• Zero Punctuation on FEAR 2

    Yahtzee makes his trademark withering remarks this week with his review of FEAR 2: Project Origin. I got to see the game at E3 last year and it looked solid, but not original. I happened to enjoy FEAR quite a lot and I’m sure I’ll enjoy its sequel, but it’s pretty much a popcorn game. Read More

  • Real-world mermaid created by WETA Workshop

    WETA Workshop, creators of almost everything seen in the Lord of the Rings films, have brought movie magic to real life with the creation of a prosthetic mermaid tail for a double amputee in Auckland, New Zealand. Nadya Vessey, who lost both her legs below the knee as a child, asked WETA for the tail two years ago. Recently her wish came true. Read More

  • Kindle 2: Disassemble? No disassemble!


    iFixIt has ripped apart their Kindle 2 and splayed its green innards for all to see. Anything amazing? Not much, but now we see the OEM – Lab126 – which is actually Amazon’s in-house design team. The Kindle was designed by Lab126, a secretive Amazon subsidiary based in Cupertino that designs consumer devices. Thus far, they have only released the Kindle 1 and 2. Read More

  • Because of piracy, Nintendo would like to speak to the following countries in the principal's office

    Hell hath no fury like Nintendo scorned. (Hey, this is free here, don’t complain.) And Nintendo is pretty damn scorned (?) at the following countries for letting piracy run amok: China, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Spain and Paraguay. According to Nintendo, these countries aren’t doing enough to stop the wanton piracy that’s going on there. Read More

  • Salesforce Hits $1 Billion Dollars In Annual Revenues

    Salesforce is now officially the first enterprise cloud computing company to hit $1 billion in annual revenues. The company announced its fourth quarter and year-end earnings. It’s quarterly revenues were up 34 percent to $290 million, bringing the total for the year to $1. 077 billion. Net income for the quarter was $13.7 million ($0.11 a share), and $43.4 million ($0.36 a share) for… Read More

  • Nokia thinking about dabbling in the laptop biz

    Earlier this morning on Finland’s YLE (think BBC, but Finnish), Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo was asked if the company had plans to expand into the laptop market. Sure enough, his response: “We are looking very actively also at this opportunity.” Yeah. Weird, right? Nokia, making laptops? It seemed strange to us at first, too. Then we thought about it a bit more – and… Read More

  • Salesforce Hits $1 Billion Dollars In Annual Revenues

    Salesforce is now officially the first enterprise cloud computing company to hit $1 billion in annual revenues. The company announced its fourth quarter and year-end earnings. It’s quarterly revenues were up 34 percent to $290 million, bringing the total for the year to $1. 077 billion. Net income for the quarter was $13.7 million ($0.11 a share), and $43.4 million ($0.36 a share) for… Read More

  • Guy builds life-size digital pinball machine

    Wow. While building a digital pinball machine out of a giant LCD and a second, slightly less-giant LCD might cost more than buying an actual machine, the ability to play multiple machines using the Future Pinball simulator effectively turns it into an almost endless supply of fun for any serious pinball fanatic. Read More

  • Kindle 2 going international

    If this job posting by lab126.com, Amazon’s secret hardware skunkworks, is any indication there will be an International version of the Kindle sooner than later. The candidate will be a senior and experienced software engineer or manager with a background in wireless. You will have worked on one or more baseband /radio solutions for wireless devices. You will have led or managed a SW… Read More

  • Will Sony consolidate its dSLR lineup, starting with the A200 & A300?

    While I’ve never seen a Sony dSLR “out in the field,” so to speak, I’ve been assured that the company knows its way around a single-lens reflex mechanism. To that end, there’s a rumor currently zipping about the Internet that pertains to two of the company’s dSLRs, the A200 and A300. It seems Sony is planning to consolidate the two models into one, and would… Read More

  • CrunchArcade Roundup

    Here’s what’s been happening in the gaming world the last two days. The first video autoplays, so you might want to pause it. Sorry. Read More

  • Biden Forgets Recovery.gov's "Website Number"

    This morning Vice President Biden went on the CBS early show to promote Recovery.gov, the website that will detail where all of the money in The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be going. Unfortunately, he forgot the actual address of the site during the interview, explaining that he was embarrassed that he didn’t have the “website number”. And thus, we have a… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Refurb Compaq notebook for $349, includes one year warranty

    Here’s one for the “Why would I buy a netbook instead of a notebook?” crowd. OfficeMax is selling the Compaq Presario CQ50-139NR 15.4-inch notebook for $349.99 after $100 instant savings – good until Saturday. It’s refurbished but you get a one-year warranty. Read More

  • Coupon Tweet Joins The Search For Deals On Twitter (Beta Invites)

    Every day we hear about new businesses being built around Twitter. Corporations such as Dell are discovering that it is an ideal way to distribute marketing information about deals and and services such as TwtQpn makes it easy for businesses to create Twitter coupons. But who wants to follow Dell? Maybe for a week or two while you are in the market for a new computer, but then you have… Read More

  • For your protection: Unmanned drones may soon be flying over the UK

    What a time to be alive in the UK! Manchester United come home from Meeelan with a 0-0 draw, Arsenal, um, win somehow, and there may soon be unmanned drones flying o’er the countryside! Truly the epitome of civilization! Read More

  • I've Seen The Future Of Mashups, And Its Name Is PizzaShare

    What could be yummier than a mashup using the Google Maps API to crowdsource and pinpoint the best pizza places in America? Thanks to PizzaShare, you’ll hopefully never have to wonder where to get them slices because you can just enter the city or zip code and go for the one that has the biggest circle. It’s as easy as pie (you knew that was coming, right?). Seriously though, there… Read More

  • PS3 price cut rumor #5,678,125,742

    Let’s be honest with each other, readers. The PS3 is expensive. Sure, it’s a Blu-ray player and there’s free online services, but it’s still expensive. It desperately needs a price drop to maintain its position in the market. But Euro Sony boss David Reeves said last month that we shouldn’t expect a price drop anytime soon. That didn’t stop Janco… Read More

  • Real worm breaks man's computer, sick of software worms getting all the glory

    A UK man named Mark Taylor had his Gateway laptop fried by an actual earthworm, which was believed to have crawled inside the machine’s air vent to escape the man’s cats. Taylor received an error message that his processor’s fan wasn’t working and, upon inspection by an IT professional, it was found that the five-inch worm had been “cooked” after wrapping… Read More

  • Pictures of you – Imagini secures $13.5 million for its visual profiling

    UK start-up Imagini has secured a significant $13.5 million in a second round of funding. The additional investment comes from Horizons Ventures, NorthZone Ventures and Atomico. The first round of $5m and came from NorthZone, Atomico, TAG, Brent Hoberman (co-founder of LastMinute.com) and Bill Draper. Imagini has an interesting technology called VisualDNA which effectively works out… Read More

  • Top 10 Most "Popular" U.S. mobile phones in Dec. 2008

    Disclaimer: The following information is based on “popularity,” as in not cold hard sales stats since that info is not made available by either mobile carriers or manufacturers (and therefore, the rankings below are subjective). The ranking information (below) is provided by AvianResearch L.L.C. and is culled from its Monthly Retail Store Survey where it surveys 100 service reps… Read More

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