• CrunchDeals: Crash the system again, if you'd like

    G8, the gamer’s clothing brand, would like you to crash the system with coupon code “FF40” in order to get 40% off your next gear order. That’s pretty darn good, especially considering that one of their more expensive products, their hoodies, are a mere $45 before rebate. Christmas gifts for those who love distressed typography and vague malice? Bingo! Product Page Read More

  • Use logic for Spotlight searching in Leopard

    I’ve been using Apple’s new OS, Mac OS X Leopard since the 25th and I really am in love with it. Aside from the rendering issues surrounding Safari and Shiira (Flash animations won’t load) and problems with Stacks customization, I really don’t have much else to complain about. As I was stumbling around Apple’s website today, I came across a new function in… Read More

  • T-Mobile Shadow review

    T-Mobile knows how to work with OEMs. Witness their popular Dash and Sidekick. They create branded experiences, completely change UIs and operating systems, and generally do a good job of making casual messaging easy. So here we have the T-Mobile Shadow, a rebadged HTC Juno with Blackberry Pearl-like predictive keyboard and a unique UI that smooths out Windows Mobile’s rough edges enough… Read More

  • BFF Post: Women gamers wanted – perhaps a bit too much…

    Great post by JAS on women in gaming. As in any industry, when it get’s big it only wants to get bigger. How do you do this? Easy. Find what demographics are not the biggest fans and make something to convert them into fans. The question is, when your weakest demographic becomes the majority target will the majority suffer? Women. Women have consistently been targeted as the… Read More

  • When Pigs Fly – A different take on the music industry

    Rob over at Demonbaby is pissed. At the music industry, at the takedown of OiNK – everything is driving this guy mad. Hence why he took to his blog and decided to really let the public know the state of today’s music industry. Rob used to work for the big labels from the late 1990s into the 2000s and knows a thing or two about how they work and what they loathe. In the end, as… Read More

  • Walgreens to offer DVD-burning kiosks

    Your first stop for a quiet Friday night at home might soon be the drugstore, not the video store. Actually, that’s assuming you haven’t discovered the joys of On-Demand and/or downloading movies directly to your Media Center PC or Apple TV. Walgreens is planning to outfit its stores with DVD-burning kiosks “in the next few months,” according to a company spokesperson. Read More

  • Why Facebook is worth $15 billion

    With Microsoft recently purchasing a 1.6-percent stake in Facebook for a whopping $240 million, many are questioning if Facebook is truly worth $15 billion. While many pundits are calling $15 billion crazy, the BBC takes a look at why Facebook could actually be worth the big bucks. For instance, did you know that over 200,000 new users join Facebook each day? Talk about astronomical growth! Read More

  • Live Search Maps Getting Better At Giving Directions

    In other mapping news (see EveryScape post), I love all the competition going on in online mapping between Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and even MapQuest. The latest in the feature race comes from Microsoft’s Live Search Maps. In addition to finally releasing its 3D Bird’s Eye view a couple weeks ago (see video below), Microsoft has also upgraded some of the basic features of its maps. Read More

  • In brief

    • Trabber (a contraction of travel + grabber, apparently) is a new search engine that searches across the main online flight providers, compares all the flight offers and shows the final prices of the flights. It’s pitching itself at travelsupermarket.com and kayak.co.uk, but it doesn’t feel like a totally finished service just yet. • WatZatSong (geddit?) allows you to upload… Read More

  • Comcast fires employees for P2P discussions

    Comcast employees are on lockdown with the recent storm of controversy regarding accusations that the ISP is throttling Bit Torrent traffic. Those in Comcast’s support department is finding out that if you let customers know their traffic is being modified, you will lose your job. Customer support reps are supposed to stick to a script and if asked about “the situation”… Read More

  • Car battery-charging stations for all within three years

    If Al Gore has taught me anything, it’s that the Earth is going to explode any minute now (think Sephiroth’s Super Nova) because we burn too many fossil fuels. So let’s stop burning them. One man has just such a plan. Some guy from Silicon Valley, Shai Agassi, plans to launch a VC-backed system of battery-charging stations. This would encourage the development of… Read More

  • Alenty winds funding for blog influence widget

    Alenty, a French provider of web 2.0 marketing tools, has won a funding round of 370,000Euros from unnamed private angel investors in the UK and France. Co-founded by two experts of Internet audience measurement, formerly at NetValue and NetRatings, Alenty develops tools to optimise sites, automatically detecting the most important and influential members of a community (blog, online… Read More

  • Video: Water-powered CD blade spinning thing

    Exactly why you’d want a water-powered and, in turn, CD-powered blade thing, I don’t know. I do know that it makes for an interesting YouTube video. No, it’s not as amazing as the New Haircut video (could be NSFW, I don’t know) but it’ll kill about two minutes of your long, boring day. Jager bombs. Hose-Powered Magnetic CD Turbine with Sawblade [Boing Boing Gadgets] Read More

  • Another Taser death: Addled Polish immigrant killed by airport officials

    What do you get when you mix bored police with frantic immigrants and a raucous, confusing immigrations hall? A dead Pole whose mother was waiting for him at the arrivals terminal. Dazed and confused after more than 15 hours of travel, unable to communicate in English and scared because he couldn’t find his mother, Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski was jolted by a taser just 24… Read More

  • eXelate Raises $4M for Delayed-Ad Exchange

    In another example that investments in Internet advertising startups are far from cooling, eXelate is announcing a $4M investment from Carmel Ventures. The Israeli company offers a marketplace called the “eXelate Targeting eXchange” which is focused on what they are calling “Delayed-Ads.” Here’s how it works: An ad network participating in eXelate’s… Read More

  • iPhone 1.1.1 Firmware? You're all set, Mr. Hacker

    To jailbreak your 1.1.1 firmware iPhone or Touch, begin by gathering the following tools: A screwdriver A putty knife That blue stuff barbers put their combs in Pop Rocks A couple in 18th-century ball garb 2 cans of Lestoil A sense of wonder The tail of a gilded Tibetan Wombeast Step 1 – Point your Safari browser on the Touch or iPhone to http://www.jailbreakme.com.
    Step 2 – Wait.
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  • Skype phone lands in the UK

    Good news for our readers across the pond today. Skype and mobile provider 3 have partnered on a handset that will allow you to make free Skype calls using your account. Bearing a striking resemblance to NETGEAR’s SPH-101 Skype WiFi phone, the phone will cost 49.99 pounds (about $102) on a pay-as-you-go plan and goes on sale Friday, November 2nd. Get this though: if you’re already a… Read More

  • Newsweek Confirms MySpace CoFounder Lied About Age

    Newsweek has confirmed our story that MySpace cofounder Tom Anderson, who automatically becomes everyone’s first friend when they register for the site, has lied about his age. Newsweek based their confirmation on “professional license information, voter registration and utility and telephone service applications” (our story was based on a statement by a MySpace… Read More

  • iPhone available in Canada on December 7th?

    Prepare your grains of salt, but according to BGR, our neighbors to the north might be getting the iPhone in early December. It’ll apparently be running on the Rogers network and will cost $499CAD with a three-year contract. Is that normal, a three-year contract? Can any remaining Canadian readers shed some light on that? Whether this rumor is true or not, I think we all can agree that… Read More

  • Team Fortress 2 IRL

    Anyone who can round up 8 nerds to dress up like characters from a recently released video game is a master of manipulation. Anyone who can get them to huddle together for a picture, is a demigod. Team Fortress 2 Group Halloween Costumes Read More

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