• ClusterShot Aims To Become Another iStockphoto Rival

    There’s another online marketplace for buying and selling stock photographs in town, and its name is ClusterShot. Don’t look for it to bring any major innovations in the space, of which Getty Images-owned iStockphoto is arguably the dominant force, but feel free to check it out if you agree that there it needs a bit more competition (also check out our earlier review of… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Rock On Mars Edition

    Mars Rovers, Roomba and the Terminator enter the Robot Hall of Fame
    Silicon Imaging 3D digital cinema rig strapped to a flying man’s head
    Cute netbook sleeves from be.ez for your cute netbook Read More

  • Battlestar fan? Look to Zune Marketplace for your Caprica needs

    If you’re a big BSG buff, and I know you are, you’re probably looking forward to seeing the prequel Caprica, if you haven’t done so already. The first episode was shown at the Arclight in LA (I saw Alien there, it was freaky), and now you can get that episode on DVD. Or, if you’re a real fan, you can head on over to the Zune Marketplace and get the episode plus the… Read More

  • MOXI HD shocker: No AVI or MKV support

    Somehow in the hoopla that surrounded the latest Moxi HD press release, I failed to notice that the recently added DLNA media streaming capabilities does not support AVI or MKV files. This is huge. Suddenly I’m looking at this sexy DVR like it has chlamydia. I don’t want anything to do with it. The lack of AVI or MKV support makes the DVR kind of useless in my house. Sure… Read More

  • Core MySpace Executive Team "Definitely Out." Expect Announcement Soon.

    An update to my post earlier today that News Corp., under new CEO of Digital Media Jonathan Miller, is looking to replace MySpace CEO and cofounder Chris DeWolfe. We’ve confirmed that things are actually moving much faster than we first understood, and that a decision has already been made to terminate Chris DeWolfe’s employment with MySpace. We’ve also been told that the… Read More

  • Social Profiling

    Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Yahoo and now Google. What do these have in common? If you’re reading this blog, you probably have a profile on all of them. And those are just the obvious ones, you probably have a bunch of other profiles on a series of other networks too. The situation has become untenable. Imagine if you wanted to update one piece of information on all of them — like… Read More

  • A billion App Store downloads, whenever Apple says so

    It seems that if you set your clock forward to Friday the 24th, Apple’s homepage shows that the billionth app has been sold! Huzzah! Of course, that implies that Apple is pulling one over on us and will declare the billionth app sold whenever it feels the time is right. Hmm, how about Friday, guys? I just tried and it works. Not sure why I did that. I like BBG’s assessment of… Read More

  • Taser sues Second Life over fake in-game Tasers

    Ah, Taser. The Monster Cable of personal defense. Although the word “taser” has become so common as to be an improper noun like frisbee, kleenex, or google, the company still vociferously defends its trademark. I guess you can’t really blame them there, but suing Linden Labs because some Second Life player made a BDSM suit with a “built-in crotch taser”? How petty. Read More

  • NES purse is a purse with an NES, obviously

    I’ve taken to carrying around a bottle of whiskey and an SNES in a bag wherever I go because hey, instant party! But this might be an even better solution — at least, if I were the purse-carrying kind of guy. The battery-powered unit is actually a little console-on-a-chip, and it can be used for other stuff too… as long as you only need to type A’s and B’s. Read More

  • Mars Rovers, Roomba and the Terminator enter the Robot Hall of Fame


    I think congratulations are in order! The official Robot Hall of Fame is inducting several new members into its illustrious ranks. Along with Spirit, Opportunity, Roomba, and the original Terminator, the terrifying Da Vinci surgical bot and Huey, Dewey and Louie, some old-school droids from Silent Running will number themselves among the elite. The announcement by Carnegie Mellon… Read More

  • Amazon Video on Demand ups the definition to "high"

    If you’re a fan of Amazon’s iTunes rival, Video on Demand, you’ve probably been waiting patiently for this announcement. Indeed, after iTunes went HD, it was only a matter of time before the other big A did as well. So they’ve got the usual suspects in HD, and your favorite set-top boxes like Roku and TiVo should be ready to stream HD as you read this, assuming the… Read More

  • iXtreme version 1.6 adds further Xbox Live ban precautions

    Six years ago, news of a new Xecutuer BIOS would have had me counting down the hours till school let out, at which point I’d go home and flash my X2 Pro with Team Xecuter’s latest handiwork. (That particular Xbox has since been moved around so much in various moves that the X2 Pro has been disconnected, thus ending the fun.) But now, the iXtreme hacked firmware for the Xbox 360? Read More

  • MiVitals Can't Find Pulse For Online Health Records

    Online health records is a rapidly growing segment of the health 2.0 world—Google Health, Microsoft’s HealthVault, WebMD, Aetna’s SmartSource (via a partnership with Healthline), and Revolution Health (now part of Waterfront Media), are just a few of the many online platforms that let consumers organize their health records online in a secure portal. In a space where you… Read More

  • Apple Will Hit A Billion Apps At 1:24:06 AM PST On April 23 (As Of Right Now)

    We all know that Apple is closing in on a billion app downloads in the App Store. Currently, the counter on the main Apple.com claims it’s about 10 million away from the major number. But, Apple apparently already knows when the billion mark is going to be passed, because the billion celebration page is ready to go and can easily be accessed, right now. And we know the exact time Apple… Read More

  • Silicon Imaging 3D digital cinema rig strapped to a flying man's head

    It’s not every day you see something like this. The production of Human Flight 3D is using a stereoscopic camera setup from Silicon Imaging like what was used in My Bloody Valentine 3D. The SI-3D rig has been in use for a bit, but SI just made it a little more official at NAB. It uses two Si2K cameras, each shooting in high definition and designed to work as a single unit. But the real… Read More

  • Killzone 2 DLC priced, dated

    Sony’s first DLC pack, Steel & Titanium, for Killzone 2 has been officially dated and priced. The two-map set will be available via the PSN Store on April 30 for $5.99. Hit the jump for the latest trailer. Read More

  • United Nations' World Digital Library: Pretty damn great

    The United Nations has launched the World Digital Library, a tremendous Web site that currently has about 1,200 documents for your afternoon perusal. I’m right now looking at an old map of Portugal, because I’m a huge nerd. It should be a good partner site for those of you who like to do the Wikipedia Shuffle every now and then Read More

  • @Geeknrolla: European entrepreneurs need to be more aggressive and follow up more

    Bankrobber – To VC or not to VC? That Is The Question

    Fred Destin, Atlas Ventures
    Fred Destin joined Atlas in 2004 and is a Partner in the technology group. He focuses on software and technology-enabled services and digital media infrastructure and applications. He previously co-managed OM Technology Investments, an IP Services and FinTech focused fund backed by Allianz/Dresdner. He… Read More

  • Facebook for BlackBerry v1.5 now available

    Here it is, folks, at long last. Its been over a month and a half since details of Facebook v1.5 for BlackBerry spilled all over the place, but it’s now available for anyone and everyone with a compatible ‘Berry. Beyond the standard bug fixes and performance tweaks, the biggest updates are all focused around integration: Facebook messages can now be routed through your standard… Read More

  • News Corp. Exploring MySpace CEO Options (Updated)

    MySpace CEO Chris DeWolfe has been with the company since its August 2003 launch, seeing it through a 2005 $580 million sale to News Corp. and growing revenue to something approaching a billion dollars a year. 130 million people around the world visit MySpace every month, making it one of the largest sites on the Internet. And now it may be time for him to step down. He and co-founder Tom… Read More

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