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  • Frosted Envelope Mailbox

    The frosted envelope design on this sharp-looking mailbox will tell you instantly whether you have mail. There’s a lock on the front to keep the neighbors at bay, but the tube on the bottom that holds newspapers and magazines is wide open. On second thought, the frosted glass may allow you to see whether there’s mail without opening the box, but unless the mailbox is facing your… Read More

  • Top Headlines from MobileCrunch

    Alltel Wireless Brings Satellite Radio to Mobile Phones with XM Deal SixApart Launches TypePad Mobile; possibly the best mobile blogging platform? Yelp Launches Wap Site; sings special duet with Palm Treo Nokia Makes Major Move Towards Becoming a Content Provider with Loudeye Acquisition Skype and Sony Team Up to Deliver the ‘mylo personal communicator’ Would the iPhone be… Read More

  • Unfuddle provides secure hosted project management for developers

    Unfuddle is a crisp looking new software development project management service. The look and feel will be familiar to anyone who has used Basecamp for project management, but it’s specifically tailored for software developers. It’s a hosted service with basic features including messaging, milestones, tickets, permissions and source storage via Subversion. While many… Read More

  • Traffic fight: Hitwise says Del.icio.us is soaring

    New numbers indicate that, just as the company says, Yahoo! owned del.icio.us has experienced substantial growth since the December acquisition. Respected traffic analysts Hitwise just posted a report that the site’s traffic has more than doubled since January. Last week Michael Arrington made a series of posts here about some contested traffic stats on the popular social… Read More

  • Fanpop: an easy, fun way to share topical information

    Fanpop is a recently launched site that brings together user submitted links, syndicated headlines, forums and social networking. It calls itself a place for fans to share their favorite content regarding any topic. This one scores high on usability and stands a good chance of getting out of the tech niche. Developed by a team from San Francisco, Fanpop is very nicely implemented Ruby on… Read More

  • Webshots to relaunch with a Web 2.0 look

    There won’t be tagging, but CNet’s photosharing site Webshots is adding a number of features reminiscent of Flickr and getting a whole new look. The relaunch will occur some time in late August, but an alpha site is up here. The site currently looks straight out of the 90’s, it will be interesting to see how established users react to the redesign. The Webshots team… Read More

  • Are Mac Pros Cheaper than Dell Precisions?

    The Inquirer set out to discover the truth in a piece that contrasts the price differences between similarly matched systems from Apple and Dell. In the comparison, the Mac Pro is pitted against the Dell Precision 490. While the results aren’t quite those described at the Apple fanboy rally, they do signify a relevant change total cost when compared to similarly outfitted machines: Dual… Read More

  • Diggscaperedilicous: Save to Digg, Netscape, Reddit and Del.icio.us with one bookmarklet

    Netscape fan and web developer Jeromy Huber has made a bookmarklet that simultaneously opens four quarter screens in one window to save an URL in Netscape, Digg, Reddit and Del.icio.us. Called Diggscaperedicious, it doesn’t quite have the awesome one click power of OnlyWire.com, but OnlyWire doesn’t save to Digg or Netscape. Some people are wary of tools like this, calling them… Read More

  • Zapr makes drag and drop file transfer easy

    Sydney and Singapore based Zapr is beta testing a simple way to transfer large files for free. The company recently changed it’s name from Zingee. Users download the company’s desktop client, add email addresses for friends and then drag and drop files or folders from their computers onto the interface. Friends then receive an email that includes an URL linked to the file on… Read More

  • Alltel Delivers XM Satellite Radio to Phones

    Alltel just announced a new service that will deliver XM Satellite Radio programming to phones on their network. Developed by MobiTV, the feature will allow users unlimited access to select XM radio channels for $7.99 a month. “Having America’s largest wireless network, partner with America’s largest satellite radio provider was a natural fit, and we know our customers will… Read More

  • Viddler to make moments in video searchable

    I just got a sneak peek at a video sharing site due to launch in September, called Viddler. The company has focused on making the video publishing experience compelling and enabling discussion, tagging and sharing tied to particular moments in time. It’s a good looking system with smart features and a viable business model. Company lead Robert Sandie lives today in Bethlehem, PA but has… Read More

  • Logitech DJ: Another Wireless Music System

    Logitech just announced their Wireless DJ Music System which will allow users to stream and control PC audio wirelessly throughout the home via Logitech’s StreamPoint software. The device is compatible with all PC audio formats, including MP3, AAC, WMA, etc. The sexy console remote has a backlit blue LCD display. Although many of these devices already exist, this looks to be a vast… Read More

  • Sprint Nextel & Intel Team Up on WiMax

    Sprint Nextel is working on securing their place in 4G cellular services by announcing their plan to establish a nationwide network based on the forthcoming WiMax standard. The new technology is said to be able to deliver wireless broadband at speeds up to 70Mbps in ideal conditions, but real world estimates are significantly lower – expect about 20-50Mbps on a good day – with a… Read More

  • Viacom to buy Atom Entertainment

    San Francisco’s Atom Entertainment is about to be purchased by media giant Viacom, the Wall St. Journal reports. Atom Entertainment is home to Atom Films, a site that highlights short films, and the ShockWave series of game sites. The price is rumored to be $200 million; Valleywag reported on the WSJ story first. Viacom was rumored yesterday to be interested in purchasing social… Read More

  • Mighty Morphin' Car Panels

    Joachim Tandler, a car safety researcher in Germany, is working on a project for the first shape-shifting car. The car will use hood-mounted cameras and radar to spot a vehicle that is going to hit your car for a side collision. The camera and radar sends a message to the side of the car once it has calculated that impact is imminent and reinforces the bond between the door and the frame, which… Read More

  • Newsgator releases useful toolbar – look out Bloglines

    Newsgator just announced the release of a new beta browser toolbar for Windows users of Newsgator Online, Newsgator Inbox and FeedDemon. Some key functionality has been added that will help the company compete with competitor Bloglines. Users will now be able to subscribe with one click to any page’s RSS feed in IE and Firefox, a feature that had made Bloglines the easiest online… Read More

  • Bix Launches $50,000 Contest

    Online karaoke site Bix ended its beta with flair last night with the launch of a $50,000 “Second Chance” video and audio karaoke competition. The “Second Chance” refers to the many of us that did not win on American Idol — not a requirement for entry. This is exactly the kind of contest, with the kind of prize Bix needs to catapult itself into public… Read More

  • BossBitching: Who's been your worst boss?

    BossBitching is a simple but cool site where users can post anonymous comments about their bosses and other users can comment and rate the stories with a slick ajax interface. It’s fun, it’s like an old classic but for individual bosses. Launched by someone who identifies himself as Unknown Tech Guy and claims to live in New York city (it could be just for effect), BossBitching… Read More

  • Google, Yahoo! agree to independent click fraud audits

    As the outcry by advertisers grows louder than the assurances from Google that click fraud is not a substantial problem, representatives from Google and Yahoo! publicly stated today that they would accept independent click fraud audits. Of course the true independence of any audit will need to be closely watched. The pay per click advertising business is a monster – with billions… Read More

  • Topix.net finally usable after relaunch

    Topix.net, possibly the most feature rich news search engine online already, has relaunched and looks very cool. The Topix index of 50,000 news sources is 10 times larger than the Google News index and 7 times as large as Yahoo! News. Topix really focuses on local search. Today’s relaunch makes the search results on Topix much easier to use than they have been before. Founded in 2002… Read More