• Dell now available at Best Buy

    We reported about a month ago that Dell would soon be making its way to Best Buy. Beginning today, you can pickup a Dell at your local Best Buy. The systems available at the Inspiron 1521 and 1420 and the XPS M1330 and M1530 notebooks. As well as the Inspiron 531s, 531, 530 and XPS ONE desktops. It’s a big move for Dell and Best Buy.I can’t wait to see what effect this has on… Read More

  • Phishing For Facebook

    I’m not sure what the bad guys want with a bunch of Facebook user account credentials, but phishing scams seem to be hitting the site. Scott Fish notes that some users are seeing Wall posts that contain links to phishing sites to gather Facebook credentials. An example message is: lol i cant believe these pics got posted….its going to be BADDDD when her boyfriend sees these… Read More

  • Next2Friends: Another Bluetooth social network joins the fray

    Update: See TechCrunch.com for the latest on their video apps. When is someone going to crack the ‘mobile social network via Bluetooth‘ conundrum? Or will it all turn out to have been a massive red herring? The latest to enter the fray, launching Thursday, will be Next2Friends, a new social network based on Bluetooth-enabled handsets. Here’s how they say it works: You set up… Read More

  • Gov't now offering $40 to future-proof Grandma's TV

    While I’m sure this won’t effect most CG readers, hop online and get your $40 certificate for a digital to analog converter for Grandma’s old CRT TV or Dad’s TV in the garage. The Essentially, all analog television broadcasts will cease on February 17. 2009 and this box with convert digital signals to analog and many even add closed-captioning and other cool features… Read More

  • DIYers: add internal Bluetooth to your 4G iPod

    If you’re comfortable around solder, and happen to have the tiniest screwdrivers in the world sitting about, you just might be capable of pulling this off. To be honest, it seems like a lot of work to put in for the “convenience” of Bluetooth in your pod, but DIY types get some kind of perverse pleasure out of all the unscrewing, torquing, and tweaking. It happens that this… Read More

  • Final Word: You can carry batteries on flights

    So it seems that you can carry batteries, extra batteries, spare batteries, and other, presumably, Leyden jars on flights. The TSA warnings only mention banning “large, palletized shipments” of lithium-ion batteries on flights whereas other batteries are fine. They recommend covering the battery terminals, however. On the other hand, the Department of Transportation says you… Read More

  • DailyMe.tv wins funding for mobile podcasts

    EU News: Berlin-based DailyMe.tv, which lets mobile users subscribe to videocasts and podcasts on their handset, has raised an undisclosed amount from German investors. The service would work well with a flat-rate data tariff, and remove the need to side-load content to the phone. DailyMe.tv is planning both premium and ad-funded options. Release in German. Read More

  • Wii is gimmicky: I didn't say it, but I wish I had said it in exactly this same manner

    http://update.videoegg.com/flash/proxy.swf?jsver=1.4 “You could transplant the head of Josef Goebbels on the body of a preying mantis and it would still compare favorably to Mario Sunshine.” Good lord. I’m home among my people. Zero Punctuation: Super Mario Galaxy [Escapist] Read More

  • My Dear One: Many Joys of the Season, YOUR OLPC PROJECT owes us $20 million

    Nigerian company LANCOR is suing the OLPC project for infringing on their Nigerian keyboard design, causing us to wonder if some sort of 419 spamming virus hasn’t infiltrated the Nigerian judicial system, rendering completely useless. The suit holds that the OLPC uses extra keys to allow users to type using the Nigerian alphabet. While this is clearly a case of insane people suing a… Read More

  • Ubisoft delays three heavy hitters till Spring

    Some of you may be weeping uncontrollably after I tell you that Far Cry 2, Tom Clancy’s End War and Brothers In Arms: Hell’s Highway is being delayed until sometime in Q2 and I’m sorry for that. Not so sure what’s causing the delay, but those three titles are Ubisoft’s big hitters for 2008. Maybe they’re riding on Assassin’s Creed’s… Read More

  • Workhound raises £100k for jobs aggregator

    Workhound, a recruitment aggregator startup, has raised £100,000 in first round funding from angel private investors. It currently lists over 700,000 vacancies across some 1,300 recruitment sites and offers contextual search, data mining, bookmarking and salary tracking. Founder Howard Lee maintains that since no UK job site has more than 5% market share – even though recruitment… Read More

  • Crucial SSD line from Lexar makes me drool a little bit

    I’m a big fan of Crucial. I have 2GB of RAM in my MacBook from them. I’m also a big fan of today’s announcement regarding their new SSD for notebooks. The 2.5-inch drive will come in 32GB and 64GB models with a low latency of 1ms. It’s hot swappable and slides into the SATA port or you can get an external kit, SK01, that converts the drive for compatibility via USB. Read More

  • Behold the Zune 3 aka iZune aka Zune Phone aka iPhone/iPod killer

    The folks on the Zune team are no doubt hard at work on the third-gen Zune and here are some renderings and specs of what it could/should be. The likelihood that we’ll finally see the Zune phone is more than apparent with popularity of the iPhone, announcement of Android and the downfall of WinMo. If MS doesn’t pull this out soon, they’ll be dead in the water. Not as a… Read More

  • N2N Commerce Dumped By Victoria's Secret, Found in Deadpool

    Breakups are always tough, but when you are a small tech company which depends on a single partner for survival, they can be literally devastating. That looks to be what happened to Boston-based startup N2N Commerce, an e-commerce software company that was building a modern e-commerce platform for Victoria’s Secret, and had at least 70 employees. Boston is a small town. Two… Read More

  • Look what happens when you don't log into WoW for a little bit

    Friends, that is what happens when you “quit” games like World of Warcraft only to start playing again a little later. You’ll have left your toon decked out like a Williamsburg hipster-jerk: cloth hat, mail armor, plate bracers, a purple shirt and a monkey for a pet. Don’t let that happen to you. Penny-Arcade Read More

  • Predictive text from the BBC

    The BBC Technology news team has come up with a somewhat yawnsville list of predictions (sorry guys) for the new year. In short they predict WiMax being adopted in Europe, the continuing rise of VOIP, ‘Ultra-mobile’ PCs taking off (can’t we just call them small laptops?) and IPTV coming of age. The list is royally and expertly fisked by mobile expert Ewan Spence who points… Read More

  • Mobile HDTV? Korea brings the future to you

    Even if you thought you didn’t need hi-def TV in your car, or while walking on the street, or while frolicking in the fields, Korea will convince you otherwise. Those crazy guys at LG have invested seven billion woolongs, er, won, in R&D just so that you can watch “Desperate Housewives” on the bus as it airs. They’ve made it so no extra frequencies are required, just… Read More

  • Will the Rails war cross the Atlantic?

    First, a brief introduction: Ruby on Rails (or “Rails” for short) is an open source web application framework designed to increase the speed and ease with which database-driven web sites can be created. Got it? Good. Because it is in theory quick to create sites with Rails, it has become associated with Web 2.0 startups who want to launch quickly, especially social networks. Twitter… Read More

  • Top BitTorrent'd TV shows, movies of 2007: 'Heroes' & 'Transformers'

    Using Mininova as a reference point, TorrentFreak compiled a list of the top BitTorrent downloaded movies and TV shows. With some 2.4 million downloads, NBC’s “Heroes” was the most downloaded TV show in 2007, followed by “Top Gear” and “Battlestar Galactica.” On the movie side, you’ve got “Transformers” followed by “Knocked… Read More

  • Future of Web Apps has a US fan. In a bad way.

    You’ve no doubt heard of The Future of Web Apps conference put on in London (and now other parts of the world) by UK entrepreneur / geek Ryan Carson (pictured) of Carsonified. I’d argue that it was his first FOWA London conference in the UK in early 2005 which helped kick-start the Web 2.0 movement here. Well, a US firm called WebGuild has decided they quite like the FOWA brand… Read More

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