• CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: db clay is gonna get you some play

    I was born and raised in the 503 and I make sure everyone knows about it. So it’s pretty obvious that I’m a treehugger because, well, Mother Nature never gets old like video games or stupid ass TV shows. But it seems the path we’ve chosen may lead to the deterioration of Mother Earth, which is a shame considering all she’s done for us. But I digress as I usually do… Read More

  • Is that an MP3 player in your pocket or are you just happy to bust me for lying on the witness stand?

    A teen being investigated in connection with a murder secretly used the MP3 player in his pocket to record an interrogation that the detective working the case swore under oath never took place. I’ve always wondered whether or not detectives searched suspects before locking themselves in an interrogation room. You’d think they’d at least check for weapons but who knows… Read More

  • 3i puts €2.6m into shopping engine Twenga

    3i has invested €2.6 million in European shopping search engine Twenga, which launched in the UK in early November. The service has been fairly successful by focusing all its resources on Europe and comes translated in six different languages (French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish, and English). The network reached 7 million visitors in November 2007 and indexed over 40 million offers… Read More

  • Blognation May Rise From The Ashes

    When Oliver Starr (former MobileCrunch writer) attacked employer Sam Sethi (former TechCrunch UK writer), the person who currently controls Blognation, in a 3,000 word diatribe, a lot of people came to the conclusion that Blognation was dead in the water. The chain of screw ups was just too long. Sethi had an emotional explosion and threatened to kill his cofounder over a legal dispute. He… Read More

  • What is the iPhone of personal media players?

    It struck me kind of funny that the web site Physorg.com ponders aloud whether or not the Cowon Q5W is "the iPhone of Personal Media Players" because of its "long list of features that far surpasses other gadgets of its kind." I can kinda see where they’re coming from but it just sounds a little odd to call a media playing device what basically amounts to a… Read More

  • Dell making its way to Best Buy

    In a move that isn’t very surprising, Dell will begin selling computers in Best Buy stores next month. It certainly makes sense considering the general public has become very hands-on. Look at the Apple stores, for example. You can go in at just about any hour (if you live in NYC) and fondle everything Mac. Sure, prices on the Web are cheap, but do you want hardware that reflects the… Read More

  • Wiimote, Nunchuck connection severed

    If I were forced to pick one thing I didn’t like about the Wii, other than it being a glorified GameCube, would have to be the wired Nunchuck. Let’s face it, we live in a wireless world and why shouldn’t that apply to everything else in life? I flail around when I box and many time have I lost control of the damn thing because it’s tethered to the Wiimote. Thank the… Read More

  • Vista SP1 to dramatically increase network speed?

    Okay, thankfully it seems as though Vista SP1 actually will noticeably increase speeds, particularly in the networking department. According to Ed Bott at ZDNet, the tests I told you about last Tuesday were "based on a silly artificial benchmark involving scripting of Office applications." So be it. And yes, those test had nothing to do with networking. I’ll reserve judgment… Read More

  • Rub a dub dub, TV in the tub

    Who doesn’t like a little TV in the tub? I mean these days, being without TV for more than five minutes is considered a sign of weakness, am I right? Well show all those mouth-breathing idiots in your life that you expect to be taken seriously with this $340 waterproof bathtub television. It’s got a 3-hour battery life, so you can hide in the tub for a long time when you have… Read More

  • What does Matt Hickey want for Xmas? Something outlandish, to be sure

    Xmas is a special time of year where I get so stressed out from gift guides, deadlines, family members, parole officers, bribed city officials, girls and bartenders that I go a little crazy. No, I go a lot crazy, the whole season. And giving me things I want makes it better, but I only want things I can’t have. Here, then, is a list. Some things you can’t un-see, but I wish there a… Read More

  • Google Spreadsheets Edges Out Google Docs in Usage

    Google Docs and Spreadsheets has hit a bit of a growth curve since June. About 1.6 million people used the Web-based service in October, compared to 635,000 in June, according to Compete. That is a nice jump, but 1.6 million is still a marginal number compared to the desktop productivity apps (on just about every PC) that it is trying to replace. But, hey, it is still early days. Notice in… Read More

  • Symantec's Anti-Viral Norton Fighter: Finally, the Japanese don't scare us, instead make us laugh

    Maid cafe maidens. Fat nerds. Skinny nerds. Justin Timberlake’s choreographer as a viral commander. What could be better on a snowy Friday morning? via Giz Read More

  • EchoStar to Split in Two: Satellite TV and Sling-Top Boxes

    As expected, EchoStar has filed with the SEC to split its business in two, reports GigaOm. The two businesses will be the Dish Network satellite TV service and its set-top box business. That set-top box business includes place-shifting Slingboxes, which Echostar acquired with its $380 million purchase of Sling Media in September. The satellite TV business will change its name to DISH… Read More

  • How Do You Build an Airline? Offer Free Wi-Fi.

    The Web is coming to your airplane seat, real soon. And not just e-mail and IM on one JetBlue plane. Starting in March, I am told, American Airlines will start offering Web access on-board, followed shortly by Virgin America. Both will use an air-to-ground system from Aircell. (Boeing’s failed Connexion broadband in the air service, in contrast, was an unwieldy satellite system). … Read More

  • Will it Blend, Halo 3 edition

    The only way to improve these “Will it Blend?” videos would be if John were the host and he blended his stupid iPhone. Today, though, our regular host blends a copy of Halo 3 because grandchildren beat him every time they played. The only way to solve that problem, obviously, is to blend it. via Kotaku Read More

  • Wii becoming part of physical therapy regimens

    The dude in this photo here isn’t doing any physical therapy. He’s just having a good time winning little blue pills away from his buddies, if you catch my drift. Innuendo is what I’m getting at. Sexual. Anyway… People similar to this old guy are incorporating Wii-time into their physical therapy exercises in Ohio, Canada, and elsewhere according to Reuters. Mostly used… Read More

  • Poor Second Quarter for Palm

    The smartphone manufacturer Palm lowered its second quarter numbers and said it has higher than expected losses. The company is blaming the poor performance on the delay of a product release. Palm had predicted sales for the quarter to be between $370 and $380 million but only posted sales around $350 million. Market analysts had expected sales to be around $376 million. In October Palm figured… Read More

  • Japan’s First Mobile Phone Film Festival

    In 2005 a mobile phone film festival debuted in France. Today in Yokohama Japan a similar display of cellphone generated art is being featured at The Pocket Films Festival. Over 400 international entries have been narrowed down to 48 movies deemed worthy of showing. One of the judges, Masaki Fujihata, a film professor, says that mobile phones are an important tool in an emerging art… Read More

  • FTC Slaps AdultFriendFinder For Porn Pop-ups

    Adult dating site AdultFriendFinder, rumored to have been acquired in November for $1 billion is on the wrong side of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) with a settlement that restricts AdultFriendFinder’s promotional activities. The FTC said in a statement that AdultFriendFinder affiliates used pop-up ads to drive traffic to the site, and exposed consumers, including children to… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Pac Funds Edition

    Pac-Man gets festive in Spain
    Customizable cup avoids that awkward ‘is that my cup or yours?’ party moment
    CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Western Digital Passport
    Forkchops – What I want for Xmas
    Word Perhect: That’s not a typo and go try it out Read More

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