• Transparent solar cells put windows to good use

    Windows are so boring. All you can do is look through them. In this age of convergence, where devices do more than one thing, windows are so old school, right? Wrong! RSi Solar has introduced “the world’s first, transparent, photovoltaic-glass window which generates 80 to 250 watts of electricity”. It offers “an enclosed super-tempered glass window system, with a … Read More

  • TV-B-Gone winner is…

    Spolier alert! TheColor who hated “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Clearly he didn’t get hugged enough in his adolescence. He writes: It’s a Wonderful Life… ’cause honestly, it’s a bit lack luster at the moment. :( Thanks for playing and thanks to TV-B-Gone for the prize. Read More

  • Don't forget about our DVDO Edge giveaway

    There is only 24 hours left in our DVDO Edge giveaway. I found that the processor worked wonders and we are giving it away to one lucky contest entrant. Hop over to the review for the full details. Read More

  • The Apple Expo Paris has been cancelled

    Sorry, Euro Apple fanboys. The main Apple event on that side of the globe has been canceled. The company has slowly been pulling out of trade shows, most notably Macworld as of yesterday, so canceling the Apple Expo Paris isn’t too much of a shock. The aftermath of yesterday’s announcement is sure to be felt deep into the Apple community for sometime as the company once… Read More

  • Behold the world’s thinnest QWERTY phone

    German company Neoi has apparently developed the world’s thinnest QWERTY phone. That’s bold! Know what’s even more bold? A company inserting its name into Einstein’s mass-energy equivalence formula as a marketing ploy (see upper right hand corner of the above photo). That, my friends, takes some brass ones. This better be one amazing phone, a phone the likes of… Read More

  • Act now & this $1,200 Steampunk keyboard could be yours!

    Is this Steampunk keyboard, the Aviator, worth $1,200 to you? It looks unique, sure, but in my world a keyboard is a merely a tool; there’s no need for flashing, Las Vegas lights or clankity-clank keys. Anyhow, one of these Aviators is available right now since someone cancelled its purchase last minute. It’s a build-to-order kind of thing. via Born Rich Read More

  • "Screw You Yahoo" Says Former Consultant

    Michelle Chappel, who created the video above, writes in to give us her view of the fall of Yahoo from an insiders perspective: I have a news tip about a topic you’ve covered: the Yahoo layoffs. I’ve been a consultant/contractor at Yahoo three different times. It’s one of my favorite companies to work for–including AltaVista, Google, TiVo, and eBay–because the… Read More

  • Taptu closes £6.45m Series B round

    UK-based mobile “social search” engine startup Taptu has secured £6.45m ($9.86m) in Series B funding from existing investors 3i and Sofinnova. The company has also appointed Andreas Bernstrom as its new COO to grow the company commercially and work on monetizing search engine. Bernstrom was previously COO at Internet marketing company TradeDoubler. He joins founder and CEO… Read More

  • Nikon D3X hands-on, worldwide release this Friday

    As Nikon’s new flagship model, the successor of the D3 – or “the Boss” as photo nerds call it – the D3X has plenty of new features for a lot of money. The first part of a recent showcase in Budapest, Hungary was a 30-minute long presentation of the D3X, comparing the D3X to the D3. We were also able to confirm that the “world premiere” will be… Read More

  • Personality goes a long way: On keynotes, trade shows, and Steve Jobs

    I’m not going to CES this year nor am I going to MacWorld. I’m not doing this in protest or in a misguided attempt to seem “above it all” – we just had a new baby and I don’t want to subject my wife to two monsters of yawp during CES/Macworld week – but I’m extremely pleased with my decision. I’ve been covering trade shows in some form… Read More

  • Yet another 3D sporting event: The BCS Championship game

    3D sporting events are becoming more and more commonplace but that doesn’t take away from their appeal. This year’s BCS Championship game is going to get the same treatment as the NFL game and the NBA All-Star game. The game is going to be shown, not only at CES ’09 to a select group of 1,200 geeks, but also to sports fans in 35 states. (check for your local showings) The… Read More

  • Get ready for Metal Gear Solid Touch for the iPhone

    Konami has just eliminated any remaining doubts about the iPhone being a proper video game platform. It just announced that it will release Metal Gear Solid Touch in March, 2009. Available for both the iPhone and iPod touch, the game follows the story laid down by MGS 4, playable over an initial eight levels. More levels will be added after the game’s release. Also, unrelated to Metal… Read More

  • The Dark Knight is the best selling Blu-ray disc in history

    The facts: The Dark Knight is the best selling Blu-ray disc in the format’s two-year history. Warner Bros. sold more than 1.7 million copies of the film since its Dec. 9 release. Read More

  • Death To The Embargo

    PR firms are out of control. Today we are taking a radical step towards fighting the chaos. From this point on we will break every embargo we agree to. Background: Tech companies are desperate for press and hammering their PR firms for coverage on blogs and major media sites. That in turn means that PR firms hammer us to get us to write about their clients. Gone are the days of polite pitches… Read More

  • Sprint opens their location-based platform to third party developers

    This morning, Sprint is announcing a partnership with WHERE and WaveMarket to allow third-party developers to make location-aware sites, WAP, SMS campaigns, and mobile applications for Sprint customers. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Golden Tee Golf TV game for $9.94

    Fans of Golden Tee Golf might find a quick fix of the craptastic home version to be just what they need to tide them over between trips to the bar. I, myself, have been holding off on buying this little guy due to the $30+ price tag, the fact that there’s only one course, and the relatively mediocre user reviews. However, for $9.94 on clearance and with free shipping from Target.com… Read More

  • Obama's Inauguration expected to overwhelm DC, mobile networks

    In 33 days, President-elect Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th President of the USA.  What does this have to do with mobile?  Well, with a ginormous-sized crowd expected to attend Obama’s inauguration, a spokesman for the CTIA warns that cellular phone systems around the National Mall in Washington, DC could be overloaded under such conditions. Read More

  • Meet Robovie-X PRO, Japan's newest mini humanoid

    http://blip.tv/play/ih_hsHqJ5FQ Osaka-based robot maker Vstone today unveiled a humanoid called Robovie-X Pro, an update of the Robovie-X the company presented back in September. The new model stands 38cm tall (the former one was 34cm high) and weighs about 2kg. It features 19 joints (one in the arm, six in the arms and 12 in the legs), a USB port and a special robot CPU (VS-RC003HV). The robot… Read More

  • TV.com to get redesigned as a Hulu competitor

    Hulu overcame incredible initial criticism to become the golden child of revenue generating video sites. CBS has been eyeing the NBC success story and reportably has big plans for TV.com. CNET lauched said website back in ’05, but CBS recently aquired the company, along with its websites, earlier this year. The report indicates CBS wants to add full length episodes, but keep the… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Decked out Aspire One for $370

    Well, “decked out” might be a bit of a stretch as it pertains to netbooks but Amazon has an Aspire One with a six-cell battery, 160GB hard drive, and XP Home for $370.82 if you’re interested. That’s about $60 off the regular price, according to Amazon. Not too shabby considering the 120GB, three-cell version generally retails for around $349 or so, depending on the… Read More

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