• Coming To You Live From Bourbon, Slugger Country

    Howdy, folks. I’m here in sunny Louisville, Kentucky to cover the Geek Squad sponsored IdeaFestival where problems effecting our planet will be discussed like e-waste, power conservation and untapped resources. I’m not sure what to expect, but the festivities begin tomorrow. Steve Wozniak and Ray Bradbury will be on hand to discuss their ideas on sustainability and greener solutions. Read More

  • Does Social Media Make You Dumb?

    The “Mainstream Media” has had somewhat of an antagonistic relationship with “New Media”. Journalists have bemoaned blogging on several occasions, stating simply that “Journalism requires journalists”. Once again journalists are gracing us with another study linking the success of the social news sites to the downfall of society. The study, conducted by… Read More

  • Will 802.11n Kill Off Wired Ethernet?

    Will 802.11n replace wired [Gigabit] Ethernet connections in the business world? What about in the regular world of consumer electronics? Who knows, but it’s worth a couple of column inches trying to figure out. A certain John Cox went to and fro trying to gauge businesses’ responsiveness to replacing their precious—and inherently more secure—wired Ethernet connections. Read More

  • Debatewise treats decision as data

    Debatewise is a three-month old UK site which is deceptively simple at first but which could have a future in data gathering for market research. The underlying principle is this: Who has the time to read hundreds of random blog or forum posts or an issue they are interested in? A better idea is to pose a question and have opposing sides put their case temperately. But how often do you see… Read More

  • Content Syndicate's words don't add up

    Content Syndicate‘s tagline is “words on demand” (I am dying to insert some sarcastic quip about blogging here but I’ll restrain myself). The pitch from the entrant in last week’s Seedcamp contest is to help content providers and buyers to commission, distribute buy and sell content that’s exclusive, customised and personalised. To do this they’ve built… Read More

  • Tom Tom, Garmin Getting Into Mobile Phones?

    Insiders in Taiwan have revealed that GPS big wigs, Tom Tom and Garmin will be getting into the PDA smart phone business and that said PDA smart phones will launch this year. That’s some crazy talk. Both are highly reputable for their GPS devices, but WTF? The last thing we need are more douchey phones. I’ll stick to the BlackBerries or Helio devices for GPS. Taiwan makers to… Read More

  • Mobile Video Company Vantrix Takes $12 Million Series B

    Online platform delivery specialists Vantrix Corporation have secured $12 million in Series B financing, in a round led by JK&B Capital. Existing investors SummerHill Venture Partners, Entrepia Ventures, BDC Venture Capital, and Innovacom have also participated. Ali Shadman from JK&B Capital joins the Vantrix board as part of the deal. Vantrix will use the proceeds from the round to… Read More

  • Tickex wants to be Kayak of ticketing

    There are already lots of event search web sites and aggregators which reverse into Ticketmaster but more commonly they have poor ticketing information, and almost certainly no way of searching the secondary ticket market. That’s where Tickex comes in.
    Tickex is a search engine for tickets to live events – concert, theatre and sports aiming to aggregate results from all the… Read More

  • Interview With An Angry Apple Fanboy, Not iPhone Related

    A very angry Mr. Nagoo CG reader, Mr. Nagoo, e-mailed us about his recent run in with Apple’s customer service and he’s pissed. He is downright irate over the way Apple has been treating his recent purchase of a MacBook Pro and rightfully so. I’m pretty disgusted myself. Read on to find out what happened. Read More

  • Avenue7- social around style for girls

    Coming out of London, Avenue7 is a community for 12 – 17 year old girls to share ideas on the latest fashion trends and products, as well as their own personal styles. Aimed at “bored fashionistas” it makes a virtue of the fact that it’s in London “the style capital of the world” (according to some at least, but then you’ve got to target your… Read More

  • MS Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 Has Something Under The Hood

    Mice are mice unless you’re a gamer in which case it sort of matters what you’ll be manhandling for hours. In this particular case the Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 appears to be a normal run-of-the-mill mouse, but it’s a got a secret. Want to know what it is? Read More

  • Student CrunchDeal: Get Office Ultimate 2007 For $60

      Straight outta Redmond comes an enormous student discount on the all-inclusive Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007. Apparently Microsoft’s caught on the fact that a fair amount of college students either know how to pirate software or know someone who does, so it’s decided that $60 is better than $0. Oh, and there’s the whole free Google Docs thing too. The deal… Read More

  • Update: HTC Juno Details Emerge

    Sometimes our insiders give us incorrect information and it’s an unfortunate thing because we have to dispose of them. We weren’t completely wrong about the Juno, though. We did break the story on its existence. It will in fact have a QWERTY keyboard and run on Windows Mobile with HTC’s TouchFlo. Our informant was wrong about carrier as the Juno will be a T-mo exclusive… Read More

  • MS Releases Xbox 360 Controllers For All The Ladies, Barf

    Just a quick bit of news coming out of the MS camp at TGS. Three new colors are coming out for the 360 gaming console. The new colors are as follows: Black, which is already available with the Elite, pink (you have got to be kidding me), and light blue. I hope neither of those colors will show up on the console itself, but who wants a white Xbox with a light blue controller? I’m pretty… Read More

  • Facebook Apps Are Pointless If They Don't Work

    Surj Patel is discussing an important issue about Facebook applications over at The Future of Software. Facebook applications deal with the same, if not greater, scalability issues as regular websites. As usage of any online service grows, developers must provide enough storage and computational power to keep up with the demand. Otherwise, pages take forever to load, error messages begin… Read More

  • Sony Reveals Four New Blu-ray Recorders

    I’m not sure what the demand for Blu-ray recorders is like these days, but Sony went ahead and introduced four recorders today in Japan. The BDZ-X90 has a 500GB HDD, two digital TV tuners, two analog TV tuners, a gold plated HDMI output of 1080p and p24, and it can burn dual layer BD-R and RE discs. The BDZ-L70 is also capable of the aforementioned features, but only has a 320GB HDD and… Read More

  • Google Street View Could Be Illegal In Canada, Would Have To Be Changed

    Yup, this is the “hat corner” Who here hasn’t used Google Street View to point out famous-in-their-lives landmarks? For example, when it first came out, I used it to show John where Vince lost his hat (read: threw up on it) after a night of silliness. It turns out Canada—yes, in this case we can blame Canada—doesn’t want me to do that anymore. Or, more… Read More

  • AT&T Unveils Nokia 6555

    While the 6555 doesn’t compare to the N-series phones that were announced in London a few weeks back, it does have a few redeeming qualities. It’s 3G and…hmm…I guess that’s about it. Anyhoo, the 6555 is now available from AT&T for $49.99 after a mail-in rebate and two-year agreement. Ok, fine. The hinge action on this bad boy is rather impressive. It’s so sleek… Read More

  • 3G iPhone Imminent, Says Some Analyst

    All right, I’m apologizing now for this post, but it’s ‘news worthy’ as they say. Will Strauss is an analyst for Forward Concepts and he seems to know a thing or two about the wireless chip and DSP sector. He’s saying that the 3G iPhone’s launch in Europe is imminent as well as a Wideband-CDMA 3G version as early as this week. That should incite a… Read More

  • Online Gaming Pulled In $3.8B Last Year: That's A Lot of Gold

    OK, in case you need numbers to justify your several hundred hour WoW investment, here we go. Online Video games now generate more cash than other forms of digital entertainment including music and video. So I guess that makes you/us cool in the eyes of… well, someone, probably. Such games made $3.8 billion last year and are projected (by Strategy Analytics, a company known only by those… Read More

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