• Microsoft cut ‘half’ of what it wanted to include in the NXE

    The New Xbox Experience comes out in just a few days (or you can illegally download the leak, doesn’t bother me one bit), but did you know that Microsoft “pulled a Longhorn” with it? That is to say, lots of things that were initially promised have not made the cut, primarily due to time restraints. Speaking to CVG, the head of Xbox Live in Europe, Jerry Johnson, said: Half… Read More

  • Another Facebook Search Snafu: Obama's Pig With Lipstick

    Facebook has a history of somewhat erratic search results, particularly for searches on political candidates – a bug last year caused zero results to show up for searches on Ron Paul, for example. Today a reader notices that searches for “Barack Obama” on Facebook gifts turns up just one result – a pig with lipstick. A similar search for John McCain shows a normal… Read More

  • Joshua Goldman reviews some camera

    http://www.cnet.com/av/video/flv/newPlayers/universal.swf CNET’s Josh Goldberg reviews the Canon PowerShot SD something or other for CNET, proving that even the habitually drunk can review cameras intelligently. JK – We love Josh and he used to write for us so check out his work. He’s doing quite a few video reviews over at CNET and we’re very proud. Read More

  • DIY: Keyboard thumbtacks

    Geek up your cube with an old keyboard and a bit of hot glue. It only takes a few minutes to construct these little thumbtacks but you will get hours of enjoyment staring at your creation rather than working. Read More

  • Mobile Eye-Track: Olympus develops awesome head-mounted display

    Olympus presented the newest (wireless) version of its awesome Mobile Eye-Trek, a head-mounted display, during the Digital Content Expo 2008, which was recently held in Tokyo. In contrast to other head-mounted displays, this model is meant to be used virtually anytime and anywhere. Users can view what is like a 3.8-inch screen placed 50cm in front of the eyes without getting bothered with… Read More

  • ASUS to release 12-inch netbook by year’s end?

    DigiTimes is reporting that ASUS is planning to release a 12-inch Eee model similar to the company’s 10.2-inch S101. The netbook would be part of the “ZX” series, which was apparently originally supposed to be a line of full-fledged notebooks. ASUS opted, however, to “deliver a high-end Eee PC product to the market.” Aside from the ZX series detail, the netbook… Read More

  • HTC to sell Touch 3G and Touch HD in Taiwan, G1 to land in China in the first half of 2009?

    While it’s all still hearsay at this point, Digitimes is reporting that China’s Commercial Times newspaper has sources indicating that HTC might begin pushing the G1 in China within the first 6 months of next year. HTC is also giving their home country of Taiwan a bit of handset love, albeit not in the form of an Android phone. The Touch 3G was just launched there yesterday, and… Read More

  • BD+ Blu-ray copy protection cracked (again)

    Slysoft cracked the BD+ Blu-ray copy protection either a year ago or six months ago (depending on what you consider “cracked.”) That’s all well and good, but it’s not an open source solution; if you wanted to incorporate Blu-ray playback in your indie media player (like VLC or mplayer, which is my favorite) you’d be S.O.L. UNTIL NOW! Read More

  • The NAD T 587 gets shipping date

    I first spotted this unassuming and unannounced Blu-ray player on a shelf shoved in a corner of a CEDIA ’08 booth and now the company gets official on the NAD T 587 Blu-ray player. The player’s CEDIA fact card already indicated that it supports Profile 2.0, BD-Live, 1080p24/60, Ethernet, HDMI 1.3a and has a MSRP of $1,499 so the only item we were scanning for in the press release… Read More

  • Trackstar 6000 USB racing setup for serious drivers

    If you really, really like racing games, you could plunk down a couple hundred bucks for a good wheel and pedal set made of plastic and rubber or you could really let everyone know that you’re serious with one of these Trackstar 6000 sets. It’s probably closer to the steering wheel and pedals in your actual car than anything else, as the wheel features fluid damped steering and cam… Read More

  • Review: FURminator Pet De-Shedding Tool

    Sometimes, the simplest tools are the best: the wheel, the hammer, the chopstick. Today, we can add to that list the FURminator, the pet de-shedding tool. You might say “Oh, it’s just a pet brush.” Yes, it’s just a pet brush. It might be the best pet brush you’ll ever buy. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Free tall cup of coffee from Starbucks today

      Starbucks is giving out a free tall cup of its delightful brew today for anyone that asks for it. Originally, the coffee shop simply asked that you come in and tell the lady or gent behind the counter that you voted and then you will get a free cup but that is illegal in some states as it can be construed as a gift for voting. So now all you need to do is stroll in to your local… Read More

  • Open Source Collaboration Software Maker Open-Xchange Secures $9 Million

    Open-Xchange has closed a Series B round of venture funding to the tune of $9 million. The round was led by German venture firm eCAPITAL Entrepreneurial Partners AG and joined by BayBG and existing Munich-based investor BayTech Venture Capital. Open-Xchange received a total of $8.8 million in a Series A financing round from angel investors and BayTech back in 2006. Built as open source… Read More

  • BlackBerry Bold for sale and shipping from AT&T's website

    The BlackBerry Bold has been a long time in the making but AT&T finally has the so-called “unequivocally the best piece of hardware that RIM has ever put out” up for sale at ATT dot Com. It’s yours with a two-year contract price of $299 and free shipping. Sure, it might be a 100 bones more than a iP3G but don’t you think the Bold is a bit more upscale for corner… Read More

  • Perspctv Turns Its Election Monitor Mashup Over to Marketers

    For many Web startups, the elections offer an opportunity to showcase their technologies and reach people who might never otherwise hear about them. Vineet Choudhary launched his startup Perspctv around the elections. The site is a one-page dashboard that gives a snapshot of how Obama and McCain are doing in the polls, the news, the blogosphere, and Twitter, among other things. The site… Read More

  • Review: IOGEAR Powerline Stereo Audio System

    The IOGEAR Powerline Stereo Audio System connects your iPod or other audio input device to speakers in a different room through the magic of electricity, avoiding all the cancer enducing radio waves that pollute our air. The base station has an iPod dock, with several brackets included in the box to ensure your specific iPod model fits snugly, as well RCA jacks and a 3.5 mm input jack. The… Read More

  • Nokia Cuts 600 Jobs, Eyes Emerging Markets

    Finnish mobile giant Nokia has announced that it is trimming down its operations by cutting over 600 positions, mainly in marketing and sales departments. The Nokia Research Center (NRC), the business unit that explores and develops technologies that will be available in the marketplace in five to ten years, will also focus on fewer research areas from now on. In addition to the lay-offs, Nokia… Read More

  • Yammer Goes Down, Companies Silenced (Updated)

    Back in the heady, sunlit uplands of Summer 2007 we used to complain when Twitter went down, so useful had it become. Even Mahalo CEO Jason Calacanis once decided Twitter was so crucial to his business that he would pay $100 a year for a premium account. Well, as we all now know, a few people cottoned on to that idea, and so Yammer was born to bring the usefulness of Twitter to internal… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: LittleBigEyes Edition

    Gradius in LittleBigPlanet: Is this PS3’s breakout game?
    Review: Energizer Hard Case Professional Headlight
    Snowball Blaster: Now you’re all in big, big trouble
    Review: Tokyoflash Tibida Watch
    Today in CG Comments: I am become Death, the buyer of Chanel Read More

  • Combination iPhone battery pack and flash from FastMac


    Here’s my problem with this (admittedly perfectly good) product: if you need more battery time, you don’t need ten more hours of it. Usually you need maybe two more hours of it so you can get to a plug, or finish the flight, or what have you. Point being, why would you want to make your iPhone wear a big-ass battery backpack all the time? A little battery the size of a pack of… Read More

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