• What property recession? Nestoria launches WhereCanILive mashup

    We’re in an official recession. The property market has slumped. But who cares? Property search startup Nestoria remains busy. It’s just set up a white-label version of its service for AOL, following on from similar such deals with The Daily Telegraph and the Independent newspapers. The site is for users on AOL.co.uk and the Homes and Property Channel. Meanwhile it’s launched… Read More

  • Casio Japan rolls out four new sports watches

    Casio Japan announced four new sports watches [JP] (no G-Shocks) yesterday. The watches are made for people who are into running, hiking and fishing. All devices feature a stop watch function, an EL backlight, a timer, a calendar and a 12/24h switch. Read More

  • Windows Vista SP2 delayed?

    You know what Microsoft needs to do? Write off Vista totally and compensate everyone with an upgrade to Windows 7. Forget about the impending SP2 and refocus everyone into Windows 7 development. That being said, the next update for Vista might not drop until May or June and should bring some well needed feature upgrades. It’s still craptacular Vista in the end though. Read More

  • iPhone App Review: Tingalin

    Tingalin is an interesting little app in the ever-growing category of “instruments for a tiny touchscreen” apps that allows you to recreate the smooth stylings of the ҫifteli, an ancient two-stringed Albanian instrument with a funky sound that would fit right in on an LSD-infused Beatles track. If you’re like me and you’ve never heard of the thing before in your… Read More

  • Acer takes the bullet train to Officialville with the 10-inch Aspire One

    We all knew this day would come, didn’t we? The day that Acer officially announced the 10-inch Aspire One – that day is today. It’s official. Read More

  • Nokia shipped 500 thousand 5800 XpressMusics in a month

    We may not have been all that impressed with the 5800 XpressMusic when it launched back in October, but it looks like at least half a million other people were. During Nokia’s Q4 earnings call, CEO Olli Pekka Kallasvuo disclosed that over 500,000 5800’s have shipped in the last 30 days of the quarter alone. Then again, of course, he did say shipped, not sold. Now, before you go… Read More

  • Review: 3X Remote Backup Appliance

    The flag of Amsterdam has three Xs on it, typically believed to signify the three major threats to the venerable city: fire, flood, and plague. Modern medicine has pretty well wiped out the Black Death, so maybe a modern interpretation of that last X could be “data loss”. Ironically enough, 3X Corporation offers a remote backup appliance that could eliminate this fear. Read More

  • Verizon makes the Hub official

    Rumors ’bout the Verizon Hub/One (concept pictured) have been circulating the Internet for ages now but Verizon just made it official with what seems to be a February 1st, 2009 launch date. Specific hardware details are skecty, along with pricing, however, Verizon says they will fill in the blanks shortly. It seems that the Hub is designed to replace the computer for casual info gathering. Read More

  • Tech Layoffs Come Back With a Vengeance: 80,000 In January, Approaching 200,000 Total

    After layoff activity in the tech industry quieted down around the holidays, it’s come back with a vengeance in January. According to our Layoff Tracker, 80,076 job eliminations have been announced or completed since the beginning of the year. The total number of tech layoffs since we began tracking in late August is now 195,856. This past week alone, substantial layoffs were announced… Read More

  • Android Cupcake spied, tasted


    The T-Mobile G1 has an update in the works. When the firmware will be available to owners is the main question after most of the details leaked out of the kitchen. Cupcake, as it’s been dubbed, should improve the look and the feel of the OS. The buttons should pop a bit more, there is a new transition when opening and closing apps, but most importantly is the new virtual keyboard. Read More

  • Last.fm Takes On Imeem On Android

    Music recommendation engine / social network Last.fm has launched an official, feature-rich application for the Android platform that enables users to stream radio stations (including personalized streaming radio), consult up-to-date concert information and also offers the ability to track users’ listening habits based on their Last.fm profile. The company says the application should… Read More

  • T-Mobile-branded Blackberry 8900 unboxed

    We knew that the Blackberry 8900 was ’bout to make a T-Mobile debut and now pics showing an unboxing shows that the phone is finally ready to hit customers hands despite what T-Mobile’s site says. Officially, the phone is still labeled as “Coming Soon” with a release date scheduled in the middle of February but these pics show some folks have already gotten their hands… Read More

  • 2008: Rearden Commerce Has A Heck Of A Year

    One of my favorite startups in Silicon Valley is Rearden Commerce. Few people have heard of it despite the fact that the company has been around since before the first Internet bust in 2000 and has raised $200 million in capital, most of it recently. The reason few people have heard of Rearden is because they are a behind-the-scene service. They offer a sort of automated assistant that… Read More

  • MyFolio Launches: (Yet) Another Way For Artists To Show Off Their Work

    MyFolio is a brand new social network in public beta that takes another crack at building an online community service for artists and creatives looking to share their art and converse about it with like-minded people. The startup quietly launched the website a month ago and is entirely bootstrapped by its founder Mustafa Lazkani. In terms of features, MyFolio covers every basic need for a… Read More

  • Android Cupcake spied, tasted

    The T-Mobile G1 has an update in the works. When the firmware will be available to owners is the main question after most of the details leaked out of the kitchen. Cupcake, as it’s been dubbed, should improve the look and the feel of the OS. The buttons should pop a bit more, there is a new transition when opening and closing apps, but most importantly is the new virtual keyboard. Read More

  • Google Puts The Squeeze On Free Apps (Updated)

    Google says the vast majority of the 1 million businesses that use Google Apps opt for the free advertising supported version. To make the free option less attractive they’ve been quietly lowering the number of user accounts that can be associated with a free account. Now as businesses grow, they’ll be forced to move to the paid version much more quickly than before. Google Apps is… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Maid in America Edition

    Limited edition $600 hand-painted Chumby
    Flipside: Is a wallet really ‘revolutionary’ when it’s fundamentally still a normal wallet?
    Tomy Dustbot: The original floor cleaning robot Read More

  • Superstar Team To Launch Flash MMOG Called Ohai

    New startup Ohai has been getting big cocktail party buzz over the last few months. The company won’t disclose much about what they’re doing, except that they’re building a Flash-based massively multiplayer online game (MMOG). And they certainly have the team to do it. Susan Wu, the founder and CEO, is a former principal at Charles River Ventures and the former CMO of the… Read More

  • The API Wars

    Although the data is fragmentary and the likelihood of anything significant happening soon is impossible to calculate, something tells me FriendFeed has reached the point where it is in the driver’s seat of social media. Whether that means something important in today’s climate of layoffs and hard looks at viral business models is certainly debatable. But FriendFeed has… Read More

  • Seagate releases an actual fix for freezing HDDs

    Remember those issues Seagate was having? No, not those issues; everybody has those right now (except Apple and Google). I’m talking about the thousands upon thousands of drives that have been freezing up due to a firmware issue. Seagate released a “fix” a while ago that took fixed the problem by bricking the drive, which was, needless to say, poorly received. Read More

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