• Brando’s ‘USB Buffalo Speaker’ tells tale of a marketing meeting gone awry

    Please observe this USB speaker from Brando. It’s called the “USB Buffalo Speaker” yet it looks like a bull yet it’s described as a “cute cow design” on the product page. It’s a blunder of epic proportions, to be sure, and could mean complete and “udder” devastation for Brando. So where did the train go off the tracks? Read More

  • Yahoo’s Inquisitor Makes Search Shine On The iPhone

    Last May, Yahoo acquired a startup called Inquisitor which offers a search plug-in for all the major browsers. Today, Inquisitor is available as an iPhone app and it shows how certain features, such as Yahoo’s Search Assist, really shine on a mobile device where you want to keep your typing to a minimum. When you start typing a search in Inquisitor, a list of suggested keywords… Read More

  • Yahoo's Inquisitor Makes Search Shine On The iPhone

    Last May, Yahoo acquired a startup called Inquisitor which offers a search plug-in for all the major browsers. Today, Inquisitor is available as an iPhone app and it shows how certain features, such as Yahoo’s Search Assist, really shine on a mobile device where you want to keep your typing to a minimum. When you start typing a search in Inquisitor, a list of suggested keywords… Read More

  • The other football: Fox Soccer Channel starts text message alert service

    Starting tomorrow, Fox Soccer Channel boldly enters the year 2004, figuring out this whole “text message thing.” The channel, of which I’m a huge fan, will start a text message service that will remind fans of upcoming matches, team news, etc. It’s your standard sports news service, but one tailored to FSC’s niche. Imagine things like “Don’t miss Inter v. Read More

  • Palm Pre delayed?

    [blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/AeWyJgA%5D Some guy over at some blog is spouting off about the Pre being officially delayed. He says a Palm design employee tipped him off “that the Pre is officially delayed.” Palm went on the defensive this morning on Twitter and said it was still on track for first half of 2009. Yeah, because the Pre was dated in the first place, right? Tinycomb… Read More

  • First images of the BlackBerry 9630 aka Niagara emerge

    Well, there it is, kids. The image is real small so, we’re not able to dissect it, but there she be in between a Bold and 8900. Get excited Verizon subscribers. You won’t have to deal with that craptacular Storm much longer. via CrackBerry Read More

  • Blackberry App World minimum paid price set at $2.99

    RIM took the wraps off of App World yesterday and now we are getting the first taste of what’s to come. It seems that the minimum paid tier (apps can be free, btw) for an app is $2.99, which is catching some of us off guard as Apple’s App Store has been widely successfully with $.99 and $1.99 apps. That extra dollar might make people stop and think about purchasing the app rather… Read More

  • Joost Continues Fight For Relevancy, Teams Up With Social Network Netlog

    Don’t count out Joost just yet. We recently wrote it still has a heartbeat despite the fact they made the wrong bet years ago by underestimating the power of the web for watching videos. They finally switched to Flash late last year, giving up on P2P, and introduced some social networking features around the video viewing experience to battle established players like Hulu, TV.com and… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: The Trouble with Kindles Edition

    Kindle for iPhone walkthrough
    Free stuff Wednesday: Funkeys Computer Speakers
    Slimstick: Seiko’s walking aid gadget gets an update Read More

  • Zoho Writer Gets A Makeover And Some New Features

    Zoho, makers of an awesome web-based software suite comprised of document, project and invoicing management tools, has given its online word processing tool Writer a fresh look along with a couple of new features worth checking out. The Chennai, India-based startup says Zoho Writer 2.0 comes with hundreds of improvements, for the most part on the user interface. But the makeover isn’t… Read More

  • It's Time To Start Thinking Of Twitter As A Search Engine

    At a dinner tonight with a friend the conversation turned to Twitter. He just didn’t get it, and he’s certainly not the first person to tell me that. Specifically, my friend didn’t understand the massive valuation ($250 million or more) that Twitter won in its recent funding. I told him why I thought it was more than justified: Twitter is, more than anything, a search… Read More

  • OneRiot Keeps The Pulse On Web Searches

    OneRiot, a social search engine that launched late last year, doesn’t want to replace Google search mechanism, it just wants to offer web users another option. OneRiot produces search results based on what the greater public is viewing pertaining to a particular subject. This non-traditional search engine adds a social lens to the search experience, measuring what people are talking… Read More

  • Global Warming May Get Its Very Own Top Level Domain

    I’m deadpooling this .ECO top level domain right now. Not because it’s global warming/eco related, there’s plenty of money being thrown around to support just about every crazy green idea out there. I just don’t think the world needs another top level domain, and certainly not one that is designed for “individuals to express their support for environmental causes… Read More

  • Wii MotionPlus coming out mid-June?

    According to a kind of shaky trail of evidence, it looks like Wii’s much-awaited MotionPlus accessory will be coming out ahead of Grand Slam Tennis, which itself is slated for June 18th. Now, keep in mind that no one has actually said this. But like so many things, that doesn’t not mean it’s not not true. Read More

  • Y Combinator's Airbed And Breakfast Casts A Wider Net For Housing Rentals As AirBnB

    AirBed and Breakfast, an online portal for renting space on a stranger’s airbed or couch, has re-launched its website to AirBnB, an eBay-like marketplace for all accommodations. Now a Y-Combinator start-up (the startup is currently in the winter session of the incubator), AirBnB, which launched as AirBed and Breakfast last August, found that users wanted to use the site for more than… Read More

  • Neckwarmer modded with lights+LilyPad Arduino

    Since neckwarmers just can’t be neckwarmers, this guy put together a LilyPad Arduino neckwarmer. A simple neckwarmer was modified with lights, a LilyPad Arduino, and a light sensor to make the lights blink when it’s dark. Read More

  • Y Combinator's Divvyshot Launches Dead Simple Group Photo Sharing

    Divvyshot, a new Y Combinator company that makes sharing photos between groups very easy, has just launched in private alpha. The site allows groups of users to share full-resolution photos collaboratively both through online galleries and using native clients that will launch in the next few weeks. There are currently 700 invites available, which you can grab here. Divvyshot albums can… Read More

  • Doom + Diablo = kiss the next 10 minutes goodbye


    This little fanmade “Doomablo” game hasn’t been updated in a long time, and it’s pretty much just a tech demo, but who cares? It’s totally awesome for the few minutes it’ll take you to beat the three levels that are included. I doubt that there will ever be more, but let us have a moment of silence in honor of what might have been. Read More

  • 280 North's Atlas bridges the gap between Web Apps and native iPhone applications

    Back when the iPhone first launched and the App Store was still a twinkle in Apple’s eye, the only way to get your goods onto the platform was to develop them as an iPhone-optimized web page – otherwise known as an iPhone Web App. Unable to make use of much of iPhone’s functionality (like the GPS, camera, etc.), Web Apps were quickly considered the inferior option when… Read More

  • CrunchArcade roundup

    Here’s what went down today in the world of gaming. Read More

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