• Twitter enters the UK Top 100 sites

    HitWise UK reports that Twitter became one of the 100 most visited websites in the UK for the first time last week. It ranked 91st within ‘All Categories’, placing above Expedia UK (96), Gumtree (100), easyJet (101), Digital Spy (103) and Money Supermarket (105). Twitter now ranks as 7th within the HitWise Social Networking and Forums category, up from 23rd just three weeks… Read More

  • Dear Barnes & Noble, please fix your Web site's rubbish security questions

    Every day is a struggle. So I recently got a Barnes & Noble gift card for my stupid birthday, right? I go to the Web site, bn.com, and fill out the form to register an account. BN: “Mother’s middle name, please.” ME: “Sure thing, bn.com, it’s Ramos.” BN: “Oh, we’re sorry, that name isn’t long enough for our dumb security system.”… Read More

  • Upcoming Sprint handset launch windows leaked, Treo Pro now aiming for March 15th

    If yesterday’s news that the Treo Pro’s launch date had slipped from February 15th to “TBD”, this latest bit of hearsay probably won’t help: “TBD” apparently means a full month later, with Sprint now hoping to get the Treo Pro onto the shelves by March 15th. Worse yet, that’s not even set in stone – it’s just Sprint’s hopeful… Read More

  • ModBook stop motion assembly excitement

    The MacBook-turned-tablet called the ModBook is undoubtable cool, but this stop motion assembly video – with great sound effects too, btw – shows how much work goes into the creation. Yeah, it might be a gigantic advertisement for the service, but what else do you have going on? Work? Blow it off. Watch the video after the jump. Read More

  • Cupertino, My Lovely: Apple forced Google to give up on multi-touch

    Further, the Android team member went on to say that they were relieved that Google didn’t go against Apple’s wishes, given the legal storm that appears to be brewing between Apple and Palm, which is using multi-touch technology in its new Pre phone. Even if Apple ultimately decides not to pursue legal action against Palm (it’s not yet clear how likely that is, but Apple… Read More

  • Monoprice to come through with a Mini Display Port to HDMI adapter

    Good ol’ Monoprice. The home of cheap cables and whatnots should have a Mini Display Port to HDMI adapter next month for a low, low price of $14.25. The website currently lists the adapter with a March 15th release date. We sure hope Monoprice will stock a bunch to pick up Apple’s slack. Read More

  • Qik and Boingo Wireless to announce partnership today

    Like all mobile video broadcasting solutions, Qik works at its best when it’s granted access to a nice fat WiFi pipeline. But beyond their living rooms, their local coffee shop, and that one street corner where they can pick up WiFi signal if they hold their laptop just right, most people don’t have a very wide array of WiFi spots available to them – not without… Read More

  • Video Review: Novocaine Relaxation Drink

    Novocaine is a relaxation drink made by Malava Beverages that offers a bit of relaxation in a can. Does it work? The first can I drank made me very mellow – my mouth was literally numb – but after four cans of the stuff I’m pretty much used to it. Does it work? Sure. It’s relaxing, doesn’t taste horribly bad, and apparently it goes well with vodka. If you see it… Read More

  • Dell multi-touch XT2 tablet now available

    The second go-around for Dell’s multi-touch tablet line, the Latitude XT2, is now available from Dell’s business division with a starting price of $2,399. The company is promising over 11 hours of battery life with a six-cell battery (add $25) and an additional battery slice (add $249). Read More

  • How do you compare? Teens spend 31 hours a week online

    How much time do you spend online, America? [Waits for answer.] That’s funny because the average teenager spends a cool 31 hours per week online. And what does the average teen do? The usual, I guess you can say—instant message friends, surf YouTube, get homework help, view porn, etc. Just another day in Anytown, USA. Read More

  • Newegg.com e-mail blast is a shoo-in for ‘Most School Spirit’ award

    I open my Newegg.com “Weekly EggXclusives” e-mail and what do I see? Look at this guy! He’s going ape-shit for deals! What a rush! Good thing he’s ordering online because that’d cause quite a ruckus in a retail store. Read More

  • New Hello Kitty alarm clock looks cute, runs away to annoy you

    I covered quite a few alarm clocks with annoying features from Japan in the past months, i.e. one that’s shaped like a railroad crossing sign, one that wakes sleepers with helicopter engine sounds and Bandai’s brilliant Gun o’ Clock. But none of these devices is as cute as the Hello Kitty Action Alarm Clock, today announced by Sanrio (the company behind the ultrapopular… Read More

  • Video: The Onion takes on Sony's New Stupid Piece Of Sh*t That Doesn't Fu*king Work

    Is there truth to this satirical video from the Onion? You may want to put in your earbuds for this one or watch at home. Definitely NSFW. Read More

  • Playing Xbox makes you a good soldier

    Not for nothing, but we did a post a few weeks back about how more and more of today’s professionals are from the video game generation. That is, the man in the suit behind the desk on Wall Street (what’s left of it) or in Foggy Bottom spent his formative years in front of an NES (or whatever), and can take some of the skills he learned there and apply it to the real world. Case… Read More

  • It Works: Sony VAIO P + Windows XP

    Do you want to install Windows XP on your Sony VAIO P (don’t call it a netbook!)? Do you even have a Sony VAIO P yet? If you answered yes to both questions, read on. Read More

  • Sony Ericsson announces the W395 to get it out of the way

    Joining Samsung in the mentality of “Lets announce small stuff before MWC so that people don’t notice our gigantic leaks” is Sony Ericsson, who has gone ahead and announced the W395 Walkman phone. It’s not quite the beastly beaut we’re expecting to see next week at Mobile World Congress, but it might be just enough to tide over the desire for more leaks in the… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Vudu drops down to $150

    Thanks to cheaper hardware and higher revenue from movie sales, Vudu has lowered the price of their streaming set top box to $150. That’s a whopping 50 percent discount. Vudu’s current lineup includes 13,000 TV shows and movies. Their HD offerings are up to 1300. The 1TB XL model also saw a price drop bringing it in at $499 with a free $100 home theater connectivity software package. Read More

  • The DTV Delay Act isn't official yet, Obama hasn't signed it

    So, Obama? What’s going on here? The Senate and The House of Representatives both passed the DTV Delay Act that made the analog switch-off optional until June 12, 2009. But Obama hasn’t signed the damn bill yet! What’s he doing? There is nothing more important than American television. Forget the economy, sign this bill into law and lets confuse millions of American’s… Read More

  • Review: JVC Everio GZ-MG330

    Pros: Small size. Sturdy. Zoom. Records to 30 GB hard drive. Affordable.
    Cons: Light balance in low light a bit yellow in automatic. Not HD. The JVC Everio GZ-MG330 is all about simple and easy. It’s not much bigger than my fist and packs in a 30 gigabytye hard drive for up to 37 hours of recording in the most compressed mode. This camcorder is so small, that on my way out the door… Read More

  • Why no multitouch on the G1? Because Apple said so.

    When the G1 launched back in October, a common question clanged through the halls: wheres the multitouch? When a few clever minds managed to patch in their own multitouch support, proving that the hardware could handle it, things got even more perplexing. Had Google just not ironed out the multitouch workings enough to support it in this first device, or had Apple’s patent… Read More

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