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DivX Acquired By Sonic Solutions With Hollywood Streaming in Mind [DivX]

by on Jun.02, 2010, under 2, 3, 300, 5, 7, 787, 7d, Ac, Acquisitions, Act, Ad, Ads, ally, and, ANT, Ants, AR, ash, Bp, business, cat, CDs, clear, cnet, code, Codec, Content, Content Delivery, Corporations, current, dash, de, Display, DivX, down, download, Downloads, Ds, dvd, DVDs, E, Ea, EC, Et, ff, future, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Help, hollywood, Home Automation, HTML, Id, Ie, Im, In, Intern, internet, Io, Ion, ions, Ir, Isp, kin, La, Labels, Legal, live, media, Mergers, mid, mind, Ming, Mod, movie, Movie Downloads, Multimedia, Net, News, Ny, Of, om, One, order, Ovi, Pet, PI, Ping, Pixel, Platform, Play, Port, Q, quant, Rc, Red, Roxio, RSS, Rv, serve, Solutions, Sonic, SonicSolutions, Stream, Streaming, Style, tech, ted, Tent, The Internet, TI, time, TV, Ui, Us, V, Vide, Video, Wise, Wood, work

DivX Inc, the company that owns the codec which made your early 2000s movie downloads look actually not too bad, is being acquired by Sonic Solutions, a content delivery company, for a reported $300 million. Sonic’s been working in circular media like CDs and DVDs for years—they own the popular Roxio brand—but is now looking to the internet as the content delivery platform of the future. DivX, a current competitor of Sonic’s, has been helping deliver video content to internet users, legally and otherwise, for years. More

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iPad Spy Software Lets You Secretly Record Email and Website Visits [Spying]

by on May.06, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, app, apple, AR, broken, Cf, clear, Creepy, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, eco, Email, Et, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, ipa, ipad, Ipad spy, Ipads, Isp, jail, jailbreaking, jailbroken, Les, Mail, mobile, mobile spy, Mobiles, Mod, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, Play, Q, Rc, Software, Spy, Spying, Style, Tag, TI, Us, War, web, what, Wise, X1

Mobile Spy ‘s iPad Spy is a new app for jailbroken iPads that will let you keep track of what the iPad is being used for with the user being none the wiser. Creepy! More

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Earth, Viewed From Another Planet [Space]

by on Apr.27, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, Act, Ad, Ads, age, Ai, and, AR, Art, Bag, boingboing, Cam, clear, CO2, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, earth, Earth from mars, Et, Fb, flickr, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, In, Isp, Make, Mars, Mod, Nasa, Net, nin, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, photo, photos, plan, Plane, Play, Pot, Q, Rc, rom, Science, source, Space, Spot, Stand, Stella, Style, Tag, TI, tmo, Ui, Via, view, Wise, X1

I can only imagine the feeling of standing on Mars and seeing this exact view of home…the CO2 atmosphere and “You are here” arrow ruining an otherwise stellar make-out spot. [ flickr via boingboing ] More

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Dell Lightning Is a Beauty Who Runs Windows Phone 7 [Dell]

by on Apr.22, 2010, under 1d, 1GHz Snapdragon, 2, 2010, 5, 7, 7d, Ad, Ads, age, and, app, AR, C5, cc, Cellphone, Cellphones, Ces, clear, dash, de, Dell, Dell lightning, dev, Display, dragon, Ds, E, Ea, engadget, F2, Feature, Gadget, Ge, Gizmo, good, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, Isp, Leak, Leaks, Led, Light, Lightning, mobile, Mod, nin, Of, Oled, om, One, order, Os, Padd, phone, Play, Pr, Pro, Processor, Q, Rc, Slide, Slider, snap, snapdragon, Style, Tag, TI, Wind, windows, Windows phone, Windows phone 7, WindowsPhone, Windowsphone7, Wise, X1

The Dell Lightning slider is apparently not coming out until the end of the year, but it looks rather good—aesthetically and feature-wise. The Windows Phone 7 device has a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 4.1-inch OLED display, and more: More

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Listen to Wilson Rothman’s Soothing Voice Discuss Kin, iPad, the Future [Podcast]

by on Apr.18, 2010, under 2, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, 808, A8, Ad, Ads, and, app, apple, AR, cc, clear, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, flash, future, Gadgets, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, ipa, ipad, Isp, kin, Microsoft Kin, Mod, News, om, One, order, Os, Play, Podcast, Q, Rc, Reader, Readers, Style, TI, Us, voice, Wise

Confused about Kin? Still, somehow, not yet tapped out on iPad news? Then sit a spell and hit play on this podcast, wherein our very own Wilson Rothman talks tech with TechFlash. Listen closely, dear readers, for he is old and wise.

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Listen to Wilson Rothman’s Soothing Voice Discuss Kin, iPad, the Future [Podcast]

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64GB Zune HD Will Cost $350; Other Models Slashed By $20 [Zune]

by on Mar.31, 2010, under 4G, 7, 7d, Ad, Ads, age, and, AR, Art, capacity, city, clear, code, codecs, cost, de, Dj, Ds, E, Ea, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Men, microsoft, Mod, Model, Models, One, order, Os, PMPs, Rc, Software, Style, Tag, ted, TI, TV, Up, Update, War, Wise, X1, XP, Zune, zune hd, Zune hd 64gb

Well hey, here’s a nice little complement to the Zune’s updated software : As expected , there’s a new 64GB model, which is otherwise unchanged, and sells for a hefty $350. As for the 16GB and 32GB models, they’re $20 cheaper now. More

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Get 20th Century Porn On Your iPhone… [IPhone Apps]

by on Mar.29, 2010, under 7, 7d, Ad, Ads, age, Ai, app, app store, apple, Apps, AR, Banned, Boobie apps, cc, Ces, clear, de, dev, developer, Ds, E, Ea, game, Games, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Ie, Iphone, iPhone App, iPhone Apps, Iphone boobie apps, iPhone games, IphoneApps, Italian, Launch, Mod, Modigliani, Nudes, One, phone, PI, Porn, ps, Rc, store, Style, Tag, ted, TI, Wise, X1

…in the form of Italian masterpieces recreated as puzzle games. A Polish developer has successfully launched four different games on the App Store, each containing reclining nudes which would otherwise be banned by Apple . More

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Get 20th Century Painting Porn On Your iPhone [IPhone Apps]

by on Mar.29, 2010, under 7, 7d, Ad, Ads, age, Ai, app, app store, apple, Apps, AR, Banned, Boobie apps, cc, Ces, clear, de, dev, developer, Ds, E, Ea, game, Games, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Ie, Iphone, iPhone App, iPhone Apps, Iphone boobie apps, iPhone games, IphoneApps, Launch, Mod, Modigliani, Nudes, One, Pain, Paint, Painting, phone, Porn, ps, Rc, store, Style, Tag, TI, Wise, X1

A Polish developer has successfully launched four different games on the App Store, each containing reclining nudes which would otherwise be banned by Apple . More

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PlayStation Move, Hypocrisy, and Tootsie Pops [Humor]

by on Mar.24, 2010, under 3D, 7, 7d, A8, Ad, Ads, age, and, AR, arc, arcade, Ati, clear, Comic, dash, de, Dish, Ds, E, Ea, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Humor, Hypocrisy, Ie, Imagecache, Ion, ISS, Jacktretton, Make, Mic, Mod, move, nintendo, Nintendo Wii, NintendoWii, NK, One, OTS, Penny Arcade, Playstation, playstation move, Pr, Pro, ps, Rc, Sony, Sonymove, Style, Tag, Tat, TI, Toot, what, Wii, Wise, X1, zingers

Back in 2007, Sony CEO Jack Tretton was dismissive of what he thought was a childish new product: the Nintendo Wii. Thankfully, a wise, old owl is here to make Tretton eat—er, lick—his words. [ Penny Arcade ] More

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NYPD’s Computers Are Certain That This 82-Year-Old Woman Is a Dangerous Criminal [Crimewatch]

by on Mar.20, 2010, under 2D, 7, 7d, A8, A9, Ad, Ads, age, Ai, AR, Art, clear, Computer, Computernetworks, Computers, Crime, crimewatch, criminal, Danger, de, Ds, E, Ea, Errors, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Ink, Ion, Lg, Men, Mod, networks, newyork, NewYorkPoliceDepartment, NK, Nypd, One, Os, Police, PublicSafety, que, question, Rc, Rim, Robbery, safety, Style, Tag, TI, time, Watch, Wise, woman, X1

Rose Martin has been questioned by police some 50 times in eight years, stemming from her involvement in crimes ranging from robbery to murder. Of course, she’s not actually involved, but the NYPD’s computers continue to think otherwise. More

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