Stories for Aug. 5, 2008

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Midwest Teen Sex Show Gets Sponsor; KoldCast TV will sponsor and exclusively distribute the witty show. (release; see our recent interview video taken during the show’s search for funding) Vudu Goes Adult; independent set-top box will now offer porn in standard and high definition (for a […] Read more »

Even hypermilers, the fiercely efficient drivers who stretch a tank of gas as far as humanly and automotively possible, might chafe at Nissan’s latest attempt to increase the efficiency of their cars. The Japanese auto giant unveiled the ECO Pedal yesterday, a “driver assistance” device that […] Read more »

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Updated: You just can’t keep the American urge to be productive down. Literally. That’s why in-flight Wi-Fi services get tech journalists and business travelers all excited, even as Congress tries to ban those pesky mobile phone calls on planes. I kind of like being forced to […] Read more »

As I move about the web looking for applications and services to test and review, I appreciate that most offer a free basic plan. I really like this because the marketing, screencasts and FAQs can only do so much. There really is nothing is as effective […] Read more »

If you’re a consumer electronics maker, how do you promote e-cycling, and your gear too? Help launch a e-cycling program — but have only your gear picked up for free. LG and Waste Management yesterday announced a partnership to encourage consumer e-waste recycling through Waste Management’s […] Read more »

RSS Feeds – most web workers can’t live without them. But we can (and do) switch the software we use to read them. Doseido’s Headline offers an up-to-date looking way for OS X users to scan through and manage their incoming feed items, at a reasonable […] Read more »

750industries, a video marketing and distribution firm, has raised $1 million in funding from Ron Conway, Maples Investments and Baseline Ventures. We’ve been tracking this company as it’s been in stealth and hope to have more for you about its business soon. TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington apparently […] Read more »

Hulu today beefed up its HD gallery, which continues to be a testing ground for higher-quality video rather than a more pervasive aspect of the video site. The HD gallery launched in December with 10 movie trailers; now it contains a total of 27 full TV […] Read more »

Via the BBC comes the latest news of rotten people on the internet: Twitter profiles are now being used to broadcast links to malware. In this particular case, various users have been offering a purported link to a porn video, but if you click it (and […] Read more »

There is something quite infectious about a geek unboxing a new toy and the new unboxing video at Laptop Magazine certainly qualifies as infectious.  There is not doubt that Joanna Stern is quite happy to have the Gigabyte M912 arrive in her office and the unboxing […] Read more »

I just got off the phone talking to my brother who is an unhappy Sprint customer today.  He has a Sprint Mogul Windows Mobile-based smartphone that he is quite happy with.  It does everything he needs and as his first Windows Mobile phone has surprised him […] Read more »

BitGravity today said it raised $2.5 million from Allen & Company and individuals including Sling Media co-founder Blake Krikorian, who is joining the company’s board. Burlingame, Calif.-based BitGravity, which specializes in live and HD content delivery, is quite vague about how everything works, offering hints like […] Read more »

You won’t see these in mass production until the fourth quarter, but you can drool right now. It’s the C200 line of Solid State Disk drives that Micron is now sampling. For the 2.5-inch drive bay in your life, Micron will offer 256 GB of flash […] Read more »

The mobile games market is a treasure chest, and with 49.9 percent growth in 2007 alone and revenue expected to rise to $6.3 billion in 2011 from $3.9 billion that year, everyone is looking for the map. Like the road to any treasure, however, there are […] Read more »

Rocketboom, the pioneering video show — it provided an early model for the daily release schedule, the woman-reading-quirky-news format, and set many other precedents — has been going strong, content-wise, for the last three and a half years. But in terms of signing distribution and monetization […] Read more »

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