• Nine Inch Nails confirms album's official release on BitTorrent trackers

    [photopress:ghostsnin.jpg,full,center] Good ol’ Nine Inch Nails officially released its latest album on The Pirate Bay, What.cd and Waffles.fm. An account named “NIN” uploaded the 320kbps, LAME-encoded album on the private torrent trackers and “NINOfficial” on TPB. The band’s rep told TorrentFreak, which has quickly become the go-to source for all my BT… Read More

  • Video: Hands on with the Olympus E-420

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F725549&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Earlier today, Olympus announced the smallest DSLR and we’re fairly impressed with its’ feature. Live View is the shiznit, folks. Read More

  • Transformers 2 filming in Philadelphia?

    [photopress:decephilly.jpg,full,center] Yes! Or not! Or maybe! Or we don’t know, but someone from the Philly film board leaked that they were working on it but it’s not official so pretend she didn’t say anything! Transformers in Philadelphia? [Comic Book Movie] Read More

  • Indian corp teaches a lesson in launching WiMax network

    This photo has nothing to do with WiMax and everything to do with tennis players in local garb Well someone’s taking this WiMax thing seriously. Someone, donchta know, in India. Tata, the giant Indian corp responsible for the $2,000 car and $20 cellphone, says it plans to have a WiMax network up and running by March, 2009. The network will cover… Read More

  • Logitech's Harmony One gets reviewed

    [photopress:Logitech_Harmony_One.jpg,full,center] I’m a big fan of my Harmony 520 remote from Logitech, and was pretty impressed with its new Harmony One at CES, but I was only allowed a few moments with it, it was quite popular and Mossburg cut me off. Robert from About.com’s Home Theater blog has a pretty good and pretty fair review up now. If you’re a home theater nerd… Read More

  • SeaDragon In Silverlight: The Coolest Bit From Mix Keynote One

    Hard Rock Cafe Memorabilia Site with Deep Zoom Announced in the first Microsoft Mix keynote this morning was advanced zooming capabilities in Silverlight 2. The functionality comes from SeaDragon, a product first shown by Microsoft at TED last year. The demonstration featured the Hard Rock Memorabilia site. It started with what looked like some… Read More

  • NDABreaker: Republishing embargoed press releases so we don't have to

    Uh oh. Here comes a new site that promises all sorts of shenanigans for all you non-journos out there. It seems to be an anonymous site posting NDA press releases verbatim. How dangerous is it? Watch out PR chicks
    I’m coming for you like Ken Sander. If you don’t know who Ken Sander is check out some back issues of Penthouse. Let’s just say the guy doesn’t need help… Read More

  • Photobucket Image Editing Now Provided by FotoFlexer

    Starting tomorrow Photobucket will be able to edit images on the service in-browser courtesy of technology provided by FotoFlexer. The deal, which is highly reminiscent of the one recently struck between Flickr and Picnik, allows for things like resizing, rotating, coloring, decorating, beautifying, and distorting. CrunchBase Information Photobucket FotoFlexer Information provided… Read More

  • Video: Hands on with the Meizu Mini One

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F725429&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Here it is in all its’ glory, folks. The only legitimate iPhone knock off. We weren’t able to see if multi-touch actually worked… Read More

  • SwissMiniGun is two inches long, yet fires 300 mph bullets

    [photopress:minigun1.jpg,full,center] So this here gun, the SwissMiniGun, is only two inches long, yet it’s characterized the same as a machine gun. Why? Mainly because, despite its small size, it can fire real bullets at a speed of nearly 300 mph (real speed: 270 mph). The gun costs something like $6,000. Fancier guns, ones with diamonds and other gaudy gemstones, can be expected to… Read More

  • iPhone knock-off part 1: Boway BW7000

    Need an iPhone-like interface, a squirrel wheel, and keypad? Can’t wait for the iPhone 3: Steve’s Revenge? Pick up the BW7000. This is a GSM phone with full keypad which with never — and I reiterate this — never reach our shores. Are we sad? Probably not. Read More

  • Free incoming calls for mobiles might end in the European market

    [photopress:LG_balloon.jpg,full,center] For a brief time in the late 90’s, I recall AT&T Wireless granted customers two great benefits to their plans, the “six second” rule, and free incoming calls. Sadly, these were left to history, but in Europe, the free incoming call feature still rules. The problem is that some feel that this is not a good thing, that it slows… Read More

  • The random endorsement: Digital SLRs (or why point-and-shoots are a waste of time)

    [photopress:endorse030508.jpg,full,right] There wasn’t an endorsement last week—frowny face—because head whip cracker Biggs had me write that cute Usenet primer. As a result, one of you wants me thrown off the Internet for good, which I wouldn’t be altogether opposed to. But we’re back to basics today; another plain jane, vanilla otherredundantword endorsement… Read More

  • CeBIT highlights: Dunking the iPhone in Water with Skins Mobile

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F725759&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf I promise this is the last post on TC. Visit the site here if you dare. Watch the rest, including some strange hot tub action, on CrunchGear. Read More

  • Germany is so rich they have TWO laptops per child

    Actually, this is the Austrian OLPC group’s booth. Nothing to see here but it’s cool that the Germanics are taking an interest in this project. Read More

  • Ray Ozzie Hints At Mesh—Web Apps Across All Your Devices

    Today at Microsoft’s Mix conference for developers, which Duncan just finished liveblogging, chief software architect Ray Ozzie hinted at a new service Microsoft is about to preview that will be called Mesh. It sounds like cloud computing for the masses—an ambitious platform that will attempt to unite Web applications across all of your devices, from multiple PCs to cell phones. … Read More

  • Time To Pick A Political Fight At Facebook

    There is nothing like talking politics or religion as a sure fire way to pick a fight. But just saying you’re liberal or conservative isn’t really enough to get people going. That’s why it’s awesome that Facebook decided to let people add themselves to a named political party today on their profile. You can now choose from any of your country’s political parties via… Read More

  • And you thought the SSD upgrade for the MacBook Air was expensive

    Thinking of buying a MacBook Air, but don’t think it’s going to make enough of an impression as is? Feeling like trading that subtle design for a design that belongs on a Victorian-era fainting couch? This is the deal for you – as long as you have a spare 40 large lying around. Bling My Thing has encrusted an Air with gilt Swarovski crystals and is selling it for $40,000… Read More

  • If Facebook Music Really Launches, Will It Get Dissed By 50 Cent?

    Rumors surfaced again yesterday on Billboard and today in other media outlets that Facebook is in talks with the record labels to launch a music service that will include either free ad-supported music streams or paid downloads. Talk of such a service started last October, but what Facebook ended up launching was simply artist fan pages. MySpace is also preparing its own music service to… Read More

  • Adobe's Flash Not Good Enough for Steve Jobs

    This morning CNN reported that Steve Jobs has come out saying that Adobe’s Flash technology simply isn’t suitable for the iPhone. Jobs believes that the desktop version of Flash runs too slowly on the iPhone, the cellphone version of Flash isn’t functional enough, and “there’s this missing product in the middle” that would presumably run fast enough for… Read More

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