• Skimbit announces beta and first customer

    Skimbit, described as a social decision-making tool, launches it’s formal beta trial this week. The free service is designed to let you manage the results of web searches, say for a holiday, wedding or shopping trip, and aggregates the feedback from friends and family to make it easier to come to a group decision. Notionally Skimbit is meeting a need, since about 88% of adults conduct… Read More

  • Rumor: VOIP software working on iPod Touch?

    This story is still developing, but apparently someone has gotten the "Nintendo DS-based SIP app" running on the iPod Touch. Such software could use a microphone dock connector (pictured left) to send and receive voice calls. This is promising news but, again, it’s still early so we’ll wait to find out more. VoIP confirmed!!! [iPod Touch Mods] via TUAW Read More

  • Subhub close to investment

    SubHub, a startup which has been around for a couple of years now, is flipping its high-cost service for subscription content web sites to a more “Web 2.0″ model of a low cost, low entry point. The upshot is that just about anyone will be able to afford to create a content-based web site with subscription and e-commerce facilities baked-in. The move comes as the site is looking… Read More

  • Keep hope alive: Manhunt 2 might see UK release after all

    Manhunt 2 may yet go on sale in the UK, saints be praised! Rockstar, the game’s publisher, had appealed a British certification board’s rejection to rate the game (which effectively banned its sale)… and won! Yes, R*’s appeal was successful, meaning that the certification board has to review the game again. If the board takes no action this time around, you’ll be… Read More

  • Tiny VIA ARTiGO contains mobo, case, and processor

    Well look at this little peanut. It’s the ARTiGO kit from VIA. It’ll set you back $300 and includes a VIA C7 1GHz processor, 4 USB 2.0 ports, integrated audio and video with VGA output, support for up to 1GB of DDR2 memory and 2.5-inch hard drive, and weighs 1.14 pounds. You’ll have to bring your own operating system (not compatible with Vista), RAM, hard drive, keyboard… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Free shipping from Apple, today only

    It appears as if Apple has taken the concept of “Cyber Monday” and has extrapolated it to “Cyber Mondays”, plural. Proof of this idea is on the Apple store today, as you find a big red banner advertising free shipping on anything you buy at the Apple store all day today. No word on if this will continue on Mondays throughout the holiday season, but if it does, expect it… Read More

  • Toshiba M700 series tablets feature touch screen LEDs

    Toshiba has two new tablet notebooks up for sale starting today. Both belonging to the Portégé M700 series, they are the "company’s first Tablet PC to incorporate a touch screen LED backlit display." The two newly-available models both feature an Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 processor, 160GB SATA hard drive, 12.1-inch widescreen LED backlit display, integrated dual-layer… Read More

  • Your favorite Halo rumors gently crushed in Bungie chat

    The forums have been, as ever, abuzz with the most ridiculous of Halo rumors. In a recent chat-style interview, some of these speculations were brought under the scrutiny of two Bungie guys. Among the highlights:
    -The Halo Movie is on “pause,” which is probably a nice way of saying “stalled.”
    -Nothing Marathon-related in the works. What, Halo isn’t Marathon related? Read More

  • Panasonic HDTVs + Panasonic Blu-ray players = Hot holiday bundles

    If you’re in the market for some serious home theater action, Panasonic, of all companies, has just announced a bundle worth looking into. Starting next week, retailers will be selling Panasonic plasma HDTVs bundled with Panasonic Blu-ray players at a discounted cost. If you’re in the Blu-ray camp, this might be the time to take the plunge. Of course, if you’re not married… Read More

  • Electric car prototype can sell power back to utilities

    Faculty members at the University of Delaware have built an electric car that’s capable of selling back excess stored energy to utility companies depending on the demands of the electrical grid. "A car sitting there with a tank of gasoline in it, that’s useless. If it’s a battery storing a lot of electricity and a big plug that allows moving power back and forth… Read More

  • Rumor: Call of Duty 5 takes place in…

    Rumors are trickling in about Treyarch’s next installment to the Call of Duty series will jump back to WWII, but it will set place somewhere in the Pacific. I don’t quite remember the happenings of the Pacific during WWII, but I’m sure whatever Treyarch has in mind will be off the charts. Well, at least I hope it is. COD 4 is pretty badass as well as previous versions so… Read More

  • Timex iControl review

    How often have you hit the running trails and found that your iPod is really interested in Kenny G. No matter how many times you fumble for your iPod you keep coming back to “Eastside Jam” and “By the Time This Night Is Over.” Now, however, you can just tap your wrist and watch as Kenny is relegated to the deep pits of hell where he belongs. Besides, what are you doing… Read More

  • Don King invading your 360, Wii, DS in '08

    Oh boy! 2K Sports is announcing the arrival of Don King to the world of gaming today. It doesn’t seem to be your typical boxing game, though. Sure it has the career mode where you can train said boxer and all that, but throw in adversity, temptation and a few other distractions and you have Don King Presents: Prizefighter. Awesome. I can’t wait to see what sorts of temptations… Read More

  • Another step towards the Babel Fish; gadget scans, understands, and speaks any text

    Looks like HP is getting together with South Korean company Mouscan (Mouscan?) to move us one step closer to that universal translator that’s in every sci-fi story since that sci-fi part of the bible. They call it the Voiscan. HP is contributing the ability to put together a single document by waving a camera over it, and Mouscan is bringing its optical character recognition skillz to… Read More

  • CompUSA's liquidation schedule leaked

    Looks like someone spilled the beans. As we reported over the weekend, CompUSA has been bought and will almost certainly be closed down. Now we’re definitely sure because the schedule for dealing with closing up shops has been released. Basically, everyone gets informed Monday, Tuesday is the last day for returns and repairs, and Wednesday is the interesting part, as that’s when the… Read More

  • Honeywell's HDMI-to-Cat5 converter: Eat the rich

    If you’re remodeling the beach house this year, do be sure to pick up these HDMI-to-Cat5 converters. Essentially, they allow you to keep a electronics room somewhere in the house and then connect your TV straight into the wall to get red hot HDMI hi-def content no matter where you are. This is actually a really good idea. It lets organizations have a centralized AV office and stream… Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Quiksilver Double Daffy

    Ski/Snowboard season is in full swing and if you haven’t picked up a new jacket or you’re looking for one to ask for the holidays then look no further. The Double Daffy from Quiksilver features Plantronics stereo sound and voice via Bluetooth. That means you can crank out your tunes and take calls while carving up fresh power in the back country. If you get lost or something then… Read More

  • Spokeo 2.0: A Feed Reader For Your Friends

    One of the most addictive features of Facebook is its “News Feed” that keeps you up to date on every inane action any one of your friends has taken on the social network (and some partner sites via Beacon). But what if you want to keep track of what all your friends are doing on other parts of the Web, whether they just added a photo to Flickr, a bookmark to Digg, a product to… Read More

  • Gift VC games to your Wii Pals

    Nintendo, I love you, I really do. I’ve been a fan since Day 1. Well, at least from what I remember. You were my first game console and I still play Tetris and get extremely giddy when others have a working NES console. But you’re sort of screwing up these days. Pulling your Wii ads doesn’t detract from the fact that Wiis are still hard to find. You’ve had an entire year… Read More

  • Don't delete your inappropriate corporate e-mail or you'll establish motive

    Ever send an e-mail on your corporate account that you regret sending? Ever think that deleting it from your local folder or from the server will save you from Legal’s wrath? Don’t. Apparently the Feds have software that can detect several layers of deletion, which is worse than you might think. Let’s say I send an e-mail to Peter saying “You’re dumb and no one… Read More

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