• As Demand For Display Ads Soften, AdBrite Introduces Cost-Per-Click Banners

    As overall online advertising continues to weaken, display ads are absorbing the brunt of the downturn. So what do you do if you are in the online display business with an ad network that reaches 85,000 mostly-smaller sites that don’t command much of a premium per impression in the first place? You start selling those banner ads on a cost-per-click (CPC) basis, which is exactly… Read More

  • Review: Kensington 4-Port USB Charger

    Short Version: The Kensington 4-Port USB Charger is an ideal solution for people toting multiple USB-powered gadgets who want to charge more than one of those gadgets at a time without looking for open USB ports and wall sockets. Read More

  • A Whale of an Opportunity


    If Twitter wants to make money, it needs to do to others what they’ve been trying to do to Twitter. That is, extend its lead in market share by solving the problem of cross-platform micromessaging. With activity streams from Facebook, Microsoft, MySpace, FriendFeed, and a score of smaller players flowing over RSS, XMPP, and HTTP Push, Twitter can consolidate its power by cloning the best… Read More

  • Awesome: Chemistry set roundup

    MAKE has added Chemistry to their set of gift guides, and that’s just awesome. I know I had a ton of fun with my chemistry set when I was a kid, mainly checking the toxicity of various things and then trying to make the most poisonous concoction possible. If you’re interested in doing some sweet experiments with your scientifically-minded kid, look no further. You a may also want… Read More

  • The ISS turns ten – Big Picture provides tantalizing photo history

    In true Big Picture fashion, the wonderful photolog is celebrating the 10 years of the International Space Station. The whole story is chronicled through 32 spectacular photos that are well worth your time. Thankfully there isn’t any pics of the new urine to drinking water action shots. Gross. Read More

  • HTC expecting to ship 1 million G1s by the end of 2008

    Revising their previous target of 600,000 HTC G1s shipped by the end of 2008, HTC CEO Peter Chou has disclosed that the company now expects to ship at least 1 million of the world’s first Android handset by year’s end. Of course, these numbers may seem a bit low if you’re still going on the false idea that pre-orders alone reached 1.5 million, a count which blazed across… Read More

  • Excelsior! Windows XP-powered coffee maker

    Humanity has finally arrived. After so many false starts—Ancient Egypt, Classical Athens, Caesarian Rome, Catholic Spain, Napoleonic France, Victorian England, to say nothing of the Asian empires—we now look to Finland, the epitome of civilization. Yes, there’s now a Windows-powered coffee maker. Windows XP, even. It even has an 8-inch touchscreen, for touching. That you… Read More

  • Britney's Back: New Album "Circus" Debuts On imeem

    Pop sensation-turned-tabloid punching bag Britney Spears is ready for her comeback. Britney has just released her new album Circus exclusively on imeem, where you can stream the album in its entirety for free (you’ll also be able to embed the album playlist anywhere you’d like). The downloadable/physical version of the album won’t be available until December 2nd, but you… Read More

  • Opera Mini 4.2 now available for the G1 on the Android market

    Back in April, Opera released a technical preview of Opera Mini for the Android SDK. The version of the SDK it was developed for was far from the final version, so by the time the G1 was launched in October, the Opera Mini package wouldn’t even make an attempt at installing itself to the device. Love it or hate it, the G1’s built-in browser has been your only web-perusing option… Read More

  • Listen, Mark, I don't care what it looks like. The kids seem to love it

    This product on Home Depot’s exciting website seems to suggest that this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to squirting, floating firedomes that seem to veritably spurt out children. Read More

  • Palm cutting jobs, slashing a hole in our heart

    Palm is laying off an undetermined number of its 1,050 workers this week in an effort to stem the effects of the economy and Palm’s decreasing smartphone market share. While it’s not a shock – everyone is doing it! – Palm now has to deal with RIM and Android eating their lunch and iPhone essentially stealing the entire casual smartphone market out from under it. Read More

  • Enormous collection of ancient computers in guy's home


    This man in suburban Syndey has turned his home into a veritable Museum of Computing History. I get the feeling he’s a little bonkers, but he has the right because he’s old and Australian. His house is chock full of tape drives, ancient IBMs, PDP-8s, a Lisa, and so on. There’s a great slideshow; see if you can spot anything from your own computing history (I want my Mac… Read More

  • New technology makes it possible to view 3D color holograms of moving objects

    Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) has developed a new 3D electronic holography production technology doing away with lasers or darkrooms. Based on integral photography, moving objects can be taken on video under normal lighting conditions with a fly-eye lens and then be displayed as color holograms. Conventional holography techniques… Read More

  • Xbox 360 game install sizes

    Now that the NXE lets users install games onto the hard drive, space is premium cause these games aren’t small. Plus, the Xbox’s standard hard drive space for the majority of the past three years was a measly 20GB so you really should know how much space these games are going to take up. Full list after the jump. Read More

  • Pandigital has itself a portable scanner, for photos!

    This is a scanner produced by someone by the name of Pandigital. It’s called the PhotoLink Handheld Scanner. It’s portable! Right, so it’s a portable scanner with a max resolution of 1800×1200 at 300dpi. That’s roughly 60 percent of the resolution Getty—they’re like the Associated Press of photography—uses. You can scan photos up to 4×6-inches… Read More

  • Is this the Motorola Attila in the wild?

    It’s been a while since we last got wind of the Motorola Attila, rumored to be half of Motorola’s final all-out effort to make successful handsets post RAZR. If these leaked shots from PhoneHK turn out to be the real thing, it looks like Motorola is still crackin’ away. If things haven’t changed since the leaks back in August, the Attila will tote WCDMA 850/1900/2100… Read More

  • Review: ViewSonic N2201w HDTV with DVD (22-inch)

    Short Version: A full-featured 22-inch HDTV with a built-in DVD player for under $400, the N2201w from ViewSonic is a great option as a bedroom TV, office TV, or dedicated gaming TV. Read More

  • BlackBerry Storm OS numbering oddities explained

    With the BlackBerry Storm vanishing from the shelves at big city Verizon shops around the nation, folks have been looking for an explanation for the shortage. When it was discovered that the identification sticker on the Storm box could be peeled away to reveal another sticker with different software version numbers, rumors were abound that a last minute software flash was the cause of the… Read More

  • Be on the lookout for Banjo-Kazooie and Street Fighter HD Remix this week

    http://gamevideos.1up.com/swf/gamevideos11.swf?embedded=1&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&src=http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/videoListXML%3Fid%3D21723%26adPlay%3Dtrue Two classic games come out this week that you ought to grab if you’re into retro gaming (Retronauts is one of my favorite podcasts, by the way). Both Banjo-Kazooie and Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix come out… Read More

  • LinkedIn Launches Streamlined People Search

    LinkedIn has a launched a revamped version of its search engine that aims to streamline the business social network’s most oft-used features. Most of the new features revolve around people-search (not surprising given the network’s theme), and while there isn’t anything particularly exciting from the user’s perspective the changes make the engine significantly more… Read More

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