• BloggersBase Is A Discovery Engine For The Blogosphere

    There are millions of blogs on the web and making sense of all of this user generated content can be a challenge. Israeli startup BloggerBase hopes to solve this problem by offering a competition-based discovery platform that aggregates content from bloggers for readers to sift through via topic or subject matter. BloggersBase is made up of multi-authored blogs that cover a variety of… Read More

  • Hi, LG: This is not a borderless TV


    This is pretty much the silliest thing I’ve seen ever. LG is touting borderless TVs. What does that mean? They’re making the border around he TV black and the front of the TV flat. Read More

  • A guide to Japan's 32 best iPhone apps (all available in English)

    It’s not really a secret that Japan is absolutely crazy about cell phones. And even though domestic makers churn out more than 100 different handsets every year (some of which are simply amazing), the iPhone is selling over here. SoftBank Mobile, the country’s exclusive iPhone provider, doesn’t release official data, but estimates put sales in Japan at well over one million… Read More

  • Japan's 32 Best iPhone Apps (All Available In English)

    It’s not really a secret that Japan is absolutely crazy about cell phones. And even though domestic makers churn out more than 100 different handsets every year (some of which are simply amazing), the iPhone is selling over here. SoftBank Mobile, the country’s exclusive iPhone provider, doesn’t release official data, but estimates put sales in Japan at well over one million… Read More

  • Is This The Real Answer To Google's 'Unexplained Phenomenon' Puzzle?

    Google’s ‘unexplained phenomenon’ is generating lots of buzz this weekend. The company had done nothing but change its logo to a variant where one of the two O’s in its name was seemingly being abducted by an alien spaceship and tweet out a cryptic message that was translated “All Your O are belong to us,” a play on the good old “All your base are… Read More

  • Microsoft's 'Ten Grand' Competition Ends, Was Actually Pretty Clever

    Remember that online competition Microsoft Australia set up where they’d give away $10,000 to someone who found the cash, that was buried somewhere on the Internet? The aim was to promote Internet Explorer 8, and visitors of the campaign website as it was launched initially told users of other browsers to ‘get lost’ in rather rude way, which led to a Mozilla developer setting… Read More

  • WITN?: Brazil nuts, American idiots and whoever else I have to upset around here to keep my job

    Glancing at TechCrunch late on Thursday evening, I immediately realised there was trouble afoot. A few hours earlier, Sarah Lacy had published a post about the difficulties she’d had receiving her visa to Brazil to research her book and report on start-ups for TechCrunch. I’d read the post and sympathized with Sarah’s frustration. The problem, apparently, had been caused by… Read More

  • As Other Real-Time Search Engines Fizzle, OneRiot Gets Some Early Traction

    While there have been many real-time search engine launches over the past few months (Scoopler, Topsy, Collecta, CrowdEye), most of them so far have fizzled (see Google Website Trends chart above). After an initial burst of curiosity, interest tends to dive. One exception, however, is OneRiot, which appears to be gaining some early traction in the real-time search race. This race has just… Read More

  • In which we see a young lady holding the Philips Sensual Massager at IFA

    The thing that got the biggest titters at IFA were Philips improved “sensual massagers,” the his and hers HF8400. Interestingly, Philips is straight up saying this is a sex toy and it was on display next to a bed in the Philips booth. Good on them. I haven’t tried it but this young lady sincerely enjoyed modeling it. Read More

  • Hands-on with the Panasonic GF-1 M4/3 camera

    I’ve been excited about four-thirds cameras for a while now. They seem like a great idea – DSLR power in a point-and-shoot package. However, after the Olympus E-P1 I’m worried that manufacturers are treating these cameras as beta hardware and the real models won’t be stable for a few years. That said, I’m still interested in the format and I’ll be impressed… Read More

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