• Daily Crunch: Collision Course Edition

    Pleo destroyed by a Combot
    BBQ tools for Zorro, other swashbucklers is, well, something
    Magic Wheel is like a broken bike skateboard thing
    It’s a mat, it’s a bag, it’s a sack that holds wet stuff
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  • Yahoo's Answer to Google's Universal Search is Glue (Coming Soon to America)

    Sometimes the only way to get new products out the door at a big company like Yahoo is to launch it far away from HQ. That’s what happened with Yahoo Glue, a new way to present search results more visually that Yahoo is experimenting with on its Yahoo India site. Much like Google’s Universal Search that brings in results from images, videos, maps, news, or other sources as… Read More

  • Share Your Links With Mento; We've Got 500 Invites

    The tagging and link-sharing market has no shortage of competition, but that doesn’t seem to be deterring many developers. Mento, which has just launched in an invite-only beta, is the latest to arrive on the scene, sporting a very well designed site and a number of options that make sharing links a breeze. Beyond the features typically found on tagging sites, Mento strives to… Read More

  • Most popular posts for Thursday, May 8

    Todays Top Posts: Verizon announces Samsung Glyde Review: Samsung Glyde Daily Crunch: Tool Battle Edition Gun-mounted cameras coming soon to DC police? MPAA sends a big, fat bill to The Pirate Bay Microsoft is not planning to filter content on your Zune, so chill out iPhone to get .Mac push email iPhone no longer on sale at O2… but why? Kid gets real Mario Party… awwwww Some guy… Read More

  • Samsung's "high bright" LCDs are the opposite of Pioneer's "absolute black"

    Yesterday we reported on some Pioneer TVs and monitors called KUROs, the goal of which was to provide the blackest blacksyet available on a display. Samsung is going the other direction, creating a panel 3 times brighter than a typical LCD display. They also have an insanely wide viewing angle (178 degrees, I dare say that is the maximum) and are intended for signage, wall displays, and… Read More

  • Schonfeld Talks About Clearwire/Sprint On Fox Business

    Erick appeared on Fox Business last night to talk about the recent $3.2 billion WiMax deal between Sprint Nextel and Clearwire that’s expected to go through. He tries to discuss the questionableness of the deal from a business standpoint despite the promises of WiMax as a technology. However, there’s clearly some frustration that Cavuto would rather talk about the future of… Read More

  • Video: Soldier pocket-dials family during combat

    We’ve all done it, accidentally dialed someone with our cellphone while it’s in a pocket or bag, but this soldier in Afghanistan went one better. Stuck in a firefight against Taliban insurgents, he accidentally pocket-dialed his parents back home, leaving a three-minute recording of the combat on their answering machine. He lived through it, but the recording itself is quite… Read More

  • Exclusive: Destro from the new G.I. Joe film sucks

    You may recall a couple of weeks ago we posted leaked images of the cast of the forthcoming G.I. Joe film in their ridiculous costumes. Today, we have another. The same tipster who sent us the originals gave us this image of Destro. I’m am so disappointed. The only thing good about this movie is that it’s getting made, so that when it’s done they can hopefully do a reboot as… Read More

  • Pleo destroyed by a Combot

    This is the saddest thing I’ve ever seen. Since getting a Pleo a few months ago, we’ve basically given the bugger a name and gotten to know its personality. To watch this Combot tear Pleo up at Maker Faire is like watching a wolf eat a mouse — it’s no contest
    Basically Ugobe donated Pleo for this contest and they put it in with Vicious Verdict, a combat robot used… Read More

  • Update: Countersuit to the RIAA not dismissed, the fight goes on

    More news in Atlantic vs. Boyer, a case of the RIAA coming down hard on an innocent user and the user fighting back. Yesterday we brought news that the defendant’s attorneys filed a countersuit yesterday and that the judge has dismissed it. Turns out the RIAA filed for a dismissal, but today the judge put aside the RIAA’s dismissal request and will allow the countersuit to… Read More

  • Free content from NBC on the iPhone

    NBC is giving away free episodes of hit shows on the iPhone (and Touch). All you have to do is go to NBC.com on an iPhone and you will get the invite to watch full episodes. This doesn’t make sense to me. Yesterday, we find out that they will sell their shows on the Zune for the same price as Apple.  Then, they turn around and give it away for free to iPhone users. If NBC was trying… Read More

  • Sony's Home for PS3 should be here by fall

    We’re still not able to experience Home on our PS3s, but Sony Computer Entertainment’s David Reeves says it will definitely be out by Autumn. He goes on to say that SCEE may have been too ambitious in its plans for the application, which is a Sims-like social networking tool, much like Second Life. To make it more attractive, SCEE will be adding games to the application… Read More

  • Get you a free eee PC

    PowerupMobile in the UK is offering an Asus eee PC with their T-Mobile broadband package, an extremely interesting move from an industry that usually focused on subsidizing cellphones. Sadly, the models they’re offering don’t have WWAN — you use the T-Mobile USB dongle, though, so it’s basically the same thing — but it’s definitely something to consider… Read More

  • THQ and Marvel embrace tenderly over game deal

    THQ is clearly pumped about this. The uber-developer and publisher, which works with such industry leaders as Gas Powered Games and Relic, calls Marvel “one of the true crown jewels in the entertainment industry.” How flattering! Marvel is not quoted; they probably couldn’t get anyone on the phone since everyone in the company is too busy counting their money. Now, Sega is… Read More

  • Flashback: Kodak's first digicam

    It was Kodak that made the first digital camera in the year before I was born. It was cobbled together out of spare parts in the Kodak labs and was less than .01 megapixels in resolution. It was the size of a toaster and it took 23 seconds to record a black and white image to a cassette tape. That’s all so retro cool. It was “portable”, but nobody at Kodak likely thought it as… Read More

  • Magic Wheel is like a broken bike skateboard thing

    I…don’t get it. That doesn’t matter, though, because I bet we’ll start seeing these things all over the place. It’s called the “Magic Wheel” and it appears to basically be a bike wheel with a smaller rotating caster wheel attached to it. The top of the bike wheel features a seat of some type that looks like it wedges right into your ass. Now… Read More

  • Microsoft Tells Its Alternate Yahoo Board Members It Won't Be Needing Them

    Microsoft is taking one of its options off the table in its on-again, off-again pursuit of Yahoo. It has told members of the alternate board of directors it had lined up for a possible hostile proxy battle over Yahoo that it won’t be needing their services. The news was delivered to each alternate in a short e-mail this morning from Microsoft’s law firm, Sullivan &… Read More

  • Best Buy increases stake in Carphone Warehouse

    Looks like Best Buy’s got a pretty massive boner for Carphone Warehouse, as it’s just increased its ownership share from 2.9% to 50%, according to IDG News Service. Best Buy has agreed to invest an additional $2.1 billion in the European retailer, likely by the end of August. Carphone Warehouse will be opening stores here in the states this year and Best Buy is planning to open… Read More

  • Rumor that won't die: Virgin Mobile to bid for Helio to make best MVNO ever?

    We’ve heard weirder rumors about the future of Helio, our favorite MVNO, but this one’s got some interesting aspects to it. The buzz is that Virgin Mobile is looking to pick up Helio and merge the services, and in some ways the idea makes sense. Virgin is the leading MVNO for low-end handsets. They sell utilitarian phones and services to people who just make calls. You can buy… Read More

  • Feel free to rock the boat if you have this waterproof Coolpix case

    That’s right, with the Fantasea Line FS-51 Housing for the new Nikon Coolpix S52 and S52c cameras, you could toss it in the ocean without any worries. Even if it happened to leak it’s still protected by its one year flood Insurance policy (your photos are probably hosed though). Another great thing about this is that while it’s in the case you still have access to all the… Read More

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