• The DIY 3-penny radio

    It’s hard to hate on this DIY three penny radio. It’s so simple to make, nearest I can tell, that even someone who has minimal soldering experience should be able to put it together. There’s only one part that you’ll probably need to send away for, the actual “brain” of the radio. It costs as whopping $2.00, affordable even in this environment. Have at it. via… Read More

  • Horological Machine #3 shipping next year

    You know me and my watch fetish. Well, there’s one rarified section of the watch industry where mere mortals dare not tread. While you and I can’t “go there,” MB&F certainly went, producing the Horological Machine #3, a dual read-out crazy clock with a large date wheel and an odd inverted power transmission system using bearings and disks. Read More

  • Google Sync for BlackBerry now updates your Gmail contacts

    Google Sync has been available for a while now and always kept your programs, along with calendar up-to-date. The newest release however, also syncs Gmail contacts to your BlackBerry. So if you haven’t manually kept track of your two contact list, let Google take care of it; the “do no evil” company already knows everything else about you. Google Sync via Phone Scoop Read More

  • Live Current Media In Trouble, Raising Cash

    Live Current Media, a Canadian company which is in the business of developing, operating and monetizing premium domain names, has raised a little over $1 million through a private placement. The money comes from Live Current’s own management team and a couple of outside investors, and is expected to be the first part of a private funding which could total up to $2 million in the next… Read More

  • Staples Black Friday ads will vary by region

    Apparently there will be at least two Staples ads for Black Friday this year – each being specific to a certain region or regions of the country. You’ll probably know which ad circular you’re dealing with by this upcoming Sunday but until then, here are some good deals from both of the available leaked Staples circulars so far. Keep in mind that some of these deals might… Read More

  • Everlast's Wii boxing gloves have innovative ‘strap’ for ‘Wii remote’

    Everlast is cashing in on the Wii money train with a pair of $30 boxing gloves. The gloves have straps for the Wii remote. All you do is put your remote in there and punch away. If you already own a pair of boxing gloves—who doesn’t?—you can save yourself some money by whipping out the duct tape because there’s nothing here to make these gloves any different than… Read More

  • "DynaCube 3D" makes it possible to view natural-looking 3D images by the naked eye

    Shots made using the Dynacube3D method (viewed from the left, front and right) A group of Japanese researchers from Dai Nippon Printing and the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology developed a printing technology that supposedly makes it possible to view high-quality 3D images by the naked eye. The new printing technique makes it possible that perceived images are changing when… Read More

  • Yet another solar charging messenger bag

    All the wanna be hipsters carry messenger bags and it’s easy to spot the geek wannabe hipster cause he’s touting a solar charging bag. Eclipse is helping out that demo with another bag that claims to charge cell phones, MP3 player and rechargeable batteries while strolling outdoors thanks to solar cells. These bags come in either leather or canvas and are start at $129 for… Read More

  • It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s USB Man!

    Here’s USB Man, a little guy that takes the ordinary and mundane task of sharing a USB port and makes all that the aforementioned activity entails ever so slightly less ordinary and mundane. The best part is that “his heart lights up to let you know he’s powered on.” Looking good, USB Man. He costs $27.99 at ThinkGeek.com. Read More

  • Samsung Instinct MR-4 update now available

    Things were a bit quiet around here yesterday due to an all day field-trip to Nokia in San Diego (more on that soon – likely tomorrow evening), but we’re back. First news of the morning comes via tip from Sean. Sometime yesterday, Samsung made an update (MR4, Version BJ20) available for the Instinct with at least one feature that many users have been anxiously awaiting… Read More

  • Man claims photo of his genitals found on his iPhone is a ‘glitch’


    Flickr’d How dumb are men, generally? A woman is set to divorce her husband after she discovered a photo of his genitals in his iPhone’s sent e-mails folder. The woman suspected that the guy was sending photos of himself to other women, but the guy had an excuse: it’s just a glitch, honey. Yeah, the iPhone has this weird habit of going into photo mode, unzipping your pants… Read More

  • Double CrunchDeal: Blu-ray player for $149, 1GB Sansa Express mp3 player (refurb) for $11

    Avoid the stampede at Walmart next Friday by picking up that Memorex Blu-ray player for $149 at Buy.com (free shipping, too). While you’re at it, you can also get the first-gen iPod Shuffle-like Sandisk Sansa Express for $10.99 (refurbished). Hurry, though. These things are going to sell out quickly. LINK [Buy.com] Read More

  • iPhone and BlackBerry Storm web browser speed test video

    The BlackBerry Storm (our review) launches tomorrow and speed tests are no doubt going to be conducted many times over comparing the latest BlackBerry against every phone out there, but here is real world test of the top two touchscreen phones. Without spoiling the results, lets just say the BlackBerry does just fine against the Jesusphone in a real world test. There isn’t anything… Read More

  • Bandai Japan sells beer shampoo

    Bandai Japan today announced it will start selling beer shampoo (in beer bottles) December 1st [JP]. It’s about time somebody came up with this. The company is promoting the shampoo as part of its “One of the things everyone has been wanting to try for a long time at least once” series, which includes fake money bills that you can take a bath with [JP]. Bandai says one of… Read More

  • FanIQ Keeps Fans In The Game, Membership Jumps 2000% This Year

    FanIQ, a sports site that focuses more on entertaining its users than bogging them down with the stats and opinion pieces found on the likes of ESPN, has had a landmark year. The site launched in 2006, but hasn’t really hit its stride until now: since January, the site has grown by over 2000%, recently hitting as many as 2.4 million unique users and 1.5 million registered members. … Read More

  • Grand Theft Auto IV DLC: February 17, called The Lost and Damned

    The DLC for Grand Theft Auto IV (Xbox 360 version) will be released on February 17. It’s entitled The Lost and Damned, which sounds a lot like a 70s cop movie. Rockstar hasn’t announced a price yet, but $15-$20 doesn’t seem out of the question. Dan Houser, the face of Rockstar these days, told USA Today that the expansion will star a guy named Johnny, who is a “very… Read More

  • Are you using Gmail themes?

    Google launched Gmail themes yesterday and, wow, are they hot. It’s nice to give the Web 2.0 email standard a makeover from the standard skin, but are you using them yet? Did you even know that the option was there under settings? (last tab) Check ’em out if you didn’t and sound off with the theme you’re rock’n in the comments. Me? Ninja. {democracy:44} Read More

  • Real Girls Media Picks Up Strategic Funding From Meredith

    Real Girls Media, a San Francisco-based online publishing company specializes in—you guessed it—social communities for women, has raised an undisclosed amount in funding led by Meredith Corporation, which took a minority stake in the company. RGM, which was founded in 2006, had previously raised $6 million in Series A funding from 3i and WaldenVC. The agreement adds Real Girls… Read More

  • IAB Reports U.S. Online Advertising Almost $5.9 Billion In The Third Quarter

    The Interactive Advertising Bureau and PricewaterhouseCoopers just released their quarterly report on U.S. online advertising revenues. For the quarter, they estimate online advertising revenues were almost $5.9 billion ($5.865 billion, to be exact), which is an 11 percent increase from the same quarter a year ago and a 2 percent increase from the second quarter of 2008. If you look at the… Read More

  • Digital pen airpenMini makes digitization of handwritten text easy

    Japanese stationery company Pentel today unveiled its airpenMini [JP], a digital pen that uses a combination of ultrasound and infrared to record anything the user writes on a piece of paper in the built-in memory. The pen tip features a pressure-sensitive tip and 2BM of memory, enough to store written information written on 100 pages of A5 paper. All data can be transferred to computers… Read More

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