• The Music Industry's Going to Love This: Desktop Client for SeeqPod Released

    A new desktop application called Songbeat has been released that allows you to search the web for MP3s using Seeqpod technology, stream those MP3s, and even download them. Seeqpod, which we covered alongside Skreemr and Songza, is a search engine for MP3s that are hosted across on the internet. Whereas with Skreemr, you can actually click on a link to download a track, SeeqPod only displays… Read More

  • Video: How the RIAA/MPAA tracks your BitTorrent downloads

    Use BitTorrent to, cough, illegally download music, movies, games and whatnot? If you do, you might want to watch this video, which explains how tracking agencies (the companies the **AA hire to track your downloads, often leading to a letter from your ISP saying you’ve been caught) do what they do. It’s fairly informative and will tide you over until the MacWorld three ring… Read More

  • Macworld 2008 Keynote: We're there

    [photopress:TEMP_Image_2_2.jpg,full,left]Peter and Matt are fine and in line and they’re sending images slowly but surely over the air. Hickey just sent one entitled “Welcome to San Francisco.” Ha! Soy! [photopress:TEMP_Image_2_3.jpg,thumb,pp_image][photopress:TEMP_Image_2_1.jpg,thumb,pp_image] Read More

  • Dreamcast controller as a precursor to the Wii?

      This guy is thinking of suing Nintendo, alleging that he came up with an idea that the gaming giant copied with its so-popular-we-can-all-afford-long-pants Wii system. This video was apparently made about eight years ago. If it’s real, this guy might have a shot at some cash. Contrary to popular belief around the blogosphere, it’s my opinion that he’s wearing shorts… Read More

  • Take AMF Ventures Survey to Voice Your Opinion

    AMF Ventures will be conducting an anonymous on-line poll over the next few weeks. The short survey, it takes about 5 minutes to answer, is aimed to assess how important industry people view some of the current issues around technologies and standards. The survey wants to get an international perspective on a range of mobile standards issues. The survey is intended for mobile… Read More

  • Pandora's shut-down made pointless by GlobalPandora

    Online radio station Pandora recently closed down in the UK and has been unavailable in Europe for a while. Of course, it’s possible to access it by playing around with a proxy service but it is often complicated and unreliable. But as TechCrunch France reports, now GlobalPandora has arrived to take the headache out of the process. It even identifies you with your existing Pandora account. Read More

  • The rich get richer: Free iPhone/iPod Touch hotspots

    As if specific web sites for iPhone and iPod Touch users weren’t enough, JiWire has announced free Wi-Fi access from over 100,000 locations available only to the aforementioned iPhone and iPod Touch users. In order to glom on to such a network, we’ll be required to first view “a JiWire-supplied advertisement” from companies like HBO and Charles Schwab. When the two… Read More

  • Breaking: Mozilla Hires Humanized Founders

    We hear that the Mozilla Foundation is buying hiring three of the principle folks from Humanized, a small software user-interface shop in Chicago founded by Aza Raskin, the son of famous Apple interface designer Jef Raskin. Humanized has been working on improving the UI of both desktop and Web-based software, with projects like Enso and music search engine Songza. While we don’t know… Read More

  • Apple Stock Tanks During Stevenote

    Steve Jobs is giving Wall Street a big yawn. The Stevenote isn’t even over yet, and Apple’s stock is already down $7 $9. The MacBook Air and iTunes Movie Rentals just doesn’t do it for them. Can Steve-O bring the stock back with “One More Thing” at the end? Read More

  • What to expect when you're expecting iPhone firmware 1.1.3

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?file=http%3A%2F%2Fcreationsnet%2Eblip%2Etv%2Ffile%2F567816%2F%3Fskin%3Drss%26sort%3Ddate&fullscreenpage=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Ffullscreen%2Ehtml&fsreturnpage=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fexitfullscreen%2Ehtml&showfsbutton=true&brandlink=http%3A%2F%2Fcreationsnet%2Eblip%2Etv%2F&brandname=cre%2Eations%2Enet&showguidebutton=false&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf With MacWorld fast approaching, let’s look over what we currently know about iPhone firmware 1.1.3 and what it will mean for us lost souls who are running jailbroken iPhones. We’ll discuss the leaked version of the software and what I’ve gleaned from talking to Andru and Nate True of iBrickr fame and from the rumor and innuendo surrounding today’s keynote&hellip… Read More

  • Video game industry starts a political action committee, will give money to favored politicians

    [photopress:vgpac.jpg,full,right] The video game industry is getting even more involved in politics. Good luck, bro. The Entertainment Software Association has approved the creation of a political action committee, or PAC. The PAC, which will be functional by the end of March, will actively lobby candidates, including writing big, fat checks, for favorable legislation. The ESA expects to… Read More

  • Breaking: Samwer Brothers Invest In Facebook

    Serial German entrepreneurs Alexander, Marc and Oliver Samwer have invested in Facebook, we’ve heard from a very reliable source – presumably as part of Facebook’s recent $15 billion valuation round with Microsoft. We are still trying to nail down the size of the investment. The Samwer brothers, all in their thirties, founded Alando (sold to eBay in 1999 for $54 million)… Read More

  • Alltel does over-the-air music synching and streaming

    Alltel Wireless is teaming with mobile entertainment software company mSpot to facilitate over-the-air music synching and streaming to the MOTOROKR Z6M. Here’s how it works. For $3.99 per month (or $9.99 for three months), you can stream and simultaneously synchronize music files on your computer to your phone. There’s a piece of software that you install on your computer… Read More

  • Make Mobile Call while Flying Norwegian Air

    Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA announced today that it will provide mobile phone and wireless Internet services on flights this year. Passengers will also be able to access travel information, broadband telephone services and mobile banking. The on-flight services will be provided by a new subsidiary, Call Norwegian AS. The company expects to launch these conveniences in the fourth quarter of… Read More

  • The worst website ever: Beautiful & Sweet Cat Pictures

    So you’re all like “Hay! I need cat pictures” and someone posts a spam comment on your blog offering a website full of beautiful and sweet cat pictures and you’re like “Hay!” and you go to the website and you’re all like “This website eats it! Why? Because there is only one picture of two cats!” (see above) and you’re all like… Read More

  • Star Wars kicks: I see your Schwartz is as big as mine

    I present you with a dilemma. You’ve spent $300 on a pair of limited edition Adidas Superstar 1 Force Star Wars sneakers (available in Yoda white or Darth Vader black) that look otherwise unassuming until someone gets a glimpse of the logos on the upper heels. You want the world to know that you’ve purchase these sneakers but the only way to do so would be to wear very short pants. Read More

  • Super Smash Bros. shipping super late

    Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Nintendo Wii has been delayed a month to Sunday, March 9th. Ever the diplomat, the game’s director Sakurai-san said, “I deeply apologize to the people who have looked forward to playing the game for so long and ask that you hold on just a little longer. Thank you for your patience.” The Japanese version of the game has also been delayed, but… Read More

  • Steve Jobs Keynote Live From Macworld

    Below is the transcript, in reverse chronological order, from the Steve Jobs keynote at the Macworld Expo. Thanks for tuning in! 10:44am: Newman stopped talking, Steve thanked everyone for coming, lots of applause, it’s over. 10:40am: lots of political references and he compares Bush to Ceasar and the Spanish Armada. Very political and Republicans wouldn’t be happy 10:38am: 3… Read More

  • Clearwire to Offer Google Services

    Clearwire, a wireless service provider, announced today that it will offer subscribers Google applications in the first half of this year. Clearwire customers who have wireless Internet will be able to
    access Google applications like e-mail, calendar and Google Talk instant message service. Clearwire was founded by Craig McCaw. McCaw said the company also plans to provide Google’s Web… Read More

  • God, I don't ask for much but let this be real someday

    This would be one of those devices that’s so simply ingenious that you can’t believe you didn’t think of it first. A Foleo-esque iPhone/iPod Touch snap-in housing where the face of your device became the trackpad. I want one and although Apple likely won’t be announcing this exact device today, maybe one of you enterprising modders can make it happen. Most of the… Read More

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