• Reverie by Vincent Laforet, a Canon 5D HD commercial

    We’ve been teased with screenshots and a camera phone video, but here is Vincent Laforet’s high-def commercial shot on a preproduction Canon EOS 5D Mark II and the HD picture is stunning. Read More

  • Adobe officially announces Creative Suite 4: Photoshop to be GPU accelerated

    Oh boy, some non-Android news for you. My guess is that it’ll be wall-to-wall Android in a few hours, so smoke ’em if you got ’em. That is to say, if you have no interest in Android—impossible!—may I suggest you break out the stamp collection, maybe watch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off for the 900th time? Anyhow, the next version of Adobe Photoshop, CS4, which… Read More

  • T-Mobile Android G1 Launch Liveblog: It's Got A Compass!

    Live from New York, it’s G1 day. Pop through for images and our liveblog. Speaking are Andy Rubin (Senior director of mobile platforms, Google), Cole Brodman (CTO, T-Mobile USA), Christopher Schlaffer (group product and innovation officer, Deutsche Telekom), and Peter Chou (CEO HTC). John Biggs and Erick Schonfeld are double liveblogging this (using ScribbleLive). Read More

  • Beet.tv Gives You Even More to Enjoy From TechCrunch50

    Beet.tv, a media company that specializes in providing videos for business-oriented individuals, was busy at TechCrunch50 this past month. The company recorded videos with over 30 companies and has posted them to its site for the world to see. Want to find out what Me-trics had to say after it got off stage? Interested in a one-on-one discussion with Yammer about how the company works? You… Read More

  • Sigma unveils new compact camera, the DP2

    Sigma Japan today unveiled the Sigma DP2 [JP], the successor model to the DP1, which was released earlier this year and received lukewarm reviews. As of now, there is no word of the new camera on Sigma’s American web site. The Sigma DP2 features a 3-layer 14 megapixel Foveon X3 sensor (2,652Ă—1,768) with an updated True (“Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine”) image… Read More

  • A rumor: Amazon to have mobile music, movie store for Android

    Another day, another movie and music store. This time, though, it’s for Android-based phones; today is Android Day, in case you forgot. Right, so it looks like Amazon has struck a deal with Google to launch a mobile version of its online music and movie store for Android-based cellphones. That’s the hot rumor right now, at least. It seems—get this—that a G1 made the… Read More

  • Honda's new multi-view camera system makes driving safer

    Honda in Japan announced they will equip their new Odyssey models (which go on sale in Japan next month) with a new multi-view camera system that displays images on the vehicles’ navigation system to enhance safety. The system consists of a total of four wide-angle CCD cameras that are installed in the front and rear of the cars and on the right and left door mirrors. Drivers will… Read More

  • Tokyo gets new battery stations for electric cars

    It seems electric cars are slowly but surely gaining a foothold in everyday life, at least in Japan. Last week, local tech powerhouse TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Corp.) installed a total of nine charging stations for this kind of vehicles in Tokyo. The launch marks the first time that owners of electric cars can charge their vehicles in battery stations located in basement parking lots where… Read More

  • A Lifeline For Ooma – $16 million More In Funding

    Silicon Valley VoIP startup Ooma, which launched Fourteen months ago, was having a wee bit of trouble these last few months. They lost some key executives and were steadily burning through their $26 million in funding (hardware can be expensive, we hear). If rumors were correct, they were taking short term convertible debt financing from existing investors to keep the doors open. Things… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: NSFW Games Edition

    Mouse Review Week contest: one day left!
    New mirror Rubiks cube to stump another generation
    Laser pointers finally do something useful
    Boob-powered mouse and mouse pad
    Toshiba showcases super-small projector Read More

  • Sweater Friends Episode 14: Sleepovers and spiders

    Devin kills a gigantic spider, Doug and John have a sleepover, and Peter goes to Japan. All in all, an action-packed episode. You can listen to the entire podcast here. Read More

  • Hulu Launches All Kinds Of Stuff To Keep You Defocused On Joost

    There’s no way Hulu is going to let Joost get a foothold in the race for attention in online professionally produced video. So what happens when Joost ditches the download, goes all browser and launches a social network around their content? Hulu can do that. No problem. Tonight, via a 1 am press release, Hulu launches: show recommendations, user discussion forums for programs and… Read More

  • Scarlet and RED Epic getting total reboot


    What the hell?! I think Jim Jannard took some peyote at Photokina and brought his laptop. He’s posted on the forums saying everything’s going pineapples for Scarlet and RED Epic. We have changed everything about Scarlet because the market has changed and we have discovered a lot of things in the process. We have a new vision.
    Wipe you minds of the past announced Scarlet. Forget… Read More

  • T-Mobile G1 specs leaked prior to announcement

    Talk about cutting it close. With less than 12 hours before T-Mobile officially pulls back the curtain on the ultra-hyped G1, the floodgates have opened. Images extracted from the depths of T-Mobile’s G1 site have begun hitting tip boxes, and now TmoNews has managed to get their hands on a bunch of specs and details. What’s known so far: In-store, immediate sales only available… Read More

  • Eye-Fi cards now magically will go twice as fast


    The famous Eye-Fi card, which beams your photos wirelessly from your camera to your computer or what have you, is getting an upgrade. Starting October 5 (If I’m reading this correctly), Eye-Fi cards will now upload at twice the speeds they used to. Am I missing something here? Quote: Eye-Fi Inc., makers of the world’s first wireless memory card for digital cameras, today… Read More

  • Google Chrome Comic Books Fetch $3,175 For Charity

    Great news – we decided to give Google Chrome comic books to the top two bidders (with their permission) in our auction for charity. Those bids, for $1,600 and $1,575, respectively, will be donated to Donors Choose, an innovative not-for-profit corporation that raises money for schools. An that’s not all. Google arranged to have both comic books autographed by creator Scott McCloud… Read More

  • Android G1 video feed up and waiting

    It’s not quite a leak and it doesn’t quite make sense but T-Mobile has posted the G1 news portal with a few placeholder links and a a teaser for the G1 press conference video feed. This is actually quite odd considering every other company would sit on this news until it squeaked. Read More

  • Laser pointers finally do something useful

    It’s about time. The storied laser pointer has, let’s admit it, gotten pretty boring over the years. People have returned to a simpler time of retro pointing, using old yardsticks and their trusty, dusty fingers, and the last time anyone laughed at the laser-pointer-on-someone’s-face gag, the elder Bush was in office. So a big thank you is in order to Alpay Kasal for inventing… Read More

  • Help Key: How to protect your webmail with GnuPG and FireGPG

    Encryption scares a lot of people – me included – because it’s based on really complicated mathematics. Thankfully, the state of encryption software has advanced sufficiently in the last couple of years that it’s pretty easy for laypeople like us to take advantage of the protection it offers. Just like you don’t shop online without a secured HTTPS connection… Read More

  • T-Mobile G1 specs leaked prior to announcement

    Talk about cutting it close. With less than 12 hours before T-Mobile officially pulls back the curtain on the ultra-hyped G1 Android phone, the floodgates have opened. Images extracted from the depths of T-Mobile’s G1 site have begun hitting tip boxes, and now TmoNews has managed to get their hands on a bunch of specs and details. What’s known so far: In-store, immediate sales… Read More

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