• Another Way To Follow The Campaign: Dipity's Election Center Timelines

    Want to follow every Tweet, blog post, YouTube video and Flickr photo put out by the Obama or McCain camps? Now you can follow the campaigns in a handy Dipity Election Center timeline. Using its latest Dipity 2.0 timeline mashup, the Election Center places each entry on a timeline that you can scroll through. Click on an entry, and a box opens to show you more detailed information. You… Read More

  • Internet radio on a stick from Aluratek

    Most of you who read this site are savvy enough to figure out internet radio for yourselves but for the other 90% of the world, here’s Aluratek’s USB Internet Radio Jukebox. It’s pretty much how it sounds. You plug the USB stick into your computer and, boom, instant internet radio with over 13,000 stations to choose from. Read More

  • Tweetdeck releases new version. Twitterholics rejoice.

    My new favourite Twitter desktop AIR application (a UK product), Tweetdeck, has released a new version and overall it’s a doozy. Lone developer Iain Dodsworth has made the interface is much cleaner, and has more useful icons. It has some UI tweaks like rolovers, a bunch of new URL shortening services so you can pick the one you like most. Thankfully, now the Tweet box background color… Read More

  • Smava proves Zopa's social lending model works in Germany too

    Smava, a “social lending” marketplace similar to Zopa in the UK, has closed a second financing round with VCs Earlybird and Hamburg-based Neuhaus Partners to the tune of 4 Million Euro. Earlybird was already a first round investor and Neuhaus Partners came in to the sceond round. Berlin-based Smava generates revenue by collecting a one-time one percent fee on funded loans from… Read More

  • Motorola Q11 coming in December, will be "affordable"

    Sans fanfare or any sort of press release, the Q11 has made a low-key debut on the Motorola site. As I said when live shots of the handset leaked a few weeks back, the Q11 doesn’t seem to be a step in the right direction on the visual front. Even in the promo shots, the D-pad and the beveled buttons which surround it look rather cheap. Fortunately, the price tag should fit the looks… Read More

  • Palin e-mail hacker indicted, faces up to 5 years in prison

    Hey script kiddies, next time you steal some unsuspecting person’s password, you’d better be prepared to do five years in prison. That’s what the kid who “hacked” Sarah Palin’s Yahoo e-mail account faces, now that he’s been indicted by a federal grand jury. The kid, now identified as David Kernell, a 20-year-old student at the University of Tennessee… Read More

  • Trutap signs content deals, positions towards the SocNet giants

    UK-based mobile startup Trutap launches its content platform ‘Hornet’ today with its first publishing partner, Goal.com. Hornet lets partners plug in text, images and advertising into their content for free and off-deck, as in off the decks of the mobile portals. Goal.com will deliver breaking English Premiership League stories Trutap around three times a day. By subscribing to… Read More

  • Who's Messing With Twitter Search?

    A tipster informed us this morning that Twitter’s search engine (formerly known as Summize before it was acquired this summer) has been showing tweets in its results that don’t actually exist on Twitter itself. These “phantom” tweets all contain the message “What a day :). Wed, 08 Oct 2008” plus a time in military format attached to the end. You can find… Read More

  • How TiVo saved last night

    In case you didn’t notice, two chumps dominated every damn TV station last night and almost ruined my evening. They were spouting off during my prime TV viewing time and I didn’t feel like listening to lies after lies. So, my wife watched 90210 off of the TiVo and I worked on a couple of CrunchGear reviews. But after she was done, she handed me the remote to find something else… Read More

  • Nugg.ad's behavioral targeting ad platform is in the right place, right time

    One of the more interesting German startups right now is nugg.ad AG, founded in 2006 by Frank Wagner, Stephan Noller and Klaus Kögler. It’s basically a provider of predictive behavioral targeting solutions for online advertising, which is totally a growth sector right now. It does this by predicting user behaviour but doesn’t use any user identifiable data. So it surfs the… Read More

  • Poptent Lets Brands Crowdsource Advertising On The Cheap

    Poptent, a startup that crowdsources advertising to the public, has just launched in public beta. The site allows advertisers and brands to post requests for an ad, which are then produced and submitted by the pool of small studios and videographers that make up the site’s members. Poptent is a sister site to XLNTads (also launching today), which focuses more on the brand marketers… Read More

  • Google demonstrates Maps on Android, shows off the compass

    Though we’ve seen the Google Maps for Android compass feature or time or two since Android was announced, all of the videos we’ve seen so far have been gleaned from a projected image during a presentation, or otherwise not meant for the viewers at home. Looking to remedy this, Google has published a blog post specifically focused on the Android Maps application, with an emphasis… Read More

  • Microsoft Office Labs Releases "Touchless" Multi-Touch Software As An Open-Source SDK

    No, Microsoft is not getting into the car-wash business. But it is releasing “Touchless,” multitouch software from Microsoft Office Labs that uses a regular Web camera and everyday objects as input. You can think of this as a low-end version of its Touchwall technology, which uses more precise lasers to detect movement and objects. The software developer kit is available now… Read More

  • New PS3 bundles to hit Japan

    Sony is going to release a couple of new PS3 80 GB bundles according to a report leaked through Famitsu. One of the new 80 GB models will be available for the same amount of cake as the current 40 GB offering and will include Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Spec III. Or, you could opt for two Dual Shock controllers and a copy of LittleBigPlanet for a few more yen. Currently, the info indicates… Read More

  • RIM releases developer tools and emulator for BlackBerry Storm

    So you’ve dipped your feet into iPhone and Android development, but aren’t really feeling either platform? Got an idea you think a carrier or two would pick up for the BlackBerry Application Center? Time to get crackin’. Now that the Storm is on its way to the starting block, RIM has released the development tools needed to get an application up and running on the handset. Read More

  • Best Buy Mobile handset roadmap discovered

    There are some sweet mobile phones coming out over the next few months and a BGR crony turned up release dates for Best Buy’s hotest upcoming phones. The info comes off of a PowerPoint slide and reveals quite a bit.   Coming October 26th: Sprint – Samsung M540 “Rant”, available in black, purple and red Sprint – HTC Touch Pro Verizon – Blitz AT&T… Read More

  • Mojo HD to be turned off forever

    Mojo, or previously known as InHD & InHD2, was one of the very first 100% high definition channels when launched back in 2003. Those were the days of a sparse HD channel lineup of Discovery HD Theater, ESPN HD, HDNet and InHD. Unfortunately, the pioneering station is going to be shut down, as its owner no longer feels it’s needed thanks to the more than a hundred national HD stations… Read More

  • Reframe It Retreads Web Annotation As A Browser Add-On

    The idea of annotating the Web has been around for a long time. It goes back to a failed Web 1.0 startup called Third Voice. Today there are a handful of Web startups (Diigo, Fleck, Stickis, ShiftSpace, TrailFire) that let you mark up any Web page by adding virtual sticky notes or comments in a sidebar. One of these, ActiveWeave, had to reboot as BlogRover and eventually sold itself to… Read More

  • Bob Dylan's ‘Theme Time Radio Hour’ starts today on XM, Sirius XM, whatever its name is today

    For the past three years, Bob Dylan has hosted the “Theme Time Radio Hour,”
    an hour-long radio show on XM that showcases music from all sorts of genres and artists. It’s very artsy, and it’s starts again today. Beginning at 10am ET on XM channel 40, Deep Tracks, “Theme Time Radio Hour” starts anew. Each show focuses on a theme, then explores music related… Read More

  • Disney unleashes the lawyers on Sleeping Beauty Blu-ray

    Nobody takes the fun out of life more than lawyers and Disney’s 57-page EULA on its Sleeping Beauty Blu-ray release. The agreement must be accepted before disc access is allowed and then there is another 63-page Privacy Policy agreement screen before access to BD Live material can be accessed. The whole ordeal is a tad annoying. It’s understandable that Disney wants to protect… Read More

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