• The FeedRoom Updates Enterprise Video Platform

    Fresh on the heels of being dropped as the premier video platform for The NYTimes.com in favor of Brightcove, The FeedRoom has unveiled the latest iteration of its enterprise video platform. The release of FeedRoom 4.0 Enterprise Video Platform (EVP) was announced at the 2008 Forrester Consumer Forum. The platform is built on two key components: FeedRoom ContentCore, which acts as a… Read More

  • The Myvu Crystal now works with your iPhone 3G

    Ever use the Myvu Crystal? It’s a pair of glasses that has a built-in VGA-quality display. The idea here is that you connect the Crystal to your portable media player or cellphone and you can take immersive audio/video with you wherever you go. That’s the idea, but like I said I haven’t used them so I can’t speak to how well they work. Doug seemed to like it, though. In… Read More

  • New VIA VB8001 ‘Nano’ processor and motherboard combo, plus more early info about holiday offerings

    You guys like computers, do ya? Me too. I spent a fair amount of time with the good people at VIA today and got some info about various upcoming products – some that have just been announced and some that haven’t yet. For starters, here’s the VIA VB8001 CPU and motherboard combo that was recently announced. It uses VIA’s new “64-bit, superscalar, 1.6GHz VIA… Read More

  • London TechHub – It might actually be happening

    Back in July I got a little tired of the perennial problem that hampers the development of startup eco-systems in the UK and Europe: The lack of definable geographic clusters where startups can congregate. This is not just a “nice to have”. Silicon Valley became a big deal – admittedly after decades – because people there were largely in tech. They met eachother and… Read More

  • Simply Hired Looks For Jobs Overseas

    Job search engine Simply Hired is expanding its operations into Canada, UK, Australia and India. The venture-backed startup was once an acquisition target for Google, and was recently called out for showing enormous jumps in traffic numbers that may have had something to do with shady tactics. Depending on where you look, the company says their database contains in between four and seven… Read More

  • A majority of wireless access points in New York City are completely insecure

    The majority (51 percent) of wireless access points in New York City are completely insecure, either using no security whatsoever or relying on WEP, which is all but useless. That number excludes publicly accessible hotspots you’d find at a café or park, meaning that a majority of those blue little routers sitting in the corner of every New York City apartment can be broken into with… Read More

  • Flixster Launching Meebo Community IM Tonight

    We just received word that tonight at 9pm PT Flixster will roll out its integration of Meebo Community IM, which adds instant messaging-like chat functionality to any website. Out of 19 total launch partners, a couple more will push their implementations live over the next two weeks, then a large batch of partners will launch theirs in early 2009. We don’t have any word yet on which… Read More

  • Video Interview: Microsoft's Bob Muglia On Going After The Cloud

    Steve Gillmor is at the Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles where he caught Microsoft senior exec Bob Muglia on camera for an interview that touches upon Microsoft’s new cloud initiatives, how it relates to its existing server business, Silverlight, and what Microsoft is like without Bill Gates around every day. Muglia is the senior vice president in charge of the server… Read More

  • Review: iStik for the iPod Nano 3G

    I’ll keep this review short and sweet. The Good
    Super strong magnets keep this case in place and actually manage to keep your fat nano from falling out. It freaks people out, too, which I like. Read More

  • Ballmer Email: Microsoft Is Really Sticking To "Software Plus Services" Message

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sent an email to customers today (reprinted below) summarizing some of the big news coming out of the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in Los Angeles. He talks about both the Azure cloud services platform (a comprehensive set of storage, computing, and networking infrastructure services) as well as Office in the browser. The email reiterates… Read More

  • Student trying to alert school to computer vulnerability instead charged with three felonies

    Dear school administrators, What’s the best way to ensure that your computer network remains riddled with security vulnerabilities that leave you, your personnel and [someone think of the] schoolchildren in danger? Why, to demonize the student who discovered the vulnerability and alerted you to it, of course. Have him charged with a felony while you’re at it. A student in a… Read More

  • Review: Kata DR-467 Digital Rucksack

    I can’t help but compare Kata’s ‘digital rucksack’ to the Lowepro Fastpack I reviewed earlier this year. Its looks, features, and price are similar, but it all boils down to personal preference and what you’re looking to do with it. My initial reaction when the Kata made it into the office was that it was a cheap knockoff of the aforementioned Lowepro, but after a… Read More

  • Yahoo Opens Up Big Time

    Six months after first announcing its open strategy, Yahoo has released a slew of development tools (as we told you it would) under the Y!OS 1.0 platform. It’s kind of like a Web OS, but Y!OS officially stands for Yahoo Open Strategy. As part of its strategy to remain one of the most popular starting points on the Web, Yahoo is making it much easier for data, content, and applications… Read More

  • MTV posts music videos: Dogs and cats, living together

    http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:uma:video:mtvmusic.com:107879 Bob Dylan |MTV Music In what must be one of the signs of the apocalypse, MTV has posted hundreds – dare I say thousands – of music videos for your perusal. It’s all there – go ahead and dig through. I found Scarlett Johansson cavorting to the the sad-eyed crooning of Bob Dylan along with a video that… Read More

  • Some guy stabbed someone else because he was playing World of Warcraft too loudly

    Kids, when your friend asks you to lower the volume of your computer while you’re playing World of Warcraft please do so as soon as possible. Because if you don’t you might end up getting stabbed. In the head. With a chef’s knife. That’s exactly what happened in Australia. The victim is doing about as well as one could after being attacked with a knife; only one of… Read More

  • Google Launches Google Apps Labs, Third Party Developers Welcome

    Google is launching Google Apps Labs today, a new platform for experimental apps (Google Moderator is one of the first to be added). These are third party applications that can be added by businesses and schools using Google Apps. In addition to Google Moderator, two other apps are available now: Google Code Reviews (peer review of software code) and Google Short Links (change URLs to… Read More

  • Review: Good Nite Lite

    If you have kids or roommates who are younger than three, you’ll quickly learn that toddlers can’t read clocks and, as a result, will wake your ass up at 5am. The Good Nite Lite is designed to keep the younguns asleep – or at least in bed – until you’re at least done listening to Morning Edition. Read More

  • They grow diamonds in petri dishes now (sorta)

    A group of research scientists at the Carnegie Institution have devised a new method to grow diamonds. Keep in mind that there’s more to diamonds than the tragic trade surround them (explained in great detail in the book The Heartless Stone), as they’re used in things such as high-quality optics and quantum computers (when they’re not hoaxes). Now, growing diamonds… Read More

  • The HTC Opal cruises its way through FCC testing

    Finally! The day no one has been waiting for has come. It’s being reported the HTC Opal is currently being reviewed by the FCC. While some are speculating that this means it will be released in the US, don’t get your hopes up – HTC told us back in September that it’s only intended for emerging markets. As far as we know, the only reason the FCC’s taking a glance at… Read More

  • Facebook Connect Launch Scheduled For November 30

    An update to our recent post on Facebook Connect: Facebook is pushing partners hard to be prepared for an official November 30 launch. 24 of 26 announced launch partners have yet to integrate Facebook Connect. We’ve spoken with a number of them. All say they are still planning to integrate the product eventually, but complain of bugs and other issues and wasted development efforts to date. Read More

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