• Yahoo! Go for TV Ups the Ante

    Yahoo! Go for TV is a downloadable video recording software that works with your TV tuner card and creates a Media Center-alike experience on almost any PC. It came out a few months ago, but now they’ve added Flickr integration, picture-in-picture functionality, movie recommendations, and local network music streaming. The service is obviously free and probably one of the few ideas in… Read More

  • Apple Posts Macbook "Support" Page


    Apple has put together a support page for those of you who’s fancy Macbooks have been shutting down on their own accord. It consists of a link to AppleCare. There’s very little no other information on the page, and no explanation at all, but if you’re having the problem, they’ve got a fix. It’s not on their page, but Yours Truly called up his buddy Steve Jobs to… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Shredded Gadget Edition

    Here are some highlights from the news of the last 24 hours: Clip Stix: Handy Little MP3 Player
    iCarta iPod Dock and Toilet Paper Holder Reviewed
    Philips Touchscreen Message Board
    Hand Powered Paper, Credit Card and CD Shredder
    Disney Produces Crappy Cameras for Kids Read More

  • Live Documents is Powerful Stuff

    A new service called Live Documents allows Windows PC users with Office already installed on their computer to synchronize documents across multiple users over the Internet. The service works currently with Word and Excel documents (other office applications are coming soon, they say) via a toolbar. While in beta, the service is free. The creator of a document sets permissions of other users… Read More

  • Amazon's Unbox Movie Download Service Launched

    And so it begins: Amazon has launched their movie download page called Unbox and is offering a free television show – just to let n00bs get a handle on things – and TV episode downloads for about $1.99 and movies for about $15. Do the Right Thing, for example, is $36. Each “purchase” gives you a DVD-quality video file and a Windows Media file for portable devices. It… Read More

  • Answerbag bets the farm on widgets and an API

    Online question and answer service Answerbag has released a new widget feature tonight and says it will out-do the Yahoo! Answers API in coming weeks. Q and A services are getting big, largely because search engines are unable to offer the succinct replies that other users can, human replies are more emotionally satisfying, most people don’t know how to use search engines well and… Read More

  • Yahoo! Go for TV puts more Yahoo! properties on your TV

    Yahoo! Go for TV will release a new beta version tonight with better Flickr integration, picture in picture viewing capability, movie recommendations from Yahoo! Movies, the ability to access music on your local network and support for a larger number of TV tuner cards. The basic Yahoo! Go for TV product is a downloadable digital video recording service for Windows machines. The first… Read More

  • Is Apple Resurrecting the Cube?

    Before the Mac Mini, Apple experimented with the G4 Cube. The Cube was Steve Jobs’s fully capable, yet ultimately ill-fated, foray into the world of computers-as-art. While most users balked at the high-price tag and very limited expandability, many others found that having something you wanted to look at as a computer was worth the extra dinero. I personally know a few people with… Read More

  • Clip Stix: Handy Little MP3 Player

    I’ve got an iPod, a Treo, a Tungsten T3 and camera, all able to play MP3s. While I generally use my iPod for my on-the-go needs, sometimes it’s a little big. I’d feel silly going out and getting a Nano (who needs 2 iPods? Really. No, you don’t). But I love the idea of unique, almost-disposable MP3 players. And I love the idea of one that you can clip to pretty much… Read More

  • NIMF Game Ratings Summit

    The National Institute on Media and the Family organization has announced the National Video Game Summit. The two-day event will address issues about video game ratings and how inappropriate games are being available to minors. The summit will be moderated by Dr. David Walsh, president of the organization, and Doug Gentile, Iowa State University-Center for the Study of Violence. So what… Read More

  • Nintendo Reconfirms Wii Units

    Nintendo of America released an official statement today saying that they are still planning to have six million units of the Wii console shipped worldwide before March 31, 2007. Nintendo has still yet to say what day the console will be launched on or how much it will be selling for. Despite the unknown launch date, a number of accessories are popping up for preorder on the GameStop… Read More

  • Disney Produces Crappy Cameras for Kids

    Disney, makers of most things mouse, are now launching a line of cameras with interesting capabilities aimed at children. Of the ones being offered currently, the Pix Max is the most powerful, offering 3 megapixels, a 1.5-inch LCD screen and auto-flash. There is also some limited in-camera editing in the form of picture frames. There will also be a camcorder version called the Disney… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Price to Decrease Annually

    It looks like the Xbox 360’s going to come down in price year by year. Microsoft VP of the Xbox Product Group Todd Holmdahl mentioned the price decrease to Reuters. This makes plenty of sense, as the world starts to see how much the PS3 is going to cost, they will be reminded that the 360 is getting cheaper and cheaper. Hell, it’ll be half as cheap as Sony’s machine when it… Read More

  • Amazon Unbox goes live

    Amazon’s movie download site, called Unbox, appears to have gone live today. There’s no link yet on the front page of Amazon, but the direct link at unbox.com works. We covered early previews of the site last month. Shows may be purchased or rented. For purchases, TV episodes are $1.99, most movies are between $8 and $15, some are $20. Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing is $36. Read More

  • iCarta iPod Dock and Toilet Paper Holder Reviewed


    Gizmodo got their hands and, uh, other things, on the iCarta iPod Dock and Toilet Paper holder. After “exercising every function” of this unit, they gave it a good score. Why? Well, because it was pretty easy to install, sounded fairly decent, and did a pretty good job with everything it was supposed to. The only troubles they ran into was with their 3G iPod. Apparently the… Read More

  • DimDim launches FOSS challenge to WebEx

    Open source startup DimDim has released an alpha version of their new browser based web conferencing software. Users download the open source free code and install it on their own servers. The current version supports IE on Windows only for presenters, which is really unfortunate, but attendees can be in conference via Firefox on Mac. No software download is required for attendees. … Read More

  • Ubiquisys Secures $12M Funding

    UbiquiSys, the developer of ZoneGate™, announced today it has secured first round investment totalling $12m from Accel Partners, Advent Venture Partners and Atlas Ventures. So what is ZoneGate and what problem does it fix? Today I have three phone numbers that people can call me on, fixed line at home and/or work (old world), mobile (now world) and VoIP (next world) but really I’d like… Read More

  • Is The Treo In Trouble?

    How can Palm’s Treo, the device that’s getting lots of play in blogs, be in trouble? Well, Palm just warned that first quarter fiscal sales are going to be lower than expected, despite putting out the Sprint 700wx, and the various GSM Treos in Europe. Surprising? Well, not to Om Malik, who found on anecdotal evidence that many of his friends are dropping the Treos in favor of… Read More

  • Why So Many iMacs? What Does it All Mean?


    Oh, hateful Mother Rumor, leave my bedside and leave me be. lLounge is fussing about why Apple released their updated iMacs and Mac Minis before the big even on the 12th. They’re even going so far as to say that this will be a life-changing moment for the world at large and this could usher in a new era of peace and prosperity unheard of in all the centuries of man’s existence… Read More

  • UK Theatergoers Want to Jam Your Phone, Hate Your Freedom


    Apparently 72 percent of British theatergoers would like theaters to block cellphone reception during the show, thereby avoiding the typical in-movie conversation which consists solely of “I’m in a movie. What? A movie. Oh, I don’t know. It’s pretty good. What?” Clearly, this poll isn’t the reality and the moment anyone tried to jam a phone during a… Read More