• Tiny Wiimote mod is a Wee-mote

    If you are a tiny, tiny person and the Wiimote is just too chunky for your tiny, tiny hands, then maybe you should attempt this miniaturization mod to turn your Wiimote into… a Weemote. More inside from the maker of the hempmote. Read More

  • Fight! LinkedIn Launches German Site Against Local Player Xing

    LinkedIn is launching a dedicated site for Germany where local – and already IPO’d – business network Xing predominates. The US business networking site has an existing 500,000 users in Germany which can populate the new country site. LinkedIn now has 9 million European users. Given that 30% are in IT, marketing, advertising and finance – all sectors hit hard by… Read More

  • FriendFeed Cuts Through The Noise With Advanced Search Features

    FriendFeed has just released a set of new advanced search options, including the ability to filter results by the number of comments and ‘Likes’ each submission has received – a feature that will make it far easier to figure out where “the conversation” is occurring for a given news story. While the new search operators may not seem particularly exciting to… Read More

  • Spray-on solar panels coming soonish

    One of the major issues with solar panels is the cost. Since they require some pretty advanced technology to manufacture, it’s not so easy to make them cost-effective. So when you consider that in some cases it can take literally years to pay back the investment, justifying the purchase can be a bit problematic. Read More

  • CVSDude Hopes To Continue Its Success in Silicon Valley

    CVSDude’s 2009 is off to a promising start. The Australian-based provider of hosting software environment development just reported that January was the company’s biggest month of revenue in its six-year history, despite the worldwide economic downturn. And CVSDude recently acquired an Australian competitor, SharpForge, a project management SaaS company. Now, the company is trying… Read More

  • Windows 7 to come in many delicious flavors


    One of the most widely-criticized (and easily mockable) points of Windows Vista was the great variety of editions it came in. You’d think they’d want to avoid that same debacle this time around, and keep the avalanche of good grassroots PR about Windows 7 rolling. But no, they had to go and let it be known that they’re going to have six different versions of the… Read More

  • MoshiMonsters Get More Backing And More Content

    UK-based Mindcandy, best known for its MoshiMonsters educational virtual world for kids, has pulled off a number of moves in a short space of time. IN the last few months it’s raised a round of Convertible Loan Notes with existing VC investors Accel, Index and Spark plus one new investor, though details remain undisclosed. It’s also launched its subscription service, hit a… Read More

  • Stake Your Claim? Technorati Opens Goldrush-Inspired Tag Directory

    Technorati has just launched a new directory of ‘tag’ pages, offering brief overviews of a variety of tech-related topics. Tag pages range from broad subjects like ‘internet’ to individual companies, with each page offering links to relevant articles, blog posts, user-written summaries, and related topics on Technorati (in some ways the pages are reminiscent of… Read More

  • BFF: Automatic toilet seat helps you save face

    A poster on BFF points us to: The most hotly contested battlefield in the gender wars isn’t in the bedroom. It actually is the bathroom. The seat-up vs. seat-down debate rages on and on. A group of students from the Skjern Technical College has finally found a solution. They invented an intelligent toilet that puts down the seat after it’s flushed – without needing any… Read More

  • SnorePro SP600: Wake up, little snorie, wake up

    The SnorePro detects loud snores and the buzzes to remind you, even as you sleep, that you’re pissing of your sig. other. As someone who recently started snoring because I’m so freaking sedentary and fat, this could be a godsend! The product costs $99.99 and is available at Amazon. A full release follows. Read More

  • On The Eve Of Its Fifth Birthday, A Facebook Design Retrospective

    Facebook turns five years old tomorrow. That’s practically middle-aged in Silicon Valley. To celebrate, Facebook has put up this slideshow that highlights Facebook’s evolving Web design over that time period. We’ve reproduced the slides below. Founder Mark Zuckerberg also hints at a surprise virtual gift that will that will appear tomorrow in the the Facebook Gift Shop. … Read More

  • IBM supercomputer of unheard-of size to monitor nukes

    The US Government has decided at last that it’s time for Skynet. They’ve tapped IBM to create a supercomputer nearly twenty times as powerful as the current world champion: IBM’s Roadrunner, running at 1.1 petaflops. The computer is to be in charge of making sure that America’s nuclear arsenal is in a working state at all times. That seems like more of a job for guys… Read More

  • The LeapFish Chronicles: "Admitting To Click Fraud Is An Interesting Business Model."

    When we first covered LeapFish, once a domain name appraisal service, they had just launched a new meta search engine which I claimed no one would ever use. Practically immediately after posting, we were flooded with anonymous comments praising the service, all coming from the same IP address and within half an hour (CEO Ben Behrouzi later apologized for the astroturfing). But there were… Read More

  • iDesktop's new player makes your videos just that little bit slicker

    Those iDesktop.tv guys up in the wilds of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire (ok, so it’s not that wild) have come up with a new version of their wrap-around video player and it’s actually pretty slick. The bootstrapped startup composed of three young graduates has completely changed the design of the site, and added more functionality such as extensively customisable/embeddable… Read More

  • Sale on Left 4 Dead painkillers at Target!

    Looks like the guys at Valve wanted a certain level of realism in their zombie apocalypse game — aside from the whole “zombie apocalypse” bit. So they’ve based the pills in the game (“Pills here!”) on the generic Ibuprofen from Target. Clever. Read More

  • What's this, a replica gun from Portal?

    The New York Comic Con is this weekend, and while my initial plan to show up dressed as Tifa fell through—you have no idea how hard it is to find pants that match hers!—this Portal gun replica could make a fine Plan B. But then I’d also have to show up dressed as an Asian women (the main character from Portal is an Asian woman, right, or did I totally make that up?), so… Read More

  • CrunchDeal: Flip Video Ultra F260 for $89 (but it's refurbished, so…)

    Did you miss last week’s Woot for the $80 Flip? Fear not, citizen, for Buy.com has the Flip Video Ultra F260 for $89.99. (Buy.com notes that it usually retails for $199.99.) It’s refurbished, meaning that if you give it as a gift it’s a sign that you really don’t love them person, so there’s that. Read More

  • TringMe Finds A Way To Make VoIP Calls from Microsoft Silverlight

    Indian start-up TringMe launched a demo of a widget that now allows a user the ability to make a VoIP call from Microsoft Silverlight applications. Silverlight doesn’t allow access to a microphone, thus restricting VoIP calls, so TringMe used a backdoor Flash widget to access the microphone. This could open up the door for Silverlight developers to integrate VoIP in their applications. Read More

  • Is The Kindle Outpacing Early iPod Sales?

    When the Kindle sold out during the holidays, I guessed that Amazon would end the year selling 500,000 of its electronic books. All I did was roughly double the 240,000 that had sold through the middle of the summer. But now Citi analyst Mark Mahaney has come to the same conclusion, using better data. In a note today, he cites some numbers in Sprint’s 10Q filings that indicate… Read More

  • Phantom Operating System to kill Windows AND Linux

    Russian programmer Dmitry Zavalishin is working on a revolutionary new concept for an operating system. In Zavalishin’s Phantom OS, snapshots of the entire system will be continually saved to disk, preserving state for running applications and active data. There are no files in the traditional sense, instead a file is merely an object with persistent state. Neat! Read More

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