• Is this the Nikon D5000? [Update 2]

    This looks like something that may or may not be a future D5000 SLR with bigger flash, microphone (for video) and maybe even full frame sensor. Kor krikey! We’ve been following this yeti for some time now and it seems that NikonRumor’s rumors are coming true. To recap, they thought the D5000 would drop during PMA. Update: More pics and release date revealed.
    Update 2: We have specs… Read More

  • Jim Breyer Joins Dell Board Of Directors, Fast Becoming Most Powerful Man In Silicon Valley

    Jim Breyer, a partner at Accel Partners, joined the board of directors of Dell today. That’s interesting in itself, but the man also sits on the board of Facebook, Walmart and Marvel, as well as a number of younger startups. On a daily basis Breyer sees a flow of non public information (retail sales at Walmart, Facebook’s monetization plans, Marvel’s thoughts on the promise… Read More

  • Netflix expanding to other game console platforms

    Let’s not jump the gun here and claim that Netflix will be hitting the Wii and PlayStation 3 anytime soon, but they are looking for an experienced engineer to lead the gaming platforms team. From the job listing: Read More

  • Rumor: Nokia twisting it up with Sidekick-tastic QWERTY handset?

    Check out that mock-up over to the right; now, imagine the Nokia logo floating around on it somewhere, with a little “Verizon” badge slapped on the front. All together, it’s a Nokia-made S40 QWERTY swivel handset for Verizon. Think that’s sounds crazy? Don’t worry – so does everyone else. Well, except for Nokia and Verizon, it would seem. Read More

  • Fat Princess to be released on June 18?

    At GDC we were told that Fat Princess would see a summer release, but Sony’s New Zealand PlayStation site has it set for a June 18 launch. The US site still says TBA and IGN has it slotted at Q3, which means the earliest that we could see it is July. Read More

  • Storm Trooper cookie jar perfect for that intergalactic kitchen motif

    There probably aren’t too many Star Wars fans out there who aren’t also fans of cookies. I, myself, love both. So to house one’s cookies inside the hollowed-out ceramic head of an imperial Storm Tropper seems like a logical extension of both interests. Read More

  • SB Nation Scores A Link Deal With The NHL

    Sports-blog network SB Nation is now officially sanctioned by the NHL. Posts from its 29 hockey blogs now appear as linked headlines on the homepage of NHL.com. CEO Jim Bankoff, a former AOL executive, tells me that he is in discussions with other major sports leagues for similar link deals. You’d think that investor Ted Leonsis, the former AOL vice chairman who owns the… Read More

  • The Sims 3 billboards pop up all over the USA

    Considering that, on average, some 40 million people walk through Times Square per year, you’ve got to assume that EA has high hopes for The Sims 3. You don’t spend that kind of money on billboards promoting the game—billboard in Times Square, depending on location, costs in the tens of thousands of dollars per day—without thinking, “Yup, this game will carry us… Read More

  • A Billion iPhone Apps, Mostly To Talk About The Weather?

    As Apple’s App Store continues its countdown to 1 billion apps downloaded, Compete has released the results of a rather humorous study of iPhone users. Apparently, for all the bells and whistles the combination of the iPhone and the App Store offers, the most popular thing to do is look up the weather, as MediaPost highlights today. Of those iPhone users surveyed, 39 percent stated that… Read More

  • Activision becomes first third-party DSiWare publisher in the U.S.

    It’s not live yet, but Activision’s Mixed Messages is the first third-party title for Nintendo’s DSiWare line in these United States of America. It’s a 2-21 player game that sounds a lot like the telephone game from when we were kids. Mixed Messages will cost 500 DSi Points. Nintendo also added a new 1-player game, Master of Illusion Express: Shuffle Games for 200… Read More

  • Buy.com selling unlocked iPhones for a price

    Don’t feel like dealing with jailbreaking you iPhone and killing iTunes updating? Got $799? Buy.com has an iPhone for you. The retailer is now selling the Jesusphone fully unlocked and with a full Apple warranty. It isn’t cheap at 800 bones, but think about what you get without all the legal worries. Finally, the iPhone can now legally work on the T-Mobile network and travel abroad… Read More

  • Victor JVC to roll out a 46-inch 3D LCD (but it costs $7,000)

    Victor JVC today announced the GD-463D10 for the Japanese market [JP], a 46-inch full HD LCD TV with a 3D function. But it’s not necessarily suitable to watch Jaws 3D on the device. Victor JVC is targeting mainly businesses, research facilities and medical institutions, promising superior picture quality and a good 3D feeling. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Harman Kardon iPod Drive + Play

    This Harman Kardon iPod controller is one of the best in-car iPod solutions ever made. Seriously, the product has been out for a few years, but it works great. Installation isn’t a breeze, though cause it should be wired directly into the car stereo, but the interface and sound quality is solid. Amazon has the docking edition on sale for only $39.99 too. Trust me, it’s a hell of… Read More

  • Super Mario Chess coming soon, defies traditional gender roles

    Apparently Super Mario Chess Collector’s Edition is the first Nintendo-authorized chess set in existence. It’ll be shipping sometime this month and you can pre-order it for $39.99 if you’re interested. Now the big question: which characters will play which chess pieces? Read More

  • ZuneHD.net is live, not registered to Microsoft

    The Internet was awash with ZuneHD pics and speculation late last week and it seems that a squatter is attempting to cash in on the rumor. ZuneHD.net appears to be a simple placeholder for an upcoming device. There is single image made in the classic Zune style, but there is something strange about the site. Mainly that the site was registered after the leak last Friday. Read More

  • Venture Capital Fundraising Is Down Nearly 40 Percent In First Quarter of 2009

    The first quarter of 2009 wasn’t just a dry one for venture-backed exits, very little money went into the coffers of VC funds as well. According to data released today by the National Venture Capital Association, only 40 funds raised new money during the quarter, down from 71 the year before (1Q08) and 47 the previous quarter (4Q08). Out of the 40 funds, only three were brand new In… Read More

  • Guest post: An Open Letter to Alistair Darling and Lord Drayson: Put £100,000 into 10,000 startups

    This is a Guest Post by Robin Klein, Partner in The Accelerator Group (TAG), an early stage seed funder of tech startups in the UK and across the rest of Europe. If there is anyone who knows about early stage tech startup funding in Europe, it’s Klein. It chimes in with my post last year that the UK government should make sure any stimulus funds are channeled to into many more startups… Read More

  • The final word on Microsoft's recent FUD

    Macalope wrote a great analysis deconstructing the arguments made by the MS “Apple Tax” document as well as all of those freaky little commercials they’ve released so far. Here its. Feel free to frame it: WRONG: Roger Kay’s Microsoft-sponsored “Apple tax” analysis is out of line! Let me show you a detailed analysis of how he pads and distorts the costs! Read More

  • Buy.com selling unlocked iPhones for a price

    Don’t feel like dealing with jailbreaking you iPhone and killing iTunes updating? Got $799? Buy.com has an iPhone for you. The retailer is now selling the Jesusphone fully unlocked and with a full Apple warranty. It isn’t cheap at 800 bones, but think about what you get without all the legal worries. Finally, the iPhone can now legally work on the T-Mobile network and travel abroad… Read More

  • Updated: Twitter users on Vodafone UK reporting "no escape" from the firehose of Tweets

    [Update: See statement from Twitter below] When Twitter ended it’s service sending Text messages to users in August 2008 after a year of throttling the service down, many users cried foul. Free incoming SMS had been available almost since launch and we’d become used to it. But as things go, we moved on. We learned to use Twitter on the mobile Web, then increasingly with new… Read More

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