• No Matter How NBC Spins It, Olympics Web Strategy Comes Up A Loser

    Despite its special Silverlight-powered Website and more than 2,000 hours of online video, it looks like NBC flubbed its opportunity to make its Olympics Web revenues more than a rounding error. NBCOlympics.com may have streamed 72 million videos and racked up 1.2 billion pageviews, but Yahoo Sports still edged it out with an average of 4.7 million visitors a day versus 4.3 million… Read More

  • Joe Biden, Obama's running mate, isn't exactly a champion for technology

    Joe Biden, Barack Obama’s running mate, is not your friend when it comes to technology. Well, he could well be your friend, if you’re the RIAA or MPAA. The vice presidential nominee has sponsored bills over the year that were championed by both the music and movie industry. He was one of the main forces behind the Perform Act, which is what the RIAA used to sue XM Satellite Radio… Read More

  • OpenClip, She is Dead

    For those of you who do not remember – or do not care to remember – OpenClip was supposed to be an open framework for implementing the Cocoa NSPasteboard functionality to the iPhone. While I’m thinking that if Apple wanted to implement copy/paste into the iPhone they would have done it already or will do it soon, OpenClip was a noble effort to work around the limitations of OS… Read More

  • Video: Make your own talking robot

    Like the Twitter reading robot before it, this DIY little guy, which looks like the TV character that says “Oh, no!” a lot (the name escapes me), sorta makes you say, “Now why would I ever make that?” I couldn’t tell you. I can tell you that if you’re savvy enough to know what API stands for, you’re probably savvy enough to build one of your… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Eye Poke Edition

    Karl Zahn’s Smart Kleat
    Old watch-like navigation gadget from 1920
    Extreme concrete road barrier
    The DIY Twitter-reading box robot
    New Kindle? We told you so! Read More

  • Trulia Goes Mobile, Adds Feeds

    If there is any type of site that screams for a mobile edition, it is real-estate. Why print out all of those search results when you can have them on your mobile phone or in your Dash GPS car navigation device? Today, real-estate search site Trulia rolled out mobile versions of the iPhone and the Dash. (There are also new mobile versions for the Blackberry, Sony Ericsson, Nokia, and… Read More

  • Can You Guess Which Facebook App Is Making A Million Dollars A Month?

    Facebook is a famously difficult place to make money. Despite the popularity of the social network, most ads go for pennies per thousand impressions (CPMs). Even Social Media, a Facebook ad network that is able to get effective CPMs of about 50 cents, has only paid out a little more than $8 million total to application developers since it launched a year ago. Yet AllFacebook… Read More

  • Yahoo's 404 At Giants Stadium

    Like a lot of other companies in Silicon Valley, TimeBridge has hired their fair share of ex-Yahoo employees. CEO Yori Nelken said most of their ex-Yahoo engineers got a chuckle when they noticed the large Yahoo advertisement on the stadium wall next to the 404 marker (for 404 feet from home plate) during a recent company outing to a baseball game. 404 errors occur when a web page cannot… Read More

  • News Orgs Want Access to Intel-AMD Antitrust Papers

    Several news organizations, including the New York Times, Washington Post, and Dow Jones, have recently demanded that the Intel–AMD anti-trust case records be unsealed. Though the move suggests that critical information may have been withheld from the public, neither AMD or Intel have expressed any problem with further inquiry into case documents. This is the latest in the anti-trust… Read More

  • Demandbase Raises $8 Million For Online Lead Generation Platform

    Demandbase, a company involved with B2B sales leads, has raised $8 million in a funding round led by Sigma Partners, Adobe Systems, and Altos Ventures. In conjunction with the funding round, Demandbase is also releasing “Demandbase Central”, a platform integrating data from across the web and various databases that will be used to power some of the company’s online… Read More

  • New "Leaked" MacBook Pro ad = super fake

    After winding up on the front page of Digg, it took all of about 5 minutes before this one started making its way down the tip lines. It’s fake, folks. If the shading and the trackpad’s ridiculously skinny button aren’t proof enough, just check out the fan concept art thread on Neowin where it originated almost two weeks ago. Read More

  • Newegg stops collecting NY State sales tax

    Newegg doesn’t care what the State of New York says about collecting sales tax from NY residents and I’d like to give them a high five. Seriously, NY can take that Amazon tax and shove it. “After careful review and consideration, we are pleased to inform you that we have stopped collecting New York sales tax, effective August 21, 2008,” Newegg spokesman Bernard Luthi… Read More

  • Canon 50D DSLR shows up on Canon Japan site

    I haven’t been following cameras with as much fervor as I have in the past, so I’m not entirely sure if there’s a cult following for the 50D, but PB stumbled across the official Canon Japan page. We first saw the specs last week and they look great except for that 15.1-megapixel sensor. Talk about some excessive noise. But, there is a test shot with the ISO set at 1600 and… Read More

  • Video: Roomba hacked to work with Wii balance board

    This guy is still a virgin. Have any of you hacked your Roomba? via Kotaku Read More

  • Lenovo X200 tablet gets official, sort of [Update]


    All the specs were leaked earlier in the month and it was just a matter of time before the FCC divulged the rumored tablet from Lenovo. Well, the wait is no more as the X200T is now in the FCC database. The FCC filing shows that the X200T will come with UWB, so I wonder if those supposed specs from earlier are real? It shouldn’t be too long before Lenovo officially announces it. Update… Read More

  • Don't Post The Evidence Unless It Supports Your Case

    For those of you not closely following the drama between social network platform Ning and a popular widget provider called WidgetLaboratory, you can read the background here. On Friday Ning unceremoniously shut down their access to Ning, making all those widgets vanish. WidgetLaboratory cried foul, saying they’d done nothing wrong, that the ban was “completely without any… Read More

  • Get CrunchBase Startup Data Via SMS

    We are continuing to see some really useful stuff being hacked together after we released an unrestricted API for the startup data we’ve gathered on CrunchBase. Last month we wrote about some of our favorite applications using the API. A couple of days ago blogger/venture capitalist Fred Wilson wrote about some of the things he’d like to be able to do on his mobile phone that… Read More

  • New Kindle? We told you so!


    I seem to remember we broke the news on this back in July. The Blogosphere seems to have finally taken notice this week. Idiots. Read More

  • Video: CrackBerry unboxes the BlackBerry Bold

    I’m starting to get a tad excited over this device again. RIM, please bring this down south soon! Read More

  • Asus announces gaming, multimedia and executive notebooks

    Aside from the scented notebooks, Asus also announced two gaming notebooks, a quick boot notebook available in five shades and the best business notebook available, so they say. We’ll start with the gaming platforms, the G50V and G71V. The G50V is available with a 15.4- or 15.6-inch widescreen while the G71V sports a 17-inch display. Both include a 1600dpi gaming mice and Siberia… Read More

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