• Web 2.0 and VOIP threatens telcos. Fact.

    Most telecoms professionals are not confident that their industry is set up to cope with the threat from new internet and IP-based services. According to research from STL, a telecoms analyst firm which surveyed over 550 people, over 75% now believe that telcos need to “dramatically alter their business models” if they are to prosper in the Web 2.0 world. The suggestions from… Read More

  • Zubka in promo and partnership

    Zubka – which allows people to tangibly benefit form their network of contacts and suggest them for jobs – has embarked on some pre-Christmas marketing. It’s promotion offers users a case of Champagne if their candidate’s details are accepted by a hirer between now and December 28th. How does it work? You send the job details to a candidate, provide a hirer with key… Read More

  • Mini Cube Holds 12GB

    Mini Cube Holds 12GB

    OK, so it’s not really a cube at all, but it is square and it does manage to contain 12GB. It measures about 1.7 x 1.9-inches wide and less than half an inch thick and it features a USB jack that pivots 180-degrees. Another pertinent feature is its one touch synchronization. Simply plug the drive in, push the button on the drive and it’ll perform its automatic backup function. The… Read More

  • When will Politics 2.0 happen?

    Given that one of the questions posed by Loic Le Meur at Le Web3 was how will the web change the political system, I thought this link from Stuart Bruce’s was apt. Simon Dickson who writes the brilliant theyworkforyou.com has created a new mash-up of UK MPs using Google Maps.  From time to time I like to keep an eye on what my local MP Theresa May is doing, how she is voting on… Read More

  • Dutch Ditch Analog TV, Go Digital

    Dutch Ditch Analog TV, Go Digital


    As of midnight Dutch time, whatever the hell that is, last night, analog television was discontinued in the Netherlands. The bandwidth formerly used by analog airwaves will now be put to use by Royal KPN NV for digital TV. As part of its agreement, KPN shouldered the cost of building the digital infrastructure and it must continue to broadcast three state-supported channels and a bunch of… Read More

  • Laaaaazer Laptop Etchin'

    Laaaaazer Laptop Etchin'


    (Kevin Rose shows off his diggbook. You’d be smiling too if you were RICH, oh and if you just got your laptop etched. Yea.) If you’ve been seeing those laser etched laptops floating around and have been hoping to get one for yourself, then head-on (apply directly to the forehead) over to Adafruit Industries. Adafruit was founded by Phil Torrone, of Make, and Limor Fried. The pair… Read More

  • Caroling For Pop Culture: Sing Along With "Nuckin' Futs" By JibJab

    Caroling For Pop Culture: Sing Along With "Nuckin' Futs" By JibJab

    Warning: this post is not for my readers without a sense of humor. If you have no sense of humor, skip to the next story post haste. If you have a sense of humor, please treat yourself to some nightcap entertainment by way of JibJab’s latest release, “Nuckin’ Futs.” JibJab, a digital comedy network, is known for its parody cartoons, such as “This Land,”… Read More

  • Wireless Nintendo Wii Sensor Bar

    Wireless Nintendo Wii Sensor Bar

    If you like to hook your Nintendo Wii at different locations and/or want one less cable floating around behind your TV, the wireless Wii sensor bar is definitely something to check out. The wireless sensor bar functions the same way your normal Wii sensor bar would, except it runs on a 9V battery. This isn’t too much of a bad thing, you’d just have to make sure your Wii… Read More

  • Macbook “Thin” Coming Soon?

    Macbook “Thin” Coming Soon?

    Yet another Mac rumor has graced the front page of Digg. This time, word is that a toned down version of the Macbook Pro will be coming out soon. This ultra-portable version of the Macbook Pro will have a 12-inch widescreen display capable of 1280×800 resolution, 2.16 or 2.33GHZ Core 2 Duo CPUs available, SATA 120GB hard drive, 1GB of RAM standard, expandable up to 3GB, all the ports… Read More

  • It's Official(ish): MySpace Is Biggest Site on Internet

    It's Official(ish): MySpace Is Biggest Site on Internet

    The November Comscore numbers show the inevitable: Fox Interactive (mostly MySpace) now has more page views than the combined Yahoo sites, taking the no. 1 spot for the first time. This was less to do with MySpace growth than with a 9% dip in overall Yahoo traffic (total Internet traffic for all sites in November dipped just 3%; Google was up 5%). Yahoo still dominates in total unique… Read More

  • M2 Convert Winners: Day 06

    M2 Convert Winners: Day 06


    Hello everybody, I hope all is well with you all. It’s raining here in NOLA and I’m dizzy, thanks for asking. I’ve got a new batch of M2 Convert winners for ya. These are all from Monday: Read More

  • Toshiba Satellite P105-S9722 Notebook Hands-On

    Toshiba Satellite P105-S9722 Notebook Hands-On

    Toshiba’s Satellite P105-S9722 Gaming Laptop (which from here on in shall be referred to as the P105 for the sake of my fingers) was recently unleashed upon the world and the response has been decent. This thing is a complete monster that can handle any task thrown at it. Whether you game, edit video, record music, or anything that demands a high-powered rig, the P105 can most likely get… Read More

  • iGlove for the Frigid

    iGlove for the Frigid


    This one goes out to all of our readers in the freezing, freezing cold. The iGlove Multi from Marmot not only those those precious digits toasty, it also solves the problem of not being able to manipulate an iPod’s Clock Wheel. I don’t think you can control it with every finger, but the pointers and the thumbs appear to be comprised of some shiny, and possibly magical… Read More

  • The Venice Project Launches In Private Beta

    The Venice Project Launches In Private Beta

    A beta version of The Venice Project launched today. It is the Internet TV start-up from Kazaa and Skype founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis. TechCrunch first got wind of the project in October. “We set out to try to merge the best of TV and the best of the Internet and I think we have just taken a big step on a long journey,” said Friis today on his blog. “For a few… Read More

  • Skype for Windows Mobile 2.2 beta

    Skype for Windows Mobile 2.2 beta


    Skype has just released the beta version of its Windows Mobile 2.2 software, and it now supports Smartphone Edition. I was never able to get the previous version of Skype for Windows Mobile to work acceptably, but perhaps this version will be different. In addition to Smartphone support, the new version features an enhanced today/home screen and proxy support. It also has all the regular… Read More

  • Salesforce Launches iTunes-like Store For AppExchange

    Salesforce Launches iTunes-like Store For AppExchange

    Salesforce has figured out a way to monetize the AppExchange marketplace. Today at a lunch event in San Francisco, CEO and chairman Marc Benioff announced AppStore, an online store for enterprise software as a service (SaaS). AppStore will be the one-stop shopping place for on-demand software, starting in Q1 of 2007. Developers and partners will be able to sell their programs directly through… Read More

  • Hangman for Apple iPod

    Hangman for Apple iPod


    Here’s a unique little iPod carrying solution. While, from what I can tell, it works with all iPod generations, I think it’d mix particularly well with the 2G aluminum nanos. It works by snapping into the base of the iPod and providing a clip for attaching the device to a belt loop or something else loopy. In addition to it’s hanging properties, the hangman provides a spot… Read More

  • Darejunkies Is A Social Networking Site For Jackasses

    Darejunkies Is A Social Networking Site For Jackasses

    The show Jackass used to have “do not try this at home” disclaimers before every episode because too many idiots would in fact “try this at home.” A new Web site that launches today called Darejunkies is a full supporter of “try this at home.” Darejunkies is a social networking site that allows users to create and compete in dares with a prize incentive. Read More

  • Google Finance Overhaul

    Google Finance Overhaul

    As anticipated, Google Finance launched a fairly extensive redesign and feature changes today. There is much more information included on the home page v. the old layout. Comparison charts can now be created for multiple stocks. Top stocks can be sorted by market cap, price, search popularity, etc. Google has also added in 40 years of stock market data, and created new import tools for… Read More

  • Squirrel-proof Rollerfeeder

    Squirrel-proof Rollerfeeder


    If you’re one of those birdwatching types who gets all agitated when squirrels defile your precious bird feeder, then consider the Rollerfeeder from Solutions, Inc. It is essentially exactly what it sounds like. The feeder is suspended by two bars. When weight it placed on an end of the feeder, it rolls, flinging your squirrel assailant into the great abyss (aka the grass). Being… Read More