• Will Sony consolidate its dSLR lineup, starting with the A200 & A300?

    While I’ve never seen a Sony dSLR “out in the field,” so to speak, I’ve been assured that the company knows its way around a single-lens reflex mechanism. To that end, there’s a rumor currently zipping about the Internet that pertains to two of the company’s dSLRs, the A200 and A300. It seems Sony is planning to consolidate the two models into one, and would… Read More

  • CrunchArcade Roundup

    Here’s what’s been happening in the gaming world the last two days. The first video autoplays, so you might want to pause it. Sorry. Read More

  • Biden Forgets Recovery.gov's "Website Number"

    This morning Vice President Biden went on the CBS early show to promote Recovery.gov, the website that will detail where all of the money in The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be going. Unfortunately, he forgot the actual address of the site during the interview, explaining that he was embarrassed that he didn’t have the “website number”. And thus, we have a… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Refurb Compaq notebook for $349, includes one year warranty

    Here’s one for the “Why would I buy a netbook instead of a notebook?” crowd. OfficeMax is selling the Compaq Presario CQ50-139NR 15.4-inch notebook for $349.99 after $100 instant savings – good until Saturday. It’s refurbished but you get a one-year warranty. Read More

  • Coupon Tweet Joins The Search For Deals On Twitter (Beta Invites)

    Every day we hear about new businesses being built around Twitter. Corporations such as Dell are discovering that it is an ideal way to distribute marketing information about deals and and services such as TwtQpn makes it easy for businesses to create Twitter coupons. But who wants to follow Dell? Maybe for a week or two while you are in the market for a new computer, but then you have… Read More

  • For your protection: Unmanned drones may soon be flying over the UK

    What a time to be alive in the UK! Manchester United come home from Meeelan with a 0-0 draw, Arsenal, um, win somehow, and there may soon be unmanned drones flying o’er the countryside! Truly the epitome of civilization! Read More

  • I've Seen The Future Of Mashups, And Its Name Is PizzaShare

    What could be yummier than a mashup using the Google Maps API to crowdsource and pinpoint the best pizza places in America? Thanks to PizzaShare, you’ll hopefully never have to wonder where to get them slices because you can just enter the city or zip code and go for the one that has the biggest circle. It’s as easy as pie (you knew that was coming, right?). Seriously though, there… Read More

  • PS3 price cut rumor #5,678,125,742

    Let’s be honest with each other, readers. The PS3 is expensive. Sure, it’s a Blu-ray player and there’s free online services, but it’s still expensive. It desperately needs a price drop to maintain its position in the market. But Euro Sony boss David Reeves said last month that we shouldn’t expect a price drop anytime soon. That didn’t stop Janco… Read More

  • Real worm breaks man's computer, sick of software worms getting all the glory

    A UK man named Mark Taylor had his Gateway laptop fried by an actual earthworm, which was believed to have crawled inside the machine’s air vent to escape the man’s cats. Taylor received an error message that his processor’s fan wasn’t working and, upon inspection by an IT professional, it was found that the five-inch worm had been “cooked” after wrapping… Read More

  • Pictures of you – Imagini secures $13.5 million for its visual profiling

    UK start-up Imagini has secured a significant $13.5 million in a second round of funding. The additional investment comes from Horizons Ventures, NorthZone Ventures and Atomico. The first round of $5m and came from NorthZone, Atomico, TAG, Brent Hoberman (co-founder of LastMinute.com) and Bill Draper. Imagini has an interesting technology called VisualDNA which effectively works out… Read More

  • Top 10 Most "Popular" U.S. mobile phones in Dec. 2008

    Disclaimer: The following information is based on “popularity,” as in not cold hard sales stats since that info is not made available by either mobile carriers or manufacturers (and therefore, the rankings below are subjective). The ranking information (below) is provided by AvianResearch L.L.C. and is culled from its Monthly Retail Store Survey where it surveys 100 service reps… Read More

  • Sony Japan extends Walkman line-up

    Sony Japan today announced the NW-S738FK and the NW-S736FK, two new portable media players that are part of the Sony Walkman series. Both devices feature a 2-inch TFT display and come with mini speakers and noise-canceling earphones. There is no word yet on a release outside Japan. Read More

  • Authors Guild, Roy Blount Jr. still fighting against robo-speech

    Infingement. That’s what Blount called Amazon’s text-to-speech feature. Roy Blount, Jr., president of the Authors Guild, wrote an op-ed in the NYT today about the Kindle 2’s text-to-speech feature. Heavens to Betsy – we’re still talking about this? I’m a writer. I’m writing a book. I want lots of sales and money. But I understand that technology is… Read More

  • Ballmer: Windows Mobile 7 in 2010

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer confirmed on a conference call yesterday that Window Mobile 7 indeed won’t be here until next year. Although Ballmer didn’t give an exact date, it’s thought that the OS will be sent to manufacturers in November of this year and will show up in consumer devices by April of next year as previously reported. Read More

  • Oh look, a World of Warcraft Optimus keyboard theme

    What good is that Optimus keyboard without World of Warcraft? None good, I say, which is why it brings me great joy to see this homebrew WoW layout. It was created by one of the blokes at an Optimus Keyboard message board—message boards are the new salons—and is primarily for Warlocks. Read More

  • Nokia 5800 XpressMusic finds its way to North America

    It’s been a long time since we saw the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic sneak into 10 seconds of The Dark Knight. At long last, Morgan Freeman isn’t the only North American who can get one. As expected, the North American model (with the proper 3G bands, of course) of Nokia’s first touchscreen has hit US soil. While it’ll likely trickle out to other retailers in the coming… Read More

  • Y Combinator Startup Fliggo Lets You Build Your Own YouTube

    First we had Ning, which lets you build your own niche social network. Now we have Fliggo, which lets you build your own YouTube. Fliggo is the latest startup to come out of Y Combinator. It has been in private beta for a while, but is now open to the public. Fliggo lets you create your own video-sharing site. It hosts and streams the videos, and provides “grandma-friendly”… Read More

  • The 16943 concept TV swings both ways

    Here’s an idea: Create a television that maximizes both 16:9 and 4:3 viewing area. Too bad it would confuse the hell out of old folks. Read More

  • 10 reasons to buy a Kindle 2… and 10 reasons not to

    Having used both Kindles 1 and 2, I thought it would helpful to list where the new Kindle excels and where it falters. The dead tree book will never die – I think it will even have more longevity and popularity than the boutique appreciation of vinyl records – but our generation will be the last to use “books” as our primary reading systems. Expect ebooks to hit colleges… Read More

  • Video: Our very own Peter Ha on Attack of the Show

    In case you missed Peter’s guest spot on Attack of the Show last night, we have it for you after the break so you can peep an Asian in flannel. Read More

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