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Roqbot Is A Jukebox On Your iPhone
6 Something unusual happened last Friday night at Bar Basic here in San Francisco. When I walked in, the entire room was fixated on on a screen above the bar, which displayed what looked like a musical game but wasn’t karaoke. The game? Roqbot, a unique iPhone app that allows you to yes, pick the music playing at a bar. Like a combination Pandora and traditional jukebox, Roqbot allows you to contro
Guitar Hero Gone: What Went Wrong?
10 The premiere plastic guitar game just flamed out. Activision, beset by falling sales, has decided to shutter the division that created Guitar Hero and its sequels. It’s an ignominious exit for a title that was once touted as the first great game franchise of the 21st century. Guitar Hero was created in 2005 by indie studio RedOctane, in collaboration with Harmonix, which had previously found su
S&P Touches 1300, 1300 Says it Liked it
Despite new claims for unemployment putting up the largest weekly increase since September 2005 (and you all remember September 2005, right?  Alan Greenspan was still a genius, iPads were still just the truncated spelling of a sanitary napkin, and Kim Kardashian's vagina was still underwraps (and some guy named Damon Thomas too)), despite Japan being downgraded by S&P due to greater risk
8 Musical iPad Apps for the Digital Maestro
8 Peter Meyers is a digital book producer and the author of Best iPad Apps (O’Reilly Media). He’s covered the intersection of writing and technology for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Wired and blogs at iPad critics were sure about one thing: This gadget was going to be for consuming, not creating. iPadders, the argument went, will spend all their time feas
The Top iPhone & iPad Apps of the Year
6 With more than 300,000 applications for iOS devices, Apple’s iTunes App Store is a marketplace of enormous proportion. Apple has released its annual iTunes Rewind feature and named its apps of the year, which makes this the perfect time to reflect on the apps that have managed to best the competition and rise to the top of the charts this year.Apple named Flipboard its iTunes Rewind 2010 iPad app
The Full List Of The Top iPhone And iPad Apps Of 2010
12 We’ve already highlighted the four apps that Apple has chosen as their “award winners” for 2010. But they’ve also highlighted the following: Overall Paid iPhone Apps, Overall Free iPhone Apps, Overall Grossing iPhone Apps, Overall Paid iPad Apps, Overall Free iPad Apps, Overall Grossing iPad Apps. Below, find the full top 10 lists for each of those. One thing interesting to note: the top three gro
Gwyneth Paltrow Covers Cee-Lo’s “F**K You” on “Glee”… Stop It, Hollywood
4 video Cee-Lo’s “F**ck You” started off as the unofficial song of the summer, and now it’s become the choice karaoke hit for decidedly tame Hollywood stars. Yup, first William Shatner covered the catchy jam, and now Gwyneth Paltrow gives us her own interpretation — on Glee, no less.On next week’s Glee — a wildly popular I-don’t-know-if-I’m-a-parody-or-not musical dramedy — Paltrow will appear as substitu
Magic Fiddle Turns Your iPad Into a Violin, and It Rocks
16 Smule, makers of the musical iOS titles like Ocarina, I Am T-Pain, Glee Karaoke and Magic Piano, has just released its newest creation: Magic Fiddle for iPad [iTunes link].What is Magic Fiddle, you might ask? It’s pure, unadulterated musical awesome. It turns your iPad into a string instrument — with a twist. The $2.99 app was just released in the App Store, but we got to spend some time speaking
“Def Jam Rapstar” Raises the Roof Just Short of Greatness
2 SingStar or Guitar Hero for hip hop and rap is an obvious idea, but nobody’s done it right — or really at all — before today. Now PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii gamers have Def Jam Rapstar, an intriguing mash of hip hop sensibilities and social media savvy.Def Jam Rapstar is better than 2004’s Get On Da Mic (the only other release in the category) and leaves little to be desired for rap
The Future of the Hotel Industry and Social Media
4 The Future of Social Media Series is supported by Gist. Gist provides a full view of the contacts in your professional network by creating a rich business profile for each one that includes the most news, status updates, and work details. See how it works here.Unlike many modern industries, most of what a hotel does needs to happen offline. It’s hard to deliver room service or make beds with a cl
From Accelerate 2010 In Singapore: List Of “Asia’s Top 50 Apps”
2 Earlier this week, I attended Accelerate 2010 in Singapore, a two-day tech and mobile industry event that attracted no less than 2,000 international attendees. Organizer and major telco SingTel (which boasts around 350 million customers worldwide) offered up a slew of presentations and panels. But giving in to my penchant for discovering Asian startups, I will just focus on Accelerate’s so-called
Top 3 Stories in Social Media and Tech This Morning
4 This series is brought to you by HTC EVO 4G, America’s first 4G phone. Only from Sprint. The “First to Know” series keeps you in the know on what’s happening now in the world of social media and technology.Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. We’re keeping our eyes on three particular stories of in
Glee Karaoke for iOS Keeps It Rocking in the Free World
video Just in time for the second season of the hit TV show Glee, Smule has updated its über-successful iOS app. The app, now known as Glee Karaoke [iTunes link], brings back all the same features of the original and adds a layer of competition to the mix.We were big fans of the original app, and we’re happy to report that version 2.0 is just as much fun. The big, new feature is that users can compete w
Is Google’s Mobile Loss in China Kai-fu Lee’s Gain?
8 Former head of Google China, Kai-fu Lee, insists—insists—that he is not happy that Google imploded its business in China. “Seeing the work that I put in, how could I be happy to see that?” he says. In fact, in a press release all about his incubator’s companies being built on top of Android he doesn’t use the G-word once. “Given the pull out, we’ll accept the situation and do our best,” he says hu
Better Know The Words: TuneWiki Game Combines Song Lyrics With Tap Tap Revenge
Earlier this year, mobile developer TuneWiki raised over $7 million to expand beyond the namesake lyric-centric music player that put it on the map. Today sees the company’s first major expansion with the launch of a new iPhone game called Lyric Legend, which combines lyrics with the rhythmic gameplay that made Tapulous’s Tap Tap Revenge a massive hit. Playing Lyric Legend is pretty straightforw
Get Him to the Greek Blu-ray includes a free streaming copy -- of a different movie
Universal's added a new wrinkle to persuade people to buy Get Him to the Greek on Blu-ray -- throw in a copy of an entirely different movie. Sure, during the MTV Video Music Awards we imagined not having to watch Russell Brand was a feature that should be included more often, but we didn't expect to see it tucked in among these other Blu-ray exclusive extras -- karaoke, the Pocket BLU iPhone remo
Our Favorite YouTube Videos This Week: The Dancing Edition
2 video Yes, I know that at present your face is likely stuck to your keyboard, but weekend is bass-booming right around the corner, and I don’t know about you, but for me that means only one thing: Dancing! It’s also the theme of this week’s YouTube roundup.Doesn’t matter if you shake it, work it, roll it, or twirk it (whatever the hell that is), there’s really no excuse to avoid busting a move this week
Top 16 Unusual Foursquare Badges
16 Since Foursquare’s launch in March 2009, there has been a lot of excitement about where the company is going. But we’d like to take a moment to reflect upon where it’s been, via one of its most entertaining features — badges.Badges are, for many users, one of the main benefits of the app, driving competition among friends, co-workers, and even enemies. Whether the badges provide a real-life benefi
The Most Social Music Game Yet: “Def Jam Rapstar”
6 The new game Def Jam Rapstar from Konami and 4mm Games isn’t just a hip hop karaoke game or a challenging performance simulator like Rock Band 3. It’s a social media platform for building connections, promoting yourself, speaking your mind and maybe (just maybe) becoming an actual rap star.We were given a behind-close-doors tour of the game by representatives from Konami, 4mm Games and Def Jam Ent
Startup Battlefield Round 3: The Final Disruption
6 We’re down to the final five companies at the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield: Betterment, Movieclips, Publish2, Soluto, and UJAM. This afternoon these companies are all making their last appeals to a panel of expert judges, explaining how they disrupt their respective markets. My live notes from the session are below. The judges: John Borthwick Ron Conway Marissa Mayer Sam Schwartz Quin
Wii Microphone Muffles Singing For Embarrassed Karaoke Players
18 Love karaoke, but hate the sound of your singing? Do friends point and laugh when you attempt a warble? Why not buy the Noiseless USB Karaoke Mic for the Wii? They'll even throw in a set of free steak knives!* More »
Gadget Deals of the Day
8 Get your spending cap on because today's dealz features a fantastic bargain on a 12-month subscription to Xbox Live, a nice discount on one of HP's most portable offerings, and a free version of the new and catchy Yeasayer single. Top Deals: • 14" HP dv4 Core i5 Laptop for $649.99 plus free shipping (normally $740 - use this form). • Xbox Live 12-Month Gold Subscription Card for $34.99 plus free
Gadget Deals of the Day
Get some amazing deals in the midst of all the iPad fury. There's a nice Core i7 laptop, an unbelievable price on one of the best games of the last decade, and a free version of Terminator Salvation. Go nuts! Top Deals: • 16" ASUS N61JQ-X1 Intel Core i7-720QM Quad-Core Laptop for $999.99 (normally $1299). • Psychonauts (PC) for $2 download (normally $9.99). • Terminator Salvation Download for $0.
Gadget Deals of the Day
4 Take a break from all the CES madness and contemplate today's deals. Check out a kickin' rad Toshiba laptop, some boombastic Polk Audio floor speakers, and a wispy game for your iPhone. Top Deals: • 13.3" Toshiba Satellite T135 Laptop for $579.99 plus free shipping (normally $698). • Polk Audio R50 Floorstanding Speakers for $116.56 plus free shipping (normally $195 - use coupon code BONUSBUY).
The 40 Best Branded iPhone Music Apps of 2009
14 Music apps are a huge category of apps, and 2009 was a huge year for music apps. Music Ally sums up the year's biggest music apps for us here. 2009 was the year of the App Store, as Apple passed the two-billion downloads milestone for its store. The year also saw labels and artists jumping onto the bandwagon with their own branded iPhone apps. The most successful, like Smule's I Am T-Pain (picture
Startup-Hunting at the End of the Earth
6 I’m sitting in Buenos Aires now, but last week I was in Puyuehue. Yeah, I had no clue where that was either when I got talked into embarking on a 20-something-hour day of travel to get there. If you look at a map of South America and trace your finger to the very bottom of Chile, that’s roughly where I was. I sighed getting on the plane just four days after I got home from India. Having already tr
When In Doubt Throw A Party, And Turn PR Up To 11
Something is up at MySpace. Everything was quiet for a long while as they went through executive turnover and mass layoffs. But suddenly they are back seeking the limelight. CEO Owen Van Natta is making his first public interview next week at the Web 2.0 Summit. The Wall Street Journal, which is owned by the same parent company as MySpace (News Corp.) wrote a glowing if somewhat vague turnaround s