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  • DIY: Make Your Own TSA Scanner

    DIY: Make Your Own TSA Scanner

    Curious about exactly how the TSA manages to see you naked? Well, the actual technology is pretty high end (and proprietary), but it is possible to come up with something close. The process is quite complicated, and the person who worked out the process hasn’t documented it completely, but you can get the basic idea from the video after the jump. Read More

  • Radar Aims To Match Bands With Music Video Directors

    Today sees the launch of Radar Music Videos, a platform that enables artists, bands and music labels to commission music videos from established and upcoming directors. The site, which has been in Beta for just over a year, is entirely bootstrapped by ex-BBC producer Caroline Bottomley and is already cash-positive. That’s thanks to a business model that shuns free or freemium in favor… Read More

  • Radar Locates The Deadpool On May 26

    Radar Locates The Deadpool On May 26

    Not that it should be a big surprise to anyone, but Radar, the social photo sharing site is entering the deadpool. An email sent out to users over the weekend confirms that May 26 at noon Pacific Time will be the end. As I said, this shouldn’t surprise anyone considering that Shutterly bought Radar parent Tiny Pictures back in September of last year. Shutterfly is much, much larger… Read More

  • Shutterfly Buys Tiny Pictures For A Tiny Price

    Shutterfly Buys Tiny Pictures For A Tiny Price

    After raising a total of $11.2 million since its founding in 2005, Tiny Pictures sold to Shutterfly on Friday for $1.3 million in cash and another $1.3 million in restricted stock to employees, which has some performance triggers. If you back out the earnout, investors only got back about a tenth of what they put in. Those investors include Mohr Davidow, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and angel… Read More

  • Cannonball Run ready Audi R8 'Blackbird'

    Cannonball Run ready Audi R8 'Blackbird'

    This isn’t Burt Reynolds car. There are so many gadgets seamless built into this Audi R8 that it blows our, and Alex Roy’s, mind. If there ever was a car built specifically for underground, coast-to-coast, high-speed racing, this is it. Kind of makes you wonder if it was built to beat Roy’s 31 hour, 4 minute New York to Santa Monica Pier run. What we think is the… Read More

  • Blaupunkt's new GPS devices include police radar data?

    [photopress:blaupunkt_travelpilot_300.jpg,full,center] Blaupunkt, on of my favorite brands to type, dropped three new on-dash GPS systems today, the TravelPiot series. Retailing at between $275 and $600, the series includes Windows CE, touchscreens, and SD card readers. They come pre-loaded with maps of western Europe, but we’re sure the American version will have western America… Read More

  • Gamedar: The ability to spot gamers

    Gamedar: The ability to spot gamers

    November 7, 2007. On that day the word “gamedar” was born. Much like “radar,” or its second cousin once removed “gaydar,” “gamedar” refers to someone’s ability to spot a gamer. One need not be a gamer to possess gamedar, like how one need not be a football player to know that this year’s Patriots are The Truth. Were you blessed… Read More

  • Radar Turns Mobile Pictures Into Conversation Starters

    Radar Turns Mobile Pictures Into Conversation Starters

    There are plenty of mobile apps that let you snap a picture and share it with your friends or the world—Zannel, Umundo, Mocospace, Pikki, MobyPicture, Yahoo Go—but one that does an especially good job at just sharing pictures among your friends is Radar. The service is run by Tiny Pictures, a San Francisco startup that has raised $4 million from Mohr Davidow Ventures. Whenever… Read More