• Princeton Japan intros a massive 5TB NAS

    Princeton Japan has a NAS for you torrent freaks. The DN-503AH-PDC (wow) ships with 5TB storage capacity that support RAID 0/1/5/6 configurations. All the standard NAS features are present, including 10/1000 Ethernet and hot-swappable HDDs. The NAS has a December Japanese launch slated but hopefully U.S. downloaders will get a chance to fill it as well. Read More

  • Get Notified When Your Favorite Website Is Not Down Anymore

    A fan of extremely simple, straight-forward web services? Then you probably know about funny pet-projects like DownForEveryoneOrJustMe or IsTwitterDown (variations apply). Here’s another one for your bookmarking pleasure that won’t make you go back to the website every time: NotifyMeWhenItsUp lets you enter any website or service and sends you an e-mail notification when… Read More

  • Finally, µTorrent releases a Mac version

    Right on time for Thanksgiving day, µTorrent – client of choice for many BitTorrent users – has released a Mac version in beta, after a rudimentary alpha release was leaked a couple of months ago (on a BitTorrent tracker, at that). The lightweight µTorrent client for Windows was first publicly released in September 2005, and was acquired by BitTorrent in 2006, who continued… Read More

  • Nikon breaks the D3x's cover

    There once was a time that companies could keep upcoming products under wraps until they were announced in traditional press releases and product catalogs; remember those days? Then the Internet came around and everyone lost company loyalty with spy shots and product leaks, but maybe Nikon actually went back to the ‘ol days with the Nikon D3x. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: $230 off Debaufre CSAR watches

    The longer we’ve had the Debaufre Aircraft-8 the more I’m convinced that these guys have finally gotten things right. For about the same price as a higher-end quartz you can get an ETA or Unitas mechanical watch with some nice styling. I’m still not happy with the B&R and Rolex knock offs on there, but it’s fairly common practice to create “homages”… Read More

  • Pioneer announces the BDR-S03J 8x Blu-ray burner; still a while away

    In case Sony’s 8x Blu-ray recorder isn’t for you, Pioneer is soon to have its own super-fast Blu-ray PC burner. The BDR-03J can author Blu-ray media at 8x speeds, DVD-R at 16x and CD-Rs at 32x; not that you’re burning the later that much anymore. The serial-ATA optical drive is dropping in Japan sometime in January, but will hopefully hitch a ride ‘cross the Pacific… Read More

  • Don't forget about Cyber Monday!

    Black Friday gets all the press but Cyber Monday might have just as good deals this year. The Monday after Thanksgiving was dubbed Cyber Monday a few years ago retailers started offering Black Friday-ish deals following the big shopping weekend. According to Shopzila 84 percent of online retailers plan on having a promotion this year so expect some good deals from retailers like Newegg, Buy… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Get almost $300 off Apple gear

    Get thee to the Applery – or MacMall, MacConnection, or, better yet, Amazon – for some great deals on MacBooks, MB Pros, and iMacs. The Mac Pro, for example, is going for $284 off list at Amazon, making it about $2,500. Read More

  • Harion: Japanese company sells $168,000 glass speaker set

    Tokyo-based glassware manufacturer Hario (which means “the king of glass”) today unveiled a newly developed set of glass speakers that costs 16 million yen (US$168,000). The so-called Harion speakers are made of heat-resistant material and took three years and eight months to design and produce. It took 23 subcontractors to create the hand-made set. The company claims it’s… Read More

  • Nokia gives up Japan (almost), will possibly focus more on China and India

    Nokia, the world’s leading mobile phone maker, announced it would stop selling and marketing its handsets in Japan because the market share remained flat over too many years (hovering at around 1% vs. around 38% worldwide). One of Nokia’s vice presidents said: “In the current global economic climate, we have concluded that the continuation of our investment in… Read More

  • Computer case doubles as a flat-panel mount

    Why pay outrageous department store prices for an all-in-one PC when you can simply purchase an ATX/Micro-ATX compatible computer case with a built-in mount for your LCD monitor? Actually, don’t answer that because you can’t actually buy the L-2000 LDorado (from Korean company 3RSystem) in the US. The LDorado can handle monitors between 19 and 24 inches and features seven… Read More

  • When Everyone Is A Blogger, Nothing You Say Is Off The Record

    There’s a lot of buzz here in the Belgian blogosphere and mainstream media about an incident involving a New York-based blogger, who was fired from her job as a bartender after publishing a post on the bar visit of a Belgian politician. Current Belgian Minister of Defense Pieter De Crem apparently stumbled into a Belgian bar in New York City on Monday evening with his entourage. Read More

  • OpenStreetMap Is Creating A Free, Editable World Map

    This is a guest post by Ed Freyfogle, co-founder of the Nestoria property search engine: OpenStreetMap started four years ago in the UK as a project to create a free and editable world map. What began as a few geogeeks wandering the streets with their GPS’s has turned into a global movement with over 75,000 registered contributors. The database has improved rapidly in quality and… Read More

  • My iPhone Is a Mac, My Android Is a PC

    I’ve been using an Android G1 phone for more than a month now on a daily basis, but I still haven’t given up my iPhone. The more I use them both, the more that I realize my iPhone is a Mac and my Android is a PC. That is not necessarily a bad thing—except for when my Android crashes (which is a lot). Okay, it does not actually crash so much as it freezes up, forcing me to… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: HP 2133 netbook for $299

    Amazon.com has the HP 2133 netbook for $299. The 2133 features an 8.9-inch screen, 1GHz VIA C7-M processor, 512MB of RAM, a 4GB flash hard drive, and Linux as the operating system. Those specs are about as minimal as they get but $299 is a pretty low price for this particular netbook. HP 2133 [Amazon.com] Read More

  • Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Rickroll might just be the ultimate Rickroll in the history of Rickrolling

    Perhaps the genius in the latest nationwide Rickroll showcased during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is that, A: many people thought Rickrolling was finally over, and B: Rick Astley himself appeared and Rickrolled the bejesus out of everybody. Bonus laughs for the namby-pamby voiceover guy throwing it to commercial saying “That was Rick Astley singing the Rickrolling phenom… Read More

  • Some of Best Buy’s doorbusters also available online

    Turns out you actually DON’T really have to sit in the cold hoping to get a magic ticket so you can buy Best Buy’s Friday doorbusters because a bunch of stuff that’s available in the stores is also available on Best Buy’s website. Most notably, you can get a 52-inch Samsung 1080p LCD TV with professional installation for $1,499, a 50-inch Panasonic 720p plasma TV for… Read More

  • CrunchBase: Are You In It?

    CrunchBase, our free database of startup and people information, continues to grow thanks to countless additions and corrections by the community. The site now has entries on 20,000 people, 10,000 companies and over 1,000 venture funds. The majority of content is added by the community (CrunchBase has wiki features to allow unlimited versioning control to step back if bad entries are made). Read More

  • Insane Black Friday game deals at Amazon: ‘Left 4 Dead’ for $20 (PC), console titles more than half off

    If you’re either still awake on Thursday night or have just woken up early Friday morning and you’re getting set to head out to hunt for some video game deals, you might be able to get most of your purchases taken care of from the comfort, warmth, and non-threatening glow of your home computer. Starting at 3 AM Eastern, Amazon.com will be showing just about every retailer how… Read More

  • Newspaper Death Spiral Continues; Industry Advertising Contracts $5 Billion So Far This Year

    The newspaper industry in the U.S. continues to shrink at an alarming rate. According to the Newspaper Association of America,, total industry advertising (both print and online) in the third quarter was $8.9 billion, down 18 percent from the year before. The oniine portion of that was $750 million, down 3 percent. So far in the first three quarters of 2008, the industry’s total… Read More

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