Monthly Archives: November 2010

RingRevenue Dials Up $4 Million For Call Performance Marketing Platform

RingRevenue, which offers a call performance platform that allows companies to complement their marketing efforts with phone-based campaigns, has raised $4 million more in a round led by led by GRP Partners and Rincon Venture Partners, bringing its total financing … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: Jailhouse Edition

Review: Dropcam Echo Root Access Found For Windows Phone 7, Jailbreak Not Far Off Robo-Deer Draws Fire From Poachers Limili Identifies That Song That?s Playing, Adds It To Your Grooveshark Collection Killing Time: How Many Of These 25 Bad Tech … Continue reading

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Fonera SIMPL router now on sale for $49, moving quickly to telcos

Still holding tight to the “Sharing is Caring!” mantra? Not afraid in the least of handing out a few kilobytes to lost tourists down below? If so, you’re a prime candidate to own a Fon router; for those unaware, Fon’s … Continue reading

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Nook Color finds its roots? Angry Birds say yes

We already knew the Nook Color was capable of something a bit more than its initial offering, having seen Angry Birds run fairly smoothly on a dev unit. In fact, it’s exactly what we want in between chapters of Animal … Continue reading

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IMDb for Windows Phone 7 reviewed, very yellow indeed (video)

As one of the highest-rated and most-downloaded WP7 apps, IMDb might just be the most popular yellow app in the world. It’s a nice yellow, though, a golden, orangey tone. Anyway, I digress: IMDb for Windows Phone 7 is excellent. … Continue reading

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Richard Branson’s ‘Project’ iPad magazine now hitting European iTunes stores

He just had to beat Rupert Murdoch, didn’t he? Project, Richard Branson’s iPad magazine, is now available in the iTunes store — at least in Italy and the United Kingdom, since it’s past midnight there. App is free, cost per … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: Fortress Edition

The Future Of Paywalls: Microtransactions, Buy-Ins, And Content Wars GameStop: We?re Seeing Wii-like Levels Of Demand For Kinect What Actually Goes On In Your Microwave? Find Out In This Insane Video This Is Something You Put On Your iPhone Watch … Continue reading

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TRON: Legacy Reader Meetups in SF, NYC and Everywhere Else! [Meetup]

Lifehacker, io9 and Gizmodo want to watch TRON: Legacy with readers in San Francisco, New York and everywhere else. Cosplay if you can. There may be a beer in it for you afterwards. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/I1wzTjTj7DQ/tron-legacy-reader-meetups-in-sf-and-nyc Idt Ibasis Hypercom Hewlett … Continue reading

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Sprint and Clearwire deliver WiMAX to Los Angeles, Ohio, Miami and Washington DC, promise SF on December 28th

Seems like Sprint wants to get every last lick of 4G coverage in before Verizon flips the switch on LTE — today, its joint venture with Clearwire is launching WiMAX in the City of Angels a day ahead of schedule. … Continue reading

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How To Keep Track of All Your Black Friday and Cyber Monday Packages [Toys]

Along with the holidays come the familiar headaches of e-commerce. Buying things. Receiving things. Forgetting about things ordered, searching frantically for confirmation numbers, and breathing sighs of relief when their statuses are confirmed. Stop that! There’s a better way. More » … Continue reading

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New European Startup Programme Resembles Y-Combinator Model

So we have Seedcamp, Startup Bootcamp, The Founder Institute, Launch48, Hackfwd and various other startup programme across Europe. And we can now add another to that list: Springboard. But this is not the Springboard we wrote about last year. Then, … Continue reading

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Publisher: Apple Banned My Android Mag App

Apple banned an iPhone magazine app because it contained content related to using Android phones, according to the app’s creator. Apple refused to approve the magazine Android Magasinet, a publication about Google’s Android OS, according to Brian Dixen, managing editor … Continue reading

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Dislike [Shoes]

Luckily for humanity, these “social network sneakers” are concepts. For now. I fear there’s no fail whale in existence that will be big enough to stop the slobbering social media masses from demanding these be created via a “Like” page. … Continue reading

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Drug King’s Luxury Triplex Hidden In the Slums [Video]

Complexo do Alemão—one of the most dangerous and poorest slums in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A 731-acre sea of crumbling shacks in which pariahs survive and criminals thrive. That’s where drug king Pezão had his secret luxury mansion. More » Source: … Continue reading

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Xbox 360 May Get Cable-Like Online Subscription Service [Microsoft]

Microsoft’s no stranger to working with TV networks, but according to Reuters they’re working on a cable-like online subscription service for the Xbox 360. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/mLalf393W0Q/microsoft-eyes-up-online-tv-service-using-xbox-360-as-media-hub Oracle Openwave Systems On Semiconductor Nvidia

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Daily Crunch: Tool Edition

Tool/Belt: For When You Positively Have To Have To Turn a Hex Bolt Right Now The Boxee Box: Sizing Up The Competition Will Apple Kill The MP3 Tomorrow? Marshall Releases Major and Minor Headphones Review: Guitar World Lick Of The … Continue reading

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TSX-140 Desktop Audio System Gently Awakens Owner with Their iPod Tunes [Alarms]

Yamaha’s new TSX-140 desktop audio player has a simple, soothing schtick: If you use it as a musical alarm, it will gradually awaken you with a host of audio options. Let’s explore! More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/-YBqyMhDSUA/tsx+140-desktop-audio-system-gently-awakens-owner-with-their-ipod-tunes Liberty Global Lm Ericsson Logitech … Continue reading

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Thirty Hand-Machined RED EPIC Cameras Will Film The Hobbit in 3D [Red Epic]

Peter Jackson, who’s made a few movies, is preparing to shoot another one called The Hobbit. That’s interesting news! What’s also interesting is how he will film it: Thirty uber-expensive RED EPIC cameras. It’s good to be the king. More » … Continue reading

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Hands-on video review of Office for Windows Phone 7

If you weren’t aware, it’s impossible to take screenshots with Windows Phone 7. Perhaps once it’s rooted we’ll be able to — but until then, screenshotting apps for reviews is laborious — you have to take a photo of the … Continue reading

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Keepin’ it real fake: ‘MacBook Pro’ runs ‘OS X,’ dodges questions on ‘legitimacy’

Oh, sure — we’ve seen a litany of knockoff MacBook Pro units, but how’s about one that actually ships with OS X? As the level of nerve skyrockets towards infinity, an unnamed manufacturer in an unnamed section of China seems … Continue reading

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Hasselblad H4D-40 Stainless Steel medium format camera: limited to 100 units, priced at ?13,990

Wondering just how large a premium that Ferrari badge was adding to Hasselblad’s Ferrari-branded H4D? Oh, around €7,500 (if not more). Hot on the heels of the aforesaid announcement, Hasselblad has just revealed yet another variant of the famed H4D-40, … Continue reading

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The Deparment of Homeland Security Is Cracking Down On BitTorrent Sites [Seize]

The Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is seizing domains of BitTorrent sites and sites associated with counterfeit goods. They’re taking over sites without any prior complaints or notifications from the court. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/l7MsXzFPEy0/homeland-security-cracking-down-on-bittorrent-sites Micron Technology … Continue reading

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Australian Senate passes bill to split Telstra in two, pushes National Broadband Network closer to reality

The future of Australian’s Labor Party-backed National Broadband Network is looking much brighter today. The Senate voted in favor of an A$11 billion bill for Telstra’s copper network that also has the Telecom company (and former government-owned entity) splitting into … Continue reading

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Australian Senate passes bill to split Telstra in two, pushes National Broadband Network closer to reality

The future of Australian’s Labor Party-backed National Broadband Network is looking much brighter today. The Senate voted in favor of an A$11 billion bill for Telstra’s copper network that also has the Telecom company (and former government-owned entity) splitting into … Continue reading

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Nao developer program kicks off: $4,800, robot included

We’ve been following Aldebaran Robotics’ Nao humanoid robot literally since it took its first steps, and it looks like interested developers will finally be able to get their hands on a bot of their own quite soon. To do so, … Continue reading

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Netflix executive reveals the method behind its multiple PS3 UI madness

Netflix doesn’t make a move without testing things out first, which is evidenced by the many variations seen in its recently unveiled Watch Instantly interface for the PlayStation 3, pricing and even website redesigns. Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt opened … Continue reading

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Sites With Government Seized Domains Are Moving On, On Twitter

Last week while everyone was waiting for the COICA bill to move through Congress, the US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency one upped the Attorney General and seized domain names from a group of over 70 copyright infringing websites. A … Continue reading

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It must be aluminum iPhone case day!

Because here’s another one! I just posted about the Kinetic Case and not an hour later, I receive news about the Fusionwerkz RAW case. The RAW case is also made of CNC’d aluminum and is available in several anodized colors … Continue reading

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A Bike Lock That Can Climb Up A Lamp Post [Video]

Let’s face it, no matter how strong, tough and complicated your lock is, motivated bike burglars will find a way to steal your bike. But what if your bike lock can climb up a post and raise it off the … Continue reading

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AirVideoEnabler hack brings AirPlay video to the rest of your apps

Apple’s new AirPlay video streaming functionality is great… unless you want to use it in a non-Apple app. For whatever reason, Apple is restricting AirPlay video to just its first party apps right now, and not even all of those … Continue reading

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Hylas 1 satellite blasting off today, will rain down broadband from above

Europe’s about to catapult a new satellite up into orbit today, this one with the stated goal of providing broadband internet access to people in the areas hardest to reach by terrestrial connectivity means. UK startup Avanti Communications is the … Continue reading

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BendDesk: the curved multitouch workspace of the future (video)

The Media Computing Group — otherwise known as the dudes and dudettes responsible for making multitouch hip again — is back, and some might say better than ever. The BendDesk is an outlandish new concept workspace for the future, relying … Continue reading

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PhotoFast’s AP1000 takes AirPlay support to your car

3.5mm auxiliary inputs and stereo Bluetooth used to be good enough — but that was before Apple announced AirPlay a few months ago. Now, everything else sounds like someone is stabbing you in the ears; the world looks black and … Continue reading

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Facebook Messages: combine all of your inboxes and IM clients into one, unlimited storage service

It’s more like instant messaging than email — more like a conversation than a threaded email conversation. Yes, every communication that goes through the Facebook messaging platform will create a conversation history. Much like Google Wave, actually. The idea is … Continue reading

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Masterful Gifts for the 21st Century Artist [Giftguide2010]

It’s a renaissance out there and 21st century artists have better be prepared. Whether your loved ones are aspiring creative professionals or just wanting to take the baby steps into digital art world, you’ll find the tools for them here. … Continue reading

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Samsung Innovates Again With New Galexy Tab

There’s a lot of buzz surrounding Samsung’s new Galexy Tab, the company’s first attempt at a tablet device which is scheduled for launch this month in Europe. Many people have been wondering what companies would be the first to rival … Continue reading

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Apple Bans Android Magazine From The App Store [AppStore]

It’s not that surprising (given previous bans), but Apple recently rejected a small Danish Android magazine app from the App Store. It’s unlikely that many people would’ve bought the magazine in the first place, which makes it an odd-ish ban. … Continue reading

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Fear In A Can [Can]

These fear-in-a-can cans by Hoxton Monster Supplies are perfect: the unassuming typeface, color and laugh out loud descriptions make for a great gag gift. I’ll take a vague sense of unease and escalating panic please. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/O0CLPdcjCr4/fear-in-a-can Si International … Continue reading

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IMDb for Windows Phone 7 reviewed, very yellow indeed (video)

As one of the highest-rated and most-downloaded WP7 apps, IMDb might just be the most popular yellow app in the world. It’s a nice yellow, though, a golden, orangey tone. Anyway, I digress: IMDb for Windows Phone 7 is excellent. … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: Downstream Edition

Netflix Intros $7.99 Streaming-Only Plan While Slightly Increasing The Unlimited DVD Plans Visiting Sports Authority On Black Friday? Don?t forget Your FourSquare TSA-Proof Fig Briefs Protect Your Undercarriage From Radiation, Pawing Agents 9 Great Gifts For The Media Pirate In … Continue reading

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SugarSync giveaway: win a 30GB account for a year

When I reviewed SugarSync for Android in September, I came away with one resounding conclusion: it’s better than Dropbox. The Android experience is better, and the Web experience is better. There was just one niggle: the free version of SugarSync … Continue reading

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Engadget’s Holiday Gift Guide: E-readers

Welcome to the Engadget Holiday Gift Guide! The team here is well aware of the heartbreaking difficulties of the seasonal shopping experience, and we want to help you sort through the trash and come up with the treasures this year. … Continue reading

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