• Netvibes Partners With Russian Web Portal Rambler.ru

    Netvibes, the site that lets users customize their homepages with a variety of widgets, has partnered with Rambler.ru to bring its widgets to the massive Russian web portal. Rambler is the Yahoo of Russia, with an estimated 40 million users and 3 billion monthly pageviews. The deal is being described as “multi-year” and worth “multi-millions”, but further details… Read More

  • VisualHub maker to shut down product support

    Tyler Loch, maker of VisualHub, one of the best applications for converting video on the Mac ever in the whole wide world, is citing health and relationship reasons for closing up shop and potentially releasing the product as open source. Loch’s company, Techspansion, will cease support and Apple had nothing to do with the decision. Loch wrote: Read More

  • Sugar High: Sugar Inc Launches API And IMDB For Fashion

    Sugar Inc, the company behind a network of popular women-focused blogs that includes PopSugar, is announcing two major releases tonight that take advantage of its fashion-hungry userbase. The first, dubbed PopSugar’s CelebStyle, is positioning itself as an IMDB for style, analyzing outfits from many of television’s most popular shows. Sugar Inc is also announcing a new ShopStyle… Read More

  • Fight Spam With A Direct Message To Twitter

    There doesn’t appear to have been an official announcement, but Twitter has begun soliciting spam reports to a “spam” user account via direct messages. Are you a victim of Twitter spam? Just begin following @spam and send it a direct message with the username of your spammer. As the following email autoresponse to spam reporters instructs, you can send these direct messages… Read More

  • Unboxing: Pantech C610 for AT&T

    Pantech’s C610 clamshell was announced today for AT&T and we were lucky enough to have one dropped off at the office. The C610 isn’t a bad looking phone to be honest and is well equipped. It can tap into the 3G network for downloading music, games and watching TV clips. It even gives directions with built-in GPS. Memory is expandable via microSD and also includes Bluetooth. Read More

  • Review: Debaufre Aircraft-8

    What you do know will hurt you. As a long-time lover of larger than life watches, I was pleased when Steinhart nee Debaufre released a line of watches to rival Bell & Ross’ attempts at recreating old-timey airplane dial. As I’ve mentioned many times before, Bell & Ross watches are obscenely huge and obscenely expensive so to find a watch that mimics – but does not… Read More

  • eBay UK puts staff on notice as the US mothership cuts jobs and spends big

    eBay UK has today put three quarters of their UK staff on notice for redundancy, according to my sources. Although a spokesperson for eBay UK, which employs around 100 people, told The Times that “some people’s roles are at risk of redundancy” and would not say how many jobs or which departments are most at risk, my sources paint a black picture of what’s going on… Read More

  • Cliffy B explains Gears of War 2 absence on PC

    Last week Cliffy B made a few remarks about why GoW2 wouldn’t be ported over to the PC and his argument was based two things: piracy and the making games for open systems was a pain. Shacknews recently rapped with Cliffy after a GoW 2 event and went a bit further into the subject. Check it out after the jump. Read More

  • Forget The Blackberry “Application Center.” The BerryStore Will Have Better Apps.

    As Research in Motion prepares to open its Blackberry Application Center to answer the iPhone’s App Store, an unaffiliated startup called the BerryStore has already launched a competing app store for Blackberry Apps. What makes it better than the official BlackBerry App Center (besides the name), is that apps in the BerryStore work across both old and new BlackBerries alike (not just… Read More

  • Apple sold 10 million iPhones in 2008


    iPhones not to scale By using some fairly interesting IMEI collection, the folks at Mac Observer have found that Apple sold 10 million iPhones in 2008, reaching and potentially surpassing Steve’s original stated goal. By looking at phones sold over the last few months, Mac Observer’s “Apple Finance Board” found that the phone has gone through nine 1 million unit runs. Read More

  • Geode: The New Geo-Tagging Project From Mozilla Labs

    Tomorrow Mozilla will launch a new geotagging project called Geode into Mozilla Labs that promises to leverage your physical location to enhance your overall browsing experience. More details will be provided in a post tomorrow, but this is what we know already: Read More

  • Logitech sneaks out Harmony 510 Advanced Universal Remote

    Without so much as a peep from Logitech’s PR group, the Harmony 510 Advanced Universal Remote was launched today and comes in under $100. The 510 appears to be the stripped down model of the lineup and handles up to five separate devices. Not much else going on, but it’s surely a great remote. Read More

  • Canon zoom lens in pieces — many, many pieces


    The engineering behind lenses, especially zoom lenses, is astonishing in its precision and complexity. No time is this more apparent than when you can get a good look at what’s inside a lens. A FredMiranda forum member took apart a bum 17-85mm EFS Canon lens and found it to be full of glass, rings, and other wonderful things. If you cut a lens in half you get the inside picture, but… Read More

  • Rockstar Games and Jordan Brand team up for exclusive Midnight Club: LA sneakers

    I wasn’t aware of this until now, but there was an actual Midnight Club in Tokyo that was formed in 1985. The street racing gang would play along on the Bayshore Route of the Shuto Expressway between Tokyo and Yokohama. I bring this all up because Midnight Club: LA is coming soon and with it is a promotion to give away 40 pairs of custom MC: LA Jordan brand kicks. The 1987 Air Jordan… Read More

  • Forget The Blackberry "Application Center." The BerryStore Will Have Better Apps.

    As Research in Motion prepares to open its Blackberry Application Center to answer the iPhone’s App Store, an unaffiliated startup called the BerryStore has already launched a competing app store for Blackberry Apps. What makes it better than the official BlackBerry App Center (besides the name), is that apps in the BerryStore work across both old and new BlackBerries alike (not just… Read More

  • MSI Wind U100 Netbook now available at Best Buy [Update]

    The wait is over, netbook fans. MSI just announced that the U100 netbook is now available nationwide at Best Buy. The Intel Atom 1.6GHz equipped 10-inch netbook comes with 1GB of RAM, Windows XP Home Edition, a 120GB HDD, and weighs only 2.3lbs. It comes in black and white and starts at $399. I just checked Best Buy’s online store, but it doesn’t look like the U100 is available… Read More

  • Spore expansion set for November; let the chiseling begin


    As visionary as Will Wright is, I think Spore has been compromised by his commercial sensibilities — or those of Maxis’ marketers. An interesting article in this month’s Seed suggests that the game was originally less commercially viable than it is now, and the original vision was muddied somewhat by the need to reach a wide audience. Unfortunate, but perhaps… Read More

  • Does it make sense to update your social networks via a voice call?

    Ping.fm, a fairly new service that lets you update your status on several social networks at once, has signed a deal with the UK’s Spinvox whereby you can now update your status via a voice call. Ping.fm works on Twitter, Facebook, Jaiku, Pownce, LiveJournal, Tumblr, MySpace, Bebo and Friendster. It’s not unlike Socialthing, another an activity aggregator. There is also HelloTxt… Read More

  • Ford announces MyKey feature for 2010 fleet

    Debuting with the 2010 Ford Focus is MyKey, a teenage drivers worst nightmare. With the MyKey feature enabled, parents will be able to govern how fast their child can drive and annoy them with other regulations. A chip in the key of said teen driver will trigger software that restricts the vehicle from going over 80 mph along with limiting the audio system’s volume and a six-second beep… Read More

  • Hands on: Pantech C610 for AT&T

    Pantech and AT&T just announced the C610 a few hours ago, and we’ve already splayed one out for the world to see. For only setting you back $49 bucks with contract (or $0, in some markets), the handset is surprisingly easily on the eyes. It’s obviously not going to be a bar-setter, but with 3G, assisted GPS, AT&T Video Share, microSD, Bluetooth, and a 1.3 megapixel… Read More

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