• Grouply Gives A Much Needed Upgrade To The "Board Scape"

    Before the days of vampire bites and “social advertising” there were online message boards. In 1999 eGroups had 17 million members when they sold to Yahoo for $432 million in stock. Now they have over 100 million members with an equally large volume of email traded back and forth. Add on top of that users with groups services from Google, AOL, MSN, and the independent forums (around… Read More

  • DRM to kick the can by next summer?

    Say what you will about DRM. It was there for a reason and now the walls are slowly beginning to crumble. EMI has started the movement and the other labels are sure to follow. DRM hurt sales and everyone knows it. According to British retailer 7Digital, DRM-free sales have outnumbered DRM shackled music 4:1. But this isn’t to say that this is the sole reason for declining revenue in… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: $50 off AppleTV @ Costco

    Costco is offering a $50 discount on AppleTVs in stores until the 23rd or 26th of this month depending on who you ask. Considering the upcoming HD content coming to the little guy, you may want to invest in one now while it’s cheap. $50 instant rebate on Apple TV at Costco [AppleTV Source] Read More

  • Mother discovers daughters trading 'naughty' items on Facebook

    Y’all know I hate those stupid Facebook applications. Every single last one of them, including the “Arrested Development” one, and I’m pretty sure that’s the best TV show I’ve ever seen. But if there’s one way to revitalize rapidly shrinking newspaper circulation, it’s to write about Facebook and its wild and crazy apps. Some mom did just that. Read More

  • Colorful Asus Eee models due early next year

    The tiny Asus Eee will be available in multiple colors early next year, according to Jenn over at pocketables.net (who is very nice, by the way). It’s thought that these color options will be available on the base-level $299 “2G Surf” model which has no webcam and half the RAM and storage of its now-available $399 big brother (available in black or white). I’ll go out… Read More

  • iPhone Edition of 'mundu' handles IM with ease

    Previously available by invite only, mundu is now available to the rest of us. It allows you to use your Yahoo!, Google, MSN, and AIM accounts with ease. Emphasis on “ease.” I was up and running and logged in on my iPod Touch in under a minute. Very, very simple stuff here. You’re able to be logged in to more than one service at a time and you can make your own status… Read More

  • Deadpool: Teqlo Finds Out That Mashups Don't Make Money

    Making my point that it is hard to make money from mashups, investors have pulled the plug on Teqlo. The startup, backed by Peter Rip, was originally focused on being a widget-based tool for creating mashups, competing with Yahoo Pipes, Dapper, and OpenKapow. Then it tried to morph into a vague “Web-based workflow” company, and lost its CEO. Founder Jacoby Thwaites tells… Read More

  • V-Bot transforming robot review

    Give me your virgins! Back in the olden days, when toy engineers had little to work with, transforming robots were pretty stationary. You always wanted them to transform automatically. In fact, you even added your own sound effects. Now, however, you can have your own freaky transforming robot that actually transforms — and does the Hustle — by itself. Read More

  • Zune update next week

    I know we’ve covered this multiple times in the past, but I was just filtering through some e-mails and came across this from the Zune team. Maybe you’re just joining us and haven’t been bombarded with all the Zune 2 coverage so take note that November 13th is the day your 1st gen Zune will be updated to unleash new features and all that jazz. You make it you or something… Read More

  • WhatsOpen produces first gPhone app

    This is what all the fuss is about? Whether or not it’s true remains to be seen, but if this is the first app for Android then I’m going to laugh my ass off. WhatsOpen tells you what’s open. The Android OS is so awesome. Wow. Screenshots of first Googlephone app [Valley Wag] Read More

  • XM launches Led Zeppelin channel called XM LED

    These are interesting times to be a satellite radio fan. Yeah, there’s that merger hanging over the industry’s head (let them merge, I say), but Sirius and XM are now experimenting with artist-specific channels. XM LED, which launches today and lasts through next May, is a Led Zeppelin-only channel that will features every damn thing the band has ever released. OK, maybe not all… Read More

  • The Stripping Weather Girl Weather Station brings us one step closer to God

    When a man becomes preeminent he’s expected to have enthusiasms. What are mine? What draws my admiration? What is that which gives me joy? Weather stations featuring LCD clip art of sexy women in states of undress. Why? They are beautiful, charming, and refuse to comply with the color/grayscale world in which we live. They strip down to bikinis when its warm and dress up &mdash… Read More

  • Steve Ballmer says something absolutely horrible about Android! Read on to see what it is!

    Man. Google can’t get a break. First Nokia and Symbian are all like “POOOP!” and then Steven F is like “Weener!” and then the WSJ is like “WOMP STUPID WOMP” and Peter Ha is all like “I need to go to the bathroom” and I’m all like “Post!” Anyway, Steve Ballmer says: “Well of course their efforts are just some words… Read More

  • gPhone Madness: The creepiest entry to date

    The gPhone madness contest is still going strong. Remember to vote early and often for your favorite entrants and that we also count comments in the judging. Rich sends us his entry, a really freaking creepy idea involving social data mining and facial recognition. The Playa’s Bible web service is linked to Open Social for data mining, The guy takes a picture of a young lady in a local… Read More

  • Interview with the guy who got the Zune tattoo

    Tiago at Gadgetizer decided, for some reason, to interview Steven Smith, the guy who got the Zune tattoo and wants to change his name to Microsoft Zune. I’d probably get an iPod tattoo if someone paid me enough, but Mr. Zune nee Smith seems to be working at a whole other Piggly Wiggly. Why does he love the Zune so much? Then I read about Microsoft hatching up a new PMP and I read… Read More

  • Target Black Friday ad leaked

    Here’s Target’s Black Friday ad. I’ll spare you the boring details about sponges and cat litter and get straight to the good stuff. – Audiovox 10″ Portable DVD Player: $84
    – Western Digital 500GB External Hard Drive: $87
    – Westinghouse 22″ LCD Monitor: $167
    – Audiovox CD Player w/ iPod Dock: $49
    – Magellan Maestro 3100 GPS System: $149
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  • "Set the Data Free"

    Is OpenSocial open enough? The problem with OpenSocial, Google’s new platform for social-networking apps, notes Tim O’Reilly, is that it doesn’t go quite far enough. It lets applications out from the confines of any one Website, but it does not let the data out. Apparently, you cannot mix and match data from more than one app to create a new social app. This is… Read More

  • Iomega MiniMax and UltraMax work with Leopard's Time Machine right out of the box

    Iomega’s newest MiniMax and UltraMax hard drives were designed with Leopard in mind. Both drives come preformated with HFS+, the file system used by Leopard (and previous version of OS X). So if you ever wanted to use the Time Machine system backup feature, literally all you’d have to do is plug the drive in and click “use drive for Time Machine,” no converting from… Read More

  • Zune ad team, I don't get it

    Video: Zune TV Spot Between the new Zune ads and Sony’s PS3 gibberish, I’m beginning to lose faith that I’ll ever see a good advert ever, again. This new ad is very arsty fartsy, but I don’t understand what’s going on in it. He’s watching a video of animated ice cream, which makes him daydream about climbing… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 32-inch LCD HDTV for $499.98 shipped

    Staples.com has the MAG 32″ Widescreen LCD HDTV for $499.98, which includes shipping. If you’re near a Staples store, “shipping” actually means next business day delivery. Not bad. As for the TV itself, it does 720p/1080i and has a 800:1 contrast ratio with an 8ms response time. Brightness is 500 cd/m2 and your input options include S-Video, 2 composites, VGA, and HDCP. Read More

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