• Yashica releases a USB film scanner for you analog holdouts

    If you’re still using film, you luddite, or just have an archive you want to convert to digital, Yashica’s got your back. Instead of using a big flatbed scanner you can get one of these smaller, portable units. Sporting 3600dpi, it’ll talk to most editing software without a problem. Read More

  • Japanese Lovebot traps intern in order to "hug her repeatedly"

    Get ready for a lot more stories like this, kids. Man, only in Japan would they build a robot designed to love. The experiment gone wrong took place in Kyoto, at a Toshiba robotic research facility. Why Toshiba is experimenting with hugbots is beyond me, but that’s not the issue here (never thought I’d say that). After the robot (Kenji) became very friendly indeed with a doll… Read More

  • Video Review: Acoustibuds Earphone Adapters

    Short Version: Promising to stay in better, sound better, and feel better than the earpieces on your standard inexpensive headphones, Acoustibuds do indeed work as advertised. Read More

  • NIN Live as seen by a Canon 5D Mark II

    Watch the video after the break if you have any doubt that the Canon 5D Mark II with its 1080p recording mode was a game changer. Astounding that it came off of a $2699 DSLR. If you like this one, hit up the Vimeo link for the full collection. Read More

  • The Future Of Innovation Could Reside in Collaboration

    Yesterday, I attended the Churchill Club‘s program addressing “The Innovation Economy: R&D and a Crisis.” The panelists included Josephine Chang, an IBM Fellow and Vice President of IBM Almaden Research Center; renowned innovation expert and former Cisco CTO Judy Estrin; Rick Rashid, a senior vice president of research at Microsoft; VC executive Sue Siegel, a partner at… Read More

  • FYI: It's free Unreal Tournament 3 Black weekend

    Attention! Those of you with a gaming-worthy Windows PC might want to know that this weekend is Free Unreal Tournament 3 Weekend. You can play Unreal Tournament 3 Black totally for free. And, if you’re keen to play the game beyond the free weekend, the game is only $11.99. That’s about the cost of a sandwich and drink in stupid New York. Read More

  • Video: "Eyeborg" project underway to implant eyesocket camera

    It seems like everybody’s trying to replace their eyes these days. However, it’s important to distinguish an in-eye camera from a vision substitution system. This Canadian filmmaker, along with this lady, are trying to make what amounts to an eye-mounted camera, while others (in the medical field) are trying to create an interface with the retina or the brain’s visual… Read More

  • Fujifilm F200EXR starts shipping this weekend

    Booyah! Amazon just updated their Fujiflim F200EXR page with an availability date. The most promising and probably the best point and shoot available will start shipping March 7th. We can’t wait to see what that EXR sensor can do. Read More

  • Leaked shots of new Instinct hit the webs

    What could this be? Spy shots of the new Instinct? It seems a brave forumgoer got his hands on Samsung’s latest and took a few snaps with his Blackberry. He says it’s smaller, more lightweight, and that the interface is the same. Well! How exciting! Read More

  • Well now, IKEA makes solar-powered lights

    What’s that dumb joke, something about “why do you park on a driveway and drive on a parkway”? That logic doesn’t really hold up when you’re looking at something like these solar-powered garden lights. They’re IKEA’s first such “solar” products, which means we’re in for a treat in the upcoming months as more and more goodies trickle out. Read More

  • Feeder's Digest

    Now that Facebook has jumped into the activity stream, how long will it be before major platform vendors do the same? Google seems strangely quiet except for a few retracted comments from Eric Schmidt about Twitter being a poor man’s email. Speaking of poor man’s email (aren’t we all these days) Microsoft has taken a huge chunk out of Notes engagements with its on-demand… Read More

  • Facebook Apps Can Now Use Chat To Go Viral

    Facebook has just announced that applications on Facebook Platform can now be able to take advantage of the site’s built-in chat functionality, which launched last spring. Developers will now be able to present users with a list of their Facebook Chat buddies, tailoring the list to best suit their application (for example, they can choose to only present friends that already have the… Read More

  • Urban Camouflage: for retail-based close combat

    “We shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be,
    we shall fight in the Best Buys,
    we shall fight in the Land’s Ends,
    we shall fight in the Abercrombies and in the Staples,
    we shall fight in the Costcos.”
    -Paraphrased from Winston Churchill Read More

  • Win a trip to the Star Trek movie premiere – plus, a contest

    Okay, so we’re not the ones giving away the trip. But we are giving away a sweet Star Trek bag that you can pack your stuff into, when you do win the trip those big corporations are offering. Read More

  • Reid Hoffman Tells Charlie Rose: "Every Individual Is Now An Entrepreneur."

    Reid Hoffman is an entrepreneur’s entrepreneur. He worked at Paypal, founded LinkedIn, and invested in dozens more. Last night, he appeared on Charlie Rose, where he talks about the rise of social networking in general, and LinkedIn’s success in particular (it is adding one million professionals every 17 days and is emerging as a “low cost provider of really good hiring… Read More

  • The DTV coupon program is back on track

    HUZZAH! Thanks to Obama and his buddies in Congress, consumers will soon be able to redeem a DTV coupon for $40 off of a DTV box. The Economic Stimulus packaged funded the program with $650 million which should make a help the millions waiting for these coupons. Read More

  • Nokia confirms that the 5800 XpressMusic is ready to return to the shelves

    Calling the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic’s North American launch a rough start would be a bit of an understatement. After inventory issues, faulty speakers, and reports of connectivity woes, it looks like the 5800 might be returning to the shelves soon. Nokia has issued a statement confirming that the lingering 3G issues were caused by improper firmware configuration, and have since been fixed. Read More

  • Looks like Daft Punk will compose the new Tron movie's soundtrack

    So apparently there’s going to be a sequel to Tron, and it’s going to be called TR2N. Good news, right? Sure, okay. But even better news—Daft Punk will compose the soundtrack. Read More

  • Quick Look at the Pacemaker DJ Device

    I apologize in advance for this video but I’m trying my hardest to make great mixes on my Pacemaker. Sadly, the fact that I’m old and live in my attic is causing a severe reaction to cool. The system is actually pretty cool. You start playing a song, beat match and cue up another one, rinse, repeat. It has a 120GB hard drive built in and the touchpad works quite smoothly. Once you… Read More

  • Microsoft launching "Sports Channel" for Media Center

    What’s up sports fans? We’ve got a big announcement from Microsoft today, just in time for the Men’s College Basketball Tournament. If you are using Windows Media Center, you’re gonna love the new “Sports Channel” that just launched today. Combining content from all the major players, like MSNBC.com, CBSSports.com, and Fox Sports, the Sport’s Channel… Read More

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