• MacRumors jumps on MB update bandwagon

    This is seriously getting ridiculous and like Biggs, I want to drink some beer and play some 360. MacRumors is corroborating on the previous Macenstein post, but like the good Doctor states, “it is possible it is from the same source.” Sucks to be Nicholas Deleon since he just bought a MB less than two weeks ago. MacBooks, Not MacBook Pros on Tuesday? [MacRumors] Read More

  • Star Wars-style holograms coming our way

    So some boffins at University of Arizona have created a new holographic medium that allows the user to write, and more importantly, rewrite a holographic image onto it. If I understand correctly, the material is photoreceptive at 532nm, at which an electrical field is created that changes the refractive index of the material at whatever point got shined on. The material will hold an image… Read More

  • Help-Key: Placeshifting your home TV to work on the cheap

    [photopress:msnbc.jpg,full,center] We’re all news junkies. That’s what the Internet has done to us. You can sit at your desk and watch all the feeds and refresh, but we still like our news in video form, and that’s what we’re doing here today. Unless you’re working for Ted Turner, you’re likely not in a place to watch TV at your desk, but you need to stay up… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: $494 gets you a 33GB iPod

    Confused? Amazon is offering the 32GB iPod Touch for $494 and as an added bonus you get a free 1GB Shuffle. Nice. Amazon Read More

  • Network Solutions, ICANN Sued Over Domain Front Running

    Network Solutions and ICANN are being sued over the “front running” domain registration practices that we covered last month. “Network Solutions has forced millions of people to buy Internet domain names from them instead of cheaper competitors through a scheme that’s netted the firm millions of dollars,” according to the federal class action lawsuit filed by… Read More

  • Review: LowePro Fastpack 250 backpack

    It seems my never-ending quest for the ultimate gear bag has come to an end. LowePro, purveyors of everything camera related, appears to be the definitive winner at the moment. I’ve been testing out the Fastpack backpack over the last couple weeks and it’s been a great experience. It’s meant to be a photographers gear bag, but I’ve found that all the pockets for lenses… Read More

  • TMI: So now it's MacBooks getting the refresh

    I’m going to go get a beer and play some 360 because this story is basically going all over the place. Essentially, there was supposed to be an event happening tomorrow that has been pushed forward to March. Folks were positing that this event would involve some sort of SDK announcement for the iPhone plus some hardware refreshes. There was some good intelligence pointing to three new… Read More

  • Warner Music's Directory of Digital Strategy quits, takes some of Warner's records which Warner would like back, unscratched, thank you very much

    Head of “digital strategy” AKA seller of Akon ringtones Alex Zubillaga has quit Warner Music and will be replaced by Michael Nash. He was integral in gaining a $141 million in digital revenue for Warner this year and basically kept the company from dying like a dog hit by a truck. Director of Warner’s Digital Strategy Quits [Reuters] Read More

  • Sound-activated LEDs could prevent injury

    [photopress:soundled.jpg,full,center] If that bar I got kicked out off at the weekend had these LED lights along the staircase, I may not have fallen down them, resulting in my current minor injuries. Or did I fall up the stairs? Who knows? Anyway, for $10 per pair, these LEDs can be yours. The battery-operated lights detect sound, so they’ll only turn on when you or your loved ones… Read More

  • Cake Financial Now Lets You Track Your Friends' Stock Portfolios on Facebook

    Of all the apps on Facebook, here is one that might actually make you money—depending on how smart your friends are. Cake Financial, a social finance site that lets you track and share the performance of your actual brokerage accounts, just launched its Facebook app. The app lets you compare your real stock-picking prowess to that of other Facebook members who install it on their… Read More

  • Social networks' numbers dropping, cue widespread panic

    [photopress:myspacecash.jpg,full,center] Social networks are cashed. The Hollywood Reporter published numbers today showing the gravity-defying growth numbers of social networks are over. Both MySpace and Facebook aren’t seeing the same numbers they saw last year, with MySpace hit especially hard. The NewsCorp-owned site had 2.4 percent less visitors in January than it did in… Read More

  • Lessig Not Running

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Flessig%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F699951&brandlink=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2F%3Futm%5Fsource%3Dbrandlink&brandname=blip%2Etv&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf This news will disappoint a lot of people in… Read More

  • Hands on with the Samsung M520 for Sprint

    So we’ve got the M520 on hand at the office and our first impressions are positive for this slider from Samsung. Compared with the Helio Mysto from Samsung, the M520 is slightly wider and maybe a smidgen thicker, but overall it ‘feels good in my hands.’ For an ordinary looking slider, the M520 has a few things under the hood that may surprise you. It obviously has the… Read More

  • Free free free: Wired predicts business will move to gratis model

    [photopress:freeeeeee.jpg,full,center] In the future, everything will be free. Free, though, means different things to different people. Grab a cup of coffee, this one’s gonna take a while. Wired’s editor-in-chief Chris Anderson, famous for his “Long Tail” theory, has a new one up his sleeve this month, and it’s one that we should have seen coming. Simply… Read More

  • DivX Shuts Down Popular Piracy Site Stage6

    We covered Stage6, a DivX-owned site, in October 2006 as part of a roundup of up and coming video sites. The site, which allowed users to upload video in the high quality Divx format, streams video that makes YouTube look shabby in comparison. The site won’t be around long, though, Uploads have already been shut down, and the site itself will go offline on February 28. The official… Read More

  • Rumors heating up: 3GHz MacBook Pros tomorrow

    Reports are coming in that there will be three new MBPs tomorrow, all running 2.6GHz (some say 3GHz) Penryn processors with a multi-touch trackpad. Sucks that I just bought a MBP a month ago. The part numbers, listed for future MacBook Pros models, were included alongside pricing that matches Apple’s current offerings at $1999.00, $2499.00 and $2799.00, respectively, for those part… Read More

  • Facebook Poser Gets Three Year Sentence

    On February 7 we reported that a Moroccan man named Fouad Mourtada had been arrested for pretending to be the Moroccan king’s younger brother, Prince Moulay Rachid, on Facebook. The specific charge was “Villainous practices.” Well, justice is swift in Morocco. Mourtada was convicted, and sentenced to three years in prison and a $1,000 fine. Moroccan bloggers expressed outrage… Read More

  • PC towers and CRTs in Starbucks

    They have WiFi, so why not bring your old Packard Bell in? ImprovEverywhere via via BB Read More

  • Botanicalls: Hello, I'm dying

    Want to talk to your plants in a way that doesn’t make you look like a New Age dope? Build the Botanicalls plant-to-Twitter connection kit and your plant can ping you every time its thirsty. You basically need a few breadboards, an Arduino, and a Twitter account. The system tests for plant water levels and reports back when it gets dry. What a nice way to use technology — until… Read More

  • Badoo breaks 13m users, relaunch soon

    Badoo, the UK-based social network where you literally vote yourself to the front page via text message, plans a site relaunch this week. Last week it hit 13 million users. Recently I sat down with Lucy George, global communications director, to tease out the background to this sleeping giant. In 2006 the site started with seven languages but never intended to launch in the UK. The business… Read More

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