• Have a custom stylus fabricated! Monogrammed, Zelda-ed, whatever

    I know, there’s not a lot of room in the world for the stylus any more. Resistive touchscreens are on the way out, right? True, but tell that to the 766,500 Nintendo DSes sold last month. So there’s a bit of a market. Personally, I find the DS’s stock stylus a bit short — so a little extra length would be good, and I wouldn’t mind having my initials in… Read More

  • Here's how you make money out of Twitter – charge £495 for a search interface

    UK entreprenuer Colin Gilchrist has developed Tweetabits, effectively a Tweet-deck style interface layered over Twitter search. Developed for a franchise with 56 offices across the UK (which he won’t name) the issue was that they didn’t want those offices competing over tweet responses to customers. Actually this isn’t such a bad idea. Who wants to subscribe to Zappos (the… Read More

  • Amazon puts Orwell e-books in the memory hole

    I was hoping this wouldn’t happen, but I knew it would — it’s the danger of an always-on, always-connected society. Today, Kindle users found themselves a few books short; Amazon had, with no warning, pulled a kill switch on a set of books which a publisher wanted to no longer offer. The books were sucked out of the devices and customers were credited the ten bucks or… Read More

  • Will anybody give a damn about your burnt DVDs 1000 years in the future?

    A Utah company claims to have developed a DVD that will last 1,000 years under normal, everyday conditions. (You don’t have to be a professional archivist, in other words.) And while that’s an impressive achievement, if it is indeed true, there’s one small problem: what are the odds that, 1,000 years from now, Future People will derive any value at all from said discs? Read More

  • Minority Report and Precrime arrives via a Facebook events page – for a BBQ

    Although we now have multi-touch interfaces via the handy iPhone, it appears the rest of the world promised by the Minority Report movie and its “Precrime” concepts has arrived sooner than we thought. Brit Andrew Poole organised a simple barbeque to celebrate his 30th birthday party. He expected a total of 17 guests, so he bought a lot of burgers, rented a marquee and put some… Read More

  • Blockbuster to sell Archos Netbook, dig itself deeper into WTF territory

    Two great tastes that taste great together! Blockbuster and Archos are teaming up to sell a $299 Archos 10 netbook to consumers who just can’t be bothered to “shop around” and “not go to a freaking Blockbuster for computer hardware.” What’s next? Electric toothbrushes? Read More

  • Stealth Mobile Startup MOBshop Has Serious Backers, Big (Secret) Plans

    I’m not sure exactly what MOBshop (the company name is Cross-Platform Corp. but will likely change) co-founder Cyriac Roeding is up to, but he’s convinced some very serious people to invest time and money into his idea. And he has put together a killer core founding team. The company has raised $2.5 million in an initial round of financing from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers… Read More

  • Casio reboots the G-Shock DW6900 with the GW6900

    Reboots of anything can be hit or miss, but Casio hit this one out of the park with the GW6900 G-Shock. A twist on the iconic DW6900, the new kid on the block features non-stop, tough solar power and self-adjusting multi-band 6 atomic timekeeping. The non-stop solar tech is easy to figure out, but in case you’re unfamiliar with atomic timekeeping then here’s the lowdown from Casio. Read More

  • Ignore That Scary MSNbot, It's Just The Friendly BingBot – Unless It Attacks!

    Microsoft has a post today on its Bing Community blog alerting website owners that they may start seeing a lot of pings from the user agent “msnbot/2.0b (+http://search.msn.com/msnbot.htm)”. Not to worry, they say, despite the scary MSN Web 1.0-name, this is just the BingBot, crawling sites, doing its indexing job. While Microsoft has updated the bot’s version number (from… Read More

  • Hulu's Content Owners Are Missing A Major Opportunity This Summer

    It’s no secret that summer is the season of terrible television, when networks flock to broadcast cheap reality TV and game shows that actually will turn your brain into a slippery pile of goo. Granted, there are a few gems out there (particularly on the cable networks), but for the most part TV fans are out of luck during the dog days of summer. At least, that’s the way things… Read More

  • Fox is recasting Futurama!

    I am blind with fury. Fox is about to fuck up again. I can’t believe this is happening. Casting calls have been put out for everyone on Futurama! E-mail the casting director and tell him how much of an asshole he is, FUTURAMA@SCOTTMULLERCASTING.COM. As excited as I was about the return of Futurama, FOX has once again ruined that experience by their callous actions. According to no less… Read More

  • PlayStation Eye software will be able to detect gender of players

    Sony held a bit of a rah-rah song-and-dance event in the UK yesterday that revealed a few more details about the company’s motion controller. It was absolute mustard. Chief among them: software for the new camera, the PlayStation Eye, will be able to “detect gender and even the age of the face, separate facial features such as the nose, eyes and ears, and even detect whether… Read More

  • UK Entrepreneurs: Get Your Funding While You Still Can

    You think you have it bad, Mr.-Silicon-Valley-entrepreneur-trolling-Sand-Hilll-Road-for-cash? Try life on the other side of the pond. Out of 39 firms that were active investors in British start-ups over the last five years, only thirteen venture firms have £5 million or more left in their coffers to invest, according to NESTA, the UK agency that advocates for start-ups and also sponsored… Read More

  • Scribblenauts for the DS gets dated for the UK

    http://www.insidegamer.nl/video/jwplayer.swf What the hell, WB? I want Scribblenauts and I want it now! Eurogamer has confirmed with Warner Bros. that the superawesomekickassdopetastic puzzle game will be released in the UK on September 25. Check out my hands-on here. Video courtesy of GamesGuide. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Xbox 360 Pro for $250, refurb Elite for $230

    Dell is currently offering a brand new Xbox 360 Pro (60GB) for $250, which is $50 cheaper than it normally goes for. Geeks.com has refurbed 360 Elites for $230 with a 90-day warranty Xbox 360 Elite System w/120GB HDD, HDMI Port, Wireless Controller & Headset [Geeks]
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  • Bose SoundLink is like their iPod dock with out the dock part

    Bose just launched a computer-based speaker system that plugs into the back of your PC and streams music wirelessly to a single SoundLink speaker. As a fan of their SoundDock I’d say it’s pretty cool but $549 for this thing is a bit much in anyone’s book. The SoundLink simply shows up as a USB speaker and you route all the audio through it to the remote part. The device… Read More

  • Apple presents the Lisa

    Wait, there was Internet back in the 1980s? Read More

  • Amazon, Why Don't You Come In Our Houses And Burn Our Books Too?

    So plenty has already been said about this, but we’re going to weigh in too because it’s just so ridiculous. Amazon began remotely deleting books from Kindles this morning. Illegal books? Nope. Perfectly legal versions of George Orwell’s “1984” and “Animal Farm”, purchased through Amazon. Why? Well, apparently the publisher changed their minds about… Read More

  • Verizon intros the 2-in-1 Novatel Wireless PC770

    So your personal notebook has an ExpressCard slot, but your work-issued notebook is older and therefore equipped with a PCMIA slot. Oh noes. What’s a person suppose to do? Well, you could opt for a USB wireless modem, or…get the Novatel Wireless PC770 that bats for both teams! Plus, it works with both Windows and OS X. The aircard will hit VZW stores on August 2 with a 2-year… Read More

  • Crazy Eddie was really insane, but not in a good way

    Giz has some great videos from Crazy Eddie, the guy who went nuts in New York and New England back in the 70s and 80s, selling home appliances and CE to a trendy and naive audience. Read More

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