• The Wii sucks – but don't take our word for it!


    I love it when fanbois try to attack their most prized possession. This softball at all things Wii complains about scarcity, storage, and poor graphics while couching the criticism in the same “I love him but he beats me” language found on Cops. The A+ titles out are of such a high caliber, it’s hard to get into a glass-half-empty train of thought. But it’s not all… Read More

  • Phosphor E Ink Watch reviewed


    The Phosphor E Ink watch costs about $250 and features the same e-ink technology found in the Kindle. You can choose one of 14 different face configurations, including white-on-black, and can potentially support two time zones because the analog and digital watches aren’t synced. The best thing is that the battery should last for years simply because of the low power consumption of… Read More

  • San Francisco mayor wants fat tax on soda, soda industry wants fat tax on video games instead

    San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom wants to add an extra fee to the sale of drinks containing high-fructose corn syrup in a two-fold effort to fight fat and help fund fat-fighting programs around the city. Kevin Keane of the American Beverage Association calls the plan flawed and suggests the causes of obesity are many and varied and that instead of singling out the beverage industry, the… Read More

  • Make your own Vibrobot

    It’s winter. Days are shorter, your mind is wandering, and you need a little robot made out of a toothbrush head and a pager motor. Put down the booze, get a hacksaw, and start building something. The rest of the condo board with thank you now that you’re not yelling at your neighbors through the grating in your attic. HOW TO – Make a Bristlebot a tiny directional vibrobot… Read More

  • CrunchBoard Jobs

    Here are some of the latest jobs on CrunchBoard. Note that we’re also looking for a full time replacement for me, Ben, since I decided to stab Mike in the back and go to Facebook (Mike made me add that last part). Senior Information Designer at AdaptiveBlue in New York, NY. Web 2.0 Business Development at Simple Star, Inc. in San Francisco, CA. Web Front End Implementation Developer… Read More

  • Sony giving away $100 for old TVs

    If you’re thinking about upgrading your POS TV with a Sony Bravia and don’t feel like putting it on CL because you’ll probably end up trading it for a pack of gum then call 1-877-439-2795 to find the closest Waste Management eCycling center. Why? Well, Sony want’s to change their polluting ass image by recycling any TV you bring in and in turn will give you a $100… Read More

  • More exciting info about the 700MHz spectrum auction

    Well look at that. Chevron throws its hat into the ring for the January 24th 700MHz spectrum auction. Analysts believe this to be because "oil companies and utilities are big wireless users" but you and I both know that Chevron would use the spectrum to unveil its super secret over-the-air alternative energy source that’s been hidden from the public since the Roswell incident… Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Merrell's Universal Jacket

    I’ve been hunting for a new winter coat because, well, I don’t like to wear my wool coat all the time. I don’t like getting it wet and sometimes I just want something I can throw on and go batshit crazy around the city in, but I still want to look fashionable, too. To be honest, I’m looking for a new coat because, in my drunken stupor last week, I left my umbrella at… Read More

  • Seiko Memory Bank Calendar Watch

    Absolutely unforgettable. I remember when I got my first memory bank watch. It had a number of little alarm tunes, including Happy Birthday. I played it on my own birthday when I was eleven and they even turned on the light for me and gave me a piece of cake. I hold no ill will towards my captors. via Watchismo Read More

  • Holiday Horror Contest winners


    I’m pleased to announce the two winners in our Holiday Horror contest: * beaudeal’s Holiday Horror: Canada has too much snow
    * XDonBoard’s Holiday Horror: Rompin’ through the desert with illegals and no cash! These two crazy kids got the most total votes and comments. Special thanks to AT&T and TeleNav for the great prizes. Read More

  • Holiday Recommendation: "The Wire"

    If you’ve been left hungry for new content due to the writer’s strike, I suggest you check out HBO’s “The Wire.” If you’ve ever found yourself caught watching a predictable episode of “Law & Order” or “CSI” then rest assured that “The Wire” could flay those shows alive. It’s arguably the best show on TV ever and… Read More

  • Buffalo announces ginormous SSD

    We obviously don’t pay enough attention to Buffalo and I’m not entirely sure why, but the mighty herd out of Japan has announced the SHD-UHRS line of SSDs. Big deal, right? It can’t get any bigger than 64GB. *Buzz* Buffalo is dropping a 100GB SSD on your ass at the end of the month. The only downside is that it’s USB so you won’t be installing the baby behemoth… Read More

  • Apple in Talks with NTT DoCoMo

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    Apple is talking with Japan’s mobile phone carrier NTT DoCoMo to launch the iPhone in Japan. According to a report published yesterday, Apple’s share of subscriber revenue is a point of contention between the two… Read More

  • HP and Staples involved in price-fixing?

    Shame on you, Staples and HP! Lull us into a false sense of security with your hilarious Easy Button and not hilarious celebrities’-hands-doing-stuff commercials while you pull the wool over our eyes with your printer ink price-fixing. I feel violated, although that might have nothing to do with this HP/Staples stuff. These are all allegations at this point, so let’s not get too… Read More

  • Dell Adds Gutsy Gibbon, Expands Linux Offering


    Dell has announced that Ubuntu 7.10, Gutsy Gibbon, will now be offered on its systems. The update comes only about a month after Ubuntu made 7.10 available. Also announced was the inclusion of LinDVD with all Dell Ubuntu systems. So now they can play DVDs straight out of the box. Starting at $499, the Ubuntu systems offer a significant price reduction over Dell’s Windows boxes. Read More

  • Maemo OS2008 for Nokia N800/810 looks hot

    OS2008 is officially available for the N800 and it looks pretty hot. The web-browsing is almost perfect now — Flash video looks good — and Ajax web apps work as well. There are some new application manaement features and more codec support as well as a video converter for DivX/Xvid. Tabletblog is just giddy about theirs so maybe we should all download ASAP. Internet Tablet… Read More

  • Win a Samsung G800 mobile with TechCrunch and JPG Magazine

    JPG Magazine is a community-created photography magazine, and one of the themes that will be published in issue 15 is called “Surroundings – Places that mean the most to you”, sponsored by the Samsung G800 mobile. If you submit your photos to JPG, you’ll have the chance to be published in the magazine. Plus TechCrunch UK and CrunchGear are giving away 5 new Samsung… Read More

  • Dell drops 30-inch DisplayPort

    Cheers to you, Dell. If there’s one thing I like about your little company it’s your monitors. They just don’t suck as much ass as others and you can be sure you’re getting what you pay for. So it is with great pleasure that I introduce the first commercially available DisplayPort monitor. The 3008WFP’s 2560×1600 resolution, 8ms response time, 3000:1… Read More

  • Firefox 3 Beta 2 Available

    Mozilla announced last night the availability of Firefox 3 Beta 2, which should be setting your auto-update notifications buzzing right now. The new version includes: Improved security features such as: protection from cross-site JSON data leaks, tighter restrictions on site-specific content using effective TLD service, better presentation of website identity and security, malware… Read More

  • Our man in Silicon Valley?

    [Update: Please join the TechCrunch Europe Facebook group] Right after my long post about VCs and startups in Europe, something interesting happened. In the post I advised startups that – while starting-up on Europe offers great opportunities – it’s still smart thinking to put out feelers in Silicon Valley, or at least have some kind of connection. Not long after we had a… Read More

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