• TechCrunch/Seedcamp Party Next Week In London

    We are hosting a party next Thursday, September 6 to support the Seedcamp event in central London and to announce some TechCrunch UK news. Michael Arrington will be flying out to host the event. Most of the spots are reserved for Seedcamp attendees, but we are opening up 100 tickets to the public as well. To discourage no shows, we are charging a £10 fee per ticket, which will be donated… Read More

  • Like Sands Through The Hour Glass, Another Person Is Claiming To Have Founded Facebook

    The New York Times has discovered a new claimant for the title of founder of Facebook. Aaron Greenspan, a Harvard classmate of Mark Zuckerberg claims that he created the original college social networking system, before either Facebook or ConnectU were founded. Mr. Greenspan is said to have established a web service that he called houseSYSTEM in 2003, 6 months prior to Facebook launching. Read More

  • Using Dead Celebrities To Sell Products They Probably Never Would Have Endorsed While They Were Alive

    Bob Marley’s family is NOT happy about Verizon going over their heads to ink a deal with Universal Music Group to sell exclusive Marley ring tones. Verizon will also be able to use Marley’s image exclusively. According to the family, such use would constitute an endorsement which would and should allow them to set parameters on how Bob’s music and images could be… Read More

  • Which Lume is Right For You

    Here’s a quick bit of watch geekery. There are a few types of watch lume, the stuff you paint on dials to make them glow. Some companies use little vials of tritium and some just use a luminous paint that holds a “charge” for a few hours. Here is a guy who ran a test on a three watches, a Luminox, a Seiko, and a Ball. The Seiko and the Ball use tritium while the Seiko uses… Read More

  • Google Earth's Hidden Surprise: A Flight Simulator

    We’ve always known that Google has wanted to challenge Microsoft’s desktop dominance in a number of areas, but to date we didn’t know that extended to gaming. Hidden inside Google Earth is a secret Flight Simulator that takes full advantage of Google’s extensive satellite imagery. To access the hidden feature, open Google Earth and hit Command+Option+A (note it must… Read More

  • Update On Netscape.com: It's Done, Possibly Moving To WOW.com. Big AOL Layoffs Coming.

    We’ve gotten an update on the controversial post we wrote earlier this month on the possible shutdown of the fourteen-month-old old Digg-clone Netscape. Too many AOL execs have had their eye on the Netscape.com domain name, which brings in 3 million or so page views per day. The most likely scenario – The current home page at aol.netscape.com becomes the default page for… Read More

  • ScottEVest Evolution Jacket: They Just Keep Getting Better

    I’m a SeV fiend. I wear SeV shirts when I travel because it wicks away sweat and nastiness and they can be washed in a hotel sink without much trouble. I also wore an SeV jacket and pullover last winter and I’m glad to announce that they have a new version, the Evolution, coming out in October. You can pre-order it now for $120 and if you like gadgets, you might want to take a look. Read More

  • LG KS20 Video Demo

    The LG KS20 has officially been announced at IFA and Vincent from SG strikes again with a demo. Enjoy. Read More

  • GOW Hidden Fronts Map Pack Free For Download

    If you’ve been holding off on purchasing the Hidden Fronts map pack then your wait hasn’t been in vain. Starting this Labor day at 2AM PDT, you’ll be able to download the pack for FREE. AWESOME. Read More

  • How Not to Drive a Forklift

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf Found this odd German forklift training video that half-way reminds me of those old Army comics they used to put out and maybe Day of the Dead. I would love to work at this place, though. All that blood. Kinda NSFW, as well. Happy Labor Day! Read More

  • Nokia N81: A Love Song

    Someone owes me some burned-out retinas. via Giz Read More

  • Ross Levinsohn And Jonathan Miller To Announce New Buyout Fund Next Week

    This news has been simmering for a while. When Ross Levinsohn (pictured left) resigned as the President of Fox Interactive Media late last year it was rumored that he intended to raise a large fund to acquire Internet startups. He soon partnered with Jonathan Miller, the former Chairman and CEO of America Online and the two have been out raising capital for the last few months. Their new… Read More

  • 1.9 Billion Words; Scribd Users Have A Lot To Say

    Wikipedia attracted a lot of attention earlier this week when Nikola Smolenski calculated how much paper it would take to print out the English entries in Wikipedia. Smolenski calculated that as of last September, Wikipedia’s English index of informative/controversial articles would fill about 750 400 page volumes. Under the assumption of a 6MB volume, the total site would take up… Read More

  • No Link Found Between Video Games And Virginia Tech Shooting

    His fault? No. In no way, shape or form did video games, violent or otherwise, shape the actions of Virginia Tech shooter Seung-Hui Cho. (Just like John opined several months ago.) That’s the conclusion reached by a panel under the watchful eye of Virginia Governor Tom Kaine. It turns out the only experience Cho had with video games was with the likes of Sonic, hardly a game that… Read More

  • Apple Kicks NBC to the Curb

    Damn. Apple just gave NBC walking papers. NBC declined to continue their contract and Apple basically said cyabye. That’s some serious hard ball. I guess I’ll have to torrent my Heroes from now on. “We are disappointed to see NBC leave iTunes because we would not agree to their dramatic price increase,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes. “We… Read More

  • Vincent From SlashGear Gropes The LG Viewty

    We seemed to have misplaced our tickets to IFA this year, but Vincent from Slash is getting some great coverage of LG’s latest gem, Viewty. Read More

  • TechCrunch/Seedcamp Party Next Week In London

    We are hosting a party in central London next week on Thursday, September 6 to support the Seedcamp event and to announce some TechCrunch UK news. Most of the spots are reserved for Seedcamp attendees, but we are opening up 100 tickets to the public as well. To discourage no shows, we are charging a £10 fee per ticket, which will be donated to charity. Tickets are available here. There will… Read More

  • SanDisk Bumps Memory Stick Micro To 8GB

    Sony Ericsson mobile phone owners will soon be able to add an extra 8GB of storage-y goodness. The Sandisk M2 cards are currently being tested by phone manufacturers and should be available to the public later this year. Pricing hasn’t been set but a quick check on Amazon shows that the 4GB version can be had for just under $75, with an MSRP of $99. So perhaps the new version will… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Messenger Kit, Halo 3 Edition Controllers Coming Next Week

    Want to know what you’ll be doing the morning of September 4th? Lining up at your local Game Stop, Toys R Us or wherever to hopefully snatch up one of the limited edition Halo 3 headset and controllers. Failing that you could pick up a 360 Messenger Kit that includes the backlit Chatpad and a headset. All things Halo 3 will retail for $59.99 while the Messenger Kit is a mere $29.99. Read More

  • Nokia's Answer To The iPhone

    Gotta love the Web. Here’s the video of Nokia’s touch screen mobile phone that caused everyone at the Nokia: Go Play event to laugh throughout the entire thing. I was completely speechless and so was Seth. Read More

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