• Still Searching For A Video Business Model, Google Introduces The YouTubevertorial

    It wasn’t so long ago that we wondered if YouTube would ever start to flex its marketing muscles. Now it is trying to squeeze more money out of the ads on its homepage and just today it introduced the YouTubevertorial. Starting with music and videogame partners, YouTube will begin inserting click-to-buy links below select videos. Right now, these affiliate links connect to iTunes… Read More

  • Can Facebook Help Keep Live Search Afloat?

    Facebook’s integration of Microsoft’s Live Search raises two main questions: first, how does Facebook stand to benefit? And second, how does Microsoft? To answer these questions, we must recognize that each company faces its own type of problem and, therefore, stands to benefit uniquely. Facebook and social networks in general still struggle to prove that they can monetize their… Read More

  • Replacement Apple iPhone 3G power adapter now shipping

    Reports are filtering in that iPhone 3G owners are receiving their replacement USB power adapters before the Apple-announced shipping date of October 10, 2008. The updated adapter look the same expect sport a green circle on the metal prongs side to differentiate from the recalled versions. Hopefully, this version’s metal prongs will not break off in outlets, causing obvious safety… Read More

  • Humor: Which One Is The Drug Dealer?

    Docstoc founder Jason Nazar sends in a humorous screen capture from Digg. Refresh this story titled “Living With A Drug Dealer As A College Roommate” enough times and you’ll see a house advertisement for upcoming Digg meetups. That ad, matched with the story, begs the question, which one is the drug dealer? Read More

  • Lexar unveils DDR3 memory with, get this, LEDs!

    Computer components bedazzled with LEDs seem to indicate speed in the same way that stickers on the back of rice-burners do. So with that fact in mind, the Lexar Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR3 memories with LEDs highlighting the memories activities must be super fast. I kid, I kid as the PC3-10600 DDR3-1333MHz memory shouldn’t be sluggish by any means. The modules will be available in… Read More

  • Cute tilt-shift time-lapse video

    Beached from Keith Loutit on Vimeo. This cute video by Keith Loutit shows tilt-shifted beach scenes that make everyone look like mini-mes on a mission. The technique, which uses reduced depth of field tricks to make things look… Read More

  • Microsoft Surface SDK to be released at PDC

    Excellent. Microsoft will be doing the unveiling at the Professional Developer Conference at the end of the month, so it should get some good exposure. I got to watch a developer put together an app at Surface HQ a few months ago, and he convinced me that the library and SDK are such that fun and interesting apps can be made relatively easily, and taking advantage of the Surface’s… Read More

  • Quick Look: Samsung's Innov8 i8510 16GB cameraphone

    [blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/AdHnaAA%5D This thing runs Symbian, is unlocked, and has an 8-megapixel camera. Hokey smokes! Expect a full review next week as I put this thing through its paces. Read More

  • Contest: Scene It? Box Office Smash for Xbox 360 gets dated, NXE coming soon there after?

    Announced at E3 and coming to the Xbox 360 on October 28 in North America is Scene It? Box Office Smash. “Scene It? Box Office Smash” also is Xbox 360’s first game to debut with the New Xbox Experience’s player Avatars. Players can literally put themselves into the game through personalized characters that respond to your play and interact with each other throughout… Read More

  • LeapFrog's Crammer: Flashcards be damned

    This $59.99 gadget holds quizzes for kids. You can study vocabulary, math, science, and just about anything else simply by picking questions from LeapFrog’s online system or typing in questions and answers yourself. And, unlike a set of flash cards, no one will pants you for staring at the Crammer. They’ll just think you’re using a cellphone. Interestingly, you can even… Read More

  • Nerdcore: Street-Fighting Mathematics at MIT

    Are you ready to ruuuuummmmmble? MIT is offering a course in “Street-Fighting Mathematics” and the course materials are all online, ready for you to rock out in some TapouT and throw down some dimensional analysis in this bitch. This course teaches the art of guessing results and solving problems without doing a proof or an exact calculation. Techniques include extreme-cases… Read More

  • Silverstone's "Raven" mouse: freaky, possibly nice

    As we saw in the last barrage of mouse reviews, there’s a lot that goes into making a good pointing device. While seasoned mousemakers like Razer won out at the end of the day, NZXT showed it can make a nice device even though they are more in the hard hardware business. Well, looks like Silverstone is making a similar bid for expansion. They’re known for their power supplies… Read More

  • Nintendo Points will not be transferrable from Wii to DSi, vice versa

    When the DSi was launched last week, Nintendo rebranded Wii points to Nintendo points to try and give a sense of synergy between the two systems. Sounds good in theory, but you may or may not have noticed that Nintendo will not allow you to transfer points between the two systems. It wasn’t something I thought about until I just came across it and thought I’d share. But it… Read More

  • HandshoeMouse purports to reduce RSI

    Repetitive Stress Injury, commonly called “Blogger’s Wrist” by bloggers, is a serious danger to people who make their living by sitting in front of a computer all day. Obesity is a big one too, but mainly affects editors. I’ve searched for mice my whole life that reduce wear and tear on my poor tendons and ligaments, but although I’ve found some really nice ones… Read More

  • Review: Kodak Z1012 IS digital point-and-shoot

    http://www.viddler.com/player/f852d79a/ The Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS is a 10.1 megapixel camera with 12x optical zoom and image stabilization.  It also records video at 1280×720. The Good
    This camera is really, really light.  It’s surprisingly light.  You could easily forget that this thing was in your pocket.  It’s got a fast start up time, which means you’re… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 will be able to unlock the new SAAB

    Embracing a concept found in just about every spy movie ever made, Sony Ericsson and SAAB have announced that the Xperia X1 will be able to communicate with the SAAB 9-X Air concept car, controlling some of the basic functionality (Read: No, you can’t drive with it.) Directly from the handset’s panel system, 9X-AIR/X1 owners will be able to: Lock/Unlock the doors Control… Read More

  • Exclusive: First look at IPEVO's Wi-Fi Skype handset and other goodies

    IPEVO has lots of experience at making hardware for Skype and they’ve been there from the start. Over the years they’ve slowly branched out into other venues to satisfy the masses with POV web cams (review above), VoIP handsets and products specific to the Mac (Not yet announced, but available in Apple stores, pictured below), which have also been well received and readily available. Read More

  • The future is finally here, Nikon intros the Media Port PMP headsets

    Nikon, yes, Nikon, is pushing the dream of living like the Jetsons one step closer with the Media Port UP300x and UP300 PMP headsets. The two models sport a .44-inch 640×480 screen that appears to the equivalent of a 50-inch screen when folded down in place, which displays everything from video files, to music details and even a web browser thanks to the built-in WiFi connection. Users… Read More

  • Verizon BlackBerry Storm commercial hits the airwaves

    Anybody who is considered the “geek” amongst their less tech-minded peers best look out. The BlackBerry Storm has made its way to the moving picture box, and they decided to go all Coen Brothers with the ending. For the next week or two, you get to deal with a constant stream of “Hey! Hey! You like computers! What’s on the other side of the Storm?!” from anyone… Read More

  • ArduinoBoy: A MIDI system in a Game Boy

    Arduinoboy mGB from trash80 on Vimeo. This haxor installed an Arduino Mini into a Game Boy case and then used a MIDI keyboard to play through the internal speaker. It basically turns the Game Boy into a synthesizer. The code is open so you… Read More

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