• What's the benefit of a DLP HDTV?

    I’m sure you’ve seen the DLP commercials floating around and you may have wondered what the fuss was about, right? It’s quite simple, really. DLP technology is wicked fast thanks to all the crazy mirrors that are involved. It has an eight-microsecond response time and a refresh rate up to 300hz and tends to be 1,000 times faster than most other HDTVs. Still not sure… Read More

  • RC a human tonight in NYC

    In case you’re bored tonight around 8:30 PM EST. Imagine being able to control people by telling them what to do, what to say, and where to go. Imagine being able to see and hear the world around them as each new scenario unfolds. With the launch of
    modmylife.com, this strange new brand of entertainment has arrived. Mod My Life Read More

  • MySpace News Coming Out Of Beta?

    When MySpace launched a news site in April based on technology from Newroo (a company they acquired in early 2006), people expected it to become fairly dominant fairly fast. But a month later MySpace News had become a ghost town – there were no internal links to the site and it was being completely ignored by the 100+ million people who visit MySpace each month. Recently that has… Read More

  • Technorati Drops Content Older Than 6 Months Old

    When Technorati announced a new CEO at the beginning of October, many were hoping that the once great Technorati would focus on its core blog search product, a product that had been virtually ignored as the company tried to be all things to everybody, whilst never being the master of one thing. It might have been wishful thinking. Zoli Erdos noticed on Monday that he couldn’t find… Read More

  • Xbox gets family-friendly, kinda boring

    In an effort to bring families together and unify them under a strong head of household, as God intended, Microsoft is going to be introducing some family-friendly games to the Xbox lineup, as well as ramping up marketing of the console as being a “family connector”. Nintendo is already there, I’ve seen the elderly and infirm play Wii for hours and have a great time. Read More

  • How To Break The Hollywood Writer's Strike—The 1.5 Percent Solution

    It may be hard to sympathize with the TV and movie writers on strike. As the New York Times describes it, “instead of hard hats and work boots, the people on the pickets had arty glasses and fancy scarves.” But there are some serious issues at stake in this strike, particularly how the people who make TV shows will be compensated for the use of that material online. This… Read More

  • Pandora, Please Don't Try Too Hard To Be Last.fm

    I have a special place in my heart for music streaming site Pandora. It was one of the first startups profiled on TechCrunch, back in the summer of 2005. Pandora creates radio stations for users based on input on the songs they like and don’t like. Over time it learns about what you like and tends to play exactly what you are looking for. But it also plays new music that it thinks you… Read More

  • Dell Acquires EqualLogic For $1.4 Billion

    Dell has acquired data storage solutions provider EqualLogic for $1.4 billion. New Hampshire based EqualLogic makes internet focused data-storage network systems that use proprietary software “designed to simplify how businesses store and manage data.” EqualLogic offers virtualization solutions and is a minor partner in VMWare. Dell said that they would use the acquisition to… Read More

  • DraftMix: Faster Fantasy Sports For Fun Or Profit

    Matt Maroon, an ex pro poker player, thinks an entire sports season is too long to wait to play fantasy sports. With his startup DraftMix, he aims to make playing a fantasy game as quick and easy as sitting down for a hand of poker. Fantasy sports is big business online. Figures vary, but estimates place the market at about $1-2 billion with 15-18 million fans following their leagues. Fantasy… Read More

  • Gadgets that changed the world

    I must applaud the individual who compiled the list of 101 gadgets that changed the world. It’s even in alphabetical order! You might scoff at some of the ‘gadget’s as they may not fit the mold in which we think about gadgets today, but they were gadgets way back when, so keep that in mind as you trickle through. It’s a great list that includes the condom, Gameboy and bra. Read More

  • How much do you love your cellphone? More than this girl?

    What’s going on here? It’s a scene out of Borat. Hit the link to find out. Then let us know: do you love your phone this much? The Toilet Phone [English Russia] Read More

  • DX10 vs DX9: 'Absolutely no image quality differences'

    HardOCP.com’s [H] Enthusiast site has a great, detailed writeup of how the DirectX 10 and DirectX 9 Gears of War settings compare and, wouldn’t you know it, they came to the following conclusion. “We are not sure exactly what turning on DX10 does, but we do know it causes a large performance drop on every video card. In our testing we found absolutely no image quality… Read More

  • Wii: 'NiGHTS' mini-game to use real weather data

    You’ll soon officially have no reason to go outside, thanks to Sega’s upcoming “NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams” for the Nintendo Wii. It’ll feature an add-on mini-game called “A-Life” that will leverage the Wii’s weather channel to reflect the weather in your local area including rain storms, snow, clouds, and whatever else is going on outside at… Read More

  • Radar Turns Mobile Pictures Into Conversation Starters

    There are plenty of mobile apps that let you snap a picture and share it with your friends or the world—Zannel, Umundo, Mocospace, Pikki, MobyPicture, Yahoo Go—but one that does an especially good job at just sharing pictures among your friends is Radar. The service is run by Tiny Pictures, a San Francisco startup that has raised $4 million from Mohr Davidow Ventures. Whenever… Read More

  • 02 says it will dump iPhone usage limits

    Stung by the backlash of criticism after announcing what many considered a punishing tariff for the Apple iPhone in the UK, 02, the exclusive carrier, is busy back-pedalling on the issue. It’s previous tariff for the iPhone was described as “unlimited” at the launch until everyone realised it was actually capped at 200MB. A story on the Daily Telegraph now reveals that O2… Read More

  • Leopard is pornorific

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  • GeekBrief.TV #252

    We shot Brief #252 at Abilene Christian University  where we were two of the judges at their annual student film festival.  It’s an amazing school that loves technology and wants to understand how to embrace it more.  On this Brief I try to explain the premise behind Joss Whedon’s new series on FOX.  Joss is a genius and the new show is… Read More

  • Tesla coil Super Mario Brothers theme: Don't tase me, Wario

    How does this even work? I’m really confused. Essentially, these are two Tesla coils sending out signals based on MIDI input. But how do you control the frequency of the shock to make the music? There are no speakers involved. Engineers? A little help? via Make Read More

  • Sidekick Slide review [Update]

    Many of you may recall my recent rants about the Sidekick 3 and how much it sucked ass. I mean, seriously, I paid over $400 for the biggest POS known to man. Danger makes a phenomenal OS and Sharp and T-Mo go and screw it all up. The hardware was atrocious and that’s putting it lightly. The phone was horrible. Everyone complained of echoing and I could never hear what they were saying. Read More

  • Streaming Internet radio coming to iPhones soon?

    You don’t need us to make outlandish claims and start insane Internet rumors. No, you need Zatz to do it, and today he has. The man who loves his TiVo more than Pizza found a little nugget in the documentation of the new international roaming plans for iPhone that mentions iTunes Radio. What’s that? We don’t know, but Zats posits that with iTunes 7.5 just around the corner… Read More

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