• First "Machine Listening" API Flies From The Echo Nest

    “Machine Listening” is the idea that computers can be programmed to interpret audio signals the same way humans do. This means that they can tell when a song belongs to the blues genre rather than techno. And they can detect musical characteristics like tempos, transition types, and harmonies. The technology has some obvious practical uses. It could be used to compile collections… Read More

  • New iPods in Q3, says the rejected component supplier

    Wolfson Microelectronics has apparently been shafted by Apple and will not supply parts for the next refresh of iPods. An individual close to the matter has revealed to Reuters that a new iPod Nano and iPod Touch are slated for a Q3 release. This falls in line with historical iPod refreshes/introductions as they typically come out in September or October. There’s no word on whether… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Sneak peek at Myst for the DS

    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%2F784452&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf So I just sat down with Hoplite Research’s President and CEO Manny Granillo where he gave CG a full rundown of Myst for the DS. This… Read More

  • Hands on with the Pentax K200D DSLR

    Being a Pentax man I’ve been looking forward to the arrival of the K200D since I first saw it at CES. I was completely blown away by the new features and UI, but my time with it was limited so I didn’t get an exact feel for it then. Now that I’ve a little over a day to manhandle the K200D I can say without a doubt that I’m in love. Very rarely do I love any of my… Read More

  • Take-Two looking at online multiplayer gaming, films

    Games like Civilization and BioShock might get some MMO treatment if developer Take-Two sees fit to chase some “potential untapped opportunities.” You’ll also notice that it’s pondering a BioShock movie, which would be wonderful and creepy and probably directed by Tim Burton, if I may take the liberty of throwing some wild speculation into the mix. The above image was… Read More

  • Nokia Siemens doubles speed of EDGE

    This morning Nokia Siemens announced that they’ve doubled the speed of EDGE to 592Kbps via a Dual Carrier EDGE software solution. Existing GSM/EDGE networks will likely benefit from this in Q3 such as T-Mobile unless the government unshackles their 3G network before then. iPhone v1.0 owners will also benefit. Nokia will continue to boost speeds with EGPRS 2, which is said to offer… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Uefa Euro 2008 demo now on Xbox Live Marketplace

    [photopress:eurodemoxbl.jpg,full,center] New on the Xbox Live Marketplace today is a demo for EA Sports’s UEFA EURO 2008, a soccer game based on the upcoming European Championship. The game will be released on May 19, two days before the UEFA Champions League final. Now, seeing as though I’m writing this post from class right now, I can’t exactly speak to how good (or poor)… Read More

  • 30 million households to have a Blu-ray device by end of 2008


    Strategy Analytics (account needed for the full report) recently released a report that estimates there will be close to 30 million households around the world (US, Japan and Europe, actually) with at least one Blu-ray device by the end of this year. With HD DVDs demise this makes quite a bit of sense, but ALL of the Blu-ray players are dated with the exception of the PS3. Without the… Read More

  • Study finds kids know playing loud music with their PMP isn't safe, don't care

    [photopress:pmphearing.jpg,full,center] Teens don’t give a damn about losing their hearing as a result of listening to their portable media player too loudly. That’s the conclusion of a Dutch study published in the March Journal of Pediatrics, which says that kids willingly crank their PMPs to the loudest volume level despite knowing how harmful it can be. The researchers suggest… Read More

  • Zemanta launches its alpha for blogging on acid

    Launching in Alpha today is Zemanta, the London-based startup which has developed a facility for WordPress blogs to suggest contextually relevant links, pictures, related content and tags using an internally developed semantic analysis engine. Eventually they will also integrate tabs for third parties who provide vertical-specific suggestions (tech or SEO, for instance). The upshot? Start… Read More

  • Sweded LoTR

    Just in time for All About Linux week we offer this little Sweded gem. After all, those twisty little passages didn’t invent themselves, right? Read More

  • Memento mori watch


    It’s sad, friends, but true, and this watch wants to remind you that soon you’ll be a grave man or woman. $150 at Watchismo. (via BBG) Read More

  • Write Gameboy code in NYC April 12 and 26


    What are you up to on April 12 or 26? If you said “I might be going out with a girl but I’d love to write video code for the Gameboy” then you’re in luck. NYC Resistor is holding a GB/GBA/DS hacking class in NYC. Have you ever wanted to make a Gameboy game? Do you yearn for the days of yore when men were men and graphics code wrote directly to video memory? Have you… Read More

  • Zwooom! Zwoom! You're riding the FORCE bus


    Yeah, this is cute, right? It’s basically Spike’s ad for an upcoming Star Wars saga replay. I don’t know for sure, but I suspect all they did was cover the actual fluorescence that go inside these bus shelters with colored gels. I doubt the company let them put any new hardware in there. Very cool idea. Now to find a Star Wars drinking game (“Pop a woody when Leia… Read More

  • More DoGooders On The Internet: Intent To Focus On Wellness

    A few weeks ago I had the chance to check out an upcoming Los Angeles-based startup called Intent, which should launch publicly this summer. And while Intent is a for profit startup, the founders say their goal, like Causes, is to help people along the road to making money. The intent founders, which include Deepak Chopra’s daughter Mallika Chopra as well as Sarah Ross and Sal Taylor… Read More

  • HD digital camera with AMOLED display launched by Samsung


    I think that’s a relative of mine The adoption rate of HD cameras has got to be very low at this point. Not very many consumers have HD sets so it’s kind of pointless, but the folks who actually buy these are probably in the minority, anyway. Today, Samsung launched the VLUU NV24HD digital camera. The 10.2-megapixel point-and-shoot boasts a 24mm ultra wide optical 3.6x zoom lens and… Read More

  • For Chinese IM Portal Tencent, The Money Is In Micro-Transactions

    In China, the money isn’t in Web advertising. It is in micro-transactions. At least that is the case for Tencent, which operates the largest instant-messaging network in China and is one of the largest overall portals. Tencent—which includes the QQ IM service, QQ Show (an avatar social network modeled after Korea’s Cyworld), and QQ Pet (virtual pet portal)—is the No. Read More

  • I'll still ignore Deltalina even though she's easy on the eyes

    Katherine Lee is the new face of in-flight safety for Delta and it’s a welcome change from the monotony we’ve been subjected to for the last couple decades, but are her pouty lips and good looks enough to make you pay attention? Read More

  • Apple comes to agreement with Japanese "aiphone" maker


    A Nagoya-based company, Aiphone, just announced that they have come to an agreement with Apple on using the iPhone name in Japan. Nervous Nellie types are thinking this means a 3G iPhone is coming like TOMORROW and it will totally kick ass. People: there is no reason to sell the 3G iPhone in Asia before they sell it in the US. Asia is saturated with so many cool devices that it would be… Read More

  • Apple goes enterprise? It could happen


    While some of us may remember the XServe and basically say “didn’t Apple already go enterprise? And fail?” this rumor is different. Basically folks are saying that thanks to the iPhone SDK, ActiveSync/Exchange support, and sheer force of will on Steve’s part Apple will become a fully-fledged enterprise player, offering synced iPhones and Mac hardware to hungry… Read More

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