• No lights or camera, just (laser) action for new Radiohead video

    Without the use of any cameras or lights, Radiohead has created a new video for its song “House of Cards”. Wispy points of light capture the ephemeral nature of a party scene as the scanner makes its way through a crowd, eventually ending up outside. Two different scanning systems enable the director, James Frost, to capture the images as they progress from faces to houses in a… Read More

  • Sprint: HTC Touch, Samsung Ace both drop to $100

    The HTC Touch and the Samsung Ace are both going for $100 (after a $100 mail in rebate) on Sprint. You could also get the red-hot new Samsung Instinct for just thirty bucks more, but let’s try to stay focused here. We’ve reviewed both the Touch and the Ace and, for $100, you could do much, much worse. That’s not a bad price at all. via Brighthand Read More

  • This Week's Outgoing Yahoo Exec: GM Entertainment Karin Gilford

    We’ve confirmed that Karin Gilford, Yahoo’s Vice President and General Manager of Entertainment, has resigned from the company to take up a new position with Comcast. Gilford reported to Scott Moore, VP of Content Operations, and was based in the Los Angeles office. Gilford ran a big chunk of Yahoo’s business, including music, video, tv, movies, OMG, and entertainment. No word… Read More

  • DeepNote: Sucking all the fun out of Guitar Hero, one perfect note after another

    Oh, look at me! I’m DeepNote! I’m the best Guitar Hero player in the world! Jealous? I score perfectly in every game. Watch me beat Cult of Personality on expert mode! I kid, I kid. DeepNote is cool. It’s a robotic whatsit that uses diodes as eyeballs and can tell what color’s coming when in Guitar Hero. Watching this video just goes to show you how long it takes your… Read More

  • Video: New XBLA titles coming this Fall and other hot new games

    http://qik.com/player2.swf?streamname=2b998c03d8fb4938858184efb0a8607c&vid=129687&playback=false&polling=false&user=c870e7b7af28f528a2ee5b9ad144f0ccbc0f8694&displayname=Qikker56606&safelink=c870e7b7af28f528a2ee5b9ad144f0ccbc0f8694&userlock=true&islive=&username=anonymous Geometry Wars 2, Galaga Legions, Portal and South Park are coming to… Read More

  • Facebook Releases Data Storage Cluster Code As Open Source

    Dare Obasanjo has pointed to the Casandra Project, a new open source project hosted on Google Code from Facebook. Cassandra is a P2P clustered data storage engine developed by Facebook, and heavily inspired by the BigTable project at Google. The code is written in Java and has been made available under an Apache 2.0 license. As Dare says, the model used in Cassandra is straight-forward and… Read More

  • E3: Guitar Hero World Tour

    The next installment of the wildly popular Guitar Hero franchise will add wireless drums and vocals. Along with the expanded instruments, the guitar will be upgraded too, allowing for playing songs that use slide guitar. Perhaps most exciting aspect of the new iteration is the ability for users to create and upload their own songs. With the inclusion of the Guitar Hero Music Studio users… Read More

  • App stores galore: Carriers try the Apple approach

    In case you didn’t see, Sprint and Samsung are holding a $25,000 contest for Instinct app developers, essentially following Apple’s lead in creating a user-generated app store to help improve the popularity of their already popular device. Read More

  • Video: Final Fantasy 13 trailer for Xbox 360

    We weren’t allowed to video this but I did anyway. Enjoy. Read More

  • Video: Down and dirty with the new Xbox 360 dashboard

    http://qik.com/player2.swf?streamname=dfa56c1adf1741618476cfc5cc1d3067&vid=129666&playback=false&polling=false&user=c870e7b7af28f528a2ee5b9ad144f0ccbc0f8694&displayname=Qikker56606&safelink=c870e7b7af28f528a2ee5b9ad144f0ccbc0f8694&userlock=true&islive=&username=anonymous This whole Web 2.0 stuff is absolute garbage. I’m announcing a moratorium… Read More

  • Apple explains lack of cut & paste, office suite, more

    Sascha Segan (met him, nice guy) recently got a chance to speak with Apple’s Greg Joswiak (never met him, seems okay) about three “missing” iPhone features; cut and paste, GPS driving directions, and an iPhone office suite. Apple appears to be sticking to the “cut and paste isn’t a priority” story, as Segan reports that “Apple has a priority list… Read More

  • Will Google use Jaiku to kill Twitter?

    I’ve been thinking about what happened to Jaiku lately and making some enquiries. It’s amazing to think that last year people were talking about Jaiku and Twitter in the same breath. Today Jaiku feels almost invisible. But threading the information I’ve been drawing together now suggests that Google will use Jaiku’s early, ground-breaking features, to kill off Twitter. Read More

  • Gamer discovers that his uncle is Solid Snake

    According to Gameplayer, a young Australian man named Alastair recently attended his brother’s wedding and realized that an uncle he hadn’t seen for ten years bore a striking resemblance to Solid Snake, of the Metal Gear Solid series. By day, Alastair’s uncle is a carpenter. By night, he’s a swift, silent killing machine. via ALBOTAS Read More

  • Pretend you're a DJ on your iPhone 3G with MixMeister Scratch app

    Make way for the best iPhone app of them all, MixMeister Scratch. Free, too. OK, so that’s a bit much, but it’s still pretty neat. All you do is load the app onto your iPhone or iPod Touch, and then start a-scratching using the touchscreen. Lots of sound effects to entertain and/or annoy your pals, to be sure. Yes, that’s all it does, but I’d rather be seen pretending… Read More

  • Netflix coming to Xbox 360, live content-sharing too

    Netflix is coming to the Xbox 360 this fall. Netflix subscribers who are also Xbox Live Gold members will have instant access to over 10,000 movies and TV shows, streamed directly to the Xbox 360 console. What’s more, with the new Live Party feature coming to the Xbox 360, you’ll be able to stream whatever Netflix content you’re watching to the rest of the people in your… Read More

  • Socket Sense, where have you been all my life?

    Socket Sense is a power strip with plugs set at 45-degree angles. Each one expands or contracts based on the size of the thing you need to plug in. Brilliant. My current surge protector makes me sad now. It’s $30, available here, and is good for over 2,000 joules of surge protection. via Switched Read More

  • More bands unveiled for ‘Rock Band 2’

    Shacknews reports a handful of newly-announced bands for Rock Band 2. So far we’ve got Dream Theater, System of a Down, Foo Fighters, The Muffs, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Motorhead, Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello, Journey, and The Who. Add to that list, the following bands: Pearl Jam, Metallica, Allman Brothers, Devo, Jane’s Addiction, Megadeth, Paramore, Modest Mouse, AC/DC, Bob Dylan… Read More

  • Nintendo's Wii MotionPlus enhances Wiimote sensitivity

    Nintendo’s going to be demoing this tomorrow, but it’s worth mentioning today. The MotionPlus accessory attaches to the port on your WiiMote and “allows for more comprehensive tracking of a player’s arm position and orientation.” Sounds good to me; I’m guessing it’s basically another set of accelerometers and such that work in concert with the… Read More

  • Microsoft Acquires Data Optimization Provider Zoomix

    Zoomix, an Isreali-based company that provides a data optimization and acceleration layer for storage engines, has confirmed today that they have been acquired by Microsoft for an undisclosed amount. The primary product from Zoomix is the Accelerator, a data server that normalizes, links and synchronizes data without requiring user specification or input. It learns from your data sets and… Read More

  • Live: Microsoft E3 Briefing [Update]

    http://qik.com/player2.swf?streamname=ffd6938a849d4e24a1139e5de5c4ec7e&vid=129636&playback=false&polling=false&user=c870e7b7af28f528a2ee5b9ad144f0ccbc0f8694&displayname=Qikker56606&safelink=c870e7b7af28f528a2ee5b9ad144f0ccbc0f8694&userlock=true&islive=&username=anonymous First 45 minutes of the press conference. Update: I’m updating with all… Read More

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