• This Is Quite Possibly The Spotify Cap Table

    Hot European music startup Spotify is back in the news today. On August 4 we broke the news that the big music labels have secretly been shareholders in the company since 2008, and that they paid roughly the same price for their preferred stock as venture capital investors Northzone Ventures and Creandum paid last year. Now, though, Swedish news site ComputerSweden is reporting that those… Read More

  • Twitter Outage Moves Into Day 2

    Twitter, Facebook and LiveJournal spent yesterday battling a DDOS attack that started around 6 am California time. Twitter and LiveJournal went down hard, Facebook stayed mostly online but was clearly under strain. CNET reports that a single individual’s accounts on the services may have been the primary target. Now, nearly 24 hours later, Facebook and LiveJournal appear to be… Read More

  • First Impressions: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra movie

    I just got back from a screening of G.I. Joe and I’m afraid to report that it was pretty disappointing. However, Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow are totally worth it even though Storm Shadow speaks Korean in the movie when he’s supposed to be Japanese. Furthermore, why are the red markings on Snake Eyes arm Korean? Am I missing something? Also, Marlon Wayans or whichever one he is is… Read More

  • Tony Hawk: Ride dated, priced in the UK

    We found out earlier today that Activision’s Tony Hawk: Ride title would only be coming to the US, UK and Germany this year, but pricing was still a bit hazy. But MCV is reporting and UK retailer Game is confirming that the latest Tony Hawk game will be £99.99 when it comes out on November 20. Those Brits are also getting a limited edition deck designed by the Birdman himself. Game via… Read More

  • Chapter 2 of Tales of Monkey Island to be released on August 20

    So the second chapter in Telltale’s epic Tales of Monkey Island, Siege of Spinner Cay, will be out on August 20. If you’re still trying to make your way through Chapter 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal then you might want to check out this walk through to prepare yourself. Read More

  • First look at the Mad Hatter from the Alice in Wonderland videogame

    It’s not much is it? It’s hard to say if the videogame will be any good considering the fact that it will only be available on the Wii, DS and PC. I’m still waiting for updates on American McGee’s sequel to Alice. Read More

  • Pay for your Xbox Live addiction with Paypal

    Good evening, readers- If you’re an Xbox Live subscriber in the US then Major Nelson has some news for you. Microsoft has rolled out Paypal as a method of payment for MS points, Xbox Live accounts and such, but it’s not what you think. You can’t actually do anything from your console and all transactions take place on Xbox.com. A couple of things to point out: PayPal is… Read More

  • Take a virtual trip on a Russian sub

    EnglishRussia has a fantastic photo set showing the inards of a Russian sub. I burned a good amount of time pursuing the set. The sub is a B-413 that once was part of the Soviet Northern Fleet, but is now hosting tourists at the Museum of World Ocean in Kalinigrad. Supposably, the interior is just as it was when the sub was commissioned in 1969. Amazing. Read More

  • Anvil Motion cabinets: crazy cool and crazy expensive

    I’ll seriously try to withhold any jokes about us becoming lazy or references to Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics in this post. Also, I’ll try not to talk about how people like you and me will never ever have a system like this installed in our homes. With all that out of the way, I present to you Anvil Motion computerized kitchen cabinets and the decline of the human race. Read More

  • Samsung product manager says sub-$100 Android devices will be out next year

    It shouldn’t really come as a surprise considering the fact that we’ve known for some time that Samsung is hard at work on multiple Android devices, but the NYT is reporting that Samsung will have multiple touch-screen Android devices in the market next year for under $100. Casey Ryan, the product manager for the Reclaim at Samsung, said that by next year, touch-screen phones… Read More

  • Ramen robot makes 800 bowls a day – that's almost enough for me

    In a development being hailed as “the greatest single step forward ever taken by civilization,” Japan has made a pair of wise-cracking robot arms that make and deploy up to 800 perfect bowls of ramen per day. Yes, we saw one like this back in July, but this is a whole other level. It’s like Wall-E vs. the talking toaster from Red Dwarf (admittedly, a solid robot). These… Read More

  • Review: LaCie 1TB Rugged XL external hard drive

    One of LaCie’s most recognizable products, the Rugged line of external HDDs has been around for ages, but only recently expanded into the 3.5″ HDD realm with this 1TB unit. The design is much the same, but obviously it’s significantly larger — and more spacious. But is it worth the premium over other 1TB drives? Read More

  • UK's "unhackable" national ID card hacked in 12 minutes

    Remember the national ID cards the UK spent billions on, then forgot to distribute readers for? Well, there’s another bump on that particular road, namely that the security around your private information is about on the level of “cookie jar.” A hacker with a phone and laptop, hired by a UK newspaper, cloned the card within a few minutes, then wrote new content onto it… Read More

  • TwitCause Is Yes, A Causes For Twitter

    Since the early days of the Facebook Platform, Causes has been one of the most popular apps. It’s also big on MySpace, and the company behind it recently announced that they had raised some $10,000,000 for various causes in two years. It makes sense; it’s using the social aspect of these platforms to spread the word on good initiatives. A new venture, TwitCause, from Experience… Read More

  • Panasonic’s micro four-thirds DMC-GF1 spotted in leaked picture (updated)

    Update: It should be mentioned that the facts and figures in this post should be taken more as rumor than confirmed. Sure, the GF1 exists and probably is a lot like what we have here, but some of the specs are definitely not right, though we won’t have the correct information for a little bit longer. Rest assured, we’ll have that info as soon as it is available (maybe just a… Read More

  • Look, GadgetTrak caught an evil iMac thief in Brooklyn!

    Years ago, I read an article in 2600 describing a system that would track down your stolen laptop. Presumably it was all open source software, I can’t remember. GadgetTrak, which is a company that can track down your stolen gadgets, including Mac/PC, iPhone, BlackBerry, and WinMo phone, has a fun success story that’ll kill a few minutes. Read More

  • Realtime Blabfest With Andrew Keen, John Borthwick, and Kevin Marks

    Earlier today I had a debate about the Realtime Web with author Andrew Keen on a Blogtalk Radio podcast hosted by Supernova’s Howard Greenstein. (It is embedded below if you have an extra hour to spare). Andrew thinks that real time streams such as Twitter are overwhelming and not very helpful for normal people yet. He pulled out the old canard that real time media will never… Read More

  • OMG! DIY Drumsticks!

    I can’t eat much ice cream these days. Sure I’ll have a cup of this or that but those weird, multi-colored popsicles I can’t do and most of the tasty treets in my grocer’s freezer are pretty much garbage. But how can I meld my love of tasty treets with good old healthy ice-cream unadulterated with day-glo colorants and propellants? By making my own Drumsticks! What does… Read More

  • Microsoft prepping pressure-sensitive keyboard

    While some might see keyboard redesigns as reinventing the wheel, the examples of innovation in devices thought to have plateaued are too numerous to count. That’s certainly not to say that every weird new mutation of a gadget is going to catch on, but we can’t dismiss development on ostensibly “final” hardware as being useless. The latest example is coming out of… Read More

  • Google Steps Up Its Darfur Genocide Coverage In Google Earth

    As an online entity, Google is constantly evolving and improving its products. Some updates are silly, but some are far more serious and meant for good. Its update today to Google Earth to expand its Darfur coverage, is the latter. Using data from the U.S. State Departments Humanitarian Information Unit and working with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Google now shows more than… Read More

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