• Video Sharing Sites: The Exhaust[ive/ing] List

    lets you upload movies of any length? I did not. And now I do. Web Video Cheat Sheet [LightReading] Read More

  • Three Million Sending It With YouSendIt

    File delivery company YouSendIt told TechCrunch yesterday that it had recently surpassed its three millionth user. While our initial experiences with YouSendIt were not smooth, we have since come to consider it quite a good service. We spoke to CEO Ivan Koon today to see what the company has been up to lately. “The real reason behind the press release, aside from just wanting to brag… Read More

  • Holiday Decorations Futz with Wi-Fi

    I’m taking this breathless press release with a nice salty pretzel, a salt lassi, and a box of kosher salt, but apparently your fancy decorations — your Santa riding on an aardvark made out of lights, sparkles, and faux-fur, for example — can reduce your Wi-Fi quality by 25%. Granted, this was tested using AirMagnet’s Survey PRO and Laptop Analyzer, but let’s… Read More

  • The Futurist: GPS, Satellites, and the Future of CE Innovation

    You may have seen the Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium around. It’s a handheld gadget that, when pointed at the night sky, instantly directs you to or identifies any star, planet, or constellation up there. For some of them, it even spits out an encyclopedia-esque narrative — like the universe’s largest self-guided museum tour. Vital to the SkyScout’s ability to… Read More

  • James Kim Tribute

    The word hero gets bandied about these days with little value placed on its real meaning or importance. James Kim, however, was a hero – a man thrust into a dire situation who, in an effort to save his wife and two small children, laid down his life in hopes of saving theirs. He was one of ours, a technologist and a lover of technology, two very different things. Please give generously… Read More

  • Battle Test: G-Tech Messenger Bag


    When I was first contacted about the The Professional messenger bag from G-Tech, I was mainly intrigued by its iPod functionality. Not only does it have ElekTex fiber controls on the shoulder strap, it has a an integrated speaker for blasting your music publicly. Sure the idea is like something from the ’80s, but like I said, I found its convergence intriguing. After some coordination… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Alien Attack Edition

    K7 Klok Kit: Nixie Tubes for All
    Keep Your Gadgets in Order
    Alienware Area-51 7500 Hands On
    The Best (and Worst) Console Game Innovations Ever
    Give Your Consoles The Housing They Deserve Read More

  • Zillow Knows That Everyone Has A Price

    Home listing site Zillow is making it possible to shop for homes that are not necessarily for sale with their new Make Me Move function, which launches on Thursday. Home owners who may have no intention of moving, but certainly would for the right price, can list information about their homes on Make Me Move so that gutsy buyers can try to make a deal. “What number would it take for you… Read More

  • Stocking Stuffers: Hide Stuff in Your Laptop

    At just a hair under $10, this is probably the cheapest thing you’ll ever put inside a laptop. The Stash Card is a PCMCIA-sized fake card that opens to reveal a tiny compartment for hiding small valuables, extra cash, or the smart media card with your pr0n collection. You keep it in your laptop, where it disappears, so as long as your laptop is safe, so are your secrets. So they… Read More

  • Fedafi on the block

    Fedafi, the Glasgow-based startup which makes it possible for anyone to create, manage, market and track valid RSS and Podcast feeds, is for sale. According to the blog today by founder Gary Reid: “After some major changes here it’s with a certain sadness that I have decided to sell Fedafi. Fedafi is a business I’m passionate about, in an industry I think is on the edge… Read More

  • Has the Ordnance Survey CTO left over Web 2.0?

    Following up from our recent story about how the data strangelhold on mapping is being attacked by projects like OpenStreetMaps, it’s now emerged that the influential CTO of Ordnance Survey, Ed Parsons, has announced he’s leaving on his blog, in what appears to be a joint statement with the organisation. There is the obligatory “We wish Ed every success…” from… Read More

  • The Best (and Worst) Console Game Innovations Ever

    I combed the depths of history and my memory to pull together a (very subjective) list of the best and worst innovations to hit console gaming. Rather than full systems (with a few obvious exceptions), I chose to focus on peripherals and concepts. Enjoy! The list is after the jump… Read More

  • TigerDirect's $299 HP Desktop (For Two Days)**


    In the process of signing up for TigerDirect’s 20-day Wii, PS3 and Zune giveaway, I apparently ended up on its e-mail newletter lists. Which is how I found out about this deal on an HP desktop. Until December 8, TigerDirect is selling a $299** HP dx2200 desktop. (**It’s actually $499.99, but it’s got $200 worth of rebates on it.) Normally I balk at cheapy desktops, but… Read More

  • James Kim Found Dead

    after making a wrong turn off a little-used road. His wife Kati and daughters, Sabine and Penelope, had been released from the hospital just yesterday, and have been with their family. They were found Monday by hired helicopters in fairly good shape, given the situation. Read More

  • Will Apple Partner With TiVo?

    There is a rumor on the blogosphere that Steve Jobs will announce some sort of partnership with TiVo at the next MacWorld. Rumors usually get pretty crazy around MacWorld time. During last year’s Intel announcement, I heard that all press in attendance would get new notebooks but that didn’t happen. This one is probably just a rumor but if we think along the lines of iTV on its… Read More

  • Give Your Consoles The Housing They Deserve

    Currently, my home theater and gaming setup consists of all my consoles (10 of them) spread apart on my apartment floor. Behind them, you’ll find more wires than you can wave a stick at (and plenty to start a fire with). If I could go out and spend a few hundred bucks on a cabinet similar to the one pictured above, I instantly would. This is actually a regular cabinet that was modded… Read More

  • Sony-Ericsson Brings Bluetooth Headsets to PCs

    Sony-Ericsson doesn’t think those annoying Bluetooth headsets are just for cell phones anymore. The mobile-device maker yesterday gave word of its new HBV-100 Bluetooth hands-free kit. It looks like other hands-free Bluetooth earpieces (indeed, it’s the HBH-PV705), except that it also comes with a USB Bluetooth adapter, so you can make VoIP calls on your PC. It works with cellphones… Read More

  • Use SIXAXIS With Your Windows PC

    If you’ve been wanting to use your new Sony PS3’s SIXAXIS on your PC, here’s your chance to give it a try. The DCEmu forums have a driver up and a set of easy instructions on how to get yourself going. Sadly, I followed all the directions and tested the driver out, but I couldn’t get it to work. I got as far as getting my PC to recognize SIXAXIS as a gaming controller… Read More

  • Oz Bringing MySpace, Friendster, Others to Your Phone

    Besides txt msging, one of the only non-voice functions Americans use their cellphones for is mobile IM. Most handsets today ship with a Yahoo!, MSN or AIM client pre-installed that works with the given IM network to allow instant messaging to other handsets or desktop computers. This gives the youth of today a mobile way to keep in touch without the annoying “talking” aspect. Which… Read More

  • Smartsheet Provides Storage And Sharing Using Amazon's S3

    Smartsheet, a web-based spreadsheet software, will release new storage and sharing capabilities tomorrow on Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3). Previously, the company’s server was located in Dallas, Texas but with the new capability to share files and send attachments, Smartsheet needed horsepower from Amazon. S3 gives developers access to storage to run their own global… Read More