• Alienware turns to Intel Core i7 CPUs for new M15x notebook, desktops

    Alienware said that it was going to “shake the gaming world to its foundation” this week at the Tokyo Game Show. I don’t know if these new rigs really do all that, but they are impressive enough. Read More

  • Rumor: LG VX8575 coming October 18th?

    We’ve got a pretty good idea of what we should expect of LG’s upcoming Chocolate Touch, the VX8575 – at least, we’ve got a better idea than we did a week ago. We know to expect a 3.5mm jack, 3″ touchscreen, and a 3.2 megapixel camera. We (sadly) know that it won’t look like the yardstick-esque LG BL40. Pretty much the only things we don’t know are… Read More

  • Feedly Adds New Ways To Explore The Blogosphere

    I find myself relying on traditional feed readers less and less these days (stream readers like TweetDeck and Seesmic have replaced them as an hourly habit). But when I do look at my feeds, I like to look at them through Feedly, which presents the stories in a visually appealing, magazine-like layout. Feedly is a Firefox plug-in that lets you import all of your blog and news feeds from… Read More

  • 8.1-inch iRex e-book reader will be sold at Best Buy, use Verizon network

      Our own Nicholas Deleon is on his way to the official announcement this morning but here’s the latest on the iRex e-book reader that’s set to be launched in partnership with Barnes & Noble. Read More

  • Yes, the Wii will be $199 starting this weekend

    We’ve seen upcoming circulars showing the Wii will soon be $199 at Toys R Us, Walmart, Target and Best Buy, but now there is a Best Buy internal memo stating that on this coming Sunday, the 27th, the Wii will be $199. Praise jebus! Read More

  • Now! Today! Woot Off!

    There’s a Woot Off goin’ on riiiight here, a celebration to last throughout the year (day, actually). So bring your good times and your wallet, too. We gonna celebrate this Woot Off with you. Woot Off! [Woot.com] Thanks for the heads up, John. Read More

  • Man faces 5 years in prison after stealing 3,000 Netflix DVDs

    Some Netflix news for you this morning. It looks like a 49-year-old post office worker is facing a maximum of five years in federal prison after having plead guilty to federal theft charges. What was he stealing? Oh, you know, some 3,000 Netflix DVDs over the years. Read More

  • Microsoft To Open Cafe In Paris To Build Windows 7 Buzz (Pics)

    Microsoft is close to opening retail stores in several major cities across the planet, but in Paris they’re doing something special in anticipation of the real shops and the imminent launch of the Windows 7 operating system. Microsoft France has surprised inhabitants and visitors of the French capital with the public preparation of a genuine coffee shop / cafe situated in the heart of… Read More

  • HTC: Only Android phones will rock the chin.

    Oh, the infamous chin of many HTC Android phones – how controversial it is. At least, it’s about as controversial as things get in the geeky little world of the phone-obsessed. Done one way (as with the G1), it finds itself on the wrong end of an endless train of mockery. Done almost identically on another, generally more appealing handset, and people like it so much that more… Read More

  • Japanese company sells solar-powered apartments

    Japan has all kinds of solar-powered stuff: cell phones, cars, ships, and even carports and satellites. And now Tokyo-based Sekisui House plans to sell apartments fitted with sophisticated solar energy generation and control systems, which will not only power rooms but also allow residents to sell surplus electricity directly to utilities. Read More

  • Google Steps Where Many Have Stumbled: Sidewiki

    By 2001 web startup Third Voice, which let people annotate websites via a browser plugin, was done. Website owners just didn’t like the idea of people “defacing” their websites with comments they couldn’t control. But the idea has lingered (really), and now Google is taking a shot at their own version of the service. It’s called Sidewiki, and it just… Read More

  • Microsoft threatens 30 million WinMo 6.5 devices by 2010

    Like it or not, Windows Mobile is a predominant mobile OS. It rules the roost, along with Symbian, and although Android will shortly beat its butt – I’d expect it to reach parity in about 2012 – we’re still going to have to live with up to 30 million WinMo 6.5 devices by the end of the year. Read More

  • Skype For SIP Now Interops With Cisco Unified Communications 500 Series

    GigaOm last night already predicted an announcement was forthcoming, but now it’s official: Skype has announced that the beta version of Skype for SIP has been certified as interoperable with Cisco’s Unified Communications 500 Series for Small Business. This will enable SMBs who manage their networking and communications needs with the Cisco solution to communicate more efficiently… Read More

  • Two Non-Fat, No-Whip Starbucks Apps, Coming Right Up.

    Now that Starbucks has at least one store on every corner, where are they to go? To the iPhone, of course. In true Starbucks fashion, they’re not rolling out just one app – oh, no! They’ve got two apps. Next thing you know, there will be a Starbucks app within your Starbucks app, fighting tooth and nail to bring in more than the Starbucks app across the street. The first… Read More

  • Video: Panasonic commercial shows new "Avatar" footage (kind of)

    The official trailer for Avatar, James Cameron’s new (and supposedly groundbreaking) Sci-Fi movie, came out just last month, and now Panasonic is showing a TV spot promoting their Viera TVs and the movie on Japanese television. The commercial, which is currently in heavy rotation on TV over here, shows some very brief new scenes from Avatar (which is due out in both the US and Japan… Read More

  • Stock Photography Consolidation: Shutterstock Buys BigStockPhoto

    More news from the stock photography world this morning, after leader in the field iStock announced it would be expanding its services to include stock logo sales. Shutterstock has just announced its acquisition of BigStockPhoto, a credit-based stock photo agency headquartered in Davis, California. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Read More

  • Freaky, stylish ceramic speakers now available for pre-order

    Remember those cool-looking ceramic speakers I posted a little while back? Actual pre-orders are now up, and as expected, they’re expensive as hell. $495 will get you a great-looking set of limited original speakers (the first run will be around 200 sets) — but don’t throw away your hi-fi just yet. Read More

  • Squidoo Aims To Make Brands Pay For Dedicated Web Dashboards

    Remember Squidoo? Founded by current CEO and famous marketing guru Seth Godin, the service allows Internet users to generate rich, topical web pages (dubbed ‘lenses’) to serve as a hub for information, videos, links etc. centered around any given subject. The concept is similar to what companies like HubPages, Mahalo and Helium are all about. Now Squidoo is looking to monetize the… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: The Thumb Wrestler Edition

    Pro Thumb Wrestling toy
    James May’s Lego House has been demolished, try not to cry
    IR technology would prevent in-theater video recording Read More

  • iStockphoto Will Soon Start Selling Stock Logos, Too

    Getty Images’ iStockphoto is moving into new territory. In a statement sent out last night and relayed on the official forum, the company announced that it will soon start facilitating stock logo sales through its online marketplace. The announcement got the designer community to speculate whether this is a good thing or not, but the jury is still out on that. Basically, iStock wants to… Read More

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