• Need A Job? Make $1.20/hour Tagging Photos

    New service TagCow caused a bit of a stir over the weekend. The product seemingly solves the problem of auto-categorization and tagging of photos, something that seems to still be beyond the processing power and software skills of most startups. Users upload photos – thousands of them if they like – and within a few minutes the photos are returned with stunningly accurate… Read More

  • Blinkx Dabbles in Broadband TV With Its Own Joost-Like Service

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Blinkx, the video search engine, is getting into video distribution. Today it will launch BBTV, a downloadable player that streams video from content partners using peer-to-peer technology. The initial content lineup is rather spare: forty-odd independent movies from Dogwoof Productions and other videos from existing partners such as Young… Read More

  • Microsoft Surface Coming To AT&T Stores

    Microsoft’s Surface computer will make its commercial debut April 17 in AT&T stores in New York City, Atlanta, San Antonio and San Francisco. Microsoft first unveiled the Surface back in May 2007; the coffee-table like computer allows touch screen interaction with various surfaces, can recognize objects places on it and even interact with things like mobile phones. AT&T said… Read More

  • YouTube Rape Victim Arrested

    The victim of an alleged rape that made worldwide headlines after footage was posted to YouTube, has been arrested on suspicion of underage sex and perverting the course of justice after it was discovered that the rape was fake. According to The Register, the 24-year-old mother was arrested on March 28 and released on bail. The alleged rapists, aged 14 and 16, are now unlikely to face… Read More

  • Magnify Gives Birth to VidyUp: First Release Based on YouTube's New APIs

    A few weeks ago YouTube released a more powerful set of APIs that allow web developers to create services that upload, watch, search, and comment on videos remotely. Magnify, the video channel service recently focused on social networking, has been hustling to be the first to implement these APIs. What they’ve come up with is a widget called VidyUp (like gitty up, get it?). Site owners… Read More

  • Ride along with Intel inside a WiMAX-enabled vehicle

    Hey you guys. I have a bold statement. One that may shock and amaze the entire technology subculture made of blog readers, blog writers, and kids that surf our site looking for references to Miley Cyrus. And here it is. This WiMAX thing might just catch on. Yes, I said it. Can you believe it? It also might be “big” and whatever other buzzwords (like “big”) that the… Read More

  • Video: AT&T LG Vu running MediaFLO

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F798182&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf I won’t lie. I’m not all that impressed with the LG Vu. It’s about as craptacular as the LG Voyager. It’s a little more… Read More

  • Why is Iron Man at the LG booth?

    Hmm…Maybe he’s guarding this! Read More

  • Nokia N810 WiMAX hands-on from 180 feet

    Got a chance to play around with the WiMAX-enabled Nokia N810 that’ll be coming out soon. It’s basically the same deal as the currently-available N810 with the added convenience of being able to glom on to WiMAX networks. Nokia had a “Sky Cafe” rigged up to a gigantic crane that hoisted what basically amounted to a metal platform with an island bar and seat-belted… Read More

  • Video: Samsung Instinct

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F797956&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Here it is, folks, the Sprint Instinct by Samsung in all its glory. This particular device is running on an older version of the OS so it’s… Read More

  • Google/Skype Acquisition or Partnership Imminent?

    Something big is brewing between Google and Ebay’s Skype, we’ve heard from multiple sources. Actually, for weeks now there have been low level rumors of the two companies talking, but nailing down any details was difficult. New information, however, suggests that they are in current talks and that a partnership or outright acquisition may be announced in the near future. Skype… Read More

  • Versus: iPhone and the Samsung Instinct

    The juicy phone from CTIA that’s getting all the hot press so far today is the Samsung Instinct for Sprint, the phone our own John Biggs said could rival the iPhone itself. That’s tough talk, but what do the numbers show? Let’s break down what we know about each phone and lay the specs side by side and see if the feature-rich Instinct is any match for the game-changing iPhone. Read More

  • Craigslist Thieves Caught

    An interesting end to the Craigslist hoax story over the weekend that left an Oregon man minus his stuff: A couple named Brandon and Amber Herbert apparently placed the ad as a cover to a planned theft of two horse saddles. They placed the ad on Craigslist, which said that all the belongings were free for the taking at an abandoned house. They then joined in the mob that showed up for the… Read More

  • Microsoft may keep XP around awhile longer for sub-notebook users

    Windows XP is one of the two available OSes for the Eee PC, but there’s a problem: The Eee PC is fairly new, but Microsoft has publicly said it is planning on killing XP in the near future. That would put purchasers of the minuscule laptop up the creek, support-wise. There are rumors, though, that MS will stay the execution of XP for small laptop owners, a very quickly growing market… Read More

  • Rasba Brings Social Shoppers and Retailers Together

    Rasba, a new social shopping site founded by a 16-year-old Silicon Valley entrepreneur, recognizes that money and friends are powerful tools of persuasion. The idea behind Rasba isn’t entirely new; others such as Kaboodle, ThisNext, StyleHive, and Wists have sought to bring a personal touch to online shopping. But whereas these other sites provide places for people to recommend goods… Read More

  • Google Figures Out How to Insert Ads In Spoken Conversations

    Okay, last Google April Fool’s joke coverage (maybe). This one is my favorite, along with the paper airplane option in Google Docs. The picture says it all: AdSense for Conversations. Excerpt from the Inside AdSense blog: Now, in just a few simple steps, you can begin displaying ads that are relevant to the topics you’re discussing — in an unobtrusive screen above your… Read More

  • Video: YouTube running in Flash in IE on WinMo 6.1

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F797659&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Peter took this at CTIA earlier today. Windows Mobile 6.1 is shaping up to be a pretty good upgrade, but I’m still looking forward to 7. Read More

  • Sprint collects CTIA launch phones in convenient Webpage for your viewing pleasure

    Sprint launched a handful of new phones today at CTIA, and they were thoughtful enough to make a summary page including all of the phones and devices in one spot with specs, press releases, images, and fact sheets. This isn’t hard work. This is Webmastering 101. This is what the Internet is for. And note that Sprint isn’t trying to make you buy the phones, jump through hoops, or… Read More

  • What Segala's Paul Walsh isn't doing

    Despite his multiple status updates on Facebook last night saying he’d sold his company, I can exclusively reveal that Paul Walsh, serial twitterer, blogger, Qik-er and UK-based CEO, is not, after-all, selling his business Segala, a company which issues certification for Web services and mobile services. Why do I know this? Because unlike the hordes of people congratulating him on the… Read More

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