Sugar Inc., the women's-oriented blog network that grew out of a single celebrity gossip title and now encompasses about a dozen others with the word "Sugar" in the title, has now branched into social news. On Monday, the company launched SugarLoving, which is a way for you to submit links that you "heart." Essentially, the model is similar to that of social news pioneer Digg. But SugarLoving is so cute and huggable, there isn't even a way for you to "bury" links that you don't like! Aww! We're all friends … Read more
Rhino's compilation CD box sets are are not only amazingly consistent; their creative packaging and superb music programming satisfy neophytes and seasoned collectors. Their latest offering from the ever popular Nuggets series, "Love is the Song We Sing: San Francisco Nuggets 1965-- 1970 " is a trip through the era's psychedelic and ragged glories. You get a healthy dose of greatest hits, gems like the Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit," and Santana's "Evil Ways" mixed with less heralded but truly stellar tunes like Kak's "Lemonaide Kid." I swear I'… Read more
While this certainly goes into the what-else-can-we-encrust category on Crave, it's also a coup de grâce for the art world.
This work by Damien Hirst, titled "For the Love of God," is made of diamonds, human teeth and the platinum-plated skull of a 35-year-old European male from the 1700s rumored to be a monk or minor saint (hence the name).
The diamond-encrusted skull sold for 50 million pounds ($101 million) on Wednesday. In fairness to Hirst, the skull did cost him $20 million to produce. Hirst is part of the investment group that bought the … Read more
Responsible consumers check around for the lowest prices before taking the plunge on a purchase. This oddly named app for iPhone helps you find the biggest deals at Amazon.com based on the price slash percentage. You can also select items by category to narrow your search for hot deals. Our only warning is that items come up in a long list with thumbnails, so loading might take a while if you're not within high-speed Wi-Fi range.
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Valentine's Day is six months away, but we sense a disturbing trend already in the works. Just yesterday we mentioned the nauseating "I Love You" mouse, a heart-shaped gadget that professes its feelings for whomever lays hands on it. Today, we see that the weirdos at Hong Kong-based Brando appear to be in an amorous mood as well (shudder) with the "Lips Phone," a Warhol-esque retro throwback to the '60s in, of course, a pink gloss finish. We're just thankful that it's a land line, so we don't have to witness people … Read more
LAS VEGAS--I've been here for three days, and boy, it's been intense.
And now, I bid the city, and my great view from the 19th floor of the Mirage, overlooking the Strip, adieu.
It's on to the next stops: Hoover Dam this morning, and then onto the Grand Canyon Skywalk.
There will, of course, be more blogs, more Twitters, more photo galleries … Read more
LAS VEGAS--If you're involved in the technical side of the Cirque du Soleil, like Keith Wright and David Dovell are, then the scarcity of available radio frequencies poses a potential headache for you.
That's because Wright--the operations production manager for the Cirque's show, Ka, and Dovell, the technical director for its LOVE show, are both in charge of productions that depend heavily on wireless radio transmissions between hundreds of crew members.
And they face different, but equally challenging, problems.
For Dovell--and, actually, for Wright as well, come to think of it--the problem is political. He told me … Read more
Robert Love, a high-profile Linux kernel programmer and chief architect of Novell's Linux Desktop project, has left the company for Google.
Love announced his departure from Novell on Friday via his blog, then followed up likewise Monday with news of his new employer. Love said he'll join Google's Open Source Program Office after a few weeks off finishing a new book to be published by O'Reilly and Associates: Linux System Programming: Talking Directly to the Kernel and C Library.
I'm In Like With You is a different kind of dating site. On the site, users spend points to bid for access to people they like. You get these spendable points as you use the site: when you log in, for example, and when you answer simple, seemingly random questions, like "What's your favorite drink?" and "Have you been roller skating since the 8th grade?" that pop up in the lower portion of the window. Unlike most "dating" sites, these questions aren't there to help users make a deep connection--they're … Read more