• ECS 'G10IL' is a pretty Eee with 3G wireless built in

    Welcome to the tiny, inexpensive laptop game ECS. You’ve made an intriguing entry with your G10IL, although that name could use a little work. The keyboard looks pretty nice and the inclusion of 3G wireless (HSPDA 7.2) is a good idea. There’s also a built-in webcam, three USB ports, Ethernet, and even a 56K modem. Unfortunately, there’s not too much other information on… Read More

  • Video: Phorm CEO rejects allegations of 'big brother' tracking

    Yesterday I recorded a half hour video interview with Kent Ertugrul, the founder and CEO of Phorm, the AIM-listed ‘behavioural targeting’ company which will track users at an ISP level for the purposes of targeting advertising. ISPs signed up, but yet to launch with Phorm integration, include BT, TalkTalk, and Virgin Media. Publishers will include FT.com, iVillage, Universal… Read More

  • Kleiner Perkins Announces $100 million iFund for iPhone Applications

    John Doerr took the stage today at Apple’s announcement of its iPhone software developer kit and announced a $100 million fund to invest in startups that create apps for the iPhone. “”I can’t wait to see the great new companies that we build together,” he says. The fund will be led by Matt Murphy at Kleiner and will be called the iFund. From the the Kleiner… Read More

  • Internet Explorer 8 Beta download available

    http://on10.net/blogs/larry/21442/player/ There’s a beta version of Microsoft’s forthcoming Internet Explorer 8 web browser now available for download over on Microsoft.com if you’re interested. Most of the new stuff seems to center around right-click context menus. One such feature is called “Activities” which allows you to right-click on something to look up… Read More

  • Maglev joystick developed at Carnegie Mellon

    Force feedback plus six dimensions of movement — I like what I’m hearing so far. This yet-to-be-named device has been in the workings for 11+ years by scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and uses a bowl-shaped apparatus connected to a joystick, all of which sits inside a larger bowl-shaped apparatus that magnetically levitates the smaller bowl. There are only ten such devices… Read More

  • LG secrets leaked to Chinese manufacturing company

    Apparently life’s NOT so good at LG nowadays (see how I did that?), as word’s come out that a former manager leaked almost 1,200 secret company files to a Chinese manufacturing company. The company, Changhong-Orion PDP-Chaihong, hired the 49-year old LG manager to give the company secret information in exchange for $300,000 a year, an apartment, and a car. He handed over… Read More

  • New Alienware rig makes my stomach hurt just thinking about how much it costs (it's cool, though)

    If you really sit down and think about it, do you NEED rent money, a car, and food? Would you even miss those things if you had the new Alienware Area-51 ALX CFX (starting at $5,149)? If you’ve got that much money to burn, you’ll get an Intel Core 2 Extreme processor that’s been overclocked to 4.0GHz and liquid cooled, 2GB of dual-channel DDR3 memory running at 1333MHz… Read More

  • Live Blogging of Apple iPhone SDK Event Begins Soon

    Head on over to CrunchGear to follow our live coverage of the Apple iPhone SDK event, which is being held at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino and will begin at 10am PT. Read More

  • Live Blogging (via iPhone) of Apple iPhone SDK Event

    Head on over to CrunchGear to follow our live coverage of the Apple iPhone SDK event, which is being held at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino and will begin at 10am PT. We’ll be sure to report back here about all the juicy details once things are all done, but CrunchGear is the place to follow the minute-by-minute action. Update: Here are some highlights as they come in. Read More

  • Gigabyte M700 UMPC unveiled at CeBIT

    Here’s the Gigabyte M700 UMPC. It’s got a 7-inch, 1024×600 display and comes with 2GB, standard. It’s powered by a 1.2GHz C7-M CPU from VIA and uses Vista Home Premium as the operating system, so that 2GB of RAM will surely come in handy. It’s pretty compact and weighs only 1.43 pounds and is said to have two webcams, GPS, and a WiMax-capable ExpressCard. Read More

  • InstantAction and Cafe.com: Browser-Based Games Growing Up, Becoming More Social

    I’ve recently had the chance to preview two new websites that promise to significantly advance the quality of social gaming as delivered through the browser. The first is a project led by GarageGames and backed by IAC called InstantAction that brings straight into the browser graphically complex games that appeal to competitive gamers. The second is a site called Cafe.com by an… Read More

  • Yahoo Maps Get More Local

    Yahoo released an update to Yahoo Maps with more data at the neighborhood level. The Yahoo Maps team added 12,000 new neighborhoods in 300 cities. The maps now denote neighborhood boundaries with subtle changes in the background color. And points of interest such as schools and subway stops are marked. Yahoo Maps has always had a different look than Google Maps, but these changes help… Read More

  • Stay tuned for live coverage of the Apple SDK announcement at 10am PST/1pm EST

    Every SDK is a winding road…
    Our fearless leader Mike will be attempting to live-blog/SMS-blog the Apple event today, depending on the quality of his connection. Look for news on the SDK and perhaps the flowering a million apps for the long barren iPhone — unless you jailbroke it back in August and have already been using homebrew apps like a madman so far. {democracy:30} Read More

  • CrunchGear at CeBIT: Day 3

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F727314&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Yesterday’s highlights…
    Is this the zzzPhone?
    Video: Hands on with the Olympus E-420
    Video: Hands on with the Meizu Mini One
    Video… Read More

  • Report: EU Could Approve DoubleClick Deal As Early as Next Week

    The last barrier to Google acquiring DoubleClick may be about to fall. Bloomberg and others are reporting that antitrust officials in the European Union “plan to rule that the purchase may proceed without changes” as early as March 11 (about a year after the $3.1 billion deal was first announced). The FTC approved the acquisition here in the U.S. last December, but if there… Read More

  • Study says that iPod could be responsible for robbery rate increase

    Steal this player It’s real simple—if you don’t wanna get robbed, don’t walk around bad neighborhoods with the standard iPod earbuds on. You’re just asking for trouble. I don’t see what’s so hard to understand about that. A recently released study from a DC think tank kinda suggests that iPods may be… Read More

  • What.cd's Gazelle released into alpha: New features ahoy

    [photopress:wgart.jpg,full,center] OiNK pretender What.cd is getting closer to releasing Gazelle, its new “under-the-hood” code that’s set to replace the old TBSource. It was just released into alpha a few hours ago for VIP users; other user classes will have to wait a little while longer. What.cd appears to be quite confident of Gazelle’s importance and success. The… Read More

  • Ziff Davis Media Takes A Dip In The Deadpool

    Ziff Davis Media, the Web 1.0-era magazine publisher that should have died years ago, has finally declared bankruptcy. It owes creditors $225 million. They are trading that in for 89 percent of the company and an IOU for $57.5 million. Here’s pretty much all you need to know, from the AP: The bursting of the Internet bubble hurt publishers like Ziff Davis, which said its print… Read More

  • RIM Offers Will.i.am’s Dipdive on BlackBerry

    Research in Motion (RIM), the maker of BlackBerry, is partnering with singer Will.i.am to help merge social networking and multimedia. This is seen as a move by RIM to gain more market share in the consumer retail market. Will.i.am’s Dipdive online community and content will become wirelessly available on the BlackBerry, said RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie. “Probably the two hottest… Read More

  • Microsoft looks to turn Surface into sphere because consumers like spheres

    [photopress:msftsursph.jpg,full,center] Microsoft may be redesigning the Surface in order to make it more appealing to consumers. Current rumors point to a sphere-shaped Surface, which may or may not have been making the rounds in Redmond’s rec rooms. Apparently the thinking is that the current table-top design of the Surface isn’t consumer friendly enough, never mind the fact… Read More

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