• 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

  • Rumor: Problems With Non-Glossy MacBook Pro Display

    It looks like Apple may be delaying production of its 15-inch and/or 17-inch non-glossy MacBook Pro models due to users complaining about the quality of the display. A user over at HardMac stated he received the following email from Apple when trying to order a 15-inch MacBook Pro: Bad news: MacBook Pro 15″ production is temporary stopped due to a quality issue identified on non-glossy… Read More

  • K7 Klok Kit: Nixie Tubes for All

    We love Nixie tubes. They are vacuum tubes once used as readouts for old timey electronics like nuclear reactor control rooms and James Bond villian bombs. Now you can build your own Nixie clock with the K7 Klok Kit, a $129 kit with everything you need to rock out like Goldfinger. Product Page [via CoolHunting] Read More

  • Wake Up With Timex

    If you’re looking for an alternative for to the iHome, the Timex TM800 might be something to keep an eye on. The TM800 alarm clock allows users to wake up to digital music via a thumb drive or SD media card. I’m not a big fan of the TM800’s design, the alarm clock looks a little on the cheap side. The speaker also looks like it isn’t going to do justice to any of… Read More

  • BenQ Apologizes for Ummm… Being Jerks


    It’s a cold comfort, but BenQ has officially apologized for using 9/11 photos in their MusiQ advertising. While Gandhi and Einstein have been used to make us Think Different and absolute horrors — including this one — have been used to sell all manner of things, I think this might be a little too close to the bone for many markets. This is an MP3 player. I assure you… Read More

  • Cingular Launches CU400, Adds PTT

    has launched on Cingular’s website with something we didn’t know about: Push To Talk. We knew Cingular had plans for PTT, but we didn’t think it would debut with such little fanfare and on such a pedestrian phone. Sure, it’s got 3G, but it’s a cheap-o otherwise. In addition to the CU400, PTT can be enabled on the Pearl, the Moto V365, Samsung D407, and SE Z525a. Read More

  • Helio Drift Hands-On

    The past few years have seen some drastic changes to the cellular landscape. Nextel merged with Sprint, Motorola reemerged as a major competitor, Cingular continues to grow, etc. Perhaps the most peculiar of these developments is the emergence and advancement of the mobile virtual network operators (MVNO). Read More

  • Real Guitar Becomes Guitar Hero Controller For Good Cause

    It’s worth mentioning that if you live in the NYC-area tonight, you should come visit our pal Joel Johnson’s charity event called Funde Razor. Proceeds from the event are going to Penny Arcade’s Child’s Play Charity, which helps sick kids in hospitals out through video game donations and such. It’s going to be a great event for a great cause, but there’s… Read More

  • Sony-Ericsson Z310 Comes With Good Looks, Good Features

    I’ll hand it to Sony-Ericsson: They make some great looking phones and the Z310 is definitely one of them. Equipped with a mirror-finish on the front of the phone, this clamshell comes in black, bronze or pink. An integrated icon display appears on the front of the phone and is similar to that of Sony’s 8GB MP3 Walkman. Tech specs on the Z310 are pretty sweet. Be prepared for… Read More

  • Wikia Gets An Undisclosed Amount Of Funding From Amazon

    Wikia, a for-profit sister site of Wikipedia, received a second round of funding today, all of it coming from Amazon. No word yet on how much Amazon has forked over. Just this week, Wikia announced that they would purchase ArmchairGM, an online sports community, for $2 million in cash and Wikia stock. In March, we reported that the company received $4 million from Bessemer Venture Partners… Read More

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