• AOL may turn wow.com into World of Warcraft site

    Since 1998, wow.com has been owned by AOL. Nothing has really been done with it, until rumors started spreading the other day. Apparently, AOL is set on turning the defunct domain into a World of Warcraft social networking site. This is a great move for AOL, who has been turning web properties into exciting, popular sites that people actually want to visit (TMZ, anyone?) Now gamers will be able… Read More

  • FlipStart gets price cut, early adopters disgruntled?

    I’m sure most of you have forgotten about the Vulcan FlipStart because I sure have. The mini PC launched back in April with a price tag of $2,000, which is hard to swallow regardless of what it is. Many moaned and groaned that this was too much considering you could get a more powerful laptop for half the price. I haven’t looked into it, but I’m sure sales have been… Read More

  • Video: How to order a ghetto Big Mac

    What does this ghetto big mac video have to do with technology? Not much, admittedly, but it’s a hack. We like hacks here. (Many of us are hacks, in fact.) The video explains how to order what’s called a “ghetto big mac” by “remixing” the McDonalds Dollar Menu. It essentially involves ordering a double cheeseburger, fries, then asking for sauce and a… Read More

  • Verizon trying not to screw customers

    Well, if I were a Verizon customer I’d probably think this was great news, but I’m not, so I don’t. I think they’ll try and screw you in some other way. Anyways, if you’re an existing customer or you’re planning to switch to Verizon then you should be aware that you can switch your calling plan without fear of extending your contract. It’s being called… Read More

  • Woman sues Apple and AT&T over iPhone price drop

    Everyone got all hot and bothered when Apple dropped the price of its iPhone a few weeks back, but a New Yorker got so mad that she has filed suit against both Apple and AT&T. The woman—Dongmei Li, surely you’ve heard of her—says Apple broke a bunch of laws when it dropped the price of the iPhone, that she can’t sell her iPhone for the same profits as Johnny… Read More

  • FriendVox brings IM to Facebook

    Launching this Friday, FriendVox is a instant messaging client for Facebook made by London-based Techlightenment, which recently did the Bob Dylan and Socialistics app. It claims to be the first instant messaging client to embrace social networking by highlighting the people in your network who have a lot of followers, and other data it determines from your network. Nor do you need to install… Read More

  • EVH Reveals Frankenstrat Secrets

    http://www.guitarworld.com/video/vp/43 Admit it. Ever since you first heard “Runnin’ With The Devil” you’ve worshiped Van Halen. Those sick guitar licks, tight bass and ass-less chaps on Roth – you couldn’t ask for more rock and roll. Now thanks to Guitar World, you can get a one-on-one inside look at Eddie Van Halen’s famous Frankenstrat guitar. See… Read More

  • HTC Touch Dual video walk through

    Doesn’t look any different than the Touch Vince had months ago minus the 20-key slide. [via Mobility Site] Read More

  • A Widget That Actually Makes Money

    The only proven way to make money off of widgets is by turning them into ads. There’s Google’s Gadget Ads (AdSense in a widget, basically), AuctionAds (one of our sponsors), boobox, and even ThisNext (which just hired IAC exec Scott Murrow as president, BTW). Now Seattle-based Mpire has launched a widget ad network called WidgetBucks (or, rather, relaunched an earlier… Read More

  • Yahoo! upgrades search and guess what?

    It still sucks! Yahoo! has added some new features to its search, which you can learn all about here on TechCrunch, thinking these additional features are enough to compete with Google. ‘Fraid not. A drop down menu with all this AJAX crap going on is supposed to help you find what you’re looking for quicker. Not surprisingly, it doesn’t. Then I searched for Eddie Van Halen and… Read More

  • iFones Extreme!

    Only an Apple rumor with absolutely no legs could trump the Microsoft Zune announcement we’re expecting to hear tonight. But wait, it is just the Zune 2. In any case, the source code on the Apple iPhone Feedback Page seems to have unveiled a secret. What’s the secret? Oh, I don’t know. Maybe the iPhone Extreme, biatches. Who really knows what that means, if anything, but… Read More

  • Live in Japan? Own a Wii?

    Dude, you’re getting a Wiimote “jacket” for free. Official Nintendo Site Read More

  • Valve explains why Apple doesn't 'do' gaming well


    The implication here is that Apple and gaming go together like oil and water Aside from WoW, gaming on the Mac—how do I put this?—does not rule. Back when I had a G3 iMac and all I had to play was some dirtbag RTS, I was all, “man, I need an Xbox or something.” (Then I got and modded an Xbox.) But why does gaming on the Mac eat it so thoroughly, processor architecture… Read More

  • Nokia Video Center adding more content

    Nokia N95 (8GB) owners are getting a bit more content in the Nokia Video Center for their devices thanks to newly inked deals with seven new content providers. CNN will provide international news coverage, IBN News will provide the APAC region with news, Jamba offers videos in three categories, music videos, cartoons and fun. Sony Pictures will entertain with trailers, TV, and games. Read More

  • Sharp cavalcade of LCDs

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf Here’s a quick look at some of the huge Sharp screens. There was a really nice 102-inch model — you know, for oligarchs — the super-thin models, and some weird model that rises out like the Great Pumpkin. Not exciting, but cool enough. Check out the “52-inch” screen inside the… Read More

  • Transcend external SATA HDDs released

    John isn’t excited to be in Japan, but I’m pumped to be in America, I can tell you that much. Transcend is yet another company, making some external hard drives that have a cobalt blue paint job. Yes, they are pretty. The drives comes in flavors of 80GB with a silver paint job, 120GB with a titanium paint job and 160GB with the cobalt blue just for you. USB 2.0 and 1.1 support and… Read More

  • You know you're jet-lagged when…

    Check out Darth’s Platform Sith Boots …you start seeing Sith Lords and their entourage wandering the halls of a Japanese tech trade conference. BONUS – Click through to see me in 3D glasses praying for death. Read More

  • The HuffPost Gets a New CEO

    The Huffington Post hired CBSNews.com’s general manager Betsy Morgan as its new CEO. Current CEO Kenneth Lerer moves up to chairman. All the pieces are falling into place just in time for election season. This should be fun to watch. Can you say IPO? Read More

  • Getty Images Now Selling Music Tracks

    Pump Audio relaunched today as Soundtrack, following its $42 million purchase by Getty Images last June. Pump Audio’s catalog of music from 20,000 independent artists can be licensed for the Web, TV, or radio. Customers range from major TV shows like The Colbert Report to advertising agencies and podcasters. You search online through a pretty slick interface that lets you quickly… Read More

  • Facebook.fr: someone is looking for trouble (or money)

    It is very likely that sometime soon facebook will launch a localized French version (and other languages too) just like MySpace did about a year ago. Actually Facebook is starting to be quite popular in France already, even though the interface is just in English. Until today Facebook.fr was even redirecting to Facebook.com and one would have assumed that the company had acquired the fr… Read More

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