• Casio drops a thin and light point and shoot

    The Casio EXILIM Zoom EX-Z150 is a 8-megapixel camera with a 4x optical zoom and anti-shake system. No pricing but it will come in red, pink, green, silver, and black. Norderstedt, July 14, 2008 – CASIO Computer Co., Ltd., announced today the release of the newest model in its EXILIM® digital camera series – the stylish, slim EXILIM Zoom EX-Z150, which features a wide-angle zoom… Read More

  • Norwegian company builds world's largest solar plant in Singapore

    It looks as if Asia is getting greener every day. Now Norway’s Renewable Energy Corp. (REC) is planning to build the world’s biggest solar cell plant in Singapore. The company will invest an initial $2.6 billion in the project and expects production to start in the first quarter of 2010. Final costs are expected to exceed $6 billion. REC is based out of Oslo and also operates… Read More

  • After breakup, man spends $1,000 a week on beer

    Reuters is reporting that an Australian man recently convicted of his 7th drunk driving charge revealed that he’d been spending around $1,000 per week on beer. That’s funny, sad, or both, depending upon how you view everyone’s place in the Universe. What I find funny and sad is that the dude broke up with his girlfriend FIVE YEARS AGO. Get over it, man! Live in the now! Read More

  • Wedgits: You know, for kids

    I’ve seen quite a few toys in the past two years but Wedgits are actually something I’d recommend. My buddy Jer brought them for our son and he’s been building towers and knocking them over with reckless abandon. They are essentially symmetrical square rings (is there a better geometrical term?) that stack and lock without force. Because they fit inside each other you can… Read More

  • Last.fm's Buggy, New Design

    Last.fm has a new look today that simplifies the navigation of the main site and makes finding music easier. Or at least, it would make finding music easier if the site wasn’t so buggy. (At least for me. I couldn’t even log in without getting an error. This may be due to fans rushing to check out the new features, or simply poor planning). The new features a library of songs… Read More

  • Apple Climbs To Third Place In US Desktop Market

    Gartner and IDC have reported that Apple has climbed to third place in the US desktop market, with a market share of approximately 7.8 to 8.5%. Worldwide, Apple has yet to crack the top 5 spots, but in the USA Apple has finished almost tied for third place with Acer (the new merged Acer-Gateway). Dell retains top spot in the USA with 31.9% of the market, and HP is in second place with… Read More

  • Analyst predicts computer mouse dead in 3-5 years

    Gartner analyst Steve Prentice has predicted that the computer mouse will become a thing of the past over the next 3-5 years. "The mouse works fine in the desktop environment but for home entertainment or working on a notebook it’s over," he said. In other news, “my ass.” Prentice cites such groundbreaking interface devices like the Guitar Hero controller and… Read More

  • Fujifilm Launches Z20fd Social Network: Because cameras need community too


    In what can only be described as a grand experiment, Fujifilm has teamed up with Ning.com to create a social network, ZSpotNow.com, based around a single digital camera. The Z20fd is a 10-megapixel point and shoot that comes in multiple fun colors and a special blog mode that reduces and resizes images for upload to blogs and email lists. It also records MPEG4 video and can upload directly… Read More

  • Amazon.com TV shows and movies to go streaming

    Amazon has begun beta testing its forthcoming streaming video service (sign up here) called Amazon Video on Demand. It’ll offer the ability to immediately stream any of the 40,000+ TV shows and movies that are available through Amazon’s “Unbox” service. The real story here, though, is Amazon’s partnership deals with various hardware vendors. It’s already… Read More

  • Pirates! Yarrrr! T’is why thar be no sissy PSP games!

    I’m not gonna sugar coat it for you PSP fans out there; Sony’s CEO Jack Tretton told Engadget that the reason there aren’t any new PSP games coming out is, you guessed it, pirates! Tretton said that "piracy in the hundreds of thousands of units are preventing software sales. It’s a problem that affects our software sales right now." He also blamed the… Read More

  • Amiando Makes Tickets Go Viral and Widgetizes Event Management. ($200 Discount For TechCrunch Readers)

    How do businesses get people to come to their events? Viral marketing is one way. But Munich-based event-management site Amiando has figured out a way to make the tickets themselves viral. Today it launched ViralTickets. If you buy a ViralTicket for an event on Amiando, you get a referral code that you can pass onto friends or colleagues. Anyone with that code gets a discount, and the… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 1 cent shipping at Wine.com


    It’s not a tech deal, but if you’re looking to get toasty while you play your PS3, pop over to Wine.com for 1 cent shipping until tomorrow. Use the checkout code FRENCH1CENT to get almost-free shipping on orders over $99. Read More

  • Commenter of the Day: Barney Frank

    A few days ago I posted a recipe for seed bombs. These little bomblets allowed the naturally inclined to pitch a bunch of seeds into vacant lots and generally cause wildflower mayhem. One of our readers, Barney Frank, just piped up with this little comment: Can’t wait till all you flower children die off and take your failed socialistic views with you. I be sure to drop some seed bombs… Read More

  • YouTube on TiVo: Two great tastes…

    Putting YouTube on something is like a gang initiation for Valley companies. “Sure,” the others say, “You’ve made a plastic robot dinosaur. But does it have YouTube?” That said, Series 3 and HD TiVo owners will soon be able to stream YouTube content through the TiVo dashboard. Series 2 owners, however, are out of luck because the H.264 used in the service… Read More

  • Verizon Wireless Offers Mobile Banking for some BlackBerry Models

    Verizon Wireless customers who have a BlackBerry Curve 8330, Pearl 8130 or 8830 World Edition can now access their financial information with Verizon Wireless’ Mobile Banking application. Users get the following services: account balance information and transaction history; the ability to transfer funds between accounts at the same financial institution; the convenience of viewing and… Read More

  • Zumobi Widgets Application Available on BlackBerrys

    Zumobi’s mobile widgets application launches on BlackBerry devices today. As the profile of Smartphone users expands to include more than just business users, Zumobi has developed its BlackBerry product to enhance the user experience by providing easy access to small “bites” of customized Web content via mobile device. Zumobi has a large library of widgets. Users can access… Read More

  • Fujifilm Launches Z20fd Social Network: Because Cameras Need Community Too


    In what can only be described as a grand experiment, Fujifilm has teamed up with Ning.com to create a social network, ZSpotNow.com, based around a single digital camera. The Z20fd is a 10-megapixel point and shoot that comes in multiple fun colors and a special blog mode that reduces and resizes images for upload to blogs and email lists. It also records MPEG4 video and can upload directly… Read More

  • More Browser-Based Virtual Worlds: The Electric Sheep Company Releases WebFlock

    Sibley Verbeck is moving past Second Life. The CEO of the Electric Sheep Company has made a lot of money creating virtual islands in Second Life for big brands such as CBS, Showtime, and Intel. But now he is ready to bring those virtual worlds to the Web in regular browsers. Today, he is releasing WebFlock, a Flash-based 3-D virtual world application he is offering as a hosted software… Read More

  • YouTube Coming to a TiVo Near You

    Putting YouTube on something is like a gang initiation for Valley companies. “Sure,” VCs say, “You’ve made a plastic robotic drink coaster with social networking capabilities. But does it have YouTube?” That said, Series 3 and HD TiVo owners will soon be able to stream YouTube content through the TiVo dashboard. Series 2 owners, however, are out of luck because… Read More

  • Creepy Japanese mobile phone commercial

    This commercial for Sony Ericsson’s W63S is currently airing on Japanese TV stations. It’s kind of original but it really creeps me out. The person in the video is Oguri Shun, a famous Japanese actor. Read More

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