• CrunchDeals: Circuit City discounting HD DVDs by 50%


    TG Daily is reporting that Circuit City has begun spring-cleaning on HD DVDs by offering them with discounts up to 50 percent. Can anyone confirm this? Read More

  • ikordo cancels all meetings [Falco]

    ikordo, a UK web application for arranging meetings between busy professionals, is to cease trading (i.e. Falco*), along with parent company Volutio. The information I have is that despite much interest from potential investors – one of which I understand to be Eden Ventures – Volutio was unable to secure a further round of investment. Prior to ikordo’s launch last year… Read More

  • The iPhone is finally coming to Canadia. Or not. Or it is.

    Usually we like to write posts that have some sort of certainty about them, “iPhones have multitouch!” or things of that nature. For this, we cannot, as the point of the article is the unknown nature of the iPhone in Canadia. Everyone sort of assumed it would go to Rogers, as Rogers is Canadia’s only real nationwide GSM provider. But if that’s the case, it should… Read More

  • Adobe joins Linux Foundation

    The Linux Foundation announced today that Adobe has joined the Foundation and that AIR (AIR runs and creates Web apps that run both off and online) will roll out onto Linux platforms shortly if not already. The newest member to the Foundation wants to help Linux become a leading platform for Web 2.0 technologies and rich Internet applications. “Adobe’s decision to join the LF is… Read More

  • Google Docs Inches Offline

    Google’s Web-based word processor, Google Docs, can now be used offline to view and edit documents in your browser. That means you no longer need to be connected to the Internet to write a letter or draft an agreement. When you connect again, all your changes are updated. Google Docs now joins Google Reader as a Web app that can work offline. Spreadsheets and Presentations are coming… Read More

  • Venture Capitalists Fight Back Against TheFunded

    TheFunded, a site where entrepreneurs can leave anonymous feedback about their experiences with venture capitalists, has created quite a stir on Sand Hill Road. Rarely do I meet with a VC without the subject of it coming up, and how unfair it is. The fact that the site is now publishing confidential term sheet clauses as well only exacerbates the angst. Now VCs are fighting back. Someone… Read More

  • Apple is the most successful brand, says international marketers


    A recent poll of 2,000 international online marketers has revealed that Apple is the most successful brand in the world. Virgin, Google, Coca-Cola and Nike were right behind Apple in the polling that asked marketers which brands they wanted to sit next to at a dinner party and which would be the most successful in the future, among others. Apple took home six of the 10 categories while… Read More

  • Do you suffer from nomophobia?

    Great. Super. Fantastic! As if I’m not neurotic enough, Scienticians or some dudes have postulated that we’re suffering from a new type of mental disorder known as nomophobia — the fear of being without your mobile phone. No,they’re serious, and I’m afraid I suffer from the affliction. If I leave my house for an important meeting and I’ve forgotten my phone… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Capcom secures rights to MotoGP

    High res Any MotoGP fans in the crowd? Well, whatever. I’m a fan. Today, Capcom announced that they’ve acquired the exclusive platform rights to MotoGP through 2012. That means, you might see a MotoGP title on all platforms sans the Nintendo DS. The picture above should not be misconstrued, as I am not a Valentino Rossi supporter or Yamaha fan. I used to root for Sete Gibernau until… Read More

  • New propaganda-style Battlestar posters look fracking sweet


    These posters at ThinkGeek look pretty excellent. They got the palette right (if they were going for a Soviet look) and the show fits the concept exactly. The WWII-submarine-esque world of Galactica seems a natural fit for the “ENLIST!” look of these posters. It’s just in time for the season premiere this Friday, though you’ll have to order fast if you want to… Read More

  • Facebook Gets Aggressive On Translations, Adding 22 More Languages

    Facebook isn’t just messing around with a few European language translations any more. They’re using their new user-powered translation engine to get Facebook into 22 more languages, on top of English, French, German and Spanish. It will take some time for users to translate the sites, and Facebook likes to stagger launches to maximize PR. If you want to help out with the project… Read More

  • ScribbleSheet writes its own obituary

    It seems to be a day for shutting down. ScribbleSheet, a citizen journalism portal which only launched in September last year, is no more. It turns out there are a lot of other places on the Internet where people could write about politics, technology, business and culture. The London-based self-funded startup from co-founders John Ndege (22, formerly with Accenture), and Brian Oula (22… Read More

  • MoGo launches Cell Ranger: Portable cellular repeater

    The first news is trickling out of CTIA and we’re actually quite impressed with this little bugger. It’s called the Cell Ranger and it’s a USB-powered cellular repeater that improves cell reception almost anywhere. The Cell Ranger line includes two products: the Cell Ranger STIX is powered by a standard automotive 12 volt power supply; the Cell Ranger PORT is powered by a… Read More

  • Sony brings movies to AT&T Wireless via MediaFLO

    Sony is partnering with AT&T to bring its back catalog of movies to wireless phones. Using the newly announced MediaFLO network AT&T is rolling out this month, customers will be able to browse, rent, and watch the films on their mobiles. No word yet on pricing or why anyone would want to watch a movie on a 1.5×2.5-inch screen, but we’re guessing they’re targeting… Read More

  • WetPaint Preparing Embeddable Wiki Product Called Balco

    Seattle based wiki-startup Wetpaint has been talking to a number of big content sites about a new product they’ll be releasing soon, we’ve heard. The screen shot above is a mock-up that Wetpaint is using to pitch potential partners. The product is an embeddable wysiwyg wiki. That alone is interesting, just because there aren’t any easy ways to embed a wiki into third party… Read More

  • First impressions of the BlackBerry 9000

    BlackBerry fans take heed for the BGR has learned a few things about the upcoming BlackBerry 9000. Everything we reported was true. 624MHz processor, 480×320 screen, GPS, Wi-Fi, 3G, etc.
    The web browser flies. “Loads web pages in 3-4 seconds.”
    The BlackBerry 9000 in its current state runs OS 4.5
    Early launch date was slated for a consumer AT&T launch on June 18th. Remember… Read More

  • Blancier "Crazy Planet" adds gears to watch face

    Blancier is a custom watchmaker. You can go to the site, pick out all the components, and get a handmade watch delivered to your door in a few weeks. I personally reviewed one and I loved it — they used Molnia movements and huge cases and have a neo-classical look that is just amazing. Well, they now have a few other “limited edition” pieces including this model, the… Read More

  • Alltel customers to get lime green MOTO Q9c

    The very-businesslike MOTO Q9c will be available this summer to Alltel subscribers in lime green or “licorice” colors. I certainly don’t mean for anyone to take this personally, but it’s my opinion that lime green is a ridiculous color for a business-oriented cell phone (or any type of gadget, for that matter). That’s just me, though. That’s just… Read More

  • Another Fun Tool From Aviary: A Photo Time Machine

    When we hear from Aviary it’s bound to be something entertaining and fun. The New York based company remains in private beta but adds to its suite of image manipulation products regularly. The newest tool is called Dodo, a web-based time machine. A video demo is below. You upload an image to the service and it will “age” it based on user input. An example: upload a picture… Read More

  • Blu-Ray to PSP transfer coming soon (??)


    Rumors abound about a potential method for transferring Blu-Ray content to PSPs using, presumably, some sort of Sony software called Portable Copy. Expected launch is later this year but nothing is confirmed but this is definitely something the B-R format was supposed to promote over time. Sadly, this will probably destroy the market for UMD movies. Oh, wait… Read More

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