• Fun With Frickin' Lasers!

    Wicked Lasers has been making high-powered handheld lasers in China since 2003, and I finally got my pyromaniac responsible hands on one. While playing with the Wicked Fusion for several days, I tried to burn plenty of things (yes, including myself… real tattoos are expensive, y’know!), but I had the most fun pointing out stars and buildings. Okay, that’s not true: I spent most… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Zzzap Edition

    Wiicoil: Longarm Zapper Surfaces
    SmartShopper Needs $147 Price Drop to be Competitive
    EA Mobile Announces The Simpsons: Minutes To Meltdown Game
    Boom Boom Boom, I Want You In My Room!
    Arriva Creates Noggin-Mounted iPod Shuffle Read More

  • Google Acquires ImageAmerica

    Google has announced the acquisition of Clayton, Missouri based ImageAmerica, a company that builds high-resolution cameras for the collection of aerial imagery. ImageAmerica has previously provided images for Google Maps and Earth, including high-resolution black and white imagery of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Stephen Chau, Project Manager of Google Maps and Earth said in a… Read More

  • ICTV: Interactive Television on the Box you Already Own

    Interactive TV has been around for a while in various forms ranging from the SMS voting driving American Idol, to the Finnish choose-you-own-adventure drama Accidental Lovers. Interactive TV’s paradigm argues for pushing PC functionality on the TV instead of TV functionality on your PC. Mark Cuban has opined at length on the shift. A lifetime ago, in the mid 90’s, the first… Read More

  • Virgin Comics And MySpace Partner on New User-Generated Comic Series

    Here’s an interesting new venture by Myspace: they’ve partnered with Virgin Comics to create Coalition Comix. Mike Carey, a veteran comic book writer, will guide the process of creating an entirely new comic on the site. And they are promising to take user ideas and votes to guide the story. The guy running the show is Mike Carey, a former accountant who’s written for a bunch… Read More

  • Information Architects 2007 Web Trend Map

    Information Architects have released their Web Trend Map for 2007, a subway map of the 200 most successful websites on the web, ordered by category, proximity, success, popularity and perspective. In theory it demonstrates the relationship between various sites and ideas, with a strong focus on Web 2.0. I’ve always found these sorts of things clever, in a geeky sort of way, but… Read More

  • The AudioFile: Suspicious iPhone Activities

    I was riding my bike the other day, when I got a call from Apple. I pulled over to the curb, and by the time the light on the corner changed, an iPhone was on its way to my apartment. I hadn’t even requested one, yet 36 hours later, it arrived. Sure enough, within an hour I was compulsively checking email and surfing the Web on it, like a kid picking at a mosquito bite. I did pretty… Read More

  • RustyBudget: Multi-Author Blog Management

    RustyBudget is a new web based application that provides a people and story management tool for multi-author blogs. RustyBudget is essentially “a writers or editors budget”, where a blog owner and blog writers can manage story leads, including author allocation, story notes and overall task management. RustyBudget comes from RustyBrick, a company headed by Barry Schwartz. As well… Read More

  • Wiicoil: Longarm Zapper Surfaces

    We like the return of Nintendo’s Zapper and what it means for real FPS games. But sometimes you want something bigger to frag with. Enter the Rifle Gun Prop, which, like the official Zapper, turns your Wiimote and Chuck into an instrument of digital death. This would be great for a port of Big Buck Hunter, any Area 51 game, or Schoolastic’s Attack of the Jacko’s. DealExtreme… Read More

  • The DVRs are Coming

    If you’re the kind of person who’s reading a blog like this one, chances are pretty decent you’ve gotten yourself a handy DVR. You know, like a TiVo or the new digital boxes Comcast hands out. And you’re not alone: according to the Carmel group, in just 3 years 50% of those with cable TV will also have a DVR, and that number is expected to rise in the future. Of course… Read More

  • LG Announces The LBX HDTV LCD Series

    Also unveiled at Christie’s last night was the LBX HDTV LCD series from LG. The LBX line is a stylish blend of technology and design. The glossy black finish only adds to the 1080p resolution that will leave your eyes burning from clear and crisp picture quality thanks to the 120Hz LCD panel with TruMotion technology. The entire line also features a Super IPS panel, XD Engine and… Read More

  • SmartShopper Needs $147 Price Drop to be Competitive

    Who has time to write things down on a pad of paper anymore?! When I need to add something to my grocery list I prefer to walk downstairs to the kitchen, rummage around in the junk drawer for my SmartShopper device, make sure it has fresh batteries, turn it on, press the record button, say “Apples,” say “Apples” again because it thought I said “Mantles,”… Read More

  • GPS-enabled Rings for Tech Saavy Tourists

    If you want to look like you know where you’re going, but you don’t want to deal with jocks making fun of your GPS-enabled street-walking device, you’ll soon be able to let a pair of ladylike purple rings be your guide. Let’s see jocks try to make fun of ladylike purple rings, ha! Read More

  • Hands On With The LG Trax

    Photos courtesy of Nicholas Deleon LG officially introduced its latest 3G music phone last night at Christie’s and it sure is a beauty. The Trax will keep you bumpin’ and groovin’ via a Bluetooth headset as you’re jet setting around town. You can also send pictures or share video clips via MMS. Specs weren’t released but there is a camera and microSD slot. Look… Read More

  • Own A Piece Of Reddit, Help Cure Cancer

    Reddit co-founders, Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian, sold their company to Conde Nast at the end of last year. Now they’re planning giving their laptops a liquidity event. They’re placing the two Apple G4 Powerbooks (12″ and 15″) used to start Reddit on this eBay auction. 100% of the proceeds are going to the American Brain Tumor Association. The laptops come adorned… Read More

  • EA Mobile Announces The Simpsons: Minutes To Meltdown Game

    With the world premiere of The Simpsons Movie less than a week away, EA Mobile has announced The Simpsons: Minutes To Meltdown game for your mobile phone. Tag along with Homer as he races through Springfield to shut down the nuclear reactor before it obliterates the town. Along the way you’ll get to interact with fellow Springfieldians like Apu, Chief Wiggum and others. It’s… Read More

  • iPhoneDrive Updated, iPhone Now More Drive-y

    Ecamm Network has updated its iPhoneDrive software (which allows you to drag and drop files between your phone and your computer) to include support for moving files around on your iPhone as though it were truly a portable drive. You’ll also be able to drag multiple files off of your phone and an iTunes bug has been fixed as well. The software goes for $9.95 until Apple decides to… Read More

  • LG Adds 50-inch 1080p Plasma To Opus Line

    Debuting last night in NYC at famed auction house Christie’s, was the 50-inch Opus 1080p plasma TV. The 50-inch, 50PY3D, plasma is chock-full of helpful features like Simple Link connectivity that lets you control other Simple Link devices from one remote. The fun doesn’t end there because the Opus line includes three HDMI inputs, a USB media hub, integrated ATSC/QAM/NTSC tuners… Read More

  • YouTube's New Customizable Video Player

    Our digitally doting papa, TechCrunch has a writeup on YouTube’s new customizable video player. This is great news for sites that rely heavily on YouTube videos and wish to gather everything in one place. Previously, you would have needed to write your own code or rely on outside providers like Splashcast to get the job done. YouTube’s new feature allows you to select a color… Read More

  • Kanguru's Power-saving Portable Hard Drives

    Kanguru, best known for its line of portable storage devices, has developed a power-saving hard drive capable of operating at only 10 percent of normal energy consumption while not in use. If you’re in the market for an external drive to fill with files that you only need to access every now and again, this might be an enticing option. With its three built in Power Saving modes, the… Read More

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