24hrs Blogosphere Buzz: 2008.07.30

The Amp Your Game Tour won’t just be a pro gaming search, there will be over 80 consoles set up across all gaming platforms loaded with the latest games. The gaming search starts tomorrow with the four finalists announced Sunday afternoon.

If gaming’s not your thing, maybe you can be the next great texting star. LG will be setting up shop in Metrotown for the LG Canadian Texting Campionships on Friday from 11-12:30. $25 000 is on the line.

There’s a new search engine in town. Cuil (pronounced cool), was launched earlier this week by a team mostly of ex-Google employees. Cuil claims to index more pages than any other search engine, and promises not to store records of your search activity.

There will be a full solar eclipse on Friday, but unless you’re in the far north eastern part of Canada, near Greenland, you won’t be seeing much – so tune in online. NASA will have a live webcast as the total eclipse moves across China starting 330a PDT on Friday.

Scrabulous is dead, long live scrabulous. The popular Facebook application, which is an unauthorized version of Scrabble, was slapped with a lawsuit by Hasbro last week. This week Facebook has pulled the plug. “Scrabulous is disabled for U.S. and Canadian users until further notice,” a notice online reads. You can still get your triple word score on at scrabulous.com



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