• Fascinating tour of a really sci-fi looking Seagate facility


    This superb slideshow at Tom’s Hardware shows the facilities and processes by which the hard drives we so often take for granted are created with unbelievable precision. The Springtown facility in Ireland is one of their primary sites. The yellow light is, I’m guessing, a wavelength that doesn’t affect the raw wafers’ surface. The processes are explained in some… Read More

  • The Enterprise Crunchie


    One of the awards at the Crunchies this coming January 9th in San Francisco is for the best of the enterprise. In this Year of the Cloud, the rush of entrants in the on-demand race is showing no signs of letting up. Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Rackspace, and Apple are just a few of the clouds already in place, and scores of development and management tools from Adobe, Sun, IBM, Oracle… Read More

  • Turn your plasma into a huge touchscreen

    Who didn’t enjoy all the fancy TV magic that CNN and ABC used during the election coverage? Now, a company called U-Touch has developed a home based version, if you have the 103-inch Panasonic plasma that is. The system turns the whole screen into a gigantic touchscreen. Better get some good Windex. Read More

  • Let the BlackBerry Storm accessories flood begin!

    Now that the BlackBerry is a 200 person line-inducing device, there is bound to be a steady stream of accessories. The most novel of the first round appears to be this the BlackBerry-branded charging and syncing dock that’s inverted for video viewing. Neat-o and it’s only $29.99 on sale down from $49.99. Read More

  • Meezoog: A Social Network That Cares If You Actually Know Your "Friends"

    Every time I scroll through my list of ‘Friends’ on Facebook, I inevitably come to the same (somewhat depressing) conclusion: I have absolutely no idea who many of these people are. This is mostly my fault – my standards have always been pretty low when it comes to accepting inbound requests, and I never kept up with assigning them to appropriate Friends Lists. But… Read More

  • Comment of the day: Porsche fanboyism to the extreme edition

    We try to keep things simple ’round here by keeping the tech news flowing and the mistakes to a minimum, but occasionally things slip through. Take for example I called Porsche Italian yesterday and got totally reamed in the comments. My mistake fellas. Apparantly I struck a nerve in one Porsche fanboy and I thought everyone would get a kick out of his spirited response. Read More

  • Walmart’s Black Friday ad is now making the rounds

    Lady and gentlemen (get it, one lady?) I give you Walmart’s Black Friday ad, home of the $128 Blu-ray player and the $798 50-inch plasma TV. Notable deals include: Read More

  • Doro HandleEasy cell is a good option for your sausage-fingered uncle

    That’s a bit of a grotesque-sounding headline, isn’t it? But it’s true. This handset is one of those designed for older people with limited manual dexterity and no experience with mobile phone technology. It’s got a simple layout and basic high-contrast screen, easy-to-set quickdial buttons, and no features to speak of other than text messaging and an FM radio… Read More

  • OpenCL, specced in just 6 months, is ready for Snow Leopard


    How long does it take to create a standard in the tech industry? Let’s put it this way: we’re still waiting for the final word on videotapes (die, Betacam, die). So when you hear that a universal interface between applications and computing hardware has been hammered out in six months, you better be impressed. A team with members from NVIDIA, AMD, and Intel among others has… Read More

  • Huge line and riots this morning at one NYC Verizon store?

    According to a Reuters report, there was 200+ CrackBerry addicts waiting this morning at the mid-town Manhattan Verizon store for the BlackBerry Storm and most of them were turned away due to supply levels. The report then states,  The angry customers caused a ruckus and police came to restore order. Really? The police had to be called to calm down middle-aged suits? What’s wrong with… Read More

  • The two Princes of Darkness together in one commercial

     
    Well Ozzy, it looks like you have finally sold all the way out. After an amazing rock career you slumped to a reality show star and now this, pimping World of Warcraft. Oh well, it is kind of amusing. Read More

  • In The Afterglow Of The Election, HuffPo Looks To Raise $15 Million

    The elections were good to the HuffingtonPost, the political uber-blog. It’s audience in the U.S. rose fivefold in the last year to 5 million monthly uniques in October, according to comScore. In what may turn out to be perfect market timing, the Times UK is reporting that the company is close to raising $15 million. In the past, it has raised a total of $12 million from investors… Read More

  • Pimp my TI-84

    This enterprising individual appears to have LED-ed out his graphing calculator. Why, you ask? Because you need to be in character when you play Drug Wars. White and Nerdy!
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  • Check Out Diggnation Today In BitGravity's Multiview

    If you were intrigued by BitGravity’s Multiview product that allows viewers to choose from six different camera angles as they watch an event, check out episode 177 of Diggnation today at 3 pm PST. The regular “director’s cut” will be shown at at Diggnation.com. The customized version will be available here on the Revision3 website. We’ve got a few screenshots… Read More

  • Nerf Lancer proves that Americans CAN rebuild

    Look at this, people. This guy turned a toy chainsaw and a nerf gun into a full-bore GoW Lancer complete with lights. Why did this boy from Newmarket, Ohio do it? Because he could. Because he’s great. And because this is the coolest thing I’ve seen in months. Take a look at the final gun after the jump. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Buy one Dodge Ram, get one free???

    If someone is/was actually able to get this deal, please let us know. Consumerist.com has found a Miami-area ad apparently promising a free  Dodge Ram Single Cab when you purchase a Dodge Ram Quad Cab 1500 at – get this – the dealer’s full list price which, according to the fine print, is the MSRP plus “dealer installed equipment.” Oh, and you have to finance… Read More

  • Rumor that is probably true: Samsung is going to cut DLP prices

    The holidays are approaching and consumers that still have available balance on their credit cards are going to be looking at all those fancy flat screen TVs. But the larger models are still pricey. Samsung still makes and sells DLPs – ‘member those? – that offer a huge HD picture at an affordable price. According to HD Guru’s industry sources, the company is set to… Read More

  • Inexpensive 19-inch LCD actually looks pretty dapper

    In the realm of cheap monitors, AOC is looking to differentiate itself from other 19-inch LCDs with $159 price tags by serving up a smooth piano black finish and a “single post stand” in lieu of a clunky monitor base. So, yes, the AOC F19 is a pretty good-looking display if you’re looking for something inexpensive. What’s under the hood, though? Read More

  • Doro HandleEasy cell is a good option for your sausage-fingered uncle

    That’s a bit of a grotesque-sounding headline, isn’t it? But it’s true. This handset is one of those designed for older people with limited manual dexterity and no experience with mobile phone technology. It’s got a simple layout and basic high-contrast screen, easy-to-set quickdial buttons, and no features to speak of other than text messaging and an FM radio… Read More

  • A CrunchDeals reminder: Verizon's New Every Two works with the Storm

    Just in case your Verizon contract has the New Every Two feature that allows you to get $100 bucks off a new mobile phone every two years, you could score the Storm today for only $99 after the a $50 mail-in rebate. Not a bad price for BlackBerry’s dreary attempt at a touchscreen phone. Props to James Kendrick for pointing this out. Read More

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