• Pictures: Boxee Beta, Coming This September

    Tonight at its event in San Francisco, Boxee showed off the first shots of what it’s working on for the beta release of its software. CEO Avner Ronen says Boxee users should expect this in September, though it could be pushed to October. Forgive the slightly blurry shots, consider this a test of the iPhone 3GS camera at live events. (There are some slightly better ones at the bottom.) Read More

  • PS3 gets minor 2.80 update, improving "software" performance


    Not a lot going on with this upcoming update, as the entire thing is summed up thusly: The playback quality of some PLAYSTATION 3 format software has been improved. Hmm. I can’t improve on BK-GAMER’s assessment: what the hell, 2.80 such a big number and featres are the lamest of all!!! Read More

  • Interview: Reuben Langdon, motion capture artist for Avatar


    Reuben Langdon is a motion capture artist in motion pictures and games — you’ve probably directed his actions without knowing it in such games as Resident Evil 5 and Dead Rising. Most recently he’s been working on James Cameron’s epic CG film, Avatar. He took some time out of his busy backflipping schedule to talk to us about motion capture, having his own studio… Read More

  • Vizio releasing Twitter-, Flickr-, Netflix-enabled TV

    Widgets and gadgets are the latest trend to hit HDTVs. Vizio is upping the game by equipping its soon-to-be-released HDTVs with an impressive suite of Internet applications and video streaming sites. So much so, that this portfolio will place them on top of many people’s wish list as these TVs will be better equipped than a TiVo or even Windows Media Server. Read More

  • Boxee Swings For The Fences: Windows Support, MLB, Digg, Tumblr And Current All Launch Tonight

    Boxee is holding an event in San Francisco tonight to declare a winner of its App Dev Challenge, in which third-parties created apps for the media platform. But the real winner tonight will be Boxee, which is also announcing a boatload of new features and functionality for its media center software — none bigger than a version of Boxee for Windows, finally. While many developers go the… Read More

  • Engineers Are The Best Deal – So Stock Up On Them

    Productivity gains in software engineering are powering innovation. Everyone is more productive these days. This has been a consistent trend for at least the past decade, where productivity gains have been particularly strong within the business sector. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, today’s business industry workers are on average 30% more productive than… Read More

  • F-4 ejection seat makes the coolest office chair ever

    Kind of a crotch hazard, though! Why don’t they remove that iron bar there in the intimate area? This great chair is actually a reclaimed cockpit seat from an F-4 Phantom. I think the cushioning is redone but the metal is all original. Very intimidating to your subordinates. I’d buy one but it wouldn’t fit with my decor and also the price is so high they can’t list it. Read More

  • Wireless Tekken 6 joysticks on the way for $150

    Tekken 6 is still several months away—October 27 is circled on most fighting game fans’ calendars, I suspect—,but Namco just took the wraps off the joystick for the 360 and PS3 versions. It’ll run $150, about $50 less than the Fancy Pants version of the Street Fighter IV joystick from MadCatz. The joystick is wireless, yes. Read More

  • First screenshots of Max Payne 3

    Looks like Rockstar just hit “send” in their e-mail client, because guess what just arrived in our inbox? That’s right: the first screen shots of Max Payne 3, which was first announced a few weeks ago. The new issue of Game Informer has a whole article on the game, filled with facts and information. We have no such luxury. Read More

  • If MySpace was doing so badly in Europe, why all the partying?

    So what do we know now? MySpace is planning to lay off 300 of its 450 non-U.S. employees, or two thirds of international staff. In the absence of any official statement to contrary, international managing director Travis Katz remains in his position. The company will “close at least 4 of its offices outside the United States,” with London, Berlin, and Sydney becoming the… Read More

  • Sprint: iPhone what? We still be selling out of Pres, shorty

    Sprint’s CFO got crunk all over an investor conference, informing them (between WHAT!s) that Pre sales don’t seem to have been affected by the launch of the iPhone 3G S. WHAT! Yes, they’re still selling out, but hopefully will be catching up with demand soon. That’s all there is to the report, really, other than an uptick in both Palm and Sprint’s stock prices. Read More

  • Kyte's iPhone 3GS App Doesn't Live-Stream, But It's Fast With Nice Quality Video

    Kyte has just released its new Mobile Producer app into the App Store [iTunes link]. While it doesn’t require you have an iPhone 3GS, if you want to take advantage of its best feature, video, then you must have one. And if you do, I think you’ll be pretty pleased with how well it works. The app, which is $4.99, is very simple. You boot it up, log in (or create a new account)… Read More

  • PSA: Contests & giveaways reminder

    Greetings. This is just a friendly reminder of the contests and giveaways that we have running right now. None of these require you to photoshop anything, take a random pic, or anything that requires any effort at all. Just visit the posts for the details. That is all. Thank you for your attention. HP LX195 Windows Home Server Giveaway MoGo Talk Bluetooth headset Razer Sphex mousepad Read More

  • Make money on your iPhone 3G

    Every year or so I update my MacBook(s), as necessary and I’m always able to sell my fairly well maintained laptops for about 3/4 of the actual price, ensuring I essentially get a nice, big discount on a new MBP. Joel “To The” Johnson found out that the iPhone 3G market works quite similarly, selling his abused 16GB 3G for $300. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: The Palm Pre Touchstone for only $29.99

    The Palm Pre Touchstone got raked over coals when it first launched after someone did a little math and discovered the massive mark-up that the $70 accessory carried. Well, Amazon is selling it for only $29 which is a lot better. There is a little trick to get it for this price though. Read More

  • Google Shares Its Need For Speed

    Google has always been about speed. From its highly streamlined homepage to vast server farms, the company goes to extreme lengths to ensure that all of your search queries are returned in a fraction of a second. Now, it wants the whole web to be that fast. In a video posted to the company’s official blog, a number top Google engineers and evangelists outline Google’s goal: to… Read More

  • Rumor: A new Logitech Squeezebox is coming with a touchscreen

    This is a hot one, folks. Oh boy. Are you ready? There’s a new Logitech Squeezebox coming soon and it’s going to sport a touchscreen. Can you believe it? Read More

  • NPD confirms: People are still confused by ‘netbooks’

    The NPD released a new report that says, essentially, consumers have no idea what the hell a “netbook” is. Something like 60 percent of consumers who bought a netbook thought that it would have the same capabilities as a notebook. Even more troubling for the companies who produce netbooks is that only 58 percent people who bought a netbook instead of a notebook were satisfied… Read More

  • MySpace Layoffs Coming To Countries Where It Is Getting Trounced By Facebook

    This morning, when MySpace announced the decimation of its international staff (300 out of 450 non-US staff will be let go), CEO Owen Van Natta pinpointed the global offices he considers dispensable. He released a statement saying that while the London, Berlin and Sydney offices will be preserved, MySpace will look to “restructure” the offices in Argentina, Brazil, Canada… Read More

  • Linksys outs Linux-based media server Wireless-N router

    Have thing for Linux? Need a Wireless-N router that happens to work as a media server, too? Then Linksys has what you’re looking for, nerd. Say hello to the WRT160NL. Read More

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