• Developers hard at work on Leopard fix

    I’ve held off on upgrading my MacBook to Leopard because I know things are bound to go wrong the first time through. I’m in no rush and I certainly don’t want to get a headache over this when I don’t really need to. But Apple has called upon its developer community to QA its first maintenance release; OS X 10.5.1 build 9B13, which is 267MB. The bugs being addressed… Read More

  • InFocus launches Play Big IN1 gaming projector on Woot

    Forget about LCD and plasma big screens. Projectors are the way to go. Especially when you’re tight on space. Who wants to play Halo 3 or any game on a small ass 42- or 50-inch screen when you can play on something over 100-inches? Well, InFocus has announced the Play Big IN1 Gaming projector, which features multiple S-video, component and composite inputs for DVD players and consoles. Read More

  • Pixoo Helps Michael Prepare for the Crunchies

    We were invited to try out a new service called Pixoo that takes a copy of your profile portrait and photoshops it to make you look better. Naturally, I chose to submit a picture of our dear editor Michael Arrington and asked Pixoo’s stylists to tan his skin, lighten his hair, broaden his chin, and make him look “cheery”. Since we also have an awards ceremony coming up, it… Read More

  • Smart cars coming in January. Would you buy one?

    These things are tiny. Ever seen one? They can parallel park lengthwise. Or widthwise. Whatever. Nose to the curb, is what I’m getting at. I’ve seen them all over Europe and they look like life-sized Micro Machines. They’ll be sold here in January for just under $12,000 and they’re supposed to get 40 miles to the gallon. Read More

  • DIY: Robot takes 360 degree photos

    I’m not much of a DIYer, but sometimes things come up that just make me want to break out the toolbox and start doing some damage. This is such a time, folks. I’m obsessed with photography lately, so this would be a fun project for me. At least, I think it would be. Who doesn’t want to take 360-degree shots? You can totally make the other photogs look like amateurs when you… Read More

  • AMD 'FireStream' GPU chipset rocks the float

    AMD’s newly-announced FireStream technology was announced earlier today and is being touted as the first of its kind to contain a double-precision floating point. The technology is based on ATI’s Radeon graphics card line and the new chips will cost $2000 a pop. The floating point, as you’ll remember from gradeschool, “is a numerical-representation system in which a… Read More

  • GotCast (Beta) Is Looking For Talent

    With the Hollywood writer’ strike in full swing, the TV networks are about to green light a lot more reality TV shows and other non-scripted programs. Wil Schroter, a serial entrepreneur in Columbus, Ohio wants to help fill those shows through GotCast (he is also CEO of GoBig Network, a Craigslist for startups and investors). GotCast launched quietly in beta on October 1, and is… Read More

  • LG Voyager goes gangsta

    I’m pretty sure Verizon paid someone to make this video. Heh. I guess it does a decent job of showcasing all the Voyager’s features, though, I’m sick and tired of the ‘iPhone killer’ BS. Can you people please stop comparing the iFones to every new phone that comes out? It’s pretty much the most annoying thing anyone can say and it just makes you look ignorant. Read More

  • Sleek 'S3' apparently has a clarity-enhancing finish

    If you’re in Korea, you’ll soon be able to pick up ACELAB’s new S3 portable media player which, according to a company official, is surrounded by a special finish that’s supposed to “enhance the clarity of the LCD for better viewing experience.” Clarity-enhancement aside, you’ll get a built-in speaker, FM radio, voice recording, an image viewer, FM… Read More

  • Pharos announces two economical GPS devices

    Pharos has just announced two entry-level GPS models for the low, low price of $199 and $299. The Drive GPS 250 features a 4.3-inch touchscreen display, SiRFStar III GPS receiver and it has a light sensor that triggers ‘night view’ after dark. The Drive GPS 150 has a smaller screen that measures in at 3.94-inches and uses the same receiver. Both devices use NAVTEQ and will last… Read More

  • Grouply Gives A Much Needed Upgrade To The "Board Scape"

    Before the days of vampire bites and “social advertising” there were online message boards. In 1999 eGroups had 17 million members when they sold to Yahoo for $432 million in stock. Now they have over 100 million members with an equally large volume of email traded back and forth. Add on top of that users with groups services from Google, AOL, MSN, and the independent forums (around… Read More

  • DRM to kick the can by next summer?

    Say what you will about DRM. It was there for a reason and now the walls are slowly beginning to crumble. EMI has started the movement and the other labels are sure to follow. DRM hurt sales and everyone knows it. According to British retailer 7Digital, DRM-free sales have outnumbered DRM shackled music 4:1. But this isn’t to say that this is the sole reason for declining revenue in… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: $50 off AppleTV @ Costco

    Costco is offering a $50 discount on AppleTVs in stores until the 23rd or 26th of this month depending on who you ask. Considering the upcoming HD content coming to the little guy, you may want to invest in one now while it’s cheap. $50 instant rebate on Apple TV at Costco [AppleTV Source] Read More

  • Mother discovers daughters trading 'naughty' items on Facebook

    Y’all know I hate those stupid Facebook applications. Every single last one of them, including the “Arrested Development” one, and I’m pretty sure that’s the best TV show I’ve ever seen. But if there’s one way to revitalize rapidly shrinking newspaper circulation, it’s to write about Facebook and its wild and crazy apps. Some mom did just that. Read More

  • Colorful Asus Eee models due early next year

    The tiny Asus Eee will be available in multiple colors early next year, according to Jenn over at pocketables.net (who is very nice, by the way). It’s thought that these color options will be available on the base-level $299 “2G Surf” model which has no webcam and half the RAM and storage of its now-available $399 big brother (available in black or white). I’ll go out… Read More

  • iPhone Edition of 'mundu' handles IM with ease

    Previously available by invite only, mundu is now available to the rest of us. It allows you to use your Yahoo!, Google, MSN, and AIM accounts with ease. Emphasis on “ease.” I was up and running and logged in on my iPod Touch in under a minute. Very, very simple stuff here. You’re able to be logged in to more than one service at a time and you can make your own status… Read More

  • Deadpool: Teqlo Finds Out That Mashups Don't Make Money

    Making my point that it is hard to make money from mashups, investors have pulled the plug on Teqlo. The startup, backed by Peter Rip, was originally focused on being a widget-based tool for creating mashups, competing with Yahoo Pipes, Dapper, and OpenKapow. Then it tried to morph into a vague “Web-based workflow” company, and lost its CEO. Founder Jacoby Thwaites tells… Read More

  • V-Bot transforming robot review


    Give me your virgins! Back in the olden days, when toy engineers had little to work with, transforming robots were pretty stationary. You always wanted them to transform automatically. In fact, you even added your own sound effects. Now, however, you can have your own freaky transforming robot that actually transforms — and does the Hustle — by itself. Read More

  • Zune update next week

    I know we’ve covered this multiple times in the past, but I was just filtering through some e-mails and came across this from the Zune team. Maybe you’re just joining us and haven’t been bombarded with all the Zune 2 coverage so take note that November 13th is the day your 1st gen Zune will be updated to unleash new features and all that jazz. You make it you or something… Read More

  • WhatsOpen produces first gPhone app


    This is what all the fuss is about? Whether or not it’s true remains to be seen, but if this is the first app for Android then I’m going to laugh my ass off. WhatsOpen tells you what’s open. The Android OS is so awesome. Wow. Screenshots of first Googlephone app [Valley Wag] Read More

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