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Wondery wants to become Hollywood’s podcast dream factory

When Hernan Lopez, the former chief executive of Fox International, started the podcast network Wondery roughly two years ago with a seed investment from his former bosses at Fox Networks Group, podca

Google’s New Inactive Account Manager Gives You Control Over Your Digital Afterlife

What will happen to your Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google+ accounts after you die? That’s probably not something you really want to think about, but as more and more of our data now lives

Google Reader’s Death Is Proof That RSS Always Suffered From Lack Of Consumer Appeal

The idea of RSS was one that never quite gripped with normal Internet users. Sure, for us geeks who absolutely love consuming as much information as possible, RSS is a wonderland. When Google launched

Man dies playing Wii Fit

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/wii-fit-board2_1123147f.jpg">In another example of out-of-control electronic violence, another good man was been struck dead thanks to vi

What happens to your online presence when you die in real life?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/wowdeath.jpg" />So here's a weird question for y'all: what happens when you die? More specifically, what happens to the “online version

Bury me with my BlackBerry, please

“No, don’t recycle my BlackBerry — put it in my coffin with me.” Noelle Potvin, family service counselor for a funeral home and cemetery in Hollywood, California, is noticing a

Better a dead Symbian than an open one

Livin’ on the high end. TheRegister makes an interesting point: Symbian is dead. Once Nokia bought and decided to open-source it you can be certain that it will end up in low-end, developing mar

Video: How should Mario die?

Happy Monday, Readers! I hope the weekend treated you well with some hard earned rest and relaxation. I thought we’d start off with something easy to get you in the right state of mind for the d

Australia's 'green' graveyard uses GPS to find graves

Now the environmentally conscious can continue their quest to clean up this dump we call Earth by requesting to be buried near Lismore Memorial Park Cemetery in the Northern Rivers region of Australia

Professor: The iPhone will destroy the Internet!

I’m an expert when it comes to cellphones and wireless devices of all kinds. I write about them and the technologies they utilize every single day. That being said, I’m no professor. Jonat

Get the last laugh by insisting that your family send your ashes to the moon for $10,000

Funerals are expensive. To my family and friends; I’d rather my funeral have an open bar, a band, and a gigantic velvet painting of me than an open casket and a bunch of people crying. I’d

Today is Netscape Navigator's last day; Pour one out for our homie

[photopress:netscape_1 .jpg,full,center] It’s a sad day for the Internet, as today marks the final day of Netscape Navigator, the first mass market graphical Webrowser and the precursor to our f

Study: Cell phone radiation affects protein expression

Here it is, your daily dose of semi-rational fear. A bunch of females (two Jettas full) had a patch of skin exposed to an hour of 900MHz radiation from GSM phones. The researchers then checked out ski

DVI slowly going the way of the buffalo

Omigosh DVI, I can’t believe you’re leaving already. You JUST got here! Stick around for a bit, huh? I won’t miss your prohibitively expensive cables and the constant fear of pending

Pleo dies

Ugobe, into your hands I commend my spirit. It is finished. This big nasty men at DVICE posted a video of them abusing and eventually killing their Pleo dinosaur. The video is horrible. They choke the

Update: Cellphones won't explode burning you and your family alive

Remember yesterday we brought you news of a Korean man who owned an LG cellphone that exploded and killed him? Ok, it wasn’t the phone, it was something else. We’re still not sure what, bu

Another Taser death: Addled Polish immigrant killed by airport officials

What do you get when you mix bored police with frantic immigrants and a raucous, confusing immigrations hall? A dead Pole whose mother was waiting for him at the arrivals terminal. Dazed and confused

'iPod Death Clock' predicts bucket-kicking dates

According to iMechanic.com, the iPod touch I purchased a month ago has just under 800 days left until it leaves this world behind, touching the lives of so many people during its short stay here. Ha!

All The Super Mario 64 Death You Can Handle

Die pasta boy The original Mario games were fun, but when Mario died, it was a static event. He always just jumped up in the air with a forlorn face and was whisked away off screen. When Super Mario 6

A Sad, Sad Day In Science

I awoke this morning refreshed, ready to work and take on the day. As I sat down and browsed the news, my heart began to sink. I discovered that Mr. Wizard had died. Yes, my beloved Mr. Wizard, whose
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