• Use the new PlayStation Visa, get $150 off purchase of PS3

    Do you still have credit? Do you not have a PS3 yet? Would you like one, for less than full price? Lucky day! There’s now a PlayStation credit card, brought to you by Visa. Use it to purchase a PS3 and you’ll save $150. You can either apply for the card and wait for a voucher of sorts, which you can then use at any retail store while buying a PS3, or you can apply online and get… Read More

  • It's Official: MTV Exec Courtney Holt Leaves To Run MySpace Music

    MySpace Music’s long awaited leader has arrived. As expected, MTV Networks’ EVP Digital Music and Media Courtney Holt has taken the job, says the LA Times. Until today Holt was EVP of Digital Music for the MTV Networks Music and Logo Group. Prior to joining MTV, Holt was SVP of New Media, Creative and Strategic Marketing at Interscope Geffen A&M. This is the second MTV exec… Read More

  • Sherwood now shipping the BDP-5003 Blu-ray player

    The BDP-5003 Blu-ray player was announced back at CEDIA ’08 and the player is finally shipping. The question now is, who will buy the $299, Profile 1.1 player? Sherwood make quality AV equipment, but while Yamaha and Integra might be able to con their fanboys to bite on old technology, chances are Sherwood purchasers might look to more up-to-date offerings from Sony or Samsung. Besides… Read More

  • Apple now does price matching at its retail stores

    Apple retail stores will now price match any item that can be found more cheaply somewhere else. So, if Amazon is selling, say, the iPod touch for $100, you can walk into your nearest Apple store, printout in hand, and get the same price then and there. This price matching only applies to authorized sellers of Apple products—the guy on the corner of the street selling MacBooks for $200 a… Read More

  • If you buy a song from Beatport this month you could win a lot of free stuff


    Flickr’d Online music store Beatport, which specializes in electronic and house and all that fun stuff, has quite the holiday contest going on right now. From now until December 23 buying a song there enters you to win two prize packs. The prize includes that handheld Pacemaker DJ device, a copy of Traktor Scratch Pro, red and white control vinyl, V-Moda Vibe headphones, $100 worth… Read More

  • Verizon revises the BlackBerry Storm ship-by date

    CrackBerry addicts that didn’t get their sweaty thumbs on RIM’s first touchscreen device on launch day, should get their mobile phones a bit sooner than expected. Previously, Verizon had a ship-by date of December 15th but now the product page is showing December 8th. The large “Limited Availabilty” warning is still present but hopefully the phones will get into eager… Read More

  • Want to listen to some music on the AT&T Quickfire? Good luck with that.

    It’s not all that uncommon for handset manufacturers to forego the simplicity of a standard 3.5mm headset jack, instead opting for some clunky proprietary port. To take off a bit of the sting, they’ll generally include some sort of crappy-port-to-3.5mm adapter – or at the very least, they’ll stick a cheapo pair of compatible headphones in the box in hopes that no one… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Vudu offers Black Friday deals on HD and HDX titles

    Vudu is getting into the Black Friday tussle with sales on their movies. There are going to be four HDX titles, six HD movies, and a bunch of standard definition movies all for $4.99 each. So if you’re looking for a reason to stay off the roads on Black Friday, pick up the appropriate beverages Wednesday and plan for a snow day with Vudu, Friday. Vudu via EngHD Read More

  • Video: Joe the Plumber explains the upcoming digital TV transition (for some reason)

    Hey, America, remember Joe the Plumber? He was the unlicensed handyman who John McCain foisted upon us as some sort of tax expert (even though he had back taxes). Well that didn’t exactly work out for him, so the man has a new gig that’s relevant to us here: he’s explaining the digital TV transition to America for some Web site. I mean, yeah, Matt already did that, in… Read More

  • Overclocking an Intel Atom in an MSI Wind to 2.38GHz

    Australia, land of kangaroos and terrible actors, must be beaming today, what with the news that someone there was able to overclock an Intel Atom processor to 2.38GHz. That’s the fastest we’ve ever seen an Atom run, as a matter of fact. Of course, getting the processor, found in an MSI Wind, to run that was quite the challenge, as it should be. Not since Frankenstein pieced… Read More

  • Motorola Hint QA30 launched; where's the rest?

    Overheard in the Motorola mobile development building: “Sanjay! I’ve got it! I’ve got the idea that will be our next RAZR-level success!” “.. Let’s hear it.” “Okay, spec-wise, nothing too spectacular. 2.5 inch screen, Bluetooth 2.0, microSD support, QWERTY keyboard, blah blah blah. Here’s the stunner.. you ready for this? Drum roll… Read More

  • Technorati Lays Off Six, Cuts Pay For Rest

    Technorati just announced on its official blog that the company has decided to lay off six employees as the result of generally poor economic conditions. Management is also taking a 10-15% pay cut, while all other surviving employees are getting their paychecks cut down by 10%. Two of the six departures are from management positions, although no names have been released yet. CEO Richard… Read More

  • Review: Clarity C900 cell phone for seniors

    Quick Version: The idea behind the Clarity C900 mobile phone is sound – big keys, bright display, loud ringer, emergency call button – but the interface might be a bit feature-heavy and confusing for most elderly users. Read More

  • A closer look at BlockBuster's streaming set-top device

    General details about BlockBusters upcoming movie streaming box were released late last night but there wasn’t a good image of the device; we dug one up. It seems like this 2Wire-made MediaPoint box is an OEM-type product which means the final BlockBuster model might have a different name and color scheme but should maintain the same overall appearance. Other details, including UI… Read More

  • Lunascape Browser: Firefox, Internet Explorer And Chrome All-In-One

    Lunascape is a new web browser that handles all three major web rendering engines — Firefox’s Gecko, Internet Explorer’s Trident and WebKit (which is used by Safari and Chrome). Lunascape Corp., a Tokyo-based web software company, offers the browser as a free download. Lunascape 5 Alpha is Windows-only and the first English version of the browser (a Japanese version dates back… Read More

  • Review scores-gate: Eidos tells reviewers to hold off on Tomb Raider reviews unless they were positive


    From, obviously, Penny-Arcade Go to Metacritic, which is destroying the video game industry, by the way, and check out the Tomb Raider: Underworld‘s metascore. Right now it’s 78. That’s not good enough, apparently. It’s like this: Eidos, which publishes the game, instructed its PR firm to ask sites to hold off on publishing Underworld reviews before Monday (yesterday)… Read More

  • Tic Tac Toast might generate family interaction

    Is $5 cheap enough to make your child smile at the breakfast table before you shove them into this pirate and recession filled world? Sure hope so.  Archie McPhee via Gearfuse Read More

  • Xbox 360 hits 25 million consoles sold, a full 2 years faster than original Xbox

    Kudos to Microsoft, which has tricked more people into buying the Xbox 360 then it did the original Xbox. Redmond has sold—well, is projected to sell through the end of this month—some 25 million Xbox 360s. It took the original Xbox, which launched in late 2001, five years to reach that number. Meanwhile, the plucky little 360 will hit that number a mere three years after its own… Read More

  • Apple posts Black Friday preview

    Apple is gearing up for its own Black Friday event and teasing fanboys with the above image. Curiously enough though, nowhere does it say “sale, savings, or deals” which begs the question on whether ‘ol Jobsy is going to attempt to fool soccer moms and gadget feigns Black Friday morning. Apple sales are rare ’cause generally the products do not have any problem… Read More

  • Diddy Wants To Be The Next James Bond

    Sean Combs releases a “movie” on YouTube promoting his new men’s fragrance and announcing his desire to be the next James Bond: I am debuting my new movie “I Am King” for my new fragrance “I Am King” which is available exclusively at Macy’s. This fragrance is dedicated to Barack Obama, Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King and all you men out there… Read More

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