• Stairmaster + scooter = Pumgo

    If you like stairs and you also happen to like scooters but you can’t decide between a flight of stairs and a scooter, maybe you’ll find yourself in the market for this Pumgo thing. It’s a pedal-powered scooter. You know, for when pushing your foot along the pavement isn’t as exhilirating as pedaling. Read More

  • Bell&Ross iPhone App: Hrm?

    What the heck? Seriously? Durr? Read More

  • AOL Posts 23 Percent Decline In Revenues During 1st Quarter As It Prepares For Spin-Off

    Time Warner announced first quarter earnings today, giving us a peak at how AOL is doing. It’ seen better days. Revenues were down 23 percent to $867 million. Of that advertising revenues made up about half ($443 million), but were down a gut-wrenching 20 percent. Yahoo, in comparison, saw a 12 percent decline in advertising revenues during the quarter, and Google saw 6 percent growth… Read More

  • Looky, looky: PC Street Fighter IV has (slightly) different render modes

    Good—albeit ludicrous—news, PC gamers. Capcom will announce the release of the PC version of Street Fighter IV on Friday. Yes, you read that right: it’s Wednesday, and Capcom would like you to know that on Friday it will announce a release date. Okay. To top it off, there doesn’t seem to be too much going for the PC version compared to its console brethren Read More

  • Hey Google, Free The Orphans

    Once again, Google is facing antitrust scrutiny, this time over its proposed settlement with the Authors Guild that would clear the way for it to scan out-of-print books. Most sane people seem to agree that scanning these books and making them available in digital form is a good idea, and the settlement even provides for a token payment of up to $60 per book to go to copyright… Read More

  • RealNetworks' hardware DVD ripper facing legal trouble

    RealNetworks is currently entangled in a legal case over a prototype hardware DVD ripper called “Facet.” Described as “TiVo for DVDs,” the $300 box aims to replace set-top DVD players by allowing owners to rip their movie collections directly to a 500GB hard drive for quick and easy access and playback. Read More

  • iTunes 8.2 hints at a Blu-ray future

    Steve Jobs previously stated the Blu-ray was “a big bag of hurt,” but the new iTunes 8.2 splash screen mentions the format nevertheless. This, of course, could mean two things. One, Apple is about to support Blu-ray in it’s media organization software and disc info will be provided by Gracenote. Or two, it’s just something the lawyers wanted to included within the… Read More

  • Share your 3G connection over Wi-Fi with the LevelOne MobilSpot

    It’s now a tad easier to share a 3G connection thanks to the LevelOne MobilSpot Portable Wireless HotSpot. All the router requires is either a USB or Card Bus datacard and off it goes, sharing the EV-DO or HSDPA stream over Wi-Fi or out through Ethernet. It’s that easy, folks. LevelOne has also configured the router to work as a standard home router that’s compatible with… Read More

  • Here's a Microsoft Surface unboxing video

    Wanna see a Microsoft Surface unboxing? Click through to watch one lucky guy unwrap the $13,500 gadget. These touchscreen tables still fascinate us. Could the Surface be the ultimate gadget? Yeah, probably. Read More

  • MSN Picks WetPaint To Add A Fresh Coat To Its Entertainment Pages

    MSN had a bit of a problem. It had the popular entertainment area of its service, where movies, musical acts, and other things in pop culture have pages filled with content for fans. But the problem was that paying people to populate these sites with content was expensive. And since it’s the fans that want to see it, why not let them help out to build the site? That’s why MSN is… Read More

  • Conductor Raises $10 Million For SEO Management And Optimization Technology

    Conductor, a New York-based provider of SEO measurement and optimization solutions, has raised a Series B round of funding to the tune of $10 million, led by Matrix Partners and joined by FirstMark Capital, who led the startup’s Series A financing. Conductor markets technology which aims to empower online marketers and interactive agencies to gather reliable data on their SEO efforts… Read More

  • Balloon Russian Roulette: What fun!

    Low bleachers covered in red velvet are set in a semi-circle
    facing a small stage. The stage is lit with a single,
    blindingly bright spotlight and is furnished with a table and
    two velvet-covered chairs. Two CONTESTANTS, both of them
    VIETNAMESE, sit opposite one another. Between them, lying on
    the table, is a revolver. Both CONTESTANTS are dressed in
    tuxedos. Both wear red numbers on their… Read More

  • Afterglow, a laser drawing system for presentations, now available

    Afterglow is a presentation system that allows you to draw and point on a projector screen using a laser pointer and a PC. First announced way back in 2007, the system is now available online for $1980. The product can be used a a pointer on the screen to control the mouse or as a virtual “pen” to draw lines and arrows on presentations. Larger implementations would allow for… Read More

  • P2P Lending Marketplace Prosper Gets Off The Bench, Debuts Open Market Initiative

    Prosper, the people-to-people lending service that launched way back in May 2006, has found itself on a rocky road so far. Last October, Prosper suspended new lending in order to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission to create a secondary marketplace for the loans on its site (the SEC wanted to evaluate whether the company should register as a securities broker, as evidenced… Read More

  • The Helsinki Meet-up: The Aftermath

    I’m pleased to report that no one dressed up in coveralls and hats at the TC/CG Helsinki meet-up at A21. The turnout was fantastic – about 100 or so folks at 8pm on a Tuesday – and everyone either worked for Nokia, contracted for Nokia, or sold their children into servitude in Nokia’s diamond mines in the heart of Northern Troll country. Special thanks to F-Secure… Read More

  • SugarCRM Deploys Budget Friendly CRM Sugar Express on the Sugar Open Cloud

    SugarCRM, a provider of commercial open source CRM software, has launched Sugar Express, a low-cost, on-demand CRM that runs on SugarCRM’s global on-demand computing platform – the Sugar Open Cloud. Like Sugar CRM’s other products, Sugar Express delivers sales, marketing and support features, complete with Sugar Plug-Ins for Microsoft Office and access to SugarCRM… Read More

  • IMShopping Is A Human Powered Product Search Engine For Twitter

    IMshopping has launched a human-powered shopping search site and Twitter shopping service designed to help consumers find niche products on the web. It’s sort of like a shopping 411 service, which human guides on call respond to product questions and provide personalized recommendations for users about what product best suits their needs. IMShopping tries to simulate the experience of… Read More

  • IAC Buys UrbanSpoon Based On Good Recommendations

    UrbanSpoon, a restaurant recommendation service, started out with a simple plan. It was three former Jobster employees, Ethan Lowry, Adam Doppelt and Patrick O’Donnel who set out to see if they could build a company in today’s world without needing any traditional outside investments. Today, they can safely say they succeeded — big time. IAC, the Internet giant, has just… Read More

  • Kickstarter Launches Another Social Fundraising Platform

    Andy Baio, blogger on Waxy.org and co-founder of Upcoming (acquired by Yahoo back in October 2005), yesterday evening announced the release of Kickstarter. This is an online platform that enables just about anyone to raise funding from interested individuals. Basically, Kickstarter took what Sellaband is all about and applied it to a wider variety of projects, i.e. not only to discover and… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Out of the Frying Pan Edition

    This super-mobile hand trackball might save you a lot of space
    EcoSmart fireplace burns ethanol instead of gas or wood
    BART hack: install swings in the aisles Read More

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