• Track your hunting dog with the Garmin GPS Dog Collar

    If you are an avid hunter that uses hunting dogs the DC 300 GPS dog tracking Collar from Garmin might be the new toy your looking for. You simply attach the collar to your dog and it communicates with your (if you happen to have one) Astro 220. The device tells you your dog’s position ever 5 seconds for 17 hours. You can improve the battery life by setting it to broadcast every 30… Read More

  • The First Test App For MySpace Data Availability

    The CrunchBase guys (thanks Henry and Mark) have been hacking away at the newly launched MySpace Data Availability APIs to create a test application that is now working, at techcrunch.com/myspace/app.php. You can sign into the account using your MySpace credentials and see a results page here on TechCrunch that contains your core profile information – your name, picture, bio, and list of… Read More

  • CrunchBoard This Week

    Tired of your job? Find a better one on CrunchBoard. Here are some of the recent job listings: Platform Engineer
    Integration Appliance – Palo Alto, CA Senior Engineer (Startup employee #4)
    Valley Based Stealth Startup – San Jose, CA Director of Technology Development
    Warner Bros. Records – Burbank, CA Online Media Manager – Crown
    Random House – New York, NY C#… Read More

  • Blackberry Bold on track for August – that's still Summer technically

    Oh, those naughty bloggers. How hardworking PR people must hate the rumors incessantly bubbling up based on every offhand remark or misspoken word. In this case the buzz has been around the much-anticipated Blackberry Bold being delayed until August, though if you ask them, August was the target all along. RIM PR guy Erik van Drunen says: We didn’t say anything about ‘July’… Read More

  • Google employees get special space toilets

    Google headquarters has installed some super-sexy Japanese Toto toilets that feature front and rear cleansing along with a dryer and some sort of insane energy saver timer that ensure you don’t sit there washing yourself all day. SFist has some creepy pictures of the whole set-up. The real question: is there an API? Read More

  • Jogli's Music Search Streams 500M Songs, 12M Albums

    Meet Jogli, a music search engine that claims to offer immediate listening access to 500M songs and 12M albums. It would be valid to argue that there can’t possibly be more room for yet another music destination. However, having spent the past few days using Jogli, I have to conclude that it strikes me as having the potential to shake-up competitors including Songza, MeeMix, Deezer… Read More

  • Siren.gif: Blizzard splash page updated with eyes or something, probably means Diablo III

    Oh my stars, the Blizzard Web site has been updated again! Who saw this coming? Answer: everyone. The newest thing, I think, is these eye-looking things in the dead center of Blue Yonder. A friendly tipster thinks that that means a Diablo III announcement is in the works at some Blizzard thing in a few days. Feel free to speculate, since I have zero knowledge of the Diablo universe. Presumably… Read More

  • Penny Arcade Expo line-up announced

    The folks at Penny Arcade have announced the exhibitors at Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle. There will be tournaments, an independent games showcase, and lots of self-referential humor that is easy to get and laugh along with even if you have no interest in gaming. There may even be cake. Click through for the entire list. We’ll be at PAX, incidentally. Read More

  • Intel not down with this Windows Vista scam

    According to the NYT Intel will not upgrade their 80,000 employee computers to Vista, at least according to an internal that is making everyone in the IT industry giggle like little girls. The IT staff at Intel found “no compelling case” for adopting Vista and that it will still use Vista in test scenarios in some departments. What does this mean? Well, it will definitely mean… Read More

  • Vizio's got some cheap 'n decent HDTVs for you

    If you’re like me, you’re extremely cheap. And that means you put off buying everything until it’s ridiculously low-priced or used. That means waiting a long time usually, but the payoff is that you get everything those other jokers got, plus more, for a quarter of the price. For instance: this Vizio 32-inch 720p plasma costs $600, exactly a quarter what my parents paid for… Read More

  • Diceria: iPhone 3G to have 2-part activation process

    The iPhone 3G will require a two part activation, conflicting with earlier reports. Well, rumors. And this is a rumor, too, and an Italian one at that, so don’t freak out when it, too, is refuted in 18 minutes. Such is life online. Anyhow, an Italian site claims that the iPhone 3G will be activated in two parts, once in the store and once at home. The in-store activation will tell the… Read More

  • Verizon halves EVDO overage charges, shows that the wireless data cartel cares about consumers

    EVDOinfo.com is reporting that Verizon has halved its per-megabyte overage fees for EVDO data and will set a cap of $250 per month in maximum fees for any three of a customer’s billing cycles. After that, subscribers will be subject to unlimited, non-capped overage charges. So if you go over your 5GB limit by one extra gigabyte, it could cost you $256. However, Verizon’s been… Read More

  • Encoding.com Relaunches as SaaS Video Encoding Platform

    Encoding.com has relaunched to address the new cost, quality, and scalability encoding issues that have emerged with the explosion of internet and mobile video applications. As a company that formerly hand coded and archived source video content, Encoding.com believes they can bring Internet and mobile video applications to the next level by providing a cost efficient, robust, and scalable… Read More

  • MobiComp to be Acquired by Microsoft

    Microsoft has announced it plans to acquire MobiComp, a Portuguese software company. MobiComp’s software allows users to back-up, share and discover content on mobile phones. The company sells their software to mobile phone operators including Vodafone, TMN and Cellcom. Founded in 2000, MobiComp has been privately funded and according to its website has been profitable since its first… Read More

  • Microsoft To Buy Powerset? Not Just Yet.

    VentureBeat is reporting that Microsoft has agreed to buy semantic search engine Powerset for somewhere around $100 million, which is the price we previously reported was being offered to the company. Our sources have been saying this deal is highly likely since May, but hasn’t actually been signed yet and could still be disrupted by the ongoing Microsoft-Yahoo negotiations. Dave Wehner… Read More

  • Yahoo CTO: The ReOrg Is All About Moving Past The Microsoft Deal

    What does Yahoo’s latest reorganization all mean, especially in light of the situation with Microsoft still being up in the air? Like yesterday’s assertive letter to shareholders defending its Google deal, Yahoo is trying to show that it is getting on with its life, thank you very much. The announcement is clearly aimed at squashing any lingering hopes for a new Microsoft deal… Read More

  • Wii: ‘Top Spin 3’ released, looks pretty cool

    “Top Spin 3” from 2K Sports was released a few days ago for the Wii and, although I’m not a huge tennis buff, I’m a fan of games that lend themselves to a semi-realistic experience with the Wii remote. The Sun took Top Spin 3 for a whirl and gave the game a 92% rating. The game features players like Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, and Andy Roddick, each with their… Read More

  • TechCrunch50 Submission Deadline Is Tomorrow; Mark Cuban, Marc Benioff and Don Dodge Join Expert Panel

    Have you submitted your application to launch at TechCrunch50 yet? The deadline is tomorrow, Friday, at midnight, so you have about another day and a half to send it in (the application page is here). Three more experts join our panel this week – Mark Cuban, Marc Benioff and Don Dodge. They, along with our previously announced experts (and more to come) will judge and discuss the… Read More

  • … and you will know us by the trail of region-free Blu-ray players

    Alert! A rather amateur looking Web site is now selling region-free Blu-ray players. The site, Bluraymods.com, wants €499, or $785, for the Panasonic DMP-BD30. The regular price for the player is around $450-$500. That, or you can put that soldering iron to good use and mod the player yourself. The kit costs €89, or $140. via Gizmodo Read More

  • R2-D2 and Darth Vader USB hubs for Star Wars geeks

    In late July, Japanese Star Wars geeks will be able to lay their hands on USB hubs shaped like R2-D2 and a Darth Vader bust. Both hubs stand about 15cm tall. Both the R2-D2 and the Darth Vader bust come with 4 USB ports (USB 2.0) and feature lighting and sound effects. When the user pushes the action button, R2D2 says “Pi-pi-pi” and rotate his head. Darth Vader starts to… Read More

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