Google v. Technorati (and Hitwise v. Comscore)

Metrics company Hitwise writes a sensational blog post showing the dramatic rise of Google Blog Search against competitors Technorati and Sphere. Their data is saying that this week, for the first tim

Google Top Searches: Based on Everything and Nothing

Google made a clarification today to their much criticized list of most popular queries in their search engine. The list raised eyebrows because it included some fairly unlikely terms. “Bebo&#82

Polaroid's Upcoming ClickFree Photo Backup Drive

This slipped by me earlier in the month, but it’s a pretty cool little drive of special interest to shutterbugs. It’s an upcoming storage device developed in a partnership between Polaroid

Gmail Disaster: Reports Of Mass Email Deletions

Just a week after I wrote “Uh Oh, Gmail Just Got Perfect” a number of users started complaining that all of their Gmail emails and contacts were auto deleted. The first message, posted on

Solar Powered GPS Receiver for Hermits, Perverts

That fancy GPS unit you just got for Xmas isn’t going to do you a whole lot of good in the woods if its battery dies. No, sadly, you’re to be eaten by a bear. And who wants to lug a handfu

Workspace Roundup: Ergonomic Chairs

As techies, there are few components that affect us more so than our chairs. Sitting in a chair for countless hours every day has a notable impact on our bodies. A crappy chair can cause immediate dur

Nerf N-Strike Longshot CS-6: What You Should Have Bought Your Kid

Growing up, NERF guns were my true arsenal. I remember being the first kid on the block to get the Balzooka – a gatling-gun that shot multiple NERF balls at your foes. The best were capture the

No Acquisition For Digg – Raise Series B Round Instead

Red Herring and VentureBeat are reporting that Digg closed an $8.5 million Series B round of financing from previous investors Greylock Partners and the Omidyar Network, bringing the the total of capi

Check Out The 2nd Amendment In Action

You know what. For today, guns are gear. Enjoy this crazy 90-year old bitch firing off an automatic.

Amazon.com's Best Of 2006 List Released

Amazon.com released its year-end “Best of” lists, which tallies up not only the best-selling items for the site’s various stores, but also the most positively reviewed, most wished-f

GSN Pays Tribute To Saddam Hussein With New Game

I’m all for hatin’ on deposed murderous dictators as much as the next person. This, however, seems like GSN.com is just asking for trouble now. The Game Show Network’s Web site is ho

The Futurist: MacWorld's-A-Comin' or… The Perfect Musicphone

MacWorld is just around the corner, and with it endless speculation that 2007 will not only be the year Apple finally throws its hat into the mobile phone ring, but also the year that the promise of a

Cute Hello Kitty iPod Radio With Clock

You know, guys aren’t the only gadget buffs out there. Girls love to read about gadgets that cater to them as well. I’m not saying all girls love Hello Kitty/Sanrio either; my friend kicked my ass

Dazzling Toaster Amps

Why bother playing covers of Quadrophenia on a regular amp when you can kick it 1950’s style? These toaster amps from Hottie Amps come with a hella-sweet paint job and crank out tunes from any instr

Did You Know Apple Makes The “Most Advanced Personal Computers In The World”?

Because apparently Kevin Costner did when he chose to do this stupid commercial. It’s funny to reflect back at commercials from tech companies that try to appeal so softly to others. Listen to that

Between Holidays and CES

Holidays are over and CES is almost here. So what does that mean? It means only a miniscule amount of news is going to be released until the second week of January. But fear not. I shall be scouring t

Battle Test: Python XM by booq

Meet my new day bag. The Python XM from booq. You might remember its special edition sister the Bianco from a few days ago. Both versions are identical in terms of functionality, but one comes in blac

Ziff Davis For Sale

. What does this mean for us and, by extraction, you? Not much, but it’s extremely important to realize that the stalwarts like ZD are hitting a wall thanks to skanky little bloggers in their pa

History of Computerized RPGs: The Wonder Years

In this era of 60-hour video games and Cell processors, it’s easy to forget a small band of dedicated geeks who kept us from touching ourselves too much in high school. People like Richard Garri

Chess Player Caught Cheating With a Bluetooth Headset

Chess player Umakant Sharma has been banned playing in All India Chess Federation tournaments after judges discovered a Bluetooth headset sewn into his cap. A friend had been playing a computerized si
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