• Good Luck John!

    The time has finally come and our very own, John Biggs, is preparing to run in tomorrow’s Rock’n’Roll Marathon in sunny San Diego. The forecast for tomorrow is 66 degrees and that sounds perfect for a 26.21875 mile jaunt. He’s been training hard for months with the rest of the Team In Training folks and we all wish them the very best. Good luck everyone! Oh, and… Read More

  • Memorex's TravelDrive 2007 Flashy Flash Drives Add Flash To Your Flash Drive Options

    With flash memory prices dropping faster than Apple stock after a fake iPhone delay (I swear it’s the last time I’ll mention it), manufacturers of USB thumb drives have to do something to convince consumers to buy its drives over a competitor’s. Memorex’s TravelDrive 2007 for example uses a unique jack-knife design, multiple color options and encryption software to… Read More

  • Gray Kangaroo Personal Liquor Filter

    The CG staff enjoys a tasty alcoholic beverage now and then and with the summer heat kicking in full force this weekend in NYC, we’ll be hittin’ the sauce a little harder than usual (we’ll be using the mixers to stay hydrated, of course). To take the sting out of summer parties — both in cost and taste — check out the Gray Kangaroo Personal Liquor Filter. Invented… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Spectrum Edition

    iPod Bible 3.0
    Cowon Puts GPS In Your PMP
    My, My What A Big Digital Picture Frame You Have
    Tourbillon Timepiece Defines Luxury
    Sandisk Gold Memory Card Contest Read More

  • Digg Will Do Product and Services Reviews in 6-12 Months

    Kevin Rose has announced that Digg will be expanding to cover product and service reviews. Rose told the audience at The Next Web Conference Friday that Digg is currently working on a “big project” that will deliver significant enhancements to Digg in the next 6 to 12 months. The new Digg will allow users to Digg anything including services, products and images. Rose said that… Read More

  • Weewar For the Weekend

    I just came across Weewar, an online war game that combines elements of risk and other strategy games. It’s fairly simple pixel art, but they’ve gained an extremely loyal following during their beta period. Like Kdice (which I am playing right now while writing this), Desktop Tower Defense and other games we’ve covered, Weewar is is a highly addictive game. You’ll… Read More

  • Facebook Polls: Don't Mention The Competition

    Facebook Polls launched Friday night with a fair bit of fanfare. It’s a tool with a wealth of possibilities but be warned: don’t mention the competition in your poll questions! My first attempt at creating a Facebook poll: After initial surprise I tried a few related questions. “Is Facebook better?” works indicating that Facebook is not restricted text. Is Facebook… Read More

  • Keibi Takes $6 million Series B Funding

    San Francisco-based Keibi Technologies has raised around $6 million in Series B funding from Catamount Ventures and Hunt Ventures, according to a post at Alarm:Clock. The media discovery and moderation platform aims to help communities and media add visibility to user-generated content. Keibi’s holistic approach uses web semantic and recognition engines to provide robust user… Read More

  • Maestro: Social Music Streaming

    Music has been a killer app on the web ever since Napster met mp3 in 1999, and we’ve seen a lot of startups designing new social applications around it. Some startups are creating communities around discovering new music, others are helping you store and remotely access the music you already have. Atlanta-based Maestro is doing both. Maestro lets you stream music from your computer… Read More

  • Slacker Gets $40 Million for Growth

    When Slacker initially launched their three prong web, desktop, and portable music service, we felt they needed a lot of cash in the bank to take on incumbents like Last.fm and iTunes. It looks like they got that start, with the addition of a whopping $40 million on top of the original $13.5 million series A, according to PEHub. Centennial Ventures and Rho Ventures were new investors, with… Read More

  • Facebook Polls Launches Tonight: Marketing Research Paradise

    Facebook just launched a new product tonight called Facebook Polls – look for a link in the bottom navigation area next to “Advertising” on any Facebook page. This is an advertising product that is designed to generate revenue. Users can able to create a poll question and up to five answer choices, and then target the poll based on gender, age, location or profile… Read More

  • Demofuse: Embedded Website Tours

    Demofuse allows users to create website tours that are embedded in a site as opposed to traditional flash based site tours. Demofuse is a one man labour of love. Toronto based Greg Thomson created and coded the site in 8 months without outside assistance, an impressive feat in a competitive industry. The service works by using Ajax overlays that allow users to create slides from websites. Read More

  • Request To Facebook: Broaden the "How I know you" Options

    When you confirm a friend on facebook, you are asked to state how you know the person. But the options are simply too narrow. “We hooked up” is rarely an appropriate way to describe someone you know through blogging, networking, etc. In fact, most of the options are not really useful for the millions of non-college student adults flooding into the service. It’s time to add… Read More

  • Chinese Pirates Account For 93% of Counterfeit CDs and DVDs in EU

    Here’s an interesting list of 10 “inconvenient truths” that the IFPI released yesterday in regards to the EU’s latest figures on counterfeit products that were confiscated in 2006. According to the reports there were 23 million phony CDs and DVDs confiscated last year and 93 percent originated in China. The music industry’s international trade group goes as far… Read More

  • I Want A Motion-sensing Dongle Toot Sweet

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/flash/app/embedded_video_trial/r_0_3/player.swf Righto, so what we have here is a tablet PC that lets you control certain applications by tilting the screen. Give it a quick shake and you’re back to the main menu. Yeah, it’s not that astounding, but the best part is that you can add it to any tablet PC or laptop ’cause it’s just a freakin’… Read More

  • Pentax 50th Anniversary DSLR

    Pentax is 50 years old and what better way to celebrate than release a special anniversary edition to show the world how far you’ve come: The AP50 dSLR. So what’s with the Asahi? No, it’s not the beer, silly. Asahi Optical is the name by which they were known half a century ago. Anyways, let’s chat about the AP50 and what this digital SLR can do. Read More

  • iPod Bible 3.0

    Did you recently purchase an iPod? Not to sure what iTunes is all about? I’ll admit that I suck when it comes to using iTunes. It’s OK because not everyone has the time to sit around and tinker with it for hours until it’s optimized to your standards. Well, the iPod Book 3.0 is available for download and it has everything you need to know about your iPod and iTunes. It… Read More

  • Google Announces Feedburner Deal; Look For AdWords Integration

    Google announced the acquisition of Feedburner today on their corporate blog. Feedburner CEO Dick Costolo confirms it as well on the Feedburner blog. The are not disclosing the price, but our source said it was around $100 million when we wrote about the deal last week, and we still believe that figure is accurate. Google doesn’t go into a lot of detail on why they bought the company… Read More

  • Rumor: Apple Prepping For Macbook Pro Update

    All these Apple rumors need to stop because it’s giving me a headache or maybe it’s because I’m hungover. I’m not really sure which is causing the nausea I’m feeling, but there is another rumor flying about and you may have heard about it once or twice. When will the Macbook Pro line be updated? The Macbook’s were upgraded just last month and it’s… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Welcome to another edition of Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar. You guys did great yesterday and here are the top three comments that made us LOL. We have no way of knowing who the winner is because he/she didn’t leave a valid e-mail address, but here’s what they had to say about the iPhone drought. So, the winner for today’s contest is Matthew who actually posted his witty comment in… Read More

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