• Wii Box Pictures

    Wii Box Pictures

    Here are a couple pictures of the back of the Nintendo Wii box. Nothing too spiffy, except the dissapointing fact that Wii Sports may not be included with the Nintendo Wii after all. There are already rumors flying about questioning what the Wii startup disc is all about. Anyone got any ideas? I have to agree with the comments, a startup disc for the Wii OS would really be a drag. Wii Box Pictures… Read More

  • LimeWire Counter Sues RIAA

    LimeWire Counter Sues RIAA

    [The RIAA’s] goal was simple: to destroy any online music distribution service they did not own or control, or force such services to do business with them on exclusive and/or other anticompetitive terms so as to limit and ultimately control the distribution and pricing of digital music, all to the detriment of consumers. In August, the RIAA sued LimeWire for not complying with the September… Read More

  • Microsoft's Xbox 360 HD DVD Drive Connects To PCs Via USB

    Microsoft's Xbox 360 HD DVD Drive Connects To PCs Via USB

    Here’s some news about the HD DVD drive coming for the Xbox 360 that may justify that $200 price tag a little bit: It can connect to your PC via USB, allowing you to have an external HD DVD drive that can connect to your computer. That’s the good news. Now for the bad – Microsoft isn’t providing any kind of driver for the HD DVD drive, so you won’t be able to watch… Read More

  • Sony Talks Playstation 3 And Blu-Ray

    Sony Talks Playstation 3 And Blu-Ray

    “Already, at our launch titles, we’re getting up close to the 25GB limit that we have on our Blu-Ray discs this year,” he claimed. “Next year we’ll raise that to 50GB, and I’d expect that we’ll be getting close to that in the fairly near future as well.” Sony’s worldwide studio boss Phil Harrison has finally stepped up to the plate to answer… Read More

  • Samsung D900 aka Black Carbon Hands On

    Samsung D900 aka Black Carbon Hands On

    is another Ultra model – the D900 is an extremely slim slider with 3-megapixel camera and a unique UI designed in conjunction with Adobe. The Samsung folks didn’t mention a timeframe, but it should be hitting our shores very soon for about $350-400. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Sneak Peek Edition

    Daily Crunch: Sneak Peek Edition

    Take a gander at these highlights from recent posts: Ultimate Hoody; No Glare, No Prying-Eyes, No Sex Sony Bravia Ad: Paint-tastic TokyoFlash Presents Retsu The Robots Are Working Together CrunchGear in Korea: Hello from Sunny Seoul Read More

  • Microsoft and Yahoo Prepare to Battle Google

    Google’s momentum was echoed publicly by both Microsoft and Yahoo today. Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, stated that Google is making it difficult for them to recruit top talent. Also, in a move to likely earmark more dollars towards acquisitions, Microsoft increased their research and development budget for 2007 to $7.5 billion, which is $1.3 billion more than they stated in May. Update… Read More

  • Google: Security Mishaps and User Trust

    Update: Danny Sullivan disagrees with some of my points, and adds a few other security incidents to the list. Google is pushing full steam ahead with their office strategy, and their hope is to convince a lot of individuals and businesses to trust Google enough to store their documents on Google’s servers instead of their own computers, or servers under their control. The fact that… Read More

  • Zimbra: 4 Million Paid Mailboxes and Counting

    Zimbra: 4 Million Paid Mailboxes and Counting

    What do Digg, Mozilla, the University of Bern Switzerland and the Times of India have in common? According to an announcement today, they are all among the 1000+ customers of web based open source communication and collaboration suite Zimbra. Founded in 2003 in San Mateo, California the company today announced that it has passed four million paid hosted and on-site mailboxes. That’s a small… Read More

  • Sony's Third-Gen LocationFree Base Station Misses By That Much

    SlingMedia SlingBox’s main competition currently is Sony and its line of LocationFree Base Stations. For the unfamiliar, both products let you view and control your TV via any broadband-connected laptop or desktop (Windows-based for the time being) from any location in the world. Also, like SlingMedia, Sony recently launched new models: The $249 LF-B20 and $199 LF-B10. Sony had them on… Read More

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  • Universal Music files suit against Grouper, Bolt.com

    On the day of the Google/YouTube acquisition, YouTube announced a licensing deal with Universal Music. Apparently, Grouper and Bolt.com didn’t get the memo. Universal Music has come out swinging in their first online video-related lawsuit against two of the lesser-known online video sharing websites, Bolt.com and Sony’s recent acquisition, Grouper. The lawsuit takes aim at the… Read More

  • Gifttagging wraps up the wishlist

    Gifttagging wraps up the wishlist

    Have you an Amazon wishlist? I do, but I don’t use it that much anymore because I really wish it was a universal list, one that enabled me to add to it as I browsed around the web. I tried Froogle recently and their wishlist service but once again I was limited by its functionality. So a few days ago along came gifttagging.com a new service that aims to make it easy to create a universal… Read More

  • 2006 Machiniama Film Festival, November 2-4

    It’s not animation, see, it’s Machinima. It’s not CG, either. Not really. For those not in-the-know with this uber-nerdy new form of film making, Machinima is the art of creating films, either shorts or features, using the physics and rendering engines contained within off-the-shelf computer games. The beauty is that with the limitations imposed by the various games and engines… Read More

  • Creative Takes Back FM Recording Functionality

    Guess who the RIAA was able to roll over in its latest attempt at destroying the world? If you guessed Creative, you win a prize. Your prize is the newly found inability to do something with your MP3 player that you previously could. It seems that due to “licensing issues,” Creative has removed the functionality of its Zen Vision:M to record live FM broadcasts. I wonder how they came… Read More

  • Yahoo! Leads Investment in Ad Auction Company Right Media

    New York based alternative advertising meta-network Right Media closed $45 million in Series B funding today. The service auctions ad space between multiple ad networks in real time. Yahoo! lead the round and will take 20% of the company. In June of 2005 Right Media received $7.25 million in funding from Redpoint Ventures. Redpoint was also a participant in this round. We profiled Right Media in… Read More

  • The Robots Are Working Together

    Anybody who watches “Ghost In The Shell” should be acquainted with the implications included with this story. A team of scientists from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium, the Institute of Cognitive Science and Technology in Italy and the Autonomous Systems Laboratory and Dalle Molle Institute for the Study of Artificial Intelligence have developed a system by which a team of… Read More

  • SlingMedia and Apple Sit in a Tree

    It’s been a long time in the hyping but it looks like there will be a Mac OS version of the SlingPlayer software for use with SlingMedia’s SlingBoxes. An interview of SlingMedia’s Brian Jaquet revealed that there were some glitches in the company’s plans to get the Player out the door, including the launch of Intel-based Macs. It’s now on track to go into beta… Read More

  • Motorola P790 Charges Your Phone Twice

    Motorola P790 Charges Your Phone Twice

    Too busy to charge your phone in one of those old-fashioned “wall socket” things? Yeah, me too. That’s why Motorola has released the P790 mobile phone charger. It fits in the mini-USB port on your phone to give you two full charges and can even be purchased with a dual-charge adapter to charge your oh-so-cool Bluetooth headset at the same time. It looks like a PEBL, which means… Read More

  • Apple Ships "Small Number" of 5.5G iPods with Windows Virus (WTF!?)

    Apple Ships "Small Number" of 5.5G iPods with Windows Virus (WTF!?)

    McDonalds isn’t the only place you can go to get a little extra special sauce with your DAP. Apple, of all people, has accidentally included a Windows-infecting computer virus on “less than 1%” of the 5.5G iPods made after September 12. So if you run Windows and you purchased a new iPod in the past few weeks, you need to run your anti-virus gear stat, and look for RavMonE.exe, a… Read More

  • Lenovo and Apple Most Reliable Laptops, Report Says

    Apple and Lenovo Laptop users are smug lots. And, according to a recent PC Pro poll, they deserve to be. After surveying 20,000 tech support calls randomly, it turns out Lenovo, followed by Apple, are the most reliable laptops one can buy in the US with HP, Dell and finally Gateway rounding out the list. Even more telling is that off-brand laptops scored at the very bottom of the heap, something… Read More