• Don't Give Up The Fight: Marley Family vs UMG, Verizon

      New developments in the previously reported Bob Marley ring tone fiasco. Seems that Verizon removed most of Marley’s 44 ring tones from its site yesterday but, after the Marley camp went on to state that it was “infurated that Verizon would go around the estate and initiate partnership with Universal”, Verizon put ’em all back up today. Read More

  • IdeaFestival 2007: Tiffany Schlain Is An Apple Fangirl

    Tiffany Schlain is obsessed with technology and the Internet, which makes perfect sense considering she’s the founder of The Webby Awards. We’re still waiting for ours, Tiffany. ☺ She’s here promoting her new film The Tribe, but her Apple fangirlism was quite apparent. She grew up in the Bay Area and her first computer was an Apple II, which coincidentally was equipped with… Read More

  • London's Facebook frenzy

    It has more than 3.5 million users, is one of the top 20 most visited websites and has even been cited by MPs and trade unionists as a sink on workers’ time. Facebook has utterly captured the imagination of the UK. The result is a tech frenzy, especially in London, where developers have feverishly started learning Facebook’s API and client companies have been screaming for… Read More

  • Yahoo Invites Us Into Mash, Its New Social Network

    A little more than two months after we first reported rumors about Yahoo’s new social network Mosh, the company has given us a preview of a social network with a slightly different name: Mash. The service includes features common to Facebook, MySpace, and My Yahoo. You can load a set of modules onto your profile page and move them around drag-and-drop style. The modules include Flickr… Read More

  • Latest iPod UI Is Crap

    Kirk McElhearn hates the new iPod interface and he goes as far as saying that it’s Apple’s stupidest interface innovation ever. Wow. I’m not too fond of it based on my experience with the Nano, but he really hates it. Trying to read text with moving images is annoying and the option to turn it off would be appreciated. I personally could care less about the album art feature. Read More

  • Get A Yahoo Mash Invitation At InviteShare

    Yahoo Mash, Yahoo’s new social network experiment, sent out the first batch of invitations moments ago. The service is invite only at this point. Get yours at InviteShare now. I am seeding the first few invitations. Then it’s up to you. Once you get an invite, come back to confirm it and invite a few more people to keep things going. The more people you invite, the higher you… Read More

  • Do Not Feed the Pluto

    It’s Friday. Sue me. UPDATE – Peter H.
    2:50 PM
    Peter H.
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  • iPod nano (3G) Review

    The iPod nano is the first out of the gate in Apple’s newly revamped line of music players. Available in 4GB ($149) and 8GB ($199) versions (sadly, no 16GB model) and five different colors, the new nano looks pretty funky in its new wide-bodied form factor. The biggest news is the addition of video playback, a bigger and brighter screen, and a revamped interface, but there are plenty… Read More

  • WTF: Pitzer College Offers "Learning From YouTube" Class

    Pitzer College, located in Southern California, is offering a for-credit class called Learning from YouTube this Fall, taught by Alexandra Juhasz, a media studies professor. The class consists of students watching YouTube videos and then discussing them. They also leave comments on the videos themselves. One of the students, Darren Grose, says YouTube is “a phenomenon that should be… Read More

  • Schwarzenegger Puts The Hammer Down On Teen Drivers In California

    I’m glad I’m not a teen in California anymore because the Governator just put a ban on the use of electronics for teen drivers. It actually works out better that way. As I was channel surfing the other day I came across Dr. Phil and a teen girl was in a driving simulator where she crashed multiple times while trying to text. She didn’t think it was a big deal since it was only… Read More

  • Back To School 2007: Drinking 101

    Sorry mom and dad, but your kid is going to drink. He/she finally has some freedom and it’s what the cool kids do. If you led a sheltered life then we’ll go over a few basic drinking games that you will surely encounter in your first few months of college. These games will stick with you forever, so pay attention. We’ll also cover a few really neat gadgets to help you along… Read More

  • iPod Touch: Thanks to the Apple Store in Chandler, Arizona!

    If you haven’t been to the Apple Store in the Chandler Fashion Center in Chandler, Arizona, then you’re truly missing something. In Chandler, Arizona, Apple Store employees are actually half-elves, the off-spring of a band of roving female ninjas and heroic wood elves who, over thousands of years, have formed a desert community of powerful wizard-warriors who had access to the… Read More

  • Diigo to Launch Website Slideshow Feature Next Week

    Website annotation tool Diigo will officially announce its new WebSlides feature next week. The new widget is an embeddable player that presents feeds or bookmarks as live web pages in an interactive slideshow format, complete with full page content including links, comments, and ads. The widget can be sent to friends and colleagues or placed on websites, blogs, and social networks. A bit of… Read More

  • Kodak EasyShare V1253 (The First High-Def Pocketcam) Quick Look

    The promise of the Kodak’s EasyShare V1253 is immense. As the world’s first compact cam with a video capture function that can pull high-def (that’s 720p, and no I’m not counting those Sanyo products), this could represent a rare case of digital convergence that carves out an entirely new niche. We just got our hands on this pore-revealing pocket shooter. A full review… Read More

  • Crunch Network

    The AudioFile: What's Really Killing Pop Music

    In a Wall Street Journal article earlier this week titled “Are Techology Limits in MP3s and iPods Ruining Music?”, writer Lee Gomes worries that recording engineers are mixing music for listening on crappy iPod earbuds, and that iPods are somehow technically limiting the quality of pop music. Hogwarsh! Much of today’s music may sound crappy, but it’s not because of iPods… Read More

  • Sidekick Slide To UK In October Before US Launch?

    T-Mobile’s United Kingdom site has the Sidekick Slide listed on the Coming Soon page as “Expected October”, for what it’s worth. Historically, new models in the Sidekick line have been launched in the United States before being offered elsewhere but it appears that our friends across the pond might get their mitts on the Slide first. That is, unless the private… Read More

  • Chris Alden Makes Himself Comfortable At Six Apart

    Chris Alden just took over as Chairman and CEO of blogging infrastructure startup Six Apart. Barak Berkowitz, CEO since 2004, steps down. Berkowitz will remain with the company as an advisor. Alden joined Six Apart a year ago as part of the acquisition of Rojo, a company he founded. Six Apart was founded in 2002 by husband and wife team Ben Trott and Mena G. Trott. Mena was the original CEO. Read More

  • California College Offers 'Learning From YouTube' Class

    Pitzer College in beautiful Claremont, California, is offering a YouTube class this semester. YouTube! According to the Associated Press, “About 35 students meet in a classroom but work mostly online, where they view YouTube content and post their comments. Class lessons also are posted and students are encouraged to post videos. One class member, for instance, posted a 1:36-minute video… Read More

  • How To Get Your $100 Apple Store Credit

    Are you one of those early adopters who rushed into the iPhone hype with loving arms? Thought so. Lucky for you, Apple’s iPhone store credit program has gone live. Just head on over to this link and follow a 3-step process that is apparently easy as hell. Just pop in your iPhone’s serial number, you’ll get a text with a code, pop in the code and boom. You got $100 towards… Read More

  • Apple EU iPhone deal expected

    Now that Apple has summoned the UK press to a London briefing next Tuesday, it looks like the iPhone announcement is imminent. There are no other significant details about the event at its flagship Regent Street outlet, but I know the venue and it is only big enough for a medium-sized launch with about 200 people. This suggests it could just be the UK iPhone announcement alone, not the German… Read More

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