• More MashLogic Invites Available on InviteShare

    We’ve run out of our 500 pre-allotted beta invites for MashLogic, a new Firefox plugin that puts users in control of website links. But you can get one by putting your name down on InviteShare, where current MashLogic users are encouraged invite up to two people each. Also check out David Cowan’s post on the release of MashLogic. Cowan, a partner at Bessemer, describes the plugin… Read More

  • PS3 and PSP updates enable much newness


    The latest updates for the PS3 and PSP adds a pretty fair amount of useful functionality. You can customize when your PS3 and controllers go to sleep, and can set your PS3 to shut down after finishing a big download. There’s support for the new SOCOM bluetooth headset, you can now see more info on friends who aren’t online, and you can take screenshots in-game now, if the game… Read More

  • AmEx Card Members, Vote Now And Help DonorsChoose Win $1.5 Million

    Are you an American Express card holder? Then your vote can help provide supplies to 100,000 school children in the U.S. American Express is giving away $2.5 million to the top charities its members vote for, and DonorsChoose right now is in third place for the top $1.5 million prize. And it is only about 1,000 votes away from second place. There are about six hours left to vote. You can… Read More

  • Toyota iQ gets 55+ MPG, coming to Europe in January

    Gas, schmas. Here’s the Toyota iQ, an actual, real car that’s available for pre-order in Europe now and will hit the roads there in January. It’s small, yes, but it can hold four people – Toyota recommends three adults and one child – and best of all, it gets a pretty amazing 55+ miles per gallon. Read More

  • Settle in for DPReview's Nikon D90 Review

    In one of their trademark incredibly in-depth reviews that has made them perhaps the authority on digital cameras on the internet, DPReview now takes on the Nikon D90. This successor to the popular and excellent D80 improves in a variety of areas, including: more megapixels (12), faster motor drive (4.5fps), improved ISO and low-light performance, a better, bigger LCD screen (3.0")… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: MSI Wind with XP for $399 after rebate

    Wow, lotsa good deals today. J&R is selling the black MSI Wind with Windows XP for $399 after a $50 price break and $50 mail-in rebate. And – and! – it would appear that they have them in stock, too. This is the three-cell battery version, if you’re wondering. But for $399, that’s a hard deal to pass up if you’re looking for a good netbook. The $50 mail-in… Read More

  • LaCie big boxin' it with the 5Big RAID NAS


    LaCie, no stranger to the storage game, is putting out a unique-looking and high-capacity RAID network-attached storage box. It’ll hold up to 7.5TB at the moment, which is a huge amount but looks smaller every day as storage capacities skyrocket. I’d say a year ago a terabyte was like “wow, a terabyte?” and now it’s like “yeah, let me get a couple of… Read More

  • Can Twitter Authors Capture The Magic Of LonelyGirl15?

    Last year we ran a post introducing the idea of Twitter as a conduit for fiction when we wrote about Twittories, a series of crowdsourced stories comprised of 140 Twitter messages from up to 140 different people. Now it seems that some individual authors are exploring using Twitter as an alternative to the traditional novel. Professional author and freelance writer Nikki Katz has launched her… Read More

  • Eee all-in-one touchscreen PC: a good first step


    Remember that Eee Monitor from a while back? Well! It’s all growns up and it’s sporting a touchscreen and Windows XP. I have to say, though, as nice as it would be to have a little XP touchscreen around the house, the specs are a little lacking: 1GB of RAM, a 1.6GHz Atom processor, 160GB HDD, and 128GBMB (heh) of shared graphics. The 15.6-inch screen would be nice to run your… Read More

  • Acer X3200 desktop and P244W 24-inch LCD released

    Acer has announced a tiny-but-loaded desktop in the Aspire X3200. For an MSRP of $679.99, you get an AMD triple-core processor running at 2.1GHz, 4GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8200 graphics, 640GB SATA hard drive at 7,200 RPM, Blu-ray drive/DVD-burner, Vista Home Premium 64-bit, nine USB ports, and HDMI, all in a 10.4” x 12.4” x 3.9” package. Also available is the 24-inch P244W… Read More

  • Flash Web Editor Wix Raises $3.5 Million, Shows Signs of Early Growth

    Today, Wix announced that it raised a $3.5 million series B round From Mangrove Capital Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners. The Israeli startup offers a Web-based Flash editor for making artful widgets and Websites, but without losing any SEO juice. (I’ve embedded two examples below). The service has been showing some healthy growth since it launched in public beta last June. … Read More

  • The Big Picture gets up close and personal with the Sun

    What geek doesn’t enjoy some great high-res astronomy pics? One of the best photography blogs out there, The Big Picture, has 21 stunning Sun photos up for your enjoyment. Dial-up users be warned; click the link and run to the store ’cause these massive pics are going to take some time to load. Read More

  • Xberry brings Xbox Live to your BlackBerry

    You have to imagine that at least a few Xbox Live users have a BlackBerry and this app is aimed right at ’em. XBerry Live! seems to do about everything a Live user would want on the go, but be warned that this BlackBerry app isn’t going to make your day go by any quicker. Just think, it’s around 2 o’clock and you see all your buddies gaming away on COD4 while you have… Read More

  • KidZui Starts Youth Off Early on Social Networking

    KidZui, the kid-friendly web browser that debuted last March as a subscription service but switched over to a freemium model just a few months later, has introduced a suite of social networking features designed for kids aged 3-12. There are obvious safety concerns when developing a product that helps kids communicate with others online, especially since it’s nearly impossible to ensure… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Buy one Wii game, get one 50% off

    Coly hrap! Circuit City, sinking ship though it may be, is running a pretty aggressive sale on Wii games this week. Buy any $49.99 Wii game and you can get a second game for half off. I still need to pick up Mario Kart and I lost one of my remotes somehow, so maybe I’ll add Wii Play for the hell of it. Hmmm… maybe Star Wars: The Force Unleashed instead or that new SimCity game. BoGo… Read More

  • T-Mobile BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 now available

    It seems as if the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 would never hit the market, but after leak after leak after leak after leak, the damn phone is finally available from T-Mobile for $149.99. Read More

  • LG PRADA II now official

    You already know what the PRADA II looks like, and what it’s packing, so the LG PRADA II official announcement is kind of like that Christmas morning when you peeked at all your gifts beforehand. Sorry if we killed the buzz ’bout this 7.2 Mbps HSDPA touchscreen phone, but that’s what we do. The phone is  supposedly going to launch in Europe before the end of this year… Read More

  • Xberry brings Xbox Live to your BlackBerry

    You have to imagine that at least a few Xbox Live users have a BlackBerry and this app is aimed right at ’em. XBerry Live! seems to do about everything a Live user would want on the go, but be warned that this BlackBerry app isn’t going to make your day go by any quicker. Just think, it’s around 2 o’clock and you see all your buddies gaming away on COD4 while you have… Read More

  • The giant glowing envelope means you’ve got mail

    If the constant deluge of e-mail makes you agitated, your right eye twitching every time a new message hits your inbox, then you will probably NOT like this gigantic envelope box-type doodad that lights up every time someone tries to get your attention. I’d likely develop some sort of negative Pavlovian response to such stimuli. But if you’re popular, have friends, and like to… Read More

  • TechCrunch Pitch! @ FOWA – the Runaround version

    On the final day of FOWA last week I realised that there must be lots of interesting startups and web apps wandering around in the form of delegates – people who didn’t get their moment on stage during the conference . So I Twittered that we’d hold an impromptu TechCrunch Pitch! event outside the MySpace bus at 3pm. Luckily, about 100 people turned up and we had, I think… Read More

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