• Intel cuts prices, intros new Celerons and Core 2 Duos

    Remember the good old days of scouring Pricewatch.com to see who had the cheapest processors? You’d wait for Intel to release a new chip and watch the one it was replacing plummet to half its original cost, right? Ah, simpler times. Anyway, Intel’s been busy slashing prices and putting out new chips over the past couple of days, so let’s take a look at what’s what. Read More

  • A video tribute to Grand Theft Auto

    Stagueve sent us this super cool tribute to GTA which shows flyovers of most of the GTA:SA scenery. I’m not sure the Who music is quite right, but it is sufficiently martial to make me stiffen up a little, especially in anticipation of GTAIV and the promise of Russian mobsters Hot Coffee-ing gazelle-like ladies from the Ukraine. Read More

  • Get the 8.9-inch Eee PC 900 on May 12 or wait a little while for the Atom version to come out in June

    It’s no secret that Asus wants to get its 8.9-inch lappie to market as quickly as possible and we’re now hearing that the Eee PC 900 will be available in the US on May 12 for $550, according to Wired, which is $50 higher than earlier reports. In order for Asus to get it here by then, it had to forgo using Intel’s new made-for-tiny-laptops Atom processor. But PC World is… Read More

  • Who Are The Biggest Users of Amazon Web Services? It's Not Startups.

    Amazon loves to talk about its Web Services because it positions the company as a bold innovator bringing cloud computing to the unwashed masses and other companies still stuck in the land of legacy data centers. But it is coy when it comes to details about the actual business behind Amazon Web Services, which includes its S3 storage service, EC2 compute cloud, and SimpleDB online… Read More

  • Delta to get better, weirder seats by 2010

    The constant attempt to ignore the person next to you on the airplane is about to get a little bit easier, thanks to Delta’s plans to install these Thompson Solutions Cozy Suite seats on all of its Boeing 777 and 767 airplanes by 2010. Read More

  • CNN's hackable headline T-shirt web app

    This is a great little fun hack. CNN is now selling T-shirts of your favorite headlines. We’re not sure why, they just are. The fun part is you can change the URL to say anything you want, making for many hilarious possibilities. Take, for example, this headline I made up: “John Biggs Eats Twigs; Pope Condemns.” It’s totally fake! I made that up! The Pope has never… Read More

  • Carsonified, which runs Silicon Valley-style UK events, attacks a UK startup trip to… Silicon Valley

    Note: Please see update below. It’s just morning here in SF so I have just seen this post. The below is my initial response, but I have to go offline imminently (I am in San Francisco on the trip in question) so I’m just rattling this off now…. I think it’s rather strange of Carsonified’s Ryan Carson to go “attack dog” now when he could have called… Read More

  • River City Ransom available on Wii Virtual Console

    Ah, one of my most favorite Nintendo games of all time, “River City Ransom,” hit the Wii Virtual Console this morning. So long, five dollars! Have a safe trip. You’ll recall that brothers Ryan and Alex must fight their way across River City to save Ryan’s ladyfriend Cyndi from the evil cross-town rival, Slick. Good stuff. Along the way, you can buy power-ups like… Read More

  • Video: Texting your way to love

    http://current.com/e/88906818 I admit it: I’m a text messaging fiend. And many of the recipients of my texts are cute girls. Texting is a modern form of flirtation, and this video totally nails how it works. It’s so true I found myself blushing. For those keeping score, that’s an iPhone, RAZR, Nokia 6100 series, a Treo, and our star is a Helio Ocean. Read More

  • Zero Punk on Condemned 2: OH.MY.GOD

    http://update.videoegg.com/flash/proxy.swf?jsver=1.4 If only we could be so funny. *looks at Doug* Read More

  • Flyin' around the world with cellphones

    Larry Magid wrote a fairly detailed examination of roaming on non-GSM networks. I met Larry last week in Majorca, Spain where we were on a panel talking about European vs. American cellphones and the point we finally came to was pretty simple: we need better phones in the U.S. and, if we had them, the iPhone wouldn’t be nearly as exciting as we think it is. What say ye? Read More

  • Viacom's studios look to Internet for future pay TV distribution

    Viacom’s Hollywood studios, which include Paramount and Lionsgate, are gonna give that Internet thing another go. Since its contract with Showtime ended, Viacom wants to explore new ways to distribute pay TV (Showtime, HBO, etc.), and is looking to create a new online service to do just that. Said Viacom’s chief executive, “We want it to be available for consumers any way… Read More

  • GTA IV ads pulled from Chicago buses under pressure from Fox News


    Shameful. After MyFox Fox News Chicago ran a little piece questioning why a violent game is being advertised on city buses, the head of the Chicago Transit Authority had the ads removed. There are so many things wrong with this, from ignorance on parade to the violation of free speech as a public authority arbitrarily decides what gets to be advertised and what doesn’t. Earlier they… Read More

  • Repubblica newsaper: 3G iPhone in Italy to be sold without mandatory contract, will be unlocked

    Italians may end up paying more for the 3G iPhone, but that’s because they won’t be locked into any phone-subsidizing contract. That, according to reports in today’s Repubblica. It looks like Apple and TIM, the largest wireless provider in Italy, reached a deal last week that gives the provider an exclusive on the 3G iPhone, sorta. While TIM will be the exclusive carrier of… Read More

  • Facebook Publishes "Insider's Guide To Viral Marketing"

    Facebook messaged the 4,600 fans of the FacebookPages Page with helpful hints on how to make your presence on Facebook go viral (by messaging all of your fans, for example). A key piece of advice? Use Facebook Ads: Many businesses, from leading global brands to favorite local bands, are enjoying tremendous impact using Facebook Pages for free viral marketing. Check out some key strategies from… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: The most in-depth MGS 4 feature you'll ever read

    Edge, the expensive yet professionally unmatched British gaming mag, calls Metal Gear Solid 4 “a bang of a finale, not a whimper.” High praise that should put to end any “but will the game be good?” speculation. Like last month’s expansive GTA IV preview (which I bought at Barnes and Noble last week, along with that 2600), Edge devotes several thousand… Read More

  • Non-widescreen laptops are becoming an endangered species


    As Lenovo retires its last line of non-widescreen laptops, it sounds like one of the final nails being hammered into the squarish aspect ratio screens we grew up with. I think that the move to 16:10 and related aspect ratios is a good thing, but I mourn the passing of the standard aspect ratio (SAR) screen as I mourned my old SAR NEC monitor when I moved to a sweet new 16:10 Dell LCD. Read More

  • Dell to support XP through 2012; Zune getting Audible support?

    According to the Windows SuperSite blog, Dell is planning to support Windows XP through 2012, another four years. What’s not clear is Microsoft’s involvement in this, as its said that this would be XP’s last year on many occasions. Also, the site claims that Audible is finally coming to Zune. Support for the popular audio book site’s been a standard on iPods for years… Read More

  • R* announces launch date for "Midnight Club: LA"

    Rockstar Games announced this morning that the fourth installment in the Midnight Club series, “Midnight Club: Los Angeles”, is set for a mid-September launch across various platforms. The Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms will get MC:LA on the 9th here in the US while Europe will have to wait until the 12th. The PSP will also get a variation of MC:LA thanks to Rockstar London. Midnight… Read More

  • Branson to marry couple in space

    I’m likely never going to get married, but if I ever do, I want to do as this couple is, in space. Branson’s launching Virgin Galactic next year as the world’s first space tourism company, this much is known. But now he’s announced that on Galactic’s first flight, he’ll be personally officiating a wedding, the first ever human wedding off of Earth. Now… Read More

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