• amadana SAL: Japanese company rolls out stylish mini pocket camera

    A Tokyo-based design company called amadana today announced the amadana SAL [JP], a palm-sized video camera that can be pre-ordered in Japan starting April 17. Non-Japanese people interested in the stylish gadget can ask Japan Trend Shop, Gizmine, Geek Stuff 4 U or Rinkya to list it. The Japanese street price is $210. Read More

  • Then Blizzard looked at its huge Orc statue, and wept

    You’re Blizzard. You develop a little game called Word of Warcraft. You move into a new office building—a sign of your importance—and want to commemorate said action. You hire the dudes responsible for the Lord of the Rings special effects, and tell them, “Make us a big statue of an Orc on his mount, looking sinister.” And they do. Read More

  • Sprint's device lineup for Q1-Q3 leaks

    Secrets, Secrets, are no fun. Well, unless said secrets have to do with a ridiculous number of unannounced devices and details, and said secrets leak all over the internet. Then they’re a blast. PhoneNews managed to get their hands on Sprint’s entire device roadmap for Q1 through Q3 of 2009, and each page packs a bit of fun – so be sure to look through them all. Update… Read More

  • Shut up and sing with this weird-ass Japanese karaoke mic for the Wii

    We’ve all been there before: you sing like a nightingale – a damn nightingale – but your neighbors don’t appreciate it one bit. So you either give up on your dream of singing in the privacy of your own home or face the wrath of the cops and/or your landlord. If only there were a big, weird karaoke microphone with a rubber cup around the mouthpiece that muffled your… Read More

  • Cupcake in April? Maybe not. But probably.

    Uh oh, folks – looks like the “Cupcake” Android update for the G1 might not be coming out of the oven as soon as we’d heard. Last week, the folks over at PocketLink declared that they’d managed to get a T-Mobile spokesperson on the record saying that the G1 would be getting the Cupcake update in April – but now another T-Mobile spokesperson is calling… Read More

  • When life gives you lemons, make a USB finger

    Wow. Jerry Jalava lost the tip of his left ring finger in a motorcycle accident and made his own prosthetic fingertip which doubles as a USB memory stick. Read More

  • Colorful PSP-3000 gets a racy TV spot

    Japan is getting a set of four colorful PSP’s this month and the set now have their very own TV commercial. Why do you care? Eh, I don’t know, but the 15 second video is slick and worth watching. It’s after the break. Read More

  • Socialmedian Makes It Easy For You To Spread Social News On Facebook

    Socialmedian just made an interesting announcement about connecting its services to Facebook in a big way. As of about an hour ago, you can log in and participate on socialmedian with Facebook Connect, which is a noteworthy move considering the fact that socialmedian was recently acquired by European business social networking service Xing, news we broke in December last year. Socialmedian… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Guitar Hero World Tour band kit for $119 on Wii, PS3, Xbox 360

    Save money! Normally going for $190, you can get the Guitar Hero World Tour full band kit on your favorite current-generation console for just $119 — today only. This is an Amazon.com Gold Box deal, which typically sell out pretty quickly. You can also get the PS2 version for $109. Guitar Hero World Tour [Amazon.com] Read More

  • More photos of the Lenovo ultraportable, apparently called ‘Pocket Yoga’

    Pocket Yoga? Okay. Hopefully that’s just a working codename for that VAIO P-like Lenovo computer that popped up last week. More images have surfaced over on Flickr along with the “Pocket Yoga” moniker. One photo, in particular, shows the Pocket Yoga being written on with a stylus, so it seems we’re looking at a touchscreen here. Read More

  • MSI claims nine hour battery with Wind U110, adds ATI Radeon HD3200 GPU

    MSI has made official the U110 “ECO” netbook with a promised battery life of up to nine hours. Specs are pretty similar to the standard Wind line – 1.6GHz CPU, 10-inch 1024×600 display, 160GB hard drive, 1GB of RAM – except that the U110 ECO uses an Intel Atom Z530 (Menlow) platform instead of the somewhat standard N270 or N280 chip. Read More

  • TweetDeck Joins The Facebook Connect Army

    You can now add TweetDeck to the growing army of apps that are joining Facebook Connect. TweetDeck is the most popular desktop client for Twitter, and now it will add Facebook functionality as well. When you send out a message from TweetDeck, you will now have the option to send it to Twitter, Facebook, or both. A new column will be added to TweetDeck showing you status updates from your… Read More

  • Pandora now available on VUDU

    VUDU seems to always be growing and expanding its Internet content and Pandora is the latest app on the device. It joins services such as Youtube, Picasa, Flickr but is the first Internet Radio app on VUDU and it seem to be a great implementation of the popular service. Read More

  • Video: Cut and Paste confirmed for iPhone 3.0, says Kevin Rose

    During the SXSW taping of Digg Nation, Internet darling Kevin Rose confirmed that cut and paste were coming in 3.0 and that everything the Pre can do, the iPhone will be able to do as well. However, there won’t be any background app action or video recording this go-around. But like Alex said, “something I wanted seven f*cking years ago.” Read More

  • AOL Rolls Out Bebo In Several European Countries

    AOL’s People Networks division has today announced the launch of social networking site Bebo, which it acquired almost exactly one year ago, in several key European countries such as France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. Before, Bebo was only available in English and for some reason also Polish, but now it will use IP-based geo-targetting to cater services in users’… Read More

  • boxee iPhone App now available

    Great news for boxee and iPhone users. The official boxee app was finally approved by Apple and is now available on the App Store. We hear the app is basic but it should be good enough for simple playback controls. It’s too bad that it took so fraking long for Apple’s stamp of approval. Read More

  • Y Combinator Gets The Sequoia Capital Seal Of Approval

    Y Combinator, a seed stage venture firm that has invested in a whopping 118 startups since summer 2005, has to date only invested capital provided by its four founders: Paul Graham, Jessica Livingston, Trevor Blackwell and Robert Morris. Now they are raising $2 million in capital themselves, from Sequoia Capital and a number of prominent angel investors. Sequoia partner Greg McAdoo is leading… Read More

  • Daily News Habit Doubles Among U.S. Mobile Users

    Mobile Web usage is still a nascent activity, but comScore put out some data on the information-consumption habits of consumers in the U.S. The number of people who access news and information daily on their mobile phones doubled from 10.8 million in January, 2008 to 22.4 million in January, 2009. The second most popular mobile activity was social networking, with 9.3 million daily mobile… Read More

  • Plugg 2009: Videos, Pictures And Presentations

    As TechCrunch UK & Europe editor Mike Butcher already wrote, the Plugg 2009 conference is a wrap. As the organizer, I won’t say too much about the quality of the event other than that we’ve received a lot of positive feedback about the presenting keynote speakers and startups and that we were thrilled with the good vibe considering the economic turmoil we’re in. If… Read More

  • Venezuela shows off their $14 phone

    Last week, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez spilled the beans on the country’s plans to offer a $14 cell phone they’d call El Vergatario. Curiously absent at the time were any shots of the handset itself. Two things have since changed: Read More

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