• Video: Wind turbine self destructs

    Holy crap this is awesome. A couple wind turbines have self destructed in recent weeks and Denmark’s climate minister wants some answers. Other turbines have had the same fate abroad and chances are it’s the same in Denmark. Wind speed was around 30 m/s when the turbine killed itself. ‘The problems with the turbines abroad have had to do with poor maintenance, and if… Read More

  • Google Heads Under The Sea With Cable Investment

    Google has announced that it has joined a consortium to build a new trans-Pacific cable between Japan and California. The Unity consortium is a joint effort by Bharti Airtel, Global Transit, Google, KDDI Corporation, Pacnet and SingTel and will initially increase Trans–Pacific lit cable capacity by about 20 percent, with the potential to add up to 7.68 Terabits per… Read More

  • MacBooks with Multitouch tomorrow, sure, but what about the rest of us?

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf If you’re like me, you’re awaiting to potential sting that will come with the new MacBooks tomorrow, as they’re supposed to feature the same multitouch trackpad that the MacBook Air has. You’ll be jealous, see, because your MacBook that you just bought won’t have that neat… Read More

  • Apple WILL announce a new MBP and MB tomorrow, says source

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf Our video from Macworld in case you don’t know what multi-touch is. Dig this, party people. Me and GeekSugar are like this *imagine me crossing my fingers* like people do when they utter the previous statement. She tells me her source is legit and I believe her. So Apple will announce a new MBP and MB… Read More

  • The Wave: 480 motion-sensing LEDs in a table, just for fun

    [photopress:LED_Table.jpg,full,left]Sure, it’s no Microsoft’s Surface, but it’s pretty cool anyway. Using an array of infrared sensors and a CPU, the LED table tracks motion and activates the LCDs in response. It’s not as expensive as Surface, but of course it does a whole lot less. That being said, $2,215 sounds a bit steep still. The Wave Interactive LED Coffee… Read More

  • The world's first NSFW perfume

    I was searching for the history of electric lights in Geneva, Switzerland, when I stumbled upon this little Internet gem. I won’t go into the specifics, but this is apparently some sort of rare botanical — is that the term? — gathered from a woman’s delicate flower. The website is tres NSFW but either this is the greatest hoax in the world or the world is a strange… Read More

  • Chumby adds much new content to its network

    We love the Chumby. Not only is it innovative, it’s damn cute. And today Chumby has announced partnerships with a number of content providers to further increase the device’s value, including MySpace, Shoutcast, Weather Channel, MTV, and many TV shows. And the Food Network! The best part is the Chumby is still only $180, and don’t forget that you can get all your TechCrunch… Read More

  • Hot concept: Tetris ice cubes/jell-o shots

    What is the one way you could improve Tetris? By making it alcoholic. Czech designer Martin Zampach’s concept product would let you make Tetrad-shaped ice cubes to drop in your G&T, or you could use the thing to make Tetradinal jell-o shots, perfect for your nerdy parties. I like the idea of them sliding down my gullet, forming lines in my tummy to be digested for drunkness points. Read More

  • Acer going Blu-ray, 1080p for portables

    [photopress:070720_Hitachi_8cm_BD_drive.jpg,full,center] At some point in the next few months, Acer is going to release a laptop or series of laptops with Blu-ray. Not only that, it appears as if the laptops will also sport full 1080p HD displays. Even Apple’s high-rez 17-inch MacBook Pros can’t touch that (though they’re close). Acer’s saying these new laptops will… Read More

  • Verizon to publish open initiative spec sheet in March

    [photopress:verizon_logo.jpg,full,left]We know that Verizon’s been working towards a BYOH (Bring Your Own Handset) model for a little while now, and word is its set to publish the first version of its specs on the service on March 19th at the Open Device Development Conference. No word yet on when it will launch the service itself, though it has promised to light up the open… Read More

  • Open source heavy Torvalds pats Microsoft on the back

    Usually when open source advocates and coders talk about Microsoft, they spell it with a $. But Linus Torvalds, coder extraordinaire on the Linux kernel, has some kind words for the Redmond giant. He praised Microsoft’s choice to make some of its software more accessible to open source programs and programmers as a step in the right direction. It’s clear that Microsoft is going to… Read More

  • D&D's new online version leaked to Boing Boing; I'm excited

    [photopress:screenshot_DDI_Dungeon_PR_t.jpg,full,center] The rumors are true, I play D&D. Not as much as I’d like, I’m a busy blogger, but I whip it out when I get the time and a few like minded friends. It’s fun to play the game with girls and drink beer, trust me. Sadly, the days of paper and dice are likely going away forever. Wizards of the Coast leaked these… Read More

  • Do You Need a Second Brain for the Internet?

    Another content aggregator launches publicly today, this one with the aim of bringing all of the user generated content you upload across the web into one place where you can organize, search, and share it more easily. The site is called Second Brain and takes advantage of APIs provided by the likes of Flickr, Blogger, YouTube, and eleven other web services. With each, you can provide your… Read More

  • MacRumors jumps on MB update bandwagon

    This is seriously getting ridiculous and like Biggs, I want to drink some beer and play some 360. MacRumors is corroborating on the previous Macenstein post, but like the good Doctor states, “it is possible it is from the same source.” Sucks to be Nicholas Deleon since he just bought a MB less than two weeks ago. MacBooks, Not MacBook Pros on Tuesday? [MacRumors] Read More

  • Star Wars-style holograms coming our way

    So some boffins at University of Arizona have created a new holographic medium that allows the user to write, and more importantly, rewrite a holographic image onto it. If I understand correctly, the material is photoreceptive at 532nm, at which an electrical field is created that changes the refractive index of the material at whatever point got shined on. The material will hold an image… Read More

  • Help-Key: Placeshifting your home TV to work on the cheap

    [photopress:msnbc.jpg,full,center] We’re all news junkies. That’s what the Internet has done to us. You can sit at your desk and watch all the feeds and refresh, but we still like our news in video form, and that’s what we’re doing here today. Unless you’re working for Ted Turner, you’re likely not in a place to watch TV at your desk, but you need to stay up… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: $494 gets you a 33GB iPod

    Confused? Amazon is offering the 32GB iPod Touch for $494 and as an added bonus you get a free 1GB Shuffle. Nice. Amazon Read More

  • Network Solutions, ICANN Sued Over Domain Front Running

    Network Solutions and ICANN are being sued over the “front running” domain registration practices that we covered last month. “Network Solutions has forced millions of people to buy Internet domain names from them instead of cheaper competitors through a scheme that’s netted the firm millions of dollars,” according to the federal class action lawsuit filed by… Read More

  • Review: LowePro Fastpack 250 backpack

    It seems my never-ending quest for the ultimate gear bag has come to an end. LowePro, purveyors of everything camera related, appears to be the definitive winner at the moment. I’ve been testing out the Fastpack backpack over the last couple weeks and it’s been a great experience. It’s meant to be a photographers gear bag, but I’ve found that all the pockets for lenses… Read More

  • TMI: So now it's MacBooks getting the refresh

    I’m going to go get a beer and play some 360 because this story is basically going all over the place. Essentially, there was supposed to be an event happening tomorrow that has been pushed forward to March. Folks were positing that this event would involve some sort of SDK announcement for the iPhone plus some hardware refreshes. There was some good intelligence pointing to three new… Read More

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