• James Dyson on Engineering and Design

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F1029636%3Freferrer%3Dblip%2Etv%26source%3D1&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf CrunchGear’s Peter Ha got a chance to spend a day at the Dyson test labs in Malmesbury where he spoke… Read More

  • The New Datastream Aggregators, FriendFeed and Standards

    FriendFeed is an example of a new type of aggregator where multiple data types, or streams, for a user can be bought together. The difference between this new type of aggregator and the standard RSS feed-reader type of aggregator is that the later does a good job of supporting a set of formats that are almost standard, while the new aggregators such as FriendFeed are building in… Read More

  • MySpace Teams With NBC To Continue Citizen Journalist Craze

    Citizen journalism seems all the rage these days, with normal people breaking news to the world with their mobile phones and portable computers. News sites like GroundReport and CNN’s iReport are offering users outlets for their eyewitness stories, and with emerging mobile broadcasting products like Twitter and Qik, we’re only going to see the trend continue to grow. In keeping… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: He Blinded Me With Science Edition

    Dell Studio line: Fruit juicy
    Nanostructures, sweet nanostructures
    Liquid lenses coming to webcams near you
    Anti-paparazzi sunglasses
    Piggy bank for RPG fans to be released in Japan Read More

  • Did Facebook Shut Down Slide's Top Friends? How Very MySpace Of Them

    MySpace used to be notorious for simply banning third party widgets that didn’t play nice (“not playing nice” generally meant any kind of advertisements in the widgets, but it was very arbitrary). Those days are long gone. Maybe now, though, Facebook is having a go at it. Until now Facebook combated black hat applications by just tightening up the rules to shut down loopholes. Read More

  • Let Instinctiv Choose The Next Song You Listen To

    New startup Instinctiv launches today and simultaneously announces a first round of angel financing. The company’s product, Instinctiv Shuffle, is an iPhone application (jailbroken iPhones only, for now), that watches your listening habits to make a smart guess about which song you’ll want to listen to next. It claims to guess your mood and know exactly what you’ll want… Read More

  • HTC Touch Pro quick look

    HTC had the Diamond Touch Pro – the one with the keyboard – on display today and I got a bit of time with it. It’s similar in size and shape to the Diamond and quite classy looking. It wasn’t on so I couldn’t test the keyboard but it was definitely compact and usable in its own right. Let’s just drool a bit and move on, shall we?
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  • BlackBerry Bold hands on: You know, for everyone

    I got a little face time with the BlackBerry Bold today and came away impressed. The BlackBerry Bold is a new step for RIM. Whereas the Pearl aimed at the non-smartphone user who wanted some email functionality, the Bold clearly aims at a new audience – the extreme emailer in a casual business. Whereas most of the line is built for IT guys and members of the khaki-clad workforce, the… Read More

  • Dell Studio line: Fruit juicy

    Dell just announced their new Studio Line of laptops. They come in 15- and 17-inch versions, start at $799 in multiple hot-hot colors. Here is the full spec sheet. The laptops should hit in the next few weeks and I’d say right now these and the Lenovo U110 are the coolest and most design-centric Windows laptops you can… Read More

  • It's too bad she won't live! But then again, who does?

    BBG’s Joel Johnson got a few hours with Syd Mead, the designer of the Spinner car in Blade Runner. Mead received a Lego model of his car at a design summit in Billund and he let Joel play with it. Mead proceeded to give Joel the Voight-Comp test and discovered that Joel was a pleasure model. Read More

  • Jingle Networks Proves Their Free Business Model Works

    Jingle Networks, the operator 1-800-Free-411, will announce tomorrow that they’ve become profitable on a per call basis – a huge milestone and proof of concept for a startup that is trying to destroy entrenched competition by offering free 411 calls. This is a company we’ve been tracking since 2006 when call volume really began to ramp and the funding started rolling in. Read More

  • CONTEST: Guess how much we’ll all be gouged by gas prices and win three months of free Telenav service!

    Hey, look – gas prices keep going up! How about that? We can’t save you any money on gas but we can give you three free months of TeleNav GPS service on your cell phone. There’s a feature that finds cheap gas in your nearby vicinity, too. Hey, I guess we CAN save you money on gas in a roundabout way. Here’s more info… TeleNav GPS Navigator includes access to updated… Read More

  • Xobni Gets Even Better With LinkedIn Data For Your Contacts

    Xobni, the email startup that we’ve described as “The Superplugin for Outlook”, has partnered with LinkedIn to automatically pull contact information from the popular professional network. Xobni will now draw from public profiles on the LinkedIn network, displaying information about contacts’ employers, job titles, and pictures as part of the plugin’s… Read More

  • Eyealike Updates Image Recognition Software To Help You Find The Perfect Mate

    Eyealike, a video and image recognition company, has released an update to its ‘Eyealike Faces’ product that makes it easier for users to find their ideal match on dating sites. Eyealike Faces uses image matching technology to compare faces across databases consisting of millions of photos – the idea being that you can upload a photo of your ideal mate and get a listing of… Read More

  • The cell phone of the future could be controlled with your eye

    NTT DoCoMo, a Japanese wireless carrier, is working on what they call the “cell phone of the future“. So far they have one prototype that looks like a freaky pair of headphones with wires and doo-dads popping out everywhere. Inside it’s packed full of sensors and chips (the ones you can’t eat) that track the electrical current produced by brain when the wearer moves… Read More

  • Nanostructures, sweet nanostructures

    This new technique allows for making very precisely engineered little canals and then filling them with copper (or another material) leaving no gaps at all. At the scale they’re talking about, it’s essentially like laying down nano-wire in any pattern they want to create. It’s a bit like filling a mold with play-dough and then scraping off the extra. We don’t always… Read More

  • This iPod Doctor makes ‘house calls’ in NYC

    Those of you who ever had a broken iPod—how?—know what a giant pain it can be. Enter this guy, Demetrios Leontaris. The iPod Doctor, as Fortune so lovingly calls him, is the son of a Greek immigrant who grew up in New Jersey. He was always a tinker—if ifs and ands were pots and pans—so fixing broken iPods isn’t too out of the ordinary. What’s crazy about… Read More

  • Live Blog: The TechCrunch BBC Debate

    I’ll be live blogging the debate, and posting picture here. Stay tuned Currently handing out name tags on the door. A long-held ambition…. [Update: Post event, Steve Bowbrick wrote it up here as well] The start…. I did a quick intro to why this debate happened I won’t bore you here, you’ve heard it, suffice it to say that Steve Bowbrick, chair, came up with… Read More

  • Knit you some Transformers

    Do you like knitting? Do you like Autobots? Why not knit yourself a nice little Transformers hankie. ZakaaLife shows us how to knit this sexy blue hankie for your loved ones. via Make Read More

  • 3G iPhone is still profitable at $199

    When people first saw the price of the new iPhone they thought, “Wow, how can Apple do that”? Well, ISuppli estimates the new iPhone will be cheaper to manufacture then the first one (I knew that had to be it). The original iPhone had an estimated manufacturing cost of $265, but since component prices went down the new iPhone cost about $173 to make. Also, Apple will still get… Read More

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