• Complete ‘Guitar Hero: Aerosmith’ song list

    Various tracks from the upcoming “Guitar Hero: Aerosmith” game have been trickling out, but we finally have the definitive list of the 40+ tracks that’ll be included when the title ships on June 29th. Of the notable non-Aerosmith tunes: King of Rock by Run DMC, She Sells Sanctuary by The Cult, Hard to Handle by the Black Crowes, Cat Scratch Fever by Ted Nugent, and Sex Type… Read More

  • Tokyo Toy Show coverage, part 2: Watch A.M.P., E.M.A. and other robots in action

    In this year’s Tokyo Toy Show, robots of all kinds and sizes were abundant, the majority of which I found to be very creepy. Especially Sega’s gigantic Golden Retriever is a genuinely scary “animal”. Below are some videos I shot of Sega robots during the show. Sega-Hasbro’s A.M.P music robot Sega’s kissing robot E.M.A. (it really can kiss people and… Read More

  • Diller Repackages IAC's Ad Network, Everyone Thinks It's Something New

    Barry Diller’s InterActiveCorp announced a minor enhancement to the demographic and behavioral ad targeting available across its sites today—something it is calling “Audience Cubes.” Advertisers can now run ads targeted at different demographic slices including 18 to 34-year olds, sports fans, homeowners, and parents on 26 IAC sites (Citysearch, Evite, Match.com… Read More

  • Sweeping Internet changes to be voted on this week: Non-Roman letter URLs, xxx top-level domain

    Who’s ready for http://www.CrunchGear.xxx? The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers will vote later this week whether to “shake up,” as the Beeb puts it, the way the Internet works. Imagine an Internet with URLs in non-Roman letters, relaxed rules for those wanting a .com or .tv address, and, yes, the controversial .xxx top-level domain. ICANN had previously… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: SanDisk Sansa Shaker (1GB) for $14.99

    Looking for an inexpensive MP3 player to use for working out, showing off to tourists, and/or other general merriment? Buy.com has the SanDisk Sansa Shaker for the low, low price of $14.99, which includes free shipping. Being that it’s a SanDisk product, there’s an SD slot that you can use to expand upon the 1GB of storage that comes standard. The Shaker has a built-in speaker… Read More

  • Video: Call of Duty: World at War

    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%2F1022982%3Freferrer%3Dblip%2Etv%26source%3D1&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf We’ll have to wait approximately 10 months a few months before the next installment of COD is released… Read More

  • Helio Ocean 2 in the wild

    It seems a video of the Ocean 2 was up last night, but that’s clearly not the case now since we can only provide a screen shot. Not a whole lot to glean from the Heliocity message board, but it appears the d-pad is touch sensitive and the “Helio” is backlit. Looking forward to this upgrade. Read More

  • Nokia kicks off the scramble for location

    Nokia’s acquisition of Plazes today, the Germany location startup, will do one or both of two things. It will mean other mobile startups with location as a feature will be looked at in a more favourable light. The main startup in the UK in this arena – currently – is Rummble, but there are an increasing number of others, such as WeGlu, Moblog and Buddyping. It may also mean… Read More

  • Robotic arm hustles air hockey players everywhere

    If you walk into a bar and see this robotic arm situated at one end of an air hockey table drinking a Miller High Life with a cigarette hanging from its lip yelling “Who’s got next?!", don’t, under any circumstances, play against it for money. It’ll beat you pretty badly. Politely offer to play a gentleman’s game and if the arm refuses, just walk away. Read More

  • Yes, Virginia, Adobe Photoshop ‘CS4’ will have new UI

    The next version of Adobe Photoshop, which may not be called CS4, and may not come out in October, will indeed have a new user interface, at least on the Mac version. The big change is this element called the application frame, as seen in the above screenshot. Reaction to the new UI element has been mixed, including early protestations by an Adobe gentleman, who has since been won over by the… Read More

  • Nokia's new direction in the entertainment business

    Meet the new Nokia, completely different from the old Nokia. Well, that’s what its executive vice president for entertainment and communities wants you to think. See, while Nokia is content creating genuinely good cellphones, some inside the company think it’s time to move in a different direction, namely entertainment. Hence, services like Ovi and deals with records labels. No… Read More

  • TechCrunching The Enterprise: TechCrunchIT

    We just launched TechCrunchIT, our newest property, with editors Steve Gillmor and Nik Cubrilovic. The site is focused on the enterprise tech space – all the software, technologies, standards, platforms, etc. that help companies do their thing, and form the building blocks of the products we feature on TechCrunch, MobileCrunch and our other blogs. TCIT will be a lot like TechCrunch… Read More

  • Unsubsidized iPhone 3G available in the UK for $685

    O2 has confirmed that unsubsidized iPhones will be available in Apple retail stores, O2 shops and Carphone warehouses for roughly £350 ($685) sans contract. Ouch. Read More

  • Web browsing on the iPhone in Japan will be cheaper than on other smartphones

    Today Softbank, the company to introduce the 3G iPhone in Japan on July 11th, announced [JP] the price plan for this country. The 8GB model will cost $213, while the 16GB version will be sold for $325 (to be paid over a period of 2 years). Softbank is known to be the pricebreaker in Japan’s highly competitive mobile telecommunications market. The company said it will not follow a… Read More

  • Free as in Platform

    Marc Benioff took the stage at the first of a global Tour de Force to get out in front of the scramble for software as a service bragging rights. On the surface, the event features a continuation of the alliance between Salesforce and Google’s Apps services. Behind the scenes, this is an old fashioned land grab for developers, trying to pry them off Visual Studio and .Net and into… Read More

  • New JVC dock holds two, count ‘em, two iPods

    Believe it or not, I bet there are plenty of people out there that own more than one iPod or a combination of an iPod and an iPhone. Maybe it’d be nice to have a dock that can charge both of them at the same time, cutting down on cords and cables and whatnot. Originally spotted back at CES, the JVC NX-PN7 is now officially available with an MSRP of $149.95 – Amazon has it for… Read More

  • UN Concerned about Mobile Phone Disposal

    The UN is meeting in Indonesia this week for a five day conference on waste management. At the top of the list of things to be concerned about is the disposal of billions of gadgets and handsets that have inundated the world in the last ten years. Over 1,000 delegates from 170 countries are attending the Basel Convention which is being held on Bali, Indonesia. MobileCrunch has been covering… Read More

  • McCain proposes government offer $300 million for new car battery

    Dear Diary, Whilst lying in bed this morning I decided to check the news from my BlackBerry and found out that John McCain thinks the government should offer up a prize of $300 million to anyone who can engineer a new car battery that surpasses current technology. While I like the idea of this, I really don’t think McCain gives a damn about the current state of the planet’s health. Read More

  • Top 100 Advertisers Shifted $1 Billion To the Web Last Year At The Expense Of TV And Newspapers

    The top 100 advertisers in the U.S., who represent 41 percent of total advertising spending, shifted about $1 billion last year from TV and newspapers to the Web. An analysis from Ad Age shows that overall media spending in “measured” categories (TV, print, radio, Web) by the top 100 advertisers was flat in 2007, with 0.3 percent growth to $61.3 billion. But spending on Web… Read More

  • Liveblog: Salesforce and Google Announcement

    Steve Gillmor and I are at the Google and Salesforce announcement this morning, here in Santa Clara as part of Tour De Force. This morning we expect an announcement from Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and VP of Engineering Vic Gundotra of Google. We will be live blogging the event starting at 10am PDT. So what do we expect from the announcement today? We believe Google will integrate a Salesforce… Read More

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