• THQ finally dates Red Faction: Guerilla for the PC

    PC gamers take notice for THQ has finally announced the launch date for Guerilla. Unfortunately, the rest of the world will get it on September 11 while NA will see it on September 15. THQ also released the minimum specs required to run the hammer wielding shooter. Read More

  • Apple: "Quit running those Laptop Hunters ads." Microsoft: (Maniacal laughter)

    Well, it’s a big day for Microsoft! Their first official retail stores are dated and partially located, Gates mentions that Project Natal is coming to Windows, and now it appears that Apple has cried uncle with the Laptop Hunters ads. Actually, it probably depends on who you ask. Microsoft will say that its shopping farces were effective, not just on consumers but on the competition as well. Read More

  • Brand keyboard uses logos for letters, should be subsidized

    While this keyboard would be pretty hard for any hunt-and-peck typist to use, it really is a great way of showing the power of some brands. The speed at which your mind can connect the lips logo with the Rolling Stones and R, or the swoosh with Nike and N is pretty striking. Lacoste took me a second, along with a couple others, but by and large these logos are pretty much adequate replacements… Read More

  • Review: Logitech G35 7.1 surround-sound headphones


    The short version: if you have the money to spare, these headphones are the only thing you need for your gaming and media PC. Logitech’s newest G-series lineup is impressive, but I noted when it was announced that unless you’ve got serious cashflow, you really need to look elsewhere. The most unabashedly luxurious option was the G19 keyboard with its built-in LCD screen, but I… Read More

  • Swish And Flick: Magic Wars Turns Your iPhone Into A Virtual Wand

    With the latest Harry Potter film already setting box office records, there’s no doubt we’re about to see a big surge in the public’s interest in witchcraft and wizardry. Unfortunately, Harry Potter fans will find a limited selection of wizard-centric apps the App Store: there’s currently only one official app available, and it’s mostly a promotional vehicle for… Read More

  • Personforce Launches Mobile Jobs Platform To Develop Job Search Applications

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/jobs-app-1-134×200.jpg&quot; class="shot2 Tech jobs site Dice.com has recently released data that indicates that tech jobs are still largely unavailable. Dice reported that its available technology jobs totaled 48,993 in June, which is down 43.7% year over year. And unemployment numbers have hit record highs. As… Read More

  • Review: BenQ Joybee GP1 projector [Update]

    Short Version: When it comes to “pocket projectors” the BenQ Joybee GP1 is a smidge to hefty to put into your back pocket, but it’s a full-fledged DLP projector powered by LEDs and has a built-in USB reader. A native resolution of 858×600 (SVGA), 100 ANSI Lumens and a 2000:1 contrast ratio make the 1.4lb projector well worth the $500 price tag. I can now play my Xbox… Read More

  • GP2X handheld gaming emulator now selling at ThinkGeek

    The GP2X handheld gaming emulator gets a little more mainstream this week as a product now available from ThinkGeek.com. Read More

  • Asus' swivel-touchscreen T91 gets reviewed


    Among the legion Asus netbook offerings (like Nintendo, “too much of a good thing” means nothing to them), the T91 has stood out due to its swivel-screen and tablet-like design. Whether a netbook version of the reasonably popular (and expensive) convertible laptop/tablets was warranted is really a moot point. Asus was going to make every flavor of tiny notebook they came up… Read More

  • In 8 hours, Windows 7 pre-orders overtake Vista pre-orders

    Looks like Microsft may well have a hit on its hands in Windows 7. In just eight hours, Windows 7 pre-orders outpaced the total number of pre-orders for Vista on Amazon UK. Vista was available for pre-order for a full 17 weeks, so this is something of an accomplishment for Microsoft. Read More

  • NetVibes Adds Drag And Follow Search Widgets For Twitter, Facebook And MySpace

    NetVibes, the startup that lets you assemble all your favorite widgets, feeds, social networks, email, videos and blogs onto a customizable homepage, is rolling out helpful “drag and follow” widgets for Facebook, MySpace and Twitter tomorrow. NetVibes has offered Facebook, MySpace and Twitter widgets for some time now. Once you insert the respective widgets onto your NetVibes… Read More

  • The Truth at Last(.fm)

    I’ve been in London for two weeks pretending to be part of the Traveling Geeks contingent of bloggers. But really I’ve been doing some deep investigative work on this whole Last.fm scandal. II showed up at their offices and guess what I found? A pile of servers sitting in a corner waiting to be delivered to the RIAA. Sure, they said they were just old servers… likely story. I… Read More

  • Introducing 'The Quantum' — finally, a true iPhone killer

    Can’t afford an iPhone? Don’t want to be locked into a two-year contract? Introducing “The Quantum” — just like the iPhone, except not at all like the iPhone. Read More

  • Jajah Lands Deals To Give Love A Voice On Match.com, eHarmony

    VoIP startup Jajah has just scored major deals with eHarmony and Match.com, two of the web’s most popular dating sites, to provide online daters with semi-anonymous voice chat. The new features are part of Jajah’s ‘Platform for Dating’, which is also currently being tested on a number of other dating sites (though Jajah won’t name them, yet). The new feature offers… Read More

  • London startups faced being thrown on the street

    In the region of 15 startups in London got a nasty surprise yesterday when it turned out they could be made homeless. Several tech startup companies had been paying rent to the company which managed offices in 19 Greek Street in London’s West End. But this management firm has now gone bankrupt. Meanwhile it transpired that the landlord of the building had not been receiving rent income… Read More

  • The Microsoft Store is real, first locations to open this fall

    Well, well! We heard it was happening, but I’d forgotten about it until now. And as I said before, you can laugh about it all you want, but I think it could be great. Having an idealized Microsoft experience available, the way Apple makes an idealized Apple experience available, will be invaluable to Redmond’s interests. After all, they’ve got a hot new operating system, lots… Read More

  • iFM Radio Browser from Griffin Technology

    Griffin Technology released a new iPhone app today called iFM Radio Browser that works like a search engine for radio stations. The essence of the app is that you can search for local radio stations (with the help of the iPhone’s built in GPS capability) and view what is currently spinning on any of the stations it finds in your area. This is a new paradigm in station-flipping for sure. Read More

  • ReceiptFarm comes out of beta – offer for 50 lucky TechCrunch readers

    ReceiptFarm, effectively a UK clone of the US-based Shoeboxed startup which scans receipts and send it back to you in a file of your choosing, has come out of beta and now taken the site live. I’ve checked it out and it pretty much does what it says on the tin. Although I think I’d prefer a service that did this with business cards… They are offering 50 TechCrunch Europe… Read More

  • Review: DS Lite Transformers kit from PDP

    Short Version: Friends, this is the nerdiest and coolest Nintendo DS Lite case that a Transformers fan could ask for. What kid (12-year-old or 35-year-old) wouldn’t want their DS too look like Bumblebee or Megatron? Do you see the stylus that each set comes with? Pick one up for your kid or yourself. They’re only $20. Read More

  • Qualcomm Ventures launches a cash-prize startup competition

    I don’t post things like this very often but as it seems like it could help a few startups out there here goes. Let me know if you’d like to hear more about these kinds of schemes or not and I’ll give it some thought. There’s a fine line with this kind of post, but I’m up for anything promoting that helps the startups scene in Europe in the right way. Qualcomm… Read More

  • More Nikon D300s pics appear, lets just call this thing real

    Nikon runs a leaky ship, that’s for sure. The D300s is following the same path that the D5000 blazed. The upcoming DSLR is set to launch shorty according to a leaked release schedule, but here she is. I’m sure it’s safe to say that the D300s is the real deal at this point. [PSGallery=8o5tsmqblx] Read More

  • Google Brings Location To The Mobile Web On The iPhone

    Google’s updates surrounding location are now coming fast and furious. Just a few days ago it added location to Google Maps for the Chrome and Firefox browsers. Today, it brings location to the mobile web on the iPhone. If you have the new iPhone 3.0 software and go to Google’s homepage in Safari, you’ll notice a new message below the search box that reads, “New! Try… Read More

  • AMEE boosts its war chest and board with a Yahoo! emigre

    AMEE, the startup producing an all-encompassing platform for measuring energy and thus the world’s carbon footprint, is boosting its board today with the appointment of Toby Coppel, former chief strategy officer of Yahoo!, who joins both as an investor and non-executive director. Coppel, was formerly the head of the company’s European and Canadian operations but departed when Yahoo! Read More

  • Amazon working hard to get Kindle to the UK before Christmas

    Amazon is trying really really hard to get the Kindle out by Christmas in the UK, and you can’t hardly blame them. Given how successful the ebook reader has been in the US, you can’t help but expect the same results on the other side of the pond. Read More

  • Chris Anderson's Free Is Now Available For Free On The Kindle

    I put this out on Twitter earlier, and there seemed to be a lot of interest, so I figured I’d publish it here as well. If you have a Kindle, head on over to Amazon to pick up Chris Anderson’s book Free: The Future of a Radical Price, for free. While the regular print edition will set you back $26.99, for whatever reason, the entire book is available for free right now in Kindle… Read More

  • Gates: Natal coming to Windows


    I didn’t put it in quotes because he more endorsed it than straight up said it was happening, but I think we all know that if the big guy sees it happening, it’s probably happening sometime soon. Gates was talking about Natal in an broad and interesting interview over at CNET, and mentioned that Microsoft Research is deep into working on home and office implementations of the… Read More

  • EA announces micro-studio 8lb. Gorilla with iPhone game, 'Zombies & Me.' Doesn't live up to EA standards.

    8lb. Gorilla? More like 5lb. Chimpanzee. The 800lb. Gorilla in the gaming development world, Electronic Arts, recently announced on Touch Arcade that it has opened a new “micro-studio” to create iPhone games. It’s name? 8lb. Gorilla. Whereas EA usually focuses on higher price point games such as The Sims 3 or Tiger Woods PGA Tour 3, this new gaming studio will develop… Read More

  • Review: Take a trip to hell and back with Doom: Resurrection for iPhone

    I’ve never knew hell would be so much fun. Well, it is, and you can enjoy a visit to hell yourself with Doom: Resurrection (iTunes Link) for the iPhone. As soon as I picked up my iPhone, I was brought back to the days of my youth. As just a child, I remember the sadistic pleasure of sneaking onto my father’s computer at night, loading up Doom on his computer, and jamming the… Read More

  • Russians waste more money, lock 6 men away for 105 days in the name of science

    Maybe someday a human will walk on Mars. The last couple of generations has always told their children that they will be the ones to do it, but we’re still stuck on this planet. Anyway, 6 crazy Ruskies just emerged from a 1970’s Soviet-era testing facility after spending 105 days in isolation to simulate the voyage to Mars. I don’t know why some random Russian government spent… Read More

  • Woot! Refurbished 80GB Zune + home AV dock for $150

    Forget media-streaming set-top boxes and plunk down $150 on this 80GB Zune with free Home AV Pack deal that Woot! has going on (today only). Read More