• A twee cuckoo clock watch

    This isn’t a real product but wouldn’t it be great if it were? I’d be able to hear a delightful cuckoo sound emanating from my girlish wrists, every hour spent along staring at my computer screen noted and categorized by that infernal bird, a raven to my mad-eyed wastage on the Internet, a reminder that I am soon to be gone, soon to be dust and dirt and worm food and each tick… Read More

  • Report: Circuit City's liquidation going great

    Despite our attempts to inform everyone that the Circuit City liquidation deals are scams, apparently some people are still spending their money at the dead retailer. In fact, there the liquidator overlords might start another round of markdowns starting today because the sales are going so well. The distribution centers are almost cleared out and it seems Circuit City’s days are coming to… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Second generation Flip camcorder for $80

    With Valentine’s Day approaching and the economy being the way it is, it doesn’t hurt to save where and when you can. Today’s Woot is far from stellar, but the Flip is a popular camcorder despite its shortcomings. Those shortcomings only apply to us nerds it seems and the general consumer – think soccer mom – aren’t worried about the things we bitch about. Read More

  • StarPlayr: You'll soon be able to listen to Sirius XM on your iPhone

    Fancy listening to Backspin on your iPhone? Or maybe you’d like to hear the comedy stylings of Christian Jimmy on The Virus? Soon, friends. Soon. Supposedly. On the way to the App Store, the uSirius StarPlayr, an iPhone app that lets you listen to Sirius XM on your iPhone. Fancy that. The application has been in development for some time, and the word over at Orbitcast is that it will… Read More

  • $2.99 Printed PhotoBooks Now Available On Facebook: HotPrints

    Anyone who has turned digital photos into a printed photo book via Apple iPhoto or any of a variety of competitors knows how great they are. They make a perfect gift, if you can afford the $20 – $30 they generally cost to create, plus shipping. Enter UK-based HotPrints, which I was introduced to at the DLD conference in Munich earlier this week. The company is using new printing… Read More

  • New LED light bulb: Inexpensive, long lasting & environmentally friendly

    Thomas Edison patented the “long lasting filament” in 1880. In 2009, it’s fashionable to pretend to care about the environment. Are these two facts unrelated? Not really, no, because researchers at Cambridge University have developed a light bulb that uses light emitting diodes. These LED-based light bulbs not only, you know, brighten your day, but they’re also… Read More

  • Unboxing: Virgin Mobile Helio Ocean 2

    After months of rumors and undercover imagery, the Virgin Mobile Helio Ocean 2 is finally just weeks away from hitting the shelves. Don’t want to wait to experience the rush of cracking open the box? Fear not, my friends – we’ve got what you’re looking for. We’ve peeled it apart, piece by piece, and snapped images all along the way. Ready for the unboxing of the… Read More

  • Helio Ocean 2 coming February 12th

    After word got out that Britney Spears’ next tour would be sponsored by Virgin Mobile and the Helio Ocean 2, the estimated Ocean 2 launch date finally found it’s first deadline: March 3rd, the first day of the tour. We can now confirm that the Helio Ocean 2 will be coming over 3 weeks earlier, launching on Helio.com on February 12. Read More

  • Shoring Up The Online Advertising Biz

    The online advertising business is in for a rough patch, especially for display advertising. The signs are everywhere. Yahoo, the biggest publisher of display ads on the Web, reported a 2 percent decline in display ad revenues in the fourth quarter, and the New York Times is seeing even steeper declines. There is just way too much advertising inventory out there, and Websites are actually… Read More

  • Flirtomatic launches a beta in the US

    Flirtomatic, the UK’s mobile and online flirting service, is launching a mobile beta in the United States following good take-up in the UK and Germany. Mark Curtis, CEO, says its because they had “consistently high usage from the US via the web” so it makes sense to launch the mobile service over there as well. Flirtomatic now has 1.3m users and is now ‘on deck’… Read More

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