• Pimp Your Pictures

    Since we’re on the subject of messing around with media today, I’ll also point out PikiPimp, a new service that lets users quickly create pimped out versions of pictures and them embed them on other sites or download them in fairly good quality. I think the one I did is much more creative than Steve or Orli’s, but you get the idea. I’d make one of these for… Read More

  • Add Text Bubbles To Videos

    Add Text Bubbles To Videos

    Brand new Israeli startup BubblePLY has created an easy tool for adding text or link comic-book style bubbles to videos from popular video sharing sites. Tell it the link to a video on YouTube, Google Video, Metacafe and others, and then add your own content. The video is saved and can be shared via a link or embedding on a web page. See the demo here, and an example is here (there seems to… Read More

  • MyBlogLog adds MySpace support

    MyBlogLog adds MySpace support

    As 2006 closes in, my favorite web service of the year is MyBlogLog. Despite Yahoo! acquisition rumors a few weeks ago, the company is still privately-held. If I were in the web M&A business, they’d top my list along with music social networking service Last.fm. MyBlogLog has built the next generation social networking service. If Friendster/MySpace/etc are v1.0 of social… Read More

  • Google Adds The Geographic Web To Earth

    Google Adds The Geographic Web To Earth

    Google has added some new layers to Google Earth. The new layers are part of what is now called the “Geographic Web.” The Geographic Web is a mashup of content from Wikipedia, the Google Earth Community, and Panoramio, a geographical photo sharing site. As you zoom into a specific location, you can see place marks of points of interest, user-generated photos, and selected… Read More

  • NBA, Jabra, and T-Mobile Shoot Hoops Together

    NBA, Jabra, and T-Mobile Shoot Hoops Together

    A lot of people are REALLY into their sports. Sports are your personal way of showing off the pride and compassion you have for your hometown. So if you’re looking for a Bluetooth headset and love basketball, then you’re in luck! T-Mobile is offering a new promotion along with the NBA where subscribers purchasing the Jabra BT 160 Bluetooth headset, can customize it with the logo… Read More

  • New Stuff At YouTube

    New Stuff At YouTube

    YouTube added two new significant features late this week – Quick Capture and Streams. The more interesting of the two new features is Quick Capture, which lets users record video directly from their computers and record it on YouTube. Previously, users had to record video some other way, then upload the video to YouTube for Flash encoding. With Quick Capture, the number of steps are… Read More

  • Zune vs. iPod: I Smell Cease and Desist!

    How DARE some fans of the Zune create a mirthful, actually truthful commercial designed to make the iPod look bad. As absolute Apple fanboys, the members of CG – Blake excluded – hereby renounce this video and hope like hell that Steve pulls some big Bluetooth-enabled touchscreen iPod with vibrate feature out of his pants this MacWorld or else the Zune might start looking good… Read More

  • YouTube Unveils Real-time Webcam Recording Feature

    YouTube Unveils Real-time Webcam Recording Feature

    So without major announcements or anything of that sort, YouTube decided it’d spruce up its site a bit. One of the major new features is an ability called Quick Capture. If you have a webcam, you can now record quick clips right to YouTube without having to upload anything. Just visit the URL, fill out your description, tags, and other information, and then allow the Adobe Flash applet… Read More

  • Webjam Lets Users Be Copycats

    Webjam Lets Users Be Copycats

    A European company called Webjam launches this weekend at the LeWeb3 conference in Paris. It is a personal Web aggregation tool with a heavy social networking component. At first, I thought Webjam was like a fancier Spokeo in that it allows you to customize your profile page with RSS feeds and your personal content from sites like Flickr. On both sites users can share their pages within… Read More

  • Video ga-ga

    The whole Web TV thing seems to be heating up right now, what with the US blogsite GigaOm setting up a new blog called NewTeeVee That site led me to this rather good summary of just some of the ‘Net Video plays out there over here. Quite a list….and most of the UK plays like Mydeo, TIOTI et al are missing from it. In addition, older model ‘Net players like Brightcove have… Read More

  • Uh Oh, Gmail Just Got Perfect

    Uh Oh, Gmail Just Got Perfect

    Google quietly added a small feature to Gmail this week called Mail Fetcher. When that feature launched, Gmail became perfect. Mail Fetcher allows users to access non-Gmail email accounts from within the Gmail interface. If you have a Yahoo email account, and a work email account, etc., you can simply access that email from within Gmail, using POP settings. Gmail will now work in a very… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Not the First Squid in Space Edition

    Daily Crunch: Not the First Squid in Space Edition

    Griffin Brings the Obnoxiousness of Disko to Nano
    Name That Chiptune: The Growing Niche of 8-bit Music
    Turn Your TV On With Famicon Controller
    First Man in Space
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  • Wordie Is Like Flickr Without The Photos

    Wordie Is Like Flickr Without The Photos

    At a dinner event earlier this week, Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield casually mentioned a site called Wordie, whose tagline is “Like Flickr, but without the photos.” Butterfield was amused by the site. Coincidentally, we had just spoken with Wordie founder John McGrath the day before, and we were too. Wordie is like a bag of tricks. It’s a way for users to keep track… Read More

  • Chinswing Brings Audio to Discussion Boards

    Chinswing Brings Audio to Discussion Boards

    Melbourne based Chinswing, an audio bulletin board, quietly launched with minimal angel funding a couple of weeks ago. The concept is pretty straight forward. Members kick-start a discussion thread by leaving an audio rant under the appropriate category channel (health, computer, etc.) with a relevant title and tags. The discussion thread is a series of boxes, filled by users recorded comments… Read More

  • Blu-Ray: Losing the Popularity Contest

    Remember Beta-Max? How about UMD? Memory Stick? These were all formats that Sony invented and tried to foist upon us as standards. Sony likes to make something up and try to muscle its partners and competitors alike to follow suit. Usually, however, it doesn’t work. It’s not all Sony’s fault, though. During the Reagan Administration, Sony was flying high on the success of… Read More

  • Lexmark Adds Wireless + Duplex Printing to All-In-Ones

    These days, buying a regular printer sucks. You can get an all-in-one style machine that also scans and copies and faxes and makes coffee and spays your cat for not much more than a standard inkjet. They’re pretty boring, however, the design and feature sets being fairly static. Lexmark, though, has put out a unit that grabs our attention. The X9350 has two features that make it stand… Read More

  • GlobeTrotter HSDPA 7.2Mbps Express Card

    GlobeTrotter HSDPA 7.2Mbps Express Card


    Ah I love it when stories compliment each other. Like this GlobeTrotter HSDPA card and the Cingular upping its HSDPA capabilities to 7.2Mbps. It’s a thing of beauty really. The GlobeTrotter ExpressCard supports 7.2Mbps HSDPA lovage. It also supports UMTS, EDGA and GPRS for those hard-to-reach places. Additionally, and here’s the cool part, it’s said to be Macbook Pro… Read More

  • Reader Response Week Two

    Reader Response Week Two



    We have a winner for the Samsung Blackjack, so all comments from here on out will count for next Friday’s as of yet unannounced prize. Before I announce the winner, however, I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for contributing so thoroughly. We truly can’t do the site without you and your participation helps us know that we’re on the right track with what kind of… Read More

  • First Man in Space

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-369888258105653405&hl=en File this in the not really tech but I don’t care department. Browsing around on Google Video last night, I came across this video of the first man in space. It’s a two minute clip on an Air Force experiment involving on the affects of extremely high altitudes on the human body. Basically Joe Kittinger… Read More

  • Web-based Media Player Lets You Stream Your iTunes To Any Computer

    Web-based Media Player Lets You Stream Your iTunes To Any Computer

    Streampad is a Web-based media player that gives users access to their digital music library from any computer. Similar to Songbird, it streams your personal library from the Internet but it runs completely inside any browser. Streampad is a free service. Users download a Java desktop application that stores the metadata from all MP3 and AC3 files (protected and unprotected) it finds on… Read More