• Third Release of LA MeetUp Tickets: Geek Goes Chic

    250 more tickets are now available for the Geek Goes Chic MeetUp in Los Angeles being held with PopSugar. Buy yours quick since these have been going fast. But remember we will will continue to release 250 tickets each week leading up to the event on April 10. Event Details: Date: Thursday, April 10, 2008 Time: 6:30 pm – midnight Venue: Vanguard, 6021 Hollywood Boulevard… Read More

  • MySI Mobile Launches in Time for March Madness

    Sports Illustrated (SI) Digital and Action Engine Corporation launched MySI Mobile, the beta version of a subscription-free, downloadable mobile application that delivers personalized sports content from SI.com. MySI Mobile allows users to select and track sports scores, find schedules and standings of favorite teams, view SI photos, read the latest sports news and set calendar alerts for… Read More

  • Taaz Gives Me A Reasonable Excuse To Post Pictures Of Angelina Jolie

    On the left is a picture of plain old Angelina Jolie. But on the right…well we’ve got Angelina after she’s been through the Taaz virtual makeover service. The service, which launches today, uses some of the same tricks as many of the Flash-based photo editing tools we’ve covered in the past. Taaz has added proprietary facial recognition software so that it can, for… Read More

  • The Web in Charts—Google vs. Microsoft-Yahoo vs. China

    Today more than ever, the Web is a global game. Below are charts from a new State of the Internet report from comScore that paints a picture of global competition on the Web. In 1996, two thirds of all people online (66 percent) lived in the U.S. By last October, that had completely flipped, with 77 percent of the online population living in the rest of the world and only 23 percent in the U.S. Read More

  • Drunk or Chemically Exposed Edition

    The best thing I saw all day…
    Review: Keychain Breathalyzer + Flashlight
    Microsoft to license Flash Lite for Windows Mobile
    Apple makes ‘Toxic Ten’ list: Lousy recycling program, possibly dangerous chemical found in headphones
    BigDog Robot: Imagine this thing coming at you through the woods Read More

  • Is WAYN on the block again?

    Back in January I had several very good leads telling me that WAYN, the social network for travelers was in talks with AOL about a $200m sale. A term sheet was said to be imminent. I called WAYN but they denied the whole thing and, via another channel, I heard they were a little put out by my ‘rumour-mongering’, as they saw it. In hindsight I must have been both premature, and… Read More

  • Is Meebo Worth Half a Slide?

    Investment banker Michael Montgomery has his chance to prove he’s still relevant in the tech banking world if this VentureBeat story is true. The rumor is that Meebo has hired Montgomery & Co. to represent them in a new fundraising round that may value the company at a cool $250 million. If they pull it off, they’ll set Meebo’s value at half of the $500 million Slide… Read More

  • Breaking: MySpace goes mobile

    Starting tomorrow, all you MySpace addicts can access MySpace Mobile from your handheld device. It’s been in Beta the last few months and I’ve dabbled with it here and there, but haven’t been all that impressed. If you’re wondering what you can do from the mobile site then keep on reading for details. Yeah, it’s super exciting. *snore* It’s so exciting… Read More

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    The Orientation: Electronic Paper

    Welcome, welcome, welcome to another installment of CrunchGear’s “The Orientation” where we do our best to make technology easy to swallow and understand just for you, dear friends. This week we’re going to look at electronic paper. All sorts of crazy things are coming into the mainstream these days like the Kindle or those fancy e-ink watches and it appears we’ll… Read More

  • Charlie Rose Face Plants To Save His MacBook Air

    Yeah, you read that headline right. Apple couldn’t pay for better press than this. Viewers of the Charlie Rose show tonight were stunned to see the normally composed Rose looking like he’d just been in a bar fight. He has a very bad black eye and a bandage over part of his forehead. I contacted the show’s producers to hear what happened. Earlier today, they said, Rose tripped… Read More

  • CloudMade raises €2.4m to supercharge open source maps

    Think for a moment about about how amazing it was a few years ago to see Google Maps for the first time. Suddenly not only was mapping a fascinating new arena for online, but Google’s map API lead to a wave of mashups and new innovation. It even lead UK startup MultiMap to completely change course and invest in draggable maps, because the market wanted them. Now think for a moment about… Read More

  • BroadSoft Going Up Against Ribbit with VoIP Platform for Web Apps

    Tomorrow BroadSoft, a VoIP software provider for telecom companies that’s been around since 1998, will officially announce a platform for integrating voice into web applications. The company’s new offering, BroadSoft Xtended, will enable developers to add voice capabilities to their applications and then showcase these applications in a centralized directory called the Xtended… Read More

  • Nokia 3555 lands at T-Mobile

    Nothing to get too excited over, but T-Mobile announced that Nokia’s quad-band 3555 is available today for $50. The clamshell is MyFaves compatible and features an FM radio, VGA camera with 4x digital zoom for stills and video, IM, stereo Bluetooth, microSD and music player. Like I said, nothing to get excited about. T-Mo Read More

  • Video: "I Love My Mac"

    Apparently there’s some contest going on for the MacHeads movie and Joel over at BBG found Tonya’s entry. It’s quirky, fun and pretty spot on. via BBG Read More

  • Fujitsu's Mac-lovin ScanSnap now shipping

    Fujitsu’s lovely Mac-centric scanning wonderwhozit is now shipping. You can grab details here. It’s a great little machine. I’ve been using the non-Mac one for months and I’m more organized then ever. Read More

  • Why do people suck so much?

    So I was sitting at the airport earlier today trying to get a little bit of work done before boarding my plane. My MBP was on its last legs with about 30 minutes to go and I noticed someone plugging into an outlet on the other side of the gate. I wandered over and plugged in and started to crank out some e-mails and then I noticed my battery meter was on red. WTF?! It wasn’t charging so… Read More

  • Is this the GTA IV intro movie?

    Probably not! They’re tearing it apart in the comments over at Kotaku. I agree that the disc-to-PS3 transfer looks kind of fishy. What do you think? GTA IV Intro Leaked? [Kotaku] Read More

  • FriendFeed Adds Search, And Suddenly Feels Like A Destination Site

    FriendFeed, a service that aggregates social network information, just launched quite a nice little search feature. Users can search by individual, friends, or all users, and specify the search only to specific services like Twitter or Delicious. A basic search box is on every page. Advanced search is here. FriendFeed is clearly more than a simple service to aggregate lots of data from… Read More

  • Pentax lets loose a new Optio point-and-shoot

    Today marks the arrival of yet another point-and-shoot from Pentax. The Optio V20, is like the sixth in the last few months, that features a 5x zoom lens, 8-megapixels and a ginormous 3-inch LCD. It appears to be geared towards portraits thanks to three key features: face recognition, smile capture and blink detection. I think you can decipher what each does and see its value in taking portraits. Read More

  • The best thing I saw all day…

    It’s fake, but it’s absolutely hilarious. via Panopticist Read More

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