• Happy International Day Of Awesomeness

    Rejoice! Today is International Day Of Awesomeness. It’s time to celebrate just how awesome you are, and to recognize how awesome everyone else is! Read More

  • Legacy Locker: An Online Will For Your Digital Life

    For many of us, the internet is quickly becoming a comprehensive digital archive of our lives, housing our photo albums, documents, correspondence, and video clips. Unfortunately, when someone passes away, the mechanisms for transferring this information to family members are archaic, requiring intervention from lawyers and in some some cases made impossible by a web site’s Terms of… Read More

  • gCubik: The awesome 3D mini cube display gets an upgrade (video)

    Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) has updated its gCubik, an amazing 3D display box whose first version was shown to the general public in June last year. The cubic box is now six-faced (the first prototype had just three faces) and features touch screens. Video after the jump. Read More

  • Drop.io Speeds Up Its File-Sharing And Adds Chat

    Private file-sharing service drop.io is jumping on the “real-time” bandwagon, speeding up its application to make it a near-instantaneous experience and adding chat. Before, drop.io was slightly asynchronous in that one person would have to upload their photos, movies, music, or documents that they wanted to share, and everyone else would have to wait until they were uploaded… Read More

  • Researchers create artificial poltergeist (video)

    Wikipedia says a poltergeist is “an invisible spirit or ghost that manifests itself by moving and influencing objects”. And it’s supposed to scare people. Japan’s Keio University and the Kyoto University of Art & Design, however, didn’t quite understand and developed a very physical poltergeist in their lab, which doesn’t fit all criteria. Read More

  • Are Blogs Losing Their Authority To The Statusphere?

    Depending on which numbers you source or believe, all reports agree that the blogosphere continues to expand globally. As the leading blog directory and search engine, Technorati maintains a coveted Authority Index which is considered amongst bloggers as the benchmark for measuring their rank and selling their position within the blogosphere. (At least until recently). Authority in the index… Read More

  • The Guardian Launches Free Content API – But You Get To Build Its Ad Network

    The Guardian newspaper in the UK has today launched a free, open API which will carry all the content the newspaper produces in print and online, going back to 1999. The “Open Platform” will allow allow partners to reuse Guardian.co.uk content and data for free, in a clear move to extend the paper’s reach for its content and brand. But the payback for all this free content… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Space Jam with Skull Edition

    Turn your Guitar Hero skills into real guitar skills
    Plate Gauntlets? That’ll be 59 gold please.
    Japan plans to let robots and humans work hand in hand on the moon Read More

  • NVIDIA announces investment effort for GPU-based computing startups

    NVIDIA is known primarily for their PC graphics cards, but they’ve been in the news recently both for the expansion of their CUDA and PhysX initiatives as well as (allegedly) developing a CPU to challenge Intel and AMD. They’ve been proponents of parallel processing for quite a while, naturally, and have made some investments in companies like MotionDSP and Elemental Technologies… Read More

  • Hyundai announces another wristwatch cellphone

    Wristwatch cell phones, for whatever reason, seem really difficult to do correctly. Between problems with the interface, functionality, or just plain design, phone watches just don’t seem to blow. Despite this fact (or maybe because of it) Hyundai has decided to try again with their latest, the provocatively named MB-910. Read More

  • TicTacTi Employs Image Recognition for In-Game Widget Ads

    Sometimes it’s nothing short of extraordinary to generate some monetization on the Web. Case-in-point, Israeli TicTacTi which employs image recognition to insert ads into casual gaming widgets. The biggest obstacle in providing In-Game Advertising (IGA) is getting the actual ad into the game. What could be the problem in that you ask? Consider this: The “game” which is… Read More

  • Samsung's latest touchscreen phones to hit Europe this Spring

    Is it coming to this? Are touchscreen phones going to be the new default, the way clamshells have been for years and candybars were before that? If the specs and pricing get much lower, it’ll be easier to get Grandma some low-end Touchmaster than a basic Moto flip phone. In any case, Samsung’s newest touchscreen offerings are pretty much what you’d expect. Read More

  • Commerical radio is dead: Why CBS Radio's K-Rock format switch in New York won't make a bit of difference in fight against technological irrelevance

    There’s something wrong with CBS Radio’s press release announcing the launch, complete with silly “countdown,” of 92.3 Now FM in New York City, a contemporary hit radio station that will replace K-Rock on Wednesday, March 11, at 5:00pm. (Contemporary hit radio, in plain English, means garbage pop songs, distinguished by their use of auto-tune and use of… Read More

  • Choosing a new lens for that… point and shoot?

    I’d like to tell you that some awesome camera manufacturer has made a point-and-shoot type camera with a replaceable lens element. But that wouldn’t just be a lie, it’d a damned lie. If you ask, Canon or Pentax would probably say it’s impossible. Still, hackerish types around the world won’t let something like that get in their way! One such character found himself… Read More

  • DIY: Hand-drawn holograms


    I remember playing with holograms as a kid. Bill Beaty, “Science Hobbyist,” can’t get enough of them. Apparently they are not that hard to make yourself. Click on for a vid of a few of Beaty’s holograms. Read More

  • Paymo Strikes Deal With hi5 To Use Mobile Payments For Virtual Goods

    Global mobile payments network Paymo and social network hi5 have partnered to let members in 24 countries use their mobile phones to purchase hi5 Coins, hi5’s virtual currency. Countries where Paymo will be made available to hi5 users include the U.S., Canada, France, Hong Kong, Thailand, Russia and Colombia. Paymo’s mobile payment system doesn’t require users to have a… Read More

  • Turn your Guitar Hero skills into real guitar skills

    Suddenly we will all turn into real rockstars when we get our hands on the Headliner Real Digital Guitar. Coming soon, it can be used as a standard electric guitar and as a controller for both Guitar Hero and Rock Band. At a projected price of $250, I can’t imagine real guitarists would be anticipating this thing’s arrival. Maybe Guitar Hero/Rock Band fanatics with money and time… Read More

  • Jive Launches All-In-One Social Enterprise Software

    Jive Software has launched a comprehensive Social Business Software application suite, Jive SBS 3.0, which includes the company’s previous social computing applications, Clearspace and Clearspace Community. The Clearspace applications, whose names will cease to exist but functionalities will remain the same, will be integrated into one social enterprise platform. Modeled to offer… Read More

  • Android Dev Phone 1.1 released, fixing numerous issues

    If you’re an Android dev freak, it’s time to update that sucker “1.0” nonsense you’re rolling with. Girls flip when they see you rock the 1.1, I’m telling you. It’s got the voice search support, fixes a bunch of bugs, and now you can even see paid apps in the Marketplace! Player! That is off the hook for rook! Seriously though, it’s an… Read More

  • Samsung's latest touchscreen phones to hit Europe this Spring


    Is it coming to this? Are touchscreen phones going to be the new default, the way clamshells have been for years and candybars were before that? If the specs and pricing get much lower, it’ll be easier to get Grandma some low-end Touchmaster than a basic Moto flip phone. In any case, Samsung’s newest touchscreen offerings are pretty much what you’d expect. Read More

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