• Scott Steinberg's look at online gaming

    Scott Steinberg, one of the better gaming journos out there, is producing a bunch of videos about online gaming for DigtialTrends called “Players Only.” The coverage is fairly basic but there are lots of cool interviews and ideas presented. Wake up and quit playing with yourself: Today’s hottest games can be found online! This week on Players Only, we discover why… Read More

  • Meesa gonna surv you kaffee, Ani!

    Is it a single serving pod espresso brewer or Jar Jar Binks in effigy? You decide. Jay Brewer runs SingleServeEspresso.com — the #1 resource for all things single, serving, and espresso — and he forwarded this along. Cute, right? Right? Read More

  • Retailers confirm new iMacs next week

    GeekSugar predicted there’d be new iMacs next week, and several retailers have confirmed the existence of new model numbers in their inventory. That’s what MacRumors claims, at least. What should you expect with these new iMacs? Penryn-based processors, for one, and maybe an expanded hard drive or newer video card. A minor update, in other words, not a total re-design. Read More

  • Brando's A-Theme Series Disney Flash Drive

    Hey, guys, look what I passed through my urethra! Read More

  • Hackers hack Windows Web servers like it's also their job

    A flaw in MS’s IIS is allowing hackers to install malicious code on website visitor’s machines. The exploit, VML MS07-004, allows for SEO poisoning and can serve up data via Javascript and send browsers to other websites. Interestingly enough they’ve used the exploit to infect the United Nations main page, dumping SEO noise into the HTML and potentially sending users to a… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Pirates downloading GTA IV like it's their job

    Yes, as we all know, Grand Theft Auto IV was leaked onto the Internet earlier this week. But just how many people have grabbed the game, roughly, from some of the bigger sites out there? Blackcats-Games, one of the biggest private, games-only BitTorrent trackers, has 45,747 users, of which a total of 4,207 users have snatched either the PAL or NTSC version. So, about 9 percent of those guys… Read More

  • American companies selling hi-tech police equipment to China?

    Did American companies violate U.S. law by selling hi-tech police equipment to the Chinese? The Old Gray Lady asks this today, examining a recent Chinese police equipment trade show held in Beijing where several American companies, including Motorola and DuPont, were notably present. (An old law going back to Tiananmen Square prevents American companies from selling police equipment to China.)… Read More

  • Update: Rackspace Files IPO, Will Set Price Via Auction

    Web hosting provider Rackspace filed for an initial public offering with the SEC last night, as we predicted it would. The company will try to raise $400 million, and it intends to set the IPO price through an auction, much like Google did. The underwriters are Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, and WR Hambrecht & Co. (the leading proponent of such IPO pricing). Pricing through… Read More

  • Profiles in Courage: Woman fights back against the RIAA's dirty tactics

    As if you needed any more reason to distrust and dislike the RIAA, BusinessWeek has an article this week detailing one woman’s fight against the cartel and its tactics. Tanya Andersen, a 45-year-old single mother, was sued by the RIAA several years for illegally downloading a couple of songs. Only, you know, she didn’t download a damn thing (she claims). She hired a Seattle lawyer… Read More

  • Red Zune 80 trickling into retail stores

    Something called the Microsoft Zune 80 (wasn’t that an ABA team, the New Orleans Zune?) was released in the color red a few months ago, but you had to purchase it from the Zune Originals online store, which added tacky artwork to the backside. Seems now, however, you’ll be able to find it in normal retail stores. Still $250. via Zune Insider Read More

  • LG Prada II specs maybe leaked

    Oh, look! LG Prada 2.0! (No pics of the actual phone yet.) Highlights include 3G (HSDPA), a 5-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi and a full QWERTY keyboard. Or, in toto: • Quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900). WCDMA 900/2100, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA connectivity
    • 3″ WQVGA 400×240 px TFT touchscreen
    • 5 megapixel camera
    • front camera for video calls
    • Wi-Fi b/g connectivity
    • USB… Read More

  • Terrible economy affecting your tech spending?

    Consumer confidence recently hit a 26-year low, with the Reuters/University of Michigan index currently at 62.6. Consumer expectations for six months from now (October) is even worse at 53.3. In other words, lots of Americans will now be a little more choosey where and what they spend they money on. How has your tech/gadget addiction been affected by the terrible economy? Holding off on… Read More

  • Patent application shows new Nike+iPod features

    There’s some Monday morning quarterback analysis of a recent Nike patent application filing, which could, just maybe, hint at new features for Nike+iPod. The patent details some sort feedback system, that is, Nike+iPod will modify your workout selection based on your selections. iLounge speculates this fun scenario: For instance, the system would be able to know if a user sped up or… Read More

  • Louis Vuitton cracking down on bloated babies carrying Swap Meet Louis

    Nadia Plesner made a T-shirt that she’s selling to raise money for kids in Darfur. Her shirt includes an image of a malnourished child carrying a sexy purse that looks like something out of the Louis Vuitton Desiccated Trophy Wife line so popular with the ladies a few years back. Note that it doesn’t have the LV logo, just a bunch of squiggles, and it bears a passing resemblance to… Read More

  • GTA IV gameplay in aache dee

    GTA 4 Video (720p) – www.cgaming.com from Someone on Vimeo. I’m really wondering what happened that let R*’s crown jewel out so early. Folks have been playing this game since last Wednesday and it doesn’t launch until the 29th, a strange bit of highly professional piracy indeed. Oh well. R*’s loss is our gain as we watch hundreds of hours of HD encoded GTA in… Read More

  • Widgets: The Marketer's Recession Survival Tool

    This guest post about the widget economy was written by Michael Jones, an angel investor, the CEO of Userplane and a Senior Vice President of AOL. Userplane, which was acquired by AOL in August 2006, is a communications widget provider (add chat and other services to sites) and a large advertising network. Mike Jones’ personal blog is here. Companies facing a slowing economy are… Read More

  • You Didn't Realize It, But You Really Want Those Twitter Messages In Your Calendar

    Belgium-based Twistory launched into private beta today at MobileWebCamp. It’s a very simple tool, built by Tijs Vrolix to show off his coding and design skills: Subscribe to messages from any Twitter user in any popular desktop or online calendaring application (iCal, Google Calendar, etc.). Those messages are then automatically added to the calendar, at the appropriate day and… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Do the Scan Scan Edition

    Steampunk watches from Japan
    Face scanning at airports will upset the easily offended
    Review: Tokyoflash Star Performer and Zero-G watches
    Going Green: Should you convert to Biodiesel? How does it work?
    Review: VYE S37 Read More

  • Going Green: Should you convert to Biodiesel? How does it work?

    Every once in a while you might see a car go by with a sticker proclaiming “Powered by soybeans” or “I run biodiesel! Ask me how!” or some such message. No doubt you’re curious, as I was. What are these mysterious frybrids, and do you want one? Your curiousity will be satisfied after the link. Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Bionic Commando remake multiplayer footage

    http://www.gamevideos.com//swf/gamevideos11.swf?embedded=1&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&src=http://www.gamevideos.com/video/videoListXML%3Fid%3D18565%26ordinal%3D%26adPlay%3Dfalse I think I’ll let the bionic arms do the talkin’ here. This highly-anticipated XBLA game is looking to be an unbelievable bargain: the full single-player remake of Bionic Commando from the NES… Read More

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