• CrunchDeals: Dell Mini 9 for $199, today only

    Happy Friday, deal hunters. You can pick up a Dell Mini 9 netbook for $199 today. Can’t you find a little extra room near your couch for an inexpensive netbook? Won’t you give the Mini 9 a decent home?! Read More

  • The sky is falling! Computer Shopper Magazine going all-digital

    Those of you that have been screaming that print is dead have another feather to put in your cap: venerable Computer Shopper Magazine will cease production of its printer version come April of this year. All future editions will be freely available online, supported by a variety of advertising and revenue streams. Computer Shopper’s plans for a free online edition are contrary to many… Read More

  • Sir Stringer becomes supreme emperor of Sony

    Sir Howard Stringer Esq. MSRP III Jr., current CEO of Sony, is now replacing Ryoji Chubachi as president. He will also remain CEO while Mr. Chubachi will be come responsible for product quality and safety. This move is also known as “putting their Japanese horses out to pasture” and it’s bad news for Sony. Read More

  • NTT DoCoMo pulls BlackBerry Bold

    Well, well, well. Yesterday I mentioned that Japanese telecom NTT DoCoMo had begun selling the BlackBerry Bold last week and today there are reports that they’ve pulled the device due to overheating. Approximately 4,000 Bolds have been sold with 30 reports of the keyboard area getting a little too hot while it’s being charged. RIM doesn’t think it’s a battery issue, but… Read More

  • The New York Times Expected To Launch Local Blog Network On Monday (Confirmed)

    If this post on a local blog about Brooklyn has it right, the NY Times will be debuting a neighborhood blog project next week on Monday. Here’s the gist: Look out, local bloggers, the Gray Lady is moving in on your turf. Starting next week, The New York Times will be rolling out a neighborhood blog initiative starting mid-day on Monday. Our home soil of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill will… Read More

  • OSLO aims to break down mobile social network barriers

    We’ve had OpenId to make the transport of your ID easier between Web sites. We’ve had initiatives on Data Portability to make it easier for you to move your data around between social networks and other apps. But what we haven’t had yet is a way to allow you to share your location between different mobile social platforms. That’s something that a new, largely… Read More

  • Print Your Favorite Wikipedia Articles As Books, Courtesy Of PediaPress

    Did you know that you can assemble your own wiki pages from Wikipedia and print them out in book form? You can, for a while now, thanks to a partnership between Wikimedia Foundation and a German startup called PediaPress. Last week, the wiki-to-print feature was activated for six more languages besides German but as of yesterday the functionality is also being tested on the regular English… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Plank Walker Edition

    I Love TwistTogether Shelves
    Nintendo’s 2009 lineup: not exactly riveting
    LEGO employees hand out tiny versions of themselves as business cards Read More

  • MicroPlaza Is a Link-Catcher For Twitter (100 Invites)

    It used to be that if a link was worth sharing, people would bookmark it for all to see on del.icio.us. Now, they just Twitter it (with a shortened URL). Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to separate out all the Tweets with links in them, and sort them by time or popularity? That is what MicroPlaza does in a nutshell. MicroPlaza is still in a very limited private beta, but I have 100… Read More

  • Web 2.0 Expo Europe 2009 Cancelled

    A message on the German O’Reilly community blog indicates that the Web 2.0 Expo Europe, an annual event held in Berlin, Germany, has been suspended for this year in the face of the worst economic downturn in decades. (translated version here) The event, co-produced by O’Reilly Media and TechWeb, had been running for only two years. Web 2.0 Expo Europe was widely known as an… Read More

  • Facebook Pages Redesign Coming

    Facebook launched Facebook Ads in November 2007 to give brands and businesses a way to create a presence on Facebook and interact with users. Starting next week, says a source with knowledge of the new product, those pages will be substantially redesigned. Today there are countless pages (example) that highlight brands. These pages are free to set up, and the Facebook sales team then… Read More

  • Hack an iPhone, win 10 grand at Pwn2Own

    Pwn2Own, a sort of Gray Hat extravaganza, is going to be cracking browsers and phones for the third year in a row this March. It’ll go from the 18th to the 20th and thousands of dollars in prizes. Many will enter, few will pwn. Read More

  • MSI's sleek X320 and X340 to hit in April

    We fawned all over it when it was revealed, corrupted it with our pawing hands at CES, and marvelled at its recently-revealed big brothers. And now the X320 and X340 have specs and release dates. More hinkfo after the bizump. Read More

  • Sony Reader: Ian Fleming Edition

    Although I don’t get the feeling that Ian Fleming would have been a big e-book fan (he was a paperback kind of guy), that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be awesome to have a 007-themed Sony Reader. Unfortunately the Reader itself is standard issue — but the cover for it is embossed leather, and the Reader comes with two free Bond books. Read More

  • AirScape whole house fan is an ultra-quiet cheaper, greener alternative to A/C


    As the economy worsens and our wallets slim, an AirScape whole house fan sounds like a simple way to go green and save some money. While traditional whole house fans are noisy and power-hungry, the AirScape fans are ultra-quiet and energy-efficient. Payback on the AirScape is much faster than solar. Also, reducing electricity use means reducing CO2 emissions, so you’re reducing your… Read More

  • New Adobe AIR Marketplace

    From blogs.adobe.com Adobe AIR Marketplace is a central resource that allows developers to make their applications available to millions of potential users and makes it easy for consumers to find them. Read More

  • The Onion asks: Are video games preparing our kids properly for the apocalypse?

    Don’t pretend this hasn’t been on your minds, parents. You bought the kids Fallout 3, Gears of War 2, and the like, but are you making sure they’re getting the proper lessons they need from these games? The Onion presents a few valuable viewpoints on this subject. Read More

  • I Love TwistTogether Shelves

    You remember these guys, right?! Of course you do. I wrote about their TwistTogether lamp back in ’07. Anyway, now they have a TwistTogether shelving system that consists of two lamps and three shelves. It comes in candy or chocolate and retails for $110. This would make a really cool gift. Want one so bad now. Read More

  • Video: If you say your phone is bulletproof, you better mean it

    Sonim’s XP1 is supposed to be virtually indestructable, and although it’s put up with quite a lot of hammer blows, Sonim felt they could confidently state that the thing could take a 22-caliber bullet. Well! What did they think was going to happen when they make a claim like that? Read More

  • Video: Here's the first trailer of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

    Yes, that’s Ghostface rapping in this, the first official trailer of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. Like all good trailers, there’s minimal actual gameplay shown, but worry not! Rockstar has also launched the game’s official site today, and there’s more footage of actual, true-to-life gameplay for your to view. Read More

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