• 'Love Tester' technology now available in phones

    How passionate does you lover feel about you? And how do you guys feel about people using the word “lover” to describe a significant other? Do you show up at a party and tell everyone that your lover’s going to be there soon? Do you show up at parties? I don’t any more (of course, I’d have to be invited to not show up). Aaaand, I’ve already gone way off track. Read More

  • Day in the life of a (Star Wars) biker scout

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&file=http%3A%2F%2Fgeekadelphia%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf This is a video of Tim whom Doug and I met while in Philadelphia for the Star Wars exhibit. His biker scout outfit was pretty bitchin’. I should probably make myself one. I hear it gets… Read More

  • iWave Cube: the littlest microwave that could

    A microwave is a bachelor or college student’s best friend. Let’s be honest here. Does anyone really like to cook? Yeah, I didn’t think so. Living in tight quarters like most apartments in NYC, for example, that don’t have stoves really sucks because you either have to eat out all the time or acquire a little gas grill. The latter isn’t always safe, either. Having… Read More

  • Sharp unveils 6x laptop Blu-ray burner

    I’m not sure how many of you own a laptop with a recordable Blu-ray drive, but if you’re in the market for one then I suggest you wait another few months. Today, Sharp announced a drive that can burn dual-layer discs at an astonishing 6x thanks to a tiny new laser that measures in at just 0.13-inches. Sharp plans to mass produce in April. A desktop drive was also announced that… Read More

  • Xbox 360 shortage, RROD on the rise

    Here’s a mix of good and bad news for Microsoft. The Xbox 360 sold so well during the holiday season – 1.3 million sold in December – that you can’t find it on store shelves now. Apparently, MS didn’t anticipate the console being a hot commodity and retailers are not too happy with their misjudgment. The shortage is expected to last through the quarter and MS… Read More

  • What's Next for YouTube (Video Editing, Recommendations, Advertiser Analytics)

    Last night at an event in NYC dubbed “Videocracy,” YouTube gave marketers a sneak peak at some upcoming initiatives. Silicon Alley Insider‘s Michael Learmonth tried to get in, but was thrown out. Luckily, Deep Focus CEO Ian Schafer took notes. Here is what he learned: —YouTube is excited about its active sharing feature that lets YouTube watchers signal to… Read More

  • WiMAX still looking at spring time roll out

    Despite recent hiccups for Sprint in the last four to five months that may have led many to believe that Xohm aka WiMAX was dead in the water, we’ve learned that things are still on track for a spring time launch. However, it won’t be a full roll out of the service, but, rather, a soft launch, which is somewhat disappointing unless you’re in Baltimore, Chicago, or… Read More

  • Not yet real cellphone powered by kinetic energy

    [photopress:kcp.jpg,full,center] Biggs has been talking phones all week, but this phone, the Atlas Kinetic Cell Phone, isn’t real. It’s only a render, a mock-up, and looks like something the Legion of Doom would use. (It also looks better than damn near everything that came out of Barcelona this week.) Its gimmick is that it’s charged by kinetic energy—you need to movie… Read More

  • Yahoo! looks to News Corp. for possible merger deal

    [photopress:ncyh.jpeg,full,center] Yahoo! is in talks with News Corp. about merging itself with MySpace and the company’s other Web outlets, including IGN and Photobucket. That’s because Yahoo! rejected Microsoft’s bid a few days ago and it’s looking less likely than before that Microsoft will raise the price of its bid. The discussions between Yahoo! and News Corp. Read More

  • Topper Makes Search Complicated In The Name Of Progress

    Topper search offers a search service which….um…machine learning….um something…..results. Here’s the pitch anyway. Here is a quick description of how to use it. Enter a search query. Topper Search will go out and get the top 100 results and display the top 10. Select at lease one ‘+’ and one ‘-‘ result. Topper will use machine learning to… Read More

  • Couchville Joins The Deadpool

    TV listings site Couchville has joined the deadpool. The service, provided by PVR software maker Snapstream, offered US TV listings via zip code and cable or satellite provider. According to Michael’s March 2007 review:
    … and it shows you a simple, easy to navigate TV guide. A vertical red line shows you what’s currently on, and via an Ajax interface you can grab and drag… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Awful blockhead is awful drunk

    The wee Neo 808i: Awful small
    SD card readers for gauche Japanese girls make me want to vom
    Block Guy gets drunk
    DRM cripples ‘repaired’ Xbox 360, can no longer access paid for content
    Lily Allen’s MySpace says she got a free MacBook Air Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. Lisa Brewster on Our own Devin “Heavenly” Coldewey is Geek Sugar’s Geek We Love for Valentine’s day I’d hit it. ryan red on Lenovo drops ThinkPad X300 to answer MacBook Air If I had endless money, beyond… Read More

  • Serious Drama As KnockaTV Shuts Down

    I haven’t seen this much public drama between founders and their investors since the FilmLoop forced merger in early 2007. Earlier today I wrote that Israeli startup KnockaTV was heading to the DeadPool. Employees, who are apparently going unpaid, are pushing the company into liquidation to try to get at least some of what is owed to them. We dug a little more into the story, because it… Read More

  • CNN iReport: iLame Or iGood?

    CNN launched iReport.com yesterday, a “citizen journalism” site dedicated to user news submissions. Andy Warhol said in 1968 that “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes,” and iReport.com is offering users at least part of their 15 minutes as submissions may be used on CNN itself. But unfortunately that’s where it ends, because there is no… Read More

  • Seesmic Announces $6 Million Series A Round

    Seesmic founder Loic Le Meur wrote a long blog post about his $6 million Series A round of funding today (I am an investor in this company). Most of the round was taken by Atomico (founded by Skype’s Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis), and rounded out with a long list of angel investors. Much of this was reported late last year. This is Loic’s fourth or fifth startup, but his first… Read More

  • MySpacers Will Love This AddHer Widget Thingy

    http://addher.com/battle.swf?profileId=110 Anyone who’s ever visited HotOrNot and clicked on pictures for hours will be a perfect user for AddHer. Users (women only at this point, look for AddHim soon, say the founders) upload a photo of themselves and create a widget that can be embedded on MySpace or another website. The widget shows the user plus another randomly selected woman and… Read More

  • "Post to MySpace" Button Released for Easier Sharing

    MySpace is now providing an easier way for publishers to help users spread their content virally. They’ve set up a “Post to MySpace” button that essentially just runs a snippet of JavaScript that sends some content to a user’s MySpace profile page. The snippet takes four parameters: a title, some content, a URL, and the location in the user’s profile page to post… Read More

  • Plaxo's Buyer – Not Facebook, Not Google. Likely Comcast

    Plaxo finally got bought, say valley whispers, and blog after blog have speculated incorrectly about who the buyer might be (first Facebook, then Google). Finally, someone may have gotten it right – Valleywag is saying that Comcast is the buyer, for $175m. That makes sense based on what we heard earlier today, too: that one of the cable players bought them, for something just under the… Read More

  • Yahoo Makes Its Case in Letter to Shareholders

    Yahoo has just released the following letter to shareholders outlining its reasoning for rejecting Microsoft’s offer to buy the company. In it, CEO and co-founder Jerry Yang emphasizes Yahoo’s strengths as both an online destination and an advertising network, and argues that Yahoo is better off going it alone than combining with Microsoft. He states: “The global online… Read More

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