• Ninjas, Pirates and Black Ops to hit XBLA next Monday

    Before I getting started, I would like to know if you guys want us to inform you of upcoming XBLA releases. Leave a comment if you hate it else I’ll keep going with the updates. Coming next Monday to a Xbox 360 near you is Ninja Gaiden Black, Sid Merier’s Pirates! and BLACK. Each game is 1200 Microsoft points. For our foreign readers, I should inform you that certain games… Read More

  • Mass Effect Xbox LIVE content coming next month

    BioWare’s Mass Effect will be offering up some extra downloadable content to its 1.6 million or so gamers on March 10th. It’ll be available at 2AM PST for 400 points. The Bring Down the Sky downloadable content pack will be released to Xbox LIVE Marketplace on Monday, March 10 at 2 a.m. PST, and will be available for 400 MS points. This is the first in a series of planned… Read More

  • Toshiba adds Penryn to U305 thin-and-light laptops

    Toshiba’s Satellite U305 line gets a bump with the recent addition of the Satellite U305-S2816, which features the new Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 processor (Penryn). The S2816 starts at $1,349.99 and comes with 2GB of RAM, 250GB hard drive, 13.3-inch 1280×800 widescreen display, DVD SuperMulti drive, and weighs in at 4.54 pounds. I couldn’t find a battery life spec (except… Read More

  • KPN CEO says iPhone stinks, still wants to sell it

    Head of KPN, Ad Scheepbouwer, was recently interviewed by the Financial Times and this is what he had to say about the iPhone. “I had one and I thought it was a pretty useless phone, to be quite honest,” he told the Financial Times. “The battery ran out in no time. I didn’t like the touch screen. “We’d be more than happy to sell it,” he added. Read More

  • AOL To Split Off Dying Access Subscription Business. When's That Advertising IPO?

    On Time Warner’s earnings call today, CEO Jeff Bewkes said the company will split AOL into two businesses: the dying access subscription business and the growing advertising network, Platform A. This comes a day after AOL picked up buy.at, an affiliate marketing network, and a few days after it bought Goowy, a Flash-based Webtop. The Goowy acquisition indicates that AOL is still… Read More

  • Fifth undersea cable has been cut, wtf is going on?!

    When a few cables cut get, you can sort of say it was an accident, right? What would you say when a total of five have been cut? That ain’t no accident. 1.7 million Web surfers were affected in the UAE yesterday when a fifth cable was mysteriously cut. The locations of each cable that has been cut is as follows: “SeaMeWe-4 (South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe-4) near… Read More

  • Fujitsu debuts WiMax products

    Fujitsu announced today that it’ll be offering WiMax products like the flexible and scalable WX300 mobile base stations (seen left). These stations are small and light enough for one person to install and maintain and multiple units can be linked together to increase range. It’ll be available to service providers worldwide in April. There’s also a medium-range base… Read More

  • Some steps to successfully run a BitTorrent tracker without getting caught

    [photopress:bttracker.jpg,full,right] Despite my affinity for getting music and movies for free, I never once entertained the idea of setting up my own BitTorrent tracker. Too much risk for my liking. But there are ways to minimize that risk, both on a technical and common sense level. One BT tracker admin gave a list of do’s and don’ts (anyone know the correct punctuation for… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Xbox 360 HD DVD player gets official price drop

    The end draws nigh, my friends, and I think you know who I’m talking about. Major Nelson has officially announced that the HD DVD player add-on has dropped from $179.99 to $129.99. The price drop is immediate here and in Canada, NZ and Australia. The five free HD DVD offer is still in effect as well. There might be some titles you’ve been wanting. Bitch all you want about the… Read More

  • HTC Magnum: Well played, Portugal. Well played.

    Remember that post about the HTC Magnum yesterday? The giant tablet phone thingy with a 30-hour battery? It’s fake. Can you believe it?! Portuguese jokesters over at Pocketpt.net had apparently mocked up the giant blob of technology as “a small prank to a regional community [that got] extrapolated to international sites as a ‘real’ piece of news.” Sorry to be… Read More

  • Finally, a Web-based PDF Viewer That Does Not Suck (Issuu)

    There are plenty of ways to embed documents into Web pages, from Scribd to DocStoc. But when it comes to replicating the look and feel of a magazine or book, most digital efforts fall flat. (Olive Software comes to mind—we used that over at Time Inc. to create Web-viewable versions of the magazines, but it was too slow and required a separate client download. Conde Nast’s Flip… Read More

  • Teclast T50: could be an iPod Touch rival

    Teclast just might have a real iPod Touch competitor on their hands with the T50. It claims to have a capacitive touch screen with multi-point touch recognition on a WGVA widescreen display. The Chinese PMP supports RMVB/RM/FLV/AVI formats and has a dual-core processor. Not much else is known and my Chinese is a little rusty and by rusty, I mean non-existent. Teclast [via thegadgetsite] Thanks… Read More

  • BeerTracker replaces 'bottle cap in the pocket' trick

    I don’t know about you but back in college when I used to drink enough beers in a row to necessitate some sort of accounting system, I’d simply slip each bottle cap into my pocket and count them the next morning. If I’d had the BeerTracker — with convenient LCD display that increases in numeric value with each bottle that’s opened — I could have littered… Read More

  • Americans Recycled less than 10% of Mobile Phones

    Only 9.4% of Americans who bought new mobile phones last quarter recycled their old handsets, a survey from iSuppli Corp’s consumerTrak service says. This is double the number of phones recycled in the third quarter of 2007 but well below the numbers hoped for. “iSuppli’s fourth-quarter survey indicated that while U.S. consumers increasingly are recycling their old… Read More

  • Guitar Hero IV due out this year

    From the unlikeliest of sources comes the news that Guitar Hero IV will be released at the end of this year. The Answer, a British band, sent out a press release that their song “Never Too Late” was picked up by Activision at the Marché international de l’édition musicale last month. “This is a tremendous honour and privilege for both The Answer and the Alberts… Read More

  • Germany's Burda invests in Canadian socnet

    Europe: Germany’s Burda media group has invested “several million dollars” in a Canadian social networking startup called Nexopia which claims to be Canada’s largest social networking site for youth, writes AlarmClock. It has 1.2 million registered members and a billion impressions a month. Burda Digital Ventures, the venture capital arm of Hubert Burda Media made… Read More

  • CrunchBirthdays: Nicholas

    It is with great pleasure that I inform all of you that today is Nicholas’ birthday. We’re all very proud of him. He’s finally hit that pubescent stage in life and, boy, is it a glorious time. They sure do grow up quickly. Happy birthday, Nicholas! Read More

  • Ireland – Tax incentives for US tech firms, but what happens to local talent?

    Ireland is well known for its technology industries, but lately there seems to be some discontent amongst entrepreneurs there that the tax-incentives created by the government to attract overseas tech businesses – particularly US firms – are not nurturing home-grown talent. Recently it emerged that the The Digital Hub, an incubation space for tech development, had 55 desk… Read More

  • Reevoo hires new CTO

    People: Reevoo, the customer reviews aggregator, has apointed Kyle McGinn as Chief Technology Officer. McGinn joins Reevoo from the Siemens/BBC technology partnership, where he was Head of Internet Technology. He will lead one of the the UK’s largest Ruby on Rails development team who have already released open-source initiatives such as mocha, uformats and the Ruby nabaztag library. As… Read More

  • Wikinvest To Add Unique Comp Data For Stock Research

    Financial and stock research sites like Yahoo Finance, Google Finance, Marketwatch, or CNNMoney have done a lot to democratize investment research by bringing reams of financial data for any publicly traded company to investors at the click of a button. But when it comes to financial metrics, much of the data they provide is the same for every company: revenues, earnings, PE ratios, market… Read More

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