glass screen which will break… Read More

  • DivX Pro is Free Today


    Want DivX Pro Mac for free? Of course you do, who doesn’t? Today is special for some reason because the folks at DivX have lost their collective minds. Head on over now and download Pro. Not only do you get the DivX player, but you also get DivX Converter and DivX Pro Codec. Make sure you do it today because it won’t be free tomorrow. Thank me later. Oh and Windows users are privy… Read More

  • Santa Rosa To Get HD DVD, Blu-ray Playback

    According to Intel mobile graphics spokesperson Mike Choi, Intel will begin using a third-party hardware HD DVD and Blu-ray decoder in some versions of Santa Rosa. Using a separate decoder will enable machines with cheaper integrated graphics to play high-definition media, while allowing Vista’s Aero interface to run smoothly and keep costs down. This will hopefully let more consumers… Read More

  • Qualcomm Eyeing Amp'd, I Don't Think So


    This is simply an “interesting idea” from In-Stat analyst, Allen Nogee, and what he thinks will happen to bankrupt Amp’d. He believes Amp’d’s daddy, Qualcomm, will save the MVNO and use it as a test bed for new services. Not a bad idea, right? Read More

  • Belkin Introduces iPod Charging Solutions


    Belkin announced today the availability of four new chargers for iPod. The Power Dock AV allows you to charge via an entertainment center while the Power Dock works through a computer. There is also a Charging Kit for car use and a Power Adapter for wall chargin’. The devices are available now for prices ranging from $24 – $49. Belkin Read More

  • Update: Mysterious 12th Application Disappears From iPhone

    Apple reedited one of the iPhone videos to eliminate the so-called mystery application that had everybody talking these past few days. Once again, it’s Macenstein that points out that the 12th icon from the “How To” ad has disappeared, leaving us with the 11 icons that we all know and love. (Though, for whatever reason, 12 icons are still present in the “Never… Read More

  • WWDC Banners Reveal Secrets

    Some crafty photographer over at Roughly Drafted managed to get some key shots inside the WWDC conference before it’s even started. Inside, there are some banners that say “Welcome to WWDC07 Expand your universe.” and “Mac OS X Leopard Rocket fuel for your apps.” Clearly this means that OS X Leopard will be the star of this year’s WWDC. In addition to… Read More

  • The Futurist: We Predict the iPhone Will Bomb


    Until June 29, it’s hard to tell too much about the iPhone, but I can tell you with near-certainty one thing: the product was almost certainly rushed to market before Apple’s engineers would have liked. At MacWorld, Jobs said: “We’re shipping them in June”. Had the phone release date been set in July or August, the entire tech world’s collective red flag… Read More

  • Sony Computer Entertainment Cut Backs

    Those employees who won’t be staying with Nintendo’s marketing and sales teams better think again before they send their resumes to Sony. Reuters is reporting that there will be a few more people out of work in the video game industry soon. Sony is looking to cut jobs in the United States, and is even considering a restructuring in Japan! According to the Reuters story Sony has not… Read More

  • Leaked Interal AT&T Docs Point to More Collaboration With Apple

    Talking points make the world go ’round and, somehow, that Boy Genius obtained internal AT&T documents detailing the wireless provider’s game plan for the iPhone and beyond. Most of the document is simply rehashed stats and specs and marketing speak, but there are a few morsels of information for us to devour. Shall we? Read More

  • MeetMoi Raises Cash To Help People Have Sex

    Are you familiar with Twitter? That “short blogging” site where people post blurbs about random stuff rather than just calling their friends about what a great time their having? OK, good. A company named MeetMoi is looking to turn the Twitter-idea into a dating platform. The company just raised $1.5 million in financing and aims to change the way people date. Read More

  • Download An MP3, Get Expelled

    Universities like Columbia and UCLA have recently come under fire from the RIAA and House committees, and are being pressured into upping the consequences for illegally downloading music. Nineteen universities across America were forced to take a six-page survey, which contained questions such as, “Does your institution expel violating students?”. In the past 4 months the RIAA… Read More

  • Watch Atlantis Launch On Your Mobile

    Mobile space junkies rejoice! Tomorrow’s launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis (still on schedule for Friday, June 8, at 7:38 pm EDT at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida) is being shown on Space.com as well as on Space2Phone.com. By pointing your cell phone’s WAP browser to wap.space2phone.com you’ll be able to watch the ship blast off for the 21st U.S. mission to the… Read More

  • Blogstorm Shows Blogs' Most Popular Posts

    A new site called Blogstorm went live today – it shows basic inbound link stats for blogs based on Yahoo link data. The site also shows how many links more recent posts have generated, and includes several charts. This is a great way for bloggers to see which of their posts are more popular. TechCrunch stats are here. You have to submit your site to them before they track it. The… Read More

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