• Ballmer worried about consumer spending: Do your jobs, people!

    Microsoft CEO Steve “Sweat” Ballmer said that the financial crisis will “sap consumer and business spending,” leading to a downturn in Microsoft’s revenue. He explained that no company will be immune to the crisis although analysts predict an 8 percent rise in revenue this quarter. Get the Microsoft Stock Quote widget and many other great free widgets at… Read More

  • Mortal Kombat: Kollection ships: Three games for $30

    So, who still likes Mortal Kombat? Bless your heart, then, for a new three-game collection has shipped to stores nationwide. It’s called Mortal Kombat: Kollection, and it includes 2004’s Mortal Kombat: Deception, 2005’s Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks and 2006’s Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. It’s for the PS2, as you can plainly see right there. In truth, none of these… Read More

  • Nintendo to reveal new old game: Contra? Kid Icarus? Blaster Master? Please tell me it's Blaster Master

    Hot on the heels of all those DS rumors, Nintendo has scheduled a press release this week to unveil a new Wii game that hopefully is a new Blaster Master (not likely but please, lord): “We can announce today that Nintendo will reveal a new game for the Wii during this event which is actually an old franchise that everyone is waiting for.” What could it be? Not Zelda, not Mario… Read More

  • Canon, Nikon and Olympus all send out updated DSLR firmwares

    Firmware updates for all! The Canon 50D is receiving an update for WFT-E3/E3a wireless transmitter compatibility while the Nikon D80 and D200’s update solves the dead battery syndrome. Finally, the Olympus E-520 update brightens up the AF target points in the viewfinder. Nothing major, but still worth while if you happen to own one of these cameras. via dpreivew Read More

  • Google Stock Falls $200 As Market Closes

    Apparently more than a few traders had heart palpitations today. As the market closed, Google’s share price appeared to fall apart, falling to $200 from an opening price of $396. At least that’s what the Nasdaq ticker showed. That was $62 billion in market cap that was zapped away in the last four minutes before the fiscal quarter ended and the markets closed, and it was… Read More

  • LateCrunch – the official Web 2.0 Expo Europe after-party in Berlin, by TechCrunch UK

    TechCrunch UK is throwing a networking party for European startups called “LateCrunch”, in conjunction with Web 2 Expo Berlin (21-23 October). The event will be on Thursday 23rd October, the last night of the Expo, and it’s going to be the official “after-party” for Web 2 Expo. It will start at 10pm and go until 5am. We want this to be a cool, fun event for people… Read More

  • YouTube Hot Spots Shows Publishers When Their Viewers Jump Ship

    YouTube has launched a new feature as part of its Insight tool for content creators that allows members to visually examine exactly where in their videos their viewers gain and lose interest. The new feature, called Hot Spots, displays the dropoff data in a dynamic graph that can be viewed alongside the original video. To determine which points in a video are “hot”, Hot Spots… Read More

  • RealNetworks goes to court to clear RealDVD's good name (before Hollywood destroys it)

    Today should be a happy day for Real, having just released RealDVD, the DVD-copying-for-the-masses Windows app. But now there’s lawsuits involved, and lawsuits make Baby Deity unhappy. RealNetworks has gone to court to get a judge to declare RealDVD A-OK. This comes after some saber-rattling by several Hollywood studios, several of which threatened RealNetworks over the sale of RealDVD. Read More

  • Adobe working on Flash for iPhone, but the ball is in Apple's court

    After a nearly endless stream of hearsay and rumors on the matter, Adobe has now gone on the record about Flash on the iPhone. During a presentation at the Flash on the Beach expo today in the UK, Adobe’s Senior Director of Engineering Paul Betlem mentioned that the Flash development team was actively working on a release for the iPhone, but due to the closed nature of the handset, the… Read More

  • Garmin drops new VHF marine radios

    You might want to consider adding these VHF radios to your economic apocalypse gear and as your going to need to communicate with your fishing buddies as you’re fleeing the Wall Street zombies. The two new models, the VHF 100 and VHF 200, both sport the classic Smokey the Bandit radio look, but are equipped with the latest radio tech. The entry level 100 model transmits via 25 watts… Read More

  • Flash Seems To Be Coming To The iPhone. But Is That A Good Thing?

    When the iPhone was first released, there was an abundance of speculation over whether the phone’s lack of Flash support would cripple its browser and give us something less than “the real web” that Apple had promised. At the time, Steve Jobs explained that the full version of Flash wouldn’t run well on the iPhone (the iPhone runs on an ARM11 chip, which doesn’t… Read More

  • SteelSeries reddens its headphone lineup

    Although one of the things that attracts me about SteelSeries is its understated design aesthetic, this new cherry-red version of their Siberia headset is actually quite fetching. Anything but black, please. If you’re looking for a new pair of cans, look for some in the upcoming flurry of reviews (including some SteelSeries stuff), but I can tell you right now that the Siberias are a… Read More

  • BabySpotLatino.com: "Latino Babies and Social Networking Unaffected by Financial Markets"

    With one of the most fascinating PR headlines I’ve seen this year we find ourselves smack in the middle of the perfect Web 2.0 storm: Latinos, babies, and social networks. Introducing Babyspot Latino, a social network for parents of Latino babies or babies of Latino parents. Add in the words “Twitter” and “API” and you’ve got a grand slam. Don’t get… Read More

  • Poll: If Apple's next big thing turns out to be a DVR, will you buy it?

    There is murmuring around the Internet watercoolers that Apple’s next product announcement isn’t a new MacBook Pro, but rather some sort of DVR/Apple TV thingie. Supposedly, this product is going to have all the classic DVR ingredients with some iChat video conferencing thrown in probably powered by Apple’s DVR interface patents. The question isn’t what the next… Read More

  • Now You Can Buy Computers Pre-Loaded With Movies

    In a move that could start a new wave in PC sales, Dell and Paramount Pictures today announced that they have signed a joint venture that will see “Iron Man” come pre-loaded on Dell computers for anyone who wishes to order the unit. So far, the details of the deal are a bit disappointing. Paramount is the only studio that has signed on and “Iron Man” is the only film… Read More

  • Apple in legal hot water in Norway because of iTunes DRM

    Apple is facing quite the legal challenge in Norway because you can’t play DRM’d, iTunes-purchased songs on devices other than the iPod. The law in Norway is such that, here, consumers have the right to play music on any device of their choosing. Since Apple’s DRM prevents this from happening, it’s being dragged into court. It has until November 3 to respond to the… Read More

  • 10 gadgets to help you survive the coming economic apocalypse

    With the $700 billion bail out on hold and banks dropping like flies, it seems this economic apocalypse will come in – and out – with a bang and not a depression. To that end we’ve decided to scour our mind-holes for gear that will help you survive the coming economic catastrophe. While we can’t promise that there will be zombies during this international economic… Read More

  • RealDVD now available for download: Dead simple DVD copying, but with odd DRM

    Those of you in the market to buy bridges for a $1, you should probably know that Real’s RealDVD is now available for download. A quick primer on what RealDVD actually does: the $30 Windows-only program essentially makes a 1:1 copy of a DVD, with the resultant file playable only within RealDVD. (You can’t play the file in VLC, nor can you burn the file and have it play on a… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Proporta is on the Facebook and is giving you 10% off!

    Proporta, maker of iPod and other cases, is offering a discount to their favoritest Facebook friends on the Facebook. Do you have a profile? Then add Proporta and get 10% and keep up to date on the latest Alu-Crystal cases for the Nokia N95. I mean you don’t have to do it since I posted the screenshot above but these guys are actually nice and I’d recommend popping over to see… Read More

  • CEATEC 2008: Sony presents razor-thin OLED display

    Sony caused a worlwide sensation at last year’s CEATEC by introducing the XEL-1 during the event, its mini OLED TV, which boasts a thickness of just 3 mm (1.4 mm at its thinnest part). This year, the general public gets to see a OLED display that is just 0.3 mm at its thinnest part (otherwise, the 11-inch screen is technically identical to the XEL-1). In the US, Sony showcased the… Read More

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