• Microsoft geeks it up with retro tees

    There isn’t a better way to proclaim your love for everything Microsoft than a faux 80’s t-shirt. These shirts are part of the same campaign that encouraged everyone to show their creepy, YouTube side and state that they are a PC. Too bad they aren’t official Microsoft digs otherwise they might be a hit with nerdy hipsters. Official name: softwear. Lame. Read More

  • Convert an old Xbox 360 HD DVD drive into a gun laser sight

    Go grab that Xbox 360 HD DVD drive and give it new life with this mod. What you’re going to do is rip it apart and make a sweet-ass laser pointer/gun sight/cat teaser. It’s not like you’re ever going to use it again. Look at it. It’s just sitting there, mocking your early-adapting ass. Oh… Read More

  • Interview With Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: Products, Funding, Competition

    I recently had a chance to sit down and have a one-on-one chat with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. There was lots to talk about, and he answered questions about, among other things, Facebook products, privacy issues, rumors about recent fundraising by the company, and competition with platform developers. Quotations below are based on my notes and roughly accurate. Platform v. Applications I… Read More

  • Dell jacks up the price of Windows XP

    Dell has been offering Windows XP as an alternative to Vista for a while, but the price just took a jump. Instead of a modest fee, consumers now need to pay $150 for the older operating system. Thankfully though, this option is now available on some Inspiron systems instead of Dell’s previous practice of only offering OS choices on its business systems. Either Dell decided to cash… Read More

  • Disruptive Knowledge Management: Facebook's Private Videos Shows Social Media is Sneaking Through the Backdoor

    In January, David Gurteen observed that disruptive knowledge management tools are now originating with consumers, not from enterprise. Despite a proliferation of technological tools, knowledge management remains the clear bottleneck for enterprise innovation. But the walls are slowly coming down. The paradigm’s changing. Yesterday’s Facebook announcement about embeddable videos was… Read More

  • Santa comes early for G1 hackers: dev-only bootloader ripped for all to enjoy

    It’s only been a day since Google began selling G1s without firmware restrictions for developers, and someone has already managed to tear out the unlocked bootloader and get it up online. In other words, anyone carrying a modified G1 (Note: You MUST be running a modified version of RC30 for this to work. If you’re already on the official release, you’re out of luck for now)… Read More

  • The End Of Venture Capital As We Know It?

    Last week, something turned. We found out that not only are we in a recession, but it started a year ago. Tech layoffs went into overdrive (12,000 at AT&T, 600 at Adobe, 130 at Real Networks), bringing the total unemployed tech workforce to at least 90,000, by our count. Even Facebook decided to indefinitely postpone an earlier plan to allow employees to sell some stock… Read More

  • Botta Uno Automatic: Dude, I think you lost something

    If you don’t really look, it’s a conservative, 42mm watch based on the workhorse automatic movement of Europe, the ETA 2824. But it has only one hand. No minutes, seconds, or day, just an hour hand. Look a little closer, and you’ll note that there are too many hash marks between the hours. The markings are five minute increments between the hours. Wait, what? Read… Read More

  • Incipio's Lloyd adds a microphone to your 4G iPod Nano

    iPod microphone add-ons have been around for…well…as long as the iPod and Incipio has a refreshed model dubbed Lloyd for the new(er) iPod Nano. It simply snaps onto the bottom located dock connector and even features a pass-through headphone jack. All this goodness, including noise reducing design, can be yours for only $17.95. Read More

  • Escape the browser?

    Sun’s difficult position has been covered here, in business circles, and even in the land of puppets. So when Jonathan Schwartz surfaces with the launch of JavaFX 1.0, naturally the question in everyone’s mind is how exactly a client technology is going to advance Sun’s position in the marketplace as it downsizes to avoid a possible collapse. Schwartz comes out swinging in… Read More

  • IT Factory's Bagger Arrested In California After Worldwide Search

    An update on our previous article about bankrupt Danish company IT Factory and its missing managing director Stein Bagger: Bagger contacted local authorities in California and was arrested earlier today, say Danish news sites. A translated version of one of the articles is here. A Danish reader named Mark Jensen writes to us: The information is sparse right now, but the family left a post on… Read More

  • Kevin Rose's top 10 gift for geeks

    The Internet’s wunderkind released what he feels are the top 10 gifts for geeks this year. It’s worth while, to be honest. I didn’t even knew that there was a washer/dryer-safe USB drive but that’s #2. I can vouch for #9; great tool. Check it out. Read More

  • Careful. These USB dinos might not be as cuddly as they look.

    Novelty USB flash drives drives are a dime a dozen these days, but there is something about these fire-breathing dragons that are just so damn cute. Look at ’em! They are available in a verity of colors and all have a flexible silicone lid that flips open to reveal the USB port. Could be a great stocking stuffing at only $21.95 for a 4GB dino. X-Treme Geek via Technabob Read More

  • True gamer T-Shirts that everyone will love

    These certainly will not get you laid but boy are they clever. $18-$20. Read More

  • US-bound Denon DVD-A1UDCI universal Blu-ray player priced

    Denon outed the amazing DVD-A1UDCI Blu-ray player – which we predicted back at CEDIA – just the other day and thankfully, us here in the States will not have to deal with the exchange rate. You see, the European model carries a MSRP of 4,000 Euros which works out to be a whopping $5,800 in US dollars. The US-bound model, however, will sell for only (LOL) $3,800 which works out to… Read More

  • Konami's teaser site launched, questions emerge

    Konami has launched a new teaser site for the next Metal Gear Solid. See for yourself and decide what the green characters mean. I’m not sure any more because I tend to get excited about the series coming to the Xbox 360. But hey, why not? [Via gamepod.hu [HR]] Read More

  • AskMarkets Launches Prediction Market For Crunchbase. Who's Going To The DeadPool?

    Greek startup AskMarkets, which lets users create and participate in non-cash prediction markets of any kind, has created a prediction market for startups in CrunchBase. The application lets users bet on the chances any particular startup will be acquired, get additional funding or head to the deadpool in the next year. An example: users say Animoto has a 51.5% chance of being acquired, a… Read More

  • Triple keyboard waterproof smartphone – iCephone

    Icephone is the name. It looks crazy and it is being developed by a cell phone manufacturer in the UK for the army and it has three different ways to interact with. First a 3-inch touchscreen then a QWERTY keyboard and finally a navigation interface. Or something like that. If you want one of these you can get it next year for just under $1000. For that price you get a smartphone… Read More

  • Delicious Has A Brand New Audio Player For MP3 Bookmarks

    Social bookmarking pioneer Delicious pushed out a couple of updates to its Internet Explorer and Firefox add-ons yesterday, fixing a couple of bugs and adding some features. But it looks like Delicious has also integrated a useful feature they didn’t mention in the blog post announcing the updates: a brand new audio player to play your MP3 bookmarks inside the browser. TechCrunch… Read More

  • Google now hawking fully unlocked G1s to developers

    digg_url = ‘http://digg.com/gadgets/Google_now_hawking_fully_unlocked_G1s_to_developers’; It didn’t take long before people started hacking away at the T-Mobile G1, the first phone to ship with Google’s Android platform, and now it looks like Google wants to make it even easier. Starting today, Google is offering a development version of the G1 that is both SIM… Read More

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