• Student Protests Are Turning Into A Twitter Revolution In Moldova

    Students in Moldova are using Twitter as a tool to mobilize opposition against a communist victory in Moldovian elections. According to reports, close to 10,000 protesters gathered at Moldova’s parliament in Chisinau, Moldova’s capital and were able to eventually break through police lines to storm into the building. From looking at the tweets on the subject, it appears that… Read More

  • Apple begins variable pricing on iTunes Store: Some songs now $1.29 each

    That Lady Gaga song you’ve heard 1,000 times at the mall now costs $1.29 on iTunes. Yes, Apple today flipped the switch on variable pricing, something the record labels had wanted for some time now. Read More

  • Samsung OmniaHD loses its name

    What’s in a name? That which we call a Samsung OmniaHD, by any other name would look just as sweet. That’s a good thing for Samsung, because the OmniaHD is gettin’ a name change. Well, we should say, a name drop. It has always been alternatively known by its model number, the i8910 – but now they’re dropping the OmniaHD moniker all together. From here on out… Read More

  • Video: Over six minutes of Batman: Arkham Asylum gameplay

    In case you haven’t seen it. Sefton Hill, Game Director at Rocksteady, gives a thorough play-by-play of the “Silent Knight Challenge Room” with over six minutes of in-game video of the “Invisible Predator” mode. Read More

  • Weird PC mouse displays LED messages, cools off through built-in fan

    Offered by a Japanese company, slightly over-engineered, USB connection and senseless but kind of cool. What sounds like the typical Thanko product, is offered by another company in Nippon: A computer mouse that can not only display LED messages but is also able to cool itself via a built-in mini fan. A company called esupply [JP], which I will keep an eye on from now on, is offering it on… Read More

  • CircuitCity.com to relaunch "in the coming weeks"

    Well, well. Circuit City went down in flames and the last stores shut their doors weeks ago. However, the brand might not be entirely dead. Check out CircuitCity.com: CircuitCity.com is also temporarily closed, although we anticipate the website will reopen in the coming weeks. Please check back for updates. So yeah, it looks like Circuit City might rise from the ashes just like CompUSA. Too… Read More

  • Happy Birthday App Engine. It's Been A Good Year.

    Google App Engine turned one year old today – they launched the service, which lets developers build web applications on Google’s infrastructure, on April 7 2008. And it has been a good year. Despite the fact that App Engine only supports Python applications, 150,000 developers have flocked to the service, says Google. They’ve launched 50,000 applications, and those apps… Read More

  • Xbox-bound Iraq War video game sure to upset some people (and it already has)

    Is it too soon to release a video game based on the Iraq War? Not if you’re Konami, which will publish the Atomic Games-devloped Six Days in Fallujah, a survival horror game set during the Second Battle of Fallujah. Needless to say, some folks aren’t happy about this Read More

  • PopSugar Launches March Madness For Celebrities: PopSugar100

    Sugar Inc.’s flagship celebrity news and photo blog,
    PopSugar, has launched its 3rd annual PopSugar 100 tournament. It’s kind of like the NCAA’s March Madness, except this single-elimination contest is meant to determine who the most popular celebrities are in a given year. PopSugar chose 128 celebrities and divided them into four groups and then ranked them from 1 to 32. Read More

  • Leica outs a special edition white M8 for ponzi schemers

    Chances are that only a few of our peeps will be able to afford this sexy Leica M8. The price hasn’t been announced just yet, but seeing as the recently released Safari edition cost 10 large and this camera will only be available in a very limited run, this boy will probably fetch a similar price. After all, someone has to support the union of handbuilding camera makers. Read More

  • WatchMojo.com's Videos Watched More Than 50 Million Times

    WatchMojo.com, a startup that produces professional videos and then syndicates them to social networking and media sites, has streamed more than 50 million videos since its launch in 2006. WatchMojo.com’s content is distributed to Hulu, MySpace, TV.com, Yahoo!, and YouTube as well as newspaper sites. (The Montreal-based startup also produces the business tech blog… Read More

  • Dynamic Widget Management System Goldenrod Extends Life Cycle Of Your Widgets

    Many companies, especially those in the consumer brand and Internet space, use widgets as part of their online marketing efforts. After all, those tiny, standalone apps that can be installed on any web page are inherently viral, aimed at spreading quickly across blogs, social networks and other places. A successful widget campaign can not only help get in touch with end consumers, but also saves… Read More

  • Riiflex Weights for Wii: Good idea, way too expensive

    If you’ve been slowly but surely losing inches using Wii Fit or any other of the Wii’s calorie-burning games, adding a little extra weight from time to time may seem like a good idea. At first glance, these Riiflex snap-in weights for the Wii-mote and Nunchuk look like the perfect complement to a few minutes of boxing or Wii Fit’s tricep extensions exercise. However, $34.99 for… Read More

  • Seriously, Sony? Crocodile-skinned VAIO notebooks?

    Somewhere out in the wide world of weirdos, someone will probably buy one of these Sony crocodile notebooks. Not I though. Hells no. Sony is probably thinking that everyone wants a notebook to match their style. But if someone’s style is red crocodile, why is Sony encouraging it? Thankfully, these CS notebook models are only available in Japan — at least for now. More pics after… Read More

  • Test Drive: Project PUMA [Update]

    Here’s a quick video I took on my BlackBerry of the PUMA in action. To recap – the PUMA is a two-wheeled Segway that can drive up to 35 miles on a single charge (35 cents per charge) and is capable of going up to 35MPH. Oh, I just overheard one of the higher ups say that PUMA will have a beefed up suspension to handle rough terrain like NYC’s pothole riddled streets. Check… Read More

  • Solid-State Drives in the Enterprise: Raising Standards

    Alvin Cox is a senior staff engineer at Seagate Technology where for 29 years he has engineered various magnetic storage technologies. He holds 11 patents and currently oversees industry standards representing Seagate in SATA I/O, T10, JEDEC, SFF and USB 3.0. Alvin is also the SATA IO CABCON vice chairman, the T10 SAS PHY working group chairman and the JEDEC 64.8 co-chairman. Over the… Read More

  • Kensington unveils netbook AC adapter with built-in USB charging

    If you’ve lost your netbook charger or you just want a second one for traveling, Kensington is taking preorders on a $50 universal adapter that’s compatible with most major brands. The adapter appears to be about the same size as ordinary netbook power bricks, although it adds a nice USB charging slot for your cell phone and any other USB-powered devices. Read More

  • Efficient Vehicle Startups Vie For $10m Automotive X-Prize

    Most people are familiar with the original X-Prize, won by Burt Rutan and Paul Allen’s SpaceShipOne. The foundation now supports a few other endeavors, including rapid genome sequencing, Lunar exploration, and creating super-efficient vehicles. This last contest is making news this week by announcing all of its 111 entrants at the New York Auto Show. Seems a strange place to show off a… Read More

  • The juiciest of rumors: PSP2 to debut at E3 with touchscreen, dual analog control sticks and no UMD slot

    Put on your Rumor Hats, boys and girls. An “insider source,” possibly W. Mark Felt, has revealed that, yes, the Sony PSP2 does exist, and that it will be a proper sequel and not merely an incremental update. Read More

  • Mobile Gmail Becomes More Like Its Desktop Father

    Google has launched a new Gmail mobile web app for the iPhone and Android-powered devices. The app has been revamped to have the same look and feel as your desktop Gmail. The app also has a new floaty bar (more on that below) and offers basic offline support. Google says that the app is faster in performing actions like opening an email, navigating, or searching, and let’s you access… Read More

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