• Virgin America and Google Maps

    “transparent”> If you were wondering how Google Maps would function onboard a Virgin America flight, Virgin and Google have put together a lighthearted little video demonstrating the service. If that doesn’t pique your fancy, then perhaps I should add that it also features a low-rider plane with spinners and hydraulics. Yea I knew that’d get you. Read More

  • RockYou Integrates Like.com Image Search Into Slideshows

    Last November, Munjal Shah made a fairly tough decision and did an about face on his startup, Riya. Instead of continuing to focus on Riya’s existing product – facial recognition and tagging of photos – the company took its core technology and launched an image search engine called Like.com. Unlike other image search engines, Like.com uses photos as the query, returning… Read More

  • Time To Learn How To Breakdance At 5Min

    http://www.5min.com/Embeded/4284/Sometimes its worth taking a second look at a startup a few months after we cover their initial launch to see how things are going. We first covered Israeli startup 5min back in May. The site is a sort of YouTube for short user generated instructional videos. And there are some indications that it may be taking off. The company says 2 million videos were watched… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

      Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. Read More

  • Mozilla Revives Eudora…You Remember Eudora, Don't You?

    Eudora, the email client that introduced many in the earlier days of the internet to email, officially died May 1, although not that many people noticed. Qualcomm decided to open source the Eudora code and the good folks at Mozilla have resurrected the once great desktop email client. Code name Penelope (Eudora 8.0.0b1) is now available for download here. According to Ars Technica the client… Read More

  • Another Tool To Map Website Visitors

    http://maps.amung.us/flash/flashsrv.php?k=px5ag7n9&type=emb.swf Good things come in pairs, I guess. Yesterday I wrote about FeedJit’s new visitor mapping widget. Today, whos.amung.us, a real time traffic widget that we covered back in March, released a Flash based map widget that also shows the physical location of website visitors. See it at maps.amung.us. There are many other… Read More

  • Windows Live Suite Out This Week

    Pun intended. A couple months back officials at Microsoft said that a suite of Live services was in the works to help create a more seamless experience, and to nudge users into trying out other members of the Live Family. The suite is due out sometime this week and will include apps no one really cares about like Windows Live Messenger 8.5, Windows Live Hotmail, Windows Live Photo Gallery… Read More

  • More Next-Gen iPod Details

    A “reliable” source has just notified vnunet.com that Wednesday’s iPod’s are expected to have digital radio and the ability to purchase songs directly from iTunes via WiFi. Being able to buy tracks as you hear them is a welcomed improvement. Other rumors include a touch screen iPod and an iPhone-like interface. On the 5th we will all know who was right and which… Read More

  • Google Phone: The Plot Thickens

    We’ve been hearing a lot about the Google phone lately but no one was anywhere near sure about what the device is capable of. The phone will be based on a Linux platform with a UI written entirely in Java, but don’t expect anything fancy as it’s pretty ordinary. Some other functionality such as a browser similar to that of the iPhone, and some multimedia jazz are also expected. Read More

  • Digpicz: The Unofficial Digg Picture Browser

    Digpicz delivers a much asked for, and yet to be delivered feature of Digg: picture browsing. Digpicz comes from Peteris Krumins, the same guy behind the unofficial multimedia-only version of Reddit, RedditMedia. Details of how the site was made can be found here. Digpicz pulls its data from the Digg API so it should be fairly accurate and thorough, although as an unofficial site with a logo… Read More

  • MVE Gives Up the Top-Secrets

    So, let me get this right: I can fire up my Microsoft Virtual Earth and navigate my way to see classified military secrets? I guess so, as Ogle Earth shows us. A Nautical fan named Dan did just that, finding a satellite image of an Ohio-class US sumbarine with a new, secret propeller design. When the submarines are out of the water, the props are supposed to be covered up. Oops. So far the… Read More

  • Fake Steve Jobs Was A Blog Hater

    I was researching something unrelated yesterday when I stumbled upon a gem from the past of Daniel Lyons, a.k.a. Fake Steve Jobs. It was November 2005, TechCrunch was 5 months old and had yet to break into the Alexa top 10,000, and Lyons was then, as he still is now, writing for Forbes. Despite the growing tide of positive publicity surrounding blogging following the 2004 Presidential… Read More

  • Maximo iM-390 iMetal Isolation Earphones Review

    Who likes to rock the party? We like to rock the party! I love music and chances are, you do as well. I’ve used a lot of different headphones over the years and have started to get quite picky about which headphones are resting on my ears. Maximo recently sent me a pair of the iM-390 iMetal Isolation Headphones to review. I was skeptical of these headphones at first, mostly because… Read More

  • Sidekick LX aka Shuriken Pictures

    Here it is, the first shots of the LX, obviously taken with a shitty Sidekick camera. Will it suck as much as the last three Sidekicks released? Probably. Updated with high-res pics Read More

  • Tilt Hitting September 25th?

    Looks like we were lead astray by our AT&T mole. An alert reader dropped into the AT&T store and asked after the Tilt, which should have dropped today. Here’s what he found out: Read More

  • iPhoneSimFree Reveals Pricing, Causes Blue Balls

    So some pretty big news is coming out of the iPhoneSimFree camp, but it’s probably not going to make any of you very happy. The boys at ISF won’t be selling to end users, rather, they’ll be selling to resellers who will in turn sell to you. I guess that isn’t that big a deal, but chances are you’ll have to purchase your iPhone from them and I don’t imagine… Read More

  • Small Case Manufacturer Confirms New iPod?

    Uniea, some case manufacturer that no one has ever heard of, has recently unveiled the U-Suit, a new iPod case that’s suitable for use with “new iPod”. The case looks different than your standard 5G iPod, giving clues as to how a new iPod might look. iLounge says that the case “features a soft leather exterior, hard plastic interior with scratch-resistant inner lining… Read More

  • September 5th Apple Event Details Surface

    Here comes another hot new rumor for Wednesday’s upcoming event. This time around the Digi Times claims to have it from insiders in Taiwan that the new iPod video line will be widescreen and include Wi-Fi, touch screen UI ala iPhone and will be significantly slimmer thanks to its flash-based memory. Shipments are expected to go out at the end of this month or early October. The iPod Nano… Read More

  • Return Of The Schwag

    The true hard core geek/fanboy crowd loved ValleySchwag when it launched in the Spring of 2006. For $15 per month you would receive a package containing tshirts, stickers, pens and other junk that new startups pay a fortune to have created with their logo printed on it. Usually this stuff is handed out at parties and conferences, but ValleySchwag created a way for people to get it even if… Read More

  • Google Wiki Prepares To Launch

    Google may finally be preparing to re-launch wiki service Jotspot, nearly a year after it acquired the company. Jotspot has not allowed new customer registrations since the acquisition was announced, although existing customers retained access to their accounts. Google Operating System noted that the Jotspot discussion board and help desk have moved over to Google. More telling, Google… Read More

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