• Elevator Pitch Friday: Smallaa Lets You Sort Your Activity Stream By Topic (Invites)

    It is becoming clear that activity streams are taking hold as the default communications interface across a wide variety of social networks and media, from Twitter to Facebook to FriendFeed to Bebo and beyond. Yet the more people we try to keep track of in one consolidated feed, the more noise we have to deal with that increasingly threatens to drown out those golden information nuggets we… Read More

  • Tesla's Elon Musk Calls NY Times Writer Stross "A Huge Douchebag…And An Idiot"

    Undoubtedly Tesla isn’t going to be happy about this video getting attention, but I think it’s awesome to see CEO Elon Musk take a stand against the company’s many detractors. Last November New York Times writer Randall Stross trashed Tesla as a rich man’s car that the government should shun. “Only the Rich Can Afford It. Should Taxpayers Back It?” he… Read More

  • Is $150 too much for a World of Warcraft latex mask?

    Friday being what it is and all (read: a complete waste of time), here’s something that, while utterly pointless, may put a smile on your face. (It may put a frown on your face, too, depending on your persuasion.) Yes, it’s a proper World of Warcraft mask, made of genuine latex, a wondrous compound that has been bringing man joy for some time now. Read More

  • Google Earth Flythroughs Come To The Browser

    Earlier this week the Google Earth team released a new plugin that allows users to view Google Earth tours directly from their web browsers. These tours, which were introduced in the 5.0 release of Google Earth in February, allow users to create virtual flythroughs through any location on Google Earth, which can lead to some pretty impressive results. Google has compiled a handful of the… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Archos 5 160GB Internet Media Tablet for $279

    Originally released at $400, the Archos 5 is currently on sale for $279. It’s got an ARM Cortex processor, 4.8-inch 800×480 touchscreen, Flash 9/MPEG-4/WMV/MPEG-2/H.264 and 720p video support (with an optional $20 plug-in), 802.11b/g wireless, built-in speaker, and a full e-mail client and web browser. Read More

  • Review: 1TB Western Digital My Book World Edition NAS

    Without a doubt, the 1TB Western Digital My Book World Edition is the easiest to use NAS I’ve ever tried. There’s virtually no setup, it’s remotely accessible and works flawlessly on both PCs and Macs. Read More

  • Myka BitTorrent set-top box now has a legal source of 5,000 movies in EZTakes

    So, Myka. Remember what it does? Right, it’s a little set-top-box that plays high-def videos on your [presumably larger than your computer monitor] TV; it can download using BitTorrent right onto its built-in hard drive. That, or you can manually load previously downloaded videos onto it via a thumb drive or through a network. Oh, and now it plays “independent, foreign and cult… Read More

  • Casual Friday: Shock mouse costs $6, returns priceless fun until you get bored of it

      If you thought you had to travel all the way to Chinatown to pick up a fake mouse that shocks unsuspecting computer users, think again! Thanks to the magic of “the Internet” you can buy your very own shock mouse for just $5.99 and have it delivered right to your door (for an additional $5). Much like the previously-tested fake shocking iPod, this shock mouse may or may… Read More

  • Vizio 50-inch plasma TV for $799, free shipping

    Yama hama, here’s a pretty sweet deal on a gigantic plasma TV. Vizio is selling its 50-inch P50 model for $799 with free shipping until April 15th (or until they sell out). Read More

  • Apple has (almost) served 1 billion apps

    Oh boy. Apple is about to hit 1 billion apps served via the App Store. Who would have thunk that in under a year, Apple would have hit this milestone. The count was just at 500 million a few, short months ago sometime in Janurary, but here we are staring at a ticking counter. Kind of makes you wonder how many of the downloaded apps were fart releated. With a new iPhone [probably] launching… Read More

  • DIY steam powered iPod charger

    I tell ya, when the zombie apocalypse sweeps over this planet, we’ll all be in a world of hurt. I mean, aside from avoiding zombies trying to munch our brains, how will we charge our precious portable electronics after the power grid fails? With steam, friends, that’s how! To give you all an idea, consider this DIY steam powered iPod charger! Read More

  • Samsung announces the AT&T SGH-A657, safe from dust, shock, and ladies

    Alright, fellas – lets get this one out of the way: the Samsung SGH-A657 isn’t going to score you any points from the ladyfolk. These military spec phones never do. That said, if you’ve actually got a reason to be carrying a phone like this, you’re probably too busy rappelling out of helicopters to care what people think about your mobile. Or, you know, you work… Read More

  • Veoh's Hail Mary: Spreading Video Search Across The Web With Video Compass

    As video sites on the Web struggle to find a business model that will pay their mounting bandwidth and storage bills, many of them are trying to reinvent themselves. Veoh, which has raised a total of $70 million, had to cut 35 percent of its staff earlier this month and the site seems to be losing steam. Unique visitors are down 18 percent from their high a year ago to 15.2 million… Read More

  • Second-generation RazorBook 400 runs WinCE, gets price slashed to $150

    Here’s a super cheap netbook for the most basic of tasks. The RazorBook 400 from 3K Computers runs Windows CE from a 4GB solid-state disk and includes a 7-inch 800×480 LCD, 128MB of RAM, a 400MHz low power consumption 32-bit CPU from Ingenic, and a built-in Wi-Fi connection. Read More

  • Mac are expensive if you shop like a moron

    I’m starting to suspect that the doofus-filled commercials are designed to confuse and confound Macintards into frothing wildly like Neil Cavuto on Fox News. A fake tax return, posted on the Windows Team Blog describes the total cost of ownership, after purchasing arbitrary upgrades willy-nilly and assuming you own two Microsoft Office licenses for PC anyway, is $3,367 over the price of… Read More

  • New Visa pay-by-cellphone system goes on trial in Malaysia: Honk if you like the idea

    Americans, virtuous and true, would you use your cellphone as a credit card? That is, instead of whipping out the plastic in front of some high school kid manning the register at Target, would you wave your connected-to-your-credit-card-account cellphone in front of a scanner? In the blink of an eye your transaction is completed, with the total amount being charged to your credit card account. Read More

  • Hands-on with Sony Ericsson's G9 and the KDDI iida mini projector

    I had the opportunity to test Sony Ericsson’s newest mobile phone, the G9, in Tokyo today. The device is the first KDDI au is selling in Japan under the so-called iida brand. It’s not officially on sale yet, but I could lay my hands on finished versions for a few minutes in a KDDI showroom. The G9 will be available in Japan next week. Read More

  • RIM picks up ex-Apple and Microsoft design guru

    Don Lindsey has been a busy man the last decade and a half. Going from Apple where he might have had a major role in early iPhone developments, to Microsft where he worked in Live Labs, he’s been around the block a time or two. Now it’s RIMs turn who made the man VP of User Experience, which confirms that the companies commitment to developing stellar OSs. Research in Motion needs… Read More

  • Sprint employees begin Pre training

    Whether it means the Pre is weeks or months away is anyone’s guess, but Sprint employees have now started gettin’ comfy with the devices. There’s not much more to it than that, really – here’s how its all gone down so far: Read More

  • Time Warner tiered broadband pricing to top out at $150 per month

    Time Warner has been testing out a “consumption based billing” structure for its broadband internet service in Beaumont, Texas and plans to expand the trials to San Antonio and Austin; Rochester, New York; and Greensboro, North Carolina sometime this summer. Up to this point, bandwidth has been capped at 5-, 10-, 20-, and 40-gigabyte levels ranging from $30 to $55 per month, but… Read More

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