• Red 5 Studios Aims To Be Pixar of Online Gaming

    The founders of new online gaming company Red 5 Studios are celebrating an $18.5 million round of financing today from Benchmark Capital and Sierra Ventures. Bill Gurley from Benchmark Capital is joining the board. The company previously raised working capital from WEBZEN pursuant to a game development deal earlier this year. Red 5 Studios was founded by some of the key people behind… Read More

  • Wikio Launches Digg-Like Site For U.S., Germany, And Spain

    Wikio, a user-contributed news company, launched Wikio.com, Wikio.de, and Wikio.es at the LeWeb3 conference in Paris today. The three new sites are aimed at the US, Germany, and Spain, respectively. Wikio has been live in France and Italy for a few months. They have 600,000 French users and 100,000 Italian users. In April, TechCrunch France writer Ouriel Ohayon reviewed Wikio and found it to be… Read More

  • Omniture Announces Marketing 2.0 Analytics Tool

    Omniture released an integration analytics tool called Genesis at a two-hour event today at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Genesis was created with over 30 marquee online advertising partners such as Ask.com, Google, Yahoo Search Marketing, and Salesforce. Omniture is an online marketing analytics company. Genesis is a measurement, performance, and integration tool. Integration being… Read More

  • Siemens Crazy Lookin' Iron Fights Wrinkles, Crime


    Man, look at this thing. Never before have I felt more of an urge to iron. The Siemens Slider S5 is being billed as the world’s first automatic iron. No that doesn’t mean it’ll do the ironing for you, but it will take the guesswork out of iron settings. It features a three-position automatic shutoff and a three section hot zone. I don’t really know what that means, but… Read More

  • Google Copies IE7 Promo Material From Yahoo

    Yahoo and Google have personalized versions of the new Internet Explorer 7 browser. Yahoo’s is available for download here, and Google’s version is here. The page layout and content for the two sites is nearly identical, although this may be a simple cut and paste from recommended Microsoft promotional information What’s more interesting is that the screen shots in both… Read More

  • Massive Arcade Stick For Wii and GameCube

    If you’ve been waiting for an arcade stick to come out for the Nintendo Wii, you’re just gonna have to wait a bit longer. There’s only one of these bad boys out right now, and the only place you can find it is eBay. The Wii arcade stick plugs into the Wii via the GameCube port, making it compatible with the GameCube too. Though the GameCube isn’t really of much use… Read More

  • Treo 680 For Free (After MIR, Of Course)!

    Just prior to the official launch of the Treo 680 with Cingular, there was a juicy, moist rumor that Cingy would be giving them away with a two-year data commitment. That did not pan out, but you can actually get that deal today, if you’re OK with mail-in rebates. Read More

  • Nintendo Wii Goes Old School

    If you’re sick of every electronic device you own being white, take a look at this new original NES skin for Nintendo Wii. The NES skin covers both sides of the Wii, provides a scratch-resistant glossy finish and won’t leave any nasty marks when removed. Seeing as how the front panel reads “Revolution,” someone at Decal Girl is a lot like the rest of us, and prefers… Read More

  • Study: You Hate Mobile Content

    Your wireless provider wants you to buy ringtones. It wants you to buy wallpaper, Bejeweled and MP3 ringbacks (we hate that crap, really). It wants you to watch sports clips on a one-inch screen, and it wants you to pay for the privilege. You, as a country, as tech-savvy individuals, as consumers in the most important and influential economy on the planet, as those that know best and drool… Read More

  • The iProjector Hooks Up iPod

    One of the nicest features of the 5th-gen iPod is its ability to output video to a television. This is handy for travelers, as they can take several movies or even a season of their favorite TV show on the road and entertain themselves in their hotel rooms without having to pay $12 or having to explain “Ex Trek: the Next Penetration” to their bosses. They can simply put their… Read More

  • Morning Multitasking: Poach and Toast Your Breakfast

    . The idea of combining the cooking gear needed to make the morning meal into gadgets is a great one. The kitchen is one spot where gadgets aren’t for the geeks, but for the avearage Joe. The Egg Poaching Toaster is just such gear. Combining a two-slice toaster with an egg steamer is an excellent way to make the perfect on-the-go breakfast sandwich. What’s more is the unit has… Read More

  • Blue Beatz: Remix Your Stolen Music

    case, you should think about picking up its terrifying audio-based offspring, the Blue Beatz. Like the Disko, it’s a standard iPod case that has an electronic abomination integrated, this one on the back. By hooking your earbuds through the adapter on the top, you have access to “funky beats” at the push of a button. No, sorry, that’s eleven buttons. No lights here, but… Read More

  • Dell Adds Blu-ray Drive To XPS M1710 Notebook


    Dell’s been firmly in the Blu-ray camp since day one (though I’m never going to stop asking their reps about when they’ll be adding HD DVD) and is finally making moves to show its support for the format by adding a mobile optical drive to its XPS M1710 gaming/multimedia notebook line. And it’s not just a player. The drive has full read/write abilities for CD, DVD… Read More

  • Reader Response Week Three


    Greetings all, hope you’re having a fine boring Monday. I know I can barely keep my head propped up. You’re in luck though, because I’ve got the latest installment of our Reader Response series. To date we’ve given away a 2G iPod Shuffle and a Samsung Blackjack, in addition to 50 copies of M2 Convert. We’ll be giving away 50 more copies of M2 Convert this week… Read More

  • Corsair's 16 Gigs Of Rubberized Water-Resistant Flash Drive Fun

    I don’t like to brag, but I’ve got a fairly large collection of USB flash drives. (I know you’re jealous.) Sometimes I like to dump the whole lot of them on my bed and roll around in them. Sadly though, none of them go above 2GB. So I have to get my hands on one of these new 16GB bad boys from Corsair. The Flash Voyager drive has all the features of its smaller-capacity… Read More

  • Wikia Announces Free Wiki Hosting

    Wikia founder Jimmy Wales believes in “free content for all.” That is why the company launched OpenServing today, a service that is giving away complete Web hosting support to any wiki developer – for free! OpenServing allows anyone to setup and maintain their own collaborative site. Wales told TechCrunch in a phone call today that OpenServing is also intended to go beyond… Read More

  • FireFly Makes Third Bid For Glory As Vid Game


    It failed as a FOX TV series, running only 11 episodes. And it did modest business at the box office ($25 million) when a feature-film continuation of the series called “Serenity” hit theaters last year. But now “FireFly” is back for a third go-round, headed to your computer as a multi-player online game. The little-franchise-that-could was licensed by 20th Century Fox… Read More

  • Microsoft's Zune Still Firing in the Dark


    It’s no secret that I’m a fan of the Zune. Nevertheless, I have always questioned its WiFi connectivity. Early in its press campaign, I began to wonder whether Microsoft was putting too many eggs in the WiFi basket. The player itself is pretty solid, but for people to be able to share tracks on a scale that Microsoft publicizes implies that a lot of Zunes would be available… Read More

  • Fujitsu Announces 300GB Laptop Hard Drive


    If you’ve been shopping around for a new hard drive for your notebook because the size of yours just isn’t cutting it, Fujitsu announced today the global launch the MHX2300BT series of mobile SATA hard disk drives in 250GB and 300GB sizes. They are the first 2.5-inch Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) hard disk drives in the industry to hit the 300GB mark. Full specs after… Read More

  • Charities for the Charitably Inclined


    Boing Boing has compiled a list of several worthy charities over on its directory of things. The list is split into two US charities and charities from Canadialand, so if you’re in a givin’ mood and are in North American, you can likely find something appealing there. The list is notable because the featured charities reflect ideals and issues that affect us all. And, perhaps… Read More

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