• Review: Kodak Z980

    I’ve been avoiding this moment for a month. Before I left for Europe, Kodak sent me their latest ultra-zoom camera, the Z980, and I’ve been carrying it for over 30 days and through five countries. I’ve taken about two hundred photographs and I’ve gotten to know this thing fairly well. My initial conclusion? I’m going to say this just to get it over with: I miss… Read More

  • Fixya Adds Product Recommendations, And Why VC's Are Hot For It

    Ask your average Israeli venture capitalist to name a few companies they’re keeping tabs on and Fixya usually makes the short list—so do Benchmark’s Conduit and Sequoia’s Kenshoo. If you haven’t heard of Fixya, the concept is real simple: It’s a post-sale tech support site. On the one side you have users who ask product support questions, and on the other… Read More

  • New Hulu Spot: 'The Leary Mission'

    Hulu has just released the latest in its series of star-studded ads, this time featuring Dennis Leary in a spot called ‘The Leary Mission’. He plays an alien trying to turn humans’ brains to mush by watching TV online. In the ad he gives the following instructions: “Now I need you to take your stubby little human fingers and hit this button on Hulu. Then you can… Read More

  • Analyst: Palm Pre, she is dying

    Collins Stewart analyst Ashok Kumar (not this guy) is claiming that the Palm Pre will be a dud and that shortages, manufacturing problems, and Sprint’s relative suckitude as a carrier will push the $199 smartphone straight to the bottom. While I welcome this bracing opinion of everyone’s darling, it seems Kumar has some sort of bone to pick and is bringing up concerns you could… Read More

  • Free Windows 7 for a year

    A new Windows 7 release candidate, to be available on May 5, will be free with no strings attached until June 2010, making the new OS available for one whole year for free. Updates and improvements will be included. Why? Goodwill: However, Curran believes that Windows 7 has already lifted much of the negativity that surrounded its predecessor. “The positive energy and momentum is quite a… Read More

  • Did You Know? (TM) You can use your G1 as a metal detector?

    It’s true! The built-in compass can be used as a metal detector, allowing you to detect keys that are very close to the phone. Is this particularly useful? Probably not, but now you can rub your phone against people like a stud finder and perhaps make new friends when you search for their “keys.” Some folks at HDblog.it shot some video of the app in action. Worth a… Read More

  • Sennheiser Summer Job try-outs: Worth a shot

    Hey, college kids and other people who want to spend time with “six boys and six girls,” Sennheiser has a job for you. They’re currently running try-outs for two pairs of street teams who will travel the U.S. and Canada this summer to talk about Sennheiser products. If you’re extroverted, poor, and willing to put headphones on strangers. Here’s the description. N.B. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: 2009 H1N1 Flu Edition

    Cute, handmade iOwl cord manager
    Aquawall Wandaquarium is the fish tank of slow death
    Cool face masks for these swine flu times Read More

  • Fujitsu is in bad shape, posts $1.1 billion net loss

    Fujitsu is having some serious problems. The company today announced in Tokyo (press release in English) it swung into a net loss of a whopping $1.1 billion in net loss in the fiscal year that ended March 31. Sales fell 12% to $46 billion in the same time frame. Read More

  • Review: Star Trek the movie

    In one word: Amazing. J.J. Abrams did a phenomenal job that appeals to both new and old fans of the sci-fi series. You will not be disappointed. I have a man crush on James Tiberius Kirk. Read More

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